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Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. / Herrero, Mario; Havlík, Petr; Valin, Hugo; Notenbaert, An; Rufino, Mariana C.; Thornton, Philip K.; Blümmel, Michael; Weiss, Franz; Grace, Delia; Obersteiner, Michael.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 110, No. 52, 24.12.2013, p. 20888-20893.

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Herrero, M, Havlík, P, Valin, H, Notenbaert, A, Rufino, MC, Thornton, PK, Blümmel, M, Weiss, F, Grace, D & Obersteiner, M 2013, 'Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 110, no. 52, pp. 20888-20893. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308149110

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Herrero, M., Havlík, P., Valin, H., Notenbaert, A., Rufino, M. C., Thornton, P. K., Blümmel, M., Weiss, F., Grace, D., & Obersteiner, M. (2013). Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(52), 20888-20893. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308149110

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Herrero M, Havlík P, Valin H, Notenbaert A, Rufino MC, Thornton PK et al. Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2013 Dec 24;110(52):20888-20893. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1308149110

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Herrero, Mario ; Havlík, Petr ; Valin, Hugo ; Notenbaert, An ; Rufino, Mariana C. ; Thornton, Philip K. ; Blümmel, Michael ; Weiss, Franz ; Grace, Delia ; Obersteiner, Michael. / Biomass use, production, feed efficiencies, and greenhouse gas emissions from global livestock systems. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2013 ; Vol. 110, No. 52. pp. 20888-20893.

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