Evaluating the success of large-scale whitefish stocking at Lake Constance


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ECKMANN, Reiner, Michael KUGLER, Christian RUHLÉ, 2007. Evaluating the success of large-scale whitefish stocking at Lake Constance. In: Advances in Limnology. 60, pp. 361-368

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