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Response of fish communities to multiple pressures: Development of a total anthropogenic pressure intensity index. / Poikane, Sandra ; Ritterbusch, David; Argillier, Christine; Białokoz, Witold; Blabolil, Petr; Breine, Jan; Jaarsma, Nicolaas; Krause, Teet; Kubečka, Jan; Lauridsen, Torben; Nõges, Peeter; Peirson, Graeme; Virbickas, Tomas.

In: Science of the total environment, Vol. 586, 2017, p. 502-511.

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Poikane, S, Ritterbusch, D, Argillier, C, Białokoz, W, Blabolil, P, Breine, J, Jaarsma, N, Krause, T, Kubečka, J, Lauridsen, T, Nõges, P, Peirson, G & Virbickas, T 2017, 'Response of fish communities to multiple pressures: Development of a total anthropogenic pressure intensity index', Science of the total environment, vol. 586, pp. 502-511. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.01.211

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Poikane, Sandra ; Ritterbusch, David ; Argillier, Christine ; Białokoz, Witold ; Blabolil, Petr ; Breine, Jan ; Jaarsma, Nicolaas ; Krause, Teet ; Kubečka, Jan ; Lauridsen, Torben ; Nõges, Peeter ; Peirson, Graeme ; Virbickas, Tomas. / Response of fish communities to multiple pressures: Development of a total anthropogenic pressure intensity index. In: Science of the total environment. 2017 ; Vol. 586. pp. 502-511.

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