Articles | Volume 15, issue 14
Biogeosciences, 15, 4609–4626, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4609-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 4609–4626, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-4609-2018

Research article 27 Jul 2018

Research article | 27 Jul 2018

Seagrass community-level controls over organic carbon storage are constrained by geophysical attributes within meadows of Zanzibar, Tanzania

Elizabeth Fay Belshe et al.

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