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J.-C. Svenning

Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse

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Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse. / Genes, Luísa; Svenning, Jens Christian; Pires, Alexandra S.; Fernandez, Fernando A.S.

I: Biodiversity and Conservation, Bind 28, Nr. 5, 04.2019, s. 1285-1289.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift/Konferencebidrag i tidsskrift /Bidrag til avisKommentar/debat/letter to the editorForskningpeer review

Harvard

Genes, L, Svenning, JC, Pires, AS & Fernandez, FAS 2019, 'Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse', Biodiversity and Conservation, bind 28, nr. 5, s. 1285-1289. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01707-w

APA

Genes, L., Svenning, J. C., Pires, A. S., & Fernandez, F. A. S. (2019). Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse. Biodiversity and Conservation, 28(5), 1285-1289. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01707-w

CBE

Genes L, Svenning JC, Pires AS, Fernandez FAS. 2019. Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse. Biodiversity and Conservation. 28(5):1285-1289. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01707-w

MLA

Genes, Luísa o.a.. "Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse". Biodiversity and Conservation. 2019, 28(5). 1285-1289. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01707-w

Vancouver

Genes L, Svenning JC, Pires AS, Fernandez FAS. Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse. Biodiversity and Conservation. 2019 apr;28(5):1285-1289. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10531-019-01707-w

Author

Genes, Luísa ; Svenning, Jens Christian ; Pires, Alexandra S. ; Fernandez, Fernando A.S. / Why we should let rewilding be wild and biodiverse. I: Biodiversity and Conservation. 2019 ; Bind 28, Nr. 5. s. 1285-1289.

Bibtex

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