Biocultural Theory: The Current State of Knowledge

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Biocultural Theory : The Current State of Knowledge. / Carroll, Joseph; Clasen, Mathias; Jonsson, Emelie; Kratschmer, Alexandra Regina; McKerracher, Luseadra Joy; Riede, Felix; Svenning, Jens-Christian; Kjærgaard, Peter C.

In: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 11, No. 1, 01.2017, p. 1-15.

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Harvard

Carroll, J, Clasen, M, Jonsson, E, Kratschmer, AR, McKerracher, LJ, Riede, F, Svenning, J-C & Kjærgaard, PC 2017, 'Biocultural Theory: The Current State of Knowledge', Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, vol. 11, no. 1, pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000058

APA

Carroll, J., Clasen, M., Jonsson, E., Kratschmer, A. R., McKerracher, L. J., Riede, F., ... Kjærgaard, P. C. (2017). Biocultural Theory: The Current State of Knowledge. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 11(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000058

CBE

Carroll J, Clasen M, Jonsson E, Kratschmer AR, McKerracher LJ, Riede F, Svenning J-C, Kjærgaard PC. 2017. Biocultural Theory: The Current State of Knowledge. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. 11(1):1-15. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000058

MLA

Carroll, Joseph et al. "Biocultural Theory: The Current State of Knowledge". Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. 2017, 11(1). 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000058

Vancouver

Carroll J, Clasen M, Jonsson E, Kratschmer AR, McKerracher LJ, Riede F et al. Biocultural Theory: The Current State of Knowledge. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. 2017 Jan;11(1):1-15. https://doi.org/10.1037/ebs0000058

Author

Carroll, Joseph ; Clasen, Mathias ; Jonsson, Emelie ; Kratschmer, Alexandra Regina ; McKerracher, Luseadra Joy ; Riede, Felix ; Svenning, Jens-Christian ; Kjærgaard, Peter C. / Biocultural Theory : The Current State of Knowledge. In: Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences. 2017 ; Vol. 11, No. 1. pp. 1-15.

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