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  1. School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia

    • Christopher F. Clements
  2. Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    • Julia L. Blanchard
    • , Kirsty L. Nash
    •  & Mark A. Hindell
  3. Centre for Marine Socioecology, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    • Julia L. Blanchard
    •  & Kirsty L. Nash
  4. Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

    • Mark A. Hindell
  5. Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

    • Arpat Ozgul


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