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The Gendered Nature of Ecosystem Services. / Fortnam, M.; Brown, K.; Chaigneau, T. et al.

In: Ecological Economics, Vol. 159, 01.05.2019, p. 312-325.

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Fortnam, M, Brown, K, Chaigneau, T, Crona, B, Daw, TM, Gonçalves, D, Hicks, C, Revmatas, M, Sandbrook, C & Schulte-Herbruggen, B 2019, 'The Gendered Nature of Ecosystem Services', Ecological Economics, vol. 159, pp. 312-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.018

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Fortnam, M., Brown, K., Chaigneau, T., Crona, B., Daw, T. M., Gonçalves, D., Hicks, C., Revmatas, M., Sandbrook, C., & Schulte-Herbruggen, B. (2019). The Gendered Nature of Ecosystem Services. Ecological Economics, 159, 312-325. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.018

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Fortnam M, Brown K, Chaigneau T, Crona B, Daw TM, Gonçalves D et al. The Gendered Nature of Ecosystem Services. Ecological Economics. 2019 May 1;159:312-325. Epub 2019 Feb 13. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolecon.2018.12.018

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Fortnam, M. ; Brown, K. ; Chaigneau, T. et al. / The Gendered Nature of Ecosystem Services. In: Ecological Economics. 2019 ; Vol. 159. pp. 312-325.

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