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The future of sub-Saharan Africa’s biodiversity in the face of climate and societal change

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CHAPMAN, Colin A., Katherine ABERNATHY, Lauren J. CHAPMAN, Colleen DOWNS, Edu O. EFFIOM, Jan F. GOGARTEN, Martin GOLOOBA, Urs KALBITZER, Michael J. LAWES, Addisu MEKONNEN, 2022. The future of sub-Saharan Africa’s biodiversity in the face of climate and societal change. In: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. Frontiers Media. 10, 790552. eISSN 2296-701X. Available under: doi: 10.3389/fevo.2022.790552

@article{Chapman2022futur-58392, title={The future of sub-Saharan Africa’s biodiversity in the face of climate and societal change}, year={2022}, doi={10.3389/fevo.2022.790552}, volume={10}, journal={Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution}, author={Chapman, Colin A. and Abernathy, Katherine and Chapman, Lauren J. and Downs, Colleen and Effiom, Edu O. and Gogarten, Jan F. and Golooba, Martin and Kalbitzer, Urs and Lawes, Michael J. and Mekonnen, Addisu}, note={Article Number: 790552} }

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