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Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture : Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy. / Luke, S.H.; Slade, E.M.; Gray, C.L.; Annammala, K.V.; Drewer, J.; Williamson, J.; Agama, A.L.; Ationg, M.; Mitchell, S.L.; Vairappan, C.S.; Struebig, M.J.

In: Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 56, No. 1, 01.2019, p. 85-92.

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Luke, SH, Slade, EM, Gray, CL, Annammala, KV, Drewer, J, Williamson, J, Agama, AL, Ationg, M, Mitchell, SL, Vairappan, CS & Struebig, MJ 2019, 'Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture: Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy', Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 56, no. 1, pp. 85-92. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13280

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Luke, S. H., Slade, E. M., Gray, C. L., Annammala, K. V., Drewer, J., Williamson, J., Agama, A. L., Ationg, M., Mitchell, S. L., Vairappan, C. S., & Struebig, M. J. (2019). Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture: Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(1), 85-92. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13280

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Luke SH, Slade EM, Gray CL, Annammala KV, Drewer J, Williamson J et al. Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture: Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy. Journal of Applied Ecology. 2019 Jan;56(1):85-92. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13280

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Luke, S.H. ; Slade, E.M. ; Gray, C.L. ; Annammala, K.V. ; Drewer, J. ; Williamson, J. ; Agama, A.L. ; Ationg, M. ; Mitchell, S.L. ; Vairappan, C.S. ; Struebig, M.J. / Riparian buffers in tropical agriculture : Scientific support, effectiveness and directions for policy. In: Journal of Applied Ecology. 2019 ; Vol. 56, No. 1. pp. 85-92.

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