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Volume 13, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 13, 1863–1875, 2016
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Biogeosciences, 13, 1863–1875, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 30 Mar 2016

Research article | 30 Mar 2016

Proximate and ultimate controls on carbon and nutrient dynamics of small agricultural catchments

Zahra Thomas et al.

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