Aquatic community health of the Great Lakes by Joseph F. Koonce

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Published by Environment Canada, United States Environmental Protection Agency in Ottawa, Ont, Washington, DC .

Written in English

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  • Aquatic ecology -- Great Lakes Region.,
  • Marine ecology -- Great Lakes Region.,
  • Freshwater ecology -- Great Lakes Region.,
  • Great Lakes Region (North America) -- Environmental conditions.

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StatementJoseph F. Koonce.
SeriesState of the Great Lakes Ecosystem Conference background paper
ContributionsCanada. Environment Canada., United States Environmental Protection Ageny., State of the Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC)
LC ClassificationsQH"541.5"W3"K66"1994
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 28 p. :
Number of Pages28
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20728510M

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