IANIGLA   20881
INSTITUTO ARGENTINO DE NIVOLOGIA, GLACIOLOGIA Y CIENCIAS AMBIENTALES
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
congresos y reuniones científicas
Título:
Variations in NDVI and radial growth of Anarthrophyllum rigidum in the shrubby steppes of Patagonia, Argentina
Autor/es:
SRUR A. M.; VILLALBA R.; BALDI G
Lugar:
Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada
Reunión:
Conferencia; First American Dendrochronology Conference.; 2008
Institución organizadora:
Tree-Ring Society
Resumen:
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