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Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog

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Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog. / Ratcliffe, Joshua; Andersen, roxane; Anderson, Russell; newton, anthony; Campbell, David; mauquoy, dmitri; Payne, Richard.

In: The Holocene, Vol. 28, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 140-149.

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Ratcliffe, J, Andersen, R, Anderson, R, newton, A, Campbell, D, mauquoy, D & Payne, R 2018, 'Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog', The Holocene, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 140-149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617715689

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Ratcliffe, J., Andersen, R., Anderson, R., newton, A., Campbell, D., mauquoy, D., & Payne, R. (2018). Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog. The Holocene, 28(1), 140-149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617715689

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Ratcliffe J, Andersen R, Anderson R, newton A, Campbell D, mauquoy D et al. Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog. The Holocene. 2018 Jan 1;28(1):140-149. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683617715689

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Ratcliffe, Joshua ; Andersen, roxane ; Anderson, Russell ; newton, anthony ; Campbell, David ; mauquoy, dmitri ; Payne, Richard. / Contemporary carbon fluxes do not reflect the long-term carbon balance for an Atlantic blanket bog. In: The Holocene. 2018 ; Vol. 28, No. 1. pp. 140-149.

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