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Insights into the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being in reservoir landscapes. / Jones, Sarah K.; Boundaogo, Mansour; DeClerck, Fabrice A.; Estrada-Carmona, Natalia; Mirumachi, Naho; Mulligan, Mark.

In: Ecosystem Services, Vol. 39, 100987, 01.10.2019.

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Jones, SK, Boundaogo, M, DeClerck, FA, Estrada-Carmona, N, Mirumachi, N & Mulligan, M 2019, 'Insights into the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being in reservoir landscapes', Ecosystem Services, vol. 39, 100987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100987

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Jones, S. K., Boundaogo, M., DeClerck, F. A., Estrada-Carmona, N., Mirumachi, N., & Mulligan, M. (2019). Insights into the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being in reservoir landscapes. Ecosystem Services, 39, [100987]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100987

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Jones SK, Boundaogo M, DeClerck FA, Estrada-Carmona N, Mirumachi N, Mulligan M. Insights into the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being in reservoir landscapes. Ecosystem Services. 2019 Oct 1;39. 100987. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecoser.2019.100987

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Jones, Sarah K. ; Boundaogo, Mansour ; DeClerck, Fabrice A. ; Estrada-Carmona, Natalia ; Mirumachi, Naho ; Mulligan, Mark. / Insights into the importance of ecosystem services to human well-being in reservoir landscapes. In: Ecosystem Services. 2019 ; Vol. 39.

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