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See detailA Regional Inventory and Monitoring Setup to Evaluate Bark Peeling Damage by Red Deer (Cervus Elaphus) in Coniferous Plantations in Southern Belgium
Gheysen, Thibaut; Brostaux, Yves ULg; Hebert, Jacques ULg et al

in Environmental Monitoring & Assessment (2010)

Bark peeling by red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) has become a serious issue for productive forests in western Europe. The damage is particularly severe on species such as spruce, as these become vulnerable to ... [more ▼]

Bark peeling by red deer (Cervus elaphus L.) has become a serious issue for productive forests in western Europe. The damage is particularly severe on species such as spruce, as these become vulnerable to fungus attacks that result in considerably depreciated timber. This article presents a monitoring setup for recent bark peeling damage in spruce plantings in Wallonia (southern part of Belgium). This setup implies to collect data annually from a survey involving cluster sampling. It has been employed since 2004 in coniferous stands amounting to 165,000 ha of land, where Norway spruce is the predominant species. The study area was divided into blocks delineated along features preventing deer migrations. A set of indicators was computed either at the whole study area level or at block level. The resulting set of indicators enabled forest managers to follow up debarking intensity in productive forests. Additional analyses were carried out in order to assess the relationship between the social position of trees in the stand and the debarking probability on the one hand, and the relationship between the variation in damage magnitude and seasonality, namely summer versus winter, on the other hand. [less ▲]

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See detailPossible Influence of Surfactants and Proteins on the Efficiency of Contact Agar Microbiological Surface Sampling
Deckers, Sylvie M.; Sindic, Marianne ULg; Anceau, Christine ULg et al

in Journal of Food Protection (2010), 73(11), 2116-2122

Agar contact microbiological sampling techniques, based on a transfer of the microorganisms present on a surface to a culture medium, are widely used to assess and control surface cleanliness and to ... [more ▼]

Agar contact microbiological sampling techniques, based on a transfer of the microorganisms present on a surface to a culture medium, are widely used to assess and control surface cleanliness and to evaluate microbial contamination levels. The effectiveness of these techniques depends on many environmental parameters that influence the strength of attachment of the bacteria to the surface. In the present study, stainless steel and high density polyethylene surfaces were inoculated with known concentrations of Staphylococcus epidermidis. Following an experimental design, the surfaces were sampled with different types of replicate organism direct agar contact plates and Petrifilm; results indicated that recovery rates were influenced by the presence of egg white albumin or Tween 80 in the inoculum solutions or by the introduction of surfactants into the contact agar of the microbiological sampling techniques. The techniques yielded significantly different results, depending on sampling conditions, underlining the need for a standardization of laboratory experiments to allow relevant comparisons of such techniques. [less ▲]

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See detailHoney bee colony losses in Belgium during the 2008-9 winter
Nguyen, Bach Kim ULg; Mignon, Jacques ULg; Laget, Dries et al

in Journal of Apicultural Research (2010), 49(4), 337-339

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See detailStudy of the life cycle of two species of forensic interest carrion beetles (Coleoptera, Silphidae): Thanatophilus sinuatus F. & Necrodes littoralis L.
Dekeirsschieter, Jessica ULg; Verheggen, François ULg; Brostaux, Yves ULg et al

in 17 th Benelux Congress of Zoology: Classic Biology in Modern Times: Programme and Abstracts (2010, October)

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See detailPretreatment And Enzymatic Hydrolysis Of Miscanthus x giganteus: Influence Of Process Parameters
Vanderghem, Caroline ULg; Brostaux, Yves ULg; Jacquet, Nicolas ULg et al

Poster (2010, September 21)

Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial grass which grows rapidly and gives high yields of biomass per hectare. It can be grown in poor quality soil and is non invasive. Due to its high cellulose and ... [more ▼]

Miscanthus x giganteus is a perennial grass which grows rapidly and gives high yields of biomass per hectare. It can be grown in poor quality soil and is non invasive. Due to its high cellulose and hemicellulose content, it has attracted considerable attention as a possible energy crop to produce bioethanol. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass is a key step to unlocking the protective structures so that the enzymatic hydrolysis of the carbohydrate fraction to monosugars can be achieved more easily and with greater yield. In this study, Miscanthus x giganteus was delignified by a chemical pre-treatment process using a mixture of formic acid/acetic acid (1). The treated material was then hydrolyzed. By means of Box-Behnken experimental design and response surface methodology we investigated the effect of cooking time (60, 120 and 180 min), formic acid/acetic acid/water concentration (20/60/20, 30/50/20 and 40/40/20) and temperature (80, 90 and 107°C) on the residual Klason lignin content and the % of digestibility. The optimal pretreatment process parameters were identified. [less ▲]

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See detailTypologie des chênaies de la Région wallonne
Perin, Jérôme ULg; Brostaux, Yves ULg; Claessens, Hugues ULg

Poster (2010, May 12)

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See detailBeneficial effects of Bacillus subtilis on field-grown tomato in Burundi : reduction of local Fusarium disease and growth promotion.
Nihorimbere, V.; Ongena, Marc ULg; Cawoy, Hélène ULg et al

in African Journal of Microbiology Research [=AJMR] (2010), 4

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See detailUne chênaie n'est pas l'autre : analyse des contextes sylvicoles du chêne en forêt wallonne
Claessens, Hugues ULg; Perin, Jérôme ULg; Latte, Nicolas ULg et al

in Forêt Wallonne (2010), 108(sept-oct), 3-18

Le chêne n’est pas une essence facile à conduire vers la production de bois de qualité. Pour beaucoup d’entre eux, leur forme a été conditionnée il y a plus d’un siècle au sein de peuplements bien ... [more ▼]

Le chêne n’est pas une essence facile à conduire vers la production de bois de qualité. Pour beaucoup d’entre eux, leur forme a été conditionnée il y a plus d’un siècle au sein de peuplements bien différents de ce qu’ils sont devenus car originellement adaptés aux conditions socio-économiques qui prévalaient aux XIXe et au début du XXe siècle. Mais dans bien des cas, la sylviculture que l’on mène maintenant est encore sous la contrainte de ce passé. Cet article envisage les contextes « historico-sylvicoles » des chênaies de Wallonie à la lumière de leur état actuel. [less ▲]

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See detailClusters formation in Eisenia fetida (Oligochaeta, Lumbricidae)
Zirbes, Lara ULg; Deneubourg, Jean-Louis; Brostaux, Yves ULg et al

in 17th Benelux Congress of Zoology Classic Biology in Modern Times (2010)

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See detailA new case of consensual decision: collective movement in earthworms
Zirbes, Lara ULg; Deneubourg, Jean-Louis; Brostaux, Yves ULg et al

in Ethology (2010), 115

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See detailBacillus-based biocontrol of Fusarium disease on tomato cultures in Burundi
Nihorimbere, Venant; Ongena, Marc ULg; Cawoy, Hélène ULg et al

Poster (2009, May 19)

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See detailMise en relation de la diversité des vers de terre et des caractéristiques du sol de Thua Thien Hue (Centre Vietnam)
Zirbes, Lara ULg; Collin, Caroline; Dufey, Joseph et al

in Tropical Conservation Science (2009), 2(3), 282-298

The large proportion of sandy soils of Thua Thien Hue, in Central Vietnam, present a particular habitat for soil-inhabiting organisms among which earthworms represent close to 70% of total biomass. This ... [more ▼]

The large proportion of sandy soils of Thua Thien Hue, in Central Vietnam, present a particular habitat for soil-inhabiting organisms among which earthworms represent close to 70% of total biomass. This study identified relationships between the characteristics of soil and earthworms. Our inventories yielded the presence of seven species of earthworms belonging to the families Glossoscolecidae, Megascolecidae and Microchaetidae. These were: Pontoscolex corethrurus, Glyphidrilus papillatus, Pheretima rodericensis, Pheretima danangana, Pheretima sp., Perionyx excavatus, and Lampito mauritii. Those of the Microchaetidae were present in acid soils with a high rate of silt and clay. Species in the other families were associated with poor but less acid sandy soils. This study also showed that the number of P. corethrurus was significantly higher in orchards while L. mauritii was significantly more common in soils with cultures other than rice. The species G. papillatus was significantly more abundant in fallow and was the only species found in this habitat. Highest earthworm diversity (Shannon-Wiener index(H=0.97)) was found in crops like manioc and sweat potatoes rather than in rice. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude des séries chronologiques par les méthodes de décomposition
Palm, Rodolphe ULg; Brostaux, Yves ULg

in Notes de Statistique et d'Informatique (2009), (1), 1-17

This note briefly describes the main methods of analysing time series by a decomposition into a trend, a seasonal variation, and residuals. The methods are illustrated by an example analysed with Minitab ... [more ▼]

This note briefly describes the main methods of analysing time series by a decomposition into a trend, a seasonal variation, and residuals. The methods are illustrated by an example analysed with Minitab software. [less ▲]

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