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See detailModelling the risk of ecosystem disruption in Europe with a dynamic vegetation model
Dury, Marie ULg; Hambuckers, Alain ULg; Warnant, Pierre et al

Conference (2012, April)

What will be the European ecosystem responses to future climate? With unprecedented speed and extent, the projected climate change might lead to a disruption of terrestrial plants functioning in many ... [more ▼]

What will be the European ecosystem responses to future climate? With unprecedented speed and extent, the projected climate change might lead to a disruption of terrestrial plants functioning in many regions. In the framework of the EcoChange project, transient projections over the 1901-2100 period have been performed with a process-based dynamic vegetation model, CARAIB DVM (Dury et al., 2011, iForest 4: 82, 99). The vegetation model was driven by the outputs of four climate models under the SRES A1B scenario: the ARPEGE/Climate model and three regional climate models (KNMI-RACMO2 , DMI-HIRHAM5 and HC-HadRM3Q0 RCMs) from the European Union project ENSEMBLES. DVMs are appropriate tools to apprehend potential climate change impacts on ecosystems and identify threatened regions over Europe. CARAIB outputs (soil moisture, runoff, net primary productivity, fire, etc.) were used to characterize the ecosystem evolution. To assess consequences on biodiversity, the evolution of 100 natural common European species (47 herbs, 12 shrubs and 41 trees) has been studied year-to-year over the 1901-2100 period. Under the combined effects of projected changes particularly in temperature and precipitations, CARAIB simulates important reductions in the annual soil water content. The species productivities vary strongly from year to year reaching during the driest years values much lower than present-day average productivity. According to CARAIB, a lot of species might go beyond their water tolerance very frequently, particularly after 2050, due to more intense summer droughts. In the northern part of Europe and in the Alps, with reduced temperature variability and positive soil water anomalies, NPP variability tends to decrease. Regions with more severe droughts might also be affected by an increase of the frequency and intensity of wildfires. With this background, the species distributions might be strongly modified. 15% of tree species and 30% of herb and shrub species (respectively 30% and 60% if the CO2 fertilization effect on species is not taken into account) might experience a loss of 30% or more of their current distribution. Proportions of new species appearance at the end of the century were also studied. Southern Europe might suffer important species extinction while the more suitable climate conditions in northern Europe might lead to a gain in species diversity. [less ▲]

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See detailLe régime alimentaire du Martin-pêcheur huppé Alcedo cristata pendant la période de reproduction dans la région de Kinshasa (R.D. Congo)
Kisasa Kafutshi, Robert ULg

in Malimbus (2012), 34

The diet of the Malachite Kingfisher was investigated by study of 182 regurgitated pellets collected from 65 broods during the nesting period in the rainy seasons from 2004 to 2009, in two sites in the ... [more ▼]

The diet of the Malachite Kingfisher was investigated by study of 182 regurgitated pellets collected from 65 broods during the nesting period in the rainy seasons from 2004 to 2009, in two sites in the Kinshasa area. In total, 2619 undigested remains were identified in the pellets, revealing 1100 prey. The Malachite Kingfisher’s diet is rich and diverse. The prey identified were 92.7 % fishes (Oreochromis niloticus, Gambusia affinis and Hemichromis elongatus), 5.9 % insects (Odonata and Orthoptera) and 0.5 % frogs. [less ▲]

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See detailEnjeux, obstacles et atouts d'un modèle de soins aux contours indéterminés
Thunus, Sophie ULg

in Revue de l'Observatoire (2012), 72

Cette contribution porte sur les enjeux que soulève la réforme des soins de santé mentale en Belgique, au carrefour de l’évolution socio-historique du secteur, et d’un modèle des soins inscrit au sein de ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution porte sur les enjeux que soulève la réforme des soins de santé mentale en Belgique, au carrefour de l’évolution socio-historique du secteur, et d’un modèle des soins inscrit au sein de tendances internationales. Précisément, l’objectif est de mettre en tension l’indétermination du modèle, au sens où il renvoie à un ensemble d’expériences étrangères plus qu’un un corpus de savoirs; et la configuration d’une offre de soins encore déterminée par ses frontières institutionnelles. [less ▲]

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See detailTimbre description of the sound of air-treatment systems for predicting acoustic confort
Minard, Antoine; Billon, Alexis ULg; Goujard, B. et al

Poster (2012, April)

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See detailLes haut-parleurs électrodynamiques
Embrechts, Jean-Jacques ULg

Learning material (2012)

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See detailPenser la querelle par la sélection naturelle. Discours et scènes romanesques du struggle for life
Stienon, Valérie ULg

in COnTEXTES : Revue de Sociologie de la Littérature (2012), 10

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See detailVideos in motion: Processes of Transnationalization in the Southern Nigerian Video Industry: Networks, Discourses, Aesthetics
Jedlowski, Alessandro ULg

Doctoral thesis (2012)

On the ground of a three years-long multi-sited, ethnographic research conducted in Southern Nigeria, Italy and the United Kingdom, my PhD dissertation analyzes the processes of transnationalization that ... [more ▼]

On the ground of a three years-long multi-sited, ethnographic research conducted in Southern Nigeria, Italy and the United Kingdom, my PhD dissertation analyzes the processes of transnationalization that have affected the southern Nigerian video film industry (Nollywood) during the first decade of the 2000s, and interpret their significance in relation to the industry’s history and recent developments. Transnationalization processes have affected the industry at different levels, which include its economic and social organization, its international representation, and the narrative and aesthetic features of the films it produces. The dissertation analyzes these different levels through three separated, but interrelated, sections: 1) The Nigerian video industry has experienced a transnational success since its early stages. Thanks to the informality of Nollywood’s network of distribution, pirated copies of Nigerian videos have circulated throughout the world since the mid 90s. Informal and pirated networks of circulation made videos travel long distances and create for the industry a wide transnational audience. However, as this section argues, informal production and distribution strategies and their vulnerability to piracy progressively eroded the industry’s economy. This section then argues that, once the internal Nigerian video market has started to implode because of the excess of informality and the lack of a proper distribution framework, an important section of the industry has explicitly decided to target the transnational audience generated by the global informal circulation of Nigerian video films. New modes of production and circulation emerged, which mainly target local elites and diasporic audiences. A new wave of high budget productions saw the light. The videos’ patterns of mobility transformed and, this impacted on video films’ economic accessibility for local popular audiences. 2) The second section analyzes the way videos’ discursive circulation (that is, the way in which videos, and the video phenomenon in general, have been portrayed, discussed and analyzed both in Nigeria and elsewhere) impacted on the video industry’s transformation. As with the material and economic circulation analyzed in the first section, videos’ discursive circulation interacted with the video phenomenon in at least two ways. On the one hand it made videos travel. It made them cross boundaries and reach audiences they did not even envisaged to reach. On the other hand, it opened for the video industry a field of dynamic confrontation. Nollywood has been compared to other global film industries (such as Bollywood and Hollywood), and it has been criticized for its low production quality standards. The video phenomenon has been celebrated for some of its achievement, and mocked for some of its weaknesses. This complex interaction with the global cinema arena has produced numerous effects on the video industry. Videos entrepreneurs reacted to criticism and engaged into active processes of transformation aimed at making the video industry reach international production quality standards, and escape the marginal position within which much of the mentioned discursive constructions positioned it. 3) The third section looks at videos’ aesthetics and narrative structures. The transnational mobility of the videos impacted on them in multiple ways. On the one hand, as a result of the encounter of both transnational and local aesthetic and narrative aspects, videos developed a particular aesthetic and narrative openness which made them able to address dispersed audiences and reconstitute them into a pan-African public. Through their specific film language, contents, and forms of address videos activated a debate on what it means to be African today, and shaped it around the social, cultural and historic specificities of the post-colonial, post-Structural-Adjustment era in Nigeria and, more generally, in sub-Saharan Africa. On the other hand, mobility intervened in the reformulation of videos’ narrative and aesthetic patterns. The video phenomenon has been adopted and reinterpreted by Nigerian diaporic groups in Europe and elsewhere. The specific social and economic conditions associated with the experience of living in the diaspora interacted with the videos’ production strategies and defined particular narrative and aesthetic solutions. When the Nigerian video industry entered the production crisis diasporic production companies found themselves in the position of an avant-garde in what concerns the industry’s transnational expansion: they had already experimented with economic and aesthetic solutions that could open Nigerian productions to global audiences. As a result, they became the bridge able to connect the Nigerian video film industry to transnational, non-African audiences. [less ▲]

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See detailL'orientation scolaire. Héritages sociaux et jugements professoraux
Andre, Géraldine ULg

Book published by Presses Universitaires de France - 1ère éd. (2012)

Pourquoi, au sein de sociétés démocratiques et de systèmes éducatifs ouverts, les jeunes de milieux populaires se retrouvent-ils souvent dans des filières et des formes d’enseignement peu valorisées dans ... [more ▼]

Pourquoi, au sein de sociétés démocratiques et de systèmes éducatifs ouverts, les jeunes de milieux populaires se retrouvent-ils souvent dans des filières et des formes d’enseignement peu valorisées dans la hiérarchie scolaire ? À partir d’une enquête qualitative de longue durée, cet ouvrage propose une relecture de la sociologie de l’éducation en confrontant les interprétations de l’orientation à un corpus empirique inédit. Une immersion prolongée dans les familles, les lieux de sociabilité d’élèves de l’enseignement professionnel, les séances d’orientation et les conseils de classe donne à ce livre l’épaisseur ethnographique nécessaire pour saisir les réalités scolaires. Au-delà des processus de relégation, cet ouvrage donne à voir les pratiques et les représentations des acteurs qui façonnent les trajectoires. En choisissant une région postindustrielle comme principal terrain d’enquête, c’est aussi la question de la transformation des classes sociales qui est posée. Les cultures de classe demeurent-elles le facteur clé pour expliquer les mécanismes de l’orientation ? L’analyse du processus d’orientation vers l’enseignement de type professionnel nous plonge ainsi dans un débat plus vaste sur la reproduction culturelle et le changement social. [less ▲]

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See detailFamilial pituitary adenomas : current concepts and perspectives
jaffrain-Rea, ML; Beckers, Albert ULg

in Abstract book - National Symposium in Endocrinology - Romanian Society of Endocrinology (2012, April)

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See detailIntroduction générale
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg; Reuchamps, Min ULg

in Bouhon, Frédéric; Reuchamps, Min (Eds.) Les systèmes électoraux de la Belgique (2012)

Cette introduction ouvre un ouvrage collectif consacré aux systèmes électoraux de la Belgique. Elle insiste sur le caractère multidisciplinaire de l'étude des questions électorales qui est proposée dans ... [more ▼]

Cette introduction ouvre un ouvrage collectif consacré aux systèmes électoraux de la Belgique. Elle insiste sur le caractère multidisciplinaire de l'étude des questions électorales qui est proposée dans le livre et en présente le plan. [less ▲]

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See detailAutomated procedures in ISO17025 routine dioxin laboratory: impact on throughput
Focant, Jean-François ULg

Scientific conference (2012, April)

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See detailVers une plus grande intégration des outils de conception?
Habran, Maxime ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2012)

Mise en évidence des principes relatifs à deux outils de conception, le schéma de développement de l'espace communautaire (SDEC) et le schéma de développement de l'espace régional (SDER)

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See detailSalivary Glucose Oxidase from Caterpillars Mediates the Induction of Rapid and Delayed-Induced Defenses in the Tomato Plant
Tian, Donglan; Peiffer, Michelle; Shoemaker, Erica et al

in PLoS ONE (2012), 7(4), 36168

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See detailOrganizational identification and commitment: The impact of POS and prestige
Marique, Géraldine; Stinglhamber, Florence; Desmette, Donatienne et al

Poster (2012, April)

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See detailUse of ionic liquids for biocatalytic synthesis of sugar derivatives
Galonde, Nadine ULg; Nott, Katherine ULg; Debuigne, Antoine ULg et al

in Journal of Chemical Technology & Biotechnology (2012), 87(4), 451-471

Sugar-based compounds are widely used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents and food. They are mainly produced by chemical methods, but the use of enzymes as ‘a greener alternative’ to organic ... [more ▼]

Sugar-based compounds are widely used in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, detergents and food. They are mainly produced by chemical methods, but the use of enzymes as ‘a greener alternative’ to organic synthesis has been investigated for more than 20 years. Due to the low polar substrate solubility in organic solvents compatible with enzymes, research has focused on the application of substitutes for biocatalysis, especially ionic liquids (ILs). After introducing the main properties of ILs and especially their ability to solubilize sugars, this review focuses on one of their applications, the biocatalytic synthesis of carbohydrate derivatives. In this context, they can be used in pure IL systems, in IL/IL systems or in IL/organic solvent systems. Finally, this review provides an update on the environmental fate of ILs. Their exploitation in ‘green’ processes is still limited due to their low degradability but research is currently under way to design new more ‘eco-friendly’ ILs. [less ▲]

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See detailLa globalisation : cinq thèses et trois scénarios
Jacquemain, Marc ULg

Conference (2012, April)

La communication reprend l'idée de Zaki Laïdi, selon laquelle au-delà de l'accélération des flux économiques, la globalisation doit être considérée comme un transformation des représentations du monde. Il ... [more ▼]

La communication reprend l'idée de Zaki Laïdi, selon laquelle au-delà de l'accélération des flux économiques, la globalisation doit être considérée comme un transformation des représentations du monde. Il propos d'apppliquer cette logique à quelques grands travaux sociologiques récents sur la globalisation et montrer comment ces travaux eux-mêmes contribuent à faconner des "imaginaires" au sens de Zaki Laïdi [less ▲]

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See detailThe oxygen nightglow emissions of Venus: vertical distribution and role of collisional quenching
Gérard, Jean-Claude ULg; Soret, Lauriane ULg; Migliorini, Alessandra et al

Conference (2012, April)

The oxygen nightglow emissions of Venus: vertical distribution and role of collisional quenching J.-C. Gérard (1), L. Soret (1), A. Migliorini (2), G. Piccioni (2), and P. Drossart (3) (1) LPAP ... [more ▼]

The oxygen nightglow emissions of Venus: vertical distribution and role of collisional quenching J.-C. Gérard (1), L. Soret (1), A. Migliorini (2), G. Piccioni (2), and P. Drossart (3) (1) LPAP - Université de Liège - Belgium (jc.gerard@ulg.ac.be, 0032 4 366 9711), (2) INAF - Rome, Italy, (3) LESIA, Observatoire de Paris - Meudon, France Three-body recombination of atomic oxygen produces O2 molecules excited in different electronic states such as a 1∆g, b 1 􏰀+g , A 3 􏰀+u , c 1 􏰀uand A’ 3∆u, each with a specific quantum efficiency. When they radiate, optical transitions are observed in a wide range of wavelengths extending from the ultraviolet to the near infrared. In planetary atmospheres, spontaneous radiative deexcitation compete with collisional quenching with ambient molecules and atoms. As a consequence, the corresponding airglow emission profiles may significantly differ from each other in brightness and altitude of the emitting layer. We model the volume emission rates and limb profiles of the O2 Atmospheric Infrared (a 1∆-X 3 􏰀), Herzberg I (A 3 􏰀-X 3 􏰀), Herzberg II (c 1 􏰀-X 3 􏰀), Chamberlain (A’ 3∆-a 1∆) bands expected on the Venus night side. The quenching rates are taken from laboratory and observational planetary data and we apply two different methods to determine the oxygen and CO2 density profiles. One is based on recent analysis of data collected by instruments on board the Venus Express mission. The second one uses a one-dimensional chemical-diffusive model where the free parameters are the strength of turbulent transport and the downward flux of O atoms. Both approaches indicate that the calculated intensities of each transition range over several orders of magnitude and that differences are expected in the altitude of the maximum emission. These predictions will be compared with VIRTIS/Venus Express limb observations, which make it possible to derive the vertical distribution of the O2 emissions in the visible and infrared. These measurements suggest that no difference is observed between the altitude of the peak of the IR Atmospheric and Herzberg II bands. Conclusions will be drawn about the validity of the current set of quenching coefficients used in the model. [less ▲]

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See detailLa fréquence des élections
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg

in Bouhon, Frédéric; Reuchamps, Min (Eds.) Les systèmes électoraux de la Belgique (2012)

Ce chapitre vise à présenter les règles juridiques qui déterminent le rythme électoral. Il commence par une courte discussion sur la question de savoir quel laps de temps peut être considéré comme une ... [more ▼]

Ce chapitre vise à présenter les règles juridiques qui déterminent le rythme électoral. Il commence par une courte discussion sur la question de savoir quel laps de temps peut être considéré comme une durée raisonnable pour une législature. Il se poursuit par le passage en revue les normes qui établissent, pour chacune des assemblées élues du pays, la durée qui sépare en principe deux élections , et par l'examen des cas où la législature est écourtée par l’organisation d’élections anticipées. Enfin, le chapitre s'achève par une brève réflexion sur l’opportunité d’une synchronisation des différentes échéances électorales. [less ▲]

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