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Volume 11, issue 7
Biogeosciences, 11, 2099–2111, 2014
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Special issue: Geological and biological development of volcanic islands

Biogeosciences, 11, 2099–2111, 2014
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 14 Apr 2014

Research article | 14 Apr 2014

Surtsey and Mount St. Helens: a comparison of early succession rates

R. del Moral and B. Magnússon

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