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Reshaping our understanding of the roles of species in landscape-scale networks. / Hackett, Talya; Sauve, Alix M C; Davies, Nancy E; Montoya, Daniel; Tylianakis, Jason; Memmott, Jane.

In: Ecology Letters, 17.06.2019.

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Hackett, T, Sauve, AMC, Davies, NE, Montoya, D, Tylianakis, J & Memmott, J 2019, 'Reshaping our understanding of the roles of species in landscape-scale networks', Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13292

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Hackett, T., Sauve, A. M. C., Davies, N. E., Montoya, D., Tylianakis, J., & Memmott, J. (2019). Reshaping our understanding of the roles of species in landscape-scale networks. Ecology Letters. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13292

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Hackett T, Sauve AMC, Davies NE, Montoya D, Tylianakis J, Memmott J. Reshaping our understanding of the roles of species in landscape-scale networks. Ecology Letters. 2019 Jun 17. https://doi.org/10.1111/ele.13292

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Hackett, Talya ; Sauve, Alix M C ; Davies, Nancy E ; Montoya, Daniel ; Tylianakis, Jason ; Memmott, Jane. / Reshaping our understanding of the roles of species in landscape-scale networks. In: Ecology Letters. 2019.

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