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International Journal of Ecology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 967631, 12 pages
Global and Regional Patterns in Riverine Fish Species Richness: A Review
1UMR BOREA, IRD 207, Département Milieux et Peuplements Aquatiques, Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, 43 rue Cuvier, 75231 Paris cedex, France
2Laboratoire Ecosystèmes Lagunaires, UMR 5119 (CNRS-IFREMER-UM2-IRD), Université Montpellier 2, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France
3Ecosystem Management Research Group, Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Antwerp, Universiteitsplein 1, 2610 Antwerpen (Wilrijk), Belgium
4Laboratoire d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle, UMR 5545, CNRS-Université Paul Sabatier, 118 route de Narbonne, 31062 Toulouse cedex 4, France
5Faculty of Geosciences, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80115, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Received 12 January 2011; Accepted 28 March 2011
Academic Editor: Panos V. Petrakis
Copyright © 2011 Thierry Oberdorff 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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