Articles | Volume 23, issue 7
Research article
12 Jul 2019
Research article |  | 12 Jul 2019

Quantifying thermal refugia connectivity by combining temperature modeling, distributed temperature sensing, and thermal infrared imaging

Jessica R. Dzara, Bethany T. Neilson, and Sarah E. Null

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