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See detailLe secteur privé à la rescousse de la faune sauvage en Afrique de l’Ouest. Evaluation écologique et économique de la Zone de Chasse de Konkombouri au Burkina Faso
Bouché, Philippe ULg; Lungren, Clark; Moumouni, Dermé

in Parcs & Réserves (2011), 66(4), 12-22

Le Burkina Faso, s’est engagé depuis plusieurs années dans le domaine de la conservation de la Nature, mais souffre du manque de moyens nécessaires pour entretenir et développer son potentiel faunique. En ... [more ▼]

Le Burkina Faso, s’est engagé depuis plusieurs années dans le domaine de la conservation de la Nature, mais souffre du manque de moyens nécessaires pour entretenir et développer son potentiel faunique. En 1996, le Burkina Faso s’est engagé dans une réforme inédite dans ce pays visant à ouvrir la gestion de la faune au secteur privé. Cet article présente à travers l’exemple de la Zone de Chasse de Konkombouri comment le concessionnaire a pu, en mettant en œuvre un certain nombre d’aménagements et certaines activités de gestion de terrain, redynamiser la faune qui s’est multipliée par 3 en 12 ans et comment l’activité de grande chasse a pu créer une dynamique économique favorable à l’Etat, aux communautés locales et aux prestataires de services locaux et étrangers. L’analyse économique compare également les résultats économiques de la ZCK à d’autres zones de chasse d’Afrique Centrale et de l’Ouest. [less ▲]

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See detailMicro-CT-based improvement of geometrical and mechanical controllability of selective laser melted Ti6Al4V porous structures
Van Bael, S.; Kerckhofs, Greet ULg; Moesen, M. et al

in MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING A-STRUCTURAL MATERIALS PROPERTIES MICROSTRUCTURE AND PROCESSING (2011), 528(24), 7423-7431

Despite the fact that additive manufacturing (AM) techniques allow to manufacture complex porous parts with a controlled architecture, differences can occur between designed and as-produced morphological ... [more ▼]

Despite the fact that additive manufacturing (AM) techniques allow to manufacture complex porous parts with a controlled architecture, differences can occur between designed and as-produced morphological properties. Therefore this study aimed at optimizing the robustness and controllability of the production of porous Ti6Al4V structures using selective laser melting (SLM) by reducing the mismatch between designed and as-produced morphological and mechanical properties in two runs. In the first run, porous Ti6Al4V structures with different pore sizes were designed, manufactured by SLM, analyzed by microfocus X-ray computed tomography (micro-CT) image analysis and compared to the original design. The comparison was based on the following morphological parameters: pore size, strut thickness, porosity, surface area and structure volume. Integration of the mismatch between designed and measured properties into a second run enabled a decrease of the mismatch. For example, for the average pore size the mismatch decreased from 45% to 5%. The demonstrated protocol is furthermore applicable to other 3D structures, properties and production techniques, powder metallurgy, titanium alloys, porous materials, mechanical characterization, tomography. (C) 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. [less ▲]

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See detailControl of hydrogen photoproduction by the proton gradient generated by cyclic electron flow in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
Tolleter, Dimitri; Ghysels, Bart ULg; Alric, Jean et al

in Plant Cell (2011), 23(7), 2619-30

Hydrogen photoproduction by eukaryotic microalgae results from a connection between the photosynthetic electron transport chain and a plastidial hydrogenase. Algal H(2) production is a transitory ... [more ▼]

Hydrogen photoproduction by eukaryotic microalgae results from a connection between the photosynthetic electron transport chain and a plastidial hydrogenase. Algal H(2) production is a transitory phenomenon under most natural conditions, often viewed as a safety valve protecting the photosynthetic electron transport chain from overreduction. From the colony screening of an insertion mutant library of the unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii based on the analysis of dark-light chlorophyll fluorescence transients, we isolated a mutant impaired in cyclic electron flow around photosystem I (CEF) due to a defect in the Proton Gradient Regulation Like1 (PGRL1) protein. Under aerobiosis, nonphotochemical quenching of fluorescence (NPQ) is strongly decreased in pgrl1. Under anaerobiosis, H(2) photoproduction is strongly enhanced in the pgrl1 mutant, both during short-term and long-term measurements (in conditions of sulfur deprivation). Based on the light dependence of NPQ and hydrogen production, as well as on the enhanced hydrogen production observed in the wild-type strain in the presence of the uncoupling agent carbonyl cyanide p-trifluoromethoxyphenylhydrazone, we conclude that the proton gradient generated by CEF provokes a strong inhibition of electron supply to the hydrogenase in the wild-type strain, which is released in the pgrl1 mutant. Regulation of the trans-thylakoidal proton gradient by monitoring pgrl1 expression opens new perspectives toward reprogramming the cellular metabolism of microalgae for enhanced H(2) production. [less ▲]

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See detailOxidative degradations of oxodegradable LDPE enhanced with thermoplastic pea starch: thermo-mechanical properties, morphology, and UV-ageing studies
Raquez, Jean-Marie; Bourgeois, Aurore; Jacobs, Heidi et al

in Journal of Applied Polymer Science (2011), 122(1), 489496

The abiotic UV-degradation behavior of oxodegradable LDPE was investigated in the presence of thermoplastic pea starch (TPPS) in this study. Oxodegradable LDPE was first melt-blended with thermoplastic ... [more ▼]

The abiotic UV-degradation behavior of oxodegradable LDPE was investigated in the presence of thermoplastic pea starch (TPPS) in this study. Oxodegradable LDPE was first melt-blended with thermoplastic pea starch (TPPS) using an internal mixing chamber to enhance the abiotic oxidative degradation of oxodegradable LDPE. Because of their different affinity, maleated polyethylene was added as compatibilizer. Tensile properties, thermal properties, and morphology of resulting melt-blends were determined at different content in TPPS. High content in TPPS (40 wt %) could be readily added to oxodegradable LDPE without affecting the tensile properties of resulting melt-blends. UV-ageing studies on compatibilized TPPS/oxodegradable LDPE melt-blends were carried out by Attenuated Total Reflectance infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), Dynamic Thermomechanical Analyses (DMTA) and Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC) under abiotic conditions. These results suggested a synergistic effect on the UV-ageing of TPPS-based melt-blends provided by both components during the first stage of UV-irradiation. [less ▲]

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See detailValdeblore (06) Le Clouté
Pagès, Gaspard ULg

in D.R.A.C., S.R.A. (Ed.) Bilan scientifique de la région Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur 2010 (2011)

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See detailSupraorbital transcutaneous neurostimulation has sedative effects in healthy subjects.
Piquet, Maxime; Balestra, Costantino; SAVA, Simona Liliana ULg et al

in BMC Neurology (2011), 11

BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous neurostimulation (TNS) at extracephalic sites is a well known treatment of pain. Thanks to recent technical progress, the Cefaly(R) device now also allows supraorbital TNS ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: Transcutaneous neurostimulation (TNS) at extracephalic sites is a well known treatment of pain. Thanks to recent technical progress, the Cefaly(R) device now also allows supraorbital TNS. During observational clinical studies, several patients reported decreased vigilance or even sleepiness during a session of supraorbital TNS. We decided therefore to explore in more detail the potential sedative effect of supraorbital TNS, using standardized psychophysical tests in healthy volunteers. METHODS: We performed a double-blind cross-over sham-controlled study on 30 healthy subjects. They underwent a series of 4 vigilance tests (Psychomotor Vigilance Task, Critical Flicker Fusion Frequency, Fatigue Visual Numeric Scale, d2 test). Each subject was tested under 4 different experimental conditions: without the neurostimulation device, with sham supraorbital TNS, with low frequency supraorbital TNS and with high frequency supraorbital TNS. RESULTS: As judged by the results of three tests (Psychomotor Vigilance Task, Critical Flicker Fusion Frequency, Fatigue Visual Numeric Scale) there was a statistically significant (p < 0.001) decrease in vigilance and attention during high frequency TNS, while there were no changes during the other experimental conditions. Similarly, performance on the d2 test was impaired during high frequency TNS, but this change was not statistically significant. CONCLUSION: Supraorbital high frequency TNS applied with the Cefaly(R) device decreases vigilance in healthy volunteers. Additional studies are needed to determine the duration of this effect, the underlying mechanisms and the possible relation with the stimulation parameters. Meanwhile, this effect opens interesting perspectives for the treatment of hyperarousal states and, possibly, insomnia. [less ▲]

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See detailBulletin de la Commission royale pour la publication des Anciennes Lois et Ordonnances de Belgique
Marchandisse, Alain ULg

Book published by Ministère de la Justice (2011)

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See detailFrom shallow water to deep mound - sedimentology and stromatoporoids paleoecology from the Frasnian (Upper Devonian) of Belgium
Da Silva, Anne-Christine ULg; Kershaw, Stephen; Boulvain, Frédéric ULg

in Kölner Forum für Geologie und Paläontologie (2011), 19

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See detailOrganisation du territoire de la cité antique de Narbonne : contraintes environnementales et exploitations des ressources
Cavero, Caroline; Sanchez, Corinne; Jézégou, Marie-Pierre et al

in Cavero, Caroline; Sanchez, Corinne; Jézégou, Maries-Pierre (Eds.) et al Fréjus romaine, la ville et son territoire : agglomérations de Narbonnaise, des Alpes-Maritimes et de Cisalpine à travers la recherche archéologique : actes du 8e Colloque historique de Fréjus, 8-10 octobre 2010 (2011)

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See detailDiscovery of English Grain Aphid (Hemiptera: Aphididae) Biotypes in China
Xu, Zhao-Huan; Chen, Julian; Cheng, Deng-Fa et al

in Journal of Economic Entomology (2011), 104(3), 1080-1086

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See detailContinuous-flow production of alkyl nitrites
Monbaliu, Jean-Christophe ULg; Jorda, Jeremy; Chevalier, Bérengère et al

in Chimica Oggi = Chemistry Today (2011), 29

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See detailEL EZLN y sus intérpretes. Resonancias del zapatismo en la academia y en la literatura
Vanden Berghe, Kristine ULg; Huffshmid, Anne; Lefere, Robin

Book published by Universidad Autónoma de la Ciudad de México (UACM) (2011)

Las distintas contribuciones constituyen sendas revisiones de las actitudes y resonancias que la rebelión del EZLN ha suscitado entre científicos, intelectuales y escritores, en México, pero también en ... [more ▼]

Las distintas contribuciones constituyen sendas revisiones de las actitudes y resonancias que la rebelión del EZLN ha suscitado entre científicos, intelectuales y escritores, en México, pero también en otras partes del mundo, desde sus orígenes en 1994 hasta 2006. En la primera parte las contribuciones exploran las resonancias en el ámbito de las ciencias sociales y naturales, luego se pasa a revisar posiciones de intelectuales y finalmente se examina cómo la rebelión zapatista se ha convertido en un tema literario que inspiró a dos escritores españoles y a tres importantes escritores mexicanos. En calidad de cofundador de la Unión de Científicos Comprometidos con la Sociedad (UCCS), Iván Azuara Monter analiza cómo el fenómeno zapatista incidió y resonó sobre todo entre los practicantes de las llamadas ciencias duras y la investigación regional, un tema que ha sido muy poco trabajado hasta hoy. En cambio, Óscar García Agustín y Bernard Duterme se centran en las interpretaciones de la rebelión zapatista que hicieron científicos sociales y políticos de diferentes tendencias y pertenecientes a distintas escuelas. García Agustín toma como hilo conductor las manifestaciones en torno a la conceptualización por parte de algunos académicos de izquierda que se pronunciaron sobre el EZLN, entre ellos John Holloway, Raúl Zibechi, Antonio Negri y Atilio Boron. Duterme también se propone entender lo que distingue y acerca las diversas aproximaciones sociológicas al EZLN pero percibe sobre todo divergencias entre el enfoque marxista por un lado y la perspectiva representada por el sociólogo Alain Touraine por el otro. Por su parte, Anne Huffschmid y Juan Pellicer estudian la interacción entre el nuevo zapatismo y determinados intelectuales quienes, en el sentido de mediadores culturales o comentaristas políticos, han publicado sus opiniones en torno al EZLN. Huffschmid, después de recapitular algunos factores que integran una particular semiótica de la resistencia y que han resonado en distintas escenas de recepción, recrea algunas de las posturas centrales de intelectuales simpatizantes, y también adversarios, en relación con el nuevo zapatismo. Asimismo se ocupa del actual desencantamiento del EZLN con buena parte de la opinión pública, y que explica por quiebres comunicativos y por un giro sectario del grupo armado que parece traicionar a su propio imaginario político. El texto de Juan Pellicer se concentra en las respuestas dadas por Octavio Paz, en cuyo discurso descubre una evolución notable en cuanto a la visión del indígena al que presenta como piedra de toque de la nación en El laberinto de la soledad y al que percibe como un estorbo a la modernización de México en los textos sobre el EZLN. La contribución de Kristine Vanden Berghe vuelve brevemente sobre la postura de Octavio Paz pero lo hace en el marco de un análisis del ensayo de Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, Marcos : El señor de los espejos. El discurso del escritor catalán, por su parte, es abordado en función de su relación intertextual con la novela Turistas del ideal de Ignacio Vidal-Folch, una sátira de los intelectuales que apoyan al EZLN. La imagen tradicional del intelectual paratópico que se identifica con cuantos escapen de las líneas de demarcación dentro de la sociedad, como es el caso de los indígenas, es desplazada en esta sátira a favor de un intelectual hipócrita e inconsciente de sus propias contradicciones. Entre los –relativamente pocos- poetas y escritores que se han referido al EZLN en su creación literaria, también encontramos a tres autores importantes de Chiapas que, directamente interpelados por el movimiento armado, escribieron sobre él. Jan De Vos estudia estos textos que son, respectivamente, de la pluma del cuentista Eraclio Zepeda y de los poetas Juan Bañuelos y Efraín Bartolomé. En la reflexión que nos propone, De Vos suscita la emoción que la lectura del trío chiapaneco le produce y la combina con la mirada crítica que le impone su disciplina de científico social. Procura interrogar a estos autores que admira sobre los motivos y la manera en que se dejaron interpelar por el movimiento rebelde que en 1994 estalló en las montañas y selvas de su tierra natal. [less ▲]

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See detailCombining intercropping with semiochemical releases: optimization of alternative control of Sitobion avenae 1 in wheat crops in China
Wang, Guang; Cui, Liang-Liang; Dong, Jie et al

in Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata (2011)

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See detailConceptions of Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurship: Where is the Australian Debate Located??
Nyssens, Marthe; Defourny, Jacques ULg

in Centre for Social Impact (Ed.) Intersecting Transformation of the Business and Third Sector (2011)

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See detailInfluence of clay in limestone fillers for self compacting cement based composites
Courard, Luc ULg; Michel, Frédéric ULg; Piérard, Julie

in Construction & Building Materials (2011), 25

High workability together with a good resistance to segregation is needed for cement based composites, specifically fresh Self-Compacting Mortars (SCM); in this prospect, the amount of coarse materials ... [more ▼]

High workability together with a good resistance to segregation is needed for cement based composites, specifically fresh Self-Compacting Mortars (SCM); in this prospect, the amount of coarse materials has to be reduced and replaced by fine material. Several limestone fillers are here compared and analysed. These by-products are issued from different industrial sectors, such as the aggregate and lime production industry (quarrying operations) and the ornamental stones industry (sawing operations). Particular attention has been paid to clay content, as consistency of fresh mortars was varying, while other physical characteristics like granulometry remained the same. Relationship between the physico-chemical properties of the fillers and the properties of fresh and hardened mortars are brought forward. Even if it may affect fresh properties of mortars, results clearly show that clay type and content has minor influence than limestone filler itself. [less ▲]

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