Articles | Volume 13, issue 17
Biogeosciences, 13, 4945–4957, 2016
Biogeosciences, 13, 4945–4957, 2016

Research article 07 Sep 2016

Research article | 07 Sep 2016

Wetland eco-engineering: measuring and modeling feedbacks of oxidation processes between plants and clay-rich material

Rémon Saaltink et al.

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