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See detailDo aphids actively search for ant partners?
Fischer, Christophe ULg; Vanderplanck, Maryse; Lognay, Georges ULg et al

in Insect Science (in press)

The aphid–ant mutualistic relationships are not necessarily obligate for neither partners but evidence is that such interactions provide them strong advantages in terms of global fitness. While it is ... [more ▼]

The aphid–ant mutualistic relationships are not necessarily obligate for neither partners but evidence is that such interactions provide them strong advantages in terms of global fitness. While it is largely assumed that ants actively search for their mutualistic partners namely using volatile cues; whether winged aphids (i.e. aphids’ most mobile form) are able to select ant-frequented areas had not been investigated so far. Ant-frequented sites would indeed offer several advantages for these aphids including a lower predation pressure through ant presence and enhanced chances of establishing mutuaslistic interactions with neighbour ant colonies. In the field, aphid colonies are often observed in higher densities around ant nests, which is probably linked to a better survival ensured by ants’ services. Nevertheless, this could also result from a preferential establishment of winged aphids in ant-frequented areas. We tested this last hypothesis through different ethological assays and show that the facultative myrmecophilous black bean aphid, Aphis fabae L., does not orientate its search for a host plant preferentially towards ant-frequented plants. However our results suggest that ants reduce the number of winged aphids leaving the newly colonized plant. Thus, ants involved in facultative myrmecophilous interactions with aphids appear to contribute to structure aphid populations in the field by ensuring a better establishment and survival of newly established colonies rather than by inducing a deliberate plant selection by aphid partners based on the proximity of ant colonies. [less ▲]

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See detailChild labour, Agency and Family dynamics: The Case of Mining in Katanga (DRC)
Andre, Géraldine ULg; Godin, Marie

in Childhood (in press)

In the last three decades, the development of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has been increasing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bringing more and more urban families into ... [more ▼]

In the last three decades, the development of the artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) sector has been increasing in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bringing more and more urban families into this flourishing business sector, and among them, children. At first glance, one could see children in the mining sector mainly as victims entangled in the flows of raw materials of unbridled capitalism. But this paper aims to look at the often unconceivable, and as a result neglected, social agency of children even when they are involved in stigmatized and prohibited types of child labour. To do so, it relies on the results of a socio-anthropological collective research project on children’s mining activities which was carried out in a small locality called La Ruashi in the city of Lubumbashi (Province of Katanga). The article aims to provide a more comprehensive understanding of what is often normatively only labelled as ‘child labour’ by looking at different spheres of social relations within which children are embedded. Examining the set of social interactions that children have with their families, the broader community and their ‘peers’, several ‘family portraits’ are offered, highlighting a heterogeneity of social interpretations regarding this ‘new’ form of child work. It will be shown that for families from middle-class background, this kind of work is often socially disruptive, at the forefront of inter-generational conflict. As for families from lower classes, social changes induced by children’s mining activities are often better incorporated into the family habitus. Common social changes encountered in all families irrespective of class belonging will also be portrayed, showing the transversal societal impact these ‘new’ forms of child economic activities can provoke at a micro level. [less ▲]

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See detailCan the collapse of a fly ash heap develop into an air-fluidized flow? - Reanalysis of the Jupille accident (1961)
Stilmant, Frédéric ULg; Pirotton, Michel ULg; Archambeau, Pierre ULg et al

in Geomorphology (in press)

A fly ash heap collapse occurred in Jupille (Liege, Belgium) in 1961. The subsequent flow of fly ash reached a surprisingly long runout and had catastrophic consequences. Its unprecedented degree of ... [more ▼]

A fly ash heap collapse occurred in Jupille (Liege, Belgium) in 1961. The subsequent flow of fly ash reached a surprisingly long runout and had catastrophic consequences. Its unprecedented degree of fluidization attracted scientific attention. As drillings and direct observations revealed no water-saturated zone at the base of the deposits, scientists assumed an air-fluidization mechanism, which appeared consistent with the properties of the material. In this paper, the air-fluidization assumption is tested based on two-dimensional numerical simulations. The numerical model has been developed so as to focus on the most prominent processes governing the flow, with parameters constrained by their physical interpretation. Results are compared to accurate field observations and are presented for different stages in the model enhancement, so as to provide a base for a discussion of the relative influence of pore pressure dissipation and pore pressure generation. These results show that the apparently high diffusion coefficient that characterizes the dissipation of air pore pressures is in fact sufficiently low for an important degree of fluidization to be maintained during a flow of hundreds of meters. [less ▲]

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See detailJamaica Kincaid's A Small Place
Munos, Delphine ULg

in Helen Goethals (Ed.) A Companion to Commonwealth Studies: Cultural Relations since 1884 (in press)

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See detailTrajectory-Based Supplementary Damping Control for Power System Electromechanical Oscillations
Wang, Da ULg; Glavic, Mevludin ULg; Wehenkel, Louis ULg

in IEEE Transactions on Power Systems (in press)

This paper considers a trajectory-based approach to determine control signals superimposed to those of existing controllers so as to enhance the damping of electromechanical oscillations. This approach is ... [more ▼]

This paper considers a trajectory-based approach to determine control signals superimposed to those of existing controllers so as to enhance the damping of electromechanical oscillations. This approach is framed as a discrete-time, multi-step optimization problem which can be solved by model-based and/or by learning-based methods. This paper proposes to apply a model-free tree-based batch mode Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithm to perform such a supplementary damping control based only on information collected from observed trajectories of the power system. This RL-based supplementary damping control scheme is first implemented on a single generator and then several possibilities are investigated for extending it to multiple generators. Simulations are carried out on a 16-generators medium size power system model, where also possible benefits of combining this RL-based control with Model Predictive Control (MPC) are assessed. [less ▲]

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See detailMétacognition et réussite scolaire : Perspectives théoriques
Frenkel, Stéphanie ULg; Deforge, Hélène

in Gireaudeau, Caroline; Chasseigne, Gérard (Eds.) Psychologie, Education et Vie Scolaire (in press)

Après avoir introduit les facteurs qui jouent un rôle dans la réussite scolaire, ce chapitre porte essentiellement sur la définition des composantes métacognitives. Une revue de littérature récente et ... [more ▼]

Après avoir introduit les facteurs qui jouent un rôle dans la réussite scolaire, ce chapitre porte essentiellement sur la définition des composantes métacognitives. Une revue de littérature récente et détaillée permet de justifier nos choix théoriques en matière de connaissances métacognitives, de stratégies métacognitives, d'expériences métacognitives et d'interaction cognition-métacognition. [less ▲]

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See detailcompte rendu de : Eleanor DICKEY, The Colloquia of the Hermeneumata Pseudodositheana. Volume I. Colloquia Monacensia-Einsidlensia, Leidense-Stephani, and Stephani
Rochette, Bruno ULg

in Gnomon : Kritische Zeitschrift für die Gesamte Klassische Altertumswissenschaft (in press)

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See detailUna nazione ricostruita: musica e feste delle confraternite tedesche e fiamminghe a Roma
Corswarem, Emilie ULg

in Goulet, Anne-Madelaine; zur Nieden (Eds.) Europäische Musiker in Venedig, Rom, und Neapel. 1650-1750 (in press)

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See detailMétacognition et réussite scolaire : Applications
Frenkel, Stéphanie ULg

in Gireaudeau, Caroline; Chasseigne, Gérard (Eds.) Psychologie, Education et Vie Scolaire (in press)

Ce chapitre présente deux exemples d'application de l'approche métacognitive. D'une part en consultation clinique (Atelier d'Apprentissage, CPLU, ULg). D'autre part en projet de recherche action (EDUCA +).

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See detailClinical sentinel surveillance of equine West Nile fever, Spain
Saegerman, Claude ULg; Alba-Casals, A; Garcia-Bocanegra, I et al

in Transboundary and Emerging Diseases (in press)

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See detailLe contrat d'entreprise
Kohl, Benoît ULg

Book published by Bruylant (in press)

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See detailInvestigating word recognition in intercomprehension: methods and findings
Möller, Robert ULg; Zeevaert, Ludger ULg

in Linguistics (in press), 53(2),

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See detailMental Powers in Early Modern Philosophy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy. Special Issue
Boccaccini, Federico ULg; Marmodoro, Anna

Book published by Routledge (in press)

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See detailBrentano and the Primacy of Mental Act
Boccaccini, Federico ULg

in Boccaccini, Federico; Antonelli, Mauro (Eds.) Franz Brentano vol. 2. Intentionality and Philosophy of Mind (in press)

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See detailRegards croisés sur le sac de Rome: Le 'carteggio' de Francesco Guicciardini et les 'Diarii' de Marino Sanudo
Miesse, Hélène ULg

in Moreno, Paola; Godinas, Laurette; Miesse, Hélène (Eds.) Encuentros/Desencuentros. Italia y España en los siglos XV y XVI: Textos y contextos. Actas del congreso internacional, UNAM-Instituto de Investigaciones bibliogràficas, 26-27 de octubre 2009 (in press)

L'article envisage de façon conjointe la correspondance de Francesco Guicciardini et les journaux de Marino Sanudo pour la période qui précède immédiatement le sac de Rome de mai 1527, moment critique où ... [more ▼]

L'article envisage de façon conjointe la correspondance de Francesco Guicciardini et les journaux de Marino Sanudo pour la période qui précède immédiatement le sac de Rome de mai 1527, moment critique où se noue un nouvel équilibre entre les forces en présence en Italie. Issus de patries ennemies que la Ligue de Cognac a assemblées autour d’un objectif commun - la défense des intérêts italiens mis à mal - la mise en perspective de leurs écrits offre un éclairage nouveau sur l’entreprise portée par Guicciardini et la perception immédiate de l’événement par les contemporains puisque cette prise rapide, qui suscita stupeur et étonnement, rendit pendant un certain temps les hommes du temps, dont Sanudo, incapables de trancher de la véracité des faits qui leur étaient rapportés. La confrontation de ces deux corpus à caractère «privé» permet en outre de mettre en évidence les disparités de jugement qui peuvent émerger, que l’on soit acteur ou spectateur de l’histoire. [less ▲]

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See detailBlattmasken. Un motif iconographique mêlant frontalité et dynamisme végétal
Derwael, Stéphanie ULg

in Actes du colloque « Images Fixes/Images en mouvement » (in press)

Fixité et mouvement coexistent fréquemment dans l’imagerie antique. Les Blattmasken en sont la parfaite illustration, car ils se caractérisent à la fois par une frontalité presque exemplaire et par un ... [more ▼]

Fixité et mouvement coexistent fréquemment dans l’imagerie antique. Les Blattmasken en sont la parfaite illustration, car ils se caractérisent à la fois par une frontalité presque exemplaire et par un dynamisme végétal insufflé par les feuilles dont ils sont composés. Les quatre exemples choisis pour illustrer ce propos correspondent chacun à une formule particulière d’intégration des têtes végétalisées dans leur environnement immédiat. Celles-ci peuvent en effet être isolées de tout contexte végétal, intégrées dans un décor de rinceaux, ou encore structurellement liées à celui-ci en lui donnant naissance ou en émergeant de l’une de ses volutes. Cette forme de végétalisation de la figure humaine semble se rattacher à une hybridation plutôt qu’à une métamorphose. Cette fusion des règnes humain et végétal révèle une symbolique complexe qu’il conviendra de préciser. [less ▲]

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See detailDes Blattmasken dans la Rome carolingienne. Entre remploi et imitation
Derwael, Stéphanie ULg

in Actes du IXe Congrès de l’Association des Cercles francophones d’Histoire et d’Archéologie de Belgique (in press)

La Blattmaske ou tête végétalisée est un motif romain apparu au Ier siècle apr. J.-C. Elle ne cessa d’être utilisée dans l’univers des formes , et donc de se renouveler. Mais il est un milieu qui ... [more ▼]

La Blattmaske ou tête végétalisée est un motif romain apparu au Ier siècle apr. J.-C. Elle ne cessa d’être utilisée dans l’univers des formes , et donc de se renouveler. Mais il est un milieu qui constitue un jalon important dans l’histoire de son utilisation : la Rome de l’époque carolingienne. Après une rupture de près de quatre siècles dans la mise en oeuvre italique du motif, le remploi de fragments du temple de Sol Invictus semble en effet être à l’origine d’un certain regain d’intérêt pour le sujet dans des églises romaines du IXe siècle. Bien qu’il ne soit pas toujours aisé de distinguer des originaux antiques spoliés, parfois retravaillés, de créations médiévales, l’examen des fragments et de leur contexte permet de préciser leur origine et leur signification. [less ▲]

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