Exploratory and confirmatory research in the open science era

Published on Apr 1, 2020in Journal of Applied Ecology5.782
· DOI :10.1111/1365-2664.13571
Erlend B. Nilsen20
Estimated H-index: 20
Diana E. Bowler14
Estimated H-index: 14
+ 0 AuthorsJohn D. C. Linnell51
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