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  1. PREVALENCE OF CONSANGUINEOUS MARRIAGES IN SOUTH SINAI, EGYPT

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    YAMAMAH, G.; ABDEL-RAOUF, E.; Talaat, A; SAAD-HUSSEIN, A.; Hamamy, H.; MEGUID, N. A.

    2017-01-01

    A total of 3961 married couples from six major geographical areas representing the South Sinai governorates in Egypt were studied to assess the rate of consanguineous marriage. The population of six selected areas (St Catherines, Nuweiba, Abu Rudeis, Ras Sudr, El Tor and Abu Zenima) were subdivided into Bedouin, urban and mixed populations. A questionnaire-based interview was conducted showing that the consanguinity rate in this region is 37.5%, with the highest rate recorded in Abu Rudeis (5...

  2. Prevalence of consanguineous marriages in South Sinai, Egypt.

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    Yamamah, G; Abdel-Raouf, E; Talaat, A; Saad-Hussein, A; Hamamy, H; Meguid, N A

    2013-01-01

    A total of 3961 married couples from six major geographical areas representing the South Sinai governorates in Egypt were studied to assess the rate of consanguineous marriage. The population of six selected areas (St Catherines, Nuweiba, Abu Rudeis, Ras Sudr, El Tor and Abu Zenima) were subdivided into Bedouin, urban and mixed populations. A questionnaire-based interview was conducted showing that the consanguinity rate in this region is 37.5%, with the highest rate recorded in Abu Rudeis (52.3%) and lowest rate in Nuweiba (24.1%). Consanguinity was significantly higher among the Bedouin population compared with the urban population in Abu Rudeis, Ras Sudr, El Tor and Abu Zenima, while in St Catherines and Nuweiba there was no statistically significant difference. Among consanguineous couples, 5%, 60% and 35% were double first cousins, first cousins and second cousins respectively. The mean inbreeding coefficient α of the studied population was 0.01845.

  3. Academic Achievement and Psychosocial Profile of Egyptian Primary School Children in South Sinai

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    Zeinab M. Monir

    2016-10-01

    CONCLUSION: Comorbid academic and psychosocial dysfunction in primary school children were observed in South Sinai. A national strategy to minimise the educational gap between Bedouin and urban areas should be implemented.

  4. Academic Achievement and Psychosocial Profile of Egyptian Primary School Children in South Sinai.

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    Monir, Zeinab M; El-Din, Ebtissam M Salah; El-Alameey, Inas R; Yamamah, Gamal A; Megahed, Hala S; Salem, Samar M; Ibrahim, Tarek S

    2016-12-15

    Population of South Sinai has suffered from negligence for many years. Solving educational problems of this population is the main concern nowadays. To assess academic achievement in primary school children in South Sinai in relation to intelligence and psychosocial profile. A descriptive cross-sectional survey was conducted on 407 Bedouin and urban students randomly selected from twelve public primary schools in six cities in South Sinai. Intelligence was assessed using Goodenough-Harris test. The midyear Arabic language and Arithmetic scores were used to assess academic achievement. The teachers completed a Pediatric-Symptom Checklist for evaluation of children behaviour. A statistically significant difference in academic achievement (P gap between Bedouin and urban areas should be implemented.

  5. Gastrointestinal nematode community of spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) from St. Katherine, South Sinai, Egypt.

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    Soliman, Maha F M; Ibrahim, Mohamed M; Zalat, Samy M

    2015-12-01

    The objective of this work was to study gastrointestinal nematode community infecting Acomys dimidiatus in different wadis of St. Katherine, South Sinai, Egypt. Fieldwork was conducted in three Wadis over a 4 weeks period during April-May, 2003 in St. Katherine, South Sinai, Egypt. Faecal samples from 47 spiny mice were analysed for gastrointestinal nematode community. The nematodes community consisted of four genera Dentostomella spp., Syphacia spp., Aspicularis spp. and Spirurids species. The overall prevalence of infection was 55.3 %. A significant difference in prevalence was found per wadis. Wadi Toffaha showed the highest diversity when compared to other Wadis. Mean species richness was higher in Wadi Tlah (0.87) when compared to other Wadis. Syphacia spp. was frequently found coexisting with other nematodes. A significant interaction was found between both site and co-infection for Aspicularis spp. The spatial stability of nematode community was discussed compared to other related studies. In terms of similarity, the nematode community from Wadi Toffaha was closest to Wadi Tlah. In conclusion, this study showed that there is spatial variation in the distribution of nematode community. Possible factors affecting the stability of parasite community were discussed and further studies are needed.

  6. Prevalence of Visual Impairment and Refractive Errors in Children of South Sinai, Egypt.

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    Yamamah, Gamal Abdel Naser; Talaat Abdel Alim, Ahmed Ahmed; Mostafa, Yehia Salah El Din; Ahmed, Rania Ahmed Abdel Salam; Mohammed, Asmaa Mahmoud; Mahmoud, Asmaa Mohammed

    2015-01-01

    To assess the prevalence and causes of visual impairment in children of South Sinai, and to evaluate outcomes of rehabilitation programs. Population-based, cross-sectional analysis of 2070 healthy school children screened for visual impairment from 2009 through 2010 in cities of South Sinai and their surrounding Bedouin settlements. Visual acuity (VA) was tested using Snellen charts followed by cycloplegic autorefractometry for cases with presenting VA ≤ 6/9. Appropriate eyeglasses were prescribed and VA re-evaluated. This study included 1047 boys and 1023 girls, mean age 10.7 ± 3.1 years. Visual impairment (uncorrected VA ≤ 6/9) was detected in 29.4% of children, while 2.0% had moderate-severe visual impairment (uncorrected VA ≤ 6/24). There were statistically significant differences in prevalence of visual impairment between the studied cities (p visual impairment was significantly higher among girls (p visual impairment. Only age was a reliable predictor of visual impairment (odds ratio 0.94, p visual impairment, 90.32% of which comprised refractive errors (mainly astigmatism) which were significantly corrected with eyeglasses. VA screening and correction of refractive errors are of the utmost importance for ensuring better visual outcomes and improved school performance.

  7. First complete mitochondrial genome data from ancient South American camelids - The mystery of the chilihueques from Isla Mocha (Chile).

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    Westbury, Michael; Prost, Stefan; Seelenfreund, Andrea; Ramírez, José-Miguel; Matisoo-Smith, Elizabeth A; Knapp, Michael

    2016-12-08

    In South American societies, domesticated camelids were of great cultural importance and subject to trade and translocation. South American camelids were even found on remote and hard to reach islands, emphasizing their importance to historic and pre-historic South American populations. Isla Mocha, a volcanic island 35 km offshore of Central-South Chile, is an example of such an island. When Dutch and Spanish explorers reached the island in the early 17th century, they found that domesticated camelids called "chilihueque" played a major role in the island's society. The origin and taxonomy of these enigmatic camelids is unclear and controversial. This study aims to resolve this controversy through genetic analyses of Isla Mocha camelid remains dating from pre-Columbian to early historic times. A recent archaeological excavation of site P21-3 on Isla Mocha yielded a number of camelid remains. Three complete mitochondrial genomes were successfully recovered and analysed. Phylogenetic analyses suggest that "chilihueque" was a local term for a domesticated guanaco. Results from phylogeographic analyses are consistent with Isla Mocha camelids being sourced from Southern Chilean guanaco populations. Our data highlights the capability of ancient DNA to answer questions about extinct populations which includes species identity, potential translocation events and origins of founding individuals.

  8. Generic and functional diversity in endophytic actinomycetes from wild Compositae plant species at South Sinai - Egypt.

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    El-Shatoury, Sahar A; El-Kraly, Omnia A; Trujillo, Martha E; El-Kazzaz, Waleed M; El-Din, El-Sayeda Gamal; Dewedar, Ahmed

    2013-09-01

    The diversity of culturable endophytic actinomycetes associated with wild Compositae plants is scantily explored. In this study, one hundred and thirty one endophytic actinobacteria were isolated from ten Compositae plant species collected from South Sinai in Egypt. Microscopic and chemotaxonomic investigation of the isolates indicated fourteen genera. Rare genera, such as Microtetraspora, and Intrasporangium, which have never been previously reported to be endophytic, were identified. Each plant species accommodated between three to eight genera of actinobacteria and unidentified strains were recovered from seven plant species. The generic diversity analysis of endophytic assemblages grouped the plant species into three main clusters, representing high, moderate and low endophytic diversity. The endophytes showed high functional diversity, based on forty four catabolic and plant growth promotion traits; providing some evidence that such traits could represent key criteria for successful residence of endophytes in the endosphere. Stress-tolerance traits were more predictive measure of functional diversity differences between the endophyte assemblages (Shannon's index, p = 0.01). The results indicate a potential prominent role of endophytes for their hosts and emphasize the potency of plant endosphere as a habitat for actinobacteria with promising future applications.

  9. Visitor perceptions and the shifting social carrying capacity of South Sinai's coral reefs.

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    Leujak, Wera; Ormond, Rupert F G

    2007-04-01

    To investigate how the perceptions and behaviour of visitors to coral reefs are influenced by their prior experience and knowledge of marine life, a questionnaire-based study was undertaken at sites in the Ras Mohammed National Park and at Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt. It was evident that over the 10-20 years during which these reefs have deteriorated (mainly due to reef-flat trampling), there have been interrelated shifts in the nature of visitors making use of them. First, there has been a shift from experienced divers and snorkellers to inexperienced snorkellers and non-snorkellers with a poorer knowledge of reef biology. Second, there has been a shift in the predominant nationalities of visitors, from German and British, through Italian, to Russian. More recent user groups both stated and showed that they had less experience of snorkelling; they also showed less knowledge of marine life and less interest in learning about it. Visitor perceptions of both the state of the marine life on the reefs and the acceptability of current visitor numbers also varied between groups. More recent visitor groups and visitors with less knowledge were more satisfied with reef health. In general, however, visitor perceptions of reef health did not correlate well with actual reef conditions, probably because more experienced visitors preferred less impacted sites with which they were nevertheless less satisfied than inexperienced visitors at heavily impacted sites. More recent visitor groups were also less bothered by crowding on the shore or in the water. Consequently, the apparent "social carrying capacity" of sites seems to be increasing to a level well above the likely "ecological carrying capacity".

  10. Late Quaternary glaciation history of Isla de los Estados, southeasternmost South America

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    Möller, Per; Hjort, Christian; Björck, Svante; Rabassa, Jorge; Ponce, Juan Federico

    2010-05-01

    Isla de los Estados is a mountainous island southeast of Tierra del Fuego, in southernmost South America. Its central and eastern parts have an alpine topography, transected by U-shaped valleys, small, partly over-deepened fjords, and a multitude of abandoned cirques, all associated with extensive former local glaciations. Traces of glacial erosion generally reach 400-450 m a.s.l., and above that trimline a distinct sharp-edged nunatak derived landscape is present. The westernmost part of the island has a lower, more subdued topography, reflecting its "softer" geology but possibly also over-running and erosion by mainland-derived ice streams. The present study concentrated on glacigenic sediment sequences exposed along coastal erosional cliffs. A combination of OSL and 14C datings show that these sediments mostly date from the latest (Wisconsinan/Weichselian) glacial cycle, i.e. from the last ca. 100 ka with the oldest (glaciolacustrine) deposits possibly as old as 90-80 ka. The upper parts of overlying tills, with associated lateral and terminal moraines from glaciers that expanded onto an eustatically exposed dry shelf north of the island, date from the last global glacial maximum (LGM). Radiocarbon ages of peat and lake sediments indicate that deglaciation began 17-16 cal ka BP.

  11. Analysis of Seismic Swarms at the Oceanic Crust South of the Islas Marias, MEXICO

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    Tinoco Villa, M. E.; Nunez-Cornu, F. J.; Escudero, C. R.

    2013-12-01

    We analyzed data recorded at the Red Sismica Acelerometrica de Jalisco (RESAJ) from November 2010 to August 2013, focus on the seismicity occurred within an area south of the Islas Marias (-105.7, 20.3; -107, 21.8) west of Bahia de Banderas. We observed seismic swarms and low magnitude. Within our data set we identified four seismic swarms episodes. September 14 to 15, 2010 that starts with an earthquake of M = 5.6 at 23:31 followed by approximately 27 events, also has six earthquakes whose magnitudes are between M = 4.0 and M = 5.6; November 11 to December 5, 2011 which contains more than 25 events; October 12 to November 17, 2012 with more than 35 events with an earthquake M = 4.7 occurred on October 29; and finally the swarm occurred between January 20 and February 14, 2013 with over 120 events and one of M = 4.7 occurred on January 22. The last seismic swarm also present activity along two additional areas, one toward the west and the other toward the east of active area previously identified. This seismic activity is associated with the northern edge of the Barra de Navidad Trench whose geometry is unknown. Tectonic structures associated with this seismicity can be tsunamigenic and could represent a danger to nearby populations.

  12. Tectonic evolution of kid metamorphic complex and the recognition of Najd fault system in South East Sinai, Egypt

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    Sultan, Yasser M.; El-Shafei, Mohamed K.; Arnous, Mohamed O.

    2017-03-01

    A low-to medium-grade metamorphic belt of a volcano-sedimentary succession occurs in the eastern side of South Sinai as a part of the northernmost extension of the Arabian-Nubian Shield in Egypt. The belt is known as the Kid metamorphic complex. It is considered as one of the major belt among the other exposed metamorphic belts in South Sinai. Here, we detect and investigate the signature of the Najd Fault system in South Sinai based on detailed structural analysis in field and digital image processing. The enhanced satellite image and the geo-spatial distributions confirm that the Kid belt is essentially composed of nine Precambrian units. Field relations and geometrical analysis of the measured structural data revealed that the study area underwent four successive deformational phases (D1-D4). D1 is an upright tight to isoclinal large-scale folds that caused few F1 small-scale folds and a steeply dipping S1 axial plane foliation. The second deformational event D2 produced dominant of sub-horizontal S2 foliation planes accompanied with recumbent isoclinal folds and NW-SE trending L2 lineations. The main sense during D2 was top-to-the-NW with local reversals to the SE. The third folding generations F3 is recorded as axial plane S3-surfaces and is characterized by open concentric folding that overprinting both F1 and F2 folds and has a flexural-slip mechanism. F3 fold hinges plunge to the west-northwest or east-southeast indicate north-northeast-south-southwest shortening during D3. The fourth deformational event D4 is characterized by NE plunging open concentric folding overprint the pre-existing fold generations and formed under flexural slip mechanism reflecting coaxial deformation and indicating change in the stress regime as a result of the change in shortening from NE-SW to NW-SE. This phase is probably accompanied with the final assembly of east and west Gondwana. The dextral NW-SE shear zone that bounded the southwestern portion of the metamorphic belt is

  13. Impact of pregnancy and nutrition on oxidant/antioxidant balance in sheep and goats reared in South Sinai, Egypt.

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    Nawito, M F; Hameed, Amal R Abd El; Sosa, A S A; Mahmoud, Karima Gh M

    2016-08-01

    To monitor the effect of nutrition and pregnancy on oxidative status of animals under the arid condition of South Sinai. Blood samples were taken from two groups of animals: The first group retained in farm and fed on concentrate (high diet) and another group grazing natural forage (low diet). Each group was subdivided into pregnant and non-pregnant animals. Blood samples were assayed for their content of malondialdehyde (MDA), total antioxidant capacity (TAC), catalase (CAT), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) enzymes. MDA level significantly increased in pregnant animals fed either concentrate or grazing low-quality forage and accompanied by a low level of TAC in pregnant grazing animals fed low-quality forage. The activity of CAT decreased in pregnant fed either concentrate or grazing and SOD significant decrease in the pregnant grazing group. These data suggested that the animals might have experienced some degree of oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation and indicating that redox homeostasis was impaired in those pregnant and specially fed on forage rations. Pregnancy constituted the most oxidative stress facing the grazing and concentrated diet feed sheep and goats under arid and saline conditions of Southern Sinai, Egypt.

  14. Impact of pregnancy and nutrition on oxidant⁄antioxidant balance in sheep and goats reared in South Sinai, Egypt

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    M. F. Nawito

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Aim: To monitor the effect of nutrition and pregnancy on oxidative status of animals under the arid condition of South Sinai. Materials and Methods: Blood samples were taken from two groups of animals: The first group retained in farm and fed on concentrate (high diet and another group grazing natural forage (low diet. Each group was subdivided into pregnant and non-pregnant animals. Blood samples were assayed for their content of malondialdehyde (MDA, total antioxidant capacity (TAC, catalase (CAT, and superoxide dismutase (SOD enzymes. Results: MDA level significantly increased in pregnant animals fed either concentrate or grazing low-quality forage and accompanied by a low level of TAC in pregnant grazing animals fed low-quality forage. The activity of CAT decreased in pregnant fed either concentrate or grazing and SOD significant decrease in the pregnant grazing group. These data suggested that the animals might have experienced some degree of oxidative stress and lipid peroxidation and indicating that redox homeostasis was impaired in those pregnant and specially fed on forage rations. Conclusion: Pregnancy constituted the most oxidative stress facing the grazing and concentrated diet feed sheep and goats under arid and saline conditions of Southern Sinai, Egypt.

  15. The assessment of natural radioactivity and its associated radiological hazards and dose parameters in granite samples from South Sinai, Egypt

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    D.A.E. Darwish

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Gamma ray spectra of natural radioactivity from 238U- and 232Th series and from 40K of eight (representing 40 collected samples granite samples collected from Saint Katherine region, South Sinai, Egypt, had been measured using a gamma-ray spectrometer with an HPGe detector. The results reported in the present article include: Specific activities (A of 226Ra, 232Th and 40K radionuclides, Radium equivalent activities (Raeq, external and internal hazard indices (Hext, Hint, external and internal level indices (Iγ, Iα, activity utilization index (I, exposure rate (ER and other important parameters to the subject. The results have been presented in table graphs with the permissible maximum limits.

  16. Cephalopoda as prey of juvenile Southern elephant seals at Isla 25 de Mayo/King George, South Shetland Islands

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    Luciana Burdman

    2015-03-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the present study was to enhance the knowledge of the feeding habits of the juvenile component of the population of Southern elephant seals [Mirounga leonina (Linnaeus, 1758] from Isla 25 de Mayo, South Shetland Islands, age class whose diet information is scarce. A total of 60 individuals were stomach lavaged in the spring - summer seasons of three consecutive years (2003, 2004 and 2005 of which 53.3 % (n = 32 presented food remnants. The Antarctic glacial squid Psychroteuthis glacialis Thiele, 1921 was the dominant prey taxon in terms of frequency of occurrence (68.7%, numerical abundance (60.1% and biomass (51.5%, contributing 84.1% to the total relative importance index. Other squid prey species of importance were Slosarczykovia circumantartica Lipinski, 2001 in terms of occurrence (37.5% and numerical abundance (14% and Moroteuthis knipovitchi Filippova, 1972 in terms of biomass (16%. All identified cephalopod prey taxa are distributed south of the Antarctic Polar Front, except for the squid Martialia hyadesi Rochebrune & Mabille, 1889 which has a circumpolar distribution associated to the Polar Frontal Zone. No significant differences in the sizes of P. glacialis preyed upon by elephant seals were found between sexes and years. However, significant interannual differences were found in the taxonomical composition of their diet. This would be associated with temporal changes in food availability at the foraging areas of seals, which in turn may have been influenced by changes in oceanographic conditions as a result of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO phenomenon that occurred during part of the study period. Furthermore, a differential response of males and females to this temporal variation was observed, with the former being also associated to a predation on octopods. This would suggest a sexual segregation in foraging habits of this species from the early stages of its life cycle.

  17. Groundwater potentiality mapping of hard-rock terrain in arid regions using geospatial modelling: example from Wadi Feiran basin, South Sinai, Egypt

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    Arnous, Mohamed O.

    2016-09-01

    Identifying a good site for groundwater exploitation in hard-rock terrains is a challenging task. In Sinai, Egypt, groundwater is the only source of water for local inhabitants. Interpretation of satellite data for delineation of lithological units and weathered zones, and for mapping of lineament density and their trends, provides a valuable aid for the location of groundwater promising areas. Complex deformational histories of the wide range of lithological formations add to the difficulty. Groundwater prospect mapping is a systematic approach that considers the major controlling factors which influence the aquifer and quality of groundwater. The presented study aims to delineate, identify, model and map groundwater potential zones in arid South Sinai using remote sensing data and a geographic information system (GIS) to prepare various hydromorphogeological thematic maps such as maps of slope, drainage density, lithology, landforms, structural lineaments, rainfall intensity and plan curvature. The controlling-factor thematic maps are each allocated a fixed score and weight, computed by using a linear equation approach. Furthermore, each weighted thematic map is statistically computed to yield a groundwater potential zone map of the study area. The groundwater potential zones thus obtained were divided into five categories (very poor, poor, moderate, good and very good) and were validated using the relation between the zone and the spatial distribution of productive wells and of previous geophysical investigations from a literature review. The results show the groundwater potential zones in the study area, and create awareness for better planning and management of groundwater resources.

  18. Seismicity in the oceanic crust at South of Islas Marias in front of Bahía de Banderas

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    Tinoco, M.

    2013-05-01

    The southern region of Islas Marias, in front of Bahía de Banderas (21.20,-106.80; 20.26, -106.05), is characterized by a low magnitude seismicity as recorded in both international and national catalogues. However due to the lack of coverage by the seismic stations in the region only a few records exist. It is assumed that the seismicity results from the subduction effect of the Rivera Plate with the Jalisco Block. The Accelerometric Seismic Network of Jalisco (RESAJ) has recorded the events of September 14th 2012 Mw=5.6 and the event of the first of the month Mw=4.9 and 27 more events. Because of this evidence, along with the history of the earthquake of M=7.0 on December third 1948 in Islas Marias, which almost destroyed the penal colony, it is important to study the seismicity of the area given the potential risk that this represent for the populations nearby. The RESAJ data also includes three groups of earthquakes detected in last months of December and November 2012, and the earthquake on Wednesday January 23th 2013, along with their characteristic group. Here, we present the first part of a study of the seismicity of the area using the RESAJ records. By analyzing the aforementioned data it is shown that seismicity of the zone occurs by clusters.

  19. Provenance analysis of heavy minerals in beach sands (Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas) - A view to mineral deposits and the geodynamics of the South Atlantic Ocean

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    Dill, Harald G.; Skoda, Radek

    2017-10-01

    Beach sands are ideal traps to collect heavy minerals (HM) from different geodynamic settings and mineral deposits. The coastal sediments contain a mixture of HM derived from the submarine shelf and from source rocks in the hinterland. This is true in a transgressive periglacial regime, where drowned valleys and estuaries are instrumental in draining HM to the arenaceous beach sediments from more distal basement lithologies. A scenario like this can be found in the Falkland Islands/Islas Malvinas. The site under study is the missing link between South Africa and South America, the splitting-apart of which is mirrored by the HM distribution predominantly concentrated in the backshore and dune belt along the coast. The HM are subdivided into three HM associations reflecting the geodynamic evolution of the South Atlantic Ocean and of some of the prominent mineral deposits on the Gondwana Continent: (1) Gondwana cratons and Proterozoic orogens, with Cr and BIF deposits (rutile, zircon, ilmenite, tourmaline, garnet, Cr spinel), (2) rift-related and break-apart magmatic lithologies with mantle-derived pipe rocks such as kimberlites (zircon, pyroxene, spinel, Mg ilmenite), (3) Cordillera-type lithologies with polymetallic stratabound deposits (tourmaline, amphibole, chlorite, REE phosphates). The variation of the major HM from the stable craton (Kalahari-Kaapvaal Craton) in the East to the mobile fold belt (Andes) in the West follows the order of stability of HM. In addition to these 3 geodynamic HM groups, sporadic occurrences of HM originating from alteration (leucoxene, chlorite s.s.s. (= solid solution series)) are part of armored relics such as ;nigrine; which on transport disintegrated and thereby released these HM. The major ultrastable and stable HM zircon, rutile, tourmaline s.s.s., spinel s.s.s., and garnet s.s.s. are displayed in a synoptical x-y plot showing the mantle and crustal trends of fractionation and formation of cumulates by means of particular

  20. competidores, Islas Canarias e Islas Baleares

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    Jano Jiménez Barreto

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Se realiza un estudio exploratorio cualitativo y cuantitativo, desde el punto de vista del marketing experiencial, de la visita a los stands de dos destinos similares en cuanto a su oferta turística principal (las Islas Canarias y las Islas Baleares en la Feria de Turismo Internacional (FITUR. Los resultados confirman que el marketing experiencial no es un área de gestión específica en la promoción de los destinos analizados, aunque las evidencias empíricas demuestran que existe una relación positiva y moderada entre la experiencia vivida en el stand (actividades emocionales e intelectuales desarrolladas dentro del stand y la intención de visitar el destino.

  1. Ten new bird species for Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Villalobos, José (Coordinador); Sandoval, Luis

    2012-01-01

    We report ten new bird species for Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. All observations were conducted during one-month period (October 2010) during autumn migration of birds to South America. These observations increase the number of bird species recorded on the island to 129.

  2. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 3m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Vieques) - UTM 20N NAD83 (NCEI Accession 0131852)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of a selected portion of seafloor south of Isla de Vieques in Puerto Rico,...

  3. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 3m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Vieques) - UTM 20N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of a selected portion of seafloor south of Isla de Vieques in Puerto Rico,...

  4. Integrated magnetic, gravity, and GPR surveys to locate the probable source of hydrocarbon contamination in Sharm El-Sheikh area, south Sinai, Egypt

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    Morsy, Mona; Rashed, Mohamed

    2013-01-01

    Sharm El-Sheikh waters were suddenly hit by hydrocarbon spills which created a serious threat to the prosperous tourism industry in and around the city. Analysis of soil samples, water samples, and seabed samples collected in and around the contaminated bay area showed anomalous levels of hydrocarbons. An integrated geophysical investigation, using magnetic, gravity, and ground penetrating radar geophysical tools, was conducted in the headland overlooking the contaminated bay in order to delineate the possible subsurface source of contamination. The results of the geophysical investigations revealed three underground manmade reinforced concrete tanks and a complicated network of buried steel pipes in addition to other unidentified buried objects. The depths and dimensions of the discovered objects were determined. Geophysical investigations also revealed the presence of a north-south oblique slip fault running through the eastern part of the studied area. Excavations, conducted later on, confirmed the presence of one of the tanks delineated by the geophysical surveys.

  5. Mount Sinai Hospital's journey into TQM.

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    Freedman, T; Mapa, J; Droppo, L

    1994-01-01

    Toronto's Mount Sinai Hospital commenced its total quality management journey in the late 1980s as a complement to its extensive experience in quality assurance. This article focuses on Phase I--the process of setting up teams. This phase includes project nomination and selection; team membership selection and education; and the quality improvement process. The authors share the lessons they learned during the course of the journey and present the directions that TQM at Mount Sinai will take in the future.

  6. Historia de dos islas: los mitos coloniales de la Isla Brasil y la Isla Guayana

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    Pablo Ibáñez Bonillo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available En el mundo colonial americano existieron dos mitos relacionados con la insularidad de los territorios situados al norte y al sur del río Amazonas. Ambos mitos parecen encontrar su origen en el diálogo entre las expectativas medievales de los conquistadores y la compleja realidad de las sociedades amerindias al momento de la conquista. Por lo tanto, pueden leerse como documentos etnohistóricos y ser empleados en la elaboración de nuevas narrativas históricas. En este artículo proponemos que la fijación de la frontera colonial portuguesa sobre el bajo río Amazonas en el siglo XVII se debió, en parte, a la pre-existencia de una frontera amerindia en dicho espacio. Los ecos de esta frontera pueden escucharse a través de los mitos coloniales de la Isla Brasil y la Isla Guayana,que analizaremos con el objetivo de visibilizar la influencia nativa en los procesos de expansión de las potencias europeas.

  7. Deconstructing the "I" and "SLA" in ISLA: One Curricular Approach

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    Leow, Ronald P.; Cerezo, Luis

    2016-01-01

    Instructed second language acquisition (ISLA) has been referenced in the larger field of the SLA literature for over two and a half decades. Currently, there are several theoretical underpinnings accounting for processes assumed to play a role in ISLA and quite an impressive number of studies have empirically addressed some aspect(s) of ISLA.…

  8. Deconstructing the I and SLA in ISLA: One curricular approach

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    Ronald P. Leow

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Instructed second language acquisition (ISLA has been referenced in the larger field of the SLA literature for over two and a half decades. Currently, there are several theoretical underpinnings accounting for processes assumed to play a role in ISLA and quite an impressive number of studies have empirically addressed some aspect(s of ISLA. Recently, a lengthy and relatively cohesive treatise of this substrand of SLA research in relation to both theoretical, empirical, and pedagogical perspectives has been published in two books (cf. Leow, 2015a; Loewen, 2015, and a new model of the L2 learning process in ISLA has been proposed (Leow, 2015a. These publications are timely and important given that the concept of ISLA not only needs to be clearly defined but also situated contextually. To this end, this article (a revisits current definitions of ISLA in the SLA literature with the aim of identifying specific features of ISLA that underlie such definitions, (b deconstructs ISLA by probing deeper into what comprises the terms instructed and SLA in ISLA, (c provides a brief summary of the cognitive processes and variables postulated by the theoretical underpinnings of ISLA and pertinent empirical research, (d recommends that ISLA be observed from one curricular approach together with its empirical and pedagogical ramifications, and (e provides some measure of direction future ISLA research may follow.

  9. Register of the last 1000 years of environmental, climatic and anthropogenic change in Isla Grande de Chiloé, inferred through a multi-proxy approach: Lake Pastahué, Chile-South Center (42°S)

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    Troncoso, Jose; Alvarez, Denisse; Díaz, Gustavo; Fierro, Pablo; Araneda, Alberto; Torrejón, Fernando; Rondanelli, Mauricio; Fagel, Nathalie; Urrutia, Roberto

    2017-04-01

    Knowledge of the past environmental and climatic conditions of the lake ecosystems of the Isla Grande de Chiloé and its relationship with the anthropic effect, on a high temporal resolution scale, is scarcely known. Specifically, multi-proxy studies provide a better understanding of the context in which changes occurred in the past. This insular region is particularly interesting because environmental conditions (pre and post-Hispanic) and knowledge about the impacts generated in the ecosystems during the Spanish colonization process have so far been little studied, compared to the rest of Chile continental. This research is a new contribution to the scarce information existing for the last millennium of the Isla Grande de Chiloé. The objective of this work was to reconstruct the environmental and climatic history of the last 1000 years, from the Lake Pastahué, in the Isla Grande de Chiloé through a multi-proxy analysis and compare them with other records for the region. The core sediment was sub-sampled to perform sedimentological analysis (organic matter, carbonates, magnetic susceptibility and granulometry) and biological indicators (pollen, chironomids). The age model was constructed from the activity of 210Pb,137Cs and 14C. The pollen results reveal a composition of nordpatagónico forest represented by Nothofagus, Weinmannia, Drimys, Tepualia, Myrtaceae, Poaceae and Pteridophyta, while the anthropic effect for the last cm of the profile is represented by Rumex and Pinus. The results show a significant increase in magnetic susceptibility since the middle of the 20th century, suggesting an increase in allochthonous material to the lake. The sedimentological parameters and the chironomid assembly show similar variations along the profile, which also shows changes in the trophic state of the lake. The changes recorded in lake Pastahue are directly related to past climatic phenomena occurring in the last millennium, such as the medieval climatic anomaly (MCA

  10. Equinodermos del Parque Nacional Isla Isabel, Nayarit, México Echinoderms of the National Park Isla Isabel, Nayarit, Mexico

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    Eduardo Ríos-Jara

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Se describe la composición específica de equinodermos del Parque Nacional Isla Isabel, ubicado en el Pacífico central mexicano. Los muestreos y recolectas se realizaron durante octubre de 2004, marzo y julio de 2005 mediante búsqueda directa en diferentes playas rocosas y mediante transectos en banda en los sustratos rocoso y arenoso del submareal hasta los 19 m de profundidad. Se incluyen también ejemplares recolectados con redes de arrastre en el barco camaronero "América" en aguas adyacentes. Se registraron 299 individuos correspondientes a 31 especies y 19 familias de equinodermos. La mayor abundancia se registró en las regiones norte (43% y este (39% de la isla donde existe mayor heterogeneidad de sustratos y la menor en la oeste (3%. La mayor riqueza de especies correspondió a las zonas este (36%, norte (31% y sur (29% de la isla. Los holoturoideos fueron los más diversos con 10 especies. Las especies más importantes de acuerdo al índice de valor biológico son: Diadema mexicanum, Toxopneustes roseus, Phataria unifascialis, Pharia pyramidatus, Ophiocoma alexandri, Holothuria lubrica, Isostichopus fuscus y Eucidaris thouarsii representando el 60% de los individuos. La afinidad de especies es mayor con el golfo de California que con la región centro-sur del Pacífico.This study describes the species composition of echinoderms from Isla Isabel National Park, in the central Mexican Pacific. The samplings and collection transects band were made in October 2004, March and July 2005 by direct search on several rocky beaches, and on rocky and sandy substrates in subtidal areas to 19 m depth. The specimens collected with a trawling net from the shrimp vessel "America" in adjacent waters were also included. A total of 299 organisms belonging to 31 species and 19 families of echinoderms were registered. The greatest abundance was recorded in the nothern (43% and eastern (39% regions of the island where there is greater substrate

  11. Marine biodiversity of an Eastern Tropical Pacific oceanic island, Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Jorge Cortés

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Isla del Coco (also known as Cocos Island is an oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific; it is part of the largest national park of Costa Rica and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island has been visited since the 16th Century due to its abundance of freshwater and wood. Marine biodiversity studies of the island started in the late 19th Century, with an intense period of research in the 1930’s, and again from the mid 1990’s to the present. The information is scattered and, in some cases, in old publications that are difficult to access. Here I have compiled published records of the marine organisms of the island. At least 1688 species are recorded, with the gastropods (383 species, bony fishes (354 spp. and crustaceans (at least 263 spp. being the most species-rich groups; 45 species are endemic to Isla del Coco National Park (2.7% of the total. The number of species per kilometer of coastline and by square kilometer of seabed shallower than 200m deep are the highest recorded in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Although the marine biodiversity of Isla del Coco is relatively well known, there are regions that need more exploration, for example, the south side, the pelagic environments, and deeper waters. Also, several groups of organisms, such as the flatworms, nematodes, nemerteans, and gelatinous zooplankton, have been observed around the Island but have been poorly studied or not at all.La Isla del Coco es una isla oceánica en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental; es parte del Parque Nacional más grande de Costa Rica y es un sitio de Patrimonio Mundial. La isla ha sido visitada desde el Siglo XVI por su abundancia de agua dulce y árboles. Estudios de biodiversidad marina de la isla empezaron a finales del Siglo XIX, con un intenso período de investigación en la década de 1930, y de nuevo desde mediados de la década de 1990 al presente. La información sobre organismos marinos se encuentra dispersa y en algunos casos en publicaciones

  12. Kinematics of the Suez-Sinai area from combined GPS velocity field

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    Pietrantonio, G.; Devoti, R.; Mahmoud, S.; Riguzzi, F.

    2016-12-01

    A combined GPS velocity solution covering a wide area from Egypt to Middle East allowed us to infer the current rates across the main, already well known, tectonic features. We have estimated 126 velocities from time series of 90 permanent and 36 non permanent GPS sites located in Africa (Egypt), Eurasia and Arabia plates in the time span 1996-2015, the largest available for the Egyptian sites. We have combined our velocity solution in a least-squares sense with two other recent velocity solutions of networks located around the eastern Mediterranean, obtaining a final IGb08 velocity field of about 450 sites. Then, we have estimated the IGb08 Euler poles of Africa, Sinai and Arabia, analyzing the kinematics of the Sinai area, particular velocity profiles, and estimating the 2D strain rate field. We show that it is possible to reliably model the rigid motion of Sinai block only including some GPS sites located south of the Carmel Fault. The estimated relative motion with respect to Africa is of the order of 2-3 mm/yr, however there is a clear mismatch between the modeled and the observed velocities in the southern Sinai sites. We have also assessed the NNE left shear motion along the Dead Sea Transform Fault, estimating a relative motion between Arabia and Africa of about 6 mm/yr in the direction of the Red Sea opening.

  13. ISLA: An Isochronous Spectrometer with Large Acceptances

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    Bazin, D., E-mail: bazin@nscl.msu.edu; Mittig, W.

    2013-12-15

    A novel type of recoil mass spectrometer and separator is proposed for the future secondary radioactive beams of the ReA12 accelerator at NSCL/FRIB, inspired from the TOFI spectrometer developed at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for online mass measurements. The Isochronous Spectrometer with Large Acceptances (ISLA) is able to achieve superior characteristics without the compromises that usually plague the design of large acceptance spectrometers. ISLA can provide mass-to-charge ratio (m/q) measurements to better than 1 part in 1000 by using an optically isochronous time-of-flight independent of the momentum vector of the recoiling ions, despite large acceptances of 20% in momentum and 64 msr in solid angle. The characteristics of this unique design are shown, including requirements for auxiliary detectors around the target and the various types of reactions to be used with the re-accelerated radioactive beams of the future ReA12 accelerator.

  14. Rasgos morfológicos alrededor de la Isla del Coco y de sus montes submarinos vecinos, Pacífico de Costa Rica Morphological features around Isla del Coco and its adjacent seamounts, Pacific Costa Rica

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    Omar G. Lizano

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Se utilizaron los datos batimétricos GEBCO-08 de la UNESCO para estudiar las provincias marinas alrededor de la Isla del Coco. Se analizaron las montañas submarinas que tuvieran menos de 1000m de profundidad en esta cordillera. Montes submarinos localizados al sur, sureste y oeste de la isla, fueron identificados con profundidades de 300m desde la superficie del mar, y con alturas de hasta 2700m desde el fondo marino. La interconexión ecológica con la Isla del Coco de estos montes debe ser efectiva, como lo serán también dentro del corredor biológico del Pacifico Tropical Este. Se realizó un estudio particular de mayor resolución alrededor de la Isla del Coco para identificar los alcances de la plataforma de la isla. Se encontró un monte submarino a 14.8km al noreste de la isla, con profundidades medidas de 30-40m, que no había sido reportado. Con este rasgo submarino se explica la presencia de pescadores alrededor del este sitio, un sitio conocido en el ambiente de los pescadores, pero que aún no se había asociado a algún fenómeno oceánico en particular. Aunque más estudio es necesario, de comprobarse la conectividad biológica entre los montes submarinos y la Isla del Coco, los límites y las políticas ambientales deberán ser modificados, de manera que se proteja adecuadamente este sistema ecológico.The UNESCO GEBCO-08 bathymetric data was used to study the marine provinces around Isla del Coco. Seamounts with depths of less than 1000m from the sea surface were analyzed. Seamounts southward, south- eastward and westward of the island, were identified at depths of 300m from the sea surface, and with heights up to 2700m from the marine bottom. The ecological interconnection of these mountains with Isla del Coco has to be effective, as it could also be within the biological corridor of Eastern Tropical Pacific. A better resolution study around Isla del Coco was done to identify details of the insular platform. A seamount to 14

  15. Los colonos ocultos de las Islas Encantadas

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    Omar Torres Carvajal

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    Full Text Available En este artículo se describe un estudio que se está llevando a cabo sobre los gecos (salamanquesas de Galápagos. Mediante análisis de ácido desoxirribonucleico (ADN se investigará su diversidad, historia evolutiva y patrones de colonización de cada isla. Entre otras cosas, este estudio permitirá determinar si existen especies crípticas entre las especies de salamanquesas reconocidas hoy en día.

  16. Kolmogorov-Sinai and Bekenstein-Hawking entropies

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    Ropotenko, K

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    It is shown that instability of stringy matter near the event horizon of a black hole (the spreading effect) can be characterized by the Lyapunov exponents. For a homogeneous and isotropic horizon the (average) Lyapunov exponent coincides with the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy of stringy matter. Due to identity of phase space volume of the string with the area of the horizon the relation between the Kolmogorov-Sinai and Bekenstein-Hawking entropies is established. The Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy measures the rate at which information about the string state is lost as the string spreads over the horizon.

  17. Honey Bee Infecting Lake Sinai Viruses.

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    Daughenbaugh, Katie F; Martin, Madison; Brutscher, Laura M; Cavigli, Ian; Garcia, Emma; Lavin, Matt; Flenniken, Michelle L

    2015-06-23

    Honey bees are critical pollinators of important agricultural crops. Recently, high annual losses of honey bee colonies have prompted further investigation of honey bee infecting viruses. To better characterize the recently discovered and very prevalent Lake Sinai virus (LSV) group, we sequenced currently circulating LSVs, performed phylogenetic analysis, and obtained images of LSV2. Sequence analysis resulted in extension of the LSV1 and LSV2 genomes, the first detection of LSV4 in the US, and the discovery of LSV6 and LSV7. We detected LSV1 and LSV2 in the Varroa destructor mite, and determined that a large proportion of LSV2 is found in the honey bee gut, suggesting that vector-mediated, food-associated, and/or fecal-oral routes may be important for LSV dissemination. Pathogen-specific quantitative PCR data, obtained from samples collected during a small-scale monitoring project, revealed that LSV2, LSV1, Black queen cell virus (BQCV), and Nosema ceranae were more abundant in weak colonies than strong colonies within this sample cohort. Together, these results enhance our current understanding of LSVs and illustrate the importance of future studies aimed at investigating the role of LSVs and other pathogens on honey bee health at both the individual and colony levels.

  18. Honey Bee Infecting Lake Sinai Viruses

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    Katie F. Daughenbaugh

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    Full Text Available Honey bees are critical pollinators of important agricultural crops. Recently, high annual losses of honey bee colonies have prompted further investigation of honey bee infecting viruses. To better characterize the recently discovered and very prevalent Lake Sinai virus (LSV group, we sequenced currently circulating LSVs, performed phylogenetic analysis, and obtained images of LSV2. Sequence analysis resulted in extension of the LSV1 and LSV2 genomes, the first detection of LSV4 in the US, and the discovery of LSV6 and LSV7. We detected LSV1 and LSV2 in the Varroa destructor mite, and determined that a large proportion of LSV2 is found in the honey bee gut, suggesting that vector-mediated, food-associated, and/or fecal-oral routes may be important for LSV dissemination. Pathogen-specific quantitative PCR data, obtained from samples collected during a small-scale monitoring project, revealed that LSV2, LSV1, Black queen cell virus (BQCV, and Nosema ceranae were more abundant in weak colonies than strong colonies within this sample cohort. Together, these results enhance our current understanding of LSVs and illustrate the importance of future studies aimed at investigating the role of LSVs and other pathogens on honey bee health at both the individual and colony levels.

  19. ¿Hubo humanos diminutos en las islas Palaos?

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    Carlos A. Marmelada

    2008-03-01

    Full Text Available El reciente descubrimiento de 25 esqueletos de Homo sapiens en las islas Palaos (Micronesia ha causado revuelo en la comunidad científica por tratarse de humanos diminutos, quizá debido a un efecto de insularidad. Queda pendiente esclarecer cuál podría ser su relación con los Homo floresiensis, homínidos también de reducido tamaño encontrados en la isla de Flores (Indonesia.

  20. la Isla de Margarita, Estado Nueva Esparta

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    Full Text Available Se diagnosticó la fuerza laboral femenina en la actividad turística de la Isla de Margarita, estado Nueva Esparta, a través de la opinión de gerentes de agencias de viajes y de representantes de organismos públicos. Su importancia radica en incorporar estudios de género en las investigaciones en turismo. El estudio es de nivel exploratorio y de campo. Concluyó que las mujeres tienen una importante participación y ocupan más de la mitad del total de empleos y puestos, principalmente en los niveles de cargo medio y alto, y poseen la preparación necesaria para ejercerlos. Se determinó que Venezuela cuenta con la normativa legal necesaria para incorporar a la mujer a la fuerza laboral para lograr el desarrollo social.

  1. Structural Controls on Groundwater Flow in Basement Terrains: Geophysical, Remote Sensing, and Field Investigations in Sinai

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    Mohamed, Lamees

    2015-07-09

    An integrated [very low frequency (VLF) electromagnetic, magnetic, remote sensing, field, and geographic information system (GIS)] study was conducted over the basement complex in southern Sinai (Feiran watershed) for a better understanding of the structural controls on the groundwater flow. The increase in satellite-based radar backscattering values following a large precipitation event (34 mm on 17–18 January 2010) was used to identify water-bearing features, here interpreted as preferred pathways for surface water infiltration. Findings include: (1) spatial analysis in a GIS environment revealed that the distribution of the water-bearing features (conductive features) corresponds to that of fractures, faults, shear zones, dike swarms, and wadi networks; (2) using VLF (43 profiles), magnetic (7 profiles) techniques, and field observations, the majority (85 %) of the investigated conductive features were determined to be preferred pathways for groundwater flow; (3) northwest–southeast- to north–south-trending conductive features that intersect the groundwater flow (southeast to northwest) at low angles capture groundwater flow, whereas northeast–southwest to east–west features that intersect the flow at high angles impound groundwater upstream and could provide potential productive well locations; and (4) similar findings are observed in central Sinai: east–west-trending dextral shear zones (Themed and Sinai Hinge Belt) impede south to north groundwater flow as evidenced by the significant drop in hydraulic head (from 467 to 248 m above mean sea level) across shear zones and by reorientation of regional flow (south–north to southwest–northeast). The adopted integrated methodologies could be readily applied to similar highly fractured basement arid terrains elsewhere. © 2015 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht

  2. La isla de Calibán

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    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Shakespeare's Tempest has been discussed in relation to the European colonial adventure in the New World as a representation of the native as "natural man." In the last two decades, the "post-colonial" reading of Tempest questions the central gaze (Prospero represents political and magic powers that makes of Caliban a monster, an slave deprived of moral judgement. This article confronts that reading with the notion that Caliban is also a human creature that, thanks to language not only learns "to curse" but also to name, to recognize the abundance of nature in his native island. It moves, thus, from the "natural man" to the "good savage", a version favored by Montaigne and not ignored by Shakespeare.

    La tempestad de William Shakespeare es una de sus obras más estudiadas en relación a la empresa colonial europea en las Américas y la construcción de una imagen del hombre americano. En los últimos 20 años, la crítica "post-colonial" ha visto en ella la demostración de la mirada central (a través de Próspero, representante de los poderes político y mágico que convierte a Calibán (el habitante de la isla caribeña en un monstruo, que es además siervo, y criatura desprovista de juicio moral. A esa versión del "hombre natural" este estudio opone una interpretación basada en el "buen salvaje", favorecida por Montaigne y no ajena a Shakespeare. Según esta versión, Calibán no es sólo un "monstruo" sino también una criatura humana que, gracias al lenguaje, no sólo aprende "a maldecir" sino a nombrar la abundancia de su isla nativa.

  3. Enzyme activities of phytoplankton in the South Shetland Islands (Antarctica in relation to nutrients and primary production Actividad enzimática en ensambles fitoplanctónicos en las Islas Shetland del Sur (Antártica en relación a los nutrientes y producción primaria

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    Full Text Available Given the potential significance of enzyme activities as a link between internal metabolic pathways and environmental nutrients, we investigated the relationships of nitrate reductase (NR and alkaline phosphatase (AP with primary production and inorganic nutrients in South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Enzymatic activities of the phytoplankton (0.7-210 µm, primary productivity, autotrophic biomass and inorganic nutrients were studied in the upper 100 m depth at nine stations during a cruise in the northwestern area of South Shetland Islands (Antarctica, during late austral spring (December 2000. NR activities fluctuated between 0 and 42.8 nmol L-1 h-1 (mean = 10.08 nmol L-1 h-1, SD = 10.42 nmol L-1 h-1, AP activities between 0.81 and 5.67 nmol L-1 h-1 (mean = 2.68 nmol L-1 h-1, SD = 0.95 nmol L-1 h-1. Stations with primary productivity (PP and chlorophyll a greater than 2 mg C m-3 h-1 and 0.75 mg chlorophyll a L-1, respectively, presented higher enzymatic activities of nitrate reductase, alkaline phosphatase than those stations characterized by primary productivity and chlorophyll a less than 2 mg C m-3 h-1 and 0.17 mg chlorophyll a L-1, respectively. The AP specific activity was negatively correlated with orthophosphate concentrations lower than 2.0 µM, which indicates that the microplankton were under phosphate deficient environment condition. Our results indicated that NR specific activity was positively associated with autotrophic biomass and primary productivity estimates, giving evidence of the use of nitrate by phytoplankton as external nitrogen source in surface waters. In addition, high NR activities were positively correlated with NO3-, suggesting the occurrence of nitrate respiration in the well oxygenated surface waters of AntarcticaDada la potencial importancia de la actividad enzimática de ensambles fitoplanctónicos, como indicador de su metabolismo interno dominante respecto de los nutrientes, este estudio investigó las

  4. ESCUELAS-ISLA: UN AISLAMIENTO INSTITUCIONAL

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    Claudio Vergara Reyes

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo trata acerca de un tipo de escuela en la realidad educativa chilena, denominada "escuela-isla", caracterizada por su aislamiento institucional del entorno social, económico, político, religioso y cultural. El concepto nace de una serie de reflexiones bajo el marco formativo de las prácticas pedagógicas tempranas, a partir de un conjunto de experiencias que configuran al centro de enseñanza y que resultan clave para la comprensión de la naturaleza del término. El documento hace una caracterización de este tipo de escuela, reconociendo cualidades que no son propias de una institución social. Asimismo, se propone y justifica la necesidad de un tipo de "alianza simbiótica" entre la organización educativa y el resto de organizaciones de la comunidad (red de enlace para complementar y potenciar su función educativa (formativa. Por último, se destaca la importancia de la interacción de la escuela con otras instituciones de la sociedad, y que tales vínculos constituyen una estrategia educativa para el desarrollo social y comunitario.

  5. New records of fishes at Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Garrison, V.H.

    1996-01-01

    Isla del Coco lies at 5 degrees 32'N latitude, 87 degrees 04'W longitude and is the sole peak of the Cocos Ridge exposed above sea level. This isolated island formed approximately 2 million years ago. It rises 575 m above the surface of the sea and covers 46 km2 (Castillo et aI., 1988). Five hundred km to the NNE is Costa Rica; 630 km SSW are the Galapagos Islands; 650 km to the E is Isla Malpelo, Colombia; and approximately 8,000 km W lie the Line Islands. Costa Rica claimed Isla del Coco in 1832 and declared it a National Park in 1978. The area of the park was increased to include the adjacent waters 5 km offshore in 1984 and 25 km offshore in 1991.

  6. Carbonate platform facies development of the Turonian Wata Formation in central and eastern Sinai, Egypt

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    Khalifa, M. A.; Farouk, S.; Hassan, A. M.

    2016-12-01

    The Wata carbonate platform in central and eastern Sinai show a clear pattern of evolutionary development during sedimentation. Three facies are recognized in the carbonate platform. Inner-platform in the south, inter-platform basin in the middle, and outer-platform in the northwest. Such classification was probably performed by the effect of Syrian Arc System that culminated during Turonian in Sinai. Inner-platform includes fining-upward cycles, each begins with packstone, followed by wackestone and capped by lime-mudstone or claystone or molluscan bioclastic wackestone at the base capped by sandy oolitic packstone or dolostone. The dominant faunal associations are molluscs, and echinoids. Inter-platform basin occurs north of inner-platform and extends northwest-southeast direction and comprises fining-upward cycles, each of which begins with bioclastic ostracodal packstone, calcisphere packstone, bioclastic packstone, capped by wackestone and lime-mudstone The faunal association includes, sponge spines, ostracodes, molluscan debris and calcispheres. They were deposited in shoal marine and barrier. The outer-platform occurs at Gebel Giddi and extended northwestwards. The lithofacies are entirely represented by calcisphere wackestone/packstone, with a reduced thickness of 20 m.

  7. El clima de las ciudades: isla de calor de Salamanca

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    Mª Salud Alonso García

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se ha determinado la existencia de la isla de calor urbana (ICU, en una ciudad de tamaño medio, con un clima extremado y focos industriales de poca actividad. Con lo que se puede comprobar cómo afecta el calentamiento urbano a ciudades de estas características, pudiendo influir en los seres vivos de la zona. La existencia del fenómeno isla de calor, y su evolución en el tiempo, se han observado comparando los datos de temperatura registrados en una estación meteorológica situada en la ciudad, con los de otra estación fuera del radio de acción de la urbe, durante el período 1996-1998. Se han detectado dos fenómenos: la isla de calor nocturna, cuando la diferencia térmica entre la ciudad y la zona rural es positiva, que presenta sus valores más altos en otoño, y la isla de calor diurna, cuando la diferencia es negativa, que presenta sus valores más altos en primavera. Realizando un estudio estadístico de la evolución anual de la isla de calor nocturna en Salamanca, podemos definir isla de calor débil si su intensidad es inferior a 2 oC, moderada si se encuentra entre 2 oC y 4 oC e intensa si supera los 4 oC.

  8. La pesca artesanal en las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina (Caribe Colombiano): distribución espacial y temporal de los recursos capturados con línea de mano

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    2004-01-01

    Se realizó un análisis para evaluar la pesca artesanal de las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, caribe colombiano, y establecer la dinámica de la pesquería con énfasis en aspectos ecológicos de la comunidad íctica que se extrae con el método de línea de mano. En ocho sitios de desembarco de productos pesqueros en las islas: Mountain, Santa Catalina, Free Town, Old Town, Lazy Hill, South West, Bottom House, y Rocky Point y mediante una serie de formatos se registró entre otros: la activid...

  9. Bryophytes and lichens in peatlands and Tepualia stipularis swamp forests of Isla Grande de Chiloé (Chile

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    León, Carolina A.

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available One hundred and twenty-nine taxa of bryophytes and lichens were found in peatlands (Sphagnum bogs and swamp forests of Tepualia stipularis of Isla Grande de Chiloé (Chile (41°-43°S, 73°-74°W. Forty eight percent of these species are endemic to southern South America. The range of most species spans from Los Rios Region to Magallanes Region. Fifty mosses, 52 liverworts, and 27 macrolichens were reported. Global and national distributions and habitat preferences are given for each species.

  10. A new species of Myotis from the Islas Tres Marias, Nayarit, Mexico, with comments on variation in Myotis nigricans

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    Bogan, Michael A.

    1978-01-01

    A new Myotis is described from the Islas Tres Marias, Nayarit, Mexico. the new species is distinct from related taxa n the adjacent Mexican mainland (M. californicus, M. leibii, and M. carteri), although most closely related to M. carteri as shown by univariate and canonical variates analyses. An analysis of six groups of M. nigricans from Middle and South America supports the elevation of M. nigricans carteri to specific status, confirms the distinctness of M. nigricus extremus, but fails to substantiate subspecific status for bats from Columbia and Ecuador, recent recognized as M. n. punensis.

  11. Prosthesis, Surrogation, and Relation in Arturo Islas's "The Rain God"

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    Cutler, John Alba

    2008-01-01

    This essay seeks to intervene in critical discussions about Arturo Islas's 1984 novel "The Rain God", as well as to suggest the potential for synthesizing discourses heretofore deployed in disparate conversations about disability, sexuality, and ethnicity. I first demonstrate how the novel's queer characters, Miguel Chico and Felix, pose critical…

  12. The Southern Baja - Islas Marías - Sinaloa Transect: What is common? What was moving?

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    Schaaf, P. E.; Perez-Venzor, J.; Solis, G.; Hernandez, T.; Arrieta, G. F.; Pompa, V.; Villanueva, D.

    2013-12-01

    The Gulf of California extensional province constitutes an issue of ongoing multidiscipline investigations. It is considered as a result of late Miocene to Pliocene faulting and 'Comondu-type' magmatism related to Pacific-North America plate boundary motions. Transtensional faulting has rifted Baja California obliquely away from mainland Mexico over the past 12 Ma. To understand these processes and to reconstruct transportation distances, it is helpful to look back into the past. In this contribution we present a V-shaped lithological and geochronological profile, starting from the Los Cabos Block, Baja California Sur to the west, passing southerly Islas Marias Islands in the mouth of the Gulf and ending in south-central Sinaloa (Mazatlan region) to the east. All three locations display 80 Ma plutonic rocks of granodioritic to tonalitic compositions with similar Sr and Nd isotope signatures. Voluminous to minor shaped early Cretaceous gabbro outcrops are found south of La Paz (Novillo Massif) and ca. 30 km N of Mazatlan. The basement of the three sites is composed of 160-170 Ma (+/- migmatitic) orthogneisses, covered by schists and paragneisses with detrital zircon peaks at ca. 260, 520, and 1000 Ma. Abundant calc-silicates are found in the southern Los Cabos Block as well as on Maria Madre Island. Sandstones and shales from Islas Marias can be divided into two units with minimum detrital zircon ages of 80 Ma and 21 Ma, respectively. The micropaleontological record in these sediments indicates repeated uplift and subsidence events, related to the opening of the Gulf of California. In Maria Magdalena island, the sedimentary sequence is intruded in sills by Islas Marias rock units give strong evidence for their common and continuous magmatic and metamorphic evolution and confirm a 400-450 km NW displacement of southern Baja. Larger offsets are difficult to constrain from geological and paleomagnetic data. Southern Baja granitoids belong to the Cordilleran batholitic

  13. Uplifted ophiolitic rocks on Isla Gordon, southernmost Chile: implications for the closure history of the Rocas Verdes marginal basin and the tectonic evolution of the Beagle Channel region

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    Cunningham, W. D.

    1994-04-01

    A succession of mafic rocks that includes gabbro, sheeted dikes and deformed pillow basalts has been mapped in detail on Isla Gordon, southernmost Chile and is identified as an upper ophiolitic complex representing the uplifted floor of the Late Jurassic-Early Cretaceous Rocas Verdes marginal basin. The complex was uplifted, deformed, and regionally metamorphosed prior to the intrusion of an undeformed 90 Ma granodiorite that cuts the complex. The complex appears para-autochthonous, is gently tilted to the northeast and is internally sheared by near-vertical foliation zones. No evidence for obduction was observed although the base of the complex is not exposed. The ophiolitic rocks have been regionally metamorphosed to mid-upper greenschist levels. Isla Gordon is bounded by the northwest and southwest arms of the Beagle Channel, two important structural boundaries in the southernmost Andes that are interpreted to have accommodated north-side-up and left-lateral displacements. Directly north of Isla Gordon is the Cordillera Darwin metamorphic complex that exposes the highest grade metamorphic rocks in the Andes south of Peru. On the north coast of Isla Gordon a volcaniclastic turbidite sequence that is interpreted to have been deposited above the mafic floor is metamorphosed to lower greenschist levels in strong metamorphic contrast to amphibolite-grade othogneisses exposed in Cordillera Darwin only 2 km away across the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel. The profound metamorphic break across the northwest arm of the Beagle Channel and the regional northeast tilt of the ophiolitic complex are consistent with the previously proposed hypothesis that Isla Gordon represents the upper plate to an extensional fault that accommodated tectonic unroofing of Cordillera Darwin. However, limited structural evidence for extension was identified in this study to support the model and further work is needed to determine the relative importance of contractional, extensional and

  14. The Six Sigma initiative at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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    Chassin, Robert

    2008-01-01

    Lean Six Sigma, in various forms, has been used widely in many Fortune 500 companies. Motorola, General Electric, Sony, American Express, and Bechtel all use Six Sigma to improve quality and performance. While the impact of this methodology has been documented extensively by the press in manufacturing and transactional settings, less evidence is available regarding its utility in health care environments. Mount Sinai Medical Center initiated a Six Sigma program in 2000 to determine its applicability and value in a large academic medical center. This article discusses Mount Sinai Medical Center's experience adapting this methodology to improve both patient care and business processes and outcomes. We present an overview of Six Sigma, and offer examples of projects undertaken using this data-driven approach to performance improvement. Lastly, the article provides insights and lessons learned regarding this organization-wide experience.

  15. The Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy for Dilute Gases in Equilibrium

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    Van Beijeren, H; Posch, H A; Dellago, C; Dellago, Ch.

    1997-01-01

    We use the kinetic theory of gases to compute the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy per particle for a dilute gas in equilibrium. For an equilibrium system, the KS entropy, h_KS is the sum of all of the positive Lyapunov exponents characterizing the chaotic behavior of the gas. We compute h_KS/N, where N is the number of particles in the gas. This quantity has a density expansion of the form h_KS/N = a\

  16. Efficiency Of Ground Water Resources In Northeast Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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    Sewidan, A. S. [احمد صفوت سويدان

    1993-01-01

    The present study deals with actual quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the groundwater resources in El Sheikh Zuwayid-Rafah area, the northeast coast of Sinai Peninsula. The quantitative analysis is achieved by using groundwater contour maps in 1982 and 1988m while the qualitative evaluation is done using an isosalinity contour map in 1988. A resulting modulus contour map (1982-1988) is drawn to show the variations in the groundwater flow condition. An efficiency groundwater map is co...

  17. Sinai Diffusion at Quasi-1D Topological Phase Transitions

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    Bagrets, Dmitry; Altland, Alexander; Kamenev, Alex

    2016-11-01

    We consider critical quantum transport in disordered topological quantum wires at the transition between phases with different topological indices. Focusing on the example of thermal transport in class D ("Majorana") quantum wires, we identify a transport universality class distinguished for anomalous retardation in the propagation of excitations—a quantum generalization of Sinai diffusion. We discuss the expected manifestations of this transport mechanism for heat propagation in topological superconductors near criticality and provide a microscopic theory explaining the phenomenon.

  18. An Assessment of the Condition of Coral Reefs off the Former Navy Bombing Ranges at Isla De Culebra and Isla De Vieques, Puerto Rico

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    Isla De Culebra and Isla De Vieques, Puerto Rico the town of Esperanza , had better reef conditions than Dewey Reef. We did not notice any evidence of...Hurricane control on shelf-edge-reef architecture around Grand Cayman. Sedimentology 44:479-506. Bohnsack, J.A., and S.P. Bannerot. 1986. A

  19. Análisis de estabilidad global de la Isla de La Palma

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    Falqués Casanovas, Albert

    2003-01-01

    A raíz por un lado, de los descubrimientos de grandes deslizamientos ocurridos en diferentes islas volcánicas, y por otro lado las observaciones efectuadas en la erupción de 1949 de la isla de La Palma, los trabajos orientados al estudio de la estabilidad de esta isla han aumentado. La mayoría de estos trabajos se centran en estudios geológicos, los cuales apuntan que una posible inestabilidad del flanco oeste de la isla podría ocurrir. Algunos autores incluso han estudiado las co...

  20. Sinai Trafficking: Origin and Definition of a New Form of Human Trafficking

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    Mirjam van Reisen

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The phenomenon that is coined “Sinai Trafficking” started in 2009 in the Sinai desert. It involves the abduction, extortion, sale, torture, sexual violation and killing of men, women and children. Migrants, of whom the vast majority are from Eritrean descent, are abducted and brought to the Sinai desert, where they are sold and resold, extorted for very high ransoms collected by mobile phone, while being brutally and “functionally” tortured to support the extortion. Many of them die in Sinai. Over the last five years broadcasting stations, human rights organisations and academics have reported on the practices in the Sinai and some of these reports have resulted in some confusion on the modus operandi. Based on empirical research by the authors and the analysis of data gathered in more than 200 recorded interviews with Sinai hostages and survivors on the practices, this article provides a definition of Sinai Trafficking. It argues that the term Sinai Trafficking can be used to differentiate a particular new set of criminal practices that have first been reported in the Sinai Peninsula. The article further examines how the new phenomenon of Sinai Trafficking can be framed into the legal human trafficking definition. The interconnectedness of Sinai Trafficking with slavery, torture, ransom collection, extortion, sexual violence and other severe crimes is presented to substantiate the use of the trafficking framework. The plight of Sinai survivors in Israel and Egypt is explained to illustrate the cyclical process of the trafficking practices especially endured by Eritreans, introduced as the Human Trafficking Cycle. The article concludes by setting out areas for further research.

  1. Sinai Trafficking: Origin and Definition of a New Form of Human Trafficking

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    Mirjam van Reisen

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available The phenomenon that is coined “Sinai Trafficking” started in 2009 in the Sinai desert. It involves the abduction, extortion, sale, torture, sexual violation and killing of men, women and children. Migrants, of whom the vast majority are from Eritrean descent, are abducted and brought to the Sinai desert, where they are sold and resold, extorted for very high ransoms collected by mobile phone, while being brutally and “functionally” tortured to support the extortion. Many of them die in Sinai. Over the last five years broadcasting stations, human rights organisations and academics have reported on the practices in the Sinai and some of these reports have resulted in some confusion on the modus operandi. Based on empirical research by the authors and the analysis of data gathered in more than 200 recorded interviews with Sinai hostages and survivors on the practices, this article provides a definition of Sinai Trafficking. It argues that the term Sinai Trafficking can be used to differentiate a particular new set of criminal practices that have first been reported in the Sinai Peninsula. The article further examines how the new phenomenon of Sinai Trafficking can be framed into the legal human trafficking definition. The interconnectedness of Sinai Trafficking with slavery, torture, ransom collection, extortion, sexual violence and other severe crimes is presented to substantiate the use of the trafficking framework. The plight of Sinai survivors in Israel and Egypt is explained to illustrate the cyclical process of the trafficking practices especially endured by Eritreans, introduced as the Human Trafficking Cycle. The article concludes by setting out areas for further research.

  2. La isla de calor estival en Temuco, Chile

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    Alicia Capelli de Steffens

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Temuco es una ciudad localizada en el centro sur de Chile (38º 45’ S y 72º 40’ W. Morfológicamente, el sitio de la ciudad corresponde a las terrazas fluviales del río Cautín que se desarrollan en forma encajonada entre los cerros Ñielol (350 m y Conunhueno (360 m. Esta ciudad se ha desarrollado rápidamente en las últimas décadas, por lo tanto es necesario conocer el efecto antrópico en la misma. Para evaluar parte de ese efecto se analiza la isla de calor urbana estival en la ciudad de Temuco, Chile. Se efectuaron mediciones de temperatura del aire y humedad a través de la ciudad para determinar la forma y la intensidad de la isla de calor urbano. Se utilizaron estaciones móviles e información de una estación meteorológica fija. La ciudad presenta un comportamiento térmico diferente a lo largo del día. Durante el día genera una isla de calor que responde en líneas generales al modelo ideal de calentamiento urbano. La intensidad de la isla calórica (∆Tu-r fue 6.3ºC y 1.2ºC durante el día y la noche, respectivamente. La influencia de los cerros que limitan la ciudad es importante. El estudio confirma la idea que el clima urbano de una ciudad es un mosaico de microclimas que interactuan continuamente.

  3. Holoceno marino en la península Potter, Isla 25 de Mayo, Antártida Marine sediments of the early Holocene in the Potter Península, King George Island, Southern Shetland, Antarctica

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    R.A. del Valle

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available La sucesión sedimentaria del Holoceno temprano expuesta en la terraza marina de 3,77 m s.n.m. en la costa sur de la caleta Potter (Isla 25 de Mayo/King George Island, islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida contiene invertebrados marinos, algas y huesos de foca y pingüino. Dataciones por radiocarbono de huesos de pingüino obtenidos en esta sucesión dieron edades de 7.562 a cal AP (años calibrados antes del Presente y 7.414 a cal AP. Las dataciones indican que los huesos están entre los restos de vertebrados más antiguos del Holoceno hallados en las Islas Shetland del Sur, y pueden ser consideradas como edades mínimas de ocupación por estas aves de las costas de las islas en el Holoceno temprano. Esto indica condiciones interglaciales en esa época, con situación clima/hielo marino similar a la presente y condiciones marinas estacionalmente abiertas.The early Holocene sedimentary succession exposed at the 3.77 m-high marine terrace on the south coast of Potter Cove (King George Island/Isla 25 de Mayo, South Shetland Islands, Antarctica contains marine invertebrates, seaweed and bones of seals and penguins. Radiocarbon dating on penguin bones from this succession yielded 7,562 cal yr BP and 7,414 cal yr BP. These dates suggest that the bones are among the oldest remains of Holocene vertebrates found in South Shetland Islands, and may be considered as minimum ages of penguin occupation of coastal areas on the islands during the early Holocene. This indicates interglacial conditions in this time, with climate/sea ice situation similar to the present and seasonally open marine conditions.

  4. Foundation system in Isla de los perros building

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    Joel Jiménez Pérez

    2016-07-01

    Full Text Available Previous to construction of Tenochtitlan, there were old plains, canyons and gullies in different depths, that were filled with different materials and carved in the rock Canales by peoples. Evidence of the limits of contono of the “Isla de los perros” is have from Geotechnical and Archaeological Explorations jobs, artificially for a filling of 12 m thick covers from Corregidora to Saint Domingo in Mexico City and goes pursuant to the west side is a plain area going from 3 to 6 m. The general aim of this paper is to know How were filled these gullies and ravines, as into these limits Structures Templo Mayor, and on it the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace were built (within the Escapilla, and going westwards side from Luis Moya and Fine Arts building, were we have a watercourse system. The hypothesis is that possibly the “Isla de los perros” had two ways to build the foundation; First, when the water level was too low or dry, the second hipotesys could be that people placed Hydraulic systems; dam wall or albarradón and diversion watercourse to stop water and dry the space to build. To confirm previous data, we present historical documents, geological and archaeological material; ceramics, architecture, watercourse and seeds. In this research we present how the man used a work of hydraulic and foundation engineering to build the great city of Tenochtitlan On a lake area hitherto unused.Keywords: isla de los perros, foundations systems, watercourse

  5. Rainfall-Runoff Simulations in Arid Catchments in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, using a Distributed Physically-based Hydrologic Model

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    Habib, E.; Elsayed, E. A.; Abdel-Motaleb, M.

    2008-05-01

    Egypt's Sinai Peninsula falls within an arid climatic belt that crosses northern Africa and southwestern Asia. Despite its aridity, Sinai is occasionally subjected to heavy rainfall causing flash floods, which are commonly characterized by sharp peak discharges with short durations. Several flash floods were recorded in south Sinai, which resulted in significant infrastructural damages, population displacement and, sometimes, loss of lives. Despite their hazardous effects, flash floods in Sinai, and other parts of southern Egypt, represent a potential resource for non-conventional fresh water sources. In order to mitigate flash flood damages and efficiently harvest the flash-flood highly needed fresh water, it is crucially important to accurately predict the occurrence of flash floods in terms of both timing and magnitude. Several studies have been implemented to develop hydrologic models for predicting flash floods in Sinai. In these studies, methodologies that are primarily conceptual, such as synthetic unit hydrographs, have shown little success at reproducing observed flood hydrographs. Physically-based distributed models provide an alternative approach for modeling food events in the Sinai arid environment. This study will examine the utility of a physically-based distributed hydrologic model (Gridded Surface-Subsurface Hydrologic Analysis, GSSHA) to simulate rainfall-runoff response in a small and a mid-size catchment in Sinai. GSSHA is a fully distributed-parameter, process-based hydrologic model that uses finite difference and finite volume methods to simulate different hydrologic processes. The watershed topographic and hydrologic properties are represented using Cartesian grids in the order of 100x100 m2. Overland hydraulic properties and soil hydraulic parameters were varied according to combined spatial classifications of soil type and land use maps. Field measurements of soil types and infiltration parameters were used to initially assign model

  6. Quantum chaos inside space-temporal Sinai billiards

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    Addazi, Andrea

    2016-01-01

    We discuss general aspects of non-relativistic quantum chaos theory of scattering of a quantum particle on a system of a large number of naked singularities. We define such a system space-temporal Sinai billiard We dis- cuss the problem in semiclassical approach. We show that in semiclassical regime the formation of trapped periodic semiclassical orbits inside the sys- tem is unavoidable. This leads to general expression of survival probabilities and scattering time delays, expanded to the chaotic Pollicott-Ruelle reso- nances. Finally, we comment on possible generalizations of these aspects to relativistic quantum field theory.

  7. DARWIN Y LA PARADOJA DE LAS ISLAS VACÍAS

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    JUAN FELIPE BLANCO

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Aunque se conoce el interés y fascinación de Darwin por la naturaleza marina a través de sus tratados sobre arrecifes coralinos, islas oceánicas y balanos, poco se comenta sobre los múltiples ejemplos dulceacuícolas que él utilizó para plantear la “teoría de la migración” dentro de “El origen”. Ésta plantea que la fauna y la flora se “dispersan” desde los continentes hacia las islas oceánicas. Sin embargo, en la islas muy alejadas de los centros de origen la probabilidad de colonización es muy baja y por lo tanto solo se encuentra una fracción de la biota continental, pudiendo conside- rarse en algunos casos “vacías”. Aunque las corrientes de agua de dichas islas también se consideran “vacías”, Darwin propuso un mecanismo para explicar la presencia de peces “dulceacuícolas” en las mismas, y por lo tanto no podrían considerarse “vacías”, lo cual plantea una paradoja. El meca- nismo planteado por él coincide con el ciclo de vida conocido actualmente como diádromo en el cual los individuos de muchas especies de peces, camarones y gasterópodos requieren de aguas marinas y dulces para completar su desarrollo. La diadromía es una convergencia evolutiva que apareció en diferentes linajes a partir de ancestros tanto marinos como dulceacuícolas. En este ensayo se discute la evolución de la fauna dulceacuícola insular, sus implicaciones ecológicas y evolutivas, y algunos modelos experimentales. Finalmente, se discute sobre los impactos de las represas en islas tropicales y subtropicales sobre las especies diádromas.

  8. [Community structure of bivalves and gastropods in roots of red mangrove Rhizophora mangle (Rhizophoraceae) in isla Larga, Mochima Bay, Venezuela].

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    Acosta Balbas, Vanessa; Betancourt Tineo, Rafael; Prieto Arcas, Antulio

    2014-06-01

    The Rhizophora mangle roots form a complex ecosystem where a wide range of organisms are permanently established, reproduce, and find refuge. In this study, we assessed the diversity of bivalves and gastropods that inhabit red mangrove roots, in isla Larga, Mochima, Venezuela Sucre state. Bimonthly collections were made from January 2007 to May 2008, in four study areas denominated: South, North, East and West. In each area, five mangrove roots were sampled, and the specimens were obtained. We analyzed a total of 180 roots and a total of 35 bivalve species and 25 gastropod species were found. The most abundant bivalves were: Isognomon alatus, Isognomon bicolor, Ostrea equestris, Crassostrea rhizophorae and Brachidontes exustus; among gastropods, the most common where: Littorina angulifera, (Cymatium pileare and Diodora cayenensis. The months with the highest abundances and number of individuals for both groups were January and July 2007, and March 2008. The mangrove ecosystem in isla Larga, presented a number of individuals and species higher than those reported for other regions in Venezuela and the Caribbean.

  9. CANOAS EN TIERRABOMBA: TRANSFORMACIONES SOCIOCULTURALES EN LA ISLA

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta el panorama actual en la isla de Tierra Bomba en Cartagena de Indias tras el proceso de cambio en la construcción de canoas: de la elaboración con madera a la fibra de vidrio y, la importancia social y cultural que esto conlleva. Para ello, utiliza los testimonios de los principales sujetos del proceso: carpinteros, pescadores y líderes sociales cuyos relatos integran la manera cómo este transito afecta sus prácticas culturales.

  10. Aves de Isla de La Plata, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador

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    This poster was presented in October 2002 at the 1st Congress of Ecology and Environment of Ecuador (1er Congreso de Ecología y Ambiente, Ecuador País Megadiverso), at Quito, Ecuador.On 2005, a peer-review paper was published based on the results of this research, additional fieldtrips and analyses:Cisneros-Heredia, D.F. (2005) La avifauna de la Isla de la Plata, Parque Nacional Machalilla, Ecuador, con notas sobre nuevos registros. Cotinga 24: 22–27. (see References for links to access this ...

  11. SURDEZ, LÍNGUA DE SINAIS E CULTURA

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    Menezes, Denise Costa; Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP); Aguiar, Marígia Ana de Moura; Universidade Católica de Pernambuco (UNICAP); Silva, Priscila Gonzaga

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    Os conceitos de Cultura Surda e Comunidade de Surdos vêm sendo utilizados de diversas formas na literatura da área. Alguns autores consideram que os surdos usuários da Língua de Sinais são pessoas biculturais, pois além de fazer parte da cultura dos ouvintes de sua nação, usam socialmente uma língua própria (manual) e, por isso, possuem traços culturais próprios. O objetivo deste texto é provocar reflexões sobre aspectos relacionados a este grupo linguístico minoritário e suas características...

  12. Diagenesis of Cambrian and lower Carboniferous sandstones, southwest Sinai, Egypt

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    Abdel-Wahab, A.A.; Salem, A.M.K. [Tanta Univ., Kafr El-Sheikh (Egypt); McBride, E.F. [Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)

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    Quartzose and feldspathic Cambrian and Lower Carboniferous sandstones (fluvial > marine > eolian) deposited on the Arabian shield in southwestern Sinai were not buried more than 1 to 1.5 km until Late Cretaceous and younger time, when the deepest rocks reached 2.5 km. Porosity was reduced by compaction to about 26%. Grain rearrangement was the main mechanism of compaction; intergranular pressure solution and ductile grain deformation are insignificant. Cementation by iron oxide (5%), quartz (3%), calcite (2%), kaolinite (2%) and K-feldspar (< 1%) reduced porosity to 12-15% except in silcretes and some ferricretes, where porosity was reduced to non-reservoir quality. Cements have no selectivity for certain textures or stratigraphic positions.

  13. Diagenesis of Cambrian and lower Carboniferous sandstones, southwest Sinai, Egypt

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    Abdel-Wahab, A.A.; Salem, A.M.K. (Tanta Univ., Kafr El-Sheikh (Egypt)); McBride, E.F. (Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States))

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    Quartzose and feldspathic Cambrian and Lower Carboniferous sandstones (fluvial > marine > eolian) deposited on the Arabian shield in southwestern Sinai were not buried more than 1 to 1.5 km until Late Cretaceous and younger time, when the deepest rocks reached 2.5 km. Porosity was reduced by compaction to about 26%. Grain rearrangement was the main mechanism of compaction; intergranular pressure solution and ductile grain deformation are insignificant. Cementation by iron oxide (5%), quartz (3%), calcite (2%), kaolinite (2%) and K-feldspar (< 1%) reduced porosity to 12-15% except in silcretes and some ferricretes, where porosity was reduced to non-reservoir quality. Cements have no selectivity for certain textures or stratigraphic positions.

  14. Mount Sinai and Mount Zion: Discontinuity and continuity in the book of Hebrews

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    Hulisani Ramantswana

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    Full Text Available The author of Hebrews draws significant contrasts between Mount Sinai and Mount Zion which both played a major role in the old covenant. For the author of Hebrews the former mountain, Mount Sinai, only had limited significance with respect to the new covenant, whereas the latter mountain, Mount Zion, continued to have significance in the new covenant. Mount Zion was viewed as a shadow of the heavenly reality, which is the true destination for the pilgrimage community. Mount Sinai as the locus of encounter or meeting between God and Israel only played a transitory role, whereas Mount Zion had perpetual significance as the destination, the dwelling place of God and his people.Berg Sinai en Berg Sion: Diskontinuïteit en kontinuïteit in die brief aan die Hebreërs. Die skrywer van Hebreërs wys op betekenisvolle teenstellings tussen Berg Sinai en Berg Sion, wat elkeen ’n beduidende rol in die ou verbond gespeel het. Vir die Hebreërskrywer het Berg Sinai egter beperkte betekenis vir die nuwe verbond, terwyl Sion nog steeds betekenis het. Berg Sion word as skaduwee van die hemelse werklikheid beskou, wat die uiteindelike bestemming van die pelgrimsgemeenskap is. Berg Sinai, as die lokus van ontmoeting tussen God en Israel, speel slegs ‘n oorgangsrol, terwyl Berg Sion steeds beduidende betekenis het as bestemming en woonplek van God en sy volk.

  15. Sinais e sintomas da disfunção temporomandibular nas diferentes regiões brasileiras Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders across Brazilian regions

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    Anamaria Siriani de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar a prevalência da severidade de sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular (DTM em não-pacientes nas diferentes regiões do país. Questionários foram aplicados a 2.396 universitários, dos quais 73,7% mulheres (21±5 anos e 26,3% homens (22±4 anos. Determinado o nível de severidade dos sinais e sintomas da DTM, os dados foram tratados estatisticamente, com nível de significância de 5%. Maior prevalência de sinais e sintomas de DTM foi constatada para o sexo feminino (73,03%. Na região Centro-Oeste não foi observada diferença significante entre estudantes com sinais e sintomas de DTM moderada e severa; mas aí há mais probabilidade de encontrar universitários com sinais e sintomas severos do que nas demais regiões. A região Sul apresentou maior porcentagem de estudantes com sinais e sintomas, porém com menor severidade que nas demais regiões. No Nordeste e no Sul, é mais provável encontrar universitários sem sinais e sintomas que universitárias. Pode-se concluir que a porcentagem de universitários não-pacientes portadores de algum nível de severidade de sinais e sintomas da DTM foi maior que a de não-portadores, em todas as regiões. Diferentes regiões apresentam diferentes probabilidades de se encontrarem universitários com algum sinal ou sintoma de DTM.The aim of this study was to assess prevalence of temporomandibular disorders (TMD signs and symptoms in non-patients from different Brazilian geographic areas. Questionnaires were applied to 2,396 college students, of which 73.7% were women (aged 21±5 and 26.3% men (aged 22±4. Once severity levels were classified, data were statistically treated, and significance level set at 5%. Greater percentage of TMD signs and symptoms was found in women (73.03% than among men. No significant differences between percentages of students with moderate and severe signs and symptoms were found in Central-West region - where chances of

  16. La cuestión de las islas Malvinas

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    Ana Ochoa Reyes

    1984-12-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo se inicia realizando un cuidadoso rastreo de los principales hechos históricos y de ocupación en torno a las Islas Malvinas, desde su descubrimiento en el siglo XVI, hasta los años problemáticos del siglo XIX en que los territorios son tomados colonialmente por Inglaterra. El segundo capítulo hace un análisis crítico de los diferentes títulos de soberanía que, a partir de los hechos anteriores, reclaman para sí la Gran Bretaña y la República Argentina. Del estudio se concluye que los títulos legítimos corresponden a la Argentina.Finalmente, se hace una extensa referencia al tratamiento que el problema de las Islas Malvinas ha tenido en el debate internacional, preferentemente en las Naciones Unidas. Detalle especial sehace en relación a los principios de la Descolonización, la Libre determinación y la Integridad Territorial,aplicados al caso bajo estudio.

  17. Islas de Old Providence y Santa Catalina. Presente y futuro

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    June Marie Mow

    2005-11-01

    Full Text Available Las Islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina ofrecen una combinación única de diversidad biológica y autenticidad cultural, convirtiéndose en las Islas menos degradadas ambiental y culturalmente en el Caribe; son áreas naturales, con bajos niveles de turismo, relativamente intactas en las cuales la comunidad isleña nativa local juega un papel significativo. La falta de una marca como destino turístico único nacional e internacionalmente, la baja conectividad, la carencia de una estrategia promocional, así como la baja importancia del sector para el gobierno local, brindan la oportunidad para que el ecoturismo trabaje para la gente de Old Providence y Santa Catalina bajo sus propias reglas de juego y que la voluntad política no sea desviada por ganancias de corto plazo o esquemas superficialmente muy atractivos, pero que no generan beneficios para la población local. La visión de la gente de Old Providence y Santa Catalina es que, sea el ecoturismo la forma de ofrecer nuevas opciones socioeconómicas a las poblaciones locales para que puedan obtener los beneficios de sus senderos, playas, arrecifes y áreas naturales, la tradición, y cultura local. Para ello, es posible aprovechar de manera sostenible la introducción de un nuevo paradigma para el desarrollo sostenible de Old Providence y Santa Catalina: La Reserva de Biosfera Seaflower.

  18. Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, South America

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    The Mitre Peninsula is the easternmost tip of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina, (54.5S, 65.5W). Early winter snow can be seen on this south tip of the Andes Mountains. These same mountains continue underwater to Antarctica. The Strait of Magellan, separating the South American mainland from Tierra del Fuego is off the scene to the north and west, but the Strait of LeMaire, separating Tierra del Fuego from the Isla de los Estados can be seen.

  19. Geochemistry, provenance, and metamorphic evolution of Gabal Samra Neoproterozoic metapelites, Sinai, Egypt

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    Abu El-Enen, Mahrous M.

    2011-02-01

    Metapelites are exposed at Wadi Ba'ba, east of Abu Zenima city; represent the northwestern extension of the Fieran-Solaf Metamorphic Complex, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. The metapelites are characterized by qtz + pl (An 24-28) + bt + grt ± crd ± sil mineral assemblage, indicating upper amphibolite facies with peak metamorphic conditions of 700 °C and pressures of 7 kbar, as determined by conventional geothermobarometeric methods. This resulted in incipient migmatization, forms patches of leucosomes and melanosomes. Geochemical investigation indicates that the precursor sediments of the metapelites had been deposited as immature Fe-rich shales from source materials of dominantly intermediate composition. Source area exhibited weak to moderate chemical weathering in a tectonically active continental marginal basin within a continental-arc system. A strong shallow-dipping foliation, characterizing the metapelites, was folded around an open antiform with sub-horizontal south plunging hinge. Phase equilibria calculations in the KFMASH system indicate that the peak metamorphic conditions formed at 730-750 °C and 6.8-7.9 kbar. This was followed by a retrogression formed at 770-785 °C and 3.9-4.5 kbar. Hence, this implies an isothermal decompression and rapid exhumation of the metapelites from depth (25-29 km) in the lower crustal level at peak conditions, continuous to include shallow to middle crustal level (14-17 km), at overprint retrograde conditions. Subsequent isobaric cooling took place at 720-750 °C and 3.6-4.5 kbar. The resulting isothermal decompression followed by isobaric cooling clockwise P-T path of the metapelites is more likely, in which the high-temperatures attained maximum conditions during isothermal decompression were enhanced by heat flux, due to the presence of an active magmatic arc that formed on top of subducting young lithosphere. This is supported by a moderate geothermal gradient of 27-43 °C/km and dating compatibility of the Sinai

  20. ’n Teologiese waardering van die Sinai-tradisie (Eks. 19 - Num. 10:10

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    Full Text Available A theological evaluation of the Sinai-tradition (Ex. 19 - Num. 10:10 Among the many and varied angles by means of which the Old Testament are studied, a theological evaluation of it remains valid as there is also need for a global and theological understanding of the Old Testament. This contribution focuses on the theological content of the Sinai-tradition found in Exodus 19 - Numbers 10:10. Furthermore the importance of the Sinai-tradition is pointed out and the literary setting outlined. In this article it is argued that the theological content may be summarized by three concepts: theophany, covenant and Torah.

  1. Patrones de distribución, abundancia y riqueza de especies de la avifauna terrestre de la isla de La Palma (islas Canarias

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    Carrascal, L. M.

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available We estimate the population size and density, habitat preferences, habitat breadth and probable population trends in the last 25-15 years of the diurnal terrestrial bird species breeding in La Palma island (Canary islands. Data were obtained in a large extensive census program carried out during the 2007 nesting period using line transects that allowed detectability estimations. We also explored patterns of species richness both at inter-habitat and local scale. Local species richness (species per 0.5 km transects showed an important geographical component, increasing from south to north, from west to east, and reaching maximum values at altitudes around 600-1,000 m a.s.l. It was also positively related to vegetation development (specially in the herbaceous and shrub layer, and negatively associated with urbanization and agriculture. Total bird density reached the highest figures in the ‘monteverde’ (laurel and heath forests ca. 650 aves/km2, and in the transition pinewoods-laurel forests (509 aves/km2, while the lowest figures were recorded in high altitude shrublands (153 aves/km2 and recent lava fields (58 aves/km2. The bird species with lower population sizes are Falco [peregrinus] pelegrinoides, Burhinus oedicnemus distinctus, Upupa epops, Carduelis carduelis, Miliaria calandra and Petronia petronia, while the last five species have undergone more negative population trends in the last 15-25 years.

    Se estiman los niveles poblacionales, las densidades ecológicas, los principales patrones de preferencia de hábitat, las posibles tendencias demográficas habidas en los últimos 25 y 15 años, y el estatus de conservación actual de las especies de aves terrestres diurnas reproductoras en la isla de La Palma. Los datos fueron obtenidos durante el periodo reproductor de 2007, utilizando transectos lineales. En total se efectuaron 437 transectos de 0,5 km repartidos por toda la

  2. Sedimentological and petrophysical characteristics of Raha Formation at Wadi Tubia, Northern Gulf of Aqaba, Sinai, Egypt

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    Ahmed S. Mousa

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    Statistical analysis of the measured petrophysical data shows that, the dolomitic lithic arenite and fossiliferous bioclastic grainstone microfacies have a good storage capacity in the Raha Formation of Wadi Tubia, Northern Gulf of Aqaba, Sinai, Egypt.

  3. Avaliação da Amostragem Compressiva em Sinais de ECG e Imagens Digitais

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    Carlos Danilo Miranda Regis

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    Full Text Available A amostragem compressiva permite obter representações mais compactadas de sinais do que as obtidas nas arquiteturas baseadas no teorema de Nyquist. Por esse motivo este trabalho, em um primeiro momento, faz uma descrição sucinta desta nova técnica e apresenta a avaliação de sua aplicação para os sinais de Eletrocardiograma (ECG eem imagens. Para sinais de ECG conseguiu-se até 59% de compressão sem perda das características do sinal, e para sinais de imagens obteve-se mais de 50% de compressão para níveis aceitáveis de perdas de qualidade.

  4. Diversity in soil seed bank of Sinai and implications for conservation ...

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    Key words: Sinai, soil seed bank, arid environments, diversity indices, conservation, restoration. INTRODUCTION .... germination for the last season was completed and seed dispersal ...... heterogeneity which is common for desert seed banks.

  5. Formation of the Upper Cretaceous cherts in northeastern Sinai, Egypt

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    Genedi, Adel

    1998-02-01

    The Upper Cretaceous cherts in northeast Sinai, Egypt are found as nodules, tabular sheets and continuous beds within the carbonate dominated successions. They occur in the Halal, Wata and Matulla Formations and become a very conspicuous constituent in the Sudr Chalk. The chert framework is typical of all interstratal structures and is of two types: spotted and brecciated forms. The chert is classified into a fossiliferous and nonfossiliferous variety. The first is likely either to form packstone-grainstone fabrics or to form wackestone fabrics. The packstone-grainstone fabric is interpreted as replacing platform carbonate deposits at relatively lower energy but in an oxygenated environment while the wackestone fabric chert replaces low energy deep water carbonates. This Upper Cretaceous silica cycle was dominated by inorganic reactions involving dissolved silica, and there is much evidence of secondary diagenetic silicification. This process would have started in early diagenesis as opal-A, opal-C and opal-CT precipitated from interstitial waters. Quartz represents the end product of recrystallisation. This transformation from metastable to stable silica phases is explained as a solid-solid diagenetic reaction as emphasised by δ18O. The nodular cherts have formed in coastal mixing zones with opal-CT and quartz supersaturation and calcite undersaturation. The source of silica of the deep water cherts cannot be explained by this mixing zone model and needs further study. On the other hand, there is no evidence of deposition of layered amorphous silica in either shallow or deep environments.

  6. Estudio bioedafológico preliminar de la Isla Gorgona

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    Tamayo B. Iván

    1989-06-01

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    Los suelos de la Isla Gorgona son Inceptisoles con buena a baja saturación de bases (Eutropepts y Dystropepts respectivamente, con tendencia a ser ácidos y buena capacidad de intercambio catiónico. Domina en ellos la textura arcillosa: el contenido de materia orgánica es alto en los horizontes O y A, razón por la cual predominan, en la fauna edáfica las formas de hábitos fitófagos y saprófagos. Los más representativos de la fauna internadel suelo (0 a 40 ern son Insecta y Annelida e Insecta y Aracnida en la faunasuperficial.

  7. A-type volcanics in Central Eastern Sinai, Egypt

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    Samuel, M. D.; Moussa, H. E.; Azer, M. K.

    2007-04-01

    Alkaline rhyolitic and minor trachytic volcanics were erupted ˜580-530 Ma ago. They occur with their A-type intrusive equivalents in Sinai, southern Negev and southwestern Jordan. At Taba-Nuweiba district, these volcanics outcrop in three areas, namely, Wadi El-Mahash, Wadi Khileifiya and Gebel El-Homra. Mineralogically, they comprise alkali feldspars, iron-rich biotite and arfvedsonite together with rare ferro-eckermannite. Geochemically, the older rhyolitic volcanics are highly evolved, enriched in HFSE including REE and depleted in Ca, Mg, Sr and Eu. The rhyolitic rocks of Wadi El-Mahash and Gebel El-Homra are enriched in K 2O content (5.3-10.1 wt.%) and depleted in Na 2O content (0.08-2.97 wt.%), while the rhyolites of Wadi Khileifiya have normal contents of alkalis. Their REE patterns are uniform, parallel to subparallel, fractionated [(La/Yb) n = 5.4] and show prominent negative Eu-anomalies. They are classified as alkali rhyolites with minor comendites. The younger volcanics are classified as trachyandesite and quartz trachyte (56.6-62.9 wt.% SiO 2). Both older and younger volcanics represent two separate magmatic suites. The overall mineralogical and chemical characteristics of these volcanics are consistent with within plate tectonic setting. It is suggested that partial melting of crustal rocks yielded the source magma. Lithospheric extension and crustal rupture occurred prior to the eruption of these volcanics. The rather thin continental crust (˜35 km) as well as the continental upheaval and extensive erosion that preceded their emplacement favoured pressure release and increasing mantle contribution. The volatiles of the upper mantle were important agents for heat transfer, and sufficient for the anatexis of the crustal rocks. A petrogenetic hypothesis is proposed for the genesis of the recorded potassic and ultrapotassic rhyolitic rocks through the action of dissolved volatiles and their accumulation in the uppermost part of the magma chamber.

  8. Diagenesis of shallowly buried cratonic sandstones, southwest Sinai, Egypt

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    Salem, Alaa M. K.; Abdel-Wahab, Antar; McBride, Earle F.

    1998-08-01

    In spite of their age, quartzose and feldspathic Lower Carboniferous sandstones deposited on the Arabian shield in western Sinai remain friable and porous (average of 19%, maximum of 25%) except for strongly cemented ferricretes and silcretes. These fluvial and shallow-marine sandstones were not buried more than 1.5 km until Late Cretaceous and younger time, when the deepest rocks reached 2.5 km. Owing to shallow burial depths and episodic exposure, meteoric water dominated the pore system for most of geologic time: iron oxides had multiple diagenetic stages and yield Carboniferous and Late Cretaceous paleomagnetic signatures, and oxygen isotopic data for authigenic quartz, sparry calcite, and kaolinite yield meteoric signatures. The most significant diagenetic changes were: (1) cementation by iron oxide that locally reaches 40% in groundwater ferricretes; (2) reduction in porosity to 19% from an assumed original porosity 45% (19% porosity was lost by compaction and 7% by cementation); (3) generation of diagenetic quartzarenites by the loss of 7% detrital feldspar by kaolinization and dissolution; and (4) development of three thin mature silcretes apparently by thermal groundwaters. Some outcrop samples have halite and gypsum cements of young but uncertain origin: recycled from topographically higher younger rocks or from aerosols? Mature silcretes are strongly cemented by microcrystalline quartz, multiply zoned syntaxial quartz, and, originally, minor opal. Quartz overgrowths in most sandstones average only 2.2%, but display a variety of textures and in places overprint isopachous opal (now dissolved) grain coats. These features have more in common with incipient silcrete cement than normal burial quartz cement. Most silica was imported in groundwater.

  9. Régimen jurídico de las islas uruguayas

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    Carlos Delpiazzo

    2014-02-01

    Full Text Available Introducción. Uruguay en América. El territorio nacional.- Conformación. - Principales islas. Islas del Océano Atlántico. Islas del Río de la Plata. Islas del Río Uruguay. Islas de la Laguna Merín. Islas interiores. Marco normativo. Marco conceptual. - Caracterización. - Naturaleza jurídica. - Tipología. Marco organizativo. Encuadramiento en la organización nacional. - Encuadramiento en la organización departamental. Conclusiones.La República Oriental del Uruguay es uno de los países más pequeños de América del Sur, que está situado entre los paralelos 30º y 35º de latitud Sur y los meridianos 53º y 58º de longitud Oeste, limitando al Norte y Noreste con la República Federativa del Brasil, al Oeste con la República Argentina, al Sur con el Río de la Plata y al Este con el Océano Atlántico, siendo su capital, Montevideo, la ciudad capital más austral del mundo.El espacio geográfico nacional abarca actualmente un área terrestre de 176.215 kilómetros cuadrados, al que corresponde agregar el espacio acuático de sus ríos y lagunas limítrofes y de su mar territorial sobre el Océano Atlántico, con sus respectivas islas, totalizando 313.782 kilómetros cuadrados.

  10. Diccionario histórico-toponímico de la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica Historic-Toponymic dictionary for Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Ronald Eduardo Díaz Bolaños

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Se recolectaron de distintas fuentes documentales los nombres de setenta y seis topónimos correspondientes a los principales accidentes topográficos del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Estos se pueden agrupar en cuatro grupos principales, como son aquellos pertenecientes a las visitas de navegantes británicos, la vida republicana en Costa Rica y aquellos de la flora y fauna, tanto terrestre como marina. La metodología empleada ha permitido identificar setenta y uno de estos topónimos. Conceptualmente, el dinamismo del abordaje metodológico y la divulgación de sus resultados sugieren tener implícito un proceso de retroalimentación.Many names have been used for the different places of Isla del Coco, and some have changed over time. Studying different historic sources, seventy-six names of the main topographic features were collected for Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica. These names could be grouped in four main categories: those associated with the British traveler’s visitations, the ones related with the republican period of Costa Rica and those linked with the island’s terrestrial and marine flora and fauna. The methodology used allowed the proper documentation of seventy-one names. This methodology and the publication of this dictionary intend to generate a feedback regarding the naming of topographic characters of Isla del Coco.

  11. y religion bautista en San Andrés Isla

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    Natalia Guevara

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo aborda de manera general los nexos de los pastores y la religión bautista con el movimiento autonomista raizal de la isla de San Andrés. El documento brinda un panorama breve sobre la relación del Estado colombiano con el Archipiélago, la cual incluyó la censura a la lengua inglesa y criolla y a la religión protestante. Así, el artículo establece los orígenes de la participación de las iglesias bautistas en las reivindicaciones a favor de la identidad isleña en la resistencia de los pastores y los fieles protestantes ante las políticas integracionistas nacionales que surgían en el marco de la nación monocultural proclamada en la constitución de 1886. Si bien, a partir de la década de 1960 la resistencia raizal se manifestó en diversos movimientos de carácter secular, a finales de la década de 1990 los pastores retomaron el liderazgo en las demandas por la defensa de la identidad isleña mediante un discurso religioso que se entremezcla con lo político tanto en el espacio de la iglesia como en manifestaciones públicas realizadas en la isla. El artículo propone que el papel de los pastores en el movimiento raizal puede ser comprendido, por una parte, mediante la tradición antiesclavista de la religión bautista a lo largo del Caribe anglófono y, por otra, por la influencia de la iglesia en la vida social isleña como un indicador de respetabilidad, lo cual le permite convocar a la comunidad y ampliar el alcance de las demandas autonomistas del movimiento raizal. Finalmente, el documento plantea que el papel de los pastores como mediadores se enmarca dentro de una tradición más amplia de resolución pacífica del conflicto, expresada en el Caribe mediante la polirritmia, la cual permite la coexistencia de diversas tendencias que no se excluyen mutuamente.

  12. Macroinvertebrados dulceacuícolas de la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica: especies y comparación con otras islas del Pacífico Tropical Oriental

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    Pablo E. Gutiérrez-Fonseca

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    Full Text Available La Isla del Coco es una isla oceánica localizada en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental a unos 492km de Cabo Blanco. La isla cuenta con un área terrestre de 24km² y un área marina protegida de 9 640km². Fue declarada Parque Nacional en 1978 y Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en 1997. Se realizó una gira de recolecta del 22 de mayo al 12 junio 2008. Se recolectaron macroinvertebrados acuáticos en 20 tramos de tres ríos (Genio, Chatham y Sucio y dos quebradas (Minuto y quebrada sin nombre atrás de estación de guarda parques. En 13 sitios se toma- ron parámetros fisicoquímicos. En total se recolectaron 455 individuos de 20 táxones de 15 familias de insectos acuáticos y otros macroinvertebrados. La familia Staphylinidae presentó la mayor abundancia seguida por Chironomidae, los dípteros fueron el orden con mayor riqueza taxonómica. Una relación entre distancia y número de familias se observó apoyando en parte la Teoría de Biogeografía de Islas. La relación mejoró al corregir área con elevación, indicando que islas montañosas tenían alta riqueza, posiblemente debido a la mayor intercepción de nubes que alimentan los ambientes dulceacuícolas que favorecen el establecimiento de la fauna acuática. Las variables ambientales fueron similares en todos los sitios.

  13. Isla de calor en Toluca, México

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    Carlos Constantino Morales Méndez

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available El clima de la ciudad de Toluca y del mundo ha sido modificado como consecuencia del crecimiento de su población y el aumento de las dimensiones de su distribución territorial. Las variaciones atmosféricas son más acusadas entre los espacios urbanos y rurales a medida que las ciudades son más grandes y su mancha urbana es más extensa,así como de la reducción de la vegetación, el aumento en la calefacción en casas y edificios y por la contaminación del aire. Para identificar los espacios con calor más intenso por la infraestructura urbana, se propone una metodología que consiste en la determinación de los valores de temperatura que se registraron en dos días típicos de invierno y verano, durante el día y la noche,mostrando la distribución de la isla de calor en la zona de estudio, a partir de los datos delas estaciones de la Red Automática de Monitoreo Ambiental (RAMA. Asimismo, se considera el comportamiento y variación de algunas variables atmosféricas como humedad relativa, precipitación y viento, para mostrar su comportamiento relativamente anómalo en la zona urbana.

  14. Isla Hispaniola: A trans-boundary flood risk mitigation plan

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    It is sadly known that over the past decades Isla Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic) has been exposed to the devastating passage of several hurricanes and tropical storms. Territories that are economically weak and extremely poor in terms of natural resources have been shaken by severe flood events that caused the loss of thousands of human lives, displacement of people and damage to the environment. On May 24th 2004, the flooding of the trans-boundary river Soliette killed over 1000 Haitian and Dominican people, wiping out villages and leaving behind desolation and poverty. After this catastrophic flood event, the General Direction for Development and Cooperation of the Italian Department of Foreign Affairs funded through the Istituto Italo-Latino Americano (IILA, www.iila.org) an international cooperation initiative (ICI), coordinated and directed by the University of Bologna. The ICI involved Haitian and Dominican institutions and was twofold: (a) institutional capacity building on flood risk management and mitigation measures and policies; (b) hydrological and hydraulic analysis of the May 2004 flood event aimed at formulating a suitable and affordable flood risk mitigation plan, consisting of structural and non-structural measures.

  15. Aplicação de técnicas de processamento digital de sinais na caracterização de sinais cerebrais de bovinos

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    2005-01-01

    A aquisição de sinais cerebrais de bovinos adultos, utilizando um equipamento de transmissão telemétrica dos dados e eletrodos de superfície, foi avaliada neste trabalho através de técnicas de processamento digital de sinais. Foram estudados a melhor disposição dos eletrodos, diferentes métodos de remoção de artefatos e as características em freqüência do sinal. A remoção de artefatos foi feita de duas maneiras: (1) uso de um filtro que substituía valores extremos do sinal por seu valor médio...

  16. Geração de sinais vectoriais baseada em FPGA

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    Silva, Afonso Resende

    2008-01-01

    O trabalho aqui apresentado tem por objectivo o desenvolvimento de um gerador de sinais vectoriais baseado em FPGA, para utilização futura num sistema de modulação de portadoras ópticas. Para isso, foi estudada a ferramenta computacional Xilinx System Generator, para desenvolvimento de sistemas de processamento digital de sinal baseados em FPGA e com recurso a esta foram desenvolvidos e simulados os modelos dos geradores de sinais vectoriais pretendidos. A implementação prática dos r...

  17. Deepwater fish assemblages at Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, Costa Rica

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    Richard M. Starr

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    Full Text Available The deepwater faunas of oceanic islands and seamounts of the Eastern Tropical Pacific are poorly known. From 11-22 September 2009 we conducted an exploration of the deepwater areas of the Isla del Coco Marine Conservation Area, Costa Rica and a nearby seamount using a manned submersible. The goal of the exploration was to characterize the habitats and biota, and conduct quantitative surveys of the deepwater portions of Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, located about 50km southwest of Isla del Coco. We completed a total of 22 submersible dives, spanning more than 80hr underwater, and collected a total of 36hr of video. We surveyed habitats from 50-402m and observed more than 45 species of fishes, some of which have not yet been described and are likely new to science. The diversity of fish species in deep water at Isla del Coco National Park was lower than the diversity of fishes in shallow water, and eight species groups accounted for more than 95% of the total fish biomass. The combined density of all fish species was higher at Las Gemelas Seamount (253 fishes/100m² than at Isla del Coco National Park (138 fishes/100m². The combined density of fishes in habitats comprised primarily of bedrock or large boulders outcrops was more than three times as high at Las Gemelas Seamount as it was at Isla del Coco National Park. This discrepancy was caused by the extremely high concentration of Anthiinae fishes in rocky habitats at Las Gemelas Seamount. Densities of fishes in the other habitats were similar between the two sites. Similarly, when estimates of fish density were plotted by slope categories the density was much greater on steep slopes, which were usually comprised of rock habitats. Also, the density of fishes was greatest on high rugosity habitats. Results of these submersible surveys indicate that seamounts in the tropical eastern Pacific Ocean may be an important source of biodiversity and that more quantitative surveys

  18. Modelos geológicos en 3D de la isla de Tenerife

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    [spa]Tenerife es una isla volcánica cuya superficie muestra evidencias de grandes deslizamientos y una depresión central (caldera de Las Cañadas) cuyo origen ha sido bastante controvertido. Las dos hipótesis principales se basan en una serie de colapsos de caldera del complejo central y un colapso lateral del mismo edificio. Aprovechando la existencia de un gran número de perforaciones (pozos y galerías horizontales) ejecutadas para la explotación de agua dulce en la isla de Tenerife, y hacie...

  19. Dependencias regionales del turismo en la isla de Cozumel, México.

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    Este trabajo examina la dinámica territorial del turismo en la isla de Cozumel, al término del siglo XX. En la primera parte, se exponen los rasgos básicos de la economía del turismo en México para, en seguida, describir los elementos fundamentales de la geografía insular de Cozumel. En una segunda sección, se analizan los principales vínculos regionales de la isla que fueron determinados a partir del origen de los turistas y de los nexos comerciales entre Cozumel y otros territorios, la impo...

  20. Mezcla de magmas en Vulcanello (Isla Vulcano, Italia

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    Aparicio, A.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Volcanic activity in Vulcano starts about 350 ka ago and continues up to present day with the development of thre main episodes corresponding to the calderas of Piano and La Fossa, and Vulcanello. These cover a compositional range from rhyolitic to trachybasaltic rocks. This lithological diversity is produced by different petrogenetic processes such as fractional crystallization, assimilation coupled to fractional crystallization (AFC, mixing, etc.The eruption of Vulcanello area emitted trachyandesitic materials, including shoshonites and latites. A magma-mixing process is established between trachytes and shoshonites to origine latites. Trachytes and rhyolites are produced by fractional crystallization and by ACF processes (assimilation of sedimentary rocks from trachyandesitic magmas.La actividad volcánica de Isla Vulcano comienzó aproximadamente hace 350.000 años y continúa hasta la actualidad con el desarrollo de tres grandes episodios correspondientes a las caldera de Piano, caldera de Fossa y a Vulcanello, que han emitido piroclastos y coladas de composiciones muy variadas, desde riolitas a traquibasaltos. Esta variedad litológica ha sido relacionada con procesos petrogenéticos tan diversos como cristalización fraccionada, asimilación simultánea con cristalización (ACF, mezcla de magmas, etc.El episodio de Vulcanello emite rocas traquiandesíticas, con composiciones shoshoníticas y latíticas. Un proceso de mezcla de magmas es reconocido entre traquitas y shoshonitas para generar latitas. Traquitas y riolitas son producidas por procesos de cristalización fraccionada simple y por ACF con asimilación de rocas sedimentarias a partir de magmas traquiandesíticos.

  1. Sulfate-reducing bacteria and their activities in cyanobacterial mats of Solar Lake (Sinai, Egypt)

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    Teske, A.; Ramsing, NB; Habicht, K.

    1998-01-01

    The sulfate-reducing bacteria within the surface layer of the hypersaline cyanobacterial mat of Solar Lake (Sinai, Egypt) were investigated with combined microbiological, molecular, and biogeochemical approaches. The diurnally oxic surface layer contained between 10(6) and 10(7) cultivable sulfat...

  2. Transient deformations in the Suez-Sinai area from GPS observations

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    Riguzzi, F; Pietrantonio, G; Mahmoud, S M

    2005-01-01

    We analyze data from four GPS campaigns carried out between 1997 and 2002 on a network of 11 sites in the Suez-Sinai, the area of collision between the African and the Arabian plates. This is the key area to understand how and in which way Sinai behaves like a sub-plate of the African plate and the role played between seismic and geodetic (long term) deformation release. Our analysis shows that, on average, the Suez-Sinai area motion (in terms of ITRF00 velocities) matches African plate motion (NNR-NUVEL-1A model). However, the baseline length variations show transient deformations in Sinai and across the Gulf of Suez, reaching up a maximum value of about 1.5 cm in five years. Since current geodynamical models do not predict significant tectonic deformation in this area, we worked under the hypothesis that a contribute may be due to post-seismic relaxation. Under this hypothesis, we compared the baselines length variations with the post-seismic relaxation field associated with five major local earthquakes occ...

  3. Copépodos (Crustacea intermareales en islas oceánicas chilenas: un enfoque por modelos nulos y por biogeografía de islas

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    Patricio De los Ríos-Escalante

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    Full Text Available Los copépodos intermareales chilenos han sido un grupo poco estudiado, existiendo reportes aislados para el litoral de Chile central y para territorios insulares. El objetivo del presente estudio fue analizar los ensambles de especies de copépodos intermareales en territorios insulares chilenos (islas de Pascua, San Félix, Alejandro Selkirk y Robinson Crusoe y compararlas respecto a una zona del continente (Montemar, Valparaíso, por medio de un análisis de modelo nulo de co-ocurrencia de especies y un análisis de conglomerados. Los resultados del modelo nulo indicaron, para una simulación, que hay factores reguladores, mientras que en dos simulaciones no hay factores reguladores, lo que se debería al bajo número de especies reportadas. Por otro lado, el análisis de conglomerados reportó la existencia de un grupo principal conformado por las islas Alejandro Selkirk, San Félix y Robinson Crusoe, seguido después por la isla de Pascua y finalmente por Montemar. Se analizaron tópicos ecológicos, principalmente relacionados con los patrones de regulación de la riqueza de especies, como posibles explicaciones de los resultados observados.

  4. Ökologie der Moose der Gletscherinsel Isla Persa (Berina, Schweiz) (Moose der Alpinstufe)

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    Oostendorp-Bourgonjon, Cora

    1977-01-01

    Auf Isla Persa, einer Gletscherinsel auf 2450-2850 m Höhe in der Süd-Ost-Schweiz (Berninagebiet), wurden im Sommer 1973 und 1974 floristische und ökologische Untersuchungen vorgenommen. Es wurden 114 Moosarten auf der Insel gefunden. Ausführliche Standortsdaten werden für jede Art gesondert gegeben.

  5. Mosquito studies on the Isla de la Juventud, Cuba, at the beginning of rain period.

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    Ryba, J; Fuentes, O; Danielová, V; Fernández, A

    1984-01-01

    A total of 8418 mosquitoes belonging to 16 species were collected in 11 localities of the Isla de la Juventud. The most abundant species was Aedes taeniorhynchus (92% of specimens collected). The species Wyeomyia vanduzeei and Mansonia nigricans were encountered on the island for the first time.

  6. PREDICCION BIOINFORMATICA E IDENTIFICACION DE ISLAS GENOMICAS EN BRUCELLA ABORTUS: INESTABILIDAD GENOMICA CONDUCE A CAMBIOS FENOTIPICOS.

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    MANCILLA ESPINOZA, MARCOS RODRIGO

    2008-01-01

    Las islas genómicas (GIs), son regiones discretas del cromosoma bacteriano que a menudo codifican para genes importantes en la adaptación a condiciones de crecimiento desfavorables. Estas regiones se adquieren por eventos de transferencia horizontal de ge 133p.

  7. EVOLUCIÓN DEL SISTEMA TURÍSTICO DE LA ISLA DE EL HIERRO (CANARIAS

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    Carlos Santiago Martín Fernández

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available La isla de El Hierro, la de menor extensión superficial, escasa población y económicamente vinculada a la agricultura y la ganadería, ha tenido un desarrollo reciente de la actividad turística. En el transcurso de a lo sumo dos décadas, la Isla ha ido progresivamente incorporándose a esta nueva actividad económica vinculada, no al tradicional binomio sol y playa canario, sino al co nocimiento cultural y patrimonial, la naturaleza y el deporte de aventura. El desarrollo de estrategias recientes parece abandonar el modelo que en un primer momento había sido el escogido (turismo sostenible, acercándose progresivamente a otros productos turísticos masivos. Es objeto del presente trabajo exponer cómo se ha incorporado la Isla al proceso turístico general del Archipiélago y cuáles son las particularidades que esta isla tiene dentro de una región turística como la Canaria.

  8. Ocho nuevos registros para la fauna ictica de las Islas del Rosario (Mar caribe colombiano)

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    In this note 8 species are reportad for the first time from Islas del Rosario. They were found associated with Thalassia testudinum seagrass and Rhizophora mangle roots. With these new records, 242 species of fishes are now known in this área.

  9. Records of Dusky Dolphins, Lagenorhynchus obscurus (Gray, 1828) in the eastern South Pacific

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    Waerebeek, van Koen

    1992-01-01

    Fourty-seven authenticated locality records of the dusky dolphin along the west coast of South America are presented, based on original data, museum specimens and the literature. Confirmed distribution limits are Chimbote (09°05’S) in north—central Peru and Isla Treble (55°07’S 71°02’W), Magallanes,

  10. Quaternary volcanism in Deception Island (Antarctica): South Shetland Trench subduction-related signature in the Bransfield Basin back arc domain; Vulcanismo cuaternario de la Isla Decepcion (Antartida): una signatura relacionada con la subduccion de la Fosa de las Shetland del Sur en el dominio de tras-arco de la Cuenca de Bransfield

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    Gale, C.; Ubide, T.; Lago, M.; Gil-Imaz, A.; Gil-Pena, I.; Galindo-Zaldivar, J.; Rey, J.; Maestro, A.; Lopez-Martinez, J.

    2014-06-01

    Deception Island shows a volcanism related to the Phoenix Plate subduction and roll-back under South Shetland Block in the present times. The development of the island is related to the evolution and collapse of a volcanic caldera, and this study is focused on the petrology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the post-caldera rocks. We have made a study of the lava flows, dikes and the youngest historic eruption in 1970. These rocks range from dacite to rhyolite and have a microporphyritic texture with olivine and minor clinopyroxene. A pre-caldera basaltic andesite has also been studied. It has a microporphyritic texture with clinopyroxene. The intermediate and acid compositions alternating in the volcanostratigraphic sequence suggest either mafic recharge events or melt extraction from different levels in the deep magmatic system. All the studied compositions share a subduction-related signature similar to other magmatics from the Bransfield Basin. However, compositional differences between pre-caldera and post-caldera rocks indicate a different magma source and depth of crystallisation. According to the geothermobarometric calculations the pre-caldera magmas started to crystallise at deeper levels (13.5-15 km) than the post-caldera magmas (6.2-7.8 km). Specifically, the postcaldera magmas indicate a smaller influence of the subducting slab in the southwestern part of the Bransfield Basin in respect to the available data from other sectors as well as the involvement of crustal contamination in the genesis of the magmas. (Author)

  11. Hydro/Engineering Geophysical Parameters and Design Response Spectrum for Sustainable Development in Ras Muhammed National Park, Sinai

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    Khalil, Mohamed H.; Gamal, Mohamed A.

    2016-06-01

    The Egyptian government is preparing a sustainable development master plan for the Ras Muhammed National Park (RMNP), south Sinai. Noteworthy, the scarcity of the freshwater resources and close proximity to the active seismic zones of the Gulf of Aqaba implicate geophysical investigations for the fresh groundwater aquifers and construct a design response spectrum, respectively. Accordingly, 14 VESs, hydro/engineering geophysical analysis, pumping tests, downhole seismic test, a design response spectrum for buildings, and borehole data were carried out in the study area. The unconfined freshwater aquifer was effectively depicted with true resistivities, thickness, and EC ranged from 56 to 135 Ω m, 11 to 112 m, and 1.4 to 7.1 mS/m, respectively. The Northeastern part was characterized by higher aquifer potentiality, where coarser grains size, highest thickness (112 m), high true resistivity (135 Ω m), groundwater flow (0.074 m3/day), tortuosity (1.293-1.312), formation resistivity factor (4.1-4.6), and storativity (0.281-0.276). An increase in pumping rate was accompanied by an increase in well loss, increase in aquifer losses, decrease in well specific capacity, and decrease in well efficiency. Design response spectrum prognosticated the short buildings (<7 floors) in RMNP to be suffering from a high peak horizontal acceleration and shear forces for acceleration between 0.25 and 0.35 g. Therefore, appropriate detailing of shear reinforcement is indispensable to reduce the risk of structural damages at RMNP.

  12. Geomorphic and lithologic characteristics of Wadi Feiran basin, southern Sinai, Egypt, using remote sensing and field investigations

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    Ayman A Ahmed; Mohamed Abdelkareem; Asran M Asran; Tawfig M Mahran

    2017-08-01

    Wadi Feiran is an important drainage basin in southern Sinai Peninsula covering an area of about 1785 km2, its streams drain into the Gulf of Suez crossing variety of rocks and sedimentary units varied in age from Precambrian to Quaternary. Field investigations, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing studies including Landsat-7 ETM+, Radarsat-1, and SRTM DEM were integrated to reveal its lithologic, geologic and geomorphic features. Besides the field investigations, rock units including basement and pre- and syn-rift sedimentary units were discriminated using band ratios and principal component analysis techniques (PCA). Such techniques revealed that the crystalline rocks covering W. Feiran are unaltered rocks lacking OH-bearing minerals. Radar data successfully displayed the structures and geomorphic features related to topography. Moreover, the techniques allowed the extraction of the dyke-like structures along faults and shear zones. This also characterized the topographic variations through analysis of the shaded terrain and the altitudinal profiles. The results of data integration, lineament analysis and lineament density maps revealed that the structural grain in the present study has four different trends: N20–45E, N30–45W, N–S and E–W. Based on analysis of radar data and geomorphic indices, W. Feiran is an asymmetrical basin, its left side occupies ∼34% of the total area that leads to a supposedly massive tilt towards the south which caused the southwestward slope.

  13. Geomorphic and lithologic characteristics of Wadi Feiran basin, southern Sinai, Egypt, using remote sensing and field investigations

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    Ahmed, Ayman A.; Abdelkareem, Mohamed; Asran, Asran M.; Mahran, Tawfig M.

    2017-08-01

    Wadi Feiran is an important drainage basin in southern Sinai Peninsula covering an area of about 1785 km2, its streams drain into the Gulf of Suez crossing variety of rocks and sedimentary units varied in age from Precambrian to Quaternary. Field investigations, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing studies including Landsat-7 ETM+, Radarsat-1, and SRTM DEM were integrated to reveal its lithologic, geologic and geomorphic features. Besides the field investigations, rock units including basement and pre- and syn-rift sedimentary units were discriminated using band ratios and principal component analysis techniques (PCA). Such techniques revealed that the crystalline rocks covering W. Feiran are unaltered rocks lacking OH-bearing minerals. Radar data successfully displayed the structures and geomorphic features related to topography. Moreover, the techniques allowed the extraction of the dyke-like structures along faults and shear zones. This also characterized the topographic variations through analysis of the shaded terrain and the altitudinal profiles. The results of data integration, lineament analysis and lineament density maps revealed that the structural grain in the present study has four different trends: N20-45E, N30-45W, N-S and E-W. Based on analysis of radar data and geomorphic indices, W. Feiran is an asymmetrical basin, its left side occupies ˜ 34% of the total area that leads to a supposedly massive tilt towards the south which caused the southwestward slope.

  14. Intertidal and shallow water amphipods (Amphipoda: Gammaridea and Corophiidea from Isla Pérez, Alacranes Reef, southern Gulf of Mexico

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    Carlos E. Paz-Ríos

    Full Text Available Tropical coral reefs are known to exhibit high levels of biodiversity. Amphipod crustaceans are successfully adapted to a wide range of marine habitats in coral reefs, but some regions, such as the Campeche Bank in southern Gulf of Mexico, are poorly studied or even unsurveyed for amphipods. To begin to address this paucity of information, the present study records amphipod species from Isla Pérez, an island of the Alacranes Reef National Park, southern Gulf of Mexico. Twenty sites were sampled in the intertidal zone and shallow water adjacent to the island. Thirty-one species of amphipod were identified, 15 of which represented a geographical range extension to the northern Yucatan Peninsula, with four new records for the Mexican south-east sector of the Gulf of Mexico; nine for the Gulf Coast of Mexico; and two for the entire Gulf of Mexico. Significantly, a difference in faunal composition between windward and leeward areas of the intertidal zone was found.

  15. Abundancia de primates y de otros animales de caza con énfasis en Saguinus mystax y Saguinus labiatus en Padre Isla e Isla Muyuy, Loreto, Perú

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    Carlos Ique

    2015-06-01

    Full Text Available En la Amazonía peruana, las islas son áreas potenciales para el manejo y conservación de la fauna silvestre, al menos así lo demuestran los resultados obtenidos en primates. Este estudio tuvo como finalidad actualizar la información existente sobre la densidad poblacional y el estado actual de Saguinus labiatus  y de Saguinus mystax introducidas en la Isla Muyuy y Padre Isla con fines de manejo. También hemos evaluado otros componentes de la fauna silvestre sujetos a la caza con fines de subsistencia, cuyos resultados permitirán la formulación de planes de manejo y el uso sostenible con participación comunitaria. Con este propósito hemos conducido censos por transecto entre enero y marzo del 2012 en la Isla Muyuy y enero, setiembre y octubre del 2012 en Padre Isla. Los resultados indican la existencia de 386 individuos de S. labiatus agrupados en 35 grupos sociales en la Isla Muyuy y de 583 individuos de S. mystax agrupados en 45 grupos en Padre Isla. Ambas especies fueron encontradas conviviendo con Saguinus nigrifrons en igual número de grupos sociales. La densidad poblacional para S. labiatus fue estimada en 16,5 individuos/km2 y para S. mystax en 71,3 individuos/km2. En S. mystax, el crecimiento promedio anual de la población fue 3,3%. Entre los otros componentes evaluados, se resalta la presencia de Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris con 9,0 individuos/km2 equivalente a 271,8 kg de biomasa entre ambas islas.

  16. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 3m Backscatter Mosaic, Puerto Rico (Isla de Vieques) - UTM 20N NAD83 (NCEI Accession 0131852)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 3 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico. NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCFHR, in...

  17. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 3m Backscatter Mosaic, Puerto Rico (Isla de Vieques) - UTM 20N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 3 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Vieques, Puerto Rico. NOAA's NOS/NCCOS/CCFHR, in...

  18. Un nuevo mamífero introducido en la Tierra del Fuego: el "peludo" Chaetophractus villosus (Mammalia, Dasypodidae en Isla Grande A new introduced mammal in Tierra del Fuego: the "large hairy armadillo" Chaetophractus villosus (Mammalia, Dasypodidae in the Isla Grande island

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    SEBASTIÁN POLJAK

    2007-09-01

    Full Text Available El 66 % de la mastofauna de la Tierra del Fuego está compuesta por especies introducidas deliberadamente por cuestiones de índole económica, estética y caza deportiva. Entre ellas, el armadillo Chaetophractus villosus conocido vulgarmente como "peludo", que habita desde el Chaco de Bolivia y Paraguay hasta el sur de la provincia de Santa Cruz en Argentina, ha sido introducida en la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego hace unos 20 años. Las cuevas y hoyos son las evidencias indirectas más conspicuas de la actividad de esta especie y son utilizados en este trabajo para determinar la distribución y estimar la abundancia relativa de la población de armadillos en el sector argentino de la Isla Grande. Se clasificó a las cuevas en "cortas" para refugio temporario y/o forrajeo y "largas", de uso como madriguera o semipermanente. Chaetophractus villosus es una especie establecida en la isla donde ocupa un área de unos 484 km² y su distribución se encuentra asociada a la red de tuberías soterradas para extracción y transporte de hidrocarburos, debido a las modificaciones físicas que esta actividad causa en el suelo. Aunque la población es aún pequeña, se considera que dada la distribución alcanzada por C. villosus a partir de la introducción de pocos individuos y teniendo en cuenta las condiciones climáticas de la región, es posible que no sea el clima un factor determinante en la distribución de esta especie sino las barreras geográficas como el Estrecho de Magallanes al sur y el Río de La Plata hacia el esteSixty-six percent of the mammal fauna of Tierra del Fuego consists of introduced species with economical or sport hunting importance. The large hairy armadillo, Chaetophractus villosus, is distributed from the Chaco of Bolivia and Paraguay to the South of Santa Cruz province in Argentina and was introduced to Isla Grande about 20 years ago. Since the holes and subterranean excavations are the most conspicuous indications of

  19. Short-Time Effects on Eigenstate Structure in Sinai Billiards and Related Systems

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    1999-01-01

    There is much latitude between the requirements of Schnirelman's theorem regarding the ergodicity of individual high-energy eigenstates of classically chaotic systems on the one hand, and the extreme requirements of random matrix theory on the other. It seems likely that some eigenstate statistics and long-time transport behavior bear nonrandom imprints of the underlying classical dynamics while simultaneously obeying Schnirelman's theorem. Indeed this was shown earlier in the case of systems which approach classical ergodicity slowly, and is also realized in the scarring of eigenstates, even in the $\\hbar \\to 0$ limit, along unstable periodic orbits and their manifolds. Here we demonstrate the nonrandom character of eigenstates of Sinai-like systems. We show that mixing between channels in Sinai systems is dramatically deficient compared to random matrix theory predictions. The deficit {\\it increases} as $|\\log \\hbar|$ for $\\hbar\\to 0$, and is due to the vicinity of the measure zero set of orbits which never...

  20. How many Babinski's signs are there? Quantos sinais de Babinski existem?

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    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available In addition to the famous sign described by Joseph Babinski, which is also known as Babinski's reflex, there are references in the literature to various other signs described by this famous disciple of J-M Charcot. This article reviews all the neurological signs described by Babinski.Além do famoso sinal descrito por Joseph Babinski, também definido como reflexo de Babinski, existem referências na literatura mundial de vários outros sinais descritos pelo famoso discípulo de J-M Charcot. Este artigo apresenta uma revisão de todos os sinais neurológicos descritos pelo professor Babinski.

  1. Naked eye determination of the dawn for Sinai and Assiut of Egypt

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    A.H. Hassan

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Twilight observations were carried out by naked eye in the period (2010–2012 for north Sinai (Lat. 31°4′N, Long. 32°52′E where the background is desert, and for Assiut (Lat. 27°10′N, Long. 31°10′E in the period (2012–2014 where the background is agricultural land. The purpose of these observations is to calculate the depression of the sun below the horizon at which the normal eye can discriminate the dawn (morning white thread for two sites. The results indicated that this discrimination takes place at vertical sun depression angles, Do = 14.61° and 13.665° at Sinai and Assiut respectively.

  2. Lyapunov Exponents and Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy for the Lorentz Gas at Low Densities

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    van Beijeren, Henk; Dorfman, J. R.

    1995-05-01

    The Lyapunov exponents and the Kolmogorov-Sinai (KS) entropy for a two-dimensional Lorentz gas at low densities are defined for general nonequilibrium states and calculated with the use of a Lorentz-Boltzmann type equation. In equilibrium the density dependence of these quantities, predicted by Krylov, is recovered and explicit expressions are obtained. The relationship between KS entropy, Lyapunov exponents, and diffusion coefficients, developed by Gaspard and Nicolis, is generalized to a wide class of nonequilibrium states.

  3. Effect of Sinai San decoction on the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in rats

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    Qi Zhang; Yan Zhao; Deng-Ben Zhang; Li-Jun Sun

    2005-01-01

    AIM: To explore the effect of Sinai san decoction on the development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis induced by CCL4 combined with a fat-rich diet in rats.METHODS: Twenty-seven Sprague-Dawley rats were divided into three groups randomly: control group (n = 9),model group (n = 9) and treatment group (n = 9). The rats of model group and treatment group were given small dosage of CCL4 combined with a fat-rich diet, andthose of control group were given normal diet. After four weeks of fat-rich diet feeding, the rats of treatment group were given Sinai san decoction. The serum levels of aminotransferase and lipid were measured, and the pathology of livers was observed by HE staining after the rats were sacrificed at eight weeks.RESULTS: The rats' livers presented the pathology of steatosis and inflammation with higher serum levels of ALT and AST in the model group. In the treatment group the serum ALT and AST levels decreased significantly and were close to the control group. The hepatic inflammation scores also decreased markedly, but were still higher than those of control group. And the degree of hepatocyte steatosis was similar to that of model group.CONCLUSION: Sinai san decoction may ameliorate the hepatic inflammation of rats with steatohepatitis induced by small dosage of CCL4 combined with a fat-rich diet,but does not prevent the development of hepatocyte steatosis.

  4. Dynamics and thermalization of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a Sinai-oscillator trap

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    Ermann, Leonardo; Vergini, Eduardo; Shepelyansky, Dima L.

    2016-07-01

    We study numerically the evolution of Bose-Einstein condensate in the Sinai-oscillator trap described by the Gross-Pitaevskii equation in two dimensions. In the absence of interactions, this trap mimics the properties of Sinai billiards where the classical dynamics is chaotic and the quantum evolution is described by generic properties of quantum chaos and random matrix theory. We show that, above a certain border, the nonlinear interactions between atoms lead to the emergence of dynamical thermalization which generates the statistical Bose-Einstein distribution over eigenmodes of the system without interactions. Below the thermalization border, the evolution remains quasi-integrable. Such a Sinai-oscillator trap, formed by the oscillator potential and a repulsive disk located in the vicinity of the center, had been already realized in first experiments with the Bose-Einstein condensate formation by Ketterle group in 1995 and we argue that it can form a convenient test bed for experimental investigations of dynamical of thermalization. Possible links and implications for Kolmogorov turbulence in absence of noise are also discussed.

  5. Environmental factors underlying spatial patterns of sand flies (Diptera: Psychodidae) associated with leishmaniasis in southern Sinai, Egypt.

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    Kassem, Hala A; Siri, Jose; Kamal, Hany A; Wilson, Mark L

    2012-07-01

    Although Leishmania major is endemic in parts of the Sinai of Egypt, the ecology and distribution of Leishmania sand fly vectors in southern Sinai has not been well characterized. Accordingly, additional sand fly samples were obtained at 41 sites in the southern Sinai region during 1996-1997, and analyzed to improve the characterization of risk of sand fly-borne pathogens. Using a Geographic Information System (GIS), species-specific spatial distributions that might suggest zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL) risk areas were determined in relation to contextual environmental factors, including geology, hydrogeology, climate variables and elevation. Southern Sinai was characterized by a diverse sand fly fauna (eight Phlebotomus species), probably attributable to highly variable landscape and environmental factors. Phlebotomus alexandri, Phlebotomus kazeruni and Phlebotomus sergenti were widespread and abundant, Phlebotomus papatasi and Phlebotomus bergeroti were less frequent, and Phlebotomus arabicus, Phlebotomus major and Phlebotomus orientalis had highly restricted distributions. Logistic regression models indicated that elevation and climatic conditions were limiting determinants for the distributions of sand flies in southern Sinai. Based on the predicted distribution of P. papatasi, a recognized vector of L. major, about one-quarter of southern Sinai may be at high risk of ZCL. Risk areas for the suspected ZCL vector P. bergeroti had a more patchy distribution. Results suggest that future studies should include other factors related to vector abundance, vector competence, human population, and parasite and reservoir host(s) to produce more comprehensive ZCL transmission risk maps, thus helping in planning effective prevention and control strategies.

  6. Characterization of deepwater invertebrates at Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, Costa Rica

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    Richard M. Starr

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The deepwater faunas of oceanic islands and seamounts of the Eastern Tropical Pacific are poorly known. From 11-22 September 2009, we conducted an exploration of the deepwater areas around Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas Seamount, located about 50km southwest of Isla del Coco, Costa Rica using a manned submersible to survey the seafloor habitats. The goal of the exploration was to characterize the habitats and biota, and conduct quantitative surveys of the deepwater portions of Isla del Coco National Park and Las Gemelas. We completed a total of 22 successful submersible dives, spanning more than 80hr underwater, and collected a total of 36hr of video. With respect to invertebrates, our objectives were to gather quantitative information on species composition, density, distribution and habitat associations as well as to compare the invertebrate communities between the two sites. A total of 7 172 invertebrates were counted from analysis of the video collected on this project. Larger organisms were counted and placed into 27 taxonomic groups to characterize the deepwater invertebrate fauna of Las Gemelas Seamount and Isla del Coco National Park. The Shannon-Weiner Index for biodiversity (H’ was calculated to be 0.14 ± 0.02 for Isla del Coco and 0.07 ± 0.03 for Las Gemelas surveys. Although richness was fairly equal between the two sites, evenness was greater at Isla del Coco (J = 0.04 ± 0.006 when compared to Las Gemelas (J = 0.02 ± 0.01. This lower level of evenness in the community at Las Gemelas was a result of high densities of a few dominant species groups, specifically sea urchins and black corals. We also evaluated invertebrate percent cover at both Isla del Coco and Las Gemelas Seamount with respect to habitat type, slope and rugosity. Results indicated that highly rugose habitats contained the highest frequencies of all invertebrates at both sites, with the exception of glass sponges and polychaetes at Isla del Coco

  7. UNA ISLA QUE SE MUEVE (Aproximación a la isla de calor urbana de Algemesí, Valencia y su aprovechamiento didáctico

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    Enric Ramiro y Roca

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    Full Text Available La constatación de la existencia de la isla de calor urbana en pequeñas localidades de 25.000 habitantes es el núcleo de esta investigación. El proceso que se ha seguido para desarrollar esta experiencia en alumnos de secundaria dentro de la asignatura de Ciencias Sociales: Geografía e Historia, y su aprovechamiento didáctico, son los dos ejes que recorre el artículo para invitar a su realización en otros lugares.

  8. Histology and gametogenesis in Heleobia piscium (Cochliopidae from the Multiple Use Reserve “Isla Martín García,” Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Stella Maris Martin

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    Full Text Available Heleobia piscium (d’Orbigny, 1835, a member of the Cochliopidae family found only in South America, is distributed from Entre Ríos, Delta del Paraná, and the littoral of the Río de la Plata down as far as to Punta Indio (Buenos Aires, the southernmost limit of the snail’s geographical distribution. To date, little information is available regarding the reproductive cycle of species within this family either in Argentina or throughout South America. The present work analyzed the histology of the reproductive system of the gonochoric species H. piscium and determined the stages oogenesis and spermatogenesis under natural conditions. Specimens of H. piscium were collected in the Multiple-Use Natural Reserve Isla Martín García, located in the Upper Río de la Plata estuary to the south of the mouth of the Uruguay River. The gametogenic cycle in both sexes was found to consist of the following stages: early maturation, maturation, and evacuation. The maturation period was found to extend from January to October and evacuation of the gametes to start in November and end in February (summer in the Southern Hemisphere. The results indicated the H. piscium exhibit a reproductive cycle without a resting period.

  9. Histology and gametogenesis in Heleobia piscium (Cochliopidae) from the Multiple Use Reserve “Isla Martín García,” Buenos Aires, Argentina

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    Díaz, Ana C.

    2016-01-01

    Heleobia piscium (d’Orbigny, 1835), a member of the Cochliopidae family found only in South America, is distributed from Entre Ríos, Delta del Paraná, and the littoral of the Río de la Plata down as far as to Punta Indio (Buenos Aires), the southernmost limit of the snail’s geographical distribution. To date, little information is available regarding the reproductive cycle of species within this family either in Argentina or throughout South America. The present work analyzed the histology of the reproductive system of the gonochoric species H. piscium and determined the stages oogenesis and spermatogenesis under natural conditions. Specimens of H. piscium were collected in the Multiple-Use Natural Reserve Isla Martín García, located in the Upper Río de la Plata estuary to the south of the mouth of the Uruguay River. The gametogenic cycle in both sexes was found to consist of the following stages: early maturation, maturation, and evacuation. The maturation period was found to extend from January to October and evacuation of the gametes to start in November and end in February (summer in the Southern Hemisphere). The results indicated the H. piscium exhibit a reproductive cycle without a resting period. PMID:27761336

  10. Surgical pathology in the 20th century at the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York.

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    Geller, Stephen A

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    How did the education of surgical pathology, and pathology in general, differ at Mount Sinai? Passing the examination of the American Board of Pathology was never the focus of the department. Learning criteria or quoting references was de-emphasized, but mastery of macroscopic pathology was required, supported in both word and action by two brilliant surgical pathologists, Otani and Kaneko, and by two extraordinary medical pathologists, Klemperer and Popper. Meticulous microscopy emphasized pattern rather than reliance on lists of discrete features. Otani developed a regular "problem case" meeting for a community of pathologists, made up of alumni and other interested pathologists, as well as active department members. These monthly sessions provided the highest level of "continuing medical education." Otani and Kaneko unequivocally believed in learning from cases, and Mount Sinai residents were fortunate both in the one-to-one teaching and in the wealth of material, in all systems, that came to surgical pathology. Outstanding pathologists who came from Mount Sinai settled throughout the country and provided the highest level of diagnoses, but, with the exception of Bernard Wagner, Emanuel Rubin, Fiorenzo Paronetto, Richard Horowitz, Michael Gerber, Marc Rosenblum, Bruce Wenig, Jaishree Jagirdar, Swan Thung, Cesar Moran, Hideko Kamino, Philip LeBoit, Alberto Marchevsky, and others, there were relatively few academic leaders. Otani and Kaneko did not have national reputations. Klemperer, although world renowned, was relatively unassuming, and his disciples numbered almost as many nonpathologists as pathologists. Popper did establish a major center for liver pathology, with students coming from around the world, but did not particularly promote general surgical pathology. Can the Mount Sinai approach still be applied? The decline in the numbers of autopsies performed, the demands for rapid turnaround time, the de-emphasis of gross pathology as newer technologies (eg

  11. Population dynamics and resilience of green abalone Haliotis fulgens in Isla Natividad

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    Aim of my thesis project was to evaluate the efficacy of two marine reserves in Isla Natividad (Mexico) as a management tool for the green abalone (Haliotis fulgens) fishery. The first step was to develop and calibrate a demographic for green abalone to describe its dynamic when subjected to exploitation. To do so, I defined a size-based matrix model that allows incorporating information on growth, size-specific survival and size-specific fecundities; specifically, I conducted an extensive li...

  12. Estimates of Abundance and Trend of Chilean Blue Whales off Isla de Chiloé, Chile

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    Cabrera, Elsa; Carlson, Carole A.; Brownell, Robert L.

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    Since 1970, blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) have been seen feeding in the waters off southern Chile during the summer and autumn (December to May). Investigation of the genetic, acoustic and morphological characteristics of these blue whales shows that they are a distinct but unnamed subspecies, called the Chilean blue whales. Photo-identification surveys have been conducted in the waters off northwestern Isla Grande de Chiloé, southern Chile from 2004–2012 and Isla Chañaral, central Chile in 2012. Over this time, 1,070 blue whales were encountered yielding, after photo-quality control, 318 and 267 unique photographs of the left and right side of the flank respectively. Using mark-recapture analysis of left and right side photographs collected from Isla Grande de Chiloé (2004–2012), open population models estimate that ~570–760 whales are feeding seasonally in this region. POPAN superpopulation abundance estimates for the same feeding ground in 2012 are 762 (95% confidence intervals, CI = 638–933) and 570 (95% CI 475–705) for left and right side datasets respectively, very similar to results from closed population models. Estimates of trend revealed strong variation in abundance, peaking in 2009 and [suggesting] fluctuating use in the survey area over time, likely related to the density of their prey. High inter-annual return rates suggest a degree of site-fidelity of individuals to Isla Grande de Chiloé and that the number of whales using this feeding ground is relatively small. PMID:28081160

  13. Estimates of Abundance and Trend of Chilean Blue Whales off Isla de Chiloé, Chile.

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    Galletti Vernazzani, Barbara; Jackson, Jennifer A; Cabrera, Elsa; Carlson, Carole A; Brownell, Robert L

    2017-01-01

    Since 1970, blue whales (Balaenoptera musculus) have been seen feeding in the waters off southern Chile during the summer and autumn (December to May). Investigation of the genetic, acoustic and morphological characteristics of these blue whales shows that they are a distinct but unnamed subspecies, called the Chilean blue whales. Photo-identification surveys have been conducted in the waters off northwestern Isla Grande de Chiloé, southern Chile from 2004-2012 and Isla Chañaral, central Chile in 2012. Over this time, 1,070 blue whales were encountered yielding, after photo-quality control, 318 and 267 unique photographs of the left and right side of the flank respectively. Using mark-recapture analysis of left and right side photographs collected from Isla Grande de Chiloé (2004-2012), open population models estimate that ~570-760 whales are feeding seasonally in this region. POPAN superpopulation abundance estimates for the same feeding ground in 2012 are 762 (95% confidence intervals, CI = 638-933) and 570 (95% CI 475-705) for left and right side datasets respectively, very similar to results from closed population models. Estimates of trend revealed strong variation in abundance, peaking in 2009 and [suggesting] fluctuating use in the survey area over time, likely related to the density of their prey. High inter-annual return rates suggest a degree of site-fidelity of individuals to Isla Grande de Chiloé and that the number of whales using this feeding ground is relatively small.

  14. Apendicularias (Urochordata y quetognatos (Chaetognatha del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Iván Castellanos-Osorio

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Las apendicularias y quetognatos son miembros importantes del zooplancton pero poco estudiados en Costa Rica y no del todo en el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Pacífico tropical este. Se recolectaron muestras epipelágicas de zooplancton de la zona oceánica (0-50m de la Isla del Coco, en noviembre de 2001 y sobre parches arrecifales en 2009. Se analizó la composición de especies de apendicularias y quetognatos presentes en 31 muestras. Nueve especies de apendicularias, y ocho especies de quetognatos fueron identificadas. Oikopleura longicauda fue la más abundante en el área estudiada (217organismos, representando el 65.56% del número total de apendicularias, seguida por Oikopleura rufescens, con 35 (10.57%. Todas las especies de apendicularias encontradas en este estudio son comunes en las aguas cálidas de los océanos, seis especies se registran aquí por primera vez en aguas de la Isla del Coco y dos son nuevos registros para Costa Rica. Entre los quetognatos, Flaccisagitta enflata fue la especie más común (85 ejemplares, representando el 50.6% del número total registrada en este estudio, seguida por Serratosagitta pacifica con 38 organismos (20.62%. Zonosagitta bedoti estuvó representada por un solo espécimen. Estas especies también se han registrado en las aguas tropicales del Pacífico oriental, pero seis especies son nuevos registros para Isla del Coco. Los datos sobre la distribución y morfología de las especies registradas se presentan junto con las claves para la identificación de los taxones en el área estudiada.

  15. Dependencias regionales del turismo en la Isla de Cozumel, México

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    Álvaro Sánchez-Crispín

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    Full Text Available Este trabajo examina la dinámica territorial del turismo en la isla de Cozumel, al término del siglo XX. En la primera parte, se exponen los rasgos básicos de la economía del turismo en México para, en seguida, describir los elementos fundamentales de la geografía insular de Cozumel. En una segunda sección, se analizan los principales vínculos regionales de la isla que fueron determinados a partir del origen de los turistas y de los nexos comerciales entre Cozumel y otros territorios, la importancia de éstos debe ser considerada en un contexto de ausencia casi total de actividad agrícola e industrial local. En el futuro inmediato, esta isla mexicana incrementará los ya fuertes lazos con el exterior, en razón de la cantidad de personas y productos que llegan de fuera del país; esto será particularmente cierto en vista de un relativo declinar de Cancún como destino preferencial del turismo internacional en la península de Yucatán.

  16. Algas marinas bentónicas de la Isla Gorgona, costa pacífica colombiana

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    Mónica Murillo Muñoz

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    Full Text Available Se presenta el listado de las algas marinas bénticas del Parque Nacional Natural Isla Gorgona, el inventario corresponde a la flora algal asociada a los diferentes ambientes marinos de la isla, a saber: arrecifes coralinos y fondos blandos. El monitoreo de las comunidades de algas se llevó a cabo entre octubre de 2010 y mayo de 2011, se realizó una estimación de abundancia y cobertura para lo cual se establecieron transeptos paralelos a la línea de costa y se evaluó el porcentaje de cobertura en cuadrantes de 0.25m². Se reportó un total de 43 especies para los dos ambientes estudiados (coralino y fondos blandos, 24 Rhodophyta, 12 Clorophyta, 6 Ochrophyta y una Cyanobacteria. El grupo más representativo fue el perteneciente a la clase Rhodophyceae, que correspondió al 55.8% de la flora inventariada. Los resultados de nuevos registros en la isla ratifican su importancia fitogeográfica, por cuanto la composición florística insular contribuye significativamente a la biodiversidad de la costa pacífica colombiana, destacándose la presencia de arrecifes coralinos como los principales ambientes marinos para el desarrollo de la flora algal de la región.

  17. DARWIN Y LA PARADOJA DE LAS ISLAS VACIAS

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    Aunque se conoce el interés y fascinación de Darwin por la naturaleza marina a través de sus tratados sobre arrecifes coralinos, islas oceánicas y balanos, poco se comenta sobre los múltiples ejemplos dulceacuícolas que él utilizó para plantear la “Teoría de la Migración” dentro de “El Origen”. Esta plantea que la fauna y la flora se “dispersa” desde los continentes hacia las islas oceánicas. Sin embargo, en la islas muy alejadas de los centros de origen la probabilidad de colonización es muy baja y por lo tanto solo se encuentra una fracción de la biota continental, pudiendo considerarse en algunos casos “vacías”. Aunque las corrientes de agua de dichas islas  también se consideran “vacías”, Darwin propuso un mecanismo para explicar la presencia peces “dulceacuícolas” en las mismas, y por lo tanto no podr

  18. Flora terrestre de la isla Malpelo (Colombia, Pacífico Oriental Tropical

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    Rubén D. González-Román

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    Full Text Available La isla Malpelo se encuentra en el Pacífico colombiano, a unos 380km de la costa continental. La Isla ha sido objeto de algunos estudios geológicos, ecológicos y faunísticos, tanto marinos como terrestres, pero ningún estudio estrictamente botánico. Con el fin de realizar un inventario de la flora terrestre de Malpelo, se realizaron tres salidas de campo durante el 2010, en las que se recolectaron plantas vasculares, musgos y líquenes, y se tomaron datos sobre su distribución en la Isla. El grupo más diverso correspondió a los líquenes, con 25 especies, incluidos cuatro nuevos géneros para Colombia, Endocarpon, Fuscidea, Lecanographa y Verrucaria, y 15 nuevos registros de especies para Colombia. La alta riqueza de especies de líquenes en la Isla puede deberse a la forma de reproducción asexual de estos organismos, que pudieron haber sido transportados hasta Malpelo por aves migratorias o por viento; además, pueden estar protegidos químicamente de la herbivoría por cangrejos terrestres. La gran cantidad de registros nuevos para Colombia se explica por la poca cantidad de trabajos en líquenes saxícolas en el país, sobre todo en zonas costeras e insulares. Solo se registraron dos especies de plantas vasculares, una gramínea, Paspalum sp., y un helecho, Pityrogramma calomelanos. También se recolectó una especie de musgo, Octoblepharum albidum. La escasez de plantas vasculares probablemente se deba a la combinación de condiciones de los suelos y a la herbivoría por cangrejos terrestres. El presente estudio es el primero en darle relevancia a la flora terrestre de Malpelo y constituye un punto de referencia y comparación para estudios semejantes en otras islas del Pacífico Oriental Tropical.

  19. Los Laparocerus Schoenherr, 1834 de las Canarias orientales, islas Salvajes y Marruecos (Coleoptera, Curculionidae, Entiminae

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    Machado, A.

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    Full Text Available This contribution to the knowledge of the genus Laparocerus Schoenherr, 1834 in Macaronesia concerns species from the Eastern Canaries, Salvage Islands and Morocco. Laparocerus rasus Wollaston, 1864 is redescribed and two new subspecies localised in Fuerteventura are ascribed to it: L. rasus betancor n. spp. and L. rasus jandiensis n. ssp. Several new species are described from that same island: L. maxorata n. sp., L. colonnellii n. sp., L. calvus n. sp., L. xericola n. sp., L. fraterculus n. sp., and L. longipennis n. sp.; from the island of Lanzarote L. curvipes famara n. ssp., and from the Selvage Islands L. garretai albosquamosus n. spp. The only confirmed species form Morocco, Laparocerus susicus (Escalera, 1914, is redescribed and L. susicus montanus n. spp., from the interior, and L. susicus inexpectatus nov. nom., from the coastal region of Tiznit are assigned to it. A retro-colonization from the Canary Islands to the continent is hypothesized for this Moroccan species. Doubtful records and unresolved species are commented on, and keys in Spanish and English for identifying all Laparocerus inhabiting this geographical context are provided.Esta contribución al conocimiento del género Laparocerus Schoenherr, 1834 está dedicada a las Canarias orientales, islas Salvajes y Marruecos. Se redescribe Laparocerus rasus Wollaston, 1864 y se le asignan dos nuevas subespecies localizadas en Fuerteventura: L. rasus betancor n. spp. y L. rasus jandiensis n. ssp. De esta misma isla se describen varias especies nuevas: L. maxorata n. sp., L. colonnellii n. sp., L. calvus, n. sp., L. xericola n. sp., L. fraterculus n. sp. y L. longipennis n. sp.; de la isla de Lanzarote L. curvipes famara n. ssp., y de las islas Salvajes L. garretai albosquamosus n. spp. Se redescribe la única especie confirmada de Marruecos, Laparocerus susicus (Escalera, 1914, a la que se adscriben L. susicus montanus n. spp., del interior, y L. susicus inexpectatus nom. nov., de

  20. Mapping potential landfill sites for North Sinai cities using spatial multicriteria evaluation

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    Hala A. Effat

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    Full Text Available The exponential rise in the urban population of the developing countries during the past decades accelerated the urbanization phenomenon and the great need for solid waste management. This fact brought awareness of the necessity to develop efficient solid waste management systems in land use planning. Due to insufficient funds, poor planning and growing needs for solid waste management systems, many Egyptian cities dispose their solid wastes in open sites. In Sinai Peninsula, cities are located either on the coastal zones or in deserts. Motivated by the Government objective in developing the cities of Sinai, this paper tries to participate in finding a solution using a spatial multi-criteria decision support system for locating potential landfill sites for North Sinai cities. Criteria concerning three themes were combined to produce three scenarios. Environmental theme related to soil characteristics; permeability and groundwater as well as vulnerable land cover units, faults and streams. Economic theme includes slope, road network, and power lines. Social theme includes distance from airports, archaeology sites and land aspect. Prioritizing the weight of a specific theme or giving an equal weight to the three themes produced different scenarios. A suitability index map was produced for each case. Comparing the three suitability indexes; zones with the highest values were selected resulting in a set of candidate sites for each city in the investigated region. According to the characteristic of a location, a scenario could be preferred. More than an option resulted and are available to the decision makers according to their strategies and objectives.

  1. Development of 13 Microsatellite Markers in the Endangered Sinai Primrose (Primula boveana, Primulaceae

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    Hassan Mansour

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    Full Text Available Premise of the study: We developed microsatellite markers for the endangered plant Primula boveana, the Sinai primrose, and assessed the cross-transferability of these markers to six related taxa. Methods and Results: DNA sequences containing microsatellites were isolated from a microsatellite-enriched library. We obtained successful amplification of 13 microsatellite primer pairs, seven of which were polymorphic in P. boveana. Eleven of these primers successfully cross-amplified to related taxa. Conclusions: The markers reported herein will be useful to characterize the genetic diversity of the endangered P. boveana and to evaluate its mating system, and have the potential to be useful for similar studies in close relatives.

  2. On the decay of correlations in Sinai billiards with infinite horizon

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    Dahlqvist, Per; Artuso, Roberto

    1996-02-01

    We compute the decay of the autocorrelation function of the observable | vx| in the Sinai billiard and of the observable vx in the associated Lorentz gas with an approximation due to Baladi, Eckmann and Ruelle. We consider the standard configuration where the disk is centered inside a unit square. The asymptotic decay is found to be C( t) ∼ c( R)/ t. An explicit expression is given for the prefactor c( R) as a function of the radius of the scatterer. For the small scatterer case we also present expressions for the preasymptotic regime. Our findings are supported by numerical computations.

  3. On the decay of correlations in Sinai billiards with infinite horizon

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    We compute the decay of the autocorrelation function of the observable $|v_x|$ in the Sinai billiard and of the observable $v_x$ in the associated Lorentz gas with an approximation due to Baladi, Eckmann and Ruelle. We consider the standard configuration where the disks is centered inside a unit square. The asymptotic decay is found to be $C(t) \\sim c(R)/t$. An explicit expression is given for the prefactor $c(R)$ as a function of the radius of the scatterer. For the small scatterer case we a...

  4. Understanding Patient Experience Using Internet-based Email Surveys: A Feasibility Study at Mount Sinai Hospital.

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    Morgan, Matthew; Lau, Davina; Jivraj, Tanaz; Principi, Tania; Dietrich, Sandra; Bell, Chaim M

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    Email is becoming a widely accepted communication tool in healthcare settings. This study sought to test the feasibility of Internet-based email surveys of patient experience in the ambulatory setting. We conducted a study of email Internet-based surveys sent to patients in selected ambulatory clinics at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada. Our findings suggest that email links to Internet surveys are a feasible, timely and efficient method to solicit patient feedback about their experience. Further research is required to optimally leverage Internet-based email surveys as a tool to better understand the patient experience.

  5. Anomalous Fluctuations of Currents in Sinai-Type Random Chains with Strongly Correlated Disorder

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    Oshanin, Gleb; Rosso, Alberto; Schehr, Grégory

    2013-03-01

    We study properties of a random walk in a generalized Sinai model, in which a quenched random potential is a trajectory of a fractional Brownian motion with arbitrary Hurst parameter H, 0segment of length L of such a chain decay as L-(1-H), independently of k, which suggests that despite a logarithmic confinement the average current is much higher than its Fickian counterpart in homogeneous systems. Our results reveal a paradoxical behavior such that, for fixed n and L, the mean-square displacement decreases when one varies H from 0 to 1, while the average current increases. This counterintuitive behavior is explained via an analysis of representative realizations of disorder.

  6. Psammomys obesus Cretzschmar, 1828 and zoonotic cutaneous leishmaniasis in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

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    Morsy, T A; Sabry, A H; Rifaat, M M; Wahba, M M

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    In the Middle East, the fat sand rat Psammomys obesus is the most important reservoir host of zoonotic cutaneous leishmamiasis (ZCL). It is the most incriminated host in outbreaks. Two P. obesus caught in Wadi El Gedeiret (Al Arish, North Sinai) were found naturally infected with Leishmania major as indicated by enzyme electrophoresis. In Egypt, the already known reservoir hosts are Gerbillus pyramidum I. Geoffroy St. Hilaire, 1825; Meriones crassus Sundevall, 1984 and Meriones sacramenti Thomas, 1922. The hostal role of P. obesus was discussed.

  7. Perros ferales en la isla de Cedros, Baja California, México: una posible amenaza para los pinnípedos Feral dogs at Isla de Cedros, Baja California, Mexico: a possible threat for pinnipeds

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    María Concepción García-Aguilar; Juan Pablo Gallo-Reynoso

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    La presencia de perros ferales (Canis lupus familiaris) en la isla de Cedros, Baja California, México, fue documentada hace más de 15 años. En el verano de 2009 e invierno 2009/2010, se realizaron 2 campañas de muestreo en la costa noreste de la isla para evaluar los hábitos alimentarios de los perros en las cercanías de las zonas de reproducción y descanso del lobo marino de California (Zalophus californianus) y del elefante marino del norte (Mirounga angustirostris). Los mamíferos constituy...

  8. Natural and experimental evidence of viscerotropic infection caused by Leishmania tropica from North Sinai, Egypt.

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    Doha, Said A; Shehata, Magdi G; Fahmy, Adel R; Samy, Abdallah M

    2014-08-01

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is a neglected clinical form that is quite prevalent in Eastern North parts of the country in Sinai Peninsula. Leishmania tropica was identified by previous reports as the causative agent responsible for viscerotropic infections in-patients and experimental animals. Here, we reported the viscerotropic infections from naturally infected rodent Gerbillus pyramidum floweri collected from North-Sinai. Footpad and tail lesions, spleenomegaly, and malformed dark-colored spleen were the characteristic CL symptoms. The spleen of the rodent found positive to amastigote impression smear. ITS-1 DNA was sequenced and revealed 100% identity of the strain in the current study to the other L. tropica sequences identified from the patients with the suspected CL and inhabited the same study area. The current findings confirmed the susceptibility of gerbil to L. tropica, and raise the concerns for the role of rodents as accidental host suffering the infections. The susceptibility of wild and experimental rodents to the same L. tropica strain was also investigated; BALB/c and G. pyramidum were more susceptible to L. tropica (24.33 ± 4.37 and 25 ± 4.58 days post-infection, respectively). Similar viscerotropic pathologies were reported in experimental infection of only golden hamster (≈ 120 days post-infection), and G. p. floweri (≈ 160 days post-infection).

  9. Holocene evolution of Dahab coastline - Gulf of Aqaba, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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    Magdy, Torab

    2016-04-01

    Dahab was a little Bedouin-village in Sinai Peninsula at the mid-western coast of Gulf of Aqaba approx. 90 km north of Sharm-el-Sheikh City and it means "gold" in Arabic language. But in the past 20 years ago it becomes one of the most tourist sites in Egypt. The basement complex is composed mostly of biotiteaplite-granite, mica-aplitegranite, granodiorite, quartzdiorite, alaskite, and diorite. Based on correlation with similar igneous in the most southern part of Sinai and the Red Sea area. Wadi Dahab composed of igneous and metamorphic rocks and the coastline is formed of the fragments of its rocks, mixed with fragments of coral reef and fluvial deposits of Wadi Dahab. The morphology of Dahab coastline is characterized by hooked marine spit, which composed of fluvial sediments carried by marine current from wadi Dahab mouth, this spit encloses shallow lagoon, but the active deposition on the lagoon bottom will evaluate it into saline marsh. This paper dealing with the evolution of Dahab spit and lagoon during the Holocene in addition to the recent time for last 100 years, and it impacts of the future management of the coast area. The coastline mapping during the period of study depends upon GIS technique for data were collected during field measuring by using total station, aerial photo and satellite image interpretation as well as soil sample dating. Suggested geomorphological evolution of Dahab area during the Holocene depending upon geomorphic investigation of the sedimentological process into 6 stages.

  10. From Mount Sinai to Mount Scopus: differences in the role and value of fine needle aspiration for evaluating thyroid nodules.

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    Mazeh, Haggi; Greenstein, Alexander; Swedish, Kristin; Arora, Shalini; Hermon, Hila; Ariel, Ilana; Divino, Celia; Freund, Herbert R; Weber, Kaare

    2009-05-01

    Fine needle aspiration is the main diagnostic tool used to assess thyroid nodules. To correlate FNA cytology results with surgical pathological findings in two teaching medical centers across the Atlantic. We retrospectively identified 484 patients at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center, Jerusalem and Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, by means of both preoperative FNA cytology and a final histopathological report. Results compared FNA diagnosis, histological findings and frozen section results (Mt. Sinai only). The sensitivity value of FNA at Hadassah was 83.0% compared with 79.1% at Mt. Sinai (NS). Specificity values were 86.6 vs. 98.5% (P < 0.05), negative predictive value 78.7 vs. 77.6% (NS) and positive predictive value 89.7 vs. 98.6% (P < 0.05), respectively. "Follicular lesion" was diagnosed on FNA in 33.1% of the patients at Hadassah and in 21.5% at Mt Sinai (P < 0.005) with a malignancy rate of 42.5 vs. 23.1% (P < 0.05), respectively. Frozen section was used in 190 patients at Mt. Sinai (78.5%) with sensitivity and specificity values of 72.3% and 100%. Frozen section results altered the planned operative course in only 6 patients (2.5%). Follicular carcinoma was diagnosed in 12 patients at Hadassah vs. 2 patients at Mt. Sinai (P < 0.05). The sensitivity of FNA at the two institutions was comparable. While malignancy on frozen section is highly specific, it should be used selectively for suspicious FNA results. Follicular lesions and the rate of malignancy in such lesions were more common at Hadassah, favoring a more aggressive surgical approach.

  11. Las zeolitas de los basaltos del Grupo Volcánico Isla James Ross, en las proximidades de Punta Santa Rita, isla James Ross, Antártida

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    Teresita Montenegro

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available En la isla James Ross, al noreste de la península Antártica, afloran sedimentitas cretácicas y las suprayacen los basaltos del Grupo Volcánico Isla James Ross. Éstos se caracterizan por diferentes coladas emplazadas en ambientes marino subácueo, subglacial, y subaéreo. Las coladas emplazadas en ambiente subácueo originan hialoclastitas. En Punta Santa Rita (64°13'52''LS y 57°16'10''LO, situada al sureste de Punta Ekelöf, algunos niveles de basaltos subaéreos poseen estructura amigdaloide, con cavidades de tamaño variable entre 0,3 mm y 1 cm, rellenas con zeolitas y calcita. Los minerales que componen el relleno de las cavidades han sido estudiados con técnicas petrográficas convencionales, microscopía electrónica de barrido, EDS y difracción de rayos x. Todas las zeolitas están enriquecidas en Na. Un intercrecimiento de chabazita-gmelinita, tapiza las paredes de las cavidades, acompañadas por analcima, thomsonita, phillipsita, y calcita hacia el centro, mineral que también se presenta en venillas. El vidrio palagonítico se localiza en las superficies libres y químicamente también está enriquecido en Na, además de Al, K y Ca. Las asociaciones de zeolitas se habrían originado por reacción con aguas superficiales durante el enfriamiento inicial de los flujos de lavas y por recristalización de vidrio. Los basaltos habrían estado expuestos a la acción de fluidos de origen marino, evidenciado por la abundancia de Na hallada en todas las zeolitas y en la palagonita.

  12. Papel de ginA y ginB en la movilidad de la isla genómica GInt

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    La transferencia horizontal de genes, mediada por elementos genéticos móviles tales como las islas genómicas, es uno de los principales mecanismos de generación de variabilidad genética en bacterias, permitiendo su adaptación a nuevos nichos ecológicos. En el grupo de Patología Vegetal de la UPNA se ha descrito, en especies de Pseudomonas, una nueva familia de islas genómicas, denominadas GInt. Éstas se caracterizan por contener en su extremo 5’ el operón gin, constituido ...

  13. Modelo de evaluación de la unidad productiva de pesca en Isla Fuerte, Cartagena, Bolívar.

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    Gloria Castaño Camacho; Arturo Moncaleano Archila

    2010-01-01

    En este artículo se presentan los resultados de un proyecto de investigación denominado Modelo de evaluación de la unidad productiva de pesca en Isla Fuerte, Cartagena, Bolívar, realizado con tres fi nes: (1) estimar la oferta real de pesca en el área, (2) estudiar la posibilidad de constituir una cooperativa de pescadores que vincule a los residentes en la isla y (3) contribuir de una manera concreta a consolidar la economía local y a fortalecer la comercialización de productos de la pesca h...

  14. Las metamorfosis en isla: Ovidio y Virgilio Piñera, lucha constante entre el odio y el amor.

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    Abellán Chuecos, Isabel

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    Virgilio Piñera, el isleño que llegó a ser ínsula, amaba al tiempo que odiaba aquella isla que lo tenía prisionero. Desde sus inicios siempre lamentaría el hecho de estar rodeado de agua por todas partes y, sin embargo, acabaría metamorfoseándose en esa “isla” de su poema del ‘79. Amante de Ovidio, las islas podrán ser para ambos tanto castigo como premio, tortura como redención, y entre los resquicios de un estado y otro nos moveremos mientras se van sucediendo las distintas metamorfosis....

  15. Kinetic Theory Estimates for the Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy, and the Largest Lyapunov Exponents for Dilute, Hard-Ball Gases and for Dilute, Random Lorentz Gases

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    Beijeren, H. van; Zon, R. van; Dorfman, J.R.

    2000-01-01

    The kinetic theory of gases provides methods for calculating Lyapunov exponents and other quantities, such as Kolmogorov-Sinai entropies, that characterize the chaotic behavior of hard-ball gases. Here we illustrate the use of these methods for calculating the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy, and the

  16. Inventario de la fauna de hormigas de San Andrés Isla (Colombia

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    Fernández Fernando

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    Full Text Available En este documento se registra por primera vez información parcial del inventario de las hormigas de San Andrés Isla. Se presenta a continuación un listado de los géneros y se proponen claves ilustradas para subfamilias, tribus y géneros. En total se encontraron 24 géneros: Azteca, Linepithema y Tapinoma de la subfamilia Dolichoderinae; Camponotus, Brachymyrmex y Paratrechina de Formicinae; Pseudomyrmex de Pseudomyrmecinae; Hypoponera, Leptogenys, Odontomachus, Pachycondyla y Platythyrea de Ponerinae; Ectatomma de Ectatomminae y de Myrmicinae: Cyphomyrmex, Wasmannia, Crematogaster, Pyramica, Strumigenys, Cardiocondyla, Pheidole, Monomorium, Solenopsis, Rogeria y Tetramorium.

  17. The complete mitochondrial DNA of white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) from Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.

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    Diaz-Jaimes, Pindaro; Hinojosa-Alvarez, Silvia; Sánchez-Hernández, Xóchitl; Hoyos-Padilla, Mauricio; García-De-León, Francisco J

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    The Isla Guadalupe white shark mitochondrial structure is similar to the one previously reported for a white shark individual from Taiwan with a total length of 16,745 and 16,742 bp respectively; the base composition of the genomes was as follow A (30.60%), T (28.67%), C (26.86%) and G (13.87%), contains 13 protein-coding genes and 24 tRNA genes and the non-coding control region. The tRNA genes range from 70-72 bp. Gene order is the same as in other vertebrates and teleosts.

  18. A contracorriente: el independentismo de las Islas Baleares (1976-2011

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    Full Text Available La presente investigación pretende analizar los aspectos definitorios del movimiento independentista de carácter catalanista en las Islas Baleares, haciendo especial énfasis en aquellos aspectos históricos y sociales que han condicionado su evolución reciente. Entre ellos, las dificultades asociadas al proceso autonómico en los años de la Transición así como el efec-to de las políticas territoriales, sociales y lingüísticas de los diferentes gobiernos autonómicos de Alianza Popular/Partido Popular desde 1983 hasta nuestros días. Mediante el vaciado y análisis de la prensa regional, la propaganda del movimiento independentista y los archivos personales de destacados militantes, se ha establecido el contexto del nacimiento, trayectoria y objetivos del independentismo en las Islas Baleares y de sus principales organizaciones. De esta manera, el independentismo se presenta como un movimiento minoritario pero consolidado y de gran presencia social, pese a la desigual implantación en cada una de las islas.      Palabras clave: Islas Baleares, Independentismo, Partidos Políticos, Movimientos Sociales  _____________________ Abstract: The present study analyses the defining aspects of the Catalan independence movement in the Balearic Islands, emphasizing the historical and social aspects that have influenced its recent evolution. Among them, we include the difficulties associated with the regional autonomic process during the Spanish Transition, as well as the effect of the territorial, social and linguistic policies of the regional governments of the Popular Alliance/Popular Party since 1983. Through the compilation and analysis of the regional press, propaganda publications of the independence movement and the personal archives of head activists, we have established the context of emergence, trajectory and aims of the independence movement in the Balearic Islands and its main organizations. Thus, the picture that emerges shows

  19. Relaciones sino - japonesas y su influencia en el conflicto por las Islas Senkaku/Diaoyu

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    Este trabajo analiza las relaciones entre China y Japón en particular, la política de China hacia las islas Senkaku/Diaoyu desde final de la Segunda Guerra Mundial. Responde cómo la identidad nacional ha sido un tema relevante en las relaciones bilaterales entre China y Japón. Los resultados de esta investigación muestran que los Estados son actores sociales y que la política exterior no puede reducirse únicamente a la búsqueda de intereses materiales. Al hacer hincapié en el concepto de iden...

  20. Ambiente de la isla Roqueta de Acapulco Guerrero, México

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    Full Text Available La Geografía del ambiente de la isla La Roqueta de Acapulco implica analizar las condiciones actuales del paisaje insular para proponer su posible manejo sustentable como área natural protegida para lo cual se incluye la elaboración de las cartas geográficas temáticas de localización, litológica, altimétrica, edafológica, uso actual del suelo y vegetación.

  1. Las utopías reaccionarias: La isla Felsenburg y El verano tardio

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    Koval, Martín Ignacio

    2015-01-01

    Este trabajo analiza similitudes y diferencias entre dos novelas alemanas pertenecientes a dos subgéneros y épocas histórico-literarias diversas: La isla Felsenburg, una “Robinsonada” de la Ilustración temprana, y El verano tardío, una novela de formación del periodo del Biedermeier austríaco. Para ello, recurre, primero, a las reflexiones de Karl Marx acerca de las utopías reaccionarias en El manifiesto comunista y, segundo, a la noción de “héroe positivo” desarrollada por György Lukács en E...

  2. Prevalencia de caries en escolares de 6 a 15 años, Isla de Pascua

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    Gómez González,V; R Cabello Ibacache; G. Rodríguez Martínez; Urzúa Araya,I; Silva Steffens,N; Phillips Letelier,M; Yévenes López,I

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    Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la prevalencia y severidad de caries de piezas permanentes y algunos factores de riesgo relacionados en un grupo de escolares de Isla de Pascua. Materiales y Métodos: 116 niños de 6 a 15 años de edad fueron seleccionados al azar. Se efectuó examen clínico individualizado y se registraron los índices COP-D, significante de caries (SIC), de Higiene Oral de Greene y Vermillon (G-V) y se realizó una encuesta de dieta. Para conocer la frecuencia...

  3. Geomorfología del AMCP – MU Isla Grande Atacama.

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    Castro, Consuelo; Zúñiga, Álvaro

    2007-01-01

    En el territorio del Área Marina Costera Protegida de Múltiples Usos (AMCP-MU), Isla Grande de Atacama, el relieve se compone de formas heredadas de condiciones paleogeográficas glaciales e interglaciales características de zonas costeras del último millón de años y de formas actuales, relacionadas con la erosión litoral y continental a escala humana . Ambos tipos de formas están modeladas en rocas y sedimentos que poseen características particulares y una variada composición. Tanto el modela...

  4. Una geohistoria de la turistización de las islas Baleares

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    Macià Blázquez Salom

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available Las islas Baleares (España son un destino clásico del turismo de sol y playa en Europa. Se analiza su historia reciente de inserción en la modernidad a través del turismo y los rasgos sustanciales de su transformación territorial, especialmente el desarrollo de infraestructuras y la ocupación urbana. Se resumen algunos indicadores socioecologicos y de saneamiento democrático. Por último, se identifican las políticas de contención del crecimiento urbanístico que se han aplicado.

  5. A LÍNGUA BRASILEIRA DE SINAIS E O ENSINO DO ALUNO SURDO

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    RIBEIRO, H. M

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available The Brazilian Sign Language - Pounds has been of great importance for the inclusion process actually happen, allowing language development, social and intellectual deaf, favoring their access to cultural and scientific knowledge, as well as integration into the group social belongs. Before learning that occurs in the Portuguese language, shall be guaranteed to the deaf, first the acquisition of sign language, which will allow it to establish itself as subject and hence provide a linguistic support to be able to learn a second language. This article aims to analyze the importance of sign language in the educational development of students in the regular school system. The methodology adopted for this study were research literature, qualitative and exploratory. Data collection was performed by the researcher, using virtual sources indexed in the database Google Scholar. A Língua Brasileira de Sinais - Libras tem sido de grande relevância para que o processo de inclusão realmente aconteça, permitindo o desenvolvimento linguístico, social e intelectual dos surdos, favorecendo o seu acesso ao conhecimento cultural-científico, bem como a integração no grupo social ao qual pertence. Antes que ocorra o aprendizado da língua portuguesa, deve ser garantida ao surdo, primeiro a aquisição da Língua de Sinais, que possibilitará a ele constituir-se como sujeito e, consequentemente fornecerá um suporte linguístico para ser capaz de aprender uma segunda língua. Este artigo tem por objetivo analisar a importância da língua de sinais no desenvolvimento educativo dos alunos da rede regular de ensino. A metodologia adotada para este trabalho foi pesquisa bibliográfica, exploratória e qualitativa. A coleta das informações foi realizada pela pesquisadora, utilizando-se de fontes virtuais indexadas na base de dados do Google Acadêmico.

  6. La Isla de Gorgona, Colombia: A petrological enigma?

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    Kerr, Andrew C.

    2005-09-01

    A wide range of intrusive (wehrlite, dunite, gabbro and olivine gabbro) and extrusive (komatiites picrites and basalts) igneous rocks are found on the small pacific island of Gorgona. The island is best known for its ˜90 Ma spinifex-textured komatiites: the only true Phanerozoic komatiites yet discovered. Early work led to suggestions that the rocks of the island formed at a mid-ocean ridge, however more recent research supports an origin as part of a hot mantle plume-derived oceanic plateau. One of the main lines of evidence for this origin stems from the inferred high mantle source temperatures required to form the high-MgO (> 15 wt.%) komatiites and picrites. Another remarkable feature of the island, considering its small size (8 × 2.5 km), is the degree of chemical and radiogenic isotopic heterogeneity shown by the rocks. This heterogeneity requires a mantle source region with at least three isotopically distinctive source regions (two depleted and one enriched). Although these mantle source regions appear to be derived in significant part from recycled oceanic crust and lithosphere, enrichments in 187Os, 186Os and 3He in Gorgona lavas and intrusive rocks, suggest some degree of transfer of material from the outer core to the plume source region at D″. Modelling reveals that the komatiites probably formed by dynamic melting at an average pressure of 3-4 GPa leaving residual harzburgite. Trace element depletion in Gorgona ultramafic rocks appears to be the result of earlier, deeper melting which produced high-MgO trace element-enriched magmas. The discovery of a trace-element enriched picrite on the island has confirmed this model. Gorgona accreted onto the palaeocontinental margin of northwestern South America in the Eocene and palaeomagnetic work reveals that it was formed at ˜26 °S. It has been proposed that Gorgona is a part of the Caribbean-Colombian Oceanic Plateau (CCOP), however, the CCOP accreted in the Late Cretaceous and was derived from a more

  7. Algunos poliquetos holoplanctónicos (Annelida: Polychaeta del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica Some holoplanktonic polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta from the Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Soledad Jiménez-Cueto

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    Full Text Available Los poliquetos holoplanctónicos no han sido estudiados en las aguas oceánicas adyacentes al Parque Isla del Coco. Se estudiaron estas formas pelágicas a partir del análisis de muestras de zooplancton recolectadas en esta área protegida. Las muestras fueron obtenidas mediante redes de plancton estándar (0.2-0.5mm de malla, 0.49m de diámetro de boca en arrastres horizontales y verticales en la isla oceánica Isla del Coco, Costa Rica, en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental. Los poliquetos pelágicos de esta zona fueron analizados taxonómicamente. El material obtenido incluye representantes de seis especies y cinco familias: Alciopidae, Lopadorhynchidae, Tomopteridae, Polynoidae y Typhloscolecidae. Se presentan diagnosis breves, sino- nimias, análisis morfológicos comparativos, ilustraciones taxonómicas y la distribución conocida de las especies recolectadas en el plancton de Isla del Coco. El registro de Drieschia pellucida Moore es el primero en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental; nuestro espécimen muestra algunas diferencias respecto a la descripción original. El resto de las especies han sido encontradas previamente en aguas del Pacífico Tropical Oriental y en el Domo de Costa Rica, pero son los primeros registros para esta área protegida.The holoplanktonic polychaetes have not been surveyed in the oceanic waters adjacent to Isla del Coco. These pelagic forms are studied based on the analysis of zooplankton samples collected in the area. Samples were obtained both at night and daytime by standard plankton nets (0.2-0.5 mm meshes, 0.49 m mouth diameter hauled horizontally and vertically off the oceanic island Isla del Coco, Costa Rica in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. Pelagic polychaetes were collected in one of the night samples and were taxonomically analyzed. The material obtained includes representatives of six species and five families: Alciopidae, Lopadorrhynchidae, Tomopteridae, Polynoidae, and Typhloscolecidae. Brief diagnoses

  8. Associações entre Sinais Precoces de Autismo, Atenção Compartilhada e Atrasos no Desenvolvimento Infantil

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    Full Text Available RESUMOOs Transtornos do Espectro do Autismo (TEA costumam comprometer o funcionamento adaptativo e desenvolvimento psicossocial na infância. O objetivo deste estudo foi buscar associações entre: sinais precoces dos TEA, falhas na atenção compartilhada-AC e atrasos de desenvolvimento. Participaram do estudo 92 crianças (16-24 meses de cinco creches de Barueri-SP. Instrumentos utilizados: Development Screening Test-DENVER-II (desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor, Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers-M-CHAT (sinais precoces de TEA, Pictorial Infant Communication Scales-PICS(comunicação social. Identificou-se 28,3% de atrasos no desenvolvimento neuropsicomotor. Cinco crianças apresentaram sinais precoces dos TEA; todas falharam nas provas de AC (PICS. Nas crianças que apresentaram sinais indicativos de TEA, os déficits mais comuns foram relacionados à atenção compartilhada, área que deve ser privilegiada em avaliações precoces.

  9. ACHADOS RADIOGRÁFICOS, SINAIS E SINTOMAS NAS DISFUNÇÕES DA ARTICULAÇÃO TEMPOROMANDIBULAR

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    Full Text Available Os achados radiográficos e os sinais e sintomas de pacientes com disfunções da articulação temporomandibular (ATM foram estudados. Através da incidência transcranial para ATM, foram verificadas a presença de alterações degenerativas e a estimativa de excursão condilar. Pelo exame clínico, foram avaliados dados como queixa principal, padrão de ocorrência de dor, sinais de dor muscular e sinais articulares de disfunção. As alterações radiográficas mais freqüentes foram as degenerativas. As alterações degenerativas mais freqüentes foram, em ordem decrescente, facetamento, eburnação e osteofito. As alterações degenerativas foram mais freqüentes no côndilo do que na eminência articular. A estimativa de excursão condilar foi, em ordem decrescente, normo, hiper e hipoexcursão. Não foi observada relação entre achados radiográficos e sinais ou sintomas específicos

  10. PREVALENCIA Y MORTALIDAD DE LA ENFERMEDAD DE HUNTINGTON A PARTIR DEL REGISTRO POBLACIONAL DE ENFERMEDADES RARAS DE LAS ISLAS BALEARES DURANTE EL PERÍODO 2010-2013

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    Mercedes Cáffaro Rovira

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    Full Text Available La enfermedad de Huntington (EH es una enfermedad hereditaria de baja prevalencia, por lo que se incluye en los registros de enfermedades raras. El registro poblacional de enfermedades raras de las Islas Baleares se inició en el año 2010. Previamente no existían datos de prevalencia y mortalidad de la EH en las Islas Baleares. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar la prevalencia y la mortalidad de la enfermedad de Huntington en las Islas Baleares durante el periodo 2010-2013. Métodos: Se utilizaron como fuentes de información el registro poblacional de enfermedades raras de las Islas Baleares, del que se obtuvieron los casos diagnosticados, el Registro de mortalidad de las Islas Baleares, del que se obtuvieron los casos fallecidos, el registro del Servicio de Salud de las Islas Baleares del que se obtuvieron el número de tarjetas sanitarias y del Instituto Nacional de Estadística se obtuvieron los datos de población. Se calcularon las tasas de prevalencia y de mortalidad. Resultados: El registro poblacional de enfermedades raras de las Islas Baleares durante el periodo 2010-2013 registró 27 casos de EH. El 63% fueron mujeres. La tasa de prevalencia fue de 2,6 por 105 y la tasa de mortalidad de 1,1 por 105. La isla de Menorca fue la más afectada con una prevalencia de 5,9 por 105 y una mortalidad de 2,1 por 105. Conclusiones: La prevalencia y mortalidad de la EH en las Islas Baleares son bajas en comparación con zonas del entorno.

  11. Ciencia y economía del guano: La Isla Mona en Puerto Rico, siglo XIX

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    María Teresa Cortés Zavala

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se hace una breve historia de la isla de Mona desde los ámbitos de la geología y la arqueología para dimensionar el espacio, los actores sociales involucrados y las distintas actividades efectuadas en la segunda mitad del siglo XIX para aprovechar sus recursos naturales. La participación de autoridades de gobierno, científicos, empresarios y trabajadores tuvo un claro propósito: diversificar las actividades productivas en respuesta a la debilidad del modelo económico y a las crisis cíclicas que se vivían por los altibajos en los precios del azúcar y el café en el mercado internacional. La experiencia exitosa del Perú con la explotación y comercialización del guano en los mercados europeos generó en Puerto Rico múltiples leyendas sobre el potencial económico de las islas de Mona y Monito, que en el mejor de los casos permanecería en el imaginario colectivo como una utopía en la búsqueda del desarrollo económico.

  12. Colgajos en isla tunelizados como alternativa en la reparación de heridas

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    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Los colgajos en isla tunelizados son una variante cuyos resultados estéticos y funcionales pueden ser altamente efectivos y eficientes. Son efectivos, porque permiten lograr la corrección de defectos derivados de la extirpación de lesiones tumorales, de traumas, etc; y son eficientes porque permiten aprovechar de modo racional el área donadora, disminuyendo el efecto iatrogénico sobre ésta y conservando la viabilidad de reserva de tejidos ante posibles recidivas en tumores, úlceras en extremidades, etc. Presentamos una serie de casos en la que exponemos la experiencia con colgajos en isla tunelizados en el Hospital Universitario "Hernando Moncaleano Perdomo", un hospital de referencia de tercer nivel en un área geográfica del sur de Colombia con escasos recursos, graves conflictos y dificultad para el seguimiento postoperatorio de los pacientes. Iniciamos esta experiencia en el 2009 con un caso presentado en esta misma revista y hasta el 2011 hemos recogido 35 casos de pacientes intervenidos por defectos en cara, cuello, axila y extremidades. Hacemos énfasis en la posibilidad de usar este tipo de colgajos como la mejor alternativa para defectos en cara y cuello cuando los recursos asistenciales son limitados, a la vez que hacemos una concisa descripción de las técnicas empleadas y los resultados obtenidos.

  13. GUÍA DE BUCEO ECOLÓGICO DE SAN ANDRÉS ISLA COLOMBIA

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    MÁRQUEZ GERMÁN

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available El buceo, tanto a pulmón como con tanques, constituye una actividad que, debidamente practicada, puede aportar al desarrollo sostenible y a la conservación de áreas marinas y en especial de arrecifes de coral, como los del Archipiélago de San Andrés y Providencia. En la medida en que implica la observación de los ecosistemas de arrecife y sus organismos, es una forma de valoración y uso sostenible de la biodiversidad, con la particularidad de que no implica su extracción, pues un mismo arrecife y sus peces, esponjas y otros organismos pueden ser observados por numerosos buzos, una y otra vez. Por otra parte, es una actividad que puede generar significativos ingresos para las regiones que tienen atractivos naturales y para sus pobladores. La GUÍA DE BUCEO ECOLÓGICO DE SAN ANDRÉS ISLA se orienta a promover el buceo como una forma de elevar la calidad y los ingresos generados por el turismo en el Archipiélago y a incrementar la conciencia sobre la necesidad de proteger los arrecifes. Presenta información básica sobre las islas, el turismo en las mismas y sus principales sitios de buceo, profusamente ilustradas con hermosas fotografías que demuestran el indudable potencial de nuestro Archipiélago para el buceo.

  14. Maximum Entropy Production vs. Kolmogorov-Sinai Entropy in a Constrained ASEP Model

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    Martin Mihelich

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    Full Text Available The asymmetric simple exclusion process (ASEP has become a paradigmatic toy-model of a non-equilibrium system, and much effort has been made in the past decades to compute exactly its statistics for given dynamical rules. Here, a different approach is developed; analogously to the equilibrium situation, we consider that the dynamical rules are not exactly known. Allowing for the transition rate to vary, we show that the dynamical rules that maximize the entropy production and those that maximise the rate of variation of the dynamical entropy, known as the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy coincide with good accuracy. We study the dependence of this agreement on the size of the system and the couplings with the reservoirs, for the original ASEP and a variant with Langmuir kinetics.

  15. Sinais precoces de escoliose em crianças pré-escolares

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    Débora Beckner de Almeida Leitão Prado Vieira

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    Introdução: A alta incidência de desvios posturais na população infantil, estimada em 20%, além de preocupante, torna-se problema de saúde pública. Objetivo: O presente estudo teve como objetivo identificar sinais de escoliose em crianças na idade pré-escolar da rede municipal de ensino de Londrina-PR. Método: Participaram do estudo 377 crianças, entre 5 e 6 anos de idade, de ambos os sexos. O exame postural foi dividido em dois momentos: (1) obtenção dos dados antropométricos, o equilíbrio f...

  16. Correlation between the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy and the self-diffusion coefficient in simple liquids

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    Pang, Hyunsoo; Shin, Young-Han; Ihm, Dongchul; Lee, Eok Kyun; Kum, Oyeon

    2000-11-01

    Molecular dynamics simulations were performed for soft- and hard-sphere systems, for number densities ranging from 0.5 to 1.0, and the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy (KS entropy) and self-diffusion coefficients were calculated. It is found that the KS entropy, when expressed in terms of average collision frequency, is uniquely related to the self-diffusion coefficient by a simple scaling law. The dependence of the KS entropy on average collision frequency and number density was also explored. Numerical results show that the scaling laws proposed by Dzugutov, and by Beijeren, Dorfman, Posch, and Dellago, can be applied to both soft- and hard-sphere systems by changing to more generalized forms.

  17. Processamento digital de sinais em circuitos ópticos interferométricos.

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    Sergio Marcelo Delgado Butrón

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    Apresenta-se um estudo sobre o uso de técnicas de processamento digital de sinais para analisar circuitos ópticos interferométricos de tipo Sagnac e Mach-Zehnder. Os circuitos ópticos investigados utilizam um modulador de fase óptica em um dos seus braços interferométricos o qual proporciona o controle de suas funções de transferências visando aplicações em giroscópio a fibra óptica, GFO, e analisador de circuitos ópticos. No caso do GFO ênfase especial é dedicada à configuração tipo malha ab...

  18. Sulfate-reducing bacteria and their activities in cyanobacterial mats of Solar Lake (Sinai, Egypt)

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    Teske, A.; Ramsing, NB; Habicht, K.

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    The sulfate-reducing bacteria within the surface layer of the hypersaline cyanobacterial mat of Solar Lake (Sinai, Egypt) were investigated with combined microbiological, molecular, and biogeochemical approaches. The diurnally oxic surface layer contained between 10(6) and 10(7) cultivable sulfate......-reducing bacteria ml(-1) and showed sulfate reduction rates between 1,000 and 2,200 nmol ml-l day(-1), both in the same range as and sometimes higher than those in anaerobic deeper mat layers. In the oxic surface layer and in the mat layers below, filamentous sulfate-reducing Desulfonema bacteria were found...... in variable densities of 10(4) to 106 cells ml(-1). A Desulfonema-related, diurnally migrating bacterium was detected with PCR and denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis within and below the oxic surface layer. Facultative aerobic respiration, filamentous morphology, motility, diurnal migration...

  19. Environmentally controlled succession in a late Pleistocene coral reef (Sinai, Egypt)

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    Mewis, H.; Kiessling, W.

    2013-03-01

    The concept of ecological succession has been frequently applied in the study of ancient reefs. Whereas Paleozoic and Mesozoic reefs are commonly thought to reveal an autogenic primary—climax zonation, patterns in Neogene and Quaternary reefs are much more diverse. Here, we describe a well-preserved late Pleistocene coral reef from Dahab on Sinai Peninsula (Egypt), which shows a distinct zonation that resembles an ecological succession. In contrast to classical examples of ecological successions, species composition, paleoenvironmental conditions, and coral biodiversity of the Dahab reef indicate an allogenic, sea-level controlled community change, from marginal marine to reef slope and back reef. A review of the literature confirms that autogenic, short-term successions are virtually absent in Quaternary reefs. We predict that long generation times of corals make it unlikely that classical autogenic successions develop in reefs at all, unless environmental conditions are unusually stable.

  20. DARWIN Y LA PARADOJA DE LAS ISLAS VACÍAS Darwin and the Empty Island Paradox

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    JUAN FELIPE BLANCO

    Full Text Available Aunque se conoce el interés y fascinación de Darwin por la naturaleza marina a través de sus tratados sobre arrecifes coralinos, islas oceánicas y balanos, poco se comenta sobre los múltiples ejemplos dulceacuícolas que él utilizó para plantear la -teoría de la migración- dentro de -El origen-. Ésta plantea que la fauna y la flora se -dispersan- desde los continentes hacia las islas oceánicas. Sin embargo, en la islas muy alejadas de los centros de origen la probabilidad de colonización es muy baja y por lo tanto solo se encuentra una fracción de la biota continental, pudiendo considerarse en algunos casos -vacías-. Aunque las corrientes de agua de dichas islas también se consideran -vacías-, Darwin propuso un mecanismo para explicar la presencia de peces -dulceacuícolas- en las mismas, y por lo tanto no podrían considerarse -vacías-, lo cual plantea una paradoja. El mecanismo planteado por él coincide con el ciclo de vida conocido actualmente como diádromo en el cual los individuos de muchas especies de peces, camarones y gasterópodos requieren de aguas marinas y dulces para completar su desarrollo. La diadromía es una convergencia evolutiva que apareció en diferentes linajes a partir de ancestros tanto marinos como dulceacuícolas. En este ensayo se discute la evolución de la fauna dulceacuícola insular, sus implicaciones ecológicas y evolutivas, y algunos modelos experimentales. Finalmente, se discute sobre los impactos de las represas en islas tropicales y subtropicales sobre las especies diádromas.Although Darwin's fascination and interest on marine nature are well known due to his treatises about coral reefs, oceanic islands, and barnacles, little is commented about the many -freshwater- examples that he provided for supporting -The Migration Theory- in his book -The Origin of the Species-. According to this theory, faunas and floras disperse from continents to oceanic islands. However, those islands located at

  1. Holoceno marino en la península Potter, Isla 25 de Mayo, Antártida

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    R.A. del Valle

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available La sucesión sedimentaria del Holoceno temprano expuesta en la terraza marina de 3,77 m s.n.m. en la costa sur de la caleta Potter (Isla 25 de Mayo/King George Island, islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida contiene invertebrados marinos, algas y huesos de foca y pingüino. Dataciones por radiocarbono de huesos de pingüino obtenidos en esta sucesión dieron edades de 7.562 a cal AP (años calibrados antes del Presente y 7.414 a cal AP. Las dataciones indican que los huesos están entre los restos de vertebrados más antiguos del Holoceno hallados en las Islas Shetland del Sur, y pueden ser consideradas como edades mínimas de ocupación por estas aves de las costas de las islas en el Holoceno temprano. Esto indica condiciones interglaciales en esa época, con situación clima/hielo marino similar a la presente y condiciones marinas estacionalmente abiertas.

  2. Diversity of bacteria nesting the plant cover of north Sinai deserts, Egypt

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    Amira L. Hanna

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    Full Text Available North Sinai deserts were surveyed for the predominant plant cover and for the culturable bacteria nesting their roots and shoots. Among 43 plant species reported, 13 are perennial (e.g. Fagonia spp., Pancratium spp. and 30 annuals (e.g. Bromus spp., Erodium spp.. Eleven species possessed rhizo-sheath, e.g. Cyperus capitatus, Panicum turgidum and Trisetaria koelerioides. Microbiological analyses demonstrated: the great diversity and richness of associated culturable bacteria, in particular nitrogen-fixing bacteria (diazotrophs; the majority of bacterial residents were of true and/or putative diazotrophic nature; the bacterial populations followed an increasing density gradient towards the root surfaces; sizeable populations were able to reside inside the root (endorhizosphere and shoot (endophyllosphere tissues. Three hundred bacterial isolates were secured from studied spheres. The majority of nitrogen-fixing bacilli isolates belonged to Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus polymexa, Bacillus macerans, Bacillus circulans and Bacillus licheniformis. The family Enterobacteriaceae represented by Enterobacter agglomerans, Enterobacter sackazakii, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia adorifera, Serratia liquefaciens and Klebsiella oxytoca. The non-Enterobacteriaceae population was rich in Pantoae spp., Agrobacterium rdiobacter, Pseudomonas vesicularis, Pseudomonas putida, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ochrobactrum anthropi, Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Chrysemonas luteola. Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus were reported inside root and shoot tissues of a number of tested plants. The dense bacterial populations reported speak well to the very possible significant role played by the endophytic bacterial populations in the survival, in respect of nutrition and health, of existing plants. Such groups of diazotrophs are good candidates, as bio-preparates, to support the growth of future field crops grown in deserts of north Sinai and irrigated by the

  3. Diversity of bacteria nesting the plant cover of north Sinai deserts, Egypt.

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    Hanna, Amira L; Youssef, Hanan H; Amer, Wafaa M; Monib, Mohammed; Fayez, Mohammed; Hegazi, Nabil A

    2013-01-01

    North Sinai deserts were surveyed for the predominant plant cover and for the culturable bacteria nesting their roots and shoots. Among 43 plant species reported, 13 are perennial (e.g. Fagonia spp., Pancratium spp.) and 30 annuals (e.g. Bromus spp., Erodium spp.). Eleven species possessed rhizo-sheath, e.g. Cyperus capitatus, Panicum turgidum and Trisetaria koelerioides. Microbiological analyses demonstrated: the great diversity and richness of associated culturable bacteria, in particular nitrogen-fixing bacteria (diazotrophs); the majority of bacterial residents were of true and/or putative diazotrophic nature; the bacterial populations followed an increasing density gradient towards the root surfaces; sizeable populations were able to reside inside the root (endorhizosphere) and shoot (endophyllosphere) tissues. Three hundred bacterial isolates were secured from studied spheres. The majority of nitrogen-fixing bacilli isolates belonged to Bacillus megaterium, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus polymexa, Bacillus macerans, Bacillus circulans and Bacillus licheniformis. The family Enterobacteriaceae represented by Enterobacter agglomerans, Enterobacter sackazakii, Enterobacter cloacae, Serratia adorifera, Serratia liquefaciens and Klebsiella oxytoca. The non-Enterobacteriaceae population was rich in Pantoae spp., Agrobacterium rdiobacter, Pseudomonas vesicularis, Pseudomonas putida, Stenotrophomonas maltophilia, Ochrobactrum anthropi, Sphingomonas paucimobilis and Chrysemonas luteola. Gluconacetobacter diazotrophicus were reported inside root and shoot tissues of a number of tested plants. The dense bacterial populations reported speak well to the very possible significant role played by the endophytic bacterial populations in the survival, in respect of nutrition and health, of existing plants. Such groups of diazotrophs are good candidates, as bio-preparates, to support the growth of future field crops grown in deserts of north Sinai and irrigated by the water of El

  4. Intestinal helminths of spiny mice (Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus) from St Katherine's Protectorate in the Sinai, Egypt.

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    Behnke, J M; Barnard, C J; Mason, N; Harris, P D; Sherif, N E; Zalat, S; Gilbert, F S

    2000-03-01

    Spiny mice, Acomys cahirinus dimidiatus, inhabiting the wadis close to St Katherine in the mountains of the Sinai peninsula, were trapped and their helminth parasites were studied. Sixty one mice provided faeces for analysis and 27 were killed and autopsied. Six species of helminths were recorded (the spirurid nematodes, Protospirura muricola (74.1%) and Mastophorus muris (11.1%), the oxyuroid nematodes, Dentostomella kuntzi (59.3%), Aspiculuris africana (3.7%), and Syphacia minuta (3.7%) and the hymenolepidid cestode Rodentolepis negevi (18.5%)). The spirurids were the dominant species present, accounting for up to 0.87% of total host body weight. Analysis of worm weights and lengths suggested that transmission had been taking place in the months preceding our study. No sex difference in the prevalence or abundance of spirurids was detected. Significant differences were identified in the abundance of total nematode burdens and the mean helminth species richness between the three wadis which provided multiple captures of mice. There was also a marked effect of host age on both parameters. A highly significant positive correlation between spirurid egg counts and total worm biomass indicated that non-invasive techniques based on egg counts could be used to quantify worm burdens and when this technique was applied to a larger sample size (n = 61), a significant difference between sites but no host sex or age effects were detected for spirurid faecal egg counts. The data suggest that there are differences between helminth component communities infecting spiny mice in different neighbouring wadis, a hypothesis which will be explored further through our continuing studies in the Sinai.

  5. Fault Zone Hydrogeology of Crystalline and Sedimentary Aquifers in Arid Regions: The Case Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

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    Ahmed, M.; Mohamed, L.; Sultan, M.; Farag, A. Z. A.

    2015-12-01

    Structural control on the groundwater flow in arid regions is still poorly understood. Understanding the distribution of structural discontinuities (i.e. faults, joints and shear zones), their cross cutting relationships, and their relation with the regional hydraulic gradient are critical for deciphering the complexity of water resources distribution in the highly fractured crystalline and sedimentary aquifers in Sinai. In order to achieve that, we conducted an integrated approach using remote sensing, geophysical and hydrogeological datasets: (1) identification of the spatial and temporal rainfall events using Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) data; (2) delineation of major faults and shear zones using Landsat 8 and ASTER image ratioing, geological datasets and field investigation; (3) generation of a normalized difference ratio image using Envisat radar images before and after the rain events to identify preferential water-channeling discontinuities in the crystalline terrain; (4) validation of the water-channeling discontinuities using Very Low Frequency (VLF) method; (5) generation of regional groundwater flow and isotopic (18O and 2H ) distribution maps for the sedimentary aquifer and an approximation flow map for the crystalline aquifer; (6) developing a conceptual model for the groundwater flow in the fractured crystalline and sedimentary aquifers; (7) testing the model accuracy using Vertical Electrical Sounding (VES) method in seven locations. Our findings include: (1) in the crystalline aquifer, discontinuities that are sub-parallel to groundwater flow direction act as preferred pathways for groundwater flow, whereas those that intersect groundwater flow directions at high angles act as barriers causing considerable groundwater accumulations at the upstream side; (2) in the sedimentary aquifer, high angle E-W discontinuities (i.e. Themed shear zone and Sinai Hinge Belt) cause a considerable groundwater elevation, redirection of the groundwater

  6. Descripción e interpretación geológica de las islas de providencia y santa catalina

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    Pacheco Sintura, Paula Andrea; Amaya López, Carolina; Álvarez Gutiérrez, Yennifer; Barbosa Mejía, Laura Natalie; Builes Carvajal, Juan Sebastián; Henao Casas, Jose David; Montoya Cañola, Sandra Marcela; Ramírez Hoyos, León Fernando; Urrego Osorio, Sebastián; Zapata Montoya, Angélica María; Ordoñez Carmona, Oswaldo; Restrepo Álvarez, Jorge Julián

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    Las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina hacen parte del Departamento Archipiélago de San Andrés, Providencia y Santa Catalina, localizado en la cuenca Los Cayos en el Mar Caribe, al Noroeste de Colombia. Geológicamente las islas se ubican en el Rise de Nicaragua Inferior entre la Fractura de Pedro y el Escarpe de Hess (Rogers et al, 2007). Estas islas están conformadas principalmente por rocas volcánicas de carácter alcalino y calco-alcalino de edad mioceno medio y plioceno respectivamente....

  7. Cambios morfológicos recientes en lagos de la península Potter, isla 25 de Mayo, islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida

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    R.A. del Valle

    2004-09-01

    Full Text Available Aunque la historia ambiental del Holoceno-Reciente de los lagos antárticos informada en este trabajo es menos espectacular que la historia de los grandes paleolagos patagónicos formados al este de los Andes durante el Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano, la evidencia paleoambiental sugiere que recurrentes cambios de las vías de drenaje acompañados por descensos escalonados del nivel de lagos proglaciales antárticos también fueron probablemente disparados por episodios de desglaciación. Este trabajo está enfocado en los lagos mayores de la península Potter (62°15´S, 58°40´O, isla 25 de Mayo (Islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida, los cuales se formaron entre morenas neoglaciales depositadas por el frente retrocedente del campo de hielo de la península, durante el Holoceno tardío-Reciente. Después de alcanzar su altura máxima, el nivel de estos lagos descendió en forma escalonada por la apertura de canales de drenaje ubicados progresivamente a menor altitud. Estos drenajes ocuparon antiguos valles sucesivamente abandonados por glaciares de descarga del campo de hielo de la península. Testigos sedimentarios obtenidos en las cuencas lacustres estudiadas indican que allí la depositación glaciaria alternó con la formación de varves clásticos, lo cual probablemente refleja las rápidas fluctuaciones del frente de los glaciares que caracterizan a la parte más reciente del Holoceno en la región. Sólo se pudo acotar imprecisamente en <5500 años antes del presente, la edad máxima de uno de los cambios de drenaje del lago más antiguo estudiado en este trabajo. El cambio de drenaje del lago más joven ocurrió en el verano austral de 1999-2000, lo cual sugiere que el proceso de desglaciación y la consecuente desestabilización del permafrost y los diques morénicos de los lagos en la península Potter probablemente continúan activos.

  8. The Brahea edulis palm forest in Guadalupe Island: A North American fog oasis? El palmar de Brahea edulis de Isla Guadalupe: ¿Un oasis de niebla en Norteamérica?

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    PEDRO P GARCILLÁN

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Fog is a factor that affects deeply the structure of vegetation of coastal deserts. Guadalupe is an oceanic island located 260 km off the coast of Baja California, and is one of the few places of the Sonoran Desert coasts with scarped coastal topography and frequent fog. With the aim to identify the effect of fog on the community of the palm forest (palmar of Brahea edulis located in the northern tip of the island: (1 we analyzed the richness and composition of vascular plants in the palmar compared to the remainder of the island, and (2 we analyzed the altitudinal variation of the abundance of palms, herbs and mosses to identify if there is altitudinal variation of the vegetation. Although species composition was not different between palmar and the rest of island, species richness and vascular plant cover were greater in the palmar. On the other hand, we found a clear altitudinal zonation of the vegetation in the palmar that is similar to that found in South American fog-driven plant communities such as the lomas. Thus, the palmar community of Guadalupe Island may be considered as a fog oasis, one of the very few that occur in North America.La niebla es un factor que afecta profundamente la estructura de la vegetación de los desiertos costeros. Guadalupe es una isla oceánica a 260 km de la costa de Baja California y constituye uno de los pocos lugares de la costa del Desierto Sonorense donde se reúnen una topografía escarpada próxima a la costa y una alta frecuencia de nieblas. Con el objeto de identificar el efecto de la niebla sobre la comunidad del palmar de Brahea edulis presente en la ladera norte de la isla: (1 analizamos la diferencia de la riqueza y la composición de plantas vasculares del palmar respecto del resto de la isla, y (2 analizamos la variación altitudinal de la abundancia de palmas, plantas acompañantes y musgo para determinar si existe variación altitudinal de la vegetación. Encontramos que, aunque la composici

  9. Islas Marias Archipelago, Mexico. A Missing Piece to Reconstruct the Paleoposition of Baja California

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    Schaaf, P. E.; Pompa, V.; Hernandez, T.; Weber, B.; Solis, G.; Villanueva, D.; Perez-Venzor, J.

    2011-12-01

    Paleopositions for southern Baja California peninsula have yielded controversial models over the past 30 years. Mainly based on paleomagnetic data many hypotheses place Baja at lower paleolatitudes in front of southern Mexico or Central America with subsequent northward translations. Other models suggest minor, if any, northward displacements with respect to continental Mexico combined with clockwise rotations. Lithological, geochemical, and geochronological similarities for southern Baja California and Puerto Vallarta (western Mexico Pacific margin) igneous rocks seem to confirm the latter model. To further prove this model we have mapped and collected rocks from Maria Madre, the largest island of the Islas Marias archipelago, located in the mouth of the Gulf of California. In an area of only 145 square kilometers, metamorphic basements rocks (ortho and migmatitic gneisses), highly deformed metasediments, granitoids, acid to intermediate volcanic sequences, and a cover with gently folded marine sediments are exposed. The basement complex with gneisses and metasediments, including garnet-bearing paragneiss and calc silicates, as well as the granodioritic-tonalitic intrusives display an extraordinary accordance with similar units observed in the Los Cabos Block (LCB) of Baja California Sur. Furthermore, U-Pb zircon ages of 162 and 170 Ma for the basement gneisses and of 80 Ma for the granitoids have been reported also from the LCB. Additionally, upper Cretaceous intrusive ages are well known from the Puerto Vallarta batholith in Jalisco and Nayarit, mainland Mexico. Geochemical and isotopic data as well as Nd model ages confirm a magmatic consanguinity of LCB, Islas Marias, and Puerto Vallarta granitoids. The volcanic units of Maria Madre Island include ignimbrites and effusive dacitic-rhyolithic rocks, which can be correlated to the Sierra Madre Occidental province and the Comundú Formation of Baja California. Age determinations are under work to confirm this

  10. Francisco Gil y Lemos, gobernador de las islas Malvinas (1774-1777

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    Iago Gil Aguado

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    Full Text Available La colonia de Puerto Soledad en las islas Malvinas, guarnecida de 1767 a 1811 por tropas españolas, constituía una de las posesiones más remotas y aisladas de la Monarquía Española. Aunque la existencia de la misma ha sido escasamente estudiada, era considerada en la época de gran importancia estratégica para el control de la América meridional y el paso por el Cabo de Hornos. En este artículo se reconstruye la vida y características de la colonia, estudiando el mandato del futuro virrey y ministro de Marina Francisco Gil y Lemos a la cabeza de la misma. Se trata de años clave para su configuración definitiva, en los que, debido a las condiciones climatológicas extremas, se abandonó definitivamente el proyecto de establecer una colonia de población en las islas, reformándose su estructura de gobierno para convertir Puerto Soledad en un presidio destinado exclusivamente a garantizar la soberanía de España sobre el archipiélago. Son asimismo años clave para determinar la soberanía de las islas, ya que hasta 1776 existió una delicada cohabitación con la factoría británica de Port Egmont, que sería definitivamente abandonada por los ingleses durante el gobierno de Francisco Gil y Lemos.The colony of Puerto Soledad in the Falkland Islands, garrisoned by Spain from 1767 to 1811, was one of the most remote and isolated possessions of the Spanish Empire. Despite the fact that it was considered of the utmost strategic importance at the time, it has scarcely received any serious attention. This article studies the characteristics of and daily life in the colony, analysing the governorship of the future Viceroy and First Lord of the Spanish Admiralty Francisco Gil y Lemos. During his years as Governor, plans for the establishment of a permanent civilian settlement in the Falklands were finally dropped due to the extreme climatic conditions on the islands, and Puerto Soledad assumed its definitive role as a purely military outpost

  11. Modelo conceptual del sistema acuífero de Enchereda (La Gomera, Islas Canarias: contribuciones a otras islas volcánicas

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    Izquierdo, T.

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Hydrogeological conceptual models are difficult to develop in volcanic islands due to scarce hydrogeologic information in the inner parts of the islands and the complex structure of volcanic materials. This complexity is increased by 1 destruction processes (for example, flank collapse and 2 dike intrusion. Dikes can both channel groundwater flow parallel to their general trend or act as barriers impounding it. In this paper we evaluate the role of dikes and volcanoclastic deposits in Enchereda aquifer system (La Gomera, Canary Islands regional flow and particularly, in its higher area. In this aquifer system three hydrostratigraphic units can be identified: the Lower Old Basalts, with low permeability; the Volcanic Breccia, impermeable; and the Upper Old Basalts, permeable. The breccia seems to act as the impermeable limit of the aquifer and the reconstruction of its geometry shows a coherent surface dipping about 13º towards the ESE what determines the regional flow in the aquifer. After dike mapping using aerial photograph and orthophotograph as well as mapping in the field and inside Ipalán water tunnel, four dike swarms have been identified. NW-SE dikes are the most frequent ones, and show a maximum density of more than 10 dikes/100 m, similar to rift zones in volcanic islands. These dikes are parallel to the regional flow and channel water flow whereas the N-S and NE-SW swarms impound groundwater rising the water table level forming a stepped surface as they are perpendicular to the regional flow. Lastly, W-E dikes do not seem to have any significant influence on the aquifer. Our results show the need of a re-evaluation of the role of dikes in the regional flow in other volcanic island aquifers in which their influence have been minimized as overlapping of different dike swarms can condition regional flow in the aquifer.

    La elaboración de modelos conceptuales en acuíferos de islas volcánicas presenta una elevada dificultad

  12. Cloud amount/frequency, NITRATE and other data from ISLAS ORCADAS in the SE Atlantic from 1977-01-05 to 1977-02-16 (NCEI Accession 8100431)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — WATER DEPTH and Other Data from ISLAS ORCADAS (cruise 12) From SE Atlantic (limit-20 W) from January 5, 1977 to February 16, 1977. The data was collected by...

  13. NOAA ESRI Grid - 6m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Mona) - Project NF-08-04, , UTM 19N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 6 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  14. Turbidity, SOLAR RADIATION - ATMOSPHERIC and other data from ISLAS ORCADAS in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1978-04-07 to 1978-05-21 (NCEI Accession 8100428)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This record contains bottle cast data, collected by ISLAS ORCADAS ship (cruise 16) in the North Atlantic Ocean. This data is in CTD-78 format (binary) and included...

  15. Turbidity, SOLAR RADIATION - ATMOSPHERIC and other data from ISLAS ORCADAS in the North Atlantic Ocean from 1976-11-03 to 1976-12-18 (NCEI Accession 8100429)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This entry contains bottle cast data, collected by ISLAS ORCADAS SHIP (cruise 11) between November 3, 1976 to December 18, 1976, in the North Atlantic Ocean. This...

  16. NOAA TIFF Image - 2 m Backscatter Mosaic of Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD83 (NCEI Accession 0131853)

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 2 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the southern coast of Isla de Mona, collected using a Kongsberg EM 1002 (95 kHz) multibeam...

  17. Más allá de la Isla de Pascua: Migración e identidad en la sociedad Rapanui Contemporánea

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    Diego Muñoz Azócar

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    Full Text Available La sociedad rapanui actual se compone de comunidades territorialmente dispersas. Mediante diferentes formas de articulación, configuran una noción de totalidad social centrada en Isla de Pascua como lugar identitario de arraigo. En este artículo propongo que esta totalidad social se articula mediante a una red de conexiones que vincula la Isla de Pascua (Rapa Nui a Chile continental y a Polinesia francesa. Rapa Nui produce un espacio de alteridad en el cual los isleños residentes en la isla construyen una identidad cultural. Queremos mostrar que los desplazamientos y la residencia permanente de personas rapanui fuera de Isla de Pascua no representan ni generan sentimientos de ruptura con la comunidad de origen, por el contrario, mantienen una serie de obligaciones sociales que ayudan a configurar una noción de totalidad bajo la forma de una comunidad translocal.

  18. NOAA ESRI Grid - 9m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Mona) - Project NF-08-04, UTM 19N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 9 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  19. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 6m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Mona) - Project NF-08-04, , UTM 19N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 6 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  20. NOAA ESRI Grid - 3m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Mona) - Project NF-08-04, , UTM 19N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  1. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 3m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Mona) - Project NF-08-04, , UTM 19N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  2. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 9m Multibeam Bathymetry, Puerto Rico (Isla de Mona) - Project NF-08-04, UTM 19N NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 9 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla de Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  3. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 3m Bathymetry around Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla De Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  4. NOAA ESRI Grid - 10m Bathymetry around Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 10 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla De Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  5. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 10m Bathymetry around Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 10 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla De Mona in Puerto Rico,...

  6. NOAA ESRI Grid - 5m Bathymetry around Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 5 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla De Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  7. NOAA ESRI Grid - 3m Bathymetry around Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Grid with 3 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla De Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  8. NOAA TIFF Image - 2 m Backscatter Mosaic of Isla de Mona, PR, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This image represents a 2 meter resolution backscatter mosaic of the southern coast of Isla de Mona, collected using a Kongsberg EM 1002 (95 kHz) multibeam...

  9. NOAA ESRI Geotiff - 5m Bathymetry around Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico, Project NF-07-06, 2007, UTM 19 NAD 83

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    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce — This dataset contains an ESRI Geotiff with 5 meter cell size representing the bathymetry of selected portions of seafloor around Isla De Mona in Puerto Rico, derived...

  10. Morfometría del Barranco de Santiago, Gomera (Islas Canarias

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    Martín Escorza, C.

    2000-08-01

    Full Text Available The Barranco de Santiago is a river basin of the south of the island Gomera (Canary Islands. To this basin belongs the Garajonay peak (1.487 m. This river basin has somewhat more than 10 km of length, and its waters arrive to the Atlantic Ocean. The rocks on those which flows are all volcanic, and in them can be differentiated three principal types. This river net has been digitized taking the coordinates (x, y, z of the points origin and final of the greater possible number of lines in which they have been divided its course. To scale 1:25.000 have been able to differentiate a total of 489 such right lines, that be at the point the order 4, upon applying the hierarchic order according to the Strhaler's criterion. Said river net is formed by two basins smaller, that correspond to that of the Guarimar and Benchijigua ravines. Both present structural features (forms dentritic and linear respectively that permit to assign to each one of them a different evolution: more maturity for the case of Benchijigua and an origin most recent in for the Barranco de Guarimar. Though it is a basin with reduced dimensions (area of 23,63 km2, through the structure that presents the drainage net three structural zones have been differentiate, that coincide mainly, with the different groups of volcanic rocks. Two steps in the longitudinal profile of the Barranco de Santiago, one to 500 m and the other to 70-80 m of altitude above the sea level, make to deduce the raising existence, at least of this magnitude, of this part of the island during the Quaternary. The existence of others two steps to greater altitude permit to suppose that, after the analysis in all the ravines of Gomera it will be able to confirm or to reject in the future, the action in addition to other dynamic of greater importance.El barranco de Santiago forma una cuenca fluvial al sur de Gomera que recoge en su área las alturas del pico Garajonay (1.487 m y tras algo más de 10 km vierte sus aguas

  11. Investigaciones científicas en el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco y aguas adyacentes, Pacífico de Costa Rica

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    This Special Issue of the Revista de Biología Tropical, “Scientific Research at Isla del Coco National Park and Adjacent Waters, Pacific Costa Rica” (Volume 64, Supplement 1, 2016) contains 20 papers, with topics ranging from atmospheric sciences to an analysis of conservation public policies, including also papers on physical oceanography, chemistry, botany and marine biodiversity of Isla del Coco National Park, its adjacent waters and regions between the continent and the island. The 20 pap...

  12. Diccionario histórico-toponímico de la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Se recolectaron de distintas fuentes documentales los nombres de setenta y seis topónimos correspondientes a los principales accidentes topográficos del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Estos se pueden agrupar en cuatro grupos principales, como son aquellos pertenecientes a las visitas de navegantes británicos, la vida republicana en Costa Rica y aquellos de la flora y fauna, tanto terrestre como marina. La metodología empleada ha permitido identificar setenta y uno de estos topónimos. Conceptualmente, el dinamismo del abordaje metodológico y la divulgación de sus resultados sugieren tener implícito un proceso de retroalimentación.

  13. Estudio antropogenético de diversos polimorfismos en la isla de Menorca

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    Moral Castrillo, Pedro

    1987-01-01

    Se ha analizado la variabilidad de 16 polimorfismos hemáticos en la población de la isla de Menorca. Con ello se pretende la caracterización antropogenética de dicha población en relación a otros grupos de la Península Ibérica, de la Cuenca Mediterránea y del Centro y Norte de Europa. Los datos aportados en Menorca representan asimismo una contribución para ampliar el conocimiento de estos marcadores en las poblaciones españolas.Si se tiene en cuenta la posición geográfica y la historia de Me...

  14. Apuntes sobre las producciones cinematográficas y televisivas extranjeras filmadas en las Islas Canarias

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    Lic. Teresa Sandoval

    1998-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Islas Canarias han sido un continuo plató natural de rodaje para la producción de películas de ficción cinematográficas y telefilms realizados por productoras extranjeras desde finales de los años 20 hasta nuestros días. 'Moby Dick' (1955, John Huston o 'Hace un millón de años' (1966, Don Chaffey son quizás los dos títulos más mundialmente conocidos de una larga lista de producciones de muy distinta procedencia y de diferentes géneros, de los que en este artículo se presenta una muestra representativa.

  15. Estructura de las comunidades de corales y octocorales de Isla de Aves, Venezuela, Caribe Nororiental

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    A Yranzo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El Refugio de Fauna Silvestre Isla de Aves (RFSIA representa la porción más septentrional del territorio Venezolano, generando 135 000km² de Zona Económica Exclusiva. Los estudios sobre sus comunidades coralinas son escasos y en su mayoría datan de la década de los setenta, por su ubicación a 650km al nor-este del Puerto de la Guaira y por su condición de zona militar. Para actualizar y obtener una línea base cuantitativa sobre la estructura de las comunidades coralinas de la isla, se estimó la cobertura lineal, estructura de tallas, composición y abundancia de corales y octocorales. Evaluamos 16 sitios alrededor de la isla empleando el Protocolo AGGRA (banda-transectas de 10m² entre 1.5 y 21m de profundidad (n= 67 transectas y se realizaron censos visuales en 5 sitios más. Observamos un total de 2 327 colonias pertenecientes a cuatro especies de hidrozoos y 36 especies de corales pétreos pertenecientes a 11 familias. Los valores de diversidad, dominancia y equitatividad de la comunidad de corales oscilaron entre 0.78 y 2.12 (S-W; 0.15 y 0.61 y 0.57 y 0.92 respectivamente. La mayor parte de los corales presentaron valores de abundancia relativa menores al 3%, a excepción de Porites astreoides (25.57%, Pseudodiploria strigosa (18.22% y Siderastrea siderea (14.44%. La estructura de tallas de estas especies estuvo representada en su mayoría por las categorías de tallas más pequeñas, entre los 3 y 30cm de diámetro máximo y entre 0 y 5cm de altura. Se identificaron un total de 13 especies de octocorales pertenecientes a 3 familias, siendo Pseudopterogorgia americana la especie dominante en abundancia. La cobertura promedio de coral vivo (incluyendo hidrocorales fue de 22.30% (SE=1.73 (coral muerto 15.45%,SE=3.28. El coral muerto es la que presentó el mayor porcentaje de disimilaridad entre sitios (9.21% (ANOSIM; con un porcentaje de contribución de 16.57% (Análisis SIMPER. La cobertura viva lineal de octocorales varió entre 0

  16. Equinodermos de las Islas Lobos de Afuera (Lambayeque, Perú

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    2013-05-01

    Full Text Available Del 19 al 24 de junio de 1999 se llevó a cabo una expedición para realizar el inventario rápido de los equinodermos de las Islas Lobos de Afuera (06°55,5 S - 80°42,5 W. Se colectó un total de 39 especies de equinodermos: 7 asteroideos (2 nuevos registros para el Perú: Luidia bellonae, Luidia brevispina; 8 ofiuroideos (1 nuevo registro para el Perú: Ophionereis sp.; 11 equinoideos (5 nuevos registros para el Perú: Astropyga pulvinata, Diadema mexicanum, Lytechinus sp., Toxopneustes roseus, Tripneustes depressus y 13 holoturoideos (6 nuevos registros: Psolidium dorsipes, Cucumaria flamma, Pseudocnus californicus, Holothuria sp., Chiridota sp. y Actinopyga sp..

  17. Determinantes de la demanda de turismo vacacional en las Islas Canarias

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    Santiago Rodríguez Feijoó

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se estima una función de demanda de turismo por motivos vacacionales en el destino turístico de las Islas Canarias. El objetivo del estudio es identificar las características relevantes de dicha función y cuantificar sus efectos, no sólo sobre la cantidad demandada (duración de la estancia, sino también sobre los ingresos brutos generados por el turismo, ya que, tanto desde el punto de vista de las empresas que prestan sus servicios en este sector, como de las instituciones públicas encargadas de su planificación y control, la variable que mide los resultados económicos de la actividad es la variable ingresos, más que la propia cantidad de demanda realizada.

  18. A High Resolution Record of Recent Climate Change From Isla Isabela in the Gulf of California

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    Englebrecht, A.; Ingram, L.; Byrne, R.; Kienel, U.; Boehnel, H.; Haug, G.

    2007-05-01

    Here we report on the stable isotopic composition (oxygen and carbon) and pollen content of seasonally laminated lake sediments from Isla Isabela (21°52' N, 105°54' W) to reconstruct the history of recent climate change in northwestern Mexico. Isabela crater lake is located approximately 30km offshore the state of Nayarit, and is in the precipitation region of the Mexican Monsoon (also called North American Monsoon). Work on an initial short core indicates coherent periodicities in δ13C and δ18O of bulk inorganic carbonate throughout the past two centuries. Most notably, strong excursions in δ13C and observable sedimentological changes occur at depths in the core corresponding to the years 1973-74, 1950s, 1860s, 1810s, and 1780s A.D.-recognized periods of historical drought in Mexico. Further downcore work reveals additional periods of reduced water availability that may correspond to variations in the Mexican Monsoon.

  19. Helminth parasites of the blue-footed booby on Isla Isabel, México.

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    Rubio-Godoy, Miguel; de León, Gerardo Pérez-Ponce; Mendoza-Garfias, Berenit; Carmona-Isunza, María Cristina; la Mora, Alejandra Núñez-de; Drummond, Hugh

    2011-08-01

    A survey of the helminth fauna of the blue-footed booby, Sula nebouxii, on Isla Isabel, off the Pacific coast of México, is presented. Eight parasite species were found: 4 digeneans (Galactosomum puffini , Mesostephanus microbursa, Opisthometra planicollis, and Renicola thapari), 3 nematodes (Contracaecum sp., Porrocaecum sp., and Tetrameres sp.), and 1 cestode (Tetrabothrius sp). All these species are reported for the first time in the blue-footed booby, and they represent 8 new locality records as well. Species accumulation curves suggest these 8 parasite species comprise the total helminth fauna of this population of boobies. The most frequent and abundant parasite was R. thapari, inhabiting the kidney of its host. In male boobies, a significant negative correlation was found between abundance of R. thapari and host body condition.

  20. Discurso, poder y legitimidad: los dispositivos del desarraigo (isla Mocha, 1684

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    2008-07-01

    Full Text Available El peligro que representaron las incursiones de corsarios ingleses y holandeses en las aguas delocéano Pacífico, determinó que la autoridad virreinal del Perú solicitara evaluar el traslado de los nativos de isla Mocha al continente. En 1684 se generó un debate que buscó crear un consenso de legitimidad para esta acción. Dos alternativas se barajaron para alcanzar este objetivo: una fallida estrategia judicial que pretendió demostrar que los indios habían incurrido en un acto de traición, y el manejo de los estereotipos relativos a la naturaleza de los indios. En ambas situaciones, el análisis del discurso revela la creación pre-meditada de un disputado espacio de poder.

  1. De islas y utopías en la literatura argentina

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    Mônica Bueno

    2011-10-01

    Full Text Available Resumo: A literatura argentina possui grande diversidade de ilhas que fazem um mapa único da geografia da ficção e procuram conformar diferentes políticas na relação da ficção com a literatura e da literatura com a vida. Se a ficção geográfica pode ser lida como uma construção conceptual que tece o possível com o fictício, procuramos apresentar neste artigo, três modelos que mostram a relação entre ficção e utopia de jeito diferente, embora, em todos os casos, eles apostam a uma política da literatura.Palavras-chave: Literatura argentina; ficção; utopia; ilha.Resumen: La literatura argentina posee gran diversidad de islas que hacen un mapa singular de la geografía de la ficción y apuntan a conformar distintas políticas en la relación de la ficción con la literatura y de la literatura con la vida. Si estas ficciones geográficas pueden leerse como construcciones conceptuales que entraman lo posible en lo ficticio, pretendemos presentar, en este artículo, tres modelos que traban la relación entre ficción y utopía de manera diferente pero que, en todos los casos, apuestan a una política de la literatura.Palabras-clave: Literatura argentina; ficción; utopía; isla.Keywords: Argentinian literature; fiction; utopia; island.

  2. Feature Extraction in the North Sinai Desert Using Spaceborne Synthetic Aperture Radar: Potential Archaeological Applications

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    Christopher Stewart

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available Techniques were implemented to extract anthropogenic features in the desert region of North Sinai using data from the first- and second-generation Phased Array type L-band Synthetic Aperture Radar (PALSAR-1 and 2. To obtain a synoptic view over the study area, a mosaic of average, multitemporal (De Grandi filtered PALSAR-1 σ° backscatter of North Sinai was produced. Two subset regions were selected for further analysis. The first included an area of abundant linear features of high relative backscatter in a strategic, but sparsely developed area between the Wadi Tumilat and Gebel Maghara. The second included an area of low backscatter anomaly features in a coastal sabkha around the archaeological sites of Tell el-Farama, Tell el-Mahzan, and Tell el-Kanais. Over the subset region between the Wadi Tumilat and Gebel Maghara, algorithms were developed to extract linear features and convert them to vector format to facilitate interpretation. The algorithms were based on mathematical morphology, but to distinguish apparent man-made features from sand dune ridges, several techniques were applied. The first technique took as input the average σ° backscatter and used a Digital Elevation Model (DEM derived Local Incidence Angle (LAI mask to exclude sand dune ridges. The second technique, which proved more effective, used the average interferometric coherence as input. Extracted features were compared with other available information layers and in some cases revealed partially buried roads. Over the coastal subset region a time series of PALSAR-2 spotlight data were processed. The coefficient of variation (CoV of De Grandi filtered imagery clearly revealed anomaly features of low CoV. These were compared with the results of an archaeological field walking survey carried out previously. The features generally correspond with isolated areas identified in the field survey as having a higher density of archaeological finds, and interpreted as possible

  3. The Tayiba Red Beds: Transitional marine-continental deposits in the precursor Suez Rift, Sinai, Egypt

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    Refaat, A. A.; Imam, M. M.

    1999-04-01

    The Tayiba Red Beds, exposed in the Abu Zenima area, west-central Sinai, have been intensively studied for their clay mineralogy and charophytes assemblages. Three surface sections exposed at Wadi El-Tayiba and Wadi Nukhul were studied. The Tayiba Formation uncomformably overlies the Middle Eocene Khaboba Formation at Wadi Nukhul and the Late Eocene Tanka Formation at Wadi El-Tayiba and commonly underlies the Early Miocene Nukhul Formation with unconformable relationships. The Tayiba Formation at Wadi Nukhul consists predominantly of continental coarse clastic sediments represented by polymictic conglomerates, alternating with red to pinkish mudstone, ferruginous sandstone and varicoloured mottled siltstone with plant remains. At Wadi El-Tayiba, the Tayiba Formation is represented by marine, yellow mudstone and red siltstone, alternating with greyish and reddish-yellow argillaceous to sandy limestone, highly fossiliferous with reworked Nummulites spp. and molluscan shell fragments. The mineralogical composition of the studied clay size fraction showed that most samples are dominated by illite, together with smectite, kaolinite and illite/smectite mixed layers. The relative proportion of these constituents shows wide variation. Smectite is more abundant than other constituents at Wadi El-Tayiba. The high content of smectite is usually accompanied by a terrigenous influx in the form of kaolinite and illite, reflecting deposition in an inner neritic shallow marine environment. The sediments of Wadi Nukhul are characterised by an appreciable proportion of illite, together with an illite/smectite mixed layer and minor amounts of kaolinite, suggesting deposition in fluviatile environments. The detailed investigation of charophytes (green algae) in the investigated sections showed that Wadi El-Tayiba is nearly barren of these microflorae, except for some benthic foraminifera from a shallow marine environment. In contrast, Wadi Nukhul yielded a high frequency and great

  4. Instrumentos em Lingua Brasileira de Sinais para avaliacao da qualidade de vida da populacao surda

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    Neuma Chaveiro

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Construir a versão em Língua Brasileira de Sinais dos instrumentos WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS para avaliar a qualidade de vida da população surda brasileira. MÉTODOS: Utilizou-se metodologia proposta pela Organização Mundial da Saúde (WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS para a construção dos instrumentos adaptados para população surda em Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras. A pesquisa para execução do instrumento consistiu de 13 etapas: 1 criação do sinal qualidade de vida; 2 desenvolvimento das escalas de respostas em Libras; 3 tradução por um grupo bilíngue; 4 versão reconciliadora; 5 primeira retrotradução; 6 produção da versão em Libras a ser disponibilizada aos grupos focais; 7 realização dos grupos focais; 8 revisão por um grupo monolíngue; 9 revisão pelo grupo bilíngue; 10 análise sintática/semântica e segunda retrotradução; 11 reavaliação da retrotradução pelo grupo bilíngue; 12 filmagem da versão para o software; 13 desenvolvimento do software WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS em Libras. RESULTADOS: Características peculiares da cultura da população surda apontaram a necessidade de adaptações na metodologia de aplicação de grupos focais quando compostos por pessoas surdas. As convenções ortográficas da escrita das línguas sinalizadas não estão consolidadas, o que trouxe dificuldades em registrar graficamente as etapas de tradução. As estruturas linguísticas que causaram maiores problemas de tradução foram as que incluíram expressões idiomáticas do português, muitas sem conceitos equivalentes entre o português e a Libras. Foi possível construir um software do WHOQOL-BREF e WHOQOL-DIS em Libras. CONCLUSÕES: O WHOQOL-BREF e o WHOQOL-DIS em Libras possibilitarão que os surdos se expressem autonomamente quanto a sua qualidade de vida, o que permitirá investigar com maior precisão essas questões.

  5. Two newly recognized species of Hemidactylus (Squamata, Gekkonidae) from the Arabian Peninsula and Sinai, Egypt.

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    Smíd, Jiří; Moravec, Jiří; Kratochvíl, Lukáš; Gvoždík, Václav; Nasher, Abdul Karim; Busais, Salem M; Wilms, Thomas; Shobrak, Mohammed Y; Carranza, Salvador

    2013-01-01

    A recent molecular phylogeny of the Arid clade of the genus Hemidactylus revealed that the recently described H. saba and two unnamed Hemidactylus species from Sinai, Saudi Arabia and Yemen form a well-supported monophyletic group within the Arabian radiation of the genus. The name 'Hemidactylus saba species group' is suggested for this clade. According to the results of morphological comparisons and the molecular analyses using two mitochondrial (12S and cytb) and four nuclear (cmos, mc1r, rag1, rag2) genes, the name Hemidactylus granosus Heyden, 1827 is resurrected from the synonymy of H. turcicus for the Sinai and Saudi Arabian species. The third species of this group from Yemen is described formally as a new species H. ulii sp. n. The phylogenetic relationships of the members of 'Hemidactylus saba species group' are evaluated and the distribution and ecology of individual species are discussed.

  6. First report of Leishmania tropica from a classical focus of L. major in North-Sinai, Egypt.

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    Shehata, Magdi G; Samy, Abdallah M; Doha, Said A; Fahmy, Adel R; Kaldas, Rania M; Furman, Barry D; Villinski, Jeffrey T

    2009-08-01

    Cutaneous leishmaniasis (CL) is prevalent in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula and previous research has consistently documented the etiologic agent to be Leishmania major. We report the first isolation of Leishmania tropica from human cases of CL in a Northern Sinai community bordering Palestine. Parasite culturing, real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gene sequencing, and restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) analyses indicate CL cases in this community were caused by either L. major or L. tropica (three cases each). Two wild-caught rodents (Gerbillus pyramidum floweri) were infected with L. tropica. Phlebotomus papatasi sand flies were found harboring L. major, however only non-infected individuals of Phlebotomus sergenti, a vector for L. tropica, were caught. Patients with L. tropica had not traveled from the region in over a year, suggesting these cases are autochthonous. This scenario is consistent with an incursion of L. tropica from bordering countries and raises concerns about expansion of this parasite further into Egypt.

  7. On the effectiveness of the vlf-em method For ground water prospecting in the Basement terrains, Sinai, Egypt

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    Shendi, El-Arabi Hendi [العربيى هندي شندي

    1997-01-01

    The VLF-EM method is proved to be an effective, fast and inexpensive tool for ground water prospecting in the basement terrains of Southern Sinai. The resistive shallow alluvial deposits increase the penetration depth of the received VLF waves to as deep as 40 meters which is very reasonable to detect the water bearing alluvium in the studied areas. The measured horizontal and vertical components of the resultant VLF-EM field were used to calculate the apparent resistivities of the conductive...

  8. Failure of the merger of the Mount Sinai and New York University hospitals and medical schools: part 2.

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    Kastor, John A

    2010-12-01

    This is the second of two articles in this issue of Academic Medicine that, together, report the author's findings from his study of the attempt by the leaders of Mount Sinai and New York University (NYU) medical centers in New York City to merge their medical schools and hospitals, and the failure of those attempts. After the unsuccessful effort of the trustees to merge the medical schools and hospitals--see the first article--the two institutions successfully created Mount Sinai NYU Health, a new company of the Mount Sinai and NYU hospitals in New York City. Members of the NYU faculty, worried that the new attempt would also include the medical schools, sued their university to prevent the merger. Although they lost the suit, the NYU medical school remained within the university as they had wanted. The hospital merger, like the more comprehensive hospital/medical school merger that failed, was favored by most of the trustees and executives at Mount Sinai. Although supported by many of the NYU trustees, both mergers were strongly opposed by some of the leadership and many of the faculty at the NYU medical center.The hospital merger came into effect in July 1998, but three years later, administration of the hospitals had returned to the separate campuses. In 2008, the merger was officially terminated. Although several of the back-office functions combined, no clinical programs did, as was also the case in other mergers of teaching hospitals. The author concludes with an analysis of why this merger failed while a few others succeeded.

  9. Failure of the merger of the Mount Sinai and New York University hospitals and medical schools: part 1.

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    Kastor, John A

    2010-12-01

    This is the first of two articles in this issue of Academic Medicine that, together, report the author's findings from his study of the attempts by the leaders of Mount Sinai and New York University (NYU) academic health centers in New York City to merge their medical schools and hospitals, and the failure of those attempts. The contemporary and predicted effects of managed care, capitation, and the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 were major factors stimulating this and other mergers at academic health centers. The hospital executives and board members also anticipated saving significant amounts of money by consolidating back-office functions and clinical services. The leadership at Mount Sinai were the most enthusiastic proponents of the merger. At NYU, many trustees feared that their hospital, which was generating a surplus when the merger was being planned, and its medical school, which operated at a deficit and was dependent on hospital earnings, would, in time, drain the university's endowment if the merger took place. Accordingly, some of the leading trustees favored separating its hospital and medical school from the university and consigning them to a new company with Mount Sinai. Influential members of the NYU faculty strongly opposed this. The attempt to create a merged entity of the hospitals and medical schools failed after several frustrating months of interinstitutional negotiations. The trustees and executives then attempted to develop a merger of only the hospitals; that process is described in the companion article in this issue of Academic Medicine.

  10. Geoelectric resistivity sounding for delineating salt water intrusion in the Abu Zenima area, west Sinai, Egypt

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    Khalil, Mohamed H.

    2006-09-01

    A direct current (dc) resistivity geoelectric technique is applied in the Abu Zenima area, West Sinai, Egypt to delineate salt water intrusion from the Gulf of Suez and evaluate the quality and some of the petrophysical parameters of the aquifer. Sixteen Schlumberger vertical electrical soundings (VES) with maximum AB/2 = 3000 m are conducted. The interpretation of the one-dimensional (1D) inversion of the acquired resistivity data could map the fresh to slightly brackish aquifer (true resistivity = 52-71 Ω m, thickness = 17-66 m), which floats on denser, more saline, deeper water (<5 Ω m). A number of water samples of the fresh aquifer are analysed to determine the total dissolved solids (TDS) concentrations (ppm). A good agreement is observed between the resistivity boundaries and the borehole data. The mutual relations between the aquifer layering, the direction of the groundwater flow and the hydrogeophysical conditions of the aquifer are investigated. The geoelectric (Dar-Zarrouk) parameters are determined and interpreted in terms of the hydraulic conductivity, transimissivity, clay content, grain size distribution and potentiality of the aquifer. The integration of the results indicates a high potentiality and a relatively good quality of the fresh to slightly brackish aquifer in the north-eastern part of the study area.

  11. Hydrochemical modeling and assessment of groundwater contamination in northwest Sinai, Egypt.

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    El Alfy, Mohamed

    2013-03-01

    This study aims to investigate groundwater geochemical characteristics, and to assess the effects of groundwater contamination in northwest Sinai, Egypt. A geographic information system, geochemical modeling, and statistical analyses tools were used. Twenty-five groundwater samples from a Quaternary aquifer were sampled. These water samples were analyzed for major, minor, and trace elements. The results of this study contribute to a better understanding of the hydrochemical characteristic as well as the anthropogenic processes of groundwater pollution. On the basis of these analyses, the geochemical parameters and the anomalous concentration of different elements enable the characterization of salinity sources of the brackish waters and the suspected sources of polluted water. Pollution sources are represented by waste disposal and agricultural activities as well as the probable upward leakage of highly saline water from the deeper aquifers and the saltwater intrusion. Pollution risk is high when the depth of the water table is shallow (0.3 to 15.0 m) and the aquifer has high hydraulic conductivity and poor matrix buffering capacity.

  12. Paleotemperatures and paleodepths of the Upper Cretaceous rocks in El Qusaima, Northeastern Sinai, Egypt

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    Orabi, O. H.; Zahran, E.

    2014-03-01

    The planktonic foraminiferal morphogroups and planktonic quantitative analysis as well as the lithological variations across the Coniacian to Maastrichtian sediments of El Qusaima section (Northeastern Sinai, Egypt) are studied in detail in order to detect the prevailing paleoecological conditions along these sediments. At the studied area of El Qusaima section there is a gradual cooling started at the base of Globotruncana elevata Zone (early-middle Campanian) of the lower part of the Markha Member and continued till Globotruncana aegyptiaca Zone (Late Campanian) of the upper part of the Markha Member. This trend corresponds to the onset of a global cooling that began at about 73 Ma (Late Campanian) and ended the Cretaceous greenhouse climate mode. At El Qusaima section, a gradual warming started at the base of Pseudogumbelina palpebra Zone (Late Maastrichtian) and continued till Plummerita hantkeninoides Zone (latest Maastrichtian) due to the high abundance of Plummerita hantkeninoides and Plummeritareicheli, which have been flourishing in warm waters. So this warming near the end of the Maastrichtian is a global event as shown by many authors.

  13. LAND SUITABILITY SCENARIOS FOR ARID COASTAL PLAINS USING GIS MODELING: SOUTHWESTERN SINAI COASTAL PLAIN, EGYPT

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    Ahmed Mohamed Wahid

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available Site selection analysis was carried out to find the best suitable lands for development activities in an example of promising coastal plains, southwestern Sinai, Egypt. Two GIS models were developed to represent two scenarios of land use suitability in the study area using GIS Multi Criteria Analysis Modeling. The factors contributed in the analysis are the Topography, Land cover, Existing Land use, Flash flood index, Drainage lines and Water points. The first scenario was to classify the area according to various gradual ranges of suitability. According to this scenario, the area is classified into five classes of suitability. The percentage of suitability values are 51.16, 6.13, 22.32, 18.49 and 1.89% for unsuitable, least suitable, low suitable, suitable and high suitable, respectively. The second scenario is developed for a particular kind of land use planning; tourism and recreation projects. The suitability map of this scenario was classified into five values. Unsuitable areas represent 51.18% of the study area, least suitable 16.67%, low suitable 22.85%, suitable 8.61%, and high suitable 0.68%. The best area for locating development projects is the area surrounding El-Tor City and close to the coast. This area could be an urban extension of El-Tor City with more economical and environmental management.

  14. Construção de um aplicativo digital para o ensino de sinais vitais

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    Francisco Gilberto Fernandes Pereira

    Full Text Available RESUMO Objetivo Descrever a etapa de criação de um aplicativo digital direcionado ao ensino de sinais vitais para acadêmicos de enfermagem. Método Trata-se de um estudo metodológico, desenvolvido entre março a outubro de 2014, no qual foram seguidas as etapas de análise, desenho e desenvolvimento da ferramenta tecnológica, com base no referencial teórico de Galvis-Panqueva. Realizou-se uma revisão narrativa da literatura sobre o tema e, em seguida, escolheu-se a melhor plataforma para a hospedagem do aplicativo. Resultados Seguidas as fases propostas no referencial teórico, a análise permitiu delimitar conteúdo e infraestrutura tecnológica; já o desenho proporcionou a avaliação do ambiente e sua interface e operacionalização e, por fim, o desenvolvimento materializou a projeção do desenho e recursos interativos propostos na etapa anterior. Conclusão O aplicativo constitui um suporte interativo na formação de estudantes de enfermagem, e sugere-se que seja realizada sua validação de conteúdo para aplicação prática posterior.

  15. LAND SUITABILITY SCENARIOS FOR ARID COASTAL PLAINS USING GIS MODELING: SOUTHWESTERN SINAI COASTAL PLAIN, EGYPT

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    Ahmed Wahid

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Site selection analysis was carried out to find the best suitable lands for development activities in an example of promising coastal plains, southwestern Sinai, Egypt. Two GIS models were developed to represent two scenarios of land use suitability in the study area using GIS Multi Criteria Analysis Modeling. The factors contributed in the analysis are the Topography, Land cover, Existing Land use, Flash flood index, Drainage lines and Water points. The first scenario was to classify the area according to various gradual ranges of suitability. According to this scenario, the area is classified into five classes of suitability. The percentage of suitability values are 51.16, 6.13, 22.32, 18.49 and 1.89% for unsuitable, least suitable, low suitable, suitable and high suitable, respectively. The second scenario is developed for a particular kind of land use planning; tourism and recreation projects. The suitability map of this scenario was classified into five values. Unsuitable areas represent 51.18% of the study area, least suitable 16.67%, low suitable 22.85%, suitable 8.61%, and high suitable 0.68%. The best area for locating development projects is the area surrounding El-Tor City and close to the coast. This area could be an urban extension of El-Tor City with more economical and environmental management.

  16. Late Cretaceous - Early Paleogene bio- and sequence stratigraphy of west-central Sinai, Egypt

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    Eweda, Shehta; Zakaria, Ahmed; El Bahrawy, Reda

    2017-06-01

    A sequence biostratigraphic analysis has been done for the Upper Cretaceous-Lower Paleogene sedimentary outcrops at Wadi Raha, Sudr El-Hetan and Wadi El-Giddi areas in west-central Sinai. The sequences are subdivided into four carbonate rock units; from base to top: the Wata, Themed, Sudr and Waseiyit formations. The biostratigraphic analysis of the studied samples led to the identification of two main planktonic foraminiferal zones, three benthic foraminiferal zones with the ammonite zone. Eleven microfacies associations are recorded in the rock units. Nine constitutes a limestone facies with one constitutes a dolostone facies and one a claystone facies. The stratigraphic data, and the facies study support the identification of three major breaks (sequence boundaries) and four depositional sequences. The depositional sequences are subdivided into four supercycles and seven cycles of 3rd order. The oldest break (∼90-88.5Ma.) exists at the top of the Wata Formation coincides with the intra Turonian drop in the global sea level with the initiation of the Syrian Arc inversion phase. The second major break (85 - ∼75Ma.) coincides with the major inversion phase and the evolution of the doubly plunging anticlines. The third major break (∼68 through ∼53Ma.) represents the last phase of the Syrian Arc inversion and complete the missing of Paleocene sequences.

  17. Radioactivity of sand, groundwater and wild plants in northeast Sinai, Egypt.

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    Ramadan, Khaled A; Seddeek, Mostafa K; Nijim, Abdelkareem; Sharshar, Taher; Badran, Hussein M

    2011-12-01

    The radioactivity levels are poorly studied in non-coastal arid regions. For this reason, 38 locations covering an area of about 350 km(2) in northeast Sinai, Egypt, were investigated by γ-ray spectroscopy. Moderately significant correlations among (238)U, (234)Th, and (226)Ra isotopes and low significant correlations between the concentrations of (238)U-series and (232)Th in sand were obtained. No evidence of correlation was found between the concentrations of radioisotopes and pH, grain size, total organic matter content, bicarbonate or calcium carbonate concentrations of the sand samples. The mean values of soil-to-plant transfer factor were 0.15, 0.18, 1.52 and 0.74 for (226)Ra, (232)Th, (40)K, and (137)Cs, respectively. The range of concentrations of (226)Ra,( 232)Th, and (40)K in water samples collected from five wells were<0.4-0.16,<0.4-0.13, and<0.15-1.62 Bq l(-1), respectively. The mean absorbed dose rate in outdoor air at a height of 1 m above the ground surface for the sand samples was 19.4 nGy h(-1). The Ra(eq) activities of the sands are lower than the recommended maximum value of 370 Bq kg(-1) criterion limit for building materials.

  18. Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy in field line diffusion by anisotropic magnetic turbulence

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    Milovanov, Alexander V [Associazione Euratom-ENEA sulla Fusione, Centro Ricerche Frascati, Via E. Fermi 45, C.P. 65, I-00044 Frascati, Rome (Italy); Bitane, Rehab [Laboratoire Cassiopee, UNSA, CNRS, Observatoire de la Cote d' Azur, BP 4229, 06304 Nice Cedex 4 (France); Zimbardo, Gaetano [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita degli Studi della Calabria, Ponte P. Bucci, Cubo 31C, I-87036 Arcavacata di Rende (Italy)

    2009-07-15

    The Kolmogorov-Sinai (KS) entropy in turbulent diffusion of magnetic field lines is analyzed on the basis of a numerical simulation model and theoretical investigations. In the parameter range of strongly anisotropic magnetic turbulence the KS entropy is shown to deviate considerably from the earlier predicted scaling relations (1992 Rev. Mod. Phys. 64 961). In particular, a slowing down logarithmic behavior versus the so-called Kubo number R >> 1 (R = ({delta}B/B{sub 0}) ({xi}{sub ||}/{xi}{sub perpendicular}), where {delta}B/B{sub 0} is the ratio of the rms magnetic fluctuation field to the magnetic field strength, and {xi}{sub perpendicular} and {xi}{sub ||} are the correlation lengths in respective dimensions) is found instead of a power-law dependence. These discrepancies are explained from general principles of Hamiltonian dynamics. We discuss the implication of Hamiltonian properties in governing the paradigmatic 'percolation' transport, characterized by R {yields} {infinity}, associating it with the concept of pseudochaos (random non-chaotic dynamics with zero Lyapunov exponents). Applications of this study pertain to both fusion and astrophysical plasma and by mathematical analogy to problems outside the plasma physics.

  19. Extensivity and additivity of the Kolmogorov-Sinai entropy for simple fluids

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    Das, Moupriya; Costa, Anthony B.; Green, Jason R.

    2017-02-01

    According to the van der Waals picture, attractive and repulsive forces play distinct roles in the structure of simple fluids. Here, we examine their roles in dynamics; specifically, in the degree of deterministic chaos using the Kolmogorov-Sinai (KS) entropy rate and the spectra of Lyapunov exponents. With computer simulations of three-dimensional Lennard-Jones and Weeks-Chandler-Andersen fluids, we find repulsive forces dictate these dynamical properties, with attractive forces reducing the KS entropy at a given thermodynamic state. Regardless of interparticle forces, the maximal Lyapunov exponent is intensive for systems ranging from 200 to 2000 particles. Our finite-size scaling analysis also shows that the KS entropy is both extensive (a linear function of system-size) and additive. Both temperature and density control the "dynamical chemical potential," the rate of linear growth of the KS entropy with system size. At fixed system-size, both the KS entropy and the largest exponent exhibit a maximum as a function of density. We attribute the maxima to the competition between two effects: as particles are forced to be in closer proximity, there is an enhancement from the sharp curvature of the repulsive potential and a suppression from the diminishing free volume and particle mobility. The extensivity and additivity of the KS entropy and the intensivity of the largest Lyapunov exponent, however, hold over a range of temperatures and densities across the liquid and liquid-vapor coexistence regimes.

  20. Hydrochemical and multivariate analysis of groundwater quality in the northwest of Sinai, Egypt.

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    El-Shahat, M F; Sadek, M A; Salem, W M; Embaby, A A; Mohamed, F A

    2017-08-01

    The northwestern coast of Sinai is home to many economic activities and development programs, thus evaluation of the potentiality and vulnerability of water resources is important. The present work has been conducted on the groundwater resources of this area for describing the major features of groundwater quality and the principal factors that control salinity evolution. The major ionic content of 39 groundwater samples collected from the Quaternary aquifer shows high coefficients of variation reflecting asymmetry of aquifer recharge. The groundwater samples have been classified into four clusters (using hierarchical cluster analysis), these match the variety of total dissolvable solids, water types and ionic orders. The principal component analysis combined the ionic parameters of the studied groundwater samples into two principal components. The first represents about 56% of the whole sample variance reflecting a salinization due to evaporation, leaching, dissolution of marine salts and/or seawater intrusion. The second represents about 15.8% reflecting dilution with rain water and the El-Salam Canal. Most groundwater samples were not suitable for human consumption and about 41% are suitable for irrigation. However, all groundwater samples are suitable for cattle, about 69% and 15% are suitable for horses and poultry, respectively.

  1. Genetic and nutritional characterization of some macrophytes, inhabiting the Bardawil Lagoon, Sinai, Egypt

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    Hosam E. Elsaied

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The ecological and economical significances of macrophytes, inhabiting the Mediterranean Lagoon, Bardawil, northern Sinai, Egypt, are still ambiguous, due to lack of knowledge. This study focused on genetic and nutritional characterization of three dominant macrophyte species at Bardawil Lagoon. Genetic identifications were done through genomic DNA extraction, followed by PCR amplifications and sequencing of 18S rRNA genes of the studied species. Phylogenetic analyses indicated that two of the recorded species showed homologies with the seagrass species, Posidonia oceanica and Halophila ovalis, with nucleotide identities 94.5% and 96.8%, respectively. The third species showed a unique phylogenetic lineage, representing nucleotide identity average, 86.5%, among the brown seaweeds, Heterokontophyta. Nutritional analyses indicated that the recorded seaweed-like macrophyte had the highest recommended nutritional contents, crude protein, 24.67%, with a total amino acid composition of 6.64 g/100 g protein, and carbohydrate, 38.16%, besides a calorific value of 3.063 K cal/g, among the studied macrophytes. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt to characterize macrophyte community in Bardawil Lagoon, using both genetic and biochemical approaches.

  2. Diagnostico-Plan Regulador Costero de Isla de Chira: Físico ambiental-Asentamientos humanos-viabilidad y transportes

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    2008-01-01

    Este documento presenta datos, información y análisis propios de un diagnóstico que se elabora para diseñar un plan regulador costero para la Isla de Chira, Costa Rica. También presenta los retos inmediatos y estratégicos que enfrentan los pobladores de la isla individual y colectivamente. Incluye múltiples partes: un diagnóstico biofísico que incluye mapas de uso del suelo. Una evaluación de los recursos biológicos, amenazas naturales, la orografía y topografía, la geología, capacidad de uso...

  3. ANÁLISIS DE LA RENTABILIDAD DEL SECTOR TURÍSTICO EN LAS ISLAS BALEARES. POLÍTICAS DE REFLOTAMIENTO

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    Martorell Cunill, O.

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Las Islas Baleares son uno de los destinos turísticos más importantes de la cuenca mediterránea. El sector turístico domina la actividad económica de las islas. Este estudio analiza la rentabilidad del sector turístico balear con el propósito de determinar las mejoras que se tendrían que introducir en el mismo para aumentar su competitividad. Los resultados indican que la actual pérdida de rentabilidad que padece el sector turístico balear se puede paliar a través de la introducción de nuevas fórmulas que aprovechan las nuevas tendencias de la demanda así como la utilización de instrumentos innovadores en procesos.

  4. Islas de tierra firme: ¿un modelo para el Caribe continental? El caso de Yucatán

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    Margaret Shrimpton Masson

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La Península de Yucatán, al extremo oriente de Mexico, suele ser representada como “el país que no se parece a otro”, o incluso, como una isla. Este artículo aborda dos puntos clave en torno a Yucatán y su relación con el espacio nacional/regional: su insularidad y la existencia/pertenencia al Caribe continental. El primero, considera la idea de la isla y sus límites para entender a la región Caribe como espacio que demuestra una articulación entre isla-continente. El segundo punto, tomando como ejemplo el caso de Yucatán, explora la dinámica insular “hacia adentro”. Ambos ejes ponen en cuestión la manera de pensar los límites, y nuestra forma de identificar espacios, culturas e identidades. En el caso de Yucatán, esta investigación profundiza en las representaciones literarias de la “insularidad” en escritores contemporáneos, que permiten pensar en micro-espacios (insulares hacia adentro de la Península y hacia adentro del Caribe continental.

  5. Perros ferales en la isla de Cedros, Baja California, México: una posible amenaza para los pinnípedos Feral dogs at Isla de Cedros, Baja California, Mexico: a possible threat for pinnipeds

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    María Concepción García-Aguilar

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    Full Text Available La presencia de perros ferales (Canis lupus familiaris en la isla de Cedros, Baja California, México, fue documentada hace más de 15 años. En el verano de 2009 e invierno 2009/2010, se realizaron 2 campañas de muestreo en la costa noreste de la isla para evaluar los hábitos alimentarios de los perros en las cercanías de las zonas de reproducción y descanso del lobo marino de California (Zalophus californianus y del elefante marino del norte (Mirounga angustirostris. Los mamíferos constituyeron el grupo consumido más importante en la alimentación de los perros (85.4%. Los resultados de este estudio muestran que en la costa noreste de la isla de Cedros los perros se alimentan de pinnípedos: el elefante marino fue la especie que más se consumió, con el mayor porcentaje en ambas temporadas (43.3% en verano y 51.9% en invierno; el lobo marino, fue la segunda durante el verano (23.3%, aunque su porcentaje disminuyó en el invierno (5.8%. Además del potencial impacto que el consumo por los perros pueda tener sobre las poblaciones de los pinnípedos, una amenaza adicional es la posible transmisión de los patógenos caninos, con serias consecuencias epizoóticas.The presence of feral dogs (Canis lupus familiaris in Isla de Cedros, Baja California, Mexico, has been documented for over 15 years. In the summer of2009 and the winter of 2009/2010, 2 sampling surveys were conducted in the northeast coastal portion of the island to assess the diet of feral dogs in the vicinity of hauled out California sea lions (Zalophus californianus and northern elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris. Mammals were the most important prey group in the diet of dogs (85.4%. Our results show that in the northeast coast of Isla de Cedros, feral dogs feed on pinnipeds: the elephant seal was the most important prey in both seasons (43.3% in summer and 51.9% in winter, followed by the sea lion as the second most important prey during the summer (23.3%, while its

  6. The decline of Falkland Islands penguins in the presence of a commercial fishing industry La disminución de los pingüinos de las Islas Falklands en la presencia de actividades de pesca comercial

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    MIKE BINGHAM

    2002-12-01

    Full Text Available The Falkland Islands are an important breeding site for three species of penguin, gentoo (Pygoscelis papua, southern rockhopper (Eudyptes c. chrysocome and Magellanic penguin (Spheniscus magellanicus. The total penguin population for the Falkland Islands has declined by 84 % during the 1980s and 1990s. These declines did not occur in coastal South America, so potential causes of decline in the Falklands have been investigated. The suspected cause of decline is a reduction of fish and squid due to large-scale commercial fishing around the Falklands. Since 1995 rockhopper and gentoo populations have ceased declining, and appear to have reached a new equilibrium, albeit at a much lower level than before commercial fishing began. This has been matched by improved chick-rearing success and juvenile survival, however Magellanic penguins continue declining in the Falklands. Diet analysis shows that Magellanic penguins have a greater reliance on squid and fish species being taken commercially. In 1998 drilling for oil began around the Falklands, despite warnings that environmental protection was inadequate. Within a month the first of three separate oil spills occurred, killing and contaminating hundreds of penguins. The oil rig completed its drilling operations after five months and left the Falklands. Since then no further oil spills have occurred. Oil exploration is due to recommence in the near future, and environmental safeguards have not been improved. Ecotourism has increased rapidly over recent years in the Falklands, with penguins being the main attraction. Monitoring of the affects of tourism has concentrated on breeding success and population change, and the results indicate no detrimental affects on penguin populations at the current level. This paper investigates potential causes of penguin decline in the Falkland Islands, drawing comparison with populations in Chile which appear to be healthy. It concludes by calling on the Falkland

  7. Rasgos morfológicos alrededor de la Isla del Coco y de sus montes submarinos vecinos, Pacífico de Costa Rica

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    Omar G. Lizano

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Se utilizaron los datos batimétricos GEBCO-08 de la UNESCO para estudiar las provincias marinas alrededor de la Isla del Coco. Se analizaron las montañas submarinas que tuvieran menos de 1000m de profundidad en esta cordillera. Montes submarinos localizados al sur, sureste y oeste de la isla, fueron identificados con profundidades de 300m desde la superficie del mar, y con alturas de hasta 2700m desde el fondo marino. La interconexión ecológica con la Isla del Coco de estos montes debe ser efectiva, como lo serán también dentro del corredor biológico del Pacifico Tropical Este. Se realizó un estudio particular de mayor resolución alrededor de la Isla del Coco para identificar los alcances de la plataforma de la isla. Se encontró un monte submarino a 14.8km al noreste de la isla, con profundidades medidas de 30-40m, que no había sido reportado. Con este rasgo submarino se explica la presencia de pescadores alrededor del este sitio, un sitio conocido en el ambiente de los pescadores, pero que aún no se había asociado a algún fenómeno oceánico en particular. Aunque más estudio es necesario, de comprobarse la conectividad biológica entre los montes submarinos y la Isla del Coco, los límites y las políticas ambientales deberán ser modificados, de manera que se proteja adecuadamente este sistema ecológico.

  8. Ebusus Phoenissa et Poena : la isla de Ibiza en época fenicio-púnica

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    Benjamí Costa

    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Los resultados de las investigaciones arqueológicas realizadas en Ibiza en los últimos veinticinco años, permiten concluir que el proceso de colonización de la isla se desarrolló en dos fases claramente diferenciadas: El primer establecimiento semita fue realizado en el siglo vii a.C. por fenicios occidentales y se vincula a la expansión del círculo colonial del Estrecho de Gibraltar. El segundo, supuso el asentamiento en Ibiza de contingentes púnicos de población, desde fines del siglo vi y sobre todo durante el V a.C. Este hecho, junto al desarrollo de la población existente, hizo posible la ocupación de toda la isla que, además de ser un importante puerto comercial, pasa a ser también un centro productor y exportador, a la vez que quedará vinculada al ámbito púnico liderado por Cartago. De esta manera, en la isla se forjará una formación social púnico-ebusitana que, en los siglos siguientes, experimentará un notable desarrollo. Tras la segunda Guerra Púnica, Ibiza quedará bajo dominio romano como ciudad federada, iniciando entonces un largo proceso evolutivo, que la llevará a integrarse plenamente en el Imperio, como municipio latino, en el siglo i d.C.The archaeological research carried out in Ibiza in the last twenty five years allows US to conclude that the process of the island's colonization in Antiquity took place in two clearly different phases: The first semitic settiement was undertaken by western Phoenicians and was related to the expansión of the colonial circle of the Straits of Gibraltar in the 7th century B.C.. The second one, from the end of the 6th century and throughout the 5th century B.C., gave rise to the establishment in Ibiza of new groups of Punic settiers. This fact, together with the growth of the existing population, made possible an important urban development and the occupation of the whole of the island. In this way, Ibiza, besides being a trading port, became also an important producer and

  9. Mount Sinai Hospital dental program for persons with disabilities: role in undergraduate dental education.

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    Sigal, Michael J

    2010-01-01

    Access to dental care for persons with special needs or disabilities continues to be a problem. This population is known to have a high incidence of dental disease, but unfortunately oral health is a significant unmet health need in many cases. To address this need, the Mount Sinai Hospital Dental Program for Persons with Disabilities was developed over 30 years ago by staff within the discipline of pediatric dentistry at the faculty of dentistry of the University of Toronto. Undergraduate students receive hands-on clinical training in dental management of persons with disabilities, the majority of whom have a developmental disability and could receive care in a community-based dental practice. This program has been successful, but access to community care is still an issue for the population served. Two new initiatives have been introduced in an attempt to develop personal links between persons with disabilities and future dentists, the first a series of lectures given by persons with disabilities and the second a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising awareness of the need for dental care for persons with disabilities. Among other activities, the organization sponsors a community-based event called Sharing Smiles Day, which brings together dental students and persons with disabilities in a carnival-like setting where the emphasis is on personal interactions. Dental preventive education is also provided but is of secondary importance. These initiatives and the program as a whole represent recognition of the responsibility of educators to ensure that new graduates have both the education and the desire to provide needed dental care to persons with disabilities.

  10. The influence of diagenesis on the reservoir quality of Cambrian and Carboniferous sandstones, southwest Sinai, Egypt

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    McBride, Earle F.; Abdel-Wahab, Antar; Salem, Alaa M. K.

    1996-04-01

    The diagenetic influence on hydrocarbon reservoir quality was investigated for the Cambrian and Lower Carboniferous sandstones of southwestern Sinai. These quartzose and feldspathic Palaeozoic sandstones were not buried more than 1 to 1.5 km until Late Cretaceous and more recent times, when the most deeply buried rocks may have reached 25 km. Porosity was reduced by compaction from an assumed original 45% to about 26%. In general, both Cambrian and Carboniferous sandstones lost more porosity by compaction (average of 19% for each) than by cementation (average of 17% and 13%, respectively). There is no significant difference in the degree of compaction shown by Cambrian (older, deeper buried) rather than Carboniferous sandstones. Cementation by iron oxide, quartz, calcite and kaolinite reduced porosity to 12-15%, except in silcretes and some ferricretes where porosity was reduced to <5%. Significant secondary porosity was created (5.8 and 5.1 % for Cambrian and Carboniferous sandstones, respectively ) chiefly by dissolution of feldspar. Kaolinite (maximum of 20%) is the most deleterious cement because it has high microporosity, which causes high residual water saturation, and occurs as tiny crystals that have the potential to break loose during rapid fluid flow and block the pore throats. The present-day porosity in these sandstones averages 19% and ranges from 1.5 to 32%. Many sandstone samples (47% of a total of 178 samples) have permeability values higher than 1000 md. The plot of porosity versus the log of permeability has a good correlation indicating that microporosity, even though locally important, does not significantly influence reservoir quality. In spite of their age and the large volumes of groundwater that probably passed through them, these Palaeozoic sandstones retain sufficient porosity and permeability to possess excellent reservoir quality.

  11. Cryptobiota associated to dead Acropora palmata (Scleractinia: Acroporidae coral, Isla Grande, Colombian Caribbean

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    Silvia K. Moreno-Forero

    1998-06-01

    Full Text Available Cryptobiota of dead fragments of five branches in live position and five fallen pieces of the coral Acropora palmata each one of approximate 1dm3, covered by filamentous algae were extracted from the north reef crest of Isla Grande (Colombian Caribbean, in April 1991. There were three groups of organisms according to size and position (on and within the coral: 1 mobile epibenthos, mainly microcrustaceans that live among the filamentous algae 2 boring microcryptobiota, located in the layer between the epilithic organisms and the coral skeleton itself and, 3 perforating macrocryptobionts that bore and penetrate the coral skeleton. Polychaetes, sipuncu-lids, mollusks and crustaceans were most abundant in the last group. There were no differences in macrocryptobiont composition between standing dead branches and fallen fragments. There was a large variation in total biomass and type and density of macro-cryptobionts, possibly associated to stochastic factors such as placement and thickness of branches and small scale variations in recruitmentLa criptobiota de diez fragmentos coralinos muertos de Acropora palmata, de 10 dm3 cada uno, cubiertos de algas filamentosas, se colectó en abril de 1991en la cresta arrecifal de Isla Grande (Caribe colombiano. Se halló tres grupos: 1 móviles epibentónicos asociados a las algas filamentosas y conformados principalmente por microcrustáceos; 2 microcriptobiontes perforantes, ubicados en la capa intermedia entre los organismos epilíticos y el esqueleto del coral y 3 macrocriptobiontes que perforan todo el cuerpo del esqueleto coralino (principalmente poliquetos, sipuncúlidos, moluscos y crustáceos. No se encontraron diferencias en la composición de los macrocriptobiontes que habitan los corales en posición de vida y los fragmentos caidos sobre el fondo. Se presentó una amplia variación en biomasa total, tipo y densidad de macrocriptobiontes, posiblemente asociada a factores estocásticos tales como la

  12. EVOLUCIÓN DE LA MORTALIDAD ATRIBUIBLE AL TABACO EN LAS ISLAS CANARIAS (1975-1994

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    Luis M Bello Luján

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Fundamento: El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en las Islas Canarias durante el período 1975-1994. Método: Las defunciones por edad, sexo y causa desde 1975 a 1994 se obtuvieron del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Movimiento Natural Población. A partir de las Encuestas de Salud de España y Canarias se tomaron los porcentajes de nunca fumadores, fumadores y ex-fumadores de la población canaria por edad y sexo. Los riesgos relativos de muerte se obtuvieron del Cancer Prevention Study II, llevado a cabo en Estados Unidos de América. Se calculó la proporción de muertes atribuibles al tabaco para cada año, sexo y grupo de edad a partir de la fracción atribuible poblacional. Así mismo, se calculó la tendencia de la mortalidad atribuible para dicho período expresada como el cambio porcentual medio anual de las tasas de la mortalidad ajustadas por edad, mediante un modelo log-lineal. Resultados: Durante el período 1975-1994, el número de fallecimientos atribuidos al tabaco aumentó un 64%. Por grandes causas, se observó en el período de estudio, un aumento de las neoplasias del 108%, una disminución de las enfermedades cardiovasculares del 32% y un incremento de las enfermedades respiratorias del 15,5%. Se observó también que el número de fallecidos aumenta con la edad, siendo el grupo de edad de 65 años y más en el que se presentan más muertes por el tabaco. Conclusiones: En las Islas Canarias, más del 20% de todas las muertes en 1994 se pueden atribuir al tabaco. Esto sugiere que las medidas introducidas para controlar el tabaquismo son insuficientes.

  13. Estudio preliminar de la flora liquénica de Isla Mocha, sur de Chile/Preliminary study of the lichen flora of Isla Mocha, southern Chile

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    Wanda Quilhot; Mauricio Cuellar; Rodrigo Díaz; Francisco Riquelme; Cecilia Rubio

    2010-01-01

    ...; 38 % of the species are endemic to southern South America. Xanthoria parietina, found in all the collecting zones, and Pseudocyphellaria malmeana growing only on bark of Aextoxicon punctatum, are the most representative species...

  14. Observaciones ecológicas en la Isla de Salamanca (Depto. del Magdalena, Colombia Observaciones ecológicas en la Isla de Salamanca (Depto. del Magdalena, Colombia

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    Schnetter Marie-Luise

    1969-06-01

    Full Text Available Von August 1965 bis Juni 1967 wurden auf der Isla de Salamanca ökologische Untersuchungen durchgeführt. Das genannte Gebiet liegt an der kolumbianischen Atlantikküste zwischen Barranquilla und Ciénaga und wird im Norden von der karibischen See und im Süden von der Ciénaga Grande de Santa Marta begrenzt. Die mittlere Jahrestemperatur beträgt 28° C. Die Trockenzeit dauert fünf Monate, die jährliche Niederschlagsmenge liegt wahrscheinlich bei 700 mm. Der Boden besteht überall aus Sand.  Weite Teile der Insel, vor allem im Westen, sind mit Mangrove bedeckt. Im Osten, wo die Untersuchungen durchgeführt wurden, breitet sich auf höher gelegenen Stellen ein 5-7 m hohes Gebüsch aus Dornsträuchern und Kakteen aus, In Gebieten, die sich wenig über Meeresniveau erheben, ist der Boden versalzen und entweder vegetationslos oder mit Halophyten, vor allem Batis maritima und Sesuvium portulacastrum, bedeckt. Die Bodenversalzung wird hauptsächlich durch bis an die Oberfläche aufsteigendes und dort verdunstendes salzhaltiges Grundwasser verursacht.  Während der Trockenzeit lagert sich auf den unbewachsenen Flächen eine Salzkruste ab, die in der Regenzeit durch Niederschläge ausgewaschen wird. Der Salzgehalt der mit Halophyten bestandenen Gebiete kann in der Trockenzeit über den der unbewachsenen Stellen ansteigen, was möglicherweise auf die Wasseraufnahme durch die Pflanzen und den dadurch verstärkten Wasserentzug zurückzuführen ist.  Soweit das Grundwasser dicht unter der Bodenoberfläche steht, ist ein das ganze Jahr über hoher Bodenwassergehalt vorhanden. Je mehr das Niveau ansteigt, desto geringer wird er, Am Ende der Trockenzeit kann die Wasserversorgung an mit Pflanzen bestandenen Stellen stärker beansprucht sein als an vegetationslosen. Jedoch hält in der Regenzeit der bewachsenen Boden die Niederschläge besser fest als der unbewachsene. Der Trockenbusch breitet sich nur an solchen Stellen aus, an denen das salzhaltige

  15. Perfil del excursionista de cruceros que visita la isla de Cozumel

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    Julia Sderis Anaya Ortiz

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    Full Text Available El turismo de cruceros se ha convertido en un sector de suma importancia para la isla de Cozumel, sin embargo se desconoce el perfil del excursionista que visita el destino, toda vez que la información que se obtiene a partir de las instancias federales como la Secretaría de Turismo (SECTUR o bien la emitida por los informes de los organismos del ramo como la Florida- Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA o la Cruise Lines International Association, no revelan el tipo de consumidor que llega a los destinos del Caribe. A través de la realización de 350 cuestionarios con 19 ítems aplicados en el Muelle de Puerta Maya durante el verano de 2013, permitieron conocer algunas particularidades del excursionista, entre las que destacan el mínimo gasto que realizan en el destino, el cual 50% menor al reportado por la Secretaría de Turismo del estado de Quintana Roo, así como el hecho de ser un visitante repetitivo.

  16. Late quaternary vegetation of southern Isla Grande de Chiloñ, Chile

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    Villagran, Carolina

    1988-05-01

    Late-glacial-Holocene forest history of southern Isla Chiloé (latitude 43°10' S) was reconstructed on the basis of pollen analysis in three profiles (Laguna Soledad, Laguna Chaiguata, Puerto Carmen). Prior to 12,500 yr B.P. pollen records are dominated by plant taxa characteristic of open habitats (Zone I). From 12,500 yr B.P. to the present, tree species predominate in the pollen records (Zones II-V). Between 12,500 and 9500 yr B.P. ombrophyllous taxa ( Nothofagus, Podocarpus nubigena. Myrtaceae, Fitzroya/Pilgerodendron, and Drimys) are frequent in all pollen diagrams, suggesting a wetter and colder climate than the present. Between 9000 and 5500 yr B.P. Valdivian forest elements, such as Nothofagus dombeyi type, Weinmannia, and Eucryphia/Caldcluvia, dominate, indicating a period of drier and warmer climate. From 5500 yr B.P. onward, the expansion of mixed North Patagonian-Subantarctic forest elements and the increased frequence of Tepualia suggest increased rainfall and temperatures oscillating around the modern values. The change from open to forest vegetation (ca. 12,500 yr B.P.) probably represents the most pronounced climatic change in the record and can be interpreted as the glacial-postglacial transition in the study area.

  17. Isla del río Cuale (Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, México

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    Edmundo Andrade Romo

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Los destinos turísticos internacionales experimentan cambios continuos y a velocidades generalmente mayores que en ciudades o poblados no turísticos. Esta evolución urbano-turística resulta un excelente tema de investigación para el estudio del patrimonio cultural local y sus implicaciones socioantropológicas, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, uno de los tres destinos turísticos internacionales más importantes de México, no ha sido la excepción. En el presente artículo se advierte como los elementos naturales se transforman en culturales y a través del análisis diacrónico se distinguen los distintos momentos que conforman y explican la identidad local, así como de la elaboración mitológica sobre el origen local. Finalmente se expone la situación actual impactada por el turismo y la percepción social sobre la Isla del río Cuale como el elemento natural-cultural más significativo en la población vallartense.

  18. Islas de ida y vuelta. Canarias y El Caribe en contexto colonial

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    Ortiz García, Carmen

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available On the presupposition that the conquest of the Canary Islands set the colonial stage for the later Spanish enterprises in the Americas, the author discusses a number of elements of identity shared by the islands of both the eastern Atlantic and the Caribbean. Sugar, the slave trade and the raising of bananas, cochineal and tobacco are the instances chosen for this comparative analysis. In addition, the author makes a reference to the legends of the apparition of the Virgin of Charity at El Cobre, in Cuba, and of Candlemas in Tenerife.

    Partiendo de la idea de que la conquista de las Islas Canarias fue el primer ensayo colonial de lo que luego desarrollarían los españoles en América, se examinan algunos elementos de identidad entre el mundo isleño atlántico y caribeño, producidos precisamente por esa situación inicial de dominio colonial. El azúcar, la trata de esclavos, los cultivos de plátano, grana y tabaco son los ejemplos escogidos para este análisis comparado. Finalmente se hace una referencia comparativa de las leyendas de la aparición de la Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre en Cuba y de la Virgen de Candelaria en Tenerife

  19. EMPLEO JUVENIL Y ACTIVIDAD TURÍSTICA EN LA ISLA DE MARGARITA (VENEZUELA

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    Margaret Y. Camacho Verastegui

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    Full Text Available Se analiza el empleo juvenil en las agencias de viajes y turismo de los Municipios Mariño y Maneiro de la Isla de Margarita, Estado Nueva Esparta; el perfil socio-económico, académico, el cargo, la temporalidad, y el marco legal. El nivel es descriptivo y de campo. Se concluye que los empleados jóvenes tienen poca participación debido a la falta de experiencia a nivel laboral, los puestos ocupados por éstos son de niveles bajos y medio debido a que no cuentan con tanta preparación académica en el área, el ingreso mensual en bolívares que reciben no sobrepasa el fijado por la ley. Se comprobó que en materia de empleo juvenil en turismo es casi nula la normativa legal en Venezuela que lo regule, por lo que se considera importante la inclusión de este tema en el marco legal venezolano.

  20. Colony-level assessment of Brucella and Leptospira in the Guadalupe fur seal, Isla Guadalupe, Mexico.

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    Ziehl-Quirós, E Carolina; García-Aguilar, María C; Mellink, Eric

    2017-01-24

    The relatively small population size and restricted distribution of the Guadalupe fur seal Arctocephalus townsendi could make it highly vulnerable to infectious diseases. We performed a colony-level assessment in this species of the prevalence and presence of Brucella spp. and Leptospira spp., pathogenic bacteria that have been reported in several pinniped species worldwide. Forty-six serum samples were collected in 2014 from pups at Isla Guadalupe, the only place where the species effectively reproduces. Samples were tested for Brucella using 3 consecutive serological tests, and for Leptospira using the microscopic agglutination test. For each bacterium, a Bayesian approach was used to estimate prevalence to exposure, and an epidemiological model was used to test the null hypothesis that the bacterium was present in the colony. No serum sample tested positive for Brucella, and the statistical analyses concluded that the colony was bacterium-free with a 96.3% confidence level. However, a Brucella surveillance program would be highly recommendable. Twelve samples were positive (titers 1:50) to 1 or more serovars of Leptospira. The prevalence was calculated at 27.1% (95% credible interval: 15.6-40.3%), and the posterior analyses indicated that the colony was not Leptospira-free with a 100% confidence level. Serovars Icterohaemorrhagiae, Canicola, and Bratislava were detected, but only further research can unveil whether they affect the fur seal population.

  1. The reproductive biology of Sophora fernandeziana (Leguminosae), a vulnerable endemic species from Isla Robinson Crusoe.

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    Bernardello, Gabriel; Aguilar, Ramiro; Anderson, Gregory J

    2004-02-01

    Sophora fernandeziana is the only legume endemic to Isla Robinson Crusoe (Archipelago Juan Fernández, Chile); it is uncommon and becoming rare. Although its preservation status is listed as "vulnerable," as with many species, little is known of its reproductive biology. Flowering phenology, floral morphology, nectar features, breeding system, and visitors were analyzed in two populations. Flowering is from late winter to early spring. Flowers last 6 d and have a number of ornithophilous features. A floral nectary begins to secrete highly concentrated nectar 48 h after flowers open. Nectar secretion increases as the flower ages but culminates in active nectar reabsorption as the flower senesces. Nectar production is negatively affected by nectar removal. Self-pollen germinates and tubes grow down the style. However, pollen tubes were only observed to enter the ovaries in open pollinated styles, suggesting the possibility of an ovarian self-incompatibility mechanism. Both sexes of the two hummingbird species that inhabit the island are regular visitors. Low fruit and seed set, low genetic diversity, and a shrinking number of populations all contribute to increased concern about the future of this species-and perhaps the hummingbirds that depend on it.

  2. Constraints on the crustal structure beneath the Sinai subplate, SE Mediterranean, from analysis of local and regional travel times

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    Mohamed K. Salah

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available The Sinai Peninsula has been recognized as a subplate of the African Plate located at the triple junction of the Gulf of Suez rift, the Dead Sea Transform fault, and the Red Sea rift. The upper and lower crustal structures of this tectonically active, rapidly developing region are yet poorly understood because of many limitations. For this reason, a set of P- and S-wave travel times recorded at 14 seismic stations belonging to the Egyptian National Seismographic Network (ENSN from 111 local and regional events are analyzed to investigate the crustal structures and the locations of the seismogenic zones beneath central and southern Sinai. Because the velocity model used for routine earthquake location by ENSN is one-dimensional, the travel-time residuals will show lateral heterogeneity of the velocity structures and unmodeled vertical structures. Seismic activity is strong along the eastern and southern borders of the study area but low to moderate along the northern boundary and the Gulf of Suez to the west. The crustal Vp/Vs ratio is 1.74 from shallow (depth ≤ 10 km earthquakes and 1.76 from deeper (depth > 10 km crustal events. The majority of the regional and local travel-time residuals are positive relative to the Preliminary Reference Earth Model (PREM, implying that the seismic stations are located above widely distributed, tectonically-induced low-velocity zones. These low-velocity zones are mostly related to the local crustal faults affecting the sedimentary section and the basement complex as well as the rifting processes prevailing in the northern Red Sea region and the ascending of hot mantle materials along crustal fractures. The delineation of these low-velocity zones and the locations of big crustal earthquakes enable the identification of areas prone to intense seismotectonic activities, which should be excluded from major future development projects and large constructions in central and southern Sinai.

  3. Morphotectonics of Kid drainage basin, Southeastern Sinai: A landscape evolution coeval to Gulf of Aqaba - Dead Sea rifting

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    Shalaby, Ahmed; Shawky, Mohamed

    2014-12-01

    The Pleistocene fluvio-tectonic conditions have shaped the landscapes of Sinai Peninsula through development of small sedimentary traps following preexisting lineaments. In the Gulf of Aqaba region, orientation of these lineaments with respect to the Pleistocene stress field develops strike-slip simple and dip-slip pure extensional shear models that induced rifting of the Gulf of Aqaba - Dead Sea fault system. The Beida and Nabq grabens are two major rift-related depressions at the southwestern coast of the Gulf of Aqaba region. Both grabens are landscapes that received alluvial sediments of the Kid drainage basin (KDB), which is one of the largest drainage systems in the western region of the Gulf of Aqaba fault-scarp. The Beida graben is formed at a horse tail structure next to Abiad and Kid faults, while the Nabq graben is a pull-apart structure formed as onshore continuation of the Dakar deep. The geometry and origin of these landscapes are the intrinsic themes of this study to investigate the morphotectonic evolution of the KDB terrain within the tectonic framework of the Gulf of Aqaba - Dead Sea rift. The hanging terraces and canyons being at higher elevations on the Gulf of Aqaba fault-scarp; and the accumulation of younger alluvial fans, talus cones and bajada on its footslope indicate that the KDB landscape is basically shaped; and evolutionary modified by hinterland uplifting of the Gulf of Aqaba region. Hence, two morphotectonic evolution periods of the KDB terrain coincide with the early NE- and late NNE-trending extensional Pleistocene axes. The early period started with deposition of the older alluvial fan sediments that emerged at the outlet of KDB, and partially buried the Gulf of Aqaba fault-scarp. Subsequent hinterland uplifting revived the Gulf of Aqaba fault-scarp with development of hanging alluvial and bed-rock terraces; and the older alluvial fan sediments are uplifted on the footwall of southward-dipping normal faults whose hanging

  4. High genotypic diversity of the reef-building coral Porites lobata (Scleractinia: Poritidae in Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica

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    Jennifer N. Boulay

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The isolated Isla del Coco experiences periodic, extreme disturbances which devastate coral reefs surrounding the island. Scleractinian corals build the physical structure of the reef therefore ecosystem recovery relies on coral species recovery. Coral recruits can be of sexual or asexual origin, and the relative success of the two recruit types influences the speed and spread of recovery processes. Here we focus on the massive coral, Porites lobata, because it is the main reef-builder around Isla del Coco to describe the relative contribution of asexual and sexual recruits to population maintenance. P. lobata samples were collected using a spatially explicit random sampling design in three plots at Isla del Coco: Punta Ulloa (n=17, Bahía Weston (n=20 and Punta María (n=20 and samples were genotyped with 11 microsatellite markers. Additional sampling was conducted at three “coastal” sites near the Costa Rican mainland (Isla del Caño Biological Reserve: Caño1 (n=8, Caño2 (n=10, Caño5 (n=11 to compare the contributions of asexual and sexual recruits at Isla del Coco sites to coastal sites. Isla del Coco sites were characterized by small colony size (>60% of colonies Los ambientes marinos del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco experimentan perturbaciones extremas periódicamente como por ejemplo El Niño-Oscilación del Sur (ENOS que han devastado las comunidades coralinas. La cobertura coralino se redujo drásticamente durante El Niño de 1982-83. Los corales escleractinios construyen la estructura física de los arrecifes así que la recuperación de estos ecosistemas depende de que los corales se recuperen. Los corales pueden reproducirse sexual y asexualmente, y el éxito relativo de cada forma de reproducción va a guiar el proceso de recuperación con implicaciones potenciales a la diversidad de las comunidades asociadas. En la mayoría de los arrecifes alrededor de la Isla del Coco, el coral masivo, Porites lobata, es la especie

  5. Population size of Cuban Parrots Amazona leucocephala and Sandhill Cranes Grus canadensis and community involvement in their conservation in northern Isla de la Juventud, Cuba

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    Aguilera, X.G.; Alvarez, V.B.; Wiley, J.W.; Rosales, J.R.

    1999-01-01

    The Cuban Sandhill Crane Grus canadensis nesiotes and Cuban Parrot Amazona leucocephala palmarum are considered endangered species in Cuba and the Isla de la Juventud (formerly Isla de Pinos). Coincident with a public education campaign, a population survey for these species was conducted in the northern part of the Isla de la Juventud on 17 December 1995, from 06hoo to 10hoo. Residents from throughout the island participated, manning 98 stations, with 1-4 observers per station. Parrots were observed at 60 (61.2%) of the stations with a total of 1320, maximum (without correction for duplicate observations), and 1100, minimum (corrected), individuals counted. Sandhill cranes were sighted at 38 (38.8%) of the stations, with a total of 115 individuals. Cranes and parrots co-occurred at 20 (20.4%) of the stations.

  6. En companía de los muertos: Ofrendas de animales en los cementerios de La Isla (Tilcara, Jujuy) In the company of the dead: Animal offerings at the cemeteries of La Isla, Tilcara, Jujuy

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    Belotti López de Medina, Carlos R.

    2012-01-01

    Presentamos aquí la identificación de los conjuntos arqueofaunísticos recuperados por Debenedetti en tres entierros de la necrópolis El Morro, del sitio La Isla de Tilcara (Jujuy, Argentina). Hay un consenso notable en torno a la peculiaridad de este cementerio, caracterizado por inhumaciones simples o dobles acompanadas de numerosas ofrendas, algunas de ellas suntuarias. Nuestro trabajo se organizó en torno a dos objetivos. Primero, la identificación taxonómica y etaria de los hallazgos. Se ...

  7. The urban climate: urban heat island of Salamanca El clima de las ciudades: isla de calor de Salamanca

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    Mª Salud Alonso García

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available We have determined the existence of the urban heat island (UHI in a medium-sized city, with an extreme climate and few important foci of industrial pollution. It was seen that urban warming can arise in cities of these characteristics, being able to influence in the alive beings of the zone. By comparing the temperature series in an urban area and those from a nearby rural area, we studied the temporal evolution of the intensity of the UHI for the three-year period between 1996 and 1998. We detected two phenomenons: nocturnal heat island, when the difference of temperature between city and rural zone is positive, and diurnal heat island, when is negative. The most intense nocturnal heat island was seen in autumn, and the most intense diurnal heat island was seen in spring. Statistical study of the annual series corresponding to the night-time heat island permits a definition for Salamanca: a weak island, such as the one showing an intensity lower than 2.0 oC, a moderate island, if the intensity lies between 2.0 oC and 4.0 oC, and an intense island when a values greater than 4.0 oC is passed.En este trabajo se ha determinado la existencia de la isla de calor urbana (ICU, en una ciudad de tamaño medio, con un clima extremado y focos industriales de poca actividad. Con lo que se puede comprobar cómo afecta el calentamiento urbano a ciudades de estas características, pudiendo influir en los seres vivos de la zona. La existencia del fenómeno isla de calor, y su evolución en el tiempo, se han observado comparando los datos de temperatura registrados en una estación meteorológica situada en la ciudad, con los de otra estación fuera del radio de acción de la urbe, durante el período 1996-1998. Se han detectado dos fenómenos: la isla de calor nocturna, cuando la diferencia térmica entre la ciudad y la zona rural es positiva, que presenta sus valores más altos en otoño, y la isla de calor diurna, cuando la diferencia es negativa, que

  8. Prevalencia de caries, pérdida de dientes y necesidad de tratamiento en población adulta Mapuche-Huilliche de Isla Huapi

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    Angel, P.; Fresno,MC; Cisternas, P.; LAGOS, M; Moncada,G

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    Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio transversal fue evaluar el estado de salud oral y cuantificar la prevalencia de caries dental, pérdida de dientes y necesidad de tratamiento en la población adulta de etnia Mapuche-Huilliche que habita la Isla Huapi. Método: Se examinó una muestra representativa de 64 habitantes adultos de la Isla Huapi, constituida por 31 hombres y 33 mujeres de entre 25 a 82 años de edad, que tenían a lo menos un apellido de origen Mapuche-Huilliche. Todos los individuo...

  9. MONITOREO DE LA POBLACIÓN DE PERROS FERALES EN LA ISLA DE CEDROS, BAJA CALIFORNIA, Y LAS AMENAZAS A LA MASTOFAUNA NATIVA

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    María Concepción GARCÍA-AGUILAR

    2012-01-01

    El monitoreo de especies introducidas es una herramienta importante para preservar las especies nativas. El objetivo de este estudio fue monitorear a la población de perros ferales en la Isla de Cedros e identificar las amenazas actuales y potenciales de su presencia sobre la mastofauna nativa. La colecta de datos se realizó en dos áreas de la isla, la costa noreste (CNE) y la región centro-sur (RCS). Los patrones de distribución y la densidad de los perros se determinaron con un método no in...

  10. Vivencias, contenidos y circunstancias del proceso de regularización de los integrantes en España. Un estudio en las Islas Baleares

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    Martínez, José Florián

    2012-01-01

    El presente estudio de investigación cualitativa se estructura por un lado en conocer el proceso según la normativa española para regularizar la situación “ilegal” de la persona emigrada a las Islas Baleares y por el otro nutrirse de vivencias personales sobre el proceso de regularización (permiso de residencia) de personas inmigrantes en las Islas Baleares como paso fundamental de cara a abrir puertas hacia una plena integración social, cultural, laboral y económica a través de entrevistas a...

  11. Perros ferales en la isla de Cedros, Baja California, México: una posible amenaza para los pinnípedos

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    María Concepción García-Aguilar; Juan Pablo Gallo-Reynoso

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    La presencia de perros ferales (Canis lupus familiaris) en la isla de Cedros, Baja California, México, fue documentada hace más de 15 años. En el verano de 2009 e invierno 2009/2010, se realizaron 2 campañas de muestreo en la costa noreste de la isla para evaluar los hábitos alimentarios de los perros en las cercanías de las zonas de reproducción y descanso del lobo marino de California (Zalophus californianus) y del elefante marino del norte (Mirounga angustirostris). Los mamíferos constituy...

  12. Elasmobranchs observed in deepwaters (45-330m at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica (Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Jorge Cortés

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Isla del Coco is an oceanic island 500km off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. It is a National Park and its marine fauna has been relatively well protected. The island is famous for its elasmobranch (sharks, rays and skates sightings in shallow waters. Here we present a catalogue of the deepwater elasmobranchs observed with the DeepSee submersible. Five species of sharks, six species of skates and one ray have been observed between 45 and 330m depth. Triaenodon obesus, the white tip reef shark, was commonly observed between 80 and 301m, but only in the afternoons. Sphyrna lewini, the scalloped hammerhead shark, was observed as deep a 303m, but commonly between 45 and 90m, and close to the island. Odontaspis ferox, the smalltooth sand tiger shark, was observed between 82 and 316m. Echinorhinus cookei, the prickly shark, was observed between 91 and 320m. Rhincodon typus, the whale shark, was observed only close to the island, between 77 and 80m. Taeniura meyeni, the marbled ray, was observed only close to the island, between 45 and 90m. A Dasyatis sp., similar to the the diamond stingray, was observed only once close to the island at 60m; this is the first report of this genus at Isla del Coco National Park. Manta birostris, the giant manta, was only observed close to the island at 90m. Mobula tarapacana, the sicklefin devil ray, was observed between 60 and 326m, extending its maximum depth almost 10 times what has been reported. Aetobatus narinari, the spotted eagle ray, was observed only close to the island between 60 and 82m. Torpedo peruana, the Peruvian torpedo ray, was observed only once at 313m, and is the first record of this species from Isla del Coco National Park.

  13. Ocurrence of the sea anemone Telmatactis panamensis (Verrill, 1869 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Actiniaria at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica

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    Fabián H. Acuña

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available The sea anemone fauna of Isla del Coco National Park (also known as Cocos Island Nacional Park, Pacific Costa Rica is poorly known. In the present work we report the first occurrence of the species Telmatactis panamensis. Individuals of this sea anemone (n=24 were collected at Chatham Bay intertidal and at 15m depth in Punta Ulloa, in both cases attached to rocks; during the expedition UCR-UNA-COCO-I in April 2010. We provide photographs of live individuals, external anatomy and an inventory of cnidae of the studied specimens. Possibly this species is extended to greater depth as observed by other authors in the Galápagos Islands.La fauna de anémonas de mar es prácticamente desconocida para el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (Costa Rica. En el presente trabajo se reporta por primera vez la presencia de la especie Telmatactis panamensis. Individuos de esta anémona de mar fueron colectados en el intermareal de Bahía Chatham y a 15m de profundidad en Punta Ulloa, en ambos casos adheridas a rocas; durante la expedición UCR-UNA-COCO-I en Abril de 2010. Se proveen fotografías de ejemplares vivos, datos de su anatomía externa y un inventario del cnidae de los especímenes estudiados. Posiblemente esta especie se extienda a mayor profundidad, tal como fue observado por otros autores para ejemplares de las Islas Galápagos.

  14. DON ANTONIO ALFARO, UN CORSARIO AL FRENTE DEL HOSPITAL DE SAN CARLOS EN LA ISLA DE LEÓN

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    Benicia Vidal Galache

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    Full Text Available Ante la inminencia de la llegada de las tropas de Napoleón a la Isla de León, hoy San Fernando, se improvisó en la localidad un hospital para la atención de los prisioneros franceses enfermos y heridos en la batalla de Bailén. La dirección del establecimiento se encomendó a D. Antonio Alfaro, cirujano naval formado en el Real Colegio de Cirugía de Cádiz. En la plantilla de facultativos hubo también médicos, cirujanos y practicantes escogidos entre los prisioneros franceses. Analizamos la vida de Alfaro y las especiales circunstancias en las que se inició aquel hospital militar.DON ANTONIO ALFARO, A CORSAIR LEADING THE SAN CARLOS HOSPITAL IN THE ISLA DE LEÓNWith the imminence of the arrival of the troops of Napoleon to the Isla de Leon, today San Fernando, a hospital for the care of the sick and wounded French prisoners at the battle of Bailén was improvised at the village. The address of the establishment was entrusted to D. Antonio Alfaro, naval surgeon trained in the Real Colegio de Cirugía of Cádiz. The staff was composed also by doctors, surgeons and medical assistants chosen among the French prisoners. We analyse the life of Alfaro and the special circumstances in which that military hospital was started.

  15. Algunos aspectos relacionados con la Variabilidad Climática en la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Evelyn Quirós-Badilla

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available Se recolectaron y analizaron los registros meteorológicos de las estaciones que han funcionado recientemente en la Isla del Coco (1979-2005, Costa Rica, localiza en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental. Dichos registros se compararon con series de tiempo de los puntos de rejilla más cercanos a la isla de diferentes bases de datos de precipitación y de temperatura elaborados con datos compilados de estaciones medidoras en superficie, estimados de percepción remota y de modelos numéricos. Se encontró que durante enero, febrero y marzo, se dan las más bajas precipitaciones y que una intensa estación lluviosa tiene lugar de abril a diciembre, dentro de la cual se logra apreciar un mínimo relativo en julio y agosto. También se observó que de enero a marzo las temperaturas son mayores, y relativamente menores de junio a diciembre. Los resultados encontrados muestran que eventos cálidos (fríos del ENOS se relacionan con temporadas de lluvias o temperaturas superficiales por arriba (bajo de lo normal en la Isla del Coco. Estas relaciones pueden ser útiles en predicción climática ya que el evento asociado al ENOS antecede a la precipitación o la temperatura.Meteorological records from gauge stations that worked at the Isla del Coco (Coco's Island, Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific, were collected from 1979 to 2005. Those records were compared with time series of the grid points closest to the island obtained from different data bases. These data bases compile surface gauge stations, remote sensing and numerical modeling outputs. Records show that January, February and March reported the lowest precipitation accumulates, followed by an intense rainy season between April and December and a relative minimum in July-August. The warmest temperatures were observed from January to March, showing a small decrease from June to December. Results show that warm (cold ENSO events tend to be associated with above (below normal precipitation and

  16. El tejido de la identidad colectiva en San Andrés Isla: Colombianos y extraños

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    Rafael Andrés Sánchez Aguirre

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available En este texto se intenta mostrar cómo la identidad colectiva en San Andrés isla está ligada a un largo proceso de poblamiento durante su historia, proceso en el que se reproduce la imposición de un sector social sobre otro. Se reconocerá el papel central de la "estigmatización social‟ que ejercen los grupos humanos entre sí en aras de su distinción y predominio grupal

  17. Límites del ordenamiento ambiental del territorio al turismo: el caso del Aeropuerto Internacional en la Isla de Providencia

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    Peña Bernal, Andrés Felipe

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    El presente trabajo comenzará por abordar los antecedentes históricos y la caracterización del grupo étnico raizal desde una perspectiva jurídica enfocada en el turismo, el medio ambiente y la especial protección nacional e internacional del grupo étnico para el caso de la isla de Providencia, Colombia. A continuación se realizará un análisis del fenómeno turístico, incluyendo aspectos relacionados con los estudios del turismo y el desarrollo sostenible de esta actividad. A partir de este aná...

  18. Contaminantes orgánicos persistentes en plasma de tortugas bobas (Caretta caretta) varadas en las Islas Canarias

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    Camacho, M; OP Luzardo; J Orós; P Calabuig; M Zumbado; J Pinós; M Almeida González; N Ruiz-Suárez; A. Rodríguez-Hernández; M Sangil-Monroy; LA Henríquez-Hernández; LD Boada

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    En el presente estudio se ha evaluado el grado de contaminación por contaminantes orgánicos persistentes (COPs) en 193 ejemplares de tortuga boba (Caretta caretta) varadas en las Islas Canarias entre 2007-2011. La cuantificación en plasma de los niveles de pesticidas organoclorados (POCs), bifenilos policlorados (PCBs) e hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos (PAHs) se realizó mediante GC-MS. Todas las muestras analizadas presentaron niveles cuantificables de alguno de los COPs incluidos en el...

  19. Estructura y composición florística del bosque nuboso de la Isla del Coco

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    Porras-Jiménez, Michael Antonio; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica; Acosta-Vargas, Luis Guillermo; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica; Castillo-Ugalde, Marvin; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica; Quesada-Monge, Ruperto; Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Escuela de Ingeniería Forestal; Cartago, Costa Rica

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    En el Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (Costa Rica) durante el 2012, se establecieron 6 Parcelas Permanentes de Muestreo (PPM) de 2500 m2 cercanas a los Cerros Yglesias y Pelón (630 y 560 msnm, respectivamente) con el de caracterizar la estructura y composición florística de este bosque; donde por las condiciones de humedad y nubosidad favorecen un tipo de asociación vegetal considerada como el bosque nuboso a más baja altitud del mundo, entre 300 y 630 msnm. Se midieron todos los individuos con...

  20. Guía bibliográfica para la historia de las islas Filipinas, 1565-1898

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    Hidalgo Nuchera, Patricio

    2000-12-01

    Full Text Available Bibliografía de bibliografías que recoge las obras de referencia (bibliografías, catálogos, diccionarios, enciclopedias, repertorios biográficos, etc. que contienen información útil para los estudiosos de la historia de las Islas Filipinas durante el período hispánico, tanto aquéllas específicamente referentes a este archipiélago como las que le dedican un apartado dentro del contexto general del mundo hispánico.

  1. Modelo de evaluación de la unidad productiva de pesca en Isla Fuerte, Cartagena, Bolívar.

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    Gloria Castaño Camacho

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    Full Text Available In this article, the results of the research project Model of Evaluation of the Productive Fishing Unit in Isla Fuerte (Cartagena, Colombia are showed. This research was made to estimate the real supply of fi shing resources in the surrounding area; to study the opportunity of establishing a cooperative enterprise of fi shermen (inhabitants of the island; as well as contributing in the consolidation of local economy and strengthening commercialization of fi shing products towards national and regional markets, looking for a sustainable fi shing operation in this small island of the Colombian Caribbean.

  2. Isla Guadalupe, a Plate Boundary Observatory Remote GPS System: What's Next in PBO-Mexico?

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    Gonzalez Garcia, J.

    2003-12-01

    As a join project between scientific and technical personnel from Southern California Integrated GPS Network, the University NAVSTAR Consortium, Nanometrics Inc, and CICESE, we installed a VSAT remote communications on Isla Guadalupe in support of data telemetry from a cluster of GPS, meteorological and seismic instrumentation. This Mexican island located between 28\\deg53' and 29\\deg 11'N and 118\\deg 13' to 118\\deg 22'W, lies too far from the main land to allow regular radio link. The station now in operation (GUAX) is near of the early GEOMEX site (GUAD), which recent GPS survey mode result show, is fully located on the Pacific plate within the prediction (1 mm/yr N and 2 mm/yr E) of both the geophysical (NNR-NUVEL1-A) and geodetic (ITRF2000) Plate Tectonic models. Thus, GUAX serve as an important clue to accurately monitor the plate's motion, as well as a reference for studies of California Borderland deformation. During the last 5 years we have built two more sites in northern Baja California: SPMX (1998) and CORX (2000); these together with the IGS station in Ensenada (CICE established in 1995 and replaced by CIC1 in 1999), became part of SCIGN-SOPAC (http://sopac.ucsd.edu, www.scign.org). In Mexico the major organizations working with GPS are INEGI (15 sites) and UNAM (different groups: 20-25 sites). Other State Universities and agencies are increasingly using permanent GPS stations for diverse purposes. It seems that in order to achieve our commitment for PBO-Mexico we must to follow the PGGA/SCIGN/CSRC waybill.

  3. [Dietetic factors in epidemic neuropathy on Isla de la Juventud, Cuba].

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    Gay, J; Porrata, C; Hernández, M; Clúa, A M; Argüelles, J M; Cabrera, A; Silva, L C

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    The epidemic of neuropathy that arose in Cuba in late 1991 has clinical manifestations similar to those of other neuropathies that are nutritional in origin. In an effort to identify its possible association with the diet, a case-control study was conducted at the beginning of the epidemic in Isla de la Juventud. Dietary intake was assessed through a semi-quantitative survey of consumption frequency obtained by direct personal interviews, and measurements were taken of the weight, height and skin fold thickness of 34 cases and 65 controls. As compared to controls, cases showed more pronounced weight loss prior to becoming ill, a lower body mass index (BMI), a lower percentage of body fat, and a poorer diet. According to odds ratios (OR) resulting from the separate analysis of each variable, factors associated with illness were weight loss, low BMI, low weight for height, a lower consumption of bread and rice, a less balanced diet, lack of milk intake, an intake of sugar greater than 15% of total energy consumed, consumption of alcohol, and smoking. The association was protective in the case of beans, tubercles, starchy roots, oil, and meat substitutes made from soy. Multifactorial analysis revealed higher OR values, adjusted for smoking and alcohol consumption, for intakes of less than 50% of the recommended daily allowance of protein, pyridoxine, thiamine, energy, vitamin E, niacin, folic acid, fat, riboflavin, and vitamin A. The results of this analysis show that tobacco and alcohol promote the effects of a deficient diet, but do not in and of themselves explain the association. A global analysis of these results leads to the conclusion that a diet poor in energy, calories, fats, and those micronutrients that have come under study, and that is unbalanced because of a relative excess of sugars, with its resulting effect on body weight, is strongly associated with and causally related to epidemic neuropathy.

  4. [Reproductive activity of Chelonia mydas (Testudines: Cheloniidae) in Isla de Aves, Venezuela (2001-2008)].

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    Vera, Vicente; Buitrago, Joaquín

    2012-06-01

    The second major nesting-site for green turtles in the Caribbean is Isla de Aves, an island protected as a wildlife refuge since 1972, located at 650km Northeast from La Guaira, Venezuela. In this island, the nesting population monitoring started in 1972 and in a more continuous way after 1978, when a Scientific-Naval Station was established and scientific observations started. Since historical data show that female captures had severely affected population levels in this island before 1978, this study aim to describe recent reproductive activities. For this, during the nesting seasons of 2001-2002 and 2005-2008, nesting females were measured and tagged using metal flipper tags. A total of 458 nights were sampled observing 5 154 female emergences, with a maximum of 53 in a single night. Non-observed emergences were calculated fitting the temporal distribution of observed emergences to a normal curve. Total emergences estimated varied from X=637.1+/-106.6 in 2001 to X =2 853+/-42.5 in 2008 (ANOVA F(6.5df)=60.37, p<0.0001). Internesting interval in the same season was estimated in X=10.71+/-1.32 days. Clutch frequency in a nesting season was calculated as X=1.71+/-1.6 times per female and season. Estimated number of nesting females per year varied from X=373+/-12.5 females in 2001 to X=l 669+/-56.1 females in 2008 (ANOVA F 55.6df)=89.42, p<0.0001); with a positive and significant trend (r=0.842, p=0.036). Results show that nesting females numbers are increasing. We suggest that the protection of the nesting area for more than 30 years, has contributed with this population increase.

  5. Sistema Faro, Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico: speleogenesis of the worlds largest flank margin cave; Sistema Faro, Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico: espeleogenesis de la cueva del tipo flank margin mas grande del mundo

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    Lace, M. J.; Kambesis, P. N.; Mylroie, J. E.

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    Isla de Mona, a small, uplifted carbonate plateau jutting out of the waters of the Mona Passage, is an incredibly fragile and densely karstic environment. Expedition work was conducted by the Isla de Mona Project in cooperation with the Departamento Recursos Naturales y Ambientales de Puerto Rico (DRNA), including contributions from many researchers and cavers volunteering from across the U.S and Puerto Rico in the course of 12 separate expeditions, spanning a 14 year period (1998 to 2013). Over 200 caves have been documented on the island to date, the majority of this inventory is composed of flank margin caves but also includes sea caves, pit caves and talus caves. The most extensive example of cave development on the island is Sistema Faro - a sprawling maze-like series of chambers formed within the eastern point of the island with over 40 cliffside entrances overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Detailed cartography and analysis of the geomorphology and development of the Sistema Faro has helped form a complex model of carbonate island cave development as a function of tectonic uplift, lithology, sea level changes, karst hydrogeology and cliff retreat. This communication examines the roles these controls have played in the genesis of the world's largest flank margin cave. (Author)

  6. Actividad reproductiva de Chelonia mydas (Testudines: Cheloniidae en Isla de Aves, Venezuela (2001-2008 Reproductive activity of Chelonia mydas (Testudines: Cheloniidae in Isla de Aves, Venezuela (2001-2008

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    Vicente Vera

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Isla de Aves, una isla a 650km de La Guaira, Venezuela, protegida como Refugio de Fauna Silvestre, constituye el segundo sitio de mayor anidación de la tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas (Linnaeus 1758 en el Caribe. El seguimiento de la población comenzó en 1972 y de manera más continua desde 1978. Los datos históricos indican que la captura de hembras en la isla, afectó severamente la población hasta 1978, cuando fue construida una base científico-naval. Durante las temporadas de anidación entre 2001-2008 con excepción de 2003 y 2004, las hembras fueron marcadas con placas metálicas y medidas. Asimismo, se muestreó durante 458 noches, en donde se observaron 5 154 eventos, con un máximo de 53 por noche. Los posibles eventos no observados fueron calculados ajustando la distribución temporal de eventos observados a una curva normal. El total de eventos estimados varió de =637.1±106.6 en 2001 a =2 853±42.5 en 2008 (ANOVA F(6.5gl=60.37, pReproductive activity of Chelonia mydas (Testudines: Cheloniidae in Isla de Aves, Venezuela (2001-2008. The second major nesting-site for green turtles in the Caribbean is Isla de Aves, an island protected as a wildlife refuge since 1972, located at 650km Northeast from La Guaira, Venezuela. In this island, the nesting population monitoring started in 1972 and in a more continuous way after 1978, when a Scientific-Naval Station was established and scientific observations started. Since historical data show that female captures had severely affected population levels in this island before 1978, this study aim to describe recent reproductive activities. For this, during the nesting seasons of 2001-2002 and 2005-2008, nesting females were measured and tagged using metal flipper tags. A total of 458 nights were sampled observing 5 154 female emergences, with a maximum of 53 in a single night. Non-observed emergences were calculated fitting the temporal distribution of observed emergences to a normal curve

  7. Análisis del riesgo volcánico asociado al flujo de lavas en Tenerife (Islas Canarias: escenarios previsibles para una futura erupción en la isla

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    Hansen Machín, A.

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available The spatial and temporal distribution of volcanic eruptions in the Canarian Archipelago are a consequence of their origin and evolution, in response to hotspot activity. Therefore, the probability that eruptive phenomena will occur is greater in the western islands (Tenerife, La Palma and El Hierro, the closest to the hotspot vertex, where hundreds of eruptions have been localized in the last 20.000 years. By contrast, in La Gomera (presently in the volcanic repose stage and in the easterly islands of Gran Canaria, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote (the most distant and oldest, in the post-erosive stage of development, few eruptions, if any, have taken place during this period. Rift structures known as «dorsals» have been defined in the more active westerly islands, where the greater part of the recent volcanic activity has been concentrated. Objective data therefore exist that permit the assessment and zonification of eruptive hazards in the archipelago. In this work the assessment of volcanic hazards in the island of Tenerife is presented, whichare concentrated in the volcanic system formed by the central edifice of Mt. Teide and the Northwest Rift. Numerous radiometric datings (14C and K/Ar and the preparation of detailed digitalized and georeferenced geological mapping (GIS have permitted an initia1 analysis and assessment of the volcanic hazards in this island, which presents the greatest risk of eruptions because of the number of recent eruptions and their complexity, in addition to demographic density.La distribución en el tiempo y el espacio de las erupciones volcánicas en el Archipiélago Canario es consecuencia de su origen y evolución, como respuesta a la actividad de un punto caliente. Por consiguiente, la probabilidad de ocurrencia de fenómenos eruptivos es mayor en las islas occidentales (Tenerife, La Palma y El Hierro, las más próximas a la vertical del punto caliente, donde se han localizado centenares de erupciones en los

  8. La imagen turística de las regiones insulares: las islas como paraísos

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    Beatriz Martín de la Rosa

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Los problemas de las islas constituyen un sólido cuerpo teórico analizado desde diferentes disciplinas, economía, geografía, ecología, etc. Uno de los problemas principales de estas regiones es la escasez de recursos económicos que permitan un desarrollo, no sólo en términos de economía, sino un desarrollo sostenible1. El turismo se constituye por tanto como un agente económico y de desarrollo que las regiones insulares no pueden permitirse desaprovechar. Ahora bien, esta vinculación turismo-islas, presenta características propias y complejas. En este artículo pretendemos explorar la importancia de la imagen turística de las regiones insulares, cómo se construye y cuáles son la consecuencias derivadas de este tipo de imagen turística y no de otra.

  9. Islas de calor urbano en Tampico, México. Impacto del microclima a la calidad del hábitat

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    Carlos Alberto Fuentes Pérez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available De todas las modificaciones climáticas por causa urbana, las térmicas son las más conocidas por los propios ciudadanos. La acción transformadora del espacio natural sobre el que se realiza el emplazamiento de la ciudad, llega a ser productora en gran medida de sus condiciones ambientales, incluida la climatología urbana. Todo proceso de urbanización sustituye los suelos y áreas naturales por superficies construidas, cuyos materiales se caracterizan por una baja reflectividad, con disminución de la capacidad de absorción de agua y un comportamiento térmico propicio para el almacenamiento y la emisión de calor. Estos elementos coadyuvan a realzar la temperatura atmosférica de la ciudad en relación con su entorno menos urbanizado a través de un fenómeno conocido como efecto de islas de calor urbano, produciendo un impacto del microclima a la calidad del hábitat. La presente investigación experimental aplicada tiene como objetivo, demostrar la metodología de investigación adoptada, para realizar las islas de calor urbanas en Tampico, México.

  10. Tradiciones locales en contexto neoliberal: La Fiesta del Mar en la isla de Quehui, Chiloé

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    Cristian Yáñez Aguilar

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo analiza la Fiesta del Mar que se realiza durante la temporada de verano en la isla de Quehui, provincia de Chiloé, en el sur de Chile, a partir de una aproximación etnográfica a este evento festivo del que participan habitantes actuales de la isla. Se trata de personas que emigraron a centros urbanos de Chiloé en la década de 1990 debido a las transformaciones sociales ocurridas como consecuencia de la implantación del modelo neoliberal en la zona, así como turistas. A través de un abordaje desde la teoría de la performance , proponemos que determinadas manifestaciones expresivas propias de la Fiesta Patronal de raigambre histórica en la zona desde el período colonial, y con antecedentes en las culturas indígenas locales, se constituyen en espacios que permiten la emergencia de nuevas significaciones y la reconstrucción de lazos sociales entre los actores locales.

  11. Distribution of shallow water soft and hard bottom seabeds in the Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica

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    Jeffrey A. Sibaja-Cordero

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Geographic Information Systems (GIS applications used in marine habitats are powerful tools for management and monitoring of marine reserves and resources. Here, we present a series of maps of the soft and hard substrates in the shallow waters (>80 m depth of Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (PNIC= Isla del Coco National Park. We use bathymetry data and field data as input for a GIS, GAM, and kriging methods to generate a series of maps that describe the bottom characteristics. Eight types of bottom were found in the PNIC by composition and grain size. The shore of the island and islets consisted of rocky formations (mainly basalts, with coral reefs in the subtidal of some areas. Rhodolith beds had a dispersing distribution. The bottom on the southern and southwestern region is hard substrate, while sediments cover the northern and northeastern zones. Slightly gravelly sand dominated the bays, while gravelly sand (with more coarse grains was frequent offshore. The inner areas of Chatham and Wafer bays have mud and organic matter. The sediments in the area are mostly carbonates, except in Bahía Yglesias where clastic sediments (from the erosion of basalts are presented. The information generated in this study could be a valuable input for future monitoring in the PNIC.

  12. El comportamiento térmico de la ciudad de Las Palmas de G. C.: La Isla de calor nocturna

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    Lidia Esther Romero Martín

    2013-10-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan las principales pautas del comportamiento térmico de la ciudad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Utilizando el método de los recorridos urbanos, durante un año se registraron los datos de temperatura y humedad de 42 puntos de la ciudad, que incluyen áreas formales y funcionales diferentes. Los resultados confirman la existencia de una isla de calor nocturna de carácter bifocal y de intensidad moderada, aunque puede llegar a alcanzar valores de 5.3º C. Su localización está controlada fundamentalmente por la densidad edificatoria y la intensidad del tráfico. El Istmo de la Isleta se comporta como una isla de frescor.In this article, we present the outlines of the thermal behaviour of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Using the method of travelling around the city, we recorded temperature and humidity data for 42 sites in the city, including different formal and functional areas. The results confirm that there is a bi-focal and moderate island of nocturnal heat, although it can reach 5.3ºC. This is determined fundamentally by building density and the intensity of the traffic. The Isthmus of La Isleta acts as an island of fresh temperatures.

  13. Una colonia reproductiva de la Golondrina de la Tempestad Peruana, Oceanodroma tethys kelsalli (Lowe 1925, en la Isla Santa, Perú

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    Liliana Ayala

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available Las áreas reproductivas de la Golondrina de la tempestad Peruana eran desconocidas hasta hace poco. Esta especie anida en la costa central del Perú, en las islas: Ferrol, Chao y Corcovado. Reportamos un área reproductiva para esta ave marina en la isla Santa. Localizamos un total de 407 nidos activos, incluyendo 92 (22% con huevos y 7 (8% con polluelos. La mayor parte de las aves reproductivas se hallaron cerca de la casa al este de la isla, en el sur y suroeste, donde se registraron aves guaneras y altas cantidades de garrapatas pocas golondrinas fueron halladas. En el sur y suroeste de la isla la humedad contribuye a que algunas pircas estén cubiertas de musgos y algas, en estas paredes no se hallaron aves anidando. Es posible que existan otras áreas de reproducción en la costa peruana. Estudios de las áreas de anidación en la costa del Perú proveerá la información necesaria sobre el estatus de la Golondrina de la Tempestad Peruana.

  14. Cambios edáficos en islas de fertilidad y su importancia en el funcionamiento de un ecosistema del valle de Tehuacán Puebla, México

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    Daniel Jesús Muñoz Iniestra; Mauricio Chávez Mosqueda; Héctor Octavio Godínez Álvarez; Norma Alejandra Cuéllar Arellano

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    En los ecosistemas áridos y semiáridos la vegetación natural usualmente se presenta en forma de agrupaciones denominadas islas de fertilidad (IF), separadas unas de otras por amplios espacios desprovistos de plantas. Se piensa que estas islas actúan como unidades funcionales básicas del ecosistema en su conjunto. Se ha observado que el suelo debajo de las islas de fertilidad muestra mejores condiciones de calidad y fertilidad en comparación con el suelo de afuera. El objetivo del trabajo fue ...

  15. Marco geológico y tectónico de la Isla del Coco y la región marítima circunvecina, Costa Rica

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    Wilfredo Rojas

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La Isla del Coco es la única isla oceánica y el único afloramiento subaéreo de la Cordillera Volcánica del Coco, el rasgo geográfico y geológico más extenso en aguas territoriales costarricenses. Desde el punto de vista geológico, está conformada por rocas volcánicas, predominantemente coladas de lavas basálticas y traquíticas en menor cantidad, con rocas piroclásticas y epiclásticas subordinadas. Posee suelos, coluvios y depósitos de playas (arenas y cantos superficiales; su topografía es muy variable pero predomina el relieve quebrado y rugoso. La Isla del Coco es la parte emergida de un volcán submarino de evolución compleja, desarrollado a partir y durante el Pleistoceno Inferior (entre 2.2 y 1.5 millones de años, Ma, producto de una anomalía térmica en el manto a través de varias fisuras, que originaron varios alineamientos de volcanes submarinos. La Isla del Coco se encuentra en un estadio de erosión activo, y sus arcos y plataformas sumergidas (90-110m y 183m son probablemente el producto de una erosión subaérea durante las dos últimas máximas glaciaciones, combinados quizás con la subsidencia debida al enfriamiento del escudo volcánico y de la corteza oceánica. Al ser la isla geológicamente joven, posee importantes implicaciones para la comprensión de la evolución y el endemismo de su biodiversidad. Las amenazas en la geodinámica principales identificadas son los deslizamientos, los tsunamis y, en menor grado, la sismicidad, poco frecuente y con magnitudes moderadas (≤ 5.8 Mw hasta la fecha dentro de un radio de alrededor de 300km, predominantemente asociada con fallas dextrales de rumbo N-S. Los pocos datos obtenidos hasta el momento indican que hay un cierto grado de actividad sísmica en los alrededores de la Isla del Coco, relacionados con las fallas locales. Algunos pequeños tsunamis históricos y prehistóricos han afectado a la Isla del Coco y los sismos así como la precipitación pluvial

  16. Petrologic and geochemical characterization and mineralization of the metavolcanic rocks of the Heib Formation, Kid Metamorphic Complex, Sinai, Egypt

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    Ibrahim H. Khalifa

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    Full Text Available Metavolcanic rocks hosting base metal sulphide mineralization, and belonging to the Kid Metamorphic Complex, are exposed in the Samra-Tarr area, Southern Sinai. The rocks consist of slightly metamorphosed varicolored porphyritic lavas of rhyolite-to-andesite composition, and their equivalent pyroclastics. Geochemically, these metavolcanics are classified as high-K calc-alkaline, metaluminous andesites, trachyandesites, dacites, and rhyolites. The geochemical characteristics of these metavolcanics strongly point to their derivation from continental crust in an active continental margin. The sulphide mineralization in these metavolcanics occurs in two major ore zones, and is represented by four distinct styles of mineralization. The mineralization occurs either as low-grade disseminations or as small massive pockets. The associated hydrothermal alterations include carbonatization, silicification, sericitization and argillic alterations. The base metal sulphide mineralization is epigenetic and was formed by hydrothermal solutions associated with subduction-related volcanic activity.

  17. Thanetian transgressive-regressive sequences based on foraminiferal paleobathymetry at Gebel Matulla, west-central Sinai, Egypt

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    Farouk, Sherif; Elamri, Zaineb; El-Sorogy, Abdelbaset

    2016-09-01

    Qualitative and quantitative analysis of Thanetian foraminiferal assemblages at Gebel Matulla in west-central Sinai has been carried out. Three benthic foraminiferal assemblages are recorded from shallowest to deepest as Cibicidoides pseudoacutus, Angulogavelinella avnimelechi, Gavelinella danica witch evidences of fluctuations from middle neritic to upper bathyal environments. Changes in the foraminiferal population enabled us to classify the Thanetian succession into two fourth order transgressive-regressive (T-R) sequences. Three sequence boundaries are identified, at the Selandian/Thanetian (S/T) boundary, within the Thanetian succession, and the Paleocene/Eocene (P/E) boundary. It occurs at the top part of the maximum regression associated with major discontinuities and changes in depositional regimes as well as vertical facies changes. Broad correlation with eustatic records based upon integrated microplanktonic biostratigraphy suggests that the fluctuations of foraminiferal population were controlled by global sea-level changes.

  18. Infarto cerebral e edema avaliação prognóstico-evolutiva por sinais neurológicos

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    Rubens José Gagliardi

    1991-03-01

    Full Text Available Trata-se de estudo prospectivo abrangendo 92 doentes com infarto cerebral (IC. O seguimento foi feito durante 10 dias com avaliação diária, sendo os doentes analisados por escala de notas para diferentes sinais costumeiramente pesquisados nesses casos. A metodologia foi especialmente desenvolvida no sentido de analisar exclusivamente alterações devidas ao edema oriundo da isquemia e IC. As conclusões foram obtidas por comparação isolada das médias das notas de cada sinal com a média do total das notas. Os resultados mostram que o exame da «consciência», isoladamente, é o melhor parâmetro clínico para averiguar a evolução do doente após um IC, sem outras complicações que não o edema.

  19. Nonequilibrium steady state and induced currents of a mesoscopically glassy system: interplay of resistor-network theory and Sinai physics.

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    Hurowitz, Daniel; Rahav, Saar; Cohen, Doron

    2013-12-01

    We introduce an explicit solution for the nonequilibrium steady state (NESS) of a ring that is coupled to a thermal bath, and is driven by an external hot source with log-wide distribution of couplings. Having time scales that stretch over several decades is similar to glassy systems. Consequently there is a wide range of driving intensities where the NESS is like that of a random walker in a biased Brownian landscape. We investigate the resulting statistics of the induced current I. For a single ring we discuss how sign of I fluctuates as the intensity of the driving is increased, while for an ensemble of rings we highlight the fingerprints of Sinai physics on the distribution of the absolute value of I.

  20. Disfunções temporomandibulares: sinais, sintomas e abordagem multidisciplinar Temporomandibular Disorders: signs, symptoms and multidisciplinary approach

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    Mariana Del Cistia Donnarumma

    2010-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: verificar perfil, queixa e principais sinais e sintomas de uma amostra de pacientes com disfunção temporomandibular que estiveram ou estão em tratamento ortodôntico e observar a ocorrência de atendimentos multidisciplinares. MÉTODOS: foram coletados dados de 125 prontuários em uma clínica odontológica da cidade de Sorocaba e os itens analisados nos prontuários foram: sexo, idade, profissão, queixa, três principais sinais e sintomas dos pacientes e se houve encaminhamento para avaliação fonoaudiológica, fisioterápica e psicológica. RESULTADOS: predominância feminina, sendo 107 mulheres (85,6% e 18 homens (14,4%. Média de idade de 35 anos, sendo a menor idade 14 anos e a maior 74 anos. Relação da disfunção temporomandibular com as profissões: 43 (34,4% eram profissionais com vínculo empregatício. Queixa trazida pelo paciente: dor na região da articulação temporomandibular e masseter: 86 - (68,8%. Três principais sinais e sintomas observados na avaliação ortodôntica: dor na região da articulação temporomandibular e masseter: 98 - 78,4%; estalos unilaterais: 55 - 44% e travamento: 23 - 18,4%. Conduta de encaminhamentos: fonoaudiologia 59 (47,2%; fisioterapia 40 (32% e psicologia 53 (42,4%. CONCLUSÃO: na amostra pesquisada, a prevalência de casos de disfunção temporomandibular foi maior no sexo feminino, com queixa de dor. Os principais sinais e sintomas foram: dor, estalo unilateral e travamento e houve encaminhamento para atendimentos multidisciplinares nas áreas de Fonoaudiologia, Fisioterapia e Psicologia.PURPOSE: to check the main signs and symptoms of a sample of patients with temporomandibular dysfunction that were or are under orthodontic treatment and observe if there was a possible multidisciplinary treatment. METHODS: data from 125 medical records collected in a orthodontic clinic located in Sorocaba and the analyzed items were: gender, age, profession, complains, three main signs and

  1. El más antiguo poblamiento humano de las Islas del Mediterráneo

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    Martini, Fabio

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available The geomorphological, paleontological and archaeological data concerning the earliest colonisation of the principal islands in the Mediterranean Sea are discussed and evaluated. Corsica and Sardinia could have been colonized in the Lower Paleolithic, during the maximum regression on the sea, using some form of boat. In Cyprus and Corsica the arrival of Man is documented in the EarIy Holocene. The data present would lead to the conc1usion that navigation for long distances out of sight of the coast took place in a period prior to the Neolithic.

    Durante todo el Pleistoceno, las principales, islas del Mediterráneo fueron áreas efectivamente aisladas, no ligadas a la tierra firme por puentes terrestres continuos. Durante las máximas regresiones, brazos de mar, más o menos estrechos, dividían los bloques insulares desde penínsulas que se prolongaban desde la tierra firme. Tales canales han tenido siempre profundidades elevadas. El aislamiento está documentado también por el carácter endémico de la fauna. Se puede proponer como hipótesis que las rutas de llegada estén ligadas a la posibilidad de tránsito a través de los canales marinos con costas a la vista, mediante una forma de navegación rudimentaria o casual no organizada. Desde el Paleolítico Inferior, en Sicilia o en Cerdeña, está documentada la presencia humana con industrias cuyo origen continental es reconocible. En Cerdeña, aparecería documentada en el Tardiglacial una forma de endemismo debida al aislamiento. Las industrias preneolíticas de Córcega y de Chipre son comparables con otras continentales del área mediterránea y hacen proponer como hipótesis que anteriormente al Neolítico haya nacido una forma de navegación a larga distancia sin costas a la vista.

  2. Perfil de hábitos deportivos de los preadolescentes de la isla de Mallorca

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    Pere Palou Sampol

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La práctica deportiva constituye una de las actividades de ocio preferidas por toda la población, pero los deportistas no forman en ningún momento un grupo homogéneo, atendiendo a que existen claras diferencies en función del género y de los factores sociodemográficos. Mientras que la etapa escolar coincide con el momento de máxima participación en actividades físicas y deportivas, la salida de la escuela coincide con el abandono masivo de esta práctica, a causa de la multiplicidad de factores que dependen de variables psicológicas y variables sociopersonales. El objetivo del artículo que a continuación se presenta, es identificar el perfil del deportista de la Isla de Mallorca en función de variables sociodemográficas y del nivel de práctica. Este trabajo forma parte de una amplia investigación realizada durante el año 2001 que pretendía estudiar e identificar los hábitos de práctica deportiva de la población mallorquina de entre 10 y 14 años. Para realizar dicho estudio se utilizó una muestra de 2661 personas y para la evaluación se utilizó un cuestionario de elaboración propia previamente validado y basado en otros autores. Los resultados obtenidos con este estudio, sugieren que la práctica deportiva se ha consolidado como estilo de vida en nuestra sociedad y ocupa un lugar preferente en el tiempo de ocio entre los preadolescentes mallorquines. Asimismo son resaltables las diferencias claramente significativas existentes entre hombres y mujeres de las edades motivo de estudio en cuanto a práctica deportiva fuera de las clases de Educación Física.

  3. Population structure and dynamics of the endemic species Phlomis aurea Decne in different habitats in southern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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    Kamal H. Shaltout

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available Phlomis aurea Decne is a rare and endangered species inhabiting high altitudes at southern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. The present study investigated the population structure of P. aurea, in terms of size distribution, height, diameter, density, frequency and cover at its favourable habitats, and attempted to assess the effect of different habitats, which reflect the elevation gradients, on sizes distribution and density of occurrences of the study species. Sixty five stands (each of 25 × 25 m were sampled to represent most variations among P. aurea populations in four main habitats (basins, mountain slopes, gorges and wadi beds. P. aurea in basins had the highest plant frequency, cover, plant diameter and height, size index, leaf length and width, leaves, branches, flowers, inflorescences and inflorescence length, while slope population had the lowest. Population in gorges and wadi beds had the highest height to diameter ratio, while in basin and slope had the lowest. Plants in gorges had the highest density, followed by those in basins, wadi beds and slopes. The size structures in the gorges and basins approximated the normal distribution; while that of the slope population approximated the positively skewed distribution. The plant cover was positively correlated with silt, clay, Ca, altitude, CaCO3, fine sand and HCO3; while it was negatively correlated with soil pH and Mg. In addition, plant cover response along soil salinity (EC gradient approximated normal distribution. This study may help in planning for conserving this endemic species and we recommend, as a priority, to increase the area of the protected areas at mid- to high altitude in the Southern Sinai to grant further protection in zones with the highest density of endemics.

  4. Determining Potential Sites for Runoff Water Harvesting using Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems-Based Modeling in Sinai

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    Hossam H. Elewa

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Problem statement: Sinai is increasingly suffering from an overwhelming water crisis. Runoff Water Harvesting (RWH could be a solution for this problem. The determined promising drainage basins for RWH could be used by the decision makers to propose appropriate controlling systems to overcome the problem of water scarcity and for implementing runoff farming and rain-fed agriculture. Approach: Remote sensing, geographic information systems, watershed modeling system were integrated to extract a multi-criteria-decision support system of nine thematic layers, namely; volume of annual flood, lineaments frequency density, drainage frequency density, maximum flow distance, basin area, basin slope, basin length, average overland flow distance and soil infiltration. These criteria were used for conducting a Weighted Spatial Probability Modeling (WSPM to determine the potential areas for the RWH. The potential runoff available for harvesting was estimated by applying Finkel-SCS rainfall-runoff methods. Results: The WSPM classified Sinai into four classes that graded from high (3,201-6,695 km2, moderate (35,923-35,896 km2, low (13,185-16,652 km2, very low (1.38-5.57 km2 for RWH. Promising watersheds like those of Abu Taryfya, Hamma El Hassana, Gerafi, Watir, Geraia, Heridien, Sidri, Feiran and Alaawag, are categorized as high-moderate RWH potential basins. Conclusion: These basins could be investigated in detail with larger scale to determine the appropriate locations for implementing the RWH structures and techniques. Implementing systems and techniques of RWH in the potential watersheds could open new opportunities for sustainable development in the area.

  5. Espondilose cervical: valor prognóstico dos sinais e sintomas pré-operatórios

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    Reynaldo A. Brandt

    1976-03-01

    Full Text Available Cento e quarenta e um pacientes com espondilose cervical foram estudados com o objetivo de se determinar um possível valor prognóstico nos sinais e sintomas pré-operatórios; 99 apresentaram radiculopatia, 19 mielopatia e 23 mielorradiculopatia. Nos pacientes com radiculopatia, recuperação completa foi 2,5 vezes mais frequente nos com paresia moderada dos membros superiores em relação aos com paresia intensa, 4,5 vezes mais frequente nos que não apresentaram atrofia muscular, 4,5 vezes mais frequente nos que não apresentaram distúrbios objetivos da sensibilidade, 4 vezes mais frequente nos que apresentaram defeitos mielográficos em menos do que dois níveis discais; pacientes com mais de 60 anos apresentaram maior proporção de comprometimento motor grave e também tiveram piores resultados com a cirurgia. Nos pacientes com mielopatia, nenhum com paresia intensa e nenhum com espasticidade intensa dos membros inferiores teve recuperação completa no primeiro ano após a cirurgia; resultados melhores foram observados nos que apresentaram paresia moderada nos membros inferiores. Melhores resultados foram vistos em pacientes com número maior de defeitos mielográficos. Comprometimento motor grave dos membros inferiores foi mais frequente nos pacientes com mais de 60 anos e estes apresentaram também piores resultados após a cirurgia em relação aos com menos de 60 anos. A cirurgia foi um marco na recuperação destes pacientes. Conclui-se que a padronização da avaliação destes sinais e sintomas pré-operatórios permite um prognóstico em relação à radiculopatia e à mielopatia consequentes à espondilose cervical.

  6. Records of environmental changes during the Holocene from Isla de los Estados (54.4°S), southeastern Tierra del Fuego

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    Unkel, Ingmar; Fernandez, Marilen; Björck, Svante; Ljung, Karl; Wohlfarth, Barbara

    2010-12-01

    Southernmost Patagonia, located at the relatively narrow passage between Antarctica and South America, is a highly sensitive region for recording meridional and zonal changes in the pattern of oceanic and atmospheric circulation. The island of Isla de los Estados, situated at 54.5°S, 64°W, east of Argentinean Tierra del Fuego, provides an exceptional possibility, to investigate terrestrial records of atmospheric conditions in an oceanic setting during the last deglaciation and the Holocene. Here we present geochemical and diatom analyses from 10 600 to c. 1500 cal BP of one sequence (LGB) with peat, lake sediments and lagoon deposits at the northern coast of the island, and a lake sediment sequence (CAS) 3 km further inland. The data comprise TC, TN, loss on ignition analyses and continuous XRF scanning as well as age-depth modeling based on AMS- 14C dating on both cores. Diatom analysis of the CAS record complements the geochemical proxies. During the Holocene, our two sites have been impacted by two different forcings: changes in the regional climate regime largely influenced by the varying strength and position of the Southern Hemisphere Westerlies (SHW), while relative sea-level changes affected the deposits of the coastal site. In concert with the onset of the Antarctic thermal optimum, our data suggest fairly warm conditions and the establishment of denser peat and forest vegetation on the island c. 10 600 cal BP. Between 8500 and 4500 cal BP geochemistry and diatoms from the CAS record indicate stronger Westerlies at this latitude, which means higher wind speed or higher storm frequency and more precipitation, resulting in more pronounced surface run-off. After 4500 cal BP, the geochemical proxies and large changes in diatom assemblages indicate a decrease in precipitation, weaker winds and possibly cooler conditions, probably as an effect of weaker SHW and/or a latitudinal shift. The depositional environment of CAS changed from gyttja to peat around 1000

  7. Cambios morfológicos recientes en lagos de la península Potter, isla 25 de Mayo, islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida Recent morphological changes in the Peninsula Potter lakes, 25 de Mayo Island, Southern Shetland Islands, Antarctica

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    R.A. del Valle

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    Full Text Available Aunque la historia ambiental del Holoceno-Reciente de los lagos antárticos informada en este trabajo es menos espectacular que la historia de los grandes paleolagos patagónicos formados al este de los Andes durante el Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano, la evidencia paleoambiental sugiere que recurrentes cambios de las vías de drenaje acompañados por descensos escalonados del nivel de lagos proglaciales antárticos también fueron probablemente disparados por episodios de desglaciación. Este trabajo está enfocado en los lagos mayores de la península Potter (62°15´S, 58°40´O, isla 25 de Mayo (Islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida, los cuales se formaron entre morenas neoglaciales depositadas por el frente retrocedente del campo de hielo de la península, durante el Holoceno tardío-Reciente. Después de alcanzar su altura máxima, el nivel de estos lagos descendió en forma escalonada por la apertura de canales de drenaje ubicados progresivamente a menor altitud. Estos drenajes ocuparon antiguos valles sucesivamente abandonados por glaciares de descarga del campo de hielo de la península. Testigos sedimentarios obtenidos en las cuencas lacustres estudiadas indican que allí la depositación glaciaria alternó con la formación de varves clásticos, lo cual probablemente refleja las rápidas fluctuaciones del frente de los glaciares que caracterizan a la parte más reciente del Holoceno en la región. Sólo se pudo acotar imprecisamente en Although the Holocene-Recent environmental history of the Antarctic lakes reported in this paper is less spectacular than that of the big proglacial palaeolakes formed on the eastern flank of the Andes of southern Patagonia during the late Pleistocene-early Holocene, palaeoenvironmental evidence suggests that recurrent changes in drainage accompanied by the stepped descent of Antarctic proglacial lakes were also probably triggered by the deglaciation event, which may have shifted southward in high

  8. Los escorpiones (Chelicerata de Colombia. I. La fauna de la Isla Gorgona. Aproximación biogeográfica Los escorpiones (Chelicerata de Colombia. I. La fauna de la Isla Gorgona. Aproximación biogeográfica

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    Lourenco Wilson R.

    1989-09-01

    Full Text Available This paper is the result of the study of the scorpions collected in Gorgona Island, Colombia. Two species belonging to the buthidae family were collected; one already known to science: Tityus asthenes Pocock, 1893. The second one, a new species is described in this paper, Ananteris gorgonae. Some comments on the biogeography are also added. Este artículo es el resultado del estudio de los escorpiones de la Isla Gorgona, Colombia. Se encontraron dos especies pertenecientes a la familia Buthidae: Tityus asthenes Pocock, 1893, ya conocida para la ciencia, y Ananteris Gorgona,. una especie nueva que se describe aquí. Se adicionan también algunos comentarios biogeográficos.

  9. Conocimientos y actitudes sobre sexualidad,anticoncepción y responsabilidad compartida: las madres adolescentes en la Comunidad Indígena Náhuatl Urbaite. Las Pilas (CIULP)- Isla de Ometepe ¿ Nicaragua

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    Paizano Alvarez, Marely; Ruano Casado, Luisa

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    Conocimientos y actitudes sobre sexualidad,anticoncepción y responsabilidad compartida:las madres adolescentes en la Comunidad Indígena Náhuatl Urbaite. Las Pilas (CIULP)- Isla de Ometepe ¿ Nicaragua

  10. Timing and characteristics of Late Pleistocene and Holocene wetter periods in the Eastern Desert and Sinai of Egypt, based on 14C dating and stable isotope analysis of spring tufa deposits

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    Hamdan, Mohamed A.; Brook, George A.

    2015-12-01

    There is very little dated evidence on wet periods in the Eastern Desert and Sinai Peninsula of Egypt during the Late Pleistocene and Holocene. To obtain such information, we have studied the petrography, isotope geochemistry and AMS radiocarbon ages of mostly relict tufas deposited by springs draining perched ground water bodies in metamorphic and volcanic rocks. The tufas unconformably overly Precambrian basic igneous rocks (basalt, diabase and gabbro). As the ages of tufa carbonate are frequently older than the true ages of the deposits because of the incorporation of old, 14C-dead carbon, we have dated both the carbonate matrix and insoluble organic material of the tufas. These ages show that the tufas were largely formed during two broad time periods, the most recent from 12,058 to 6678 cal yr BP (African Humid Period), and the other from ˜31,200-22,500 cal yr BP, with preferential growth during the coldest times of this period namely during Heinrich Events 2 and 3 (H2 and H3) and the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM). The time span between 19,000-9000 cal yr BP, including the YD and H1, appears to have been relatively more arid than the earlier LGM or H2 periods or the later Holocene. The Late Pleistocene tufas are depleted in 18O relative to the Holocene tufas and were deposited at a lower temperature (˜14.0°-20.8 °C vs. 18.4°-23.4 °C). We believe that the Holocene tufas in the Sinai were formed by rainfall from the Mediterranean and those in the southern part of the Eastern Desert by African monsoon rainfall derived from the Red Sea-Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean. In contrast, the moisture that fed the Late Pleistocene tufas, which are depleted in 18O relative to Holocene deposits, and progressively depleted from north to south, was probably brought by the Westerlies from the Atlantic-Mediterranean Sea when the Westerly circulation was pushed southwards during the coldest periods of the Late Pleistocene. Periods of tufa deposition correlate with major

  11. Avances en el estudio histórico de la mina de galena de Bunyla (isla de Mallorca

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    Marcus Heinrich Hermanns

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    Full Text Available Se presentan en este trabajo los resultados de la analítica (química y isotópica realizada para determinar la huella dactilar de la zona minera de Bunyola (Isla de Mallorca, uno de los yacimientos de galena que presenta el archipiélago Balear. Estos trabajos se realizaron para contextualizar tanto los restos mineros de la zona como para contextualizar también algunos conjuntos de material arqueológico de plomo, cuya materia prima se atribuía a este yacimiento minero. Sin embargo, gran parte de los restos en el terreno pertenecen a la mineria de finales del siglo XIX y principios del siglo XX. Las consideraciones acerca de una posible explotación en época antigua deben quedar abiertas hasta que se pueda concretar con más datos arqueológicos y/o analíticos.

  12. Anotaciones Críticas sobre el Proyecto de una Ciudadela Industrial en el Parque Natural Isla de Salamanca

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    Lema Tapias Álvaro

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    Full Text Available Preservada hasta hace pocos años por condiciones naturales, la Isla de Salamanca es condenada a morir por un insensato proyecto que autorizó la creación de una ciudadela industrial y que destruirá uno de los pocos lugares que aún quedan en el país y en el mundo con unas características ecológicas muy especiales por su ubicación geográfica y por sus condiciones especiales que la hacen paso obligado de muchas especies migratorias entre el Norte y el Sur del continente americano, asiento de otras -algunas en vía de extinción--y otras únicas del lugar; con cuya desaparición sólo se acerca el hombre a este mismo proceso como especie.

  13. Methodology of extensiveness to generate productive entrepreneurs: the case of Isla Venado, Golfo De Nicoya, Costa Rica

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    Álvaro Martín Parada Gómez

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    Full Text Available Enterprises are one of the four essential components to increase production and generate income in an economy. Through research and outreach projects, universities contribute to the development of social organizations, chambers, and producers’ associations, which results in employment, production, and investment.  Outreach, understood as a link between the university and the most vulnerable social sectors, implies creating economic opportunities.  In this context, the purpose of this article is to offer a methodology to generate productive projects that may become future micro o small businesses. This methodology is prepared as part of the analysis of the chain production of artisanal fisheries in Isla Venado, Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica.

  14. Distribution of shallow water soft and hard bottom seabeds in the Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica

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    Jeffrey A. Sibaja-Cordero

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    Full Text Available Geographic Information Systems (GIS applications used in marine habitats are powerful tools for management and monitoring of marine reserves and resources. Here, we present a series of maps of the soft and hard substrates in the shallow waters (>80 m depth of Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (PNIC= Isla del Coco National Park. We use bathymetry data and field data as input for a GIS, GAM, and kriging methods to generate a series of maps that describe the bottom characteristics. Eight types of bottom were found in the PNIC by composition and grain size. The shore of the island and islets consisted of rocky formations (mainly basalts, with coral reefs in the subtidal of some areas. Rhodolith beds had a dispersing distribution. The bottom on the southern and southwestern region is hard substrate, while sediments cover the northern and northeastern zones. Slightly gravelly sand dominated the bays, while gravelly sand (with more coarse grains was frequent offshore. The inner areas of Chatham and Wafer bays have mud and organic matter. The sediments in the area are mostly carbonates, except in Bahía Yglesias where clastic sediments (from the erosion of basalts are presented. The information generated in this study could be a valuable input for future monitoring in the PNIC.La aplicación de Sistemas de Información Geográfica (SIG, en los hábitats marinos es muy importante para la gestión y control de las reservas y recursos marinos. Aquí se presentan una serie de mapas de los sustratos sedimentarios y duros en las aguas poco profundas (> 80 m de profundidad del Parque Nacional Isla del Coco (PNIC. Utilizamos datos de batimetría y datos de campo como entrada para un SIG, GAM, y los métodos de “kriging” para generar una serie de mapas que describen las características del fondo. ocho tipos de fondo marino se encuentran en el PNIC. La orilla de la isla y los islotes consistía de formaciones rocosas (principalmente basaltos, con arrecifes de

  15. España en el norte de África. El caso de las islas Chafarinas

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    Jesús Verdú Baeza

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    Full Text Available Los distintos territorios españoles en el Norte de África, persistentemente reclamados por Marruecos, presentan características específicas que ponen de manifiesto su gran vulnerabilidad como ha quedado patente en las últimas crisis de inmigración ilegal. Salvo Ceuta y Melilla, citadas expresamente en la Constitución, sus títulos y naturaleza jurídica han de reafirmarse caso por caso y es muy poca la legislación que determina claramente su aplicación a estos territorios. En el caso de las Islas Chafarinas, la aplicación de la normativa ambiental europea en un espacio terrestre y marino protegido proporciona una oportunidad valiosa y única de cooperación internacional con Marruecos que podría ampliarse en relación con la coordinación del control de los flujos migratorios

  16. De remeros a pasajeros: Memorias de viajes y cambios sociales en una isla de Chiloé, Chile

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    Full Text Available El artículo aborda los viajes marítimos que hombres y mujeres de isla Quehui (Archipiélago de Chiloé, Región de los Lagos, Chile realizaban para llegar a Castro (capital provincial, en la primera mitad del siglo XX. El autor se apoya en relatos ofrecidos por pobladores locales y rinde cuenta del entorno social de la comunidad en torno a tales rutinas. El texto describe la aparición de la lancha a motor, que reemplaza las prácticas anteriores de navegación, y su impacto social en los isleños. La construcción del texto se apoya en un trabajo de campo realizado en la zona de estudio, la utilización de la técnica de entrevistas y una revisión bibliográfica.

  17. Colonialismo y santidad en las Islas Marianas: la sangre de los mártires (1668-1676

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    Coello de la Rosa, Alexandre

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    Full Text Available In this article I analyze the conquest and colonization of the Marianas islands (1668-1676 as an example of the construction of the Catholic frontier in the Spanish possessions in the Pacific. One of the main objectives consists of analyzing martyrdom as one of the strategies used by the Jesuit missionaries to convert the Marianas islands to the Catholic faith. The first Jesuit martyrs −Diego Luis de San Vítores, Luis de Medina, and Sebastián de Monroy, SJ, among others− were elevated to the category of «distinguished heroes» of the Catholic Reformation who died as victims of the unbeatable barbarians in defence of Christian faith. Martyrdom, as longing and culmination of the missionary experience, turned those peripheral spaces into central points of reference wherein would end up rooting Christian dogma.

    En este artículo examino la conquista y colonización de las islas Marianas (1668-1676 como un ejemplo de la construcción de la frontera católica en las posesiones espanolas del Pacífico. Uno de los objetivos es analizar el martirio como uno de los mecanismos utilizados por los misioneros jesuitas para convertir las islas Marianas al catolicismo. Los primeros mártires −Diego Luis de San Vítores, Luis de Medina y Sebastián de Monroy, SJ, entre otros− se convirtieron en «héroes insignes» de la Reforma católica que murieron víctimas de los «bárbaros indómitos» en defensa de la fe. El martirio, como anhelo y culminación de la experiencia misionera, transformó aquellos espacios periféricos en puntos de referencia centrales donde acabaría triunfando el dogma cristiano.

  18. Crecimiento del cangrejo Callinectes danae (Decapoda: Portunidae de la Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

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    Jesylén Castillo

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    Full Text Available Las especies del género Callinectes sostienen pesquerías importantes en varias partes del mundo. En el occidente de Venezuela, Callinectes sapidus es capturado con palangre y sostiene una pesquería artesanal importante en el Lago de Maracaibo; mientras que en la Isla de Margarita, Callinectes danae es capturado con nasa en zonas cercanas a lagunas costeras y su pesca está limitada por la oferta y la demanda. Estos recursos son de considerable importancia económica entre los crustáceos comestibles; sin embargo, pocos estudios han sido reportados sobre la dinámica poblacional y potencialidad pesquera en ambientes costeros de Venezuela que contribuyan a la toma de decisiones en la administración pesquera. En este documento se presenta información de los parámetros de crecimiento del cangrejo Callinectes danae Smith, 1869, con el fin de obtener un conocimiento detallado del patrón de crecimiento y lograr estimaciones más precisas sobre el tamaño de la población y su disponibilidad para la explotación. Se analizó una muestra constituida por 3 623 ejemplares capturados con nasa cangrejera por la flota artesanal, entre octubre 2007 y septiembre 2008. Se estableció la relación longitud-peso y se estimaron los parámetros de crecimiento de las curvas en longitud y peso del modelo de von Bertalanffy. La proporción sexual global mostró que no existe diferencia significativa entre machos y hembras (χ2=0.04, p>0.05. Los valores de las pendientes b entre machos y hembras presentaron diferencias significativas (ts=2.75, p<0.05 igualmente los interceptos a (ts=2.44, p<0.05; por lo que se estableció la relación longitud-peso por separado: P=7.48e-5*L2.98 para machos y P=1.21e-4*L2.87 para hembras, evidenciándose un crecimiento alométrico negativo en ambos sexos. Los parámetros de crecimiento quedaron establecidos en: L∞=134.80mm, P∞=166.04g y k=0.86/año para machos; L∞=122.35mm, P∞=118.45g y k=0.63/año para hembras. La

  19. Signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders in adolescents Sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular em adolescentes

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    Full Text Available The aim of this study was to verify the prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders (TMD in adolescents and its relationship to gender. The sample comprised 217 subjects, aged 12 to 18. The subjective symptoms and clinical signs of TMD were evaluated, using, respectively, a self-report questionnaire and the Craniomandibular Index, which has 2 subscales; the Dysfunction Index and the Palpation Index. The results of muscle tenderness showed great variability (0.9-32.25%. In relation to the temporomandibular joint, tenderness of the superior, dorsal and lateral condyle regions occurred in 10.6%, 10.6% and 7.83%, respectively, of the sample. Joint sound during opening was present in 19.8% of the sample and during closing in 14.7%. The most prevalent symptoms were joint sounds (26.72% and headache (21.65%. There was no statistical difference between genders (p > 0.05, except for the tenderness of the lateral pterygoid muscles, which presented more prevalence in girls. In conclusion, clinical signs and symptoms of TMD can occur in adolescents; however, gender influence was not perceived.O objetivo deste estudo foi verificar a prevalência de sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular (DTM em adolescentes e sua relação com o gênero. A amostra foi constituída de 217 voluntários, com idade entre 12 e 18 anos. Os sintomas subjetivos e os sinais clínicos de DTM foram avaliados usando-se, respectivamente, um questionário e o "Craniomandibular Index", o qual possui 2 subescalas: "Dysfunction Index" e "Palpation Index". Os resultados para sensibilidade muscular mostraram grande variabilidade (0,9-32,25%. Com relação à articulação temporomandibular, a sensibilidade à palpação nas regiões superior, dorsal e lateral do côndilo ocorreu, respectivamente, em 10,6%, 10,6% e 7,83% da amostra. A prevalência do ruído articular no movimento de abertura foi de 19,8% e no fechamento, 14,7%. Os sintomas relatados mais

  20. Isla de calor y ocupación espacial urbana en San Juan, Argentina: análisis evolutivo. Island heat effect and spatial urban occupancy in San Juan, Argentina: evolution analysis Ilha de calor e ocupação do espaço urbano em San Juán, Argentina: análise evolutiva

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    Full Text Available Resumen:En este artículo se presentan resultados finales de un proyecto de investigación bianual (2009-2010, denominado Variación histórica y espacial de la isla de calor urbana en zona árida, financiado por la Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina. Su objetivo principal es determinar la progresiva modificación de la isla de calor urbana en un periodo de quince años (1995-2010 y la correlación de esta con la ocupación del área urbana del Gran San Juan (GSJ, localizada en la diagonal árida de Sudamérica. Los resultados obtenidos demuestran la interrelación entre la ocupación urbana y la espacialización de la isla de calor en la ciudad.Abstract:In this paper, final result of a bi-annual project (2009-2010 called Historic and spatial variation of the urban island heat effect in an arid zone –financed by Universidad Nacional de San Juan, Argentina –are presented. Its main aim is determining the progressive changing of urban island heat effect during a fifteen year period (1995-2010 and its correlationwith the occupancy of Great San Juan (GSJ urban area, located in South America’s arid diagonal. Results show the interrelationship between urban occupancy and the spread of island heat effect in the city.Resumo:Este artigo apresenta resultados finais do projeto de pesquisa de dois anos (2009-2010, chamado A variação histórica e espacial da ilha de calor urbana em uma zona árida, financiado pela Universidad Nacional de San Juán, Argentina. Seu principal objetivo é determinar a modificação progressiva da ilha de calor urbana por um período de 15 anos (1995-2010 e a correlação desta com a ocupação da área urbana da Gran San Juan (GSJ, localizada na diagonal árida de América do Sul. Os resultados obtidos demonstram a relação entre ocupação urbana e espacialização da ilha de calor na cidade.

  1. Potential Impacts of Climate Change on Modern Recharge in the Eastern Desert and Sinai Peninsula of Egypt

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    Milewski, A.; Sultan, M.; Becker, D.; Soliman, F.; Yan, E.; Becker, R.; Chouinard, K.

    2011-12-01

    Aquifers in Egypt (e.g., Nubian Sandstone, shallow alluvial) were primarily recharged in previous wet climatic periods in the Quaternary. Previous studies have shown that both aquifers are receiving modern recharge under the current drier climatic conditions. The validity of these advocated models was tested using geophysical (conventional Electrical Resistivity, [ER]) and isotopic (O, H) data, and estimates for modern recharge were obtained using continuous rainfall-runoff modeling over the period 1998-2007. First-order estimates of the average annual modern recharge for the NSS aquifer (~13.0 x 10^6m^3/yr) and the shallow Alluvial aquifers in the Sinai Peninsula for the investigated watersheds (456 x 10^6m^3/yr) and the shallow Alluvial aquifers in the Eastern Desert (147 x 10^6m^3/yr) were computed using the SWAT (Soil Water Assessment Tool) model and readily available global remote sensing data sets (e.g., TRMM). Projections of climate change over North Africa from three of the leading general circulation models (GCMs) (GISS, GFDL, and UKMO) indicate a potentially high degree of vulnerability in the future precipitation amounts in Egypt. For each of the major watersheds and the Nubian Sandstone outcrops, we ran the calibrated model over the investigation period (1998-2007) using the obtained average annual precipitation and additional values of 10, 50, 100, and 150 mm. The SWAT model outputs were then used to extract relationships describing variations in runoff, recharge, and evaporation in relation to average annual precipitation amounts. Using developed tools on a web-based GIS interface we described these relationships under various climatic trends. Using a 10% decrease in rainfall in Egypt results in decreasing the average annual recharge to the shallow Alluvial aquifers in the Sinai Peninsula (384 x 10^6m^3/yr) and in the Eastern Desert (111 x 10^6m^3/yr). The observed differences between the watersheds in the partitioning of precipitation and in their

  2. O uso da plataforma de desenvolvimento OMAP-L137/TMS320C6747, de processamento digital de sinais, na implementação de filtros digitais

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    Thamyres T. C. Palitó

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    Full Text Available Nas últimas décadas a tecnologia tem evoluído rapidamente com a grande demanda por equipamentos paraprocessamento digital de sinais. O Digital Signal Processor (DSP é um microcontrolador especializado, comalto poder de processamento, utilizado normalmente no tratamento de sinais de áudio e vídeo. Neste trabalho,é apresentada uma ferramenta didática para a implementação de filtros digitais Finite Impulse Response (FIRno módulo de avaliação OMAP-L137/TMS320C6747. Para o projeto do filtro é utilizada a interface gráficafdatool do MATLAB e para a implementação o software Code Composer Studio v3.3. Um filtro passa-baixas foiimplementado e testado no processo de filtragem de um sinal de voz.

  3. Contribuições para a deteção automática de eventos presentes em sinais de eletrocardiograma

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    Bagarrão, Mónica Cristina da Conceição Martins

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    Dissertação de Mestrado, Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade do Algarve, 2015 O eletrocardiograma (ECG) é um recurso diagnóstico extremamente útil na prática clínica cardiológica pois permite o registro dos sinais elétricos gerados pelo atividade do coração durante diversos ciclos cardíacos. A análise de sinais de ECG com vista à deteção de patologias clínicas requer a utilização de métodos de deteção de eventos precisos, que possibili...

  4. Ordenamiento de la minería de materiales de construcción en las Islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, Colombia

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    Hernández Almanza Primitivo

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El objeto de este trabajo radica en brindar soluciones a la problemática de abastecimiento de materiales de construcción (grava, gravilla, arenas en las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina. Para ello, exploró soluciones de plan de cierres de minas abandonadas antitécnicamente y analizó alternativas de abastecimiento con el modelo de impacto-aptitud del territorio. Consideró como alternativas de ordenamiento minero-ambiental, la importación de materiales de construcción a la extracción ordenada en la misma isla de Providencia. Valoró cuatro zonas y, con la participación de los actores involucrados, variables físicas, antrópicas; considerando matrices de impacto-aptitud, propuso una zona para el desarrollo minero sostenible para abastecer parte de la demanda de dichos materiales en el Archipiélago.

  5. PRIMER REGISTRO DE Pteridium caudatum (DENNSTAEDTIACEAE EN LA ISLA DE PROVIDENCIA, COLOMBIA First Record of Pteridium caudatum (DENNSTAEDTIACEAE in Old Providence Island, Colombia

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    Full Text Available Se registra la presencia del helecho invasor Pteridium caudatum (L. Maxon en la isla de Providencia, Colombia. La especie ha sido encontrada como planta decorativa en jardines y patios, así como naturalizada en El Pico, la localidad boscosa con mejor estado de conservación de la isla. Se discuten las implicaciones ecológicas relativas a la presencia de esta especie.We report for the first time the presence of the invasive fern Pteridium caudatum (L. Maxon Old Providence Island, Colombia. The species was found as an ornamental plant in house backyards, as well as in the wild in the locality The Peak, the best preserved area of the island. We discuss the ecological implications associated to the presence of this species.

  6. ESTRUCTURA DE LAS PRADERAS DE THALASSIA TESTUDINUM EN LA ISLA DE PROVIDENCIA, CARIBE COLOMBIANO, DESPUÉS DEL PASO DEL HURACÁN BETA

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    Sierra O; et al

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    El 29 de octubre de 2005 el huracán Beta, de categoría 1 pasó a 15 km norte de la isla de Providencia, Caribe colombiano. Con el propósito de determinar eventuales cambios estructurales de las praderas de fanerógamas marinas, se monitorearon cuatro praderas de Thalassia testudinum Banks ex König alrededor de la isla, uno y dos años después del paso del huracán. Se seleccionaron dos sitios no afectados y dos afectados por el paso del huracán. Se observó que las praderas de pastos marinos en la...

  7. América quarta pars: ¿isla o continente? El debate conceptual sobre el estatus geográfico del Nuevo Mundo en el siglo XVI

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    Full Text Available América fue incorporada en la bibliografía especializada del quinientos como la quarta pars o cuarta parte de un mundo, concebido como la articulación de otras tres (Europa, Asia y África. Sin embargo, pronto quedaría expuesta una tensión conceptual: mientras que las tres partes del viejo mundo eran piezas de una gran isla, la cuarta parte era una isla en sí misma. Este es un análisis del debate conceptual y las propuestas teóricas que plantearon alternativas para definir el estatus geográfico del Nuevo Mundo, y demostrará que esa discusión no solo afectó la definición de América, sino que también inauguró el concepto moderno de continente.

  8. COYUNTURA ECONÓMICA Y CAMBIO EN LOS USOS DEL SUELO EN LA ISLA DE LA PALMA (CANARIAS, EL EJEMPLO DEL MUNICIPIO DE TAZACORTE

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    Carlos S. Martín Fernández

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    Full Text Available El sector terciario y, en concreto, el turismo ha constituido el eje estructurador de la economía canaria en las últimas décadas. Un proceso que, en competencia con la agricultura, no se ha manifestado de igual forma en todas las islas. En esta línea, presentamos lo acontecido en la isla de La Palma, donde una rentable agricultura comercial, y por tanto un escaso interés de los propietarios por el cambio sectorial, ralentizó la penetración del fenómeno turístico. Para explicar este fenómeno, utilizamos el ejemplo del municipio de Tazacorte, uno de los emblemáticos enclaves plataneros insulares y, a la vez, uno de los más activos en el reciente cambio de funcionalización territorial.

  9. La llegada de inmigrantes a Isla de Tierra en Alhucemas: Crisis migratoria entre España y Marruecos y violaciones de derechos humanos

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    Inmaculada González García

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    Nuevas cuestiones de naturaleza jurídica se han planteado tras la llegada masiva de inmigrantes subsaharianos a las Islas y Peñones españoles en el Norte de África, en concreto, a la Isla de Tierra en 2012. En este caso, la reclamación territorial marroquí de dichos territorios no ha sido un obstáculo para cooperar con España en la lucha contra la inmigración irregular, si bien planteamos la violación por ambos países de las normas nacionales e internacionales en materia de protección de los ...

  10. Corales pétreos (Scleractinia) de las Islas Marías, Pacífico de México

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    T. L. Pérez-Vivar; H Reyes-Bonilla; Padilla, C.

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    Estudios recientes llevados a cabo en la costa occidental de México han dado a conocer un gran número de arrecifes o parches coralinos en la región, pero aún hay áreas poco conocidas. Una de ellas es el Archipiélago de las Islas Marías (21ºN), formado por cuatro islas: María Madre, María Magdalena, María Cleofas y San Juanito. El objetivo de este trabajo fue llevar a cabo una evaluación general de la situación de los corales del archipiélago por medio de la revisión del elenco sistemático de ...

  11. Metodología para realizar caminatas ecoturísticas en la Isla de la Juventud (Cuba como recreación sostenible

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    Douglas Crispin Castellanos

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available La finalidad de esta tesis es la de estudiar cientifícamente las caminatas ecoturísticas en la Isla de la Juventud (Cuba, reflejando su repercusión en el hombre desde el punto de vista biológico, social y psicológico utilizando mediciones típicas de la cultura física para contribuir a la conservación del medio ambiente, desarrollo sociocultural y recaudación de finanzas. Las zonas escogidas para esta investigación corresponden a la porción sur de la isla, específicamente a Punta del Este, Laguna Alvariño y Cocodrilo.

  12. Liverworts of peatlands and tepualia stipularis (hook. & arn.) griseb. swamp forests in isla grande de chiloé (chile): key for identification

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    León, Carolina; Oliván, Gisela

    2014-01-01

    Bryophytes play a key role in peatland ecosystems; they participate directly in the constitution of peat and in the maintenance of these ecosystems. Nevertheless, the knowledge of this group is highly limited, specifically for liverworts. Therefore, we present a key to determine liverworts, restricted to peatland habitats and swamp forests of Tepualia stipularis (Hook. & Arn.) Griseb. of Isla Grande de Chiloé (Chile). This key includes the main reported taxa for these ecosystems and it is...

  13. The shallow-water fish assemblage of Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica: structure and patterns in an isolated, predator-dominated ecosystem

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    Friedlander, Alan M.; Zgliczynski, Brian J.; Ballesteros, Enric; Aburto-Oropeza, Octavio; Bolaños, Allan; Sala, Enric

    2012-01-01

    Fishes at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, were surveyed as part of a larger scientific expedition to the area in September 2009. The average total biomass of nearshore fishes was 7.8 tonnes per ha, among the largest observed in the tropics, with apex predators such as sharks, jacks, and groupers accounting for nearly 40% of the total biomass. The abundance of reef and pelagic sharks, particularly large aggregations of threatened species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark (up to 42 hammerheads ha-1) and large schools of jacks and snappers show the capacity for high biomass in unfished ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. However, the abundance of hammerhead and reef whitetip sharks appears to have been declining since the late 1990s, and likely causes may include increasing fishing pressure on sharks in the region and illegal fishing inside the Park. One Galapagos shark tagged on September 20, 2009 in the Isla del Coco National Park moved 255km southeast towards Malpelo Island in Colombia, when it stopped transmitting. These results contribute to the evidence that sharks conduct large-scale movements between marine protected areas (Isla del Coco, Malpelo, Galápagos) in the Eastern tropical Pacific and emphasize the need for regional-scale management. More than half of the species and 90% of the individuals observed were endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific. These high biomass and endemicity values highlight the uniqueness of the fish assemblage at Isla del Coco and its importance as a global biodiversity hotspot.

  14. El desarrollo turístico en la isla de Lanzarote: las implicaciones económicas y ecológicas

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    Alejandro González Morales

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo versa sobre las implicaciones medioambientales del desarrollo turístico en la isla de Lanzarote. En este sentido hemos comprobado como su crecimiento afecta al resto de las actividades y ha terciarizado de forma considerable la economía insular.The present article is on turist's develop of Lanzarote Island (Lanary Island. The agriculture is going down, whole than the tourist is over. The economy of island is very third.

  15. The shallow-water fish assemblage of Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica: structure and patterns in an isolated, predator-dominated ecosystem

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    Alan M. Friedlander

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Fishes at Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, were surveyed as part of a larger scientific expedition to the area in September 2009. The average total biomass of nearshore fishes was 7.8 tonnes per ha, among the largest observed in the tropics, with apex predators such as sharks, jacks, and groupers accounting for nearly 40% of the total biomass. The abundance of reef and pelagic sharks, particularly large aggregations of threatened species such as the scalloped hammerhead shark (up to 42 hammerheads ha-1 and large schools of jacks and snappers show the capacity for high biomass in unfished ecosystems in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. However, the abundance of hammerhead and reef whitetip sharks appears to have been declining since the late 1990s, and likely causes may include increasing fishing pressure on sharks in the region and illegal fishing inside the Park. One Galapagos shark tagged on September 20, 2009 in the Isla del Coco National Park moved 255km southeast towards Malpelo Island in Colombia, when it stopped transmitting. These results contribute to the evidence that sharks conduct large-scale movements between marine protected areas (Isla del Coco, Malpelo, Galápagos in the Eastern tropical Pacific and emphasize the need for regional-scale management. More than half of the species and 90% of the individuals observed were endemic to the tropical eastern Pacific. These high biomass and endemicity values highlight the uniqueness of the fish assemblage at Isla del Coco and its importance as a global biodiversity hotspot.

  16. EVALUACIÓN DE LAS CAPTURAS DE ESCRIBANO Hemiramphus brasiliensis (Piscis: Hemiramphidae) EN EL PARQUE NACIONAL ISLA CONTOY, QUINTANA ROO, DURANTE LA TEMPORADA 2004

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    La pesca de escribano en Isla Contoy no causa efecto negativo sobre las poblaciones de otras especies de peces. La talla de primera captura coincide con organismos inmaduros o en maduración, hembras con talla superior a este parámetro presentan gónada madura. Al igual que en otros estudios, la hembra es significativamente mayor que los machos pero contrario a otros trabajos, la cantidad de machos duplica a hembras (2:1).

  17. Rediscovery of an endemic vertebrate from the remote Islas Revillagigedo in the eastern Pacific Ocean: the Clarion nightsnake lost and found.

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    Daniel G Mulcahy

    Full Text Available Vertebrates are currently going extinct at an alarming rate, largely because of habitat loss, global warming, infectious diseases, and human introductions. Island ecosystems are particularly vulnerable to invasive species and other ecological disturbances. Properly documenting historic and current species distributions is critical for quantifying extinction events. Museum specimens, field notes, and other archived materials from historical expeditions are essential for documenting recent changes in biodiversity. The Islas Revillagigedo are a remote group of four islands, 700-1100 km off the western coast of mainland México. The islands are home to many endemic plants and animals recognized at the specific- and subspecific-levels, several of which are currently threatened or have already gone extinct. Here, we recount the initial discovery of an endemic snake Hypsiglena ochrorhyncha unaocularus Tanner on Isla Clarión, the later dismissal of its existence, its absence from decades of field surveys, our recent rediscovery, and recognition of it as a distinct species. We collected two novel complete mitochondrial (mt DNA genomes and up to 2800 base-pairs of mtDNA from several other individuals, aligned these with previously published mt-genome data from samples throughout the range of Hypsiglena, and conducted phylogenetic analyses to infer the biogeographic origin and taxonomic status of this population. We found the Isla Clarión population to be most closely related to populations in the Sonora-Sinaloa state border area of mainland México and Isla Santa Catalina, in the Gulf of California. Based on genetics, morphology, and geographic distributions, we also recognize these two other lineages as distinct species. Our study shows the importance of museum specimens, field notes, and careful surveys to accurately document biodiversity and brings these island endemics (Clarión and Santa Catalina nightsnakes and mainland population near the Sonora

  18. Interannual deviations of long-term data from observations and contrasting with reanalysis data from the oceanic station at Islas Marías, Nayarit, Mexico

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    E. PALACIOS-HERNÁNDEZ; L. BRITO-CASTILLO; L. CARRILLO; I. TERESHCHENKO

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    We prepared a synthesis of historical weather conditions for Isla María Madre (1922-1989) to reflect conditions that impact the mainland of México. Observations were compared with regional reanalysis (RR) data in the same area. The results indicate that air temperature, atmospheric pressure, relative humidity, and precipitation in both sources of data display the annual signal. Observations and RR data show differences in climate analysis, mainly in the phase of air temperature and relative h...

  19. Oceanographic mechanisms that possibly explain dominance of neritic-tropical zooplankton species assemblages around the Islas Marías Archipelago, Mexico

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    Jaime Gómez-Gutiérrez; René Funes-Rodríguez; Karmina Arroyo-Ramírez; Carlos Armando Sánchez-Ortíz; Juan Ramón Beltrán-Castro; Sergio Hernández-Trujillo; Ricardo Palomares-García; Octavio Aburto-Oropeza; Exequiel Ezcurra

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    The nearshore zooplankton species assemblage, identified per taxonomic groups (20) and per species for 12 selected groups, was analyzed from samples collected during November 2010 at four volcanic islands of the Islas Marías Archipelago (IMA), located 90-120 km offshore Nayarit, Mexico. From chlorophyll-a concentration and zooplankton biovolume perspective mesotrophic conditions prevailed in comparison with the Gulf of California during November. Crustaceans numerically dominated the zooplank...

  20. Avaliação da intensidade de dor e sinais vitais no pós-operatório de cirurgia cardíaca

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    Adriana de Fátima Alencar Miranda

    2011-04-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do estudo é analisar as alterações nos sinais vitais de pacientes em pós-operatório de cirurgias cardíacas, mediante intensidade de dor referida. Trata-se de estudo descritivo-exploratório, que utilizou o método de análise quantitativa na investigação de 38 pacientes submetidos à primeira renovação de curativos. A análise dos dados, mensurados antes e após a realização do procedimento de enfermagem, indicaram que a manifestação da dor ocorreu em diferentes classificações. As principais alterações nos sinais vitais ocorreram na pressão arterial. Concluiu-se que a intensidade dolorosa mantém relações com os resultados dos sinais vitais e o cuidado prestado é imprescindível ao restabelecimento do estado de saúde do paciente no pós-operatório.

  1. Mineralogy and source rock evaluation of the marine Oligo-Miocene sediments in some wells in the Nile Delta and North Sinai, Egypt

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    El sheikh, Hassan; Faris, Mahmoud; Shaker, Fatma; Kumral, Mustafa

    2016-06-01

    This paper aims to study the mineralogical composition and determine the petroleum potential of source rocks of the Oligocene-Miocene sequence in the Nile Delta and North Sinai districts. The studied interval in the five wells can be divided into five rock units arranged from the top to base; Qawasim, Sidi Salem, Kareem, Rudeis, and Qantara formations. The bulk rock mineralogy of the samples was investigated using X-Ray Diffraction technique (XRD). The results showed that the sediments of the Nile Delta area are characterized by the abundance of quartz and kaolinite with subordinate amounts of feldspars, calcite, gypsum, dolomite, and muscovite. On the other hand, the data of the bulk rock analysis at the North Sinai wells showed that kaolinite, quartz, feldspar and calcite are the main constituents associated with minor amounts of dolomite, gypsum, mica, zeolite, and ankerite. Based on the organic geochemical investigations (TOC and Rock-Eval pyrolysis analyses), all studied formations in both areas are thermally immature but in the Nile delta area, Qawasim, Sidi Salem and Qantara formations (El-Temsah-2 Well) are organically-rich and have a good petroleum potential (kerogen Type II-oil-prone), while Rudeis Formation is a poor petroleum potential source rock (kerogen Type III-gas-prone). In the North Sinai area, Qantara Formation has a poor petroleum potential (kerogen Type III-gas-prone) and Sidi Salem Formation (Bardawil-1 Well) is a good petroleum potential source rock (kerogen Type II-oil-prone).

  2. Relationships between ground and airborne gamma-ray spectrometric survey data, North Ras Millan, Southern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt.

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    Youssef, Mohamed A S

    2016-02-01

    In the last decades of years, there was considerable growth in the use of airborne gamma-ray spectrometry. With this growth, there was an increasing need to standardize airborne measurements, so that they can be independent of survey parameters. Acceptable procedures were developed for converting airborne to ground gamma-ray spectrometric measurements of total-count intensity as well as, potassium, equivalent uranium and equivalent thorium concentrations, due to natural sources of radiation. The present study aims mainly to establish relationships between ground and airborne gamma-ray spectrometric data, North Ras Millan, Southern Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. The relationships between airborne and ground gamma-ray spectrometric data were deduced for the original and separated rock units in the study area. Various rocks in the study area, represented by Quaternary Wadi sediments, Cambro-Ordovician sandstones, basic dykes and granites, are shown on the detailed geologic map. The structures are displayed, which located on the detailed geologic map, are compiled from the integration of previous geophysical and surface geological studies.

  3. Spatial distribution of radioisotopes in the coast of Suez Gulf, southwestern Sinai and the impact of hot springs.

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    Ramadan, Kh A; Seddeek, M K; Elnimr, T; Sharshar, T; Badran, H M

    2011-06-01

    This work describes the concentrations of radioisotopes in soil, sediment, wild plants and groundwater in southwestern Sinai. The study area extends from Suez to Abu Rudies along the eastern part of the Suez Gulf. It included two hot springs: Ayun Musa and Hammam Faraoun. No dependence of ¹³⁷Cs concentrations on any of the measured sand characteristics was found, including calcium carbonate. The enrichment of ²²⁶Ra in Hammam Faraoun hot spring was the most prominent feature. The ²²⁶Ra concentration in hot springs of Ayun Musa and Hammam Faraoun were 68 and 2377 Bq kg⁻¹ for sediments, 3.5 and 54.0 Bq kg⁻¹ for wild plants and 205 and 1945 mBq l⁻¹ for the groundwater, respectively. In addition, ²²⁶Ra activity concentration in local sand in the area of Hammam Faraoun was ∼14 times that of Ayun Musa. On the other hand, the ²³²Th concentrations were comparable in the two hot springs, while ¹³⁷Cs concentrations were relatively higher in Ayun Musa. The characteristics and radioelements studies support possible suggestions that the waters in the two hot springs have different contributions of sea and groundwaters crossing different geological layers where the water-rock interaction takes place.

  4. Qualidade de vida dos surdos que se comunicam pela língua de sinais: revisão integrativa

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    Neuma Chaveiro

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O estudo objetivou revisar a produção científica sobre a qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (QVRS de surdos. Trata-se de uma revisão integrativa, realizada na Biblioteca Virtual em Saúde, PubMed e Portal de periódicos da Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior (Capes. Os resultados indicam que sintomas de ansiedade e depressão são mais acentuados nos surdos e podem estar relacionados a dificuldades de comunicação. As pessoas que vivenciam problemas de comunicação evitam novas relações sociais, e isso pode aumentar o isolamento social e reduzir a QVRS. Para os surdos que se comunicam pela Língua de Sinais, a QVRS só pode ser efetivamente avaliada por instrumentos traduzidos e adaptados em sua língua. Conclui-se que a surdez tem um impacto negativo sobre a qualidade de vida relacionada à saúde (QVRS de pessoas surdas.

  5. Applicability of alkali activated slag-seeded Egyptian Sinai kaolin for the immobilization of 60Co radionuclide

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    El-Naggar, M. R.

    2014-04-01

    The present work was established to determine the applicability of local Egyptian kaolinite and blast furnace slag (BFS) as raw materials toward the synthesis of geopolymers and subsequent immobilization of cobalt-60, which is one of the most abundant radionuclides generated in radioactive waste streams in Egypt. XRF, XRD, FT-IR, and SEM techniques were used to characterize the local raw materials and their corresponding alkali activated products. Metakaolin (MK) was obtained by thermal treatment of Egyptian Sinai kaolin 750 °C/4 h. MK and five different BFS content (5, 10, 30, 50 and 80%) were used to synthesize geopolymeric matrices using an alkaline activator of Si-modulus = 1.35 at solid/liquid ratios of 0.8. Compressive strength tests were performed indicating that 50% BFS addition gave the highest values of compressive strength. The IAEA standard leaching tests of cobalt-60 from the solidified waste matrices were carried out. The effective diffusion coefficients of cobalt-60 radionuclides from the solidified waste matrices were calculated to be in the order of 10-14 cm2/s. Leaching of radionuclides was examined to be controlled by the wash-off mechanism with very acceptable values. These results gave encouragement that the tested Egyptian raw materials can be conveniently applied for the synthesis of geopolymers that can be used as a low-cost and high-efficiency materials for the immobilization of radioactive waste.

  6. Kolmogorov Turbulence Defeated by Anderson Localization for a Bose-Einstein Condensate in a Sinai-Oscillator Trap

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    Ermann, Leonardo; Vergini, Eduardo; Shepelyansky, Dima L.

    2017-08-01

    We study the dynamics of a Bose-Einstein condensate in a Sinai-oscillator trap under a monochromatic driving force. Such a trap is formed by a harmonic potential and a repulsive disk located in the center vicinity corresponding to the first experiments of condensate formation by Ketterle and co-workers in 1995. We allow that the external driving allows us to model the regime of weak wave turbulence with the Kolmogorov energy flow from low to high energies. We show that in a certain regime of weak driving and weak nonlinearity such a turbulent energy flow is defeated by the Anderson localization that leads to localization of energy on low energy modes. This is in a drastic contrast to the random phase approximation leading to energy flow to high modes. A critical threshold is determined above which the turbulent flow to high energies becomes possible. We argue that this phenomenon can be studied with ultracold atoms in magneto-optical traps.

  7. A África carioca em lentes européias: corpos, sinais e expressões

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    Eneida Maria Mercadante Sela

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available A proposta deste artigo é examinar as maneiras pelas quais alguns viajantes europeus que estiveram no Rio de Janeiro durante a primeira metade do século XIX diferenciaram os africanos na experiência da escravidão, tratando de um viés temático específico: os registros produzidos pela literatura de viagem oitocentista a respeito de suas belezas físicas, sinais corporais e expressões de cantos e danças. A convergência temática e valorativa desses relatos permite-nos observar a reiteração de certas tópicas que cristalizaram os significados mais comuns atribuídos pelos olhares estrangeiros aos africanismos com que depararam na cidade que continha, à época, a maior população escrava das Américas.The proposal of this article is to investigate the ways some European travellers, who have came to the city of Rio de Janeiro during the first half of the 19th century, registered Africans in the slavery experience. Foreigners who visited Brazilian Court until 1850 faced the biggest African slave population of the Americas, and the set of their literature, which describes such cultural and social counterpose, reveals conceptual reiterations of a whole lot of physical and behavioural characteristics given to Africans in captivity.

  8. GEOPHYSICAL CONTRIBUTION TO EVALUATE THE HYDROTHERMAL POTENTIALITY IN EGYPT: CASE STUDY: HAMMAM FARAUN AND ABU SWIERA, SINAI, EGYPT

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    Taha Ayman I

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available The geothermal potentiality in Egypt has a minor significance in the aspects of the Egyptians life, while the hydraulic and hydrocarbonresources are more convenient. However, some other applications for the geothermal activity such as direct warming, pools, and physiotherapy make the research for geothermal as requested. In the present work, two locations with rather good geothermal potentiality will be studied; these are HammamFaraun and Abu Swiera (water temperature is about 70 °C; at Sinai Peninsula.
    The contribution of the geophysical techniques to evaluate such potentiality could be considered, as its capability to identifythe reservoir characteristics and its implementation is acceptable. Therefore, a geophysical survey program has been conductedin terms of seventeen vertical electrical soundings (VES and two wide profiles of Control Source Electromagnetic (CSEM forward step at HammamFaraun and two wide profiles of CSEM at Abu Swiera. The geophysical techniques yield information on the spatial distribution of electrical conductivity, which is the most sensitive parameter to fluids in the rocks. 
    The analysis of the geophysical data, together with the field and geochemical studies lead to the conclusion that, the thermalwater in the subsurface formations might be considered as the preferred cause of the high conductivity in the subsurface on/close to the boarder of tectonically active regions, particularly, where the anomalous conductivity is correlated with high heat flow and other geophysical and geological parameters.

  9. Erwin Broner, Ibiza 1934: relato de un instante. De cómo Erwin Broner se enamoró de la isla de Ibiza

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    Héctor García-Diego

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    Full Text Available El texto explora el primer acercamiento de Erwin Broner a la isla de Ibiza en 1934. Indaga en las razones que llevaron a este arquitecto alemán a enamorarse de este lu­gar hasta el punto de asentarse allí y construir su propia casa. El artículo se sustenta en dos pilares fundamentalmente: por un lado, en los datos biográficos del arquitecto alemán y, por otro, en las particularidades de Ibiza, un lugar ignoto y magnético para artistas e intelectuales a principios de siglo. Así, respecto a Broner, se entiende que se trata de una figura fundamental para comprender el fenómeno de migración culta que experimentó la isla, siendo sin duda uno de los pioneros y banderín de enganche para muchos otros. Y respecto al lugar, Ibiza y su arquitectura popular jugaron un papel fundamental en la evolución de la disciplina, encarnando el ideal Mediterráneo que fuera adoptado a principios de los treinta por la arquitectura moderna. Con esta reflexión se espera que se puedan comprender las claves que guiaron a Erwin Broner a desarrollar en la isla una arquitectura fascinante, de abierto signo moderno, pero considerada y sensible respecto al especial patrimonio natural y construido del lugar.

  10. Determinantes estratégicos en la formación de la lealtad del joven residente: el caso de las Islas Canarias

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    José Alberto Martínez González

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de este estudio es determinar las variables estratégicas que intervienen en la formación de la lealtad del joven residente en un destino formado por islas y en un contexto de turismo doméstico. Utilizando una muestra de 678 jóvenes residentes en las Islas Canarias (España, se ha generado un modelo estructural significativo en el que se incluyen variables relacionadas con la empresa, con el producto turístico y con el residente. Los resultados demuestran que la orientación al mercado constituye el primer eslabón de una cadena de efectos que conducen a la lealtad, y que la satisfacción es la única variable que determina directamente la lealtad. Los resultados también constatan que no existen diferencias significativas en dichas percepciones por razones de sexo, isla de residencia o cantidad de viajes realizados. Este hallazgo pone de manifiesto el carácter generacional del estudio y la posibilidad de generalizar las conclusiones sobre dicho segmento a otros destinos.

  11. Evaluating the Rate of Stone Art Deterioration in Wadi Maghara and Wadi Mukattab, Sinai, Egypt

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    Sayed HEMEDA

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available One of the key reasons for the status of Wadi Maghara and Wadi Mukattab as World Heritage Sites is the abundance of stone art present there. Unfortunately, in time, much of the stone art heritage in the two archaeological sites was lost, due to natural stone weathering processes, to static and dynamic actions and lately, due to the lack of preservation measures and to the action of people. That fragile art heritage is non-renewable and, therefore, it requires specialized management. Several stone facades in Wadi Maghara have embossed inscriptions of early rulers of Egypt, that document their expeditions to mine precious minerals, primarily turquoise and copper, that were found in the area. Wadi Mukattab (south of Wadi Maghara is the valley of inscriptions. Over a distance of 3 km along this valley inscriptions can be found on the mountain rocks that have mostly been made by Nabateans (2nd and 3rd Century but also by others, such as pilgrims, soldiers, merchants, throughout the centuries. In our case study, inscriptions from specific study areas were analyzed by using SEM, polarizing microscope, XRD, SEM with EDX, DTA-TGA, Grain Size Distribution, Pore Media Characterization and some stone samples were tested in the stone mechanics laboratory, to determine the physical and mechanical characteristics of the stone with carved inscriptions. Digital photographs were taken, with Geographic Information Systems software. Older images were compared with more recent ones and in order to classify and quantify the amount of deterioration that occurred over time. Various methodologies were applied to classify the images, and it was found that manual digitizing provided the best means for quantifying the amount of deterioration. Results showed that the damage was primarily caused due to the instability of stone structures, because of the extensive jointing and rock fall gravity, due to dynamic actions and the granular disaggregation of the stone surface. The

  12. Crecimiento del cangrejo Callinectes danae (Decapoda: Portunidae de la Isla de Margarita, Venezuela

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    Jesylén Castillo

    2011-12-01

    Full Text Available Las especies del género Callinectes sostienen pesquerías importantes en varias partes del mundo. En el occidente de Venezuela, Callinectes sapidus es capturado con palangre y sostiene una pesquería artesanal importante en el Lago de Maracaibo; mientras que en la Isla de Margarita, Callinectes danae es capturado con nasa en zonas cercanas a lagunas costeras y su pesca está limitada por la oferta y la demanda. Estos recursos son de considerable importancia económica entre los crustáceos comestibles; sin embargo, pocos estudios han sido reportados sobre la dinámica poblacional y potencialidad pesquera en ambientes costeros de Venezuela que contribuyan a la toma de decisiones en la administración pesquera. En este documento se presenta información de los parámetros de crecimiento del cangrejo Callinectes danae Smith, 1869, con el fin de obtener un conocimiento detallado del patrón de crecimiento y lograr estimaciones más precisas sobre el tamaño de la población y su disponibilidad para la explotación. Se analizó una muestra constituida por 3 623 ejemplares capturados con nasa cangrejera por la flota artesanal, entre octubre 2007 y septiembre 2008. Se estableció la relación longitud-peso y se estimaron los parámetros de crecimiento de las curvas en longitud y peso del modelo de von Bertalanffy. La proporción sexual global mostró que no existe diferencia significativa entre machos y hembras (χ2=0.04, p>0.05. Los valores de las pendientes b entre machos y hembras presentaron diferencias significativas (ts=2.75, pDana Swimming crab growth Callinectes danae (Decapoda: Portunidae from Margarita Island, Venezuela. Callinectes danae is a common species captured with crab traps in nearby areas of coastal lagoons in Margarita Island. Although its considerable economic importance as a fishery resource, few studies have been done on population dynamics and its fishery potential in local coastal environments to support decision making in

  13. En companía de los muertos: Ofrendas de animales en los cementerios de La Isla (Tilcara, Jujuy In the company of the dead: Animal offerings at the cemeteries of La Isla, Tilcara, Jujuy

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    Carlos R Belotti López de Medina

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Presentamos aquí la identificación de los conjuntos arqueofaunísticos recuperados por Debenedetti en tres entierros de la necrópolis El Morro, del sitio La Isla de Tilcara (Jujuy, Argentina. Hay un consenso notable en torno a la peculiaridad de este cementerio, caracterizado por inhumaciones simples o dobles acompanadas de numerosas ofrendas, algunas de ellas suntuarias. Nuestro trabajo se organizó en torno a dos objetivos. Primero, la identificación taxonómica y etaria de los hallazgos. Se caracterizaron: 1 un cráneo y mandíbula de perro hallados en la Tumba 6, con una edad estimada superior a los siete meses; 2 los restos faunísticos de la Tumba 11, entre ellos el esqueleto casi completo de un guacamayo adulto, en el rango de tamaño del Ara chloroptera. 3 una mandíbula de félido pequeno de la Tumba 10, con una edad estimada superior a los seis meses. En el informe de Debenedetti los dos primeros conjuntos se reportan como esqueletos completos, lo que permite identificarlos como sacrificios. Nuestro segundo objetivo fue formular algunas interpretaciones plausibles sobre el contenido de las tumbas y el lugar de los animales en los ritos mortuorios.This paper presents an exhaustive analysis of the faunal remains recovered by Debenedetti from burials 6, 10 and 11 from El Morro cemetery at La Isla de Tilcara site, Jujuy, Argentina. There is a notable consensus about the importance of El Morro, since its burials contain no more than one or two individuals along with numerous offerings, some of them clearly sumptuary. In some of these tombs, among the diverse items, archaeofaunal remains were found that can be safely identified as sacrificed animals. The zooarchaeological analysis presented here was carried out on two of those offerings: the cranium and mandibles of a small to medium sized dog, estimated to be seven months old, found in Burial 6, and a faunal assemblage from Burial 11, among which an almost complete macaw skeleton was

  14. Quantum chaos for two-dimensional Sinai billiard%二维Sinai台球系统的量子混沌研究

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    秦陈陈; 杨双波

    2014-01-01

    We study the classical and quantum correspondence for a two-dimensional Sinai billiard system. By using the Stationary state expansion method and Gutzwiller’s periodic orbit theory, we analyze the quantum length spectrum obtained through the Fourier transformation of the quantum density of state for the Sinai billiard system, and by comparing the peak position with the length of the classical periodic orbit we find their excellent correspondence. We observe that some quantum states are localized near some short period orbits, forming the quantum scarred states or superscarred states. In this paper we also investigate the nearest-neighbor spacing distribution of levels for both concentric and nonconcentric Sinai billiard systems, and find that the concentric Sinai billiard system is nearintegrable, and for the nonconcentric Sinai billiard system withϑ=3π/8 its nearest-neighbor spacing distribution of levels transits from nearintegrable to the Wigner distribution as the distance between the two centers increases.%研究了二维Sinai台球系统的经典与量子的对应关系,运用定态展开法和Gutzwiller的周期轨道理论对Sinai台球系统的态密度经傅里叶变换得到的量子长度谱进行分析,并把量子长度谱中峰的位置与其所对应的经典体系的周期轨道长度做对比,发现两者之间存在很好的对应关系。观察到了一些量子态局域在短周期轨道附近形成量子scarred态或量子superscarred态。还研究了同心与非同心Sinai台球系统的能级最近邻间距分布,发现同心Sinai台球系统是近可积的,非同心Sinai台球系统在θ=3π/8下,随两中心间距离的增加,能级最近邻间距分布将由近可积向维格那分布过渡。

  15. Sistema de informação dos núcleos de atenção integral na saúde da família - SINAI Information system of integral assistance nuclei in family health (SINAI

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    Mirella Maria Soares Véras

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available A cidade de Sobral, Ceará, Brasil, inseriu no ano de 2000 equipes multiprofisionais no Programa Saúde da Família (PSF. Essas equipes tinham o objetivo de potencializar as ações do PSF e de garantir a integralidade da atenção na promoção, prevenção, assistência e reabilitação. Um das dificuldades encontradas no processo de trabalho dessas categorias foi a ausência de um sistema de informação que contemplasse o registro de atividades executadas pelas equipes. Entendendo que a informação representava um espaço importante para o desenvolvimento e a produção de saúde, um grupo foi formado para elaborar um instrumento e software para o sistema de informação. Esse grupo era composto de profissionais da Secretaria Municipal de Saúde, do setor de informática do município e residentes da Escola de Saúde da Família. O instrumento criado continha os perfis da população assistida, o registro de atividades e procedimentos realizados e os agravos de notificação que estavam sendo definidos. Depois da criação do instrumento, foi desenvolvido o software em Sistema Operacional Linux, linguagem de programação PHP, banco de dados POSTGRESQL e foi acomodado em um servidor web Apache. O sistema foi chamado, em princípio, de SINAI e contemplava dados importantes para o desenvolvimento de indicadores para vários profissionais, garantindo a produção de informações epidemiológicas necessárias para o processo de controle, a avaliação e o planejamento de ações das equipes.The city of Sobral, state of Ceará, Brazil, introduced, in the year 2000, multi-professional teams in the Family Health Program PSF. These teams aimed to potentialize the actions of PSF and to guarantee the integrality of care in promotion, prevention, assistance and rehabilitation. One of the difficulties encountered in the work process of these categories was the absence of an information system that registered the activities executed by the teams

  16. A new Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae from Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Eduardo Suárez-Morales

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    Full Text Available Among the several groups of copepods that are teleost parasites, the siphonostomatoid family Caligidae is by far the most widespread and diverse. With more than 108 nominal species, the caligid genus Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann is one of the most speciose. There are no reports of this genus in Costa Rican waters. A new species of Lepeophtheirus is herein described based on female specimens collected from plankton samples in waters off Bahía Wafer, isla del Coco, an oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The new species, L. alvaroi sp. nov., has some affinities with other congeners bearing a relatively short abdomen, a wider than long genital complex and a 3-segmented exopod of leg 4. it differs from most of these species by the presence of an unbranched maxillular process and by the relative lengths of the terminal claws of leg 4, with two equally long elements. it is most closely related to two other Eastern Pacific species: L. dissimulatus Wilson, 1905 and L. clarionensis Shiino, 1959. it differs from these species by the proportions and shape of the genital complex, the shape of the sternal furca, the relative length of the maxillar segments, the absence of a pectiniform process on the distal maxillar segment, the length of leg 4 and the armature of leg 5. The new species represents the first Lepeophtheirus described from Costa Rican waters of the Pacific. The low diversity of this genus in this tropi- cal region is explained by its tendency to prefer hosts from temperate latitudes. Until further evidence is found, the host of this Lepeophtheirus species remains unknown.Entre los varios grupos de copépodos que son parásitos de teleósteos, la familia sifonostomatoide Caligidae incluye los más dispersos y diversos. Con más de 108 especies nominales, el género de calígidos Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann es uno de los más diversos. No existen registros previos de este género en aguas de Costa Rica. Se describe una nueva especie de

  17. Isla Guadalupe, Mexico (GUAX, SCIGN/PBO) a Relative Constraint for California Borderland and Northern Gulf of California Motions.

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    Gonzalez-Garcia, J. J.

    2004-12-01

    Using ITRF2000 as a common reference frame link, I analyzed survey mode and permanent GPS published results, together with SOPAC public data and results (http://sopac.ucsd.edu), in order to evaluate relative present day crustal deformation in California and northern Mexico. The crustal velocity field of Mexico (Marquez-Azua and DeMets, 2003) obtained from continuous GPS measurements conducted by Instituto Nacional de Geografia e Informatica (INEGI) for 1993-2001, was partially used. The preferred model for an instantaneous rigid motion between North-America and Pacific plates (NAPA), is obtained using results of Isla Guadalupe GPS surveys (1991-2002) giving a new constraint for Pacific plate (PA) motion (Gonzalez-Garcia et al., 2003). It produces an apparent reduction of 1 mm/yr in the absolute motion in the border zone between PA and North-America (NA) plates in this region, as compared with other GPS models (v.g. Prawirodirdjo and Bock, 2004); and it is 3 mm/yr higher than NNRNUVEL-1A. In the PA reference frame, westernmost islands from San Francisco (FARB), Los Angeles (MIG1), and Ensenada (GUAX); give current residuals of 1.8, 1.7 and 0.9 mm/yr and azimuths that are consistent with local tectonic setting, respectively. In the NA reference frame, besides the confirmation of 2 mm/yr E-W extension for the southern Basin and Range province in northern Mexico; a present day deformation rate of 40.5 mm/yr between San Felipe, Baja California (SFBC) and Hermosillo, Sonora, is obtained. This rate agrees with a 6.3 to 6.7 Ma for the "initiation of a full sea-floor spreading" in the northern Gulf of California. SFBC has a 7 mm/yr motion in the PA reference frame, giving then, a full NAPA theoretical absolute motion of 47.5 mm/yr. For Puerto Penasco, Sonora (PENA) there is a NAPA motion of 46.2 mm/yr and a residual of 1.2 mm/yr in the NA reference frame, this site is located only 75 km to the northeast from the Wagner basin center. For southern Isla Guadalupe (GUAX) there

  18. Evolución de la mortalidad atribuible al tabaco en las Islas Canarias (1975-1994

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    Bello Luján Luis M

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    Full Text Available Fundamento: El objetivo de este trabajo es describir la mortalidad atribuible al consumo de tabaco en las Islas Canarias durante el periodo 1975-1994. Método: Las defunciones por edad, sexo y causa desde 1975 a 1994 se obtuvieron del Instituto Nacional de Estadística (Movimiento Natural Población. A partir de las Encuestas de Salud de España y Canarias se tomaron los porcentajes de nunca fumadores, fumadores y ex-fumadores de la población canaria por edad y sexo. Los riesgos relativos de muerte se obtuvieron del Cancer Prevention Study II, llevado a cabo en Estados Unidos de América. Se calculó la proporción de muertes atribuibles al tabaco para cada año, sexo y grupo de edad a partir de la fracción atribuible poblacional. Así mismo, se calculó la tendencia de la mortalidad atribuible para dicho periodo expresada como el cambio porcentual medio anual de las tasas de la mortalidad ajustadas por edad, mediante un modelo log-lineal. Resultados: Durante el periodo 1975-1994, el número de fallecimientos atribuidos al tabaco aumentó un 64%. Por grandes causas, se observó en el periodo de estudio, un aumento de las neoplasias del 108%, una disminución de las enfermedades cardiovasculares del 32% y un incremento de las enfermedades respiratorias del 15,5%. Se observó también que el número de fallecidos aumenta con la edad, siendo el grupo de edad de 65 años y más en el que se presentan más muertes por el tabaco. Conclusiones: En las Islas Canarias, más del 20% de todas las muertes en 1994 se pueden atribuir al tabaco. Esto sugiere que las medidas introducidas para controlar el tabaquismo son insuficientes.

  19. Sandy beach macroinfauna from the coast of Ancud, Isla de Chiloé, southern Chile Macroinfauna de playas arenosas en la costa de Ancud, Isla de Chiloé, sur de Chile

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    EDUARDO JARAMILLO

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    Full Text Available Six sandy beaches were sampled on the coast of Ancud, Isla de Chiloé, southern Chile (ca. 42º S with the following purposes: 1 to study community structure and across shore zonation of the intertidal macroinfauna in relation to different beach types, and 2 to analyze how similar or different is the taxonomic composition and community structure of the macroinfaunal assemblages, compared to those inhabiting sandy beaches located further north of Canal de Chacao, the limit between Isla de Chiloé and the mainland coast. Sediment samples (0.1 m², 30 cm deep were collected (April-May 1998 with plastic cylinders at fifteen equally spaced levels along three replicated transects (separated by 1 m extending from above the drift line to the swash zone. The sediment was sieved through a 1 mm mesh and the organisms collected stored in 5% formalin until sorting. To define beach types, the Dean´s parameter was calculated from wave heights and periods, and sand fall velocity of sand particles from the swash zone. The calculations show that one of the sites was a dissipative beach, while the other five had reflective or low intermediate beach characteristics. The highest number of species and total macroinfaunal abundance occurred at the dissipative site (11 species and 59705 ind m-1, respectively, the lowest at the most reflective site (3 species and 507 ind m-1, respectively. In general, the abundance of organisms found were higher than those predicted by a worldwide model of sandy beach community structure. The talitrid amphipod Orchestoidea tuberculata, the cirolanid isopod Excirolana hirsuticauda and the anomuran decapod Emerita analoga, were the most abundant species at all beaches but one. Kite diagrams and cluster analyses show that in general, three faunistical belts occur across the intertidal of the beaches studied. The across shore distribution of the macroinfauna was more related to a sand moisture gradient than to grain size or sediment

  20. Phyto climatic characterization and cartography of sub antarctic native forests in Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego (Patagonia, Argentina); Caracterizacion y cartografia fitoclimaticas del bosque nativo subantartico en la Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego (Patagonia, Argentina)

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    Allue, C.; Arranz, J. A.; Bava, J. O.; Beneitez, J. M.; Collado, L.; Garcia-Lopez, J. M.

    2010-07-01

    Isla Grande de Tierra del Fuego is especially peculiar in phytoclimatic terms, situated as it is at an extreme southerly latitude, surrounded by large water masses and close to the great mass of Antarctic ice. Its main peculiarities in this sense are the coolness of its summers and a very narrow temperature range. As a result, the woodland landscapes in the parts with forest cover are dominated by microphyllous broadleaf physiognomies, both evergreen and deciduous, of the Nothofagus genus. This paper reports a more in-depth investigation of the hitherto little-known phytoclimatic conditions in that territory which included calibration and validation of a model of phytoclimatic suitability that addresses the principal plant physiognomic units and phytoclimatic mapping. It discusses the causes behind the presence of broadleaf formations in thermal conditions which in the northern hemisphere would allow only coniferous formations or no tree formations at all, and also the edaphic peculiarities that may explain the presence of a evergreen species like Nothofagus betuloides in subantarctic mixed forests. (Author) 111 refs.

  1. Cambios edáficos en islas de fertilidad y su importancia en el funcionamiento de un ecosistema del valle de Tehuacán Puebla, México

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    Daniel Jesús Muñoz Iniestra

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    Full Text Available En los ecosistemas áridos y semiáridos la vegetación natural usualmente se presenta en forma de agrupaciones denominadas islas de fertilidad (IF, separadas unas de otras por amplios espacios desprovistos de plantas. Se piensa que estas islas actúan como unidades funcionales básicas del ecosistema en su conjunto. Se ha observado que el suelo debajo de las islas de fertilidad muestra mejores condiciones de calidad y fertilidad en comparación con el suelo de afuera. El objetivo del trabajo fue evaluar la calidad del suelo dentro y fuera de las islas de fertilidad, así como contrastar propiedades físicas y químicas tanto del suelo interior como del exterior. Para esto se seleccionaron 25 islas de fertilidad de una terraza fluvial del valle de Zapotitlán, región semiárida de Tehuacán Puebla. En cada isla debajo del dosel del arbusto nodriza se tomaron tres muestras de suelo superficial, fuera de la isla alrededor se levantaron otras tres procediendo de la misma manera. Las muestras se analizaron en el laboratorio para evaluar nueve propiedades físicas y ocho químico-biológicas relacionadas con funciones ecológicas que el suelo realiza, estas propiedades se utilizaron para obtener un índice de calidad del suelo. Para el análisis de los datos se aplicó la prueba de t-test Student para muestras independientes. No hubo diferencias significativas en el índice de calidad entre los suelos fuera y dentro de las islas de fertilidad, sin embargo a nivel de propiedades individuales como: arena, densidad aparente, materia orgánica, pH, magnesio, nitrógeno total y retención de humedad sí se presentaron diferencias significativas. Se concluye que la vegetación de la isla de fertilidad modifica algunas propiedades y funciones del suelo para crear un microambiente más favorable, logrando que en su interior se reduzca el estrés hídrico y se propicie una realimentación constante de nutrientes, gracias a los mecanismos de captura y aporte

  2. Assessment of elemental and NROM/TENORM hazard potential from non-nuclear industries in North Sinai, Egypt.

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    El-Mekawy, A F; Badran, H M; Seddeek, M K; Sharshar, T; Elnimr, T

    2015-09-01

    Non-nuclear industries use raw materials containing significant levels of naturally occurring radioactive material (NORM). The processing of these materials may expose workers engaged in or even people living near such sites to technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM) above the natural background. Inductively coupled plasma and gamma ray spectrometry have been used to determine major and trace elements and radionuclide concentrations in various samples, respectively, in order to investigate the environmental impact of coal mining and cement plant in North Sinai, Egypt. Generally, very little attention was directed to the large volumes of waste generated by either type of industrial activities. Different samples were analyzed including various raw materials, coal, charcoal, Portland and white cement, sludge, and wastes. Coal mine and cement plant workers dealing with waste and kaolin, respectively, are subjected to a relatively high annual effective dose. One of the important finding is the enhancement of all measured elements and radionuclides in the sludge found in coal mine. It may pose an environmental threat because of its large volume and its use as combustion material. The mine environment may have constituted Al, Fe, Cr, and V pollution source for the local area. Higher concentration of Al, Fe, Mn, B, Co, Cr, Mn, Ni, Sr, V, and TENORM were found in Portland cement and Zn in white cement. Coal has higher concentrations of Al, Fe, B, Co, Cr, and V as well as (226)Ra and (232)Th. The compiled results from the present study and different worldwide investigations demonstrate the obvious unrealistic ranges normally used for (226)Ra and (232)Th activity concentrations in coal and provided ranges for coal, Portland and white cement, gypsum, and limestone.

  3. Occurrence of the blue crab Callinectes sapidus, Rathbun, 1896, and its fisheries biology in Bardawil Lagoon, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt

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    Fatma A. Abdel Razek

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available This study reports the yearly occurrence and the biology of fisheries belonging to the blue crab Callinectes sapidus (Rath. in the catch yield of Bardawil Lagoon (BL in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt over the past 15 years. The study shows that between the years 2000–2015 the crustacean fishery increased (pooling both shrimp and crabs with fluctuations from 40% to 63% of the total production of the lagoon. The crab yield, during this period, increased from 19% to 42% of the total lagoon production. Moreover, the results show that the crab catch of BL is composed mainly of two crab species Portunus pelagicus (L. and C. sapidus (Rath.. The latter is considered the most dominant in the crab yield with 85% of the total crab production, while C. sapidus is only 15%. The size of C. sapidus ranged between 65 and 155 mm (carapace width with a dominance of the class size 105 mm. Furthermore, the ratio of C. sapidus males to females was in favor of males. The regression of width–length relationship showed a marked deviation from the isometric growth. Length–width and body weight regressions also showed deviations from the isometric growth and the analysis of the covariance. This indicates the significant difference between sexes in respect to length weight relationship. The interrelationships between width–length and propodus length and depth of males and with abdomen in females of C. sapidus suggested that in most conditions the relationships were positive and highly significant. This study shows the first insights on the status of C. sapidus in Bardawil Lagoon, Egypt.

  4. Implementation of magnetic, gravity and resistivity data in identifying groundwater occurrences in El Qaa Plain area, Southern Sinai, Egypt

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    Selim, El Sayed; Abdel-Raouf, Osama; Mesalam, Mohamed

    2016-10-01

    El Qaa plain is one of the areas that have been proved to be promising as to its soil and groundwater resources in the southwestern part of Sinai. This study was carried out to study the lateral and vertical variations in the subsurface lithologic properties in El Qaa plain area and delineating the subsurface structure that affecting El Qaa plain depression. Gravity, magnetic data, fifty-one (51) vertical electrical sounding (Ves's) and Digital Elevation Model (DEM) map were used. Two-dimensional density modeling, analytical signal, tilt derivatives, Euler deconvolution techniques and interpretation of the resistivity data were applied on potential data. This study concluded that, El Qaa plain is a NE-SW depression confined by two normal faults and subdivided into five sedimentary units. Rock fragments and boulders derived to the plain from the surrounding highlands are the main components of the first surface unit that characterized by high resistivity values. This layer is overly another unit composed of gravelly sand with thickness ranging between 10 and 140 m. The third unit is composed mainly of sand with intercalations of clay with thickness ranging from 2 to 152 m. A Reefal limestone unit is a fourth unit interpreted from this study. The fifth unit is composed of clay. The water bearing formations in El Qaa Plain area are located principally in the second and the third layers. Finally, the depth to the basement surface ranges from 400 m to more than 1.5 km below sea level. Also, there are many minor structural trends interpreted from this study and affecting the El Qaa plain are striking in N-S, E-W and NE-SW directions.

  5. Estudio micológico de El Canal y Los Tiles (La Palma, Islas Canarias. V. Datos adicionales

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    Leal, Julio

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available An annotated catalogue of 66 taxa, collected in the early MAB Reserve El Canal y Los Tiles is presented. Among these taxa, 11 species are new for La Palma island and 5 are recorded for the first time in the Canary Islands. Taxonomic comments on some critical species and information about the distribution in the Macaronesian bioregion of all the studied taxa are given. Based on our previous publications, global data on biodiversity, substrates and distribution of the mycobiota in the different plant communities present in the sampled area are analyzed.

    Se presenta un estudio sobre 66 especies, pertenecientes a las divisiones Myxomycota (21, Ascomycota (29 y Basidiomycota (16, encontradas en la antigua Reserva de la Biosfera El Canal y Los Tiles. De ellas 11 se citan por primera vez para la isla de La Palma, siendo 5 de éstas nuevas para Canarias. Se hacen comentarios taxonómicos sobre algunos táxones conflictivos, además de amplia información sobre su distribución en la Región Macaronésica. En base a publicaciones propias anteriores, se aportan datos globales sobre biodiversidad, sustratos y distribución de la micobiota en las diferentes unidades ambientales presentes en el área de estudio.

  6. El volcanismo basáltico de la Dorsal de Pedro Gil en la isla de Tenerife

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    F. Javier Dóniz Páez

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available Normalmente se asocia el volcanismo monogénico con formas volcánicas simples en buen estado de conservación, que originan un relieve sencillo y monótono. En Pedro Gil, el estudio de la distribución espacial, morfología y morfometría de los volcanes nos permite observar; por un lado, la enorme variedad morfológica de los edificios volcánicos existentes en la misma, y por otro, la interferencia entre los procesos volcánicos y los erosivos durante el largo período de construcción de La Dorsal; lo que la convierte en la morfoestructura, de este tipo, más compleja de todo el conjunto del Archipiélago Canario. A su vez, la caracterización de los volcanes nos permite establecer pautas futuras de comportamiento de la actividad volcánica en este sector de la Isla atendiendo al riesgo volcánico.

  7. Rescate urgente de un banco de germoplasma en riesgo de extinción: los borregos de la Isla Socorro

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    C. Izquierdo

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La población ovina de la Isla Socorro es un recurso biológico que, probablemente, por su aislamiento genético de más de 135 años, y por el proceso de adaptación a las condiciones ambientales insulares en las que ha vivido, hoy en día podría poseer características de resis-tencia y rusticidad importantes desde el punto de vista productivo para la ganadería ovina mexicana. Por lo anterior, y dado el inminente peligro de extinción debido a la existencia de un programa gubernamental para su erradica-ción, se considera necesario rescatar, preservar e iniciar una serie de estudios que permitan evaluar sus potencialidades productivas, así como su conservación genética. Motivo por el cual, el presente trabajo busca dar a conocer a la comunidad académica y al público en general, elementos de relevancia científica para sumar esfuerzos y rescatar este banco de germoplasma ovino.

  8. The geology and geochemistry of Isla Marchena, Galapagos Archipelago: An ocean island adjacent to a mid-ocean ridge

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    Vicenzi, E. P.; McBirney, A. R.; White, W. M.; Hamilton, M.

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    Isla Marchena is the subaerial exposure of a shield volcano located between the Galapagos Platform and the Galapagos Spreading Center. The geologic evolution of the island can be divided into two lava series separated by formation of a cadera and a period of explosive activity. Both lava series contain evolved alkali olivine and tholeiitic basalts (average mg # = 55.2) and are virtually aphyric with the exception of a plagioclase-rich horizon in the pre-caldera section. Although the major-element compositions of the two series are similar, the abundances of incompatible elements and ratios of highly/moderately incompatible elements increase systematically with decreasing stratigraphic age. These compositional differences, together with textural and mineral chemical evidence for disequilibrium, are not easily explained by any single petrologic mechanism. The combined effects of a periodically replenished magma chamber, assimilation-fractionation, and in situ crystallization of a solidification zone are possible mechanisms that may be responsible for the temporal changes in lava composition. MORB-like abundances of trace elements, in addition to unusually depleted 87Sr/ 86Sr and 143Nd/ 144Nd ratios for ocean-island basalts, suggest that magmas associated with the Galapagos plume interacted with those of the Galapagos Spreading Center.

  9. Abundance and Distribution Patterns of Thunnus albacares in Isla del Coco National Park through Predictive Habitat Suitability Models

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    Gonzáles-Andrés, Cristina; F. M. Lopes, Priscila; Cortés, Jorge; Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis; Pennino, Maria Grazia

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    Information on the distribution and habitat preferences of ecologically and commercially important species is essential for their management and protection. This is especially important as climate change, pollution, and overfishing change the structure and functioning of pelagic ecosystems. In this study, we used Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal models to map the Essential Fish Habitats of the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the waters around Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica, based on independent underwater observations from 1993 to 2013. We assessed if observed changes in the distribution and abundance of this species are related with habitat characteristics, fishing intensity or more extreme climatic events, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation, and changes on the average sea surface temperature. Yellowfin tuna showed a decreasing abundance trend in the sampled period, whereas higher abundances were found in shallow and warmer waters, with high concentration of chlorophyll-a, and in surrounding seamounts. In addition, El Niño Southern Oscillation events did not seem to affect Yellowfin tuna distribution and abundance. Understanding the habitat preferences of this species, using approaches as the one developed here, may help design integrated programs for more efficient management of vulnerable species. PMID:27973538

  10. Diversity and mineral substrate preference in endolithic microbial communities from marine intertidal outcrops (Isla de Mona, Puerto Rico)

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    Couradeau, Estelle; Roush, Daniel; Guida, Brandon Scott; Garcia-Pichel, Ferran

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    Endolithic microbial communities are prominent features of intertidal marine habitats, where they colonize a variety of substrates, contributing to their erosion. Almost 2 centuries worth of naturalistic studies focused on a few true-boring (euendolithic) phototrophs, but substrate preference has received little attention. The Isla de Mona (Puerto Rico) intertidal zone offers a unique setting to investigate substrate specificity of endolithic communities since various phosphate rock, limestone and dolostone outcrops occur there. High-throughput 16S rDNA genetic sampling, enhanced by targeted cultivation, revealed that, while euendolithic cyanobacteria were dominant operational taxonomic units (OTUs), the communities were invariably of high diversity, well beyond that reported in traditional studies and implying an unexpected metabolic complexity potentially contributed by secondary colonizers. While the overall community composition did not show differences traceable to the nature of the mineral substrate, we detected specialization among particular euendolithic cyanobacterial clades towards the type of substrate they excavate but only at the OTU phylogenetic level, implying that close relatives have specialized recurrently into particular substrates. The cationic mineral component was determinant in this preference, suggesting the existence in nature of alternatives to the boring mechanism described in culture that is based exclusively on transcellular calcium transport.

  11. Abundance and Distribution Patterns of Thunnus albacares in Isla del Coco National Park through Predictive Habitat Suitability Models.

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    Gonzáles-Andrés, Cristina; F M Lopes, Priscila; Cortés, Jorge; Sánchez-Lizaso, José Luis; Pennino, Maria Grazia

    2016-01-01

    Information on the distribution and habitat preferences of ecologically and commercially important species is essential for their management and protection. This is especially important as climate change, pollution, and overfishing change the structure and functioning of pelagic ecosystems. In this study, we used Bayesian hierarchical spatial-temporal models to map the Essential Fish Habitats of the Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares) in the waters around Isla del Coco National Park, Pacific Costa Rica, based on independent underwater observations from 1993 to 2013. We assessed if observed changes in the distribution and abundance of this species are related with habitat characteristics, fishing intensity or more extreme climatic events, including the El Niño Southern Oscillation, and changes on the average sea surface temperature. Yellowfin tuna showed a decreasing abundance trend in the sampled period, whereas higher abundances were found in shallow and warmer waters, with high concentration of chlorophyll-a, and in surrounding seamounts. In addition, El Niño Southern Oscillation events did not seem to affect Yellowfin tuna distribution and abundance. Understanding the habitat preferences of this species, using approaches as the one developed here, may help design integrated programs for more efficient management of vulnerable species.

  12. Reflexiones en torno al turismo volcánico. El caso de Islas Canarias, España

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    Francisco Javier Dóniz\\u2011Páez

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    Full Text Available Los destinos maduros de sol y playa están teniendo serias dificultades económicas y sociales para mantenerse. Además hay que añadir una demanda cada vez más exigente y que requiere de multiproductos turísticos. En este sentido, el geoturismo es una opción más dentro de la oferta turística de muchos destinos maduros y consolidados litorales. En el caso de Canarias, dado la geodiversidad de su relieve volcánico, el turismo volcánico se presenta como la principal modalidad de geoturismo y como una medida para la diversificación del producto turístico Canarias. El objetivo de este trabajo es por un lado, plasmar las cuestiones teóricas sobre lo qué es el turismo volcánico, sus líneas de investigación y cuáles son sus principales atractivos turísticos y por otro, exponer muy brevemente que se está haciendo en Canarias con los diferentes productos volcanoturísticos que se están explotando, algunos de ellos dentro del plan de competitividad turística “Islas Canarias, una experiencia volcánica”.

  13. Observations on the endemic pygmy three-toed sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus of Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama.

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    Sam Kaviar

    Full Text Available Our objective was to ascertain the population status of the Pygmy Three-toed Sloth, Bradypus pygmaeus, an IUCN Critically Endangered species, on Isla Escudo de Veraguas, Panama. Bradypus pygmaeus are thought to be folivorous mangrove specialists; therefore we conducted a visual systematic survey of all 10 mangrove thickets on the island. The total mangrove habitat area was measured to be 1.67 ha, comprising 0.024% of the total island area. The population survey found low numbers of B. pygmaeus in the mangrove thickets and far lower numbers outside of them. The connectivity of subpopulations between these thickets on the island is not established, as B. pygmaeus movement data is still lacking. We found 79 individuals of B. pygmaeus; 70 were found in mangroves and 9 were observed just beyond the periphery of the mangroves in non-mangrove tree species. Low population number, habitat fragmentation and habitat loss could lead to inbreeding, a loss of genetic diversity, and extinction of B. pygmaeus.

  14. Trace element and strontium isotope characteristics of volcanic rocks from Isla Tortuga: a young seamount in the Gulf of California

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    Batiza, Rodey; Futa, K.; Hedge, C.E.

    1979-01-01

    Isla Tortuga is a small isolated central volcano which is located near an actively spreading trough in the Gulf of California. The basalt lavas from Tortuga which have the highest Mg/Fe and Ni contents have trace element abundances and ratios and 87Sr/86Sr which are similar to those of mid-ocean ridge tholeiite. The major element, rare earth element and Sr abundances of fractionated tholeiite (low Mg/Fe) and tholeiitic andesite of Tortuga are consistent with an origin by closed-system fractional crystallization. This hypothesis is not supported by K, Na, Rb and Ba abundances in the lavas nor by their variable 87Sr/86Sr (0.7024-0.7035). It is proposed that the apparent decoupling of light rare earth elements, other incompatible trace elements and 87Sr/86Sr is due to contamination of some Tortuga magmas while they are fractionated in a high-level crustal magma chamber. The mantle source of least-contaminated, high Mg/Fe basalt lavas of Tortuga is similar, although not identical to the source of normal mid-ocean ridge tholeiite; significant differences exist. The reasons for these differences are not yet known. ?? 1979.

  15. Crustal Structure across Southern Islas Marías (Nayarit, Mexico) from Wide-Angle Data (TSUJAL Project)

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    Nunez, D.; Barba, D. C., Sr.; Nuñez-Cornu, F. J.; Danobeitia, J.; Garcia Millan, N.

    2015-12-01

    The Mexican Pacific Margin is an interesting geological and tectonic study region due to the subduction processes that involve Rivera plate, North American plates and Jalisco Block. This region has been recently studied by the TSUJAL geophysical experiment during 2014. The main goal of this project is to achieve a better knowledge about this active margin and the seismic and tsunamigenic potential structural sources. To carry out this objective a set of multibeam bathymetric, potential fields, high resolution seismic, MCS and WAS data were obtained. In the frame of this study, we present the most significant results of wide angle seismic profile RTSIM04 carried out across the southern region of Islas Marías perpendicular to the coast towards Tepic in Nayarit with 220 km of length and SW-NE orientated. This profile is made of by a network of 4 OBS and 30 land seismic stations, deployed specially for this project, which registered the air gun shots provided by RRS James Cook every 120 s. Data obtained after processing and interpretation characterize seismically the contact zone between Rivera and North American plates from 30 to 60 km of model distance. Moreover, a cortical thickening from 9 to 20 km is observed towards to the coast. In the upper mantle, P-wave velocities of 7.9-8.4 km/s up to maximum depth of 50 km have been determined.

  16. Magmatic activity at Islas Marias Archipelago, Gulf of California: Oceanic lithosphere with gabbroic sills versus Jurassic-Cretaceous arc components.

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    Schaaf, P. E. G.; Solis-Pichardo, G.; Hernandez-Trevino, T.; Villanueva, D.; Arrieta, G. F.; Rochin, H.; Rodriguez, L. F.; Bohnel, H.; Weber, B.

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    Islas Marias Archipelago consists of four islands located in the mouth of the Gulf of California. Lithologically three of them (Maria Madre, San Juanito, and Maria Cleofas) are quite similar with a 165-170 Ma metamorphic basement, 75-85 Ma intrusive and extrusive rocks, and a sedimentary sandstone cover, which according to its foraminiferous content recorded multiple uplift and subsidence events related to the opening of the Gulf. However, these units are absent on Maria Magdalena island which is positioned between the other islands. Here, instead, oceanic lithosphere with pillow lavas and gabbroic sills, intercalated with sandstones form the dominant outcrops. Their geochemical and isotopic characteristics are similar to N-MORB with epsilon Nd values around +10 and 87Sr/86Sr of 0.70290. The gabbros are not older than 22 Ma. Magdalena island was obviously uplifted separately from the other islands of the archipelago, probably along a now hidden transform fault system along the East Pacific Rise. Metamorphic and igneous rocks of the other islands can be correlated to lithologically similar units in the Los Cabos Block, Baja California, or to the continental margin units in Sinaloa, Nayarit and Jalisco states when looking at their geochemical and geochronological signatures. Paleomagnetic studies on 35 sampling sites from all 4 islands give evidence for relatively small scale tectonic movements.

  17. Stratigraphy and structural development of the southwest Isla Tiburón marine basin: Implications for latest Miocene tectonic opening and flooding of the northern Gulf of California

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    Bennett, Scott E K.; Oskin, Michael; Dorsey, Rebecca; Iriondo, Alexander; Kunk, Michael J.

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    Accurate information on the timing of earliest marine incursion into the Gulf of California (northwestern México) is critical for paleogeographic models and for understanding the spatial and temporal evolution of strain accommodation across the obliquely divergent Pacific-North America plate boundary. Marine strata exposed on southwest Isla Tiburón (SWIT) have been cited as evidence for a middle Miocene marine incursion into the Gulf of California at least 7 m.y. prior to plate boundary localization ca. 6 Ma. A middle Miocene interpretation for SWIT marine deposits has played a large role in subsequent interpretations of regional tectonics and rift evolution, the ages of marine basins containing similar fossil assemblages along ~1300 km of the plate boundary, and the timing of marine incursion into the Gulf of California. We report new detailed geologic mapping and geochronologic data from the SWIT basin, an elongate sedimentary basin associated with deformation along the dextral-oblique La Cruz fault. We integrate these results with previously published biostratigraphic and geochronologic data to bracket the age of marine deposits in the SWIT basin and show that they have a total maximum thickness of ~300 m. The 6.44 ± 0.05 Ma (Ar/Ar) tuff of Hast Pitzcal is an ash-flow tuff stratigraphically below the oldest marine strata, and the 6.01 ± 0.20 Ma (U/Pb) tuff of Oyster Amphitheater, also an ash-flow tuff, is interbedded with marine conglomerate near the base of the marine section. A dike-fed rhyodacite lava flow that caps all marine strata yields ages of 3.51 ± 0.05 Ma (Ar/Ar) and 4.13 ± 0.09 Ma (U/Pb) from the base of the flow, consistent with previously reported ages of 4.16 ± 1.81 Ma (K-Ar) from the flow top and (K-Ar) 3.7 ± 0.9 Ma from the feeder dike. Our new results confirm a latest Miocene to early Pliocene age for the SWIT marine basin, consistent with previously documented latest Miocene to early Pliocene (ca. 6.2-4.3 Ma) planktonic and benthic

  18. South-South, Nigeria

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    Ovutor Owhoeli

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    Full Text Available A total of 213 faecal samples were collected from four abattoirs and households to determine the prevalence of helminthes infections in exotic and indigenous goats in Port Harcourt, South-South, Nigeria. The study revealed that out of 153 exotic goats (Red Sokoto Capra hircus, 112 were infected with various species of gastrointestinal helminths; out of 60 indigenous goats (West African dwarf Capra hircus, 49 were also infected with various types of gastrointestinal helminths. The formol-ether concentration method was used to analyse the specimens. The study revealed that an overall prevalence of (75.5% was recorded, out of which 57 (76.0%, 55 (70.5%, and 49 (81.6% were recorded for exotic goat in the months of May–September, 2010, exotic goat in the months October 2010–February, 2011 and for indigenous goats, respectively. The overall prevalence amongst the infected animals was not statistically significant (P>0.05. Species of helminthes revealed from the study were, Haemonchus, Strongyloides, Chabertia, Trichuris, Ostertagia, Bunostomum, Trichostrongyloida, Ascaris, Tenia, Avitelina, Fasciola, Eurytrema, Gastrothylax, Schistosoma, and Dicrocoelium.

  19. Epidemiology of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis at a Focus Monitored by the Multinational Force and Observers in the Northeastern Sinai Desert of Egypt

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    cutaneous leishmaniasis (ZCL). in the MFO zone of operation, there is concern Logistical limitations made it impossible to in- that the New World L...in the Negev the peace keeping forcc in east Sinai. J Egypt (Yotvata). llarefuah 67: 41-45. Soc Parasitol 19: 725-733. 19. Giladi M. Danon YL...Tech Rep 20. Giladi M. Danon YL. Greenblatt CL. Block C. Ser 793. Schinder E. 1988. Local environmental risk fac- 5. Kubba R. AI-Gindan Y. EI-Hassan AM

  20. Utilização de rádio definido por software para análise de sinais aplicados ao ensino em engenharia

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    Diniz, Priscila Crisfir Almeida

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    A tecnologia de Rádio Definido por Software está induzindo uma revolução nos conceitos de dispositivos para processamento de sinais. O Rádio Definido por Software fornece uma arquitetura de rádio flexível que permite a mudança da função do rádio, possivelmente, em tempo real, e, com um processo que garante uma qualidade de serviço desejado. Essa flexibilidade na arquitetura de hardware combinada com a flexibilidade em arquitetura de software possibilita uma integração com redes e com interfac...

  1. O movimento social surdo e a campanha pela oficialização da língua brasileira de sinais

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    Esta tese tem como objeto de estudo a ação coletiva do movimento social surdo no processo histórico que culminou na Lei Federal nº 10.436, de 24 de abril de 2002, que reconheceu a língua brasileira de sinais (Libras) como meio legal de comunicação e expressão no Brasil. A pesquisa foi desenvolvida conforme pressupostos e práticas da metodologia qualitativa, sendo as principais técnicas de coleta de dados utilizadas a entrevista, principalmente com ativistas surdos participantes dos acontecime...

  2. Contribuição da avaliação dos sinais clínicos em pacientes com síndrome da dor patelofemural

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    Liporaci,Rogério Ferreira; Saad,Marcelo Camargo; Felício, Lílian Ramiro; Baffa,Augusto do Prado; Grossi, Débora Bevilaqua

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    OBJETIVO: Como a síndrome da dor patelofemoral (SDPF) é uma desordem comum, caracterizada por etiologia multifatorial e o mais prevalente sintoma na SDPF é uma dor difusa e usualmente localizada na região retropatelar, entretanto, com sinais e sintomas que podem estar relacionados como pronação subtalar excessiva, torsão tibial externa, alterações no deslocamento patelar, amplitude de movimento do joelho dolorosa, dor nas bordas patelares, tensão muscular e alterações no ângulo quadricipital ...

  3. Sinais de transtorno reativo de vínculo em crianças abrigadas por meio do desenho da figura humana

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    Melani, Renata Hottum

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    Esta pesquisa teve como objetivo investigar por meio de desenho da figura humana, sinais de Transtorno de Apego Reativo na Infância em crianças abrigadas. Foram avaliadas 25 crianças (15 do sexo masculino e 10 do feminino), com idades entre 4 a 12 anos, que vivem em um abrigo na região metropolitana de São Paulo. O instrumento utilizado para avaliação foi o Desenho da Figura Humana (DFH) seguindo os 30 indicadores emocionais propostos por Koppitz. Os resultados mostraram que 48% das crianças ...

  4. Correlação entre sinais e sintomas da Disfunção Temporomandibular (DTM e severidade da má oclusão

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    George Azevedo Lemos

    Full Text Available Introdução O papel da oclusão como fator etiológico das disfunções temporomandibulares (DTMs tem sido um assunto polêmico e ainda controverso. Objetivo Avaliar a correlação entre sinais e sintomas da disfunção temporomandibular e a severidade da má oclusão. Método Foram avaliados 135 estudantes de Odontologia da UFPB. A presença de DTM foi estimada através do Índice Anamnésico de Fonseca (DMF e de questões objetivas sobre seus sintomas. Os estudantes também foram submetidos a um protocolo resumido de avaliação clínica de DTM. A avaliação dos fatores oclusais foi realizada através do Índice de Prioridade de Tratamento (IPT aplicado a modelos de gesso dos arcos dentários superior e inferior. As diferenças entre as médias do IPT relacionadas aos sinais e sintomas de DTM foram determinadas por meio dos testes t e One-way ANOVA. As correlações entre os fatores oclusais e a DTM foram determinadas a partir de correlação de Pearson. Resultado A severidade da má oclusão, segundo o IPT, não influenciou no surgimento de DTM e de sinais clínicos musculares ou articulares, e na necessidade de tratamento. A má oclusão de classe II, trespasse vertical acentuado e dentes girados foram estatisticamente correlacionados à necessidade de tratamento e aos sinais clínicos de DTM. Conclusão Em modelos multifatoriais, como na fisiopatologia da DTM, a oclusão pode desempenhar um papel de cofator na predisposição ou perpetuar as diferentes formas de DTM, não devendo ser considerada fator principal.

  5. Textural and Compositional Characterization of Wadi Feiran Deposits, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, Using Radarsat-1, PALSAR, SRTM and ETM+ Data

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    Ahmed Gaber

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The present work aims at identifying favorable locations for groundwater resources harvesting and extraction along the Wadi Feiran basin, SW Sinai Peninsula, Egypt, in an effort to facilitate new development projects in this area. Landsat ETM+, Radarsat-1 and PALSAR images of Wadi Feiran basin were used in this work to perform multisource data fusion and texture analysis, in order to classify the wadi deposits based on grain size distribution and predominant rock composition as this information may lead to the location of new groundwater resources. An unsupervised classification was first performed on two sets of fused images (i.e., ETM+/Radarsat-1 and ETM+/PALSAR resulting in five classes (hybrid classes describing the main alluvial sediments in the wadi system. Some variations in the spatial distribution of individual classes were observed, due to the different spectral and spatial resolutions of Radarsat-1 (C-band, 12.5 m and PALSAR (L-band, 6.25 m data. Alluvial deposits are mixtures of parent rocks located further upstream often at a great distance. In order to classify the alluvial deposits in terms of individual rock types (endmembers, a spectral linear unmixing of the optical ETM+ image was performed. Subsequently, each class of the fused (hybrid images was correlated with (1 individual rock type fractions (endmembers obtained from spectrally unmixing the ETM+ image, (2 the geocoded and calibrated radar images (Radarsat-1 and PALSAR and, (3 the slope map generated from the SRTM data. The goal was to determine predominant rock composition, mean backscatter and slope values for each of the five hybrid classes. Backscatter coefficient values extracted from both radar data (C- and L-band were correlated and checked in the field, confirming that both wavelengths produced more or less similar textural classes that correspond to specific grain or fragment sizes of alluvial deposits. However, comparison of the spatial distribution of matching

  6. Cambios en lagos y circulación fluvial vinculados al calentamiento climático del Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano en Patagonia e isla 25 de mayo, islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida

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    R.A. del Valle

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    Full Text Available El calentamiento clim ático que afectó a la Patagonia en el Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano produjo cambios en la morfología del paisaje, incluyendo la génesis, desarrollo y desintegración de grandes lagos al este de los Andes. Hasta entonces, los glaciares y sus morenas formaban diques naturales que embalsaron las aguas de deshielo y mantenían alto el nivel de las aguas en los grandes paleolagos. Posteriormente, la migración hacia el sur de la mejoría climática ocasionó la progresiva fusión del campo de hielo regional, y las morenas fueron cortadas por la erosión fluvial, cuando el calentamiento climático impactó plenamente en la región. El proceso afectó a la región de norte a sur en tiempos diferentes: 1 hace c. 13.200 años en el norte, 2 durante la transición Pleistoceno/Holoceno en la parte central, y 3 finalmente, en Tierra del Fuego hace unos 7.800 años. El rápido retroceso de los glaciares produjo el desalojo de los valles andinos a ambos lados de la cordillera, lo cual abrió cauces fluviales que atraviesan la cordillera desde entonces, inaugurando el drenaje hacia el océano Pacífico de grandes lagos glaciales que existían al oriente de los Andes. Esto resultó en el rápido descenso del nivel de los paleolagos. Un proceso similar ocurrió en las islas Shetland del Sur (Antártida hace unos 6.000 años.

  7. Redescubrimiento de mabuya berengerae, mabuya pergravis (squamata: scincidae) y coniophanes andresensis (squamata: colubridae) y evaluación de su estado de amenaza en las islas de san andrés y providencia, colombia

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    Se presenta nueva información sobre la taxonomía, la distribución y la historia natural de los lagartos Mabuya berengerae y M. pergravis; así como de la serpiente Coniophanes andresensis, tres especies endémicas y poco conocidas de las islas de San Andrés y Providencia, las cuales se creían muy raras e incluso extintas. A pesar del poco tiempo de estudio en las islas, se evidenció que los lagartos no son raros, encontrándose hasta ocho ejemplares cada media hora. La evaluación del estado de c...

  8. Integración Nacional y Pluralismo cultural en la radio y la televisión de San Andrés Isla: La configuración historica del campo periodístico.

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    Orlando Javier Trujillo Irurita.

    2004-07-01

    Full Text Available El presente artículo recrea los principales hitos de la historia de la radio, la televisión y la conformación del campo del periodismo en San Andrés Isla (Colombia. Se elabora un recorrido por las principales emisoras radiales y canales de televisión que ha tenido la isla y se examina el papel que han jugado estos medios masivos de comunicación en la integración nacional y en la promoción de la pluralidad cultural.

  9. Evaluación de amenazas antropogénicas en ecosistemas de playa en San Andrés, una isla pequeña del Caribe Suroccidental

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    Guerra Vargas1, Luis A.; Mancera Pineda, José Ernesto

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    Evaluaciones de amenazas antropogénicas a los servicios ecosistémicos marinos, a partir del enfoque de percepción del riesgo, son muy escasas en las islas del Gran Caribe. En el presente trabajo se presenta la valoración de las amenazas derivadas del uso del ecosistema de playas de San Andrés, una isla pequeña del Caribe. Para evaluar las amenazas por uso se adelantaron encuestas y a partir de métodos de cartografía social, se obtuvieron mapas de niveles de percepción, con magnitudes relat...

  10. Vulnerabilidad socio­económica de los agricultores frente a huracanes en las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, Caribe colombiano

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    Velásquez Calderón Carolina

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    Full Text Available La región del Gran Caribe es una zona que ha sido frecuentemente impactada por huracanes, y la agricultura ha sido uno los sectores productivos más afectados. En las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, el paso del huracán Beta en octubre de 2005 dejó impactos severos, principalmente en este sector, lo que demandó investigaciones para contribuir a la gestión del riesgo. El objetivo de la presente investigación fue estimar la vulnerabilidad socio­económica de los agricultores de las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, frente a huracanes. La metodología se basó en establecer indicadores que se ajustaron a partir de protocolos y trabajos internacionales, mediante la realización de una encuesta mixta (cualitativa y cuantitativa, con 66 preguntas, aplicada al 56% del total de agricultores durante el año 2008. Los principales resultados obtenidos demostraron que, en términos generales, nueve de las diez microcuencas de las islas tienen un nivel medio de vulnerabilidad y muy alto en la de San Felipe. Los indicadores socio­económicos con un alto y muy alto grado de vulnerabilidad, fueron la falta de organización comunitaria, la falta de estímulos financieros y los bajos ingresos económicos. Con estos resultados, se logró proponer lineamientos para acciones correctivas y de prevención frente al riesgo social construido.

  11. digital de sinais

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    Carlos Antonio Berto

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available O gás natural possui alguns contaminantes que, além de serem corrosivos, comprometem a qualidade para o consumo. Dessa forma, a condensação de água residual presente no gás pode iniciar um processo corrosivo localizado, que acarreta prejuízo à estrutura dos gasodutos. Devido à grande extensão dos dutos, os corrosivos comprometem a qualidade do gás e causam grandes transtornos de ordem operacional. Para avaliar a redução da espessura da parede metálica do duto, proveniente de efeitos corrosivos, e identificar fissuras e outras não-conformidades, é fundamental que seja feito o monitoramento contínuo e que se utilizem técnicas e métodos de manutenção preventiva. Atualmente, as técnicas adotadas para tal avaliação consistem na inclusão de um corpo de prova, conhecido como PIG (pipeline inspection gauge, com varredura por meio de ultra-som e termografia, além de levantamentos de campo especiais realizados sobre a superfície do solo. Visando a otimizar o processo de detecção, com vistas à redução de custos, o monitoramento da região interna dos dutos é realizado por um elemento autônomo provido de câmeras com infravermelho. As câmeras fornecem imagens, que são processadas digitalmente e gravadas em uma memória não-volátil. Um software desenvolvido para tal finalidade é utilizado na verificação das imagens e, ao mesmo tempo, na identificação das não-conformidades presentes e na orientação do processo de manutenção.

  12. Tectonostratigraphy and depositional history of the Neoproterozoic volcano-sedimentary sequences in Kid area, southeastern Sinai, Egypt: Implications for intra-arc to foreland basin in the northern Arabian-Nubian Shield

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    Khalaf, E. A.; Obeid, M. A.

    2013-09-01

    This paper presents a stratigraphic and sedimentary study of Neoproterozoic successions of the South Sinai, at the northernmost segment of the Arabian-Nubian Shield (ANS), including the Kid complex. This complex is composed predominantly of thick volcano-sedimentary successions representing different depositional and tectonic environments, followed by four deformational phases including folding and brittle faults (D1-D4). The whole Kid area is divisible from north to south into the lower, middle, and upper rock sequences. The higher metamorphic grade and extensive deformational styles of the lower sequence distinguishes them from the middle and upper sequences. Principal lithofacies in the lower sequence include thrust-imbricated tectonic slice of metasediments and metavolcanics, whereas the middle and upper sequences are made up of clastic sediments, intermediate-felsic lavas, volcaniclastics, and dike swarms. Two distinct Paleo- depositional environments are observed: deep-marine and alluvial fan regime. The former occurred mainly during the lower sequence, whereas the latter developed during the other two sequences. These alternations of depositional conditions in the volcano-sedimentary deposits suggest that the Kid area may have formed under a transitional climate regime fluctuating gradually from warm and dry to warm and humid conditions. Geochemical and petrographical data, in conjunction with field relationships, suggest that the investigated volcano-sedimentary rocks were built from detritus derived from a wide range of sources, ranging from Paleoproterozoic to Neoproterozoic continental crust. Deposition within the ancient Kid basin reflects a complete basin cycle from rifting and passive margin development, to intra-arc and foreland basin development and, finally, basin closure. The early phase of basin evolution is similar to various basins in the Taupo volcanics, whereas the later phases are similar to the Cordilleran-type foreland basin. The

  13. El convenio de Salud Mental en la isla de Gran Canaria y el derecho a la protección de la salud.

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    Antonia J Suárez Suárez

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    Full Text Available Desde hace más de 20 años, los profesionales de salud mental de la isla de Gran Canaria han apostado y trabajado por una atención en la especialidad de mayor calidad, que pasaba por el aumento de recursos, la creación de nuevos dispositivos y la supresión de ciertas formas de atención al paciente psiquiátrico bastante arcaicas que conculcaban sus derechos fundamentales (el derecho a la dignidad, el derecho a la salud, el derecho a la libertad, y el derecho a la igualdad entre otros.

  14. Asociación a sustratos de los erizos regulares (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) en la laguna arrecifal de Isla Verde, Veracruz, México

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    E.V. Celaya-Hernández; F.A. Solís-Marín; A. Laguarda-Figueras; A. de la L. Durán-González; T. Ruiz Rodríguez

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    Se presenta el estudio de la diversidad, abundancia, distribución y asociación de sustrato de las especies de erizos regulares presentes en la parte Sur de la laguna arrecifal de Isla Verde, Veracruz, México. Se realizaron cuatro recolectas entre octubre del 2000 a octubre del 2002. Se seleccionó un cuadrante de muestreo, el más representativo, en la zona suroeste de la laguna arrecifal, con un área de 23 716 m2, asi mismo se muestreó en toda la parte sur de la laguna arrecifal. Las especies ...

  15. El método STLOCUS. Aplicación al caso de Isla Verde, Córdoba, Argentina. Bases para una Zonificación del Territorio

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    Crissi Aloranti, Vanesa Soledad

    2009-01-01

    International audience; Esta publicación integra el cuerpo teórico-metodológico de la Tesis: "Zonificación del Territorio en la localidad de Isla Verde, Provincia de Córdoba, proponiendo una Ordenanza Municipal de Usos del Suelo" correspondiente a la Maestría en Gestión Ambiental del Desarrollo Urbano GADU, Facultad de Arquitectura Urbanismo y Diseño, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Dicha investigación se refiere a una etapa donde se reconocerán lugares o patrones de ocupación y apropiación ...

  16. APORTE DE LOS PROCESOS PARTICIPATIVOS EN EL ORDENAMIENTO TERRITORIAL: CASO DEL PLAN REGULADOR COSTERO DE ISLA CHIRA Y LA ZONIFICACIÓN FINAL PROPUESTA

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    Zumbado Morales, Félix; Barrantes Chaves, Karla

    2012-01-01

    Artículo científico-- Programa de Investigación en Desarrollo Sostenible--2012 Los procesos de ordenamiento territorial tienen como principal herramienta de trabajo los Planes Reguladores, los cuales se construyen a partir de información técnica y el eje transversal de la participación, donde las personas reflejan sus aspiraciones del territorio, visión y problemáticas. Para el caso particular de isla Chira la elaboración del Plan Regulador arrancó en el año 2008, se realizó un...

  17. Rapa Nui, Isla de Pascua o Easter Island: tradición, modernidad y alterglobalización en la educación intercultural

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    Molina, Fidel

    2013-01-01

    En el presente estudio se describen, analizan y comparan las manifestaciones de la educación intercultural en una situación difícil como es la de la isla de Rapa Nui, tradicionalmente aislada, en el “ombligo del mundo” (Te pito o Te Henua), pero “descubierta” y asimilada por los occidentales, y recuperada para la idea intercultural que supere dicha asimilación y/o homogeneización globalizadora, en un contexto de alterglobalización. Para ello se han analizado en profundidad cuatro entrevist...

  18. Efecto de actividades turísticas sobre el comportamiento de fauna representativa de las Islas Galápagos, Ecuador

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    González-Pérez,Fernanda; Cubero-Pardo, Priscilla

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    Fueron consideradas clave para actividades turísticas en 16 sitios de las Islas Galápagos: la raya sartén marmoleada (Taeniura meyeri), raya águila (Aetobatus narinari), tiburón de aleta blanca (Triaenodon obesus), tortuga verde (Chelonia mydas), cormorán no volador (Phalacrocorax harrisi) y lobo marino de Galápagos (Zalophus califórnianus), con el objetivo de analizar reacciones a corto plazo ante actividades de buceo apnea o "snorkeling", buceo autónomo o "scuba", paseos en bote o "panga-ri...

  19. Isla Gorgona, enclave estratégico para los esfuerzos de conservación en el Pacífico Oriental Tropical

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    Giraldo, Alan; Diazgranados, Maria Claudia; Gutiérrez-Landázuri, Carlos Fernando

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    La Gorgona, ubicada en el sector sur del Pacífico Colombiano, es un territorio insular que se encuentra a 35km en línea recta del margen continental. Aunque históricamente tuvo diferentes usos, desde 1984 conforma una de las áreas marinas protegidas más importantes del Pacífico Colombiano. Aquí se presenta la recopilación histórica del desarrollo de la investigación científica en isla Gorgona, localidad clave para los programas de conservación marino-costeros del Pacífico Colombiano y el corr...

  20. Los cuerpos del duelo. Un acercamiento a La isla (2009) de Uli Stelzner y A ojos cerrados (2010) de Hernán Jiménez.

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    Poe Lang, Karen

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    El propósito de este ensayo es analizar el tema del duelo –desde una perspectiva psicoanalítica en dos textos fílmicos centroamericanos de aparición reciente. El documental La isla, archivos de una tragedia, del director alemán Uli Stelzner, presenta el problema del duelo por las personas desaparecidas después del genocidio ocurrido en Guatemala. Por su parte, el largometraje de ficción A ojos cerrados, del director costarricense Hernán Jiménez, narra las visicitudes del duelo en unapequeña f...

  1. Investigaciones dendrogeomorfológicas aplicadas al estudio de la peligrosidad por avenidas e inundaciones en el parque nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente (La Palma, Islas Canarias).

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    Díez Herrero, Andrés; Genova Fuster, Maria del Mar; Mayer Suárez, Pablo Lucas; Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio; Becerril Carretero, Laura; Rubiales Jimenez, Juan Manuel; Hernández Ruiz, M.; Saz Sánchez, M. A.; Bodoque del Pozo, Jose Maria; Ruiz Villanueva, V.

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    La red de drenaje del parque nacional de la Caldera de Taburiente (La Palma, Islas Canarias) está constituida por numerosos torrentes tributarios del barranco de Las Angustias, que presentan frecuentes e intensos eventos de avenidas súbitas. Estas riadas han producido incluso víctimas mortales entre practicantes de senderismo (3 fallecidos en noviembre de 2001) e importantes pérdidas económicas al interferir con los proyectos de repoblación de las riberas con especies autóctonas (superio...

  2. El nacimiento de un destino turístico en el Caribe Mexicano. Cozumel, de isla abandonada a puerto de cruceros

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    Luis Carlos Santander; Martín Ramos Díaz

    2011-01-01

    Los autores de este artículo ofrecen una explicación del origen del turismo de cruceros en Cozumel a partir de la reconstrucción de la historia económica moderna de esa isla mexicana. Se necesitó más de centuria y media para que el pueblo fundado en aquella ínsula, San Miguel de Cozumel (1848), se transformara en una ciudad cosmopolita, en el destino más importante de turismo de cruceros en el país. Cozumel comenzó como una anodina propiedad nacional, casi abandonada. Sus colonos del siglo XI...

  3. Estudio comparativo entre las areniscas paleozoicas y triásicas de la isla de Menorca: evidencias de procesos de reciclado

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    Arribas Mocoroa, José; Gómez Gras, D.; Rosell Ardèvol, Jordi; Tortosa, A

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    Las formaciones siliciclásticas prehercínicas (Devónico inferior y Carbonífero inferior) y permotriásicas de la isla de Menorca están limitadas por una serie de discontinuidades sedimentarias. En el presente trabajo se estudia la composición de dichas formaciones detríticas con el fin de analizar los procesos de reciclado y variaciones en la litología de las áreas fuentes en relación con las citadas discontinuidades. La composición modal de dichos depósitos detríticos analizada en...

  4. Índice de reflectancia solar de revestimientos verticales: potencial para la mitigación de la isla de calor urbana

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    La condición artificial del medio urbano modifica el consumo de energía y el confort térmico. El incremento de las temperaturas de una ciudad en relación a las áreas periféricas conduce a la formación de una Isla de Calor Urbana. Es por ello, que trabajar sobre las propiedades termofísicas de los materiales (techos, pavimentos y fachadas) es una estrategia de mitigación viable para disminuir las temperaturas de una ciudad. El objetivo principal de éste trabajo es estudiar la capacidad de 80 r...

  5. Un aporte al conocimiento de cianobacterias en Punta Fort William, Isla Greenwich, Shetland del sur. Nostoc sp. Ficobionte de Stereocaulon alpinum Laur.

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    Treiber de Espinoza, B.

    1993-01-01

    En estudios realizados en líquenes de la especie Stereocaulon alpinum Laur., muestreados en Punta Fort William, Isla Greenwich, Shetland del Sur, se han encontrado clorofíceas del género Trebouxia y cianobacterias del género Nostoc como ficobiontes. Nostoc sp. se localiza en los cefalodios del líquen. El aislamiento del especímen y su cultivo se realizó bajo condiciones fotoautógrafas y en ausencia de nitrógeno combinado. Las características morfológicas y el ciclo de vida de Nostoc sp. en cu...

  6. Condición somática de la almeja Polymesoda solida (Veneroidea: Corbiculidae) durante el periodo lluvioso, en el Parque Natural Isla de Salamanca, Caribe colombiano

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    Virginia De La Hoz Aristizábal, María

    2009-01-01

    Se evaluó la condición somática de la almeja Polymesoda solida en tres lagunas del Parque Isla de Salamanca (abril a noviembre de 2004), durante el periodo lluvioso. En 60 individuos por laguna, se analizaron mensualmente índices de condición, rendimiento, relación talla-peso y madurez gonadal en fresco. También se midió salinidad, temperatura, pH, oxígeno disuelto, transparencia y profundidad del agua. Los mayores índices de condición coincidieron con descensos en el nivel del río Magdalena,...

  7. Turismo y Género: Empleo de la Mujer en la Actividad Turística en la Isla de Margarita, Estado Nueva Esparta

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    Flor Fabiola Moreno León; Rafael Antonio Lunar Leandro

    2006-01-01

    Se diagnosticó la fuerza laboral femenina en la actividad turística de la Isla de Margarita, estado Nueva Esparta, a través de la opinión de gerentes de agencias de viajes y de representantes de organismos públicos. Su importancia radica en incorporar estudios de género en las investigaciones en turismo. El estudio es de nivel exploratorio y de campo. Concluyó que las mujeres tienen una importante participación y ocupan más de la mitad del total de empleos y puestos, principalment...

  8. El horizonte de crecimiento posible según los planes urbanísticos y territoriales de las islas Baleares (España)

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    Rullan, Onofre

    2007-01-01

    El trabajo que se presenta trata de analizar el grado de influencia que, sobre las tendencias de crecimiento residencial y turístico de fondo, hayan podido tener los planes urbanísticos y territoriales en el caso de las islas Baleares. Para ello se analiza la llamada capacidad de carga urbanística del territorio (CCUT) de los planes urbanísticos municipales llegándose a la conclusión que los límites que estos establecen están muy por encima de la demanda efectiva de crecimiento a corto y medi...

  9. El cerdo cimarrón (Sus scrofa, Suidae en la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica: Escarbaduras, alteraciones al suelo y erosión

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    Claudine Sierra

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available El cerdo cimarrón (Sus scrofa es uno de los vertebrados exóticos más perjudiciales para las comunidades nativas de los sitios donde ha sido introducido, sobre todo en islas oceánicas. Los cerdos cimarrones habitan la Isla del Coco desde 1793 y su abundancia se estima en 400-500 individuos. Para cuantificar el impacto de los cerdos cimarrones estimé los efectos de la actividad de escarbadura y su influencia sobre la erosión natural en la Isla del Coco. Durante un año recorrí mensualmente 15 km en senderos calculando el área escarbada por transecto y recurrencia en el escarbado. Durante ocho meses comparé tasas de erosión con y sin escarbaderos. Calculé la tasa de escarbadura anual entre un 10 y un 20 % de la superficie total de la Isla del Coco. El área escarbada fue la única variable de las medidas que se correlacionó con la tasa de erosión del suelo. La tasa de erosión sin escarbaderos fue de 23.6 kg/ha/año y con escarbaderos 200.4 kg/ha/año (P Feral pigs (Sus scrofa are of the most damaging exotic vertebrates, specially on oceanic island native communities. Feral pigs inhabit Cocos Island since 1793 and there are around 400-500 individuals. In order to quantify the impacts of the feral pigs at Cocos Island, I calculated the effect of the rooting activity and its influence on the natural erosion. During one year I walked, monthly, 15 km on trails estimating rooted area by transect and rooting recurrence. During eight months I compared erosion rates with and without rootings. I estimated the annual rooting rate between 10 and 20 % of the total island surface. The rooted area was the only measured variable which correlated with the soil erosion rate. The erosion rate without rootings was 23.6 kg/ha/year and with rootings was 200.4 kg/ha/year (P < 0.01. The disturbances provoked by the rootings were not scattered homogeneously through the island. The rootings, together with the natural landslides, dominate the soil disturbance

  10. Monitoreo de poblaciones y condición de salud de aves marinas y lobos marinos en islas del norte del Golfo de California, México

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    Carlos Godínez Reyes; Karina Santos del Prado Gasca; Héctor Zepeda López; Alonso Aguirre; Anderson, Daniel W.; Alberto Parás González; Enriqueta Velarde; Alfredo Zavala-González

    2006-01-01

    A pesar de que el Golfo de California y sus ecosistemas insulares muestran un excelente estado de conservación, sobre todo en la Región de las Grandes Islas y el norte del Golfo, la contaminación por actividades humanas, la destrucción de hábitats, la perturbación en sitios de reproducción de especies nativas y la aparición de enfermedades en la fauna silvestre son algunos de los crecientes problemas que se presentan en estos ecosistemas. Dichas alteraciones pueden tener repercusiones en la s...

  11. Observaciones hidrograficas en Bahia Foster y Bahia Chile (Islas Shetland del Sur enero 1978

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    Dagoberto Arcos R

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    Full Text Available The hydrographical conditions founded in Port Foster (Deception Island and Chile Bay (Greenwich Island both belong to the South Shetlands Islands group, Antarctic Peninsula, has been described. This survey has been carried out from the Chilean Navy Oceanographic vessel "YELCHO" in January 1978. An stratification in the area closed with the Antarctic surface waters has been observed. The temperature ranged between -1,60 º C to 1,30º C in Port Foster and 0,46ºC to 1,70ºC in Chile Bay; the salinity ranged between 33.80 ‰ to 34,24‰ in Port Foster and 33,61‰ to 34 ‰ in Chile Bay; the dissolved oxygen varied between 3,47 to 7,02 ml O2/l in both area. The characteristic density (Sigma t of Antarctic Surface waters in the area, i.e., 26,92 and 27,58 has been observed.

  12. Análisis florístico del Parque Nacional Natural Amacayucu e Isla Mocagua, Amazonas (Colombia

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    Rudas L. Agustín

    1998-11-01

    Full Text Available A floristic study of the Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu and Isla Mocagua shows 1348 species, 574 genera and 128 families of vascular plants; 82% of the species are dicotyledons, 14% monocotyledons, 3.7% ferns and ca. 0.2% gymnosperms. Leguminosae, Rubiaceae, Melastomataceae, Moraceae and Annonaceae represent 33% of the dicotyledonous species, whereas Araceae, Arecaceae and Poaceae are the main monocotyledonous families. Most families are Gondwanaland elements with sorne Laurasian elements; others are of unknown origino The main habit is represented by trees and shrubs (47% and 19% of the species, 25% are vines and herbs, 9% epiphytes and hemiepiphytes, and En un estudio florístico en cinco sectores del Parque Nacional Natural Amacayacu y en la Isla Mocagua, se encontraron 1348 especies de plantas vasculares, distribuidas en 574 géneros y 128 familias; 82% de las especies corresponden a dicotiledóneas, 14% a monocotiledóneas, 3.7% a pteridófitos y ca. de 0.2% a  gimnospermas. Las principales familias fueron Leguminosae, Rubiaceae, Melastomataceae, Moraceae y Annonaceae  (dicotiledóneas, y Araceae, Arecaceae y Poaceae (monocotiledóneas. La mayoría de las familias corresponde a elementos de Gondwana con algunos elementos Laurásicos y otros sin origen asignado. El mayor número de las especies tienen hábito arbóreo o arbustivo (47% y 19% respectivamente, ca. del 25% de las especies son lianas y hierbas, 9% epífitas y hemiepífitas, mientras que las parásitas y saprófitas apenas representan < 1%. Los bosques de tierra firme presentan casi el doble de especies de arbustos, hierbas y epífitos que las planicies inundables. Algunos sectores del Parque relativamente distantes entre sí presentan una gran similaridad en cuanto a composición florística, hecho que puede atribuirse principalmente al tipo de agua (blanca, negra o mixta que los irriga. Una comparación con regiones similares en el corredor pacífico, el piedemonte amaz

  13. Doscientos años de una cátedra. Miguel de Isla en el Colegio del Rosario

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    Juan Mendoza Vega

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    El dos de Octubre de 2001, en el Aula Máxima del Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, en Bogotá, se llevó a cabo una solemne sesión para conmemorar el segundo centenario de la Cédula Real que permitió la formal apertura de los estudios de Medicina en esa respetada Universidad.
    El Discurso Académico se encargó al doctor Juan Mendoza-Vega, Profesor Titular y Catedrático del Colegio en su Facultad de Medicina, Vicepresidente de la Academia Nacional de Medicina (1998-2002 y miembro de número de la Sociedad Colombiana de Historia de la Medicina. Las palabras del doctor Mendoza-Vega fueron las siguientes:


    Una vez más, en este Claustro Venerable, se me concede honor superior a mis cortos merecimientos al otorgarme la palabra para celebrar uno de los muchos hitos que resplandecen en los casi cuatro siglos de historia que han transcurrido desde el glorioso momento en que Fray Cristóbal de Torres dio vida legal e inmarcesible impulso a nuestro Colegio Mayor.
    Hoy tengo el encargo de evocar la figura ascética de quien fuera mano derecha del Sabio José Celestino Mutis en el establecimiento de los estudios médicos, el galeno Don Miguel de Isla, doscientos años exactos después de ese dos de Octubre de 1801 en que la Real Cédula de Carlos IV le permitió llegar a la cátedra y abrir así, formal y estable, la escuela que graduaría los primeros médicos de la Nueva Granada.
    Algo más de sesenta años había vivido para entonces Don Miguel de Isla. No se conoce con exactitud la fecha de su nacimiento pero puede calcularse si se tiene en cuenta que, en 1761, cuando ingr.esó a la Orden de los Hermanos Hospitalarios de San Juan de Dios, era ya bachiller y había llegado a maestro en Filosofía de la Universidad Javeriana, logros para los cuales serían necesarios en aquella época cuando menos veinte años de edad. La favorable disposici

  14. Dataciones radiometricas (14C y K/Ar del Teide y el Rift noroeste, Tenerife, Islas Canarias

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    Hansen, A.

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    unstable slopes of Teide, it took place without any apparent response of the volcano; on the contrary, these eruptions seemed to progressively buttress and enhance the stability of Teide Volcano. Conversely, the occurrence of these flank eruptions, combined with the Pico Viejo and NW rift eruptions, poses a very high lava-flow risk to the now densely populated areas in north and west Tenerife, which have been almost entirely resurfaced during the past 20,000 years.El Teide, el edificio volcánico más alto del planeta (3.718 m sobre el nivel del mar, > 7 km desde el fondo oceánico después del Mauna Loa y Mauna Kea en las islas Hawaii, forma un complejo volcánico en el centro de la isla de Tenerife. Su actividad eruptiva reciente (últimos 20 Ka está asociada con la rama NO del rift triple (120" que ha configurado la etapa reciente de construcción de la isla. La mayoría de las erupciones de Tenerife en este período se han localizado en estas estructuras volcánicas, generando frecuentes y extensas coladas máficas y félsicas, muchas alcanzado la costa e invadiendo lo que es ahora una de las zonas más densamente pobladas de Tenerife y, probablemente, de cualquier isla oceánica del planeta. Sin embargo, y a pesar de los numerosos estudios y proyectos previos, falta aún información geológica básica para este importante sistema volcánico, en particular la datación de las diferentes erupciones que lo componen, con objeto de reconstruir el marco geocronológico indispensable para conocer su evolución y determinar científicamente los riesgos volcánicos, de perentoria necesidad habida cuenta de su naturaleza y entidad, y de la población potencialmente afectada. Nuevas dataciones de Carbono-14 y K/Ar aportan ahora importante información a este respecto. La mayoría de las erupciones de los últimos 20 Ka no están relacionadas con el estratovolcán Teide, que sólo ha tenido una hace 1.240 f 60 años -entre 663 y 943 AD una vez calibrada la edad-, sino con el

  15. Repercusiones territoriales del transporte marítimo y aéreo en la Isla de La Gomera

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    Hernández Luis, José Ángel

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available This paper studies the effects of the new territorial mobility in the Gomera Island. The advance of the air transport, with its repercussions in the attempt to construct a new road until the airport or the introduction of fast ferrys to compete with the new aerial modality, it has derived in a model that makes difficult the exigencies of the Kyoto Protocol. Also, the increase of the sea transport in the Gomera Island, it affects the construction of a new port in Tenerife Island. This port would still more move away to the origin and final destiny of the passengers and loads when they are transported to the metropolitan area Santa Cruz de Tenerife – La Laguna. This has its negative effects, because the emissions to the atmosphere are increased or more territory takes care to extend the roads.

    Este trabajo estudia los efectos de la nueva movilidad territorial en la isla de La Gomera. La potenciación del transporte aéreo, con sus repercusiones en el intento de construir una nueva carretera hasta el aeropuerto, o la introducción de fast ferrys para competir con la nueva modalidad aérea, ha derivado en un modelo que compromete las exigencias del Protocolo de Kyoto. Igualmente, el incremento del tráfico marítimo en La Gomera, incide en el planteamiento de un nuevo puerto en Tenerife. Este puerto alejaría aún más el origen y destino final de los pasajeros y mercancías cuando se trasladan al área metropolitana Santa Cruz de Tenerife – La Laguna. Esto tiene sus efectos negativos por cuanto se incrementan las emisiones a la atmósfera o se ocupa más territorio para ampliar las carreteras

  16. COMPETITIVIDAD Y CALIDAD EN LOS DESTINOS TURÍSTICOS DE SOL Y PLAYA. EL CASO DE LAS ISLAS CANARIAS

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    J. Rosa Marrero Rodríguez

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available El objeto del artículo es conocer y comparar el nivel de competitividad que presentan las cuatro islas turísticas canarias más importantes, a través de la combinación de diferentes variables de aproximación al mismo. Todo ello se plantea en el contexto más general de discusión de los mecanismos de reconversión y reposicionamiento en los destinos tradicionales de sol y playa a través de la implementación de elementos de calidad en el negocio turístico. Para acercarnos a la medición de la competitividad se ha usado una metodología doble: a través de las estadísticas del gasto turístico, los niveles de ocupación y la evolución del número de plazas y de turistas. Y también a través de un pequeño estudio de casos en Internet, donde se han analizado los precios para dos paquetes turísticos característicos. Los resultados coinciden en indicar que, a pesar de la estrategia de calidad adoptada por Lanzarote, esto no parece traducirse en una mayor rentabilidad económica para el sector. En definitiva, a pesar de la proclamada importancia de la calidad como factor clave de competitividad, no está claro que el mercado esté dispuesto a recompensar a aquellos destinos que apuestan con precios mayores por la calidad.

  17. Las islas Galápagos, Un viaje a través del espacio y el tiempo

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    Alejandro Castro (Página 81-87

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available Para hacer este maravilloso viaje, me equipé con todo lo que nos recomendó la persona encargada de la logística, pero, además, hice algo relativamente parecido a lo que hizo Darwin cuando se embarcó en el Beagle: así como él llevó algunos libros de científicos que le ayudarían a comprender sus observaciones (en especial llevó consigo un texto de Lyell y otro de Humboldt, del mismo modo yo viajé acompañado por su libro “El viaje del Beagle”. En lo que sigue, voy a describir algunas de las fotos que tomé en el archipiélago por medio de lo que dijo Darwin en 1835, año en el que lo visitó. Creo que no puede haber mejores descripciones que las que él hizo . Antes de entrar en materia, permítanme citar un texto muy diciente de Eduardo Galeano, el cual nos remonta al año en cuestión. Ah, se me olvidaba: digo que este viaje fue a través del espacio y del tiempo porque, de hecho, las islas se encuentran a cerca de 1000 Km de la costa ecuatoriana, y porque viajar a ese sitio en compañía del libro que he citado, es una manera de devolverse en el tiempo.

  18. Aspectos estructurales y tipos de vegetación de la isla Mocagua, río Amazonas

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    Prieto Adriana

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    Full Text Available An analysis of some parameters of vegetation structure (coberture -%-, density and specific diversity is presented for plant formations in the Mocagua island (Colombian Amazonia. The structure of the vegetation types ranging from simple river beach zone, aquatic and floodplain environments, to complex arrangement in forest formations. The average number of individuals with DAP > 10 cm (58/0.1 ha is lower than other similar regions. In addition, we describe the types of vegetation founded according with floristic affinities, wich is related to the water content in the sustrata.Tha natural vegetation comprise from aquatic communities of Oxyearyum eubense - Pontederia rotundifolia, to continental ones of Rheedia madruno- Palieourea eroeea, Triehilia pallida - Sommera sabiceoides, phases of Montriehardia arboreseens and Ceeropia latíloba, Paspalum repens and Ceeropia latíloba, and Leptochloa seabra and Torulinium maeroeephalum.Se presentan los resultados de los análisis sobre parámetros estructurales de la vegetación (cobertura-%-, densidad y diversidad específica de las formaciones vegetales de la isla Mocagua (Amazonas, Colombia. La estructura de los tipos de vegetación diferenciados cubre desde los arreglos simples como la de las zonas de playa, ambientes lacustres e inundables, hasta arreglos complejos con diferentes estratos en formaciones boscosas. El número de individuos con DAP > 10 cm (prom.=58/0.1 ha en comparación con los valores en otras zonas es bajo. Los tipos de vegetación descritos obedecen en su distribución esencialmente al contenido de agua en el sustrato; la vegetación natural comprende desde comunidades acuáticas de Oxycaryum cubense - Pontederia rotundifolia, hasta las continentales de Rheedia. madruno - Palieourea eroeea, Triehilia pallida - Sommera sabieeoides y las fases de Montriehardia arboreseens y Ceeropia latiloba, Paspalum repens y Cecropia latiloba, y la de Leptochloa scabra y Torulinium maerocephalum.

  19. A new Lepeophtheirus (Copepoda: Siphonostomatoida: Caligidae from Isla del Coco National Park, Costa Rica, Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Eduardo Suárez-Morales

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available Among the several groups of copepods that are teleost parasites, the siphonostomatoid family Caligidae is by far the most widespread and diverse. With more than 108 nominal species, the caligid genus Lepeophtheirus von Nordmann is one of the most speciose. There are no reports of this genus in Costa Rican waters. A new species of Lepeophtheirus is herein described based on female specimens collected from plankton samples in waters off Bahía Wafer, isla del Coco, an oceanic island in the Eastern Tropical Pacific. The new species, L. alvaroi sp. nov., has some affinities with other congeners bearing a relatively short abdomen, a wider than long genital complex and a 3-segmented exopod of leg 4. it differs from most of these species by the presence of an unbranched maxillular process and by the relative lengths of the terminal claws of leg 4, with two equally long elements. it is most closely related to two other Eastern Pacific species: L. dissimulatus Wilson, 1905 and L. clarionensis Shiino, 1959. it differs from these species by the proportions and shape of the genital complex, the shape of the sternal furca, the relative length of the maxillar segments, the absence of a pectiniform process on the distal maxillar segment, the length of leg 4 and the armature of leg 5. The new species represents the first Lepeophtheirus described from Costa Rican waters of the Pacific. The low diversity of this genus in this tropi- cal region is explained by its tendency to prefer hosts from temperate latitudes. Until further evidence is found, the host of this Lepeophtheirus species remains unknown.

  20. Metalogenia asociada a las ofiolitas y al arco de islas del cretácico del nordeste de Cuba

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    Roberto Díaz-Martínez

    2005-03-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios metalogénicos revelaron tres distritos mineros con yacimientos de cromitas metalúrgicas y refractarias, con o sin platinoides, asociados a la Faja Ofiolítica Mayarí-Baracoa y tres sectores con mineralizaciones de oro y plata, cobre-plomo-zinc y cupro-pirítica con oro refractarias, se ubican estructuralmente en la Zona de Transición Manto-Corteza. Los cuerpos de cromititas del distrito Moa-Baracoa, ricos en cromitas son cúmulos ultramáficos y cuerpos de gabroides. Las cromititas del distrito Mayarí están constituidas por cuerpos de cromitas metalúrgicas ubicadas estructuralmente en los niveles más profundos del manto superior; éstos se asocian a las harzburgitas del complejo de tectonitas. Los cuerpos de cromititas del distrito Sagua de Tánamo poseen cromitas de ambos tipos. El Arco de Isla del Cretácico posee una metalogenia muy variada, caracterizada por el predominio de manifestaciones de oro y plata, cobre-plomo-zinc y cupro-pirítica. Estas se asocian a diabasas, andesitas y basaltos toleíticos de las zonas de retroarco y de antearco; las de retroarco poseen tendencia boninítica. La metalogenia exógena de la región se caracteriza por la abundancia de placeres marino-costeros, eluviales y aluviales, con minerales de interés económico tales como magnetita, cromita, ilmenita, oro y minerales del grupo del platino.

  1. Inference of a random potential from random walk realizations: Formalism and application to the one-dimensional Sinai model with a drift

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    Cocco, S [Laboratoire de Physique Statistique de l' ENS, CNRS, UMPC, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris (France); Monasson, R, E-mail: cocco@lps.ens.f, E-mail: monasson@lpt.ens.f [Laboratoire de Physique Theorique de l' ENS, CNRS, UPMC, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris (France)

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    We consider the Sinai model, in which a random walker moves in a random quenched potential V, and ask the following questions: 1. how can the quenched potential V be inferred from the observations of one or more realizations of the random motion? 2. how many observations (walks) are required to make a reliable inference, that is, to be able to distinguish between two similar but distinct potentials, V{sub 1} and V{sub 2}? We show how question 1 can be easily solved within the Bayesian framework. In addition, we show that the answer to question 2 is, in general, intimately connected to the calculation of the survival probability of a fictitious walker in a potential W defined from V{sub 1} and V{sub 2}, with partial absorption at sites where V{sub 1} and V{sub 2} do not coincide. For the one-dimensional Sinai model, this survival probability can be analytically calculated, in excellent agreement with numerical simulations.

  2. Efeitos de modalidade de língua: as línguas de sinais/Language modality effects: the sign languages

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    Ronice Muller de Quadros

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available As línguas de sinais que são visuais-espaciais oferecem um campo de análise que se refere aos possíveis efeitos que a diferença na modalidade pode implicar para as teorias lingüísticas e para as análises discursivas. Neste artigo, vamos nos deter a discutir os efeitos de modalidade na perspectiva teórica apresentando uma revisão dos estudos clássicos das línguas de sinais, bem como dos estudos que buscam compreender as especificidades dessas línguas. Sign languages that are visuo-spatial languages offer an area of analyses that refer to possible effects in which the difference in the modality can have implication to the linguistic theories and to the discourse analyses. In this paper, we will discuss the modality effects in the theoretical perspective presenting a revision of the classical studies of sign languages, as well as the studies that look for understanding the specificity of the languages.

  3. Diferentes pronúncias em uma língua não sonora? Um estudo da variação na produção de sinais da libras

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    André Nogueira XAVIER

    2014-12-01

    Full Text Available Estudos fonético-fonológicos sobre a língua de sinais americana (ASL demonstraram que os itens lexicais dessa língua se constituem de unidades distintivas (parâmetros e que estas, por sua vez, podem apresentar variação em sua manifestação concreta. Pouco se sabe sobre os parâmetros constitutivos dos sinais da língua brasileira de sinais (libras, tampouco sobre sua variação. Este trabalho representa um primeiro passo rumo a um entendimento de como se dá a variação na produção de sinais da libras a partir do estudo das produções, por 12 sinalizadores, de 60 sinais dessa língua. A análise dessas produções, eliciadas através de imagens combinadas com glosas em português, não apenas ratificou a ocorrência da variação inter-sujeito nos parâmetros configuração de mão, localização, movimento, orientação, número de mãos e marcações não-manuais, observada na sinalização espontânea, mas revelou também variação em outros aspectos articulatórios dos sinais, entre os quais está o contato entre os articuladores. Além disso, o estudo também evidenciou a ocorrência de variação intra-sujeito em todos os parâmetros analisados.

  4. South Africa

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    Brixen, Peter; Tarp, Finn

    1996-01-01

    This paper explores the macroeconomic situation and medium-term perspectives of the South African economy. Three fully quantified and internally consistent scenarios are presented. The projections demonstrate that there is room for increased public spending in real terms to help address South Afr...... macro-economic balance and avoid unsustainable public sector deficits....

  5. Las Islas de los Changos (the Monkey Islands): the economic impact of ecotourism in the region of Los Tuxtlas, Veracruz, Mexico.

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    Serio-Silva, Juan Carlos

    2006-05-01

    This study evaluates the popularity and economic impact of Las Islas de los Changos (the Monkey Islands) as an ecotourism site on Lake Catemaco in the Los Tuxtlas region of Veracruz, Mexico. Two small island colonies of exotic primates, stumptail macaques (Macaca arctoides), have proved to be highly beneficial for the local economy as the main attraction for tourists in this region. From July 1991 to June 1992, data were collected on the number of tourists who took boat trips to visit the primates, and the amount of money spent on tours to the islands. The data suggest that at least 28,470 passengers visit these primate troops annually and spend approximately 88,970 U.S. dollars (USD). Follow-up questionnaires during July 1997 to June 2000 to hotelkeepers and tourist boat operators identified the Monkey Islands as the primary destination for tourists to this region. A comparison of the net income obtained by local ecotourism operators with wages earned through other types of employment in the Los Tuxtlas region, such as working in natural reserves, agriculture, or renting grazing land for cattle, show the relative importance of Las Islas de Los Changos in sustaining the local economy. 2005 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  6. Comparación de las salidas del modelo MM5v3 con datos observados en la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica

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    Tito José Maldonado Mora

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se presenta la comparación de las salidasdel modelo MM5 con datos tomados insitu en la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica. Lasobservaciones fueron realizadas en tresexpediciones hechas a la isla en octubre del2007, abril del 2008 y marzo del 2009. Paraejecutar las simulaciones se utilizaron lassalidas del modelo de tiempo atmósfericodel National Center for EnvironmentalPrediction (NCEP, que inició a las 00UTC y se empleó la retroalimentacióndinámica en ambas direcciones.Se configuraron cuatro dominios de 90,30, 10 y 3,3 km (42 x 47, 76 x 85, 100x 121, 73 x 73 puntos con 35 niveles enla vertical y con pronósticos de hasta 48horas, cada tres horas. Se encontró quecon las configuraciones físicas elegidasse realiza una mejor representación delos periodos húmedos que de los periodoscon mayor precipitación en dicha zona.Tales resultados se manifiestan en laspredicciones de humedad relativa yprecipitación, lo que confirma la relaciónentre estas dos variables en la zona.Sin embargo, no se encontró una adecuadasimulación de los patrones de radiaciónde onda corta incidente.La temperaturaha mostrado valores acordes con otrosexperimentos, mientras que el vientopresentó una mejor simulación en losniveles medios que en capa límite.

  7. Excursiones etnográficas entre los pescadores de ballenas de Tumbes y la isla Santa María, Chile, a comienzos del siglo XX

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    Daniel Quiroz

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    Full Text Available La caza costera tradicional de ballenas o “pesca de ballenas” se inicia en la zona de Talcahuano en la primera mitad del siglo XIX y luego se extiende hacia el sur de Chile, llegando hasta la Isla Grande de Chiloé. En este trabajo nos interesa escribir una etnografía de la caza costera en Tumbes e isla Santa María, denominada en la literatura de la época “pesca de ballenas”. Los datos sobre estas operaciones provienen de una serie de informes escritos a comienzos del siglo XX, complementados con datos provenientes de revisiones documentales administrativas, de búsquedas en diarios locales y de conversaciones con personas que conocieron el oficio de primera mano. La integración de estos datos permite escribir un relato plausible sobre la caza de ballenas en el centro sur de Chile en los comienzos del siglo XX, considerando que se trata de “un evento del pasado”.

  8. El nacimiento de un destino turístico en el Caribe Mexicano. Cozumel, de isla abandonada a puerto de cruceros

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    Luis Carlos Santander

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    Full Text Available Los autores de este artículo ofrecen una explicación del origen del turismo de cruceros en Cozumel a partir de la reconstrucción de la historia económica moderna de esa isla mexicana. Se necesitó más de centuria y media para que el pueblo fundado en aquella ínsula, San Miguel de Cozumel (1848, se transformara en una ciudad cosmopolita, en el destino más importante de turismo de cruceros en el país. Cozumel comenzó como una anodina propiedad nacional, casi abandonada. Sus colonos del siglo XIX vieron pasar de lado el progreso, o mejor dicho de largo, porque los buques mercantes y de pasajeros nunca se detuvieron en la isla, a menos que los obligara un huracán, una avería mecánica o la necesidad de agua dulce. Durante la época virreinal y hasta inicios del siglo XX Cozumel sólo interesaba a la cartografía marítima, sus 45 kilómetros de extensión fueron una buena referencia para las embarcaciones que transitaban por esa ruta del mar Caribe. Pero esa misma condición la convirtió en un exitoso puerto de cruceros.

  9. New bird records for Cozumel Island found in scientific collections Nuevos registros de aves para la Isla Cozumel encontrados en colecciones científicas

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    Tania Macouzet

    2013-03-01

    Full Text Available We report here 4 new bird records found among a large-scale compilation of specimen records in museums worldwide, Atlas de las Aves de Mexico. The new records are for 4 migratory species, Empidonax alnorum (Alder Flycatcher, Vireo solitarius (Solitary Vireo, Catharus fuscescens (Veery, and Zonotrichia leucophrys (White-crowned Sparrow. These species are not to-date known from Cozumel, although they are considered transients in the Yucatán Peninsula.Se encontraron 4 nuevos registros de especies de aves para la Isla Cozumel obtenidos a través del análisis de un compendio de registros de ejemplares de aves depositados en los museos del mundo, Atlas de las Aves de México. Las especies encontradas fueron Empidonax alnorum (mosquero ailero, Vireo solitarius (vireo cabeza azul, Catharus fuscescens (zorzal rojizo y Zonotrichia leucophrys (gorrión corona blanca. Para estas especies no se tenían registros en la Isla Cozumel aunque se consideran migratorias "de paso" en el área de la península de Yucatán.

  10. La medición de la calidad de los servicios prestados por los destinos turísticos: el caso de las isla de La Palma

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    María Bethencourt Cejas

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available La existencia de destinos turísticos maduros, como Canarias, con una creciente globalización de la oferta turística y con la emergencia de un número considerable de destinos de sol y playa ubicados en países menos desarrollados altamente competitivos en precios, hace que la mejora de la calidad en la prestación de los servicios turísticos se haya convertido, para mercados maduros, en una necesidad defensiva. Este trabajo, se basa en una encuesta realizada en la isla de La Palma a una muestra representativa de los visitantes de la isla donde, partiendo de una definición previa del concepto de calidad aplicada al producto turístico, se analiza tanto la expectativa del turista como la consonancia con la misma de calidad en la prestación de los servicios recibidos, utilizando como instrumento de medición la escala SERVQUAL

  11. Los efectos territoriales de las dinámicas globales en unas islas turísticas mediterráneas: las Baleares

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    Onofre Rullan

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El trabajo repasa la evolución económica y territorial de la islas Baleares a partir de su inserción en la órbita económica de Europa occidental que se da después del final de la II Guerra Mundial. Se analizan los principales procesos de transformación observados en la región en la segunda mitad del siglo XX. Entre los procesos analizados se hace especial referencia a las transformaciones territoriales y urbanísticas así como al cambio de signo de los procesos demográficos y a los efectos inducidos sobre el sector inmobiliario. Se concluye que, como consecuencia de todo el proceso, las Islas Baleares han pasado de ser un muy periférico enclave turístico de uso vacacional por parte de la población europea a una extensión residencial de uso mucho más frecuente mucho más frecuente, incrementando así la conexión con la gran megalópolis europea vez más conectada a la gran megalópolis europea.

  12. Serpulidae (Polychaeta) procedentes de la I Expedición Cubano-Española a la Isla de la Juventud y Archipiélago de Los Canarreos (Cuba)

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    Hove, ten Harry A.; San Martín, Guillermo

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    Hove, H. A. ten & G. San Martin, 1994. Serpulidae (Polychaeta) from the “I Expedición Cubano-Española” to Isla de la Juventud and Archipiélago de los Canarreos (Cuba). Studies Nat. Hist. Caribbean Region 72: Amsterdam 1995: 13-24. Fourteen taxa of the family Serpulidae (Polychaeta, Annelida), exclud

  13. Serpulidae (Polychaeta) procedentes de la I Expedición Cubano-Española a la Isla de la Juventud y Archipiélago de Los Canarreos (Cuba)

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    Hove, ten Harry A.; San Martín, Guillermo

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    Hove, H. A. ten & G. San Martin, 1994. Serpulidae (Polychaeta) from the “I Expedición Cubano-Española” to Isla de la Juventud and Archipiélago de los Canarreos (Cuba). Studies Nat. Hist. Caribbean Region 72: Amsterdam 1995: 13-24. Fourteen taxa of the family Serpulidae (Polychaeta, Annelida),

  14. Marco geológico y tectónico de la Isla del Coco y la región marítima circunvecina, Costa Rica Geological and geotectonic framework of Isla del Coco and the marine zone off the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica

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    Wilfredo Rojas

    2012-11-01

    Full Text Available La Isla del Coco es la única isla oceánica y el único afloramiento subaéreo de la Cordillera Volcánica del Coco, el rasgo geográfico y geológico más extenso en aguas territoriales costarricenses. Desde el punto de vista geológico, está conformada por rocas volcánicas, predominantemente coladas de lavas basálticas y traquíticas en menor cantidad, con rocas piroclásticas y epiclásticas subordinadas. Posee suelos, coluvios y depósitos de playas (arenas y cantos superficiales; su topografía es muy variable pero predomina el relieve quebrado y rugoso. La Isla del Coco es la parte emergida de un volcán submarino de evolución compleja, desarrollado a partir y durante el Pleistoceno Inferior (entre 2.2 y 1.5 millones de años, Ma, producto de una anomalía térmica en el manto a través de varias fisuras, que originaron varios alineamientos de volcanes submarinos. La Isla del Coco se encuentra en un estadio de erosión activo, y sus arcos y plataformas sumergidas (90-110m y 183m son probablemente el producto de una erosión subaérea durante las dos últimas máximas glaciaciones, combinados quizás con la subsidencia debida al enfriamiento del escudo volcánico y de la corteza oceánica. Al ser la isla geológicamente joven, posee importantes implicaciones para la comprensión de la evolución y el endemismo de su biodiversidad. Las amenazas en la geodinámica principales identificadas son los deslizamientos, los tsunamis y, en menor grado, la sismicidad, poco frecuente y con magnitudes moderadas (≤ 5.8 Mw hasta la fecha dentro de un radio de alrededor de 300km, predominantemente asociada con fallas dextrales de rumbo N-S. Los pocos datos obtenidos hasta el momento indican que hay un cierto grado de actividad sísmica en los alrededores de la Isla del Coco, relacionados con las fallas locales. Algunos pequeños tsunamis históricos y prehistóricos han afectado a la Isla del Coco y los sismos así como la precipitación pluvial

  15. Dicionarização da língua brasileira de sinais: estudo comparativo iconográfico e lexical

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    Full Text Available A língua brasileira de sinais (Libras utilizada pela comunidade surda no Brasil é uma língua de modalidade espaço-visual cuja representação gráfica comumente se dá por meio de imagens em dicionários impressos e em meio digital. No Brasil, o primeiro dicionário de língua de sinais de que se tem notícia é a Iconographia dos signaes dos surdos-mudos, que data de 1875. A partir da elaboração dessa obra, outras surgiram e foram se constituindo como materiais de referência para o ensino e o aprendizado da língua em questão. O presente trabalho objetiva, com base em dicionários de Libras que servem de referência, analisar e discutir a constituição histórica do gênero no Brasil a partir da identificação de características e fragilidades em relação à iconografia e à lexicografia de tais obras, fatores que podem interferir no ensino e no aprendizado dos sinais nos cursos de graduação. Do ponto de vista da abordagem do problema, esse estudo é qualitativo e caracteriza-se como documental. Foram selecionados cinco dicionários de Libras, pautando-se no critério da indicação bibliográfica em disciplinas de Libras em cursos de graduação. As categorias estabelecidas para a análise priorizaram a questão da representação das imagens (a iconografia e os aspectos lexicais que as compõem. Por meio do estudo, observou-se que as obras analisadas apresentavam características bastante semelhantes em relação à apresentação, à constituição das imagens e aos aspectos lexicais, desafiando os profissionais que trabalham com esse gênero de ilustração.

  16. Geochemical composition of surface sediments near Isla de Sacrificios coral reef ecosystem, Veracruz, Mexico Composición geoquímica de sedimentos superficiales alrededor del ecosistema arrecifal de Isla de Sacrificios, Veracruz, México

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    Leticia Rosales-Hoz

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    Full Text Available Twenty three surface sediment samples were collected in the area surrounding the Isla de Sacrificios located in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. The temporal impact of natural discharges in the area was evaluated through the study of the textural and chemical characteristics of the sediments that surround the Veracruz Reef System. The particle size during the three sampled seasons was associated with the prevailing energy conditions. The degree of influence of terrigenous sediments was evaluated through the content of Al2O3, SiO2, Na2O and K2O, which is higher in October (2004 compared to June (2004 and/or February (2005 due to the rainy season. It was observed that gravel, CaO and CO3 were significant variables grouped in Factor 1 that suggested that gravel-sized fractions are produced by the abrasion of the reef in February (2005 and being correlated with other variables in June (2004. Another groupings were among SiO2, CaO, K2O, CO3, for October (2004 which suggested dilution of carbonates due to the terrigenous input. In addition, the factor analysis showed that grain size and heavy minerals represented by TiO2, MnO, MgO and Fe2O3 have a major importance in February (2005 associated with fluvial discharges. The factor analysis showed that the sedimentological and geochemical characteristics of the sediments varied throughout the different seasons. A correlation among Al2O3 and Na2O, P2O5, y Fe2O3 and organic carbon in the three sampling seasons suggested that these chemical components have a terrigenous source.Se estudiaron veintitrés muestras de sedimento superficial, colectadas en los alrededores de la Isla de Sacrificios, ubicada al suroeste del Golfo de México. El impacto temporal de las descargas naturales fue evaluado a través de las características texturales y químicas de los sedimentos que rodean al SAV. El tamaño de partículas de los sedimentos en las tres estaciones del año estuvo en función con las condiciones de energ

  17. Contaminantes orgánicos persistentes en plasma de tortugas bobas (Caretta caretta varadas en las Islas Canarias

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    M Camacho

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente estudio se ha evaluado el grado de contaminación por contaminantes orgánicos persistentes (COPs en 193 ejemplares de tortuga boba (Caretta caretta varadas en las Islas Canarias entre 2007-2011. La cuantificación en plasma de los niveles de pesticidas organoclorados (POCs, bifenilos policlorados (PCBs e hidrocarburos aromáticos policíclicos (PAHs se realizó mediante GC-MS. Todas las muestras analizadas presentaron niveles cuantificables de alguno de los COPs incluidos en el estudio. El grupo de COPs que presentó mayores niveles fue el de los PAHs (alcanzando la carga total de PAHs 6,45 ng/ml, siendo el fenantreno el hidrocarburo más frecuentemente detectado y a concentraciones más altas, lo que indica el origen petrogénico de estos contaminantes. La contaminación por PCBs alcanzó niveles menores (3,84 ng/ml, predominando el grupo de los hexaclorobifenilos (PCB-153 y PCB- 138 principalmente. Los niveles de contaminación por POCs fueron también bajos alcanzando valores de 1,67 ng/ml, siendo el principal metabolito del DDT, el p,p´-DDE el compuesto más frecuentemente detectado (89,6% y a más altas concentraciones (0,68 ng/ml. Fue evidente una asociación inversa entre el tamaño de las tortugas y la carga de PCBs y PAHs. Asimismo existieron niveles más altos de contaminación por COPs en los años 2009 y 2010. Este trabajo evalúa por vez primera la presencia de PAHs en sangre de tortugas varadas y nuestros resultados parecen indicar que esta metodología y esta especie animal pueden ser muy útiles para monitorizar la presencia de contaminación por derivados del petróleo en el medio acuático.

  18. Crecimiento y mortalidad del pez Haemulon aurolineatum (Teleostei: Haemulidae en el suroeste de la isla de Margarita, Venezuela

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    Edwis Bravo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó el crecimiento y la mortalidad natural del pez cují (Haemulon aurolineatum del suroeste de la Isla de Margarita (julio 2005 -junio 2006, para lo cual se analizó una muestra constituida por 2 541 ejemplares recolectados de la pesca artesanal de Boca del Río. La relación talla-peso entre machos y hembras no mostró diferencias significativas en las pendientes "b" (p>0.05; ts=-1.69 ni en los interceptos "a" (p>0.05; ts=-1.01, por lo que se estableció una relación común para ambos sexos: P=0.038*LT2.87. A partir de los datos de distribución de frecuencia de tallas se estimó la longitud asintótica ( aplicando la rutina de Powell-Wetherall, y el coeficiente de crecimiento (k a través de la rutina ELEFAN I (Gayanilo et al. 1996. Posteriormente se empleó el análisis de la progresión modal, previa descomposición de la frecuencia de longitudes de acuerdo al método de Bhattacharya (1967, y se optimizaron las estimaciones de y k según el procedimiento de Gulland y Holt (1959. Los parámetros de crecimiento estimados (L8=24.2 cm y k=0.48 año-1 mostraron un crecimiento moderadamente rápido. Los datos de frecuencias de longitudes fueron ajustados al modelo de von Bertalanffy (1960, indicando una tendencia de tipo exponencial: crecimiento acelerado hasta los 2 años de edad, que luego se hizo lento hasta que el pez alcanzó la longitud máxima. La tasa de mortalidad natural fue alta (M=1.15 año-1, probablemente por alta depredación.

  19. Presencia de rodenticidas anticoagulantes en cinco especies de aves rapaces de las Islas Canarias, 2003-2011

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    N Ruiz-Suárez

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó la presencia de residuos de rodenticidas anticoagulantes por cromatografía de líquidos acoplada a espectrometría de masas de triple cuadrupolo en el hígado de 61 aves rapaces muertas provenientes del Centro de Recuperación de Fauna Silvestre de Tafira (Gran Canaria, pertenecientes a 5 especies de las 11 presentes en el archipiélago canario. Se encontraron residuos en 42 animales (69% si bien en sólo 1 de ellos se consideró la intoxicación por rodenticidas como causa primaria de muerte, según los datos clínicos, analíticos y de necropsia. De las rapaces estudiadas, fueron las especies Tyto alba y Accipiter nisus las que más frecuentemente presentaron residuos de anticoagulantes (85% y 89% respectivamente. Se detectaron residuos de 5 anticoagulantes, todos ellos de segunda generación, siendo la bromadiolona las más frecuentemente detectada, seguida del brodifacoum y del difenacoum. Un elevado número de las muestras positivas (63% presentó más de un residuo de anticoagulantes en su hígado, habiéndose encontrado mezclas de hasta 4 productos diferentes. Llamó la atención que la mayoría de los animales que ingresaron en el centro de recuperación por politraumatismo por colisión presentaba residuos de uno o varios anticoagulantes, así como que rapaces que se alimentan principalmente de pájaros también presentaron frecuentemente residuos de estos compuestos. Los resultados de este estudio sugieren que el elevado uso de rodenticidas anticoagulantes en el medio natural implica su incorporación a la cadena trófica, viéndose afectadas especies de fauna silvestre en las que estos productos podrían producir efectos adversos. Esto implica que la aplicación de rodenticidas anticoagulantes en espacios abiertos supone una amenaza para el estado de conservación de la biodiversidad de las Islas Canarias.

  20. South Sudan

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    Abiy Chelkeba

    South Sudan; State Succession; 1929 and 1959 Nile Water Agreements; ..... bilateral nature.47 The 1959 Agreement represents the backbone of the hydro ...... minimize any negative trade-offs while maximizing the positive benefits.154.

  1. Interpretação interlíngue: as especificidades da interpretação de língua de sinais

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    Maria Cristina Pires Pereira

    2008-11-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7968.2008v1n21p135Com o crescente apoio da legislação, a profissão de intérprete de língua de sinais (ILS, no Brasil, vem ganhando, cada vez mais espaço de divulgação. Até recentemente, o público em geral, conhecia somente os intérpretes de conferência de línguas vocais, mas, atualmente, é necessário traçar alguns estudos comparativos entre as duas modalidades de interpretação interlíngüe. Este artigo dispõe-se iniciar um percurso em direção a estes estudos na área da tradução.

  2. Identificação on-line de motores de indução através de modelo discreto para sinais senoidais

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    Ferrari, Sandro Mauro

    2006-01-01

    Neste trabalho são desenvolvidos dois métodos on-line para identificação do motor de indução trifásico baseados em modelos discretos obtidos ao se considerar sistemas contínuos excitados por sinais senoidais. O primeiro método utiliza o modelo discreto da máquina homopolar no referencial estacionário para estimar a resistência estatórica e a indutância de dispersão de estator e o modelo discreto da relação linear existente entre o fluxo estatórico e a corrente estatórica no referencial que gi...

  3. Parâmetros discriminadores de estacionariedade fisiológica em sinais de eletromiografia de superfície aplicados no estudo da fadiga

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    Rocha Júnior,Valdinar de Araújo

    2017-01-01

    A presente investigação tem como objeto de estudo o processamento do sinal eletromiográfico utilizado na análise da fadiga muscular. As técnicas de processamento de sinais tradicionalmente aplicadas à eletromiografia de superfície (EMG-S) produzem índices de fadiga com grande variação espacial (os índices sofrem grandes distorções por conta de mudanças na posição dos eletrodos de captação). Os índices de fadiga obtidos com técnicas clássicas também exibem grande variação temporal (eles não ap...

  4. Ocorrência de sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular em músicos Occurrence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in musicians

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    José Stechman Neto

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a prevalência de sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular em grupos de músicos profissionais, intérpretes de instrumentos de sopro e de cordas. MÉTODOS: Participaram 92 músicos, com idades entre 18 e 58 anos. Foram entrevistados 70 músicos intérpretes de instrumentos de sopro (76,08% e 22 músicos intérpretes de instrumentos de cordas (23,91% pertencentes à Orquestra Sinfônica do Paraná, à Banda da Polícia Militar do Paraná ou à Banda do Exército. Foi realizada entrevista que constou de questões referentes à identificação, tempo de prática do instrumento e presença de sinais, sintomas e hábitos relacionados às disfunções temporomandibulares. Comparou-se as respostas dos músicos por meio do teste de diferença de proporções. RESULTADOS: Trinta e nove músicos (42,3% percebem que rangem e/ou apertam os dentes, 23 (25% reportaram sentir dor na articulação temporomandibular, 39 músicos (42% relataram escutar ruídos na articulação temporomandibular, 37 (40% sensação de plenitude auricular e 33 (35% presença de zumbido. Não houve diferença significativa entre os instrumentistas de sopro e de corda no que se refere à presença de sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular. CONCLUSÃO: A somatória dos fatores apresentados coloca os praticantes de determinados instrumentos musicais como um grupo suscetível a apresentar sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular, incluindo sintomas auditivos, podendo tal prática ser considerada tanto um fator desencadeante, quanto um fator agravante ou perpetuador de um problema já existente.PURPOSE: To verify the prevalence of signs and symptoms of temporomandibular dysfunction in groups of professional musicians, interpreters of brass and string instruments. METHODS: Ninety two musicians, with ages varying from 18 to 58 years, participated on the study. Seventy musicians who played brass instruments (76.08% and 22 musicians who

  5. Hemorragia subaracnoídea com tomografia de crânio sem sinais de sangramento Subarachnoidal hemorrhage with cranial tomography without bleeding signals

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    Silvio Francisco

    1997-09-01

    Full Text Available Foram observados 23 casos de pacientes com suspeita clínica de hemorragia subaracnoídea (HSA, com tomografia de crânio (CT sem sinais de sangramento, com diagnóstico definitivo realizado por exame de líquido cefalorraquiano(LCR. Desses, 20 casos foram submetidos a angiografia cerebral. Estabeleceu-se a classificação clínica de Hunt & Hess. Os principais achados neste estudo foram:1 um terço dos pacientes apresentou intervalo de tempo entre o ictus e a realização da CT e do LCR entre 24 e 48 horas, período de maior sensiblidade da CT; 2 dos pacientes estudados com angiografia cerebral, 55% tiveram o diagnóstico de aneurisma com predomínio no território de carótida e cerebral anterior; 3 o grau clínico dominante foi Hunt & Hess I e II. Todos os achados encontrados demonstraram a necessidade da realização de LCR em suspeita de HSA sem sinais de sangramento na CT.We observed 23 pacients with clinical hypothesis of subarachnoidal hemorrhage (SAH having cranial tomography (CT without bleeding signals. The final diagnosis of SAH was made upon the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF results. Twenty cases were submitted to brain angiography. They were focused under the clinical classification of Hunt & Hess. The main results were: 1 1/3 of patients had interval time between 24 and 48 hours after ictus and before CT and CSF making; this was the most sensitive CT time; 2 55% of patients with brain angiography had aneurysm predominantly in the carotid and anterior cerebral artery territory; 3 the dominant clinical degree was Hunt & Hess I e II. Conclusion: the results demonstrate the need of CSF test in case of SAH clinical diagnosis with CT showing no bleeding signals.

  6. Assessment of genetic diversity and relationships among Egyptian mango (Mangifera indica L.) cultivers grown in Suez Canal and Sinai region using RAPD markers.

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    Mansour, Hassan; Mekki, Laila E; Hussein, Mohammed A

    2014-01-01

    DNA-based RAPD (Random Amplification of Polymorphic DNA) markers have been used extensively to study genetic diversity and relationships in a number of fruit crops. In this study, 10 (7 commercial mango cultivars and 3 accessions) mango genotypes traditionally grown in Suez Canal and Sinai region of Egypt, were selected to assess genetic diversity and relatedness. Total genomic DNA was extracted and subjected to RAPD analysis using 30 arbitrary 10-mer primers. Of these, eleven primers were selected which gave 92 clear and bright fragments. A total of 72 polymorphic RAPD bands were detected out of 92 bands, generating 78% polymorphisms. The mean PIC values scores for all loci were of 0.85. This reflects a high level of discriminatory power of a marker and most of these primers produced unique band pattern for each cultivar. A dendrogram based on Nei's Genetic distance co-efficient implied a moderate degree of genetic diversity among the cultivars used for experimentation, with some differences. The hybrid which had derived from cultivar as female parent was placed together. In the cluster, the cultivars and accessions formed separate groups according to bearing habit and type of embryo and the members in each group were very closely linked. Cluster analysis clearly showed two main groups, the first consisting of indigenous to the Delta of Egypt cultivars and the second consisting of indigenous to the Suez Canal and Sinai region. From the analysis of results, it appears the majority of mango cultivars originated from a local mango genepool and were domesticated later. The results indicated the potential of RAPD markers for the identification and management of mango germplasm for breeding purposes.

  7. DINOFLAGELADOS POTENCIALMENTE TÓXICOS ASOCIADOS A MATERIAL ORGÁNICO FLOTANTE (DRIFT EN SAN ANDRÉS ISLA, RESERVA INTERNACIONAL DE LA BIOSFERA - SEAFLOWER

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    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Con el propósito de evaluar la abundancia y la composición de dinoflagelados potencialmente tóxicos asociados al material orgánico flotante (drift en la isla de San Andrés, se seleccionaron siete sitios de muestreo a lo largo de la margen Norte y Este, paralelos a la barrera arrecifal y a las principales praderas de fanerógamas marinas y macroalgas de la isla. Durante la época de mayor intensidad de vientos, se recolectaron muestras de drift; se identificaron los sustratos a especie y posteriormente se sumergieron en solución 1:1 agua de mar filtrada y solución de Transeau. Luego de agitar vigorosamente las muestras para remover los dinoflagelados, se tamizo la suspensión con una malla de 80 µm y el filtrado se observó al microscopio óptico. Se encontraron cinco sustratos, dos especies de pastos marinos y tres de macroalgas. Sobre los sustratos se identificaron doce especies de dinoflagelados, diez reportadas como tóxicas, causantes de diarrea, parálisis y ciguatera. La abundancia de dinoflagelados varió ampliamente con promedios máximos (±DE de 15 354±15 749 células/g peso seco de sustrato. De las especies de dinoflagelados, cinco son nuevos registros para San Andrés. No se encontraron diferencias significativas en los valores de diversidad de dinoflagelados entre drift y praderas de pastos y macroalgas, no obstante, la abundancia fue mucho mayor en el drift. Los resultados indican que el drift es un importante sustrato para dinoflagelados y dada su naturaleza flotante, representa tal vez el vector más importante para la dispersión de estos agentes de toxicidad en la isla. Para mitigar el efecto de eventos tóxicos asociados a dinoflagelados en salud pública, pesca y turismo, es necesario diseñar un plan de manejo del material orgánico flotante, que permita mejorar el entendimiento de su composición y dinámica temporal, monitorear las toxinas asociadas e implementar mecanismos de recolección y tratamiento.

  8. Comentarios sobre Cnemeplatiini Jacquelin du Val, 1861 (Coleoptera, Tenebrionidae de la península Ibérica e islas Canarias

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    Ferrer, J.

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The taxonomy and geographic distribution of the Iberian and Canary Islands representatives of the tribe Cnemeplatiini, is established, after study of available types. Several errors in recent papers are corrected. Cnemeplatia laticeps (Wollaston, 1857 described from Madeira, is cited as new record for the isla of La Palma, Canary Islands. Cnemeplatia atropos Costa 1847 is a valid species. Cnemeplatia rufa Tournier, 1874 stat. rest. and C. mouchampsi Español 1948 stat. nov. are considered as valid species and not geographical subspecies of Cnemeplatia atropos Costa, 1847, based on morphology. The name Cnemeplatia rufa Tournier, 1874 has priority over C. atropos africana Kaszab, 1938 syn. nov. Figures of discriminatory characters to identify all European and Northwestern African described species are given.

    La composición taxonómica y distribución geográfica de los representantes de la tribu Cnemeplatiini en la Península Ibérica y Canarias, se establece tras el estudio de los tipos disponibles. Se corrigen varios errores de trabajos recientes. Cnemeplatia laticeps (Wollaston, 1857 descrita de Madeira, se cita como nuevo para la isla de La Palma, Islas Canarias. Cnemeplatia atropos Costa, 1847 es tratado como una especie válida. Cnemeplatia rufa Tournier, 1874 stat. rest. y C. mouchampsi Español 1948 stat. nov. son consideradas como especies válidas, no como subespecies geográficas de Cnemeplatia atropos Costa, 1847, en base a su morfología. El nombre Cnemeplatia rufa Tournier, 1874 tiene prioridad sobre C. atropos africana Kaszab, 1938 syn. nov. Se presentan figuras de los caracteres morfológicos discriminatorios para identificar las diferentes especies descritas de Europa y NO de África.

  9. La llegada de inmigrantes a Isla de Tierra en Alhucemas: Crisis migratoria entre España y Marruecos y violaciones de derechos humanos

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    Inmaculada González García

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available Nuevas cuestiones de naturaleza jurídica se han planteado tras la llegada masiva de inmigrantes subsaharianos a las Islas y Peñones españoles en el Norte de África, en concreto, a la Isla de Tierra en 2012. En este caso, la reclamación territorial marroquí de dichos territorios no ha sido un obstáculo para cooperar con España en la lucha contra la inmigración irregular, si bien planteamos la violación por ambos países de las normas nacionales e internacionales en materia de protección de los derechos humanos y de las garantías procesales en los procedimientos de expulsión/devolución de inmigrantes. Analizaremos, en primer lugar, la falta de claridad del estatuto jurídico de la Isla de Tierra y su incidencia en el ejercicio de las competencias soberanas por parte de España en el control de las fronteras europeas en el Norte de África. Por otra parte, cuestionaremos la validez del acuerdo hispano-marroquí de readmisión de inmigrantes entrados de forma irregular de 1992 y, finalmente, analizaremos la violación de los derechos humanos de los inmigrantes y las denuncias presentadas por Organizaciones No Gubernamentales (ONG ante instancias nacionales (el Defensor del pueblo español e internacionales (como el Comité contra la Tortura de la Organización de las Naciones Unidas –ONU- o el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos –TEDH- del Consejo de Europa. Destacaremos principalmente las normas que los Estados deben aplicar en el control de fronteras y en la lucha contra la inmigración irregular, habiéndose constatado internamente, y es probable que se haga también en el plano internacional, la violación de las garantías procesales y los derechos humanos de los inmigrantes

  10. Velocidad de descomposición de la hojarasca en diferentes sustratos de manglar en San Andrés Isla, Caribe colombiano

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    Mancera P. José Ernesto

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available La degradación de la hojarasca de manglar fue estudiada en diferentes sustratos de tres humedales de manglar
    en San Andrés isla, Caribe colombiano. Las tasas de descomposición de Rhizophora mangle (mangle rojo,
    Laguncularia racemosa (mangle blanco y Avicennia germinans (mangle negro fueron medidas en bolsas tipo
    malla. Algunas bolsas fueron dispuestas bajo el suelo, otras sumergidas en el agua, y otras sobre la superficie
    del suelo. Dos humedales del estudio fueron de borde y uno de tipo interno. Algunos factores fisico-químicos que influyen sobre la descomposición de la materia orgánica vegetal fueron evaluados. El modelo de regresión que mejor de ajustó al comportamiento de descomposición fue el simple de raíz cuadrada. La interacción del tiempo con factores bióticos y abióticos determinó la perdida de biomasa foliar. Las mayores tasas de degradación se obtuvieron en humedales de borde; microambientes acuáticos y edáficos húmedos; sobre la especie A. germinans; y en los lugares con macrofauna consumidora asociada. En las etapas tempranas de descomposición
    se presentó la mayor velocidad de degradación. En general, el menor porcentaje medio de biomasa remanente después de seis semanas de incubación lo presentó A. germinans (35%, respecto a R. mangle (44% y L. racemosa (51%. La pedogénesis en San Andrés isla es autóctona, y reconocer el aporte de la necromasa
    foliar del manglar en la acumulación de sedimentos es indispensable para estimar la estabilidad de los habitats costeros frente a los cambios del nivel del mar e impactos ocasionados por eventuales disturbios naturales. Con base a los resultados obtenidos y aquéllos de trabajos previos relacionados con las tasas de productividad de hojarasca en los mismos humedales de estudio, se propone un modelo básico conceptualcuantitativo de la dinámica producción-descomposición de hojarasca en San Andrés isla.

  11. La exploración naturalista de Madeira en el siglo XIX: Los viajeros alemanes y su interés por esta isla

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    Rebok, Sandra

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available This essay aims to describe the various German scientific travellers who visited the island of Madeira from the second half of the 19th century onwards, the studies carried out by them, and the publications which resulted from their work. It documents the beginning of the systematic scientific research of this island, analyzing the focus of this interest as well as the form in which it developed in the decades to follow. After a general introduction about the genre of scientific travel literature, the article presents the significance of Madeira for German natural scientists and physicians of the 19th century, their impressions about the island, as well as the manifold information they offer about the geography, botany, landscapes, commerce, agriculture, and habits of the populations and their daily life. In this context, the views of Madeira expressed by these travellers will be of interest, particularly in the context of the differences they observed between Madeira and the Canary Islands.Este estudio tiene como objetivo dar a conocer a diferentes viajeros científicos de origen alemán que visitaron Madeira a partir de mediados del siglo XIX, los estudios realizados por ellos así como las publicaciones que resultaron de ello. Se trata principalmente de documentar los inicios de la investigación científica sistemática en la isla, analizar este interés y la forma en que se desarrolló en las décadas siguientes. Tras una introducción general sobre el género de la literatura de viajes, el enfoque se centra en el significado de esta isla para los visitantes, naturalistas y médicos alemanes del siglo XIX, las propias impresiones de las regiones recorridas, así como la variada información ofrecida sobre su geografía, botánica, los distintos paisajes, el comercio, la agricultura, las costumbres de la población y su vida cotidiana. Se analizará especialmente la mirada de estos viajeros sobre Madeira y por otro lado se realizará una

  12. GEOMATICS TECHNOLOGIES APPLICATED FOR LANDUSE ON EASTER ISLAND (CHILE TECNOLOGÍAS GEOMÁTICAS APLICADAS PARA USO DE SUELO EN ISLA DE PASCUA (CHILE

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    Víctor Fernando Herrera González

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    Full Text Available This project resorts al use integrated and satellite images application with high spatial resolution (QuickBirdII. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate the contribution of geomatics technologies for cadastral applications in Easter Island (Chile. This project resorts use integrating satellite images with high spatial resolution (QuickBridII, GPS equipment and geographic information system (GIS in a very particular zone in land use administration like Rapa Nui or Easter Island . The result obtained with high accuracy measurements, resolved the geo reference for the land use map of the city and also defined the geometric control point for the satellite image correction process. Finally, with the creation of this cartographic data base we can mix the information with the cartographic mosaic necessary for the Ministry of National Assets . The data gathered with this technique is very important for the government actions regarding future transference of land to the descendants of ancient inhabitants of the island. Also, there is special relevance in the application of geomatics technologies in the island, when it comes to improve the urban growth planning and people's life conditions.El propósito de este proyecto es demostrar la contribución de las tecnologías geomáticas en el catastro de predios fiscales en Isla de Pascua (Chile. Este proyecto recurre al uso integrado y aplicación de imágenes de satélite con alta resolución espacial (QuickBirdII, el uso de equipos de posicionamiento global o GPS y sistemas de información geográfica (SIG en una zona con una realidad tan particular en administración de uso del suelo como es Rapa Nui o Isla de Pascua. Los resultados obtenidos, producto de mediciones de alta precisión, resuelven la georreferenciación del mapa de uso y ocupación del suelo de la ciudad y, a su vez, permiten definir los puntos de control geométrico para el proceso de corrección de la imagen de satélite. Finalmente

  13. Estudio prospectivo de la educación superior del servicio de hostería en las Islas Galápagos.

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    Martínez Baldeón, Edgar Fabián

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    El presente trabajo está enfocado en realizar una investigación acerca del tema planteado: “ESTUDIO PROSPECTIVO DE LA EDUCACIÓN SUPERIOR DEL SERVICIO DE HOTELERÍA EN LAS ISLAS GALÁPAGOS” utilizando la Prospectiva Estratégica, con un análisis y comprensión del tema de investigación personal y actividad del servicio de hotelería en Galápagos, combinando la deducción, la inducción y la abducción, como bases de pensamiento y análisis, apoyada en la comprensión de la complejidad, la dinámica si...

  14. Contextos de uso de la lengua española entre la población raizal de la isla de San Andrés Colombia

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    Este trabajo final llevado a cabo desde una mirada sociolingüística y etnográfica da a conocer los resultados obtenidos sobre las condiciones en las cuales se adquiere y usa la lengua española entre la población raizal de la isla de San Andrés, además analiza los contextos de uso y las percepciones y valoraciones de los hablantes en este espacio de contacto lingüístico. A través de la observación directa, la participación en los distintos espacios de recreación de las lenguas habladas y la ap...

  15. Análisis de la máxima intensidad de la isla de calor urbana nocturna de la ciudad de Rancagua (Chile y sus factores explicativos.

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    Pablo Sarricolea

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Las ciudades constituyen el hábitat por excelencia de los seres humanos, y pese a su diversidad presentan características ambientales (clima urbano comunes en muchas partes del mundo, como por ejemplo la presencia de la Isla de Calor Urbana (ICU, que corresponde a un aumento de origen antrópico de las temperaturas de la ciudad en comparación con su entorno inmediato de carácter natural y rural, siendo más intensa dicha diferencia en las noches. Por ello, el propósito de esta investigación es analizar la Máxima Intensidad de la Isla de Calor Urbana (MIICU de Rancagua a partir de mediciones de las temperaturas con transectos móviles y estaciones meteorológicas fijas. Se ha determinado que la máxima intensidad de la isla de calor urbana de Rancagua bordea los 6°C en verano y primavera, y 3°C para invierno y otoño. Los factores que explican las distribuciones de las temperaturas urbanas de Rancagua corresponden a las distancias a fuentes húmedas (río Cachapoal y las densidades poblacionales; y en menor medida las características topográficas del emplazamiento de la ciudad y las áreas verdes urbanas medidas a partir del índice normalizado de diferencias vegetales (NDVI. La principal conclusión de esta investigación indica que la ausencia de parques urbanos en Rancagua explica la distribución de las temperaturas y la elevada intensidad de la isla de calor, y también la no significativa relación entre temperaturas y NDVI. De no revertirse esta situación, la sostenibilidad ambiental futura de la ciudad de Rancagua se verá muy amenazada por el crecimiento urbano.Cities are the environment for excellence in human beings, and despite their diversity, environmental features (urban climate are common in many parts of the world, such as the presence of the Urban Heat Island (UHI. This corresponds to a temperature increase due to human activities in the city compared with its immediate natural and rural surroundings, the difference

  16. Reconstrucción de la subunidad estética de la ceja con un colgajo temporal en isla de cuero cabelludo

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    J. Gaona Silva

    Full Text Available La reconstrucción de las cejas juega un papel importante en la Cirugía Reconstructiva facial, debido a que la ausencia o deformidad de las mismas altera la expresión y las características de la cara, ejerciendo una influencia poderosa en la apariencia de la región periorbitaria, así como en el aspecto y en la autoestima de los pacientes. Describimos una técnica quirúrgica basada en el empleo de un colgajo temporal en isla de cuero cabelludo para la reconstrucción de la subunidad estética de la ceja y presentamos 3 casos de pacientes con defectos alopécicos de las cejas reconstruidos mediante dicha técnica.

  17. Descripción de un nuevo limácido de Menorca (Islas Baleares: Gigantomilax (Vitrinoides benjaminus sp. n. (Gastropoda, Pulmonata

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    Borredà, V.

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available Descripción de un nuevo limácido de Menorca (Islas Baleares: Gigantomilax (Vitrinoides benjaminus sp. n. (Gastropoda, Pulmonata We describe a new endemic limacid slug, Gigantomilax (Vitrinoides benjaminus n. sp. and we compare it with the nearest species, particularly with Gigantomilax (V. majoricensis, another Balearic endemism. Characteristic features of this new species include its small size, translucid and smooth body, and totally grey dorsum with no bands or spots. The reproductive system shows a well developed vas deferens surrounded by the distal part of prostatic gland, a thin penial retractor muscle, swollen prostate and small distal genitalia. The recent redescription of Limax majoricensis by Wiktor et al. (2007 is discussed and we consider that these authors refer to G. benjaminus n. sp., and so we dessign the neotype of Gigantomilax (V. majoricensis.

  18. ¿Doble reaseguro o doble inestabilidad?: El papel de EEUU en Asia y el conflicto por las islas Senkaku/Diaoyu

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    Gracia Abad

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    Full Text Available Durante décadas, tras la II Guerra Mundial, EEUU ha jugado un papel clave en la seguridad de Asia Pacífico como estabilizador exterior.En el contexto actual de lucha por la hegemonía en Asia entre los propios Estados Unidos y la República Popular de China, esa situación puede estar cambiando. Así parece ponerse de manifiesto en los distintos conflictos planteados en la región y, en concreto, en el de las islas Senkaku/Diaoyu entre la República Popular de China y Japón, aliado en el área de Estados Unidos

  19. Paisaje e identidad cultural en la promoción de la imagen de Isla Margarita como destino turístico

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    Mercedes Anato Martínez

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    Full Text Available La identidad del paisaje natural está supeditada a los elementos naturales; mientras que la identidad cultural se construye a partir de la acción humana sobre el medio originario. El trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar el papel que juega el paisaje y la identidad cultural en la promoción de la imagen turística de Isla Margarita (Venezuela. Los resultados señalan que los esfuerzos se han concentrado en el aprovechamiento del producto Sol y Playa; sin embargo los visitantes destacan los atributos físicos naturales, las actividades asociadas a esos atributos y el componente social. No obstante, no son valorados los recursos patrimoniales, porque no son reconocidos como parte del paisaje, lo que evidencia una deficiente política de promoción de estos atributos.

  20. Magmas with slab fluid and decompression melting signatures coexisting in the Gulf of Fonseca: Evidence from Isla El Tigre volcano (Honduras, Central America)

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    Mattioli, Michele; Renzulli, Alberto; Agostini, Samuele; Lucidi, Roberto

    2016-01-01

    Isla El Tigre volcano is located in the Gulf of Fonseca (Honduras) along the Central America volcanic front, where a significant change in the strike of the volcanic chain is observed. The studied samples of this poorly investigated volcano are mainly subalkaline basic to intermediate lavas (basalts and basaltic andesites) and subordinate subalkaline/alkaline transitional basalts, both having the typical mineralogical and geochemical characteristics of arc volcanic rocks. On the basis of petrographic and geochemical features, two groups of rocks have been distinguished. Lavas from the main volcanic edifice are highly porphyritic and hy-qz normative, and have lower MgO contents ( 5 wt.%), are ol-hy normative and show lower HFSE depletions relative to LILE and LREE, with lower Ba/La, Ba/Nb and Zr/Nb ratios. This suggests that mantle-derived magmas were not produced by the same process throughout the activity of the volcano. The bulk rock geochemistry and 87Sr/86Sr (0.70373-0.70382), 143Nd/144Nd (0.51298-0.51301), 206Pb/204Pb (18.55-18.58), 207Pb/204Pb (15.54-15.56) and 208Pb/204Pb (38.23-38.26) isotopic data of Isla El Tigre compared with the other volcanoes of the Gulf of Fonseca and all available literature data for Central America suggests that this stratovolcano was mainly built by mantle-derived melts driven by slab-derived fluid-flux melting, while magmas erupted through its parasitic cones have a clear signature of decompression melting with minor slab contribution. The coexistence of these two different mantle melting generation processes is likely related to the complex geodynamic setting of the Gulf of Fonseca, where the volcanic front changes direction by ca. 30° and two fundamental tectonic structures of the Chortis continental block, mainly the N-S Honduras Depression and the NE-SW Guayape Fault Zone, cross each other.

  1. Archaeological excavations and reconstruction of Ahu Tongariki - Easter Island - Chile. / Excavaciones arquelógicas y reconstrucción del Ahu Tongariki - Isla de Pascua (Chile.

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    Vargas, Patricia

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper is a brief summary of the presentation at one of the sessions and a field visit to Ahu Tongariki during the Second International Congress on "Easter Island and Eastern Polynesian Archaeology" held at Hanga Roa, Easter Island in October 1996. Final results of this on-going research project and full presentation of the archaeological data, chronology and conservation and reconstruction procedures of the site await completion. Most of the preliminary conclusions presented, regarding the character and archaeological evolution of the monument, should be considered with reservation, although we think that they will not significantly change after the data analysis of this profoundly disturbed site are completed./Este artículo es un breve resumen de la presentación en una de las sesiones y visita a terreno a Ahu Tongariki, durante el Segundo Congreso Internacional de Arqueología de Isla de Pascua y Polinesia Oriental, realizado en Hanga Roa, Isla de Pascua en octubre de 1996. Los resultados finales de este proyecto aún en desarrollo y una exposición completa de la data arqueológica, cronología y procedimientos de reconstrucción (restauración y conservación, están en proceso de ser completados. La mayor parte de las conclusiones preliminares acerca del carácter y evolución arqueológica del monumento, deben ser consideradas con reserva, aun cuando pensamos que ellas no cambiarán significativamente una vez completados los análisis de este sitio profundamente alterado.

  2. Turismo versus pesca artesanal. A propósito de la reserva marina de la isla de La Graciosa y los islotes del norte de Lanzarote

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    Gloria Cabrera Socorro

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available La Reserva Marina de La Graciosa y los Islotes del Norte de Lanzarote (RMLGINL se creó en 1995 y, desde entonces, las actividades pesqueras de la población local y su cultura del mar han ido decreciendo progresivamente mientras que las actividades turísticas siguen emergiendo como la panacea en una pequeña isla, como La Graciosa, con no más de 600 habitantes. En este artículo tratamos de analizar cómo estos dos procesos están relacionados y qué papel está jugando la reserva marina en este caso. Usamos no sólo información cualitativa de los pescadores locales y de sus grupos domésticos, sino también cuantitativa contrastando algunos parámetros concretos como el número de pescadores y los barcos de pesca activos, los negocios relacionados con el sector servicios (restaurantes, apartamentos, etc., antes y después de implementación de la reserva marina. En este sentido, un importante elemento es la percepción de esta institución desde la población local, y la evolución de su actitud a favor o en contra. Estos procesos están relacionados con el diseño institucional de las reservas marinas en las Islas Canarias, en donde la participación de las poblaciones pesqueras locales está severamente limitada.

  3. South Africa

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    Brixen, Peter; Tarp, Finn

    1996-01-01

    This paper explores the macroeconomic situation and medium-term perspectives of the South African economy. Three fully quantified and internally consistent scenarios are presented. The projections demonstrate that there is room for increased public spending in real terms to help address South...... Africa's pressing social needs. Moreover, such expansion is possible without falling into a much feared debt trap, provided moderately optimistic assumptions about the future materialize. Yet, if growth and real resource inflows falter, not even considerable moderation will be sufficient to maintain...

  4. Crecimiento y mortalidad del pez Haemulon aurolineatum (Teleostei: Haemulidae en el suroeste de la isla de Margarita, Venezuela

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    Edwis Bravo

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available Se determinó el crecimiento y la mortalidad natural del pez cují (Haemulon aurolineatum del suroeste de la Isla de Margarita (julio 2005 -junio 2006, para lo cual se analizó una muestra constituida por 2 541 ejemplares recolectados de la pesca artesanal de Boca del Río. La relación talla-peso entre machos y hembras no mostró diferencias significativas en las pendientes "b" (p>0.05; ts=-1.69 ni en los interceptos "a" (p>0.05; ts=-1.01, por lo que se estableció una relación común para ambos sexos: P=0.038*LT2.87. A partir de los datos de distribución de frecuencia de tallas se estimó la longitud asintótica ( aplicando la rutina de Powell-Wetherall, y el coeficiente de crecimiento (k a través de la rutina ELEFAN I (Gayanilo et al. 1996. Posteriormente se empleó el análisis de la progresión modal, previa descomposición de la frecuencia de longitudes de acuerdo al método de Bhattacharya (1967, y se optimizaron las estimaciones de y k según el procedimiento de Gulland y Holt (1959. Los parámetros de crecimiento estimados (L8=24.2 cm y k=0.48 año-1 mostraron un crecimiento moderadamente rápido. Los datos de frecuencias de longitudes fueron ajustados al modelo de von Bertalanffy (1960, indicando una tendencia de tipo exponencial: crecimiento acelerado hasta los 2 años de edad, que luego se hizo lento hasta que el pez alcanzó la longitud máxima. La tasa de mortalidad natural fue alta (M=1.15 año-1, probablemente por alta depredación.Growth and mortality of the fish Haemulon aurolineatum (Teleostei: Haemulidae from Southwest of Margarita Island, Venezuela. We analyzed the growth and natural mortality of the fish known locally as cují (H. aurolineatum in the southwest of Margarita Island, July 2005 to June 2006. A sample of 1 378 males and 1 143 females from artisanal fishing vessels of Boca del Río was analyzed. The common relation for both sexes was expressed by the equation P=0.038*L2.87. The asymptotic length ( was

  5. Crecimiento y mortalidad natural del pez Haemulon aurolineatum (Teleostei: Haemulidae del suroeste de la isla de Margarita, Venezuela

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    Edwis Bravo

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    Full Text Available Se determinó el crecimiento y la mortalidad natural del cují (Haemulon aurolineatum del suroeste de la isla de Margarita, entre julio 2005 hasta junio 2006, para lo cual se analizó una muestra de 2 541 ejemplares colectados de la pesca artesanal de Boca del Río. La relación talla-peso entre machos y hembras no mostró diferencias significativas en las pendientes "b" (p>0.05, ts = -1.69 ni en los interceptos "a" (p>0.05, ts = -1.01, por lo que se estableció una relación común para ambos sexos, expresada mediante el modelo P = 0.038*LT2.87. A partir de los datos de distribución de frecuencia de tallas se estimó la longitud asintótica (L∞ con la rutina de Powell-Wetherall, y el coeficiente de crecimiento (k con la rutina ELEFAN I (Gayanilo et al.1996. Se empleó el análisis de la progresión modal, previa descomposición de la frecuencia de longitudes de acuerdo al método de Bhattacharya (1967, y se optimizaron las estimaciones de L∞ y k según Gulland y Holt (1959. Los parámetros de crecimiento estimados (L∞ = 24.2 cm y k = 0.48 año-1 mostraron un crecimiento moderadamente rápido. Los datos de frecuencias de longitudes fueron ajustados al modelo de von Bertalanffy (1960, mostrando una tendencia de tipo exponencial, donde se observó un crecimiento acelerado hasta los 2 años de edad, que luego se hizo lento a medida que el pez alcanzó la longitud máxima. La tasa de mortalidad natural fue alta (M = 1.15 año-1, probablemente causada por alta depredación.Growth and natural mortality of the fish Haemulon aurolineatum (Teleostei: Haemulidae in the Southwest of Margarita Island, Venezuela. We analyzed the growth and natural mortality of the cují (Haemulon aurolineatum in the southwest of Margarita Island, from July 2005 through June 2006. A sample of 1 378 males and 1 143 females collected from Boca del Río artisanal fishing vessels was analyzed. The common relation for both sexes was expressed by the equation P=0.038*L2

  6. REFLEXÕES COMPARATIVAS SOBRE PROCEDIMENTOS TRADUTÓRIOS AO PORTUGUÊS DE POEMAS EM LÍNGUA BRASILEIRA DE SINAIS

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    Saulo Xavier De Souza

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    Full Text Available Resumo: Ao pressupor a existência da poesia em língua de sinais como gênero literário próprio da Literatura oriunda de uma determinada comunidade surda, este artigo pretende apresentar reflexões comparativas e descritivas de procedimentos de tradução na direção língua brasileira de sinais (Libras - português. Nesse sentido, traz-se uma breve revisão de literatura referente ao tema, bem como, expõem-se dois poemas enunciados originalmente em Libras, a saber: "Mãos do Mar" de Henry (2011 e "Bandeira Brasileira" de Castro (1999 juntamente com suas respectivas propostas de tradução para a língua portuguesa. Em nível de resultados e discussão, descreve-se comparativamente e analisa-se criticamente os procedimentos tradutórios utilizados, sugerindo reflexões acerca do valor social, educacional e vocacional que a poesia em língua de sinais pode emanar de seu conteúdo. Finalmente, conclui-se que o reconhecimento e a identificação do efeito poético criativo-visual contribui fundamental e descritivamente com procedimentos de tradução poética para línguas orais de obras em língua de sinais. Palavras-chave: Procedimentos de tradução. Análise comparativa e descritiva. Tradução de poesia. Traduzibilidade. Poesia em Língua de Sinais. Poemas em Libras. Reflexiones comparadas sobre procedimientos traductores al portugués de poemas en lengua de señas brasilera. Resumen: Al presuponer la existencia de la poesía en Lengua de Señas como género literario propio de Literatura oriunda de una Comunidad Sorda determinada, este artículo pretende presentar una reflexión comparada y descriptiva de los procesos de traducción en dirección de Lengua de Señas Brasilera (LIBRAS hacia el portugués. En ese sentido, se hace una breve revisión de la literatura referente al tema; también se presentan dos poemas enunciados originalmente en Libras, a saber "Mãos do Mar" de Henry (2011 y "Bandeira Brasileira" de Castro (1999, acompa

  7. Saturated South

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    2008-01-01

    Heavy rain produced the worst floods in a century in some areas of China causing deaths and forcing whole communities to evacuate Millions have been forced to flee their homes in south China amid floods caused by heavy rainfall since the end of May.

  8. [South] Korea.

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    1987-04-01

    The Republic of Korea occupies approximately 38,000 square miles in the southern position of a mountaineous peninsula. It shares a land boundary with North Korea. With a population of more than 40 million people, South Korea has 1 of the highest population densities in the world. The language spoken is a Uralic language, closely akin to Japanese, Hungarian, Finnish, and Mongolian, and the traditional religions are Shamanism and Buddhism. Over the course of time, South Korea has been invaded and fought over by its neighbors. The US and the Soviet Union have never been able to reach a unification agreement for North and South Korea. The 3rd Republic era, begun in 1963, saw a time of rapid industrialization and a great deal of economic growth. The 5th Republic began with a new constitution and new elections brought about the election of a president to a 7-year term of office beginning in 1981. Economic growth has been remarkable over the last 25 years despite the fact that North Korea possesses most of the mineral and hydroelectric resources and the existing heavy industrial base built by the Japanese while South Korea has the limited agricultural resources and had, initially, a large unskilled labor pool. Serious industrial growth began in South Korea in the early 1960s and the GNP grew at an annual rate of 10% during the period 1963-78. Current GNP is now, at $2000, well beyond that of its neighbors to the north. The outlook for longterm growth is good; however, the military threat posed by North Korea and the absence of foreign economic assistance has resulted in Korea spending 1/3 of its budget on defense. South Korea is active in international affairs and in the UN. Economic realities have forced Korea to give economics priority in their foreign policy. There has been an on-again, off-again quality to dialogue between the 2 nations. However, the US is committed to maintaining peace on the Korean peninsula. In order to do so, they have supplied manpower and

  9. Macroinvertebrados dulceacuícolas de la Isla del Coco, Costa Rica: especies y comparación con otras islas del Pacífico Tropical Oriental Freshwater macroinvertebrates from Cocos Island, Costa Rica: species and comparison with other islands of the Eastern Tropical Pacific

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    Pablo E. Gutiérrez-Fonseca

    2013-06-01

    Full Text Available La Isla del Coco es una isla oceánica localizada en el Pacífico Tropical Oriental a unos 492km de Cabo Blanco. La isla cuenta con un área terrestre de 24km² y un área marina protegida de 9 640km². Fue declarada Parque Nacional en 1978 y Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la UNESCO en 1997. Se realizó una gira de recolecta del 22 de mayo al 12 junio 2008. Se recolectaron macroinvertebrados acuáticos en 20 tramos de tres ríos (Genio, Chatham y Sucio y dos quebradas (Minuto y quebrada sin nombre atrás de estación de guarda parques. En 13 sitios se toma- ron parámetros fisicoquímicos. En total se recolectaron 455 individuos de 20 táxones de 15 familias de insectos acuáticos y otros macroinvertebrados. La familia Staphylinidae presentó la mayor abundancia seguida por Chironomidae, los dípteros fueron el orden con mayor riqueza taxonómica. Una relación entre distancia y número de familias se observó apoyando en parte la Teoría de Biogeografía de Islas. La relación mejoró al corregir área con elevación, indicando que islas montañosas tenían alta riqueza, posiblemente debido a la mayor intercepción de nubes que alimentan los ambientes dulceacuícolas que favorecen el establecimiento de la fauna acuática. Las variables ambientales fueron similares en todos los sitios.Cocos Island is an oceanic island in the Eastern Pacific, at 496km from Cabo Blanco, Costa Rica. This 24km² island is surrounded by a protected marine area of 9 640km². It was declared National Park in 1978 and a World Heritage by UNESCO in 1997. Freshwater macroinvertebrate fauna was collected in 20 sites covering three rivers (Genio, Chatam and Sucio and two creeks (Minuto and an unnamed creek behind the park rangers’ house. Tank bromeliads or phytotelmata were also examined for aquatic macroinvertebrates. Physicochemical parameters were determined in 13 study sites. Additionally, a comparison with other islands in the Eastern Tropical Pacific was conducted

  10. Comunidade surda e Língua Brasileira de Sinais nos relatos de uma professora surda. Deaf Community and the Brazilian Sign Language - Reports of a Deaf teacher

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    Santos, Saionara Figueiredo

    2014-08-01

    Full Text Available O trabalho que apresentamos é parte de um projeto de pesquisa qualitativa mais amplo – uma Dissertação de Mestrado intitulada “Educação Ambiental: recursos imagéticos na produção de significação de um sujeito surdo” –, que foi desenvolvida junto ao Programa de Pós-Graduação em Educação Ambiental da Universidade Federal do Rio Grande (FURG, Brasil. Neste artigo, apresentamos o posicionamento de uma professora surda do Rio Grande do Sul no que se refere à construção da sua identidade surda, considerando o papel fundamental da comunidade surda e da língua materna de um surdo sinalizado – a Língua Brasileira de Sinais (Libras. O presente trabalho fundamenta-se teórica e metodologicamente na abordagem sócio-histórica. Foram realizadas entrevistas semiestruturadas com uma professora surda, além do uso de recursos imagéticos, que possibilitaram o surgimento de narrativas de vida do sujeito pesquisado. Para a análise de dados, foi empregada a técnica da análise de conteúdo, cuja categoria, objeto do presente artigo, refere-se à Comunidade Surda que usa a Libras (Língua Brasileira de Sinais. As narrativas demonstraram a importância que a comunidade surda assume para os surdos, bem como a apreensão de sua língua, a Língua Brasileira de Sinais, ressaltando as conquistas legais e os desafios enfrentados para o reconhecimento e a valorização dessa língua no nosso país, tanto nas escolas regulares e inclusivas quanto no Ensino Superior. Além disso, a comunidade surda configura-se como um espaço e como um lugar de pertencimento, a partir de onde os surdos podem mostrar e valorizar sua identidade surda, suas histórias, exaltando sua diferença cultural. The present study is part of a broader qualitative research - a dissertation entitled "Environmental Education: Imagistic resources in the production of meaning of a Deaf child" - which was developed by the Graduate Program in Environmental Education of the

  11. Patrones de presencia y abundancia de aves terrestres en la isla Saliaca, Sinaloa, México Patterns of occurrence and abundance of land birds on Saliaca Island, Sinaloa, Mexico

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    José Alfredo Castillo-Guerrero; Erick González-Medina; Marco Antonio González-Bernal

    2009-01-01

    Se determinó la abundancia y composición taxonómica de las aves terrestres en la Isla Saliaca, Sinaloa, México, mediante puntos de conteo en 3 periodos de muestreo (verano, otoño e invierno) y 3 tipos de hábitat (bosque espinoso, manglar y duna). Se observaron 82 especies, un número más alto que el registrado para cualquier otra isla del golfo de California. La riqueza y abundancia fueron mayores en otoño (59 especies, 9.2 ± 1.2 aves por punto) e invierno (48 y 7.5 ± 0.9) que en verano (33 y ...

  12. Características de repositório educacional aberto para usuários de língua brasileira de sinais

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    Romario Antunes da Silva

    Full Text Available O objetivo desse artigo é identificar as características que um repositório educacional aberto deve apresentar para atender as necessidade de informação dos alunos surdos e ouvintes do curso Letras Libras na modalidade a distância da Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. Os objetivos específicos foram: a descrever o perfil dos alunos surdos e ouvintes; b examinar o uso das tecnologias da informação por esses alunos; e c identificar os documentos que um repositório deve apresentar para atender as necessidades de informação desses alunos. A pesquisa é exploratória, descritiva e qualitativo-quantitativa, e a análise foi realizada com estatística descritiva e análise de conteúdo. Conclui-se que os alunos utilizam o e-mail, as listas de discussão, o Messenger, ferramentas para compartilhamento de vídeos e os sites para surdos. Os alunos consideram muito importantes os processadores de texto, Messenger, Movie Maker, Media Player e planilhas para cálculo. Os alunos surdos consideram como documentos mais relevantes as videoaulas, dicionários e apostilas, e os alunos ouvintes, as videoaulas, os livros e as apostilas. O tipo de conteúdo requisitado são notícias sobre surdos, língua brasileira de sinais, tradução, tecnologia, linguística, aprendizagem do português, interpretação médico-jurídica e cultura surda. Os suportes requisitados para acesso à informação são os dicionários, vídeos, livros digitais e artigos. Os alunos preferem acessar as informações no repositório por meio de língua de sinais, legendas e em português.

  13. Sinais de Babinski e Chaddock sem disfunção piramidal aparente Babinski and Chaddock signs without apparent pyramidal disfunction

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    Péricles Maranhão-Filho

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Verificar a presença dos sinais de Babinski e de Chaddock em cem pacientes sem história ou indícios clínicos de comprometimento da via piramidal, internados no Serviço de Clínica Médica do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Como objetivos secundários, observar a possível prevalência de um sinal sobre o outro, assim como a influência da posição da cabeça sobre as respostas obtidas. MÉTODO: Cada um dos sinais foi pesquisado por um único autor, utilizando o mesmo instrumento, estando os pacientes em decúbito dorsal e com a cabeça em três posições. RESULTADOS: Em dez pacientes (10% obteve-se a resposta de extensão do hálux uni ou bilateral. O sinal de Babinski apresentou-se 18 vezes (40% e o sinal de Chaddock 27 vezes (60%. CONCLUSÃO: O sinal de Chaddock foi o mais freqüente. As respostas anormais ocorreram duas vezes mais à esquerda e, aparentemente, não houve interferência da posição cefálica em relação às respostas obtidas.PURPOSE: The main objective of this study was to verify, in one hundred in-patients from the Serviço de Clínica Médica do Hospital Universitário Clementino Fraga Filho da Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro who did not have a history of clinical symptoms of pyramidal disfunction, the presence of the Babinski and Chaddock signs. As a secondary objective, we looked for a prevalence of one of the signs over the other, and the influence of the head position regarding the obtained responses. METHOD: The patients were examined while supine with their heads in three different positions. RESULTS: Out of the one hundred patients, ten of them (10% showed hallux extension uni or bilateral. The Babinski sign was positive 18 times (40%, and the Chaddock sign was positive 27 times (60%. CONCLUSION: The Chaddock sign occurred more frequently than the Babinski sign, the abnormal reflex occurred twice as much on the left foot than the right

  14. Variation in the helminth community structure in spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) from four montane wadis in the St Katherine region of the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.

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    Behnke, J M; Harris, P D; Bajer, A; Barnard, C J; Sherif, N; Cliffe, L; Hurst, J; Lamb, M; Rhodes, A; James, M; Clifford, S; Gilbert, F S; Zalat, S

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    We compared helminth communities in spiny mice (Acomys dimidiatus) from 4 wadis in the arid montane region of the southern Sinai in Egypt, in a 4-week period in late summer. Total helminth species richness was 14 (8 nematodes, 5 cestodes and 1 acanthocephalan) with 94% of mice carrying at least 1 species and an overall mean species richness of 1.85. The most prevalent parasites were Protospirura muricola (47.8 %) and Dentostomella kuntzi (46.3%). One larval cestode, Joyeuxiella rossicum, represents a new host record. The helminth community was dominated by intestinal nematodes (88.7%) of which 58.2% were arthropod-transmitted heteroxenic species. At the component community level, 70% of the worms were recovered from mice in just two wadis (Gharaba and Tlah) and 48.6 % of intestinal nematodes were from Wadi Gharaba. Although only 7 species of helminths were recorded from Wadi Gharaba, this site gave the highest Berger-Parker dominance index because of P. muricola. P. muricola was also dominant in Wadi El Arbaein whilst Syphacia minuta was the dominant species in Wadis Gebal and Tlah. At the infracommunity level, mean species richness and Brillouin's index of diversity were highest in Wadi Tlah and lowest in Wadi Gebal, and the former was age dependent. Whilst mice from different wadis differed in the nematodes that were most common, those from Wadi Gharaba carried the highest mean number of worms/mouse. The abundance of P. muricola in particular varied markedly between sites: Wadi Gharaba was distinct as the site showing the highest mean worm burden whereas mice from Wadi Gebal were uninfected. None of the directly transmitted oxyuroid nematodes showed significant variation in abundance between wadis, or host sex or age classes. Overall, the single extrinsic factor in the study, site of capture, was more important than the intrinsic factors in explaining variation in helminth communities in the region. We conclude that in the high mountains of southern Sinai, each

  15. Hematologia e sinais clínicos de Piaractus mesopotamicus infectados experimentalmente com Aeromonas hydrophila = Hematology and clinical signs of Piaractus mesopotamicus experimentally infected with Aeromonas hydrophila

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    Flávio Ruas Moraes

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    Full Text Available Este ensaio teve como objetivo avaliar as respostas hematológicas e a ocorrência de sinais clínico-patológicos de Piaractus mesopotamicus infectados experimentalmente por Aeromonas hydrophila. Foram utilizados 324 pacus, P. mesopotamicus, com peso de 102,84 ±27,1 g, distribuídos em 27 caixas de 300 L de capacidade, sendo 14 peixes por caixa. Os peixes foram mantidos nas caixas durante um mês, recebendo dieta balanceada, período em que se evitou qualquer tipo de manejo estressante. Passado esse período, foram infectadoscom 6 x 106 UFC de A. hydrophila, injetada via intraperitoneal. As coletas e análises de sangue foram realizadas 24h antes da infecção experimental e 24h após a infecção. Os resultados permitem concluir que a infecção por A. hydrophila em P. mesopotamicus écaracterizada por escurecimento da derme e sinais clínicos-patológicos relacionados à hemorragia, anemia normocítica-hipocrômica, redução nos níveis de proteínas, globulinasplasmáticas e eosinófilos, leucopenia, linfopenia, trombocitopenia, neutrofilia e monocitose. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the hematological response and clinical sign of Piaractus mesopotamicus infected byAeromonas hydrophila. Were used 324 pacus, P. mesopotamicus weighing 102.84 ± 27.1 g distributed in 27 water tanks with 300 L of capacity, 14 fish per tank. The fish were kept in the water tanks during one month, receiving appropriate diet. In this period was avoidedstressing management. After this period, the fish were infected with 6 × 108 cfu of A. hydrophila fish-1, injected intraperitoneally. The blood collection was carried 24h before experimental infection and 24h after its. The A. hydrophila infection in P. mesopotamicus ischaracterized by dark skin and clinical signs related to hemorrhage, hypochromic normocytic anemia, decrease on plasmatic proteins and globulins levels, leucopenia, lymphopenia, thrombocytopenia, eosinophilia, neutrophilia and monocytosis.

  16. ESPACIOS TURÍSTICOS, ORDENACIÓN DEL TERRITORIO Y ACTITUDES POLÍTICAS, EL CASO DEL COMPLEJO HOTELERO CERCA VIEJA EN FUENCALIENTE DE LA PALMA (ISLAS CANARIAS. ESPAÑA

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    Carlos Santiago Martín Fernández

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo describe los nexos o relaciones existentes entre tres aspectos de gran actualidad: el desarrollo inmobiliario-turístico, la ordenación del territorio y las estrategias políticas. Para ello, estudiamos un caso emblemático en Canarias: el proceso de construcción del Resort Cerca Vieja en Fuencaliente, isla de La Palma.

  17. Sinais e sintomas de disfunção temporomandibular em crianças na faixa etaria de 8 a 12 anos e analise dos aspectos da deglutinação e da fala

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    Resumo: O objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar as funções de deglutição e fala em crianças na faixaetária de 8 a 12 anos com diagnóstico de desordem temporomandibular (DTM) e presençaou ausência de sinais ou sintomas de DTM. A amostra foi composta por 152 crianças (78meninos e 74 meninas, idade média 10,05± 1,39 anos) de duas escolas públicas dePiracicaba. Os sinais clínicos foram avaliados através do Research Diagnostic Criteria forTemporomandibular Disorders (RDC/TMD) (eixo I) e os sintomas su...

  18. South Korea.

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    Background notes and statistics on South Korea are provided in the document. 98,500 sq. km. of diversified terrain are encompassed by the country, with a 1988 population of 43 million growing at the annual rate of 1%. The work force totals 17 million. South Korea claims a population comprised of Koreans with a small Chinese minority, 4 religious beliefs, and native Korean-speakers. 6 years of education are compulsory, with the country overall enjoying 98% literacy. The infant mortality rate is 6/1,000, while life expectancy is 67-73 years. 1990 estimated GNP was $224 billion, and was growing at the estimated rate of 9%. Per capita GNP was $5,500, while a 9% increase was reported in the consumer price index for 1990. Agriculture accounts for 9% of GNP, mining and manufacturing for 35%; 1990 international trade deficit totalled $5 billion. Additional data are provided on South Korea's people, government, economy, international affiliations, history, political conditions, principal government officials, foreign relations, and bilateral relations with the United States. South Korea has enjoyed remarkable economic growth over the past 25 years, and has grown to become a middle-ranking industrial power. Korea's bilateral trade surpluses with the United States of nearly $10 billion in 1987 and 1988 declined decisively in 1989 due to a variety of factors. Surplus remained, however, approximately $4 billion in 1990. Whether or not these declines are indicative of structural, lasting trends is not yet discernible. Long-term growth prospects remain good, Korea's ability to adapt to a more open democratic system playing an important role.

  19. Cambios en lagos y circulación fluvial vinculados al calentamiento climático del Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano en Patagonia e isla 25 de mayo, islas Shetland del Sur, Antártida Changes in lakes and fluvial circulationlinked to climate warming in Late Pleistocene - Early Holocene in Patagonia and 25 de Mayo Island, Shetland del Sur Islands, Antarctica

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    Full Text Available El calentamiento clim ático que afectó a la Patagonia en el Pleistoceno tardío-Holoceno temprano produjo cambios en la morfología del paisaje, incluyendo la génesis, desarrollo y desintegración de grandes lagos al este de los Andes. Hasta entonces, los glaciares y sus morenas formaban diques naturales que embalsaron las aguas de deshielo y mantenían alto el nivel de las aguas en los grandes paleolagos. Posteriormente, la migración hacia el sur de la mejoría climática ocasionó la progresiva fusión del campo de hielo regional, y las morenas fueron cortadas por la erosión fluvial, cuando el calentamiento climático impactó plenamente en la región. El proceso afectó a la región de norte a sur en tiempos diferentes: 1 hace c. 13.200 años en el norte, 2 durante la transición Pleistoceno/Holoceno en la parte central, y 3 finalmente, en Tierra del Fuego hace unos 7.800 años. El rápido retroceso de los glaciares produjo el desalojo de los valles andinos a ambos lados de la cordillera, lo cual abrió cauces fluviales que atraviesan la cordillera desde entonces, inaugurando el drenaje hacia el océano Pacífico de grandes lagos glaciales que existían al oriente de los Andes. Esto resultó en el rápido descenso del nivel de los paleolagos. Un proceso similar ocurrió en las islas Shetland del Sur (Antártida hace unos 6.000 años.The climate warming that affected Patagonia region during late Pleistocene-early Holocene times produced changes in landscape morphology, including the formation, development, breakdown and disintegration of big lakes at the eastern side of Andes. Before these times, glaciers and their moraines formed natural dams that maintained a high water level in large paleolakes. The subsequent southward migration of climate amelioration produced the melting of the regional ice field, and moraines were cut by fluvial erosion, when climate warming strongly impacted in the region. The process occurred in the region from

  20. Estudo dos sinais de DTM em pacientes ortodônticos assintomáticos Study of TMJ signs in orthodontic patients with no symptoms

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    Maria Eloiza G. Delboni

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    Full Text Available O objetivo deste trabalho foi estudar a presença de sinais de disfunção têmporo-mandibular em pacientes assintomáticos ao início, durante e após o tratamento ortodôntico, através de uma revisão da literatura, verificando se o exame clínico é um método suficiente para diagnóstico, e se o tratamento ortodôntico é fator contribuinte para o desenvolvimento dessas disfunções têmporo-mandibulares nestes pacientes. O tratamento ortodôntico não pode ser considerado fator contribuinte para desenvolvimento de disfunções têmporo-mandibulares.Study the presence of signs of temporomandibular desorders in asymptomatic patients in the beginning, during, and after the orthodontic treatment, to verify if the clinical examination is enough for a proper diagnosis, and if the orthodontic treatment is a factor that contributes for the development of temporomandibular dysfunction on this asymptomatic patients. The orthodontic treatment was not considered contributing factor for development of temporomandibular desorders.

  1. A aprendizagem coletiva de língua portuguesa para surdos através das interações em língua de sinais

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    Vanessa de Oliveira Dagostim Pires

    Full Text Available Este artigo analisa as interações em língua de sinais (LS, entre alunos surdos do ensino fundamental, nas aulas de Língua Portuguesa. Ele foi inspirado no trabalho de Donato (1994, que buscou identificar a presença da prática do andaimento nas interações entre pares em sala de aula de língua francesa como segunda língua. Em nossa pesquisa, analisamos através do sociointeracionismo (VYGOTSKY, 1988; WOOD, BRUNNER e ROSS, 1976 as interações entre os alunos surdos durante o desenvolvimento de uma unidade didática que os incentivava a escrever uma carta de reclamação, em Língua Portuguesa, sobre a sua escola. É possível perceber como as estratégias de andaimento possibilitaram a construção coletiva de aprendizagem para a realização da tarefa proposta.

  2. Bio-preparates support the productivity of potato plants grown under desert farming conditions of north Sinai: Five years of field trials

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    Mohammed T. Abbas

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    Full Text Available Organic agriculture as well as good agricultural practices (GAPs intrigues the concern of both consumers and producers of agricultural commodities. Bio-preparates of various rhizospheric microorganisms (RMOs are potential sources of biological inputs supporting plant nutrition and health. The response of open-field potatoes to the application of RMO bio-preparates, the biofertilizer “Biofertile” and the bioagent “Biocontrol”, were experimented over 5 successive years under N-hunger of north Sinai desert soils. Both vegetative and tuber yields of a number of tested cultivars were significantly improved due to rhizobacterial treatments. In the majority of cases, the biofertilizer “Biofertile” did successfully supply ca. 50% of plant N requirements, as the yield of full N-fertilized plants was comparable to those received 50% N simultaneously with bio-preparates treatment. The magnitude of inoculation was cultivar-dependent; cvs. Valor and Oceania were among the most responsive ones. Bio-preparate introduction to the plant–soil system was successful via soaking of tubers and/or spraying the plant canopy. The “Biocontrol” formulation was supportive in controlling plant pathogens and significantly increased the fruit yields. The cumulative effect of both bio-preparates resulted in tuber yield increases of ca. 25% over control.

  3. Estimating the flash flood quantitative parameters affecting the oil-fields infrastructures in Ras Sudr, Sinai, Egypt, during the January 2010 event

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    Safwat Gabr

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    Full Text Available This paper aims to quantify the hydrological parameters for the flash flood event of 17th January 2010 in Sinai using multiple sets of remote sensing data and field work for the nongaged catchments (approximately 2100 sq km of the wadis affecting Ras Sudr area, which is heavily occupied by numerous oil fields and related activities. The affected areas were visited, and several cross sections of the main active channels were surveyed to estimate the peak discharge rates. The Tropical Rainfall Monitoring Mission (TRMM data have been used to estimate rainfall parameters for the catchments due to the absence of in situ data. The digital elevation model (DEM of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM was used to extract the hydrographic data following standard procedures and techniques of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS. Both of the surveyed and extracted parameters for the active channels were integrated into GIS to estimate the runoff parameters using the open-channel flow equation of Manning’s. The simulated hydrographs show that the total discharge exceeded 5.7 million cubic meters and the peak discharge rate was 70 cubic meters per second. The mitigation of extreme flash flood is possible by altering the natural flow dispersion over the alluvial fan, and conveying the resulting flows into one adjusted channel.

  4. Metagenomic detection of viral pathogens in Spanish honeybees: co-infection by Aphid Lethal Paralysis, Israel Acute Paralysis and Lake Sinai Viruses.

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    Fredrik Granberg

    Full Text Available The situation in Europe concerning honeybees has in recent years become increasingly aggravated with steady decline in populations and/or catastrophic winter losses. This has largely been attributed to the occurrence of a variety of known and "unknown", emerging novel diseases. Previous studies have demonstrated that colonies often can harbour more than one pathogen, making identification of etiological agents with classical methods difficult. By employing an unbiased metagenomic approach, which allows the detection of both unexpected and previously unknown infectious agents, the detection of three viruses, Aphid Lethal Paralysis Virus (ALPV, Israel Acute Paralysis Virus (IAPV, and Lake Sinai Virus (LSV, in honeybees from Spain is reported in this article. The existence of a subgroup of ALPV with the ability to infect bees was only recently reported and this is the first identification of such a strain in Europe. Similarly, LSV appear to be a still unclassified group of viruses with unclear impact on colony health and these viruses have not previously been identified outside of the United States. Furthermore, our study also reveals that these bees carried a plant virus, Turnip Ringspot Virus (TuRSV, potentially serving as important vector organisms. Taken together, these results demonstrate the new possibilities opened up by high-throughput sequencing and metagenomic analysis to study emerging new diseases in domestic and wild animal populations, including honeybees.

  5. Bio-preparates support the productivity of potato plants grown under desert farming conditions of north Sinai: Five years of field trials.

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    Abbas, Mohammed T; Hamza, Mervat A; Youssef, Hanan H; Youssef, Gehan H; Fayez, Mohamed; Monib, Mohamed; Hegazi, Nabil A

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    Organic agriculture as well as good agricultural practices (GAPs) intrigues the concern of both consumers and producers of agricultural commodities. Bio-preparates of various rhizospheric microorganisms (RMOs) are potential sources of biological inputs supporting plant nutrition and health. The response of open-field potatoes to the application of RMO bio-preparates, the biofertilizer "Biofertile" and the bioagent "Biocontrol", were experimented over 5 successive years under N-hunger of north Sinai desert soils. Both vegetative and tuber yields of a number of tested cultivars were significantly improved due to rhizobacterial treatments. In the majority of cases, the biofertilizer "Biofertile" did successfully supply ca. 50% of plant N requirements, as the yield of full N-fertilized plants was comparable to those received 50% N simultaneously with bio-preparates treatment. The magnitude of inoculation was cultivar-dependent; cvs. Valor and Oceania were among the most responsive ones. Bio-preparate introduction to the plant-soil system was successful via soaking of tubers and/or spraying the plant canopy. The "Biocontrol" formulation was supportive in controlling plant pathogens and significantly increased the fruit yields. The cumulative effect of both bio-preparates resulted in tuber yield increases of ca. 25% over control.

  6. La pesca artesanal en las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina (Caribe Colombiano: distribución espacial y temporal de los recursos capturados con línea de mano

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un análisis para evaluar la pesca artesanal de las islas de Providencia y Santa Catalina, caribe colombiano, y establecer la dinámica de la pesquería con énfasis en aspectos ecológicos de la comunidad íctica que se extrae con el método de línea de mano. En ocho sitios de desembarco de productos pesqueros en las islas: Mountain, Santa Catalina, Free Town, Old Town, Lazy Hill, South West, Bottom House, y Rocky Point y mediante una serie de formatos se registró entre otros: la actividad diaria por método de pesca, la composición por especie de los desembarcos, sitios de pesca. A partir de esta información se cuantificaron 51 UEPS y se estimó un año pesquero de 303 días (promedio mensual 25 días, el esfuerzo anual como total de faenas fue de 2.888, de las cuales el 57% fueron realizadas utilizando línea de mano, buceo 40% y nasas 3%. Se muestreo el 23% (673 de las faenas estimadas en el 2001 (19% de buceo, 27% de línea de mano y 22% nasas. Se identificaron 96 especies correspondientes a 54 géneros, 28 familias, cuatro clases, tres Phylla. La captura total estimada para el año 2001 fue de 67.888 kg, de los cuales el 66% correspondió a línea de mano, seguido del buceo 26% y las nasas 8%. La composición de las especies capturadas mediante línea de mano arrojó que los demersales, 36 especies de peces, representaran el 47% (21.269 kg de la CT estimada, siendo las especies con mayor captura estimada el brim Etelis oculatus (6.482 kg, el "yellow eye" Lutjanus vivanus (2.435 kg y el satin Pristipomoides macrophthalmus (1.395 kg; el 37% (1.6467 kg fueron recursos pelágicos -15 especies-, siendo aquellas con mayor captura estimada el bonito Thunnus atlanticus (5.839 kg, la barra Sphyraena barracuda (4.240 kg y el king fish Acanthocybium solandri (4.138 kg; el 16% (7.119 kg lo constituyeron recursos demerso-pelágicos, 11 especies, las de mayor captura estimada fueron el "yellow tail" Ocyurus chrysurus (4.236 kg y el

  7. Estructura de las comunidades de peces de arrecife en las Islas Catalinas y Playa Ocotal, Pacífico Norte de Costa Rica

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    Full Text Available Los arrecifes son sistemas muy complejos, cuya heterogeneidad mantiene una gran diversidad de organismos. La estructura de las comunidades de peces que forman parte del arrecife varía dentro y entre arrecifes, y se esperaría que la heterogeneidad y estructura del arrecife vaya a influir en la estructura de las comunidades de peces que habitan. Se estudiaron cuatro arrecifes en las Islas Catalinas (Sur, La Pared, Roca Sucia y Sombrero y uno en la Playa de Ocotal, Pacífico Norte de Costa Rica. Se encontraron diferencias claras en la estructura y composición de las comunidades de peces de arrecife en las Islas Catalinas y Playa Ocotal, y la estructura y composición del hábitat explicaron la mayor parte de la varianza. Ciertos atributos del arrecife como la presencia del alga Caulerpa sertularoides en Ocotal, así como los corales Tubastrea coccinea y Pocillopora spp., en las Islas Catalinas explicaron la variabilidad que existía entre los sitios y como afectaba a la estructura de la comunidad de peces de arrecife. La mariposa Johnrandalia nigrirostris, la damisela Microspathodon dorsalis y el cirujano Prionurus punctatus se correlacionaron directamente con el coral ahermatípico Tubastrea coccinea, en el arrecife de Roca Sucia, mientras que Holocanthus passer se asocio a arrecifes con un mayor porcentaje de sustrato rocoso. Otras especies como Abudefduf troschelli y Halichoeres dispilus se encontraban en mayor cantidad en el arrecife de Ocotal, en donde dominaba el alga Caulerpa sertularioides. Por último, el número y abundancia de peces de arrecife se correlacionó directamente con el índice de rugosidad del sustrato en los arrecifes de Roca Sucia y Ocotal, pero no así los de la Pared y Sombrero.Structure of reef fish communities in Catalinas Islands and Ocotal beach, North Pacific of Costa Rica. The reefs are heterogeneous systems that maintain a high diversity of organisms. Fish community structure varies within and among reefs, so it

  8. Isla Isabel (Nayarit, México): Quaternary alkalic basalts with mantle xenoliths erupted in the mouth of the Gulf of California

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    Housh, Todd B.; Aranda-Gómez, José Jorge; Luhr, James F.

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    Isla Isabel is a small island (~ 1.06 km 2) off the coast of Nayarit where intraplate-type alkali-basaltic volcanic rocks erupted during the Quaternary, and one of two Mexican islands (along with Isla Guadalupe) where it is known that the alkali basalts have transported peridotite xenoliths to the surface. The volume of the island is estimated at approximately 4.2 km 3; the volume above sea level is estimated to be approximately 0.03 km 3. The dominant volcanic rock type exposed above sea level is analcime-cemented basaltic tuff-breccia, the rapidly lithified products of hydrovolcanic eruptions; however, subaerial scoria-fall deposits and lava flows are also present. Ten analyzed Isla Isabel volcanic rocks are relatively homogeneous alkali basalts with 4.5-6.4 wt.% nepheline in the CIPW norm. Compared to other analyzed Mexican intraplate-type volcanic rocks from oceanic and continental localities, at the same MgO content, the Isabel samples are depleted in TiO 2, FeO total, and Na 2O, and moderately incompatible trace elements (e.g., Sm, Eu, Tb, and Zr). On the other hand, they are enriched in CaO and Al 2O 3, and relatively compatible trace elements (e.g., Lu and Sc). It is suggested that relative to other Mexican intraplate alkaline lavas the Isabel lavas were derived by higher degrees of melting at lower pressures of mantle that is characterized by ancient HIMU-like isotope systematics. Isabel olivine phenocrysts and their spinel inclusions range to Mg#s that overlap with the peridotite minerals in the accompanying mantle xenoliths, which has not been reported at other Mexican xenolith localities. Olivine-hosted glass inclusions in rapidly quenched scoria yielded the first estimates for volatile contents in Mexican intraplate-type mafic melts; maximum values are: 1.3 wt.% H 2O, 2241 ppm CO 2, 1500 ppm F, 1300 ppm S, and 1200 ppm Cl. Isabel peridotites (Ol ± Hy ± Di + Sp ± Pl) include dunites, harzburgites, and rare plagioclase-harzburgite, and are depleted in

  9. Los campos volcánicos basálticos monogénicos de la Isla de Tenerife (Canarias, España

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    Full Text Available For the first time, the different basaltic volcanic fields of the island of Tenerife have been delimited. To do so, different criteria have been taken into consideration: topographic, geological, genetic, structural and morfological. This way a total of five different volcanic fields have been identified (Teno, Pedro Gil, Bilma-Abeque, Teide and Valle San Lorenzo-Las Galletas all of them with different, and even contrasted, number of volcanic cones, densities and spatial organization, which, in many ways, match with each one of the great complex volcanic morphostructures of the island: the old volcanic massifs, the volcanic rifts and the Teide- Cañadas volcanic complex.

    [es] Por primera vez se delimitan los diferentes campos volcánicos basálticos de la isla de Tenerife. Para su individualización se han tenido en cuenta criterios topográficos, geológicos, genéticos, estructurales y morfológicos. Se han identificado un total de cinco campos de volcanes (Teno, Pedro Gil, Bilma-Abeque, Teide y Valle San Lorenzo-Las Galletas con número de conos, densidades y organizaciones espaciales de los mismos diferentes y en algunos casos contrastadas, que coinciden, a grandes rasgos, con cada una de las grandes morfoestructuras volcánicas complejas de la isla: los macizos volcánicos antiguos, las dorsales eruptivas y el complejo Teide-Cañadas. [fr] Pour la première fois, les différents champs volcaniques basaltiques de l'île de Tenerife furent délimités. Afin de les individualiser, on utilisa des critères topographiques, géologiques, génétiques, structuraux et morphologiques. Un total de cinq champs de volcans furent identifiés (Teno, Pedro Gil, Bilma-Abeque, Teide et Valle San Lorenzo-Las Galletas, avec un nombre de cônes, de densités et d'organisations différents et parfois même contrastés, coïncidant dans leurs grandes lignes, avec chacunes des grandes morphostructures volcaniques complexes de l'île.

  10. Estimación de la cobertura de las vacunaciones sistemáticas en la población infantil de las Islas Baleares

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    Full Text Available Fundamentos: Para un buen desarrollo de los programas de vacunación es primordial conocer la cobertura de vacunación. En las Islas Baleares la cobertura notificada era muy inferior a la del resto de España. El objetivo de este trabajo es la estimación de la cobertura de las vacunas incluidas en el calendario recomendado hasta los 18 meses de edad (4 dosis de polio oral, tétanos y difteria; 3 de tosferina; 1 de sarampión, rubeola y parotiditis. Métodos: Estudio descriptivo, transversal, de base poblacional. Se calcularon los estimadores puntuales de distribución de frecuencias y los intervalos de confianza al 95% (IC95% correspondientes, sobre una muestra de la población residente en Baleares de dos años de edad (nacida en 1995, seleccionada por muestreo aleatorio por conglomerados en una sola etapa a partir de las secciones censales. Se consultan los registros de vacunas de Sanidad y de los centros de salud del Insalud, se pide telefónicamente a las familias los datos del documento de vacunación y a los pediatras privados los de la historia clínica. Resultados: La muestra incluía 606 niños. Pudo obtenerse la información completa de 532. Se consiguió la información completa de 377 casos (62% a partir de los registros del sector público. La cobertura más baja fue la de la vacuna antidiftérica, 518 niños complentamente vacunados, el 96,8% (IC95% = 94,8 - 98,1 y la más alta la de la vacuna antipertussis, 537 niños, el 98,9% (IC95% = 97,5 - 99,5. Conclusiones: En las Islas Baleares existe una buena cobertura de la vacunación, similar a lo que se viene estimando en España en su totalidad. Se cumple el objetivo incluido en el Plan de Erradicación de la Polio. La información recogida desde el sector público es escasa.

  11. Ácaros Mesostigmata (Acari, Mesostigmata de hábitats seleccionados de La Gomera (islas Canarias, España

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    Moraza, M. L.

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available The study of 47 samples from different habitats on La Gomera (Canary Islands, reveals 43 species representing 13 families from the order Mesostigmata. Most species were members of the families Ascidae (11 species and Laelapidae (9, followed by Macrochelidae and Pachylaelapidae (7 species. The most abundant species (abundance of 9% or greater found in the collected material are: Gamasiphis pulchellus (Berlese, 1887, Gamasellodes bicolour (Berlese, 1918, Veigaia planicola Berlese, 1892 and Pseudoparasitus dentatus (Halbert, 1920. The species found in the largest number of samples were Uropoda misella (Berlese, 1916 and G. bicolour (21%, V. planicola (19% and Holoparasitus Oudemans sp. (17%. Fayal-heather and laurisilva, with 36 species, provided the most diverse habitat; 9 species are associated with Erica arborea L., 9 species with Geranium canariensis Reut. and 9 with Sideritis lotsyi (Pitard.

    Como resultado del estudio de 47 muestras recogidas en diferentes hábitats de la isla de La Gomera (Islas Canarias, se obtuvieron 43 especies pertenecientes a 13 familias del orden Mesostigmata. Las familias Ascidae y Laelapidae son las mejor representadas, con 11 y 9 especies respectivamente, seguidas de Macrochelidae y Pachylaelapidae con 7. Las especies más abundantes (abundancia mayor o igual al 9% en el material recolectado son: Gamasiphis pulchellus (Berlese, 1887, Gamasellodes bicolor (Berlese, 1918, Veigaia planicola Berlese, 1892 y Pseudoparasitus dentatus (Halbert, 1920. Las especies más frecuentes (por aparecer en el mayor número de muestras son Uropoda misella (Berlese, 1916 y G. bicolor (21%, V. planicola (19% y Holoparasitus Oudemans sp. (17%. El fayal-brezal y laurisilva (monteverde, con 36 especies, es el hábitat más diverso; 9 especies se asocian a Erica arborea L., 9 a

  12. Rocky-reef fish assemblages at San José Island, Mexico Asociaciones de peces de arrecifes rocosos en Isla San José, México

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    Carmen Amelia Villegas-Sánchez

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available We analyzed the composition, diversity, and abundance of marine fish at rocky reefs off San José island, Mexico between October 2001 and August 2002. Fish species were recorded using a visual census in 5 sampling areas of 50 by 5 meters at 2 depths, shallow (1-3 meters and intermediate (5-7 meters. A total of 26 946 organisms were counted, belonging to 84 species. The families Serranidae (9 species, Labridae (8, Pomacentridae (7, and Haemulidae (6 were the most representative. We measured the rugosity of the bottom surface, which showed a positive relationship with abundance, richness, and fish diversity. The ocean bottom off San José island is covered with various size rocks that offer more feeding and refuge areas to fish assemblages than other areas. The ecological index increased during the warm season. Diversity and richness showed significant variations (PSe analizó la estructura íctica de los arrecifes rocosos de Isla San José, México entre octubre del 2001 y agosto del 2002. Las especies fueron registradas por medio de censos visuales, los cuales se realizaron sobre transectos de 50 m de largo X 5 m de ancho en 2 profundidades: somera (1-3 m e intermedia (5-7 m. Se contabilizaron un total de 26 946 individuos pertenecientes a 84 especies. Las familias mejor representadas fueron Serranidae (9, Labridae (8, Pomacentridae (7 y Haemulidae (6. La rugosidad del sustrato presentó una correlación positiva con la abundancia, riqueza y diversidad de especies de peces, lo que podría indicar que zonas con altos valores de rugosidad ofrecen a los peces más áreas de alimentación y refugio. Los índices ecológicos mostraron una tendencia de incremento de especies durante la temporada cálida. La diversidad y riqueza específica presentaron variaciones significativas entre profundidades (P<0.05, con valores más altos en los sitios expuestos de la isla ( Conejo, Pardito y San Francisquito. El índice de valor biológico indicó que las

  13. Prevalencia de caries, pérdida de dientes y necesidad de tratamiento en población adulta Mapuche-Huilliche de Isla Huapi Prevalence of caries, teeth loss and treatment needs in adult Mapuche-Huilliche population in Isla Huapi

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    P Angel

    2010-08-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo: El objetivo de este estudio transversal fue evaluar el estado de salud oral y cuantificar la prevalencia de caries dental, pérdida de dientes y necesidad de tratamiento en la población adulta de etnia Mapuche-Huilliche que habita la Isla Huapi. Método: Se examinó una muestra representativa de 64 habitantes adultos de la Isla Huapi, constituida por 31 hombres y 33 mujeres de entre 25 a 82 años de edad, que tenían a lo menos un apellido de origen Mapuche-Huilliche. Todos los individuos, previa firma de un consentimiento informado, fueron examinados por un solo dentista calibrado durante el mes de agosto 2009. Los datos fueron registrados en una ficha diseñada especialmente y analizados estadísticamente usando los test T de Student y ANOVA. Resultados: El promedio del índice COPD de la muestra fue 14.59. Todos los individuos tenían historia de caries. De los que conservaban dientes, el 71.43% tenían caries sin tratar, con un promedio de 1.25. El 98.43% de los individuos de la muestra presentaban algún grado de desdentamiento, el 12.5% eran edéntulos. El 100% de la población necesitaba atención odontológica, ya fuera para operatoria o prótesis. Conclusiones: Esta población presenta un gran daño en cuanto a su salud oral, especialmente debido a pérdida de dientes. La magnitud del daño e importancia del entorno social como determinante en la generación de éste, obliga a enfrentar el problema y buscar soluciones desarrollando y aplicando programas gubernamentales de promoción y atención en salud oral a toda la población.Objectives: The aim of this cross- sectional study was to assess oral health status and quantify prevalence of dental caries, teeth loss and treatment needs in an ethnic group of Mapuche-Huilliche adult population in Isla Huapi. Method: A representative sample of 64 adult inhabitants of Isla Huapi was selected. 31 men and 33 women aged 25 to 82 years of age who had at least one Mapuche

  14. South-South Trade: A Quantitative Assessment

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    The share of North-North trade in global trade declined from 55.5 percent in 1990 to around 32 percent in 2010. Such fall in North-North trade had been accompanied by rising trade involving the South countries. The South-North trade share increased from 13.9 percent to 16.5 percent during the same time. However, the most spectacular phenomenon was the rise in South-South trade, which increased from only 6.4 percent to 19.4 percent during this period. Such rise in South-South trade has no...

  15. Espondilose cervical: valor prognóstico dos sinais e sintomas pré-operatórios Cervical spondylosis: prognostic value of preoperative signs and symptoms

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    Reynaldo A. Brandt

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    Full Text Available Cento e quarenta e um pacientes com espondilose cervical foram estudados com o objetivo de se determinar um possível valor prognóstico nos sinais e sintomas pré-operatórios; 99 apresentaram radiculopatia, 19 mielopatia e 23 mielorradiculopatia. Nos pacientes com radiculopatia, recuperação completa foi 2,5 vezes mais frequente nos com paresia moderada dos membros superiores em relação aos com paresia intensa, 4,5 vezes mais frequente nos que não apresentaram atrofia muscular, 4,5 vezes mais frequente nos que não apresentaram distúrbios objetivos da sensibilidade, 4 vezes mais frequente nos que apresentaram defeitos mielográficos em menos do que dois níveis discais; pacientes com mais de 60 anos apresentaram maior proporção de comprometimento motor grave e também tiveram piores resultados com a cirurgia. Nos pacientes com mielopatia, nenhum com paresia intensa e nenhum com espasticidade intensa dos membros inferiores teve recuperação completa no primeiro ano após a cirurgia; resultados melhores foram observados nos que apresentaram paresia moderada nos membros inferiores. Melhores resultados foram vistos em pacientes com número maior de defeitos mielográficos. Comprometimento motor grave dos membros inferiores foi mais frequente nos pacientes com mais de 60 anos e estes apresentaram também piores resultados após a cirurgia em relação aos com menos de 60 anos. A cirurgia foi um marco na recuperação destes pacientes. Conclui-se que a padronização da avaliação destes sinais e sintomas pré-operatórios permite um prognóstico em relação à radiculopatia e à mielopatia consequentes à espondilose cervical.One hundred and forty-one patients with cervical spondylosis were studied, looking for a possible prognostic value in preoperative signs and symptoms. Duration of symptoms lasting from one month to five years untill surgical treatment and spinal fluid protein level had no prognostic value in these patients. In those

  16. Antígeno soluble Mycobacterium leprae y PPD en escolares de la Isla de Pascua y Santiago de Chile, 1987

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    Hugo Hurtado G.

    1989-12-01

    Full Text Available Se midió la reacción cruzada de los antígenos proteina pura derivada de tuberculina (PPD y antígeno soluble de Mycobacterium leprae (ASML mediante dos muestras de niños entre 6-14 años: una en un área endémica (Isla de Pascua y la otra en una no endémica (Santiago de Chile continental. Cada grupo de niños se inoculó simultáneamente con PPD y ASML en los antebrazos derecho e izquierdo respectivamente. Las lecturas fueron hechas 48 horas después. Los análisis estadísticos mostraron una evidente reacción cruzada de los dos antígenos. Se presentó también una significativa mayor reacción en el área endémica (Pascua que en Santiago tanto para PPD como para ASML.

  17. Realidad, sueño y utopía en La isla desierta. Un acercamiento al mundo teatral de Roberto Arlt

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    Camacho Delgado, José Manuel

    2001-12-01

    Full Text Available En la obra literaria del escritor argentino Roberto Arlt, la imaginación no conduce a los personajes a la liberación, sino a la derrota definitiva. Su teatro está lleno de criaturas miserables que tratan de sobreponerse inútilmente a los continuos encontronazos con la vida cotidiana. Sus obras contemplan numerosos desdoblamientos imaginativos que permiten al autor introducir diferentes niveles en la ficción y plantear el teatro dentro del teatro. En La isla desierta, una de sus piezas más breves y representadas, los personajes de una triste oficina portuaria experimentan un cambio radical en sus vidas cuando dejan de trabajar en un sótano y son trasladados a la décima planta de un inmueble. Allí, a través de un inmenso ventanal, son reclamados por un sinfín de tentaciones que se encuentran más allá del mundo gris de la oficina. Los empleados descubren los beneficios de la luz natural, la llegada de los buques, el bullicio de la calle, los reclamos de la libertad, elementos que acaban desestabilizando la rutina administrativa. No obstante, es el relato de uno de los personajes, el mulato Cipriano, cuya memoria es esencialmente literaria, el que arrastra al resto de los oficinistas a la ensoñación y a la consiguiente derrota.

  18. Breeding success of the blue–footed booby, Sula nebouxii, and the brown booby, Sula leucogaster, as an indicator of touristic disturbance in the Islas Marietas, Mexico

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    Cornejo-Ortega, J.L.; Chavez-Dagostino, R.M.; Cupul-Magaña, F.G.

    2016-07-01

    We studied the breeding success of two seabird species, the blue–footed booby, Sula nebouxii, and the brown booby, Sula leucogaster, in relation to touristic disturbance in order to focus conservation management strategies in the protected area of the Marietas Islands in Bahía de Banderas, Mexico. Data were collected throughout the breeding season of 2013 at Isla Larga. We considered three sites under different conditions of simulated disturbance within the colonies: ‘medium’, visits constrained to a single path; ‘high’, visits without spatial restrictions, and ‘low’, no visits. The total numbers of nests, eggs and chicks for each species were recorded weekly at the three sites. On the basis of these data, we determined the viability of eggs (hatching success) and chicks. A generalized linear mixed model (GLIMMIX) showed that breeding success (eggs–to–fledglings rate) had no relationship to the conditions of the area and but was significantly lower in the blue–footed booby. The presence of tourists, as measured in this study, was not the cause of nesting failure. Other, non–evaluated factors likely play a role in limiting the breeding success of the two species of booby studied here. (Author)

  19. Variación espacial de la comunidad macroinfaunal de praderas de pastos marinos de San Andrés Isla, Caribe colombiano

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    Campos Néstor

    2006-06-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la distribución espacial de la macroinfauna asociada a pastos marinos de las bahías Hooker,
    Honda y Sea Horse de la isla de San Andrés (Caribe colombiano, en época seca. Se tomaron muestras de
    sutrato en tres rangos de profundidad (0-2, 2-5 y >5m en cada bahía para un total de nueve estaciones. Se compararon las características estructurales de cada estación, encontrando bajas densidades promedio
    (187 ind/m2. Por medio de análisis de clasificación y la técnica de ordenación NMDS, a partir de las abundancias a nivel de familia, se definieron cuatro grupos. La distribución espacial de estos grupos indica que forman parte de una misma comunidad con amplia variación espacial en su composición y estructura. Los efectos generados por la corriente superficial y por la heterogeneidad estructural del hábitat son propuestos como posibles causas de la variación de la comunidad.

  20. EFECTO DE INOCULANTES MICROBIANOS SOBRE LA PROMOCIÓN DE CRECIMIENTO DE PLÁNTULAS DE MANGLE Y PLANTAS DE Citrullus vulgaris SAN ANDRÉS ISLA, COLOMBIA

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    TANIA GALINDO

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Con el fin de probar la efectividad de dos inoculantes microbianos (aislados a partir de raicillas de mangle rojo y negro en el crecimiento y establecimiento de plántulas de mangle y de patilla, se realizaron cuatro pruebas en campo en San Andrés Isla, Colombia. Se aplicaron dichos inoculantes en: propágulos de Avicennia germinans colectados en un área de manglar y sembrados en macetas sobre sustrato solarizado (con el fin de disminuir la carga microbiana, plántulas de A. germinans y Rhizophora mangle colectadas en cercanía de árboles semilleros, plántulas de A. germinans y R. mangle sembradas y mantenidas en vivero y en semillas de patilla (Citrullus vulgaris sembradas en un cultivo libre de fertilizantes químicos. Las variables tomadas como indicativo de crecimiento y desarrollo vegetal fueron: número de nodos, número de hojas y longitud del tallo. Los inoculantes (microorganismos solubilizadores de fosfa- tos -MSF- y bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno -BFN- se aplicaron en el material vegetal mencionado, efectuando mediciones durante tres meses. Los resultados muestran un efecto positivo de estimulación de crecimiento medido en longitud del tallo en las plantas tratadas con los inoculantes, específicamente en patilla y propágulos de A. germinans mantenidos en vivero.