The invertebrate fauna of a physically modified urban river

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The invertebrate fauna of a physically modified urban river. / Beavan, Luke; Sadler, Jon; Pinder, Clive.

In: Hydrobiologia, Vol. 445, 15.02.2001, p. 97-108.

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Beavan, Luke ; Sadler, Jon ; Pinder, Clive. / The invertebrate fauna of a physically modified urban river. In: Hydrobiologia. 2001 ; Vol. 445. pp. 97-108.

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