Today
Bookmark and Share    
Full Text
See detailcapacité de localisation spatiale des enfants avec Infirmité Motrice Cérébrale (IMC)
Schmetz, Emilie ULg; BARISNIKOV, Kovilkja

Poster (2012)

Detailed reference viewed: 69 (15 ULg)
Full Text
See detailStable isotope composition spatial variability at microhabitat scale of macrofauna inhabiting a tropical freshwater stream (Pérou River, Guadeloupe)
Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Marichal, Nicolas; Troupin, Charles ULg et al

Poster (2012)

The spatial variability of isotopic (C and N) composition of freshwater fauna was assessed in a small and pristine tropical stream (Pérou River, Guadeloupe). In order to assess this variability, a section ... [more ▼]

The spatial variability of isotopic (C and N) composition of freshwater fauna was assessed in a small and pristine tropical stream (Pérou River, Guadeloupe). In order to assess this variability, a section of 80 m was mapped and divided in quadrate (n= 132). Microhabitats (i.e. depth, hydrodynamic facies, presence of litter) were defined for each quadrate. Electric fishing was performed in each quadrate and individual isotopic measurements using EA-IRMS were done using abdominal muscles for crustaceans and lateral muscles for fishes. Isomap was generated for each species. Potential food sources (green ripisylve, macrophytodetritus, epilithic biofilm and deriving organic material) were sampled and analyzed for their isotopic composition. SIAR mixing model was applied to try to delineate isotopic and trophic variability in relation to microhabitat in this river section. Nine species were recorded belonging to four decapod families (n= 8 species) and one fish family (n= 1 species). This fauna, dominated by crustaceans, is typical of high and medium elevations of Caribbean rivers in relatively pristine area. In these turbulent biotopes, species encountered are strongly linked to the hydrological characteristics of their microhabitat and have well defined preferenda. Isotopic compositions of ripisylve material, of deriving matter and of autochtonous biofilm were significantly different for both 13C values and 15N values, allowing to discriminate their respective contributions to consumer diet. Epilithic and epiphytic biofilm appeared to contribute significantly to these diets, but most of the species showed evidence for litter material contribution too. Species repartition and their respective diet were evident at microhabitat scale and strongly related to hydrological regime. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 48 (3 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailEffect of a fluid challenge on the Surgical Pleth Index during stable propofol-remifentanil anaesthesia.
Hans, Pol; VERSCHEURE, Sara ULg; Uutela, K. et al

in Acta Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica (2012), 56(6), 787-96

BACKGROUND: The Surgical Pleth Index (SPI), derived from pulse amplitude and heartbeat interval, is proposed to monitor anti-nociception during anaesthesia. Its response to noxious stimulation can be ... [more ▼]

BACKGROUND: The Surgical Pleth Index (SPI), derived from pulse amplitude and heartbeat interval, is proposed to monitor anti-nociception during anaesthesia. Its response to noxious stimulation can be affected by the intravascular volume status. This study investigated the effect of a fluid challenge (FC) on SPI during steady-state conditions. METHODS: After Institutional Review Board approval, 33 consenting patients undergoing neurosurgery received a 4 ml/kg starch FC over less than 5 min under stable surgical stimulation conditions and stable propofol (Ce(PPF) ) and remifentanil (Ce(REMI) ) effect-site concentrations as estimated by target-controlled infusion systems. Intravascular volume status was assessed using the Delta Down (DD). We looked at the SPI response to FC according to DD, Ce(PPF) , and Ce(REMI) . RESULTS: Following FC, SPI did not change in 16, increased in 12, and decreased in 3 patients. Ce(REMI) poorly affected the SPI response to FC. In normovolaemic patients, the probability of an SPI change after FC was low under common Ce(PPF) (0.9 to 3.9 mug/ml). A decrease in SPI was more probable with worsening hypovolaemia and lowering Ce(PPF) , while an increase in SPI was more probable with increasing Ce(PPF) . SPI changes were only attributable to modifications in pulse wave amplitude and not in heart rate. CONCLUSIONS: During stable anaesthesia and surgery, SPI may change in response to FC. The effect of FC on SPI is influenced by volaemia and Ce(PPF) through pulse wave amplitude modifications. These situations may confound the interpretation of SPI as a surrogate measure of the nociception-anti-nociception balance. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 45 (6 ULg)
Full Text
See detailA descriptive study of physico-chemical characteristics of Posidonia oceanica litter accumulation
Lepoint, Gilles ULg; Borges, Alberto ULg; Darchambeau, François ULg et al

Poster (2012)

The Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadow losses every fall the major part of its leaf biomass after senescing. These phytodetritus may decay within the meadow, be buried or be exported to ... [more ▼]

The Mediterranean seagrass Posidonia oceanica meadow losses every fall the major part of its leaf biomass after senescing. These phytodetritus may decay within the meadow, be buried or be exported to other habitats. They form large litter accumulations, notably on shallow water sand patches. Such accumulation host many organisms which participate to the degradation of this material. In a first step to understand the dynamics of these accumulations and of their associated biota, we have characterised their physico-chemical heterogeneity at different seasons. We measured the dissolved oxygen, nutrients and sulphide concentrations in interstitial waters from litter accumulations varying regarding their phytodetritus composition, fragmentation level and thickness. Results show that oxygen conditions were highly variable depending on litter thickness but also on local hydrodynamics. Anoxic conditions and presence of sulphide were sometimes measured, particularly in very thick litter or in degraded litter at the end of summer. Colonies of sulphur-oxidising bacteria were observed. Litter accumulations were also often enriched in ammonium and, sometimes, in dissolved phosphorus. It is not clear whether this results from the litter degradation within the accumulation or whether this is a consequence of a barrier effect between sediment and water column. Nevertheless, this makes litter accumulations particularly attractive for micro-phytobenthic producers. Litter accumulations appear as key habitats both to understand the dead-face of seagrass dynamics and its consequence for C cycle in coastal areas and to study the consequence of hypoxia on biodiversity in a natural context. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 53 (9 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailUsing the daydreaming frequency scale to investigate the relationships between mind-wandering, psychological well-being, and present-moment awareness
Stawarczyk, David ULg; Majerus, Steve ULg; Van der Linden, Martial ULg et al

in Frontiers in Psychology (2012), 3

Recent findings have shown that mind-wandering – the occurrence of stimulusindependent and task-unrelated thoughts – is associated with negative affect and lower psychological well-being. However, it ... [more ▼]

Recent findings have shown that mind-wandering – the occurrence of stimulusindependent and task-unrelated thoughts – is associated with negative affect and lower psychological well-being. However, it remains unclear whether this relationship is due to the occurrence of mind-wandering per se or to the fact that people who mind wander more tend to be generally less attentive to present-moment experience. In three studies, we first validate a French translation of a retrospective self-report questionnaire widely used to assess the general occurrence of mind-wandering in daily life – the Daydreaming Frequency Scale. Using this questionnaire, we then show that the relationship between mind-wandering frequency and psychological distress is fully accounted for by individual differences in dispositional mindful awareness and encoding style.These findings suggest that it may not be mind-wandering per se that is responsible for psychological distress, but rather the general tendency to be less aware and attentive to the present-moment. Thus, although mind-wandering and present-moment awareness are related constructs, they are not reducible to one another, and are distinguishable in terms of their relationship with psychological well-being. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 58 (14 ULg)
Full Text
See detailStructures et fonctionnements des marchés du carbone
Xhignesse, Guillaume ULg

Master's dissertation (2010)

This study is interested in the theoretical and actual functioning of the emissions trading systems resulting from the coming into force of the Kyoto protocol in 2005 and the implementation of the ... [more ▼]

This study is interested in the theoretical and actual functioning of the emissions trading systems resulting from the coming into force of the Kyoto protocol in 2005 and the implementation of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) in 2002. The first part of the work is devoted to a literature-based analysis of the Kyoto flexible mechanisms: Emissions Trading (ET), Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI). These mechanisms allow the protocol's parties to achieve their objectives at the lowest cost, using a "cap and trade" strategy. Concerning ET, the issues of the surplus of emissions rights (called "hot air") and the effects of the economic crisis are tackled. An analysis of the spatial and sectoral distribution of CDM and JI is also conducted. The second part concerns the EU ETS, the coordinated emissions trading system of the European Union. With this system, companies with a high level of emissions established in at least one of the member countries directly support a part of the global constraint resulting from the involvement of the EU in the Kyoto protocol. The system also use a "cap and trade" strategy and has been progressively spatially and sectorally extended. As for Kyoto flexible mechanisms, an analysis of the structure and the functioning of this market is done on the basis of the literature. In addition, the implementation of this system within the firms is described through actual business cases and is compared with theoretical observations. In particular, we focus on emissions monitoring and portfolio optimization. In the third part of the work, we conduct and in-depth qualitative analysis of the impact of EU ETS on the competititveness of firms subject to the constraint in Belgium. Interviews has been done with heads of four companies selected for their differences in terms of size, emissions level, sector and environmental policy. The answers collected are systematically compared with the multinational survey of the independent specialized consultant PointCarbon (2010). Results show that opinions about the impact on the competitiveness are strongly influenced by sector and size of the firms. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 132 (98 ULg)
Full Text
See detailIdentification, Health Monitoring and Damage Detection of Structural Dynamic Systems: Results Obtained Within the European COST Research Network
Golinval, Jean-Claude ULg; Link, Michael

Book published by Academic Press (2003)

This special issue presents the results of a research action organised within the framework of the European CO-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical research (COST). The COST F3 Action ... [more ▼]

This special issue presents the results of a research action organised within the framework of the European CO-operation in the field of Scientific and Technical research (COST). The COST F3 Action started on June 25, 1997 for a duration of four years with the aim of co-ordinating national funded research efforts in the field of structural dynamics. Thirteen European countries were participating in this Action: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom plus the Joint Research Centre of the European Union in Ispra, Italy and the European Commission. The research network that has been developed within COST Action F3 has allowed not only to exchange research ideas and results, but also to support young researchers in the field. Throughout its four years of duration, COST Action F3 brought together the foremost researchers in Europe in a series of activities associated with three threads of structural dynamics : • model updating methods ; • structural health monitoring and damage detection ; • identification of non-linear systems. These activities included the organisation of major international conferences, the exchange of research staff through Short Term Scientific Missions and the organisation of benchmarking exercises. It is the latter activity which concerns this special issue. Thirty-one papers from altogether seven European countries are presented. [less ▲]

Detailed reference viewed: 18 (0 ULg)
Full Text
Peer Reviewed
See detailMémoires d'une ville
Frankignoulle, Pierre ULg

in Regarder la ville (1997)

Detailed reference viewed: 27 (4 ULg)
Full Text
See detailLa Meuse. Obstacle ou Source de Vie ?
Frankignoulle, Pierre ULg

in Classes du Patrimoine. Liège (1996)

Detailed reference viewed: 15 (3 ULg)
Full Text
See detailL'Industrie. Des Ressources naturelles et du Savoir-Faire.
Frankignoulle, Pierre ULg

in Classes du Patrimoine. Liège (1996)

Detailed reference viewed: 26 (2 ULg)
Full Text
See detailExposition de l'Utopie au Réel
Frankignoulle, Pierre ULg; Malherbe, Alain

Learning material (1994)

Detailed reference viewed: 30 (4 ULg)
Full Text
See detailLa Linière Saint-Léonard. Historique et présentation
Frankignoulle, Pierre ULg; Jacob, Gauthier

in Lieu (1987)

Detailed reference viewed: 38 (5 ULg)