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Land use and land cover changes in the owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana: Implications for livelihoods and management

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Land use and land cover changes in the owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana : Implications for livelihoods and management. / Antwi-Agyei, Philip; Kpenekuu, Felix; Hogarh, Jonathan N.; Obiri-Danso, Kwasi; Abaidoo, Robert C.; Jeppesen, Erik; Andersen, Mathias Neumann.

In: Geosciences (Switzerland), Vol. 9, No. 7, 286, 07.2019.

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Antwi-Agyei, P, Kpenekuu, F, Hogarh, JN, Obiri-Danso, K, Abaidoo, RC, Jeppesen, E & Andersen, MN 2019, 'Land use and land cover changes in the owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana: Implications for livelihoods and management', Geosciences (Switzerland), vol. 9, no. 7, 286. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9070286

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Antwi-Agyei, P., Kpenekuu, F., Hogarh, J. N., Obiri-Danso, K., Abaidoo, R. C., Jeppesen, E., & Andersen, M. N. (2019). Land use and land cover changes in the owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana: Implications for livelihoods and management. Geosciences (Switzerland), 9(7), [286]. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9070286

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Antwi-Agyei P, Kpenekuu F, Hogarh JN, Obiri-Danso K, Abaidoo RC, Jeppesen E et al. Land use and land cover changes in the owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana: Implications for livelihoods and management. Geosciences (Switzerland). 2019 Jul;9(7). 286. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences9070286

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Antwi-Agyei, Philip ; Kpenekuu, Felix ; Hogarh, Jonathan N. ; Obiri-Danso, Kwasi ; Abaidoo, Robert C. ; Jeppesen, Erik ; Andersen, Mathias Neumann. / Land use and land cover changes in the owabi reservoir catchment, Ghana : Implications for livelihoods and management. In: Geosciences (Switzerland). 2019 ; Vol. 9, No. 7.

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