The contribution of constructed green infrastructure to urban biodiversity: A synthesis and meta‐analysis

  title={The contribution of constructed green infrastructure to urban biodiversity: A synthesis and meta‐analysis},
  author={Alessandro Filazzola and Namrata Shrestha and James Scott MacIvor},
  journal={Journal of Applied Ecology},
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