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Title: Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients

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  1. Earth and Environmental Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos New Mexico, Biosphere 2, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona
  2. Department of Biology, Kenyon College, Gambier Ohio
  3. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson Arizona, The Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe New Mexico
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Global Ecology and Biogeography
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Journal Name: Global Ecology and Biogeography Journal Volume: 27 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 1466-822X
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United Kingdom

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Michaletz, Sean T., Kerkhoff, Andrew J., and Enquist, Brian J. Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients. United Kingdom: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1111/geb.12685.
Michaletz, Sean T., Kerkhoff, Andrew J., & Enquist, Brian J. Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients. United Kingdom. doi:10.1111/geb.12685.
Michaletz, Sean T., Kerkhoff, Andrew J., and Enquist, Brian J. Wed . "Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients". United Kingdom. doi:10.1111/geb.12685.
title = {Drivers of terrestrial plant production across broad geographical gradients},
author = {Michaletz, Sean T. and Kerkhoff, Andrew J. and Enquist, Brian J.},
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doi = {10.1111/geb.12685},
journal = {Global Ecology and Biogeography},
number = 2,
volume = 27,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2017},
month = {12}

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