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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 detailLes dates des élections depuis 1830
Bouhon, Frédéric ULg

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

Cette contribution constitue une annexe d'un ouvrage collectif sur les systèmes électoraux de la Belgique. Elle vise à présenter, sous la forme de tableaux, les dates des élections en Belgique à tous les ... [more ▼]

Cette contribution constitue une annexe d'un ouvrage collectif sur les systèmes électoraux de la Belgique. Elle vise à présenter, sous la forme de tableaux, les dates des élections en Belgique à tous les niveaux de pouvoir depuis 1830. [less ▲]

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See detailHave STS Fallen Into a Political Void? Depoliticisation and Engagement in the Case of Nanotechnologies
Thoreau, François ULg; Delvenne, Pierre ULg

in Política & Sociedade (2012), 11(20), 205-226

In this paper we trace some of the key points in the history of Science and Technology Studies (STS). In particular we outline the inherently political dynamics of the field. Against We underline two ... [more ▼]

In this paper we trace some of the key points in the history of Science and Technology Studies (STS). In particular we outline the inherently political dynamics of the field. Against We underline two emerging patterns in the curse of STS: the one of “depoliticisation” and the one of increasing “engagement”. We address the case study nanotechnologies and discuss their intertwined history with the STS. This allows us to point at the risk that the increasing institutionalisation of STS and the political mandate that frames and stabilizes the field’s relationship to the technological developments would create a political void. We conclude that STS research is at a crossroads. It is facing an important empirical turn, which may deprive it from its political significance, and constantly redefine its institutional constraints. STS has to continuously question its underlying political assumptions (as it occurs more and more regarding public participation) and to make it explicit. [less ▲]

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See detailIntegrated control and structural analysis of DFIG wind turbines using a monolithic approach
Chen, Qiongzhong ULg; D'Ambrosio, Flavio; Defourny, Michel et al

in Proceedings of the European Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition 2012 (EWEA 2012) (2012, April)

Design of wind turbines requires the coupled analysis among the mechanical, control and aerodynamic subsystems. Different from previous research, which either uses a complicated mechanical model with a ... [more ▼]

Design of wind turbines requires the coupled analysis among the mechanical, control and aerodynamic subsystems. Different from previous research, which either uses a complicated mechanical model with a simple control system model, or vice versa, this paper studies the coupling of subsystems’ dynamics using a high-fidelity aeroelastic model of wind turbine and a detailed analytical model of control generating systems. A monolithic time integration approach is applied so that better numerical accuracy and stability are achieved. Control strategies on power optimization are discussed taking into account the influence of structural flexibility. Simulation examples are given on both stable and turbulent wind situation. [less ▲]

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See detailEvaluation of three immunoassays for serodiagnosis of human Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
HUYNEN, Pascale ULg; TOUSSAINT, Françoise ULg; HAYETTE, Marie-Pierre ULg et al

Poster (2012, April)

The aim of this study was to evaluate three commercial automated immunoassays for the serological diagnosis of M. pneumoniae infection.

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See detailL'obésité de l'enfant: Rencontre et parole donnée
Battisti, Oreste ULg

Learning material (2012)

vidéo comprenant les interviews de certaines familles confrontés à l'obésité.

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See detailGouvernance des territoires de pêche et politique des aires marines protégées au Sénégal : les pêcheurs migrants de Saint- Louis face à la dynamique des mobilisations locales à Cayar
Seck, Aichetou ULg

in Territoires d'Afrique (2012), 3

Since a few decades, the Senegalese small-scale fishing knows important upheavals which mortgage its dynamism. The increase of fishermen's staff, the evolution of the techniques of fishing, the ... [more ▼]

Since a few decades, the Senegalese small-scale fishing knows important upheavals which mortgage its dynamism. The increase of fishermen's staff, the evolution of the techniques of fishing, the degradation of marine ecosystems are so many blocking factors that the fishing management policies have to consider to check on the decline of the halieutic resources and guarantee the durability of the activities for coastal populations in Senegal. In 2004, the Government proceeded to create five marine protected areas (MPA) throughout the littoral to bring an answer to the problem of management of fisheries. The MPA appear as a tool of preservation and development and fit into territories of fishing strongly suited by communities in presence. Among these, the community of the migrant fishermen the Guet- ndariens, of the north Senegalese quotation, sees their spaces being transformed in front of this new policy of the Government. But also in front of strategies of control which try to set up the autochthonous populations to counter in their strong activity of fishing. So, we attend a competition pushed on the resource on the background of latent conflicts. But also a transformation of the strategies of the various actors in their perceptions of the space of the identical, historic and functional point of view [less ▲]

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See detailModelling autotrophic and heterotrophic components of soil respiration in wheat fields
Delogu, Emilie; LeDantec, Valérie; Buysse, Pauline ULg et al

Conference (2012, April)

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See detailLe sort d’une offre faite par un curateur à succession vacante
Rozenberg, Fanny ULg

in Revue de la Faculté de Droit de l'Université de Liège (2012), 4

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See detailEvaluation of three immunoassays for serodiagnosis of human Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection
HUYNEN, Pascale ULg; TOUSSAINT, Françoise ULg; HAYETTE, Marie-Pierre ULg et al

in Clinical Microbiology & Infection (2012, April), 18(S3), 231

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See detailGISER - Gestion intégrée Sol Erosion Ruissellement - rapport d'activités année 1
Pineux, Nathalie ULg; Maugnard, Alexandre; Demarcin, Pierre ULg et al

Report (2012)

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See detailModèles statistiques Bayésiens et méthodologies pour calculer le Design Space (OPTIMAL-DS)
Marini Djang'Eing'A, Roland ULg; Lebrun, Pierre ULg; Rozet, Eric ULg et al

Report (2012)

La compréhension des procédés technologiques et industriels dans les secteurs (bio)pharmaceutiques, biotechnologiques, agroalimentaires et environnementaux doit permettre de se conformer aux lignes de ... [more ▼]

La compréhension des procédés technologiques et industriels dans les secteurs (bio)pharmaceutiques, biotechnologiques, agroalimentaires et environnementaux doit permettre de se conformer aux lignes de conduites initiées par la FDA ou d'autres organismes de contrôles. Notamment, le document ICH Q8 introduit les notions de "Process Analytical Technology", de "Quality by Design" et de "Design Space", ayant attraits à la qualité des procédés industriels, des procédés d'analyse ainsi qu'à la qualité des produits finis. Cependant, si les lignes de conduites pour ces exigences sont expliquées, aucune méthodologie pour les atteindre n'est donnée. Or, un nombre considérable de nouvelles entités chimiques sont synthétisées par les laboratoires pharmaceutiques, biotechnologiques ou agroalimentaires. Les producteurs de matières premières et/ou d’excipients (secteur chimique) ont également besoin de disposer rapidement de méthodes analytiques de contrôle qui leur permettront de s’assurer de la qualité de leurs produits. On comprend aisément la nécessité pour ces secteurs de disposer rapidement de résultats fiables puisque les activités de recherches mais aussi des investissements, souvent importants, sont orientés ou stoppés sur base de données chiffrées, produits par les méthodes analytiques. La production de résultats fiables et la démonstration de cette fiabilité sont donc économiquement fondamentales. Ce projet vise la mise au point de stratégies et de modèles génériques de développement automatisé de nouvelles méthodes analytiques séparatives, en se basant sur la modélisation des temps de rétention, la planification expérimentale, et le concept de Design Space. L’objectif connexe est d’appliquer cette méthodologie à l’optimisation de n’importe quel procédé. Le fait de pouvoir disposer d’une méthodologie de mise au point automatique de méthodes analytiques ou de tous procédés analytiques aura un impact significatif. Cette nouvelle technologie permettra de réduire de façon drastique le temps d’optimisation des méthodes et procédés, permettant une production plus efficiente de produits (pharmaceutique, cosmétique, agro-alimentaire ou biotechnologique) répondant aux spécifications du client. [less ▲]

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See detailDélimitation et classement des entités commerciales
Vazquez Parras, Juan ULg

Speech/Talk (2012)

This study develops a method classifying retail spaces through geometry. It attempts to objectify quantitatively several criterions (usually based on empirical observation) which define retail supply. The ... [more ▼]

This study develops a method classifying retail spaces through geometry. It attempts to objectify quantitatively several criterions (usually based on empirical observation) which define retail supply. The method developed shows that it is possible to characterize different commercial forms by using relatively simple indicators. In order to apply this method, this study drawn upon a database of 20,000 stores geolocalised and gathered by shopping areas all over Wallonia. This paper is divided into three main points: the construction of indicators, their compilation and the identification of a classification of retail spaces. [less ▲]

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See detailMagnetic hybrid materials for triggered drug delivery and optical properties of intraocular lens
Liu, Ji ULg; Hurtgen, Marie ULg; Mornet, Stephan et al

Poster (2012, March 30)

Stimuli-responsive nano-materials have been playing increasingly important roles in the biomedical field due to their ability to alter the physico-chemical properties in response to external stimuli, such ... [more ▼]

Stimuli-responsive nano-materials have been playing increasingly important roles in the biomedical field due to their ability to alter the physico-chemical properties in response to external stimuli, such as temperature, pH, ionic strength, magnetic field, etc. Nanohybrids bearing an inorganic core and thermo-responsive polymer shell are particularly applicable in target delivery and controlled drug release. Poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) (PNVCL) and its copolymers, exhibiting lower critical solution temperature (LCST) where the transition between hydrophilic and hydrophobic state happens, is one of the optimal choices for this core/shell structure. Here we present the in-situ fabrication of thermo-responsive gold nanohybrids coated with a novel poly (vinyl alcohol)-b-poly (N-vinylcaprolactam) (PVOH-b-PNVCL) block copolymers, which were prepared by the cobalt-mediated radical polymerization (CMRP). The interaction between both PVOH and PNVCL segments and gold nanoparticles was confirmed by FT-IR spectra. A sharp thermo-induced phase transition with a good reversibility upon change in temperature was detected by DLS and UV/vis spectrometer. Furthermore, the presence of hydrophilic PVOH moieties endows the gold nanohybrids with improved colloidal stability above LCST without any flocculation detected. This kind of gold nanohybrids can be envisaged as a new drug delivery vehicle. [less ▲]

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See detailDivergences morphologiques et génétiques chez une espèce de demoiselle (Pomacentridae): Pomacentrus coelestis
Frederich, Bruno ULg; Liu, Shang-Yin

Conference (2012, March 30)

La différentiation des populations est l’un des principaux thèmes de la biologie de l’évolution. Mise à part l’étude des variations des patrons de coloration, très peu d’études concernent les divergences ... [more ▼]

La différentiation des populations est l’un des principaux thèmes de la biologie de l’évolution. Mise à part l’étude des variations des patrons de coloration, très peu d’études concernent les divergences morphologiques entre les populations de poissons des récifs coralliens. Dans ce travail, nous avons étudié la différentiation morphologique et génétique entre plusieurs populations de l’espèce de demoiselle, Pomacentrus coelestis Jordan & Starks, 1901, dans le Nord-Ouest de l’océan Pacifique. Cette espèce, inféodée aux récifs coralliens, se nourrit principalement de zooplancton. Elle est particulièrement abondante dans cette région du monde. Les formes des mâchoires buccales (c’est-à-dire la mandibule et le prémaxillaire) ont été étudiées au moyen des méthodes de morphométrie géométrique et la structure génétique des populations a été caractérisée au moyen de cinq microsattelites (POM3, POM2, AC1578, Pom2269 et Pom2416). Différents tests statistiques ont révélé une variation significative de forme entre les populations de P. coelestis pour chacune des deux pièces squelettiques. Les variations de forme de la mandibule et du prémaxillaire apparaissent non-corrélées. Les variations morphologiques de la mandibule accompagne une rupture génétique entre des populations de l’île principale du Japon et les îles d’Okinawa et Taiwan. Cependant, les tests de Mantel et Procrustes n’ont révélé aucune congruence entre les structures génétiques et morphologiques. Des variables géographiques telles que la latitude, la longitude et les distances kilométriques expliquent peu ou pas les variances morphologiques observées. Dans notre discussion, nous illustrons que la plasticité phénotypique serait un mécanisme évolutif potentiel sous-jacent à la différence de formes entre les populations de P. coelestis. Cependant l’hypothèse d’une divergence adaptative ne pourrait cependant pas être exclue vu que nous avons uniquement étudié des marqueurs génétiques neutres (microsattelites). Une approche écomorphologique suggère que des régimes alimentaires différents pourraient être liés aux variations de forme des mâchoires buccales. A titre d’exemple, les individus des populations de l’île principale du Japon ont des mandibules plus massives suggérant des activités de broutage et/ou de morsure plus fréquentes. Inversément, les individus de Taiwan et d’Okinawa arborent un processus ascendant du prémaxillaire proportionellement plus long que les poissons des autres populations. Cette caractéristique, directement liée à l’efficacité de protrusion des mâchoires supérieures, confirmerait un degré de zooplanctonophagie plus élevé chez ces deux populations. [less ▲]

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