Making citizen science count: Best practices and challenges of citizen science projects on plastics in aquatic environments.

@article{Rambonnet2019MakingCS,
  title={Making citizen science count: Best practices and challenges of citizen science projects on plastics in aquatic environments.},
  author={Liselotte Rambonnet and Suzanne C Vink and Anne Land-Zandstra and Thijs Bosker},
  journal={Marine pollution bulletin},
  year={2019},
  volume={145},
  pages={
          271-277
        }
}

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