Ostracod Taxa as Palaeoclimate Indicators in the Quaternary

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Ostracod Taxa as Palaeoclimate Indicators in the Quaternary. / Lord, Alan R.; Boomer, Ian; Brouwers, Elisabeth; Whittaker, John E.

In: Developments in Quaternary Science, Vol. 17, 2012, p. 37-45.

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Lord, Alan R. ; Boomer, Ian ; Brouwers, Elisabeth ; Whittaker, John E. / Ostracod Taxa as Palaeoclimate Indicators in the Quaternary. In: Developments in Quaternary Science. 2012 ; Vol. 17. pp. 37-45.

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