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  1. Ecological Conservation, Cultural Preservation, and a Bridge between: the Journey of Shanshui Conservation Center in the Sanjiangyuan Region, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China

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    Jiaxin Tan

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available The Sanjiangyuan region is located on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in western China and encompasses the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers. It is also home to 300,000 Tibetan pastoralists. The area is characterized by its significant ecological service, unique culture, and fragile ecosystems, and has undergone a rapid degradation over the past several decades. Traditional Tibetan culture offers alternative knowledge and perspectives that facilitate the environmental conservation throughout the region, but have yet to be recognized or adopted by the Chinese government. Beginning in 2007, the local environmental NGO, Shanshui Conservation Center, has initiated a journey to bridge Tibetan communities with the outside scientific community, mainstream society and policy-makers with the aim of advocating integrating traditional Tibetan practices in conservation actions in the Sanjiangyuan region. Through the conservation concession program initiated and facilitated by Shanshui Conservation Center in collaboration with Conservation International, the Sanjiangyuan nature reserve turned over the management of some reserve lands to local communities after a conservation agreement with clear management plans and monitoring indictors was made between the two parties. The trial and demonstration of the conservation concession program successfully led to the adoption of community-based conservation models in state level conservation policy in 2011. We demonstrate as a bridging organization, Shanshui Conservation Center plays the role of cultural translator to promote the understanding and appreciation of traditional Tibetan culture in conservation in western China.

  2. Cultural bridge: translation

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    易菲

    2009-01-01

    In recent years, many researchers study on the relation between culture and language, language and translation, or culture and translation. Indeed, the three subjects are inseparable. It's incomprehensive to look into just two of them for a linguist. It's more useful for us to study on the relation between them, because we can extend our eyesight and searching scope and propel our translation business. Moreover, studying on them provides a rich material for other fields, such as sociology, translation, cross-cultural communication as well as give other subjects a lead to deep further.

  3. Ecological Conservation, Cultural Preservation, and a Bridge between: the Journey of Shanshui Conservation Center in the Sanjiangyuan Region, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China

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    Jiaxin Tan; Xiaoli Shen

    2012-01-01

    The Sanjiangyuan region is located on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau in western China and encompasses the headwaters of the Yangtze, Yellow and Mekong rivers. It is also home to 300,000 Tibetan pastoralists. The area is characterized by its significant ecological service, unique culture, and fragile ecosystems, and has undergone a rapid degradation over the past several decades. Traditional Tibetan culture offers alternative knowledge and perspectives that facilitate the environmental conservati...

  4. Bridge Culture of Langde Village

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    2002-01-01

    Langde, a village in Leishan County ofsouthwestern Guizhou province, is known for itslarge number of unique bridges bearing the distinctdesign style of the Miao ethnic group. Animpressive variety of well-preserved ancient

  5. Research and Practice of the Architectural Cultural Heritage Preservation and Ecological Restoration of Wuliqiao Bridge (Anpingqiao Bridge), Quanzhou%泉州五里桥(安平桥)建筑文化遗产保护与生态环境恢复的研究与实践

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    朱祥明; 方尉元; 王端峰

    2013-01-01

    Wuliqiao Bridge,or Anping Bridge,the longest ancient beam stone bridge widely known all the world with more than 870 years history,has extremely high value in civil and historical aspects.During the recent decades,the surrounding areas near the bridge have been influenced by illegal constructions,environmental pollution,ecological degradation and social safety due to rapid economic development and management stagnation.The bridge has suffered from these factors and has become worse in recent years.In this study,the trinity methods had been established for the protection of architectural culture heritage,natural environmental restoration and enlargement of recreation space.To achieve this aim,not only the protection of the bridge itself but the ecological restoration and management of surrounding environment recovery were concerned,especially the ecological restoration of water environment.The design obtained from this study could be helpful to effectively provide the good ecological recreation space for residents.%五里桥(安平桥)具有870多年的历史,是我国现存最长的梁式石桥,具有极高的历史、文化价值.由于经济的高速发展、管理的滞后,使五里桥周边区域存在着违章建设、环境污染、生态退化、社会安全等诸多问题,五里桥桥体也受到越来越严重的破坏.研究从建筑文化遗产保护、周边自然环境修复、市民游憩空间拓展等“三位一体”的体系出发,不仅着眼于对桥体本身的保护,同时注重对其周围生态自然环境的恢复与治理,特别是水体生态环境的修复,最后为市民提供良好的生态游憩环境.

  6. Bridging the Gap Between Economics and Ecology

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    Gem Castillo; Larry Leefers

    1998-01-01

    Economics and ecology are often presented as opposing disciplines. Both fields have strengths and weaknesses. A new transdisciplinary field, ecological economics, attempts to bring together the strengths of both disciplines with a vision for a sustainable future. In this paper, we focus on one particular concept championed by ecological economists, natural capital. In particular, our interest is on the institutionalization of this concept through the United Nation's Satellite System for ...

  7. Bridging Cultures in Educational Materials.

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    Molina, Huberto

    In progressing toward the development of adequate instructional resources for use by the schools to capitalize upon the unique strengths of children with Hispanic-heritage language and cultural assets, Southwest Regional Lab (SWRL) Research and Development has produced or is in the process of producing the following assessment and instruction…

  8. Bridging Cultures: Evaluating Teachers' Understanding of Cross-Cultural Conflicts.

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    Trumbull, Elise; Greenfield, Patricia; Quiroz, Blanca; Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie

    The Bridging Cultures Project is a collaboration among several researchers and teachers (n=8) to design professional development activities on the topic of cross-cultural understanding. During the fall of 1996, participating teachers will be given a pre-assessment and post-assessment. The assessments are designed to give some information on how…

  9. Foundations of Socio-Cultural Ecology: Consequences for Media Education and Mobile Learning in Schools

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    Klaus Rummler

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available This conceptual paper offers insights to the foundations of Socio-Cultural Ecology and relates this concept to traditional concepts of Ecology e.g. media ecology or Bronfenbrenner’s ecological model of child development. It will further discuss the term «ecology» as a relation between learners and their surrounding physical and structural world, e. g. an ecology of resources or the classroom as an ecological system. Thirdly more recent concepts in ecology will be considered e. g. Digital Media Ecology including media ecology (German: Medienökologie from a German perspective. This contribution tries to describe common principles of (media ecologies and will ask after their meaning and relation to media education and mobile learning. One of the main results is the realisation that cultural practices of school learning and cultural practices of media acquisition take place in different worlds or in different ecological spheres. The question is thus again of how to bridge these ecological spheres, and how «agency» developed outside school, can be nourished inside school. In other words: how can we bridge socio-cultural and technological structures within these cultural practices.

  10. The ecology of primate material culture.

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    Koops, Kathelijne; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; van Schaik, Carel P

    2014-11-01

    Tool use in extant primates may inform our understanding of the conditions that favoured the expansion of hominin technology and material culture. The 'method of exclusion' has, arguably, confirmed the presence of culture in wild animal populations by excluding ecological and genetic explanations for geographical variation in behaviour. However, this method neglects ecological influences on culture, which, ironically, may be critical for understanding technology and thus material culture. We review all the current evidence for the role of ecology in shaping material culture in three habitual tool-using non-human primates: chimpanzees, orangutans and capuchin monkeys. We show that environmental opportunity, rather than necessity, is the main driver. We argue that a better understanding of primate technology requires explicit investigation of the role of ecological conditions. We propose a model in which three sets of factors, namely environment, sociality and cognition, influence invention, transmission and retention of material culture.

  11. The ecology of primate material culture.

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    Koops, Kathelijne; Visalberghi, Elisabetta; van Schaik, Carel P

    2014-11-01

    Tool use in extant primates may inform our understanding of the conditions that favoured the expansion of hominin technology and material culture. The 'method of exclusion' has, arguably, confirmed the presence of culture in wild animal populations by excluding ecological and genetic explanations for geographical variation in behaviour. However, this method neglects ecological influences on culture, which, ironically, may be critical for understanding technology and thus material culture. We review all the current evidence for the role of ecology in shaping material culture in three habitual tool-using non-human primates: chimpanzees, orangutans and capuchin monkeys. We show that environmental opportunity, rather than necessity, is the main driver. We argue that a better understanding of primate technology requires explicit investigation of the role of ecological conditions. We propose a model in which three sets of factors, namely environment, sociality and cognition, influence invention, transmission and retention of material culture. PMID:25392310

  12. Building a Cultural Bridge in College English Teaching

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    李永仙

    2016-01-01

    Language classrooms should be seen as mini intercultural communities in which interactions take place. It is English teachers' responsibility to acquaint learners with cultural differences and strategies for cross-cultural communication. While teaching linguistic features in college English classrooms, cultural bridge should be built to enhance cultural continuity and ef-fective communication.

  13. Bridge hosts, a missing link for disease ecology in multi-host systems

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    Caron, Alexandre; Cappelle, Julien; Graeme S. Cumming; de Garine-Wichatitsky, Michel; Gaidet, Nicolas

    2015-01-01

    In ecology, the grouping of species into functional groups has played a valuable role in simplifying ecological complexity. In epidemiology, further clarifications of epidemiological functions are needed: while host roles may be defined, they are often used loosely, partly because of a lack of clarity on the relationships between a host’s function and its epidemiological role. Here we focus on the definition of bridge hosts and their epidemiological consequences. Bridge hosts provide a link t...

  14. Bridging User Requirements and Cultural Objects

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    Hadzilias, Elias; Carugati, Andrea

    2009-01-01

    This chapter aims at defining a framework for the design of e-Government services on cultural heritage. Starting from an analysis of three cases on digitisation of different types of cultural objects the author highlights the problems existing in the creation of e-services on cultural heritage....... These cases show the existence of four key issues in the development of this kind of information systems: digitisation, requirements engineering, standardisation and interoperability. The proposed framework addresses these issues focusing on the user requirements and the cultural object representation....... Dynamic content exchange requires the use of a prescriptive framework for the development of cultural heritage websites. This chapter provides such a framework using observation from concrete applications and knowledge of information systems development methodologies....

  15. Medicine and management. Bridging the cultural gaps.

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    Kissick, W L

    1995-02-01

    Cost-effective health care requires the informed and intensive collaboration of medicine and management. Unfortunately, the two cultures tend to view the health care enterprise very differently. To physicians, the essence is individual physician-patient encounters, patient hospital days, nurse-patient contact hours, diagnoses, and procedures. To managers, the $1 trillion-plus colossus called health care is a challenge to corporate practices of finance, accounting, organization, planning, and personnel. The efforts of these two cultures to face medicine's dilemmas can result in conflict and confrontation--or in collaboration and synthesis. PMID:10140218

  16. Bridging cultural diversity through e-mail

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    Shachaf, Pnina

    2005-01-01

    The implementation of global virtual teams presents modern organizations with significant challenges, such as a multicultural workforce and the use of information and communication technology. Cultural diversity increases teamwork complexity and may weaken a team's effectiveness and jeopardize its viability. Selection and implementation of appropriate information technology may facilitate group processes and overcome potential barriers created by team heterogeneity. This study illustrates how...

  17. The Ecological Culture of Russian and American College Students

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    Ermolaeva, P. O.

    2014-01-01

    Comparative research data show that there is both a high level of ecological concern and a high level of ecological passivity among students in Russia, indicating that their ecological culture exists only on the symbolic level. The "green" culture of American college students, in contrast to that of Russia's college students, has…

  18. Bridging Cultures. Transnational Cultural Encounters in the Reception of The Bridge

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    Bondebjerg, Ib

    2017-01-01

    the Nordic noir phenomenon. This article deals with reception of the series in three countries (Denmark, UK and Sweden), through analysis of the demographic profile of audiences and the discourses of reception of the series in selected newspapers and on social media. Such transnational intercultural......The Danish-Swedish crime series The Bridge (2011-) is not just a European co-production involving several national funding sources. It has also created quite an active response among transnational audiences, critics, journalists and creative industry people – further expanding and consolidating...

  19. The Impact of Culture on Diplomacy and How to Bridge Cultural Gaps in Diplomacy

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    金玲

    2013-01-01

    With the sudden change of the political structure in the world and the acceleration of the globalization, the impact of culture on diplomacy is becoming increasingly obvious. Especially some conflicts in the diplomacy have made it more important to study and analyze the international relations from a cultural perspective. Culture can be the cause of misunderstanding in diplo⁃matic negotiation, but it can also be a very useful tool and instrument for global public diplomacy. Culture as a“soft power”should be used as the key in the diplomacy to bridge the cultural gaps, reduce conflict and misunderstanding and lead to the com⁃mon goal of peace and development.

  20. The Role of Cultural Astronomy in Bridging the Snow's "Two Cultures": Some Italian Experiences

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    Polcaro, V. F.

    2015-05-01

    Cultural Astronomy can have an essential role: it can actually be of great benefit in bridging the Snow's "Two Cultures". Actually, to date, the breakdown of communication between sciences and humanities is a major hindrance to solving the problems of modern society. This work will present a number of experiences of the author in promoting the knowledge of Cultural Astronomy to teachers and students within Italian upper-schools, as well as to inhabitants of many Italian towns where important cultural heritage sites of astronomical interest are often neglected.

  1. Art and artistic processes bridge knowledge systems about social-ecological change: An empirical examination with Inuit artists from Nunavut, Canada

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    Kaitlyn J. Rathwell

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available The role of art and artistic processes is one fruitful yet underexplored area of social-ecological resilience. Art and art making can nurture Indigenous knowledge and at the same time bridge knowledge across generations and cultures (e.g., Inuit and scientific. Experiences in two Inuit communities in northern Canada (Cape Dorset and Pangnirtung, Nunavut provide the context in which we empirically examine the mechanisms through which art and art making may bridge knowledge systems about social-ecological change. Art making and artworks create continuity between generations via symbols and skill development (e.g., seal skin stretching for a modern artistic mural and by creating mobile and adaptive boundary objects that function as a shared reference point to connect different social worlds. Our results indicate how art and artistic processes may bridge knowledge systems through six mechanisms, and in so doing contribute to social-ecological resilience during change and uncertainty. These mechanisms are (1 embedding knowledge, practice and belief into art objects; (2 sharing knowledge using the language of art; (3 sharing of art making skills; (4 art as a contributor to monitoring social-ecological change; (5 the role of art in fostering continuity through time; and (6 art as a site of knowledge coproduction.

  2. Political Cultural Ecology and the Study of Regions in Mexico

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    Fábregas Puig, Andrés

    2009-01-01

    This paper shows why Cultural Ecology, understood as a method to explore the relationships between the environment and cultural processes, has deeply influenced a whole generation of Mexican anthropologists as a result of the teachings of Ángel Palerm and Eric Wolf. The practical application of Steward’s theories to the processes of Mexican regional formation, linked to the use of hydraulic technologies as part of both adaptative cultural strategies and the political control of water in the p...

  3. FORMATION OF ECOLOGICAL CULTURE AND EDUCATION OF Schoolchildren

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    Rustamova Fakhrida Nazim

    2014-01-01

    The article describes the formation of ecological culture and education of schoolchildren. The main goal of environmental education in schools - to bring conservationists, environmental knowledge to teach children to be compassionate, to love and protect nature, carefully dispose of its wealth. It is desirable that when teaching ecology students and pupils used a variety of games. This will have a positive impact on their environmental education.

  4. FORMATION OF ECOLOGICAL CULTURE AND EDUCATION OF Schoolchildren

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    Rustamova Fakhrida Nazim

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available The article describes the formation of ecological culture and education of schoolchildren. The main goal of environmental education in schools - to bring conservationists, environmental knowledge to teach children to be compassionate, to love and protect nature, carefully dispose of its wealth. It is desirable that when teaching ecology students and pupils used a variety of games. This will have a positive impact on their environmental education.

  5. Analysis of Integration Mode of Human Resources Development and Cultural Ecology in Hebei Province

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    Li Peihong; Zhang Shiqi

    2012-01-01

    People and culture coexist and human resources development and regional cultural ecology integrate, The present thesis for the first time puts forward the integration mode of human resources development and cultural ecology, argues that personnel innovation should be attracted by motive injection, open culture, resources integration, culture dilution, thinking blending and people-orientation and discusses the transmission mechanism for functions of integration mode of human resources development and cultural ecology from the aspects of cultural values, living styles and cultural industry.

  6. Elements for a comprehensive assessment of natural resources: bridging environmental economics with ecological economics

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    The predominance of economic assessments regarding the value of natural resources has caused a sub-valuing of the real benefits which societies can obtain from nature. This is due to a lack of knowledge about the complexity of ecological functions, as well as a dismissal of the integrated relations of the sub-systems which make up the environment. It is therefore necessary to establish conceptual bridges between environmental sciences to fill in the gaps in economic valuation methods by recurring to diverse measuring scales, participation from the different actors involved, and a principle of precaution regarding the limits of nature. This paper explores the concepts of value and economic valuation methods from the perspectives of Environmental Economics and Ecological Economics. It then proposes an integration of valuing methodologies which take into account how complementary and complex natures value relations are. This proposal of valuing integrally ecosystem goods and services contributes to adjusting political decisions more accordingly to real environmental conditions.

  7. The Cultural Ecology Protection and Management of Urban Forests in China

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    Zhang, Ying; SONG, Weiming; Chen, Ke; Guo, Chunjing

    2013-01-01

    Forests have economic, ecological, social and cultural functions. Forests Cultural ecology, the counterpart of forest ecology, is the integration of human spirit formed on the basis of natural forest and living systems. In recent years, China's urbanization rate has increased from 28% in 1993 to 45.68% in 2008, and ecological protection of urban forest has made great progress, but insufficient attention was paid to the forest cultural ecology protection and the relevant regulatory was not w...

  8. Landscape Ecology and problems of European cultural landscapes

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    Brandt, Jesper

    2011-01-01

    by practical problems of European cultural – especial agricultural – landscapes since the rise of the environmental movement. Central themes have been the consequences of technological and structural changes within European agriculture for the landscape and the development of habitats and dispersal......Parallel to a growing global cooperation among landscape ecologists, different regional trends within landscape ecology seems to arise, related to different geographical and historical conditions. Modern landscape ecology in Europe has developed as an interdisciplinary activity inspired...... opportunities for wildlife, and a variety of landscape problems related to the trends towards multifunctional use of agricultural landscapes due to new types of land use and settlements affected by counterurbanisation processes. A number of interrelated landscape ecological projects in Denmark, with parallels...

  9. Making the Implicit Explicit: Supporting Teachers to Bridge Cultures

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    Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie; Trumbull, Elise; Garcia, Sandra Gloria

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, we report the results of a longitudinal action research project in which elementary teachers used a cultural framework (individualism-collectivism) to understand differences between the culture of immigrant Latino families and the culture of U.S. schools. Making explicit the culture-based beliefs implicit in home and school…

  10. Introductory biology and ecological literacy: A critical cultural analysis

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    Kellogg, Joseph Damian

    Despite the lack of accepted standards for the introductory biology course for students majoring in biology, the content and format of the first-year biology course is remarkably uniform in terms of both curriculum and pedagogy. This investigation is a critical cultural analysis of the purpose of, and practices within, undergraduate biology education in general, and the introductory biology course in particular. Drawing on a theoretical framework that combines critical philosophical inquiry, ecological literacy, science studies, and cultural studies, I argue that the failure of biology educators within the university to acknowledge the diversity of their student body and to actively engage social and ecological issues has resulted in a curriculum that has almost no meaning for students, and that is socially and ecologically irresponsible. This work is a search for meaningful alternatives. Within this work, I attempt to provide biology educators, as well as would-be reformers, with a seldom-seen view of academic biology. This is done to unsettle the status quo, and to initiate processes of seeking out spaces for change. Through the discourses of critical pedagogy and ecological literacy I examine the laboratories, lecture halls, teaching practices, and course materials that students encounter as they experience "the study of life." Additionally, I place the genesis and evolution of the introductory biology course within the sociohistorical context of reform in science education and academic biology in an effort to explain the amazing and problematic stability of this course.

  11. Alcohol use in the perspective of cultural ecology.

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    Gordon, A J

    1984-01-01

    Examination of the use of alcohol in traditional agrarian society reveals that drinking and the drinking context is for the most part integrative, conflict-reducing, and reinforcing of corporate identity. With acculturation and modernization, and the introduction of full-scale cash-based economies, alcohol use is more frequently a social and pathological and serves individual as opposed to jointly shared objectives. Analysis of these issues is accomplished through a review of the cultural ecological perspectives on drinking and culture in a variety of societies around the world. PMID:6203143

  12. Networking the Past: Memory Cultures of New Media Ecology

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    Delić, Zlatan; Mahmutović, Mirza

    2015-01-01

    In this paper we want to develop an interdisciplinary framework for a critical review of traditional theories of meaning, as well as the status, discourses, forms and practi-ces of memory (and forgetting) in digitally mediated cultures. We propose the phro-nesis approach to the analysis of fluid field of media/communication studies. We pose following question: how dynamics of new communication ecology conditions, institutionalizes and transform the practices of social construction of the past...

  13. Extraordinary sex ratios: cultural effects on ecological consequences.

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    Ferenc Molnár

    Full Text Available We model sex-structured population dynamics to analyze pairwise competition between groups differing both genetically and culturally. A sex-ratio allele is expressed in the heterogametic sex only, so that assumptions of Fisher's analysis do not apply. Sex-ratio evolution drives cultural evolution of a group-associated trait governing mortality in the homogametic sex. The two-sex dynamics under resource limitation induces a strong Allee effect that depends on both sex ratio and cultural trait values. We describe the resulting threshold, separating extinction from positive growth, as a function of female and male densities. When initial conditions avoid extinction due to the Allee effect, different sex ratios cannot coexist; in our model, greater female allocation always invades and excludes a lesser allocation. But the culturally transmitted trait interacts with the sex ratio to determine the ecological consequences of successful invasion. The invading female allocation may permit population persistence at self-regulated equilibrium. For this case, the resident culture may be excluded, or may coexist with the invader culture. That is, a single sex-ratio allele in females and a cultural dimorphism in male mortality can persist; a low-mortality resident trait is maintained by father-to-son cultural transmission. Otherwise, the successfully invading female allocation excludes the resident allele and culture and then drives the population to extinction via a shortage of males. Finally, we show that the results obtained under homogeneous mixing hold, with caveats, in a spatially explicit model with local mating and diffusive dispersal in both sexes.

  14. Bridging the Language and Cultural Gaps: The Use of Blogs

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    Garcia-Sanchez, Soraya; Rojas-Lizana, Sol

    2012-01-01

    This article aims to demonstrate how the use of an online journal, a bilingual blog, can contribute to filling in the language and cultural gaps of foreign language learners. This case study focuses on the participation, interaction, motivation, language acquisition, feedback and cultural input improved by students of Spanish as a Foreign Language…

  15. Celebrity culture and public connection: bridge or chasm?

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    Couldry, Nick; Markham, Tim

    2007-01-01

    Media and cultural research has an important contribution to make to recent debates about declines in democratic engagement: is for example celebrity culture a route into democratic engagement for those otherwise disengaged? This article contributes to this debate by reviewing qualitative and quantitative findings from a UK project on 'public connection'. Using self-produced diaries (with in-depth multiple interviews) as well as a nationwide survey, the authors argue that while celebrity cult...

  16. Seeing Cooperation or Competition: Ecological Interactions in Cultural Perspectives.

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    Ojalehto, Bethany L; Medin, Douglas L; Horton, William S; Garcia, Salino G; Kays, Estefano G

    2015-10-01

    Do cultural models facilitate particular ways of perceiving interactions in nature? We explore variability in folkecological principles of reasoning about interspecies interactions (specifically, competitive or cooperative). In two studies, Indigenous Panamanian Ngöbe and U.S. participants interpreted an illustrated, wordless nonfiction book about the hunting relationship between a coyote and badger. Across both studies, the majority of Ngöbe interpreted the hunting relationship as cooperative and the majority of U.S. participants as competitive. Study 2 showed that this pattern may reflect different beliefs about, and perhaps different awareness of, plausible interspecies interactions. Further probes suggest that these models of ecological interaction correlate with recognition of social agency (e.g., communication, morality) in nonhuman animals. We interpret our results in terms of cultural models of nature and nonhuman agency. PMID:26431824

  17. Bridging Cultures between Home and School: A Guide for Teachers--With a Special Focus on Immigrant Latino Families.

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    Trumbull, Elise; Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Quiroz, Blanca

    This book focuses on how to meet the challenges of education in a pluralistic society, presenting the Bridging Cultures framework, which is designed for understanding differences and conflicts that arise in situations where school culture is more individualistic than the home value system. Six sections examine: (1) "The Bridging Cultures…

  18. The Effects of the Japan Bridge Project on Third Graders' Cultural Sensitivity

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    Meyer, Lindsay; Sherman, Lilian; MaKinster, James

    2006-01-01

    This study examines the effects of the Japan BRIDGE Project, a global education program, on its third grade participants. Characterization of lessons and analysis of student interviews were used to investigate the nature of the curriculum and whether or not student participants were more culturally sensitive due to participation. Results indicate…

  19. Bridging the Two Cultures: Disciplinary Divides and Educational Reward Systems

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    Schiferl, E. I.

    2007-01-01

    In 1959 C.P. Snow believed that communication and education could span the cultural gap between the sciences and the humanities. In the twenty-first century, language, research models, and academic structures hinder intellectual communication between art history, cognitive neuroscience and perceptual psychology--three disciplines dedicated to…

  20. The Cultural Ecology Protection and Management of Urban Forests in China

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    Ying; ZHANG; Weiming; SONG; Ke; CHEN; Chunjing; GOU

    2013-01-01

    Forests have economic,ecological,social and cultural functions.Forests Cultural ecology,the counterpart of forest ecology,is the integration of human spirit formed on the basis of natural forest and living systems.In recent years,China’s urbanization rate has increased from 28%in 1993 to 45.68%in 2008,and ecological protection of urban forest has made great progress,but insufficient attention was paid to the forest cultural ecology protection and the relevant regulatory was not well performed.In order to strengthen the protection of forest cultural ecology and the management,the study showed that the social economic development of China has become mature and entered the consumption phase,besides,cultural ecology protection of forest will be the essence of urban forestry development in the future,so more and more attention will be paid to the protection of urban forest cultural ecology,especially with the enhancement of urbanization in China.The study suggests that protection of urban forest cultural ecology should be included into the forest legislation and management.The development planning of urban forest development should be strengthened to highlight the organic combination of material wealth production and spiritual wealth production,and finally promote protection of urban forest culture and the development of green culture.

  1. Practice and experience of engineering culture development in the Sutong Bridge project

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    Yu Chunsheng; Yao Bei; Wang Qian

    2009-01-01

    To keep up with the time, culture is integrated to large-scale construction project management in China, which will absolutely add more vitality into construction project management in our country. Engineering culture is an integration of project construction and engineering culture. However, engineering culture development enjoys its own particularity as a project is constructed once only within a limited period of time. This paper gives affirmative opinion that engineering culture development in large-scale projects backs project management on the basis of thorough investigation of engineering culture development in Sutong Bridge Project and after deepened analysis, proposes new thinking pattern of engineering culture development in large-scale projects in a systematic manner, including thorough understanding of the essence of engineering culture, principle and contents of engineering culture development as well as efficient method in respect of establishment and implementation of engineering culture, and therefore provides a standard reference and systematic thinking pattern for engineering culture development in future large-scale projects.

  2. Resilience Pivots: Stability and Identity in a Social-Ecological-Cultural System

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    Stephanie J. Rotarangi; Janet Stephenson

    2014-01-01

    How is cultural resilience achieved in the face of significant social and ecological change? Is resilience compatible with changed structures, functions, and feedbacks as long as identity is maintained? The concept of cultural resilience has been less explored than its older siblings ecological resilience, social resilience, and social-ecological resilience. We seek to redress the balance, drawing from resilience thinking to examine how a New Zealand Māori tribal group of landowners retaine...

  3. Bridging generic and professional care practices for Muslim patients through use of Leininger's culture care modes.

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    Wehbe-Alamah, Hiba

    2008-04-01

    The purpose of this article is to provide knowledge of traditional Muslim generic (folk) care beliefs, expressions and practices derived from research and descriptive sources, in order to assist nurses and other health care professionals to integrate generic (folk) into professional care practices. Muslim generic (folk) care beliefs and practices related to the caregiving process, health, illness, dietary needs, dress, privacy, modesty, touch, gender relations, eye contact, abortion, contraception, birth, death and bereavement were explored. A discussion involving the use of Leininger's culture care preservation and/or maintenance, culture care accommodation and/or negotiation and culture care repatterning and/or restructuring action modes to bridge the gap between generic (folk) and professional (etic) care practices and to consequently promote culturally congruent care is presented.

  4. Research on university culture construction in the view of ecological idea

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    Wang Xinggang

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available With the progress of times, our spiritual pursuit becomes higher and higher, and it is especially true among modern youth. Therefore, establishment of university culture has gradually become the focus of attention. This paper firstly quantized university culture construction into four parts: material culture construction, spiritual culture construction, system culture construction, and behavioral culture construction. It then analogized each part as one population in ecological system; established multi-population ecological model; and analyzed the interactional relations between each part. At last, this paper reached conclusions based on multi-population ecological model and analyzed the correlations among various factors of university culture construction, so as to obtain a comprehensive, scientific and healthy scheme for university culture construction.

  5. Ecological culture and structure of economic ecology%生态文化与经济生态结构

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    盖光

    2011-01-01

    Ecological culture is open, consolidatory, basic and organic. It changes our values and cultural being. Economic activities premise whole operation of ecological culture and ecological system, contain great cultural elements, as well as advance construction and promotion of human culture. Ecological structure of economy shows inseparability of man' s economical activities and natural ecology. Human' s way of material production and economical activities must be contained in a whole structure of "natural economical system", which shows not only particularity of human activity but also necessity of cultural being of human.%生态文化以极大的包容性、整合性甚至是基础性、有机性改变着人的价值观及文化存在。经济活动作为生态文化与复合生态系统整体运行的保证,必然内蕴着巨大的文化因素,它对人类整体文化的构形及演进所起到的推动作用是不可缺少的。经济的生态结构表现出入的经济活动与自然生态的不可分离性。人类的物质生产方式与经济活动的存在方式必须纳入“自然的经济体系”整体结构中,既显示人类活动的特殊性,又呈现人的生态化存在的必然性。

  6. Sampling in ecology and evolution - bridging the gap between theory and practice

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    Albert, C.H.; Yoccoz, N.G.; Edwards, T.C.; Graham, C.H.; Zimmermann, N.E.; Thuiller, W.

    2010-01-01

    Sampling is a key issue for answering most ecological and evolutionary questions. The importance of developing a rigorous sampling design tailored to specific questions has already been discussed in the ecological and sampling literature and has provided useful tools and recommendations to sample and analyse ecological data. However, sampling issues are often difficult to overcome in ecological studies due to apparent inconsistencies between theory and practice, often leading to the implementation of simplified sampling designs that suffer from unknown biases. Moreover, we believe that classical sampling principles which are based on estimation of means and variances are insufficient to fully address many ecological questions that rely on estimating relationships between a response and a set of predictor variables over time and space. Our objective is thus to highlight the importance of selecting an appropriate sampling space and an appropriate sampling design. We also emphasize the importance of using prior knowledge of the study system to estimate models or complex parameters and thus better understand ecological patterns and processes generating these patterns. Using a semi-virtual simulation study as an illustration we reveal how the selection of the space (e.g. geographic, climatic), in which the sampling is designed, influences the patterns that can be ultimately detected. We also demonstrate the inefficiency of common sampling designs to reveal response curves between ecological variables and climatic gradients. Further, we show that response-surface methodology, which has rarely been used in ecology, is much more efficient than more traditional methods. Finally, we discuss the use of prior knowledge, simulation studies and model-based designs in defining appropriate sampling designs. We conclude by a call for development of methods to unbiasedly estimate nonlinear ecologically relevant parameters, in order to make inferences while fulfilling requirements of

  7. How national culture and parental style affect the process of adolescents’ ecological resocialization

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    Elodie Gentina; Pallavi Singh

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    The role of adolescents as influencers on their families’ environmental behavior is potentially a catalyst for change towards increasing eco-friendly actions. In this paper, the authors report on a cross-cultural study of ecological resocialization in France and India. Using in-depth dyadic interviews, they investigated parental styles, cultural attributes and extent of adolescents’ influence over parental eco-behavior. The study reveals that ecological resocialization across countries di...

  8. Establishing the boundaries and building bridges: a literature review on ecological theory: implications for research into the refugee parenting experience.

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    2010-03-01

    Currently an ecological model for conceptualizing and capturing the refugee parenting experience is lacking. After an extensive review of the literature related to the usages of Bronfenbrenner's ecological model of child development, a gap was found in knowledge and research centred on describing the environment of pre-resettlement (i.e. pre-flight, flight, migration, camp) contexts and their impact on refugee parents and carer experiences. The culture of the refugee parenting experience may be characterized by disruptions in and alterations to family structure and organization; values and norms; and gender roles. This paper begins by examining the definition and usages of existing ecological frameworks in the 20th and 21st century. Particular attention is drawn to the gaps in the existing literature and an ecological model is offered. The paper concludes with a discussion of the implications for practice. The outcomes of this paper suggest the need for practitioners, policymakers and researchers to engage and develop culturally competent, relevant and appropriate interventions (i.e. reconciling differing beliefs and behaviours concerning child-rearing practices; affirming positive parenting practices of these families during engagement protocols and processes; adopting a strengths-based orientation) in the area of child protection whilst at the same time safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children within pre- and post-resettlement contexts.

  9. Bridging Cultural Borders: American Students’ Pedagogical Cross-Cultural Experiences in Hungary

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    Full Text Available In exploring the best practices for preparing new teachers to meet the challenges of the changing demographics present in contemporary classrooms, cross-cultural internship experiences emerge as an important component to teacher training curriculums. The authors present information based on the experiences of American student teachers spending three weeks teaching English and American Culture in Szent István’s Practice School, making presentations to local clubs, churches, libraries, and traveling throughout Hungary. This exchange program presented a great opportunity for the authors to conduct a study related to exploring the impact of the student teaching abroad experience in their teaching dispositions as well as in developing an understanding of working within a culturally and linguistically diverse environment.

  10. An anthropology of learning on nested frictions in cultural ecologies

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    This book has one explicit purpose: to present a new theory of cultural learning in organisations which combines practice-based learning with cultural models - a cognitive anthropological schema theory of taken-for-granted connections - tied to the everyday meaningful use of artefacts. The understanding of culture as emerging in a process of learning open up for new understandings, which is useful for researchers, practitioners and students interested in dynamic studies of culture and cultural studies of organisations. The new approach goes beyond culture as a static, essentialist entity and open for our possibility to learn in organisations across national cultures, across ethnicity and across the apparently insurmountable local educational differences which makes it difficult for people to communicate working together in an increasingly globalized world. The empirical examples are mainly drawn from organisations of education and science which are melting-pots of cultural encounters.

  11. La convergencia cultural a través de la ecología de medios Understanding Cultural Convergence through Media Ecology

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    Full Text Available Antes de Internet cada medio de comunicación tenía funciones y mercados perfectamente definidos. Sin embargo, a consecuencia del formidable desarrollo de Internet y de las comunicaciones digitales, el mismo contenido hoy puede circular a través de distintos medios de comunicación. Esa es la convergencia cultural. El relato transmediático anticipa el advenimiento de nuevos mercados de consumo cultural. Con base en la ecología de medios y particularmente considerando las tesis de Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman y Henry Jenkins, es analizada la convergencia cultural como complejo ambiente comunicativo. La convergencia cultural modifica los procedimientos de operación de las industrias mediáticas. Los cambios más significativos, sin embargo, se presentan en las comunidades de conocimiento. Before the Internet, the different media had specifically defined functions and markets. However, since the emergence of the Internet and digital communication, the same content can be found right across the media; this is known as cultural convergence. This media crossing anticipates the coming of new markets of cultural consumption. Based on media ecology, with specific reference to the thesis developed by Marshall McLuhan, Neil Postman, and Henry Jenkins, cultural convergence is studied as a complex communication environment. Cultural convergence modifies the operative procedures of media industries. However, the most significant changes can be found within the knowledge communities.

  12. Barriers and Bridges to the Integration of Social-ecological Resilience and Law

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    There is a fundamental rift between how ecologists and lawyers view uncertainty. In the study of ecology, uncertainty is a catalyst for exploration. However, uncertainty is antithetical to the rule of law. This issue is particularly troubling in environmental management, where th...

  13. Landscape services as a bridge between landscape ecology and sustainable development

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    Termorshuizen, J.W.; Opdam, P.F.M.

    2009-01-01

    Landscape ecology is in a position to become the scientific basis for sustainable landscape development. When spatial planning policy is decentralised, local actors need to collaborate to decide on the changes that have to be made in the landscape to better accommodate their perceptions of value. Th

  14. Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones: A Cultural Ecology for Mobile Learning

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    Cook, John; Pachler, Norbert; Bachmair, Ben

    2011-01-01

    This article argues that mobile phones should be viewed as new cultural resources that operate within an individualized, mobile and convergent mass communication; such a recognition facilitates the options for a cultural ecology. A particular challenge here is to find adequate curricular functions in school where the inclusion of these new…

  15. Ecological Knowledge Among Communities, Managers and Scientists: Bridging Divergent Perspectives to Improve Forest Management Outcomes

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    Rist, Lucy; Shackleton, Charlie; Gadamus, Lily; Chapin, F. Stuart; Gowda, C. Made; Setty, Siddappa; Kannan, Ramesh; Shaanker, R. Uma

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    Multiple actors are typically involved in forest management, namely communities, managers and researchers. In such cases, suboptimal management outcomes may, in addition to other factors, be symptomatic of a divergence in perspectives among these actors driven by fundamental differences in ecological knowledge. We examine the degree of congruence between the understandings of actors surrounding key issues of management concern in three case studies from tropical, subtropical and boreal forests. We identify commonly encountered points of divergence in ecological knowledge relating to key management processes and issues. We use these to formulate seven hypotheses about differences in the bodies of knowledge that frequently underlie communication and learning failures in forest management contexts where multiple actors are involved and outcomes are judged to be suboptimal. Finally, we present a set of propositions to acknowledge and narrow these differences. A more complete recognition of the full triangulation between all actors involved, and of the influence that fundamental differences in ecological knowledge can exert, may help lead to a more fruitful integration between local knowledge and practice, manager knowledge and practice, and contemporary science in forest management.

  16. The Transition of Cultural Ecology in Beidong District of Guizhou – A Case Study of Tianzhu Community

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    Beidong minorities living together in Qingshui River valley are deeply influenced by Jing and Chu culture. Their ethnic and traditional culture was developed in the process of collision with foreign culture. In the several great social transformations, their cultural ecology was not imbalanced, but evolved and developed. Through the study on local knowledge of cultural ecology including agricultural production, ancestral hall and local-style dwelling house, full-scale drama and Yang Drama, ge...

  17. Bridging the gap between theoretical ecology and real ecosystems: modeling invertebrate community composition in streams.

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    Schuwirth, Nele; Reichert, Peter

    2013-02-01

    For the first time, we combine concepts of theoretical food web modeling, the metabolic theory of ecology, and ecological stoichiometry with the use of functional trait databases to predict the coexistence of invertebrate taxa in streams. We developed a mechanistic model that describes growth, death, and respiration of different taxa dependent on various environmental influence factors to estimate survival or extinction. Parameter and input uncertainty is propagated to model results. Such a model is needed to test our current quantitative understanding of ecosystem structure and function and to predict effects of anthropogenic impacts and restoration efforts. The model was tested using macroinvertebrate monitoring data from a catchment of the Swiss Plateau. Even without fitting model parameters, the model is able to represent key patterns of the coexistence structure of invertebrates at sites varying in external conditions (litter input, shading, water quality). This confirms the suitability of the model concept. More comprehensive testing and resulting model adaptations will further increase the predictive accuracy of the model.

  18. Working with Immigrant Students in Schools: The Role of School Counselors in Building Cross-Cultural Bridges

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    Goh, Michael; Wahl, Kay Herting; McDonald, Julie Koch; Brissett, Annette A.; Yoon, Eunju

    2007-01-01

    School counselors are poised to play a significant role within comprehensive school counseling programs in addressing the needs of immigrant children in schools. The authors describe how school counselors can have a positive impact on the adjustment of immigrant students by building cross-cultural bridges through the use of cross-cultural…

  19. The Ecology of Arts and Humanities Education: Bridging the Worlds of Universities and Museums

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    Salazar-Porzio, Margaret

    2015-01-01

    In recent years, colleges and universities have been talking seriously about civic learning, but other stakeholders, particularly public arts, culture, and humanities institutions, must be part of the conversation in order to create a context for learning that develops the skills of graduates in robust ways that reflect the full promise of liberal…

  20. Learning to bridge the gap between adaptive management and organisational culture

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    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Adaptive management is the problem-solving approach of choice proposed for complex and multistakeholder environments, which are, at best, only partly predictable. We discuss the implications of this approach as applicable to scientists, who have to overcome certain entrained behaviour patterns in order to participate effectively in an adaptive management process. The challenge does not end there. Scientists and managers soon discover that an adaptive management approach does not only challenge conventional scientific and management behaviour but also clashes with contemporary organisational culture. We explore the shortcomings and requirements of organisations with regard to enabling adaptive management. Our overall conclusion relates to whether organisations are learning-centred or not. Do we continue to filter out unfamiliar information which does not fit our world view and avoid situations where we might fail, or do we use new and challenging situations to reframe the question and prepare ourselves for continued learning? Conservation implications: For an organisation to effectively embrace adaptive management, its mangers and scientists may first have to adapt their own beliefs regarding their respective roles. Instead of seeking certainty for guiding decisions, managers and scientists should acknowledge a degree of uncertainty inherent to complex social and ecological systems and seek to learn from the patterns emerging from every decision and action. The required organisational culture is one of ongoing and purposeful learning with all relevant stakeholders. Such a learning culture is often talked about but rarely practised in the organisational environment.

  1. Quantitative Assessment of a Field-Based Course on Integrative Geology, Ecology and Cultural History

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    Sheppard, Paul R.; Donaldson, Brad A.; Huckleberry, Gary

    2010-01-01

    A field-based course at the University of Arizona called Sense of Place (SOP) covers the geology, ecology and cultural history of the Tucson area. SOP was quantitatively assessed for pedagogical effectiveness. Students of the Spring 2008 course were given pre- and post-course word association surveys in order to assess awareness and comprehension…

  2. Four Slogans for Cultural Change: An Evolving Place-Based, Imaginative and Ecological Learning Experience

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    Blenkinsop, Sean

    2012-01-01

    This article focuses primarily on our research group's year of preparation before the opening of a new K-7 publicly funded ecological "school" for students aged 5-12. The article begins with a discussion of the reasons for seeking ways to change the values of a culture which fails to confront the consequences of its destructive practices, and for…

  3. The Cultural Ecology of Scholar-Practitioner Leaders: An Ethnographic Study of Leadership

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    Jenlink, Patrick M.

    2014-01-01

    The purpose of this critical ethnographic study was to examine the nature and meaning of cultural ecology in relation to preparing scholar-practitioner leaders. The ethnography focused on how the discourses and practices within the disciplinary setting of leadership preparation shape the identity of social scholar-practitioner leaders. The…

  4. Measuring Early Childhood Teacher Candidates' Conceptualizations of a Culturally Responsive Classroom Ecology

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    Flores, Belinda Bustos; Riojas-Cortez, Mari

    2009-01-01

    With the increase of Latino preschoolers, it is pressing that early childhood teachers are prepared to create a high quality environment in which all children can succeed. Using the frameworks of cultural responsiveness and classroom management, we developed the Early Childhood Ecology Scale (ECES) as an observational and reflective tool to…

  5. Of Models and Meanings: Cultural Resilience in Social–Ecological Systems

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    Crane, T.A.

    2010-01-01

    Modeling has emerged as a key technology in analysis of social–ecological systems. However, the tendency for modeling to focus on the mechanistic materiality of biophysical systems obscures the diversity of performative social behaviors and normative cultural positions of actors within the modeled s

  6. Human development and ecology of the urban landscape in the context of evolutionary values of modern culture in the framework of cultural-environmental module

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    2015-01-01

    The paper discusses the features of cultural-ecological approach, which is an important methodological basis of modernization of Russian education, held in a worsening of environmental problems and understanding the leading role of culture in their resolution. This confirms the importance of the use of this approach for the development of modern geographic education. The particular value it has in the initial course of physical geography, where we have developed a cultural-ecological module “...

  7. Understanding the earth systems of Malawi: Ecological sustainability, culture, and place-based education

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    Glasson, George E.; Frykholm, Jeffrey A.; Mhango, Ndalapa A.; Phiri, Absalom D.

    2006-07-01

    The purpose of this 2-year study was to investigate Malawian teacher educators' perspectives and dispositions toward teaching about ecological sustainability issues in Malawi, a developing country in sub-Sahara Africa. This study was embedded in a larger theoretical framework of investigating earth systems science through the understanding of nature-knowledge-culture systems from local, place-based perspectives. Specifically, we were interested in learning more about eco-justice issues that are related to environmental degradation in Malawi and the potential role of inquiry-oriented pedagogies in addressing these issues. In a science methods course, the African educators' views on deforestation and teaching about ecological sustainability were explored within the context of the local environment and culture. Teachers participated in inquiry pedagogies designed to promote the sharing of perspectives related to the connections between culture and ecological degradation. Strategies encouraging dialogue and reflection included role-playing, class discussions, curriculum development activities, teaching experiences with children, and field trips to a nature preserve. Data were analyzed from postcolonial and critical pedagogy of place theoretical perspectives to better understand the hybridization of viewpoints influenced by both Western and indigenous science and the political hegemonies that impact sustainable living in Malawi. Findings suggested that the colonial legacy of Malawi continues to impact the ecological sustainability issue of deforestation. Inquiry-oriented pedagogies and connections to indigenous science were embraced by the Malawian educators as a means to involve children in investigation, decision making, and ownership of critical environmental issues.

  8. 原生态民族文化论%On Original Ecological National Culture

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    傅安辉

    2012-01-01

    From ancient times in the world, original ecological culture was prior to the common culture in a region or a country or even the world. Original ecological national culture, the original culture of a community, belongs to its nation who have created and kept the culture abreast of the times. Such culture has its original signification, retains the basic state of its birth and owns relative stability in history with nature as its main feature. The concept of original ecology national culture is actually in conformity with its essence. Its research is conducive to the construction of ecological civilizations, to the protection of cultural diversity and local knowledge. Its theoretical construction is critical in the modern times for the inheritance of excellent national traditional culture and for the construction of socialist culture.%亘古以来,在世界范围内,先有原生态民族文化,后有地区的国家的甚至全世界共同的文化。原生态民族文化是拥有该文化的民族创造的与时俱进而又能基本上保持原始状态的传统文化,是人们共同体传承到当今时代的原创性文化。它具备原创时的本真意义,保留着诞生时的基本状态,在历史长河中具有相对的稳定性。"本真"是原生态民族文化的显著特征。我们今天提出"原生态民族文化"的概念,名符其实。对它进行研究,有利于生态文明的建设,有利于保护文化的多样性和地方性知识。"原生态民族文化"的理论构建是传承民族优秀传统文化、建设社会主义文化的时代需要。

  9. Culturally significant fisheries: keystones for management of freshwater social-ecological systems

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    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Indigenous peoples of North America, Australia, and New Zealand have a long tradition of harvesting freshwater animals. Over generations of reliance and subsistence harvesting, Indigenous peoples have acquired a profound understanding of these freshwater animals and ecosystems that have become embedded within their cultural identity. We have identified trans-Pacific parallels in the cultural significance of several freshwater animal groups, such as eels, other finfish, bivalves, and crayfish, to Indigenous peoples and their understanding and respect for the freshwater ecosystems on which their community survival depends. In recognizing such cultural connections, we found that non-Indigenous peoples can appreciate the deep significance of freshwater animals to Indigenous peoples and integrate Indigenous stewardship and Indigenous ecological knowledge into effective comanagement strategies for sustainable freshwater fisheries, such as Indigenous rangers, research partnerships, and Indigenous Protected Areas. Given that many of these culturally significant freshwater species also play key ecological roles in freshwater ecosystems, their recognition and prioritization in management and monitoring approaches should help sustain the health and well-being of both the social and ecological components of freshwater ecosystems.

  10. How National Culture and Parental Style Affect the Process of Adolescents’ Ecological Resocialization

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    Full Text Available The role of adolescents as influencers on their families’ environmental behavior is potentially a catalyst for change towards increasing eco-friendly actions. In this paper, the authors report on a cross-cultural study of ecological resocialization in France and India. Using in-depth dyadic interviews, they investigated parental styles, cultural attributes and extent of adolescents’ influence over parental eco-behavior. The study reveals that ecological resocialization across countries differs substantially, according to a combination of national cultural values, parental style and influence strategy. French teens exhibit a greater impact than Indian teens on their parents’ eco-behavior and use bilateral influence strategies. In India, not all mothers engage in ecological resocialization, but those who do are susceptible to unilateral strategies. The role of environmental knowledge, and the context and effectiveness of each kind of strategy is discussed. The findings have implications for how public policy officials and agencies can encourage adolescents as key resocialization agents to influence their parents’ pro-environmental consumption by using the most adapted influence strategy across cultures.

  11. 基于文化生态的客家文化旅游开发研究%Hakka Culture Tourism Development Basing on the Cultural Ecology

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    俞万源; 邱国锋; 曾志军; 肖明曦

    2012-01-01

    客家文化旅游在"客家热"和文化旅游背景下蓬勃发展。应用文化生态理论,从文化生态角度探讨客家文化旅游开发。客家文化具有显著的文化生态特性,并在客家文化旅游中凸显。在客家文化旅游开发的文化生态问题分析基础上,提出文化生态视野下客家文化旅游开发理念:强化客家文化旅游资源的整体概念和环境意识;树立"大景区"意识构建客家文化旅游"大景区";树立文化生态旅游开发理念发展客家文化生态旅游。%Since 1980s,the Hakka cultural tourism has developed quickly on the background of Hakka’development and cultural tourism.Hakka culture has significant cultural ecology characteristics and is important to develop Hakka cultural tourism,so using cultural ecology theory to research Hakka cultural tourism development is very necessary.This article analyzes such cultural ecology problems as culture environmental degradation,cultural distortion and cultural ecological destruction.Meanwhile it points out the Hakka cultural tourism development ideas basing on the cultural ecology:(1) Strengthen the overall concept of Hakka cultural tourism resource and the awareness of the environment;(2) Establish "big spots"consciousness to build the"big spots"of Hakka cultural tourism;(3)Establish cultural ecology idea to develop Hakka cultural ecotourism.

  12. Community Participation in Ethnic Minority Cultural Heritage Management in China: A Case Study of Xianrendong Ethnic Cultural and Ecological Village

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    Full Text Available Heritage protection in China has long been considered as the responsibility of the government. However, over the last 20 years, a number of heritage projects, mainly in ethnic minority regions, have attempted to engage with local communities. These seem to be an attractive alternative to top-down approaches. This paper explores the implications of a bottom-up approach for Chinese ethnic minority heritage management through an examination of the Ethnic Cultural and Ecological Village project in Xianrendong in Yunnan province. It is a result of my fascination with the project’s concept and my desire to understand its key characteristics, application and potential for future development in China. After a discussion of cultural performance, modernisation and inside/outside encounters, I conclude by suggesting that well-planned and well-informed community participation, with realistic control, contributes to reconciling tourism and cultural heritage conservation.

  13. Connecting Social Networks with Ecosystem Services for Watershed Governance: a Social-Ecological Network Perspective Highlights the Critical Role of Bridging Organizations

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    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available In many densely settled agricultural watersheds, water quality is a point of conflict between amenity and agricultural activities because of the varied demands and impacts on shared water resources. Successful governance of these watersheds requires coordination among different activities. Recent research has highlighted the role that social networks between management entities can play to facilitate cross-scale interaction in watershed governance. For example, bridging organizations can be positioned in social networks to bridge local initiatives done by single municipalities across whole watersheds. To better understand the role of social networks in social-ecological system dynamics, we combine a social network analysis of the water quality management networks held by local governments with a social-ecological analysis of variation in water management and ecosystem services across the Montérégie, an agricultural landscape near Montréal, Québec, Canada. We analyze municipal water management networks by using one-mode networks to represent direct collaboration between municipalities, and two-mode networks to capture how bridging organizations indirectly connect municipalities. We find that municipalities do not collaborate directly with one another but instead are connected via bridging organizations that span the water quality management network. We also discovered that more connected municipalities engaged in more water management activities. However, bridging organizations preferentially connected with municipalities that used more tourism related ecosystem services rather than those that used more agricultural ecosystem services. Many agricultural municipalities were relatively isolated, despite being the main producers of water quality problems. In combination, these findings suggest that further strengthening the water management network in the Montérégie will contribute to improving water quality in the region. However, such

  14. The Role of Bridging Organizations in Enhancing Ecosystem Services and Facilitating Adaptive Management of Social-Ecological Systems

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    Adaptive management is an approach for monitoring the response of ecological systems to different policies and practices and attempts to reduce the inherent uncertainty in ecological systems via system monitoring and iterative decision making and experimentation (Holling 1978). M...

  15. Nature-Society and Development: Social, Cultural and Ecological Change in Nepal

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    2006-01-01

    This paper presents a theoretical framework for analyzing human-environment issues that examines shifting, dialectical relationships between social and power relations, cultural beliefs and practices, and ecological processes to allow an interdisciplinary, complex assessment of social and environmental change in Nepal. The purpose of this analysis is to capture the complexity and non-static nature of environmental and social change in the context of uneven development. Drawing ...

  16. Human ecology and environmentalism: Two different approaches to the relationships ecosystem/culture

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    A comparative analysis of the human ecology focus versus the environmental dimension analysis, emphasizing that the first one does not have theoretical instruments to adequately consider the human action inside the ecosystems, while the second one considers the concept of culture as an explanation of the human niche and then of the environmental problem. It ends with thoughts about the environmental or ecologist conception that is discussed in the Colombian peace negotiations

  17. Cultural or Ecological Sustainability? The Effect of Cultural Change on Sabal Palm Management Among the Lowland Maya of Mexico

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    Javier Caballero

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Sabal palm has been used for thatching the traditional Maya house for over 3000 yr. The great importance of this resource has promoted its management within home gardens. Although traditionally managed populations in home gardens are capable of ecological long-term persistence, the impact of cultural change on sustainable resource management is poorly understood. By means of interviews in 108 households, we obtained information about Sabal management practices, leaf demand, and sociocultural data. Density and size structure of the palm populations in the respective home gardens were also measured. By means of principal components analysis, the sociocultural data were summarized into a cultural change index, which was then statistically related to palm density, size structure, leaf demand, and management practices. Leaf demand along the cultural change gradient was estimated. Sabal populations were affected by the cultural change index. Palm density and the proportion of harvestable individuals were higher in the more traditional households. The number of management practices decreased, and the probability of felling adult palms increased with cultural change. As a result, the percentage of the total leaf demand satisfied by home garden production diminished from 118.2–69.4% as cultural change increased. Traditional practices seem oriented to increasing the palm availability. Seed sowing and the protection of seedlings and adults affect the life stages with the largest impact on the population growth rate, as measured through sensitivity analysis. This means that abandoning traditional practices and felling adults more frequently should reduce rapidly, which is consistent with the low palm density observed in less traditional households. The application of demographic models to Sabal tells us that traditional management warrants the persistence of the resource as long as the current conditions remain unchanged. In contrast, our data show that

  18. Can Cultural Gaps Be Bridged by the Year 2030——On the Question of Cultural Assimilation and Dissimilation

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    张扬

    2012-01-01

    Edward Cornish predicted that cultural differences would vanish by the year 2030. However, by studying the problem in the light of culture assimilation and dissimilation, we conclude that there can be no permanent unified global culture, nor can we expect temporary unified global culture.

  19. The role of culture in moderating the links between early ecological risk and young children's adaptation.

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    Feldman, Ruth; Masalha, Shafiq

    2007-01-01

    To examine the effects of risk on infant development within cultural contexts, 141 dual-earner Israeli and Palestinian couples and their first-born child were observed at 5 months and again at 34 months. Eight ecological determinants were examined as potential risk factors, including the infant's observed and parent-reported difficult temperament; the mother's depressive symptoms, work-family interference, and experience of childbirth; the parents' marital satisfaction and social support; and observed maternal and paternal sensitivity. Symbolic play and behavior problems were assessed at 34 months. Culture-specific effects of risk and protective factors were found. Parent sensitivity facilitated symbolic competence to a greater extent in the Israeli group. Culture moderated the effects of maternal depression and family social support on toddlers' behavior problems. Maternal depressive symptoms had a negative impact on the behavior adaptation of Israeli children and social support buffered against behavior problems in the Arab group. Implications for research on risk and resilience and the role of culture in moderating the effects of ecological risk are discussed.

  20. The Transition of Cultural Ecology in Beidong District of Guizhou–A Case Study of Tianzhu Community

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    Xing; ZHAO; Baoling; DONG; Yingzi; ZHAO

    2014-01-01

    Beidong minorities living together in Qingshui River valley are deeply influenced by Jing and Chu culture. Their ethnic and traditional culture was developed in the process of collision with foreign culture. In the several great social transformations,their cultural ecology was not imbalanced,but evolved and developed. Through the study on local knowledge of cultural ecology including agricultural production,ancestral hall and local- style dwelling house,full- scale drama and Yang Drama,genealogical system,marriage customs,religious belief,sacrificial rites and funeral rites,it is expected to reveal reasons and rules of transition of Beidong ethnic culture,favorable for correctly understanding cultural connotation and promote cultural and tourism development in ethnic minority areas.

  1. The social ecology of resilience: addressing contextual and cultural ambiguity of a nascent construct.

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    Ungar, Michael

    2011-01-01

    More than two decades after E. E. Werner and R. S. Smith (1982), N. Garmezy (1983), and M. Rutter (1987) published their research on protective mechanisms and processes that are most likely to foster resilience, ambiguity continues regarding how to define and operationalize positive development under adversity. This article argues that, because resilience occurs even when risk factors are plentiful, greater emphasis needs to be placed on the role social and physical ecologies play in positive developmental outcomes when individuals encounter significant amounts of stress. Four principles are presented as the basis for an ecological interpretation of the resilience construct: decentrality, complexity, atypicality, and cultural relativity. These 4 principles, and the research upon which they are based, inform a definition of resilience that emphasizes the environmental antecedents of positive growth. This framework can guide future theory development, research, and the design of interventions that promote well-being among populations who experience environments that inhibit resilience-promoting processes. PMID:21219271

  2. Intercultural Communication Barriers and Bridges: Talking with High School Teachers about Multi-Culturalism.

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    Gougeon, Thomas D.; Hutton, Susan I.

    As part of a larger study of school system communication with second language parents in three Alberta (Canada) urban senior high schools, this study focused on analysis of interview data from teachers responding to questions on intercultural communication barriers and bridges with students and immigrant parents. Data were collected through 30…

  3. Human development and ecology of the urban landscape in the context of evolutionary values of modern culture in the framework of cultural-environmental module

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    Irina Shevchenko

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper discusses the features of cultural-ecological approach, which is an important methodological basis of modernization of Russian education, held in a worsening of environmental problems and understanding the leading role of culture in their resolution. This confirms the importance of the use of this approach for the development of modern geographic education. The particular value it has in the initial course of physical geography, where we have developed a cultural-ecological module “I am Nizhny Novgorod native”, comprehensively revealing different aspects of the urban landscape.

  4. A Comparative Fieldwork Experience in Spain and Mexico Or, Cultural Ecology Revisited

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    Tomé Martín, Pedro

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Contrary to frequent statements in the literature since the 19th century, the use of the comparative method in anthropology has been more apparent, or programmatic, than real. Worth mentioning exceptions in both Spanish anthropology and the anthropology of the Americas are studies by J. M. Arguedas, G. Foster, M. Gutierrez Estevez and C. Gimenez. Exceptions such as these confirm the rule. The author came across this methodological paradox while doing research with Mexican anthropologist Andres Fabregas Puig for a project of comparative cultural ecology in the Jalisco highlands of Mexico and the Avila mountain range of Spain. The comparison between the two areas, as well as the reciprocal reflections of both ethnographers while carrying out the project, revealed unexpected findings and differences —and other surprises— in what otherwise seemed two similar cultural ecologies.

    Contrariamente a lo que se suele leer en la bibliografía desde el siglo XIX, el recurso al método comparativo en antropología ha sido más aparente, o programático, que real. Notables excepciones en la antropología española y americana han sido estudios de J. M. Arguedas, G. Foster, M. Gutiérrez Estévez y C. Giménez. Pero excepciones como éstas confirman la regla. El autor descubrió esta paradoja metodológica mientras realizaba, junto con el mexicano Andrés Fábregas Puig, un estudio de ecología cultural comparada entre los Altos de Jalisco, en México, y la Sierra de Ávila, en España. La comparación, acompañada de reflexión recíproca entre los dos etnógrafos, reveló novedades y diferencias imprevistas —y otras sorpresas— entre ambas regiones, en principio muy parecidas.

  5. 福建廊桥的形态与文化研究%Research on the morphology and culture of Fujian covered bridges

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    戴志坚

    2012-01-01

    福建廊桥尤其木拱廊桥造型美观、结构科学,具有鲜明的地方特色和重要的文物价值。从福建廊桥的结构、功能入手,分析平梁木廊桥、八字撑木廊桥、木拱廊桥、石拱廊桥的类型特征,总结廊桥丰富的文化内涵,提出福建廊桥的研究内容和方向。%The Fujian covered bridges, especially the wooden arched covered bridges, are beautiful with scientific structures. They have distinctive local features and important cultural values. This paper analyzes the structural typology of the flat beam covered bridges, the Chinese- Eight-type tie covered bridges, the wooden arched covered bridges and the stone arched covered bridges through structures and functions. It summarizes the abundant cultural values of the covered bridges, and suggests the future research content and orientation.

  6. Breakage-fusion-bridge cycles and de novo telomere formation on broken chromosomes in maize callus cultures.

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    Santos-Serejo, Janay A; Aguiar-Perecin, Margarida L R

    2016-06-01

    Breakpoints involved in chromosome alterations associated with heterochromatin have been detected in maize plants regenerated from callus culture. A cytogenetic analysis of plants regenerated from a maize callus was performed aiming to analyze the stability of a chromosome 7 bearing a deficiency-duplication (Df-Dp), which was interpreted as derived from a chromatid type breakage-fusion-bridge (BFB) cycle. The Df-Dp chromosome 7 was stable in mitotic and meiotic cells of the regenerated plants. Fluorescence in situ hybridization showed signals of telomeric sequences on the broken chromosome arm and provided evidence of de novo telomere formation. The stability of two types of altered chromosome 7 was investigated in C-banded metaphases from samples of the original callus that were collected during a period of 30-42 months after culture initiation. New alterations involving heterochromatic knobs of chromosomes 7 and 9 were observed. The aberrant chromosomes were stable in the subcultures, thus providing evidence of broken chromosome healing. The examination of anaphases showed the presence of bridges, which was consistent with the occurrence of BFB cycles. De novo telomere formation occurred in euchromatic and heterochromatic chromosome termini. The results point to events of chromosomal evolution that might occur in plants. PMID:27203556

  7. Nothingness and the human umwelt: a cultural-ecological approach to meaning.

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    Bang, Jytte

    2009-12-01

    In the paper I argue that the great impact of empiricism on psychology and the enclosed dualist agenda traps psychological phenomena into subjectivism. By discussing the phenomena of nothingness in biological and cultural life it is argued that meaning must be considered as a phenomenon that represents both a fit and a misfit of the individual with the environment. By stressing the overall presence of nothingness phenomena it is argued how the reduced ontology of empiricism--and its blindness to relations and transformations out of which meaning grows--should be overcome. In human cultural life, transformations are constitutive and ongoing changes are being produced to make sure that continuity as well as discontinuity will happen. The analysis of especially one case--the removal of an Amish school after a shooting episode--serves to prove how meaning grows out of cultural processes as people produce their own conditions of life. From a cultural-ecological point of view, analyzing meaning at the level of individual phenomenology, hence, means analyzing the 'total psychological situation' (legacy of Kurt Lewin). This may for instance include analyzing how people live, what they consider important and worth preserving, what must be changed, what are their core values and how do institutional arrangements contribute to keeping up that which is valued or to changing that which is not, etc. Meaning may be viewed the lived-out experience-the domain of self-generativity in human life. PMID:19636645

  8. Bridging the Gaps: Measuring Cultural Competence among Future School Library and Youth Services Library Professionals

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    Hill, Renee Franklin; Kumasi, Kafi

    2011-01-01

    School library and youth services professionals must develop and display a strong sense of cultural competence to effectively serve their patrons. Cultural competence is defined here as one's ability to understand the needs of populations different from their own. This paper reports on the perceptions of school library and youth services students…

  9. Building Bridges: A Peace Corps Classroom Guide to Cross-Cultural Understanding

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    Aronhime, Raquel; Bennhold-Samaan, Laurette; Coratti, Nancy; Lazar, Cori; Flaccus, Trisha Tumulty; McGinnis, J. Randy; Scammahorn, Emmy; Soderstrom, Robert; Storti, Craig; Williams, Krystal

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    The lessons presented in this book will: (1) Help students better understand their own culture and how it has shaped them; (2) Help students begin to understand the perspectives of other cultures, leading to increased respect for those who are different from them--in the classroom and worldwide; and (3) Provide an increased awareness of the value…

  10. Two Cultures Collide: Bridging the Generation Gap in a Non-Traditional Mentorship

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    Merriweather, Lisa R.; Morgan, Alberta J.

    2013-01-01

    Cross-cultural mentoring relationships between younger mentors and older mentees are increasing in frequency across all levels of post-secondary education. Generational cultural differences can result in conflict and misunderstanding and therefore should be considered in non-traditional inter-generational mentoring relationships. Through…

  11. MODEL FOR THE FORMATION OF ECOLOGICAL CULTURE OF THE MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL CADETS IN THE MUSEUM EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT IN THE PROCESS OF RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

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    The article covers the formation of ecological culture of military high school cadets in the process of the museum’s research activities. The author defines the main mechanism of ecological culture formation, being characteristic of military high school cadets, and believes that the development of the cadets’ ecological culture, while they are engaged in the research process, will be effective, provided an innovative research context has been set up within the educational activities scope of ...

  12. An initial investigation into the ecology of culturable aerobic postmortem bacteria.

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    Chun, Lauren P; Miguel, Marcus J; Junkins, Emily N; Forbes, Shari L; Carter, David O

    2015-12-01

    Postmortem microorganisms are increasingly recognized for their potential to serve as physical evidence. Yet, we still understand little about the ecology of postmortem microbes, particularly those associated with the skin and larval masses. We conducted an experiment to characterize microbiological and chemical properties of decomposing swine (Sus scrofa domesticus) carcasses on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, USA, during June 2013. Bacteria were collected from the head, limb, and larval mass during the initial 145h of decomposition. We also measured the pH, temperature, and oxidation-reduction potential of larval masses in situ. Bacteria were cultured aerobically on Standard Nutrient Agar at 22°C and identified using protein or genetic signals. Carcass decomposition followed a typical sigmoidal pattern and associated bacterial communities differed by sampling location and time since death, although all communities were dominated by phyla Actinobacteria, Firmicutes, and Proteobacteria. Larval masses were reducing environments (~-200mV) of neutral pH (6.5-7.5) and high temperature (35°C-40°C). We recommend that culturable postmortem and larval mass microbiology and chemistry be investigated in more detail, as it has potential to complement culture-independent studies and serve as a rapid estimate of PMI. PMID:26654073

  13. Post-cultural stand dynamics in an abandoned chestnut coppice at its ecological border

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    Full Text Available Until the be­ginning of the last century, chestnut has played an important role as staple food and primary wood source. In many cases it was cultivated at the border of its ecological limits where it was planted by man in place of the original and more site-adapted tree species. However, with the abandonment of the rural activities, ma­nagement of chestnut forests was progressively left starting from more marginal areas, usually occupied by coppice stands. After the interruption of the traditional coppice management system (usual rotation periods of 10-25 years, natural intra- and interspecific competition dynamics have become the driving force of the stand evolution. This may lead to dramatic changes in both structure and species composition of the stands. The aim of this study is to analyse the post-cultural evolution of an abandoned chestnut coppice in the Pesio Valley (Piedmont, Italy in order to highlight the competition among different "basic silvi­cultural components" of the forest using a dendroecological approach. The "basic silvicultural components" are intended as the elements defined as groups of trees of the stand that have similar features such as silvi­culturally relevant attributes: species (chestnut, beech, fir, origin (seed, sprout and cultural age and function (standard/reserve, maiden, shoot, regeneration, dead tree. The mean growth curves of the compo­nents show the different fitness of each category. From a general point of view, the beech and fir components show a better competitive potential in comparison with chestnut. Among chestnut components, maidens from seeds reveal a better growth trend compared to coppice shoots and standards.

  14. Place and culture-based professional development: cross-hybrid learning and the construction of ecological mindfulness

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    Chinn, Pauline W. U.

    2015-03-01

    This paper approaches mindfulness, an awareness of internal and external realities, as a culturally-shaped habit of mind. Findings of a cross-cultural study and popular sayings that reflect America's cultural orientation to consumption and competition are contrasted with findings from Hawaiian language newspapers, traditional cultural practices, and Hawaiian sayings that indicate an orientation to ecological mindfulness that increased the resilience of fragile social ecosystems. Marginalization of indigenous culture, language, and knowledge and cultural differences between teachers and indigenous students are proposed as a contributing factor to lower science performance of Native Hawaiian students in mainstream schools. Two professional development projects designed to reduce conflicts between culture and science instruction are presented. Findings from these projects suggest alignment of science inquiry with indigenous cultural knowledge and practices oriented to sustainability supports the development of teachers' ecological mindfulness as indicated by increased awareness of, interest in, and incorporation of place and culture-based based resources into their instruction. Teacher feedback indicates that mapping technologies that enable teachers to visualize and integrate indigenous place-based Hawaiian knowledge with science inquiry are promising instructional strategies.

  15. Transracial adoptees bridging heritage and national cultures: Parental socialisation, ethnic identity and self-esteem.

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    Ferrari, Laura; Ranieri, Sonia; Barni, Daniela; Rosnati, Rosa

    2015-12-01

    Transracial adoptees represent a specific group of immigrants who experience unique immigration processes that bring them face-to-face with two cultural backgrounds: that of their heritage culture on one hand and that of their national culture on the other hand. However, there is a scarcity of studies focused on the way these processes unfold within adoptive families. This study was aimed at exploring how transracial adoptees cope with the construction of their ethnic identity. Administering a self-report questionnaire to 127 transracial adoptees and their mothers, for a total of 254 participants, we first investigated the association between mothers' cultural socialisation (enculturation and preparation for bias strategies) and adoptees' ethnic identity (i.e. ethnic identity exploration and ethnic identity affirmation dimensions). We then investigated whether ethnic identity affects self-esteem by testing the hypothesis that national identity moderates the relationship between ethnic identity and self-esteem. Results revealed that mothers' enculturation (but not their preparation for bias) supported adoptees' ethnic identity exploration, which in turn was positively associated with ethnic identity affirmation. Moreover, we confirmed the moderation effect: ethnic identity affirmation enhanced the level of self-esteem, but only for those adoptees who perceived a higher degree of national identity affirmation. PMID:26264672

  16. Transracial adoptees bridging heritage and national cultures: Parental socialisation, ethnic identity and self-esteem.

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    Ferrari, Laura; Ranieri, Sonia; Barni, Daniela; Rosnati, Rosa

    2015-12-01

    Transracial adoptees represent a specific group of immigrants who experience unique immigration processes that bring them face-to-face with two cultural backgrounds: that of their heritage culture on one hand and that of their national culture on the other hand. However, there is a scarcity of studies focused on the way these processes unfold within adoptive families. This study was aimed at exploring how transracial adoptees cope with the construction of their ethnic identity. Administering a self-report questionnaire to 127 transracial adoptees and their mothers, for a total of 254 participants, we first investigated the association between mothers' cultural socialisation (enculturation and preparation for bias strategies) and adoptees' ethnic identity (i.e. ethnic identity exploration and ethnic identity affirmation dimensions). We then investigated whether ethnic identity affects self-esteem by testing the hypothesis that national identity moderates the relationship between ethnic identity and self-esteem. Results revealed that mothers' enculturation (but not their preparation for bias) supported adoptees' ethnic identity exploration, which in turn was positively associated with ethnic identity affirmation. Moreover, we confirmed the moderation effect: ethnic identity affirmation enhanced the level of self-esteem, but only for those adoptees who perceived a higher degree of national identity affirmation.

  17. Building the Diversity Bridge Abroad: The Journey to Implement Cultural Competent Health Care in Lausanne, Switzerland

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    Casillas, Alejandra; Paroz, Sophie; Dory, Elody; Green, Alexander; Vu, Francis; Bodenmann, Patrick

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    Introduction: Although the United States has been central in bringing cultural competency into the discussion of high-quality care, health systems all over the world are faced with the effects of global immigration and the widening disparities gap between socioeconomic classes. Lausanne University Hospital is one of five Swiss academic medical…

  18. Bridges and Barriers: Factors Influencing a Culture of Assessment in Academic Libraries

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    Farkas, Meredith Gorran; Hinchliffe, Lisa Janicke; Houk, Amy Harris

    2015-01-01

    In an environment in which libraries need to demonstrate value, illustrating how the library contributes to student learning is critical. Gathering and analyzing data to tell the library's story as well as identify areas for improvement require commitment, time, effort, and resources--all components of a culture of assessment. This paper presents…

  19. Storylines: Listening to Immigrant Students, Teachers, and Cultural-Bridge Persons Making Sense of Classroom Interactions

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    Strickland, Martha

    2012-01-01

    As the number of immigrant students increases in U.S. classrooms, so have the challenges teachers encounter as they seek to be culturally responsive. Framed by multicultural education and sociocultural theory, this qualitative study explored how 8 fifth-grade, newly arrived immigrant students ("newcomers") from 6 different countries, their…

  20. Across Generations: Culture, History, and Policy in the Social Ecology of American Indian Grandparents Parenting Their Grandchildren

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    Mooradian, John K.; Cross, Suzanne L.; Stutzky, Glenn R.

    2006-01-01

    This article describes an investigation of ecological factors related to the experience of American Indian grandparents raising their grandchildren. Elements of American Indian culture and history, and United States policy, were used to generate explanatory hypotheses that were subjected to a thematic analysis of qualitative interview data. This…

  1. Sustainable Communities: A Lens for Envisioning and Achieving a Community-Based Culture of Social and Ecological Peace

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    Verhagen, Frans C.

    2014-01-01

    One of the obstacles to dealing with the social and ecological crises that obstruct the achievement of a culture of peace is silo thinking in global governance. A unidimensional mode of planning, silo thinking leads to decisions based on the area of expertise of a particular agency or intergovernmental organization and fails to recognize linkages…

  2. The Tragedy and Triumph of Minamata: A Paradigm for Understanding Ecological, Human-Environment and Culture-Technology Interactions.

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    Allchin, Douglas

    1999-01-01

    Contends that the example of mercury poisoning in Minamata, Japan can be used as a paradigm for teaching ecology and science-and-society issues. Discusses the history and science of the pollution and poisoning, and considers the social and cultural consequences of the incident, some aspects of causation and responsibility, and some aspects of…

  3. Bridging the gap between detection and confirmation of B. anthracis in blood cultures

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    Hawkey, Suzanna

    2015-01-01

    The spore forming bacterium, Bacillus anthracis is the aetiological agent of anthrax. The 2001 US anthrax letter attacks and the 2009‐2010 outbreak of injectional anthrax in the UK highlighted the importance of early detection and confirmation of this agent, both for patient outcome and forensic investigations. A reliable and consistent method was used in this study to safely simulate blood cultures with B. anthracis and used to determine the time to positive detection. This was performed...

  4. Bridging Mediterranean cultures in the IYS: A documentary exhibition on irrigation techniques in water scarcity conditions

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    Barontini, Stefano; Louki, Amina; Ben Slima, Zied; Ezzahra Ghaouch, Fatima; Labaran, Raisa; Raffelli, Giulia; Peli, Marco; Vitale, Nicola

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    Brescia, an industrial city in Northern Italy, is now experiencing a crucial change in its traditional structure. In recent years in fact it has been elected as living and working seat by many foreigners and it is now one of the cities with the greatest percentage of migrants in the Country. This is an important challenge for the city and an opportunity to merge, compare and integrate different cultures to build its future. In this context some students of different Courses (engineering and medicine), belonging both to the Arabian and local community, met together and with researchers in the study team 'Al-B¯i r¯u n¯i , for culture, science and society'. The team aims at organising cultural events in which, starting from the figure of the Persian scientist Ab¯u Raih. ¯a n Al-B¯i r¯u n¯i (about 973, 1051), the contribution of the Arabian and Islamic culture to the development of the European one in the middle ages is investigated. Moving from the initial idea of the study team Al-B¯i r¯u n¯i and from the suggestions of the World Soil Day 2014 and of the International Year of Soils 2015, we built a documentary exhibition entitled 'Irrigation techniques in water scarcity conditions'. The exhibition, which stresses the importance of the irrigation techniques for the soil conservation, is focused on the idea of disseminating two main concepts, i.e. (1) the technological continuity of some water supply systems in countries, around the Mediterranean Sea, affected by similar conditions of water availability, and (2) the possibility of building environments where, due to severe or extreme climatic conditions, the sustainability is reached when the man lives in equilibrium with the nature. The exhibition, which is written in Italian and will move around in the city during all 2015, consists of about twenty posters organized into three main chapters, corresponding to three main classes of water supply systems which are common in most of the countries surrounding

  5. Analyzing the antagonistic potential of the lichen microbiome against pathogens by bridging metagenomic with culture studies

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    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available Naturally occurring antagonists towards pathogens play an important role to avoid pathogen outbreaks in ecosystems, and they can be applied as biocontrol agents for crops. Lichens present long-living symbiotic systems continuously exposed to pathogens. To analyze the antagonistic potential in lichens, we studied the bacterial community active against model bacteria and fungi by an integrative approach combining isolate screening, omics techniques and high resolution mass spectrometry. The highly diverse microbiome of the lung lichen (Lobaria pulmonaria (L. Hoffm. included an abundant antagonistic community dominated by Stenotrophomonas, Pseudomonas and Burkholderia. While antagonists represent 24.5% of the isolates, they were identified with only 7% in the metagenome; which means that they were overrepresented in the culturable fraction. Isolates of the dominant antagonistic genus Stenotrophomonas produced spermidine as main bioactive component. Moreover, spermidine-related genes, especially for the transport, were identified in the metagenome. The majority of hits identified belonged to Alphaproteobacteria, while Stenotrophomonas-specific spermidine synthases were not present in the dataset. Evidence for plant growth promoting effects was found for lichen-associated strains of Stenotrophomonas. Linking of metagenomic and culture data was possible but showed partly contradictory results, which required a comparative assessment. However, we have shown that lichens are important reservoirs for antagonistic bacteria, which open broad possibilities for biotechnological applications.

  6. Analyzing the antagonistic potential of the lichen microbiome against pathogens by bridging metagenomic with culture studies.

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    Cernava, Tomislav; Müller, Henry; Aschenbrenner, Ines A; Grube, Martin; Berg, Gabriele

    2015-01-01

    Naturally occurring antagonists toward pathogens play an important role to avoid pathogen outbreaks in ecosystems, and they can be applied as biocontrol agents for crops. Lichens present long-living symbiotic systems continuously exposed to pathogens. To analyze the antagonistic potential in lichens, we studied the bacterial community active against model bacteria and fungi by an integrative approach combining isolate screening, omics techniques, and high resolution mass spectrometry. The highly diverse microbiome of the lung lichen [Lobaria pulmonaria (L.) Hoffm.] included an abundant antagonistic community dominated by Stenotrophomonas, Pseudomonas, and Burkholderia. While antagonists represent 24.5% of the isolates, they were identified with only 7% in the metagenome; which means that they were overrepresented in the culturable fraction. Isolates of the dominant antagonistic genus Stenotrophomonas produced spermidine as main bioactive component. Moreover, spermidine-related genes, especially for the transport, were identified in the metagenome. The majority of hits identified belonged to Alphaproteobacteria, while Stenotrophomonas-specific spermidine synthases were not present in the dataset. Evidence for plant growth promoting effects was found for lichen-associated strains of Stenotrophomonas. Linking of metagenomic and culture data was possible but showed partly contradictory results, which required a comparative assessment. However, we have shown that lichens are important reservoirs for antagonistic bacteria, which open broad possibilities for biotechnological applications. PMID:26157431

  7. Introduction to a special section: Ecology, culture, and management of Burbot

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    Stapanian, Martin A.; Madenjian, Charles P.

    2013-01-01

    The Burbot Lota lota is the only truly freshwater member of the cod family (Gadidae) and one of only two species of freshwater fish that have a circumpolar range (McPhail and Lindsey 1970; McPhail and Paragamian 2000). Two subspecies of Lota lota have been documented: Lota lota maculosa, which is found exclusively in North America from south of Great Slave Lake in Canada to the southern limit of its range; and Lota lota lota, which is found over the remainder of the species’ Nearctic range and its entire Eurasian range (Hubbs and Schultz 1941; Van Houdt et al. 2003). However, many recent authorities (e.g., Scott and Crossman 1973) do not designate subspecies. Burbot occupy the widest range of depths of all fishes found in the Laurentian Great Lakes basin (i.e., from small streams to at least 300 m in Lake Superior; Boyer et al. 1989). Worldwide, many Burbot populations are threatened or endangered or have been extirpated (reviewed by Stapanian et al. 2010). Due in part to its unpopularity as a sport and commercial fish in much of its range, the species is often ignored in fish management and conservation programs (McPhail and Paragamian 2000; Stapanian et al. 2008, 2010). Even basic information on Burbot ecology, particularly its early life history and spawning habitats and sites, is lacking. This lack of information is particularly troubling because Burbot are an indicator of the health of coldwater systems (Stapanian et al. 2010). Efforts to rehabilitate or restore imperiled populations include culturing early life stages. Burbot larvae are difficult to culture for a variety of reasons, including their delicate body structure, small size at hatch, and live-feed requirement for at least 5 weeks following alimentary tract development.

  8. Assessing Freshwater Ecosystem Service Risk over Ecological, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Gradients: Problem Space Characterization and Methodology

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    Harmon, T. C.; Villamizar, S. R.; Conde, D.; Rusak, J.; Reid, B.; Astorga, A.; Perillo, G. M.; Piccolo, M. C.; Zilio, M.; London, S.; Velez, M.; Hoyos, N.; Escobar, J.

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    Freshwater ecosystems and the services they provide are under increasing anthropogenic pressure at local (e.g., irrigation diversions, wastewater discharge) and global scales (e.g., climate change, global trading). The impact depends on an ecosystem's sensitivity, which is determined by its geophysical and ecological settings, and the population and activities in its surrounding watershed. Given the importance of ecosystem services, it is critical that we improve our ability to identify and understand changes in aquatic ecosystems, and translate them to risk of service loss. Furthermore, to inspire changes in human behavior, it is equally critical that we learn to communicate risk, and pose risk mitigation strategies, in a manner acceptable to a broad spectrum of stakeholders. Quantifying the nature and timing of the risk is difficult because (1) we often fail to understand the connection between anthropogenic pressures and the timing and extent of ecosystem changes; and (2) the concept of risk is inherently coupled to human perception, which generally differs with cultural and socio-economic conditions. In this study, we endeavor to assess aquatic ecosystem risks across an international array of six study sites. The challenge is to construct a methodology capable of capturing the marked biogeographical, socioeconomic, and cultural differences among the sites, which include: (1) Muskoka River watershed in humid continental Ontario, Canada; (2) Lower San Joaquin River, an impounded snow-fed river in semi-arid Central California; (3) Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta, a tropical coastal lagoon in Colombia; (4) Senguer River basin in the semi-arid part of Argentina; (5) Laguna de Rocha watershed in humid subtropical Uruguay; and (6) Palomas Lake complex in oceanic Chilean Patagonia. Results will include a characterization of the experimental gradient over the six sites, an overview of the risk assessment methodology, and preliminary findings for several of the sites.

  9. Primates, Provisioning and Plants: Impacts of Human Cultural Behaviours on Primate Ecological Functions.

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    Full Text Available Human provisioning of wildlife with food is a widespread global practice that occurs in multiple socio-cultural circumstances. Provisioning may indirectly alter ecosystem functioning through changes in the eco-ethology of animals, but few studies have quantified this aspect. Provisioning of primates by humans is known to impact their activity budgets, diets and ranging patterns. Primates are also keystone species in tropical forests through their role as seed dispersers; yet there is no information on how provisioning might affect primate ecological functions. The rhesus macaque is a major human-commensal species but is also an important seed disperser in the wild. In this study, we investigated the potential impacts of provisioning on the role of rhesus macaques as seed dispersers in the Buxa Tiger Reserve, India. We studied a troop of macaques which were provisioned for a part of the year and were dependent on natural resources for the rest. We observed feeding behaviour, seed handling techniques and ranging patterns of the macaques and monitored availability of wild fruits. Irrespective of fruit availability, frugivory and seed dispersal activities decreased when the macaques were provisioned. Provisioned macaques also had shortened daily ranges implying shorter dispersal distances. Finally, during provisioning periods, seeds were deposited on tarmac roads that were unconducive for germination. Provisioning promotes human-primate conflict, as commensal primates are often involved in aggressive encounters with humans over resources, leading to negative consequences for both parties involved. Preventing or curbing provisioning is not an easy task as feeding wild animals is a socio-cultural tradition across much of South and South-East Asia, including India. We recommend the initiation of literacy programmes that educate lay citizens about the ill-effects of provisioning and strongly caution them against the practice.

  10. Reflections on Cultural Connotations of the Bridges in Three Gorges Area%三峡桥梁的文化思考

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    罗美洁; 黄权生

    2014-01-01

    改革开放后,在三峡区域建设了众多的桥梁,这些桥梁改变了三峡水陆交通的格局,也改变了整个三峡区域的发展进程。其中,葛洲坝和三峡工程相关的坝和桥的建设,是几千年“大禹治水”水利精神的传承和弘扬,截断长江的“坝桥”是撬动该区域发展的桥梁,甚至影响全国桥梁的建设。三峡区域尤其库区的桥梁既是三峡地区发展和走向未来之桥,又是中华民族复兴和社会进步的标志,除了具有明显的桥梁文化外,更有浓郁的精神文化价值。%After the reform and opening up, numerous bridges were built in the construction of the Three Gorges Area. These bridges changed the pattern of water and land transportation in Three Gorges Area, and altered the entire process of development of the Three Gorges Area. The construction of the dams and bridges in Gezhouba and Three Gorges Project reflected the inheritance of the spirit of “Dayu Combating the Flood”, the dams and bridges that cut off Changjiang River accelerated the economic development of this area, and have an everlasting influence on the construction of bridges across the country. The bridges in Three Georges Reservoir Area lead to the future and serve as the symbol of the revitalization of Chinese people. They are not ordinary bridges but reflect profound cultural connotations.

  11. Difference in association. About bridging the cultural gap when translating Ibsen's En folkefiende

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    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available Ibsen-In-Translation aims at translating Ibsen’s work simultaneously into the languages of: Classic Arabic, Chinese, Egyptian, English, Hindi, Japanese, Russian and Spanish. During the translation of En Folkefiende the group met twice to discuss problems and help eachother’s understanding of the play. This article aims at pointing out some of the common translation-problems the eight translators encountered, and to mention specific problems I encountered in the process of translating the play into Japanese. During our two meetings, I saw that some problems were language-specific, and that some were common to more of us. We also discovered that some words and expressions are so rooted in the Norwegian culture and that a literal translation of such words and expressions create different associations in the target language. Among the problems we had in common, there seemed to be two main categories. 1: Concepts related to Christian values, and 2: Concepts related to the Norwegian societal organization of the time. Christian values-related problems consisted of translating swearwords, translating the concepts and the associations related to the words ”temperance”, ”atheism” and ”openmindedness”. As for the problems relating to societal organization and political ideology in Norway of the time, concepts relating to the term ”borger” was a challenge for many of us. As for me specifically, I also had the added challenge of fitting the relatively democratic language of Ibsen into the Japanese hierarchical language system.

  12. Ecological and Cultural Importance of a Species at Risk of Extinction, Pacific Lamprey, 1964-2002 Technical Report.

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    Close, David A.

    2002-07-01

    The cultural and ecological values of Pacific lamprey (Lampetra tridentata) have not been understood by Euro-Americans and thus their great decline has almost gone unnoticed except by Native Americans, who elevated the issue and initiated research to restore its populations, at least in the Columbia Basin. They regard Pacific lamprey as a highly valued resource and as a result ksuyas (lamprey) has become one of their cultural icons. Ksuyas are harvested to this day as a subsistence food by various tribes along the Pacific coast and are highly regarded for their cultural value. Interestingly, our review suggests that the Pacific lamprey plays an important role in the food web, may have acted as a buffer for salmon from predators, and may have been an important source of marine nutrients to oligotrophic watersheds. This is very different from the Euro-American perception that lampreys are pests. We suggest that cultural biases affected management policies.

  13. 千岛湖生态文化建设研究%Research on Ecological Culture Construction of Thousand-isle Lake

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    董飞岳; 徐高福

    2013-01-01

    Starting from interpretation of the concept of culture and ecological culture, analyses the characteristic ecological culture such as water culture, fish culture, forest culture, etc, which are implied in green hills and blue waters of Thousand-isle Lake, in order to promote ecological civilization construction and sustainable development in Thousand-isle Lake.%从阐释文化与生态文化概念出发,分析千岛湖青山绿水蕴含的水文化、鱼文化、森林文化等富有特色的生态文化,以期推进千岛湖生态文明建设与可持续发展。

  14. To Cultivate the Ecological Development Culture from the Perspective of Cultural Soft Power Construction%生态化文化的属性及其培育:文化软实力建设视域

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    彭曼丽; 谭霞

    2014-01-01

    培育生态化文化是文化软实力建设的重要内容。生态化文化的形成是历史发展的必然,具有非意识形态属性。它通过提高文化凝聚力、文化吸引力、文化创新力、文化整合力、文化辐射力提升国家文化软实力。培育生态化文化需着力提高生态化文化建设主体的生态化素质,夯实生态化文化建设的理论根基。%Cultivating ecological development culture is an important part of enhancing the cultural soft power. The formation of ecological development culture is the result of history. It is non-ideological in nature. The ecological development culture enhances the cultural soft power by improving a nation ��s culture cohesion, attraction, innovation, integration and radiation. It is the focal point of cultivating ecological development culture to enhance people��s ecological quality and strengthen the theoretical basis of ecological development culture construction.

  15. A Case Study of the Cultural Ecological Protection in Wa Ethnical Willage, Wengding

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    Hua Fan

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available How to survive in the context of new developments is a major problem confronting minority nationality cultures in the process of modernization. This paper is a case study of Wongding,an aboriginal Wa minority nationality culture village listed among the first group of intangible culture units in China’s Yunnan Province. The research emphasizes giving balanced attention to both protection and development, focusing on the living inheritance of culture in community life and the development of cultural tourism by utilizing the market platform and diverse forces to promote the development of minority nationality cultures.

  16. Railroad Bridges

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    Department of Homeland Security — Bridges-Rail in the United States According to The National Bridge Inspection Standards published in the Code of Federal Regulations (23 CFR 650.3), a bridge isA...

  17. Algal culture studies related to a Closed Ecological Life Support System (CELSS)

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    Radmer, R.; Behrens, P.; Fernandez, E.; Ollinger, O.; Howell, C.; Venables, A.; Huggins, D.; Gladue, R.

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    In many respects, algae would be the ideal plant component for a biologically based controlled life support system, since they are eminently suited to the closely coupled functions of atmosphere regeneration and food production. Scenedesmus obliquus and Spirulina platensis were grown in three continuous culture apparatuses. Culture vessels their operation and relative merits are described. Both light and nitrogen utilization efficiency are examined. Long term culture issues are detailed and a discussion of a plasmid search in Spirulina is included.

  18. 海洋人类学的文化生态视角%Maritime Anthropology:A Cultural Ecology Perspective

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    王利兵

    2014-01-01

    在海洋人类学发展的早期,文化生态范式一直主导着海洋人类学的研究,并且直到今天仍有很重要的影响。海洋人类学的文化生态视角认为,海洋生态系统是产生特殊的海洋社会文化的原因,换而言之,也就是说海洋环境的限制和不确定性会导致人们对于生活特定的应对方式和适应策略,从而产生一个不同于陆地社会的社会文化类型。但是随着海洋人类学自身的发展,从20世纪80年代开始,学者们开始意识到文化生态范式的缺陷,并逐渐转向其他视角和主题的海洋人类学研究。%In the early development of maritime anthropology ,the paradigm of cultural ecology has dominated the research of maritime anthropology ,and still been a very important influence until today . Maritime anthropology from the perspective of cultural ecology holds the view that the marine ecosystem is responsible for producing special marine socio-culture .In other words ,the constraints and uncertainties of marine environment lead to people's particular approaches and adaptation strategy to life ,w hich result in a different type of social culture unlike that in the land society .But with the self-development of the disci-pline ,scholars have realized the defects of the paradigm of cultural ecology from the 1980s ,and gradually turned to other perspectives and themes in the research of maritime anthropology .

  19. Ecologically Based, Culturally Concordant Responding Following Disasters: The Counseling Psychologist's Role

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    Spokane, Arnold R.; Inman, Arpana G.; Weatherford, Ryan D.; Davidson, Anju Kaduvettoor; Straw, Rebecca

    2011-01-01

    This article reviews the existing theory, research, policy, and practice of disaster mental health and the role of counseling psychology in post-disaster and catastrophic situations, all from a social justice perspective. Specifically, we discuss the phases and stages, social ecology, and individual reactions to disasters. A case study is…

  20. Yeast culture supplement during nursing and transport affects immunity and intestinal microbial ecology of weanling pigs

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    Weaning and transport stress can have a negative impact on the piglet's immune system and intestinal microbiota. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of a yeast product on innate immunity and microbial ecology of the gastrointestinal tract following stress of weaning and trans...

  1. Sponge culture: learning from biology and ecology = Spons cultuur: leren van biologie and ecologie

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    Caralt, de S.

    2007-01-01

    Sponges produce secondary metabolites, which play several ecological roles (McClintock & Baker 2001) such us competition for the space (Martí 2005), antifouling activity (Martin & Uriz 1993, Becerro 1994), and deterrence from predators (e.g. Becerro et al. 2003).Ecological Modernization

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    Mol, A.P.J.

    2006-01-01

    The Encyclopedia of Globalization provides a thorough understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of globalization as well as the various historical and analytical interpretations. Consisting of over 400 entries, coverage includes key cultural, ecological, economic, geographical, historical, poli

  2. Perspectives on the German "Energiewende": Culture and Ecology in German Instruction

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    Berg, Bartell M.

    2013-01-01

    This article addresses a dual desire for teaching units that (1) incorporate green issues into the language curriculum, (2) fulfill the need for comparative cultural studies in the language classroom, and (3) incorporate the ACTFL "Standards for Foreign Language Learning." Included are a review of recent approaches to teaching culture in…

  3. 现有世界文化遗产桥梁的核心价值及中国古桥申遗的思考%Core Values of Existing World Cultural Heritage Bridges and Reflection on Making Ancient Chinese Bridges Be Recognized as World Heritages

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    杨艳; 孙潮; 陈宝春

    2015-01-01

    The ancient Chinese bridges have extremely high technical accomplishments .How‐ever ,to date ,there is no ancient Chinese bridge having been listed as a world cultural heritage , therefore ,it is quite necessary to carry out study on the issue of making ancient Chinese bridges be recognized as world cultural heritages .In order to speed up the process of world heritage applica‐tion for ancient Chinese bridges and promote the protection and sustainability of ancient Chinese bridges ,the characteristics of the bridges which have been labeled as world cultural heritages were introduced from the definition of world heritage and the related requirements ,and the values and technical accomplishments of ancient Chinese bridges were discussed .According to the conditions for inclusion in world cultural heritage ,the ancient stone arch bridges and timber arch bridges are the ones with top priority .According to the characteristics of bridges as functional structures and technically complex structures ,it is suggested that the focus of Chinese ancient bridges chosen for inclusion of world cultural heritage be put on the study of core technical contents ,highlighting their core values and technical achievements .%中国古代桥梁具有极高的技术成就,然而迄今为止,我国尚没有古桥被列入世界文化遗产,因此开展中国古桥申报世界文化遗产的研究非常必要。为了加快我国古桥申遗的进程、促进我国古桥的保护与传承,从世界遗产的相关定义与要求出发,介绍被列入世界文化遗产桥梁的特点,对我国古代桥梁的价值与技术成就进行讨论。根据世界文化遗产入选的条件,我国的古代石拱桥和木拱桥最具有申遗实力。依据桥梁作为功能性结构、技术复杂结构的特点,在此基础上提出中国古代桥梁申报世界文化遗产应聚集核心技术内容的研究,突出其核心价值和技术成就。

  4. Nutritional and cultural aspects of plant species selection for a controlled ecological life support system

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    Hoff, J. E.; Howe, J. M.; Mitchell, C. A.

    1982-01-01

    The feasibility of using higher plants in a controlled ecological life support system is discussed. Aspects of this system considered important in the use of higher plants include: limited energy, space, and mass, and problems relating to cultivation and management of plants, food processing, the psychological impact of vegetarian diets, and plant propagation. A total of 115 higher plant species are compared based on 21 selection criteria.

  5. Cross-Cultural Differences and Similarities in Proneness to Shame: An Adaptationist and Ecological Approach

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    SZNYCER, DANIEL; Takemura, Kosuke; Delton, Andrew W.; Sato, Kosuke; Robertson, Theresa; Cosmides, Leda; Tooby, John

    2012-01-01

    People vary in how easily they feel ashamed, that is, in their shame proneness. According to the information threat theory of shame, variation in shame proneness should, in part, be regulated by features of a person’s social ecology. On this view, shame is an emotion program that evolved to mitigate the likelihood or costs of reputation-damaging information spreading to others. In social environments where there are fewer possibilities to form new relationships (i.e., low relational mobility)...

  6. Microbial ecology of artisanal italian cheese: Molecular microbial characterization by culture-independent method

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    Present study will treat the next topics: ecology of the natural and man made environments and functional diversity of bacteria. The microbial communities in artisanal goat cheeses produced in mountain pastures (typical farms) in Piemonte mountain (North of Italy) change a lot during precessing and ripening time. Moreover cheese microbial ecosystems are different in each small dairy because adventitious microflora can come from the environment and contamination the milk before the cheese making process and the product during manufacture and ripening. (Author)

  7. Microbial ecology of artisanal italian cheese: Molecular microbial characterization by culture-independent method

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    Colombo, E.; Scarpellini, M.; Franzatti, L.; Dioguardi, L.

    2009-07-01

    Present study will treat the next topics: ecology of the natural and man made environments and functional diversity of bacteria. The microbial communities in artisanal goat cheeses produced in mountain pastures (typical farms) in Piemonte mountain (North of Italy) change a lot during precessing and ripening time. Moreover cheese microbial ecosystems are different in each small dairy because adventitious microflora can come from the environment and contamination the milk before the cheese making process and the product during manufacture and ripening. (Author)

  8. 论衡阳城市文化生态及其培育%Cultural Ecology of Hengyang City and Its Cultivation

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    黄永香

    2011-01-01

    文化生态具有社会整体性、动态发展性、多元复杂性以及相对脆弱性,它影响和制约经济社会发展。衡阳文化生态包含多种文化要素,具有强烈区域性以及特有的结构和机理,凝聚了悠久的历史传统和厚重的精神积淀,体现了自己的现实风貌。衡阳高校是衡阳市文化生态的有机组成部分,发挥着多重功能。培育衡阳市文化生态主要途径有:发挥高校文化生态示范与辐射功能、加强衡阳市文化生态各要素建设、促进衡阳高校与地方高层次互动等。%The cultural ecology possesses social integrity, dynamic development, multi-complexity and the relative frangibility, and can affect and constrain the development of economic society. The cultural ecology of Hengyang city includes many cultural elements, has strong regional characters and special texture, gathers a long historical tradition and a heavy spirit accumulation, and reflects their own real style. The Universities in Hengyang are an integral part of the cultural ecology of Hengyang city, and play muhiple functions. The main ways for cultivating cultural ecology of Hengyang include : ( 1 ) to play the functions of demonstration and radiation of cultural ecology ; (2) to enhance the construction of all factors of cultural ecology; (3) to promote the interaction between universities and local authority.

  9. Ecological evaluation of two prawn culture fields in the Cochin Backwater based on premonsoon diurnal observations

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    Balasubramanian, T.; Viswakumar, M.; Venugopal, P.

    Extensive low lying areas of the Cochin Backwater peripheries at its lower reaches are bunded into interconnected ponds for paddy-cum-prawn culture. Results of a study of two representative ponds are reported. The ponds under study were found...

  10. Culturally significant fisheries: keystones for management of freshwater social-ecological systems

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    Mae Noble; Phil Duncan; Darren Perry; Kerry Prosper; Denis Rose; Stephan Schnierer; Gail Tipa; Erica Williams; Rene Woods; Jamie Pittock

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    Indigenous peoples of North America, Australia, and New Zealand have a long tradition of harvesting freshwater animals. Over generations of reliance and subsistence harvesting, Indigenous peoples have acquired a profound understanding of these freshwater animals and ecosystems that have become embedded within their cultural identity. We have identified trans-Pacific parallels in the cultural significance of several freshwater animal groups, such as eels, other finfish, bivalves, and crayfish,...

  11. Ecological and socio-cultural factors influencing in situ conservation of crop diversity by traditional Andean households in Peru

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    Velásquez-Milla Dora

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background The Peruvian Andean region is a main center of plant domestication of the world. There, several tuber species were domesticated and the area lodges one of the most important reservoirs of their varieties and wild relatives. It is also the setting of traditional cultures using and conserving them. However, crop genetic erosion has been reported in the region since several decades ago; therefore, understanding factors influencing both loss and maintenance of crop variation is relevant to design conservation policies. Previous researches have examined factors influencing agrobiodiversity conservation in the region but additional case studies are recognized to be still necessary for a deeper understanding of causes of genetic erosion and for policy design to prevent and remedy it. Our study focused on analyzing (1 variation in richness of traditional varieties of tubers cultivated among households, (2 changes in varieties richness occurred in four consecutive agricultural cycles, and (3 ecological, social, and cultural factors influencing loss and conservation of varieties. Methods Richness of farmer varieties of tuber species cultivated by 28 peasant households was monitored in communities of Cajamarca and Huánuco, Peru during four consecutive agricultural cycles (from 2001 to 2005. In-depth interviews were conducted with 12 of the households with higher reputation as conservationists, in order to document farmers' perception of tubers qualities in ecological, social, economic, technological and culinary aspects and how these influence their decisions of conservation priorities. Traditional varieties were identified according to their local names, which were then confronted among farmers and with scientific catalogues in order to identify synonyms. Based on the information documented, indexes of ecological and socio-cultural factors affecting agricultural practices were designed, and their linear correlations and multivariate

  12. Happy Culture:A New Ecological Aspect of Modern Technical Education%快乐文化:现代技工教育生态新思维

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    张可安

    2013-01-01

    Happy culture refers to the human society in the history of practice in the creation of material wealth and spiritual wealth of the exposed better posture or vivid feeling. This article from the spiritual ecology ecological system, material, ecological and behavioral ecology four aspects of modern technical education ecology culture construction of modern technical education happy; happy cultural ecology, to modern technical college students psychology, work efficiency and learning have a positive effect, to promote modern technical education develop-ment has very important significance.%  快乐文化指的是人类在社会历史实践中所创造的物质财富和精神财富所显露的美好的姿态或生动的意态。从精神生态、物质生态、制度生态和行为生态四个方面阐述现代技工教育生态的快乐文化,指出构建现代技工教育快乐文化生态,对现代技工院校的师生心理、工作学习效率等都有积极的影响,对促进现代技工教育发展具有十分重要的意义。

  13. Transformation of rural-urban cultural landscapes in Europe: Integrating approaches from ecological, socio-economic and planning perspectives

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    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents a review of the presentations and synthesis of the discussion during a Symposium on ‘Transformation of rural-urban cultural landscapes in Europe: Integrating approaches from ecological, socio-economic and planning perspectives’ held at the European IALE conference 2009 in Salzburg, Austria. The symposium addressed an extended and much debated subject of the landscape dynamics in Europe. The papers presented during the symposium showcased a broad spectrum of cutting edge research questions and challenges faced by the cultural landscapes of Europe. During six sessions, 18 presentations (besides 20 posters were made by 36 scientists (including co-authors from 14 countries, representing 25 institutions of Europe. A glance at the presentations revealed that the state-of-the-art focuses on driving forces and selected aspects of transformation processes, methods of its analysis and planning support as dimensions of research in this field. However, inter- and transdisciplinary research and integrative approaches to the development of rural-urban cultural landscapes are needed. The extended discussion session at the latter part of the symposium highlighted some critical and unaddressed research questions which remained a pending agenda for future research.

  14. 浅论高校图书馆文化的校园生态价值%Discussion on the Campus Ecological Value of University Library Culture

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    吴玥

    2014-01-01

    高校图书馆作为校园生态系统的重要组成部分,从物质文化、精神文化和制度文化3个方面体现并实现着正向的校园生态价值。物质文化的校园生态价值体现为对生态校园建设和生态社会发展产生的巨大的示范和带动作用;精神文化的校园生态价值体现为爱岗敬业、创新进取、时代意识与图书馆个性结合的三层境界;制度文化的校园生态价值体现为对符合图书馆价值观的好行为的支持和赞扬以及对违背图书馆价值观的坏行为的反对、厌恶和制约。%University library, being as an important part of the campus ecosystem, reflects the positive campus ecological value from three aspects of material culture,spiritual culture and institutional culture. The campus ecological value of material culture represents an important exemplary and leading function for the construction of ecological campus and the development of ecological society, the campus ecological value of spiritual culture represents three different realms with the combination of the dedication, innovation, era consciousness and library personality, and campus ecological value of institutional culture represents the support and praise for the good deeds complying with the library values and the opposition, aversion and restriction for the bad deeds violating the library value.

  15. Learning India’s Martial Art of Kalarippayattu: Unsettled Ecologies of Gender, Class, Culture, and Ethnicity

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    Full Text Available Rooted in the author’s field experience studying the traditional South Indian martial art kalarippayattu, this article examines the complexities of communication, including the use of touch as a teaching tool, in an intercultural teacher-student relationship, and surfaces how gender, culture, and class impacted learning in this embodied art form.

  16. Socio-cultural valuation of ecosystem services in a transhumance social-ecological network

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    Oteros-Rozas, E.; Martín-López, B.; González, J.A.;

    2014-01-01

    the importance of 34 ecosystem services (10 provisioning, 12 regulating, and 12 cultural) for both social and personal well-being. Overall, the ecosystem services considered to be the most important for social well-being were fire prevention, air purification and livestock. Most of the ecosystem services...

  17. Social and Cultural Contexts of Alcohol Use: Influences in a Social-Ecological Framework.

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    Sudhinaraset, May; Wigglesworth, Christina; Takeuchi, David T

    2016-01-01

    Alcohol use and misuse account for 3.3 million deaths every year, or 6 percent of all deaths worldwide. The harmful effects of alcohol misuse are far reaching and range from individual health risks, morbidity, and mortality to consequences for family, friends, and the larger society. This article reviews a few of the cultural and social influences on alcohol use and places individual alcohol use within the contexts and environments where people live and interact. It includes a discussion of macrolevel factors, such as advertising and marketing, immigration and discrimination factors, and how neighborhoods, families, and peers influence alcohol use. Specifically, the article describes how social and cultural contexts influence alcohol use/misuse and then explores future directions for alcohol research. PMID:27159810

  18. Development of zooplankton culture subsystem for a closed ecological recirculating aquaculture system (CERAS)

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    Omori, Katsunori; Oguchi, Mitsuo; Takeuchi, Toshio

    2006-01-01

    Ten parthenogenetic females of Moina macrocopa were placed in small cells with different flow conditions. The cells were opened after three-days of cultivation, and the water fleas in each cell were counted. It appeared that M. macrocopa were cultured effectively in a relatively slow current, 10 cm/min., but the population growth was not significantly influenced by the difference in flow direction. Subsequent, filtration efficiencies of filters with various pore sizes were compared. Four available porous hollow-fiber membrane modules, ACP-1010, AHP-1010, PSP-103, and PMP-102 (Asahi-Kasei Corp.), were tested. The module with the larger pore size initially filtered a greater amount of water but clogged up sooner. ACP-1010, which has the smallest pores, was considered to be suitable to filter condensed algal water due to its durability and stable filtration. An improved zooplankton culture device (IZCD) was designed and constructed based on these examinations. IZCD is a 13.2L airtight device characterized by a short and thick rearing tank and alternate filtration with paired fine hollow-fiber membrane modules. It must be tested and revised to be used in research into the optimal conditions for a zooplankton culture in a closed environment.

  19. TV Culture Status Analysis of the Technology of Ecological Environment%电视文化身份的技术生态环境分析

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    贾志城; 陈乖丽

    2016-01-01

    电视文化身份的构建由自然生态和社会生态因素共同形成,其社会生态因素是指政治、经济、文化、技术等社会存在的属性集合,社会生态对文化身份辨识的影响最为重大,这也是中国电视文化身份构建的先决条件。电视媒体的技术生态环境由相互依赖和作用的数字化、网络化、智能化3部分因素构成,同时电视生态链的主要环节均留有技术因素的痕迹,可以看出电视文化的技术烙印有助于形成良好完整的电视文化生态系统。%Television cultural identity construction has its natural ecology and social ecology together form,its social ecology refers to the political,economic,cultural,technical and other social attribute set,social and ecological effect on the cultural identity recognition is most important,this is also the prerequisite for building China's TV culture identity.TV media technology of ecological environment cause by the mutual dependence and function of digital,networked,intelligent factors,the main steps of television ecosystem are residing with marks of technical factors,technology brand of TV culture helps to form good complete TV culture ecosystem.

  1. 《矮凳桥风情》的民间文化意蕴%Folk Culture Connotation of"The Low Stool Bridge Customs"

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    康馨

    2016-01-01

    Lin Jinlan has devoted all his life to the creation of short stories whose series of novels-"The Low Stool Bridge Cus-toms"was published in the 80's.Known as the"strange stories","The Low Stool Bridge Customs"is different from his previ-ous styles."The Low Stool Bridge Customs"is rooted in the folklife and expresses the fate and experience of the common people through his folk value standpoint.Lin Jinlan combined the archetype image of Wenzhou culture with characters'survival envi-ronment and character,related the popular and elegant dialect to mandarin,which shows his efforts of returning to mother tongue.Regional color dense image and original and unique novel language contributed to the works full of cultural implication of the aesthetic characteristics.%林斤澜毕生致力于短篇小说创作,发表于新时期的《矮凳桥风情》系列小说与他之前的作品风格迥异,被称为“怪味小说”。《矮凳桥风情》的创作扎根于民间,以民间价值立场叙写普通人的命运遭际。林斤澜将温州文化中保留的原型形象与人物的生存环境和性格特征相结合,以通俗典雅的方言土语与普通话相结合,做出了小说语言回归母语的努力。地域色彩浓厚的形象与原始而别致的小说语言,促成了作品充满文化意蕴的审美特质。

  2. "Yo Soy Indígena": Identifying and Using Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) to Make the Teaching of Science Culturally Responsive for Maya Girls

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    Hamlin, Maria L.

    2013-01-01

    This study examines how traditional ecological knowledge--TEK--can be identified and utilized to create culturally responsive science learning opportunities for Maya girls from a community in the Guatemalan highlands. Maya girls are situated in a complex socio-historical and political context rooted in racism and sexism. This study contextualizes…

  3. 论生态移民中的民族文化变迁%On Ethnic Cultural Changes in Ecological Migrations

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    王朦

    2011-01-01

    随着我国生态环境日益恶化,生态移民成为了改善环境的重要举措之一。但伴随移民生活环境的变化,其文化思想也会随之改变,在少数民族地区这种文化变迁尤其突出。文化变迁是生态移民所带来的必然结果,但同时也给少数民族本身带来了一定的消极影响。这就需要我们置身于生态移民的整体过程中,更加关注民族文化变迁的问题,恰当的处理好民族文化统一性和多样性。%With the worsening of ecological environments in China, ecological migrations of the important measures for improving environment. The cultural concepts changes with become one the changes of environment for the immigrants, especially in ethnic areas. Cultural changes are the inevitable result brought by ecological immigrant, and such changes lead in some negative effects to ethnic groups. It is thus necessary to pay more attentions to ethnic cultural changes and properly deal with ethnic culture unity and diversity in the process of ecological migrations.

  4. Narrative ethics and the ecology of culture: notes on new Italian-Icelandic sagas

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    da Rocha, Antonio Casado

    2006-03-01

    Full Text Available The following are a few loose notes about a tough subject: the relationship between ethics, storytelling and the legal-cum-social framework that makes human creativity thrive or decay. Rather than a tight argument, what I propose here is a few, unoriginal hints, in the hope that they may help others to pursue a fuller answer to the question, On what depends the preservation of transmission of a culture? Using some thoughts by A. MacIntyre and some examples taken from the history of Icelandic literature, I emphasize the role of alternative ways of understanding intellectual property, as well as some contemporary experiments in mythopoiesis, such as the one by the Italian collective of writers-activists known as Wu Ming.

  5. Ecological screening of lipolytic cultures and process optimization for extracellular lipase production from fungal hyperproducer

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    Present investigation describes the biosynthesis of extracellular lipases by various local fungal strains isolated from various lipid rich habitats of Faisalabad. The isolated cultures of Aspergillus niger, Penicillium chrysogenum, Rhizopus microsporus, Mucor mucedo, Alternaria alternata, Trichophyton sp., Fusarium semitectum, E (un-identified), Curvularia sp., Aspergillus flavus, G (un-identified), F (Mucor sp.) and H (Synnematous) were identified and screened for the extracelluler lipases production. Different environmental parameters such as pH, temperature, inoculum size, amount of substrate and incubation time were optimized for the selected hyper producer. It was found that maximum production of lipases by Trichophyton sp., was obtained after 48 h of batch fermentation. Similarly, the diluent pH of 7.0 and incubation temperature of 30 deg. C were found optimum for enzyme production by the microorganism. The maximum production of lipases during the course of present studies was 65.20 +- 1.13a U/g. (author)

  6. Algal culture studies related to a closed ecological life support system

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    Radmer, R.; Behrens, P.; Fernandez, E.; Ollinger, O.; Howell, C.

    1984-01-01

    Studies on the steady-state long-term (4 month) culture of Scenedesmus obliquus algae, maintained in an annular air-lift column operated as a turbidostat, were carried out to evaluate the life-supporting possibilities of this system. Chlorophyll production and cell number as functions of the dry weight were linear at constant illumination. Productivity (measured as the product of dry weight, mg/ml, and the growth rate, ml/hr) vs. dry weight rose linearly until the cell density reached a level at which light became limiting (89 percent absorption of the photosynthetically active radiation). In the initial, linear portion of the curve, the productivity was limited by cell growth at the given light intensity. The maximum dilution rate of the system corresponded to the doubling time of 13.4 hr, about half the maximum rate, with a productivity of 80 percent of the maximum theoretical productivity. The high light utilization efficiencies were contributed by the low (10 percent of full sunlight) incident intensities.

  7. Myocardial Bridging

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    Shi-Min Yuan

    2016-02-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Myocardial bridging is rare. Myocardial bridges are most commonly localized in the middle segment of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The anatomic features of the bridges vary significantly. Alterations of the endothelial morphology and the vasoactive agents impact on the progression of atherosclerosis of myocardial bridging. Patients may present with chest pain, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia and even sudden death. Patients who respond poorly to the medical treatment with β-blockers warrant a surgical intervention. Myotomy is a preferred surgical procedure for the symptomatic patients. Coronary stent deployment has been in limited use due to the unsatisfactory long-term results.

  8. Bridging the gap between traditional cell cultures and bioreactors applied in regenerative medicine: practical experiences with the MINUSHEET perfusion culture system.

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    Minuth, Will W; Denk, Lucia

    2016-03-01

    To meet specific requirements of developing tissues urgently needed in tissue engineering, biomaterial research and drug toxicity testing, a versatile perfusion culture system was developed. First an individual biomaterial is selected and then mounted in a MINUSHEET(®) tissue carrier. After sterilization the assembly is transferred by fine forceps to a 24 well culture plate for seeding cells or mounting tissue on it. To support spatial (3D) development a carrier can be placed in various types of perfusion culture containers. In the basic version a constant flow of culture medium provides contained tissue with always fresh nutrition and respiratory gas. For example, epithelia can be transferred to a gradient container, where they are exposed to different fluids at the luminal and basal side. To observe development of tissue under the microscope, in a different type of container a transparent lid and base are integrated. Finally, stem/progenitor cells are incubated in a container filled by an artificial interstitium to support spatial development. In the past years the described system was applied in numerous own and external investigations. To present an actual overview of resulting experimental data, the present paper was written.

  9. Fibrinogen acts as a bridging molecule in the adherence of Staphylococcus aureus to cultured human endothelial cells.

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    1991-01-01

    The propensity of Staphylococcus aureus to cause acute endovascular infections during transient bacteremia is poorly understood. To examine the events leading to the attachment of staphylococci to endothelium, adherence assays were developed to study the role of blood factors in the mediation of staphylococcal adherence to cultured human umbilical vein endothelium in vitro. Results indicate that the preferential attachment of S. aureus to endothelial cells is mediated by fibrinogen adsorbed f...

  10. Inspiration of the Cultural Ecology to Architecture Design%文化生态学对建筑设计的启示

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    董竞瑶

    2015-01-01

    建筑文化生态学是人类学的分支文化生态学在建筑学领域的应用,是一门关于建筑形态如何应对文化这一超越通常所探讨的自然环境的学科.本文采用类推的方法,尝试从人类学家斯图尔德所定义的文化生态学源头推演出其在建筑领域的主要表现特征——多样性、适应性、朴素性,并对其进行阐述.%Architecture as cultural ecology is the application of cultural ecology, a branch of anthropology in the architectural field, which focuses on how the architectural forms respond to culture. By using the method of analogy, this essay atempts to explore its major manifestations in the field of architecture from the origin of cultural ecology raised by the anthropologist, J.H. Steward.

  11. [System construction of early warning for ecological security at cultural and natural heritage mixed sites and its application: a case study of Wuyishan Scenery District].

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    You, Wei-Bin; He, Dong-Jin; Qin, De-Hua; Ji, Zhi-Rong; Wu, Li-Yun; Yu, Jian-An; Chen, Bing-Rong; Tan, Yong

    2014-05-01

    This paper proposed a new concept of ecological security for protection by a comprehensive analysis of the contents and standards of world heritage sites. A frame concept model named "Pressure-State-Control" for early warning of ecological security at world heritage mixed sites was constructed and evaluation indicators of this frame were also selected. Wuyishan Scenery District was chosen for a case study, which has been severely disturbed by natural and artificial factors. Based on the frame model of "Pressure-State-Control" and by employing extension analysis, the matter-element model was established to assess the ecological security status of this cultural and natural world heritage mixed site. The results showed that the accuracy of ecological security early warning reached 84%. Early warning rank was I level (no alert status) in 1997 and 2009, but that in 2009 had a higher possibility to convert into II level. Likewise, the early-warning indices of sensitive ranks were different between 1997 and 2009. Population density, population growth rate, area index for tea garden, cultivated land owned per capita, level of drought, and investment for ecological and environmental construction were the main limiting factors to hinder the development of ecological security from 2009 to future. In general, the status of Wuyishan Scenery District ecological security was relatively good and considered as no alert level, while risk conditions also existed in terms of a few early-warning indicators. We still need to pay more attention to serious alert indicators and adopt effective prevention and control measures to maintain a good ecological security status of this heritage site.

  12. Field investigation of primitive ecological body culture%原生态身体文化的田野调查

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    胡小明

    2015-01-01

    It has been a basic fact that sports originated from western civilization are popular all over the world. The attempt to simply remodel a traditional national sports activity into a sports event with the help of a western sports mode is very difficult to succeed. Oriental sports workers should find another way to exert advantages and overcome disadvantages, mine and improve traditional heath care culture in an in-depth way by applying scientific methods, dig out unique resources which had existed for thousand years long before western sports matured, and establish a way to ecological sports development by utilizing the lately developed advantage of oriental nations rising altogether. The field working method used by sports anthropology in China to explore/investigate primitive ecological sports activities is to, based on constructing scientific national sports, inspire the cultural awareness of activity groups themselves, pro-mote the social, organizational and institutional innovation of“oriental health care sports style”, so that traditional body movement culture in oriental civilization becomes fresh blood for future sports, even builds a system of its own in the sports leisure era, becomes mutually complementary together with western sports.%源于西方文明的体育运动风靡全球,已是基本事实。借助西方体育的模式把民族传统体育活动单纯改造为运动项目的尝试,很难成功。东方体育工作者应该另辟蹊径、扬长避短,运用科学方法深入挖掘与改进传统的养生保健文化,发掘西方体育成熟之前在东方已存续千年的独特资源,借助东方各民族携手崛起的后发优势,构建原生态体育发展之路。中国的体育人类学调查原生态体育活动的田野工作法,是为了以建设科学的民族体育志为基础,激发活动群体自身的文化自觉,促进“东方养生保健体育样式”的社会组织制度创新,使东方文明中传统

  13. 美丽中国离不开生态文明与生态文化建设%Beautiful China Replies on Development of Ecological Civilization and Ecological Culture

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    赵宪军

    2014-01-01

    党的十八大报告提出,美丽中国是我国生态文明建设的目标,我国“建设生态文明,是关系人民福祉、关乎未来的长远大计”。目前,我国正处在工业化、现代化、城市化、市场化发展阶段,经济快速发展的同时也伴随着环境污染和环境治理的问题。破解“先发展后治理”、“边发展边污染”、“未富先污”等难题的关键在于生态文明建设,美丽中国离不开生态文明与生态文化建设。%In the Report at 1 8 th Party Congress,building a beautiful country is defined as the objective of our ecologi-cal civilization in China.“Promoting ecological progress is a long-term task of vital importance to the people's wellbe-ing and China's future”.At present,China is at the stage of industrialization,modernization,urbanization and mar-ketization.With the rapid economic growth,we are facing the issues of environmental pollution and environmental im-provement.Ecological civilization is the key to solve the problems of“development before pollution control”,“devel-opment with pollution”and “pollution before getting rich”.Beautiful China relies on the development of ecological civilization and ecological culture.

  14. General framework for bridge life cycle design

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    Junhai MA; Airong CHEN; Jun HE

    2009-01-01

    Based on a detailed illustration for bridge life cycle design which comprises the processes of service life design, aesthetics design, performance design, environ-mental and ecological design, inspection, maintenance and repair design as well as cost analysis, this paper presented a general framework for bridge life cycle design comprising three design phases and six design processes.

  15. Cognitive ecology.

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    Hutchins, Edwin

    2010-10-01

    Cognitive ecology is the study of cognitive phenomena in context. In particular, it points to the web of mutual dependence among the elements of a cognitive ecosystem. At least three fields were taking a deeply ecological approach to cognition 30 years ago: Gibson's ecological psychology, Bateson's ecology of mind, and Soviet cultural-historical activity theory. The ideas developed in those projects have now found a place in modern views of embodied, situated, distributed cognition. As cognitive theory continues to shift from units of analysis defined by inherent properties of the elements to units defined in terms of dynamic patterns of correlation across elements, the study of cognitive ecosystems will become an increasingly important part of cognitive science.

  16. In Uygur' s diet custom cultural ecology%维吾尔族饮食民俗中的文化生态

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    朱贺琴

    2012-01-01

    "民以食为天",饮食作为人们的生存之本,一直都占据着重要地位,人们在长期的饮食历史实践中,创造和积累了丰富的的饮食文化。为了生存和提高生命质量,人们的饮食活动几乎涵盖了所有的物质和精神领域,在食物原料的选择利用上、食品生产的制作和消费上,以及由此产生不同的饮食方式、饮食生活和饮食特%In Uygur's diet custom cultural ecology, in diet color,taste ,form and so on factors, in diet meat and vege- tarian dishes , the tea drinks ecology health, in diet environment comfortable and thrifty ecology return, in diet appliance design and material quality ecology element, perhaps these may regain our diet security confidence, establishes reasonably for us diet culture order provides uses.

  17. ``Yo soy indígena'': identifying and using traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) to make the teaching of science culturally responsive for Maya girls

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    Hamlin, Maria L.

    2013-12-01

    This study examines how traditional ecological knowledge—TEK—can be identified and utilized to create culturally responsive science learning opportunities for Maya girls from a community in the Guatemalan highlands. Maya girls are situated in a complex socio-historical and political context rooted in racism and sexism. This study contextualizes the current situation of Maya women and girls in Guatemala and emphasizes the important need for educators to create science-learning opportunities that are culturally congruent. The author posits that when considering how to make the teaching and learning of science culturally responsive for Maya girls, educators must begin with the scientific knowledge inherent within Maya communities. Indigenous communities have a wealth of TEK that can be used to contextualize science curricula that can be purposely designed to meet the nuanced cultural needs of traditional Maya girls within and outside Guatemala.

  18. Cultural Resilience of Social-ecological Systems in the Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Russia: A Focus on Reindeer Nomads of the Tundra

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    2013-01-01

    Empirical data on resilience in social-ecological systems (SESs) are reviewed from local and regional scale case studies among full-time nomads in the neighboring Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Russia. The focus is on critical cultural factors contributing to SES resilience. In particular, this work presents an integrated view of people situated in specific tundra landscapes that face significantly different prospects for adaptation depending on existing or planned infrastructure ...

  19. 生态哲学视域下课堂文化的内涵%The Denotation of Classroom Culture from the Perspective of Ecological Philosophy

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    杨虹; 丘名实

    2013-01-01

    Classroom culture is the core element that affects the classroom teaching. A scientific knowledge of the classroom culture is the premier to improve the quality of classroom teaching. What's more, constructing"the classroom culture is also the key to the success of the classroom reform. Based on the perspective of the ecological philosophy, the classroom culture can be defined as"an ecosystem that is made up of teachers and students interaction with the classroom environment and the formation of values". The implication of this reveals that the classroom culture in essence is a kind of ecological system, mainly consisting of teachers, students and the classroom environment.%  课堂文化是影响课堂教学的核心因素,对课堂文化的科学认识是提高课堂教学质量的前提,变革课堂文化是教学改革成功的关键。以生态哲学为视角,课堂文化可定义为“师生以价值观为引领与课堂环境相互作用而形成的生态系统”,此内涵揭示了课堂文化的本质是一种生态系统,主要由有机体师生和课堂环境构成。

  20. 论壮族传统重生文化的生态美学意义%The Ecological Aesthetic Significance of Zhuang' s Rebirth Culture

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    2015-01-01

    Zhuang people love the nature, cherish individual life, enhance the value of life and interpret the meaning of life.These are the display of their rebirth consciousness which help them create the rich and varied rebirth culture.Rebirth culture expresses the inner harmony between men and nature, men and society, men and men' s inner heart, which contains rich and profound ecological aesthetics and has great impact on physical and mental health of the Zhuang people.Discussing rebirth culture of Zhuang people under the ecological aesthetic view not only has positive impacts on fostering our life awareness, and promoting our physical and mental health;but al-so has great historical value and practical significance in constructing a harmonious society and promoting ecological civilization construction.%壮族民众在重生意识的支配下创造了丰富多彩的重生文化. 重生文化蕴涵了人与自然、人与社会、人与人和人内心和谐的生态美学意义. 在生态美学视野下探讨壮族重生文化,对培养生命意识,增进身心健康有积极的影响,对建设和谐社会、促进生态文明的发展具有重要的社会价值和现实意义.

  1. International Education Opportunities during the IHY: Bridging the Geographic, Cultural and Linguistic Divide between Participating IHY Nations

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    Thompson, B.J.; Morrow, C.A.; Rabello-Soares, M.C.; Smith, R.W.

    2006-01-01

    Currently there are over 70 U.N. Member States participating in the International Heliophysical Year (IHY 2007- 8), and most of these nations do not use English as their primary language. The IHY contains four main program elements: Science, Observatory Development, Outreach, and History. For these elements to be successful, each requires successful communication within and adaptation for the individual member states. The IHY Outreach program contains many educational activities targeting a wide range of languages and contexts. The other three program elements, however, offer a means to extend the impact of the educational programs and reinforce educational activities. IHY's scientific activities involve partnerships with institutions and observatories, many of which have outreach activities in their local communities. Scientists and participation programs from around the world have begun translating materials into their local languages and adapting educational tools for use in their communities. IHY's Observatory Development program, which began deploying instrumentation worldwide in 2004, encourages a strong educational component to each new observatory site as a means of ensuring long-lasting viability of the research program. The history program gathers important information and educates the public about the development of space science. This presentation will discuss efforts occurring within the IHY program that support cross-cultural communication and education and present opportunities to reach new audiences.

  2. Cultural Resilience of Nenets Social-Ecological Systems in Arctic Russia: A Focus on Reindeer Nomads of the Tundra

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    Forbes, B. C.

    2013-12-01

    Empirical data on resilience in social-ecological systems (SESs) are reviewed from local and regional scale case studies among full-time nomads in the neighbouring Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Russia. The focus is on critical cultural factors contributing to SES resilience. In particular, this work presents an integrated view of people situated in specific tundra landscapes that face significantly different prospects for adaptation depending on existing or planned infrastructure associated with oil and gas development. Factors contributing to general resilience are compared to those that are adapted to certain spatial and temporal contexts. Environmental factors include ample space and an abundance of resources, such as fish and game (e.g. geese), to augment the diet of not only the migratory herders, but also residents from coastal settlements. In contrast to other regions, such as the Nenets Okrug, Yamal Nenets households consist of intact nuclear families with high retention among youth in the nomadic tundra population. Accepting attitudes toward exogenous drivers such as climate change and industrial development appear to play a significant role in how people react to both extreme weather events and piecemeal confiscation or degradation of territory. Consciousness of their role as responsible stewards of the territories they occupy has likely been a factor in maintaining viable wildlife populations over centuries. Institutions administering reindeer herding have remained flexible, especially on Yamal, and so accommodate decision-making that is sensitive to herders' needs and timetables. This affects factors such as herd demography, mobility and energetics. Resilience is further facilitated within the existing governance regimes by herders' own agency, most recently in the post-Soviet shift to smaller, privately managed herds that can better utilize available pastures in a highly dynamic environment experiencing rapid socio-economic, climate and

  3. Bridge Management Systems

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way.......In this paper bridge management systems are discussed with special emphasis on management systems for reinforced concrete bridges. Management systems for prestressed concrete bridges, steel bridges, or composite bridges can be developed in a similar way....

  4. The Cultural Ecology Explanation to Physical Education Culture Occurrence Mechanism of Yi People in Bijie%毕节彝族体育文化发生机制的文化生态学阐释

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    孙柱兵

    2015-01-01

    The beginning of the Yi nationality sports culture, standing on the perspective of culture ecolo⁃gy coupling relationship are examined Yi sports cultural and ecological environment. This relationship in eco⁃logical environment determines the content and form of Yi sports cultural events. On the other hand, Yi sports cultural adapts to the natural environment, social environment and cultural environment has the subjective ini⁃tiative. Research by interpreting the relationship between Yi sports cultural and ecological environment in or⁃der to better protect and inherit the Yi nationality sports culture resources, so as to promote the sustainable de⁃velopment of the sports culture of Yi people.%从毕节彝族体育文化的起源入手,以文化生态学视角审视彝族体育文化与生态环境密不可分的耦合关系。这种关系表现在一方面生态环境决定了毕节彝族体育文化事象的内容与形式,另一方面毕节彝族体育文化适应自然环境、社会环境和人文环境等具有主观能动性。阐释彝族体育文化与生态环境的关系是为了更好地保护和传承毕节彝族体育文化资源,从而促进毕节彝族体育文化的可持续发展。

  5. Programmevaluierung Bridge

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    Warta, Katharina; Good, Barbara; Geyer, Anton

    2009-01-01

    BRIDGE is an initiative funded by the Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology (BMVIT) that aims to close the “funding gap” between basic and applied research in stand-alone projects with the primary objective of jointly developing the potential of basic and applied research. BRIDGE acts as an  umbrella structure under which the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the  Austrian Research Promotion Agency (FFG) coordinate two thematically open funding programmes: The ...

  6. Bridging Communities: Culturing a Professional Learning Community that Supports Novice Teachers and Transfers Authentic Science and Mathematics to the Classroom

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    Herbert, B. E.; Miller, H. R.; Loving, C. L.; Pedersen, S.

    2006-12-01

    teachers. These six, on average, demonstrated either the highest gain in knowledge and/or engagement in inquiry-based teaching or the lowest gain among all the novice science teachers through the year of participation in the PLC-MAP program. Certain patterns emerged across all six cases, even when the other variables are acknowledged. The principal external factors were school climate—its culture, its mandates, its degree of teacher autonomy. The internal factors were teacher beliefs about learning through inquiry, about their own need for additional knowledge, and about managing inquiry--all tied to degrees of self-efficacy.

  7. "A shepherd has to invent": Poetic analysis of social-ecological change in the cultural landscape of the central Spanish Pyrenees

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    Maria E. Fernández-Giménez

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Since the mid-20th century, the Pyrenean pastoral social-ecological system (SES has undergone socioeconomic and demographic transformations leading to changes in grazing practices and a decline in the livestock industry. Land abandonment has contributed to an ecological transition from herbaceous vegetation cover to shrublands and forests, leading to a loss of ecosystem services, including biodiversity and forage. I interviewed 27 stockmen (ganaderos in two valleys of the central Pyrenees to document their traditional ecological knowledge and observations of environmental, social, economic, and cultural changes in the valleys. I used poetic analysis, a qualitative data analysis approach, to illustrate and analyze one ganadero's experience of social-ecological change. First, I created seven poems based on an interview transcript with this ganadero. Second, I analyzed the poetry I created, to see what new insights and understanding about system dynamics and the lived experience of SES change emerged from analysis of the transcript re-presented as poetry. Third, I compared key themes that emerged from this analysis with findings across the other 26 interviews. Fourth, I read the poems and presented the associated analysis to multiple audiences, to gauge their impact and effectiveness in communicating research findings. Finally, I synthesized across the themes raised in the seven poems. Poetic analysis revealed emotional and cultural dimensions of change, especially the importance of occupational and place identity, in the experience of the ganadero. The transcript re-presented as poetry portrayed the ganadero as an agent in creating and maintaining a cultural landscape and as both an adaptor and resister to SES change. Poetic analysis also uncovered telling contradictions, adaptive capacities, and barriers to adaptation in this SES that went unappreciated with conventional qualitative analysis approaches. This exploratory study illustrates the

  8. National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Bridges

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    Department of Homeland Security — The NBI is a collection of information (database) describing the more than 600,000 of the Nation's bridges located on public roads, including Interstate Highways,...

  9. ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION

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    GABRIELA GYONGY MIHUT

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available While in most emerging and developing countries, the population has a lower ecological footprint in the developed countries have a larger footprint.There is also an alarming contrast between a person perception of her liability for damages to its environment and its actual size. These misconceptions may have their source in the absence of awareness of risks from climate change, culture or religion.The purpose of this study is to analyze the situation at the international and Romanian level and to draw attention on the necessity of un ecological education.

  10. 论校园生态文化共同体的建设%On the Construction of the Community of Campus Ecological Culture

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    张华; 闻彦

    2011-01-01

    Campus culture construction in the context of ecological culture targets campus culture construction infused with ecological awareness to create cultural community.The genesis of the community of campus ecological culture(CCEC),with ecology as a tenet and around the principles of democracy and ethic caring,builds the key values of respect and sympathy,which also are the commonly shared values and the commonly respected codes of conduct among the members of the community.In the construction of CCEC,it is better to give consideration to three relations,soft and hard conditions,to keep the community growing and transforming.The value choice of CCEC will be share and immersed in the systems of campus environment,individual and group culture,and will evolve into cultural beliefs and spirits of the campus to generate a common vision for the staff and students,and foster a sense of belonging and identification and a unified strengths among campus members.%在校园文化建设中注入生态精神,形成文化共同体,是生态文化背景下建设校园文化的目标。校园生态文化共同体的生成以"生态"为旨归,围绕"民主精神"与"道德关怀"的原则,建立共同体"尊重"、"同情"的核心价值,成为共同体成员普遍共享的价值观念和自觉遵守的行为准则。校园文化共同体的建设要平衡三大关系,"软硬"兼施,以适当技术维护共同体的生长、转型。校园生态文化共同体的价值选择,将共享、浸润在校园环境文化系统、个体文化系统、群体文化系统中,逐步凝结为校园的文化信念和精神品质,引领师生追求共同的愿景,养成校园成员间的归属感与认同感,从而形成团结的力量。

  11. Review of Research of Original Ecological Culture Proservation and Exploitation%原生态文化保护与开发研究综述

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    刘冰清; 徐杰舜; 韦小鹏

    2011-01-01

    从旅游开发、非物质文化遗产、新农村建设、文化传播等角度,梳理国内有关原生态文化保护研究成果,并对贵州、云南原生态文化保护与开发案例进行分析。%From the perspectives of tourism development,intangible cultural heritages,new rural construction and cultural transmission,the study is to make a review of the achievements in the research of original ecological culture preservation and exploitation in China.Cases in provinces of Guizhou and Yunnan will be analyzed for the purposes.

  12. On the Original Ecological Protection of Intangible Culture%非物质文化遗产原生态保护三议

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    顾军; 苑利

    2016-01-01

    非物质文化遗产究竟需不需要进行原生态保护,是每个非物质文化遗产人必须回答的问题。因为它直接关系到非物质文化遗产的科学认定、科学传承与科学保护三大问题。本文将从什么是原生态保护,为什么实施原生态保护以及怎样实施原生态保护三个维度,对非物质文化遗产原生态保护问题进行系统的阐述与说明。%Whether the intangible cultural heritage needs to be original-ecology protection is the es-sential problem for every inheritor,which can influence its scientific identification,inheritage,and protection. The present study illustrated original -ecology protection of intangible cultural heritage systematically based on the definition of original-ecology protection,its reason of implementation and its approaches.

  13. Culture, corporation and collective action: The Department of Energy's American Indian consultation program on the Nevada Test Site in political ecological perspective

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    Halmo, David Brian

    In the western United States, Numic-speaking Indian peoples wield more power today than ever before. Following centuries of depopulation, land and resource loss, and directed change interventions aimed at assimilating them into mainstream society, they are revitalizing traditional culture and renewing their claims to lands and resources by demanding equal participation in national-level activities that affect land and resources that were once under their control. In 1994, representatives of Numic Indian tribes representing three ethnic groups involved in consultation with the U.S. Department of Energy on the Nevada Test Site (NTS) decided by consensus to "incorporate" themselves as the Consolidated Group of Tribes and Organizations (CGTO) to defend their common interests in and claims to NTS lands and resources. What caused 16 distinct, autonomous, sovereign American Indian tribal entities to incorporate themselves as a corporate organization? Using a political ecology perspective, this study examines the social, cultural and political processes operating at multiple levels of analysis and applies social and cultural theories of (1) ethnic cultural persistence, (2) the emergence and evolution of collective action groups for defending cultural interests in "common property," (3) the role of corporate and organizational structure and culture in the articulation of social relations between contending groups, and (4) the related shifts or changes in the distribution of structural power as a result of changing policy environments to a case study-based ethnographic analysis of an ongoing program of American Indian consultation.

  14. 文化生态视阈下的土家族民歌研究%The Perspective of Cultural Ecology of Tujia Folk Songs

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    熊晓辉

    2016-01-01

    文化生态保护与研究越来越受到人们的重视。文化生态视阈下的土家族民歌研究主要拟在生态学及相关理论的指导下,结合土家族地区民歌的史实来进行实证研究。其一,围绕土家族民歌生态生成环境的内容与特征,用文化生态保护的立场和民族志方法来进行个案描述和理论分析,全面探讨文化生态视阈下土家族民歌的内容、特征、形式、发展等等,研究土家族民歌在发展创新及基于文化生态视域下的发展策略。其二,针对土家族民歌所表达的方式、特点及对音乐文化研究的影响,采取历时态和共时态相结合的研究思路来组织材料与分析问题,通过时态性的文化把握,考察土家族民歌研究的重要意义。其三,对土家族民歌进行规律性的提炼和理论创新,在认真研究、鉴别运用现有文献资料的同时,丰富对土家族民歌的认识。%Cultural ecological protection and research more and more get people's attention. The perspective of cultural ecology of tujia folk songs research under the guidance of ecology and related theory, combined with the history of folk songs in tujia area to carry out empirical research. First, around the content and features of tujia folk songs generated environment with cultural ecological protection's position and ethnography method case description and theoretical analysis, a full analysis under the perspective of cultural ecology content, characteristics, form and development of tujia folk songs, and so on, tujia folk songs in the development of innovation and the study is based on cultural ecology under the vision of development strategy. Secondly, in view of the tujia folk songs expressed by the way, the characteristics and the impact on the music culture research, combined diachronically and synchronically tense research idea to organize the material and the analysis question, through the tense sexual culture

  15. Information Ecology

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    Christiansen, Ellen Tove

    2006-01-01

    in the 1960ties, and chosen here because it integrates cultural and psychological trajectories in a theory of living settings. The pedagogical-didactical paradigm comprises three distinct information ecologies, named after their intended outcome: the problem-setting, the exploration-setting, and the fit......The paper describes a pedagogical didactical paradigm for teaching student-designers how to deal with context issues. Form/context-relationships are conceptualized as information ecologies and described as behavioral settings using a key concept developed by social psychologist R.A. Baker......-setting. It is specified how context issues can be treated within each of these information ecologies. The paper concludes by discussing the outcome of applying this paradigm with respect to the student-designers’ competence as reflective practitioners....

  16. Building Bridges

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    The report Building Bridges adresses the questions why, how and for whom academic audience research has public value, from the different points of view of the four working groups in the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies – “New Media Genres, Media Literacy and Trust...... in the Media”, “Audience Interactivity and Participation”, “The Role of Media and ICT Use for Evolving Social Relationships” and “Audience Transformations and Social Integration”. Building Bridges is the result of an ongoing dialogue between the Action and non-academic stakeholders in the field of audience...

  17. The Mass Media of the Meteorological Culture and Ecological Criticism%大众传媒中的气象文化与生态批评

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    高慧

    2012-01-01

    气象文化长期以来被生态批评家所忽视,当代气象文化的建设离不开大众传媒的作用。气象播报形式的变迁从一个侧面表现出人与自然关系的变化。大众传媒中的气象文化还表现在好莱坞电影的灾难片类型和生态公益广告中,前者通过灾难叙事对资本主义数百年来以破坏环境为代价的发展模式进行反思,对普通民众敲响了警钟,将生态危机意识推广开来。生态公益广告则以融入生活的方式,将生活中小的方面向环保的理念靠齐,一点一滴地改变市民的生活方式。%The construction of meteorological culture, being long ignored by the ecological critics, is inseparable from the functions of mass media. The changes in the forms of meteorological forecast is a reflection of the changes in the relations between man and nature. The meteorological culture in mass media also manifests itself in Hollywood disaster films and ecological public commercials. While the Hollywood disaster films work to make the public aware of the ecological crisis by reflecting on the capitalist production mode carried out at the cost of environment through the narrative of disasters, the ecological public commercials endeavor to gradually change ordinary people' s way of life by connecting it with ideas of environmental protection in all aspects of life.

  18. 独龙族文化与生态环境保护研究综述%Study on Dulong Race Culture and Ecological Environment Protection

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    王藜颖; 谷勇; 吴昊; 黄小波; 王鲜艳

    2013-01-01

    Selecting mystery and original Dulong race as the research object, using principles of ecology and minority culture, the relationship between Dulong race and farming culture, eco-environment protection was discussed. Ancestors of Dulong race made full use of positive factors for nature protection in culture system, constructed Dulong race clture and eco-environment protection mode, improved natural protection effects and promoted harmonious development between human and nature. Under the spreading of global ecological crisis, research on connotation of Dulong ethnic culture has significance on human society transformation and protecting unique national cultural landscape.%该文选择鲜为人知的神秘原始的独龙族为研究对象,运用生态学和少数民族文化学原理,探讨独龙族及其农耕文化与生态环境保护的关系,认为独龙族的祖先,充分利用独龙族文化系统中有利于自然保护的积极因素,构建独龙族文化与生态环境保护模式,提高自然保护成效,促进了人与自然协调发展.在全球性的生态危机不断蔓延,严重影响每个人生活的今天,研究这一少数民族文化的内涵,对人类社会改造进而过渡到生态社会具有重要意义,对保护全国独有的民族景观文化具有突出现实的意义.

  19. ECOLOGICAL EDUCATION

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    GABRIELA GYONGY MIHUT

    2011-01-01

    While in most emerging and developing countries, the population has a lower ecological footprint in the developed countries have a larger footprint.There is also an alarming contrast between a person perception of her liability for damages to its environment and its actual size. These misconceptions may have their source in the absence of awareness of risks from climate change, culture or religion.The purpose of this study is to analyze the situation at the international and Romanian level an...

  20. Building Bridges

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    The report Building Bridges adresses the questions why, how and for whom academic audience research has public value, from the different points of view of the four working groups in the COST Action IS0906 Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies – “New Media Genres, Media Literacy and Trust...

  1. 十堰建设汉江流域生态文化旅游中心的资源优势分析%Publicity Slogan of Cultural Characteristics and Cultural Yunyang Brand Analysis on Resource Advantage of Shiyan’ s Construction of Ecological Culture Tourism Center of Hanjiang River Basin

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    田运科; 李垣璋; 郑妍妍

    2015-01-01

    Hubei, Henan and Shaanxi provinces are making joint efforts in upgrading the Han River Ecological Economic Zone to a national strategy. Construction of eco⁃cultural tourism center of the Han River Basin with the full play of Shiyan’ s unique advanta⁃ges has a demonstrative and leading effect for the construction of the ecological economic zone of the Han River and even for the na⁃tion. Shiyan Hanjiang River Economic Belt boasts the most abundant and unique ecological and cultural resources characterized as the three groups of culture Gemini with international influence, namely ancient culture represented by the dinosaur culture and ancient human culture, the culture of Ming and Qing Dynasties represented by Wudang culture and soothing governance culture of Yunyang District, and modern culture represented by Dongfeng automobile culture and midline source culture of the South-North water diversion project. Shiyan also boasts five groups of culture resources with wide influence and ecological characteristics, namely three comprehensive history culture, three literati culture, three folk culture, three celebrity culture, and three major unsolved cul⁃ture.%湖北省正在联合陕西、河南争取把汉江生态经济带上升为国家战略。发挥十堰独特优势,打造汉江流域生态文化旅游中心,对于汉江生态经济带建设,乃至于全国都具有示范和引领效应。十堰具有汉江经济带最丰富和独特的生态文化资源,核心是三组具有国内外影响的文化双子星座,即以恐龙文化、古人类文化为代表的远古文化,以武当文化、郧阳抚治文化为代表的明清文化,和以东风汽车文化、南水北调中线源头文化为代表的现代文化。十堰还拥有五组具有广泛影响力的特色生态文化资源,即三大通史文化、三人文人文化、三大民间文化、三大名人文化、三大未解文化。

  2. Ecological Growing and Culture Techniques of Rice-duck Cohabitation in Jining Region%济宁地区稻鸭共栖生态种养技术

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    李桂菊

    2011-01-01

    从品种选择、稻和鸭准备、水稻育秧、鸭苗育雏、田间设施、管理措施、销售等方面阐述济宁地区稻鸭共栖生态种养技术,以供参考。%The paper expounded rice-duck cohabitation ecological growing and culture techniques,which included selection of spieces,prepareation of rice and duck,rice sprout cultivation,duckling rearing,arrangement of farm facilities,managing measures and sales,in o

  3. Bridged graphite oxide materials

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    Herrera-Alonso, Margarita (Inventor); McAllister, Michael J. (Inventor); Aksay, Ilhan A. (Inventor); Prud'homme, Robert K. (Inventor)

    2010-01-01

    Bridged graphite oxide material comprising graphite sheets bridged by at least one diamine bridging group. The bridged graphite oxide material may be incorporated in polymer composites or used in adsorption media.

  4. The Educational-Cultural Edge: A Participative Learning Environment for Co-Emergence of Personal and Institutional Growth

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    Gorodetsky, Malka; Barak, Judith

    2008-01-01

    The paper addresses the failure of the Professional Development Schools movement in bridging the cultural gap, existing between schools and academic institutions. A model, based on the "ecological edge", is suggested. It is believed that this metaphor has a higher potential for constructing collaborative communities because of the unique nature of…

  5. Ecological effects of co-culturing sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) with scallop Chlamys farreri in earthen ponds

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    REN Yichao; DONG Shuanglin; QIN Chuanxin; WANG Fang; TIAN Xiangli; GAO Qinfeng

    2012-01-01

    Monthly changes in sedimentation and sediment properties were studied for three different culture treatments:sea cucumber monoculture (Mc),sea cucumber and scallop polyculture (Ps-c) and scallop monoculture (Ms).Results indicated that the survival rate of sea cucumber was significantly higher in Ps-c cultures than in Mc cultures.Sea cucumber yield was 69.6% higher in Ps-c culture than in Mc culture.No significant differences in body weight and scallop shell length were found between Ps-c and Ms cultures.The mean sedimentation rate of total particulate matter (TPM) was 72.2 g/(m2.d) in Ps-c cultures,with a maximum of 119.7 g/(m2.d),which was markedly higher than that of Mc (mean value).Sedimentation rates of organic matter (OM),total organic carbon (TOC),total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) in Ps-c cultures were also significantly higher than those in Mc cultures.TOC and TN contents of sediment increased rapidly in the first 5 months in Ms cultures and remained at a high level.TOC and TN contents in Mc and Ps-c cultures decreased during sea cucumber feeding seasons and increased during sea cucumber dormancy periods (summer and winter).The study demonstrates that co-culture of sea cucumber and scallop in earthen ponds is an alternative way to alleviate nutrient loads and improve water quality in coastal aquaculture systems.Moreover,it provides the additional benefit of an increased sea cucumber yield.

  6. Ecological effects of co-culturing sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (Selenka) with scallop Chlamys farreri in earthen ponds

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    Ren, Yichao; Dong, Shuanglin; Qin, Chuanxin; Wang, Fang; Tian, Xiangli; Gao, Qinfeng

    2012-01-01

    Monthly changes in sedimentation and sediment properties were studied for three different culture treatments: sea cucumber monoculture (Mc), sea cucumber and scallop polyculture (Ps-c) and scallop monoculture (Ms). Results indicated that the survival rate of sea cucumber was significantly higher in Ps-c cultures than in Mc cultures. Sea cucumber yield was 69.6% higher in Ps-c culture than in Mc culture. No significant differences in body weight and scallop shell length were found between Ps-c and Ms cultures. The mean sedimentation rate of total particulate matter (TPM) was 72.2 g/(m2·d) in Ps-c cultures, with a maximum of 119.7 g/(m2·d), which was markedly higher than that of Mc (mean value). Sedimentation rates of organic matter (OM), total organic carbon (TOC), total nitrogen (TN) and total phosphorus (TP) in Ps-c cultures were also significantly higher than those in Mc cultures. TOC and TN contents of sediment increased rapidly in the first 5 months in Ms cultures and remained at a high level. TOC and TN contents in Mc and Ps-c cultures decreased during sea cucumber feeding seasons and increased during sea cucumber dormancy periods (summer and winter). The study demonstrates that co-culture of sea cucumber and scallop in earthen ponds is an alternative way to alleviate nutrient loads and improve water quality in coastal aquaculture systems. Moreover, it provides the additional benefit of an increased sea cucumber yield.

  7. On Cultural Attitudes in the Era of Ecological Civilization%生态文明时代我们应有的文化态度

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    曾繁仁

    2012-01-01

    随着生态文明时代的到来,人与自然的关系将发生根本性变化,人的文化态度必然相应地发生变化并进行调整:人对自然的部分“复魅”与工业革命时代人对自然的“祛魅”相对;人与自然的“共生”是对传统的“人类中心主义”的否定;构建经济建设与环境保护的“双赢”理念;确立适度消费的生活原则,否定无度消费的生活原则;确立“绿色”的有机建设原则,否定“灰色”的、无机非生命建设原则;确立天地境界论生态审美观,否定“自然的人化”的功利主义自然审美观;确立中华传统生态智慧的自信与自觉,走出欧洲中心主义。这是我们生态文明时代应有的文化态度和生态审美观。%With the coming of the era of ecological civilization, the relationship between man and nature will be undergoing a fundamental change, and man's cultural attitudes are also supposed to change and adjust accordingly as follows: to call for return of interest in nature which is contrary to the departure from nature in the era of Industrial Revolution; to achieve symbiosis of man and nature, a negation of traditional anthropocentrism; to build "win-win" concept of economic construction and environmental protection; to establish the life principle of moderate consumption, and avoid excessive consumption; to establish "green" organic construction principles and deny the "gray" inorganic non-life construction principles; to advocate the natural ecological aesthetics and denounce the utilitarianism aesthetic outlook of humanized nature; to establish self-confidence and consciousness about China's traditional ecological wisdom, and jump out of Eurocentrism. These are the proper cultural attitudes and ecological aesthetic outlook required by the era of ecological civilization.

  8. Lawn as Ecological and Cultural Phenomenon; Understanding of Social, Cultural and Regulatory Motives for Establishment and Management of Lawns in Uppsala

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    Eshraghi, Hajar

    2014-01-01

    Lawn is a homogenized element of modern urban green space. Due to historical and cultural characteristics of Swedish urban planning, lawns are the main common typology in Uppsala (77.3%). Despite the strong attachment of Uppsala people to green carpets, the multibillion lawn industry is highly costly in terms of maintenance and management. It is also a source of pollution due to excessive mowing regime. In this research, social, cultural and regulatory motives behind establishment and managem...

  9. Research Methodologies and Their Reflections on Original Ecological Culture%“原生态文化”研究的方法及其反思

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    刘宗碧

    2012-01-01

    Since the emergence of "Original Ecological Culture" phenomenon,it has become the object of various disciplines like anthropology,ethnology,cultural studies,literature and art.About its research,positions and ideas have been formed as follows: the first is the empirical and the scientific paradigm of the research object;the second is to create and criticize the culture as an illusionary cultural value;the third is to treat it as a practice of popular folk aesthetic reconstruction;the fourth is to carry out its research on the exploitation of local or minority culture and ecological knowledge for livelihood patterns;and the fifth is the research on its exploitation and protection in the modern economic world.The tendency of these studies is logically to "materialize" the "Original Ecological Culture" activities in which there is no position of "subject",not treating "Original Ecological Culture" as "human activities" and failing leading to its essence.In practice,"Original Ecological Culture" could possibly treat certain cultural products as the media.However,its essence is "human activity" instead of these media.Its essence should be understood and revealed on the basis of human production practices.%“原生态文化”现象产生之后,成为众多学科尤其是人类学、民族学、文化学、文学、艺术学的研究对象,就其研究目前主要有如下立场和主张:一是“对象”的实证和科学主义范式;二是当作一种虚幻的文化观念创造和进行批判的主张;三是指认为一种民俗审美的大众化重构性实践;四是从地方或民族生计模式的文化生态知识和技能挖掘与利用的角度去研究;五是基于现代经济背景的开发与保护的思考和研究。这些研究的倾向在逻辑上把“原生态文化”活动“实体化”了,没有“主体”立场,即没有把“原生态文化”当作“人的活动”去理解,所以看不到

  10. Archaeology Meets Marine Ecology: The Antiquity of Maritime Cultures and Human Impacts on Marine Fisheries and Ecosystems

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    Erlandson, Jon M.; Rick, Torben C.

    2010-01-01

    Interdisciplinary study of coastal archaeological sites provides a wealth of information on the ecology and evolution of ancient marine animal populations, the structure of past marine ecosystems, and the history of human impacts on coastal fisheries. In this paper, we review recent methodological developments in the archaeology and historical ecology of coastal regions around the world. Using two case studies, we examine (a) a deep history of anthropogenic effects on the marine ecosystems of California's Channel Islands through the past 12,000 years and (b) geographic variation in the effects of human fishing on Pacific Island peoples who spread through Oceania during the late Holocene. These case studies—the first focused on hunter-gatherers, the second on maritime horticulturalists—provide evidence for shifting baselines and timelines, documenting a much deeper anthropogenic influence on many coastal ecosystems and fisheries than considered by most ecologists, conservation biologists, and fisheries managers.

  11. A roadmap for bridging basic and applied research in forensic entomology.

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    Tomberlin, J K; Mohr, R; Benbow, M E; Tarone, A M; VanLaerhoven, S

    2011-01-01

    The National Research Council issued a report in 2009 that heavily criticized the forensic sciences. The report made several recommendations that if addressed would allow the forensic sciences to develop a stronger scientific foundation. We suggest a roadmap for decomposition ecology and forensic entomology hinging on a framework built on basic research concepts in ecology, evolution, and genetics. Unifying both basic and applied research fields under a common umbrella of terminology and structure would facilitate communication in the field and the production of scientific results. It would also help to identify novel research areas leading to a better understanding of principal underpinnings governing ecosystem structure, function, and evolution while increasing the accuracy of and ability to interpret entomological evidence collected from crime scenes. By following the proposed roadmap, a bridge can be built between basic and applied decomposition ecology research, culminating in science that could withstand the rigors of emerging legal and cultural expectations.

  12. 隐喻:文化哲学视角下认知世界的桥梁%Metaphor in Cultural Philosophy---A bridge of Approaching the World

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    徐剑英; 承云

    2015-01-01

    文化,作为客观现实的存在,使人类获得了有价值的依存环境,而文化哲学正是人类寻求存在价值过程中的理论诉求,文化形态构筑了意识形态的人文精神底蕴。隐喻不仅仅是一种修辞格,更被提高到认知意识的领域,隐喻在人类与文化世界之间构建起一座桥梁。文章探究文化哲学视角下对世界的认知是如何以隐喻的思维方式表达出来。%Culture provides an actual and significant existence for human to rely on while cultural philosophy offers people the theoretical foundation in quest of the meaning of life,with cultural mode constructing a world of humanistic spirit for hu-man ideology. Study of metaphor is more than a linguistic or rhetoric problem which is now classified as the category of cog-nition,shaping a bridge for people to approach the cultural world. The paper studies how people understand the world with metaphoric way from the perspective of cultural philosophy.

  13. [Ecology and ecologies].

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    Valera, Luca

    2011-01-01

    Ecology (from the Greek words οιχοσ, "house" and λογια "study of") is the science of the "house", since it studies the environments where we live. There are three main ways of thinking about Ecology: Ecology as the study of interactions (between humans and the environment, between humans and living beings, between all living beings, etc.), Ecology as the statistical study of interactions, Ecology as a faith, or rather as a science that requires a metaphysical view. The history of Ecology shows us how this view was released by the label of "folk sense" to gain the epistemological status of science, a science that strives to be interdisciplinary. So, the aim of Ecology is to study, through a scientific methodology, the whole natural world, answering to very different questions, that arise from several fields (Economics, Biology, Sociology, Philosophy, etc.). The plurality of issues that Ecology has to face led, during the Twentieth-century, to branch off in several different "ecologies". As a result, each one of these new approaches chose as its own field a more limited and specific portion of reality.

  14. ECOLOGICAL WATER & THE FOREST-GARDEN UNIRRIGATED CULTURE%生态水与林园无灌溉栽培

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    王炳章

    2001-01-01

    Ecological water concealed under the earth. First, avert huge waste of water, every year every mevaporate 3m water in the midsea region. Second, unirrigated forest-garden, Which do not have construct ditch, and cultivate cost of production dropped annually.%地表下的生态水,避免了塔克拉玛干沙漠每年每m蒸发3m水的巨额浪费;无灌溉林园,不修渠、不耕耘、生产成本逐年下降。

  15. Biosemiotics and ecological monitoring

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    Bruni, Luis Emilio

    2001-01-01

    of the qualitative and relational aspects that can only be grasped by considering the semiotic networks operative in complex ecological and cultural systems. In this paper, it is suggested that a biosemiotic approach to ecology may prove useful for the modelling process, which in turn will allow the construction...

  16. Thermal bridges. Causes and impacts, information on reduction and avoidance; Waermebruecken. Ursachen und Auswirkungen, Hinweise zur Verringerung und Vermeidung

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    Feist, Wolfgang; Born, Rolf

    2012-11-15

    Thermal bridges increase the heat demand, affect the thermal comfort, facilitate mould cultures and cause structural damage. Many thermal bridges can be avoided by proper building construction details. At least the impact of thermal bridges can be avoided.

  17. Growth of plant tissue cultures in simulated lunar soil: Implications for a lunar base Controlled Ecological Life Support System (CELSS)

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    Venketeswaran, S.

    1987-01-01

    Experiments to determine whether plant tissue cultures can be grown in the presence of simulated lunar soil (SLS) and the effect of simulated lunar soil on the growth and morphogenesis of such cultures, as well as the effect upon the germination of seeds and the development of seedlings were carried out . Preliminary results on seed germination and seedling growth of rice and calli growth of winged bean and soybean indicate that there is no toxicity or inhibition caused by SLS. SLS can be used as a support medium with supplements of certain major and micro elements.

  18. 城市化进程中的生态文化问题%Process of Urbanization and Ecological Cultural Issues

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    陈宇飞

    2014-01-01

    After the industrial revolution, human beings gradually step toward the winning period of count-ering the nature-an age dominated by industrialization, urbanization and marketing economy. At the same time, civilization transformation is inevitable because of the severe ecological crisis. Urbanization not only brings vitality and achievement, but also many contradictions such as cultural conflicts, environmental stress, traffic jam and population explosion. Among those contractions, the contractions among modern city construction and city�s development pattern, eco-environmental quality, and historical and cultural heritage are particularly acute. Human beings need to reestablish the new balance of supply and demand with nature, use and compen-sate balanced relation and give a new interpretation of development. It is also necessary to firmly establish the concept of green development, build new ecological cultural system, new social ecological system and new cul-tural ecological system. In order to deduce new city planning and development conception and improve govern-mental regulation capability, government should take effective actions on promoting. Government should also change performance evaluation so as to find new balance system and feedback nature, and support beautiful life of human beings.%工业革命之后,人类逐步迈进反制自然的“制胜期”---以工业化、城市化、市场经济为主导的时代。与此同时,生态危机日益严峻,文明转型势在必然。城市化给社会发展带来活力和成绩的同时,也带来了文化冲突、环境压力、交通拥堵、人口拥挤等诸多新矛盾。其中,现代城市建设与城市发展模式、生态环境质量、历史文化遗存诸多要素之间的矛盾冲突尤为凸显。人类需要重建与大自然间的新的供需平衡、用补平衡关系,必须完成对发展意义的全新解读,牢固树立绿色发展观念,建设新生态文化系统、新

  19. The componential model of reading: predicting first grade reading performance of culturally diverse students from ecological, psychological, and cognitive factors assessed at kindergarten entry.

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    Ortiz, Miriam; Folsom, Jessica S; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greulich, Luana; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol M

    2012-01-01

    This study, framed by the component model of reading (CMR), examined the relative importance of kindergarten-entry predictors of first grade reading performance. Specifically, elements within the ecological domain included dialect, maternal education, amount of preschool, and home literacy; elements within the psychological domain included teacher-reported academic competence, social skills, and behavior; and elements within the cognitive domain included initial vocabulary, phonological, and morpho-syntactic skills, and alphabetic and word recognition skills. Data were obtained for 224 culturally diverse kindergarteners (58% Black, 34% White, and 8% Hispanic or other; 58% received free or reduced-price lunch) from a larger study conducted in seven predominantly high poverty schools (n = 20 classrooms) in a midsized city school district in northern Florida. Results from a hierarchical multiple regression (with variables in the ecological domain entered first, followed by the psychological and cognitive domains) revealed a model that explained roughly 56% of the variance in first grade reading achievement, using fall-of-kindergarten predictors. Letter-word reading and morpho-syntactic skill were the strongest significant predictors. The findings largely support the CMR model as a means to understand individual differences in reading acquisition and, in turn, to support data-based instructional decisions for a wider range of children.

  20. The componential model of reading: predicting first grade reading performance of culturally diverse students from ecological, psychological, and cognitive factors assessed at kindergarten entry.

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    Ortiz, Miriam; Folsom, Jessica S; Al Otaiba, Stephanie; Greulich, Luana; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol M

    2012-01-01

    This study, framed by the component model of reading (CMR), examined the relative importance of kindergarten-entry predictors of first grade reading performance. Specifically, elements within the ecological domain included dialect, maternal education, amount of preschool, and home literacy; elements within the psychological domain included teacher-reported academic competence, social skills, and behavior; and elements within the cognitive domain included initial vocabulary, phonological, and morpho-syntactic skills, and alphabetic and word recognition skills. Data were obtained for 224 culturally diverse kindergarteners (58% Black, 34% White, and 8% Hispanic or other; 58% received free or reduced-price lunch) from a larger study conducted in seven predominantly high poverty schools (n = 20 classrooms) in a midsized city school district in northern Florida. Results from a hierarchical multiple regression (with variables in the ecological domain entered first, followed by the psychological and cognitive domains) revealed a model that explained roughly 56% of the variance in first grade reading achievement, using fall-of-kindergarten predictors. Letter-word reading and morpho-syntactic skill were the strongest significant predictors. The findings largely support the CMR model as a means to understand individual differences in reading acquisition and, in turn, to support data-based instructional decisions for a wider range of children. PMID:22227395

  1. Alkenone δD as an ecological indicator: A culture and field study of physiologically-controlled chemical and hydrogen-isotopic variation in C37 alkenones

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    Wolhowe, Matthew D.; Prahl, Fredrick G.; Langer, Gerald; Oviedo, Angela Maria; Ziveri, Patrizia

    2015-08-01

    A combined culture and field study was conducted in order to (1) more firmly identify the physiological controls on hydrogen isotopic composition of C37 alkenones produced by open-ocean coccolithophores and (2) determine the degree to which these controls are manifested in a natural water column. Nutrient-limitation experiments in culture, combined with previously published data, show that net fractionation between the growth medium and alkenones (αK37) varies with cellular alkenone content and production rate, and, by extension, growth phase. It is hypothesized that the relationship of αK37 with cellular alkenone content and production rate is due to increased use of anabolic NADPH in response to high rates of lipid synthesis. Euphotic zone profiles of δDK37, measured in suspended material from the Gulf of California and Eastern Tropical North Pacific, decreased with depth and light availability, and did not correlate in any expected way with previously-suggested controls on αK37. It is possible that the field data are driven by behavior in light-limited cells that is not represented by the available, nutrient-limited culture data. If true, δDK37 may have utility as an indicator of production depth in settings prone to subsurface production maxima. Relationships between αK37, cell density, and the carbon-isotopic fractionation term εp, however, suggest that αK37 acts an indicator of growth rate, which in this setting is only partially dependent on light, consistent with our interpretation of the culture data. If this latter interpretation proves correct, δDK37 may be a powerful ecological proxy specific to these climatically-important, calcifying, temperature-encoding species.

  2. High-Throughput Sequencing and Metagenomics: Moving Forward in the Culture-Independent Analysis of Food Microbial Ecology

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    Ercolini, Danilo

    2013-01-01

    Following recent trends in environmental microbiology, food microbiology has benefited from the advances in molecular biology and adopted novel strategies to detect, identify, and monitor microbes in food. An in-depth study of the microbial diversity in food can now be achieved by using high-throughput sequencing (HTS) approaches after direct nucleic acid extraction from the sample to be studied. In this review, the workflow of applying culture-independent HTS to food matrices is described. T...

  3. Study on the culture value of citizen environmental education from the perspective of ecological civilization%生态文明视阈下公民环境教育的文化价值思考

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    李大江; 孟繁峰

    2013-01-01

    生态文明建设要有坚实的公民环境教育作支撑。公民环境教育的文化价值是环境教育价值的内在表现形式之一。作为生态文明建设的重要组成部分,环境教育与生态文明建设有着不可断裂的天然的关系。生态文明建设需要环境教育的文化价值体现。环境教育的文化价值能够促进生态文化的生成与人文资源的开发,能够发挥环境教育的文化选择与批判功能,促进价值观念转型,能够发挥环境教育的文化传播功能,促进人文理性精神的活化。%Ecological civilization construction needs supports from citizen environment education .Cultural value of citizen education environment is internal representation of the environment education value .Environmental education and ecological civilization construction has not broken natural relationship , and environmental education is an important part of the ecological civilization construction .Ecological civilization construction need to reflect by the cultural value of environmental education .The culture value of environmental education can promote the formation of ecological culture and human resources development , Can express the choice and critical function of the environment education culture , to promote the transformation on value concept , can give play to the function of cultural transmission , to promote human rational spirit of activation .

  4. Understanding the ecological background of rice agriculture on the Ningshao Plain during the Neolithic Age: pollen evidence from a buried paddy field at the Tianluoshan cultural site

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    Li, Chunhai; Zheng, Yunfei; Yu, Shiyong; Li, Yongxiang; Shen, Huadong

    2012-03-01

    The progressive rise of atmospheric CH4 level since 5 ka has been hypothesized to result from human agricultural activities that turned forested lands, which would otherwise be a carbon sink, into paddy fields. Increasing numbers of Neolithic cultural sites unearthed in coastal eastern China, providing unique opportunities to test this hypothesis. Here, we present detailed pollen data from a buried paddy field at Tianluoshan cultural site on the Ningshao Plain, eastern China, to reconstruct the ecological conditions associated with the establishment of paddy fields. Stratigraphic data, radiocarbon ages, and pollen analyses show that vegetation underwent six phases of evolution and paddy fields were developed from 7000 to 4200 cal. yr BP. We found no evidence of slash-and-burn agriculture at the study site. Together with no presence of the irrigation system, our pollen data suggest the paddy fields at this site originated from wetlands. Hence, our findings do not support the hypothesis that anthropogenic-induced deforestation play ed a significant role in the rise of the atmospheric CH4 rise since the middle Holocene.

  5. Bridging worlds

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    Rose, Jeremy; Memon, Saifullah Hassan

    2012-01-01

    (and implemented) through comparison with another university in Denmark which is well supported by computer systems. An action design research approach with an interpretative epistemology/ontology was adopted. Though the single comparison experience is difficult to generalise, we conclude that SSM...... (with some adaptations) can enable a socio-technical comparison and design effort and offer a prototype process. The comparison stimulates forward-looking design, but great care must be taken to accommodate cultural differences, and further research is necessary to integrate more sophisticated cultural...

  6. Growth of plant tissue cultures in simulated lunar soil: Implications for a lunar base CELSS (Controlled Ecological Life Support System)

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    Venketeswaran, S.

    1988-01-01

    Experiments were carried out on plant tissue cultures, seed germination, seedling development and plants grown on Simulated Lunar Soil to evaluate the potential of future development of lunar based agriculture. The studies done to determine the effect of the placement of SLS on tissue cultures showed no adverse effect of SLS on tissue cultures. Although statistically insignificant, SLS in suspension showed a comparatively higher growth rate. Observations indicate the SLS, itself cannot support calli growth but was able to show a positive effect on growth rate of calli when supplemented with MS salts. This positive effect related to nutritive value of the SLS was found to have improved at high pH levels, than at the recommended low pH levels for standard media. Results from seed germination indicated that there is neither inhibitory, toxicity nor stimulatory effect of SLS, even though SLS contains high amounts of aluminum compounds compared to earth soil. Analysis of seeding development and growth data showed significant reduction in growth rate indicating that, SLS was a poor growth medium for plant life. This was confirmed by the studies done with embryos and direct plant growth on SLS. Further observations attributed this poor quality of SLS is due to it's lack of essential mineral elements needed for plant growth. By changing the pH of the soil, to more basic conditions, the quality of SLS for plant growth could be improved up to a significant level. Also it was found that the quality of SLS could be improved by almost twice, by external supply of major mineral elements, directly to SLS.

  7. Bacterial Ecology of Fermented Cucumber Rising pH Spoilage as Determined by Non-Culture Based Methods

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    Medina, Eduardo; Pérez-Díaz, Ilenys M.; Breidt, Fred; Hayes, Janet; Franco, Wendy; Butz, Natasha; Azcarate-Peril, María Andrea

    2016-01-01

    Fermented cucumber spoilage (FCS) characterized by rising pH and the appearance of manure and cheese like aromas is a challenge of significant economical impact for the pickling industry. Previous culture based studies identified the yeasts Pichia manshurica and Issatchenkia occidentalis, four gram positive bacteria, Lactobacillus buchneri, Lactobacillus parrafaraginis, Clostridium sp. and Propionibacterium and one gram-negative genus, Pectinatus as relevant in various stages of FCS given their ability to metabolize lactic acid. It was the objective of this study to augment the current knowledge of FCS using culture independent methods to microbiologically characterize commercial spoilage samples. Ion Torrent data and 16S rRNA cloning library analyses of samples collected from commercial fermentation tanks confirmed the presence of L. rapi and L. buchneri and revealed the presence of additional species involved in the development of FCS such as Lactobacillus namurensis, Lactobacillus acetotolerans, Lactobacillus panis, Acetobacter peroxydans, Acetobacter aceti, and Acetobacter pasteurianus at pH below 3.4. The culture independent analyses also revealed the presence of species of Veillonella and Dialister in spoilage samples with pH above 4.0 and confirmed the presence of Pectinatus spp. during lactic acid degradation at the higher pH. Acetobacter spp. were successfully isolated from commercial samples collected from tanks subjected to air purging by plating on Mannitol Yeast Peptone agar. In contrast, Lactobacillus spp. were primarily identified in samples of FCS collected from tanks not subjected to air purging for more than 4 months. Thus, it is speculated that oxygen availability may be a determining factor in the initiation of spoilage and the leading microbiota. Practical Application Understanding of the underlying microbiology and biochemistry driving FCS is essential to enhancing the sodium chloride (NaCl)-free cucumber fermentation technology and in

  8. 农村生态文化发展的路径选择与动力机制分析%Analysis on Path Selection and Dynamic Mechanism of Rural Ecological Culture Development

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    李世书

    2014-01-01

    发展农村生态文化,需要根据我国农村文化发展与生态环境现实状况,选择适合的发展路径,建设合理有效的发展动力机制。当前,重点要发展好农村生态物质文化、农村生态制度文化和农村生态精神文化,同时还应整合来自政府、社会和个人的各种力量,构建并运用好导向机制、驱动机制和约束机制等发展手段,形成对农村生态文化发展的强大推动力。%To promote the development of rural ecological culture ,it is necessary to select the appropriate way , and to build a scientific and effective dynamic mechanism of rural ecological culture development according to the realities of Chinese rural cultural development and rural ecological environment .At present, the emphasis should be put on the development of the eco-material culture,eco-institu-tional culture and rural eco-spiritual cultural;meanwhile , we should integrate various forces from the government ,society and individu-als ,and to construct and exert efficiently the tools and mechanisms , such as the oriented mechanism , the driving mechanism and the re-straint mechanism, and eventually a strong driving force for the rural ecological cultural development could be formed .

  9. Research on Cultural Landscape Renewal Design of Historical Bridges in Rural and Urban Areas%城乡历史桥梁文化景观更变设计研究

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    李绪洪

    2012-01-01

    Based on the urgent need of studying cultural landscape renewal of historical bridges in the process of rural-urban modernization, this paper makes use of appropriate design methods of landscape renewal to explore the fundamental changes of the function and pattern of historical bridges in disrepair and to implement the landscape renewal from the perspective of optimization, integration, management and development. Furthermore, by recombining the historical districts and designing the intensive and interactive transportation function it is realized to make them be the leisure and recreation places for urban and rural residents.%针对目前城乡现代化迫切需要研究历史桥梁文化景观更变的特点,利用相应的景观更变设计方法,探索历史桥梁退役之后,功能、格局发生根本性改变,从优化、整合、经营、发展的角度来实施景观更变,与历史街区空间复合,交通功能集约一体化设计,成为适合城乡人民休闲游憩的场所.

  10. On Theoretical Significances of“Ecological Civilization”from Perspective of“Cultural Maladies”%从“文弊”概念看“生态文明”的理论内涵

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    程相占

    2015-01-01

    将“生态文明”等同于“生态文化”不但大大削弱了“生态文明”这个术语所包含的对于“生态危机”的批判色彩,而且严重遮蔽了“生态文明”这个术语所包含的“生态价值观”的意义。从“价值观”出发可以看到“文化”包含着“文明”与“文弊”二重性,“文弊”概念对于界定“生态文明”的理论内涵具有三方面的作用:(1)明确辨析了“文化”与“文明”的联系与区别,有助于学术界进一步辨析“生态文化”与“生态文明”的联系与区别,从而促使“生态文明”这个概念更加清晰、合理,为国际社会普遍接受这个概念奠定更加坚实的理论基础;(2)突出了“生态文明”对于“文弊”的强烈批判性——批判现代工业文明及其哲学预设所导致的种种弊端,比如全球性生态危机、人的精神世界的荒漠化等;(3)突出了“生态文明”强烈的价值导向性——人类必须以生态价值观作为文明创造的根本原则,只有这样才能使人类文明避免饮鸩止渴那样愚蠢的自杀式发展道路。%Equating ecological civilization with ecological culture not only greatly weakens the critique on ecological crisis implied in the former term, but also seriously conceals the significance of ecological values it contains. From the perspective of values, culture contains civilization and cultural malady. The concept of cultural malady helps to define the theoretical significance of ecological civilization from three aspects. Firstly, it clearly discriminates connections and distinctions between culture and civilization, which helps to differentiate the concepts of ecological culture and ecological civilization so as to make the concept of ecological civilization clearer and more reasonable, which lays a solid theoretical foundation for the international community to generally accept it. Secondly, it highlights the

  11. Administrative Ecology

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    McGarity, Augustus C., III; Maulding, Wanda

    2007-01-01

    This article discusses how all four facets of administrative ecology help dispel the claims about the "impossibility" of the superintendency. These are personal ecology, professional ecology, organizational ecology, and community ecology. Using today's superintendency as an administrative platform, current literature describes a preponderance of…

  12. A comparative study on medicinal plants used in Akha's traditional medicine in China and Thailand, cultural coherence or ecological divergence?

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    Inta, A.; Shengji, P.; Balslev, Henrik;

    2008-01-01

    Aim of the study : The survey aims to study the effect of geographic separation of ethnic groups on local knowledge of medicinal plants used by Akha people in Thailand and China, who were separated 100-120 years ago, to see how different the two geographically distinct but culturally similar groups...... were in this respect. Materials and methods : Interviewing 10 villagers in each of five Akha villages, three in Thailand and two in China, about which plants they used and how they used them. Results : A total of 95 medicinal plants registered in the five villages only 16 were shared between China...... and Thailand. Otherwise the use patterns were quite similar with respect to which plant families and plant growth forms were used and also in terms of in which habitats the Akha found their medicinal plants. Conclusions : The moving to a different site has forced the Akha to find a new set of species...

  13. High-throughput sequencing and metagenomics: moving forward in the culture-independent analysis of food microbial ecology.

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    Ercolini, Danilo

    2013-05-01

    Following recent trends in environmental microbiology, food microbiology has benefited from the advances in molecular biology and adopted novel strategies to detect, identify, and monitor microbes in food. An in-depth study of the microbial diversity in food can now be achieved by using high-throughput sequencing (HTS) approaches after direct nucleic acid extraction from the sample to be studied. In this review, the workflow of applying culture-independent HTS to food matrices is described. The current scenario and future perspectives of HTS uses to study food microbiota are presented, and the decision-making process leading to the best choice of working conditions to fulfill the specific needs of food research is described.

  14. Culture

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    Naomi Saeki; 张琛; 韩多妮; Carrie Tsang

    2008-01-01

    <正>London迷幻年代的经典注脚回溯Alan Aldridge近半世纪的Pop Art创作,他曾为Rolling Stones和Elton John等设计唱片封套,又被Andy Warhol邀请为其首套剧情长片设计电影海报,又为Beatles的歌词集负责插图设计,也为Hard Rock Care创作广告及形象设计……由唱片工业、电影世界、文字出版到企业行销的越界创作,无一不被其染指,难怪连他本人都自封为"graphic entertainer"。在这个他的回顾展中,搜集了他以住的珍贵手稿、信笺、设计的海报、唱片封套及录影片段等,首次于他的家乡英国作完整展出。The Man with Kaleidoscope Eyes日期:即日至2009年1月25日地点:Design Museum,Thames,Tower Bridge,London网址:www.designmuseum.org/exhibitions/future.exhibitions

  15. The Ecological Wisdom Contained in Confucian Culture in Ancient China%中国古代儒家文化中的生态智慧

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    常春雨; 王延波

    2015-01-01

    为了实现现代工业文明,人类无节制地向自然索要资源,这种行为已经严重危及到人类自身的生存与发展。中国古代儒家文化中蕴含着丰富的生态智慧,形成了人与物是一个世界的世界观,“天人合一”的思维方式,超越于西方主客二分的思维方式。文章从实现人与自然可持续发展的“天人合一”理念、“以时禁发”的休养生息途径,以及“民胞物与”的和生境界三者有机统一的视角出发对中国儒家文化中的生态智慧进行阐释。%It is the pursuit of modern industrial civilization that drives human being to impose excessive demands on natural resources, which has already resulted in serious dangers to the survival and development of human being them-selves.Yet, the Confucian culture in ancient China embodies rich ecological wisdom, and establishes the world outlook of human-matter unity and the thinking mode of"man-nature harmony", which far surpasses the thinking way of subject-ob-ject dichotomy in the West.In this article, the ecological intelligence implied in the ancient Chinese Confucian culture is expounded from the principle of"man-nature harmony"that is also defined as the realization of the sustainable development of both man and nature, the rehabilitation approach of"seasonal prohibition", and the perspective of organic unity of the three realms, namely,"people people, and materialize materials"and natural life.

  16. cultural

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    Full Text Available Es un estudio cualitativo que adoptó como referencial teorico-motodológico la antropología y la etnografía. Presenta las experiencias vivenciadas por mujeres de una comunidad en el proceso salud-enfermedad, con el objetivo de comprender los determinantes sócio-culturales e históricos de las prácticas de prevención y tratamiento adoptados por el grupo cultural por medio de la entrevista semi-estructurada. Los temas que emergieron fueron: la relación entre la alimentación y lo proceso salud-enfermedad, las relaciones con el sistema de salud oficial y el proceso salud-enfermedad y lo sobrenatural. Los dados revelaron que los moradores de la comunidad investigada tienen un modo particular de explicar sus procedimientos terapéuticos. Consideramos que es papel de los profesionales de la salud en sus prácticas, la adopción de abordajes o enfoques que consideren al individuo en su dimensión sócio-cultural e histórica, considerando la enorme diversidad cultural en nuestro país.

  17. An Exploration of Ecological Ethics Thoughts in Uygur Festival Culture%维吾尔族节日文化中蕴含的生态伦理思想初探

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    刘东英

    2012-01-01

    This paper discusses the ecological ethics thoughts in Uygur festival culture. It holds that Uygur festival culture involves such ecological ethics thoughts as upholding and being close to nature, treasuring everything in the world, exploiting reasonably, emphasizing cleaning and beatifing the environment, and pursuing the "harmonious coexistence of human and nature". These thoughts have vital value for the enrichment of the national ecological ethics culture treasury and the ecological civilization construction in Xinjiang%笔者重点探讨了维吾尔族节日文化中蕴含的生态伦理思想.维吾尔族节日文化蕴涵着崇尚自然、亲和自然、仁爱万物、合理索取、注重清洁和美化环境、追求“人与自然和谐共生”的生态伦理思想。这些思想对丰富民族生态伦理文化宝库和建设新疆生态文明具有重要价值。

  18. 培育与发展江苏生态文化创意产业的探索和思考%Exploration and Consideration on Cultivation and Development of Ecological Culture Creativity Industry in Jiangsu

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    王哲; 王萍

    2014-01-01

    生态文化创意是文化创意产业新的发展模式,基于文化创意融合生态文明。江苏具有发展生态文化创意产业的自然生态和人文生态的优越条件,也具有发展生态文化创意产业的教育、科技、人才等优势,关键是真正以科学发展观为指导,按照“五位一体”的总要求,紧密把生态文明建设和文化建设相融合。循着推动生态文化产业发展的正确路径,必将促进江苏生态文化创意产业异军突起,成为经济发展新的增长极。%Ecological Culture Creativity ( ECC) is a new development model of Cultural Creativity Indus-try,based on the integration of cultural creativity with ecological civilization.Jiangsu has favourable conditions to develop ECC industry,both in the field of natural ecology and humanity ecology;it also has advantages in education,talent,science and technology,etc.The key to developing ECC industry is to closely combine eco-logical civilization construction and cultural construction,according to the overall requirements of five-in-one,guided by Scientific Outlook on Development.Only when we try our best to promote ECC in right way, can Jiangsu ECC rise to the forefront as a new growth pole of economic development.

  19. Ecological Ethics

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    Deborah Oughton started with a view of the work in progress by the ICRP TG 94 on ethics, from the historical context and the principles-based ethics in RP, to continue with an overview of the ethical theories and with the main area of elaboration which concerns the common values, to conclude with considerations about the implementation in different area such as biomedicine, nuclear safety and workers, ecological aspects, and environmental health and society. By reading again the ICRP and IAEA publications on the ethical aspects in the protection of environment from the effects of ionizing radiation, the presentation covers the various and different cultures within the history of environmental ethics, the perception of Nature and the theories of environmental ethics, in particular by focusing on anthropocentrism, biocentrism and ecocentrism, as philosophical worldwide views, and on conservation, biodiversity, sustainability, environmental justice and human dignity, as primary principles of environmental protection. The influence of western Christianity, with a view of man dominating over every creeping thing on earth, and of the non-western ideas, the human perception of Nature has been analyzed and discussed to conclude that, in reality then, the anthropocentrism, biocentrism and ecocentrism, as reflected in many cultures and religions, they all support the need to protect the environment and to recognise and preserve the diversity. Three challenges were then discussed in the presentation: the ecosystem approach and ecological economics, for example in the case of Fukushima by asking what is the economic cost of marine contamination; the ecosystem changes with attention to what harms, as in the case of the environment in the contaminated areas around Chernobyl; and the environmental consequences of remediation, which can be considered a source of controversy for environmental ethics and policy

  20. Reconciling ecology and economy in modern commons

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    Ozinga, W.A.; Schrijver, R.

    2013-01-01

    Keywords: heathland ecology, cultural history, vegetation ecology, heathland fauna, ecotourism, stake-holder analysis, cost-benefit analysis, food production, ecosystem services, heathland management, land use, agriculture, Europe, Natura 2000

  1. Waianae Ecological Characterization Oahu, Hawaii 2004

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The Waianae Ecological Characterization is a digital synthesis of historical and current physical, ecological, and cultural information about the Waianae moku,...

  2. Cable Supported Bridges

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    Cable supported bridges in the form of suspension bridges and cable-stayed bridges are distinguished by their ability to overcome large spans.The book concentrates on the synthesis of cable supported bridges, covering both design and construction aspects. The analytical part covers simple methods...... to quantify the different structural configurations and allows a preliminary optimization of the main structure.Included are the most recent advances in structural design, corrosion protection of cables, aerodynamic safety, and erection procedures....

  3. On ecological museum and the protection of the cultural heritage of ethnic minorities%试论生态博物馆与少数民族文化遗产保护

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    王皓

    2013-01-01

    将发展经济与少数民族文化遗产保护协调好,是一个亟待解决的问题。本文从生态博物馆的建立、发展中遇到的问题出发,浅析了如何建立生态博物馆,让其更好的保护少数民族文化遗产。%To coordinate the development of economy and the protection of minority cultural heritage, is an urgent problem to be solved. In this paper, from the establishment of ecological museum and development, analyzes how to establish the ecological museum, to better protect the cultural heritage of ethnic minorities.

  4. European ecological networks and greenways

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    Kristiansen, Ib; Jongman, Rob H.G.; Kulvik, Mart

    2004-01-01

    In the context of European integration, networks are becoming increasingly important in both social and ecological sense. Since the beginning of the 1990s, societal and scientific exchanges are being restructured as the conceptual approaches towards new nature conservation strategies have been...... renewed. Within the framework of nature conservation, the notion of an ecological network has become increasingly important. Throughout Europe, regional and national approaches are in different phases of development, which are all based on recent landscape ecological principles. Ecological networks....... This complex interaction between cultural and natural features results in quite different ways for the elaboration of ecological networks and greenways....

  5. 人地关系视角下河西走廊地域建筑生态文化%Ecological culture of architectural in Hexi Corridor under the view of the relationship between humanity and the enviroment

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    胡月文

    2015-01-01

    分析河西走廊早期生态环境与人文因素的互动关系,为溯源河西地域建筑形态和发展,做有据可依的地域建筑生态文化初步研究,河西走廊地域建筑在其自身的发展过程中,生态环境对于地域建筑的生成、发展及其相互关系,是确定河西走廊地域建筑生态文化指向的根本所在。%The purpose of this article is to analyze the inter relationship of early ecological environment and humanistic factors in Hexi Corridor, the combing and traceabil-ity of Hexi region architecture form laid a preliminary foundation for Hexi ecological architectural culture study. In the development of the independent growth of Hexi Corridor architecture, the ecological environment, geographical conditions and regional architectural context are key factors to determine the cultural orien-tation of Hexi Corridor ecological architecture.

  6. 山水与海:韩国古代文化地域想象的生态图谱%Landscape and Sea:Ecological Atlas of Cultural Geographical Imagination in Ancient Korea

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    王耘

    2014-01-01

    朝鲜半岛虽为多山而临海的半岛,但山水与海并未融合为韩国古代文人关于其文化地域想象的生态共同体。山水与海二者之间充满了“选择”的生态意趣。韩国古代文人向往山水,以山水为整个社会道德原则的立法参照,却没有对海的文化深意抱有太多的感念与同情。%The Korean Peninsula is hilly and coastal, but the landscape and the sea did not integrate as an e-cological community in ancient Korean literati's cultural geographical imagination. Between the landscape and the sea were full of ecological interest of “selection”. Ancient Korean literati aspired to landscape, and made the latter legislative reference for moral principles of whole society, but they were lack of deep gratitude and sympathy for profound cultural meanings of the sea. The Korean Peninsula is hilly and coastal, but the landscape and the sea did not integrate as an e-cological community in ancient Korean literati's cultural geographical imagination. Between the landscape and the sea were full of ecological interest of “selection”. Ancient Korean literati aspired to landscape, and made the latter legislative reference for moral principles of whole society, but they were lack of deep gratitude and sympathy for profound cultural meanings of the sea.

  7. The Regional Cross-culture Psychology of China: The Effort to Bridge the Plight of Psychology%中国区域跨文化心理学:弥合心理学困境的努力

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    孟晓梅; 姜永志; 张海钟

    2012-01-01

    Psychology has never been unified since it was born. The contradictions and conflicts between scientific psychology and humanistic psychology constitute a unique view of modern psychology. Meanwhile, they also cause tortuous development of psychology. Although some psychologists attempt to integrate them, it is only partial integration rather than fully integration. Rising from the con- texts of the Philosophical turning of the world, post modernism and the globalization, cross-cultural psychology and cultural psychology represent two cultures, which lay the foundation for regional cross-cultural psychology of China. As the effort to bridge the plight of psy- chology, the regional cross-cultural psychology of China effectively reveals a side of human soul from another perspective, and has a certain practical significance to the theoretical construction of psychology.%心理学从产生就从来没有统一过,科学主义心理学和人文主义心理学的矛盾与冲突构成了现代心理学的独特景观,同时也形成了心理学曲折发展的张力。尽管有心理学者试图对其进行整合,但也只能部分整合而不能完全整合。在世界哲学转向、后现代主义、全球化背景下兴起的跨文化心理学与文化心理学代表了心理学的两种文化,它们为区域跨文化心理学提供了可以借鉴的弥合之力,中国区域跨文化心理学作为一种弥合心理学困境的努力,从一个视角有效地揭示了人心灵的一个侧面,对心理学学科和理论建设具有一定现实意义。

  8. Cultural Resilience of Social-ecological Systems in the Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Russia: A Focus on Reindeer Nomads of the Tundra

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    Full Text Available Empirical data on resilience in social-ecological systems (SESs are reviewed from local and regional scale case studies among full-time nomads in the neighboring Nenets and Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Okrugs, Russia. The focus is on critical cultural factors contributing to SES resilience. In particular, this work presents an integrated view of people situated in specific tundra landscapes that face significantly different prospects for adaptation depending on existing or planned infrastructure associated with oil and gas development. Factors contributing to general resilience are compared to those that are adapted to certain spatial and temporal contexts. Environmental factors include ample space and an abundance of resources, such as fish and game (e.g., geese, to augment the diet of not only the migratory herders, but also residents from coastal settlements. In contrast to other regions, such as the Nenets Okrug, Yamal Nenets households consist of intact nuclear families with high retention among youth in the nomadic tundra population. Accepting attitudes toward exogenous drivers such as climate change and industrial development appear to play a significant role in how people react to both extreme weather events and piecemeal confiscation or degradation of territory. Consciousness of their role as responsible stewards of the territories they occupy has likely been a factor in maintaining viable wildlife populations over centuries. Institutions administering reindeer herding have remained flexible, especially on Yamal, and so accommodate decision-making that is sensitive to herders' needs and timetables. This affects factors such as herd demography, mobility and energetics. Resilience is further facilitated within the existing governance regimes by herders' own agency, most recently in the post-Soviet shift to smaller, privately managed herds that can better utilize available pastures in a highly dynamic environment experiencing rapid socio

  9. Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge

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    Taizhou Bridge lies between Taizhou, Zhenjiang and Changzhou City in Jiangsu Province. The total length of Taizhou Bridge is 62.088 kin. The whole line is designed by freeway codes with six lanes in two directions. The wholeinvestment is 9.37 billion RMB and the planned construction duration is 5.5 years. The main bridge crossing the Yangtze River is a continuous three-pylon two-span suspension bridge with the main span of 1 080 m. The bridge system is realized for the first time and ranks first in the world until now.

  10. A strong ‘filter’ effect of the East China Sea land bridge for East Asia’s temperate plant species: inferences from molecular phylogeography and ecological niche modelling of Platycrater arguta (Hydrangeaceae)

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    Qi, Xin-Shuai; YUAN, NA; Comes, Hans Peter; Sakaguchi, Shota; Qiu, Ying-Xiong

    2014-01-01

    Background In East Asia, an increasing number of studies on temperate forest tree species find evidence for migration and gene exchange across the East China Sea (ECS) land bridge up until the last glacial maximum (LGM). However, it is less clear when and how lineages diverged in this region, whether in full isolation or in the face of post-divergence gene flow. Here, we investigate the effects of Quaternary changes in climate and sea level on the evolutionary and demographic history of Platy...

  11. 武汉现代新型城市圈文化生态培育的路径选择%Access Selecting of Cultural Ecological Cultivation in the Modern New-type Urban Circle of Wuhan

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    方爱清

    2011-01-01

    The changing time leads to the change of our cultural ecology.The fact that the modern new-type urban circle of Wuhan was approved by the state government as a reforming experimental zone comprehensively assorted with construction of the "two-type society" is a good chance for historical development in constructing cultural ecology.The paper is to analyze the logical relationships between construction of the "two-type society" and cultural ecology,to observe the new demand of the construction of "two-type society" for the cultural ecology in the modern new-type urban circle of Wuhan,and to raise basic way of thinking about the construction of the cultural ecology of the modern new-type urban circle of Wuhan from a point of the chance and difficulties concerning the present construction of "two-type" society" faced by Wuhan City".Special attention is given to Wuhan's reality.%时代的变迁使我们的文化生态发生了变化。武汉现代新型城市圈被国家正式批准为"两型社会"建设综合配套改革试验区,对于文化生态建设来说,是一个难得的历史性发展机遇。剖析"两型社会"建设与文化生态之间的逻辑关系,透视"两型社会"建设对武汉现代新型城市圈文化生态的新要求,从武汉市当前"两型社会"建设所面临的机遇和困境着手,重点结合武汉实际,提出武汉现代新型城市圈生态文化建设的基本思路。

  12. An Analysis on the Special Contradictions in the Industrialization of Indigenous Ecological Culture Projects%原生态文化项目产业化过程中的特殊矛盾分析

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    刘宗碧

    2014-01-01

    At present,many Chinese indigenous ecological culture projects enter into the production field, but their production resources or technologies their marketing production depends on are generally traditional and indigenous.These established and particular traditional resources or technologies are in conflict with some fac-tors of the monetary“homogenous”wealth (capital)of marketing economy path,which reflects the regularity of the indigenous ecological culture activities and development.This specifically includes the following three con-flicts:first,the segmentation and tension between the cultural value target and commercial value target of the o-riginal ecological culture;second,the confrontation and tension between the preservation of the originality and the consumptive reconstruction of the indigenous ecological culture;third,the contradictions and tension be-tween the preservation of the unique value and the universal diffuse of the indigenous ecological culture.Based on the above analysis,the paper concludes that the marketing development of the indigenous ecological culture should solve the problem caused by the dual target and task of cultural heritage and economic needs,establish the heritage and classic peculiarities of cultural carriers in the productive preservation,and make a balance be-tween tradition and modernization,thus keeping a moderate and appropriate development.%目前,我国不少原生态文化项目进入生产领域,但其市场性生产所依托的资源或技术一般是传统的。这些传统资源或技术是既定的和特殊性的,从而与货币性的“同质化”财富(资本)生产的市场经济路径之间的某些因素形成矛盾,体现了原生态文化产业化的特殊性,反映了原生态文化活动和发展的规律性。具体包括:文化自身价值目标与商业价值目标的分割和张力;原貌性保持与重构性消费之间的对立和张力;独特性价值保持与普适性传

  13. 和合文化:生态文明建设的生态智慧资源--第八届寒山寺文化论坛暨中国环境伦理学和环境哲学2014年年会述评%Concordance Culture:Ecological Intelligence Resources of Ecological Civilization Construction-The Review of The 8th Hanshan Temple Cultural Forum & The 2014 China's Environmental Ethics and Environmental Philosophy Annual Conference

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    包庆德; 杨丽杰

    2015-01-01

    2014年是中国伦理学会环境伦理学分会成立20周年。本次年会与第八届寒山寺文化论坛联袂围绕“生态文明与和合天下”主题,关涉生态文明建设的世界观和方法论的根本性重建,中国特色生态哲学的自觉性建构以及生态文明相关问题的前提性廓清等生态文明的前沿问题与基础理论;聚焦生态文明建设的顶层设计、制度安排和路径选择,规避独断理性主义的现代性物质主义价值导向的根本错误,实现美丽中国和中国梦应该包含的生态维度和生态内涵等生态文明的现实问题与应用方略;弘扬生态文明建设的中国传统环境保护理念、经典生态建设理念和人与自然和谐发展理念等生态文明建设的和合文化思想资源与和谐生存生态智慧。%The year of 2014 is the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Environmental Ethics Branch of China Association for Ethical Studies.This annual meeting and The 8th Hanshan Temple Cultural Forum centered on the subj ect of ecological civilization and concordance world,regarding such frontier problems and basic theory of ecological civilization like the world view of ecological civili-zation construction and fundamentality reestablishment of methodology,Chinese-style ecological philosophy's consciousness construction and the prerequisite clarification of ecological civilization's rel-ative questions.This meeting focused on the ecological civilization construction's top-level design,in-stitutional arrangement and path choice,and evaded the fundamental mistake in modern materialism value of arbitrary rationalism,achieved Beauty China and China Dream which should contain ecologi-cal civilization's realistic question and application strategy,such as ecological dimension and ecological connotation.This meeting also promoted ecological civilization construction's concordance culture thought resources and harmonious existence with ecological wisdom

  14. SOCIO-CULTURAL ENVIRONMENT OF HIGH SCHOOL AS A CONDITION OF FORMATION COMPETENCE OF STUDENTS (ON THE EXAMPLE OF ECOLOGICAL COMPETENCE FORMATION OF STUDENTS TRAINING DIRECTION 38.00.00 “ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT”

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    Full Text Available Education for sustainable development is based on an understanding of environmental issues, personal responsibility for the use of resources, management of individual sectors of the economy based on ecological knowledge. There is a need improve the environmental dimension of sustainable development concept in the educational program of preparation direction 38.00.00 "Economics and Management". In the study was formulated by the author's interpretation of ecological competence as a person's ability to act and take decisions within the environmental context, be able to think and act on a global level to anticipate the longterm and indirect consequences of their actions. In order to promote sustainable development of the society in various aspects of their life. Formation of ecological competence involves the consistent integration of various activities in the socio-cultural environment of high school: inclusion in the curriculum of environmental disciplines and use of interactive learning technologies in the educational activity; involvement of students in solving social and environmental issues of local, national and international level in the framework of extra-curricular culture-educational activity; the formation of the ability to analyze the economic, social and environmental problems from the standpoint of sustainable development in the implementation of the research activities. The article describes the structure of the socio-cultural environment, the mechanism of formation of ecological competence students in economic high school. This study is an example of the implementation of the ideas of sustainable development at the regional level. The presented approach motivates students to work for sustainable development.

  15. Towards ecological autarky

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    Dartel, Michel van; Nigten, Anne

    2014-01-01

    While the notion of autarky is often contested in terms of feasibility and desirability, art and design projects that deal with autarky seem to moreover suggest positive socio-cultural and ecological effects of autarkic living. A social network model of autarky is introduced to unify these seemingly opposing views.

  16. Towards ecological autarky

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    Dartel, Michel van; Nigten, Anne

    2014-01-01

    While the notion of autarky is often contested in terms of feasibility and desirability, art and design projects that deal with autarky seem to moreover suggest positive socio-cultural and ecological effects of autarkic living. A social network model of autarky is introduced to unify these seemingly

  17. The Exploration Analysis of Low-carbon Ecological City Path in South Bridge New City%南桥新城低碳生态城市之路的探索分析

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    李娜

    2014-01-01

    Prosperity and sustainable development ecological city has become a global trend, which is also a direction of Chinese future urban development. But in recent years, in the process of urban development, city is facing many problems, which have brought new challenges to the urban ecological planning, such as energy, pol ution, and urban heat island ef-fect and so on.%繁荣与可持续发展生态城市已成为全球发展趋势,也是我国未来城市发展的方向。但是近年来,在城市发展过程中,城市面临着诸多问题,如城市能源、污染、城市热岛效应等,都给城市生态规划带来了新的挑战。

  18. 基于文化遗产保护理念下的矿区景观生态规划途径%The Landscape ecology Planning in stone Mining area Based on the theory of Cultural heritage protection

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    杜娟

    2012-01-01

    矿区体现着不同区域的地域感以及区域价值,体现该地区富有意义的历史,作者以矿区景观生态规划与文化遗产保护的理论为基础,重点阐述在矿区景观生态规划中如何从文化遗产保护角度出发,充分尊重地域自然环境及特征,强调尊重场地的发展过程,在一定程度上强调本土精神的体现,最终,结合文化遗产保护和生态恢复,使之成为富有地域特色的文化景观。%A special mining area has spectacular landscape, unique history and its own regional value. We consider the fac- tors of cultural heritage protection in mining area ecology landscape planning and design, emphasize respecting site development process and preserving the historical information sector to a certain extent in this area,as well as focus on the connotation and manifestation of local native spirit. This paper discuss the theory of the ecological planning and cultural heritage protection in stone mining area , exploring how to protect the natural environment and the regional characters of the mining area. Based on the cultural heritage protection and ecological recovery,we hope to build a cultural landscape rich with unique regional characteris- tics and tend to renew and reuse of the derelict Muyu stone minging land. at last.

  19. 生态伦理学视阈下的大理白族传统水文化%A Study on the Traditional Water Culture of Bai Nationality in Dali from the Perspective of Ecological Ethics

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    何光群

    2014-01-01

    白族传统水文化中蕴含着丰富的生态伦理思想,在历史上对人与水的和谐关系之建构起过重要的作用。从物象、制度行为、精神三个层面对白族传统水文化所蕴含的生态伦理思想进行分析,可以为解决水危机,促进生态文明建设提供一定的借鉴作用。%Bai traditional water culture contains a wealth of ecological ethics thought, and played an important role in the construction of a harmonious relationship between man and water in the history. This paper analyzed the ecological ethics thoughts which are contained in the Bai traditional water culture from three levels:physical image, the system and behavior, and the spirit, so as to provide some references to solve water crisis and promote ecological civilization construction.

  20. Bridging gaps : ten crosscurrents in media studies

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    Fornäs, Johan

    2008-01-01

    The final, definitive version of this paper has been published in: Media, Culture and Society, (30), 6, 895-905, 2008.Johan Fornäs, Bridging Gaps: Ten Crosscurrents in Media Studies.http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0163443708096811. by SAGE Publications Ltd, All rights reserved. http://www.sagepub.com/

  1. Concrete bridge prioritization system

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    Kesselring, Debbie Anne

    1995-01-01

    An alternative method of prioritization for concrete bridge maintenance, repair, and rehabilitation activities is required due to the inability of the current system to manage the increasing nmnber of aging concrete bridges. The Concrete Bridge Prioritization System was proposed because of its ability to address the critical technical parameters of safety and cost benefit in prioritization of funding and work allocation. The analysis includes four parts, service life assessment, s...

  2. Bridging the Gap

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    Kramer Overgaard, Majken; Broeng, Jes; Jensen, Monika Luniewska;

    Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures.......Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures....

  3. Bridging the Gap

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    Kramer Overgaard, Majken; Broeng, Jes; Jensen, Monika Luniewska; Murdock, Karen; Schmidt, Iben Julie

    2015-01-01

    Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ventures. Bridging the Gap (BtG) is a 2-year project funded by The Danish Industry Foundation. The goal of Bridging the Gap has been to create a new innovation model which will increase the rate at which Danish universities can spinout new technology ve...

  4. Semiconductor bridge (SCB) detonator

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    Bickes, Jr., Robert W.; Grubelich, Mark C.

    1999-01-01

    The present invention is a low-energy detonator for high-density secondary-explosive materials initiated by a semiconductor bridge igniter that comprises a pair of electrically conductive lands connected by a semiconductor bridge. The semiconductor bridge is in operational or direct contact with the explosive material, whereby current flowing through the semiconductor bridge causes initiation of the explosive material. Header wires connected to the electrically-conductive lands and electrical feed-throughs of the header posts of explosive devices, are substantially coaxial to the direction of current flow through the SCB, i.e., substantially coaxial to the SCB length.

  5. Metabolic ecology.

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    Humphries, Murray M; McCann, Kevin S

    2014-01-01

    Ecological theory that is grounded in metabolic currencies and constraints offers the potential to link ecological outcomes to biophysical processes across multiple scales of organization. The metabolic theory of ecology (MTE) has emphasized the potential for metabolism to serve as a unified theory of ecology, while focusing primarily on the size and temperature dependence of whole-organism metabolic rates. Generalizing metabolic ecology requires extending beyond prediction and application of standardized metabolic rates to theory focused on how energy moves through ecological systems. A bibliometric and network analysis of recent metabolic ecology literature reveals a research network characterized by major clusters focused on MTE, foraging theory, bioenergetics, trophic status, and generalized patterns and predictions. This generalized research network, which we refer to as metabolic ecology, can be considered to include the scaling, temperature and stoichiometric models forming the core of MTE, as well as bioenergetic equations, foraging theory, life-history allocation models, consumer-resource equations, food web theory and energy-based macroecology models that are frequently employed in ecological literature. We conclude with six points we believe to be important to the advancement and integration of metabolic ecology, including nomination of a second fundamental equation, complementary to the first fundamental equation offered by the MTE. PMID:24028511

  6. Editorial: Pedagogical Media Ecologies

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    Dorothee M. Meister

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available From educational gaming through portable e-readers to cell phones, media are interpenetrating educational spaces and activities. Accordingly, understanding media in environmental or ecological terms has become increasingly important for education internationally. In North America, for example, the centenary of McLuhan’s birth has focused attention on approaches to media – whether oral, textual, electronic or digital– as a kind of environment in which education takes place. In parts of Europe, the so-called mediatic turn – following on the linguistic and iconic turns – has similarly emphasized the role of media as a condition for the possibility of educational activities and programs. With a few exceptions1 the papers in this special issue were first presented at the conference «Educational Media Ecologies: International Perspectives» which took place at the University of Paderborn, Germany, on March 27–28, 2012.2 The event was an interdisciplinary and transatlantic endeavor to bring together a wide range of perspectives on various issues relevant to educational media ecologies,3 and on related debates on mediation, medialization, mediatization, and mediality.4 The purpose of this volume, like the conference, is to foster and deepen international dialogue in the area of educational media. Areas of research and scholarship relevant to this dialogue include educational media, media literacy, educational philosophy, and media and cultural studies. The contributions, described below, put conceptual issues as well as social practices and applications at the center of the debate. Klaus Rummler opens the issue by clarifying the concept of ecology itself. Referencing a range of work over the past 50 years, Rummler describes how ecological models have been cast in sociological, semiotic, cultural, mediatic and other terms, and he explains the implications of these various perspectives for the study of educational contexts. Rummler also

  7. Ecological Civilization. Self-conscious in University Pursuit of Cultural Construction Campus%生态文明是大学校园文化建设的自觉追求

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    张敏

    2012-01-01

    The construction of ecological civilization, presented by the nation in this new era, is the impor- tant historic mission and the innovative connotation in educating college students. The 18th National Congress of Communist Party of China attaches equal importance to the construction of economy, politics, culture, society, and eco-civilization, proposing their integrated development. It is essential to nurture the perception of ecological civilization in college students~ moral education at this new age. The construction of new campus culture, based on ecological perception, is an important way to promote full-development of students and put into practice the scientific outlook on development. Through the construction of campus ecological culture colleges should first establish a well-preserved sub-ecosystem and play an essential role in the construction of socialism ecological civilization.%以培育生态文明理念为目标的校园文化建设是国家在新时期赋予大学思想品德与素质教育的历史重任,是大学生德育的新内涵。党的十八大将生态文明建设与经济建设、政治建设、文化建设、社会建设并重,五位一体,科学发展。以生态文明理念为指导,建设大学校园文化是促进大学生全面发展、落实科学发展观的重要举措。通过校园生态文化建设,大学首先应当建设好校园的生态子系统,继而在社会主义生态文明建设中发挥出“先行者”的作用。

  8. Ecological Economics

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    Martínez Alier, Joan

    2001-01-01

    Ecological economics is a relatively new interdisciplinary field concerned with the relationship between economic systems and the biological and physical world. This article covers the following topics: A discussion of views on whether ecological economics is just a field or approach within economics or a new ÒtransdisciplinaryÓ field in its own right; Origin of the name of the field; Core common principles of ecological economics; Comparison with environmental economics; Applications; Histor...

  9. 历史文化主题公园与城市生态发展的互动研究%Historical and Cultural Theme Park and Development of Urban Ecology

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    王庆林; 李松恒

    2015-01-01

    The historical and cultural theme parks, a brand-new tourist product, are usually built based on the cultural and historical resources of a city. On one hand, the development of the park can not only promote the evolution of urban ecological civilization but also be helpful for boosting the reputation of the city and the initiation of green tour. On the other hand, the sound development of urban ecology can have a positive effect on development and preservation of historical heritage. The paper is based on the study on the relationship between historical and cultural theme park and the development of urban ecology. It mainly makes discussion on the interaction of the two and puts forward the ideas on promoting their mutual development.%历史文化主题公园作为一种崭新的旅游产品,依托于城市的人文历史资源进行兴建和开发,不仅能促进城市生态文明深度发展,而且有助于强化城市的生态形象和构建城市绿色旅游。城市生态发展的重视不仅能够推进历史文化主题公园的建设,而且对历史文化遗产的开发和保护产生积极地影响。研究立足于历史文化主题公园和城市生态发展的内在关系,着重从两者的相互作用进行讨论,并提出优化的路径构想,旨在实现历史文化主题公园与城市生态文明共发展。

  10. Principles of Bridge Reliability

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Nowak, Andrzej S.

    The paper gives a brief introduction to the basic principles of structural reliability theory and its application to bridge engineering. Fundamental concepts like failure probability and reliability index are introduced. Ultimate as well as serviceability limit states for bridges are formulated...

  11. The floating water bridge

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    When high voltage is applied to distilled water filled in two glass beakers which are in contact, a stable water connection forms spontaneously, giving the impression of a floating water bridge. A detailed experimental analysis reveals static and dynamic structures as well as heat and mass transfer through this bridge

  12. New ecological knowledge and practices for society and sustainability

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    Nichols, Erica; Baron, Jill; Dirzo, Rodolfo; Sarukhan, Jose; Persic, Ana; Arico, Salvatore

    2007-01-01

    As attributes of the Earth's ecosystems shift in the face of human impact and sustainability of ecosystem services becomes less certain, one important tool at the disposal of the scientific community and other groups is a blueprint for understanding, evaluating, and communicating the value of ecological services. The blueprint presented here is based on (1) an examination of the ecological and societal trade-offs accompanying any given action, (2) revised methods of communication, and (3) coordination of actions at many different scales. The Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity (CONABIO) is a good example of a demand-driven “bridging institution” between academia, government, and civil society, and it works to collect and convert scientific information into information for policy, management, and conservation. Intergovernmental organizations like the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are well placed to facilitate such coordination at the international level, through their work with member states. Through collaboration with the constituencies of such organizations as the Ecological Society of America, the blueprint described below has the potential to become an important tool for assessing and managing threats to ecosystem services that are essential to life.

  13. “On a bridge in Berlin”

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    Pihl, Ole Verner

    2013-01-01

    that jumps in time and place: it begins with Martin Heidegger´s quotation “The Bridge gathers to itself in its own way earth and sky, divinities and mortals”, and the bridge is a state of mind, a chronotope, a portal in time between past, present, and future. The methodological approach is based...... on Bachelard and Heidegger. This GN investigates how architecture changes our cities and cultural identity. It merges different narrative time layers as: childhood memories, dreams, hallucinations, fiction, past, present, and future. The findings of this paper explains why a cross disciplinary approach...

  14. The Ecology of Urban Tectonics

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    Beim, Anne; Hvejsel, Marie Frier

    2016-01-01

    it as part of an everyday practice and regional building culture. “Can material interest and tectonic aspiration inform the urban scale and how can the urban context call for tectonic qualities in ordinary buildings?” We ask, and “Can we speak of an ‘ecology of urban tectonics’ where the scale of the urban...... that link the urban fabric to the human scale. Consequently, the paper studies how meta-level concepts as everyday building culture, the regional and the notion of ecology link together and the commonalities they share that often happen to be mutually interdependent: culture /tradition, locality, and scale...... designs that link culture/tradition, locality and scale around the human experience of the work. One could argue that his buildings define an ecological tectonic approach that addresses the urban scale in a direct unimpressed and highly original manner, outlining a direction for an ‘urban tectonic...

  15. Architectural design in the east artificial island of the Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge:the combination of natural and humanistic cultures%港珠澳大桥东人工岛岛上建筑设计--自然与人文的结合

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    冯颖慧; 姜立得

    2015-01-01

    通过研究分析港珠澳大桥人工岛的自然环境、人文环境及大桥建造的背景,对岛上集观光、商业、展览、交通服务等功能的大型公共建筑设计与岛上广场景观设计进行呼应与融合。最大程度地发挥珠江口海中央的独特地理特性及香港、珠海、澳门三地的人文特色,成为港珠澳大桥里程碑式工程中的精髓。%Through studying and analyzing the natural and cultural environment, and the bridge construction background of the Hongkong-Zhuhai- Macao Bridge, echo and fuse the square sightseeing designs of the island and the large public building designs, such as sightseeing, business, exhibitions, transport services and etc. Maximize the unique geographical center of the Pearl River Estuary characteristics and the cultural characteristics of Hongkong, Zhuhai and Macao. It would be the essence of the landmark Hongkong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge project.

  16. "Bridging the Gap" through Australian Cultural Astronomy

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    Hamacher, Duane W.; Norris, Ray P.

    2011-01-01

    For more than 50,000 years, Indigenous Australians have incorporated celestial events into their oral traditions and used the motions of celestial bodies for navigation, time-keeping, food economics, and social structure. In this paper, we explore the ways in which Aboriginal people made careful observations of the sky, measurements of celestial bodies, and incorporated astronomical events into complex oral traditions by searching for written records of time-keeping using celestial bodies, th...

  17. "Bridging the Gap" through Australian Cultural Astronomy

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    Hamacher, Duane W

    2011-01-01

    For more than 50,000 years, Indigenous Australians have incorporated celestial events into their oral traditions and used the motions of celestial bodies for navigation, time-keeping, food economics, and social structure. In this paper, we explore the ways in which Aboriginal people made careful observations of the sky, measurements of celestial bodies, and incorporated astronomical events into complex oral traditions by searching for written records of time-keeping using celestial bodies, the use of rising and setting stars as indicators of special events, recorded observations of variable stars, the solar cycle, and lunar phases (including ocean tides and eclipses) in oral tradition, as well as astronomical measurements of the equinox, solstice, and cardinal points.

  18. Symmetry: a bridge between nature and culture

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    Mouchet, Amaury

    2015-01-01

    Are symmetries discovered or rather invented by humans ? The stand you may take firmly here reveals a lot of your epistemological position. Conversely, the arguments you may forge for answering to this question, or to one of its numerous narrower or broader variations, shape your whole philosophical thoughts; not specifically about science, by the way. I will try to show how physics helps to (re)consider this issue.

  19. Bridge technology report

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    2013-01-01

    Please note this is a Short Discount publication. As LANs have proliferated, new technologies and system concepts have come to the fore. One of the key issues is how to interconnect networks. One means of interconnection is to use a 'bridge'. Other competing technologies are repeaters, routers, and gateways. Bridges permit traffic isolation, connect network segments together and operate at the MAC layer. Further, because they operate at the MAC layer, they can handle a variety of protocols such as TCP/IP, SNA, and X.25. This report focuses on the specific technology of bridging two netw

  20. The Rhetoric and Characteristics of Ecological Cultural Context of Poetess in Tang Dynasty%唐代女诗人言语修辞与生态文化语境特征

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    朱莉莉

    2014-01-01

    生态语言学关注生态文化背景下的语言现象。唐代女诗人陷于男性中心的语言架构之中,言语修辞表现出“双性特质”。她们运用“同一”策略谋求交际主体之间共同的认知、经验与文化。唐代女诗人言语修辞的“双性特质”通过正统地位的诗歌篇章选择、内敛阅读体验空间的“紧缩句”句式选择、高远气象的词语选择得以呈现。唐代女诗人言语修辞的“双性特质”是女性本真言说与语境生态制约之间矛盾冲突的结果。%Ecological linguistics focuses on language phenomenon in the ecological cultural context .Poetess in Tang Dynasty involved in the male-centered language framework , the rhetoric showed “double-sex nature .” They use “the same” strategy for common cognition , experience and culture between the subjects in communication . They represented their rhetorical “double-sex nature” through the selection of poetry text , sentence patterns and wording .Their rhetorical “double-sex nature” was the result of the confrontation between their narration and re-striction of ecological context .

  1. Bridged Race Population Estimates

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    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services — Population estimates from "bridging" the 31 race categories used in Census 2000, as specified in the 1997 Office of Management and Budget (OMB) race and ethnicity...

  2. Long Span Bridges in Scandinavia

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1998-01-01

    The first Scandinavian bridge with a span of more than 500 m was the Lillebælt Suspension Bridge opened to traffic in 1970.Art the end of the 20th century the longest span of any European bridge is found in the Storebælt East Bridge with a main span of 1624 m. Also the third longest span in Europ...

  3. The Componential Model of Reading: Predicting First Grade Reading Performance of Culturally Diverse Students From Ecological, Psychological, and Cognitive Factors Assessed at Kindergarten Entry

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    Hernandez, Miriam; Folsom, Jessica S.; Otaiba, Stephanie Al; Greulich, Luana; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Connor, Carol M

    2012-01-01

    This study, framed by the component model of reading (CMR), examined the relative importance of kindergarten-entry predictors of first grade reading performance. Specifically, elements within the ecological domain included dialect, maternal education, amount of preschool, and home literacy; elements within the psychological domain included teacher-reported academic competence, social skills, and behavior; and elements within the cognitive domain included initial vocabulary, phonological, and ...

  4. Community Ecology

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    1988-01-01

    This book presents the proceedings of a workshop on community ecology organized at Davis, in April, 1986, sponsored by the Sloan Foundation. There have been several recent symposia on community ecology (Strong et. al., 1984, Diamond and Case, 1987) which have covered a wide range of topics. The goal of the workshop at Davis was more narrow: to explore the role of scale in developing a theoretical approach to understanding communities. There are a number of aspects of scale that enter into attempts to understand ecological communities. One of the most basic is organizational scale. Should community ecology proceed by building up from population biology? This question and its ramifications are stressed throughout the book and explored in the first chapter by Simon Levin. Notions of scale have long been important in understanding physical systems. Thus, in understanding the interactions of organisms with their physical environment, questions of scale become paramount. These more physical questions illustrate the...

  5. Ecological shortage

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    The Meadows study (Limits to Growth) has made the environmental problem popular, but it has reduced the ecological problem to one of population and raw materials, leaving the conditions of social organisation and developmental policy out of consideration. This means that in spite of the repeated moral appeals, developing countries are left to their natural fate while fear and resignation are spread in the industrial nations. The present study tries to contradict this trend in consideration of interdependences in ecological development. (orig.)

  6. Protection and Inheritance of Meige under the Context of Cultural Ecology%论文化生态视野下“梅葛”的保护与传承

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    胡云

    2015-01-01

    彝族史诗《梅葛》千百年来以口头形式流传于彝族民间,凝结了民众的智慧、维系着族群的认同,这一属于人类共同财富的文化传统现在处于衰退、失传的危境中,而《梅葛》与其所处的文化生态系统关系密切,本文尝试运用文化生态学的相关理论来论述《梅葛》近年来保护与传承的现状,并从文化生态学的角度针对在传承与保护过程中存在的问题,提出切实可行的对策,通过对史诗《梅葛》个案的分析,以期为彝族史诗甚至是口传史诗的保护和传承提供参考。%For millennia the Yi epic Gemei has been orally transmitted, highlighting the wisdom of the Yi peo-ple and embodying their solidarity.This great cultural heritage is, unfortunately, on the verge of oblivion and ex-tinction.Departing from the close relation of Gemei with its cultural ecology system, this paper attempts to present the current situation of this epic in terms of its protection, inheritance and other related issues on the basis of the theory of cultural ecology.Based on the aforesaid analysis, the author proceeds to suggest feasible solutions, both specific to the case of Gemei and applicable to other epics of the Yi and even all orally-transmitted epics in gen-eral.

  7. Integral Abutment and Jointless Bridges

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    Cristian-Claudiu Comisu

    2005-01-01

    Integral bridges, or integral abutment and jointless bridges, as they are more commonly known in the USA, are constructed without any movement joints between spans or between spans and abutments. Typically these bridges have stub-type abutments supported on piles and continuous bridge deck from one embankment to the other. Foundations are usually designed to be small and flexible to facilitate horizontal movement or rocking of the support. Integrally bridges are simple or multiple span ones t...

  8. Present Situation and Countermeasures of Digital Nuo Culture Distributed in Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone%鄱阳湖生态经济区傩文化数字化保护现状与对策

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    刘艳玲; 蔡小红

    2011-01-01

    Explaining the significance of digital Nuo culture distributed in Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone,the paper combs through the evolution of digital Nuo culture,describes its present situation and analyze main problems of digital Nuo culture,and provides countermeasures such as improved protection concept,database development and web site construction,application of key technology,digitized standardization system.%阐述鄱阳湖生态经济区傩文化数字化保护的意义,梳理傩文化数字化的演进历程,描述傩文化数字化保护现状并分析存在的主要问题,并从数字化保护观念的树立,数据库建设及网站建设,关键技术的应用、数字化标准的制定等方面提出对策。

  9. Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014

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    Gülkan, Polat; Mahmoud, Khaled

    2016-01-01

      The book includes peer-reviewed contributions selected from presentations given at the Istanbul Bridge Conference 2014, held from August 11 – 13 in Istanbul, Turkey. It reports on the current challenges in bridge engineering faced by professionals around the globe, giving a special emphasis to recently developed techniques, innovations and opportunities. The book covers key topics in the field, including modeling and analysis methods; construction and erection techniques; design for extreme events and condition assessment and structural health monitoring. There is a balanced presentation of theory, research and practice. This book, which provides the readers with a comprehensive and timely reference guide on current practices in bridge engineering, is intended for professionals, academic researchers and students alike.

  10. Active Control of Suspension Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    In this paper some recent research on active control of very long suspension bridges, is presented. The presentation is based on research work at Aalborg University, Denmark. The active control system is based on movable flaps attached to the bridge girder. Wind load on bridges with or without...... flaps attached to the girder is briefly presented. A simple active control system is discussed. Results from wind tunnel experiments with a bridge section show that flaps can be used effectively to control bridge girder vibrations. Flutter conditions for suspension bridges with and without flaps...

  11. “西湖文化”的生态智慧及其现实意义探索%The Ecological Wisdom and Practical Significance of "West Lake Culture"

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    毛华松; 杜春兰; 陈心怡

    2014-01-01

    “西湖文化”是以西湖水利工程为核心,涵盖水利建设、风景营造、游赏组织及产业发展等“社会-经济-自然”复合因子的文化综合体,是中国水利社会文化背景下的普遍性风景符号。结合《永乐大典》36个城市的西湖历史文献整理,围绕建设动因、选址、布局等关键因子统计,系统总结了在多元建设目标、城市水系组织、风景园林要素等方面的“西湖文化”生态智慧经验。并在分析相关典型城市西湖风景营建的基础上,提出西湖文化基于人与自然、社会共生互融的整体环境观和基于地域适应性的风景调和能力,对营造生态持续、人文健康的山水城市有着实践的指导意义。%The West Lake culture, in which the water conservancy acts as the core, is a cultural complex composite factor of "society - economy - nature" covering water conservancy construction, landscape and tour the organization and industrial development and it is also the universal symbol under the social and cultural background of Chinese water conservancy. Based on the analysis of the documents of West Lakes of 36 cities from The Yongle Canon, this article systematicaly induced the ecological wisdom and experience of the West Lake in aspects of Multivariate Construction Goals, City Water System, Landscape Architecture Elements etc. around some key-factors, such as construction agents, site selection and layout. On the basis of analyzing some typical west lake landscape-construction of other cities, the author proposed the west- lake cultural integrated environment view based on the harmony of people, nature and the society and the scenery regulation based on geographical adaptability, which plays an practice guiding role in constructing a shanshui city of ecological sustainability and humanistic wel-being.

  12. Call cultures in orang-utans?

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    Serge A Wich

    Full Text Available BACKGROUND: Several studies suggested great ape cultures, arguing that human cumulative culture presumably evolved from such a foundation. These focused on conspicuous behaviours, and showed rich geographic variation, which could not be attributed to known ecological or genetic differences. Although geographic variation within call types (accents has previously been reported for orang-utans and other primate species, we examine geographic variation in the presence/absence of discrete call types (dialects. Because orang-utans have been shown to have geographic variation that is not completely explicable by genetic or ecological factors we hypothesized that this will be similar in the call domain and predict that discrete call type variation between populations will be found. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We examined long-term behavioural data from five orang-utan populations and collected fecal samples for genetic analyses. We show that there is geographic variation in the presence of discrete types of calls. In exactly the same behavioural context (nest building and infant retrieval, individuals in different wild populations customarily emit either qualitatively different calls or calls in some but not in others. By comparing patterns in call-type and genetic similarity, we suggest that the observed variation is not likely to be explained by genetic or ecological differences. CONCLUSION/SIGNIFICANCE: These results are consistent with the potential presence of 'call cultures' and suggest that wild orang-utans possess the ability to invent arbitrary calls, which spread through social learning. These findings differ substantially from those that have been reported for primates before. First, the results reported here are on dialect and not on accent. Second, this study presents cases of production learning whereas most primate studies on vocal learning were cases of contextual learning. We conclude with speculating on how these findings might

  13. Socio-Ecological Innovation

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    Edgeman, Rick; Eskildsen, Jacob Kjær

    is part of the enterprise cultural fabric, is foundational to enterprise strategy, and contributes to the financial security of the enterprise. Innovation for Sustainability is innovation that is specifically targeted to address ecological and / or societal considerations. That is, Innovation......Socio‐Ecological Innovation or SEI is innovation resulting from strategic integration of sustainable innovation and innovation for sustainability. In particular SEI is regarded as critical to organizations intent on progressing toward Sustainable Enterprise Excellence (SEE) and, indeed, progressing...... toward the asymptotic goal of becoming a continuously relevant and responsible organization (CR2O). Sustainable Innovation is something that is attained only when innovation in an enterprise is regular, systematic, and systemic to the endeavors of the enterprise itself – that is – Sustainable Innovation...

  14. Cultural, Transcriptomic, and Proteomic Analyses of Water-Stressed Cells of Actinobacterial Strains Isolated from Compost: Ecological Implications in the Fed-Batch Composting Process.

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    Narihiro, Takashi; Kanosue, Yuji; Hiraishi, Akira

    2016-06-25

    This study was undertaken to examine the effects of water activity (aw) on the viability of actinobacterial isolates from a fed-batch composting (FBC) process by comparing culturability and stainability with 5-cyano-2,3-ditoryl tetrazolium chloride (CTC). The FBC reactor as the source of these bacteria was operated with the daily loading of household biowaste for 70 d. During this period of composting, aw in the reactor decreased linearly with time and reached approximately 0.95 at the end of operation. The plate counts of aerobic chemoorganotrophic bacteria were 3.2-fold higher than CTC-positive (CTC+) counts on average at the fully acclimated stage (after 7 weeks of operation), in which Actinobacteria predominated, as shown by lipoquinone profiling and cultivation methods. When the actinobacterial isolates from the FBC process were grown under aw stress, no significant differences were observed in culturability among the cultures, whereas CTC stainability decreased with reductions in aw levels. A cDNA microarray-based transcriptomic analysis of a representative isolate showed that many of the genes involved in cellular metabolism and genetic information processing were down-regulated by aw stress. This result was fully supported by a proteomic analysis. The results of the present study suggest that, in low aw mature compost, the metabolic activity of the community with Actinobacteria predominating is temporarily reduced to a level that hardly reacts with CTC; however, these bacteria are easily recoverable by exposure to a high aw culture medium. This may be a plausible reason why acclimated FBC reactors in which Actinobacteria predominate yields higher plate counts than CTC+ counts. PMID:27246805

  15. Ecological effects of co-culturing the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus with the Chinese white shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis in an earthen pond

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    Zhou, Shun; Ren, Yichao; Pearce, Christopher M.; Dong, Shuanglin; Tian, Xiangli; Gao, Qinfeng; Wang, Fang

    2016-03-01

    Using net enclosures in an earthen pond, we established three culture treatments with the sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus and the Chinese white shrimp Fenneropenaeus chinensis: monoculture of sea cucumbers (C), monoculture of shrimp (S), and co-culture of the two species (CS). We measured levels of suspended particulate matter in the water column; total organic matter, total organic carbon, total nitrogen, and carbon/nitrogen ratios in both settling particles and the sediment; and chlorophyll a levels in the sediment. We then compared these variables between the three treatments. We also examined growth, survival, and yield of the two species in the different treatments. From June to September, the mean monthly suspended particulate matter sedimentation rates in the CS and S treatments were significantly (Pculture were all significantly greater than those of sea cucumbers in monoculture. There were no significant differences among any of these variables for shrimp reared in the two systems. The bioturbation of the sediment and fecal production of the shrimp likely supplied natural food for the sea cucumbers. Co-culture of the two species is a viable option for increasing yield per unit area, maximizing use of the water body, and diversifying crop production.

  16. Relationship between Rice Cultural Diversity and Ecological Environment in Yunnan Province of China%中国云南稻作文化多样性与生态环境的关系探讨

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    曾亚文; 杜娟; 普晓英; 罗曦; 杨树明; 杨涛

    2012-01-01

    [Objective] This paper aims to confirm that Yunnan is one origin center of rice and human in the world.[Method] The complicated and unique ecological environment in Yunnan makes Yunnan Province the largest center of genetic diversity and cultural diversity of rice and human being as well as the cradle of human childhood.[Result] The genetic diversity and cultural diversity of rice and human being is closely related to the ecosystem diversity.Rice civilization in Yunnan can be divided into four types,including the diversity center region of rice civilization in southwestern Yunnan,diffusion region of rice civilization of Hani-Zhuang in southern Yunnan,rice civilization region of water-drought rotation in central Yunnan and poverty region of rice civilization in northern Yunnan.Southwestern Yunnan is not only the center of genetic ecological diversity and rice cultural diversity,but also the center of origin and diversity of crop genetic diversity.It is not only a transitional region among East Asia continent,South Asian sub-continent and Indo-China Peninsula,but also a core integration area of Chinese culture,Indian culture and Mid-south Peninsula culture which all merge with the local culture.[Conclusion] Yunnan is one common sphere where the origin of human evolution is closely related to the origin of rice evolution.%[目的]探讨云南是世界稻种和人类的起源中心之一。[方法]复杂的而独特的云南生态环境造就了云南成为中国稻种最大的遗传多样性和文化多样性中心及其人类童年的摇篮。[结果]云南稻种和人类遗传多样性及其文化多样性与生态系统多样性息息相关;云南稻作文化可划分为滇西南稻作文化多样性中心区、滇南哈尼壮族稻作文化扩散区、滇中水旱轮作稻作文化区和滇北稻作文化贫乏区四大类型。滇西南既是云南稻种的遗传生态多样中心和稻作文化多样性中心,又是云南作物种质资源起源及其多样化

  17. Quantum Bidding in Bridge

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    Muhammad, Sadiq; Tavakoli, Armin; Kurant, Maciej; Pawłowski, Marcin; Żukowski, Marek; Bourennane, Mohamed

    2014-04-01

    Quantum methods allow us to reduce communication complexity of some computational tasks, with several separated partners, beyond classical constraints. Nevertheless, experimental demonstrations of this have thus far been limited to some abstract problems, far away from real-life tasks. We show here, and demonstrate experimentally, that the power of reduction of communication complexity can be harnessed to gain an advantage in a famous, immensely popular, card game—bridge. The essence of a winning strategy in bridge is efficient communication between the partners. The rules of the game allow only a specific form of communication, of very low complexity (effectively, one has strong limitations on the number of exchanged bits). Surprisingly, our quantum technique does not violate the existing rules of the game (as there is no increase in information flow). We show that our quantum bridge auction corresponds to a biased nonlocal Clauser-Horne-Shimony-Holt game, which is equivalent to a 2→1 quantum random access code. Thus, our experiment is also a realization of such protocols. However, this correspondence is not complete, which enables the bridge players to have efficient strategies regardless of the quality of their detectors.

  18. Bridge of Light

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    2011-01-01

    Lying gleaming white under a brooding sky,the Lhasa River Railway Bridge forms a gate to Lhasa City.Built as a part of Qinghai-Tibet Railway,on July 1,2011, the highest altitude railway in the world has been in service for five years. Lhasa,Tibet

  19. Bridge over troubled water?

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    Svendsen, Gunnar Lind Haase; Nannestad, Peter; Svendsen, Gert Tinggaard

    2008-01-01

    The problem of integrating non-Western immigrants into Western welfare states is the focus of this paper. To address this issue, we suggest a social capital approach in which we apply the conceptual pair of bridging social capital (BR), which connects an individual to the broader social structure...

  20. Building Bridges to China.

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    Wasta, Stephanie; Scott, Margaret

    1998-01-01

    Describes a theme cycle called "Building Bridges to China" developed for third grade students that focuses on the similarities between the lives of children and families in China and the United States. Explains that the theme cycle addresses the National Geography Standards and three of the National Council for the Social Studies standards. (CMK)

  1. Revised Rules for Concrete Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Jensen, F. M.; Middleton, C.;

    This paper is based on research performed for the Highway Agency, London, UK under the project DPU/9/44 "Revision of Bridge Assessment Rules Based on Whole Life Performance: Concrete Bridges" It contains details of a methodology which can be used to generate Whole Life (WL) reliability profiles....... These WL reliability profiles may be used to establish revised rules for Concrete Bridges....

  2. Investigation of the Disorder of Cultural Ecological Environment and the Deviation from Human Spirit%文化生态的紊乱与人文品格的异变探微

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    傅守祥

    2015-01-01

    The one-dimensional developism based on the mode of linear thinking does more harm than good to human society. The pursuit for modernization and acceleration of globalization destroys the plurality of world culture. The bitter historical experience makes China go to extremes in its pursuit for development without giving much thought to the danger of impoverishing its own traditional culture. This caused Chinese cultural ecological environment to deteriorate. As a result, its internal cultural quality and spiritual power fall drastically. Culture is the foundation for the rise of a nation. The renaissance of a nation in the process of modernization can not happen without the support of the revival of the whole national culture and without sustenance of cultural energy. As China strengthens its reformation, we should try to adjust the symbiotic relationship between economy, politics, society and culture by way of institutional practice and scientific development. We should also greatly improve the system and function of our governance. We must take the historical responsibility and try our best to unleash our cultural vitality and creativity and guard the cultural justice against all possible violations.%建立在线性思维基础上的、单一模式的“发展主义”对人类社会来说是祸而非福。现代化追求与全球化深入的偏颇损害了世界文化的多样性,崇信现代化的中国因历史的负债而不可避免地“矫枉过正”,一再损耗着原本厚实与多样的中华文化,使其文化生态日趋恶化,其内在品质与精神影响力大幅度下降。文化是一个民族实现跨越式发展的重要基础,一个民族要想在现代化进程中实现伟大复兴,没有文化的整体复兴作为拱卫、没有文化的深度活力进行反哺是难以为继的。全面深化改革背景下的当代中国,要努力通过制度实践和科学发展,更好地协调经济、政治、社会、文化之间的

  3. The New Characteristics of Financial Culture Ecology in the Background of the New Normal%新常态背景下金融文化生态新特征

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    陆岷峰; 史丽霞

    2015-01-01

    金融文化对金融的发展具有重要作用,金融创新是金融文化的核心构成部分,同时更是金融业生存发展的根本动力源泉.随着经济逐渐步入新常态阶段,金融生态也必然表现出不同以往的新特征.互联网金融是影响当前金融生态并形成金融新常态的主要变量因素,所形成的新特征将决定金融创新方向与重点,从而促进金融系统健康发展.%Financial culture plays an important role in the process of financial development. Financial innovation is not only the core component of the financial culture, but also a fundamental source of inspiration survival and development of the financial sector. As the economy is entering a new phase of normal, finance new eco inevitably exhibit new characteristics different from the past. Internet banking is the ecological impact of the current finance and main variable factor in the formation of new financial norm. The formation of the new features will determine the direction and focus of financial innovation so as to promote the healthy development of the financial system.

  4. Dynamic Bridge Response for a Bridge-friendly Truck

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    V. Šmilauer

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available A truck with controlled semi-active suspensions traversing a bridge is examined for benefits to the bridge structure. The original concept of a road-friendly truck was extended to a bridge-friendly vehicle, using the same optimization tools. A half-car model with two independently driven axles is coupled with simply supported bridges (beam, slab model with the span range from 5 m to 50 m. Surface profile of the bridge deck is either stochastic or in the shape of a bump or a pot in the mid-span. Numerical integration in the MATLAB/SIMULINK environment solves coupled dynamic equations of motion with optimized truck suspensions. The rear axle generates the prevailing load and to a great extent determines the bridge response. A significant decrease in contact road-tire forces is observed and the mid-span bridge deflections are on average smaller, when compared to commercial passive suspensions. 

  5. Ecological macroeconomics

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    Røpke, Inge

    2013-01-01

    of the economy could go hand in hand with increased employment. These ideas were not reflected much in actual policies, and – despite some green elements – the subsequent economic upturn was driven first of all by consumption, and in several affluent countries, fueled by credit expansion. The current revival...... on how to reconcile environmental and social concerns. Based on this broad variety of pieces in a jigsaw puzzle, a new ecological macroeconomics is emerging, but the contours are still vague. This chapter seeks to outline some of this topography and to add a few pieces of its own by highlighting the need...... to shift resources from consumption to investment and describing the role of consumer-citizens in such a change. The chapter starts by identifying the problems and challenges for an ecological macroeconomics. The next section outlines some of the shortcomings of traditional macroeconomics...

  6. Bacterial Ecology

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    Fenchel, Tom

    2011-01-01

    Bacterial ecology is concerned with the interactions between bacteria and their biological and nonbiological environments and with the role of bacteria in biogeochemical element cycling. Many fundamental properties of bacteria are consequences of their small size. Thus, they can efficiently exploit...... biogeochemical processes are carried exclusively by bacteria. * Bacteria play an important role in all types of habitats including some that cannot support eukaryotic life....

  7. Screening of a micro-ecological fodder starter culture lactic acid bacterial strain and optimization of culture conditions%一株用于微生态饲料发酵剂的乳酸菌筛选及培养条件优化

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    杨柳; 张一; 陈宇飞

    2016-01-01

    A micro-ecological fodder starter culture lactic acid bacterial strain was screened and the culture conditions were optimized in this article. The acid production rate of three kinds of lactic acid bacteria was determined, and the antibacterial test for e.coli was carried out. Meanwhile the excellent strains were identified by using French bacteria identification system. The result shows that the acid production rate of type A lactic acid bacteria was fast, with good antibacterial effect. And the type A lactic acid bacteria was identified as Pediococcus pentosus. By studying the effect of each culture con⁃dition on biomass of lactic acid bacteria, we reached that the culture temperature was 30 ℃, stilling culture, inoculum size was 1%, choosing peptone as nitrogen source with the concentration of 8%~10%, the initial pH was 6.5. Under this condition, the biomass of lactic acid bacteria was the highest. These provided a theoretical reference for development and application of micro-ecological fodder start⁃er culture strains.%对用于微生态饲料发酵剂的乳酸菌进行筛选和培养条件优化。测定了3种乳酸菌的产酸速度,进行了大肠杆菌的抑菌效果试验,并利用梅里埃细菌鉴定系统对优良菌种进行鉴定,得出A型乳酸菌的产酸速度快、抑菌效果好,并鉴定该菌为戊糖片球菌;通过研究培养条件诸因素对乳酸菌生物量的影响,研究得出:培养温度30℃、静置培养、接种量1%、氮源选择蛋白胨、碳源浓度为8%~10%、初始pH值为6.5,该条件下乳酸菌的生物量最大。为微生物饲料发酵剂菌种的开发与应用提供理论参考。

  8. Swedish Language as a Tool for Social Integration Based on Immigrant Student's Experiences at Bridge

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    Camara, Bully M; Syakango, Slade M

    2011-01-01

    This thesis was carried out with the aim of finding out the effects of Swedish language courses at Bridge in the social integration of immigrants into Finland‟s Swedish speaking society. This study falls under the Empowering Work Research and Development Path of Laurea Applied University of Sciences (Otaniemi). It was carried out in collaboration with Bridge project, which is a new service centre catering for immigrants. Bridge is part of Luckan, the Finland-Swedish Information and Culture Ce...

  9. Historical ecology: past, present and future.

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    Szabó, Péter

    2015-11-01

    The term 'historical ecology' has been used with various meanings since the first half of the 20th century. Studies labelled as historical ecology have been produced in at least four academic disciplines: history, ecology, geography and anthropology. Although all those involved seem to agree that historical ecology concerns the historical interconnectedness of nature and human culture, this field of study has no unified methodology, specialized institutional background and common publication forums. Knowledge of the development of historical ecology is also limited. As a result, the current multitude of definitions of historical ecology is accompanied by divergent opinions as to where the origins of the field are to be sought. In this review, I follow the development of historical ecology from the 18th century to the present. In the first part, I briefly describe some early examples of historical ecological investigations, followed by a description of the various scientific strands in the 20th century that contributed to the formation of historical ecology. In the second part, I discuss the past five decades of historical ecological investigations in more detail, focusing mostly (but not exclusively) on works that their respective authors identified as historical ecology. I also examine the appearance and interconnectedness of the two main trends (ecological and anthropological) in historical ecological research. In the last part, I attempt to outline the future of historical ecology based on common features in existing research. It appears that at present historical ecology is at a crossroads. With rapidly growing interest in historical ecological research, it may move towards institutionalization or remain an umbrella term.

  10. Interdisciplinarity : building bridges, and nurturing a complex ecology of ideas

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    Gasper, Des

    2001-01-01

    markdownabstractAbstract Much discussion of interdisciplinarity shows one or more of the following defects: 1. conceptual confusion - lack of a refined and consistent set of terms for analysing interdisciplinarity and its variants; 2. utopianism - lack of realism about constraints and possibilities in the social organization of science; 3. monism - advocacy of a single simple organizational model, rather than a complex heterogeneous model with multiple niches, nodes and forms of interaction. ...

  11. Interdisciplinarity: Building Bridges and Nurturing a Complex Ecology of Ideas

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    D.R. Gasper (Des)

    2004-01-01

    markdownabstractAbstract Much discussion of interdisciplinarity shows one or more of the following defects: 1. conceptual confusion - lack of a refined and consistent set of terms for analysing interdisciplinarity and its variants; 2. utopianism - lack of realism about constraints and possibilitie

  12. [Retention of adhesive bridges].

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    Raes, F; De Boever, J

    1994-04-01

    Since the development of adhesive bridges in the early seventies, the retention and therefore the durability of these bridges has been tremendously improved. Conditioning of the non-precious metal by silanisation, careful acid etching of the enamel and the use of the appropriate composite resin are of prime importance. Furthermore, the meticulous preparation with enough interproximal embrace, occlusal rests, interocclusal clearance and cingulum stops is equally important. Including more teeth in the design does not necessarily lead to an improved retention. Besides the material and technical aspects, the whole clinical procedure needs much attention. The retention does not depend on one single factor, but on the precision of all the necessary clinical steps and on a well-defined selection of the material. In this way a five-year survival rate of close to 80% can be obtained. PMID:11830965

  13. Positive interactions between irrawaddy dolphins and artisanal fishers in the Chilika Lagoon of eastern India are driven by ecology, socioeconomics, and culture.

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    D'Lima, Coralie; Marsh, Helene; Hamann, Mark; Sinha, Anindya; Arthur, Rohan

    2014-09-01

    In human-dominated landscapes, interactions and perceptions towards wildlife are influenced by multidimensional drivers. Understanding these drivers could prove useful for wildlife conservation. We surveyed the attitudes and perceptions of fishers towards threatened Irrawaddy dolphins (Orcaella brevirostris) at Chilika Lagoon India. To validate the drivers of fisher perceptions, we : (1) observed dolphin foraging behavior at stake nets, and (2) compared catch per unit effort (CPUE) and catch income of fishers from stake nets in the presence and absence of foraging dolphins. We found that fishers were mostly positive towards dolphins, believing that dolphins augmented their fish catch and using culture to express their perceptions. Foraging dolphins were observed spending half their time at stake nets and were associated with significantly higher catch income and CPUE of mullet (Liza sp.), a locally preferred food fish species. Wildlife conservation efforts should use the multidimensional drivers of human-wildlife interactions to involve local stakeholders in management.

  14. BRIDGING SERVICE QUALITY GAPS

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    BARKATH UNISSA

    2012-01-01

    Bridging the Service quality gaps is one of the foremost areas of concern for amarketer. Service marketing is inherently different from product or goods marketing.Services are distinctively characterized by their intangible, heterogeneous, inseparableand perishable nature. The importance of the service sector in today's world is a verywidely accepted and renowned idea. “We are already experiencing a service society“services do have some basic characteristics which make them fundamentally diff...

  15. Bridging as Coercive Accommodation

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    Bos, J W; Mineur, A M; Bos, Johan; Buitelaar, Paul; Mineur, Anne-Marie

    1995-01-01

    In this paper we discuss the notion of "bridging" in Discourse Representation Theory as a tool to account for discourse referents that have only been established implicitly, through the lexical semantics of other referents. In doing so, we use ideas from Generative Lexicon theory, to introduce antecedents for anaphoric expressions that cannot be "linked" to a proper antecedent, but that do not need to be "accommodated" because they have some connection to the network of discourse referents that is already established.

  16. Nematic liquid crystal bridges

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    Doss, Susannah; Ellis, Perry; Vallamkondu, Jayalakshmi; Danemiller, Edward; Vernon, Mark; Fernandez-Nieves, Alberto

    We study the effects of confining a nematic liquid crystal between two parallel glass plates with homeotropic boundary conditions for the director at all bounding surfaces. We find that the free surface of the nematic bridge is a surface of constant mean curvature. In addition, by changing the distance between the plates and the contact angle with the glass plates, we transition between loops and hedgehogs that can be either radial or hyperbolic.

  17. 本原文化与中国食品包装生态设计理念%On original culture and China ecology design of food package

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    何辉

    2011-01-01

    The “co-exist ”and “co-flourish” consciousness of the Yin and Yang “Create” a World, and the world Works Forever becomes the China original culture nucleus of ecology thought; Food package design is creating or constructing a world of Heaven-Beings about afood package that involves quality, energy and information's transformation between human being and nature for realizing some free essence on the basic of practice more than a plan basing on dividing objective and subjective; And in China history food package design have experienced the thought stagers of admiring life or respecting life on “Reproduction-Totem-Magic” being one body, and life idea about “Dao-Heaven-Earth-Man” staying in one place. Now, China Food package design under only on technology conditions have caused many problems, and emphasizing on a food package design of ecology like the “Yin and Yang ‘Create’ a World, and the world Works Forever” or “balance” seed creating “things” on “co-exist ”and “coflourish” is a wise choice.%从中国本原文化视野,对中国食品包装生态设计的发展历程进行探讨,突出和强调唯技术论时代下人与自然阴阳相合、生生不息这样一种"和实生物"的食品包装生态设计理念及其重要意义.

  18. Environmental life cycle assessment comparison between two bridge types: reinforced concrete bridge and steel composite bridge

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    Du, Guangli; Karoumi, Raid

    2013-01-01

    not been integrated into the decision-making process. This paper presents a systematic LCA method for quantifying the environmental impacts for bridges. The comparison study is performed between a reinforced concrete bridge and a steel bridge as an alternative design, with several key maintenance and EOL......The concept of sustainable construction has attracted an increased attention. Bridge infrastructures and their belonged construction activities consume considerable material and energy, which is responsible for large environmental burdens. However, the environmental assessment of bridges has...

  19. [Human ecology: an overview of man-environment relationships].

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    Begossi, A

    1993-01-01

    Cultural ecology, ethnobiology, sociobiology, models of subsistence and of cultural transmission, and applied ecology as parts of human ecology have a common denominator: they all present an ecological basis as continued biological force. Both the concepts and analytical models of ecology are necessary for understanding the relationship between man and nature. Cultural ecology studies the influence of environmental variables on the behavior of human cultures; sociobiology studies the biological bases of behavior; and ethnobiology studies classification systems of nature. The disciplines of anthropology, geography, sociology, and psychology represent specific branches of human ecology. Cultural ecology or ecological anthropology arise from the interaction of ecology (evolution of systems) with anthropology. Sociobiology evolved since the early 1970s, and it includes the disciplines of classical ethnology, evolutive ecology, and genetics. The interaction of evolutive ecology with ethology helped create sociology. In Brazil the study of human ecology on indigenous human populations (in particular in the Amazon basin) deals with cultural ecology, ethnology, and models of subsistence (goal model, models of decision, the theory of players, linear programming, central place foraging). Recent work includes that of Neves (1989), Moran (1983), and Fearnside (1986) who studies acculturated Brazilian half-breed Indians, fishermen, and migrants. Ethnobiology is well represented in Brazilian studies of indigenous populations. The works of Posey (1983) about ethnobotanics, ethnoentemology, and ethnoecology with Kayapo Indians are distinguished. Studies about littoral populations and other fishermen and agriculturists include such ecological aspects as territoriality (Forman 1970), diversity, and subsistence models (Begossi 1992, Begossi and Richerson 1993), ethnoichthyology (Marques 1991), and food taboos (Begossi 1992). In the social, environmental, and conservationist context

  20. Reassembling ecologies

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    Justesen, Lise; Mouritsen, Jan; Tryggestad, Kjell

    2011-01-01

    In its general form, stakeholder theory posits an extension of the ecology. It claims that there are other stakes and interests than those posited by shareholder value theory (Freeman et al. 2004; Jensen and Sandström 2011), and some stakeholder theory proponents argue that the natural environment is also to be considered as a stakeholder (Driscoll and Starik 2004; Norton 2007). It is a positive claim – there are more stakes and interests – and a moral one – we should look towards more intere...

  1. The Rakiura Titi Islands Restoration Project: community action to eradicate Rattus rattus and Rattus exulans for ecological restoration and cultural wellbeing

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    McClelland, P.J; Coote, R.; Trow, M.; Hutchins, P.; Nevins, HannahRose M.; Adams, Josh; Newman, J.; Moller, H.

    2011-01-01

    In 2003, a non-profit group, Ka Mate Nga Kiore, was set up to oversee the restoration of four Maori-owned islands off the south coast of Stewart Island, New Zealand. The first step in the restoration was to eradicate ship rats (Rattus rattus) from three islands and Pacific rats (R. exulans) from another. The eradication was funded by the Command Oil Spill Trustee Council which managed the mitigation money from an oil spill off the Californian coast in 1998. The funding was coordinated via Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge, a non-profit USA group primarily involved in seabird research and restoration. The project was primarily to benefit sooty shearwater (Puffinus griseus) and to sustain a culturally important customary harvest of their chicks by Rakiura Maori. However, like all island eradications, a wide range of other species also benefited from the removal of rats. The New Zealand Department of Conservation provided technical advice and assistance for the planning and implementation of the eradication programme. This paper describes how, with appropriate funding, community and technical support, rodent eradications can be achieved on private islands. In this case, a range of institutions and individuals joined to achieve a common goal that highlighted a significant international conservation action. We urge that more international and local-community-led restoration projects be initiated in the future.

  2. Intervention of environmental art design of spiritual ecology is analysed

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    吕北冰

    2016-01-01

    the fast pace of modern life and the high strength work pressure make people face the spirit ecological imbalance. Spiritual ecology is the study as the main spiritual existence(mainly) and its environment, including natural environment, social environment and cultural environment of the mutual relationship between disciplines. Through a large number of examples from the psychological spiritual ecology and cultural spirit State two aspects analyzes the spirit of ecology and environmental art design, environmental art design is discussed in the aspect of improving ecological environment of the human spirit play a huge role.

  3. Ecological Economics

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    Common, Michael; Stagl, Sigrid

    2005-10-01

    Taking as its starting point the interdependence of the economy and the natural environment, this book provides a comprehensive introduction to the emerging field of ecological economics. The authors, who have written extensively on the economics of sustainability, build on insights from both mainstream economics and ecological sciences. Part I explores the interdependence of the modern economy and its environment, while Part II focuses mainly on the economy and on economics. Part III looks at how national governments set policy targets and the instruments used to pursue those targets. Part IV examines international trade and institutions, and two major global threats to sustainability - climate change and biodiversity loss. Assuming no prior knowledge of economics, this textbook is well suited for use on interdisciplinary environmental science and management courses. It has extensive student-friendly features including discussion questions and exercises, keyword highlighting, real-world illustrations, further reading and website addresses. A comprehensive introduction to a developing field which will interest students from science, economics and management backgrounds A global approach to the problems of sustainability and sustainable development, issues which are increasingly prominent in political debate and policy making Filled with student-friendly features including focus areas for each chapter, keyword highlighting, real-world illustrations, discussion questions and exercises, further reading and website addresses

  4. Civic Ecology: A Postmodern Approach to Ecological Sustainability

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    Lopes, V. L.

    2013-12-01

    Human agency is transforming the planetary processes at unprecedented rates risking damaging essential life-support systems. Climate change, massive species extinction, land degradation, resources depletion, overpopulation, poverty and social injustice are all the result of human choices and non-sustainable ways of life. The survival of our modern economic systems depends upon insatiable consumption - a simple way of life no longer satisfies most people. Detached, instrumental rationality has created an ideal of liberalism based on individual pursuit of self-interest, leading the way into unprecedented material progress but bringing with it human alienation, social injustice, and ecological degradation. The purpose of this presentation is to introduce a community-based systems response to a growing sense that the interlocked social-ecological crisis is as much a problem of human thought and behavior as it is about identifying carrying capacities and CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. This approach, referred to here as civic ecology, presents a new and important paradigm shift in sustainability practice that attempts to bring together and integrate ecological ideas and postmodern thinking. As such, it is as much a holistic, dynamic, and synergistic approach to ecological sustainability, as it is a philosophy of life and ethical perspective born of ecological understanding and insight. Civic ecology starts with the proposition that the key factor determining the health of the ecosphere is the behavior of human beings, and therefore many of the most important issues related to sustainability lie in the areas of human thought and culture. Thus, the quest for sustainability must include as a central concern the transformation of psychological and behavioral patterns that have become an imminent danger to planetary health. At the core of this understanding is a fundamental paradigm shift from the basic commitments of modern Western culture to its model of mechanism

  5. Editorial: Pedagogical Media Ecologies

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    Dorothee M. Meister

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available From educational gaming through portable e-readers to cell phones, media are interpenetrating educational spaces and activities. Accordingly, understanding media in environmental or ecological terms has become increasingly important for education internationally. In North America, for example, the centenary of McLuhan’s birth has focused attention on approaches to media – whether oral, textual, electronic or digital– as a kind of environment in which education takes place. In parts of Europe, the so-called mediatic turn – following on the linguistic and iconic turns – has similarly emphasized the role of media as a condition for the possibility of educational activities and programs. With a few exceptions1 the papers in this special issue were first presented at the conference «Educational Media Ecologies: International Perspectives» which took place at the University of Paderborn, Germany, on March 27–28, 2012.2 The event was an interdisciplinary and transatlantic endeavor to bring together a wide range of perspectives on various issues relevant to educational media ecologies,3 and on related debates on mediation, medialization, mediatization, and mediality.4 The purpose of this volume, like the conference, is to foster and deepen international dialogue in the area of educational media. Areas of research and scholarship relevant to this dialogue include educational media, media literacy, educational philosophy, and media and cultural studies. The contributions, described below, put conceptual issues as well as social practices and applications at the center of the debate. Klaus Rummler opens the issue by clarifying the concept of ecology itself. Referencing a range of work over the past 50 years, Rummler describes how ecological models have been cast in sociological, semiotic, cultural, mediatic and other terms, and he explains the implications of these various perspectives for the study of educational contexts. Rummler also

  6. Bridging the gaps for global sustainable development: a quantitative analysis.

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    Udo, Victor E; Jansson, Peter Mark

    2009-09-01

    Global human progress occurs in a complex web of interactions between society, technology and the environment as driven by governance and infrastructure management capacity among nations. In our globalizing world, this complex web of interactions over the last 200 years has resulted in the chronic widening of economic and political gaps between the haves and the have-nots with consequential global cultural and ecosystem challenges. At the bottom of these challenges is the issue of resource limitations on our finite planet with increasing population. The problem is further compounded by pleasure-driven and poverty-driven ecological depletion and pollution by the haves and the have-nots respectively. These challenges are explored in this paper as global sustainable development (SD) quantitatively; in order to assess the gaps that need to be bridged. Although there has been significant rhetoric on SD with very many qualitative definitions offered, very few quantitative definitions of SD exist. The few that do exist tend to measure SD in terms of social, energy, economic and environmental dimensions. In our research, we used several human survival, development, and progress variables to create an aggregate SD parameter that describes the capacity of nations in three dimensions: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and technological sustainability. Using our proposed quantitative definition of SD and data from relatively reputable secondary sources, 132 nations were ranked and compared. Our comparisons indicate a global hierarchy of needs among nations similar to Maslow's at the individual level. As in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, nations that are struggling to survive are less concerned with environmental sustainability than advanced and stable nations. Nations such as the United States, Canada, Finland, Norway and others have higher SD capacity, and thus, are higher on their hierarchy of needs than nations such as Nigeria, Vietnam, Mexico and other

  7. Bridging the gaps for global sustainable development: a quantitative analysis.

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    Udo, Victor E; Jansson, Peter Mark

    2009-09-01

    Global human progress occurs in a complex web of interactions between society, technology and the environment as driven by governance and infrastructure management capacity among nations. In our globalizing world, this complex web of interactions over the last 200 years has resulted in the chronic widening of economic and political gaps between the haves and the have-nots with consequential global cultural and ecosystem challenges. At the bottom of these challenges is the issue of resource limitations on our finite planet with increasing population. The problem is further compounded by pleasure-driven and poverty-driven ecological depletion and pollution by the haves and the have-nots respectively. These challenges are explored in this paper as global sustainable development (SD) quantitatively; in order to assess the gaps that need to be bridged. Although there has been significant rhetoric on SD with very many qualitative definitions offered, very few quantitative definitions of SD exist. The few that do exist tend to measure SD in terms of social, energy, economic and environmental dimensions. In our research, we used several human survival, development, and progress variables to create an aggregate SD parameter that describes the capacity of nations in three dimensions: social sustainability, environmental sustainability and technological sustainability. Using our proposed quantitative definition of SD and data from relatively reputable secondary sources, 132 nations were ranked and compared. Our comparisons indicate a global hierarchy of needs among nations similar to Maslow's at the individual level. As in Maslow's hierarchy of needs, nations that are struggling to survive are less concerned with environmental sustainability than advanced and stable nations. Nations such as the United States, Canada, Finland, Norway and others have higher SD capacity, and thus, are higher on their hierarchy of needs than nations such as Nigeria, Vietnam, Mexico and other

  8. Vulnerability of bridges to fire

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    Giuliani, Luisa; Crosti, C.; Gentili, F.

    2012-01-01

    Even if recent effort in developing methodology and measures for design structures against fire and explosions has been mostly focused on buildings, bridges can also be very sensitive to those actions, as witnesses by some recent bridge accidents, which caused major economic losses and also...... endangered people safety in few cases. Purpose of this paper is making a focus on the state of the art of the research and current regulations concerning the response of bridges to fire. Several cases of bridge fires are reported and a focus is made on the occurrence and consequence of bridge fires......, considering both the costs deriving by structural damages and by limited serviceability and other indirect societal aspects. Few cases of recent bridge fire are reviewed in detail and structural consequences are highlighted, distinguishing between damages directly induced by fire and damages induced by local...

  9. Matters of Taste: Bridging Molecular Physiology and the Humanities

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    Rangachari, P. K.; Rangachari, Usha

    2015-01-01

    Taste perception was the focus of an undergraduate course in the health sciences that bridged the sciences and humanities. A problem-based learning approach was used to study the biological issues, whereas the cultural transmutations of these molecular mechanisms were explored using a variety of resources (novels, cookbooks, and films). Multiple…

  10. Latina Educators: Building Bridges for Those Who Follow.

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    Hewlett-Gomez, Michele R.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses how Latina educators build bridges for themselves and those who follow, identity factors for Latinas, the growth and diversity of Latina educators their challenges along the career path, their language proficiency, interrupted schooling, perceptions of others, and workplace culture. (Author/VWL)

  11. School Ecology and the Learning of Young Children.

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    Lui, Ping

    2002-01-01

    One Chinese preschool uses the school ecology to address students' culture, prior knowledge, and social experience, thus enhancing learning. The ecology focuses on a theme of love and reflects children's life experiences and the local culture. The program develops all children's potential. It coordinates drawing, speaking, and thinking, prepares…

  12. The Long-Term Effective Mechanism of Rural Poverty Alleviation in China from the Perspective of Ecological Management

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    Liang, Jun-Si

    2010-01-01

    Based on the ecological environmental situation of poverty-stricken areas in China and the domestic and foreign research results, the long-term effective mechanism of sustainable poverty alleviation in China is established(the ideological premise is ecological culture, the material base is ecological economy and the basic guarantee is ecological system ) from the perspective of ecological management. To be specific, ecological culture, the ideological premise of rural sustainable poverty alle...

  13. Theory of bridge aerodynamics

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    Strømmen, Einar

    2006-01-01

    This text book is intended for studies in wind engineering, with focus on the stochastic theory of wind induced dynamic response calculations for slender bridges or other line ?like civil engineering type of structures. It contains the background assumptions and hypothesis as well as the development of the computational theory that is necessary for the prediction of wind induced fluctuating displacements and cross sectional forces. The simple cases of static and quasi-static structural response calculations are for the sake of completeness also included. The text is at an advanced level in the

  14. Modelling railway bridge asset management

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    Le, Bryant Linh Hai

    2014-01-01

    The UK has a long history in the railway industry with a large number of railway assets. Railway bridges form one of the major asset groups with more than 35,000 bridges. The majority of the bridge population are old being constructed over 100 years ago. Many of the bridges were not designed to meet the current network demand. With an expected increasing rate of deterioration due to the increasing traffic loads and intensities, the management authorities are faced with the difficult task of k...

  15. Community ecology in a changing environment: Perspectives from the Quaternary

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    Jackson, Stephen T.; Blois, Jessica L.

    2015-04-01

    Community ecology and paleoecology are both concerned with the composition and structure of biotic assemblages but are largely disconnected. Community ecology focuses on existing species assemblages and recently has begun to integrate history (phylogeny and continental or intercontinental dispersal) to constrain community processes. This division has left a "missing middle": Ecological and environmental processes occurring on timescales from decades to millennia are not yet fully incorporated into community ecology. Quaternary paleoecology has a wealth of data documenting ecological dynamics at these timescales, and both fields can benefit from greater interaction and articulation. We discuss ecological insights revealed by Quaternary terrestrial records, suggest foundations for bridging between the disciplines, and identify topics where the disciplines can engage to mutual benefit.

  16. Ecological stability of landscape - ecological infrastructure - ecological management

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    The Field Workshop 'Ecological Stability of Landscape - Ecological Infrastructure - Ecological Management' was held within a State Environmental Programme financed by the Federal Committee for the Environment. The objectives of the workshop were to present Czech and Slovak approaches to the ecological stability of the landscape by means of examples of some case studies in the field, and to exchange ideas, theoretical knowledge and practical experience on implementing the concept of ecological infrastructure in landscape management. Out of 19 papers contained in the proceedings, 3 items were inputted to the INIS system. (Z.S.)

  17. LANDSCAPE: WHERE GEOGRAPHY AND ECOLOGY CONVERGE

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    Simone Rodrigues de Freitas

    2003-01-01

    The word landscape is old and popular. It has many senses from territory to scenery. Geography uses this concept since Humboldt, which pointed out its spatiality and its physical and cultural characteristics. The geographical approach of landscape concept emphasizes relationships between natural and cultural processes in a spatial portion. Depending on physical or cultural/symbolic approaches, one of both processes will prevail. In ecological approach, the main characteristics to define lands...

  18. "Root"and"Wings"of Ecological Civilization Education——Integration of Traditional Chinese Culture and Process Philosophy%生态文明教育的"根"和"翼"——融合中国传统文化和过程哲学

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    贺静霞

    2015-01-01

    Chinese traditional culture and Western philosophy of ecological civilization education process provides a wealth of thought resources. Ecological civilization education should not only rooted in Chinese traditional culture, learn ecological wisdom, through carry forward the traditional culture, foster eco personality, learn to respect and coexistence and development of local eco-curricular approach, seeking a sense of stability and harmony. While also dabbled in the process of philosophy in the West deep ecological thinking, through the cultivation of innovative thinking people and ecological practical ability, to create a more splendid civilization, people continue to seek harmony with nature, symbiotic way, it makes poetic dwelling on earth.%中国传统文化和西方的过程哲学为生态文明教育提供了丰富的思想资源.生态文明教育既要扎根于中国传统文化中,汲取生态智慧,通过弘扬传统文化,培育生态人格,学会尊重与共生和开发乡土生态课程的方式,寻求和谐的稳定感.同时又要涉猎西方过程哲学中的深层生态思想,通过培养人们的创新思维和生态实践能力,创造更为辉煌的文明,不断探求人与自然和谐、共生的方式,使人诗意地栖居于地球上.

  19. Fatigue tests on aluminium bridges

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    Maljaars, J.; Soetens, F.; Straalen, IJ.J. van

    2005-01-01

    Traffic bridges are subjected to variable loads and should therefore be checked on fatigue. Especially low weight materials, like aluminium, are sensitive to fatigue, because the variable load is a substantial part of the total load. This paper shows the structural design of an aluminium bridge load

  20. Fatigue tests on aluminium bridges

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    Maljaars, J.; Soetens, F.; Straalen, IJ.J. van

    2004-01-01

    Traffic bridges are subjected to variable loads and should therefore be checked on fatigue. Especially low weight materials, like aluminium, are sensitive to fatigue, because the variable load is a substantial part of the total load. This paper shows the structural design of an aluminium bridge load

  1. High-yield and Efficient Culture Experiment on the Ecological Culture of Pond Shrimp and Crab by Micropore Pipeline Aeration Technology%池塘虾蟹生态养殖微孔管道增氧高产高效养殖试验

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    吕永春

    2011-01-01

    利用微孔管道增氧技术,进行池塘虾蟹生态养殖试验。结果表明,在16675m2池塘中收获河蟹2800kg,平均单产达112kg/667m2,平均效益达7500元/667m2。微孔管道增氧技术对虾蟹养殖增产增效作用明显。%The ecological culture experiment of pond shrimp and crab was made by using micropore pipeline aeration technology. The results showed that 2 800 kg Eriocheir sinensis were harvested in 16 675 m2 pond. And the average unit yield was 112 kg/667 m2 and the average benefits reached 7 500 yuan/667 m2. The micropore pipeline aeration technology had obvious promotion effects on the increase of yield and effeicency of shrimp and crab culture.

  2. Sound Ecologies

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    Michelle Duffy

    2010-02-01

    Full Text Available Discussions about what constitutes ‘the rural’ invariably focus on notions of spatial location – of inhabiting spaces apart from that of the metropolitan. Deeply embedded in our images of what it means to be Australian, nonetheless our intellectual framing of ‘the rural’ as something outback and beyond has significant implications for our relations with these spaces. The relatively recent phenomenon of sea- and tree-changes has struck many unawares, and not simply because a good latté is so hard to find. Although a frivolous remark, such an apparent lack does shift our focus to a bodily scale of the rural; how is rural place re/made through our experiences of it? This article originates out of on-going research that explores the practice of listening and sound and the ways in which the body can draw attention to the intuitive, emotional, and psychoanalytical processes of subjectivity and place-making. Drawing on Nigel Thrift’s concept of an ecology of place, I suggest that contemporary heightened concerns with regards to loss and lack in rural Australia has led to a nascent emotional economy – one in which individual and intimate connections to the rural require a rethinking of how we live community and belonging. In such a terrain, what does it mean to be rural?

  3. Development of cooperative system bridges

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    ZHANG Zhe; WAN Qi-bai; SHI Lei

    2008-01-01

    Cooperative system bridges comprise several basic structures that act jointly to improve structural characteristics. We delved into the historical development of cooperative system bridges. Cooperative systems are classified as different-load cooperative systems and same-load cooperative systems by distinguishing the modes of load distribution. For different-load cooperation, individual basic structures are at different positions in the direction along bridge axis and carry the loads separately. While for same-load cooperation, all basic structures overlap in geometrical locations and support the entire loads conjointly. The choosing of span ratios between basic structures, the design of connections of different-load cooperative systems were discussed as well as optimizations of relative rigidity for same-load cooperative systems which greatly influence structural characteristics. The general situation and several structural measurements of several cooperative bridges were demonstrated. This information can assist engineers in developing their concepts in cooperative systems and can lead to more efficient and economical cooperative bridges.

  4. Ecologia global contra diversidade cultural? Conservação da natureza e povos indígenas no Brasil: O Monte Roraima entre Parque Nacional e terra indígena Raposa-Serra do Sol Global ecology versus cultural diversity? Conservation of nature and indigenous peoples in Brazil. Roraima Mount: National Park vs. Raposa-Serra do Sol Indigenous Land

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    Vincenzo Lauriola

    2003-01-01

    . Adotar a perspectiva cultural indígena para entender e esclarecer suas regras efetivas de uso e manejo dos recursos naturais pode representar o ponto de partida para desenvolver e implementar planos de manejo ecologicamente eficazes e socialmente benéficos. Redirecionar a disponibilidade ecológica global a pagar na direção dos povos indígenas representaria uma contribuição nesta direção.Nature conservation policies in different countries are increasingly linked to global ecological decision making. Examples of such linkages abound, and range from priorities and policy objectives defined in international forums and institutions to the action of global environmentally concerned NGOs, to global environmental and sustainable development funds and programmes, and new economic opportunities represented by emerging markets for global ecological services and environmental commodities. These policies often clash with the needs and rights of different populations, since the implementation of man-excluding protected areas is given priority over other models of biodiversity conservation and sustainable use. Brazil is no exception to this rule: today, nature conservation policies are entering in direct conflict with policies preserving indigenous people’s rights to cultural difference. This is happening at different levels, and in several different local contexts, from the Atlantic to the Amazon and the Guyana Shield regions. Global policy priorities and funding can contribute to explain these conflicts, as the global ecological link contributes to redefine national and local political relations. The case of Mount Roraima National Park, overlapping with the Raposa-Serra do Sol Indigenous Land, illustrates how conservation policies based on man exclusion, such as National Parks, conceived and implemented in a top-down fashion, stimulate pre-existing political and land rights conflicts. Approached through a different angle, this case also indicates a possible way to viable

  5. Cascaded resonant bridge converters

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    Stuart, Thomas A. (Inventor)

    1989-01-01

    A converter for converting a low voltage direct current power source to a higher voltage, high frequency alternating current output for use in an electrical system where it is desired to use low weight cables and other circuit elements. The converter has a first stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which converts the direct current power source to an alternating current by means of switching elements that are operated by a variable frequency voltage regulator, a transformer to step up the voltage of the alternating current, and a rectifier bridge to convert the alternating current to a direct current first stage output. The converter further has a second stage series resonant (Schwarz) converter which is connected in series to the first stage converter to receive its direct current output and convert it to a second stage high frequency alternating current output by means of switching elements that are operated by a fixed frequency oscillator. The voltage of the second stage output is controlled at a relatively constant value by controlling the first stage output voltage, which is accomplished by controlling the frequency of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller in response to second stage voltage. Fault tolerance in the event of a load short circuit is provided by making the operation of the first stage variable frequency voltage controller responsive to first and second stage current limiting devices. The second stage output is connected to a rectifier bridge whose output is connected to the input of the second stage to provide good regulation of output voltage wave form at low system loads.

  6. Ecological subsidies: a conceptual framework for integrating ecosystem and exposure studies in linked aquatic-terrestrial systems

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    Ecology and ecotoxicology share common goals - tracing and quantifying material flux in the environment. Bridging these disciplines is challenging because their practitioners have slightly different methods, terminologies and objectives. For example, ecologists strive to identify...

  7. Introduction: Reconsidering Culture and Poverty

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    Lamont, Michele; Small, Mario Luis; Harding, David J.

    2010-01-01

    To bridge the gap between poverty scholars and culture scholars, the editors have assembled papers around the topic "Reconsidering Culture and Poverty." Chapters concern cultural orientations concerning upward mobility, finding a job, and sexual behavior, fatherhood, civic participation, and other topics. Contributors include Nathan Fosse, Joshua Guetzkow, Biju Rao, Paromita Sanyal, Sandra Smith, Stephen Vaisey, Maureen Waller, and William Julius Wilson. We hope that this issue will demonstra...

  8. 构建“武陵民族走廊文化生态保护区”--背景、条件、困境及出路研究%Building “Cultural Ecological Reserve in Wuling Corridor of Nationalities”---Research on Backgrounds,Conditions,Difficulties and Resolutions

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    姚元和

    2016-01-01

    Building the cultural ecological reserve is China’s cultural development strategy implemented since the Eleventh-Five-Year period.China has already approved and established eighteen national cultural ecological protection pilot zones in the past eight years.Among them,the Mount Wuling area was approved and established three national cultural ecological protection pilot zones,which are independent from the pro-vincial districts,making the intangible cultural heritage which is similar or the same was cut by the administra-tive regions,undermining the integrity and fluidity of the intangible cultural heritage.Therefore,we should in-tegrate the cultural ecological reserves approved and established within one area,structure a more open,inte-grated “cultural ecological reserve in Wuling corridor of nationalities”,making it more consist with the inher-ent regularity of the protection,inheritance and development of intangible cultural heritage.First of all,the concept is based on the good basic conditions of the intangible cultural heritage of this area.While because of the separation of administrative regions,there are lots of real difficulties in realizing the concept.The resolu-tion is to break administrative regions,integrate resource,take the regional overall protection and inheritance of the intangible cultural heritage as core,and build the whole area as the “China Wuling Cultural Park”.%建设文化生态保护区,是我国“十一五”时期开始实施的文化发展战略。八年来,我国已批复设立了18个国家级文化生态保护实验区。其中武陵山片区批复设立了三个国家级文化生态保护实验区,但都各自独立于省级行政区内,使相同或相近的非物质文化遗产被行政区域切割,破坏了非物质文化遗产的完整性和流动性。因此,对区域内批复设立的文化生态保护区进行整合,构建更加开放、一体化的“武陵民族走廊文化生态保护区”,更

  9. Liquid-Bridge Breaking Limits

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    Macner, Ashley; Steen, Paul

    2011-11-01

    Wet adhesion by liquid bridges in large arrays shows promise for use in lightweight, controllable on-demand devices. Applications include grab/release of wafer substrates, transport of micron-sized tiles for use in 3D printing and micro-dosing of personalized pharmaceutical drugs. By wetting and spreading, a drop can form a bridge and thereby ``grab'' a nearby solid substrate. By volume decrease or extension, the bridge can break. The breaking limit corresponds to bridge instability which can be predicted, knowing the static mechanical response of the bridge. Mechanical behaviors include force-volume (FV), pressure-volume (pV) and force-length (FL) responses. Instability crucially depends on the mode of failure - failure under constant-force or constant length are typical cases. We study single bridge equilibria for their breaking limits. FV diagrams for the pin-pin equal and pin-pin unequal radii boundary conditions for different bridge heights are measured in the laboratory. The FL response in the case of pin-pin equal radii is also measured. Results are compared to predictions of static theory. Static results are then used to compare to dynamical sequences where volume is driven quasistatically by syringe or an electro-osmotic pump. As the breaking limit is approached, the shape deformation accelerates leading to non-equilibrium shapes not captured by the static analysis.

  10. Bridge Creek IMW database - Bridge Creek Restoration and Monitoring Project

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — The incised and degraded habitat of Bridge Creek is thought to be limiting a population of ESA-listed steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss). A logical restoration...

  11. National Bridge Inventory - National Geospatial Data Asset (NGDA) Bridges

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    Department of Transportation — The NBI (NTAD 2015) is a collection of information (database) describing the more than 610,000 of the Nation's bridges located on public roads, including Interstate...

  12. Teachers as Bridges: Educating for a Better Tomorrow

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    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Teachers act as bridges for their students. Teachers link young individuals to the knowledge and traditions of society. Through their professional practice and dedication, they help students develop the skills to succeed in school and in the world. In their classes, teachers help students relate to each other across cultures, which is crucial to the development and vitality of civil society in a changing world. Dedicated teachers are bridges reaching out to exceptional students or to underappreciated subjects. Visionary teachers develop innovative approaches that offer hope of a brighter future for everyone. The articles in this issue of Brock Education all highlight different ways in which educators are bridges to a better tomorrow.

  13. Complex Testing of the Bridges

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    Savić Adrijana

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This article describes the process of examining bridges. AB road bridge, founded on the columns by the Karpoš system and damaged due to erosive action of the river, is given as an example. The first tests of the bridge are conducted on the impact load of V 300, because of the appearance of longitudinal cracks. The results of the columns testing are presented in this paper, as well as the rehabilitation measures thus increasing the load capacity of the column.

  14. General design of Sutong Bridge

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    Zhang Xigang; Yuan Hong; Pei Minshan; Dai Jie; Xu Lin

    2009-01-01

    The main span of Sutong Bridge is a double-pylon, double-plane cable-stayed bridge with steel box girder, which has the world's longest central span of 1 088 m within cable-stayed bridges. To overcome problems caused by severe meteorological conditions, perplexing hydrological conditions, deep buried bedrock and higher navigation level, many new technics and methods were created. Keys including structural system, steel box girder, stayed cable, tower, pier, tower foundation, collision avoidance system, wind-resistance, seismic-resistance, structural nonlinear response and structural static stability were presented individually in this paper.

  15. Thermal bridges of modern windows

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    Hansen, Ernst Jan de Place; Møller, Eva B.; Nielsen, Anker;

    2013-01-01

    With its focus on reduced energy consumption, contemporary housing construction requires a highly insulated and airtight building envelope with as few thermal bridges as possible.Windows must be carefully designed, as thermal bridges can lead to surface condensation or mold growth, even...... if the window has an U-factor of 1 W/(m2·K) or lower. This paper describes the development of modern, energy efficient Danish windows with reduced thermal bridges. It focuses on materials, geometry, and sealing of window panes based on a literature review. Examples of modern windows are presented. Experience...

  16. Reliability Assessment of Concrete Bridges

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    Thoft-Christensen, Palle; Middleton, C. R.

    This paper is partly based on research performed for the Highways Agency, London, UK under the project DPU/9/44 "Revision of Bridge Assessment Rules Based on Whole Life Performance: concrete bridges". It contains the details of a methodology which can be used to generate Whole Life (WL) reliability...... profiles. These WL reliability profiles may be used to establish revised rules for concrete bridges. This paper is to some extend based on Thoft-Christensen et. al. [1996], Thoft-Christensen [1996] et. al. and Thoft-Christensen [1996]....

  17. The Higgs Bridge

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    Allen, Roland E

    2013-01-01

    The particle recently discovered at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva is almost certainly a Higgs boson, the long-sought completion of the Standard Model of particle physics. But this discovery, an achievement by more than six thousand scientists (including students), is actually much more than a mere capstone of the Standard Model. It instead represents a bridge from the Standard Model to exciting discoveries of the future, at higher energies or in other experiments, and to the properties of matter at very low temperatures. The mere existence of a particle with zero spin implies a need for new physics, with the most likely candidate being supersymmetry, which requires that every known particle has a superpartner yet to be discovered. And phenomena similar to the Higgs are seen in superconducting metals and superfluid gases at low temperatures, which extend down to a millionth or even a billionth of a degree Kelvin. So the discovery of a Higgs boson has a central place in our attempts both to achieve a tr...

  18. Mineral bridges in nacre revisited

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    Checa, Antonio G; Willinger, Marc-Georg

    2012-01-01

    We confirm with high-resolution techniques the existence of mineral bridges between superposed nacre tablets. In the towered nacre of both gastropods and the cephalopod Nautilus there are large bridges aligned along the tower axes, corresponding to gaps (150-200 nm) in the interlamellar membranes. Gaps are produced by the interaction of the nascent tablets with a surface membrane that covers the nacre compartment. In the terraced nacre of bivalves bridges associated with elongated gaps in the interlamellar membrane (> 100 nm) have mainly been found at or close to the edges of superposed parental tablets. To explain this placement, we hypothesize that the interlamellar membrane breaks due to differences in osmotic pressure across it when the interlamellar space below becomes reduced at an advanced stage of calcification. In no cases are the minor connections between superimposed tablets (< 60 nm), earlier reported to be mineral bridges, found to be such.

  19. Simulation of multivariate diffusion bridges

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    Bladt, Mogens; Finch, Samuel; Sørensen, Michael

    We propose simple methods for multivariate diffusion bridge simulation, which plays a fundamental role in simulation-based likelihood and Bayesian inference for stochastic differential equations. By a novel application of classical coupling methods, the new approach generalizes a previously...

  20. Applications of overburden conveyor bridges

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    Schachtschneider, H.

    1987-06-01

    In large scale surface mines of the capacities required today, a cross-pit operation with overburden conveyor bridges is the most economical method of overburden removal and disposal. In order to provide the production capacity required in surface mining equipment by the GDR brown coal industry, VEB Schwermaschinenbau Lauchhammerwerk undertook the design and manufacture of standard overburden conveyor bridges for cut heights of 34 m, 45 m and 60 m. All three base types may be equipped to match the site specific geological and geotechnical conditions, and to meet customer's demands. Specifications of the bridges are given as well as details of conveyor belt speeds, modifications to the standards, and number manufactured. Design problems faced with the 60 m bridge are discussed, together with details of the superstructure, method of operation, transportation rates, structural steel used, assembly and power supply. 5 refs.

  1. ANGIOGRAPHIC ASPECTS OF MYOCARDIAL BRIDGES

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    Sujatha. M

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Introduction: The segment of epicardial coronary artery that traverses intramurally through the myocardium and bridged by a bunch of cardiac muscle fibers is called tunneled artery or intramural artery. The band of cardiac muscle fibers passing over the tunneled artery segment is named as myocardial bridge. During angiography milking effect is observed during systole due to the external pressure of muscle fibers on the tunneled artery that leads to narrowing of vessel lumen and further ischemia. Materials & Methods: It is a prospective study performed from 2012- 2015 in cardiac centers available around Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, South India. A total number of 2015 adult patients who underwent diagnostic coronary angiography were evaluated to detect myocardial bridges. With the informed consent the relevant data was collected from the patients and analyzed. Results: The prevalence of myocardial bridges was 3.17%. Among the 2015 patients 70.7% are males and 29.2% are females. Among 64 myocardial bridge positive cases 62.5% were male and 37.5% were female patients. Regarding coronary dominance 84% were right dominant and 14.4% were left dominant and 1.6% are balanced. The percentage incidence of myocardial bridging according to dominance was 3.01% for right dominant patients, 4.12% for left dominant patients and 3.1% for balanced dominant patients. In all the myocardial bridge positive cases they were located on the left anterior descending artery (LAD. According to diagnosis the patients with normal coronaries were 22.6%, patients with MILD CAD were 17.9%, patients with single vessel disease were 23.4%, patients with two vessel disease were 14.7% and the patients with triple vessel disease were 21.3%. The 64 myocardial bridging cases were grouped in to three groups according to their age. Incidence of double bridges was observed in 3 cases of which 66.7% males & 33.3% in females. Conclusion: These results show that Andhra Pradesh population are

  2. The stories of two bridges in Ghana

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    Andreasen, Jørgen

    2004-01-01

    Public participation in bridge building was promoted by un habitat in the village of Mankrong. The neighbouring village did not participate in the construction of their bridge. The first flooding washed the second bridge down while the "participative bridge" stood up....

  3. An Expert System for Concrete Bridge Management

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    Brito, J. de; Branco, F. A.; Thoft-Christensen, Palle;

    1997-01-01

    The importance of bridge repair versus new bridge construction has risen in recent decades due to high deterioration rates that have been observed in these structures. Budgets both for building new bridges and keeping the existing ones are always limited. To help rational decision-making, bridge...

  4. Stability of liquid crystalline bridges

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    Mahajan, Milind P.; Tsige, Mesfin; Taylor, P. L.; Rosenblatt, Charles

    1999-02-01

    The stability of cylindrical bridges of the liquid crystal octylcyanobiphenyl in an immiscible liquid bath was investigated in the nematic and smectic A phases. In the nematic phase the bridge was found to destabilize at a length-to-diameter (slenderness) ratio R similar to that of ordinary Newtonian fluids. On the other hand, the Bingham behavior of the smectic A phase, i.e., an apparent yield stress, enabled the formation of stable columns with R well in excess of π.

  5. Monumental Work as Cultural Bridge: Reading the Series of Southeast Asian Architecture and Cities%鸿篇巨制文化桥梁——享读《东南亚建筑与城市丛书》

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    黄天其

    2011-01-01

    我国在经济和政治上对世界的影响日益扩大,然而,对于世界文化,包括对建筑文化的了解及沟通,也是促进世界和谐进步不可或缺的工作.正是这样一部主题严肃、内容丰富的著作.全套丛书纵横历史与地域,多视角地考察、分析了东南亚建筑的自然与人文背景和建筑源流,展现出绚丽纷繁的东南亚建筑和城市图景,深刻地启示了一种地域文化丛生生不息的动力之因--那里的建筑师和城市规划师们的历史责任感,值得我们敬仰和学习.%The increasing economic and political influences of China on the world call for a more deep understanding of and communication wiih world cultures, including that of archiiecture, as an essential work in order to pfomote harmony and progress of the world. The Serial Books of Southeast Asian Architecture and Cities are such ones with serious subjeci and abundant content, characterized by extensive historical and regional scopes and multiple perspectives in relation to natural and cultural backgrounds and resources and flows of Southeast Asian architecture and cities.It thereby presses a beautiful and diverse picture of tdem and reveals profoundly the dynamic factors of the rigorous cultural continuity in those regions,where architects and urban planners hold strong sense ol historical responsibility worthy of our respect.

  6. Mapping cultural ecosystem services:

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    Paracchini, Maria Luisa; Zulian, Grazia; Kopperoinen, Leena;

    2014-01-01

    is required to address the issue, since by definition cultural services (encompassing physical, intellectual, spiritual interactions with biota) need to be analysed from multiple perspectives (i.e. ecological, social, behavioural). A second reason is the lack of data for large-scale assessments, as detailed...... surveys are a main source of information. Among cultural ecosystem services, assessment of outdoor recreation can be based on a large pool of literature developed mostly in social and medical science, and landscape and ecology studies. This paper presents a methodology to include recreation...

  7. BRIDGING SCIENCE, CULTURE AND ETHICS IN DRUG ABUSE PREVENTION%药物滥用预防与科学、文化和伦理道德问题的关联

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    A-Missagh GHADIRIAN

    2009-01-01

    努力寻求真理.统揽科学、文化、伦理道德和精神文明对于预防药物滥用和成瘾康复有重要的意义.主要文明体系的和睦关系将带来更为有效的策略,以克服由于药物滥用问题蔓延导致的全球性危机.%During recent decades scientific progress and discoveries on the brain and behaviour have revolutionized our knowledge of substance abuse and its impact on human mind and mood. Parallel with these scientific developments, there have been extensive research studies on psychological and sociocultural aspects of human behaviour and environmental forces which contribute to the development of drug abuse and addiction. Likewise, cultural factors are implicated in the rise and development of addictive behaviour in people in different parts of the world. To develop an effective strategy to combat the global problem of illicit drug use and addiction, there is a need to have an integrated and unified vision which would encompass not only a scientific perspective, but also would include cultural, ethical and spiritual components of society. Drug abuse is a multidimensional problem. It can be the result of biological and genetic predisposition. It can also often be due to a learned behaviour as a result of societal influence, drug availability and cultural attitudes. Therefore any successful plan of action for prevention, treatment or rehabilitation of those affected by drug abuse or addiction should take into consideration the multidisciplinary aspects of such a program. Scientific progress is being made in unravelling the importance of molecular biology, brain imaging and the role of neurotransmitters in the development and extent of tolerance and dependence on drugs and the addiction process. Moreover, research in this area is elucidating the possible pathways of genetic effects and transmission of addictive traits to offspring in disorders such as alcoholism. But scientific contributions to prevention of addiction have

  8. BRIDGING THE GAP

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    MICHAEL; RICE

    2006-01-01

    Increased understanding through dialogue may be helping China and the United States establish a more collaborative relationship At first glance, China and the United States are about as far from each other politically, economically and culturally as they are geographically. The two nations have vastly different historical origins, and many of their values and traditions bear no likeness. Yet, the people of these two nations share a strong sense of interest and respect for each other.

  9. 信息科技时代下的自觉--考容生态文化的理论自觉和实践自觉的重要性探讨%Information technology era conscious-test the theoretical capacity of ecological and cultural importance of conscious awareness and practice of inquiry

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    王珍

    2013-01-01

      随着信息科技的高速发展,人类对自然的干预能力越来越强,人类将自然视为异己对象,向自然界无尽地摄取资源,使得自然资源严重枯竭,环境日益严重,地球满目疮痍,已经严重威胁到了人类的生存发展。人类迫切需要一种新的文化范式,来指导人类的价值观,生态文化也就应运而生。而要使生态文化发挥重要的社会功能,作为文化主体的人的自我觉醒和自我创建尤为重要,即是达到自觉的水平。%  With the information technological advancement,the human capability of intervening in nature is on the rise.Seeing the nature as an object alien to the human self,with humans endlessly extracting resources from nature,continuingly polluting the environment,and consequently doing tremendous harm to the natural ecological system.Already serious threat to human survival and development.In order to pursue harmony between human and nature,humans need a new cultural paradigm,and this is where ecological culture emerges.And to make the ecological culture play an important social function,as the main body of self awakening and self culture is particularly important to create,is the conscious level.

  10. Reverse genetics in ecological research.

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    Jens Schwachtje

    Full Text Available By precisely manipulating the expression of individual genetic elements thought to be important for ecological performance, reverse genetics has the potential to revolutionize plant ecology. However, untested concerns about possible side-effects of the transformation technique, caused by Agrobacterium infection and tissue culture, on plant performance have stymied research by requiring onerous sample sizes. We compare 5 independently transformed Nicotiana attenuata lines harboring empty vector control (EVC T-DNA lacking silencing information with isogenic wild types (WT, and measured a battery of ecologically relevant traits, known to be important in plant-herbivore interactions: phytohormones, secondary metabolites, growth and fitness parameters under stringent competitive conditions, and transcriptional regulation with microarrays. As a positive control, we included a line silenced in trypsin proteinase inhibitor gene (TPI expression, a potent anti-herbivore defense known to exact fitness costs in its expression, in the analysis. The experiment was conducted twice, with 10 and 20 biological replicates per genotype. For all parameters, we detected no difference between any EVC and WT lines, but could readily detect a fitness benefit of silencing TPI production. A statistical power analyses revealed that the minimum sample sizes required for detecting significant fitness differences between EVC and WT was 2-3 orders of magnitude larger than the 10 replicates required to detect a fitness effect of TPI silencing. We conclude that possible side-effects of transformation are far too low to obfuscate the study of ecologically relevant phenotypes.

  11. EM复合菌剂与水蕹菜对草鱼养殖池的净化效果研究%Purification of Water from Ctenopharyngodon Idellus Culture Pound by Ecological Microorganisms and Ipomoea Aquatic

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    康银; 王晓清; 肖光明; 杨虎城; 曾丹

    2015-01-01

    In order to improve the water quality, the water from Ctenopharyngodon idellus culture pond was treated with Ecological Microorganisms ( EM), Ipomoea aquatica, alone or in combination.The effects of water purification were investigated.Results showed that the treatment performance is the best among the different meth-ods, when the water was purified by Ipomoea aquatic, and the performance can be enhanced when Ipomoea aquatic was combined with EM.The removal rates of ammonia nitrogen ( AN) , nitrite ( NIT) and total phosphorus ( TP) in water are 86.21%, 50% and 77.78%, respectively, after 15 days treating of Ipomoea aquatic.The removal rates of TN and TP treated by Ipomoea aquatica are much higher than those of EM.The removal rates of AN, NIT, TP treated by EM are much higher than the blank group.Meanwhile, the two methods can increase the content of dissolved oxygen and stabilize the pH value.%为改善草鱼养殖池塘水质,研究了EM复合菌剂与水蕹菜对草鱼养殖池的净化效果.结果表明:净化处理30 d后,水蕹菜处理组对草鱼养殖池的净化处理效果最好,且与EM菌剂联合使用有增强的效果,对氨氮、亚硝酸盐、总磷的去除率分别为86 .21%,50%,77 .78%,且氨氮和总磷的去除率显著高于EM菌剂处理组和对照组;EM菌处理组的氨氮、亚硝酸盐、总磷的去除率分别为36.08%,50%和54.29%,显著高于对照组.且两处理组均能提升草鱼养殖水体的溶氧量,并且能稳定pH值.

  12. 中哈两国哈萨克草原文化生态旅游发展比较研究%A Comparative Study of Ecological Tourism Development in Ha Kazak Prairie Culture between China and Kazakhstan

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    张燕; 王友文

    2014-01-01

    哈萨克族是中国和哈萨克斯坦的跨境民族,中哈两国共同发展哈萨克草原文化生态国际旅游具有自然人文基础,对中哈两国哈萨克草原文化生态旅游发展,从自然资源、人文条件、旅游发展现状及存在的问题等方面进行综合比较,提出两国实施哈萨克草原文化生态旅游合作战略模式及对策措施,对两国发展全面战略伙伴关系和开发哈萨克文化特点的国际旅游产业具有特殊重要的意义。丝绸之路申遗成功被联合国列入世界文化遗产保护名录,为中哈草原丝绸之路旅游可持续发展和共建丝绸之路经济带再添助力。%The nationality of Kazak is the international one of China and Kazakhstan,and China and Kazakhstan have nat-ural humanity foundation in co - developing international ecological tourism in Kazak Prairie culture. Therefore,it is of much special importance to comprehensively compare the natural resources,humanity conditions,the state of tourism devel-opment and the existing problems,and to put forward a cooperation strategic mode and countermeasures for the two coun-tries in developing the overall strategic partnership and developing the international tourism business with Kazak features. The success of world heritage of the Silk Road adds the assistance for both the countries to sustain the tourism of the Silk Road and co - develop the economy belt of the Silk Road.

  13. Developing cultural sensitivity

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    Ruddock, Heidi; Turner, deSalle

    2007-01-01

    comfortable with the experience of making a transition from one culture to another, making adjustments to cultural differences, and growing personally. Central to this process was the students’ experience of studying in an unfamiliar environment, experiencing stress and varying degrees of culture shock......Title. Developing cultural sensitivity: nursing students’ experiences of a study abroad programme Aim. This paper is a report of a study to explore whether having an international learning experience as part of a nursing education programme promoted cultural sensitivity in nursing students....... The findings suggest that study abroad is a useful strategy for bridging the theory–practice divide. However, further research is needed with larger and more diverse students to test the generalizability of the findings. Longitudinal research is also needed to assess the impact of study abroad programmes...

  14. PRÁCTICAS PARA LA NO VIOLENCIA: LA EXPERIENCIA COMO FUENTE DE APRENDIZAJE DE LA CULTURA DE LA PAZ -- PRACTICES FOR THE NON-VIOLENCE: THE EXPERIENCE AS A BRIDGE FOR UNDERSTANDING THE CULTURE OF PEACE

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    JEAN DAVID POLO

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available This article reveals the experience of implementation of the program Education for NonViolence, presented in the Manuel Zapata Olivella School de la Comuna 4 Los Olivos in Barranquilla. The concept of Non-Violence and Culture of Peace represents a new form of facing the violence, not only an opposing obtuse, but according to the idea of peace the same comprehension of violence can be taught and learnt. The program had been implemented among a population more vulnerable to aggression and violence. Alongside the program managed to understand mutual learning from both side. So far it succeeded in decreasing the rates of mistreatments in the population, and other side the concientisation of the auditor groups with respect to the psychosocial risks which represents the violence and the appreciation of the education as a protecting factor.

  15. 主体、多样、仁和、共通--中国宗教文化生态重建的未来思考%Subj ect,Diversity,Harmony and Universals---Thoughts upon the Ecological Reconstruction of Chinese Religious Culture

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    答小群

    2014-01-01

    Under the globalization and modernization,the reconstruction of religious culture ecology in China is a process of multi-culture confrontation.As the trend of civilization development shows,ec-ological civilization will prosper as a brand new civilization.The future ecological form of Chinese reli-gious culture will be an interrupted continuation.By learning from the lessons and the past,we can help excellent traditional culture elements play a full role.Take in the excellence of various cultures;and stick to the ecological development of Chinese religious culture with features of subj ect,diversity, harmony and universals.This is of significance to enhance the soft power of ethnic culture and pro-mote the healthy interaction of inter-religions,religions and society,religions and the world.%在全球化、现代化的背景下,中国宗教文化生态的重建将是一个多文化碰撞交流的过程。从文明发展的趋势看,生态文明将会作为一种崭新的文明而崛起。未来中国宗教文化生态的样态,当是传统宗教文化生态基础上的断续重接。总结经验,以古鉴今,充分发挥传统文化优秀因子,吸收各种文化的长处,坚持主体、多样、仁和、共通的中国宗教文化生态发展方向,对提高民族文化软实力,促进宗教间、宗教与社会、宗教与世界间的良性互动沟通有着重要的意义。

  16. Building social capital in healthcare organizations: thinking ecologically for safer care.

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    Hofmeyer, Anne; Marck, Patricia B

    2008-01-01

    Research on patient safety and health human resources, 2 critical issues for 21st century healthcare, converges on similar findings. Specifically, it is apparent that along with the patients, families, and communities we serve, nurses and other healthcare professionals navigate a volatile health care system where persistent restructuring, market pressures, and workforce instability present ongoing threats to the delivery of safer care. Drawing from the fields of nursing, healthcare ethics, health systems management, and ecological restoration, we outline the role of social capital for organizational integrity, healthy workplace cultures, sustainable resource management, improved nurse retention, effective knowledge translation, and safer patient care. Nursing leaders can use ecological thinking to build the vital resource of social capital by taking concrete steps to commit the necessary human and material resources to: (1) forge relations to foster bonding, bridging and linking social capital; (2) build solidarity and trust; (3) foster collective action and cooperation; (4) strengthen communication and knowledge exchange; and (5) create capacity for social cohesion and inclusion. PMID:18675014

  17. Bridging developmental systems theory and evolutionary psychology using dynamic optimization.

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    Frankenhuis, Willem E; Panchanathan, Karthik; Clark Barrett, H

    2013-07-01

    Interactions between evolutionary psychologists and developmental systems theorists have been largely antagonistic. This is unfortunate because potential synergies between the two approaches remain unexplored. This article presents a method that may help to bridge the divide, and that has proven fruitful in biology: dynamic optimization. Dynamic optimization integrates developmental systems theorists' focus on dynamics and contingency with the 'design stance' of evolutionary psychology. It provides a theoretical framework as well as a set of tools for exploring the properties of developmental systems that natural selection might favor, given particular evolutionary ecologies. We also discuss limitations of the approach.

  18. Developing Students' Cultural Awareness in College English Teaching

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    刘利

    2009-01-01

    The importance of cultural awareness in college English teaching has been noted by the author because it can help the students bridge the cultural differences between mother tongue and target language. Cultural essence of China and English-speaking countries is analyzed and some methods of developing college students' cultural awareness are introduced in this paper.

  19. South Dakota NASA Space Grant Consortium Creating Bridges in Indian Country

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    Bolman, J. R.

    2004-12-01

    The South Dakota Space Grant Consortium (SDSGC) was established March 1, 1991 by a NASA Capability Enhancement Grant. Since that time SDSGC has worked to provide earth and space science educational outreach to all students across South Dakota. South Dakota has nine tribes and five tribal colleges. This has presented a tremendous opportunity to develop sustainable equitable partnerships and collaborations. SDSGC believes strongly in developing programs and activities that highlight the balance of indigenous science and ways of knowing with current findings in contemporary science. This blending of science and culture creates a learning community where individuals, especially students, can gain confidence and pride in their unique skills and abilities. Universities are also witnessing the accomplishments and achievements of students who are able to experience a tribal college environment and then carry that experience to a college/university/workplace and significantly increase the learning achievement of all. The presentation will highlight current Tribal College partnerships with Sinte Gleska University and Oglala Lakota College amongst others. Programs and activities to be explained during the presentation include: Native Connections, Scientific Knowledge for Indian Learning and Leadership (SKILL), Bridges to Success Summer Research Program, Fire Ecology Summer Experience, and dual enrolled/college bridge programs. The presentation will also cover the current initiatives underway through NASA Workforce Development. These include: partnering program with the Annual He Sapa Wacipi, American Indian Space Days 2005, NASA research/internship programs and NASA Fellow Summit. An overview of recent American Indian student success will conclude the presentation. The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology has struggled over many years to develop and implement sustainable successful initiatives with Tribal Colleges and Communities. The motivating philosophy is the

  20. Taoism and Deep Ecology.

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    Sylvan, Richard; Bennett, David

    1988-01-01

    Contrasted are the philosophies of Deep Ecology and ancient Chinese. Discusses the cosmology, morality, lifestyle, views of power, politics, and environmental philosophies of each. Concludes that Deep Ecology could gain much from Taoism. (CW)

  1. EcologicOther_ELT

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    Vermont Center for Geographic Information — The EcologicOther_ELT (Ecological Land Type) data layer was developed by the Green Mountain National Forest in the early 1980's from aerial photography. Using...

  2. Floating liquid bridge charge dynamics

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    Teschke, Omar; Soares, David Mendez; Gomes, Whyllerson Evaristo; Valente Filho, Juracyr Ferraz

    2016-01-01

    The interaction of liquid with electric fields is investigated in a configuration where up to 13 kV are applied between electrodes resulting in a 106 V/m electric field in the capillaries and where there is the formation of a free-standing fluid bridge in the interelectrode gap. The Mott-Gurney equation was fitted to the measured ionization current vs applied voltage curve which indicates that the ionization rate at the high-voltage anode electrode dimethylsulfoxide (DMSO) interface and space charging in the interelectrode gap determine the floating liquid bridge current for a given cathode-to-anode voltage. Space charge effects were measured in the cathode becker and also at the liquid bridge since the ionized charges at the anode migrate to the bridge outer surface and decrease the interfacial tension from 43 mJ/m2 to 29 mJ/m2. Two distinct structural regions then form the bridge, a charged plastic (bulk modulus ˜100 MPa) conducting outer layer with a surface conductivity of ˜10-9 Ω-1, which shapes and supports the floating fluid structure, and an inner liquid cylinder, where DMSO molecules flow.

  3. A strange bridge by Leonardo

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    Huylebrouck, Dirk

    2013-01-01

    On folio 855 recto of the Codex Atlanticus, Leonardo da Vinci drew three 'easily movable' bridges, but one of them is enigmatic: all 'replicas' in Leonardo museums and exhibitions come as a surprise, to say the least, to any engineer or architect whose attention is drawn to it. This is the case for models in Amboise (France), Chicago and Portland (USA), Florence (Italy) and for the one of the traveling exhibition by the Australian company 'Grande Exhibitions' that already visited 40 major cities in the world. All 'replicas' of the bridge model attributed to Leonardo have pillars standing on the deck of the bridge, while the deck is suspended by cables attached on these pillars. At first sight this problem does not catch the attention of the observer, as the bridge seems to be a mixed form of a beam and a suspension bridge, but it was not overlooked by my colleague architect-engineer Dr. Laurens Luyten (Gent, Belgium). Yet, after a TV-interview in Brussels so much pressure was exerted by some of the museum col...

  4. Inspection and Numerical Analysis of an Ottoman Railway Bridge in Jordan

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    Amin H. Almasri

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available The construction of bridges represents a big challenge, since they require enormous economic effort and specialized technical skills. Bridges were historically important as they help connecting people and thus diffusing cultures, sharing ideas, and providing the backbone of transportation networks. This study focuses on the inspection and structural analysis of a 20th-century Ottoman railway stone arched bridge located on the Hejaz railway network in Jordan. The bridge has a very important cultural heritage value which stems from its history. The bridge stone material was cut and tested to determine its strength, in order to be used in the analysis. The structural analysis was carried out to assess the structural condition of the bridge and its suitability for reuse. The study includes static analysis under gravity loads and seismic analysis under earthquake loads. Despite the existence of deterioration in the bridge body construction materials due to a combination of human and natural factors, the analysis results proved enough structural capability to sustain the imposed gravity loads, but not a strong earthquake.

  5. A Conceptual Model for Teaching the Relationship of Daily Life and Human Environmental Impact to Ecological Function

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    Wyner, Yael

    2013-01-01

    In the general activity of daily life, it is easy to miss our dependency on the Earth's ecology. At the same time that people are living apparently separate from the environment, our impact on the Earth is increasing. This study seeks to understand how teachers can bridge this persistent disconnect of daily life from ecology and human impact.…

  6. Ecological, Pedagogical, Public Rhetoric

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    Rivers, Nathaniel A.; Weber, Ryan P.

    2011-01-01

    Public rhetoric pedagogy can benefit from an ecological perspective that sees change as advocated not through a single document but through multiple mundane and monumental texts. This article summarizes various approaches to rhetorical ecology, offers an ecological read of the Montgomery bus boycotts, and concludes with pedagogical insights on a…

  7. Religious education and cultural identity

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    Trifunović Vesna

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available The paper stresses how important it is to adapt subject content in formal school (primary school, primarily to meet the needs of social and cultural development. Effective primary school teaching contributes to cultural development by spreading and accepting a cultural model and by strengthening the national and cultural identity. Following the logic of new political reality and new landmarks of social development, the Serbian society is trying to find the answers to the following questions: first, how to use tradition in transition process and change the quality of relationship to tradition; second, how to bridge the gap between national culture, on the one hand, and universal cultural patterns, on the other? Religious education can greatly contribute to strengthening the national and cultural identity, owing to particular values it carries. The paper stresses the possibility of creating identity (national and cultural in the conditions characterized by the crisis of identity in the globalzing society.

  8. Media Ecology Comes into Its Own

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    Salas, Alexandra

    2007-01-01

    The study of communication systems catalysts and influence has taken on a newer form--media ecology. Participants have emerged from many disciplines in order to create this new field of inquiry that explores and posits human communication, culture, communication environments, and their evolution and interconnectedness from pre-literacy to the…

  9. Bridging history and social psychology

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    Glaveanu, Vlad Petre; Yamamoto, Koji

    2012-01-01

    This special issue aims to bridge history and social psychology by bringing together historians and social psychologists in an exercise of reading and learning from each other’s work. This interdisciplinary exercise is not only timely but of great importance for both disciplines. Social...... hand historians can enhance their analysis of historical sources by drawing upon the conceptual tools developed in social psychology. They can “test” these tools and contribute to their validation and enrichment from completely different perspectives. Most important, as contributions to this special......-traditionalized societies—a distinction that lies at the heart of many social psychology accounts of the world we live in. The present editorial will introduce and consider this act of bridging history and social psychology by focusing on three main questions: What is the bridge made of? How can the two disciplines...

  10. Cultural Ecosystem Services: A Literature Review and Prospects for Future Research

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    Andra Ioana. Milcu

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Cultural ecosystem services constitute a growing field of research that is characterized by an increasing number of publications from various academic disciplines. We conducted a semiquantitative review of publications explicitly dealing with cultural ecosystem services. Our aims were: (1 to provide an overview of the current state of research, (2 to classify the diversity of research approaches by identifying clusters of publications that address cultural ecosystem services in similar ways, and (3 to highlight some important challenges for the future of cultural ecosystem services research. We reviewed 107 publications and extracted 20 attributes describing their type and content, including methods, scales, drivers of change, and trade-offs between services. Using a cluster analysis on a subset of attributes we identified five groups of publications: Group 1, conceptual focus, deals with theoretical issues; Group 2, descriptive reviews, consists mostly of desktop studies; Group 3, localized outcomes, deals with case studies coming from different disciplines; Group 4, social and participatory, deals mainly with assessing preferences and perceptions; and Group 5, economic assessments, provides economic valuations. Emerging themes in cultural ecosystem services research relate to improving methods for cultural ecosystem services valuation, studying cultural ecosystem services in the context of ecosystem service bundles, and more clearly articulating policy implications. Based on our findings, we conclude that: (1 cultural ecosystem services are well placed as a tool to bridge gaps between different academic disciplines and research communities, (2 capitalizing on the societal relevance of cultural ecosystem services could help address real-world problems, and (3 cultural ecosystem services have the potential to foster new conceptual links between alternative logics relating to a variety of social and ecological issues.

  11. Political ecologies of resource extraction: Agendas pendientes

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Research related to extractive industries has grown significantly over the last decade. As the commodities boom appears to be winding down, this essay outlines areas for potential future research. Emphasis is placed on the need for research on: the relationships among extractivism, climate change and societal transitions; the aggregate effects of the commodity boom on the environment, on societal structures, on elite formation and on cultural politics; the implications of resource extraction on the couplings of space and power at different scales and with particular reference to the Colombian peace process; and the gendered and generation dimensions of the effects of extractivism on rights and citizenship. The paper calls for on-going collaborations among scholars and activists, for greater collaboration among social and bio-physical scientists, for comparative analysis with regions beyond Latin America and for innovative ways of bridging research and the public sphere. Resumen: Ecologías políticas de la extracción de recursos: Agendas pendientes Las investigaciones relacionadas con las industrias extractivas han aumentado considerablemente durante la última década. Como el boom de las materias primas está tocando su fin, este ensayo señala áreas que se prestan a posibles investigaciones en el futuro. Se pone el énfasis en la necesidad de investigar: las relaciones entre el extractivismo, el cambio climático y las transiciones sociales; los efectos agregados del boom de las materias primas en el medio ambiente, en las estructuras sociales, en la formación de élites y en las políticas culturales; las implicaciones de la extracción de recursos en las relaciones entre espacio y poder a distintas escalas y refiriéndose especialmente al proceso de paz colombiano; y las dimensiones generizadas y generacionales de los efectos del extractivismo en los derechos y en la ciudadanía. Este artículo hace un llamamiento a colaboraciones

  12. 从黔东南苗族具有普识意义的文化遗存看人类学意义上的“原生态文化”——黔东南苗族“姨表不婚”婚制个案研究%From Miao Cultural Heritages: Original Ecological Culture of Anthropological Significance:A Case Study of YIBIAOBUHUN System among the Miao in Qiandongnan

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    雷秀武

    2012-01-01

    Based on a case study of the parallel marriage systems of YIBIAOBUHUN (cousins from aunts’ families are not allowed to get married) and GUJIUBIAOYOUXIANHUN (cousins from an uncle’s family and an aunt’s family have the preferential to get married) among the Miao in Qiandongnan, the study is to put forward the view that original ecological culture, included in the values of mainstream culture implemented inside a multi-ethnic state and by the state machine, refers to the culture specimens of the non-mainstream culture created and inherited of a minority group of the nation for a long history.%通过对黔东南苗族"姨表不婚"和"姑舅表单方优先婚"并行并存婚制的个案研究,提出"原生态文化"是指多民族国家内部与国家机器推行的"主流文化"相对应的、为"主流文化"的价值观所包容的、在一个民族内部传承了千百年并仍在传承发展的"非主流文化"即"原生或原创"于该民族的少数民族"文化标本"的观点。

  13. Excitation Methods for Bridge Structures

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    Farrar, C.R.; Duffy, T.A.; Cornwell, P.J.; Doebling, S.W.

    1999-02-08

    This paper summarizes the various methods that have been used to excited bridge structures during dynamic testing. The excitation methods fall into the general categories of ambient excitation methods and measured-input excitation methods. During ambient excitation the input to the bridge is not directly measured. In contrast, as the category label implies, measured-input excitations are usually applied at a single location where the force input to the structure can be monitored. Issues associated with using these various types of measurements are discussed along with a general description of the various excitation methods.

  14. Bridge Number and Conway Products

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    Blair, Ryan C.

    2007-01-01

    Schubert proved that, given a composite link $K$ with summands $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$, the bridge number of $K$ satisfies the following equation: $$\\beta(K)=\\beta(K_{1})+\\beta(K_{2})-1.$$ In ``Conway Produts and Links with Multiple Bridge Surfaces", Scharlemann and Tomova proved that, given links $K_{1}$ and $K_{2}$, there is a Conway product $K_{1}\\times_{c}K_{2}$ such that $$\\beta(K_{1}\\times_{c} K_{2}) \\leq \\beta(K_{1}) + \\beta(K_{2}) - 1$$ In this paper, we define the generalized Conway prod...

  15. Optimum selection on bridge erection with floating crane in East China Sea Bridge and Hangzhou Bay Bridge

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    Shunquan Qin; Pu Zhou; Youheng Hua

    2004-01-01

    @@ Introduction With the rapid development of China′s economy, many bridges will be built over the Chinese coastal waters of Pacific Ocean. Among them, construction of East China Sea Bridge has been commenced in June 2001, and will be completed at the end of 2005, Hangzhou Bay Bridge was also started to construct in June 2003(Fig. 1). These two ultralong bridges are designed as twin expressway bridges standing side by side each carries a 3-lane one-way carriageway. The total width is 31.5m and 33.0m respectively. East China Sea Bridge starts from Nanhui District, Shanghai and extends to the Yangshan Deep Water Port Area, which is located at one of the Qiqu Islands. The total length of the bridge is about 31.0 km, in which 25 km are on the sea, and 22 km is in the unnavigable region. Hangzhou Bay Bridge across the mouth of Qiantang River.

  16. Is myocardial bridging a bridge connecting to cardiovascular events?

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    LI Jian-jun

    2010-01-01

    @@ Coronary arteries and their major branches usually course on the surface of the heart in the subepicardial tissue. However, a muscle hber overlying the intramyocardial segment of an epicardial coronary artery was defined as myocardial bridging (MB), and subsequently the artery coursing within the myocardium is called a tunneled artery.

  17. A novel bridge scour monitoring and prediction system

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    Valyrakis, Manousos; Michalis, Panagiotis; Zhang, Hanqing

    2015-04-01

    Earth's surface is continuously shaped due to the action of geophysical flows. Erosion due to the flow of water in river systems has been identified as a key problem in preserving ecological health but also a threat to our built environment and critical infrastructure, worldwide. As an example, it has been estimated that a major reason for bridge failure is due to scour. Even though the flow past bridge piers has been investigated both experimentally and numerically, and the mechanisms of scouring are relatively understood, there still lacks a tool that can offer fast and reliable predictions. Most of the existing formulas for prediction of bridge pier scour depth are empirical in nature, based on a limited range of data or for piers of specific shape. In this work, the use of a novel methodology is proposed for the prediction of bridge scour. Specifically, the use of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) is proposed to estimate the scour depth around bridge piers. In particular, various complexity architectures are sequentially built, in order to identify the optimal for scour depth predictions, using appropriate training and validation subsets obtained from the USGS database (and pre-processed to remove incomplete records). The model has five variables, namely the effective pier width (b), the approach velocity (v), the approach depth (y), the mean grain diameter (D50) and the skew to flow. Simulations are conducted with data groups (bed material type, pier type and shape) and different number of input variables, to produce reduced complexity and easily interpretable models. Analysis and comparison of the results indicate that the developed ANFIS model has high accuracy and outstanding generalization ability for prediction of scour parameters. The effective pier width (as opposed to skew to flow) is amongst the most relevant input parameters for the estimation. Training of the system to new bridge geometries and flow conditions can be achieved by

  18. Chinese culture approached through touch

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    Wang, Li; Champion, Erik

    2012-01-01

    Can recent technology help bridge cultures through playful interaction appropriate to traditional tacit means of acquiring knowledge? In order to help answer this question, we designed four Adobe Flash-based based game prototypes and evaluated them via a touch-screen PC. The goal was to offer non...

  19. Philosophy of ecology

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    Brown, Bryson; Peacock, Kent A

    2011-01-01

    The most pressing problems facing humanity today - over-population, energy shortages, climate change, soil erosion, species extinctions, the risk of epidemic disease, the threat of warfare that could destroy all the hard-won gains of civilization, and even the recent fibrillations of the stock market - are all ecological or have a large ecological component. in this volume philosophers turn their attention to understanding the science of ecology and its huge implications for the human project. To get the application of ecology to policy or other practical concerns right, humanity needs a clear and disinterested philosophical understanding of ecology which can help identify the practical lessons of science. Conversely, the urgent practical demands humanity faces today cannot help but direct scientific and philosophical investigation toward the basis of those ecological challenges that threaten human survival. This book will help to fuel the timely renaissance of interest in philosophy of ecology that is now oc...

  20. Bridges and barriers to health: her story - Emirati women's health needs.

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    Winslow, Wendy Wilkins; Honein, Gladys

    2007-03-01

    Health care services in the United Arab Emirates have developed rapidly in the last 30 years fueled by oil revenues. These services have been planned and provided predominantly by non-nationals, with mixed success. The authors identify aspects of the health care system and the sociocultural environment that create both barriers and bridges to holistic health for Emirati women. Barriers include early/consanguineous marriage, frequent childbearing, polygamy, and care that is lacking in competence and cultural sensitivity. Bridges include Islam, folk medicine, cultural traditions, and the opportunity to travel abroad for health care. Maids are seen as both a barrier and bridge at different times. Recommendations for future improvements include listening to Emirati women and providing more gender-appropriate, holistic, and culturally congruent programs.

  1. The Significance of Bridge%桥的意义

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    王杨

    2013-01-01

    Chinese region is broad, in order not to make living space is limited, the role of transport is crucial, and the bridge is very important elements in the traffic system. Different from other genres of ancient architecture, bridge has a wider range of sociality, is a kind of public building built according to the production and life of human being's requirements, the ancient bridge technology in China for a long time to maintain the lea-ding level. This paper emphatical y analyzes from the cultural significance behind bridge.%由于中国地域广阔,为了不使生活空间受到限制,交通的作用至关重要,而桥梁是交通系统中非常重要的元素。不同于其他古代建筑类型,桥梁具有更广泛的社会性,是根据人类生产与生活的要求而建的一种公共建筑。我国古代的多种桥梁技术很长时间内都保持着世界最领先的水平,本文着重从桥梁背后所蕴含的文化意义进行了简析。

  2. Architectural engineering of FRP bridges

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    Smits, J.E.P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper deals with the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP's) in architectural and structural bridge design. The challenges and opportunities that come with this relatively new material are discussed. An inventory is made of recent engineers' solutions in FRP, followed by a discussion on architectural application of FRP's derived from the authors architectural practice.

  3. Instability of the capillary bridge

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    Pare, Gounseti; Hoepffner, Jerome

    2014-11-01

    Capillary adhesion is a physical mechanism that maintains two bodies in contact by capillarity through a liquid ligament. The capillary bridge is an idealization of this capillary adhesion. In this study we first focus on the classical case of the stability of the capillary bridge. Secondly we study a slightly more complex configuration, imagining a flow in the capillary bridge as in the case of the dynamics of the neck of a liquid ligament, in its withdrawal under the effect of capillarity. Inspired by the experiments on soap films of Plateau, the configuration analyzed consists of an initially axisymmetric, mass of fluid held by surface tension forces between two parallel, coaxial, solid pipes of the same diameter. The results presented are obtained by numerical simulations using the free software, Gerris Flow Solver. We first focus on the capillary Venturi. In the static configuration the stability diagram of the capillary bridge obtained is in perfect agreement with the results of Lev A. Slobozhanin. In the dynamic case we develop a matlab code based on the one dimensional equations of Eggers and Dupont. The comparison of the bifurcation diagram obtained and the numerical simulations shows a good agreement.

  4. Bridge Aesthetics and Structural Honesty

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1999-01-01

    In bridges the overall form must be chosen with due respect to the transmission of forces if efficient structures shall be created, The design must therefore be governed by experienced structural engineers - in some cases assisted by aesthetic advisers on specific issues. Some basic requirements...

  5. The Wien Bridge Oscillator Family

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    Lindberg, Erik

    2006-01-01

    A tutorial in which the Wien bridge family of oscillators is defined and investigated. Oscillators which do not fit into the Barkhausen criterion topology may be designed. A design procedure based on initial complex pole quality factor is reported. The dynamic transfer characteristic...

  6. Architectural engineering of FRP bridges

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    Smits, J.E.P.

    2014-01-01

    This paper deals with the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP's) in architectural and structural bridge design. The challenges and opportunities that come with this relatively new material are discussed. An inventory is made of recent engineers' solutions in FRP, followed by a discussion on archit

  7. Intercellular bridges in vertebrate gastrulation.

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    Full Text Available The developing zebrafish embryo has been the subject of many studies of regional patterning, stereotypical cell movements and changes in cell shape. To better study the morphological features of cells during gastrulation, we generated mosaic embryos expressing membrane attached Dendra2 to highlight cellular boundaries. We find that intercellular bridges join a significant fraction of epiblast cells in the zebrafish embryo, reaching several cell diameters in length and spanning across different regions of the developing embryos. These intercellular bridges are distinct from the cellular protrusions previously reported as extending from hypoblast cells (1-2 cellular diameters in length or epiblast cells (which were shorter. Most of the intercellular bridges were formed at pre-gastrula stages by the daughters of a dividing cell maintaining a membrane tether as they move apart after mitosis. These intercellular bridges persist during gastrulation and can mediate the transfer of proteins between distant cells. These findings reveal a surprising feature of the cellular landscape in zebrafish embryos and open new possibilities for cell-cell communication during gastrulation, with implications for modeling, cellular mechanics, and morphogenetic signaling.

  8. Dynamic identification of paradela historic railway bridge

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    Ramos, Luís F.; Valente, Isabel; Guimarães, Paulo; Vazquez, Kevin; Lourenço, Paulo B.

    2013-01-01

    Paradela Bridge is a metallic bridge located along the bank of the Tua River in northern Portugal. While the bridge is not currently in service, its structure is representative of many metallic truss structures built across the country between the 19th and the 20th century. The construction of the Paradela Bridge was completed in 1886 and served for about 120 years connecting northern Portugal. Tua Line belongs to the Douro area that UNESCO recently declared as world heritage. This work acqui...

  9. Transition Slabs of Integral Abutment Bridges

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    Dreier, Damien; Muttoni, Aurelio; BURDET, Olivier

    2011-01-01

    Over the past decades, an increasing number of bridges with integral abutment have been built in Switzerland. This type of bridge offers various advantages over standard bridges with abutments, equipped with expansion joints and bearings that require regular inspection and maintenance. One main concern of integral abutment bridges is related to the soil-structure interaction, in particular between the transition slab and the embankment. To avoid any expansion joints, transition slabs are dire...

  10. Path transformations of first passage bridges

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    Bertoin, Jean

    2003-01-01

    We define the first passage bridge from 0 to $\\lambda$ as the Brownian motion on the time interval $[0,1]$ conditioned to first hit $\\lambda$ at time 1. We show that this process may be related to the Brownian bridge, the Bessel bridge or the Brownian excursion via some path transformations, the main one being an extension of Vervaat's transformation. We also propose an extension of these results to certain bridges with cyclically exchangeable increments.

  11. Effects of carbohydrate source for maintaining a high C:N ratio and fish driven re-suspension on pond ecology and production in periphyton-based freshwater prawn culture systems

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    Asaduzzaman, M.; Wahab, M.A.; Verdegem, M.C.J.; Adhikary, R.K.; Rahman, S.M.S.; Azim, M.E.; Verreth, J.A.J.

    2010-01-01

    The present research investigated the effect of carbohydrate (CH) source for maintaining a high C:N ratio, and tilapia driven bioturbation on pond ecology, production and economical performances in C/N controlled periphyton-based (C/N-CP) freshwater prawn ponds. Two carbohydrate sources (high-cost t

  12. 47 CFR 80.331 - Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 47 Telecommunication 5 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure. 80..., Alarm, Urgency and Safety Procedures § 80.331 Bridge-to-bridge communication procedure. (a) Vessels... position). I plan to (give proposed course of action). Over. (3) (Coast station), this is (vessel's...

  13. What is dental ecology?

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    Cuozzo, Frank P; Sauther, Michelle L

    2012-06-01

    Teeth have long been used as indicators of primate ecology. Early work focused on the links between dental morphology, diet, and behavior, with more recent years emphasizing dental wear, microstructure, development, and biogeochemistry, to understand primate ecology. Our study of Lemur catta at the Beza Mahafaly Special Reserve, Madagascar, has revealed an unusual pattern of severe tooth wear and frequent tooth loss, primarily the result of consuming a fallback food for which these primates are not dentally adapted. Interpreting these data was only possible by combining our areas of expertise (dental anatomy [FC] and primate ecology [MS]). By integrating theoretical, methodological, and applied aspects of both areas of research, we adopted the term "dental ecology"-defined as the broad study of how teeth respond to the environment. Specifically, we view dental ecology as an interpretive framework using teeth as a vehicle for understanding an organism's ecology, which builds upon earlier work, but creates a new synthesis of anatomy and ecology that is only possible with detailed knowledge of living primates. This framework includes (1) identifying patterns of dental pathology and tooth use-wear, within the context of feeding ecology, behavior, habitat variation, and anthropogenic change, (2) assessing ways in which dental development and biogeochemical signals can reflect habitat, environmental change and/or stress, and (3) how dental microstructure and macro-morphology are adapted to, and reflect feeding ecology. Here we define dental ecology, provide a short summary of the development of this perspective, and place our new work into this context.

  14. Removal of failed crown and bridge.

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    Sharma, Ashu; Rahul, G R; Poduval, Soorya T; Shetty, Karunakar

    2012-07-01

    Crown and bridge have life span of many years but they fail for a number of reasons. Over the years, many devices have been designed to remove crowns and bridges from abutment teeth. While the removal of temporary crowns and bridges is usually very straightforward, the removal of a definitive cast crown with unknown cement is more challenging. Removal is often by destructive means. There are a number of circumstances, however, in which conservative disassembly would aid the practitioner in completing restorative/endodontic procedures. There are different mechanisms available to remove a failed crown or bridge. But there is no information published about the classification of available systems for crown and bridge removal. So it is logical to classify these systems into different groups which can help a clinician in choosing a particular type of system depending upon the clinical situation. The aim of this article is to provide a classification for various crown and bridge removal systems; describe how a number of systems work; and when and why they might be used. A PubMed search of English literature was conducted up to January 2010 using the terms: Crown and bridge removal, Crown and bridge disassembly, Crown and bridge failure. Additionally, the bibliographies of 3 previous reviews, their cross references as well as articles published in various journals like International Endodontic Journal, Journal of Endodontics and were manually searched. Key words:Crown and bridge removal, Crown and bridge disassembly, Crown and bridge failure. PMID:24558549

  15. Remediation: Higher Education's Bridge to Nowhere

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    Complete College America, 2012

    2012-01-01

    The intentions were noble. It was hoped that remediation programs would be an academic bridge from poor high school preparation to college readiness. Sadly, remediation has become instead higher education's "Bridge to Nowhere." This broken remedial bridge is travelled by some 1.7 million beginning students each year, most of whom will…

  16. Comparison between Modern Violin Bridge and Baroque Violin Bridge by Photoelastic Observation and Frequency Analysis

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    Matsutani, Akihiro

    2004-05-01

    A comparison between the modern bridge and the baroque bridge of the violin by photoelastic observation was carried out. The relationship between the stress part and the hole is symmetric in the modern and baroque bridges. The measured spectral envelopes of baroque bridges are similar to those of modern bridges in D- or G-strings, and have peaks at a frequency higher than those of modern bridges in E-string. The visualization method as used in this study may provide hints for the design of violin bridges.

  17. Child Ecology: Dimensions to Safeguard the Development and Education of Children.

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    Schleicher, Klaus

    A human-ecological dimension is needed to safeguard the development of children. This "child ecology" will protect children against alienating forces of modern civilization caused by rapid social, cultural, and technical changes. The human-ecological dimension is a contribution toward regaining an overall framework for human self-interpretation…

  18. Neutral theory in community ecology

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    2008-01-01

    One of the central goals of community ecology is to understand the forces that maintain species diversity within communities. The traditional niche-assembly theory asserts that species live together in a community only when they differ from one another in resource uses. But this theory has some difficulties in explaining the diversity often observed in specie-rich communities such as tropical forests. As an alternative to the niche theory, Hubbell and other ecologists introduced a neutral model. Hubbell argues that the number of species in a community is controlled by species extinction and immigration or speciation of new species. Assuming that all individuals of all species in a trophically similar com-munity are ecologically equivalent, Hubbell's neutral theory predicts two important statistical distributions. One is the asymptotic log-series distribution for the metacommunities under point mutation speciation, and the other is the zero-sum multinomial distribution for both local communities under dispersal limitation and metacommunities under random fission speciation. Unlike the niche-assembly theory, the neutral theory takes similarity in species and individuals as a starting point for investigating species diversity. Based on the fundamental processes of birth, death, dispersal and spe-ciation, the neutral theory provided the first mechanistic explanation of species abundance distribution commonly observed in natural communities. Since the publication of the neutral theory, there has been much discussion about it, pro and con. In this paper, we summarize recent progress in the assumption, prediction and speciation mode of the neutral theory, including progress in the theory itself, tests about the assumption of the theory, prediction and speciation mode at the metacommunity level. We also suggest that the most important task in the future is to bridge the niche-assembly theory and the neutral theory, and to add species differences to the neutral theory and

  19. Discussion on Sustainable Development of City Mausoleum Ecological Wetland Park under Regional Culture%地域文化下的城市陵墓生态湿地公园可持续发展探析——成都“十陵印象”规划案例

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    廖莹; 沈一

    2012-01-01

    The city park design with wetland protection as guidance was discussed, which is thought as one of way for keeping ecology balance. With Chengdu "Shiling Impression" as an example, the design not only maintains the ecosyslem but also takes the responsibility of biological population sustainable development. With organic form to display the theme of fallen leaves return to the roots, combining with culture context of Ming Dynasty mausoleum and Zhuxi Ancestral Hall, a solid carrier providing ecology and culture sustainable development was formed.%探讨了以湿地保护为导向的城市公园设计,认为其是保持生态平衡的方式之一.以成都“十陵印象”的设计为例,在维护生态系统的同时担负起生物种群可持续发展的重任,以有机的形态展现“落叶归根”的主题,结合明代陵墓和朱熹宗祠的文化脉络,以形成一个提供生态和文化整体可持续发展的坚实载体.

  20. Damages on Maritime Cultural Ecology Due to Land Reclamation around Sea:A Case Study of Huanyu Village in Zhuhai%围海造地对濒海文化生态的危害——以珠海市香洲区唐家湾后环渔村为例

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    翟慧敏

    2012-01-01

    以广东珠海香洲区北部唐家湾镇后环渔村为例,揭示了从20世纪90年代末期以来国土局在濒海昼民生计区围海造城市建设的工业生产用地时,对当地文化生态所造成的负面影响。围海造地后强行将昼民定居陆地上,势必窒息了这个族群的传统文化,同时破坏了珠江入海口生态区的生态稳定与安全,文化与生态的双重受损所造成的副作用值得有关部门三思。%Based on the case study of the fishing village of Huanyu, Tangjiawan Township in northern Xiangzhou District of Zhuhai City, Guangdong Province, the present study is to reveal the negative impacts on the local cultural ecology of the Tankas since the land reclamation projects for urban con- struction by the local Land and Resources Bureau from the 1990s. The land reclamation projects would make the Tankas live onshore, destroying their traditional culture and affecting the ecological stability and safety in the Pearl River estuary, which should attract the attentions from related agencies.

  1. Comprehensive Real-Time Bridge Health Monitoring System of Tongtai Bridge

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    Lei Su-su; Gao Yong-tao; Pan Dan-guang

    2015-01-01

    Tongtai Bridge is the world’s largest suspension curve-girder-skew-arch bridge, which is located in Zhangjiakou, China. The understanding of mechanics characteristics is limited to such complex bridges, so it is necessary to establish reliable health monitoring system to investigate the static and dynamic responses and monitor the safety of the bridge. A comprehensive real-time bridge health monitoring system is establish, which includes four aspects: sensor system, data acquisition and trans...

  2. 胶原/丝素导管介导雪旺细胞联合神经干细胞修复坐骨神经缺损%Collagen/silk fibroin conduit combined with the co-culture of Schwann cells and neural stem cells for bridging sciatic nerve defect

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    徐云强; 张振辉; 余欣; 陈旭义; 李东; 李瑞欣; 冯世庆

    2015-01-01

    目的 观察胶原/丝素导管介导雪旺细胞联合神经干细胞所构建的组织工程化神经修复大鼠10 mm坐骨神经缺损的效果.方法 体外分离培养乳鼠坐骨神经雪旺细胞(SCs),并做S-100蛋白免疫荧光鉴定;从孕14 ~ 15 d的SD大鼠体内取出子鼠,分离纯化获得原代神经干细胞(NSCs)进行体外培养.实验分为4组,每组10只:自体神经移植组(A组)、胶原/丝素导管介导雪旺细胞联合神经干细胞移植组(B组)、胶原/丝素导管移植组(C组)、单纯损伤组(D组).SCs-NSCs与胶原/丝素导管联合培养14 d后,行扫描电镜观察.分别将3种不同移植物桥接于大鼠坐骨神经10 cm缺损处,并在12周后进行大体观察、电生理学检测、形态学观察及计量学分析.结果 术后12周,桥接组都不同程度地实现了坐骨神经缺损再通,且实验动物未出现明显排斥及炎性反应.神经电生理学检测坐骨神经复合肌动作电位(CMAPs)波幅分别为:未手术正常侧(21.00±1.83) mV,A组(15.00±1.12) mV,B组(13.00±1.06) mV,C组(6.00±0.58) mV,透射电子显微镜再生神经纤维髓鞘厚度分别为:A组(0.80±0.15) μm,B组(0.70±0.11) μm,C组(0.30±0.07) μm,D组(0.25±0.06) μm.统计结果表明:A组与B组之间差异无统计学意义(P>0.05),但两者相对C组及D组差异有统计学意义(P<0.05).结论 SCs和NSCs能够在胶原/丝素导管上共同生长分化,生物相容性良好.胶原/丝素导管介导雪旺细胞联合神经干细胞所构建的组织工程化神经对坐骨神经缺损的修复具有良好的桥接和促神经生长作用.%Objective To observe the repair effect of collagen/silk fibroin conduit transplanted with co-cultured Schwann cells (SCs) and neural stem cells (NSCs) for bridging 10 mm sciatic nerve defect by tissue engineering technique in rats.Methods SCs were isolated and purified from the sciatic nerve of neonatal SD rats,and were identified by immunocytochemical labelling for S100

  3. Germination ecology in orchids

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    TĚŠITELOVÁ, Tamara

    2009-01-01

    Germination ecology of four Epipactis species (E. albensis, E. atrorubens, E. helleborine, E. purpurata) was studied. Habitat preferences of adult plants were analyzed using phytosociological relevés from the Czech Phytosociological Database. A field experiment was carried out to determine course of germination of Epipactis seeds sown in different habitat types. Relationship between ecological preferences and germination ecology, and spatial aspects of seed dispersal and seedling recruitment ...

  4. Development of Ecological Buildings

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    Andrius Keizikas

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available The article presents research on ecological buildings and their influence on the constructional sphere. The aim of the paper is to reveal the essence of ecological architecture showing substantial progress and its potential to stimulate architectural and technological growth. The article also describes relations between the ideas of ecological buildings and the ‘passive house’ concepts and aspects of development as well as describes the possibilities of improving building sustainability and energy efficiency. Article in Lithuanian

  5. Between Design and Ecology

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    Bjørn, Mona Chor

    such vegetation, based on concepts and theories in plant community ecology. If these communities are based on local forbs there is a continuum in anthropogenic intervention from designed and intensively maintained to semi-natural herbaceous vegetation. Results from a large field experiment show that, after three...... colonised by grasses and eventually woody species. This thesis adds useful basic knowledge in plant community ecology and species-specific growth, which are relevant to research and planning in landscape architecture and ecology....

  6. The ecological economics: An ecological economics

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    Ecological Economics arise as a scientific discipline aimed to integrate concepts of economics, ecology, thermodynamics, ethic and other natural and social sciences in order to incorporate a biophysical and integrated perspective of the inter dependences between economies and environment, from a plural conception and a methodology beyond disciplines. Ecological Economics studies the black box of economic processes usually excluded of the traditional economics: thermodynamics and ecology. Although it is relatively a new field of study, it has been strengthening its theoretical framework with scientific basis and analytic principles that lead to its identification as a new discipline that show a whole new paradigm. The scope of this article is to show the conceptual and methodological bases, the main founders, approaches and central debates of this new discipline. This brief introduction is a preamble to the papers of the meeting Ecological Economics: a perspective for Colombia included in this number, that took place on September 22 - 27 of 2007, at the National University of Colombia at Bogota. During tree days national and international experts, professors, researchers, workers of environmental sector and people interested on environmental issues joined together to know the conceptual and methodological achievements reached of this discipline; as well as to analyse and evaluate the environmental problems of the country, from the systemic, interdisciplinary and general perspective that it promotes

  7. New Concept for Durable Concrete Bridges

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    Damek, Marek

    2015-01-01

    This master’s thesis covers the design of a post-tensioned concrete bridge in Trondheim municipality in Norway, in collaboration with Statens vegvesen (SVV). The concept of the bridge is inspired by Egg-Graben-Brücke in Austria, which was designed and built without steel reinforcement in the bridge deck. The idea is to eliminate steel reinforcement which can corrode in the bridge deck. The total length of the bridge is 73 meters and it is divided into 3 spans. The crosssection ...

  8. Chemical ecology of fungi.

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    Spiteller, Peter

    2015-07-01

    Fungi are widespread in nature and have conquered nearly every ecological niche. Fungi occur not only in terrestrial but also in freshwater and marine environments. Moreover, fungi are known as a rich source of secondary metabolites. Despite these facts, the ecological role of many of these metabolites is still unknown and the chemical ecology of fungi has not been investigated systematically so far. This review intends to present examples of the various chemical interactions of fungi with other fungi, plants, bacteria and animals and to give an overview of the current knowledge of fungal chemical ecology.

  9. 时代的挑战与园林的发展——时代园林生态、文化主旋律辨%The Challenge of the Times and the Development Of Landscape Architecture——Discussion on the Main Ecological and Cultural Theme 0f Contemporary Landscape

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    王铎; 何济钦; 刘郁馥

    2009-01-01

    从时代的危机与挑战,提出园林发展的生态、文化主旋律方向.提出改善城市人居环境最重要、最直接的办法是增加城市绿地面积.在21世纪中华文化将成为人类文化显学的同时,中国园林文化是其组成部分之一.园林文化坚持"天人合一""多元共生""历史相续""以民为本""自主创新".尤要继承、借鉴中国古代园林的功能生活化,空间乐章化,诗、文、书、画兼容的空间艺术创作手法.面对未来,使中国园林以更加璀燦的艺术风格立于世界园林文化之林.%From the crisis end challenge of the times, the direction of the ecological and cultural main themes of landscape architecture development is put forward. It is proposed that increasing urban green space is the most impatient and direct way to improve urban habitat environment. In the 21st century when Chinese culture will be the prominent one in human culture, Chinese landscape culture is one of its components, landscape culture persist in "the harmony of human with nature", "the co-existence of various elements", "the succession of history", "the people-oriented principle", end "self-innovation". It is especially important to inherit end use the experience of lifestyle fundions, musical space layout, and poetry, literature, calligraphy end pointing integrated space art pradices of ancient Chinese gardens.Facing the future, Chinese landscape will stand in world landscape cultures with its more brilliant artistic style.

  10. Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges

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    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Nielsen, Søren R. K.; Enevoldsen, I.

    Vibration of a bridge structure due to the passage of vehicles is an important consideration in the design of bridges. Further, a common problem in bridge engineering practice in these years is the upgrading of minor highway bridges (=5-20 m) to carry heavier loads partly due to a tendency...... of heavier trucks moving at larger speeds, and partly because the authorities want to permit transportation of special heavy goods at a larger part of the road net. These needs will in many cases cause the strengthening of the bridges becomes necessary. In order to keep the expenses of such strengthening...... the results obtained using the numerical models given in details in "Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges : dynamic modelling of vehicles and bridges". The models are established using a ordinary vehicle which consists of a 48 t Scania with a 3 axle tractor and a 3 axle trailer, joined in a flexible hinge...

  11. Heavy Vehicles on Minor Highway Bridges

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    Kirkegaard, Poul Henning; Nielsen, Søren R. K.; Enevoldsen, I.

    Vibration of a bridge structure due to the passage of vehicles is an important consideration in the design of bridges. Further, a common problem in bridge engineering practice in these years is the upgrading of minor highway bridges (=5-20 m) to carry heavier loads partly due to a tendency...... of heavier trucks moving at larger speeds, and partly because the authorities want to permit transportation of special heavy goods at a larger part of the road net. These needs will in many cases cause the strengthening of the bridges becomes necessary. In order to keep the expenses of such strengthening...... the numerical models for the mathematical models of the vehicles and the bridge from which the load amplification factors can be estimated assuming that the dynamic parameters of the vehicles and the modal parameters of the bridge are known....

  12. Daugava hydroenergy and ecology

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    Daugava is forth largest river in Baltic sea basin and largest river of Latvia. Like Danube in Central Europe, Daugava is the river of Baltic civilization. Many folk songs, tales an myths we can read about this river in Latvian, Russian, Polish. There are the roots of Latvian culture. From ancient times Daugava is known as the 'ebonite river' Eridanus, Rubon, Wein, Dvina. From 5 century A. C. Daugava is a well know vikings water magistral from North to South. In 1939 was built first hydro electric power station, in 1965, second, in 1974, third on this river and was created Daugava damn system. Productivity from fishing falls down 2000 times, pollution was reason, why in 1987 building of forth Daugava HES was stopped. About future of Daugava hydro electric power stations damn system future Latvian society have discussions until this time. Ecological problem No. 1 on Daugava is pollution, because Daugava is the main resource of fresh water for 70% of Latvian population. Problem No. 2 is connected with safety of banks of Baltic sea, because 24 million t sand Daugava leaves on the bottom of artificial dames, not on sea cost. Problem No. 3 is loosing of recreative function of river and Daugava landscapes. Problem No. 4 - lack of Daugava monitoring system. In 1989, when after catastrophe on Belorussia chemical concern in Novopolock river was polluted wit 5 tons of cyanide. Latvia get know about it only after observing of death fishes in our territory. Other problem is Ignalina nuclear power plant in Lithuania - 30 km from banks of Daugava. What to do? One possibilities is destroying of damns, but it is unreal. Now in Latvia are founded Found of Daugava, which unite all self-governments, which are settled near the river. Fund of Daugava, supported by State, have a special recreative programme. Ministry of Environment of Latvia are working on Daugava monitoring system introducing. There are some plans together with Scandinavian countries to built new water cleaning

  13. Full-bridge capacitive extensometer

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    Peters, Randall D.

    1993-08-01

    Capacitive transducers have proven to be very effective sensors of small displacements, because of inherent stability and noninvasive high resolution. The most versatile ones have been those of a differential type, in which two elements are altered in opposite directions in response to change of the system parameter being monitored. Oftentimes, this differential pair has been incorporated into a bridge circuit, which is a useful means for employing synchronous detection to improve signal to noise ratios. Unlike previous differential capacitive dilatometers which used only two active capacitors, the present sensor is a full-bridge type, which is well suited to measuring low-level thermal expansions. This analog sensor is capable of 0.1 μm resolution anywhere within a range of several centimeters, with a linearity of 0.1%. Its user friendly output can be put on a strip chart recorder or directed to a computer for sophisticated data analysis.

  14. Noise Considerations in Resistance Bridges

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    Diamond, Joseph M.

    1963-01-01

    thermometry, where the noise in the unknown resistor will predominate strongly. An impedance step-up device (transformer or tuned circuit) is valuable in raising the bridge signal and noise level above the noise of the first amplifier tube. However, as the step-up ratio is increased, two counterfactors appear......, namely, noise in the loss resistance of the step-up device, and grid current noise. There is therefore an optimum step-up ratio, which has been found. The step-up device is permitted to have a different temperature from the unknown and standard resistors, to evaluate the advantage of cooling it....... With certain assumptions about the noise and grid current of the first tube it is found that the equivalent temperature of a unity ratio (Mueller) bridge used for liquid helium measurements may be 400°K....

  15. Stability of Axisymmetric Liquid Bridges

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    Rubinstein, Boris

    2016-01-01

    We study stability of axisymmetric liquid bridges between two axisymmetric solid bodies in the absence of gravity under arbitrary asymmetric perturbations which are expanded into a set of angular Fourier modes. We determine the stability region boundary for every angular mode in case of both fixed and free contact lines. Application of this approach allows us to demonstrate existence of stable convex nodoid menisci between two spheres.

  16. 2015 Bridge Inspection ERC Training

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    Dougherty, Merril

    2015-01-01

    This presentation will discuss recent changes to the County Bridge Inspection Program from the perspective of both the FHWA and INDOT. We will also discuss the responsibilities of the local public agency’s (LPA’s) employee in responsible charge (ERC) with respect to managing this program. As this course is a yearly requirement, all county ERCs are encouraged to attend. Pre-registering is strongly encouraged by e-mailing your contact information to .

  17. The Bridge Program - Participant Perspectives

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    Rönnqvist, Riitta; Hakonen, Anu; Vartiainen, Matti

    2015-01-01

    The Nokia Bridge Program was established in summer 2011 in order to "make the best of the restructuring: create meaningful opportunities for individuals and local economies impacted by workforce reductions" and to "assist individuals in re-employment". This document reports whether and how the program helped individuals avoid the known negative effects of job loss and find meaningful re-employment. The document also reports how affected employees formed perceptions about Nokia´s fairness and ...

  18. Inspection Strategies for Concrete Bridges

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    Sørensen, John Dalsgaard; Thoft-Christensen, Palle

    1989-01-01

    In this paper an optimal inspection strategy for concrete bridges based on periodic routine and detailed inspections is presented. The failure mode considered is corrosion of the reinforcement due to chlorides. A simple modelling of the corrosion and of the inspection strategy is presented....... The optimal inspection strategy is determined from an optimization problem, where the design variables are time intervals between detailed inspections and the concrete cover. The strategy is illustrated on a simple structure, namely a reinforced concrete beam....

  19. Parabolic metamaterials and Dirac bridges

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    Colquitt, D. J.; Movchan, N. V.; Movchan, A. B.

    2016-10-01

    A new class of multi-scale structures, referred to as `parabolic metamaterials' is introduced and studied in this paper. For an elastic two-dimensional triangular lattice, we identify dynamic regimes, which corresponds to so-called `Dirac Bridges' on the dispersion surfaces. Such regimes lead to a highly localised and focussed unidirectional beam when the lattice is excited. We also show that the flexural rigidities of elastic ligaments are essential in establishing the `parabolic metamaterial' regimes.

  20. Severe ASR damaged concrete bridges

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    Antonio Barbosa, Ricardo; Gustenhoff Hansen, Søren

    2015-01-01

    Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and University of Southern Denmark (SDU) have conducted several full-scale experiments with severe ASR deteriorated bridges. This paper presents few and preliminary results from both the shear tests and the measuring of the material properties. The shear test...... show that the shear capacity is almost unaffected of ASR despite significant reduction in compressive concrete strength. Furthermore, measurements show a significant tensile reinforcement strain developed due to ASR expansion....

  1. Halliburton Composite Bridge Plug Assembly

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    Starbuck, J.M.; Luttrell, C.R.; Aramayo, G.

    2005-01-15

    The overall objectives of this CRADA were to assist Halliburton in analyzing a composite bridge plug and to determine why their original design was failing in the field. In Phase 1, finite element analyses were done on the original composite slip design and several alternative designs. The composite slip was the component in the bridge plug that was failing. The finite element code ABAQUS was used for these calculations and I-DEAS was used as the pre- and post-processor in the analyses. Several different designs and materials were analyzed and recommendations were made towards improving the design. In Phase 2, the objective was to develop finite element models that would accurately represent the deformations in the entire all-composite 4-1/2' diameter bridge plug assembly. The finite element code LS-DYNA was used and the results from this effort were intended to expand Halliburton's composite design and analysis capabilities with regard to developing future composite components for downhole tools. In addition to the finite element modeling, this effort involved the utilization of micromechanics to determine the necessary composite material properties that were needed as input for finite element codes.

  2. Fertile Zones of Cultural Encounter in Computer Science Education

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    Kolikant, Yifat Ben-David; Ben-Ari, Mordechai

    2008-01-01

    We explain certain learning difficulties in computer science education as resulting from a clash between the students' culture as computer users and the professional computing culture. We propose the concept of fertile zones of cultural encounter as a way of overcoming these learning difficulties. This pedagogical approach aims to bridge the gap…

  3. ECOLOGICAL CONSTANT OF STRATEGY OF A SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MODERN SOCIETY

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    Гусейн Гардаш оглы Зейналов

    2013-01-01

    At the beginning of the XXI century for the sustainable development of society the ecology finds constant value. The new ecological reality expands the qualitative characteristics of culture and establishes the concept of "ecology" broader moral sense. Reconsideration in public consciousness of valuable value of such concepts as humanity, life, the person is necessary. The ecological humanity forms the new biospherocenteric  paradigm preserving the nature and declaring mankind uniform before ...

  4. Complex adaptive systems ecology

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    Sommerlund, Julie

    2003-01-01

    In the following, I will analyze two articles called Complex Adaptive Systems EcologyI & II (Molin & Molin, 1997 & 2000). The CASE-articles are some of the more quirkyarticles that have come out of the Molecular Microbial Ecology Group - a groupwhere I am currently making observational studies...

  5. Terrestrial Ecology Guide.

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    Morrison, James W., Ed.; Hall, James A., Ed.

    This collection of study units focuses on the study of the ecology of land habitats. Considered are such topics as map reading, field techniques, forest ecosystem, birds, insects, small mammals, soils, plant ecology, preparation of terrariums, air pollution, photography, and essentials of an environmental studies program. Each unit contains…

  6. Quantitative plant ecology

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    Damgaard, Christian

    2014-01-01

    This e-book is written in the Wolfram' CDF format (download free CDF player from Wolfram.com) The objective of this e-book is to introduce the population ecological concepts for measuring and predicting the ecological success of plant species. This will be done by focusing on the measurement......, will not be covered in this e-book....

  7. Ecological analyses and applications

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    Progress is reported on the following: assessment of nuclear power plants; ecological analysis of uranium mining, milling, and fuel fabrication; environmental impact statements concerning uranium enrichment facilities; site evaluations for storage of radioactive wastes; ecological analysis of geothermal energy development; enhanced oil recovery; environmental monitoring plan for modular integrated utility systems; and fossil energy environmental project

  8. Dynamics in artifact ecologies

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    Bødker, Susanne; Klokmose, Clemens Nylandsted

    2012-01-01

    artifacts influence the use of others. Understanding this interplay becomes more and more essential for interaction design as our artifact ecologies grow. This paper continues a recent discourse on artifact ecologies. Through interviews with iPhone users, we demonstrate that relationships between artifacts...

  9. Island Ecology in Bermuda.

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    Wulff, Barry L.; And Others

    1981-01-01

    Reports on an island ecology course offered by Eastern Connecticut State College providing opportunities for students to study the ecology and natural history of organisms found in a variety of subtropical habitats in Bermuda. Explains student selection criteria, trip preparation, evaluation criteria, daily programs, and habitats studied on the…

  10. RADIOECOLOGY AND ECOLOGICAL IMMUNOLOGY

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    V. M. Shubik

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The author's investigations results are presented in comparing with literary materials concerning the application of principles and methods of ecological immunology for solving radioecological questions. The data on characteristic of immunity and health of human population affected with radiation factors of the environment is given as well as animals' population state as the links offood ecological chains.

  11. Ecological production certification and the consumer ecological wants evolution

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    Chaikin, O.

    2013-01-01

    Article deals with the problem of modern tendency of the consumers ecological wants evolution development. The place of ecological certification in consumer evolutionary ecological want satisfaction under sustainable development condition bounds have been researched

  12. Bridging Disciplines, Knowledge Systems and Cultures in Pest Management

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    Allen, Will; Ogilvie, Shaun; Blackie, Helen; Smith, Des; Sam, Shona; Doherty, James; McKenzie, Don; Ataria, James; Shapiro, Lee; MacKay, Jamie; Murphy, Elaine; Jacobson, Chris; Eason, Charles

    2014-02-01

    The success of research in integrated environmental and natural resource management relies on the participation and involvement of different disciplines and stakeholders. This can be difficult to achieve in practice because many initiatives fail to address the underlying social processes required for successful engagement and social learning. We used an action research approach to support a research-based group with a range of disciplinary and stakeholder expertise to critically reflect on their engagement practice and identify lessons around how to collaborate more effectively. This approach is provided here as a guide that can be used to support reflective research practice for engagement in other integration-based initiatives. This paper is set in the context of an integrated wildlife management research case study in New Zealand. We illustrate how multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary approaches can provide a framework for considering the different conversations that need to occur in an integrated research program. We then outline rubrics that list the criteria required in inter- and trans-disciplinary collaborations, along with examples of effective engagement processes that directly support integration through such efforts. Finally, we discuss the implications of these experiences for other researchers and managers seeking to improve engagement and collaboration in integrated science, management and policy initiatives. Our experiences reaffirm the need for those involved in integrative initiatives to attend to the processes of engagement in both formal and informal settings, to provide opportunities for critical reflective practice, and to look for measures of success that acknowledge the importance of effective social process.

  13. Interpretation: bridge of cultures--A brief introduction to interpretation

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    袁立梅

    2005-01-01

    This essay gives a brief introduction to interpretation in term of its definition, characteristics, criteria and classification, providing an overall view to this increasingly widely used communication vehicle in today's society.

  14. Predictive systems ecology.

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    Evans, Matthew R; Bithell, Mike; Cornell, Stephen J; Dall, Sasha R X; Díaz, Sandra; Emmott, Stephen; Ernande, Bruno; Grimm, Volker; Hodgson, David J; Lewis, Simon L; Mace, Georgina M; Morecroft, Michael; Moustakas, Aristides; Murphy, Eugene; Newbold, Tim; Norris, K J; Petchey, Owen; Smith, Matthew; Travis, Justin M J; Benton, Tim G

    2013-11-22

    Human societies, and their well-being, depend to a significant extent on the state of the ecosystems that surround them. These ecosystems are changing rapidly usually in response to anthropogenic changes in the environment. To determine the likely impact of environmental change on ecosystems and the best ways to manage them, it would be desirable to be able to predict their future states. We present a proposal to develop the paradigm of predictive systems ecology, explicitly to understand and predict the properties and behaviour of ecological systems. We discuss the necessary and desirable features of predictive systems ecology models. There are places where predictive systems ecology is already being practised and we summarize a range of terrestrial and marine examples. Significant challenges remain but we suggest that ecology would benefit both as a scientific discipline and increase its impact in society if it were to embrace the need to become more predictive.

  15. Nondestructive evaluation techniques for enhanced bridge inspection

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    Thomas, G.; Benson, S.; Durbin, P.; Del Grande, N.; Haskins, J.; Brown, A.; Schneberk, D.

    1993-10-01

    Nondestructive evaluation of bridges is a critical aspect in the US aging infrastructure problem. For example in California there are 26,000 bridges, 3000 are made of steel, and of the steel bridges, 1000 are fracture critical. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), Federal Highway Administration, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are collaborating to develop and field NDE techniques to improve bridge inspections. We have demonstrated our NDE technologies on several bridge inspection applications. An early collaboration was to ultrasonically evaluate the steel pins in the E-9 pier on the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Following the Loma-Prieta earthquake in 1989 and the road way collapse at the E-9 pier, a complete nondestructive evaluation was conducted by Caltrans inspectors and several ultrasonic indications were noted. LLNL worked with Caltrans to help identify the source of these reflections. Another project was to digitally enhance high energy radiographs of bridge components such as cable end caps. We demonstrated our ability to improve the detection of corrosion and fiber breakage inside the end cap. An extension of this technology is limited view computer tomography (CT). We implemented our limited view CT software and produced cross-sectional views of bridge cables from digitized radiographic films. Most recently, we are developing dual band infrared imaging techniques to assess bridge decks for delaminations. We have demonstrated the potential of our NDE technology for enhancing the inspection of the country`s aging bridges.

  16. Study on the ecological environment of non-material cultural heritage of minorities and the media%少数民族非物质文化遗产与媒介生态环境研究——以湖北省恩施州为例

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    沈莉

    2011-01-01

    近年来,少数民族非物质文化遗产给一个地区、一座城市所带来的文化效益、经济效益、社会效益日益凸显,引起了社会各个阶层的重视。本文以湖北省恩施州为例,从大众传播媒介功能,改善媒介生态环境方面来阐述保护少数民族非物质文化遗产的意义。%In recent years,minority intangible cultural heritage brought about more and more culture benefits,economic benefits and social benefits to a region or a city,and drew the attention of the social classes.Taking Enshi,Hubei Province as example,the paper states the benefits of protecting minority intangible cultural heritage from the aspect of mass media function and of improving the media ecological environment.

  17. The ecology of dust: local- to global-scale perspectives

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    Whicker, Jeffrey J [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Field, Jason P [UA; Belnap, Jayne [NON LANL; Breshears, David D [UA; Neff, Jason [CU; Okin, Gregory S [UCLA; Painter, Thomas H [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Ravi, Sujith [UNIV OF ARIZONA; Reheis, Marith C [UCLA; Reynolds, Richard L [NON LANL

    2009-01-01

    Emission and redistribution of dust due to wind erosion in drylands drives major biogeochemical dynamics and provides important aeolian environmental connectivity at scales from individual plants up to the global scale. Yet, perhaps because most relevant research on aeolian processes has been presented in a geosciences rather than ecological context, most ecological studies do not explicitly consider dust-driven processes. To bridge this disciplinary gap, we provide a general overview of the ecological importance of dust, examine complex interactions between wind erosion and ecosystem dynamics from the plant-interspace scale to regional and global scales, and highlight specific examples of how disturbance affects these interactions and their consequences. Changes in climate and intensification of land use will both likely lead to increased dust production. To address these challenges, environmental scientists, land managers and policy makers need to more explicitly consider dust in resource management decisions.

  18. Education in ecology

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    It is not enough to convey knowledge, insights and attitudes if education in ecology is to have fruitful effects. Space and opportunity for action and creativity must be provided in addition. This includes personal consumer habits (eating, transport, hygiene, leisure activities etc.); an individual workplace - in this case school - that can be shaped according to ecological needs. Beyond this, ecological maturation should not be confined to, but should transcend school, for instance in youth groups, citizens' committees, political parties. If school does not inspire action - including action outside school -then education in ecology could be smothered by the Midas effect, where all life is reduced to material, to the curriculum in this case. This book presents ecological projects that have been tried at schools. They aim at an education in ecology that is oriented to the pupil and open to experience. They could be an incentive for colleagues to conduct similar projects at their schools. The projects work from the pupils' own experience and aim at concrete action and activities in his or her own environment. They should encourage teachers to venture outside the classroom with the pupils and teach ecology where it takes place. (orig.)

  19. EvoDevo meets ecology: the Ninth Okazaki Biology Conference on Marine Biology

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    Technau, Ulrich; Weis, Virginia M.

    2013-01-01

    The “9th Okazaki Biology Conference: Marine Biology II” held at the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB) in Okazaki, Japan and at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan (14–19 October 2012) bridged the fields of EvoDevo, symbiosis and coral reef ecology.

  20. Study on structural system of Sutong Bridge

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    Zhang Xigang; Pei Minshan; Yuan Hong; Xu Liping; Zhu Bin

    2009-01-01

    Sutong Bridge, whose layout is [ (100 + 100 + 300) + 1 088 + ( 300 + 100 + 100) ] m, marks the largest span of cable-stayed bridges in the world. The complex natural condition at the bridge site and the strict requirements for resistance of wind and seismic action make it crucial to choose a favorable structural system to assure the function and safety of the bridge. The comparison among several optional structural systems for Sutong Bridge is illustrated. After detailed analysis is carried out for viscous damper and hydraulic buffer, super liquid viscous damper with additional displacement limitation is designed for the first application in bridge engineering. The parameters for the damper is analyzed and studied and the dampers are installed suecessfuUy after quality tests.

  1. Evaluation method research on prestressed concrete bridges

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    HUANG Qiao; LIN Yang-zi; REN Yuan

    2008-01-01

    Considering the construction features of prestressed concrete bridge, the comprehensive evaluation method about the bridge damage conditions are studied. Particular attentions are paid on establishing a multi-level evaluation model for damaged prestressed concrete bridge, and the evaluation indices of the model as well as the rating standards are defined in the model. A normal relative function about the evaluation indices of each element is developed to calculate the relative degree, and for each element which is no sub-level elements. When evaluating the elements in sub-item level or index level of the model, the weights of elements that are pertained to one element are adopted, taking account of their deterioration degree. At the same time, the dam-age conditions of bridge are characterized by relative degree, element evaluation scale and structural technology mark of bridge ,so it agrees with Code for Maintenance of Highway Bridges and Culvers.

  2. Great Importance Attached to Intangible Cultural Heritage

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    2005-01-01

    @@ Intangible Cultural Heritage on Verge of Extinction? With the acceleration of globalization and modernization, dramatic changes have taken place in China's cultural ecology: intangible cultural heritage is confronted with great challenges and a lot of orally and behaviorally transmitted cultural heritage disappear one after another; a great deal of traditional craftsmanship is on the verge of extinction; a large number of precious objects and materials of historical and cultural values are destroyed,deserted or lost in foreign countries; arbitrary misuse and excessive exploitation of intangible cultural heritage occur from time to time. Therefore, the protection of intangible cultural heritage brooks no delay.

  3. Quantitative plant ecology

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    Damgaard, Christian

    2014-01-01

    This e-book is written in the Wolfram' CDF format (download free CDF player from Wolfram.com) The objective of this e-book is to introduce the population ecological concepts for measuring and predicting the ecological success of plant species. This will be done by focusing on the measurement and...... statistical modelling of plant species abundance and the relevant ecological processes that control species abundance. The focus on statistical modelling and likelihood function based methods also means that more algorithm based methods, e.g. ordination techniques and boosted regression tress, will not be...

  4. Quantitative plant ecology

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    Damgaard, Christian

    2014-01-01

    This e-book is written in the Wolfram' CDF format (download free CDF player from Wolfram.com) The objective of this e-book is to introduce the population ecological concepts for measuring and predicting the ecological success of plant species. This will be done by focusing on the measurement...... and statistical modelling of plant species abundance and the relevant ecological processes that control species abundance. The focus on statistical modelling and likelihood function based methods also means that more algorithm based methods, e.g. ordination techniques and boosted regression tress...

  5. [Parasitism and ecological parasitology].

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    Balashov, Iu S

    2011-01-01

    Parasitism as one of the life modes is a general biological phenomenon and is a characteristic of all viruses, many taxa of bacteria, fungi, protists, metaphytes, and metazoans. Zooparasitology is focused on studies of parasitic animals, particularly, on their taxonomy, anatomy, life cycles, host-parasite relations, biocoenotic connections, and evolution. Ecological parasitology is a component of ecology, as the scientific study of the relation of living organisms with each other and their surroundings. In the present paper, critical analysis of the problems, main postulates, and terminology of the modern ecological parasitology is given.

  6. Seismic Evaluation of Highway Bridges - Phase 1

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    Ramirez, J.A.; Pan, Austin D.; Mwakasisi, Frank Thompson

    1996-01-01

    The primary objective of the study was to establish the guidelines for screening, assessing, and ranking Indiana bridges for seismic upgrade. The outcome of the study is a complete strategy for the detailed structural assessment of Indiana highway bridges subjected to seismic forces. The structural evaluation is conducted using a nonlinear time-history analysis of the bridge for simulated or actual records. The specific soil conditions at the site are accounted in terms of the ground motio...

  7. REPORT: BioMedBridges standards workshop

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    Conte, Nathalie; Hancocks, Tom; Suhr, Stephanie

    2014-01-01

    This workshop, co-organized by BioMedBridges WP3 and 12, was held on 24-25 June and hosted by BioMedBridges partners at VUMC in Amsterdam. Attendees included BioMedBridges personnel, members from the ESFRI BMS research infrastructures and invited external experts from existing standards organisations. The following aspects of data standardisation were explored: Defining entity identifiers and identifiers best practice Development of a Meta models and Mappings Registry for bio...

  8. Analysis of liquid bridge between spherical particles

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    2007-01-01

    A pair of central moving spherical particles connected by a pendular liquid bridge with interstitial Newtonian fluid is often encountered in pariculate coalescence process. In this paper, by assuming perfect-wet condition, the effects of liquid volume and separation distance on static liquid bridge are analyzed, and the relation between rupture energy and liquid bridge volume is also studied. These points would be of significance in industrial processes related to adhesive particles.

  9. Bridge engineering handbook construction and maintenance

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    Chen, Wai-Fah

    2014-01-01

    Over 140 experts, 14 countries, and 89 chapters are represented in the second edition of the Bridge Engineering Handbook. This extensive collection highlights bridge engineering specimens from around the world, contains detailed information on bridge engineering, and thoroughly explains the concepts and practical applications surrounding the subject.Published in five books: Fundamentals, Superstructure Design, Substructure Design, Seismic Design, and Construction and Maintenance, this new edition provides numerous worked-out examples that give readers step-by-step design procedures, includes c

  10. Markovian Bridges: Weak continuity and pathwise constructions

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    Chaumont, Loïc; Uribe Bravo, Gerónimo

    2009-01-01

    A Markovian bridge is a probability measure taken from a disintegration of the law of an initial part of the path of a Markov process given its terminal value. As such, Markovian bridges admit a natural parameterization in terms of the state space of the process. In the context of Feller processes with continuous transition densities, we construct by weak convergence considerations the only versions of Markovian bridges which are weakly continuous with respect to their parameter. We use this ...

  11. Life Cycle Assessment of a Norwegian Bridge

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    Dequidt, Thomas Charles Edouard

    2012-01-01

    Life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology aims at evaluating the environmental impacts of a product or system from a holistic approach. In this methodology, all life cycle phases of the product are identified and assessed, from the raw material acquisition to the end-of-life phase. This master thesis is dealing with the LCA of a Norwegian bridge. First, a literature review is realized by going through 14 bridge LCA references. Then, a detailed description of bridge LCA methodology ...

  12. Bridge Engineering-Oriented Parametric Model

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    周凌远; 李乔

    2004-01-01

    A new model is proposed to improve the efficiency of structural modeling. In this model, the bridge structural components are expressed with component description, parametric description and geometric description in a software system. This model provides both convenience and flexibility for users in structural modeling process. The object-oriented method is applied in the model implementation. A bridge analysis preprocessor is developed on the basis of this model. It provides an effective way for bridge modeling.

  13. Dynamics and Statics of Nonaxisymmetric Liquid Bridges

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    Alexander, J. Iwan D.; Resnick, Andrew H.; Slobozhanin, L. A.

    1996-01-01

    Theoretical and experimental investigation of the stability of nonaxisymmetric and nonaxisymmetric bridges contained between equal and unequal radii disks as a function of Bond and Weber number with emphasis on the transition from unstable axisymmetric to stable nonaxisymmetric shapes, are conducted. Numerical analysis of the stability of nonaxisymmetric bridges between unequal disks for various orientations of the gravity vector is performed. Experimental and theoretical investigation of large (nonaxisymmetric) oscillations and breaking of liquid bridges are also conducted.

  14. Maximal liquid bridges between horizontal cylinders

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    Cooray, Himantha; Huppert, Herbert E.; Neufeld, Jerome A

    2016-01-01

    We investigate two-dimensional liquid bridges trapped between pairs of identical horizontal cylinders. The cylinders support forces due to surface tension and hydrostatic pressure which balance the weight of the liquid. The shape of the liquid bridge is determined by analytically solving the nonlinear Laplace-Young equation. Parameters that maximize the trapping capacity (defined as the cross-sectional area of the liquid bridge) are then determined. The results show that these parameters can ...

  15. Axisymmetric long liquid bridges stability and resonances

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    Meseguer Ruiz, José; Sanz Andres, Angel Pedro; Perales Perales, José Manuel

    1990-01-01

    In this paper mathematical expressions for minimum-volume stability limits and resonance frequencies of axisymmetric long liquid bridges are presented. These expressions are valid for a wide range of liquid bridge configurations, accounting for ef-fects like unequal disks and axial microgravity in the case of minimum-volume stability limits,and unequal disks, axial microgravity,non-zero viscosity and liquid bridge volume different from the cylindrical one in the case of resonance frequenc...

  16. Crystal growth under bridge foundation

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    Ramon Tarragona, Anna; Alonso Pérez de Agreda, Eduardo

    2012-01-01

    W(H)YDOC PhD Prize 2012, durant el 4th International Workshop of Young Doctors in Geomechanics W(H)YDOC 2012. A high-speed railway viaduct experienced a sustained heave at high rates after its construction. The pillars of the bridge are founded on an Eocene hard anhydritic-gypsiferous claystone by means of massive foundations. Field investigations identified an active layer below the piles’ tips where expansions occur as a result of gypsum crystal growth in discontinuities from supersatura...

  17. Nanoclusters a bridge across disciplines

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    Jena, Purusottam

    2010-01-01

    This comprehensive book on Nanoclusters comprises sixteen authoritative chapters written by leading researchers in the field. It provides insight into topics that are currently at the cutting edge of cluster science, with the main focus on metal and metal compound systems that are of particular interest in materials science, and also on aspects related to biology and medicine. While there are numerous books on clusters, the focus on clusters as a bridge across disciplines sets this book apart from others. Delivers cutting edge coverage of cluster science Covers a broad range of topics in

  18. Family Medicine: Bridge to Life.

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    Luz, Clare

    2016-01-01

    Reflecting on the suicide of a close friend, this essay explores what comprises, and inspires a will to live, and how those in Family Medicine can address suicide risk even in the face of debilitating or terminal illness. Research indicates that the will to live is a measurable indicator of general well-being, distinct from depression, and an important predictor of a person's motivation to "hold on to life". As such, understanding what is at the heart of a desire to live should alter clinical practice. This essay offers ideas for ways in which to create bridges for patients that could help sustain life.

  19. A bridge to advanced mathematics

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    Sentilles, Dennis

    2011-01-01

    This helpful workbook-style ""bridge"" book introduces students to the foundations of advanced mathematics, spanning the gap between a practically oriented calculus sequence and subsequent courses in algebra and analysis with a more theoretical slant. Part 1 focuses on logic and number systems, providing the most basic tools, examples, and motivation for the manner, method, and concerns of higher mathematics. Part 2 covers sets, relations, functions, infinite sets, and mathematical proofs and reasoning. Author Dennis Sentilles also discusses the history and development of mathematics as well a

  20. Mainstreaming culture in psychology.

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    Cheung, Fanny M

    2012-11-01

    Despite the "awakening" to the importance of culture in psychology in America, international psychology has remained on the sidelines of psychological science. The author recounts her personal and professional experience in tandem with the stages of development in international/cross-cultural psychology. Based on her research in cross-cultural personality assessment, the author discusses the inadequacies of sole reliance on either the etic or the emic approach and points out the advantages of a combined emic-etic approach in bridging global and local human experiences in psychological science and practice. With the blurring of the boundaries between North American-European psychologies and psychology in the rest of the world, there is a need to mainstream culture in psychology's epistemological paradigm. Borrowing from the concept of gender mainstreaming that embraces both similarities and differences in promoting equal opportunities, the author discusses the parallel needs of acknowledging universals and specifics when mainstreaming culture in psychology. She calls for building a culturally informed universal knowledge base that should be incorporated in the psychology curriculum and textbooks.

  1. Myocardial bridges: morphological and functional aspects.

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    A.G. Ferreira; Trotter, S E; König, B; Décourt, L V; Fox, K; Olsen, E G

    1991-01-01

    OBJECTIVE--To assess the arrangement of myocardial bridges. DESIGN--A necropsy study of 90 consecutive hearts (56 male, 34 female). RESULTS--Myocardial bridges, either single or multiple, were seen in 50 (55.6%) of the 90 hearts. The left anterior descending artery was the most commonly affected artery. Thirty five of the 50 hearts which contained in total 41 muscle bridges were dissected further with a magnifying glass. Two different types of muscle bridges could be identified. Thirty one of...

  2. A data management infrastructure for bridge monitoring

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    Jeong, Seongwoon; Byun, Jaewook; Kim, Daeyoung; Sohn, Hoon; Bae, In Hwan; Law, Kincho H.

    2015-04-01

    This paper discusses a data management infrastructure framework for bridge monitoring applications. As sensor technologies mature and become economically affordable, their deployment for bridge monitoring will continue to grow. Data management becomes a critical issue not only for storing the sensor data but also for integrating with the bridge model to support other functions, such as management, maintenance and inspection. The focus of this study is on the effective data management of bridge information and sensor data, which is crucial to structural health monitoring and life cycle management of bridge structures. We review the state-of-the-art of bridge information modeling and sensor data management, and propose a data management framework for bridge monitoring based on NoSQL database technologies that have been shown useful in handling high volume, time-series data and to flexibly deal with unstructured data schema. Specifically, Apache Cassandra and Mongo DB are deployed for the prototype implementation of the framework. This paper describes the database design for an XML-based Bridge Information Modeling (BrIM) schema, and the representation of sensor data using Sensor Model Language (SensorML). The proposed prototype data management framework is validated using data collected from the Yeongjong Bridge in Incheon, Korea.

  3. Review of Energy Harvesters Utilizing Bridge Vibrations

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    Farid Ullah Khan

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available For health monitoring of bridges, wireless acceleration sensor nodes (WASNs are normally used. In bridge environment, several forms of energy are available for operating WASNs that include wind, solar, acoustic, and vibration energy. However, only bridge vibration has the tendency to be utilized for embedded WASNs application in bridge structures. This paper reports on the recent advancements in the area of vibration energy harvesters (VEHs utilizing bridge oscillations. The bridge vibration is narrowband (1 to 40 Hz with low acceleration levels (0.01 to 3.8 g. For utilization of bridge vibration, electromagnetic based vibration energy harvesters (EM-VEHs and piezoelectric based vibration energy harvesters (PE-VEHs have been developed. The power generation of the reported EM-VEHs is in the range from 0.7 to 1450000 μW. However, the power production by the developed PE-VEHs ranges from 0.6 to 7700 μW. The overall size of most of the bridge VEHs is quite comparable and is in mesoscale. The resonant frequencies of EM-VEHs are on the lower side (0.13 to 27 Hz in comparison to PE-VEHs (1 to 120 Hz. The power densities reported for these bridge VEHs range from 0.01 to 9539.5 μW/cm3 and are quite enough to operate most of the commercial WASNs.

  4. Gust loading on streamlined bridge decks

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    Larose, Guy; Mann, Jakob

    1998-01-01

    The current analytical description of the buffeting action of wind on long-span bridges is based on the strip assumption. However, recent experiments on closed-box girder bridge decks have shown that this assumption is not valid and is the source of an important part of the error margin of the an......The current analytical description of the buffeting action of wind on long-span bridges is based on the strip assumption. However, recent experiments on closed-box girder bridge decks have shown that this assumption is not valid and is the source of an important part of the error margin...

  5. The Long-Term Effective Mechanism of Rural Poverty Alleviation in China from the Perspective of Ecological Management

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    2010-01-01

    Based on the ecological environmental situation of poverty-stricken areas in China and the domestic and foreign research results,the long-term effective mechanism of sustainable poverty alleviation in China is established(the ideological premise is ecological culture,the material base is ecological economy and the basic guarantee is ecological system) from the perspective of ecological management.To be specific,ecological culture,the ideological premise of rural sustainable poverty alleviation in China,includes two aspects:the first one is upholding the Marxism,passing on the Chinese traditional ecological wisdom and fostering ecological consciousness;the second one is mirroring the thought of western modern ecological ethics,emphasizing ecological criticism and redoubling the ecological education.As for ecological economy,the material guarantee for sustainable poverty alleviation in Chinese rural poverty-stricken areas,also contents two aspects.The first one is promoting the way of "clean production" and developing ecological industry;the second one is building ecological concept of consumption and establishing the ecological lifestyle.In addition,ecological system,the basic guarantee of sustainable poverty alleviation in Chinese rural poverty-stricken areas,covers three terms.The first one is implementing the ecological policies and stipulating ecological plan;the second one is establishing perfect ecological legislation and ecological system and intensifying their implementation;the third one is enforcing ecological management in the process of sustainable poverty alleviation.Through the establishment of the above mechanism,we look forward to realizing sustainability of economic development and poverty alleviation effects in the process of poverty alleviation in Chinese rural areas,as well as ecological management of the poverty-stricken areas.

  6. Political Ecology: a Latin American Perspective

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    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Political ecology is the field where power strategies are deployed to deconstruct the unsustainable modern rationality and to mobilize social actions in the globalised world for the construction of a sustainable future founded on the potentialities of nature and cultural creativity; in emancipatory thinking and political ethics to renew the meaning and sustainability of life. Political ecology roots theoretical deconstruction in the political arena; beyond recognizing cultural diversity, traditional knowledge and indigenous peoples’ rights, radical environmentalism contests the hegemonic unification power of the market as the ineluctable fate of humanity. Political ecology in Latin America is operating a similar procedure as the one achieved by Marx with Hegelian idealism, turning the philosophy of post-modernity (Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida on the grounds of a political ontology: territorializing thinking on being, difference and otherness in an environmental rationality, rooted in an ontology of cultural diversity, a politics of difference and an ethics of otherness. Decolonizing knowledge and legitimizing other knowledges-savoirs-wisdoms liberate alternative ways of understanding reality, nature, human life and social relations opening up different paths to reconstruct human life in the planet.

  7. Analysis of Sustainable Development of Water Resources in Ecological and Cultural Tourism Circle of Rural Areas in Western Hubei%鄂西生态文化旅游圈农村水资源可持续发展探析

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    林畅; 徐志高; 周恒

    2011-01-01

    介绍了农村水资源可持续发展对于鄂西生态圈建设的意义,根据鄂西生态文化旅游圈农村水资源整体情况、农村饮水、农田水利等方面的现状来探索其可持续发展对策.%The significance of rural water resource sustainable development for ecosystem in western Hubei was introduced. Ttie countermeasures for sustainable development of rural water resource in ecological and cultural tourism circle in western Hubei Province were put forward from aspects of water resource general situation, rural water drinking, irrigation and water conservancy.

  8. Green Turtle Trophic Ecology

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — SWFSC is currently conducting a study of green sea turtle (Chelonia mydas) trophic ecology in the eastern Pacific. Tissue samples and stable carbon and stable...

  9. Urban Sound Ecologies

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    Groth, Sanne Krogh; Samson, Kristine

    2013-01-01

    of the 1970s while developing them into recent definitions of ecology in urban studies. Finally, we unfold our framing of urban sound ecologies with three case analyses: a sound intervention in Berlin, a symphony for wind instruments in Copenhagen and a video walk in a former railway station in Kassel......Within recent years, there has been a renewed focus on sound in urban environments. From sound installations in public space to sound festivals in alternative settings, we find a common interest in sound art relating to the urban environment. Artworks or interventions presented in such contexts...... share the characteristics of site specificity. However, this article will consider the artwork in a broader context by re-examining how sound installations relate to the urban environment. For that purpose, this article brings together ecology terms from acoustic ecology of the sound theories...

  10. Market Squid Ecology Dataset

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains ecological information collected on the major adult spawning and juvenile habitats of market squid off California and the US Pacific...

  11. Ecological Sections of Minnesota

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This coverage provides information for the second level of the Ecological Classification System. The boundaries of the polygons of this coverage were derived from...

  12. Urban Sound Ecologies

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    Groth, Sanne Krogh; Samson, Kristine

    2013-01-01

    Within recent years, there has been a renewed focus on sound in urban environments. From sound installations in public space to sound festivals in alternative settings, we find a common interest in sound art relating to the urban environment. Artworks or interventions presented in such contexts...... share the characteristics of site specificity. However, this article will consider the artwork in a broader context by re-examining how sound installations relate to the urban environment. For that purpose, this article brings together ecology terms from acoustic ecology of the sound theories of the...... 1970s while developing them into recent definitions of ecology in urban studies. Finally, we unfold our framing of urban sound ecologies with three case analyses: a sound intervention in Berlin, a symphony for wind instruments in Copenhagen and a video walk in a former railway station in Kassel. The...

  13. Ecological Provinces of Minnesota

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This coverage provides information for the first level of the Ecological Classification System. The boundaries of the polygons of this coverage were derived from...

  14. Ecological Subsections of Minnesota

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    Minnesota Department of Natural Resources — This coverage provides information for the third level of the Ecological Classification System. The boundaries of the polygons of this coverage were derived from...

  15. 49 CFR 237.101 - Scheduling of bridge inspections.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Scheduling of bridge inspections. 237.101 Section... ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION BRIDGE SAFETY STANDARDS Bridge Inspection § 237.101 Scheduling of bridge inspections. (a) Each bridge management program shall include a provision for scheduling...

  16. Finite element of multilayer surfacing systems on orthotropic steel bridges

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    Li, J.; Liu, X.; Scarpas, A.; Tzimiris, G.

    2013-01-01

    Light weight orthotropic steel bridge decks have been widely utilized for bridges in seismic zones, movable bridges and long span bridges. In the last three decades, severe problems were reported in relation to asphaltic surfacing materials on orthotropic steel deck bridges. Earlier investigations h

  17. The Research on Ecological Design-oriented Folk Food Products

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    Qi Zhou

    2014-04-01

    Full Text Available This study focuses on the development of ecological design-oriented method for folk food products in China. As special food form, folk foods, with features of rich content, flexibility, scientificity, interestingness, entertainment and randomness, play an important guiding role in physical, intellectual, moral and aesthetic development of children. Oriented by ecological design, with the purpose of protecting and inheriting folk foods products, this study presents the design and research of folk foods on the basis of the concept of ecological design. Based on the protection of intangible cultural heritage and combined with the development goal of contemporary China, it demonstrates the importance of folk foods systematically and explores the sustainable development of ecological design-oriented folk food product design. The research is of great significance to children’s future growth and to intangible culture protection and inheritance of folk foods.

  18. Dance Philosophy of YANG Li-ping---Analysis of the Presentation and Exploration of Modern Transformation of the Original Ecological Dance Culture%杨丽萍的舞蹈创作--谈原生态舞蹈文化的现代呈现与探索

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    蔡岩

    2015-01-01

    Yang Liping ’s dance has attracted attention since the 1980's. It has become a phenomenon-the Yang Liping Phenomenon,which has sparked a huge response in the field of all arts,even in the public. This paper attempts to discuss Yang’s choreographic views of the world,of China,of hometown and of modernization,presenting in her dance,and its significance to the modern world. It also investigates the meaning of original ecological dance culture and modern presentations of Yang’s choreography, and thereby illuminates how her dance philosophy interprets and elucidates modern transformation of the original ecological dance culture.%自20世纪80年代开始,杨丽萍的舞蹈就进入了人们的视野,如今已然发展成为一种艺术现象,即被称为“杨丽萍现象”。这一现象在舞蹈界乃至整个艺术界、文化界都产生了巨大的反响。本文从杨氏所编创舞蹈的世界观与中国观、原乡观与现代化在当世的意义,以及杨氏所编创舞蹈对原生态先锋意义的寻找与现代呈现方式入手,探讨杨丽萍舞蹈创作对原生态文化的现代化改造实践。

  19. Developments in numerical ecology

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    Legendre, P.; Legendre, L.

    1987-01-01

    From earlier ecological studies it has become apparent that simple univariate or bivariate statistics are often inappropriate, and that multivariate statistical analyses must be applied. Despite several difficulties arising from the application of multivariate methods, community ecology has acquired a mathematical framework, with three consequences: it can develop as an exact science; it can be applied operationally as a computer-assisted science to the solution of environmental problems; and it can exchange information with other disciplines using the language of mathematics.

  20. Ecological Succession Model

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    Lanchier, Nicolas

    2003-01-01

    We introduce a new interacting particle system intended to model an example of ecological succession involving two species: the bracken and the european beech. The objective is to exhibit phase transitions by proving that there exist three possible evolutions of the system to distinct ecological balances. More precisely, the whole population may die out, the european beech may conquer the bracken, and coexistence of both species may occur.

  1. Ecological Perspectives in HCI

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    Blevis, Eli; Bødker, Susanne; Flach, John;

    The aim of the workshop is to provide a forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss the present and future of ecological perspectives in HCI. The participants will reflect on the current uses and interpretations of “ecology” and related concepts in the field. The workshop will assess...... the potential of ecological perspectives in HCI for supporting rich and meaningful analysis, as well as innovative design, of interactive technologies in real-life contexts...

  2. ECOLOGICAL WEED MANAGEMENT

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    Radicetti, Emanuele

    2012-01-01

    Nowadays there is much concern over environmental and human health impacts on weed management practices which has led agricultural producers and scientists in many countries to seek innovative strategies for weed control. As weed management systems are being developed, ecological knowledge will become more and more important and the complexity of weed management must be considered. Therefore understanding weed-crop ecology will lead to more effective weed prevention, management, and control t...

  3. (International meetings on ecology)

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    DeAngelis, D.L.; Garten, C.T. Jr.; Turner, M.G.

    1990-09-25

    the travelers attended the Fifth International Congress of Ecology (INTECOL) in Yokohama, Japan, and two presented invited papers and chaired symposia. One traveler also attended the OJI International Seminar in Gifu, Japan and the Fukuoka Symposium on Theoretical Ecology in Fukuoka, Japan and presented invited papers. At these scientific gatherings, a large number of symposia and specific presentations were relevant to current research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), especially in the areas of landscape dynamics, plant physiology, and aquatic ecosystems.

  4. The Bridge of Mandolin County

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    Lantz, Juliette M.; Feindt, Jenny E.; Lewellyn, Eric P. B.; Walczak, Mary M.

    1999-12-01

    The Bridge of Mandolin County is a case designed to teach the general chemistry principles of molar mass, ions and aqueous reactions, solubility rules, and inorganic nomenclature. Through the instructor-facilitated class discussion, students consider the options before the Mandolin Town Council regarding deicing the newly constructed bridge connecting Mandolin with a large nearby city. The students must decipher contradictory claims made on behalf of sodium chloride, the traditional deicer, and calcium magnesium acetate, a new environmentally friendly deicer, to arrive at the most cost-effective and environmentally appropriate deicing product. As they work through the analysis they raise questions that can be addressed in a laboratory setting. Four optional role-playing experiments are included, which can be used by the students to gather information helpful to resolution of the case. The case is intended to be used over two class periods, with a laboratory period in between, though suggestions for other models are provided. Laboratory procedures include an EDTA titration for Ca2+ and Mg2+, a gravimetric analysis, a qualitative examination of ions and solubility, an introduction to freezing point depression and measurement, and an experimental design activity. This case can also successfully be used without alteration in non-majors chemistry or environmental chemistry courses, or upper-level analytical or environmental chemistry courses.

  5. Campus suicide prevention: bridging paradigms and forging partnerships.

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    Drum, David J; Denmark, Adryon Burton

    2012-01-01

    Colleges and universities are increasingly recognizing the need to expand suicide-prevention efforts beyond the standard, clinical-intervention paradigm of suicide prevention, which relies on referral to, and treatment by, mental health services. These services frequently struggle, however, to provide effective, comprehensive care. After reviewing findings that support the need to adopt a broader, problem-focused paradigm, the article provides a framework for bridging this paradigm with the clinical-intervention approach and for conceptualizing a full continuum of preventive interventions. For each level of intervention (ranging from the individual to the ecological), we describe the goals and methods used, and provide examples to illustrate the role of psychiatrists and other campus mental health providers in the collaborative partnerships that must form to support a comprehensive, campus-wide suicide-prevention strategy.

  6. Bridging the bonding gap: the transition from primates to humans

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    Dunbar, R. I. M.

    2012-01-01

    Primate societies are characterized by bonded social relationships of a kind that are rare in other mammal taxa. These bonded relationships, which provide the basis for coalitions, are underpinned by an endorphin mechanism mediated by social grooming. However, bonded relationships of this kind impose constraints on the size of social groups that are possible. When ecological pressures have demanded larger groups, primates have had to evolve new mechanisms to facilitate bonding. This has involved increasing the size of vocal and visual communication repertoires, increasing the time devoted to social interaction and developing a capacity to manage two-tier social relationships (strong and weak ties). I consider the implications of these constraints for the evolution of human social communities and argue that laughter was an early evolutionary innovation that helped bridge the bonding gap between the group sizes characteristic of chimpanzees and australopithecines and those in later hominins. PMID:22641822

  7. Culture Independent Methods for Investigating Microbial Ecology of Fermented Meat%发酵肉制品菌群的非培养鉴定技术研究进展

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    王稳航; 徐倩倩; 滕安国; 刘安军

    2014-01-01

    随着分子生物学技术的快速发展,以聚合酶链反应(polymerase chain reaction,PCR)为基础的非培养鉴定技术在发酵肉制品菌群鉴定中得到越来越广泛的应用。其方法主要有种特异性PCR、聚合酶链反应-变性梯度凝胶电泳等。与传统的分离培养鉴定方法相比,非培养方法具有直接、快速、准确、实时等优点,但同时也存在一些缺点,如样品复杂程度、DNA(RNA)提取条件、PCR反应过程的差异等均可影响鉴定结果。非培养鉴定技术与传统微生物鉴定技术相结合,能够对发酵肉制品菌群多态性和动态变化做出准确的鉴定。%With the rapid development of molecular biological technology, culture independent methods based on polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technology have an increasing application in the identification of microorganisms in fermented meat. The existing culture independent methods mainly include species specific PCR and PCR-denatured gradient gel electrophoresis/temperature gradient gel electrophoresis (PCR-DGGE/TGGE). Compared with traditional culture dependent methods, culture independent methods have some advantages such as direct, rapid, accurate and real-time, but also have disadvantages because the results may be influenced by sample complexity, DNA extraction and PCR reaction. The combined application of culture dependent and culture independent methods may provide the best estimation of polymorphism and dynamic changes of microorganisms in fermented meat.

  8. Ecologic Niche Modeling of Blastomyces dermatitidis in Wisconsin

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    Reed, Kurt D.; Meece, Jennifer K.; Archer, John R.; Peterson, A. Townsend

    2008-01-01

    Background Blastomycosis is a potentially fatal mycosis that is acquired by inhaling infectious spores of Blastomyces dermatitidis present in the environment. The ecology of this pathogen is poorly understood, in part because it has been extremely difficult to identify the niche(s) it occupies based on culture isolation of the organism from environmental samples. Methodology/Principal Findings We investigated the ecology of blastomycosis by performing maximum entropy modeling of exposure site...

  9. Strengthening Urban Forest Development Improving Urban Ecological Environment

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    JIANGZehui

    2004-01-01

    Since the reform and opening up, urban development in China has entered a period of rapid progress. While making significant achievements, urban environmental problems such as air pollution, heatisland effects, water loss and soil erosion have become increasingly prominent. To speed up the process of urbanization in China, new challenges have been imposed on urban forest development, urban environment protection and ecological urban development. Aimed at ecological and environment problems existing in urban development in China, summarizing Chinese experiences and learning from other countries, scientifically planning urban forest to promote urban ecological development, improving urban forest ecosystem to assure urban ecological safety, carrying on forest culture to develop urban ecological civilization, have become the main tasks and direction for urban forest development in China.

  10. Research on green building design based on ecological concept

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    Zhang Ping Qing

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available At present, the protection of the ecological environment and the promotion of green building has been recognized and widely promoted.With the rapid development of the construction industry, Architecture design will inevitably require the resentation of its unique form and charm to reflect the ecological concept and ecological culture, because of the unique nature of the art and the particularity of the environment. To establish the ecological concept of green building design and vigorously develop the green green building has a complementary role to alleviate the pressure on resources,and to speed up the eco city planning design, and to realize the sustainable development of the city, and to protect the urban ecological environmental.

  11. Agri-environmental collaboratives as bridging organisations in landscape management.

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    Prager, Katrin

    2015-09-15

    In recent years, landscape and its management has become a focus of policies and academic conceptualisation. Landscape is understood as a concept of interconnected natural and human systems. Its management must take into account the dynamic interdependencies and diverging interests of various stakeholders at different levels. Bridging organisations can provide an arena for trust-building, conflict resolution, learning and collaboration between relevant stakeholders. This paper draws on two strands of literature - landscape governance and co-management of social-ecological systems - to investigate the contributions of agri-environmental collaboratives (AEC) to sustainable landscape management. Based on data from 41 interviews with key informants and AEC members in Germany and the Netherlands, six fields of contributions were identified: policy implementation and service provision; coordination and mediation; awareness raising and behaviour change; care for 'everyday' landscapes; maintenance and protection of landscapes (including species and habitats); and income generation and economic benefits. Some of the contributions evolve around the specific role of AEC as bridging organisations, but other contributions such as economic benefits emerge beyond this analytical lens. The paper therefore emphasises holistic, bottom up assessment of AEC contributions and argues that governments should support such organisations through i) funding for facilitators and ii) funding for impact monitoring and data management. PMID:26203877

  12. Sustainable Development Road of Potential Coastal Ecology Culture Tourism Competition in Binzhou City%滨州市潜在滨海生态文化旅游竞争力可持续发展之路

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    方荣辉

    2011-01-01

    With Binzhou as an example, the general situation, advantages and disadvantages of coastal culture tourism resource in Binzhou City were analyzed. Some countermeasures for accelerating coastal culture tourism competition construction were put forward, so as to provide reference for development of potential costal cultare tourist area.%以滨州为例,分析了滨州市滨海文化旅游资源的概况及优劣势,提出了加快滨州市滨海文化旅游竞争力构建的对策,为其他潜在滨海文化旅游区的开发提供借鉴.

  13. Toward True Partnership: A Case Study of Researching in Cross-Cultural Contexts

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    Mutch, Carol; Wong, Marge

    2008-01-01

    Aotearoa New Zealand has two main cultures ("Maori," the Indigenous people; and "Pakeha," New Zealanders of European extraction). This article describes the journey of 2 researchers, 1 from each culture, coming to an understanding of how to bridge the cultural divide and research in respectful, culturally sensitive ways. (Contains 1 figure, 1…

  14. Urban ecology and its Importance

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    艾玛诺

    2015-01-01

    With the development of ecological problems are becoming more and more serious people pay more and more attention on ecological city,, this paper analyzes the sources of city ecological problems from the angle of the city planning, to explore the feasible measures to solve or al eviate the increasingly serious ecological problems.

  15. Here We Don't Speak, Here We Whistle. Mobilizing A Cultural Reading of Cognition, Sound and Ecology in the Design of a Language Support System for the Silbo Gomero.

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    Matos, Sonia

    2010-01-01

    This thesis presents the study of a whistled form of language known as the Silbo Gomero (Island of La Gomera, Canarian Archipelago). After fifty years of almost total extinction this form of communication has been revived, shifting from the fields where it was once used by peasant islanders and into the space of the classroom. Here, it is integrated into the curriculum of the island’s schools while providing children with a rich cultural platform that instigates linguistic and auditory experi...

  16. Bridge Lock-up Device System

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    ECT Team, Purdue

    2007-01-01

    The Colebrand Lock-up Device (LUD) provides additional substructure strength to resist seismic forces as a structural shock transmission unit for highway bridges. This system can provide a temporary rigid link between bridge structural members under seismic, braking, or other fast-acting type loads, while permitting slow thermal movements.

  17. Paul Dirac:. Building Bridges of the Mind

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    Brown, Laurie M.

    2003-12-01

    Paul Dirac was a brilliant and original thinker. He used his physical intuition and his ideal of mathematical beauty to construct bridges between major areas of physics. This article discusses several such important works, including the bridge between quantum mechanics and relativity that led to his prediction of the existence of antimatter.

  18. History of cable-stayed bridges

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    Gimsing, Niels Jørgen

    1999-01-01

    The principle of supporting a bridge deck by inclined tension members leading to towers on either side of the span has been known for centuries. However, the real development of cable-stayed bridges did not begin before the 1950s. Since then the free span has been increased from 183 m in the Strö...

  19. COUPLING VIBRATION OF VEHICLE-BRIDGE SYSTEM

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    陈炎; 黄小清; 马友发

    2004-01-01

    By applying the sinusoidal wave mode to simulate the rugged surface of bridge deck,accounting for vehicle-bridge interaction and using Euler-Bernoulli beam theory, a coupling vibration model of vehicle-bridge system was developed. The model was solved by mode analyzing method and Runge-Kutta method, and the dynamic response and the resonance curve of the bridge were obtained. It is found that there are two resonance regions, one represents the main resonance while the other the minor resonance, in the resonance curve. The influence due to the rugged surface, the vibration mode of bridge, and the interaction between vehicle and bridge on vibration of the system were discussed. Numerical results show that the influence due to these parameters is so significant that the effect of roughness of the bridge deck and the mode shape of the bridge can't be ignored and the vehicle velocity should be kept away from the critical speed of the vehicle.

  20. A STUDY OF BARRIERS IN BRIDGING COMMUNICATION

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    Niteen V. Dandekar

    2014-01-01

    The main objective of this paper is to make a thought provoking discussion on the role barriers in bridging communication. It focuses on the concept of communication, process and the role of language related barriers in bridging communication. It studies the significance of communication in modern human life.