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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 826475, 13 pages
Research Article

Determining Boundaries between Abundance Biozones Using Minimal Equipment

1Petroleum Geoscience Programme, Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
2Department of Land Science and Surveying, Faculty of Engineering, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Received 26 February 2010; Accepted 12 May 2010

Academic Editor: Mariana Amato

Copyright © 2010 Brent Wilson et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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