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A nexus perspective on competing land demands : Wider lessons from a UK policy case study. / Sharmina, Maria; Hoolohan, Claire; Bows-Larkin, Alice; Burgess, Paul J.; Colwill, James; Gilbert, Paul; Howard, David; Knox, Jerry; Anderson, Kevin.

In: Environmental Science and Policy, Vol. 59, 01.05.2016, p. 74-84.

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Sharmina, Maria ; Hoolohan, Claire ; Bows-Larkin, Alice ; Burgess, Paul J. ; Colwill, James ; Gilbert, Paul ; Howard, David ; Knox, Jerry ; Anderson, Kevin. / A nexus perspective on competing land demands : Wider lessons from a UK policy case study. In: Environmental Science and Policy. 2016 ; Vol. 59. pp. 74-84.

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