The diversity and evolution of ecological and environmental citizen science
Publication Date
April 03, 2017
Authors
Michael J. O. Pocock, John C. Tweddle, Joanna Savage, Lucy D. Robinson, et al
Volume
12
Issue
4
Pages
e0172579
DOI
https://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0172579
Publisher URL
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0172579
Scopus
85016751428
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http://www.mendeley.com/research/diversity-evolution-ecological-environmental-citizen-science-1
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