Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 361

Full Length Research Paper

Spatio-temporal variation of the zooplankton community in a tropical wetland (Bhoj Wetland), Bhopal, India

Najeeb Ahmad Bhat*
  • Najeeb Ahmad Bhat*
  • Department of Environmental Sciences and Limnology, Barkatullah University, Bhopal (M.P) -462026, India.
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Ashwani Wanganeo
  • Ashwani Wanganeo
  • Department of Zoology, Government Benazir Science and Commerce College, Bhopal (MP) India.
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Rajni Raina
  • Rajni Raina
  • Department of Zoology, Government Benazir Science and Commerce College, Bhopal (MP) India.
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  •  Received: 03 July 2014
  •  Accepted: 22 July 2014
  •  Published: 30 September 2014


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