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UK land use and soil carbon sequestration. / Ostle, N. J.; Levy, P. E.; Evans, C. D.; Smith, P.

In: Land Use Policy, Vol. 26, No. SUPPL. 1, 01.12.2009.

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Ostle, NJ, Levy, PE, Evans, CD & Smith, P 2009, 'UK land use and soil carbon sequestration', Land Use Policy, vol. 26, no. SUPPL. 1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.08.006

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Ostle, N. J., Levy, P. E., Evans, C. D., & Smith, P. (2009). UK land use and soil carbon sequestration. Land Use Policy, 26(SUPPL. 1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.08.006

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Ostle NJ, Levy PE, Evans CD, Smith P. UK land use and soil carbon sequestration. Land Use Policy. 2009 Dec 1;26(SUPPL. 1). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2009.08.006

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Ostle, N. J. ; Levy, P. E. ; Evans, C. D. ; Smith, P. / UK land use and soil carbon sequestration. In: Land Use Policy. 2009 ; Vol. 26, No. SUPPL. 1.

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