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Krishnaswamy, J. (2013). Assessing Canopy Processes at Large Landscape Scales in the Western Ghats Using Remote Sensing. In: Lowman, M., Devy, S., Ganesh, T. (eds) Treetops at Risk. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-7161-5_28
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