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See detailEtude de la croissance et du niveau de production des peuplements résineux en Wallonie
Perin, Jérôme ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

Nos recherches visent à améliorer les connaissances de base en sylviculture et en écologie des essences résineuses dans l’optique d’une gestion forestière à vocation principale de production de bois de ... [more ▼]

Nos recherches visent à améliorer les connaissances de base en sylviculture et en écologie des essences résineuses dans l’optique d’une gestion forestière à vocation principale de production de bois de qualité. Nos études se focalisent principalement sur les futaies équiennes pures de douglas, d'épicéa et de mélèzes mais il est prévu de les étendre aux peuplements mélangés d'épicéa-douglas. D'un point de vue pratique, cette action de recherche vise, à terme, à proposer différents scénarios sylvicoles qui devraient fournir un panel de solutions techniques directement applicables sur le terrain, en fonction des essences elles-mêmes, des stations et des conditions locales particulières auxquelles les sylviculteurs sont confrontés. A cet effet, nous tentons de mieux comprendre les relations liant la croissance en hauteur et en grosseur des arbres avec les caractéristiques des peuplements comme la surface terrière, le volume ou le nombre de tiges. Dans un premier temps, de nouveaux modèles de productivité ont été élaborés pour l'épicéa, le douglas et les mélèzes. Ils permettent une estimation rapide et précise du potentiel de production d'un peuplement à partir de la connaissance de sa hauteur dominante et de son âge. Ces modèles ont été incorporés dans une application informatique simple d'utilisation mise à la disposition du public. Plus récemment, nous avons finalisé la mise au point de nouveaux modèles de croissance en grosseur et d'outils permettant de simuler les prélèvements et la mortalité naturelle. Tous ces modèles et ces outils ont été intégrés au sein d'un simulateur nommé "GYMNOS". Ce module informatique permet de simuler l'évolution des peuplements résineux de la plantation à la mise à blanc et de tester des scénarios sylvicoles. La vitesse de croissance, la rentabilité, la qualité du bois produit, la stabilité des peuplements,... sont actuellement évalués dans GYMNOS en fonction de divers paramètres tels que les densités de plantation, l'âge du peuplement lors de la première éclaircie, l'intensité et la fréquence des prélèvements, le terme d'exploitabilité,... L'analyse critique du résultat de tous ces tests mènera à définir les caractéristiques des nouveaux scénarios sylvicoles optimisés pour les pessières, les douglasaies et les mélézières. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude de la cyclicité en relation avec le poids vif et l’état corporel chez les agnelles Ouled Djellal nées en automne dans la région Est de l’Algérie
Lamrani, F; Benyounes, A; Sulon, J et al

in Annales de Médecine Vétérinaire (2012), 156

The objective of the present work was to describe the cyclicity of Ouled Djellal ewes born one year before regarding their live weight and body condition score, during the autumn season. The study has ... [more ▼]

The objective of the present work was to describe the cyclicity of Ouled Djellal ewes born one year before regarding their live weight and body condition score, during the autumn season. The study has been driven in the region of Guelma, East of Algeria, on 104 ewes belonging to two farms. At the beginning of the study, ewes from farms A and B had similar ages but differed in live weight and body condition scores. The concentration of progesterone wasdetermined by radioimmunoassay. The level of spontaneous cyclicity, as well as the plasmatic level of the progesterone, were influenced significantly by both live weight and body condition score (P<0.0001). If the first was in favor of ewes with high body weight and body condition score, the second seemed to be higher in slim cyclic ewes. The body fatness appears to influence positively the age of puberty. [less ▲]

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See detailÉtude de la dissipation d'énergie sur un coursier en marches d'escalier en aval d'un évacuateur de crue de type PKW
Silvestri, Aurélien ULg

Master's dissertation (2012)

The present research follows a previous study led by Erpicum et al. in 20112. The main purpose of this study is to affirm by experiments the theory, which states that in some particular cases, using a ... [more ▼]

The present research follows a previous study led by Erpicum et al. in 20112. The main purpose of this study is to affirm by experiments the theory, which states that in some particular cases, using a piano key weir (PKW) at the top of a stepped spillway instead of a standard ungated spillway with an equal length would result in an increased dissipation of energy. Another way to present this theory is to show that specific geometrical dimensions of the piano key weir can be determined to reach an uniform flow for reduced dimensions of stepped spillways (compared to standard ungated weir). The second goal is to set up analytical methods enabling the evaluation of the energy dissipation on this kind of construction using basic data’s (ex. inclination and geometry of the spillway, geometry of the steps on the spillway, flow,…). In order to reach those objectives, a series of experiments has been executed on a facility at the HECE laboratory. The tests allowed us to acquire different hydraulic parameters that have been used to calculate the energy dissipation on the reduced bench test. It is important to notice that we used an experimental analyzing method for signals. First of all, we have been able to prove the validity of the initial theory using the results of the tests on the facility. Secondly, the analyze and interpretation of the results led us to define criteria’s indicating the apparition of the uniform or non uniform flow depending of the kind of weir used on the spillway. Finally, using the results of the tests we established some analytical formulas for each kind of flow on a free weir and a PKW. Those analytical formulas present a correlation with experiments moreless accurate depending on the interpolation choosen and the set of bench tests realized. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude de la distribution du liquide dans les colonnes à garnissage par tomographie de rayons X
Toye, Dominique ULg; Marchot, Pierre ULg; Crine, Michel ULg

in Jallut, C.; Cheron, J. (Eds.) Récents Progrès en Génie des Procédés - N°26 - Visualisation des écoulements, des transferts et des structures - Actes de l'École de Printemps "Visualisation en Génie des Procédés", 25-27 mai 1993, Nancy, France (1993)

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See detailÉtude de la distribution granulométrique de particules de chanvre: Méthodes par tamisage et analyse d'image
Dubois, Samuel ULg; Lebeau, Frédéric ULg

Report (2011)

Ce document présente une analyse de la répartition granulométrique d'une chènevotte commerciale. Deux techniques différentes sont étudiées. La première consiste à séparer les particules mécaniquement par ... [more ▼]

Ce document présente une analyse de la répartition granulométrique d'une chènevotte commerciale. Deux techniques différentes sont étudiées. La première consiste à séparer les particules mécaniquement par tamisage. La diversité morphologique des particules de chanvre entraîne cependant des questions quant à l'interprétation des résultats obtenus, et plus particulièrement sur les paramètres physiques réellement discriminatoires dans cette séparation en classes granulométriques. Il est montré ici que l'analyse d'image permet de répondre à cette question et d'apporter des informations précieuses dans la description des particules. A cette fin, la performance de descripteurs issus d'algorithmes de calcul en analyse d'image est étudiée. Enfin, une représentation multi-classes de la distribution granulométrique de la chènevotte est proposée, regroupant les descriptions dimensionnelle et morphologique des particules. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude de la distribution spatiale de deux espèces dominantes dans la forêt périodiquement inondée de l’île Mbiye à Kisangani (R.D. Congo).
Nshimba, S M; Mbuyi, L; Lejoly, J et al

in Annales de la Faculté des Sciences, Université de Kisangani (2008), 13

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See detailEtude de la diversité des pucerons et des auxiliaires adiphages relative à la présence d'orties en bordures de champ
Alhmedi, A.; Francis, Frédéric ULg; Bodson, Bernard ULg et al

in Notes Fauniques de Gembloux (2006), 59(2), 121-124

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See detailetude de la diversité enzymatique des microorganismes du sol par l'approche métagénomique
Berlemont, Renaud ULg

Doctoral thesis (2009)

Functional metagenomic approach was performed using total environmental DNA extracted from a temperate forest soil sample and from an Antarctica soil sample. Searching for clones harbouring phenotypes ... [more ▼]

Functional metagenomic approach was performed using total environmental DNA extracted from a temperate forest soil sample and from an Antarctica soil sample. Searching for clones harbouring phenotypes related to the production of new hydrolytic enzyme allows the isolation of several new enzymes. Amongst them, an esterase and a cellulase, named RBest1 and RBcel1 respectively, were characterized. By accurate description of their catalytic proprieties these two new enzymes appear to present interesting features. The RBest1 esterase is an enzyme whose activity is stabilised or improved in presence of non water-miscible organic solvent. By sequence analysis, RBest1 is related to other organic solvent tolerant enzyme. Moreover, in aqueous buffer, RBest1 is highly specific for butyrate compound but surprisingly its specificity appears to be shifted in presence of organic solvent. The RBcel1 cellulase, was thoroughly characterized for its involvement both in cellulose degradation and production. Our data highlight the requirement for such enzyme in the bacterial cellulose synthesis process. According to our results, the mining of metagenomic libraries by functional screening associated to detailed description of the isolated enzymes gives hints for both ecological and microbiological questions. [less ▲]

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See detailEtude de la diversité et des plantes hôtes des Coccinellidae de Belgique
Francis, Frédéric ULg

in Notes Fauniques de Gembloux (2001), 44

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See detailEtude de la diversité génétique de l'ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus Loz.) en conservation ex situ
Malice, Marie ULg; Villaroel Vogt, C. L.; Rochez, G. et al

Conference given outside the academic context (2006)

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See detailEtude de la diversité génétique et de l’état des stocks des populations de barbeaux et de hotus en Wallonie. Amélioration des techniques d’élevage en vue de repeuplements raisonnés et de transferts de connaissances vers les pisciculteurs
Gennotte, Vincent ULg; Prignon, Christian ULg; Dierckx, Arnaud ULg et al

Report (2015)

Nase (Chondrostoma nasus) and common barbel (Barbus barbus) are two rheophilic cyprinid fish naturally present in South Belgian rivers. During the last decades, the construction of dams together with ... [more ▼]

Nase (Chondrostoma nasus) and common barbel (Barbus barbus) are two rheophilic cyprinid fish naturally present in South Belgian rivers. During the last decades, the construction of dams together with changes in hydrological regimes, modifications of riverbed morphology and water pollution caused some local dramatic declines in their populations. However, recent improvements in terms of water quality and habitat fragmentation allow now to implement a rational restocking plan of locally endangered patrimonial fish species such as nase and common barbel. To reach this goal, this project (co-funded by the European Fisheries Fund and the Wallonia Public Service) proposed to develop five complementary parts with specific objectives: • Review of the knowledge on nase and barbel geographical distribution and stock health in Wallonia. This section presents the distribution and recent evolution of populations in Europe, and more specifically in Wallonia. Areas where population declines were reported are identified. Even if a weak population expansion was reported in some isolated cases, the global status of Walloon populations is still concerning. • Characterization of genetic structure and diversity of South Belgium populations. Restocking operations for a conservation purpose have to be based on the knowledge and the use of wild type genetic strains. Nase and barbel populations from South Belgium were genetically characterized by use of microsatellites. Globally, nase and barbel populations are structured on a basin scale. A slight genetic differentiation exists between populations from the Rhine basin and the Meuse basin, defining two conservation units, but no finer structure was observed among populations from the Meuse basin. Genetic variation was high within populations. Genetic structure of barbel populations is more complex due to past restocking operations with different genetic lineages. An analysis of mDNA identified 6 different haplotypes but was unable to categorize them as autochtone or allochtone. • Development of fish production techniques. The complete control of fish farming is necessary to produce high quality juveniles for restocking. All the steps of the production cycle were addressed: broodstock management and reproduction, egg incubation, larval rearing and grow-out. Production systems ranging from extensive pond culture to intensive RAS were tested and the optimal farming conditions were identified (temperature, density, feeding, tank volumes, …). • Adaptation assessment of farmed fingerlings to natural conditions. Growth and survival performances of captive farmed fish were assessed in an experimental environment that mimics natural conditions. The results suggested that the more efficient practice for restocking would be based on operations performed in spring with large juveniles (3 to 50 g). • Know-how diffusion toward fish farmers. All the breeding and grow-out techniques developed for nase and barbel production are the subject of two handbooks. These documents, attached to the report, will be published and distributed to fish producers. [less ▲]

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