Mediterranean ecosystems and the role of GIS in their conservation
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Mediterranean ecosystems and the role of GIS in their conservation by Ioannis N. Vogiatzakis

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Published by University of Reading in Reading .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biotic communities -- Mediterranean Region.,
  • Nature conservation -- Mediterranean Region.,
  • Mediterranean-type ecosystems.,
  • Geographic information systems.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementIoannis Vogiatzakis, A.M. Mannion, Geoffrey Griffiths.
SeriesGeographical paper -- no. 136, Geographical papers -- no. 136.
ContributionsMannion, Antoinette M., Griffiths, Geoffrey.
The Physical Object
Pagination28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22392041M

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