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See detailHow to count elephants in West African savannahs? Synthesis and comparison of main gamecount methods
Bouché, Philippe ULg; Lejeune, Philippe ULg; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg

in Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement = Biotechnology, Agronomy, Society and Environment [=BASE] (2012), 16(1), 77-91

The comparison of some elephants count methods – aerial sampling count, aerial total count and direct foot count – has been presented through surveys’ study cases implemented in Benin, Burkina Faso and ... [more ▼]

The comparison of some elephants count methods – aerial sampling count, aerial total count and direct foot count – has been presented through surveys’ study cases implemented in Benin, Burkina Faso and Niger. We compare them in terms of effort and cost to survey an area (sampling efficiency), efficiency in data collection (detection efficiency) as well as accuracy and precision. Aerial sampling count returns low sampling and detection efficiency and very low precision and accuracy figures when counting elephants populations below 0.5 elephant.km-2. Precision can partly be improved by stratification. Direct foot count returns the best sampling and detection efficiency but insufficient data number to produce reliable estimates. Therefore some authors often produced no results for elephants. Aerial total count is a costly method in absolute value. It requires important logistic and no measure of error is possible. However it provides relatively good sampling and detection efficiency as well as relatively accurate figures appreciated by wildlife managers if technical requirements are respected. Aerial total count could be recommended to survey small population of West African elephants each 3 to 5 years to minimize yearly count costs. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to deal with radical changes in downsizing strategies of global companies? Territorial renewal and adaptative institutionalization
Naedenoen, Frédéric ULg; Pichault, François ULg; Xhauflair, Virginie ULg

Conference (2009, May)

A large part of the empirical literature devoted to the question of territorial governance and downsizing still refers to a planning view on corporate strategies (Mintzberg, 1994). A particular ... [more ▼]

A large part of the empirical literature devoted to the question of territorial governance and downsizing still refers to a planning view on corporate strategies (Mintzberg, 1994). A particular restructuring strategy, once being designed and announced, should be implemented as such, in a sequential way. Most studies do not consider the probability, quite high in a context of global uncertainty, of radical reorientations of the downsizing strategy. This is exactly what occurred in the Liege area, where a big steel group decided successively - and according to how the way the economic climate goes - (1) to stop an important part of its activity, (2) to reopen it and lastly (3) to suspend it again. In those conditions - 3 radical changes in less than 5 years - one can easily understand that a linear view on territorial reconversion must be questioned. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to deal with violence against women
Garcet, Serge ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2005)

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See detailHow to decrease pragmatic interferences : the impact of different techniques
Dardenne, Benoît ULg

in European Bulletin of Cognitive Psychology (1991), 11

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See detailHow to define nativeness in organisms with high dispersal capacities ? A comment on Essl et al.
Patino, J; Vanderpoorten, Alain ULg

in Journal of Biogeography (2015), 42

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See detailHow to define responders in osteoarthritis
Cooper, Cyrus; Adachi, Jonathan D; Bardin, Thomas et al

in Current Medical Research & Opinion (2013), 29(6), 719-29

Background: Osteoarthritis is a clinical syndrome of failure of the joint accompanied by varying degrees of joint pain, functional limitation, and reduced quality of life due to deterioration of articular ... [more ▼]

Background: Osteoarthritis is a clinical syndrome of failure of the joint accompanied by varying degrees of joint pain, functional limitation, and reduced quality of life due to deterioration of articular cartilage and involvement of other joint structures. Scope: Regulatory agencies require relevant clinical benefit on symptoms and structure modification for registration of a new therapy as a disease-modifying osteoarthritis drug (DMOAD). An international Working Group of the European Society on Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis and Osteoarthritis (ESCEO) and International Osteoporosis Foundation was convened to explore the current burden of osteoarthritis, review current regulatory guidelines for the conduct of clinical trials, and examine the concept of responder analyses for improving drug evaluation in osteoarthritis. Findings: The ESCEO considers that the major challenges in DMOAD development are the absence of a precise definition of the disease, particularly in the early stages, and the lack of consensus on how to detect structural changes and link them to clinically meaningful endpoints. Responder criteria should help identify progression of disease and be clinically meaningful. The ideal criterion should be sensitive to change over time and should predict disease progression and outcomes such as joint replacement. Conclusion: The ESCEO considers that, for knee osteoarthritis, clinical trial data indicate that radiographic joint space narrowing40.5mm over 2 or 3 years might be a reliable surrogate measure for total joint replacement. On-going research using techniques such as magnetic resonance imaging and biochemical markers may allow the identification of these patients earlier in the disease process [less ▲]

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See detailHow to define responders in osteoarthritis?
Bruyère, Olivier ULg

Conference (2012, March 23)

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See detailHow to diagnose atypical myopathy
Votion, Dominique ULg

in In proceedings: 50th British Equine Veterinary Association (BEVA) Congress (2011, September 08)

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See detailHow to do percutaneous ultrasound-guided liver biopsy in the adult horse
Busoni, Valeria ULg

in XIV SIVE / FEEVA Congress Proceedings (2008)

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See detailHow to enhance the performance of OSH services ?
Mairiaux, Philippe ULg

Conference (2010, November 23)

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See detailHow to face failure to growth in dogs and cats?
Peeters, Dominique ULg

in Proceedings of the first Belgium International Congress for Small Animal Veterinarians (Canifelis 2007) (2007, January)

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See detailHow to generate regularly behaved production data? A Monte Carlo experimentation on DEA scale efficiency measurement
Santin, Daniel; Perelman, Sergio ULg

in European Journal of Operational Research (2009), (199), 303-310

Monte Carlo experimentation is a well-known approach used to test the performance of alternative methodologies under different hypotheses. In the frontier analysis framework, whatever the parametric or ... [more ▼]

Monte Carlo experimentation is a well-known approach used to test the performance of alternative methodologies under different hypotheses. In the frontier analysis framework, whatever the parametric or non-parametric methods tested, experiments to date have been developed assuming single output multi-input production functions. The data generated have mostly assumed a Cobb–Douglas technology. Among other drawbacks, this simple framework does not allow the evaluation of DEA performance on scale efficiency measurement. The aim of this paper is twofold. On the one hand, we show how reliable two-output two-input production data can be generated using a parametric output distance function approach. A variable returns to scale translog technology satisfying regularity conditions is used for this purpose. On the other hand, we evaluate the accuracy of DEA technical and scale efficiency measurement when sample size and output ratios vary. Our Monte Carlo experiment shows that the correlation between true and estimated scale efficiency is dramatically low when DEA analysis is performed with small samples and wide output ratio variations. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to get rid of the two spotted spider mites?
Attia, Sabrine; Grissa, Kaouthar Lebdi; Heuskin, Stéphanie ULg et al

in Revue des Régions Arides (2014), 35(3), 1739-1748

Two essential oils were tested for their toxicity against eggs and adults of Tetranychus urticae Koch as well as adults of Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, by using a filter paper diffusion ... [more ▼]

Two essential oils were tested for their toxicity against eggs and adults of Tetranychus urticae Koch as well as adults of Phytoseiulus persimilis Athias-Henriot, by using a filter paper diffusion bioassay without allowing direct contact. Responses varied according to oil type and dose, and mite species. The chemical analyses with GC-MS and GC-FID revealed that the two oils differed in their most abundant components. The most abundant components in the Citrus oil were linalyl acetate (41.95%), sabinene (18.60%) and linalool (18.14%) whereas pulegone (41.86%) and menthone (28.33%) were most prevalent in the Mentha oil. Mortality and fecundity were measured with 15 oils concentrations ranged from 0.01 to 8μl/l of air. Tetranychid mortality increased with increasing concentrations with LC50 value of 5.39 and 4.09 μl/l for C. aurantium and M. pulegium, respectively. However few mortality was observed in the case of P. persimilis with LC50 value of 0.46 and 0.26 μl/l for C. aurantium and M. pulegium respectively. For both oils a reduction of fecundity was observed at 0.01 μ/l in the case of T. urticae. The essential oils described herein have potential interest as fumigants for the bio-control of T. urticae. [less ▲]

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See detailHow to get the most information out of your necropsy
Jauniaux, Thierry ULg; Coignoul, Freddy ULg

in COST Meeting proceedings (2002)

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