Articles | Volume 11, issue 24
Biogeosciences, 11, 7125–7135, 2014
Biogeosciences, 11, 7125–7135, 2014

Research article 16 Dec 2014

Research article | 16 Dec 2014

Drivers of trophic amplification of ocean productivity trends in a changing climate

C. A. Stock et al.

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