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See detailImpact of tree species on the distribution of amorphous silica in an acid brown soil
Cornelis, Jean-Thomas ULiege; Ranger, Jacques; Delvaux, Bruno

Conference (2009)

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See detailImpact of triclosan on behaviour and neural development of Cyprinodon variegatus
Benichou, Farida; Rahmouni, Chahrazed; Denoël, Mathieu ULiege et al

Poster (2014, December 12)

The study focussed on the effects of triclosan (TCS) exposure on mobility and hearing capacities of Cyprinodon variegatus larvae. TCS is an omnipresent antimicrobial and contaminant of aquatic ecosystems ... [more ▼]

The study focussed on the effects of triclosan (TCS) exposure on mobility and hearing capacities of Cyprinodon variegatus larvae. TCS is an omnipresent antimicrobial and contaminant of aquatic ecosystems, which can act as endocrine disruptor, mainly by modifying thyroid functioning. Larval stages are particularly vulnerable to deleterious effects of endocrine disrupters because of potential impairment of fish development and behaviour. Exposure to TCS was conducted at fertilization of eggs at concentrations likely to be found in the environment: 20, 50 and 100 μg.l-1. The analysis of growth parameters of C. variegatus showed no effect of TCS on the fertility of eggs, survival and larval weight. Subsequently, THs concentrations were measured on 15 days post hatching larvae. THs are initially produced as T4 (thyroxine) cells and then converted in the bioactive form of T3 (triiodothyronine) cells. The observed increase of T4 and T3 cells in larvae exposed to 50 and 100 μg.l-1 suggests an increase in THs synthesis as a consequence of TCS exposure. Auditory thresholds of larvae were determined using ABR (Auditory Brainstem Response) technique, and finally larval mobility was measured. For both parameters no significant differences were observed among the three different treatments. Audiograms showed that the auditory system is not yet completely established at 30 days post hatching. However, these results allowed us to consider C. variegatus as an “hearing generalist” because this species have a hearing sensitivity lower than 2000 Hz. Regarding locomotion, our result summarized short time experiences targeting only swimming speed, distance and degree of mobility. It would be interesting to expand the behavioural aspects on other parameters of locomotion and integrate Cyprinodon reaction to different stress (light or touch). In conclusion, our results require an extensive long-term study on the full life cycle of C. variegatus, in order to evaluate the impact of triclosan on neural function and behaviour through several generations. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of two novel mutations of calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) gene on calcium metabolism : two clinical case reports
Livadariu, E.; Auriemma, R. S.; Rydlewski, C. et al

in Endocrine Abstracts - 13th European Congress of Endocrinology (2011)

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See detailImpact of uncertainty in climate forcing on projections of the West Antarctic ice sheet over the 21st and 22nd centuries
Payne, A.J.; Cornford, S.L.; Martin, D.F. et al

E-print/Working paper (2013)

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See detailImpact of uranium mining and processing on the environment of mountainous areas of Kyrgyzstan
Torgoev, Isakbek; Aleshyn, U; Havenith, Hans-Balder ULiege

in Uranium in the Aquatic Environment (2002)

Abstract: In this report the results of analysis of modern geo-ecological situation in areas of uranium mining and milling in the territory of Kyrgyzstan are presented. Major threats for the mountain ... [more ▼]

Abstract: In this report the results of analysis of modern geo-ecological situation in areas of uranium mining and milling in the territory of Kyrgyzstan are presented. Major threats for the mountain environment and citizens which are connected to mining and processing of the uranium are due to the contamination of the hydrosphere by radio nuclides, and due to the stimulation of dangerous natural and technological processes (landslides, mudflows, destruction of the tailings and dumps) with unfavorable ecological consequences. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of urban form on daily travel: a comparative analysis
Cools, Mario ULiege; Laterrasse, Jean; Le Néchet, Florent

Conference (2013)

Along with the emergence of Mega City Regions (MCRs) in Europe, mobility patterns have become increasingly polycentric. Since urban planning issues are especially difficult at this scale, it is important ... [more ▼]

Along with the emergence of Mega City Regions (MCRs) in Europe, mobility patterns have become increasingly polycentric. Since urban planning issues are especially difficult at this scale, it is important to assess the impact of the different evolutions in Mega City Region on important indicators such as daily travel times and daily travel distances. Therefore, in this study the differences between monocentric and polycentric MCRs in terms of travel distances and travel times for constraint and unconstraint mobility are investigated. To this end, four different MCRs were selected for the study: the Paris and Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan areas and the Randstad and Belgian Mega-City Region. For these MCRs regions, the travel times and distances were derived from the national travel surveys. Special attention was paid to the harmonization exercise based, calculating the daily travel distances for 7 different purposes and 9 different transport modes. With respect to the socio-demographics, the least common denominator was used to define comparable socio-demographics. Results indicate clear differences between the monocentric and polycentric regions, especially with respect to shopping and leisure trips. In addition, some policy interventions could be defined based upon the results of the disaggregation based on the socio-demographics. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of value chain governance on the development of small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam
Ho Thi Minh, Hop; Burny, Philippe ULiege

in International Journal of Business and Economic Sciences Applied Research (2016), 9(2), 93-98

Purpose of this paper is to identify the tendency of shrimp value chain development and impact of its governance on the small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam. Design/methodology/approach - Data from the ... [more ▼]

Purpose of this paper is to identify the tendency of shrimp value chain development and impact of its governance on the small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam. Design/methodology/approach - Data from the shrimp farmers surveys in Mekong delta, Vietnam from 2008-2010 with the update information in 2014 were taken to analyse by the value chain analysis method. Findings – Traditional governance type of the shrimp value chain in the early state (before 2004) showed the different levels of coordination of farmers with collectors, among collectors, and collectors with processing plants. In this type of governance, trust and linkages are inextricably linked. However, they are not strong. The processing plants determine shrimp prices and quality requirement in the market while many collectors do not seem to be highly responsible for the quality of their products. To avoid this limitation, with the governmental support policy to improve farmers’ income, the processing plants set up a direct buying from farmers under contracts. These contracts led to a new governance type with an expectation of improving farmers’ position. However, this model was broken due to several reasons including un-controlled shrimp raw material from small scale and individual farmers. Consequently, processors now tend to establish their own raw material zone to comply shrimp quality assurance, and eject the existence of farmers. This will lead small scale farmers to very difficult problems in finding the market. Poverty and social problems of small scale farmers might appear. The result recommends a greater strengthening and tightening of the value chain. Re-organizing shrimp farmers into legal teams or groups that help farmers to re-participate in the game with others actor in the chain is crucial. Research limitations/implications - The research mainly follows inductive approach in which qualitative methods are dominant due to the difficulties of data collection for the quantitative analysis. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of value chain governance on the development of small scale shrimp farmers in Vietnam
Ho, Thi Minh Hop; Burny, Philippe ULiege

in Petropoulos, D.; Kyriazopoulos, G. (Eds.) 1st International Conference of Development and Economy (ICODECON) : The advantages and disadvantages of Economic Crises : Book of abstracts (2015)

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See detailImpact of vertical and horizontal advection on nutrient distribution in the southeast Pacific
Barceló-Llull, Barbara; Mason, Evan; Capet, Arthur ULiege et al

in Ocean Science (2016), 12(4), 1003-1011

An innovative approach is used to analyze the impact of vertical velocities associated with quasi-geostrophic (QG) dynamics on the redistribution and uptake of nitrate in the southeast Pacific (SEP). A ... [more ▼]

An innovative approach is used to analyze the impact of vertical velocities associated with quasi-geostrophic (QG) dynamics on the redistribution and uptake of nitrate in the southeast Pacific (SEP). A total of 12 years of vertical and horizontal currents are derived from an observation based estimate of the ocean state. Horizontal velocities are obtained through the application of thermal wind balance to weekly temperature and salinity fields. Vertical velocities are estimated by integration of the QG omega equation. Seasonal variability of the synthetic vertical velocity and kinetic energy associated with the horizontal currents is coincident, with peaks in austral summer (November–December) in accord with published observations. The impact of vertical velocity on SEP nitrate uptake rates is assessed by using two Lagrangian particle tracking experiments that differ according to vertical forcing (ω = ωQG vs. ω = 0). From identical initial distributions of nitrate-tagged particles, the Lagrangian results show that vertical motions induce local increases in nitrate uptake reaching up to 30 %. Such increases occur in low uptake regions with high mesoscale activity. Despite being weaker than horizontal currents by a factor of up to 10−4, vertical velocity associated with mesoscale activity is demonstrated to make an important contribution to nitrate uptake, hence productivity, in low uptake regions. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of vibroseismic underwater sound on the behaviour of baleen whales
Tougaard, Jakob; Luke, Klaus; Siebert, Ursula et al

Poster (2017)

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See detailThe impact of visual complexity on visual short-term memory in children with specific language impairment
Leclercq, Anne-Lise ULiege; Maillart, Christelle ULiege; Pauquay, Sarah et al

in Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society (2012), 18

Many studies have assessed visual short-term memory (VSTM) abilities in children with specific language impairment (SLI), with contrasting results: some studies observed preserved VSTM capacities while ... [more ▼]

Many studies have assessed visual short-term memory (VSTM) abilities in children with specific language impairment (SLI), with contrasting results: some studies observed preserved VSTM capacities while others reported impaired VSTM. The present study explores the hypothesis that the complexity of the visual information to be encoded and stored might underlie these discrepancies. Four VSTM conditions were administered to a group of 15 children with SLI, as well as to two groups of typically developing children, matched for chronological age and for VSTM capacity for visually simple stimuli, respectively. The stimuli to be remembered varied in their visual similarity and in the number of their visual features. Across the four VSTM conditions, children with SLI showed significantly reduced performance relative to an age-matched control group, and they were more strongly affected by visual similarity and number of features when compared to a control group matched for VSTM capacity for visually simple stimuli. The present results support the hypothesis that stimulus complexity is a determining factor of the poor VSTM performances in children with SLI. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of visual modality on acoustic assessment of rooms
Defays, Aurore ULiege; Safin, Stéphane ULiege; Billon, Alexis ULiege et al

Poster (2011, May 27)

In the context of the conception of a multimodal immersive environment aimed to support the task of assessing the acoustical quality of rooms based on numerical simulations, we study the relationship ... [more ▼]

In the context of the conception of a multimodal immersive environment aimed to support the task of assessing the acoustical quality of rooms based on numerical simulations, we study the relationship between image and sound. Auralias project aims to develop an immersive environment for a collaborative work between architects and acousticians combining 3D sound rendering and 3D view of the room model. In this study, we analyzed the impact of a room picture on the acoustic assessment. We chose reverberation as acoustic parameter. First, we confronted 70 subjects with a sound clip and asked them to assess the reverberation degree (control condition). Then, we divided the subjects into three groups and repeated the same judgment task. However, in the first group, subjects listening the sound clip were confronted with a room picture consistent with the sound. In the second group, they were confronted with a « distractor » room picture (no link with the sound). In the last group, they listened the sound clip without any room picture. Our results showed a positive impact of consistent pictures on reverberation assessment but we found no effect of distractor pictures. [less ▲]

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See detailThe impact of visual perceptual learning on sleep and local slow wave initiation
Mascetti, Laura ULiege; Muto, Vincenzo ULiege; Matarazzo, Luca et al

in Journal of Neuroscience (2013)

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See detailImpact of vocal load during a prolonged reading task with specific emphasis on the output level
Remacle, Angélique ULiege; Roche, Anne ULiege; Finck, Camille ULiege et al

Conference (2010, October 18)

La charge vocale se définit comme la quantité d'utilisation vocale en termes de durée et d'intensité vocale. Dans cette étude, nous tentons d'étudier la charge vocale selon ces deux aspects. Pour ce faire ... [more ▼]

La charge vocale se définit comme la quantité d'utilisation vocale en termes de durée et d'intensité vocale. Dans cette étude, nous tentons d'étudier la charge vocale selon ces deux aspects. Pour ce faire, nous avons proposé une tâche de lecture à 50 femmes non fumeuses, âgées de 22 à 47 ans, chez qui l'examen phoniatrique a exclu la présence de toute pathologie vocale. L'impact de la durée de l'utilisation vocale a été étudié à l'aide de récoltes de mesures toutes les 30 minutes, au cours d'une lecture de deux heures. Nous avons réalisé des mesures objectives (Fréquence fondamentale, Jitter %, Shimmer %, Noise-to-Harmonic Ratio, étendue fréquentielle, dynamique d'intensité, temps maximum de phonation) ainsi qu'une auto évaluation sur une échelle visuelle analogique (qualité vocale, sensation d'effort, de fatigue et d'inconfort laryngé au cours de la lecture). Afin de mettre en évidence l'effet de l'intensité, chaque participante a réalisé deux fois la tâche de deux heures de lecture, à minimum trois jours d'intervalle afin de permettre la récupération entre les deux conditions de test. Une première fois à intensité conversationnelle (entre 60 et 65 dB), une seconde fois à intensité élevée (entre 70 et 75 dB). L'objectif était d'étudier les modifications liées à la durée et à l'intensité de l'utilisation vocale ainsi que l'impact de l'échauffement et de la fatigue vocale sur les paramètres étudiés. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of vocal load on breathiness: Perceptual evaluation
Remacle, Angélique ULiege; Schoentgen, Jean; FINCK, Camille ULiege et al

in Logopedics, Phoniatrics, Vocology (2014), 39(3), 139-146

Objectives: To evaluate the impact on voice of 2 hours of continuous oral reading. Methods: Fifty normophonic women underwent two sessions of voice loading in which the required intensity level varied: 60 ... [more ▼]

Objectives: To evaluate the impact on voice of 2 hours of continuous oral reading. Methods: Fifty normophonic women underwent two sessions of voice loading in which the required intensity level varied: 60-65 dB(A) for the first session, and 70-75 dB(A) for the second session. Ten expert judges evaluated the breathiness of one sentence recorded before and after each loading session. Pairs of stimuli were presented randomly to the judges, who were asked to designate the breathiest sample. Results: A significant decrease in breathiness was observed following both sessions, suggesting an improvement of voice subsequent to loading. When comparing the two intensity levels, no difference was found for breathiness after vocal loading. [less ▲]

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See detailThe Impact of Vulnerability and Resilience to Environmental Changes on Mobility Patterns in West Africa
Zickgraf, Caroline ULiege; Vigil Diaz Telenti, Sara ULiege; de Longueville, Florence et al

E-print/Working paper (2016)

From the Sahel to the coast, West Africa is experiencing a variety of climate change impacts, including sea level rise, soil salinization, floods, drought, and desertification, while simultaneously ... [more ▼]

From the Sahel to the coast, West Africa is experiencing a variety of climate change impacts, including sea level rise, soil salinization, floods, drought, and desertification, while simultaneously suffering from other forms of environmental degradation. Together, these environmental changes are significantly influencing migration patterns in and out of West Africa. This paper seeks to analyze vulnerability and resilience to environmental changes as they affect and are affected by mobility patterns in the region. We assert that the impact of environmental changes cannot be isolated from other political, social, economic, and demographic pressures that together drive human mobility. In a region where natural resources form the foundation of livelihoods and food security (fishing and agriculture), the relationship between environmental changes and socioeconomic vulnerabilities is of particular concern. This paper therefore draws from four distinct case studies to grasp the variegated and cumulative vulnerability and resilience among local populations as they relate to internal and intraregional migration. [less ▲]

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See detailImpact of wheat bran supplementation to sows on their milk quality, their performances and their progeny’s
Leblois, Julie ULiege; Bindelle, Jérôme ULiege; Dehareng, Frédéric et al

Conference (2016, April 15)

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