Using the voids to fill the gaps : caves, time, and stratigraphy. / Plotnick, Roy E.; Kenig, Fabien; Scott, Andrew Cunningham.

Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding . Vol. 404 Bath : The Geological Society, 2015. p. 233-250 (Special Publications of the Geological Society; No. SP404).

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Using the voids to fill the gaps : caves, time, and stratigraphy. / Plotnick, Roy E.; Kenig, Fabien; Scott, Andrew Cunningham.

Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding . Vol. 404 Bath : The Geological Society, 2015. p. 233-250 (Special Publications of the Geological Society; No. SP404).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

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Plotnick, RE, Kenig, F & Scott, AC 2015, Using the voids to fill the gaps: caves, time, and stratigraphy. in Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding . vol. 404, Special Publications of the Geological Society, no. SP404, The Geological Society, Bath, pp. 233-250. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP404.5

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Plotnick, R. E., Kenig, F., & Scott, A. C. (2015). Using the voids to fill the gaps: caves, time, and stratigraphy. In Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding (Vol. 404, pp. 233-250). (Special Publications of the Geological Society; No. SP404). The Geological Society. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP404.5

Vancouver

Plotnick RE, Kenig F, Scott AC. Using the voids to fill the gaps: caves, time, and stratigraphy. In Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding . Vol. 404. Bath: The Geological Society. 2015. p. 233-250. (Special Publications of the Geological Society; SP404). https://doi.org/10.1144/SP404.5

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Plotnick, Roy E. ; Kenig, Fabien ; Scott, Andrew Cunningham. / Using the voids to fill the gaps : caves, time, and stratigraphy. Strata and Time: Probing the Gaps in Our Understanding . Vol. 404 Bath : The Geological Society, 2015. pp. 233-250 (Special Publications of the Geological Society; SP404).

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