Making the most of what we have: application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models

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Making the most of what we have: application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models. / Beresford, Nicholas; Wood, Michael; Vives i Batlle, Jordi; Yankovich, Tamara; Bradshaw, Clare; Willey, Neil; Horemans, Nele (Peer reviewer).

In: Journal of environmental radioactivity, Vol. 151, 01.01.2016, p. 373-386.

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Beresford, N, Wood, M, Vives i Batlle, J, Yankovich, T, Bradshaw, C, Willey, N & Horemans, N 2016, 'Making the most of what we have: application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models', Journal of environmental radioactivity, vol. 151, pp. 373-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.022

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Beresford N, Wood M, Vives i Batlle J, Yankovich T, Bradshaw C, Willey N et al. Making the most of what we have: application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models. Journal of environmental radioactivity. 2016 Jan 1;151:373-386. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2015.03.022

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Beresford, Nicholas ; Wood, Michael ; Vives i Batlle, Jordi ; Yankovich, Tamara ; Bradshaw, Clare ; Willey, Neil ; Horemans, Nele. / Making the most of what we have: application of extrapolation approaches in radioecological wildlife transfer models. In: Journal of environmental radioactivity. 2016 ; Vol. 151. pp. 373-386.

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