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Women in freshwater science: Invisible histories?

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Women in freshwater science : Invisible histories? / Waterton, C.F.J.; Toogood, M.D.; Heim, M.W.

In: Marine and Freshwater Research, Vol. 71, No. 2, 06.12.2019, p. 255-259.

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Waterton, CFJ, Toogood, MD & Heim, MW 2019, 'Women in freshwater science: Invisible histories?', Marine and Freshwater Research, vol. 71, no. 2, pp. 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF18462

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Waterton, C. F. J., Toogood, M. D., & Heim, M. W. (2019). Women in freshwater science: Invisible histories? Marine and Freshwater Research, 71(2), 255-259. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF18462

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Waterton CFJ, Toogood MD, Heim MW. Women in freshwater science: Invisible histories? Marine and Freshwater Research. 2019 Dec 6;71(2):255-259. https://doi.org/10.1071/MF18462

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Waterton, C.F.J. ; Toogood, M.D. ; Heim, M.W. / Women in freshwater science : Invisible histories?. In: Marine and Freshwater Research. 2019 ; Vol. 71, No. 2. pp. 255-259.

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