Living with eutrophication in South Africa: a review of realities and challenges

  title={Living with eutrophication in South Africa: a review of realities and challenges},
  author={William R. Harding},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa},
  pages={155 - 171}
  • W. Harding
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa
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