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See detailLes chemins de l’… sont pavés de bonnes intentions
Choffray, Jean-Marie ULg

E-print/Working paper (2012)

C’est un fait connu : « Les Liégeois ont été plus que tous les ans domptés. Néanmoins, ils ont toujours relevé leurs crestes » Citation de Michel de L’Hospital, 1558, gravée au fronton du bâtiment de la ... [more ▼]

C’est un fait connu : « Les Liégeois ont été plus que tous les ans domptés. Néanmoins, ils ont toujours relevé leurs crestes » Citation de Michel de L’Hospital, 1558, gravée au fronton du bâtiment de la Cité Administrative de Liège. [less ▲]

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See detailAN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH OF THE E-NOSE TRAINING PHASE IN ODOUR IMPACT ASSESSMENT
Giuliani, Stefano; Zarra, T; Nicolas, Jacques ULg et al

in Del Rosso, Renato (Ed.) Chemical engineering transactions : NOSE2012 International Conference on Environmental Odour (2012, September)

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See detailAPPLICATION OF CHEMICAL MASS BALANCE METHODOLOGY TO IDENTIFY THE DIFFERENT SOURCES RESPONSIBLE FOR THE OLFACTORY ANNOYANCE AT A RECEPTOR-SITE
Clarke, Kevin; Romain, Anne-Claude ULg; Locoge, Nadine et al

in Del Rosso, Renato (Ed.) Chemical engineering transactions : NOSE2012 International Conference on Environmental Odour (2012, September)

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See detailThe OUFTI-1 nanosatellite system in mid-2012: architectures of ground and space segments
Denis, Amandine ULg; Pisane, Jonathan ULg; Crosset, Nicolas ULg et al

Conference (2012, September)

We describe the current status of the OUFTI-1 nanosatellite project, the main payload of which is an innovative D- STAR radiocommunication system. We describe the architectures of the ground and space ... [more ▼]

We describe the current status of the OUFTI-1 nanosatellite project, the main payload of which is an innovative D- STAR radiocommunication system. We describe the architectures of the ground and space segments. [less ▲]

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See detailRésumé de la thèse de Christophe BECHET, Traverser la Belgique ? De l’Indépendance au Plan Schlieffen (1839-1905)
Bechet, Christophe ULg

in Revue Belge d'Histoire Contemporaine = Belgisch Tijdschrift voor Nieuwste Geschiedenis (2012), 2-3

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See detailSpecialist committee V.3 entitled "Materials and Fabrication Technology" of the 18th International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress
Caprace, Jean-David ULg; Schipperen, I.; Andric, J. et al

in Fricke, Wolfgang; Bronsart, Robert (Eds.) ISSC'12 -- International Ship and Offshore Structure Congress (2012)

After years of growth the global economic crisis has deeply affected the shipping industry. There are however clear signs of recovery in the last year. The shipbuilding industry has realised that, due to ... [more ▼]

After years of growth the global economic crisis has deeply affected the shipping industry. There are however clear signs of recovery in the last year. The shipbuilding industry has realised that, due to the crisis, new innovative designs and design and production methods are necessary to decrease operational costs, production costs and emissions, whilst meeting the changing rules and regulations. In this report ISSC committee V.3 discusses recent development in materials and fabrication technology. Chapter 2 focusses on worldwide trends in materials and fabrication methods. Developments in fabrication technologies, such as welding and corrosion protection are dealt with in Chapter 3. Applications of composite materials are increasing. Some main areas of applications and research in those areas are described in Chapter 4. A comparison of current worldwide standards is made in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 gives an overview of current developments in the linking of design and production in computer applications, thus increasing the efficiency of ship building. [less ▲]

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See detailHabiter l'espace rural
Dawance, Sophie ULg

in A+ : Revue d'architecture (2012), 237

Une implantation judicieuse au cœur du village, le respect du relief et le dialogue avec le bâti local sont autant de gages d’une relation paysagère et urbanistique réussie, tout en contribuant à une ... [more ▼]

Une implantation judicieuse au cœur du village, le respect du relief et le dialogue avec le bâti local sont autant de gages d’une relation paysagère et urbanistique réussie, tout en contribuant à une bonne intégration sociale. Outre la qualité spatiale des logements eux-mêmes, le soin porté à leurs interactions avec le village et les espaces collectifs démontre que l’architecture peut également soutenir le développement de relations harmonieuses et solidaires. [less ▲]

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See detailDépistage systématique des cancers cutanés ?
Belche, Jean-Luc ULg

in Minerva (2012), 11(7), 80-81

Analyse de Breitbart EW, Waldmann A, Nolte S, et al. Systematic skin cancer screening in Northern Germany. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012;66:201-11. Quelles sont l’utilité, en termes de morbi-mortalité, et la ... [more ▼]

Analyse de Breitbart EW, Waldmann A, Nolte S, et al. Systematic skin cancer screening in Northern Germany. J Am Acad Dermatol 2012;66:201-11. Quelles sont l’utilité, en termes de morbi-mortalité, et la faisabilité d’un programme de dépistage systématique des cancers cutanés (mélanomes et non mélanomes) chez les sujets âgés d’au moins 20 ans ? [less ▲]

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See detailChange in naming abilities between the ages of 50 and 90: The importance of analyzing naming latency
Verhaegen, Clémence ULg; Poncelet, Martine ULg

Poster (2012, September)

Introduction This study tests the controversial hypothesis that word naming difficulties may arise in individuals as young as their 50s. According to Feyereisen (1997), these difficulties begin at the age ... [more ▼]

Introduction This study tests the controversial hypothesis that word naming difficulties may arise in individuals as young as their 50s. According to Feyereisen (1997), these difficulties begin at the age of 70, but Nicholas, Connor, Obler, and Albert (1998); Connor, Spiro, Obler, and Albert (2004) observed subtle signs of decreased naming performance in participants in their 50s. However, these studies focused on naming accuracy. To our knowledge, no study has analyzed naming latencies in participants in their 50s in comparison with younger participants. We assume that such analyses may highlight more subtle difficulties in naming. In our study, both naming latencies and naming accuracy were analyzed in a picture naming task presented to 4 age groups: 25-35, 50-59, 60-69 and above 70 years old. If people in their 50s experience subtle naming difficulties, these should be reflected in longer picture naming latencies compared to younger participants. In participants above 70 years of age, the decline should be more apparent and may be underlined not only by slower naming latencies but also by lower picture naming scores. The explanation for naming difficulties in aging is also a matter of debate. According to some authors (e.g., Salthouse, 1996), these difficulties are a consequence of a general slowing in all cognitive tasks, including language, in the elderly. However, other theories suggest that the relevant difficulties are more language-specific and are due to connection weaknesses across the entire language system, leading to more naming errors and longer naming latencies (e.g., Burke, MacKay, Worthley, & Wade, 1991). In order to determine the extent to which the slowing of naming latencies in the elderly is related to a slowing of cognitive processing, participants’ cognitive processing speed was assessed with an odd/even judgment task. We were also interested in seeing whether slowing on the odd/even judgment task arises at the same age than slowing on the picture naming task. Methods Participants Four groups of 30 participants took part in the present study: (1) between 25 and 35 years of age, (2) between 50 and 59 years of age, (3) between 60 and 69 years of age and (4) above 70 years of age (70+). All subjects were native French speakers and reported no history of neurological, cardiac, neuropsychological or psychiatric disorders, and no uncorrected hearing or visual problems. Dementia was excluded with the Mattis Dementia Rating Scale (Schmidt, Freidl, Fasekas, Reinhart, & Grieshofer, 1994). No differences between groups were found for vocabulary level (Mill Hill test; Deltour, 1993) or socio-economic background. Materials Participants performed a picture naming task (150 black and white drawings selected from the set of Bonin, Peereman, Maladier, Méot, and Chalard, 2003). Both the number of correct responses and naming latencies were analyzed. We also analyzed response latencies on an odd/even judgment task on 50 digits from 1 to 9, to assess cognitive processing speed. Results For the picture naming task, an analysis of variance (ANOVA) performed on the number of correctly named items revealed an effect of age, F(3,116)=35.36, p<.001. Tukey post hoc comparisons (p<.05) indicated that the 70+ age group named fewer items correctly than the 60-69 age group, which performed worse than the 25-35 and 50-59 age groups, which in turn did not differ from each other. However, the ANOVA performed on correct naming latencies did not show the same pattern of results. This analysis revealed an effect of age, F(3,116)=35.36, p<.001. Tukey post hoc comparisons (p<.05) indicated that the 25-35 age group responded faster than the 50-59 and 60-69 age groups, which did not differ from each other. The 70+ age group responded more slowly than the 3 younger groups. For the odd/even judgment task, the ANOVA performed on response latencies indicated an effect of age, F(3,116)= 96.40, p<.001. Tukey post hoc comparisons (p<.05) showed that the 25-35 and 50-59 age groups did not differ from each other and responded faster than the 60-69 and 70+ age groups, which in turn did not differ from each other. An analysis of covariance was also performed on naming latencies, using the latencies on the odd/even judgment task as covariate. There was a significant effect of age, F(4,115)=54.56, p<.001. Tukey post hoc analysis indicated that the 25-35 age group responded faster than the 50-59 and 60-69 age groups, which did not differ from each other. The 70+ age group performed more slowly than the 3 younger groups. Thus, a slowing of picture naming latencies was found in participants above 50 years of age. This slowing remained significant even when cognitive processing speed was controlled for. Discussion The increase in correct naming latencies on the picture naming task in participants in their 50s suggests the presence of subtle age-related word finding difficulties. In participants in their 60s, naming difficulties were highlighted by both a decrease in correct responses and an increase in naming latencies. Finally, in participants above 70 years of age, these difficulties became more pronounced in both naming accuracy and naming latencies. Slowing on the picture naming task appears to be greater and to arise earlier in the adult lifespan (in participants in their 50s) than slowing on the odd-even judgment task assessing processing speed (in participants in their 60s). Moreover, this slowing of picture naming latencies in participants in their 50s remained significant even when processing speed was controlled for with an analysis of covariance. In conclusion, these results support the importance of naming latency analyses in uncovering subtle naming difficulties. Furthermore, although we do not exclude a possible impact of general slowing on naming latencies in participants above 50 years of age, these findings suggest that the slowing in naming at this age observed here may be explained by a specific age-related slowing within the language system. References Bonin, P., Peereman, R., Maladier, N., Méot, A., & Chalard, M. (2003). A new set of 299 pictures for psycholinguistic studies: French norms for name agreement, image agreement, conceptual familiarity, visual complexity, image variability, age of acquisition, and naming latencies. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 35(1), 158-167. Burke, D. M., MacKay, D. G., Worthley, J. S., & Wade, E. (1991). On the tip of the tongue: what causes word finding failures in young and older adults? Journal of Memory and Language, 30(1), 542-579. Connor, L.T., Spiro, A., Obler, L. K., & Albert, M. L. (2004). Change in object naming ability during adulthood. The Journals of Gerontology: Series B, 59(5), 203-209. Deltour, J. J. (1993). Echelle de vocabulaire Mill Hill de J.C. Raven. Braine-le-Chateau, Belgium: Editions l’Application des Techniques Modernes. Feyereisen, P. (1997). A meta-analytic procedure shows an age-related decline in picture naming: Comments on Goulet, Ska et Kahn (1994). Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 40(1), 1328-1333. Nicholas, M., Connor, L.T., Obler, L. K., & Albert, M. L. (1998). Aging, Language, and Language Disorders. In M. Taylor Sarno (Ed.), Acquired Aphasia (pp. 413-449). San Diego, CA: Academic Press. Salthouse, T. A. (1996). The processing-speed theory of adult age differences in cognition. Psychological Review, 103(3), 403-428. Schmidt, R., Freidl, W., Fasekas, F., Reinhart, B., & Grieshofer, P. (1994). Mattis Dementia Rating Scale. [less ▲]

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See detailFinite element computation of nonlinear normal modes of nonconservative systems
Renson, Ludovic ULg; Deliège, Geoffrey ULg; Kerschen, Gaëtan ULg

in Proceedings of the ISMA 2012 conference (2012, September)

Modal analysis, i.e., the computation of vibration modes of linear systems, is really quite sophisticated and advanced. Even though modal analysis served, and is still serving, the structural dynamics ... [more ▼]

Modal analysis, i.e., the computation of vibration modes of linear systems, is really quite sophisticated and advanced. Even though modal analysis served, and is still serving, the structural dynamics community for applications ranging from bridges to satellites, it is commonly accepted that nonlinearity is a frequent occurrence in engineering structures. Because modal analysis fails in the presence of nonlinear dynamical phenomena, the development of a practical nonlinear analog of modal analysis is the objective of this research. Progress in this direction has been made recently with the development of numerical techniques (harmonic balance, continuation of periodic solutions) for the computation of nonlinear normal modes (NNMs). Because these methods consider the conservative system, this study targets the computation of NNMs for nonconservative systems, i.e. defined as invariant manifolds in phase space. Specifically, a new finite element technique is proposed to solve the set of partial differential equations governing the manifold geometry. The algorithm is demonstrated using different two-degree-of-freedom systems. [less ▲]

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See detailArbitration of Distribution Disputes Revisited. A Comment on Sebastian International Inc. v Common Market Cosmetics NV
Wautelet, Patrick ULg

in Wautelet, Patrick (Ed.) The Practice of Arbitration. Essays in Honor of Hans van Houtte (2012)

This paper revisits the decision of the Belgian Supreme Court in Sebastian International Inc. v Common Market Cosmetics NV. Using the decision as starting point, comments are offered on 1°) the ... [more ▼]

This paper revisits the decision of the Belgian Supreme Court in Sebastian International Inc. v Common Market Cosmetics NV. Using the decision as starting point, comments are offered on 1°) the arbitrability of distribution disputes, 2°) which law should apply to the arbitrability of disputes and 3°) what are the practical consequences of the fact that a dispute is deemed to be inarbitrable by the courts of one country. [less ▲]

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See detailEstimation des teneurs en nitrates dans les eaux potables par l'utilisation de bandelettes réactives : un exercice d'éducation à l'environnement dans la vallée du Sourou au Burkina Faso.
Rosillon, Francis ULg; Savadogo, Boubacar; Kabore, Aminata et al

in VertigO : la Revue Electronique en Sciences de l'Environnement (2012), 12(2),

Dans le cadre de l’application du contrat de rivière Sourou au Burkina Faso, une estimation des teneurs en nitrates dans les eaux a été effectuée en utilisant un test rapide par bandelettes réactives. De ... [more ▼]

Dans le cadre de l’application du contrat de rivière Sourou au Burkina Faso, une estimation des teneurs en nitrates dans les eaux a été effectuée en utilisant un test rapide par bandelettes réactives. De 2008 à 2011, 29 forages et puits et 9 points de prélèvement en eaux de surface localisés dans la vallée du Sourou ont fait l’objet d’une étude comparative entre le test bandelettes et l’analyse classique en laboratoire. Les résultats étaient comparables dans 90 % des cas. Nous avons pu vérifier simultanément par les deux méthodes que la norme de potabilité de l’OMS de 50 mg de nitrates par litre (NO3/L) était dépassée dans l’eau souterraine pour 12 ouvrages sur les 29 testés. Des concentrations supérieures à 500 mg de NO3/L ont parfois été observées. Les contaminations seraient d’origine multiple : défécation animale et humaine, latrines, eaux usées. L’utilisation de dynamite pour le creusement des ouvrages a aussi été évoquée. Au-delà de l’utilisation d’un test rapide pour produire, à faible coût, des données valables estimant les teneurs en nitrates dans les eaux, cette démarche revêt un caractère pédagogique à l’instar des opérations sources qui avaient été organisées en Belgique dans les années 90. Une transposition de cette activité d’éducation relative à l’environnement est suggérée au Burkina Faso en collaboration avec les écoles. [less ▲]

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See detailLe monticule frasnien de la carrière Saint-Remy : faciès et genèse
Boulvain, Frédéric ULg

in Toussaint, Jacques (Ed.) Marbres jaspés de Saint-Remy et de la région de Rochefort (2012)

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See detailDonation after cardio-circulatory death liver transplantation.
Le Dinh; DE ROOVER, Arnaud ULg; KABA, Abdourahmane ULg et al

in World Journal of Gastroenterology (2012), 18(33), 4491-506

The renewed interest in donation after cardio-circulatory death (DCD) started in the 1990s following the limited success of the transplant community to expand the donation after brain-death (DBD) organ ... [more ▼]

The renewed interest in donation after cardio-circulatory death (DCD) started in the 1990s following the limited success of the transplant community to expand the donation after brain-death (DBD) organ supply and following the request of potential DCD families. Since then, DCD organ procurement and transplantation activities have rapidly expanded, particularly for non-vital organs, like kidneys. In liver transplantation (LT), DCD donors are a valuable organ source that helps to decrease the mortality rate on the waiting lists and to increase the availability of organs for transplantation despite a higher risk of early graft dysfunction, more frequent vascular and ischemia-type biliary lesions, higher rates of re-listing and re-transplantation and lower graft survival, which are obviously due to the inevitable warm ischemia occurring during the declaration of death and organ retrieval process. Experimental strategies intervening in both donors and recipients at different phases of the transplantation process have focused on the attenuation of ischemia-reperfusion injury and already gained encouraging results, and some of them have found their way from pre-clinical success into clinical reality. The future of DCD-LT is promising. Concerted efforts should concentrate on the identification of suitable donors (probably Maastricht category III DCD donors), better donor and recipient matching (high risk donors to low risk recipients), use of advanced organ preservation techniques (oxygenated hypothermic machine perfusion, normothermic machine perfusion, venous systemic oxygen persufflation), and pharmacological modulation (probably a multi-factorial biologic modulation strategy) so that DCD liver allografts could be safely utilized and attain equivalent results as DBD-LT. [less ▲]

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See detailCournot, le père de l'économie mathématique
Bair, Jacques ULg; Henry, Valérie ULg

in Losanges (2012), 18

Après avoir donné une bibliographie de A. Cournot, qui fut un des premiers à introduire l'analayse mathématique pour résoudre des problèmes économiques, nous analysons quelques passages de l'oeuvre ... [more ▼]

Après avoir donné une bibliographie de A. Cournot, qui fut un des premiers à introduire l'analayse mathématique pour résoudre des problèmes économiques, nous analysons quelques passages de l'oeuvre originale de ce savant français du 19e siècle. Notre étude fournit une occasion pour introduire de façon claire des concepts fondamentaux rencontrés en économie et pour comprendre comment les mathématiques interviennent avec efficacité dans certaines applications concrètes. [less ▲]

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See detailBehavioural adaptations of rheophilic fish radio-tracked in a river highly fragmented by hydroelectric plants. Outcomes of a partial reopening of their migration routes.
Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Dierckx, Arnaud ULg; Benitez, Jean-Philippe ULg et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ecohydraulics (2012, September)

Using water resources for hydroelectricity production influences and limits the quality and quantity of habitat available for use by fishes and influences fish mobility. In the Amblève (River Meuse basin ... [more ▼]

Using water resources for hydroelectricity production influences and limits the quality and quantity of habitat available for use by fishes and influences fish mobility. In the Amblève (River Meuse basin, Belgium), the major part of the river is fragmented by hydroelectric power plants that largely prevent the biological movements of the fish population. In 2007, in the hydroelectric site of Lorcé, a modern pool-type fish pass was constructed, re-establishing the upstream movements of fish after more than 80 years of total obstruction. Sixteen different fish species promptly used the new fish pass and the objective of our study was to analyse their behavioural tactics and spawning activity once released upstream of the dam in a previously inaccessible environment. The study focussed on rheophilic holobiotic species, the nase (Chondrostoma nasus), the barbel (Barbus barbus), the European grayling (Thymallus thymallus) and the brown trout (Salmo trutta), which are highly representative of the fish population of the river. The fish were radio-tagged and intensively located using manual tracking techniques during their circum reproduction periods. The results indicate that most individuals of the different species seem to have found usable spawning areas and exploited a large part of the newly usable river stretch (as well as tributaries) located upstream of the fish pass. However, a major problem was observed during the post-spawning period, when the tracked individuals tried to reach their original departure sites (located downstream of the fish pass). The absence of a downstream migration device combined with the passage of all the water through the turbine severely disrupted their post-reproductive movements. [less ▲]

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See detailFish responses to artificial flow and water temperature variability in a large river (Rhône, France)
Capra, Hervé; Ovidio, Michaël ULg; Pella, Hervé et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ecohydraulics (2012, September)

Understanding fine scale behavioural responses of fish to changes in abiotic characteristics of habitat, such as flow variability, is an interesting innovative issue to improve river management in highly ... [more ▼]

Understanding fine scale behavioural responses of fish to changes in abiotic characteristics of habitat, such as flow variability, is an interesting innovative issue to improve river management in highly disturbed aquatic environments. For example, in the Rhône River (France), important hydrology and thermal contrasts are mainly explicated by the succession of dams and nuclear power plants. The main aim of our study was to describe fish behaviour in term of movements and habitat use as responses to habitat variability due to the production of peaking electricity and temperature heterogeneity (natural or due to a nuclear power plant release). Fixed telemetry system (accuracy of few square meters; Hydroacoustic Technology Inc.) enabled to define individual fish behavior during different short habitat variability configuration (flow increase, flow decrease, temperature increase....). We then recorded at a local scale continuous movements of n=61 fish during short term (lower than day) habitat variability. The study was conducted in a 2 km long river stretch, from July to September 2009. Abiotic conditions (temperature, depth, velocity or substrate) were simulated (with an accuracy comparable with fish positioning accuracy) every where at any time (i.e. for any discharge) using a hydraulic 2D model calibrated and validated for the whole discharge range observed during the experiment. Three main species were represented : two native cyprinids, chub (Squalius cephalus) and barbel (Barbus barbus), and an invasive species, wels catfish (Silurus glanis). Fish mobility and habitat use were studied to describe changes in behavior associated with changes of abiotic conditions. The separate effects of each environmental factors (discharge, temperature, photoperiod) and their interactions on fish behavioral responses were studied. Finally, variability of fish habitat preferences were estimated to refine understanding of observed behaviors. The different results highlighted the advantages and limitations of the telemetry acoustic system in a large river to address fish displacement in response to discharge and temperature variability. They also emphasized the necessity of a 2D hydrodynamic model to understand fish behaviour. [less ▲]

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See detailWhat do we know to evaluate the health of brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations?
Gouraud, Véronique; Baran, Philippe; Bardonnet, Agnès et al

in Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Ecohydraulics (2012, September)

The renewed emphasis on the concept of the health of ecosystems highlights society’s interest in taking measures to protect environments transformed by human activity. The criteria used for evaluating the ... [more ▼]

The renewed emphasis on the concept of the health of ecosystems highlights society’s interest in taking measures to protect environments transformed by human activity. The criteria used for evaluating the health of fish population are rarely discussed within the scientific community. The exercise proposed here aimed to discuss these for the brown trout (Salmo trutta), a flagship species from the freshwater fish community typical from headwaters of watercourses which represent most of the French hydrographic network. This initiative aimed to gather the ideas of a limited number of experts on the function of these populations and on the criteria for evaluating their function. The main key parameters were identified and organised into a hierarchical framework for each development stage. A consensus emerged on the fact that in the current stage of knowledge, the diagnosis can be established based on the analysis of abiotic parameters crucial for the biology and, with more difficulty, on the analysis of biotic parameters. For all the development stages, the identified parameters are linked to habitat (substrate, stream flow, temperature and water quality), hydrology and connectivity. Further knowledge must be acquired in order to be able to measure the biological criteria. That implies to reinforce longterm biological monitoring and research to understand the variability in biological parameters, the relevant spatiotemporal scales and the functional processes. [less ▲]

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