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      Mediterranean island biodiversity and climate change: the last 10,000 years and the future

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      Biodiversity and Conservation

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                Journal
                Biodiversity and Conservation
                Biodivers Conserv
                Springer Nature
                0960-3115
                1572-9710
                December 2016
                September 2016
                : 25
                : 13
                : 2597-2627
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                10.1007/s10531-016-1204-9
                © 2016

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