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McAnally, W. H., Ashish, M. J., & Manning, A. J. (2021). Observations on Floc Settling Velocities in the Tamar Estuary, United Kingdom. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering. 147(5), 9. DOI:10.1061/(ASCE)WW.1943-5460.0000649. [Abstract] [Document] [Document Site]

Elmore, J. A., Curren, M. F., Evans, K. O., Samiappan, S., & Zhou, M. (2021). Evidence on the Effectiveness of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) as a Survey Tool for North American Terrestrial, Vertebrate Animals: a Systematic Map Protocol. Environmental Evidance. Springer. 10(15), 1-6. [Abstract] [Document Site]

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