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Research Article

Building Regional Threat-Based Networks for Estuaries in the Western United States

  • Matthew S. Merrifield mail,

    mmerrifield@tnc.org

    Affiliation: Department of Science and Planning, The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Ellen Hines,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Xiaohang Liu,

    Affiliation: Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America

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  • Michael W. Beck

    Affiliation: Global Marine Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

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  • Published: February 28, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0017407

About the Authors

Matthew S. Merrifield
Department of Science and Planning, The Nature Conservancy, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Ellen Hines, Xiaohang Liu
Department of Geography and Human Environmental Studies, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, United States of America
Michael W. Beck
Global Marine Initiative, The Nature Conservancy, Santa Cruz, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: mmerrifield@tnc.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MM MWB EH. Performed the experiments: MM. Analyzed the data: MM XL EH. Wrote the paper: MM. Periodic review, critical feedback: EH MWB XL.