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Agent-based models to investigate sound impact on marine animals: bridging the gap between effects on individual behaviour and population level consequences

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Agent-based models to investigate sound impact on marine animals : bridging the gap between effects on individual behaviour and population level consequences. / Mortensen, L.O.; Chudzinska, M.E.; Slabbekoorn, H.; Thomsen, F.

In: Oikos, Vol. Early View, 18.04.2021.

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Mortensen, LO, Chudzinska, ME, Slabbekoorn, H & Thomsen, F 2021, 'Agent-based models to investigate sound impact on marine animals: bridging the gap between effects on individual behaviour and population level consequences', Oikos, vol. Early View. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.08078

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Mortensen, L. O., Chudzinska, M. E., Slabbekoorn, H., & Thomsen, F. (2021). Agent-based models to investigate sound impact on marine animals: bridging the gap between effects on individual behaviour and population level consequences. Oikos, Early View. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.08078

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Mortensen LO, Chudzinska ME, Slabbekoorn H, Thomsen F. Agent-based models to investigate sound impact on marine animals: bridging the gap between effects on individual behaviour and population level consequences. Oikos. 2021 Apr 18;Early View. https://doi.org/10.1111/oik.08078

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Mortensen, L.O. ; Chudzinska, M.E. ; Slabbekoorn, H. ; Thomsen, F. / Agent-based models to investigate sound impact on marine animals : bridging the gap between effects on individual behaviour and population level consequences. In: Oikos. 2021 ; Vol. Early View.

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AU - Chudzinska, M.E.

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