Comparative biogeochemistry-ecosystem-human interactions on dynamic continental margins

  title={Comparative biogeochemistry-ecosystem-human interactions on dynamic continental margins},
  author={Lisa A. Levin and Kon‐Kee Liu and Kay C. Emeis and Denise Breitburg and James E. Cloern and Curtis A. Deutsch and Michele Giani and Anne Goffart and Eileen E. Hofmann and Zouhair Lachkar and Karin E. Limburg and Sumei Liu and Enrique Montes and Wajih Naqvi and Olivier Ragueneau and Christophe Rabouille and Santosh Kumar Sarkar and Dennis P. Swaney and Paul Wassman and K. F. Wishner},
  journal={Journal of Marine Systems},

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