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Utilising portfolio theory in environmental research: New perspectives and considerations

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Utilising portfolio theory in environmental research : New perspectives and considerations. / Matthies, Brent D.; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl; Knoke, Thomas; Paul, Carola; Valsta, Lauri.

I: Journal of Environmental Management, Bind 231, 02.2019, s. 926-939.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftKommentar/debatForskningfagfællebedømt

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Matthies, BD, Jacobsen, JB, Knoke, T, Paul, C & Valsta, L 2019, 'Utilising portfolio theory in environmental research: New perspectives and considerations' Journal of Environmental Management, bind 231, s. 926-939. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.10.049

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Matthies, B. D., Jacobsen, J. B., Knoke, T., Paul, C., & Valsta, L. (2019). Utilising portfolio theory in environmental research: New perspectives and considerations. Journal of Environmental Management, 231, 926-939. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.10.049

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Matthies BD, Jacobsen JB, Knoke T, Paul C, Valsta L. Utilising portfolio theory in environmental research: New perspectives and considerations. Journal of Environmental Management. 2019 feb;231:926-939. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvman.2018.10.049

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Matthies, Brent D. ; Jacobsen, Jette Bredahl ; Knoke, Thomas ; Paul, Carola ; Valsta, Lauri. / Utilising portfolio theory in environmental research : New perspectives and considerations. I: Journal of Environmental Management. 2019 ; Bind 231. s. 926-939.

Bibtex

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