Laura Vang Rasmussen

Laura Vang Rasmussen

Associate Professor


  1. 2021
  2. Published

    Direct and indirect socio-economic benefits from ecological infrastructure interventions in the Western Cape, South Africa

    Olesen, Rasmus Skov, Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Fold, Niels & Shackleton, S., 27 May 2021, In: Restoration Ecology. 29, 7, 10 p., e13423.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    Unge forskere: Der er behov for en bedre model til at støtte coronaforsinket forskning

    Vallgårda, Karen Asta Arnfred, Andersen, P. E., Jauffred, Liselotte, Sørensen, Thomas Just, Møller, Niels Martin, Jønsson, Knud Andreas, Kristensen, Line Burholt, Bjørk, R., Dalsgaard, P., Dimke, H., Kropp, K., Laustsen, A. H., Nielsen, Mathias Wullum & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 16 Mar 2021, In: Altinget.

    Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

  4. E-pub ahead of print

    Brazilian Land Registry Impacts on Land Use Conversion

    Jung, S., Dyngeland, C., Rausch, L. & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2021, (E-pub ahead of print) In: American Journal of Agricultural Economics.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Combined innovations in public policy, the private sector and culture can drive sustainability transitions in food systems

    Moberg, E., Allison, E. H., Harl, H. K., Arbow, T., Almaraz, M., Dixon, J., Scarborough, C., Skinner, T., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Salter, A., Lei, X. G. & Halpern, B. S., 2021, In: Nature Food. 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    Editorial: Impacts of Tropical Landscape Change on Human Diet and Local Food Systems

    Ickowitz, A., Powell, B., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Rhemtulla, J., 2021, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 5, 3 p., 645241.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Socio-economic outcomes of ecological infrastructure investments

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Fold, Niels, Olesen, Rasmus Skov & Shackleton, S., 2021, In: Ecosystem Services. 47, 8 p., 101242.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  8. 2020
  9. Published

    Vi har ikke råd til at tabe en generation af unge forskere

    Vallgårda, Karen Asta Arnfred, Sørensen, Thomas Just, Ulstrup, S., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Dalsgaard, P., Dimke, H., Kropp, K., Niss, K. & Pedersen, B. P., 30 Jan 2020, In: Berlingske Tidende. 1 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalContribution to newspaper - Newspaper articleCommunication

  10. Published

    An unexpectedly large count of trees in the West African Sahara and Sahel

    Brandt, Martin Stefan, Tucker, C. J., Kariryaa, A., Rasmussen, Kjeld, Abel, C., Small, J., Chave, J., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Hiernaux, P., Diouf, A. A., Kergoat, L., Mertz, Ole, Igel, Christian, Gieseke, Fabian Cristian, Schöning, J., Li, Sizhuo, Melocik, K., Meyer, J., Sinno, S., Romero, E., Glennie, E., Montagu, A., Dendoncker, M. & Fensholt, Rasmus, 2020, In: Nature. 587, p. 78–82

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Conceptual Links between Landscape Diversity and Diet Diversity: A Roadmap for Transdisciplinary Research

    Gergel, S., Powell, B., Baudron, F., Wood, S., Rhemtulla, J., Kennedy, G., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Ickowitz, A., Fagan, M., Smithwick, E., Ranieri, J., Wood, S. A., Groot, J. & Sunderland, T., 2020, In: BioScience. 70, 6, p. 563-575 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    Contextual Factors Shaping Forest-Poverty Dynamics

    Gabay, M., Oldekop, J. A., Humphreys, D., Kamoto, J., Mutta, D. N., Rai, N. D., Song, C., Timko, J., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Cheek, J. Z., Devkota, D. & Stoian, D., 2020, Forests, Trees and the Eradication of Poverty: Potential and Limitations: A Global Assessment Report. Miller, D. C., Mansourian, S. & Wildburger, C. (eds.). International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), p. 95-122 28 p. (I U F R O World Series, Vol. 39).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  13. Published

    Deconstructing Diets: The Role of Wealth, Farming System, and Landscape Context in Shaping Rural Diets in Ethiopia

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Wood, S. & Rhemtulla, J. M., 2020, In: Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 4, 18 p., 45.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  14. Published

    Do Trees on Farms Improve Household Well-Being? Evidence From National Panel Data in Uganda

    Miller, D. C., Muñoz-Mora, J. C., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Zezza, A., 2020, In: Frontiers in Forests and Global Change. 3, p. 1-13 13 p., 101.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  15. Forest pattern, not just amount, influences dietary quality in five African countries

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Fagan, M., Ickowitz, A., Wood, S., Kennedy, G., Powell, B., Baudron, F., Gergel, S., Jung, S., Smithwick, E., Sunderland, T., Wood, S. & Rhemtulla, J., 2020, In: Global Food Security. 25, 11 p., 100331.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  16. Published

    Forest-linked livelihoods in a globalized world

    Oldekop, J. A., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Agrawal, A., Bebbington, A. J., Meyfroidt, P., Bengston, D. N., Blackman, A., Brooks, S., Davidson-Hunt, I., Davies, P., Dinsi, S. C., Fontana, L. B., Gumucio, T., Kumar, C., Kumar, K., Moran, D., Mwampamba, T. H., Nasi, R., Nilsson, M., Pinedo-Vasquez, M. A., Rhemtulla, J. M., Sutherland, W. J., Watkins, C. & Wilson, S. J., 2020, In: Nature Plants. 6, p. 1400-1407 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  17. Published

    The forgotten land use class: Mapping of fallow fields across the Sahel using Sentinel-2

    Tong, Xiaoye, Brandt, Martin Stefan, Hiernaux, P., Herrmann, S., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Rasmussen, Kjeld, Tian, F., Tagesson, Håkan Torbern, Zhang, W. & Fensholt, Rasmus, 2020, In: Remote Sensing of Environment. 239, 111598.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  18. 2019
  19. Published

    The closer, the better? Untangling scientist-practitioner engagement, interaction, and knowledge use

    Lemos, M. C., Wolske, K., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Arnott, J. C. & Kirchhoff, C. J., 2019, In: Weather, Climate, and Society. 11, p. 535-548 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  20. 2018
  21. Climate change adaptation pathways: Synergies, contradictions and tradeoffs across scales

    Burnham, M., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Ma, Z., 2018, In: World Development. 108, p. 231-234 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

  22. Editorial overview: Forest governance interventions for sustainability through information, incentives, and institutions

    Agrawal, A., Hajjar, R., Liao, C., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Watkins, C., 2018, In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 32, p. A1-A7 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

  23. Published

    Land use intensification: The promise of sustainability and the reality of trade-offs

    Martin, A., Coolsaet, B., Corbera, E., Dawson, N., Fisher, J., Franks, P., Mertz, Ole, Pascual, U., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Ryan, C., 2018, Ecosystem Services and Poverty Alleviation: Trade-Offs and Governance. Routledge, p. 94-110 17 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  24. Published

    Monitoring systems to improve forest conditions

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Jepsen, Martin Rudbeck, 2018, In: Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 32, p. 29-37 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  25. Published

    Re-Defining Sahelian ‘Adaptive Agriculture’ when Implemented Locally: Beyond Techno-fix Solutions

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2018, In: World Development. 108, p. 274-282 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  26. Published

    Satellite passive microwaves reveal recent climate-induced carbon losses in African drylands

    Brandt, Martin Stefan, Wigneron, J., Chave, J., Tagesson, Håkan Torbern, Penuelas, J., Ciais, P., Rasmussen, Kjeld, Tian, F., Mbow, C., Al-Yaari, A., Rodriguez-Fernandez, N., Schurgers, Guy, Zhang, Wenmin, Chang, J., Kerr, Y., Verger, A., Tucker, C., Mialon, A., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Fan, L. & Fensholt, Rasmus, 2018, In: Nature Ecology & Evolution. 2, 5, p. 827-835 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  27. Published

    Social-ecological outcomes of agricultural intensification

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Coolsaet, B., Martin, A., Mertz, Ole, Pascual, U., Corbera, E., Dawson, N., Fisher, J. A., Franks, P. & Ryan, C. M., 2018, In: Nature Sustainability. 1, 6, p. 275-282 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReviewResearchpeer-review

  28. 2017
  29. Published

    Adaptation by stealth: climate information use in the Great Lakes region across scales

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Kirchhoff, C. J. & Lemos, M. C., 2017, In: Climatic Change. 140, 3, p. 451-465 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  30. Published

    Brazil's national environmental registry of rural properties: implications for livelihoods

    Jung, S., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Watkins, C., Newton, P. & Agrawal, A., 2017, In: Ecological Economics. 136, p. 53-61 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  31. Published

    Bridging the practitioner-researcher divide: indicators to track environmental, economic, and sociocultural sustainability of agricultural commodity production

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Bierbaum, R., Oldekop, J. & Agrawal, A., 2017, In: Global Environmental Change. 42, p. 33-46 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  32. Published

    Det menneskeskabte landskab

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2017, København : Gyldendal.

    Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommissionedpeer-review

  33. Published

    Environmental justice research shows the importance of social feedbacks in ecosystem service trade-offs

    Dawson, N. M., Grogan, K. J., Martin, A., Mertz, Ole, Pasgaard, Maya & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2017, In: Ecology and Society. 22, 3, 13 p., 12.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  34. Forest contributions to livelihoods in changing agriculture-forest landscapes

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Watkins, C. & Agrawal, A., 2017, In: Forest Policy and Economics. 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  35. Published

    From food to pest: conversion factors determine switches between ecosystem services and disservices

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Egelund Christensen, Andreas, Danielsen, F., Dawson, N., Martin, A., Mertz, Ole, Sikor, T., Thongmanivong, S. & Xaydongvanh, P., 2017, In: Ambio Special Report. 46, 2, p. 173-183 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  36. Published

    The research and practice of integrating conservation and development: self-reflections by researchers on methodologies, objectives and influence

    Pasgaard, Maya, Dawson, N. M., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Enghoff, M. & Jensen, A., 2017, In: Global Ecology and Conservation. 9, p. 50-60 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  37. Published

    Understanding smallholders' intended deforestation behavior in the Brazilian Cerrado following environmental registry

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Jung, S., Brites, A. D., Watkins, C. & Agrawal, A., 2017, In: Environmental Research Letters. 12, 9, 9 p., 094001.

    Research output: Contribution to journalLetterResearchpeer-review

  38. Published

    Wild food collection and nutrition under commercial agriculture expansion in agriculture-forest landscapes

    Broegaard, Rikke Brandt, Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Dawson, N., Mertz, Ole, Vongvisouk, T. & Grogan, K., 2017, In: Forest Policy and Economics. 84, p. 92-101 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  39. 2016
  40. Published

    A combination of methods needed to assess the actual use of provisioning ecosystem services

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Mertz, Ole, Egelund Christensen, Andreas, Danielsen, F., Dawson, N. & Xaydongvanh, P., Feb 2016, In: Ecosystem Services. 17, p. 75-86

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  41. Published

    Environmental change in the Sahel: reconciling contrasting evidence and interpretations

    Rasmussen, Kjeld, D'haen, S. A. L., Fensholt, Rasmus, Fog, Bjarne, Horion, Stéphanie, Nielsen, J. O., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Reenberg, A., 2016, In: Regional Environmental Change. 16, 3, p. 673-680

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  42. Published

    Overcoming barriers to low carbon agriculture and forest restoration in Brazil: the Rural Sustentável project

    Newton, P., Gomez, A. E., Jung, S., Kelly, T., Mendes, T. D. A., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Reis, J. C. D., Rodrigues, R. D. A. R., Tipper, R., van der Horst, D. & Watkins, C., 2016, In: World Development Perspectives. 4, p. 5-7 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  43. Published

    Weather and resource information as tools for dealing with farmer–pastoralist conflicts in the Sahel

    Mertz, Ole, Rasmussen, Kjeld & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2016, In: Earth System Dynamics. 7, 4, p. 969–976

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  44. 2015
  45. Published

    Improving how meteorological information is used by pastoralists through adequate communication tools

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Mertz, Ole, Rasmussen, Kjeld & Nieto, H., 1 Oct 2015, In: Journal of Arid Environments. 121, p. 52-58 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  46. Published
  47. Published

    Multiple outcomes of cultivation in the Sahel: a call for a multifunctional view of farmers' incentives

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Reenberg, A., 2015, In: International Journal of Agricultural Sustainability. 13, 1, p. 1-22 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  48. Published

    The sustainability of cassava-based bioethanol production in southern Mali

    Rasmussen, Kjeld, Birch-Thomsen, Torben, Bruun, T. B., Egsmose, R. M. R., Elberling, Bo, Fold, Niels, Kristensen, Søren Bech Pilgaard, Ouattara, O., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Togola, I., 2015, In: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 115, 1, p. 14-26

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  49. Published

    West African waterworlds

    Olwig, M. F. & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2015, Waterworlds: anthropology in fluid environments. Hastrup, K. & Hastrup, F. (eds.). Berghahn Books, p. 110-128 19 p. (Ethnography, Theory, Experiment, Vol. 3).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  50. 2014
  51. Published

    Cassava as an energy crop: A case study of the potential for an expansion of cassava cultivation for bioethanol production in Southern Mali

    Kristensen, Søren Bech Pilgaard, Birch-Thomsen, Torben, Rasmussen, Kjeld, Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Traoré, O., 2014, In: Renewable Energy. 66, p. 381-390 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  52. Published

    Explaining NDVI trends in northern Burkina Faso

    Rasmussen, Kjeld, Fensholt, Rasmus, Fog, Bjarne, Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Yanogo, I., 2014, In: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 114, 1, p. 17-24 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  53. Published

    Landscapes of Droughts and Floods on the Desert Margins

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2014, Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds. Hastrup, K. & Rubow, C. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 186-190

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  54. Published

    Slow versus fast changes in Sahelian land use systems

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2014, Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds. Hastrup, K. & Rubow, C. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 264-268

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  55. Published

    Staying with the system: theoretical consistency and change in Danish geographical work on the Sahel

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Nielsen, J. Ø., 2014, In: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. p. 3-16

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  56. Published

    Unpredictable Side Effects of New Technologies

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2014, Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds. Hastrup, K. & Rubow, C. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 126-130

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  57. Published

    Water quantity vs water quality

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2014, Living with Environmental Change: Waterworlds. Hastrup, K. & Rubow, C. (eds.). New York: Routledge, p. 76-80

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  58. Published

    Weather, climate, and resource Information should meet the needs of Sahelian pastoralists

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Mertz, Ole, Rasmussen, Kjeld, Nieto Solana, H., Ali, A. & Maiga, I., 2014, In: Weather, Climate, and Society. 6, 4, p. 482-494

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  59. 2013
  60. Published

    Dwindling sufficiency of local crop production: implications for food security

    Reenberg, A., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Some, L., Kambiré, H. & Bouzou Moussa, I., 2013, In: LaSyRe Brief. 1, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  61. Published

    Exploring land use change in the Sahel: complementary perspectives on coupled human-environment systems

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2013, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen. 90 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportPh.D. thesisResearch

  62. Published

    Local peoples´ visions and incentives for sustainable development in the Sahel

    Reenberg, A., Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Some, L., Some, B., Ouaba, P. A. & Bouzou Moussa, I., 2013, In: LaSyRe Brief. 2, 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleCommunication

  63. Published

    Scientific documentation of crop land changes in the Sahel: a half empty box of knowledge to support policy?

    van Vliet, N., Reenberg, A. & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 2013, In: Journal of Arid Environments. 95, p. 1-13 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  64. 2012
  65. Published

    A system dynamics approach to land use changes in agro-pastoral systems on the desert margins of Sahel

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Rasmussen, Kjeld, Reenberg, A. & Proud, S. R., 2012, In: Agricultural Systems. 107, p. 56-64 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  66. Published
  67. Published

    Causal relations and land use transformation in the Sahel: conceptual lenses for processes, temporal totality and inertia

    Reenberg, A., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Nielsen, J. Ø., 2012, In: Geografisk Tidsskrift. 112, 2, p. 159-173 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  68. Published

    Collapse and recovery in sahelian agro-pastoral systems: rethinking trajectories of change

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Reenberg, A., 2012, In: Ecology and Society. 17, 1, 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  69. Published

    Environmental history and the understanding of causal relations

    Sejersen, Frank, Hastrup, Kirsten, Brooks, N., Widgren, M., Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Rasmussen, Mattias Borg, 2012, In: Geografisk Tidsskrift/Danish Journal of Geography. 112, 2, p. 203-205 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  70. Published

    Impacts of Jatropha-based biodiesel production on above and below-ground carbon stocks: a case study from Mozambique

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Rasmussen, Kjeld & Bruun, Thilde Bech, 2012, In: Energy Policy. 51, p. 728-736 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  71. Published

    Land use rationales in desert fringe agriculture

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Reenberg, A., 2012, In: Applied Geography. 34, p. 595-605 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  72. Published

    The effect of cassava-based bioethanol production on above-ground carbon stocks: a case study from Southern Mali

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Rasmussen, Kjeld, Birch-Thomsen, Torben, Kristensen, Søren Bech Pilgaard & Traoré, O., 2012, In: Energy Policy. 41, p. 575-583 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  73. 2011
  74. Published

    The influence of seasonal rainfall upon Sahel vegetation

    Proud, S. R. & Rasmussen, Laura Vang, 3 Sep 2011, In: Remote Sensing Letters. 2, 3, p. 241 - 249 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  75. Published

    Rapid response flood detection using the MSG geostationary satellite

    Proud, S. R., Fensholt, Rasmus, Rasmussen, Laura Vang & Sandholt, I., 1 Aug 2011, In: International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 13, 4, p. 536-544 9 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  76. 2010
  77. Published

    Dyrkning af jatropha blandt småbønder i Mozambique - En strategi til reduceret CO2-udledning og lokal udvikling?

    Rasmussen, Laura Vang, Feb 2010, In: Geografisk Orientering. 40. årgang, 1, p. 420-425 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearch

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