The role of trust in restoration success: public engagement and temporal and spatial scale in a complex social‐ecological system

  title={The role of trust in restoration success: public engagement and temporal and spatial scale in a complex social‐ecological system},
  author={Elizabeth C Metcalf and Jakki J. Mohr and Laurie Yung and Peter Metcalf and David R. Craig},
  journal={Restoration Ecology},
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