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See detailLocusts and Grasshoppers: Future Foods?
Paul, Aman ULg; Frederich, Michel ULg; Uyttenbroeck, Roel ULg et al

Scientific conference (2014, May 08)

Consuming locusts and grasshoppers as food is not a new concept, because some people have been doing it for a long time and there are many references in the religious literature to support this. About 80 ... [more ▼]

Consuming locusts and grasshoppers as food is not a new concept, because some people have been doing it for a long time and there are many references in the religious literature to support this. About 80 locust and grasshopper species are consumed worldwide, and the large majority of grasshopper species are edible. From the nutritional point of view they are an excellent source of proteins, lipids and other minor components like vitamins and minerals. They are an excellent source of amino acids and their lipids contain a large majority of unsaturated fatty acids. Environmentalists have supported human consumption of grasshoppers owing to the facts that they usually appear as pests. Using them as food could help reduce their population and result in limited application of harmful pesticides. Their production usually generates lesser amount of greenhouse gases & ammonia; a lower amount of water is required for their production in comparison to conventional proteins sources. Some species of grasshoppers usually feed on dead organic matter, this reduces the environmental load. In the developing world, catching of grasshoppers and selling them for human consumption has played a key role in improving the livelihood of women and underprivileged children. Eating grasshopper and locust is not a very common practice in temperate areas. However it is a very common practice in the tropical areas of world because of the higher density, bigger size of the insect and yearlong availability in such areas. To encourage their consumption in temperate areas, it is now necessary to perform accurate research regarding food safety (minor components, toxicity, allergens,…) but also to develop value added products to make it easier for people to adapt with entomophagy. Furthermore we have to develop methods for commercial production and organize awareness campaigns to explain about the nutritional and other benefits related to locust & grasshopper consumption as food to people. [less ▲]

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See detailLa régionalisation de l’impôt des personnes physiques
Bourgeois, Marc ULg; Bayenet, Benoit

Scientific conference (2014, May 08)

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See detailTrend evolution of Carbonyl Sulfide above Jungfraujoch
Lejeune, Bernard ULg

Conference (2014, May 08)

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See detailDes indices de la perception du temps à son implication dans le quotidien. L’évolution développementale de la perception de la durée.
SCHOLL, Jean-Marc ULg

Conference (2014, May 08)

Introduction La perception du temps a un retentissement majeur dans la vie quotidienne. Son déficit altère la capacité de l’enfant à intégrer le temps à la corporéité de son être et de ses activités ... [more ▼]

Introduction La perception du temps a un retentissement majeur dans la vie quotidienne. Son déficit altère la capacité de l’enfant à intégrer le temps à la corporéité de son être et de ses activités. Seule le temps séquentiel est généralement évalué. Il n’existe pas de repères sémiologiques de la durée du temps, ni d’outils pour l’évaluer. Son évolution développementale est inconnue. Nous nous proposons d’évaluer la perception de la durée par des marqueurs sémiologiques en milieu écologique dans une population générale d’enfants et une population d’enfants avec une psychopathologie. Méthode Un questionnaire parental a été créé pour observer la perception du temps et appliqué dans 2 populations d'enfants de 2,5 à 12 ans : 827 enfants en population générale et 297 enfants consultant des Services de Santé Mentale (population transnosographique). Une régression logistique multinominale donne des courbes de percentiles (P5, P50, P95). Résultats Dans la population générale, la perception de la durée est progressivement acquise avec une pleine compétence à 9 ans. Le temps séquentiel est acquis à 4 ans. Dans la population consultant en SSM, la moyenne de la perception de la durée est retardée de 18 mois et demeure faible à 13 ans. Il n’y a pas de différences selon le sexe. Discussion La perception de la durée est une importante caractéristique développementale non prise en compte jusqu’à présent. Des enfants consultants en santé mentale ont un déficit de cette perception. Les marqueurs sémiologiques du questionnaire parental mis au point relèvent ces difficultés dans la vie quotidienne de l’enfant. Mots-clés Perception du temps ; durée du temps ; temps séquentiel ; psychologie développementale ; questionnaire parental [less ▲]

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See detailThe Role of Anthropic, Ecological, and Social Factors in Sleeping Site Choice by Long‐Tailed Macaques (Macaca fascicularis)
Brotcorne, Fany ULg; Maslarov, Cindy; Wandia, I. Nengah et al

in American Journal of Primatology (2014)

When choosing their sleeping sites, primates make adaptive trade‐offs between various biotic and abiotic constraints. In human‐modified environments, anthropic factors may play a role. We assessed the ... [more ▼]

When choosing their sleeping sites, primates make adaptive trade‐offs between various biotic and abiotic constraints. In human‐modified environments, anthropic factors may play a role. We assessed the influence of ecological (predation), social (intergroup competition), and anthropic (proximity to human settlements) factors in sleeping site choice by long‐tailed macaques (Macaca fascicularis) occupying a habitat at the interface of natural forests and human‐modified zones in Bali Barat National Park, Indonesia. Over the course of 56 nights, we collected data relating to physical features of sleeping trees, patterns of the use of sleeping sites within the home range, pre‐sleep behavior, diurnal ranging patterns and availability of natural and human food. Overall, the macaques used 17 sleeping sites with 37 sleeping trees. When the monkeys slept in forest zones, they selected sleeping trees that had larger trunks but were not significantly taller than surrounding trees. Though the macaques rarely re‐used sleeping sites on consecutive nights, they frequently re‐used four sites over the study period. The group favored sleeping within the core area of its home range, despite the occurrence of frequent agonistic intergroup encounters there. Macaques preferentially selected sleeping trees located within or near human‐modified zones, especially when human food was abundant and natural food was scarce. These results partially support the hypothesis that long‐tailed macaques choose their sleeping sites to avoid predation; proximity to human settlements appears to be the primary factor influencing sleeping site choice in this primate species. Our results reflect the strong influence that anthropic factors have on primates, which subsist in increasingly human‐dominated landscapes. [less ▲]

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See detailAbout almost periodic sequences of integers and related concepts
Crama, Yves ULg

Scientific conference (2014, May 07)

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See detailCOMPARISON AND MOLECULAR CHARACTERIZATION OF ANIMAL AND HUMAN CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE STRAINS
Rodriguez Diaz, Cristina ULg; Taminiau, Bernard ULg; Korsak Koulagenko, Nicolas ULg et al

Poster (2014, May 07)

The main objective of this study was to characterize and compare animal and human C. difficile strains with respect to the PCR-ribotype and the antibiotic resistance. Multilocus sequence typing analysis ... [more ▼]

The main objective of this study was to characterize and compare animal and human C. difficile strains with respect to the PCR-ribotype and the antibiotic resistance. Multilocus sequence typing analysis (MLST) was performed in order to study clonal relationships of the isolates. [less ▲]

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See detailContributions à l’amélioration des systèmes d’évaluations génétiques
Vanderick, Sylvie ULg; Gengler, Nicolas ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailL'Etat congolais souverain ou sous-tutelle? Essai d'analyse de la dynamique politique nationale.
Baenda Fimbo, Zacharie ULg

Scientific conference (2014, May 07)

Après la définition de certains concepts tels que l'Etat, la souveraineté et la tutelle, la présente communication a analysé la dynamique politique congolaise à travers l'histoire. De la première ... [more ▼]

Après la définition de certains concepts tels que l'Etat, la souveraineté et la tutelle, la présente communication a analysé la dynamique politique congolaise à travers l'histoire. De la première république à la troisième. Des interventions étrangères ayant divisé les leaders politiques congolais pendant la première législative à la présence quasi permanente de la Communauté internationale à travers la Mission des Nations Unies au Congo, en passant par la deuxième république de Mobutu, les réalités locales laissent voir que certaines décisions politiques, voire certaines prises de position sont dictées de l'étranger. Les faits analysés fait douter l'applicabilité de la notion de souveraineté à la gestion politique de l'Etat congolais. [less ▲]

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See detailPolitiques institutionelles et migrations. Quelle place les institutions belges laissent-elles à la diversité ?
Grandjean, Geoffrey ULg

Conference given outside the academic context (2014)

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See detailÉcrire les «petites langues»: entre transparence et universalisme
Baiwir, Esther ULg

Conference (2014, May 06)

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See detailJustice environnementale et mobilisations environnementales locales
Lejeune, Zoé ULg

Scientific conference (2014, May 06)

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See detailNew perspectives on probabilistic methods for nonlinear transient dynamics in civil engineering
Canor, Thomas ULg

Doctoral thesis (2014)

The objective of this thesis is to develop probabilistic methods to perform nonlinear transient analysis in civil engineering applications. The manuscript is divided into two parts. For large-dimensional ... [more ▼]

The objective of this thesis is to develop probabilistic methods to perform nonlinear transient analysis in civil engineering applications. The manuscript is divided into two parts. For large-dimensional structures subject to coherent random loads, an asymptotic expansion-based method is used to improve linear evolutionary spectral analysis. Then, this method is extended to equivalent statistical linearization by a multiple timescales approach. The second part of the thesis is focused on small-dimensional systems. It explores the solution of the Fokker-Planck equation with the smoothed particle hydrodynamics method. This meshless Lagrangian method particularly ensures the conservation and the positivity of the probability field. The accuracy and efficiency of both approaches are compared with Monte-Carlo simulations. [less ▲]

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See detailNouvelle méthode de criblage de mutants respiratoires du complexe I chez Chlamydomonas
Massoz, Simon ULg; Larosa, véronique; bailleul, benjamin et al

Scientific conference (2014, May 06)

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See detailCaractérisation des modes de consommation alimentaire des ménages à Kinshasa : analyse des interrelations entre modes de vie et habitudes alimentaires
Muteba Kalala, Damien ULg

Doctoral thesis (2014)

This study was initiated at the start of a hypothesis that households are in a situation of food insecurity when their lifestyles and livelihoods have changed or have not adapted and they have not the ... [more ▼]

This study was initiated at the start of a hypothesis that households are in a situation of food insecurity when their lifestyles and livelihoods have changed or have not adapted and they have not the ability to find a balance between a set of needs. Households’ food demand cannot be analyzed independently from all livelihoods and living conditions. For this study, a methodology based on household surveys was adopted. Based on their supposed wealth level, three districts were selected, the Residential Area in Limete, the Mabulu neighbourhood in Makala and Quarters I and VII in Ndjili. A sample of 346 households was selected. The results of the first survey on the characterization of households have achieved the first three objectives of the study. The second survey consisted of a household monitoring defined according to specific criteria. Thirty households were selected at the rate of 10 in each of three quarters. They were followed first during the dry season for three months, from June to August 2011, and subsequently in the rainy season for three months also between February and April 2012. The results of this study show among other things that food expenditures are much higher in the rainy season than in the dry season. However, the quantities consumed are relatively higher in the dry season than in the rainy season. The amount of food consumed per person per day was estimated in the dry season respectively at 1.202g (in the richest households), 833g (in average households) and 506g (in poor households). During the rainy season, quantities consumed are respectively of 1.120g (in the richest neighborhood), 801g (in the average households) and 493g (in less well-off households). Energy intake per person per day in the dry season is respectively 2571 calories (in the richest households), 1.864 calories (in average households) and 1,094 calories (in poor households). Energy intake was also lower in the rainy season. It reaches respectively 2.452 calories (in wealthy households), 1,838 calories (in average households) and 1,130 calories (in poor households). Protein intake per person per day was estimated in the dry season respectively at 102g (wealthier households), 81g (in average households) and 51g (in poor households). During the rainy season, these contributions are also low. They are around of 100g in the wealthier households, 80g in the average households and 50g in poor households. The analysis of different consumption patterns showed that the dietary habits of Kinshasa do not seem to meet the nutritional requirements. Considerations between the two parameters show that households are scarcely managing to find a balance. The evidence supporting this difficult balancing includes: food monotony in households, the tendency to promote the consumption of cheap food, food choices unrelated to dietary considerations, the appearance of more and more public health problems related to food consumption patterns. However, the dietary imbalance in Kinshasa households is not always linked to income. [less ▲]

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See detailHypoxia in macrophytodetritus accumulation: Species specific harpacticoid copepod adaptation?
Mascart, Thibaud ULg; De Troch, Marleen; Gobert, Sylvie ULg et al

Poster (2014, May 05)

Mediterranean Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows generate high primary production and support large biodiversity of associated fauna and flora. The majority of the foliar material falls on the ... [more ▼]

Mediterranean Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows generate high primary production and support large biodiversity of associated fauna and flora. The majority of the foliar material falls on the unvegetated sea floor during the autumnal leaf senescence, fuelling the detrital food web. Whilst laying on the sea floor the freshly formed macrophytodetritus pile up into accumulations according to the local hydrodynamics and seafloor geomorphology. In these litter accumulations, harpacticoid copepods (Crustacea, Copepoda) are the main meiofaunal players (metazoans in the size range of 38µm – 1mm) and show a high specific diversity. They are primarily grazers, but their high specific diversity suggests that they occupy also a large variety of trophic niches. This large morphological and trophic diversity can partly be promoted by the complexity of the phytodetritus in seagrass accumulations. On the other hand, macrophytodetritus degradation and flux of reduced compounds from the sediments is responsible for oxygen consumption inside the accumulation of seagrass litter. Therefore, concentration of oxygen inside the accumulation is very variable and often under the concentration observed in the water column just above the litter. Frequently, oxygen levels reach very low values. The present study aims to link the oxygen variability inside the accumulation to the densities of the five most dominant harpacticoid copepods found living in the P. oceanica litter. Standardized samples were collected seasonally in two contrasting sites of the Calvi Bay (Corsica) during one year. Our results showed no correlation between the oxygen concentrations and harpacticoid community diversity or their total abundances. The five most dominant species showed divergent results, but none had a clear correlation with the oxygen concentration. This contrasts with observation done for sediment meiofaunal community where most harpacticoid copepods are sensitive to oxygen level and where nematodes often dominate the community. This could be explained by their high mobility and the patchiness and variability of the oxygen concentrations present in the accumulations. Harpacticoid copepods, whilst being sensitive to hypoxia and anoxia developed a strategy to live in this fast oxygen changing environment. To conclude, our results underline the importance of species-specific analysis of correlation data. Especially in complex and dynamic environments where a variety of potential trophic niches are present and species competition is very likely to occur. The overall abundance pattern and diversity of the copepod community showed no relation to the oxygen concentration while the most abundant copepod species did not responded to fluctuating oxygen concentrations. [less ▲]

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