Leaf litter degradation in the wave impact zone of a pre-alpine lake


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PABST, Simone, Nicole SCHEIFHACKEN, John HESSELSCHWERDT, Karl M. WANTZEN, 2008. Leaf litter degradation in the wave impact zone of a pre-alpine lake. In: Hydrobiologia. 613(1), pp. 117-131

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