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See detailPlanning Readings: a Comparative Exploration of Basic Algorithms
Piater, Justus ULg

in Computer Science Education (2009), 19(3), 179--192

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See detailPlanning the capital city of a "community of fortune" in the Soviet Far-East: the Hannes Meyer brigade's scheme for the Jewish autonomous oblast of Birobidzhan (1933-1934)
Fisher, Axel ULg

in 15th IPHS Conference “Cities, nations and regions in planning history” (2012, July)

The creation of the first modern-era Jewish state, Birobidzhan, in early 1930s’ Soviet Union, can be considered as a curtain-raiser attempt to propose a socialist solution to the “Jewish Question” which ... [more ▼]

The creation of the first modern-era Jewish state, Birobidzhan, in early 1930s’ Soviet Union, can be considered as a curtain-raiser attempt to propose a socialist solution to the “Jewish Question” which, as a second thought, also had a part in the regime’s propagandistic maneuvers enacted to downsize the rising influence of Zionism in the country. Nevertheless, this experiment aroused a widespread enthusiasm and called for the participation of both Jews and non-Jews to this “small step in the realization of the Leninist policy on nationalities”. Among these stood Hannes Meyer (1889-1954), the Swiss-born Marxist architect and former director of Dessau’s Bauhaus (1928-1930), which – assisted by his “planning brigade” – offered its expertise to the Soviet Institute for Urban Planning (GIPROGOR) from 1930 to 1936 as chief-planner for Siberia and the Far East. Within this context, Meyer’s brigade was entrusted with the preparation of a scheme for the transformation of the small town of Tikhonkaya situated along the Trans-Siberian Railway into the new Capital of Birobidzhan. This scheme, one of Meyer’s last projects in Soviet Union, represents a step in the planer’s line of research focused on the forms and principles of the “socialist city” – the “elastic city” theory – but, unlike his previous schemes, this work also had to face an additional challenge: expressing the new Jewish national identity of the city and its role as the Soviet Jewish people’s Capital city. How did the planner achieve these goals and what place did modern planning models, the “rhetoric of rationality”, Jewish culture, vernacular architectural and urban forms, the local geographical features and landscape hold in the design and figuration process? [less ▲]

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See detailPlanning under uncertainty, ensembles of disturbance trees and kernelized discrete action spaces
Defourny, Boris ULg; Ernst, Damien ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Adaptive Dynamic Programming and Reinforcement Learning (ADPRL-09) (2009)

Optimizing decisions on an ensemble of incomplete disturbance trees and aggregating their first stage decisions has been shown as a promising approach to (model-based) planning under uncertainty in large ... [more ▼]

Optimizing decisions on an ensemble of incomplete disturbance trees and aggregating their first stage decisions has been shown as a promising approach to (model-based) planning under uncertainty in large continuous action spaces and in small discrete ones. The present paper extends this approach and deals with large but highly structured action spaces, through a kernel-based aggregation scheme. The technique is applied to a test problem with a discrete action space of 6561 elements adapted from the NIPS 2005 SensorNetwork benchmark. [less ▲]

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See detailPlans expérimentaux
Boulanger, Bruno ULg; Govaerts, B.; Le Boulengé, E. et al

Learning material (2010)

Vidéos du cours intitulé "Plans expérimentaux"

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See detailLes plans planétaires et l'équateur solaire par M. Niesten: rapport de F. Folie
Folie, François ULg

in Bulletins de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, des Lettres et des Beaux-Arts de Belgique (1888), 3e série, t. 15(1), 4-7

The author establishes a report on a Mr. Niesten on the planetary plans and the solar equator.

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See detailLes plans simples de gestion pour les ressources des communautés
Dubiez, Emilien; Vermeulen, Cédric ULg; Larzillière, Adélaïde et al

in Louppe, Dominique; Larzillière, Adélaïde (Eds.) Quand la ville mange la forêt : les défis du bois-énergie en Afrique centrale (2013)

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See detailThe plant alkaloid usambarensine intercalates into DNA and induces apoptosis in human HL60 leukemia cells
Dassonneville, L.; Wattez, N.; Mahieu, C. et al

in Anticancer Research (1999), 19(6B), 5245-5250

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See detailPlant and their soil environment
Delaplace, Pierre ULg

Conference (2009)

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See detailPlant communities and species richness of the calcareous grasslands in southeast Belgium
Piqueray, Julien ULg; Bisteau, Emmanuelle ULg; Bottin, Gaëtan et al

in Belgian Journal of Botany (2007), 140(2), 157-173

Calcareous grasslands are biodiversity hotspots in Western Europe. In Belgium, a number of phytosociological surveys have been realized in these habitats, but none covers the whole range of calcareous ... [more ▼]

Calcareous grasslands are biodiversity hotspots in Western Europe. In Belgium, a number of phytosociological surveys have been realized in these habitats, but none covers the whole range of calcareous grasslands at the regional scale. The aim of this study was (i) to provide a synthesis of the floristic variation of calcareous grasslands of the Calestienne natural region using a uniform methodology; (ii) to relate floristic variation to environmental variables, and (iii) to characterize the specific diversity of the different grassland communities that occur in the study region. Seven different communities were identified with the TWINSPAN method. The originality of the grasslands on calcareous and calcareo-siliceous rocks was statistically confirmed. Significant differences for environmental variables were identified among the seven communities by a MANOVA. Main differences between communities were related to xericity and pH, although a north-south gradient was also identified. More xeric grasslands were located in the southern part of the study region while northern part was occupied by more mesophilous grasslands. Multiple regressions were used to describe the influence of the environmental conditions on plant species richness. The most mesophilous grasslands appeared to be the most species-rich while soil acidity negatively affected species richness. [less ▲]

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See detailPlant defense reactions stimulated following perception of Bacillus lipopeptides
Ongena, Marc ULg; Henry, G.; Jourdan, E. et al

Conference (2009)

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See detailPlant defense stimulation by natural isolates of Bacillus depends on efficient surfactin production
Cawoy, Hélène ULg; Mariutto, Martin; Henry, Guillaume et al

in Molecular Plant-Microbe Interactions [=MPMI] (2014), 27

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See detailPlant ecological niche distribution along heavy metal gradients
Boisson, Sylvain ULg; Monty, Arnaud ULg; Seleck, Maxime ULg et al

Conference (2013, June 26)

Why species do not occur everywhere? The concept of ecological niche is central to understand relationships among biotic/abiotic factors and species distribution. Gradients of environmental stress ... [more ▼]

Why species do not occur everywhere? The concept of ecological niche is central to understand relationships among biotic/abiotic factors and species distribution. Gradients of environmental stress associated to interspecific interactions generate testable patterns of specie’s response curves. Distribution of response curves have been seldom tested along toxicity gradient, in contrast to resource gradients. On Katangan copper hills (south R.D.C.), natural copper and cobalt concentrations span a large range: 2 - 1000 mg kg-1 for cobalt and 30 - 10 000 mg kg-1 for copper. In this study, we evaluate three hypotheses related to niche distributions and shapes along metal toxic gradients: (1) Species optima are uniformly distributed over copper-cobalt gradient. (2) Realized niche width varies in relation to the niche optimum along copper and cobalt gradient. (3) Absolute values of skewness coefficient are higher when plant species optima are in the extremes of cobalt gradient with a niche tails toward mesic conditions. Realized niches of 80 taxa were modeled with general additive models (GAM) using presence/absence data in 172 1m² plots. Niche optima, niche widths and skewness coefficients were estimated from species response curves. The three hypotheses were globally validated. Three groups of species were distinguished according to their optima position along metal gradient with packed optima on intermediate concentrations suggesting higher interspecific competition in low metal concentrations. Niche width increased with metal concentrations. Highest metal tolerant plant species had broader niches. Skewness coefficient was inversely related to niche optima positions. Our study demonstrates that species distribution pattern on toxicity gradient presents similarities with resource gradient. Broad realized amplitude of species adapted to high levels of copper cobalt concentrations suggests that fundamental niche of specialist metallophytes may be larger than expected. This should be further tested in controlled conditions in association to competition tests. [less ▲]

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See detailPlant greening - Biogenesis of photosynthetic apparatus in bean leaves irradiated shortly after germination
Schoefs, B.; Bertrand, M.; Franck, Fabrice ULg

in Photosynthetica (1992), 27(4), 497-504

Formation of the photosynthetic apparatus in dark-grown 2-day-old bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) leaves was studied. The photosystem 2 (PS 2) reaction centres started functioning 1 h after the beginning of ... [more ▼]

Formation of the photosynthetic apparatus in dark-grown 2-day-old bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) leaves was studied. The photosystem 2 (PS 2) reaction centres started functioning 1 h after the beginning of irradiation. Electron transport between the two photosystems started after 4 h of irradiation. The PS 2 units were able to transfer the excitation energy to each other after 10 h of greening. The photosynthetic activity appeared a long time before the typical 77 K fluorescence bands of green leaves appeared. [less ▲]

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See detailPlant growth promotion of tomato under field conditions in Burundi
Cawoy, Hélène ULg; Nihorimbere, Venant; Kakana, Pascal et al

Poster (2009, April 02)

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See detailPlant growth- promoting rhizobacteria emit volatiles compounds with biostimulation activity in dicot and monocot plant species.
du Jardin, Patrick ULg; Delaplace, Pierre ULg; Varin, Sébastien et al

in Perata, Pierdomenico; Brown, Patrick; Ponchet, Michel (Eds.) Abstracts Book for Oral and Poster Presentations of the 1st World Congress on the use of Biostimulants in Agriculture (2012, November)

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