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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 950173, 13 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/950173
Research Article

Development of an Inventory of Coastal Wetlands for Eastern Georgian Bay, Lake Huron

Department of Biology, McMaster University, 1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8S 4K1

Received 5 December 2011; Accepted 11 January 2012

Academic Editors: T. Muotka and S. Sabater

Copyright © 2012 Jonathan Midwood 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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