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Laila Elina Nockur

Collective choice fosters sustainable resource management in the presence of asymmetric opportunities

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Collective choice fosters sustainable resource management in the presence of asymmetric opportunities. / Nockur, Laila; Arndt, Laetitia; Keller, Johannes et al.

I: Scientific Reports, Bind 10, Nr. 1, 10724, 07.2020.

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Nockur L, Arndt L, Keller J, Pfattheicher S. Collective choice fosters sustainable resource management in the presence of asymmetric opportunities. Scientific Reports. 2020 jul.;10(1):10724. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-67757-1

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Nockur, Laila ; Arndt, Laetitia ; Keller, Johannes et al. / Collective choice fosters sustainable resource management in the presence of asymmetric opportunities. I: Scientific Reports. 2020 ; Bind 10, Nr. 1.

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