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: 394

Full Length Research Paper

Population structure of rodents in Alage, Southern Ethiopia

Agerie Addisu
  • Agerie Addisu
  • Department of Biology, University of Gondar, P.O. Box 196, Gondar, Ethiopia.
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Afework Bekele
  • Afework Bekele
  • Department of Biology, Addis Ababa University, P.O. Box 1176, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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  •  Received: 03 December 2014
  •  Accepted: 18 December 2014
  •  Published: 30 January 2015


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