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See detailHow bright is the Io UV footprint?
Bonfond, Bertrand ULg; Grodent, Denis ULg; Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg et al

Conference (2010)

The electro-magnetic interaction between Io and the Jovian magnetosphere generates a perturbation in the magnetospheric plasma which propagates along the magnetic field lines and creates auroral footprint ... [more ▼]

The electro-magnetic interaction between Io and the Jovian magnetosphere generates a perturbation in the magnetospheric plasma which propagates along the magnetic field lines and creates auroral footprint emissions in both hemispheres. Recent results showed that this footprint is formed of several spots and an extended tail. Each feature is suggested to correspond to a different step in the propagation of the perturbation and in the electron energization processes. The present study focuses on the variations of the spots' brightness at different timescales from minutes to years through the rotation period of Jupiter. It relies on FUV images acquired with the STIS and ACS instruments onboard the Hubble Space Telescope. Since the footprint is composed of several localized features, a good understanding of the emission region geometry is critical to derive the actual vertical brightness and thus the precipitated energy flux. We developed a 3D emission model in order to assess as precisely as possible the respective contribution of each individual feature and to correctly estimate the precipitating energy flux. As far as the brightness variations on timescales of minutes are concerned, we will present results from the high time resolution campaign executed during summer 2009. On timescale of several hours, we will show that the variation of the emitted power as a function of the location of Io in the plasma torus suggests that the Jovian surface magnetic field strength is an important controlling parameter. Finally, the measured precipitated power and particle fluxes will be discussed in comparison with recent simulations considering both Alfvén waves filamentation and electron acceleration when the Alfvén waves become inertial. [less ▲]

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See detailQuelques histoires du japonisme
Bawin, Julie ULg

in La Lettre des Académies (2010), 20

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See detailIMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC), Newsletter 3
Williams, Pete; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Pasero, Marco et al

in Mineralogical Magazine (2010), 74

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See detailIMA Commission on New Minerals, Nomenclature and Classification (CNMNC), Newsletter 5
Williams, Pete; Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Pasero, Marco et al

in Mineralogical Magazine (2010), 74(5), 899-902

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See detailDiversity and aboveground biomass in three tropical forest types in the Dja Biosphere Reserve, Cameroon
Djuikouo, Marie Noël Kamdem; Doucet, Jean-Louis ULg; Nguembou, Charlemagne K. et al

in African Journal of Ecology (2010), 48

We present tree community diversity, species composition, basal area and aboveground biomass of three forest types in the Dja Biosphere Reserve, in South-East Cameroon, part of the contiguous tropical ... [more ▼]

We present tree community diversity, species composition, basal area and aboveground biomass of three forest types in the Dja Biosphere Reserve, in South-East Cameroon, part of the contiguous tropical forest of the Congo Basin. A total of fourteen, 1 ha, plots were established in heterogeneous terra firme forests (TFF), Gilbertiodendron dewevrei forests (GDF) and periodically flooded forests (PFF). A total of 281 tree species with diameter ‡10 cm were recorded. The Shannon diversity index was significantly higher in TFF (5.7 ± 0.28) and PFF (5.6 ± 0.23) than in GDF (2.29 ± 0.48) (ANOVA, F2,11 = 139.75, P < 0.001). While tree density did not differ between forest types (F2,11 = 3.50, P = 0.06), basal area differed significantly (F2,11 = 7.38, P = 0.009), as did aboveground biomass (F2,11 = 17.95, P < 0.001). Mean AGB values were respectively, 596.1 ± 62.24, 401.67 ± 58.06 and 383.14 ± 61.91 Mg ha)1 in GDF, TFF and PFF. Variation in the abundance of trees with large diameter was the main reason for these differences. Few dominant species made the greatest contribution to the AGB. G. dewevrei, accounted for 83% of AGB in GDF, Penthaclethra macrophylla for 9.9% in TFF and Uapaca heudolotii for 10.6% in PFF. The importance of preserving G. dewevrei forest in the context of ‘Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation’ (REDD) policies is discussed. [less ▲]

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See detailCumulative effects of road de-icing salt on amphibian behavior
Denoël, Mathieu ULg; Bichot, Marion; Ficetola, G. Francesco et al

in Aquatic Toxicology (2010), 99(2), 275-280

Despite growing evidence of the detrimental effect of chemical substances on organisms, limited research has focused on changes in behavioral patterns, in part due to the difficulties to obtain detailed ... [more ▼]

Despite growing evidence of the detrimental effect of chemical substances on organisms, limited research has focused on changes in behavioral patterns, in part due to the difficulties to obtain detailed quantitative data. Recent developments in efficient computer-based video analyses have allowed testing pesticide effects on model species such as the zebrafish. However, these new techniques have not yet been applied to amphibians and directly to conservation issues, i.e. to assess toxicological risks on threatened species. We used video tracking analyses to test a quantitative effect of an environmental contaminant on the locomotion of amphibian tadpoles (Rana temporaria) by taking into account cumulative effects. Because recent research has demonstrated effects of de-icing salts on survival and community structure, we used sodium chloride in our experimental design (25 replicates, 4 concentrations, 4 times) to test for an effect at the scale of behavior at environmentally relevant concentrations. Analysis of 372 1-hr video-tracks (5 samples per sec) showed a complex action of salts on behavioral patterns with a dose and cumulative response over time. Although no effects were found on mortality or growth, the highest salt concentrations reduced the speed and movement of tadpoles in comparison with control treatments. The reduced locomotor performance could have detrimental consequences in terms of tadpoles’ responses to competition and predation and may be an indicator of the low concentration effect of the contaminant. On one hand, this study demonstrates the usefulness of examining behavior to address conservation issues and understand the complex action of environmental factors and, more particularly, pollutants on organisms. On the other hand, our results highlight the need of new computerized techniques to quantitatively analyze these patterns. [less ▲]

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See detailA hybrid tabu search heuristic for a bilevel competitive facility location model
Kucukaydin, Hande ULg; Aras, Necati; Altinel, I. Kuban

in Blesa, Maria J.; Blum, Christian; Raidl, Günther (Eds.) et al Hybrid metaheuristics: 7th International Workshop, HM 2010, Vienna, Austria, October 2010, Proceedings (2010)

We consider a problem in which a firm or franchise enters a market by locating new facilities where there are existing facilities belonging to a competitor. The firm aims at finding the location and ... [more ▼]

We consider a problem in which a firm or franchise enters a market by locating new facilities where there are existing facilities belonging to a competitor. The firm aims at finding the location and attractiveness of each facility to be opened so as to maximize its profit. The competitor, on the other hand, can react by adjusting the attractiveness of its existing facilities, opening new facilities and/or closing existing ones with the objective of maximizing its own profit. The demand is assumed to be aggregated at certain points in the plane and the facilities of the firm can be located at prespecified candidate sites. We employ Huff's gravity-based rule in modeling the behavior of the customers where the fraction of customers at a demand point that visit a certain facility is proportional to the facility attractiveness and inversely proportional to the distance between the facility site and demand point. We formulate a bilevel mixed-integer nonlinear programming model where the firm entering the market is the leader and the competitor is the follower. In order to find a feasible solution of this model, we develop a hybrid tabu search heuristic which makes use of two exact methods as subroutines: a gradient ascent method and a branch-and-bound algorithm with nonlinear programming relaxation. [less ▲]

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See detailLe Comité France-Amérique et l’Alliance française à Montréal
Dozo, Björn-Olav ULg

in Luneau, Marie-Pier; Mellot, Jean-Dominique; Montreuil, Sophie (Eds.) et al Passeurs d'histoire(s). Figures des relations France-Québec en histoire du livre (2010)

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See detailLa vascularisation tumorale en tant que source de résistance aux traitements de radiothérapie et chimiothérapie
MARTINIVE, Philippe ULg; COUCKE, Philippe ULg

in Revue Médicale de Liège (2010), 65(3), 133-139

Angiogenesis is a hallmark of tumours. The newly formed tumour vessels are structurally and functionally abnormal leading to tumour perfusion heterogeneities and subsequently to the development of hypoxic ... [more ▼]

Angiogenesis is a hallmark of tumours. The newly formed tumour vessels are structurally and functionally abnormal leading to tumour perfusion heterogeneities and subsequently to the development of hypoxic areas. Generally, tumour hypoxia refers to an increasing distance between vasculature and tumour cells (i.e. chronic hypoxia). Chronic hypoxia promotes tumour resistance to treatments and metastasis. The temporal aspect of hypoxia is completely neglected in chronic hypoxia. Intermittent hypoxia (HI) takes the transient and temporal aspect of hypoxia into account. HI is defined as pO2 fluctuations in tumour vessels secondary to transient arrest of tumour blood flow. IH extends the concept of tumour hypoxia to tumour vessels and vascular cells. Transient arrest of tumour blood flow promotes tumour resistance to radio- and chemotherapy treatments and favours metastasis. Moreover, IH protects tumour vessels and endothelial cells against pro-apoptotic stresses and promotes angiogenesis. A comprehensive dissection of the mechanisms leading to IH allows the development and establishment of new therapeutic approaches. [less ▲]

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See detailContrasting response of European forest and grassland energy exchange to heatwaves
Teuling, A. J.; Seneviratne, S. I.; Stöckli, R. et al

in Nature Geoscience (2010), 3(10), 722-727

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See detailMesure du volume de fin d'expiration (VFE) en cours de ventilation contrôlée après chirurgie cardiaque
MARCHAL, Vanessa; SOTTIAUX, Thierry; PUJOL, B et al

in Réanimation (2010), 19(Suppl 1), 180325

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See detailFilles et garçons face à l'orientation scientifique : stéréotypes en tout genre
Goffin, Christelle ULg; Quittre, Valérie ULg; Lafontaine, Dominique ULg

in Gavray, Claire; Adriaenssens, Alexandra (Eds.) Une fille = un garçon ? Identifier les inégalités de genre à l'école pour mieux les combattre (2010)

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See detailConservación de germoplasma de tarwi (Lupinus mutabilis Sweet) en Cusco
Cosio, Pompeyo; Blanco, Maywa; Baudoin, Jean-Pierre ULg

in Primer Congreso Peruano de Mejoramiento Genético y Biotecnologia Agricola (2010)

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See detailHematopoietic stem cell transplantation in the treatment strategy of acute leukemia
Baron, Frédéric ULg; Beguin, Yves ULg

in Belgian Journal of Medical Oncology [=BJMO] (2010), 4

This review article discusses the current indications for allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in adult patients with acute myeloid or lymphoblastic leukemia

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See detailBande dessinée alternative : mémoire et re-génération. Autour de l'exposition "Alternatif Chaos. Onafhankelijk Beeldverhaal in Wallonië en Brussel"
Dejasse, Erwin ULg

in Textyles : Revue des Lettres Belges de Langue Française (2010), 36-37

The article deals about the exhibition "Alternative Chaos" that took place in 2008 in Haarlem -Netherland whom I was the curator. I've tried to analyse it retrospectively. This exhibition was devoted to ... [more ▼]

The article deals about the exhibition "Alternative Chaos" that took place in 2008 in Haarlem -Netherland whom I was the curator. I've tried to analyse it retrospectively. This exhibition was devoted to the alternative scene of Comics in French speaking Belgium between 1988 and 2008. [less ▲]

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See detailImagerie de la microcirculation cutanée défaillante.
QUATRESOOZ, Pascale ULg; REGINSTER, Marie-Annick ULg; FRANCHIMONT, Claudine ULg et al

in Dermatologie Actualité (2010), 123

Le réseau microvasculaire de la peau joue des rôles physiologiques majeurs en oxygénant les tissus et en permettant des échanges thermiques finement régulés. Son parcours résistif et capacitif module les ... [more ▼]

Le réseau microvasculaire de la peau joue des rôles physiologiques majeurs en oxygénant les tissus et en permettant des échanges thermiques finement régulés. Son parcours résistif et capacitif module les résistances périphériques au débit sanguin. La microvascularisation est sous l’influence de divers facteurs, mais globalement, elle semble presque immuable dans la peau saine. En revanche, certaines circonstances pathologiques engendrent des hyperplasies ou des hypoplasies vasculaires. Parfois aussi, le réseau semble garder son extension normale, mais sa structure intime est remaniée. Cette revue est un florilège d’aspects microscopiques associés à des perturbations majeures de la fonctionnalité vasculaire cutanée. [less ▲]

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See detailEnseigner la biologie en premier BAC sciences dans le cadre du projet 123...Sciences
Thiry, Marc ULg

Diverse speeche and writing (2010)

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See detailThe IMA-CNMNC dominant-constituent rule revisited and extended
Hatert, Frédéric ULg; Burke, Ernst

in Elements (2010), 6

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