Linking Ecology and Economics for Ecosystem Management

  title={Linking Ecology and Economics for Ecosystem Management},
  author={Stephen B. Farber and Robert Costanza and Daniel L. Childers and Jon D. Erickson and Katherine L. Gross and Morgan Grove and Charles S. Hopkinson and James Randall Kahn and Stephanie Pincetl and Austin Troy and Paige S. Warren and Matthew A. Wilson},
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