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Ecosystems and their services in a changing world: an ecological perspective

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Ecosystems and their services in a changing world : an ecological perspective. / Raffaelli, David George; White, Piran Crawfurd Limond.

In: Advances in Ecological Research, Vol. 48, 2013, p. 1-70.

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Raffaelli, DG & White, PCL 2013, 'Ecosystems and their services in a changing world: an ecological perspective', Advances in Ecological Research, vol. 48, pp. 1-70.

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Raffaelli, D. G., & White, P. C. L. (Accepted/In press). Ecosystems and their services in a changing world: an ecological perspective. Advances in Ecological Research, 48, 1-70.

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Raffaelli DG, White PCL. Ecosystems and their services in a changing world: an ecological perspective. Advances in Ecological Research. 2013;48:1-70.

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Raffaelli, David George ; White, Piran Crawfurd Limond. / Ecosystems and their services in a changing world : an ecological perspective. In: Advances in Ecological Research. 2013 ; Vol. 48. pp. 1-70.

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