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Assessment of ecosystem function following marine aggregate dredging. / Cooper, K M; Bario Forjan, C R S; Defew, Emma ; Curtis, M; Fleddum, A; Brooks, L; Paterson, David Maxwell.

In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, Vol. 366, No. 1-2, 15.11.2008, p. 82-91.

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Cooper, KM, Bario Forjan, CRS, Defew, E, Curtis, M, Fleddum, A, Brooks, L & Paterson, DM 2008, 'Assessment of ecosystem function following marine aggregate dredging' Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, vol. 366, no. 1-2, pp. 82-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2008.07.011

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Cooper, K. M., Bario Forjan, C. R. S., Defew, E., Curtis, M., Fleddum, A., Brooks, L., & Paterson, D. M. (2008). Assessment of ecosystem function following marine aggregate dredging. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 366(1-2), 82-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2008.07.011

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Cooper KM, Bario Forjan CRS, Defew E, Curtis M, Fleddum A, Brooks L et al. Assessment of ecosystem function following marine aggregate dredging. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2008 Nov 15;366(1-2):82-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jembe.2008.07.011

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Cooper, K M ; Bario Forjan, C R S ; Defew, Emma ; Curtis, M ; Fleddum, A ; Brooks, L ; Paterson, David Maxwell. / Assessment of ecosystem function following marine aggregate dredging. In: Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology. 2008 ; Vol. 366, No. 1-2. pp. 82-91.

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