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  1. Melilotoside Derivatives from Artemisia splendens (Asteraceae

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    Fariba H. Afshar

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available A combination of solid-phase-extraction (SPE and reversed-phase preparative high-performance liquid chromatography (prep-HPLC of the methanolic extract of the aerial parts of Artemisia splendens (common name: “Asia Minor Wormwood”, an endemic Iranian species, afforded Z- and E-melilotosides (1 and 2, Z- and E-4-methoxy-melilotosides (3 and 4, and a new dimer, bis-ortho-Z-melilotoside (5, named: splendenoside. Whilst the structures of these compounds (1-5 were elucidated unequivocally by spectroscopic means, the in vitro free-radical-scavenging property of 1-5 was determined by the 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH assay. This is the first report on the occurrence of any melilotoside derivatives in the genus Artemisia. Artemisia splendens, Asteraceae, 2,2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH, free-radical scavenger, melilotoside, splendenoside

  2. How are we behaving?

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    2012-01-01

    It’s almost two years since CERN introduced a Code of Conduct. The results may not be immediately measurable, but I’d like to think it’s made the lab a better place to be. The Code of Conduct is based on values that most of us immediately identify with, and so implementing it comes as second nature. Nevertheless, in an organisation of over 10,000 people, it’s useful to have a set of guidelines and there have been occasions on which it’s been necessary to remind people of them.   I use the figure of 10,000 advisedly since the Code of Conduct applies to us all, those on the CERN payroll as well as users of the lab’s facilities and people working for CERN contractors, as long as they are acting on CERN’s behalf. The Code also applies to us whether we are on the CERN site or anywhere else. CERN is a major presence in the region. The way we behave can have a significant influence on how our neighbours perceive us, and how the la...

  3. Interspecific aggression and character displacement in the damselfly Calopteryx splendens.

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    Tynkkynen, K; Rantala, M J; Suhonen, J

    2004-07-01

    Problems in species recognition are thought to affect the evolution of secondary sexual characters mainly through avoidance of maladaptive hybridization. Another, but much less studied avenue for the evolution of sexual characters due to species recognition problems is through interspecific aggression. In the damselfly, Calopteryx splendens, males have pigmented wing spots as a sexual character. Large-spotted males resemble males of another species, Calopteryx virgo, causing potential problems in species recognition. In this study, we investigate whether there is character displacement in wing spot size and whether interspecific aggression could cause this pattern. We found first that wing spot size of C. splendens in populations decreased with increasing relative abundance of C. virgo. Secondly, C. virgo males were more aggressive towards large- than small-spotted C. splendens males. Thirdly, in interspecific contests C. virgo males had better territory holding ability than C. splendens males. These results suggest that interspecific aggression may have caused character displacement in wing spot size of C. splendens, because the intensity of aggression towards large-spotted males is likely to increase with relative abundance of C. virgo males. Thus, interspecific aggression may be an evolutionarily significant force that is able to cause divergence in secondary sexual characters. Copyright 2004 Blackwell Publishing Ltd

  4. behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO)

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    2011-06-13

    Jun 13, 2011 ... popular OLS. Thus, QPSO-RBF estimator was more favorable to the control and fault diagnosis of the fermentation process, and consequently, it increased the yield of fermentation. Key words: Soft-sensing model, quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization algorithm, neural network. INTRODUCTION.

  5. Clerodendrum splendens: a potential source of antimicrobials

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    Ajaib, M.; Boota, F.

    2014-01-01

    The antimicrobial status of the bark and leaves of Clerodendrum splendens was evaluated.The inquisition had provided that the leaf and bark of the plant had exhibited maximum antimicrobial potential. The antibacterial activity was significant against S. aureus with the maximum effectiveness of 71 ± 0.6 mm displayed by the petroleum ether extracts of bark. Moreover, all the petroleum ether extracts exhibited maximum inhibitory effects against all the bacterial strains. The Gram negative strains, i.e. K. pneumoniae, P. aeruginosa and E. coli had provided good to satisfactory results within the range of 20 ± 0.8 mm to 69 ± 0.9 mm. Excellent activities were exhibited by leaf and bark extracts against the fungal pathogens with the maximum potential displayed by the petroleum ether extracts of leaf i.e. 57 ± 0.5 mm against A. oryzae. The MIC assays were carried out to further authenticate the results obtained by zones of inhibitions. The MIC potential exhibited by Gram negative bacteria for K. pneumoniae was evaluated to be > 0.032 mg/mL while for the S. aureus was roughly evaluated to be > 0.088. Moreover, the MIC activity displayed against other Gram negative bacterial strains was reported > 0.112 ± 0.7 mg/mL for E. coli and > 0.059 ± 1.0 mg/mL for P. aeruginosa. The MIC effectiveness for the fungal strain of A. niger and A. oryzae was evaluated to be 0.118 ± 0.7 mg/mL. (author)

  6. Nest success of the Indian House Crow Corvus splendens : An ...

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    Nest success of the Indian House Crow Corvus splendens was studied in the urban area of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in late March to early May 2011. The study investigated nest success of the Indian House Crow in different tree species with varying canopy covers and heights. Fifty-five active nests and 38 inactive nests ...

  7. Multiple phosphoglucomutase alleles in Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culcidae).

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    Yong, H S; Chan, K L; Dhaliwal, S S; Burton, J J; Cheong, W H; Mak, J W

    1980-09-15

    Multiple phosphoglucomutase (E.C. 2.7.5.1) alleles are found in the mosquito Toxorhynchites splendens. The sample studied reveals 3 Pgm alleles whose frequencies are in good accord with Hardy-Weinberg expectations. The most frequent allele is that controlling a phenotype with an intermediate electrophoretic mobility. Each Pgm allele determines a two-band electrophoretic pattern.

  8. Semi-automated tracking of behaviour of Betta splendens

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    Durey, Maëlle; Paulsen, Rasmus Reinhold; Matessi, Giuliano

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, a novel software system for animal behaviour tracking is described. It is used for tracking fish filmed in aquariums using a low quality acquisition system. The tracking is based on a multiscale template matching technique that finds both the position and the orientation...... of the tracked fish. The template is matched in the background subtracted frames, where the background is estimated using a median based approach. The system is very stable and has been used in a large behavioural study design to the use of the behavioural pattern known as mate choice copying in Betta splendens....

  9. Cannibalism and carnivory in Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae).

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    Amalraj, D D; Das, P K

    1992-09-01

    Laboratory reared larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens, which were previously starved for 24 hours, cannibalized eggs of their own kind or preyed upon the eggs of other species (Aedes aegypti and Anopheles stephensi) present on the surface of water in small containers. Second and third instars consumed eggs faster than first and fourth instars. The first instar consumed larvae of its own kind faster than the other instars, in the absence of other prey. However, when prey larvae were provided, there was a significant fall in the rate of cannibalism.

  10. Lead tolerance and cellular distribution in Elsholtzia splendens using synchrotron radiation micro-X-ray fluorescence

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    Zhang, Jie [MOE Key Laboratory of Environment Remediation and Ecosystem Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China); Tian, Shengke [MOE Key Laboratory of Environment Remediation and Ecosystem Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China); University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Science, Indian River Research and Education Center, Fort Pierce, FL 34945 (United States); Lu, Lingli; Shohag, M.J.I.; Liao, Haibing [MOE Key Laboratory of Environment Remediation and Ecosystem Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China); Yang, Xiaoe, E-mail: xyang@zju.edu.cn [MOE Key Laboratory of Environment Remediation and Ecosystem Health, College of Environmental and Resource Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058 (China)

    2011-12-15

    Highlights: Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Elsholtzia splendens had a good ability of lead tolerance and accumulation. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pb was mostly restricted to the vascular bundles and epidermis tissues. Black-Right-Pointing-Pointer Pb and Ca shared most similar distribution patterns in E. splendens. - Abstract: Hydroponic experiments were conducted to investigate the tolerance and spatial distribution of lead (Pb) in Elsholtzia splendens-a copper (Cu) accumulator plant using synchrotron-based micro-X-ray fluorescence. According to chlorophyll concentration and chlorophyll fluorescence parameters, E. splendens displayed certain tolerance at 100 {mu}M Pb treatment. Lead concentration in roots, stems and leaves of E. splendens reached 45,183.6, 1657.6, and 380.9 mg kg{sup -1}, respectively. Pb was mostly accumulated in the roots, and there were also high concentrations of Pb been transported into stems and leaves. Micro-XRF analysis of the stem and leaf cross section revealed that Pb was mostly restricted in the vascular bundles and epidermis tissues of both stem and leaf of E. splendens. The correlation between distribution of K, Ca, Zn and Pb were analyzed. There were significant positive correlations (P < 0.01) among Pb and Ca, K, Zn distribution both in stem and leaf of E. splendens. However, among the three elements, Ca shared the most similar distribution pattern and the highest correlation coefficients with Pb in both stem and leaf cross section of E. splendens. This suggests that Ca may play an important role in Pb accumulation in stem and leaf of E. splendens.

  11. The House Crow (Corvus splendens: A Threat to New Zealand?

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    Diane L. Fraser

    2015-05-01

    Full Text Available The house crow (Corvus splendens, a native of the Indian subcontinent, has shown a rapid expansion of habitat range across Eastern Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, Europe and Asia. It is an adaptable, gregarious commensal bird which is regarded globally as an important pest species due to its impacts on livestock, agricultural and horticultural crops and indigenous fauna and as a fecal contaminator of human environments and water resources. Two Maxent (v3.3.3k models (A with presence data in Australia and (B with simulated entry data locations in New Zealand and a third ArcGIS model (C with environmental and social layers are used to determine an overall suitability index and establish a niche-based model of the potential spatial distribution for C. splendens within New Zealand. The results show that New Zealand, particularly the northern regions of North Island, has suitable environments for the establishment of the house crow. In order of suitability Model B showed highest potential land area suitability (31.84% followed by Model A (13.79% and Model C (10.89%. The potential for further expansion of this bird’s invasive range is high and, if New Zealand is invaded, impacts are likely to be significant.

  12. Effects of nitrate on the diurnal vertical migration, carbon to nitrogen ratio, and the photosynthetic capacity of the dinoflagellate Gymnodinium splendens

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    Cullen, J.J.; Horrigan, S.G.

    1981-01-01

    A non-thecate dinoflagellate, Gymnodinium splendens, was studied in a 12 d laboratory experiment in 2.0 x 0.25 m containers in which light, temperature, and nutrients could be manipulated. Under a 12 h light:12 h dark cycle, the dinoflagellates exhibited diurnal vertical migrations, swimming downward before the dark period began and upward before the end of the dark period. This vertical migration probably involved geotaxis and a diel rhythm, as well as light-mediated behavior. The vertical distribution of nitrate affected the behavior and physiology of the dinoflagellate. When nitrate was present throughout the container, the organisms resembled those in exponential batch culture both in C:N ratios and photosynthetic capacity (P/sub max/); moreover, they migrated to the surface during the day. In contrast, when nitrate was depleted, C:N ratios increased, P/sub max/ decreased, and the organisms formed a subsurface layer at a depth corresponding to the light level at which photosynthesis saturated. When nitrate was present only at the bottom of the tank, C:N ratios of the population decreased until similar to those of nutrient-saturated cells and P/sub max/ increased; however, the dinoflagellates behaved the same as nutient-depleted cells, forming a subsurface layer during the light period. Field measurements revealed a migratory subsurface chlorophyll maximum layer dominated by G. splendens. It was just above the nitracline during the day, and in the nitracline during the night, which concurs with our laboratory observations.

  13. Novo hospedeiro e habitat para Neralsia splendens (Borgmeier, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Figitidade no Brasil New host and habitat for Neralsia splendens (Borgmeier, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae in Brazil

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    Carlos Henrique Marchiori

    2006-04-01

    Full Text Available Os Figitinae são parasitóides primários de larvas de dípteros. Na região Neotropical, poucos estudos têm sido realizados com esse grupo. Neste trabalho é relatado o novo hospedeiro e o habitat de Neralsia splendens (Borgmeier, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae coletadas em Oxysarcodexia thornax (Walker, 1849 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae, utilizando armadilhas com iscas de fezes humanas na Fazenda do Curso de Agronomia, em Itumbiara, Goiás, Brasil, em fevereiro de 2005. Foram coletados 9 espécimens do parasitóide N. splendens que emergiram de 50 pupas de O. thornax. A taxa de parasitismo obtida foi de 18,0%.The Figitinae are the primary parasitoids of dipterous larvae. Few studies have been done on this group in Neotropical region. This paper reports a new host and habitat of Neralsia splendens (Borgmeier, 1935 (Hymenoptera: Figitidae. The parasitoid was collected from Oxysarcodexia thornax (Walker, 1849 (Diptera: Sarcophagidae on traps containing feces humans baits, in Itumbiara, Goias, Brazil, at February 2005. A total of 9 specimens of the parasitoid N. splendens emerged from 50 pupae of O. thornax was collected. The parasitism rate was 18.0 %. This is a new record of the host (O. thornax and habitat (feces humans for N. splendens in Brazil.

  14. Time to death from starvation and compulsive killing by the larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae).

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    Amalraj, D D; Das, P K

    1994-11-01

    Time to death from starvation and compulsive killing without eating of the prey by larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens were studied in the laboratory. The first and second instars survived without food for 3 days while third and fourth instars survived for 7.8 and 14 days, respectively. When the corresponding instars of Aedes aegypti, Anopheles stephensi or Culex quinquefasciatus were offered, the number of prey killed but not eaten ranged from 0 to 15 per 40 prey larvae. Compulsive killing of Ae. aegypti was mainly at its third instar by 9- and 10-day old T. splendens. Compulsive killing of An. stephensi was mainly at its second and third instars by young and older ages of T. splendens but older T. splendens also killed fourth instar of An. stephensi. Compulsive killing of Cx. quinquefasciatus was of all its instars and mainly by young T. splendens. There was a significant negative correlation between the amount of food eaten per predator and the number of prey killed compulsively. The number of larvae killed and eaten were much larger than number killed compulsively, except in the case of third instar Ae. aegypti and 9-10-day old T. splendens.

  15. Laboratory evaluation of Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae) for predation of Aedes albopictus mosquito larvae.

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    Toma, T; Miyagi, I

    1992-07-01

    Biology of the mosquito Toxorhynchites splendens (Wiedemann) was studied in the laboratory to provide baseline data for using the predatory larvae of this species against those of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in a biological control programme. The mean incubation time of Tx.splendens eggs was 43.8 h and the time required for newly-hatched larvae to initiate predation was 2.5 h. Mean numbers of prey larvae consumed and killed by each Tx.splendens larva totalled 389 and 345 respectively. The larval period of Tx.splendens was not significantly different for rearing individually or in groups of nine, with equal prey density, and duration of larval development was proportional to prey density. In mass rearing, larval cannibalism was usually observed during days 1-3 post-eclosion. The incidence of cannibalism decreased sharply on the fourth day after hatching when some larvae became fourth-instar. Adult female Tx.splendens usually commenced oviposition on day 4 after emergence. The number of eggs laid daily increased on day 7 and the peak oviposition of 6.3 eggs/female/day occurred on day 11. When oviposition containers were provided only intermittently, gravid females of Tx.splendens scattered most of their eggs on the dry floor of the cage. Viability of eggs laid by females aged 4-14 days was high (60-90%) but decreased to less than 40% as the females aged.

  16. The HYLOCOMIUM SPLENDENS use for research of Ignalina NPP vicinity contamination by Cs 137 and Co 60

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    Kiponas, D.; Marchiulenene, D.

    2002-01-01

    The superficial distribution of Cs 137 and Co 60 and specific activity of these radionuclides in Hylocomium splendens in Ignalina NPP vicinity was investigated. The increase of Cs 137 and Co 60 specific activity in Hylocomium splendens was linked with increasing of these radionuclides activity in atmospheric deposits

  17. Arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi facilitate rapid adaptation of Elsholtzia splendens to copper.

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    Li, Junmin; Liang, Huijuan; Yan, Ming; Chen, Luxi; Zhang, Huating; Liu, Jie; Wang, Suizi; Jin, Zexin

    2017-12-01

    Closely associated microbes have been shown to drive local adaptation of plants. However, few studies provide direct evidence, disclosing the role of arbuscular mycorrhiza fungi (AMF) in their rapid adaptation of plants toward heavy metal tolerance. Elsholtzia splendens is a Cu-tolerant plant that was used as a model plant to study seed morphological traits as well as traits related to seed germination and seedling growth. This was achieved after acclimation for two generations with 1000mg/kg CuSO 4 in either absence or presence of AMF. In the absence of AMF, acclimation to Cu for two generations significantly decreased surface area, perimeter length, and perimeter width of E. splendens seeds, as well as seedling survival rate and fresh weight of the radicle of seedlings. However, in the presence of AMF, both the germination rate and the germination index of E. splendens seeds as well as the fresh weights of hypocotyl and radicle significantly increased. These results revealed that after Cu acclimation treatment, seeds and seedlings that had been inoculated with AMF outperformed those without AMF inoculation under Cu addition, indicating that AMF can facilitate rapid adaptation of E. splendens to Cu stress. In addition, two generations of Cu acclimation under AMF absence significantly increased radicle length, while amplitude increased under AMF presence, indicating that the direct adaptive plasticity response of radicle length to Cu stress helps with the Cu stress adaptation of E. splendens. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  18. Feed of Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens, (Regan, 1910 in open pond: live and formulated diets

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    L. H. Sipaúba-Tavares

    Full Text Available Abstract The growth rate and percent survival of Betta splendens when submitted to formulated diet and live food treatments are evaluated. The three different diets were used and designated as: formulated diet (basal diet; live food diet (plankton and mixed diet (formulated diet with plankton. The live food diet contained plankton belonging to an open pond. High mortality was reported with live food (plankton treatment whereas higher percent survival occurred with formulated diet. Highest specific growth rate, weight gain and final weight were reported in the mixed diet treatment and were significantly different (p<0.01 from those in formulated diet and live food treatments. The gut contents of B. splendens in mixed diet and live food treatments comprised, Rotifera and Bacillariophyceae species in high percentages or rather, over 78% of total organisms. Lecane sp. was the most ingested zooplankton species by B. splendens in both treatments (mixed diet and live food, with the phytoplankton species Asterionella sp. and Melosira sp. respectively in mixed diet and in live food, respectively. Results indicated that the formulated diet influenced the water parameters dissolved oxygen, total suspended solids, total dissolved solids and pH. The live food in the open pond was not enough to improve the growth rate and percent survival of B. splendens. The growth performance of B. splendens; had the best results with mixed diet which was capable of maintaining species’s survival (82% and development in artificial conditions, benefiting the culture management of ornamental fish.

  19. Development of Betta splendens embryos and larvae reveals variation in pigmentation patterns.

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    Carey, Alexis N; Lyvers, Benjamin H; Ferrill, Rachel N; Johnson, Rachel L; Dumaine, Anne Marie; Sly, Belinda J

    2016-06-01

    Vertebrate pigmentation provides an ideal system for studying the intersections between evolution, genetics, and developmental biology. Teleost fish, with their accessible developmental stages and intense and diverse colours produced by chromatophores, are an ideal group for study. We set out to test whether Betta splendens is a good model organism for studying the evolution and development of diverse pigmentation. Our results demonstrate that B. splendens can be bred to produce large numbers of offspring with easily visualized pigment cells. Depending on the colour of the parents, there was variation in larval pigmentation patterns both within and between breeding events. In juveniles the developing adult pigmentation patterns showed even greater variation. These results suggest that B. splendens has great potential as a model organism for pigmentation studies.

  20. Characterization of the surface and interfacial properties of the lamina splendens

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    Rexwinkle, Joe T.; Hunt, Heather K.; Pfeiffer, Ferris M.

    2017-06-01

    Joint disease affects approximately 52.5 million patients in the United States alone, costing 80.8 billion USD in direct healthcare costs. The development of treatment programs for joint disease and trauma requires accurate assessment of articular cartilage degradation. The articular cartilage is the interfacial tissue between articulating surfaces, such as bones, and acts as low-friction interfaces. Damage to the lamina splendens, which is the articular cartilage's topmost layer, is an early indicator of joint degradation caused by injury or disease. By gaining comprehensive knowledge on the lamina splendens, particularly its structure and interfacial properties, researchers could enhance the accuracy of human and animal biomechanical models, as well as develop appropriate biomimetic materials for replacing damaged articular cartilage, thereby leading to rational treatment programs for joint disease and injury. Previous studies that utilize light, electron, and force microscopy techniques have found that the lamina splendens is composed of collagen fibers oriented parallel to the cartilage surface and encased in a proteoglycan matrix. Such orientation maximizes wear resistance and proteoglycan retention while promoting the passage of nutrients and synovial fluid. Although the structure of the lamina splendens has been explored in the literature, the low-friction interface of this tissue remains only partially characterized. Various functional models are currently available for the interface, such as pure boundary lubrication, thin films exuded under pressure, and sheets of trapped proteins. Recent studies suggest that each of these lubrication models has certain advantages over one another. Further research is needed to fully model the interface of this tissue. In this review, we summarize the methods for characterizing the lamina splendens and the results of each method. This paper aims to serve as a resource for existing studies to date and a roadmap of the

  1. Laboratory observations on Toxorhynchites splendens Wiedemann in Thailand.

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    Chowanadisai, L; Benjaphong, N; Phanthumachinda, B

    1984-09-01

    The biology of Toxorhynchites splendens predaceous larvae which breed in domestic containers like Aedes aegypti was studied. Egg stage lasts 52.64 +/- 0.13 hours. There are four larval instars lasting 2.38 +/- 0.04, 1.24 +/- 0.26, 8.09 +/- 1.6 and 28.78 +/- 5.39 days respectively. Pupal development lasts 5.18 +/- 1.06 days. The adult life span is 29.55 +/- 8.06 days. Growth increment was by measuring the size of head capsule. Number of second instar prey larvae consumed by 1 to 4 instars predaceous larvae were 9.32 +/- 1.77, 5.94 +/- 1.11, 37.03 +/- 7.05 and 273.06 +/- 50.69 respectively. The fourth instar was very aggressive especially 2-3 days before pupation when it killed without eating them. The construction of biological life table indicated net reproductive of increase (R0) of 16.3, capacity for increase (rc) of 0.094, finite rate of increase (lambda) of 1.08 and mean duration of a generation (Tc) of 44.445 days. The mortality at the first and second larval instar was high and the calculated population index (I) was 14.81.

  2. Susceptibility of first instar Toxorhynchites splendens to malathion, naled and resmethrin.

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    Tietze, N S; Schreiber, E T; Hester, P G; Hallmon, C F; Olson, M A; Shaffer, K R

    1993-03-01

    Acute toxicity tests were conducted to measure the response of first instar Toxorhynchites splendens to commonly used mosquito adulticides: malathion, naled and resmethrin. The concentrations of pesticide causing 50% mortality (LC50) after 24 h was 2.87, 69.1 and 623 ppb for resmethrin, malathion and naled, respectively. Naled was determined to be the least toxic of the 3 compounds tested for integrated use with Tx. splendens. The latter assessments were based on comparisons between laboratory-derived dose-response curves and maximum concentrations reached in standing water calculated using standard application rates.

  3. A new mutant, White larva, of the mosquito Toxorhynchites splendens: genetics and cannibalism.

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    Horio, M; Tsukamoto, M; Miyagi, I

    1990-09-01

    A strain of a new body-color mutant, white larva (wl), was established from a field-collected wild-type strain of Toxorhynchites splendens. The mutant can be distinguished from the wild type in both the larval and pupal stages, but not in the adult. Crossing experiments confirmed its mode of inheritance to be a single recessive system. This is the first visible mutant found in Tx. splendens. Larvae of the wl phenotype seem to be recognized as prey by other individuals in mass larvae rearing.

  4. Toxicity of insecticides to Toxorhynchites splendens and three vector mosquitos and their sublethal effect on biocontrol potential of the predator.

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    Amalraj, D D; Das, P K

    1996-03-01

    Toxicity of six larvicides ie fenthion, temephos, malathion, deltamethrin, alphamethrin (Fendona), OMS 3031 and five adulticides ie malathion, fenitrothion, propoxur, deltamethrin, permethrin to Aedes aegypti, Culex quiquefasciatus, Anopheles stephensi and the predator, Toxorhynchites splendens was studied for evaluating safety margin. Concentrations of alphamethrin that killed 50% larvae of T. splendens were 53 and 12 times more than that which killed Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ae. aegypti. In case of deltamethrin, concentrations required to kill 50% larvae of T. splendens were 14 and 5 times more than that required against other two species. Other larvicides tested were equally toxic to both T. splendens and vector mosquitos. There was no significant difference in the toxicity of larvicides to T. splendens and An. stephensi. Deltamethrin was 25-132 times less toxic to adults of T. splendens in comparison to vector mosquitos. For other adulticides the range was 1-10. Immature developmental time of T. splendens was not affected by any of the insecticides tested. However, predation rate was lowered when larvae of Ae. aegypti previously exposed to fenthion and temephos were offered. Whereas, alphamethrin and OMS 3031 did not affect the feeding rate of the predator. There was a significant reduction in the pupal weight and pupation as a result of the predator feeding on the insecticide treated prey. There was a significant negative relationship between rate of pupation and dosage. The present study indicates that synthetic pyrethroids owing to their higher safety margin can be used in an integrated vector management program.

  5. [Isolation and biodiversity of copper-resistant bacteria from rhizosphere soil of Elsholtzia splendens].

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    Sun, Leni; He, Linyan; Zhang, Yanfeng; Zhang, Wenhui; Wang, Qi; Sheng, Xiafang

    2009-10-01

    Isolation and characterization of rhizosphere copper-resistant bacteria from a copper accumulator plant Elsholtzia splendens were investigated. Cultivable Cu-resistant bacteria were isolated by plating and screening from rhizosphere soils of Elsholtzia splendens growing on a copper mine tailing. Bacteria were characterized regarding characteristics that may be relevant for a beneficial plant-microbe interaction--Cu tolerance, phosphate-solubilizing, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC) deaminase, siderophore and indoleacetic acid production, and further classified by restriction analysis of 16S rDNA (ARDRA). Strains that produced ACC deaminase were identified by 16S rDNA sequence analysis. Twenty-seven Cu-resistant strains were isolated from rhizosphere soil of Elsholtzia splendens and classified by ARDRA in 7 different taxonomic groups at the similarity level of 60% . All strains produced IAA or their derivatives, 44.4% of the strains produced a very high level of siderophores, and five strains were able to grow on ACC as the sole nitrogen source. Strains 2EBS12, 2EBS13, 2EBS15 and 3EBS11 were identified as Acinetobacter, strain 2EBS14 was essentially consistent Alcaligenes. Cu-resistant rhizobacteria isolated from Elsholtzia splendens have abundant characteristics relative to promoting plant growth and genetic diversity, rhizobacteria Acinetobacter sp. and Alcaligenes sp. contained ACC deaminase activity.

  6. Risky behaviors: effects of Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae) predator on the behavior of three mosquito species.

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    Zuharah, Wan Fatma; Fadzly, Nik; Yusof, Nur Aishah; Dieng, Hamady

    2015-01-01

    Viable biocontrol agents for mosquito control are quite rare, therefore improving the efficacy of existing biological agents is an important study. We need to have a better understanding of the predation-risk behavioral responses toward prey. This research examined prey choices by Toxorhynchites splendens by monitoring the behavioral responses of Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus, and Anopheles sinensis larvae when exposed to the predator. The results show that Tx. splendens prefers to consume Ae. aegypti larvae. The larvae exhibited different behavioral responses when Tx. splendens was present which suggest vulnerability in the presence of predators. "Thrashing" and "browsing" activities were greater in Ae. aegypti larvae. Such active and risky movements could cause vulnerability for the Ae. aegypti larvae due to increasing of water disturbance. In contrast, Ae. albopictus and An. sinensis larvae exhibited passive, low-risk behaviors, spending most of the time on the "wall" position near the edges of the container. We postulated that Ae. aegypti has less ability to perceive cues from predation and could not successfully alter its behavior to reduce risk of predation risk compared with Ae. albopictus and An. sinensis. Our results suggest that Tx. splendens is a suitable biocontrol agent in controlling dengue hemorrhagic vector, Ae. aegypti. © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Entomological Society of America.

  7. Survival Rate and Growth of Fighting Fish Larvae (Betta splendens Regan Fed on Various Live Foods

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    T. Budiardi

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Larval of fighting fish (Betta splendens Regan requires precise live foods for its growth and survival. In this experiment, fish larvae were fed on either Paramecium + Artemia, Paramecium + Artemia + Tubifex, Paramecium + Moina, or Paramecium + Moina + Tubifex. The fish were fed Paramecium from day-2 till day-7 after hatching. There after, the live food was changed according to the treatments till day-28.  Results showed that fish fed on Paramecium + Artemia significantly had the highest total length (12.63 mm than other treatments (11.86 mm. On the other hand, survival rate of fish had no significant affected by the treatments. Keywords: fighting fish, Betta splendens, Paramecium, Moina, Artemia, Tubifex, larvae   ABSTRAK Larva ikan betta (Betta splendens Regan membutuhkan jenis pakan alami yang tepat bagi kelangsungan hidup dan pertumbuhannya. Pada penelitian ini, larva ikan diberi pakan berupa Paramecium + Artemia, Paramecium + Artemia + Tubifex, Paramecium + Moina, atau Paramecium + Moina + Tubifex.  Ikan diberi pakan pakan berupa Paramecium dari hari ke-2 hingga hari ke-7. Setelah itu, pemberian pakan alami diubah berdasarkan masing-masing perlakuan hingga hari ke-28.  Hasil penelitian menunjukkan bahwa ikan yang diberi pakan Paramecium + Artemia memiliki tubuh secara signifikan lebih panjang (12,63 mm dibandingkan perlakuan lainnya (11,86 mm.  Sementara itu, kelangsungan hidup tidak dipengatuhi oleh perlakuan. Kata kunci: ikan betta, Betta splendens, Paramecium, Moina, Artemia, Tubifex, larva

  8. Growth of alfonsino Beryx splendens Lowe 1834 in the South-West ...

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    Age and growth of alfonsino Beryx splendens from South-West Indian Ocean seamounts were studied based on whole otolith readings. Ages of the fish under study ranged between one year and 14 years (15.5–43.5cm fork length). Age distribution was related to depth. The von Bertalanffy growth parameters for males were ...

  9. Symplasmic and apoplasmic transport inside feather moss stems of Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens.

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    Sokolowska, K; Turzanska, M; Nilsson, M-C

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    The ubiquitous feather mosses Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens form a thick, continuous boundary layer between the soil and the atmosphere, and play important roles in hydrology and nutrient cycling in tundra and boreal ecosystems. The water fluxes among these mosses and environmental factors controlling them are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate whether feather mosses are capable of internal transport and to provide a better understanding of species-specific morphological traits underlying this function. The impacts of environmental conditions on their internal transport rates were also investigated. Cells involved in water and food conduction in P. schreberi and H. splendens were identified by transmission electron microscopy. Symplasmic and apoplasmic fluorescent tracers were applied to the moss stems to determine the routes of internal short- and long-distance transport and the impact of air humidity on the transport rates. Symplasmic transport over short distances occurs via food-conducting cells in both mosses. Pleurozium schreberi is also capable of apoplasmic internal long-distance transport via a central strand of hydroids. These are absent in H. splendens. Reduced air humidity significantly increased the internal transport of both species, and the increase was significantly faster for P. schreberi than for H. splendens. Pleurozium schreberi and Hylocomium splendens are capable of internal transport but the pathway and conductivity differ due to differences in stem anatomy. These results help explain their varying desiccation tolerance and possibly their differing physiology and autecology and, ultimately, their impact on ecosystem functioning. © The Author 2017. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Annals of Botany Company. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please email: journals.permissions@oup.com

  10. Ecoles coraniques d'hier et ecoles arabes d'aujourd'hui au Benin ...

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    Mots clés : Ecoles coraniques, écoles arabes. Koranic schools of yesterday and Arabics Schools of today in Benin: To educate for what ends? The democratic renewal that Benin knows since the quick strengths conference of the nation of February 1990 opened the way to the democratization of the education with in the ...

  11. Field observation on the efficacy of Toxorhynchites splendens (Wiedemann) as a biocontrol agent against Aedes albopictus (Skuse) larvae in a cemetery.

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    Nyamah, M A; Sulaiman, S; Omar, B

    2011-08-01

    This study explored the efficacy of Toxorhynchites splendens, predator of Aedes albopictus as a biocontrol agent. There was a negative correlation between Ae. albopictus larval population and Tx. splendens larval population in ovitraps (r=-0.287, R²=0.0821). The correlation is higher between the mean number of Ae. albopictus larvae per ovitrap and the number of Tx. splendens larvae in an ovitrap (r=-0.987, R²=0.9737). Larvae of Tx. splendens were observed to co-exist with larvae of Ae. albopictus and Culex fuscocephala in the ovitraps placed in the study area. The existence of Tx. splendens larvae in the study area coincides with their habit, preferring to breed in bamboo stumps. A total of 480 ovitraps were inspected for 30-week study period and 281 ovitraps were positive with Ae. albopictus larvae respectively. There was a significant difference between numbers of ovitrap positive for Ae. albopictus larvae with number of Tx. splendens larvae in the ovitraps (ANOVA, F((4,475)) 2.655, p<0.05). Of 281 ovitraps positive with Ae. albopictus larvae, 255 ovitraps contained only one Tx. splendens larva each. Only one ovitrap contained four, the most number of Tx. splendens larvae (p< 0.05). Thus, Tx. splendens could be utilised as an alternative for dengue vector control programme.

  12. International entrepreneurship and effectuation: the Yaguara Ecológico Coffee case

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    Paula Porto

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to investigate the role of the entrepreneur and the characteristics of the internationalization process for Yaguara Ecológico, a small Brazilian coffee producer, in the light of different theoretical approaches. A literature review was done with special attention given to the theories of International Entrepreneurship and Effectuation. This paper deals with the International New Venture phenomenon (OVIATT; McDOUGALL, 1994, and in order to understand the importance of entrepreneurs in a company's internationalization process, the Effectuation theory was chosen that offers alternatives to describe how they think and behave when starting a new venture (PERRY et.al., 2012. The research method used a single case study and in-depth interviews were conducted with company managers. The results suggest that the theories offer explanations for the company's internationalization activities; however, some characteristics of this trend did not adhere to the theoretical propositions.

  13. Ionic liquids behave as dilute electrolyte solutions

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    Gebbie, Matthew A.; Valtiner, Markus; Banquy, Xavier; Fox, Eric T.; Henderson, Wesley A.; Israelachvili, Jacob N.

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    We combine direct surface force measurements with thermodynamic arguments to demonstrate that pure ionic liquids are expected to behave as dilute weak electrolyte solutions, with typical effective dissociated ion concentrations of less than 0.1% at room temperature. We performed equilibrium force–distance measurements across the common ionic liquid 1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium bis(trifluoromethanesulfonyl)imide ([C4mim][NTf2]) using a surface forces apparatus with in situ electrochemical control and quantitatively modeled these measurements using the van der Waals and electrostatic double-layer forces of the Derjaguin–Landau–Verwey–Overbeek theory with an additive repulsive steric (entropic) ion–surface binding force. Our results indicate that ionic liquids screen charged surfaces through the formation of both bound (Stern) and diffuse electric double layers, where the diffuse double layer is comprised of effectively dissociated ionic liquid ions. Additionally, we used the energetics of thermally dissociating ions in a dielectric medium to quantitatively predict the equilibrium for the effective dissociation reaction of [C4mim][NTf2] ions, in excellent agreement with the measured Debye length. Our results clearly demonstrate that, outside of the bound double layer, most of the ions in [C4mim][NTf2] are not effectively dissociated and thus do not contribute to electrostatic screening. We also provide a general, molecular-scale framework for designing ionic liquids with significantly increased dissociated charge densities via judiciously balancing ion pair interactions with bulk dielectric properties. Our results clear up several inconsistencies that have hampered scientific progress in this important area and guide the rational design of unique, high–free-ion density ionic liquids and ionic liquid blends. PMID:23716690

  14. Ultimate costs of sporophyte production in the clonal moss Hylocomium splendens

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    A richly sporophyte-producing population of the dioecious perennial clonal moss Hylocomium splendens was followed for five years in order to investigate the longterm costs of sporophyte production. Female mature segments were divided into two subpopulations: sporophyte producing and reference without sporophytes. Ultimate (long-term) population growth rates of l 5 1.091 and 1.258, respectively, were found for the two subpopulations by building separate deterministic transition ...

  15. Influence of container design on predation rate of potential biocontrol agent, Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae) against dengue vector.

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    Mohamad, N; Zuharah, W F

    2014-03-01

    Toxorhynchites splendens larvae are a natural predator of dengue vector mosquito larvae, Aedes albopictus. This study was carried out to evaluate the predation rate of Tx. splendens third instar larvae on Ae. albopictus larvae in 24 h. Each predator was offered prey at a density between 10 to 50 individuals. Predation rate of Tx. splendens were also tested with two manipulated factors; various types of container and different water volumes. The experiment was evaluated in man-made containers (tin cans, plastic drinking glasses and rubber tires) and natural container (bamboo stumps) which were filled with different water volumes (full, half full, 1/4 full, and 1/8 full). The prey density and the characteristics of the container were found as significant factors which influence the predation rate of Tx. splendens. The predator consumed significantly more prey at higher prey densities (40 and 50 preys) compared to the lowest density (10 preys) (F=3.935, df=4, p=0.008). The results showed significantly higher consumption in horizontal shaped container of rubber tire than in vertical shape of bamboo stumps (F=3.100, df=3, p=0.029). However, the water volume had no significant effect on predation rate of Tx. splendens (F=1.736, df=3, p=0.162). We generally suggest that Tx. splendens is best to be released in discarded tires or any other containers with horizontal shape design with wide opening since Tx. splendens can become more effective in searching prey in this type of container design. This predator is also a suitable biocontrol candidates to be introduced either in wet and dry seasons in Malaysia.

  16. A new densovirus isolated from the mosquito Toxorhynchites splendens (Wiedemann) (Diptera: Culicidae).

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    Pattanakitsakul, Sa-Nga; Boonnak, Kobporn; Auethavornanan, Kusuma; Jairungsri, Aroonroong; Duangjinda, Thaneeya; Puttatesk, Punjaporn; Thongrungkiat, Supatra; Malasit, Prida

    2007-03-01

    A new densovirus was isolated and characterized in laboratory strains of Toxorhynchites splendens. The virus was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) from mosquitoes reared in our laboratory. PCR fragments from each mosquito were compared by single strand conformation polymorphism (SSCP) assay and found to be indistinguishable. Thus, it is likely the densoviruses from these mosquitoes contain homologous nucleotide sequences. The PCR fragment corresponding to a 451 bp densovirus structural gene segment from each of 5 mosquitoes had 100% identical nucleotide sequences. Phylogenetic analysis of the structural gene sequence suggests the newly isolated densovirus is more closely related to Aedes aegypti densovirus (AaeDNV) than to Aedes albopictus densovirus (AalDNV). Analysis of offspring and predated larvae suggests that vertical and horizontal transmission are responsible for chronic infections in this laboratory strain of Toxorhynchites splendens. The virion DNA is 4.2 kb in size, is closely related to, but distinct from, known densoviruses in the genera Brevidensovirus and Contravirus. Thevirus is tentatively named Toxorhynchites splendens densovirus (TsDNV).

  17. Salivary gland of Toxorhynchites splendens Wiedemann (Diptera: Culicidae): ultrastructural morphology and electrophoretic protein profiles.

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    Jariyapan, Narissara; Choochote, Wej; Jitpakdi, Atchariya; Bates, Paul A

    2004-07-01

    The salivary glands of male and female Toxorhynchites splendens have the same morphology, and they are paired organs lying on either side of the esophagus. Each gland is composed of two identical tubular lobes, joined together at the end of the proximal region. In the gland, a salivary duct extends through the length of each lobe. The general cellular architecture of the salivary gland of this mosquito is unique. No secretory cavity was found in any cell, and the salivary materials are secreted from long microvilli and collect in a periductal space surrounding the duct. In addition, a number of mitochondria, rough endoplasmic reticulum, and a very large nucleus were observed, suggesting a high energy requirement for producing the salivary proteins involved in sugar feeding. The size of the gland is approximately 50 microm in diameter and 1.5 mm in length. These dimensions correlate with high protein content of these salivary glands (2.88+/-0.14 microg/gland pair). Sodium dodecyl sulfatepolyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) analysis revealed that the electrophoretic protein profiles of the male and female salivary glands were identical. No dominant major proteins were found. Compared with Aedes and Anopheles mosquitoes, the protein profile of T. splendens was similar to that observed in the males of these other species but different to that shown by the females, thus making T. splendens an excellent organism for studying the biochemistry of sugar feeding in mosquitoes.

  18. Phytochemical Composition and Biological Activities of Uvaria chamae and Clerodendoron splendens

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    Donatus Ebere Okwu

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Uvaria chamae P. Beauv and Clerodendron splendens A Cheval are known to have various medicinal and therapeutic properties. Their anti-inflammatory and oxytocic properties were assessed in this study. The extracts and aspirin were found to inhibit carrageenan-induced paw oedema on albino rats and mice with a strong activity in aspirin having (80.43 % inhibition while U. chamae and C. splendens have 69.57% and 47.83% inhibition respectively. The plants extract exhibition and uterine contraction activity on guinea pig. Phytochemical studies on the plants revealed the presence of bioactive components comprising flavonoids (0.70 – 5.70 mg. 100 g-1, alkaloids (0.81-5.40 mg. 100 g-1, tannins (0.40 – 3.60 mg. 100 g-1, saponins (0.38 – 2.10 mg. 100 g-1 and phenols (0.08 – 0.10 mg. 100 g-1. These bioactive compounds may be responsible for the medicinal properties of U. chaemae and C. splendens that form the basis of their use in herbal medicine in Nigeria.

  19. GROWTH AND COLOUR PERFORMANCE OF THE CROSSBREED MARBLE STRAIN Betta splendens AND Betta imbellis

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    Eni Kusrini

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available Betta ornamental fish of marble strain is a strain which is prefered by the hobbyists, because of its unique color, expensive price, and difficult to obtain the fish color strains. Therefore strain marble betta fish is still dominant for export quality for national and international contests. The aim of this study was to observe the growth and color performance of the crossedbreed marble strains of wild betta, Betta imbellis crossed with Betta splendens. The hybrids of B. imbellis (f x B. splendens (m (D had a specific length and weight rate, (1,113 ± 0.04%/day; 2,531 ± 0.14%/day; 26.61 ± 2.02 mm which was better than that of the hybrids B. imbellis (m x B. splendens (f (C (1,099 ± 0.02%/day; 2,244 ± 0.13%/day; 25.97 ± 1.33 mm; and 0.0027 ± 0.0003 mm. However, the survival rate of the C hybrids (42.19 ± 11.42% was higher than those of D (33.67%-17.08%. Based on the obtained results of the color identification the hybrids had as many as 15 characters of color, homozygous strains of marble which became the target of as much as 1%.

  20. Predatory activity of Rhantus sikkimensis and larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens on mosquito larvae in Darjeeling, India.

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    Aditya, Gautam; Ash, Anirban; Saha, Goutam K

    2006-06-01

    Predation potential of the dytiscid beetle, Rhantus sikkimensis Regimbart 1899 and the larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens Wiedemann 1819 occurring along with the larval stages of the mosquitoes in the annual lentic water bodies of Darjeeling was evaluated using the larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus Say 1823 as preys, in the laboratory under simulated natural conditions. Field collected R. sikkimensis and larvae of Tx. splendens were offered IV instar larvae of Cx. quinquefasciatus to observe the rate of predation, at varying prey and predator densities. Based on the data obtained on the predation for a period of three consecutive days, two indices of predation, predatory impact (PI) and clearance rate (CR) values were estimated, and compared between the predator species. The rate of predation of IV instar Cx. quinquefasciatus larvae by R. sikkimensis ranged between 21.56 and 86.89 larvae per day, depending on the prey and predator densities. The PI value remained between 18.67 and 35.33 larvae/day depending on prey densities, while the CR ranged between 2.21 and 2.23 larvae litres/day/predator. Compared to these, the Tx. splendens larvae consumed the prey larvae at the rate of 0.67 to 34.22 larvae per day, depending on the prey and predator densities. The PI value ranged between 7.67 and 11.33 larvae/day, and the CR value ranged between 1.41 and 1.76 larvae litres/day/predator. The rate of predation, CR values and PI values of R. sikkimensis and Tx. splendens varied significantly. Both the predators R. sikkimensis and larvae of Tx. splendens can consume a good number of mosquito larvae, though the rate of consumption between the two predators vary owing to the difference in the life history traits and features. It can be assumed that these predators play an important role in larval population regulation of mosquitoes and thereby impart an effect on species composition and interactions in the aquatic insect communities of Darjeeling Hills, India.

  1. Concurrent reflectance imaging and microdialysis in the freely behaving cat

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    Poe, G R; Nitz, D A; Rector, D M

    1996-01-01

    We present a method to perform simultaneous microdialysis with light reflectance imaging of neural activity in a discrete brain region of the freely behaving animal. We applied this method to the dorsal hippocampus of freely behaving cats to (1) measure extracellular glutamate and reflectance...

  2. De Novo Transcriptome Sequencing of Desert Herbaceous Achnatherum splendens (Achnatherum Seedlings and Identification of Salt Tolerance Genes

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    Jiangtao Liu

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available Achnatherum splendens is an important forage herb in Northwestern China. It has a high tolerance to salinity and is, thus, considered one of the most important constructive plants in saline and alkaline areas of land in Northwest China. However, the mechanisms of salt stress tolerance in A. splendens remain unknown. Next-generation sequencing (NGS technologies can be used for global gene expression profiling. In this study, we examined sequence and transcript abundance data for the root/leaf transcriptome of A. splendens obtained using an Illumina HiSeq 2500. Over 35 million clean reads were obtained from the leaf and root libraries. All of the RNA sequencing (RNA-seq reads were assembled de novo into a total of 126,235 unigenes and 36,511 coding DNA sequences (CDS. We further identified 1663 differentially-expressed genes (DEGs between the salt stress treatment and control. Functional annotation of the DEGs by gene ontology (GO, using Arabidopsis and rice as references, revealed enrichment of salt stress-related GO categories, including “oxidation reduction”, “transcription factor activity”, and “ion channel transporter”. Thus, this global transcriptome analysis of A. splendens has provided an important genetic resource for the study of salt tolerance in this halophyte. The identified sequences and their putative functional data will facilitate future investigations of the tolerance of Achnatherum species to various types of abiotic stress.

  3. SENSITIVITY AND SPECIFICITY OF MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY DSSE10 IN HEAD SQUASH TOXORHYNCHITES SPLENDENS USING IMMUNOHISTOCHEMICAL PEROXIDASE TECHNIQUE

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    Tika Fiona Sari

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    Full Text Available Dengue virus are transmitted from human to human by the bites of infective female Aedesmosquitoes from subgenus Stegomyia. One of the way to detect Dengue virus antigen is by usingimmunohistochemical technique. This method was reported to detect dengue vims antigen in lowlevels. The aims of this study is to measure sensitivity and specificity of monoclonal antibodyDSSE10 using SBPC to detect antigen Dengue virus in head squash Toxorhynchites splendenswere infected with dengue patient serum and RT-PCR as gold standart. Artificially-infected Tx.splendens mosquitoes with serum positif dengue virus were used as infectious samples and noninfectedTx. splendens mosquitoes were used as control negative. The immunohistochemichalSBPC assay using monoclonal antibody DSSE10 then applied in mosquitoes head squash todetect Dengue vims antigen. RT-PCR as a gold standart was applied in each mosquito thorax.The result were analyzed by descriptive stasistic test and 2x2 diagnostic test table. Monoclonalantibody DSSE10 using immunohistochemical SBPC assay in head squash Tx. splendens wasgave sensitivity 87,09% and specificity 92,5%. Conclussion of this study is DSSE10 Monoclonalantibodies can be used as primary antibodies for the detection of dengue vims antigen inmosquito head squashKeywords: Dengue viruses, SBPC, antibodies DSSE10, head squash, Toxorhynchitessplendens' Virus Dengue ditularkan dari orang ke orang melalui gigitan nyamuk Aedes dari subgenusStegomyia. Salah satu cara untuk mendeteksi antigen vims Dengue adalah dengan menggunakanteknik imunohistokimia. Metode imunohistokimia dilaporkan dapat mendeteksi antigen vimsDengue dalam kadar yang rendah. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah melakukan evaluasi sensitivitasdan spesifitas antibodi monoklonal DSSE10 dengan metode imunohistokimia Streptavidin BiotinPeroxidase Complex (SBPC untuk mendeteksi antigen Dengue melalui scdiaan head squashnyamuk Toxorhynchites splendens yang diinfeksi dengan scrum penderita

  4. Effect of copper tolerant Elsholtzia splendens on bacterial community associated with Commelina communis on a copper mine spoil.

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    Yang, Ruyi; Guo, Fuyu; Li, Jing; Su, Nannan; Shao, Zongyuan; Zan, Shuting

    2016-08-01

    Facilitation, or positive plant-plant interaction, has received increasing concern from ecologists over the last two decades. Facilitation may occur through direct mitigation of severe environments or indirect mediation by a third participant from the same or different trophic levels. The copper (Cu) tolerant species Elsholtzia splendens facilitates the establishment and growth of co-occurring Commelina communis through indirect enrichment of microbial activity. However, whether and how E. splendens impacts the microbial community that is associated with C. communis is less known. We characterized the soil bacterial community in the rhizosphere of C. communis in the absence and presence of E. splendens using PCR-DGGE (polymerase chain reaction-denaturing gradient gel electrophoresis) and sequencing. The result showed that the richness of the bacterial community increased, but diversity and evenness remained similar, in the presence of E. splendens. Chloroflexi, Acidobacteria and Proteobacteria were the most dominant bacteria. The relative abundance of dominant and minor bacterial groups showed distinctly different responses to E. splendens. Principal component analysis and redundancy analysis indicated that variation of the bacterial community was determined by multiple factors and might be driven by the tested soil parameters collectively, or alternatively changed through plant root exudates or other microorganisms. Our results enhance the understanding of how the bacterial community associated with a beneficiary plant responds to a benefactor plant and suggests that the changes of bacterial community composition may have far-reaching influence on plant-soil feedback and the aboveground plant community in the long run. Copyright © 2016. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  5. Une Exception Francaise: Les Grandes Ecoles (A French Exception: The Great Schools).

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    Kimmel, Alain

    1996-01-01

    Examines the role of exceptional schools in France that have produced famous personages such as Charles de Gaulle and Jean-Paul Sartre. The schools reviewed include L'Ecole Nationale d'Administration, L'Ecole Polytechnique, L'Ecole Normale Superieure, L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Saint-Cyr, and L'Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.…

  6. Seletividade de sálvia (Salvia splendens ao herbicida oxyfluorfen veiculado à palha de arroz Selectivity of Salvia splendens to oxyfluorfen applied to rice straw

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    K.F.L. Pivetta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available O manejo de plantas daninhas em canteiros de floríferas é um dos principais aspectos que interferem na manutenção dos jardins. Dessa forma, este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar a possibilidade de veiculação do oxyfluorfen à palha de arroz e a seletividade da sálvia (Salvia splendens, uma das principais floríferas produzidas e comercializadas no Brasil, ao herbicida. O delineamento experimental foi em blocos casualizados, no esquema fatorial 4 x 3, com quatro repetições. Os tratamentos foram quatro quantidades de palha de arroz (0, 4, 6 e 8 t ha-1 combinadas com três doses do herbicida oxyfluorfen (0, 1 e 2 L ha-1. Observou-se que os tratamentos que levaram à veiculação do herbicida (nas duas doses testadas e nas três quantidades de palha apresentaram controle de plantas daninhas sem que efeitos fitotóxicos severos fossem observados nas plantas de sálvia. A pulverização direta do herbicida sobre o solo e as plantas de sálvia não se mostrou viável. O tratamento que proporcionou controle satisfatório de plantas daninhas sem causar danos às plantas de sálvia e que, por isso, pode ser recomendado foi o que recebeu o herbicida na dose de 2 L ha-1, veiculado a 4 t ha-1 de palha de arroz.Weed control is one of the main constrains to flower garden maintenance. This work aimed to study the possibility of translocating oxyfluorfen to rice straw and of selectivity of Salvia splendens, one of the main ornamental species produced and commercialized in Brazil, to the herbicide. A randomized block design was used in the factorial scheme 4 x 3, with four repetitions. The treatments consisted of four amounts of rice straw (0, 4, 6 and 8 t ha-1 combined with three doses of oxyfluorfen (0, 1 and 2 L ha-1. The results showed that the treatments that led to translocation of the herbicide to rice straw showed great weed control, without any high phytotoxicty damage to the salvia plants. The treatment receiving g 4 L ha-1 of herbicide in 2

  7. Fighting fish (Betta splendens) bubble nests do not inhibit microbial growth.

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    Brown, Alexandria C; Clotfelter, Ethan D

    2012-12-01

    Some organisms produce antimicrobial substances in nesting foam to favorably manipulate the environment to which their developing offspring are exposed. We tested if fighting fish Betta splendens foamy nest material, which is comprised of bubbles produced in the oral cavity of nesting males, has antimicrobial properties against a pathogenic bacteria (Edwardsiella tarda), a nonpathogenic bacteria (Escherichia coli), or a pathogenic oomycete (Saprolegnia parasitica). We also tested if exposure to nest material increases larval survival by performing in vitro fertilizations and individually incubating eggs in bubble nest extract or tank water (control). Our results show no evidence of antimicrobial properties of bubble nests. On the contrary, bubble nests provided favorable microenvironments for the growth of Saprolegnia parasitica. Our results confirm earlier work citing the importance of male nest attendance, and suggest that the mechanism responsible for decreased survival in the absence of attending males is pathogenic microbes. 2012 WILEY PERIODICALS, INC

  8. Factors affecting oviposition site preference by Toxorhynchites splendens in the laboratory.

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    Benzon, G L; Apperson, C S; Clay, W

    1988-03-01

    In a series of laboratory oviposition assays, gravid Toxorhynchites splendens exhibited a preference for cups containing Aedes aegypti larval rearing water, but not for cups containing liquid cultures of bacteria, live Ae. aegypti in distilled water, Ae. aegypti larval holding water with reduced bacterial contamination, or methyl propionate at 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3% in distilled water. Preoviposition flight behavior was elicited by dark-colored containers, but few eggs were deposited if they contained no water. An invisible source of humidity placed in cups enhanced oviposition, but a reflective surface placed in dry cups did not. It is concluded that this species is strongly influenced by humidity and visual stimuli in the acceptance of a site for oviposition.

  9. Population interaction of Toxorhynchites splendens and Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in the laboratory.

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    Amalraj, D D; Das, P K

    1994-12-01

    Population interaction of Toxorhynchites splendens and Aedes aegypti in relation to the complexity of the breeding habitats and their initial number was studied in the laboratory. The predator and the prey were introduced in different ratios in the colony cages (1 m3) with different oviposition structures. Predator-prey interaction lasted for 5-9 weeks without structural complexity of the oviposition containers. When there was a structural complexity, their interaction lasted for 18 weeks. During the interaction period, Ae. aegypti number was at a lower level. Therefore, both structural complexities of the breeding sites and initial predator and prey number play a crucial role in establishing stable interaction between them at a lower threshold level for a longer period.

  10. Estimation of predation by the larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens on the aquatic stages of Aedes aegypti.

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    Dominic Amalraj, D; Das, P K

    1998-03-01

    Predation by instars of Toxorhynchites splendens on aquatic stages of Aedes aegypti was studied by estimating functional response parameters such as attack rate (a') and handling time (Th) in the laboratory. The predator displayed typical type-II functional response, similar to that of most insect predators when presented with increasing densities of any given size class of prey. Second instar predator attacked prey significantly at higher rate than the other instars. Small prey were attacked at higher rate than the predation on larger prey. Except second instar predator, other instars showed significant reduction in a' with increase in Th. Foraging surface area did not influence the predation rate. Predation was high at high water temperature and this was more prominent in the second instar predator. However, prey handling time was independent of the water temperature. Modeling of the predation of mixed age populations of prey and the predator through this short-term functional response experiment is discussed.

  11. Assessment of (Fouquieria splendens ssp. breviflora Cell Cultures Response Under to Water Stress

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    Leonor Angélica Guerrero Zúñiga

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    Full Text Available Plant cell cultures are homogenous experimental systems, highly controllable that allow the study of short and large water stress adaptations without the interference of the different tissues and development of plants. An approach to understand these adaptations is through the presence of induced proteins; as a result of changes in genetic expression. This work analyze the response of Fouquieria splendens ssp. breviflora cell cultures exposed to abscisic acid (ABA, through the electrophoretic characterization of quantity and quality of stress induced proteins. There were recorded low molecular weight polypeptides (< 35kDa, common in experiments under ABA 10mM, followed by the association with 20 and 30mM ABA conditions, with a particularly response of cell cultures without the stress agent.

  12. Chemical components of Ardisia splendens leaves and their activity against coxsackie A16 viruses.

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    Van Nguyen, Thi Hong; Vien, Trinh Anh; Nhiem, Nguyen Xuan; Van Kiem, Phan; Van Minh, Chau; Long, Pham Quoc; Anh, Luu Tuan; Cuong, Nguyen Manh; Song, Jae-Hyoung; Ko, Hyun-Jeong; Kim, Nanyoung; Park, Seon Ju; Kim, Seung Hyun

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    Using a combination of chromatographic methods, one new flavonol glycoside, myricetin 3,7-di-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside (1), and nine known compounds myricitrin (2), quercetin 3,7-di-O-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside (3), quercitrin (4), desmanthin-l (5), myricetin 3-O-(3"-O-galloyl)-alpha-L-rhamnopyranoside (6), (+)-catechin (7), benzyl O-1-D-glucopyranoside (8), 2-phenylethyl O-beta-D-glucopyranoside (9), and corilagin (10) were isolated from the leaves of Ardisia splendens Pit. Based on an in vitro test against Coxsackie viruses A16 by SRB assay, only compounds 2, 5, and 10 exhibited activity against Coxsackie viruses A16 with IC50 values of 40.1, 32.2, and 30.5 microM, respectively. This result suggested that compounds 2, 5, and 10 might be potential agents for treating hand, foot and mouth diseases.

  13. Improved eicosapentaenoic acid production in Pythium splendens RBB-5 based on metabolic regulation analysis.

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    Ren, Liang; Zhou, Pengpeng; Zhu, Yuanmin; Zhang, Ruijiao; Yu, Longjiang

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    Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) is an essential polyunsaturated fatty acid for human beings. At present, the production of commercially available long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly from wild-caught ocean fish, is struggling to meet the increasing demand for EPA. Production of EPA by microorganisms may be an alternative, effective and economical method. The oleaginous fungus Pythium splendens RBB-5 is a potential source of EPA, and thanks to the simple culture conditions required, high yields can be achieved in a facile manner. In the study, lipid metabolomics was performed in an attempt to enhance EPA biosynthesis in Pythium splendens. Synthetic, metabolic regulation and gene expression analyses were conducted to clarify the mechanism of EPA biosynthesis, and guide optimization of EPA production. The results showed that the Δ 6 desaturase pathway is the main EPA biosynthetic route in this organism, and ∆ 6 , ∆ 12 and Δ 17 desaturases are the rate-limiting enzymes. All the three desaturase genes were separately introduced into the parent strain to increase the flow of fatty acids into the Δ 6 desaturase pathway. Enhanced expression of these key enzymes, in combination with improved regulation of metabolism, resulted in a maximum yield of 1.43 g/L in the D12 transgenic strain, which represents a tenfold increase over the parent strain before optimization. This is the higher EPA production yield yet reported for a microbial system. Our findings may allow the production of EPA at an industrial scale, and the strategy employed could be used to increase the production of EPA or other lipids in oleaginous microorganisms.

  14. Caffeic acid product from the highly copper-tolerant plant Elsholtzia splendens post-phytoremediation: its extraction, purification, and identification*

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    Xing, Yan; Peng, Hong-yun; Zhang, Meng-xi; Li, Xia; Zeng, Wei-wei; Yang, Xiao-e

    2012-01-01

    In the current study, caffeic acid was an important metabolite in the highly copper-tolerant plant Elsholtzia splendens. Preparation and purification of caffeic acid were performed on the dried biomass of the plants by means of sonication/ethanol extraction, followed by purification using a macroporous resin (D101 type) column and silica gel chromatography. The faint-yellow caffeic acid product was yielded with a purity of 98.46%, and it was chemically identified from spectra of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), proton nuclear magnetic resonance (1H NMR)/carbon nuclear magnetic resonance (13C NMR), and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Caffeic acid is a possible product from the post-harvest processing of Elsholtzia splendens biomass. PMID:22661211

  15. Caffeic acid product from the highly copper-tolerant plant Elsholtzia splendens post-phytoremediation: its extraction, purification, and identification.

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    Xing, Yan; Peng, Hong-yun; Zhang, Meng-xi; Li, Xia; Zeng, Wei-wei; Yang, Xiao-e

    2012-06-01

    In the current study, caffeic acid was an important metabolite in the highly copper-tolerant plant Elsholtzia splendens. Preparation and purification of caffeic acid were performed on the dried biomass of the plants by means of sonication/ethanol extraction, followed by purification using a macroporous resin (D101 type) column and silica gel chromatography. The faint-yellow caffeic acid product was yielded with a purity of 98.46%, and it was chemically identified from spectra of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), proton nuclear magnetic resonance ((1)H NMR)/carbon nuclear magnetic resonance ((13)C NMR), and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). Caffeic acid is a possible product from the post-harvest processing of Elsholtzia splendens biomass.

  16. Role of microbial inoculation and chitosan in phytoextraction of Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd by Elsholtzia splendens - a field case

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    Wang Fayuan; Lin Xiangui; Yin Rui

    2007-01-01

    A field experiment was carried out to study the effect of microbial inoculation on heavy metal phytoextraction by Elsholtzia splendens and whether chitosan could have a synergistic effect with the microbial inocula. The microbial inocula consisted of a consortium of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and two Penicillium fungi. Three treatments were included: the control, inoculation with microbial inocula, and the inoculation combined with chitosan. Microbial inoculation increased plant biomass especially shoot dry weight, enhanced shoot Cu, Zn and Pb concentrations but did not affect Cd, leading to higher shoot Cu, Zn, Pb and Cd uptake. Compared with microbial inoculation alone, chitosan application did not affect plant growth but increased shoot Zn, Pb and Cd concentrations except Cu, which led to higher phytoextraction efficiencies and partitioning to shoots of Zn, Pb and Cd. These results indicated synergistic effects between microbial inocula and chitosan on Zn, Pb and Cd phytoextraction. - Co-application of microbial inocula and chitosan enhanced heavy metal phytoextraction by E. splendens

  17. Caffeic acid product from the highly copper-tolerant plant Elsholtzia splendens post-phytoremediation: its extraction, purification, and identification*

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    Xing, Yan; Peng, Hong-yun; Zhang, Meng-xi; Li, Xia; Zeng, Wei-wei; Yang, Xiao-e

    2012-01-01

    In the current study, caffeic acid was an important metabolite in the highly copper-tolerant plant Elsholtzia splendens. Preparation and purification of caffeic acid were performed on the dried biomass of the plants by means of sonication/ethanol extraction, followed by purification using a macroporous resin (D101 type) column and silica gel chromatography. The faint-yellow caffeic acid product was yielded with a purity of 98.46%, and it was chemically identified from spectra of Fourier trans...

  18. Australicola pectinatus n. gen. and n. sp. (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea) from deep-sea fish Beryx splendens from Tasmania

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    Kuchta, Roman; Scholz, Tomáš

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    Roč. 92, č. 1 (2006), s. 126-129 ISSN 0022-3395 R&D Projects: GA ČR GD524/03/H133; GA ČR GA524/04/0342; GA MŠk LC522 Institutional research plan: CEZ:AV0Z60220518 Keywords : Australicola pectinatus * Beryx splendens * Triaenophoridae Subject RIV: GF - Plant Pathology, Vermin, Weed, Plant Protection Impact factor: 1.300, year: 2006

  19. Counting with Colours? Effect of Colours on the Numerical Abilities of House Crows (Corvus splendens) and Common Myna (Acridotheres tristis)

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    We conducted several aviary experiments to investigate the influence of colours in quantity judgments of two species of birds; house crow (Corvus splendens) and common myna (Acridotheres tristis). Different quantity (in seven different food proportions) of mealworms were presented nonsequentially to all birds using artificially coloured red mealworms, for experiment 1, and using artificially coloured green mealworms, for experiment 2. Both red and green coloured mealworms have no significant ...

  20. Predatory efficiency of the sewage drain inhabiting larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens Wiedemann on Culex quinquefasciatus Say and Armigeres subalbatus (Coquillett) larvae.

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    Aditya, Gautam; Bhattacharyya, Sankar; Kundu, Niloy; Kar, Pradip Kumar; Saha, Goutam Kumar

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    The rate of predation by stage IV instar Toxorhynchites splendens larvae on the equivalent instar stage larvae of Culex quinquefasciatus and Armigeres subalbatus, co-occurring in sewage drains, were noted for a period of three consecutive days in the laboratory using different prey densities and combinations. The rate of predation varied by age of the predator, density of prey, and prey type. The number of Ar. subalbatus larvae consumed by a single Tx. splendens larva ranged between 0.50 +/- 0.71 and 16.40 +/- 2.01; while for Cx. quinquefasciatus larvae, the number consumed ranged from 0.20 +/- 0.42 to 20.40 +/- 1.43 per day. The pupation rates of the prey species varied in respect to control, with a minimum of 0.20 +/- 0.42 pupa/day to a maximum of 12.20 +/- 2.30 pupa/day in the presence of Tx. splendens. The values for the controls were 1.00 +/- 0.87 and 14.44 +/- 2.83 pupa/day, respectively. Irrespective of prey densities and combinations, a single Tx. splendens fourth instar larvae was found to consume on average 10.07 larvae on the first day 16.57 larvae on the second day and 4.38 larvae on the third day, killing a total of 17.70 to 45.10 larvae, in three days. In the presence of Tx. splendens, the cumulative pupation, irrespective of prey, remained between 12.20 and 45.10, and differed significantly from control where the values were between 13.90 and 54.70. The results indicate that Tx. splendens can significantly reduce immature numbers and lower the rate of pupation of Cx. quinquefasciatus and Ar. subalbatus. Tx. splendens may be a potential biological resource in the control of mosquitoes inhabiting sewage drains.

  1. Predator-mediated natural selection on the wings of the damselfly Calopteryx splendens: differences in selection among trait types.

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    Kuchta, Shawn R; Svensson, Erik I

    2014-07-01

    Traits that increase mating success in males may come at a cost, such as an increased risk of predation. However, predator-mediated selection is challenging to document in natural populations, hampering our understanding of the trade-offs between sexual selection and predation. Here we report on a study of predator-mediated natural selection on wing traits in the damselfly Calopteryx splendens, the males of which possess conspicuous wing patches. Wagtails (genus Motacilla) are important avian predators of C. splendens, capturing them in flight and removing the wings prior to consumption. Using geometric morphometric techniques, we quantified the strength and mode of selection on wing traits by comparing wings from depredated individuals with the standing variation present in the population. Our results reveal that predator-mediated selection is stronger on secondary sexual characters than on size and shape, suggesting that traits related to flight performance are closer to their adaptive peaks. This could be a consequence of the long-term evolutionary association with avian predators, whereas stronger selection on conspicuous secondary sexual traits may reflect trade-offs between sexual and natural selection. Finally, even though C. splendens possesses nearly identical fore- and hindwings, we found evidence for divergent selection between them.

  2. Uncertain population dynamic and state variables of alfonsino (Beryx splendens Dinámica poblacional incierta y variables de estado en alfonsino (Beryx splendens

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    Rodrigo Wiff

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available Alfonsino (Beryx splendens is a species associated with seamounts, with an important fishery in Juan Fernandez archipelago, Chile (33°40'S, 79°00'W. Since 2004, this resource has been managed by catch quotas estimated from stock assessment models. The alfonsino model involves high levels of uncertainty for several reasons including a lack of knowledge of aspects of the population dynamics and poorly informative time-series that feed the proposed evaluation models. This work evaluated three hypotheses regarding population dynamics and their influence on the main state variables (biomass, recruitment of the model using age-structured and dynamic biomass models. The hypotheses corresponded to de-recruitment of older individuals, non-linearity between standardized catch per unit effort, and population abundance as well as variations of the relative importance of length structures. According to the results, the depletion of the spawning biomass between 1998 and 2008 varied between 9 and 56%, depending on the combination of hypotheses used in the model. This indicates that state variables in alfonsino are not robust to the available information; rather, they depend strongly on the hypothesis of population dynamics. The discussion is focused on interpreting the causes of the changes in the state variables in light of a conceptual model for population dynamics in alfonsino and which pieces of information would be necessary to reduce the associated uncertainty.El alfonsino (Beryx splendens es una especie asociada a montes submarinos. En Chile sustenta una importante pesquería en el archipiélago de Juan Fernández (33°40'S, 79°00'W. Desde el año 2004, este recurso es administrado a través de cuotas anuales de capturas, las cuales son estimadas desde un modelo de evaluación de stock. La modelación de la población de alfonsino se caracteriza por una alta incertidumbre, debido a diversas fuentes, como son desconocimiento de aspectos de su din

  3. A Novel Distributed Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization

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    Yangyang Li

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO is an improved version of particle swarm optimization (PSO and has shown superior performance on many optimization problems. But for now, it may not always satisfy the situations. Nowadays, problems become larger and more complex, and most serial optimization algorithms cannot deal with the problem or need plenty of computing cost. Fortunately, as an effective model in dealing with problems with big data which need huge computation, MapReduce has been widely used in many areas. In this paper, we implement QPSO on MapReduce model and propose MapReduce quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (MRQPSO which achieves parallel and distributed QPSO. Comparisons are made between MRQPSO and QPSO on some test problems and nonlinear equation systems. The results show that MRQPSO could complete computing task with less time. Meanwhile, from the view of optimization performance, MRQPSO outperforms QPSO in many cases.

  4. Conciencia social y ecológica en el consumo

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    La presente investigación se propone utilizar una concepción diferente del consumo que ayude a amalgamar la principal corriente teórica con el paradigma de la sustentabilidad. A este nuevo enfoque lo denominamos consumo con conciencia social y ecológica. La pretensión es que se pueda utilizar para transitar hacia una producción más sosteni- ble en el corto plazo.

  5. Conciencia social y ecológica en el consumo

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    José Raúl Luyando Cuevas

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available La presente investigación se propone utilizar una concepción diferente del consumo que ayude a amalgamar la principal corriente teórica con el paradigma de la sustentabilidad. A este nuevo enfoque lo denominamos consumo con conciencia social y ecológica. La pretensión es que se pueda utilizar para transitar hacia una producción más sosteni- ble en el corto plazo.

  6. The impact of weather conditions on dynamics of Hylocomium splendens annual increment and net production in forest communities of forest-steppe zone in Khakassia

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    I. A. Goncharova

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    Full Text Available Dynamics of annual increments of green moss Hylocomium splendens (Hedw. Schimp. in B.S.G. in the Khakassia forest-steppe zone has been studied. The values of the moss linear and phytomass increments were investigated in different habitats for 6 years. The aboveground annual production of the H. splendens in phytocenosis was estimated. Linear increments of the H. splendens growing under the tree canopy and opening between trees were not significantly different. Phytomass increments under the tree canopy are significantly higher than in the openings between trees. The density of moss mats, proportion between leaves and stems were calculated. It was revealed that climatic factors have a different degree and duration influence on the moss increments in different habitats. Linear increments of H. splendens in different habitats synchronously respond to weather factor changes. The air temperature was the most important at the beginning and the end of the vegetation period; the amount of precipitation was more important in the middle of the growth period. Phytomass increments of H. splendens in different habitats respond differently to influence of weather conditions. Phytomass increments under the tree canopy are not sensitive to air temperature, and more sensitive to precipitations in the middle of growth period than one of opening between trees. The specificity of the climatic factors’ influence on the biomass growth depends on habitat conditions.

  7. Combining Niche Modelling, Land-Use Change, and Genetic Information to Assess the Conservation Status of Pouteria splendens Populations in Central Chile

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    Narkis S. Morales

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    Full Text Available To assess the conservation status of a species with little ecological information is usually a challenging process. Pouteria splendens is an endemic shrub of the coastal range of Central Chile currently classified as lower risk (LR by IUCN (version 2.3. Knowledge about this species is extremely limited. Currently P. splendens is only found in two small and isolated populations, which are thought to be remaining populations of an originally large metapopulation. However, there is no evidence to support this hypothesis, limiting our ability to gauge the real current conservation status of this species. In this study we combine niche modelling, land-use information, and genetic techniques to test the metapopulation hypothesis and reassess the conservation status of P. splendens using the IUCN criteria. We also evaluated the potential effects of climate change in the species distribution. Our results support the hypothesis of a large metapopulation that was recently fragmented. Future climate could increase the range of P. splendens; however the high level of fragmentation would preclude colonization processes. We recommend reclassifying P. splendens as Endangered (EN and developing strategies to protect the remaining populations. Similar approaches like the presented here could be used to reclassify other species with limited ecological knowledge.

  8. Sex reversal in Betta splendens Regan with emphasis on the problem of sex determination.

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    Lowe, T P; Larkin, J R

    1975-01-01

    To gain insight into the sex-determining mechanism of the Siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens, sex-reversed individuals were bred and the ratios of the spawnings were examined. Sex-reversal of 245 females was undertaken by ovariectomizing them; of these, 104 became sex-reversed. Twenty-three of these latter fish were mated to normal females and eleven spawnings were raised to maturity. These spawnings resulted in all female broods or mixed broods. Were the male fish heterogametic, a view currently held by some authors, no males would be produced in these spawnings. Thus, male heterogamety was not substaintiated in this study. Contrary to other studies, the experimental sex reversal of females is not a rare event since nearly two-thirds of the fish that survived the surgery became sex-reversed. Gross dissection and histological observation of sex-reversed fish revealed a regenerated, unpaired duct which remained after the ovaries had been removed. The tissue of the regenerate was testicular and contained active spermatogenesis. Some alterative methods of sex determination which may apply to the Betta are examined. These include the possibility of two different sex-determining races, the effects of exogenous factors, and a polygenic system of sex determination.

  9. Biological control of container-breeding mosquitoes, Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus, in a Japanese island by release of Toxorhynchites splendens adults.

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    Miyagi, I; Toma, T; Mogi, M

    1992-07-01

    To control container-breeding mosquitoes in the small island of Minnajima (0.56 km2), northern Okinawa, Japan, laboratory-reared adults (aged 7-10 days) of Toxorhynchites splendens (Palawan strain), a mosquito with predatory larvae, were released repeatedly during 1984, 1986 and 1987. Thirteen species of mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) occurred in artificial containers, ground pools or crab-holes on the island, the predominant species being Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus and Culex (Culex) quinquefasciatus. Predatory mosquito larvae of Culex (Lutzia) fuscanus and Cx (Lt.) halifaxii were found commonly in wet containers. In the first year of study, during a period of 54 days from 13 May to 5 July 1984, totals of 879 female and 806 male adults of Tx.splendens were released on six occasions. Similarly, between 29 April and 30 August 1986, totals of 2920 female and 2878 male adult Tx.splendens were released. In the third study year, totals of 2041 female and 1783 male Tx.splendens were released on eight occasions during 199 days from 23 April to 7 November 1987. After adult releases at two sites, the immature stages of Tx.splendens were found in 164 out of 502 traps in 1984, 421 out of 933 traps in 1986, and 151 out of 502 traps in 1987. The number of immatures of Tx.splendens present in each trap varied from 1 to 40 in 1984, 1 to 29 in 1986 and 1 to 9 in 1987. Numbers of immatures of the target species found in the traps during August-September averaged 71.9/trap/month in 1984, 114.7/trap/month in 1986 and 36.0/trap/month in 1987, significantly less in the traps with Tx.splendens than in those without them. The present field studies indicated that, in this small island, approximately 250 adult female and 200 male Tx.splendens per month should be released from April to November, and the releases should be carried out every year, in order to control effectively the target mosquitoes Ae.albopictus and Cx quinquefasciatus breeding in artificial containers in Minnajima.

  10. Interactive effects of copper stress and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi on photosynthetic characteristics and chlorphyl fluorescence parameters of elsholtzia splendens

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    Li, Y.; Jin, Z.; Li, J.

    2017-01-01

    To determine interactive effects of added copper (Cu) and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) inoculation on the photosynthesis of Elsholtzia splendens, a greenhouse pot experiment was conducted. Four treatments were used, including -Cu-AMF (no Cu addition and no AMF inoculation), +Cu-AMF (Cu addition but no AMF inoculation), -Cu+AMF (no Cu addition and AMF inoculation), and +Cu+AMF (Cu addition and AMF inoculation). Cu addition did not change diurnal variation curves of the net photosynthetic rate(PN), the intercellular CO/sub 2/ concentration (Ci), the stomatal conductance (gs), or the transpiration rate (E); however, it significantly decreased the daily mean PN, gs, E, light-use efficiency (LUE), and carboxylation efficiency (CE). Furthermore, AMF inoculation significantly increased the daily mean PN, gs, LUE, and CE of E. splendens. In response to light, Cu addition significantly decreased the light-saturated net photosynthetic rate (PNmax), the light saturation point (LSP), the light compensation point (LCP), and the apparent quantum yield (AQY), while AMF inoculation significantly increased PNmax and AQY. In response to the CO/sub 2/ concentration, Cu addition significantly decreased PNmax and the CO/sub 2/ saturation point (CSP), while AMF inoculation significantly increased PNmax. Both Cu addition and AMF inoculation significantly decreased the relative chlorophyll content. Compared to the negative control treatment (-Cu-AMF), Cu addition significantly increased the minimal fluorescence, but significantly decreased maximal fluorescence, variable fluorescence,and maximum photochemical efficiency of PSII. These results suggest that AMF inoculations alleviate the inhibitory effect of copper stress on E. splendens plants by weakening its toxic effects on the photosynthetic apparatus and pigments. (author)

  11. Multiplication and distribution of type 2 dengue and Japanese encephalitis viruses in Toxorhynchites splendens after intrathoracic inoculation.

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    Yamamoto, N; Kimura, T; Ohyama, A

    1987-01-01

    The nonhematophagous mosquito Toxorhynchites (Tx.) splendens was found to be the most susceptible to type 2 dengue (D-2) and Japanese encephalitis (JEV) viruses among three hosts examined by virus titration and replication assays. After inoculation with D-2, the number of viral antigen positive cells in the head, thorax and abdomen increased up to day 15 and D-2 reached the maximum titer of 8.4 log10 PFU/g in the head on day 15. Hemocytes were the earliest cell type that could be detected as D-2 antigen positive on day 2. Multiplication of JEV was faster than that of D-2 in the mosquito. The number of JEV antigen positive cells in each part of the mosquito increased up to day 3, JEV reaching the maximum titer of 8.0 log10 PFU/g in the abdomen on day 3. Hemocytes and fat body cells (FBC) could be detected as JEV antigen positive cells on day 1. The time course of D-2 and JEV infection suggested that intrathoracically inoculated viruses were probably initially phagocytosed by hemocytes and/or FBC, and multiplied primarily in their cytoplasm. The infected hemocytes were then transported by the flow of body fluid and viruses were disseminated to other susceptible organs, such as ganglia, salivary glands, etc. The results obtained indicate that the course of infection of D-2 and JEV in Tx. splendens is similar to that in vector mosquitoes. Tx. splendens is therefore very useful for the study of these viruses.

  12. The olfactory tubercle encodes odor valence in behaving mice.

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    Gadziola, Marie A; Tylicki, Kate A; Christian, Diana L; Wesson, Daniel W

    2015-03-18

    Sensory information acquires meaning to adaptively guide behaviors. Despite odors mediating a number of vital behaviors, the components of the olfactory system responsible for assigning meaning to odors remain unclear. The olfactory tubercle (OT), a ventral striatum structure that receives monosynaptic input from the olfactory bulb, is uniquely positioned to transform odor information into behaviorally relevant neural codes. No information is available, however, on the coding of odors among OT neurons in behaving animals. In recordings from mice engaged in an odor discrimination task, we report that the firing rate of OT neurons robustly and flexibly encodes the valence of conditioned odors over identity, with rewarded odors evoking greater firing rates. This coding of rewarded odors occurs before behavioral decisions and represents subsequent behavioral responses. We predict that the OT is an essential region whereby odor valence is encoded in the mammalian brain to guide goal-directed behaviors. Copyright © 2015 the authors 0270-6474/15/354515-13$15.00/0.

  13. Evaluation of the molluscicidal property of Euphorbia splendens var. Hispolii (N.E.B. (Euphorbiaceae: 2. Investigation in lotic habitat

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    D. F. Baptista

    1992-12-01

    Full Text Available The latex of Euphorbia splendens var. hispolii in 12 ppm concentration (12 mg/l caused 100% mortality for a Biomphalaria tenagophila population in a lotic habitat after 9 hr of dripfeed application. For sentinel snails, in cages placed at the water surface and buried under 0.10 m, the mortality rates varied with the distance from the application point and were: 100% (0 m; 92.6% (50 m and 94.7% (100. No lethal effects were observed for the other living species in this habitat (Pomacea haustrum and Poecilia reticulata.

  14. Report of ECol Workshop Report on the First International Workshop on the Evaluation on Collaborative Information Seeking and Retrieval (ECol'2015)

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    Soulier, Laure; Tamine, Lynda; Sakai, Tetsuya; Azzopardi, Leif; Pickens, Jeremy

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    Report of the ECol Workshop @ CIKM 2015; The workshop on the evaluation of collaborative information retrieval and seeking (ECol) was held in conjunction with the 24 th Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (CIKM) in Melbourne, Australia. The workshop featured three main elements. First, a keynote on the main dimensions, challenges, and opportunities in collaborative information retrieval and seeking by Chirag Shah. Second, an oral presentation session in which four papers were p...

  15. BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 5.0: Variables

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    2009-01-01

    This publication has been revised to reflect updates to version 4.0 of the BehavePlus software. It was originally published as the BehavePlus fire modeling system, version 4.0: Variables in July, 2008.The BehavePlus fire modeling system is a computer program based on mathematical models that describe wildland fire behavior and effects and the...

  16. Effect on growth and reproduction of hormone immersed and masculinized fighting fish Betta splendens.

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    Kirankumar, Santhakumar; Pandian, Thavamani Jegajothivel

    2002-11-01

    To produce all-male progenies in the fighting fish, Betta splendens, six groups of fry were subjected to discrete immersion treatment at different 17alpha-methyltestosterone (MT) doses (viz. 100, 200, 500, 700, 900, and 1,000 microg/l) for a constant duration (3 hr/day) and frequency (second, fifth, and eighth day after hatching). The treatment at 900 microg/l led to 98% masculinization and 71% survival at sexual maturity. Treated groups, which showed significant deviation from the 1:1 sex ratio, were classified into two different series: S1 and S2. The groups that showed nearly cent-percent masculinization were classified as S1, and the other groups were classified as S2. The S1 males showed remarkably slower growth and attained 3.5 cm total length compared to 6.0 cm attained by a normal male. The S2 males attained 5.4 cm total length. Apart from these morphological defects, both S1 and S2 males suffered functional (decreased sperm count and sperm motility) and behavioral defects (incomplete embracing during mating) in their reproductive ability, leading to approximately 50% and 30% reduction in fecundity per mating, respectively. The cumulative fecundity loss suffered by the S1 male during its active reproductive phase is discussed. When normal and sex-reversed males were presented, a female preferred the former. Progeny testing of the sex-reversed males showed the occurrence of 12.75% males, indicating the possible role of autosomal genes in the sex determination mechanism of this species. Discrete immersion treatment at optimal/super-optimal doses ensured not only a higher percentage of masculinization, but also a higher frequency of homogametic males (XX). Copyright 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.

  17. Tolerância aguda e crônica de adultos de beta, Betta splendens, à salinidade da água Acute and chronic salinity tolerance in adult siamese fighting fish, Betta splendens

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    Full Text Available Com o objetivo de avaliar a tolerância de Betta splendens à salinidade da água, realizou-se um experimento em delineamento inteiramente casualizado, com seis concentrações de sal na água (0; 3; 6; 9; 12 e 15 g de sal comum/L de água, cada uma com cinco repetições (1 peixe/repetição. Fêmeas adultas de Betta splendens foram alojadas individualmente em aquários mantidos em estufa incubadora, a 26 ± 0,2 ºC e fotoperíodo de 12 horas. Os peixes foram alimentados até a saciedade, uma vez ao dia, com ração comercial. Foram mensurados o consumo diário de ração e a sobrevivência dos peixes a cada 12 horas. Para avaliar o efeito agudo da salinidade, foram calculados o tempo médio de sobrevivência e a salinidade letal mediana-96 horas, enquanto o efeito crônico (18 dias foi avaliado pelo cálculo da salinidade máxima de sobrevivência e da salinidade letal mediana. O tempo médio de sobrevivência foi significativamente menor na salinidade de 15 g/L. A salinidade letal mediana-96 horas estimada foi de 11,88 g/L, a salinidade máxima de sobrevivência entre 6 e 7 g/L, e a salinidade letal mediana de 9,35 g/L. Observou-se interação significativa entre as salinidades da água e o tempo de alimentação. Considerando que é uma espécie de água doce, o beta possui alta tolerância à salinidade da água.Salinity tolerance of Betta splendens was evaluated in a complete randomized design, with six salt concentrations in the water (0; 3; 6; 9; 12 and 15 g common salt/L with five replications (1 fish/replication. Adult female B. splendens were individually placed in aquariums in an incubation chamber at 26 ± 0.2ºC and 12-hour photoperiod. Fish were fed to satiation, once a day, with commercial diet. Feed intake and survival rate were measured every 12 hours. To evaluate the effect of acute salinity, the mean survival time and median lethal salinity-96 h were calculated, while the chronic effect (18 days was assessed by calculating

  18. Leaf litter is essential for seed survival of the endemic endangered tree Pouteria splendens (Sapotaceae from central Chile

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    G. J. Sotes

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    Full Text Available Pouteria splendens (A.DC. Kuntze, the Chilean lúcumo, is an endemic tree and the only member of the Sapotaceae family in Chile. It is considered an endangered species as a consequence of its restricted distribution and small population size. Currently, individuals of P. splendens are immersed in a heterogeneous landscape with rocky mounds and plains located in areas densely populated by humans. Natural regeneration in the species seems to be low, despite the fact that plants are able to produce fruits. The species produces brightly colored fleshy drupes. There is no information about the dispersal pattern and the fate of the seeds. In this work we investigate (i the seed dispersal pattern and (ii the effect of tree canopy and the presence of leaf litter on seed survival, both in rocky mounds and plains. Results indicated an extremely low distance of seed dispersal, with most of the seeds falling down under the canopy. Seed survival under the canopy without leaf litter was very low and even zero in rocky mounds. Nevertheless, the presence of leaf litter covering the seeds increased survival in both habitats. Outside the canopy, seed survival only increased in plains. We suggest that future conservation programs should focus on protecting both adult plants and leaf litter under trees.

  19. Determination of the lethal doses LD50 and LD90 of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii latex on Physa cubensis Pfeiffer

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    Aloysio da Silva Ferrão Filho

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    Full Text Available The genus Physa are among the most common and widespread fresh-water snails and are frequently associated with the genus Lymnaea and Biomphalaria, typically occupying the same habitat and being hosts of trematodes that can cause disease in humans. Several studies have evaluated the control of snails through the use of plant-derived molluscicides; however, few such studies exist regarding the genus Physa. Determining the correct lethal doses of [latex of Euphorbia splendens] is important for the control of the Physa cubensis snail. In one experimental model, 150 snails from Jacarepaguá, Rio de Janeiro, RJ were used. After acclimatization for 72 hours, the snails were divided into groups of 10 and placed into beakers containing different doses, each at a temperature of 26±1ºC and a relative humidity of 80±10%. The results demonstrated LD50 of 1.08 µL/L and LD90 of 3.41 µL/L, without significant changes in the physical or chemical parameters of the solutions. We conclude that E. splendens latex had a significant effect on P. cubensis in the laboratory setting.

  20. Pupils' reasons for learning and behaving and for not learning and behaving in English and maths lessons in a secondary school.

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    Norwich, B

    1999-12-01

    There is renewed interest in motivation and school learning, though there has been relatively little theory-linked research in English schools. In the first stage, to explore pupils' reasons for learning and behaving and for not learning and behaving in English, maths and other subjects. In the second stage, to examine differences in reasons across subjects, for learning and behaving and for not learning and behaving for boys and girls in two year groups in one secondary school. Stage 1, 16 pupils in years 7, 8 and 9 in two London secondary schools; Stage 2, 267 pupils in years 7 and 9 in one of these schools. Stage 1--semi-structured interviews were conducted to elicit different kinds of reasons conceptualised in terms of the Deci & Ryan's (1985) framework of self-determination. From these elicited reasons, an inventory 'Why I Learn' was designed. Stage 2--the inventory was administered to identify reasons for learning and behaving and for not learning and behaving in English and maths. Parent introjected reasons were the highest for learning and behaving while teacher introjected and intrinsic reasons were the lowest. Intrinsic reasons were highest for not learning and behaving. Year group differences in reason levels were more significant than gender or subject differences. Reasons for learning and behaving were more differentiated from each other than reasons for not learning and behaving. The results are discussed in terms of their significance for self-determination theory, research into the conditions promoting greater self-determination in school learning and further development of the inventory for programme evaluation.

  1. DRAGON modelling of the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor at Ecole Polytechnique

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    Marleau, G.; Noceir, S.; Roy, R.; Rozon, D.

    1997-01-01

    Predicting the behaviour of the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal poses a major challenge from the point of view of transport calculations since it has properties which forbid the use of such simple schemes as those considered for power reactor analysis. For example, the use of a totally reflected 2-D cell containing a single fuel pin with its associated coolant is not good enough to generate the fuel averaged properties required in a full core diffusion calculation. Here we present the DRAGON cell model which was used to generate the fewgroup macroscopic cross sections needed for full core diffusion calculations. We also discuss how DRAGON can be used to evaluate and explain the effect on reactivity of temperature and local voiding perturbations. (author)

  2. Fast optical signal not detected in awake behaving monkeys.

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    Radhakrishnan, Harsha; Vanduffel, Wim; Deng, Hong Ping; Ekstrom, Leeland; Boas, David A; Franceschini, Maria Angela

    2009-04-01

    While the ability of near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) to measure cerebral hemodynamic evoked responses (slow optical signal) is well established, its ability to measure non-invasively the 'fast optical signal' is still controversial. Here, we aim to determine the feasibility of performing NIRS measurements of the 'fast optical signal' or Event-Related Optical Signals (EROS) under optimal experimental conditions in awake behaving macaque monkeys. These monkeys were implanted with a 'recording well' to expose the dura above the primary visual cortex (V1). A custom-made optical probe was inserted and fixed into the well. The close proximity of the probe to the brain maximized the sensitivity to changes in optical properties in the cortex. Motion artifacts were minimized by physical restraint of the head. Full-field contrast-reversing checkerboard stimuli were presented to monkeys trained to perform a visual fixation task. In separate sessions, two NIRS systems (CW4 and ISS FD oximeter), which previously showed the ability to measure the fast signal in human, were used. In some sessions EEG was acquired simultaneously with the optical signal. The increased sensitivity to cortical optical changes with our experimental setup was quantified with 3D Monte Carlo simulations on a segmented MRI monkey head. Averages of thousands of stimuli in the same animal, or grand averages across the two animals and across repeated sessions, did not lead to detection of the fast optical signal using either amplitude or phase of the optical signal. Hemodynamic responses and visual evoked potentials were instead always detected with single trials or averages of a few stimuli. Based on these negative results, despite the optimal experimental conditions, we doubt the usefulness of non-invasive fast optical signal measurements with NIRS.

  3. Quantum Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm Based on Artificial Fish Swarm

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    Yumin, Dong; Li, Zhao

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    Quantum behaved particle swarm algorithm is a new intelligent optimization algorithm; the algorithm has less parameters and is easily implemented. In view of the existing quantum behaved particle swarm optimization algorithm for the premature convergence problem, put forward a quantum particle swarm optimization algorithm based on artificial fish swarm. The new algorithm based on quantum behaved particle swarm algorithm, introducing the swarm and following activities, meanwhile using the a...

  4. Ciudadanía ecológica

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    Dobson, Andrew

    2005-06-01

    de los otros dos tipos de ciudadanía. Este artículo explora el modo en que la ciudadanía ecológica completa la arquitectura general de la ciudadanía, antes de perfilar la importancia de la ciudadanía ecológica para el objetivo de lograr el desarrollo sostenible.

  5. Potencial de nabizas e grelos na agricultura ecolóxica: uso das variedades locais

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    17 páginas, 2 figuras, 2 fotografias, 4 tablas.-- Comunicación oral presentada al III Congreso de agroecoloxía e agricultura ecolóxica en Galiza: Soberanía alimentaria e agricultura ecolóxica, propostas de acción; celebrado en Vigo (España) del 24 al 26 de Junio de 2010.

  6. ECOLE DE RUGBY DE CERN / MEYRIN / ST-GENIS

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    La période de rentrée des classes coïncide également avec la reprise des activités sportives de nos enfants. L’Ecole de Rugby du CMSG Rugby Club, une des plus grandes de Suisse avec près d’une de licenciés de 6 à 18 ans, profite de cette période pour vous informer sur la réelle alternative que représente le Rugby. Pourquoi le rugby pour mon enfant ? Parce qu’il contribue à l’épanouissement harmonieux des enfants et des jeunes, ainsi qu’à la formation de leur personnalité. C’est même le ‘Sport Collectif par Excellence’ selon le Manuel des Castor Juniors ! Le rugby est un sport complet qui sollicite et développe les capacités motrices, intellectuelles, sociales et affectives de celui qui l’exerce. Le rugby...

  7. L’Ecole Sucrière Belge de Glons

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    Hendrik Deelstra

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available The Belgian sugar school of Glons This article deals with the start in 1889 and the evolution till 1914 of the first Sugar technical school in Belgium located in Glons-Liège. In the literature on the history of sciences in Belgium this school has been unjustly neglected or forgotten. This is probably due to the total destruction of the archives in 1917 by the German occupiers. The history of the creation of a School for sugar chemists and technicians goes back to the early 1880’s, when the need was realised for the creation of such a High Technical School, to support and improve the most important agro-industrial industry in Belgium: the beet-sugar production. However there was at that time no consensus how to create and organize such an Institute. In 1889, E. Nihoul started in Glons a private sugar technical school for the direct training of specialists for all functions in the sugar industry, especially that of sugar chemists. This article describes the history of this school from 1889 till 1914. The school rapidly gained a great reputation and became extremely attractive for students outside Belgium. During the period 1900 till 1914 the school produced 251 qualified specialists of which 80% were foreigners. The school moved to Liège in 1917 and after 1932 involved in fusions with different Technical High Schools to form the now well-known ‘Hautes Ecoles Rennequin Sualem’ in Liège.

  8. Global and New Caledonian patterns of population genetic variation in the deep-sea splendid alfonsino, Beryx splendens, inferred from mtDNA.

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    Lévy-Hartmann, Lauriana; Roussel, Valérie; Letourneur, Yves; Sellos, Daniel Y

    2011-12-01

    Splendid alfonsino Beryx splendens is a commercial species in several countries, but is not currently exploited in New Caledonia. Information on species biology and genetics can influence the development of fisheries and assist in their management, but the genetic structuring and diversity of B. splendens populations remain largely unknown. To improve knowledge of genetic parameters, we used mitochondrial DNA sequences to conduct a comparative study of populations from throughout the world. Fragments of 815 bp of cytochrome b gene were sequenced and used to interpret the species history. We analyzed 204 individuals representing 14 geographical populations worldwide. A special focus was put on populations from New Caledonia. Analysis of variation between sequences, based on pairwise F statistics and AMOVA, demonstrated a population subdivision between the Atlantic and Indo-Pacific Oceans (Fst = 0.11-0.32; P EEZ.

  9. Co-production of biochar, bio-oil and syngas from halophyte grass (Achnatherum splendens L.) under three different pyrolysis temperatures.

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    Irfan, Muhammad; Chen, Qun; Yue, Yan; Pang, Renzhong; Lin, Qimei; Zhao, Xiaorong; Chen, Hao

    2016-07-01

    In the present study, pyrolysis of Achnatherum splendens L. was performed under three different pyrolysis temperature (300, 500, and 700°C) to investigate the characteristics of biochar, bio-oil, and syngas. Biochar yield decreased from 48% to 24%, whereas syngas yield increased from 34% to 54% when pyrolysis temperature was increased from 300 to 700°C. Maximum bio-oil yield (27%) was obtained at 500°C. The biochar were characterized for elemental composition, surface, and adsorption properties. The results showed that obtained biochar could be used as a potential soil amendment. The bio-oil and syngas co-products will be evaluated in the future as bioenergy sources. Overall, our results suggests that A. splendens L. could be utilized as a potential feedstock for biochar and bioenergy production through pyrolytic route. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  10. El sector de los alimentos ecológicos: Regulación y etiquetado ecológico = The organic food sector: Regulation and ecological labeling

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    María Belén Aguirre García

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available El sector de los alimentos ecológicos y la evolución de su normativa están experimentando continuos cambios y ampliaciones acordes con los flujos económicos y comerciales de nuestros días. El objetivo del artículo, desde una metodología descriptiva, es reflejar esta evolución, presentando la regulación vigente, que es exhaustiva y abarca ámbitos diversos: sistemas de producción agraria ecológica, control y certificación de operadores, comercialización y etiquetado de los alimentos ecológicos. Asimismo, se abordan las diferentes caracterizaciones en la actualidad del etiquetado de los alimentos ecológicos en Europa, en España y en las Comunidades Autónomas.   The organic food sector and the evolution of its regulations are undergoing continuous changes and extensions in line with the economic and commercial flows of our day. The objective of the article, from a descriptive methodology, is to reflect this evolution, presenting the current regulation, which is exhaustive and covers different areas: ecological agricultural production systems, operator control and certification, marketing and labeling of organic food. It also addresses the different characterizations of organic food labeling in Europe, Spain and the “Comunidades Autónomas”.

  11. Evaluation of the Molluscicidal Properties of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii (N.E.B. Latex: Experimental Test in an Endemic Area in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil

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    Mendes Nelymar M

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    Full Text Available Following the positive results obtained regarding the molluscicidal properties of the latex of Euphorbia splendens that were corroborated in laboratory and field tests under restricted conditions, a field study was conducted in experimental streams located in an endemic area. After recording the average annual fluctuations of vectors in three streams, a solution of E. splendens latex at 12 ppm was applied in stream A, a solution of niclosamide at 3 ppm that was applied in stream B and a third stream (C remained untreated for negative control. Applications of E. splendens and niclosamide resulted in a mortality of 100% among the snails collected in the streams A and B. No dead snails were found in the negative control stream. A monthly follow-up survey conducted during three consecutive months confirmed the return of vectors to both experimental streams treated with latex and niclosamide. This fact has called for a need to repeat application in order to reach the snails that remained buried in the mud substrate or escaped to the water edge, as well as, newly hatched snails that did not respond to the concentration of these molluscicides. Adults snails collected a month following treatment led us to believe that they had migrate from untreated areas of the streams to those previously treated

  12. Effect of Niclosamide (Bayluscide WP 70 (R, Anacardium occidentale hexane extract and Euphorbia splendens latex on behavior of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818, under laboratory conditions

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    Pedro Jurberg

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    Full Text Available The repellent effect of the molluscicides Niclosamide (Bayluscide WP 70 (R, Anacardium occidentale and the latex of Euphorbia splendens on Biomphalaria glabrata was observed through the investigation of the occurrence of escape behavior among molluscs that were exposed to dosages lower than the LD 50. The total number of individuals out of water among the surviving snails in the control group provided a "Natural Escape Index". The comparison between this total and the total number of surviving snails in each group exposed to the different dosages of the molluscicides after 24 hr provided the "Molluscicide Escape Index" and the detection of a "Repellency Range" to these snails. The escape indexes for Niclosamide, A. occidentale and E. splendens were 10, 6.22 and 6.44 respectively. Repellency occurred at the following concentration ranges: 0.01, 0.02 and 0.03 ppm Bayluscide, 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 ppm A. occidentale and 0.05, 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 ppm E. splendens. The Natural Escape Index obtained in the control group was zero.

  13. Bambú Guadua: un recurso ecológico

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    Virginia Carmiol Umaña

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se propone el cultivo del bambú Guadua en las zonas tropicales y subtropicales, como una forma más de aliviar el daño causado por la deforestación mundial. Este recurso natural y de rápido crecimiento evita la erosión del suelo, al mismo tiempo que lo protege y enriquece. Su versatilidad y capacidad de almacenar agua favorece la humedad del suelo y regula las aguas. Con sus rizomas y hojas en descomposición, esta especie permite una filtración adecuada en el terreno y es capaz de almacenar hasta 30.000 litros de agua en invierno, para liberarlos posteriormente en la época de verano. En algunos países de Centroamérica, al igual que en Perú, Ecuador y Colombia, se está buscando soluciones ecológicas que utilizan la Guadua como barrera natural, no sólo para retener la materia orgánica que se lava de las laderas, sino también para proteger las orillas de los ríos de la erosión y el arrastre de otros materiales. Los guaduales también se proponen como un ecosistema donde convive abundante flora y fauna, de la que se ha registrado diversidad de insectos, aves y hasta anfibios.

  14. Competitividade baseada no marketing ecológico

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    Sérgio Luís Stirbolov Motta

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-8069.2008v10n22p128 A dependência de energia, o desperdício de água, o mau uso e manejo de florestas, obras irresponsáveis ambientalmente, poluição de mananciais, mares, oceanos, terra, ar, e inúmeras outras ações que prejudicam o meio ambiente vêm causando dificuldades à própria sociedade que ainda as admitem, embora havendo crescentes restrições. Os impactos negativos tomaram tamanha dimensão que grupos organizados como o Greenpeace e o SOS Mata Atlântica vêm ganhando cada vez mais projeção e cumprindo um papel fundamental na conscientização da população, contribuindo, também, para que ações empresariais irresponsáveis ambientalmente sejam pressionadas pela sociedade. O objetivo deste artigo é apresentar a incorporação da responsabilidade ambiental às empresas como um diferencial capaz de, por um lado, contribuir para a efetiva melhoria da qualidade de vida dos cidadãos e, por outro, constituir-se em vantagem competitiva. Para tanto, é apresentada uma breve discussão acerca da vantagem competitiva e do marketing ecológico, e os resultados de uma pesquisa qualitativa, realizada em 1999 pelo autor, que teve por objetivo conhecer a importância do “fator meio ambiente” nas decisões de compra de consumidoras de determinadas categorias de produtos, com o intuito de se averiguar a predisposição em relação a produtos ecologicamente corretos.

  15. Humedal urbano en Punta Arenas: Sustentabilidad del Proyecto Parque Ecológico Humedal Tres Puentes

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    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available El Humedal Tres Puentes, ubicado en la entrada norte de Punta Arenas, es un espacio relevante desde el punto de vista ecológico y hábitat de una numerosa avifauna, uno de los más importantes de la ciudad. Sin embargo el Humedal está seriamente amenazado, dado su ubicación sobre uno de los principales vectores de crecimiento de la ciudad de Punta Arenas, en terrenos que han adquirido plusvalía paulatinamente, bien por efecto de la obra pública del Estado o por el simple crecimiento vegetativo de la ciudad que incrementa los valores del suelo con su proximidad. Este trabajo, muestra parte del proyecto de conservación "Parque Ecológico y Humedal Tres Puentes", cuyo objetivo principal es el de salvaguardar esta importante área ecológica.

  16. Cauchy et le cours d'analyse de l'Ecole polytechnique

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    Gilain, Christian

    2011-01-01

    L’importance du cours de Cauchy à l’Ecole polytechnique est universellement reconnue ; ce cours a joué un rôle capital dans la constitution de l’analyse mathématique classique. Son contenu a été rapidement et largement diffusé grâce à cinq livres publiés à l’époque : Cours d’analyse de l’Ecole royale polytechnique, 1ère partie : Analyse algébrique (1821) ; Résumés des leçons données à l’Ecole royale polytechnique sur le calcul infinitésimal, tome premier (1823) ; Leçons sur les application...

  17. La difusión de la agricultura ecológica en Europa

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    Juan Gómez García; Úrsula Faura Martínez; M.ª Mercedes Carmona

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    En este trabajo se aborda el análisis de la evolución de la agricultura ecológica en Europa desde la perspectiva de la Teoría de Difusión de Innovaciones, con el fin de conocer las características del proceso y sus factores determinantes. Estimando los correspondientes modelos de difusión para datos de la extensión de la agricultura ecológica en los quince países pertenecientes a la UE, desde 1985 hasta 2002, se llega a la conclusión de que, en este contexto, la difusión de los cultivos ecoló...

  18. Improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization with local search strategy

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    Full Text Available Quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization, which was motivated by analysis of particle swarm optimization and quantum system, has shown compared performance in finding the optimal solutions for many optimization problems to other evolutionary algorithms. To address the problem of premature, a local search strategy is proposed to improve the performance of quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization. In proposed local search strategy, a super particle is presented which is a collection body of randomly selected particles’ dimension information in the swarm. The selected probability of particles in swarm is different and determined by their fitness values. To minimization problems, the fitness value of one particle is smaller; the selected probability is more and will contribute more information in constructing the super particle. In addition, in order to investigate the influence on algorithm performance with different local search space, four methods of computing the local search radius are applied in local search strategy and propose four variants of local search quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization. Empirical studies on a suite of well-known benchmark functions are undertaken in order to make an overall performance comparison among the proposed methods and other quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization. The simulation results show that the proposed quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization variants have better advantages over the original quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization.

  19. The effects of experience on the development of sexual behaviour of males and females of the banded demoiselle (Calopteryx splendens).

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    Verzijden, Machteld N; Scobell, Sunny K; Svensson, Erik I

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    Mate preferences can vary in the direction of the preference, as well as the strength of the preference, and both direction and strength of preference are known to be plastic in many species. Preferences might have a learned component, and current and past social context may influence an individual's choosiness. In the damselfly species Calopteryx splendens, females increase the strength of their mate preferences with sexual experience. Here we show that sexually naïve females selectively respond to conspecific courtship as soon as physical contact has been established, suggesting a role for tactile cues perceived through interspecific morphological differences in secondary reproductive traits. In addition our data also shows that males and females selectively respond to the intensity of the courtship of the potential, conspecific mate, while ignoring such information in heterospecific potential mates. These results underscore that mate choice is the result of dynamic interactions between the sexes, where both current and past information are integrated. This article is part of a Special Issue entitled: Cognition in the Wild. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  20. The use of Toxorhynchites splendens for identification and quantitation of serotypes contained in the tetravalent live attenuated dengue vaccine.

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    Jirakanjanakit, N; Khin, M M; Yoksan, S; Bhamarapravati, N

    1999-02-12

    Assurance of identity and quantity is an indispensable part of quality control in the manufacture of vaccines. Dengue-1 PDK13, dengue-2 PDK53, dengue-3 PGMK30F3 and dengue-4 PDK48 in the live attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine were assayed by identification and quantitation in a mosquito system (Toxorhynchites splendens). Each serotype of dengue virus was identified by dengue specific monoclonal antibodies in the indirect fluorescent antibody test. Virus content was estimated by calculating the 50% mosquito infectious dose (MID50). Differences from 0 to +/-0.5 log10 were observed between the original monovalent titer and that from the blend which showed no significant difference at 95% confidence limit (P < 0.05). This result indicates that there is no interference between dengue serotypes in mosquitoes infected by intrathoracic inoculation with the virus mixture. It can be also concluded that this mosquito system can be used as an effective measure for infectivity titration of each component in the tetravalent dengue vaccine.

  1. From "Ecoles Superieures de Commerce" to "Management Schools": Transformations and Continuity in French Business Schools

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    Blanchard, Marianne

    2009-01-01

    Part of the national system of grandes Ecoles, French Business schools have known radical changes since the 1980s, notably in size, and have become more attractive to students both at a national and an international level. As a consequence, the French elitist system has been questioned by the competition of foreign--especially Anglo-Saxon--models.…

  2. Efeitos de hormônios esteroides de contraceptivos orais combinados sobre os parâmetros comportamentais de Betta splendens (Regan, 1909)

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    B.D. Santos; M.C.G. Silva; T.P. Santos; S.C.B.L. Silva; M.R.S. Cadena; P.G. Cadena

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    Os hormônios esteroides presentes em várias gerações de contraceptivos orais combinados (COC) podem se apresentar como disruptores endócrinos, produzindo alterações no comportamento e na fisiologia de peixes. Diante disso, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de hormônios esteroides presentes em COC sobre os parâmetros comportamentais de Betta splendens, um peixe ornamental usado na aquariofilia e bastante agressivo. Machos adultos foram observados pelo método ad libitum para conf...

  3. Miniature microscopes for large-scale imaging of neuronal activity in freely behaving rodents.

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    Ziv, Yaniv; Ghosh, Kunal K

    2015-06-01

    Recording neuronal activity in behaving subjects has been instrumental in studying how information is represented and processed by the brain. Recent advances in optical imaging and bioengineering have converged to enable time-lapse, cell-type specific recordings of neuronal activities from large neuronal populations in deep-brain structures of freely behaving rodents. We will highlight these advancements, with an emphasis on miniaturized integrated microscopy for large-scale imaging in freely behaving mice. This technology potentially enables studies that were difficult to perform using previous generation imaging and current electrophysiological techniques. These studies include longitudinal and population-level analyses of neuronal representations associated with different types of naturalistic behaviors and cognitive or emotional processes. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  4. Wave fronts, pulses and wave trains in photoexcited superlattices behaving as excitable or oscillatory media

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    Arana, J I; Bonilla, L L; Grahn, H T

    2011-01-01

    Undoped and strongly photoexcited semiconductor superlattices with field-dependent recombination behave as excitable or oscillatory media with spatially discrete nonlinear convection and diffusion. Infinitely long, dc-current-biased superlattices behaving as excitable media exhibit wave fronts with increasing or decreasing profiles, whose velocities can be calculated by means of asymptotic methods. These superlattices can also support pulses of the electric field. Pulses moving downstream with the flux of electrons can be constructed from their component wave fronts, whereas pulses advancing upstream do so slowly and experience saltatory motion: they change slowly in long intervals of time separated by fast transitions during which the pulses jump to the previous superlattice period. Photoexcited superlattices can also behave as oscillatory media and exhibit wave trains. (paper)

  5. Age differences in how consumers behave following exposure to DTC advertising.

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    DeLorme, Denise E; Huh, Jisu; Reid, Leonard N

    2006-01-01

    This study was conducted to provide additional evidence on how consumers behave following direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising exposure and to determine if there are differences in ad-prompted acts (drug inquiry and drug requests) between different age groups (i.e., older, mature, and younger adults). The results suggest that younger, mature, and older consumers are all moved to act by DTC drug ads, but that each age group behaves in different ways. Somewhat surprisingly, age was not predictive of ad-prompted behavior. DTC advertising was no more effective at moving older consumers to behave than their younger counterparts. These results suggest that age does not matter that much when it comes to the "moving power" of prescription drug advertising, even though research indicates that older consumers are more vulnerable to the persuasive effects of communication.

  6. La preocupación por la calidad del medio ambiente : un modelo cognitivo sobre la conducta ecológica

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    González López, Antonio

    2003-01-01

    Este trabajo establece un marco cognitivo-social de preocupación ambiental considerada como proceso actitudinal basado en las creencias ecológicas, los valores y las normas o sentimientos de obligación moral hacia la conducta ecológica. Se propone un modelo cognitivo de conducta ecológica que relaciona los valores personales, las creencias ecológicas sobre la relación entre el ser humano y el medio ambiente, la conciencia de las consecuencias de las condiciones ecológicas, los sentimientos de...

  7. Cloning and functional characterization of a gene for capsanthin-capsorubin synthase from tiger lily (Lilium lancifolium Thunb. 'Splendens').

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    Jeknić, Zoran; Morré, Jeffrey T; Jeknić, Stevan; Jevremović, Sladana; Subotić, Angelina; Chen, Tony H H

    2012-11-01

    The orange color of tiger lily (Lolium lancifolium 'Splendens') flowers is due, primarily, to the accumulation of two κ-xanthophylls, capsanthin and capsorubin. An enzyme, known as capsanthin-capsorubin synthase (CCS), catalyzes the conversion of antheraxanthin and violaxanthin into capsanthin and capsorubin, respectively. We cloned the gene for capsanthin-capsorubin synthase (Llccs) from flower tepals of L. lancifolium by the rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) with a heterologous non-degenerate primer that was based on the sequence of a gene for lycopene β-cyclase (lcyB). The full-length cDNA of Llccs was 1,785 bp long and contained an open reading frame of 1,425 bp that encoded a polypeptide of 474 amino acids with a predicted N-terminal plastid-targeting sequence. Analysis by reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR) revealed that expression of Llccs was spatially and temporally regulated, with expression in flower buds and flowers of L. lancifolium but not in vegetative tissues. Stable overexpression of the Llccs gene in callus tissue of Iris germanica, which accumulates several xanthophylls including violaxanthin, the precursor of capsorubin, resulted in transgenic callus whose color had changed from its normal yellow to red-orange. This novel red-orange coloration was due to the accumulation of two non-native κ-xanthophylls, capsanthin and capsorubin, as confirmed by HPLC and ultraperformance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (UPLC-MS/MS) analysis with authentic standards. Cloning of the Llccs gene should advance our understanding of the molecular and genetic mechanisms of the biosynthesis of κ-carotenoids in general and in the genus Lilium in particular, and will facilitate transgenic alterations of the colors of flowers and fruits of many plant species.

  8. Population mitogenomics provides insights into evolutionary history, source of invasions and diversifying selection in the House Crow (Corvus splendens).

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    Krzemińska, Urszula; Morales, Hernán E; Greening, Chris; Nyári, Árpád S; Wilson, Robyn; Song, Beng Kah; Austin, Christopher M; Sunnucks, Paul; Pavlova, Alexandra; Rahman, Sadequr

    2018-04-01

    The House Crow (Corvus splendens) is a useful study system for investigating the genetic basis of adaptations underpinning successful range expansion. The species originates from the Indian subcontinent, but has successfully spread through a variety of thermal environments across Asia, Africa and Europe. Here, population mitogenomics was used to investigate the colonisation history and to test for signals of molecular selection on the mitochondrial genome. We sequenced the mitogenomes of 89 House Crows spanning four native and five invasive populations. A Bayesian dated phylogeny, based on the 13 mitochondrial protein-coding genes, supports a mid-Pleistocene (~630,000 years ago) divergence between the most distant genetic lineages. Phylogeographic patterns suggest that northern South Asia is the likely centre of origin for the species. Codon-based analyses of selection and assessments of changes in amino acid properties provide evidence of positive selection on the ND2 and ND5 genes against a background of purifying selection across the mitogenome. Protein homology modelling suggests that four amino acid substitutions inferred to be under positive selection may modulate coupling efficiency and proton translocation mediated by OXPHOS complex I. The identified substitutions are found within native House Crow lineages and ecological niche modelling predicts suitable climatic areas for the establishment of crow populations within the invasive range. Mitogenomic patterns in the invasive range of the species are more strongly associated with introduction history than climate. We speculate that invasions of the House Crow have been facilitated by standing genetic variation that accumulated due to diversifying selection within the native range.

  9. Effect of food on immature development, consumption rate, and relative growth rate of Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae, a predator of container breeding mosquitoes

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    D Dominic Amalraj

    2005-12-01

    Full Text Available Food utilization by the larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens (Wiedemann was studied in the laboratory by offering larvae of Aedes aegypti Linnaeus, Anopheles stephensi (Liston, and Culex quinquefasciatus (Say. Quantitative analyses of data indicated that immature development was significantly faster with increase in food availability. The regression analysis showed that the degrees of the relationship between immature duration (Id and food availability were higher when offered early instars of prey (first and second instars than late instars. Consumption rate (Cr of the predator increased with increase in food availability and this relationship was highly significant when larvae of An. stephensi were offered as food. Consumption rate to food level decreased with increase in the age class of the prey. There was a significant negative correlation between Id and Cr. This aspect helps to increase population turnover of T. splendens in a shorter period when the prey is abundant. Conversely, the predator compensated the loss in daily food intake at low food level by extending Id thereby attains the minimum threshold pupal weight for adult emergence. There was an increase in the relative growth rate (RGR of the predator when An. stephensi was offered as prey and this was related to the high protein content of the prey per body weight. There was a positive correlation between Cr and RGR. This adaptive life characteristic strategy of this predator is useful for mass-rearing for large scale field release programmes in the control of container breeding mosquitoes is discussed.

  10. Effect of food on immature development, consumption rate, and relative growth rate of Toxorhynchites splendens (Diptera: Culicidae), a predator of container breeding mosquitoes.

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    Dominic Amalraj, D; Sivagnaname, N; Das, P K

    2005-12-01

    Food utilization by the larvae of Toxorhynchites splendens (Wiedemann) was studied in the laboratory by offering larvae of Aedes aegypti Linnaeus, Anopheles stephensi (Liston), and Culex quinquefasciatus (Say). Quantitative analyses of data indicated that immature development was significantly faster with increase in food availability. The regression analysis showed that the degrees of the relationship between immature duration (Id) and food availability were higher when offered early instars of prey (first and second instars) than late instars. Consumption rate (Cr) of the predator increased with increase in food availability and this relationship was highly significant when larvae of An. stephensi were offered as food. Consumption rate to food level decreased with increase in the age class of the prey. There was a significant negative correlation between Id and Cr. This aspect helps to increase population turnover of T. splendens in a shorter period when the prey is abundant. Conversely, the predator compensated the loss in daily food intake at low food level by extending Id thereby attains the minimum threshold pupal weight for adult emergence. There was an increase in the relative growth rate (RGR) of the predator when An. stephensi was offered as prey and this was related to the high protein content of the prey per body weight. There was a positive correlation between Cr and RGR. This adaptive life characteristic strategy of this predator is useful for mass-rearing for large scale field release programmes in the control of container breeding mosquitoes is discussed.

  11. FLUCTUATING ASYMMETRY IN THE OTOLITH WIDTH AND LENGTH OF ADULT TELEOST (Beryx splendens LOWE, 1834 (FAMILY: BERCIDAE COLLECTED FROM THE ARABIAN SEA COASTS OF SULTANATE OF OMAN

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    H.K. Albusaidi

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    Full Text Available Fluctuating asymmetry was described for the otolith width and length of adult teleost Beryx splendens. The results showed that the level of asymmetry of the otolith width was the highest among the two asymmetry values obtained for the otolith of B. splendens. For the otolith width character, the results showed that the level of asymmetry at its highest value in fish ranging in length between 191–200 mm and in its lowest value in fish ranging in length between 121–180 mm. For the otolith length, the highest value of asymmetry is noticed in fish ranging in length between 231–244 mm and the lowest value in fish within the length of 121–190 mm. The possible cause of the asymmetry in this species has been discussed in relation to different pollutants and their presence in the area. No trend of increase in the asymmetry values with the fish length was noticed for the otolith width, but there is a weak trend of increase with the fish length in case of otolith length character.

  12. BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system--FUEL subsystem

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    Robert E. Burgan; Richard C. Rothermel

    1984-01-01

    This manual documents the fuel modeling procedures of BEHAVE--a state-of-the-art wildland fire behavior prediction system. Described are procedures for collecting fuel data, using the data with the program, and testing and adjusting the fuel model.

  13. Hippocampal activity during transient respiratory events in the freely behaving cat

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    Poe, G R; Kristensen, Morten Pilgaard; Rector, D M

    1996-01-01

    We measured dorsal hippocampal activity accompanying sighs and apnea using reflectance imaging and electrophysiologic measures in freely behaving cats. Reflected 660-nm light from a 1-mm2 area of CA1 was captured during sighs and apnea at 25 Hz through a coherent image conduit coupled to a charge...

  14. An Investigation of the Family Characteristics of Bullies, Victims, and Positively Behaving Adolescents

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    Cenkseven Onder, Fulya; Yurtal, Filiz

    2008-01-01

    The present study investigated the family characteristics of bullies, victims, and positively behaving adolescents. The study was conducted in three elementary schools in Adana central province with students who were attending 6th-7th, and 8th grades. A who-is-who form prepared by the researchers was used for the determination of the family…

  15. The 1998 Physics Nobel Prize-Electrons Behave as if Split into Three

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    Home; Journals; Resonance – Journal of Science Education; Volume 4; Issue 4. The 1998 Physics Nobel Prize - Electrons Behave as if Split into Three. Rajaram Nityananda. Research News Volume 4 Issue 4 April 1999 pp 88-90. Fulltext. Click here to view fulltext PDF. Permanent link:

  16. BEHAVE: fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system-BURN Subsystem, part 1

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    Patricia L. Andrews

    1986-01-01

    Describes BURN Subsystem, Part 1, the operational fire behavior prediction subsystem of the BEHAVE fire behavior prediction and fuel modeling system. The manual covers operation of the computer program, assumptions of the mathematical models used in the calculations, and application of the predictions.

  17. Modeling moisture content of fine dead wildland fuels: Input to the BEHAVE fire prediction system

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    Richard C. Rothermel; Ralph A. Wilson; Glen A. Morris; Stephen S. Sackett

    1986-01-01

    Describes a model for predicting moisture content of fine fuels for use with the BEHAVE fire behavior and fuel modeling system. The model is intended to meet the need for more accurate predictions of fine fuel moisture, particularly in northern conifer stands and on days following rain. The model is based on the Canadian Fine Fuel Moisture Code (FFMC), modified to...

  18. Tècniques de maneig de pomera (Malus domestica Borkhausen) en agricultura ecològica

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    Alins Valls, Georgina

    2009-01-01

    En la darrera dècada, la superfície en agricultura ecològica a Europa ha experimentat unfort augment, però la producció de fruita dolça encara no arriba a l'1% de la producció totaldegut a les dificultats tècniques que comporta. La producció de pomes en agricultura ecològica planteja tota una sèrie de reptes com l'elecció de la varietat, el control de plagues, malalties i flora arvense i l'aclarida, entre altres. El treball realitzat en aquesta tesi ha tingut com a objectiu incrementar el con...

  19. Bajo el signo del miedo ecológico global: la imbricación de lo sagrado en la conciencia ecológica europea

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    Jose Manuel Echavarren

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available La situación de crisis ecológica actual ha provocado un clima de miedo que afecta a amplios sectores de la sociedad. En el presente artículo se estudia cómo el miedo medioambiental influye en las actitudes y prácticas ecocéntricas por parte de la población europea, y cómo se imbrica a su vez con una interpretación sagrada del medio. La religión se puede considerar una respuesta cultural a miedos colectivos, y aquí se analiza cómo reacciona ante los nuevos miedos medioambientales del cambio de siglo. En particular interesa el caso de la ecorreligiosidad de nuevo cuño denominada por Giner y Tàbara Piedad Cósmica. Los datos se extraen de la encuesta ISSP Environment del año 2000, trabajando sobre una muestra de trece países europeos. Los resultados muestran que el miedo medioambiental es un activador de la conducta ecológica y que la Piedad Cósmica en particular destaca por su compromiso medioambiental.

  20. Una filosofía ecológica en Rodolfo Kusch

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    Henry Armando Alfonso Salgado

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available En su obra filosófica, el pensador argentino Rodolfo Kusch busca desentrañar el pensamiento del indígena y del campesino para poner en evidencia ese aferrado espíritu ecológico de América que está tan arraigado al suelo y a la vida. El suelo no se reduce a los cuatro puntos cardinales, tampoco se divide en suelos diferentes (el suelo es la extensión, sino que indica la situación, anclada en la categoría de “estar”, en la tierra. El pensamiento ecológico de América debe buscarse como una raíz muy profunda sin utilizar la fuerza, puesto que la vida se encuentra arraigada en lo más profundo de la tierra y no debe arrancarse por mediaciones que desnaturalicen los procesos mis- mos de estar en la tierra. De esta forma, el pensar ecológico-cosmológico se convierte en la matriz o en el fundamento de toda una filosofía cosmológica indígena que, a su vez, es la gestora de otras estructuras como la política, la arquitectura, la economía, la religión y otros ámbitos de su organización cultural, bien sea como imperio, civilización o comunidad organizada. Así su concepción cósmica-ecológica es la base o raíz que nace de la semilla sobre la cual se gestan los principales imperios americanos.

  1. Redescubriendo El suelo: Su importancia ecológica y agrícola

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    Noé Manuel Montaño; Rosalva García Sánchez

    2016-01-01

    Redescubriendo el suelo: su importancia ecológica y agrícola es un libro muy completo, actualizado y sin duda será de consulta obligada para quienes hacen investigación edafológica y como material elemental para los cursos de pre- y posgrado de suelo y materias afines, tanto en México como en América Latina.

  2. La difusión de la agricultura ecológica en Europa

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    Juan Gómez García

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda el análisis de la evolución de la agricultura ecológica en Europa desde la perspectiva de la Teoría de Difusión de Innovaciones, con el fin de conocer las características del proceso y sus factores determinantes. Estimando los correspondientes modelos de difusión para datos de la extensión de la agricultura ecológica en los quince países pertenecientes a la UE, desde 1985 hasta 2002, se llega a la conclusión de que, en este contexto, la difusión de los cultivos ecológicos está determinada fundamentalmente por el efecto imitación. Además, parece existir evidencia de que los rasgos particulares del proceso en cada país dependen de ciertas características económicas del mismo relacionadas con la capacidad adquisitiva de los agentes, de la influencia, experiencia e imitación de los adoptantes en otros países del entorno, y del momento en el que se introdujo esta innovación.

  3. La difusión de la agricultura ecológica en Europa

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    Juan Gómez García

    2007-11-01

    Full Text Available En este trabajo se aborda el análisis de la evolución de la agricultura ecológica en Europa desde la perspectiva de la Teoría de Difusión de Innovaciones, con el fin de conocer las características del proceso y sus factores determinantes. Estimando los correspondientes modelos de difusión para datos de la extensión de la agricultura ecológica en los quince países pertenecientes a la UE, desde 1985 hasta 2002, se llega a la conclusión de que, en este contexto, la difusión de los cultivos ecológicos está determinada fundamentalmente por el efecto imitación. Además, parece existir evidencia de que los rasgos particulares del proceso en cada país dependen de ciertas características económicas del mismo relacionadas con la capacidad adquisitiva de los agentes, de la influencia, experiencia e imitación de los adoptantes en otros países del entorno, y del momento en el que se introdujo esta innovación.

  4. Evolving Models of Pavlovian Conditioning: Cerebellar Cortical Dynamics in Awake Behaving Mice

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    Full Text Available Three decades of electrophysiological research on cerebellar cortical activity underlying Pavlovian conditioning have expanded our understanding of motor learning in the brain. Purkinje cell simple spike suppression is considered to be crucial in the expression of conditional blink responses (CRs. However, trial-by-trial quantification of this link in awake behaving animals is lacking, and current hypotheses regarding the underlying plasticity mechanisms have diverged from the classical parallel fiber one to the Purkinje cell synapse LTD hypothesis. Here, we establish that acquired simple spike suppression, acquired conditioned stimulus (CS-related complex spike responses, and molecular layer interneuron (MLI activity predict the expression of CRs on a trial-by-trial basis using awake behaving mice. Additionally, we show that two independent transgenic mouse mutants with impaired MLI function exhibit motor learning deficits. Our findings suggest multiple cerebellar cortical plasticity mechanisms underlying simple spike suppression, and they implicate the broader involvement of the olivocerebellar module within the interstimulus interval.

  5. Chaos Quantum-Behaved Cat Swarm Optimization Algorithm and Its Application in the PV MPPT

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    Xiaohua Nie

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Cat Swarm Optimization (CSO algorithm was put forward in 2006. Despite a faster convergence speed compared with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO algorithm, the application of CSO is greatly limited by the drawback of “premature convergence,” that is, the possibility of trapping in local optimum when dealing with nonlinear optimization problem with a large number of local extreme values. In order to surmount the shortcomings of CSO, Chaos Quantum-behaved Cat Swarm Optimization (CQCSO algorithm is proposed in this paper. Firstly, Quantum-behaved Cat Swarm Optimization (QCSO algorithm improves the accuracy of the CSO algorithm, because it is easy to fall into the local optimum in the later stage. Chaos Quantum-behaved Cat Swarm Optimization (CQCSO algorithm is proposed by introducing tent map for jumping out of local optimum in this paper. Secondly, CQCSO has been applied in the simulation of five different test functions, showing higher accuracy and less time consumption than CSO and QCSO. Finally, photovoltaic MPPT model and experimental platform are established and global maximum power point tracking control strategy is achieved by CQCSO algorithm, the effectiveness and efficiency of which have been verified by both simulation and experiment.

  6. An Adaptive Cultural Algorithm with Improved Quantum-behaved Particle Swarm Optimization for Sonar Image Detection.

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    Wang, Xingmei; Hao, Wenqian; Li, Qiming

    2017-12-18

    This paper proposes an adaptive cultural algorithm with improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (ACA-IQPSO) to detect the underwater sonar image. In the population space, to improve searching ability of particles, iterative times and the fitness value of particles are regarded as factors to adaptively adjust the contraction-expansion coefficient of the quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization algorithm (QPSO). The improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization algorithm (IQPSO) can make particles adjust their behaviours according to their quality. In the belief space, a new update strategy is adopted to update cultural individuals according to the idea of the update strategy in shuffled frog leaping algorithm (SFLA). Moreover, to enhance the utilization of information in the population space and belief space, accept function and influence function are redesigned in the new communication protocol. The experimental results show that ACA-IQPSO can obtain good clustering centres according to the grey distribution information of underwater sonar images, and accurately complete underwater objects detection. Compared with other algorithms, the proposed ACA-IQPSO has good effectiveness, excellent adaptability, a powerful searching ability and high convergence efficiency. Meanwhile, the experimental results of the benchmark functions can further demonstrate that the proposed ACA-IQPSO has better searching ability, convergence efficiency and stability.

  7. Chaos Quantum-Behaved Cat Swarm Optimization Algorithm and Its Application in the PV MPPT.

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    Nie, Xiaohua; Wang, Wei; Nie, Haoyao

    2017-01-01

    Cat Swarm Optimization (CSO) algorithm was put forward in 2006. Despite a faster convergence speed compared with Particle Swarm Optimization (PSO) algorithm, the application of CSO is greatly limited by the drawback of "premature convergence," that is, the possibility of trapping in local optimum when dealing with nonlinear optimization problem with a large number of local extreme values. In order to surmount the shortcomings of CSO, Chaos Quantum-behaved Cat Swarm Optimization (CQCSO) algorithm is proposed in this paper. Firstly, Quantum-behaved Cat Swarm Optimization (QCSO) algorithm improves the accuracy of the CSO algorithm, because it is easy to fall into the local optimum in the later stage. Chaos Quantum-behaved Cat Swarm Optimization (CQCSO) algorithm is proposed by introducing tent map for jumping out of local optimum in this paper. Secondly, CQCSO has been applied in the simulation of five different test functions, showing higher accuracy and less time consumption than CSO and QCSO. Finally, photovoltaic MPPT model and experimental platform are established and global maximum power point tracking control strategy is achieved by CQCSO algorithm, the effectiveness and efficiency of which have been verified by both simulation and experiment.

  8. Stable sulphur isotope ratios in the moss species Hylocomium splendens (Hedw.) B.S.G. and Pleurozium schreberi (Brid.) Mitt. from the Kielce area (south-central Poland)

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    Migaszewski, Z.M.; Dolegowska, S.; Halas, S.; Trembaczowski, A. [Jan Kochanowski University, Kielce (Poland). Inst. of Chemistry

    2010-07-01

    Stable sulphur isotope determinations were performed on 18 moss samples collected at nine sites in forested areas of the city of Kielce. The {delta}{sup 34} S of Hylocomium splendens varied from 4.4 to 7.1%, whereas the {delta}{sup 34} S of Pleurozium schreberi was in the range of 3.7-9.1%. The Holy Cross Mountains mosses display a positive delta S-34 signature of airborne SO{sub 2} and sulphates of anthropogenic origin, which is characteristic for this part of Europe. Some spatial variations in the {delta}{sup 34}S of mosses are due to the interactions that occur between coal combustion emissions with diverse isotopic imprints, variations in wind direction and topographic features combined with biological fractionation.

  9. Myrcia splendens (Sw.) DC. (syn. M. fallax (Rich.) DC.) (Myrtaceae) Essential Oil from Amazonian Ecuador: A Chemical Characterization and Bioactivity Profile.

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    Scalvenzi, Laura; Grandini, Alessandro; Spagnoletti, Antonella; Tacchini, Massimo; Neill, David; Ballesteros, José Luis; Sacchetti, Gianni; Guerrini, Alessandra

    2017-07-12

    In this study, we performed the chemical characterization of Myrcia splendens (Sw.) DC. (Myrtaceae) essential oil from Amazonian Ecuador and the assessment of its bioactivity in terms of cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antioxidant activity as starting point for possible applicative uses. M. splendens essential oil, obtained by hydro-distillation, was analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID): the major components were found to be trans -nerolidol (67.81%) and α-bisabolol (17.51%). Furthermore, we assessed the cytotoxic activity against MCF-7 (breast), A549 (lung) human tumor cell lines, and HaCaT (human keratinocytes) non-tumor cell line through 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl)-2,5-diphenyl-2- H -tetrazolium bromide (MTT) test: promising results in terms of selectivity and efficacy against the MCF-7 cell line (IC 50 of 5.59 ± 0.13 μg/mL at 48 h) were obtained, mainly due to α-bisabolol. Furthermore, antibacterial activity against Gram positive and negative bacteria were performed through High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC) bioautographic assay and microdilution method: trans -nerolidol and β-cedren-9-one were the main molecules responsible for the low antibacterial effects against human pathogens. Nevertheless, interesting values of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC) were noticeable against phytopathogen strains. Radical scavenging activity performed by HPTLC bioautographic and spectrophotometric 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) approaches were negligible. In conclusion, the essential oil revealed a good potential for plant defense and anti-cancer applications.

  10. Myrcia splendens (Sw. DC. (syn. M. fallax (Rich. DC. (Myrtaceae Essential Oil from Amazonian Ecuador: A Chemical Characterization and Bioactivity Profile

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    Laura Scalvenzi

    2017-07-01

    Full Text Available In this study, we performed the chemical characterization of Myrcia splendens (Sw. DC. (Myrtaceae essential oil from Amazonian Ecuador and the assessment of its bioactivity in terms of cytotoxic, antibacterial, and antioxidant activity as starting point for possible applicative uses. M. splendens essential oil, obtained by hydro-distillation, was analyzed by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS and Gas Chromatography-Flame Ionization Detector (GC-FID: the major components were found to be trans-nerolidol (67.81% and α-bisabolol (17.51%. Furthermore, we assessed the cytotoxic activity against MCF-7 (breast, A549 (lung human tumor cell lines, and HaCaT (human keratinocytes non-tumor cell line through 3-(4,5-dimethyl-2-thiazolyl-2,5-diphenyl-2-H-tetrazolium bromide (MTT test: promising results in terms of selectivity and efficacy against the MCF-7 cell line (IC50 of 5.59 ± 0.13 μg/mL at 48 h were obtained, mainly due to α-bisabolol. Furthermore, antibacterial activity against Gram positive and negative bacteria were performed through High Performance Thin Layer Chromatography (HPTLC bioautographic assay and microdilution method: trans-nerolidol and β-cedren-9-one were the main molecules responsible for the low antibacterial effects against human pathogens. Nevertheless, interesting values of Minimum Inhibitory Concentration (MIC were noticeable against phytopathogen strains. Radical scavenging activity performed by HPTLC bioautographic and spectrophotometric 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH approaches were negligible. In conclusion, the essential oil revealed a good potential for plant defense and anti-cancer applications.

  11. Biosynthesis, characterization, and acute toxicity of Berberis tinctoria-fabricated silver nanoparticles against the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, and the mosquito predators Toxorhynchites splendens and Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides.

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    Kumar, Palanisamy Mahesh; Murugan, Kadarkarai; Madhiyazhagan, Pari; Kovendan, Kalimuthu; Amerasan, Duraisamy; Chandramohan, Balamurugan; Dinesh, Devakumar; Suresh, Udaiyan; Nicoletti, Marcello; Alsalhi, Mohamad Saleh; Devanesan, Sandhanasamy; Wei, Hui; Kalimuthu, Kandasamy; Hwang, Jiang-Shiou; Lo Iacono, Annalisa; Benelli, Giovanni

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    Aedes albopictus is an important arbovirus vector, including dengue. Currently, there is no specific treatment for dengue. Its prevention solely depends on effective vector control measures. In this study, silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) were biosynthesized using a cheap leaf extract of Berberis tinctoria as reducing and stabilizing agent and tested against Ae. albopictus and two mosquito natural enemies. AgNPs were characterized by using UV–vis spectrophotometry, X-ray diffraction, and scanning electron microscopy. In laboratory conditions, the toxicity of AgNPs was evaluated on larvae and pupae of Ae. albopictus. Suitability Index/Predator Safety Factor was assessed on Toxorhynchites splendens and Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides. The leaf extract of B. tinctoria was toxic against larval instars (I–IV) and pupae of Ae. albopictus; LC50 was 182.72 ppm (I instar), 230.99 ppm (II), 269.65 ppm (III), 321.75 ppm (IV), and 359.71 ppm (pupa). B. tinctoria-synthesized AgNPs were highly effective, with LC50 of 4.97 ppm (I instar), 5.97 ppm (II), 7.60 ppm (III), 9.65 ppm (IV), and 14.87 ppm (pupa). Both the leaf extract and AgNPs showed reduced toxicity against the mosquito natural enemies M. thermocyclopoides and T. splendens. Overall, this study firstly shed light on effectiveness of B. tinctoria-synthesized AgNPs as an eco-friendly nanopesticide, highlighting the concrete possibility to employ this newer and safer tool in arbovirus vector control programs.

  12. Humedal urbano en Punta Arenas: Sustentabilidad del Proyecto Parque Ecológico Humedal Tres Puentes

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    Luis Inostroza Pino

    2009-01-01

    El Humedal Tres Puentes, ubicado en la entrada norte de Punta Arenas, es un espacio relevante desde el punto de vista ecológico y hábitat de una numerosa avifauna, uno de los más importantes de la ciudad. Sin embargo el Humedal está seriamente amenazado, dado su ubicación sobre uno de los principales vectores de crecimiento de la ciudad de Punta Arenas, en terrenos que han adquirido plusvalía paulatinamente, bien por efecto de la obra pública del Estado o por el simple crecimiento vegetativo ...

  13. Estufas ecológicas ahorradoras de leña

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    Franco, Abelardo

    2012-01-01

    Unos de los proyectos emblemáticos que desarrolla la Sede Regional de Bocas del Toro, es el de la “Estufa Ecológica Ahorrativa de Leña”. Basada en el modelo Eco-Justa construido en Honduras, es la única estufa de este prototipo construida con ladrillos de arcilla y chimenea en la región. Este Proyecto lo desarrolla la Sede Regional de Bocas del Toro, a través del Ing. Abelardo Franco, docente en el área Ambiental, conjuntamente con la Cooperativa Bananera del Atlántico (COOBANA, R.L.) y el av...

  14. La perspectiva ecológica en el trabajo social con infancia, adolescencia y familia

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    Villalba Quesada, Cristina

    2004-01-01

    Para esta comunicación específica que propongo al Congreso Estatal de Escuelas de Trabajo Social, voy a plantear lo que, desde mi punto de vista, constituyen las ideas claves y las estrategias derivadas para la práctica de la Perspectiva Ecológica en Trabajo Social con Infancia, Adolescencia y Familia. Desde este posicionamiento se expondrán las diferencias entre los enfoques de riesgo, protección y resiliencia y se profundizará en las implicaciones teóricas, filosóficas y prácticas de las es...

  15. Plan de empresa para una granja de gallinas ecológicas

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    Martínez Cañada, Alberto

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    Este TFG surge como respuesta a los principales problemas del medio rural: despoblación, envejecimiento poblacional y estancamiento de la economía rural. Así se propone una actividad respetuosa con el medio ambiente, generadora de empleo y revitalizante para el municipio donde se instalará la explotación: la avicultura ecológica de puesta.El estudio se estructura en 4 capítulos; el 1º se centra en el estudio del medio rural, el 2ºes un análisis tecnológico de la explotación, el 3º un análisis...

  16. Turismo ecológico. Puesta en valor de la Cuenca del Salado

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    Bertoni, Marcela

    2002-01-01

    El presente aporte plantea la conceptualización del turismo ecológico, como modalidad del modelo de turismo alternativo, como una nueva modalidad turística que se caracteriza por compatibilizar la conservación de los recursos con su utilización turística recreativa a los fines de garantizar una experiencia recreativa de calidad. Por lo tanto, se realiza un reconocimiento de los recursos naturales, humedales, lagunas, ríos arroyos, sierras, áreas naturales protegidas y actividades deportivas, ...

  17. Coleoptera Scarabaeidae em corredores ecológicos na eucaliptocultura do Alto Vale do Jequitinhonha

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    Ferreira, Caroline Conrado

    2015-01-01

    Foram utilizadas espécies de Coleoptera Scarabaeidae como bioindicadores para avaliar a efetividade de faixas de vegetação em recomposição como corredores ecológicos entremeados a plantios comerciais de eucalipto. O estudo foi desenvolvido em cinco municípios do Alto Vale do Jequitinhonha, Minas Gerais. Comparou-se a estimativa da diversidade de espécies, relacionando os diferentes tipos de isca utilizados e os ecossistemas. A amostragem foi realizada em seis tipologias: regeneração inicial e...

  18. Manejo ecológico en la hacienda Celia María

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    Méndez Venegas, Cirilo Moises

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    La producción Ecológica de banano en la empresa” Celia María C.A, en condiciones de mejores condiciones de salubridad y seguridad al elemento humano , implementó la sustitución de agroquímico en la fertilización y en la protección del cultivo, manteniendo las condiciones naturales de la entomofauna y potenciación de microorganismos antagonistas Trichoderma, Bacillum,, bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno, micorrizas de patógenos causante de la pudrición del sistema radicular de las planta...

  19. Efectos distributivos de los tributos ecológicos. Apuntes metodológicos

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    Tomás J. López-Guzmán Guzmán; Fernando Lara de Vicente

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    El objetivo de este trabajo es presentar una propuesta metodológica para realizar un correcto diseño de un tributo ecológico que evite que determinados grupos sean los más perjudicados con la introducción de una ecotasa. Las pautas metodológicas se centran en el análisis de la estructura básica de un tributo ambiental, la determinación de los grupos de referencia y el análisis de los efectos distributivos. El principal resultado es que la introducción de ...

  20. Indicador espacial del metabolismo urbano. Huella Ecológica de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina

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    Guerrero, Elsa Marcela

    2008-01-01

    Además de problemas urbanos evidentes -contaminación, residuos, etc.-, existe un problema asociado a la propia dinámica del sistema urbano que es de interés: la apropiación creciente de ecosistemas productivos externos destinados a satisfacer los requerimientos del metabolismo urbano de la ciudad de Tandil, Argentina. Se emplea para su cálculo, la Huella Ecológica (HE) (Rees 1996a; Wackernagel 1996) que permite evaluar en términos espaciales –hectáreas- los requerimientos de alimentos, combus...

  1. Potential application of extracts from Indian almond (Terminalia catappa Linn.) leaves in Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens Regan) culture.

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    Purivirojkul, Watchariya

    2012-01-01

    Indian almond (Terminalia catappa Linn.) leaves with green and red coloration were tested for bactericidal activity with pathogenic bacteria and their acute toxicity to Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens Regan). Powder of Indian almond leaves was extracted with water at the ratio of 1:10 (w/v) and then freeze-dried to a dry powder. Bactericidal efficacy was tested against 28 isolates of pathogenic bacteria (Aeromonas hydrophila, Edwardsiella tarda, Enterobacter spp., Plesiomonas shigelloides, Pseudomonas spp., Shewanella putrefaciens, Staphylococcus sp. and Streptococcus sp.) isolated from Siamese fighting fish. A paper disc diffusion method was tested on Mueller Hinton Agar (MHA) by inoculating 1 x 106 CFU/mL of each bacterial suspension. Paper disks (5 mm) were impregnated with either 10 microl of green or red Indian almond leaf extract at a concentration of 12,000 ppm, then laid on the surface of the MHA. The results revealed that aqueous extract of red Indian almond leaves could inhibit the growth of tested bacteria better than the green extract. The minimal inhibitory concentration (MIC) and minimal bactericidal concentration (MBC) were determined. Extracts of green and red leaves were diluted in Mueller Hinton Broth (MHB) to obtain a starting extract concentration of 6,000 ppm then twofold serially diluted in a 96-well microtitre plate. The pathogenic bacteria were inoculated into each well at a density of 1 x 105 CFU/mL and incubated at 35 degrees C for 24 h. The growth of bacteria was detected by 3-[4,5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl]-2,5-diphenyltetrazoliium bromide. The MIC of the red leaf extract ranged from 187.5 to 375 ppm which was lower than for green leaf extract (375-750 ppm). The MBC range of the red leaf extract was 375-750 ppm which was lower than for the green leaf extract (750-1,500 ppm). Acute toxicity tests (96-h LC50) of Indian almond green and red leaf water extracts in Siamese fighting fish were conducted. A logarithmic-spaced series of Indian

  2. Estudio comparado del crecimiento del alfonsiño Beryx splendens Lowe, 1834 de las montañas submarinas del golfo de Guinea y del océano Índico suroccidental

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    López-Abellán, L.J. (Luis José); Santamaría, M.T.G. (María Teresa García); Román-Marcote, E. (Esther)

    2007-01-01

    The alfonsino Beryx splendens Lowe, 1834 is a species typical of elevations and promontories of the ocean bottom, which has been widely studied in its distribution areas, although characterization of its populations lacks detailed comparative analyses regarding many important aspects of its biology. The present paper studies age and growth of alfonsino from the Gulf of Guinea seamounts, based on whole otolith readings. Ages of the fish studied ranged from 1 to 21 years (14.1-46.4 cm fork leng...

  3. A educação ambiental na crise ecológica contemporânea

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    Antonio Soler

    2016-06-01

    Full Text Available Nosso objetivo com essa reflexão é destacar e problematizar alguns dos principais conceitos que gravitam no campo da Educação Ambiental, como crise ecológica, sustentabilidade, desenvolvimento sustentável, pegada ecológica, entre outros, enfrentando o debate sobre os dois grandes campos teóricos que disputam a hegemonia política e ideológica do Pensamento Verde: o antropocentrismo e o não antropocentrismo e suas correntes. Igualmente, traremos ao debate as duas grandes divisões da EA: a convencional ou conservadora e a considerada progressista, com o fim de contribuir na compreensão dos valores que incidem na possibilidade de produção e reprodução da crise ecológica no Brasil e no mundo contemporâneo, sempre visando sua superação.

  4. Belonging, believing, bonding, and behaving: the relationship between religion and business ownership at the country level.

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    Hoogendoorn, Brigitte; Rietveld, Cornelius A; van Stel, André

    2016-01-01

    This cross-country study adopts a competing theories approach in which both a value perspective and a social capital perspective are used to understand the relation between religion and a country's business ownership rate. We distinguish among four dimensions of religion: belonging to a religious denomination, believing certain religious propositions, bonding to religious practices, and behaving in a religious manner. An empirical analysis of data from 30 OECD countries with multiple data points per country covering the period 1984-2010 suggests a positive relationship between religion and business ownership based on those dimensions that reflect the internal aspects of religiosity (i.e., believing and behaving). We do not observe a significant association for those dimensions that reflect more external aspects of religion (i.e., belonging and bonding). These results suggest that the social capital perspective prevails the value perspective, at least when internal aspects of religiosity are concerned. More generally, our study demonstrates the importance of distinguishing between different dimensions of religion when investigating the link between religion and entrepreneurship.

  5. An Improved Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm with Elitist Breeding for Unconstrained Optimization

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    Full Text Available An improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization with elitist breeding (EB-QPSO for unconstrained optimization is presented and empirically studied in this paper. In EB-QPSO, the novel elitist breeding strategy acts on the elitists of the swarm to escape from the likely local optima and guide the swarm to perform more efficient search. During the iterative optimization process of EB-QPSO, when criteria met, the personal best of each particle and the global best of the swarm are used to generate new diverse individuals through the transposon operators. The new generated individuals with better fitness are selected to be the new personal best particles and global best particle to guide the swarm for further solution exploration. A comprehensive simulation study is conducted on a set of twelve benchmark functions. Compared with five state-of-the-art quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization algorithms, the proposed EB-QPSO performs more competitively in all of the benchmark functions in terms of better global search capability and faster convergence rate.

  6. A Novel Quantum-Behaved Bat Algorithm with Mean Best Position Directed for Numerical Optimization

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    Binglian Zhu

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper proposes a novel quantum-behaved bat algorithm with the direction of mean best position (QMBA. In QMBA, the position of each bat is mainly updated by the current optimal solution in the early stage of searching and in the late search it also depends on the mean best position which can enhance the convergence speed of the algorithm. During the process of searching, quantum behavior of bats is introduced which is beneficial to jump out of local optimal solution and make the quantum-behaved bats not easily fall into local optimal solution, and it has better ability to adapt complex environment. Meanwhile, QMBA makes good use of statistical information of best position which bats had experienced to generate better quality solutions. This approach not only inherits the characteristic of quick convergence, simplicity, and easy implementation of original bat algorithm, but also increases the diversity of population and improves the accuracy of solution. Twenty-four benchmark test functions are tested and compared with other variant bat algorithms for numerical optimization the simulation results show that this approach is simple and efficient and can achieve a more accurate solution.

  7. An Improved Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm with Elitist Breeding for Unconstrained Optimization

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    Yang, Zhen-Lun; Wu, Angus; Min, Hua-Qing

    2015-01-01

    An improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization with elitist breeding (EB-QPSO) for unconstrained optimization is presented and empirically studied in this paper. In EB-QPSO, the novel elitist breeding strategy acts on the elitists of the swarm to escape from the likely local optima and guide the swarm to perform more efficient search. During the iterative optimization process of EB-QPSO, when criteria met, the personal best of each particle and the global best of the swarm are used to generate new diverse individuals through the transposon operators. The new generated individuals with better fitness are selected to be the new personal best particles and global best particle to guide the swarm for further solution exploration. A comprehensive simulation study is conducted on a set of twelve benchmark functions. Compared with five state-of-the-art quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization algorithms, the proposed EB-QPSO performs more competitively in all of the benchmark functions in terms of better global search capability and faster convergence rate. PMID:26064085

  8. Flexible Coupling of Respiration and Vocalizations with Locomotion and Head Movements in the Freely Behaving Rat

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    Joseph Andrews Alves

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Quadrupedal mammals typically synchronize their respiration with body movements during rhythmic locomotion. In the rat, fast respiration is coupled to head movements during sniffing behavior, but whether respiration is entrained by stride dynamics is not known. We recorded intranasal pressure, head acceleration, instantaneous speed, and ultrasonic vocalizations from male and female adult rats while freely behaving in a social environment. We used high-speed video recordings of stride to understand how head acceleration signals relate to locomotion and developed techniques to identify episodes of sniffing, walking, trotting, and galloping from the recorded variables. Quantitative analysis of synchrony between respiration and head acceleration rhythms revealed that respiration and locomotion movements were coordinated but with a weaker coupling than expected from previous work in other mammals. We have recently shown that rats behaving in social settings produce high rates of ultrasonic vocalizations during locomotion bouts. Accordingly, rats emitted vocalizations in over half of the respiratory cycles during fast displacements. We present evidence suggesting that emission of these calls disrupts the entrainment of respiration by stride. The coupling between these two variables is thus flexible, such that it can be overridden by other behavioral demands.

  9. An Improved Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm with Elitist Breeding for Unconstrained Optimization.

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    Yang, Zhen-Lun; Wu, Angus; Min, Hua-Qing

    2015-01-01

    An improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization with elitist breeding (EB-QPSO) for unconstrained optimization is presented and empirically studied in this paper. In EB-QPSO, the novel elitist breeding strategy acts on the elitists of the swarm to escape from the likely local optima and guide the swarm to perform more efficient search. During the iterative optimization process of EB-QPSO, when criteria met, the personal best of each particle and the global best of the swarm are used to generate new diverse individuals through the transposon operators. The new generated individuals with better fitness are selected to be the new personal best particles and global best particle to guide the swarm for further solution exploration. A comprehensive simulation study is conducted on a set of twelve benchmark functions. Compared with five state-of-the-art quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization algorithms, the proposed EB-QPSO performs more competitively in all of the benchmark functions in terms of better global search capability and faster convergence rate.

  10. Large-scale recording of neurons by movable silicon probes in behaving rodents.

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    Vandecasteele, Marie; M, S; Royer, Sébastien; Belluscio, Mariano; Berényi, Antal; Diba, Kamran; Fujisawa, Shigeyoshi; Grosmark, Andres; Mao, Dun; Mizuseki, Kenji; Patel, Jagdish; Stark, Eran; Sullivan, David; Watson, Brendon; Buzsáki, György

    2012-03-04

    A major challenge in neuroscience is linking behavior to the collective activity of neural assemblies. Understanding of input-output relationships of neurons and circuits requires methods with the spatial selectivity and temporal resolution appropriate for mechanistic analysis of neural ensembles in the behaving animal, i.e. recording of representatively large samples of isolated single neurons. Ensemble monitoring of neuronal activity has progressed remarkably in the past decade in both small and large-brained animals, including human subjects. Multiple-site recording with silicon-based devices are particularly effective because of their scalability, small volume and geometric design. Here, we describe methods for recording multiple single neurons and local field potential in behaving rodents, using commercially available micro-machined silicon probes with custom-made accessory components. There are two basic options for interfacing silicon probes to preamplifiers: printed circuit boards and flexible cables. Probe supplying companies (http://www.neuronexustech.com/; http://www.sbmicrosystems.com/; http://www.acreo.se/) usually provide the bonding service and deliver probes bonded to printed circuit boards or flexible cables. Here, we describe the implantation of a 4-shank, 32-site probe attached to flexible polyimide cable, and mounted on a movable microdrive. Each step of the probe preparation, microdrive construction and surgery is illustrated so that the end user can easily replicate the process.

  11. Planejamento de restauro de qualidade ecológica de duas ribeiras litorais

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    Terencio Aguiar Junior

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Este trabalho faz parte de um projeto de restauro de bacias e baseia-se em uma pré-classificação do estado ecológico das mesmas através da metodologia KT, que permite a divisão do sistema fluvial em segmentos fluviais designados Unidades Fisiográficas Homogêneas e a identificação do nível de degradação dos mesmos através da mensuração das pressões humanas locais. A partir dos dados obtidos, podem ser propostas as medidas de recuperação fluvial necessárias para um "bom estado" ecológico de cada unidade. O projeto busca cumprir os objetivos das convenções internacionais de proteção ao meio ambiente e atingir as metas da Diretiva Quadro da Água. Este trabalho desenvolve uma carta sintética expondo o estado de conservação dos segmentos fluviais das bacias da Ribeira do Falcão e da Ribeira da Mata (região das Ribeiras do Oeste, Litoral Centro de Portugal, caracterizando e quantificando o seu nível de degradação, identificando suas respectivas causas e propondo soluções.

  12. Pegada ecológica de uma instituição do ensino superior portuguesa

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    Full Text Available O equilíbrio entre a vida humana e o ambiente só é possível se, entre outros aspetos, a vivência dos seres humanos for realizada em simbiose ambiental, ou seja, da forma mais ecológica possível. De forma a constatar a existência dessa simbiose, criaram-se diversas ferramentas para avaliar a sustentabilidade, tal como a Pegada Ecológica (PE. O presente estudo tem como principal objetivo o cálculo da PE da Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra (ESTeSC, comparando os valores obtidos com os dois estudos anteriormente efetuados com o mesmo âmbito. O questionário que foi disponibilizado à amostra foi adaptado do existente na plataforma www.myfootprint.org. Comparando os resultados obtidos com anos anteriores, é possível verificar que a PE da ESTeSC desde 2009 tem vindo a diminuir na generalidade dos grupos estudados. Apenas o grupo dos docentes aumentou a sua PE desde o ano de 2010, sendo que a média da ESTeSC no ano de 2011 foi de 4,8 hectares globais.

  13. Efectos ecológicos del fenómeno ENOS en Colombia

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    Full Text Available El fenómeno ENOS, tiene un sustancial efecto sobre las variaciones del clima a nivel mundial; por lo tanto, no sorprende que sus efectos tengan un impacto ecológico y socioeconómico fuerte, alterando la seguridad alimentaria de los países a nivel mundial. Ante este panorama, es comprensible que haya despertado el mayor interés mundial, no sólo en los especialistas en meteorología y oceanografía sino también entre biólogos, ecólogos, físicos, matemáticos, agrónomos, hidrólogos, economistas, sociólogos y planificadores, entre otros. En el presente documento, se muestra algunos de los principales efectos ecológicos en Colombia durante las fases extremas cálida (El Niño y fría (La Niña, indicando que es una necesidad urgente, orientar la investigación en sus causas, consecuencias e impactos.

  14. A educação ambiental na crise ecológica contemporânea

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    Antonio Soler; Eugênia Antunes Dias

    2016-01-01

    Nosso objetivo com essa reflexão é destacar e problematizar alguns dos principais conceitos que gravitam no campo da Educação Ambiental, como crise ecológica, sustentabilidade, desenvolvimento sustentável, pegada ecológica, entre outros, enfrentando o debate sobre os dois grandes campos teóricos que disputam a hegemonia política e ideológica do Pensamento Verde: o antropocentrismo e o não antropocentrismo e suas correntes. Igualmente, traremos ao debate as duas grandes divisões da EA: a conve...

  15. Education based thinking and behaving? Towards an identity perspective for studying education differentials in public opinion and political participation

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    Spruyt, Bram; Kuppens, Toon

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    Education based thinking and behaving? Towards and identity perspective for studying education differentials in public opinion and political participation Abstract Ever since scholars started studying public opinion and political behaviour, they have reported substantial educational differences.

  16. Hippocampal activity during transient respiratory events in the freely behaving cat

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    Poe, G R; Kristensen, Morten Pilgaard; Rector, D M

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    We measured dorsal hippocampal activity accompanying sighs and apnea using reflectance imaging and electrophysiologic measures in freely behaving cats. Reflected 660-nm light from a 1-mm2 area of CA1 was captured during sighs and apnea at 25 Hz through a coherent image conduit coupled to a charge...... coupled device camera. Sighs and apnea frequently coincided with state transitions. Thus, state transitions without apnea or sighs were separately assessed to control for state-related activity changes. All dorsal hippocampal sites showed discrete regions of activation and inactivation during transient...... respiratory events. Imaged hippocampal activity increased 1-3 s before the enhanced inspiratory effort associated with sighs, and before resumption of breathing after apnea. State transitions lacking sighs and apnea did not elicit analogous optical activity patterns. The suprasylvian cortex, a control...

  17. Why consumers behave as they do with respect to food safety and risk information

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    Verbeke, Wim; Frewer, Lynn J.; Scholderer, Joachim

    2007-01-01

    In recent years, it seems that consumers are generally uncertain about the safety and quality of their food and their risk perception differs substantially from that of experts. Hormone and veterinary drug residues in meat persist to occupy a high position in European consumers' food concern...... rankings. The aim of this contribution is to provide a better understanding to food risk analysts of why consumers behave as they do with respect to food safety and risk information. This paper presents some cases of seemingly irrational and inconsistent consumer behaviour with respect to food safety...... and risk information and provides explanations for these behaviours based on the nature of the risk and individual psychological processes. Potential solutions for rebuilding consumer confidence in food safety and bridging between lay and expert opinions towards food risks are reviewed. These include...

  18. Preliminary research on abnormal brain detection by wavelet-energy and quantum- behaved PSO.

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    Zhang, Yudong; Ji, Genlin; Yang, Jiquan; Wang, Shuihua; Dong, Zhengchao; Phillips, Preetha; Sun, Ping

    2016-04-29

    It is important to detect abnormal brains accurately and early. The wavelet-energy (WE) was a successful feature descriptor that achieved excellent performance in various applications; hence, we proposed a WE based new approach for automated abnormal detection, and reported its preliminary results in this study. The kernel support vector machine (KSVM) was used as the classifier, and quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO) was introduced to optimize the weights of the SVM. The results based on a 5 × 5-fold cross validation showed the performance of the proposed WE + QPSO-KSVM was superior to ``DWT + PCA + BP-NN'', ``DWT + PCA + RBF-NN'', ``DWT + PCA + PSO-KSVM'', ``WE + BPNN'', ``WE +$ KSVM'', and ``DWT $+$ PCA $+$ GA-KSVM'' w.r.t. sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy. The work provides a novel means to detect abnormal brains with excellent performance.

  19. A Swarm Optimization Genetic Algorithm Based on Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization.

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    Sun, Tao; Xu, Ming-Hai

    2017-01-01

    Quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO) algorithm is a variant of the traditional particle swarm optimization (PSO). The QPSO that was originally developed for continuous search spaces outperforms the traditional PSO in search ability. This paper analyzes the main factors that impact the search ability of QPSO and converts the particle movement formula to the mutation condition by introducing the rejection region, thus proposing a new binary algorithm, named swarm optimization genetic algorithm (SOGA), because it is more like genetic algorithm (GA) than PSO in form. SOGA has crossover and mutation operator as GA but does not need to set the crossover and mutation probability, so it has fewer parameters to control. The proposed algorithm was tested with several nonlinear high-dimension functions in the binary search space, and the results were compared with those from BPSO, BQPSO, and GA. The experimental results show that SOGA is distinctly superior to the other three algorithms in terms of solution accuracy and convergence.

  20. Calcium neuroimaging in behaving zebrafish larvae using a turn-key light field camera

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    Cruz Perez, Carlos; Lauri, Antonella; Symvoulidis, Panagiotis; Cappetta, Michele; Erdmann, Arne; Westmeyer, Gil Gregor

    2015-09-01

    Reconstructing a three-dimensional scene from multiple simultaneously acquired perspectives (the light field) is an elegant scanless imaging concept that can exceed the temporal resolution of currently available scanning-based imaging methods for capturing fast cellular processes. We tested the performance of commercially available light field cameras on a fluorescent microscopy setup for monitoring calcium activity in the brain of awake and behaving reporter zebrafish larvae. The plenoptic imaging system could volumetrically resolve diverse neuronal response profiles throughout the zebrafish brain upon stimulation with an aversive odorant. Behavioral responses of the reporter fish could be captured simultaneously together with depth-resolved neuronal activity. Overall, our assessment showed that with some optimizations for fluorescence microscopy applications, commercial light field cameras have the potential of becoming an attractive alternative to custom-built systems to accelerate molecular imaging research on cellular dynamics.

  1. Optimasi Penempatan Menara BTS Menggunakan Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization

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    Mohamad Fatkhur Rohman

    2016-11-01

    Full Text Available Universal Mobile Telecomunication System (UMTS saat ini dipandang sebagai sebuah sistem impian yang menggantikan Global System for Mobile Communication (GSM dan merupakan salah satu evolusi generasi ketiga (3G dari jaringan mobile. Salah satu komponen pendukung jaringan UMTS adalah Node B, Node B dapat dianalogikan sebagai BTS. Seiring perkembangan kebutuhan pelanggan yang semakin meningkat, kebutuhan akan BTS(Node B semakin bertambah, hal ini menyebabkan banyaknya jumlah menara BTS da menyebabkan pemandangan yang kurang bagus bagi visualisasi kota.oleh karena itu perlu dilakukan optimisasi penempatan menara BTS. Salah satu metode untuk mengoptimasi adalah Quantum-behaved Particle Swarm Optimization. Maka dalam penelitian ini akan dirancang simulasi optimasi penempatan BTS menggunakan QPSO dengan parameter yang akan dioptimasi adalah Coverage Area dan Trafik. Dari hasil penelitian yang dilakukan, Algoritma QPSO mampu mengurangi jumlah BTS dari 55 BTS menjadi 43 BTS.

  2. Rodent scope: a user-configurable digital wireless telemetry system for freely behaving animals.

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    Ball, David; Kliese, Russell; Windels, Francois; Nolan, Christopher; Stratton, Peter; Sah, Pankaj; Wiles, Janet

    2014-01-01

    This paper describes the design and implementation of a wireless neural telemetry system that enables new experimental paradigms, such as neural recordings during rodent navigation in large outdoor environments. RoSco, short for Rodent Scope, is a small lightweight user-configurable module suitable for digital wireless recording from freely behaving small animals. Due to the digital transmission technology, RoSco has advantages over most other wireless modules of noise immunity and online user-configurable settings. RoSco digitally transmits entire neural waveforms for 14 of 16 channels at 20 kHz with 8-bit encoding which are streamed to the PC as standard USB audio packets. Up to 31 RoSco wireless modules can coexist in the same environment on non-overlapping independent channels. The design has spatial diversity reception via two antennas, which makes wireless communication resilient to fading and obstacles. In comparison with most existing wireless systems, this system has online user-selectable independent gain control of each channel in 8 factors from 500 to 32,000 times, two selectable ground references from a subset of channels, selectable channel grounding to disable noisy electrodes, and selectable bandwidth suitable for action potentials (300 Hz-3 kHz) and low frequency field potentials (4 Hz-3 kHz). Indoor and outdoor recordings taken from freely behaving rodents are shown to be comparable to a commercial wired system in sorting for neural populations. The module has low input referred noise, battery life of 1.5 hours and transmission losses of 0.1% up to a range of 10 m.

  3. Desenvolvimento sustentável: uma perspectiva econômico-ecológica

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    Ademar Ribeiro Romeiro

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho é oferecer uma definição de desenvolvimento sustentável de uma perspectiva econômico-ecológica. Para tanto, foram analisadas inicialmente as condições históricas da formulação e a evolução do conceito de desenvolvimento sustentável, de suas origens como ecodesenvolvimento até sua nova apresentação como economia verde. Em seguida, foram avaliadas as premissas do conceito de sustentabilidade fraca que permite à economia ambiental neoclássica desconsiderar a realidade natural em suas formulações de políticas ambientais. Por sua vez, a análise dos fundamentos teóricos da economia ecológica possibilitou chegar a uma definição de sustentabilidade estritamente ecológica, condição necessária para a definição de desenvolvimento sustentável proposta. Finalmente, são analisados os problemas para atingir o crescimento zero sem gerar uma crise e para mudar as expectativas de consumo em sociedades de consumo. Uma definição sucinta de desenvolvimento sustentável é, então, proposta.This paper offers a definition of sustainable development in an ecological economics perspective. For this it begins with a historical analysis of the sustainable development concept from its origins as ecodevelopment to its present formulation as green economy. It follows an assessment of the weak sustainability concept premises which allows for the neoclassical environmental economics not to take into full account the natural reality in its environmental policies proposals. The analysis of the ecological economics theoretical foundations, in turn, has made it possible to conceive a strictly ecological definition of sustainability, a necessary condition for the sustainable development definition proposed. Finally, the paper deals with the problem of slowing down the economy to zero growth without causing a crisis and the problem of changing the consumption expectations in consumption societies. A definition of

  4. Predictores de la conducta antisocial juvenil: un modelo ecológico

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    Martha Frías-Armenta

    2003-04-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio pone a prueba un modelo ecológico como marco teórico explicativo de la antisocialidad juvenil. 204 jóvenes mexicanos que cursaban la educación secundaria o preparatoria contestaron un cuestionario con preguntas acerca de la violencia intrafamiliar, su conducta antisocial, la ingesta de alcohol de sus madres, los problemas de conducta escolar, algunas características del ambiente familiar, escolar y del barrio y las actitudes acerca de la violencia. Los datos fueron analizados a través de un modelo estructural en el cual las variables investigadas constituyeron factores e índices que representaban a los niveles de la teoría ecológica. Los resultados mostraron que el microsistema tuvo un efecto directo en la conducta antisocial de los menores, el exosistema mostró un efecto también directo en el microsistema y por lo tanto uno indirecto en la conducta antisocial de los menores, y el macrosistema tuvo un efecto directo en el exosistema y uno indirecto en la antisocialidad de los jóvenes. Lo anterior parece respaldar el modelo ecológico, como explicación coherente de la conducta antisocial en los menores.The aim of this research was to test an ecological model as explanation of juvenile delinquency. 204 Mexican students of junior and high school answered a questionnaire containing questions about family violence, antisocial behavior, child abuse, mother and father alcohol consumption, as well as some family, school, and neighborhood environmental characteristics. Observed variables constituted factors and indexes that represented the ecological theory. Structural equation modeling was used to analyze data. Results showed that the microsystem had a direct effect on antisocial behavior of youths, the exosystem had also a direct effect on the microsystem and an indirect effect on antisocial behavior, while the macrosystem had a direct effect on the exosystem and an indirect effect on antisocial behavior. These results seem to

  5. Valoração econômico­ecológica de recursos naturais

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    Ribeiro Romeiro Ademar

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho visa mostrar quais as soluções que têm sido propostas para superar o que se considera como limitações importantes dos processos de valoração ambiental correntemente em uso. Os pressupostos teóricos e os procedimentos metodológicos da valoração ambiental e da valoração econômico­ ecológica são confrontados. Procura­ se mostrar que os pressupostos teóricos da economia ambiental são simples e reducionistas: os agentes econômicos são capazes de avaliar individualmente o valor do meio ambiente, do mesmo modo como f azem com as demais mercadorias, o qual é visto como um provedor de bens e serviços cujo processo de «f abricação» pode ser tratado como uma «caixa preta» que não é necessário abr ir n o pr oces so de valoração. Per das irreversíveis não são consideradas r elevantes um a vez qu e é suposto que os recursos naturais são substituíveis por capital. Estas suposições tornam o processo de valoração ambiental bastante simples. Do ponto de vista da economia ecológica, entretanto, a consideração de pressupostos mais realistas sobre o comportamento e capacidade humana na avaliação de recursos naturais e a abertura da «caixa preta» da «fabricação» de bens e serviços ecossistêmicos – isto é, a melhor compreensão dos processos ecológicos dos quais resultam os valores dos recursos naturais ­ conduz a procedimentos metodológicos de valoração bem mais complexos.

  6. Hábitos de consumo de productos ecológicos alimenticios en Álava

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    Díaz de Cerio Aizpeolea, Uxue

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    En los últimos años, los consumidores están tomando conciencia con respecto a su salud y a la necesidad de respetar el medio ambiente. Por ello, la tendencia de consumir productos ecológicos está aumentando, productos más sanos y saludables, no de forma habitual y constante debido a su mayor precio y a la falta de costumbre. Se está optando por el consumo de estos productos ya que las técnicas de cultivo o fabricación daña menos el medio ambiente y la salud y por tanto el mercado también está...

  7. Agricultura tradicional campesina: características ecológicas

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    Róger Martínez Castillo

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available El sistema agroproductivo se determina por sus características culturales, socioeconómicas y políticas. La agroecología se basa en la experiencia campesina sobre la dimensión ecológica, alanalizar la apropiación del agroecosistema y sus formas de manejo, sabiduría, sustentabilidad y significados prácticos.Aunque hoy se reconoce que el campesino posee amplios conocimientos sobre entomología, botánica, suelos, agronomía, estos deben aunarse con tecnologías y prácticas agrícolas sustentables al entorno natural y social. El desarrollo convencional ignora y excluye deliberadamente el conocimiento tradicional campesino.

  8. Refuelling the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor at Ecole Polytechnique: procedure and proposed experiments

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    Kennedy, G.; Marleau, G.

    1997-01-01

    As the expected lifetime of the present fuel in the SLOWPOKE-2 reactor at Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal was seen to approach, a project was initiated which will lead to the refueling of the reactor in 1997. Two aspects of this project require major development work: the defueling and fuel loading procedures need to be revised since this is the first time a SLOWPOKE reactor will be refueled; work is also required to bring safety analysis and documentation in line with recent regulatory requirements. Here, we present the proposed overall refueling strategy and discuss the changes in the operation of the core resulting from the use of low-enriched fuel. Additional experiments, which should be carried out during commissioning, are also analyzed. (author)

  9. Flux measurements in the LEU refueled Slowpoke-2 reactor of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

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    EL Hajjaji, O.; Kennedy, G.; Rozon, D. [Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Quebec (Canada). Institut de Genie Nucleaire]. E-mail: elhajj@meca.polymtl.ca

    1998-07-01

    The HEU (93%) SLOWPOKE-2 reactor of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal was refueled in September 1997 with (20%) LEU fuel after twenty years of operation. Upon completion of refueling the thermal and epithermal neutron fluxes were measured at four radii in the new core by irradiating gold and copper wire at 20 W for 10 minutes. These flux profiles were normalized to the values measured in an irradiation site in the beryllium reflector. We have also used the DRAGON/DONJON chain of codes and a detailed SLOWPOKE reactor model to calculate the flux distribution in the core and in the irradiation site. The calculated flux profiles along the four vertical lines are in agreement with the experimental values. This work also enable us to validate our codes, normally used for power reactors, for a low power research reactor. (author)

  10. Flux measurements in the LEU refueled Slowpoke-2 reactor of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal

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    EL Hajjaji, O.; Kennedy, G.; Rozon, D.

    1998-01-01

    The HEU (93%) SLOWPOKE-2 reactor of Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal was refueled in September 1997 with (20%) LEU fuel after twenty years of operation. Upon completion of refueling the thermal and epithermal neutron fluxes were measured at four radii in the new core by irradiating gold and copper wire at 20 W for 10 minutes. These flux profiles were normalized to the values measured in an irradiation site in the beryllium reflector. We have also used the DRAGON/DONJON chain of codes and a detailed SLOWPOKE reactor model to calculate the flux distribution in the core and in the irradiation site. The calculated flux profiles along the four vertical lines are in agreement with the experimental values. This work also enable us to validate our codes, normally used for power reactors, for a low power research reactor. (author)

  11. El neolítico: la mutación ecológica

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    Ramón GRANDE DEL BRÍO

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available ¿Cuándo se inició el proceso de civilización? A esta pregunta, aparentemente abstrusa, podemos hoy contestar de una manera relativamente satisfactoria: en el momento en que un grupo cualquiera obtuvo un índice de productividad neta superior a cero, en valores crecientes. Tal cosa tuvo que producirse en algún momento del Epipaleolítico. Se trata de un fenómeno sincrónico con la fabricación de artefactos de guerra; la domesticación de animales, y el cultivo de plantas; la dispersión del elemento humano; la aparición de la estratificación jerárquicaabsoluta- intracomunitaria; la explotación del medio circundante; la trastocación en fin, del equilibrio ecológico.

  12. Criando contextos ecológicos de desenvolvimento e direitos humanos para adolescentes

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    Ana Paula Lazzaretti de Souza

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Neste estudo descreve-se a aplicação do método de Inserção Ecológica em um programa de intervenção para educação em direitos humanos e protagonismo juvenil para adolescentes em situação de vulnerabilidade social. A criação de um microssistema constituído pelos participantes e pela equipe executora do programa resulta em mudanças positivas de comportamento e respeito às regras, entre outros. Estas transformações surgem em consonância com a proposta da Abordagem Bioecológica do Desenvolvimento Humano, sobre a influência do ambiente. Este estudo reforça a importância da aplicação dos resultados em políticas públicas e sociais.

  13. De perceptos a frames: cognição ecológica e linguagem

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    Paulo Henrique Duque

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    Full Text Available Neste artigo, proponho uma abordagem ecológica de cognição e linguagem, demonstrando que os processos de conceptualização parecem emergir da interação organismo-ambiente. Tal abordagem cognitiva exige a coordenação dos dois extremos dessa emergência e a consideração de que o uso da linguagem inevitavelmente envolve tanto os processos iniciais de interação do organismo com o ambiente quanto as estruturas e os processos que emergem dessas interações. De acordo com a abordagem aqui proposta, desenvolvemos conceitos e reorientamos nossos pensamentos sobre o mundo por meio de um mecanismo conhecido como framing, isto é, o recurso discursivo-cognitivo de que dispomos para (remodelar circuitos neurais (ou frames.

  14. Fisiología ecológica de árboles tropicales: avances y perspectivas

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    La fisiología ecológica de árboles tropicales ha tenido un avance impresionante en los últimos años, en especial en el área de las relaciones hídricas. Esto ha venido acompañado por el desarrollo extraordinario de técnicas e instrumentos para estudiar y medir la fisiología de los árboles, como el uso de isótopos estables y las sondas para medir el flujo de la savia. Este trabajo incluye aspectos de absorción, transporte de agua y su regulación ambiental, así como de convergencia func...

  15. Aspectos ecológicos da determinação sexual em tartarugas

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    Ferreira Júnior,Paulo Dias

    2009-01-01

    Os aspectos ecológicos relacionados à reprodução das tartarugas e de outros répteis que apresentam determinação sexual dependente da temperatura de incubação desempenham um papel crucial no equilíbrio das populações. Nestas espécies a razão sexual dos filhotes é controlada pela temperatura a que os ovos são submetidos durante a incubação. Entender como as características do local da desova afetam a temperatura da incubação é essencial para que se possa argüir sobre os fatores que controlam a ...

  16. Cultivos y alimentos trangénicos: una aproximación ecológica

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    Martínez Castillo, Róger

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    Se plantean los impactos sociales y ecológicos de la llamada revolución genética, cuya tecnología es utilizada para crear organismos genéticamente alterados, como solución a los problemas de la agricultura y el hambre mundial. Sin embargo, la comercialización de los cultivos transgénicos tienen un único fin: aumentar los mercados y beneficios privados. La gran amenaza para el ambiente y la biodiversidad que suponen los cultivos transgénicos, la mercantilización de la vida en forma de patentes...

  17. Restauración ecológica en plantaciones forestales de Eucalyptus globulus Labill y Acacia melanoxylon R. Br.

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    Lina Rocío Guio Cortés

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El aumento en la degradación de las condiciones naturales del ecosistema de los cerros orientales de Bogotá, Colombia, ha promovido la generación de nuevas estrategias que permitan restaurar ecosistemas de forma integral y adecuada, de acuerdo con sus características. Los escenarios de plantaciones forestales de Eucalyptus globulus Labill y Acacia melanoxylon R. Br han sido intervenidos con procesos de restauración ecológica, generando una disminución en el impacto ocasionado al suelo por los fuertes procesos erosivos inherentes a estas especies. En este artículo de investigación se hace una revisión de los casos reportados de restauración ecológica realizados en E. globulus Labill y A. melanoxylon R. Br, con el fin de identificar actividades que puedan complementar la gestión realizada en restauración ecológica en Bogotá D.C. Se concluye que las actividades de restauración ecológica se deben desarrollar siguiendo un orden lógico teniendo en cuenta el principal objetivo de esta estrategia. Resumiendo, las actividades de restauración ecológica deben iniciar con una caracterización de las especies que se encuentran en la zona y la vegetación típica. Posteriormente se deben implementar las estrategias más adecuadas acorde con las características de la región, con el fin de reintroducir las especies nativas, de forma paulatina. Es necesario realizar un seguimiento y control constante con el fin de procurar el mayor éxito en las actividades de restauración realizadas.

  18. TIPNIS y Amazonia: Contradicciones en la agenda ecológica de Bolivia

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    Ricardo Calla Ortega

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    Full Text Available Abstract:The ecological agenda of the government of Evo Morales shows great contradictions. In international meetings it presents itself as the radical defender of the environmental rights of the Latin American peoples. In its own country, it pursues developmentalist policies which are based on the extraction of natural resources. This policy is causing large conflicts within the country. The most striking has been over the construction of a highway through the national park of TIPNIS. The contradiction between its in-ternational position and internal policies, which are far less green, is causing severe damage to the credibility of the Morales government, within and outside the country.Resumen:La agenda ecológica del gobierno de Evo Morales demuestra grandes contradicciones. En los encuentros internacionales se presen-ta como un defensor radical de los derechos ecológicos de los pueblos latinoamericanos. En su propio país está persiguiendo un pro-yecto desarrollista basado en la extracción de recursos nacionales. Esta política está causando grandes conflictos dentro del país. La más llamativa ha sido sobre la construc-ción de una autopista por el parque nacional del TIPNIS. La contradicción entre su pos-tura internacional y una política mucho me-nos verde al interior está dañando aguda-mente la credibilidad del gobierno de Mora-les dentro y fuera del país.

  19. Tiempo y sucesión ecológica en Ramón Margalef

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    Vargas Abarzúa, Esteban

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    Full Text Available In this paper we attempt to think about the time in the Margalef’s ecological succession theory. In the classical model of ecological succession, populations succeed each other. Each phases of that succession “as a temporary phase” is merely juxtaposed with the other. It is the clock time, time like “measure” of the clock. Time here is absolute, independent of the process like in Newton. This does not happen in the model of Margalef. He thinks the ecosystem like a process in which energy is transfer and information acumulated. Thus, in the dynamic process of ecosystem appears various phases determined by the intrinsic dynamics of the system. Each ecosystem has its own time.

    En este trabajo intentamos meditar la concepción de tiempo en la teoría de sucesión ecológica de Margalef. En un modelo clásico de sucesión ecológica, las poblaciones se suceden unas a otras. Cada fase de esa sucesión “en tanto fase temporal” está meramente yuxtapuesta a las demás fases. Es el tiempo cronométrico, el tiempo como “medida” del reloj. El tiempo es aquí algo absoluto, independiente del proceso como en Newton. Esto no ocurre en el modelo de Margalef. Él piensa el ecosistema como un proceso de transferencia de energía y acumulación de información. Por esto, en el proceso dinámico del ecosistema existen diversas fases determinadas por la dinámica intrínseca del sistema. Cada ecosistema posee así su tiempo propio.

  20. Las cubiertas ecológicas de tercera generación: un nuevo material constructivo

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    Barbero, M.

    2008-09-01

    Full Text Available In 1994, the first ecological roof in Spain was built as a result of a research process. The structure of the construction, the substrate, and the chosen plants have been modified since then, in order to make the environmental properties optimum and to adapt it to extreme climatic conditions such as Spanish dry summers and frosted winters. All these changes have been tested and the energetic attitude has been studied. The best result is represented by a third generation roof model, called as an ecological garden roof. The present article describes the results obtained from the previous research as well as the final process results.En 1994 se inició una investigación que dio como resultado la construcción de la primera cubierta ecológica en España. Desde ese momento se han realizado modificaciones en su estructura constructiva, en el sustrato empleado y en las plantas empleadas, con la intención de optimizar su comportamiento, adaptándola a las condiciones climáticas que se padecen de España. Todas estas modificaciones han sido ensayadas y se ha evaluado rigurosamente su comportamiento energético. El resultado ha culminado en un modelo de cubierta, ya de una tercera generación, denominada como cubierta ecológica jardín. En este artículo se muestran, tanto los resultados de la investigación previa, como los correspondientes a la fase final que culminó con ese nuevo modelo, considerado como un nuevo material constructivo, plenamente sostenible.

  1. Evidence for Long-Timescale Patterns of Synaptic Inputs in CA1 of Awake Behaving Mice.

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    Kolb, Ilya; Talei Franzesi, Giovanni; Wang, Michael; Kodandaramaiah, Suhasa B; Forest, Craig R; Boyden, Edward S; Singer, Annabelle C

    2018-02-14

    Repeated sequences of neural activity are a pervasive feature of neural networks in vivo and in vitro In the hippocampus, sequential firing of many neurons over periods of 100-300 ms reoccurs during behavior and during periods of quiescence. However, it is not known whether the hippocampus produces longer sequences of activity or whether such sequences are restricted to specific network states. Furthermore, whether long repeated patterns of activity are transmitted to single cells downstream is unclear. To answer these questions, we recorded intracellularly from hippocampal CA1 of awake, behaving male mice to examine both subthreshold activity and spiking output in single neurons. In eight of nine recordings, we discovered long (900 ms) reoccurring subthreshold fluctuations or "repeats." Repeats generally were high-amplitude, nonoscillatory events reoccurring with 10 ms precision. Using statistical controls, we determined that repeats occurred more often than would be expected from unstructured network activity (e.g., by chance). Most spikes occurred during a repeat, and when a repeat contained a spike, the spike reoccurred with precision on the order of ≤20 ms, showing that long repeated patterns of subthreshold activity are strongly connected to spike output. Unexpectedly, we found that repeats occurred independently of classic hippocampal network states like theta oscillations or sharp-wave ripples. Together, these results reveal surprisingly long patterns of repeated activity in the hippocampal network that occur nonstochastically, are transmitted to single downstream neurons, and strongly shape their output. This suggests that the timescale of information transmission in the hippocampal network is much longer than previously thought. SIGNIFICANCE STATEMENT We found long (≥900 ms), repeated, subthreshold patterns of activity in CA1 of awake, behaving mice. These repeated patterns ("repeats") occurred more often than expected by chance and with 10 ms

  2. Respuestas estructurales y funcionales de comunidades arvenses a diferentes distancias de siembra en un cultivo de cereal ecológico

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    Hernández Plaza, María Eva

    2016-01-01

    El manejo de las plantas arvenses en el contexto de la agricultura ecológica busca armonizar la producción de los cultivos con el mantenimiento de la diversidad de las comunidades arvenses de forma que se preserven los servicios ecosistémicos que estas prestan al agrosistema. En la agricultura ecológica, los herbicidas no están permitidos ni están en concordancia con los principios de esta agricultura. Los agricultores ecológicos utilizan métodos de control no químicos como la rotación de cul...

  3. Estudio sobre la evolución de la tipología y perfil sociodemográfico del consumidor de alimentos ecológicos

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    GONZÁLEZ MIRA, NURIA

    2018-01-01

    En este estudio se realizará una investigación cuantitativa para el conocer la tipología y perfil sociodemográfico del consumidor de alimentos ecológicos. La investigación se basará tanto en fuentes de información primaria como secundarias y los objetivos principales serán: - Conocer el grado de conocimiento sobre productos ecológicos y su nivel consumo en la actualidad. - Caracterizar la tipología, perfil sociodemográfico de los consumidores de productos ecológicos. - Determinar lo...

  4. An adaptive quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization approach for license plate segmentation

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    Zhu, Rong; Zhuo, Junfei

    2009-10-01

    Automatic license plate segmentation plays an essential role in intelligent transportation systems. But it can be a challenging task when segmenting the vehicle images with poor quality in real-world applications. For segmenting license plates out of the vehicle images efficiently, a novel two-stage segmentation strategy that contains a rough localization stage and a fine segmentation stage is proposed in this paper. Firstly, during the rough localization stage, the texture characteristic of Chinese license plates is utilized to get candidate rectangle regions. The license plate region is then identified and extracted from these regions based on projection property and geometric information. In the fine segmentation stage, two enhancement algorithms are applied to improve image quality and reduce segmentation error. And then an adaptive threshold-based segmentation approach based on quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization is presented to deal with the threshold selection of distinguishing the constitution codes from the background in the obtained license plate region. The experiments of segmenting the vehicle images are illustrated to show that the proposed method can achieve an ideal segmentation result with less computational cost.

  5. The embodiment of tourism among bisexually-behaving Dominican male sex workers.

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    Padilla, Mark B

    2008-10-01

    While theories of "structure" and social inequality have increasingly informed global health efforts for HIV prevention--with growing recognition of the linkages between large-scale political and economic factors in the distribution and impact of the HIV/AIDS epidemic--there is still little theorization of precisely how structural factors shape the very bodies and sexualities of specific populations and groups. In order to extend the theoretical understanding of these macro-micro linkages, this article examines how the growth of the tourism industry in the Dominican Republic has produced sexual practices and identities that reflect both the influence of large-scale structural processes and the resistant responses of local individuals. Drawing on social science theories of political economy, embodiment, and authenticity, I argue that an understanding of patterns of sexuality and HIV risk in the region requires analysis of how political-economic transformations related to tourism intersect with the individual experiences and practices of sexuality on the ground. The analysis draws on long-term ethnographic research with bisexually behaving male sex workers in two cities in the Dominican Republic, including participant observation, in-depth interviews, focus groups, and surveys. By examining the global and local values placed on these men's bodies and the ways sex workers use their bodies to broker tourists' pleasure, we may better understand how the large-scale structures of the tourism industry are linked to the specific meanings and practices of sexuality.

  6. Glomerular barrier behaves as an atomically precise bandpass filter in a sub-nanometre regime

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    Du, Bujie; Jiang, Xingya; Das, Anindita; Zhou, Qinhan; Yu, Mengxiao; Jin, Rongchao; Zheng, Jie

    2017-11-01

    The glomerular filtration barrier is known as a 'size cutoff' slit, which retains nanoparticles or proteins larger than 6-8 nm in the body and rapidly excretes smaller ones through the kidneys. However, in the sub-nanometre size regime, we have found that this barrier behaves as an atomically precise 'bandpass' filter to significantly slow down renal clearance of few-atom gold nanoclusters (AuNCs) with the same surface ligands but different sizes (Au18, Au15 and Au10-11). Compared to Au25 (∼1.0 nm), just few-atom decreases in size result in four- to ninefold reductions in renal clearance efficiency in the early elimination stage, because the smaller AuNCs are more readily trapped by the glomerular glycocalyx than larger ones. This unique in vivo nano-bio interaction in the sub-nanometre regime also slows down the extravasation of sub-nanometre AuNCs from normal blood vessels and enhances their passive targeting to cancerous tissues through an enhanced permeability and retention effect. This discovery highlights the size precision in the body's response to nanoparticles and opens a new pathway to develop nanomedicines for many diseases associated with glycocalyx dysfunction.

  7. Solving the economic dispatch problem with a modified quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization method

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    Sun Jun; Fang Wei; Wang Daojun; Xu Wenbo

    2009-01-01

    In this paper, a modified quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO) method is proposed to solve the economic dispatch (ED) problem in power systems, whose objective is to simultaneously minimize the generation cost rate while satisfying various equality and inequality constraints. The proposed method, denoted as QPSO-DM, combines the QPSO algorithm with differential mutation operation to enhance the global search ability of the algorithm. Many nonlinear characteristics of the generator, such as ramp rate limits, prohibited operating zones, and nonsmooth cost functions are considered when the proposed method is used in practical generator operation. The feasibility of the QPSO-DM method is demonstrated by three different power systems. It is compared with the QPSO, the differential evolution (DE), the particle swarm optimization (PSO), and the genetic algorithm (GA) in terms of the solution quality, robustness and convergence property. The simulation results show that the proposed QPSO-DM method is able to obtain higher quality solutions stably and efficiently in the ED problem than any other tested optimization algorithm.

  8. A Swarm Optimization Genetic Algorithm Based on Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization

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    Tao Sun

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO algorithm is a variant of the traditional particle swarm optimization (PSO. The QPSO that was originally developed for continuous search spaces outperforms the traditional PSO in search ability. This paper analyzes the main factors that impact the search ability of QPSO and converts the particle movement formula to the mutation condition by introducing the rejection region, thus proposing a new binary algorithm, named swarm optimization genetic algorithm (SOGA, because it is more like genetic algorithm (GA than PSO in form. SOGA has crossover and mutation operator as GA but does not need to set the crossover and mutation probability, so it has fewer parameters to control. The proposed algorithm was tested with several nonlinear high-dimension functions in the binary search space, and the results were compared with those from BPSO, BQPSO, and GA. The experimental results show that SOGA is distinctly superior to the other three algorithms in terms of solution accuracy and convergence.

  9. Seeing the whole picture: A comprehensive imaging approach to functional mapping of circuits in behaving zebrafish.

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    Feierstein, C E; Portugues, R; Orger, M B

    2015-06-18

    In recent years, the zebrafish has emerged as an appealing model system to tackle questions relating to the neural circuit basis of behavior. This can be attributed not just to the growing use of genetically tractable model organisms, but also in large part to the rapid advances in optical techniques for neuroscience, which are ideally suited for application to the small, transparent brain of the larval fish. Many characteristic features of vertebrate brains, from gross anatomy down to particular circuit motifs and cell-types, as well as conserved behaviors, can be found in zebrafish even just a few days post fertilization, and, at this early stage, the physical size of the brain makes it possible to analyze neural activity in a comprehensive fashion. In a recent study, we used a systematic and unbiased imaging method to record the pattern of activity dynamics throughout the whole brain of larval zebrafish during a simple visual behavior, the optokinetic response (OKR). This approach revealed the broadly distributed network of neurons that were active during the behavior and provided insights into the fine-scale functional architecture in the brain, inter-individual variability, and the spatial distribution of behaviorally relevant signals. Combined with mapping anatomical and functional connectivity, targeted electrophysiological recordings, and genetic labeling of specific populations, this comprehensive approach in zebrafish provides an unparalleled opportunity to study complete circuits in a behaving vertebrate animal. Copyright © 2014. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  10. Characteristics of fast-spiking neurons in the striatum of behaving monkeys.

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    Yamada, Hiroshi; Inokawa, Hitoshi; Hori, Yukiko; Pan, Xiaochuan; Matsuzaki, Ryuichi; Nakamura, Kae; Samejima, Kazuyuki; Shidara, Munetaka; Kimura, Minoru; Sakagami, Masamichi; Minamimoto, Takafumi

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    Inhibitory interneurons are the fundamental constituents of neural circuits that organize network outputs. The striatum as part of the basal ganglia is involved in reward-directed behaviors. However, the role of the inhibitory interneurons in this process remains unclear, especially in behaving monkeys. We recorded the striatal single neuron activity while monkeys performed reward-directed hand or eye movements. Presumed parvalbumin-containing GABAergic interneurons (fast-spiking neurons, FSNs) were identified based on narrow spike shapes in three independent experiments, though they were a small population (4.2%, 42/997). We found that FSNs are characterized by high-frequency and less-bursty discharges, which are distinct from the basic firing properties of the presumed projection neurons (phasically active neurons, PANs). Besides, the encoded information regarding actions and outcomes was similar between FSNs and PANs in terms of proportion of neurons, but the discharge selectivity was higher in PANs than that of FSNs. The coding of actions and outcomes in FSNs and PANs was consistently observed under various behavioral contexts in distinct parts of the striatum (caudate nucleus, putamen, and anterior striatum). Our results suggest that FSNs may enhance the discharge selectivity of postsynaptic output neurons (PANs) in encoding crucial variables for a reward-directed behavior. Copyright © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.. All rights reserved.

  11. Neuronal Representation of Social Information in the Medial Amygdala of Awake Behaving Mice.

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    Li, Ying; Mathis, Alexander; Grewe, Benjamin F; Osterhout, Jessica A; Ahanonu, Biafra; Schnitzer, Mark J; Murthy, Venkatesh N; Dulac, Catherine

    2017-11-16

    The medial amygdala (MeA) plays a critical role in processing species- and sex-specific signals that trigger social and defensive behaviors. However, the principles by which this deep brain structure encodes social information is poorly understood. We used a miniature microscope to image the Ca 2+ dynamics of large neural ensembles in awake behaving mice and tracked the responses of MeA neurons over several months. These recordings revealed spatially intermingled subsets of MeA neurons with distinct temporal dynamics. The encoding of social information in the MeA differed between males and females and relied on information from both individual cells and neuronal populations. By performing long-term Ca 2+ imaging across different social contexts, we found that sexual experience triggers lasting and sex-specific changes in MeA activity, which, in males, involve signaling by oxytocin. These findings reveal basic principles underlying the brain's representation of social information and its modulation by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  12. Social class, power, and selfishness: when and why upper and lower class individuals behave unethically.

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    Dubois, David; Rucker, Derek D; Galinsky, Adam D

    2015-03-01

    Are the rich more unethical than the poor? To answer this question, the current research introduces a key conceptual distinction between selfish and unethical behavior. Based on this distinction, the current article offers 2 novel findings that illuminate the relationship between social class and unethical behavior. First, the effects of social class on unethical behavior are not invariant; rather, the effects of social class are moderated by whether unethical behavior benefits the self or others. Replicating past work, social class positively predicted unethical behavior; however, this relationship was only observed when that behavior was self-beneficial. When unethical behavior was performed to benefit others, social class negatively predicted unethical behavior; lower class individuals were more likely than upper class individuals to engage in unethical behavior. Overall, social class predicts people's tendency to behave selfishly, rather than predicting unethical behavior per se. Second, individuals' sense of power drove the effects of social class on unethical behavior. Evidence for this relationship was provided in three forms. First, income, but not education level, predicted unethical behavior. Second, feelings of power mediated the effect of social class on unethical behavior, but feelings of status did not. Third, two distinct manipulations of power produced the same moderation by self-versus-other beneficiary as was found with social class. The current theoretical framework and data both synthesize and help to explain a range of findings in the social class and power literatures. PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved.

  13. Swept confocally-aligned planar excitation (SCAPE) microscopy for high speed volumetric imaging of behaving organisms.

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    Bouchard, Matthew B; Voleti, Venkatakaushik; Mendes, César S; Lacefield, Clay; Grueber, Wesley B; Mann, Richard S; Bruno, Randy M; Hillman, Elizabeth M C

    2015-02-01

    We report a new 3D microscopy technique that allows volumetric imaging of living samples at ultra-high speeds: Swept, confocally-aligned planar excitation (SCAPE) microscopy. While confocal and two-photon microscopy have revolutionized biomedical research, current implementations are costly, complex and limited in their ability to image 3D volumes at high speeds. Light-sheet microscopy techniques using two-objective, orthogonal illumination and detection require a highly constrained sample geometry, and either physical sample translation or complex synchronization of illumination and detection planes. In contrast, SCAPE microscopy acquires images using an angled, swept light-sheet in a single-objective, en-face geometry. Unique confocal descanning and image rotation optics map this moving plane onto a stationary high-speed camera, permitting completely translationless 3D imaging of intact samples at rates exceeding 20 volumes per second. We demonstrate SCAPE microscopy by imaging spontaneous neuronal firing in the intact brain of awake behaving mice, as well as freely moving transgenic Drosophila larvae.

  14. Whole-brain calcium imaging with cellular resolution in freely behaving Caenorhabditis elegans

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    Nguyen, Jeffrey; Shipley, Frederick; Linder, Ashley; Plummer, George; Liu, Mochi; Setru, Sagar; Shaevitz, Joshua; Leifer, Andrew

    The ability to acquire large-scale recordings of neuronal activity in awake and unrestrained animals is needed to provide new insights into how populations of neurons generate animal behavior. Acquiring this data, however, is challenging because it is difficult to track and image individual neurons as an animal deforms its posture and moves many body lengths. Here, we present an instrument capable of recording intracellular calcium transients from the majority of neurons in the head of a freely behaving Caenorhabditis elegans with cellular resolution while simultaneously recording the animal's position, posture, and locomotion. 3D volumetric fluorescent images of neurons expressing the calcium indicator GCaMP6s are recorded at 6 head-volumes/s using spinning disk confocal microscopy. At the same time, we record low magnification images of the animal to measure the animals behavior and track its head as it moves. We develop a time independent neuronal matching algorithm that uses non-rigid point set registration and machine learning to correctly match neurons across time. Using this method, we are able to observe calcium transients from up to 90 neurons for over 4 min and correlate the neural activity with the animal's behavior.

  15. A mathematical model for pressure-based organs behaving as biological pressure vessels.

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    Casha, Aaron R; Camilleri, Liberato; Gauci, Marilyn; Gatt, Ruben; Sladden, David; Chetcuti, Stanley; Grima, Joseph N

    2018-04-26

    We introduce a mathematical model that describes the allometry of physical characteristics of hollow organs behaving as pressure vessels based on the physics of ideal pressure vessels. The model was validated by studying parameters such as body and organ mass, systolic and diastolic pressures, internal and external dimensions, pressurization energy and organ energy output measurements of pressure-based organs in a wide range of mammals and birds. Seven rules were derived that govern amongst others, lack of size efficiency on scaling to larger organ sizes, matching organ size in the same species, equal relative efficiency in pressurization energy across species and direct size matching between organ mass and mass of contents. The lung, heart and bladder follow these predicted theoretical relationships with a similar relative efficiency across various mammalian and avian species; an exception is cardiac output in mammals with a mass exceeding 10kg. This may limit massive body size in mammals, breaking Cope's rule that populations evolve to increase in body size over time. Such a limit was not found in large flightless birds exceeding 100kg, leading to speculation about unlimited dinosaur size should dinosaurs carry avian-like cardiac characteristics. Copyright © 2018. Published by Elsevier Ltd.

  16. Cuidado ecológico: o significado para profissionais de um hospital geral Cuidado ecológico: el significado para profesionales de un hospital general Ecological care: meaning for health care professionals from a general hospital

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    Marli Terezinha Stein Backes

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Compreender à luz do pensamento complexo, o significado do cuidado ecológico e como este vem sendo associado à prática de profissionais que trabalham em um hospital geral. MÉTODOS: Estudo descritivo de natureza qualitativa realizado com 15 profissionais que atuam em três diferentes setores: Serviço de Lavanderia, Serviço de Nutrição e uma Unidade de Internação. Os dados foram coletados por meio de um questionário semi-estruturado e submetidos à análise de conteúdo proposta por Bardin. RESULTADOS: As categorias encontradas foram: Significando o cuidado ecológico, Salientando a importância do cuidado ecológico para a prática profissional e Medidas preventivas em saúde associadas ao cuidado ecológico. CONCLUSÕES: O estudo evidenciou que existe uma preocupação geral, ainda que incipiente, a respeito da problemática ambiental. A preocupação principal está relacionada à separação, reciclagem e destino adequado do lixo, mesmo que alguns profissionais tenham sinalizado para a importância de medidas preventivas como a lavagem das mãos, utilização de produtos biodegradáveis, entre outros.OBJETIVO: Comprender a La luz del pensamiento complejo, el significado del cuidado ecológico y cómo éste viene siendo asociado a la práctica de profesionales que trabajan en un hospital general. MÉTODOS: Estudio descriptivo de naturaleza cualitativa realizado con 15 profesionales que actúan en tres diferentes sectores: Servicio de Lavandería, Servicio de Nutrición y una Unidad de Internamiento. Los datos fueron recolectados por medio de un cuestionario semi-estructurado y sometidos al análisis de contenido propuesto por Bardin. RESULTADOS: Las categorías encontradas fueron: Significando el cuidado ecológico, resaltando la importancia del cuidado ecológico para la práctica profesional y Medidas preventivas en salud asociadas al cuidado ecológico. CONCLUSIONES: El estudio evidenció que existe una preocupaci

  17. Laying hens behave differently in artificially and naturally sourced ammoniated environments.

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    Pokharel, B B; Dos Santos, V M; Wood, D; Van Heyst, B; Harlander-Matauschek, A

    2017-12-01

    Laying hens are chronically exposed to high levels of ammonia (NH3), one of the most abundant aerial pollutants in poultry houses. Tests for aversion to NH3 in laying hens have used artificially sourced NH3/air mixtures (i.e., from a gas cylinder) showing that birds prefer fresh air to NH3. However, artificially sourced NH3/air mixtures may not accurately reflect barn air conditions, where manure emits a variety of gases. Herein, we investigated whether laying hens differentiate between artificially and naturally sourced NH3/air mixtures and how exposure to NH3 affects foraging and aversive behavior. A total of 20 laying hens was exposed to artificially sourced [A] (from an anhydrous NH3 cylinder) and naturally sourced [N] (from conspecific laying hen excreta) gas mixtures. Hens were exposed to A and N mixtures with NH3 concentrations of 25 and 45 ppm, as well as fresh air [FA]. During the experiment, all birds were exposed to each treatment 3 times using a custom-built polycarbonate chamber, containing a foraging area (containing raisins, mealworms, and feed mix) and a gas delivery system. All testing sessions were video recorded, analyzed with INTERACT® software, and subjected to a GLIMMIX procedure in SAS. Our results showed that the laying hens spent less time foraging overall (P hens were more likely to forage for a longer time (with fewer interruptions) in N than in A treatments (P hens also reacted with greater aversion towards treatment A compared to treatment N (P hens of our study preferred fresh to ammoniated air and that they behaved differently in artificially and naturally sourced NH3/air mixtures, possibly due to the presence of familiar stimuli from the excreta. These findings have implications for new developments in methodological approaches for behavioral testing and for recommendations regarding NH3 levels inside poultry barns. © 2017 Poultry Science Association Inc.

  18. Head-mounted LED for optogenetic experiments of freely-behaving animal

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    Kwon, Ki Yong; Gnade, Andrew G.; Rush, Alexander D.; Patten, Craig D.

    2016-03-01

    Recent developments in optogenetics have demonstrated the ability to target specific types of neurons with sub-millisecond temporal precision via direct optical stimulation of genetically modified neurons in the brain. In most applications, the beam of a laser is coupled to an optical fiber, which guides and delivers the optical power to the region of interest. Light emitting diodes (LEDs) are an alternative light source for optogenetics and they provide many advantages over a laser based system including cost, size, illumination stability, and fast modulation. Their compact size and low power consumption make LEDs suitable light sources for a wireless optogenetic stimulation system. However, the coupling efficiency of an LED's output light into an optical fiber is lower than a laser due to its noncollimated output light. In typical chronic optogenetic experiment, the output of the light source is transmitted to the brain through a patch cable and a fiber stub implant, and this configuration requires two fiber-to-fiber couplings. Attenuation within the patch cable is potential source of optical power loss. In this study, we report and characterize a recently developed light delivery method for freely-behaving animal experiments. We have developed a head-mounted light source that maximizes the coupling efficiency of an LED light source by eliminating the need for a fiber optic cable. This miniaturized LED is designed to couple directly to the fiber stub implant. Depending on the desired optical power output, the head-mounted LED can be controlled by either a tethered (high power) or battery-powered wireless (moderate power) controller. In the tethered system, the LED is controlled through 40 gauge micro coaxial cable which is thinner, more flexible, and more durable than a fiber optic cable. The battery-powered wireless system uses either infrared or radio frequency transmission to achieve real-time control. Optical, electrical, mechanical, and thermal

  19. O marketing ecológico como vantagem competitiva Green marketing as a competitive advantage

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    Sérgio Luís Stirbolov Motta

    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available A competição entre as organizações existe basicamente porque um ou mais players atuais ou potenciais, de um determinado setor econômico, percebem a oportunidade de melhorar sua posição (ou estabelecê-la ou se sentem pressionados por outro player, ou seja, os movimentos de uma empresa repercutem nas demais, numa relação de interdependência. Dessa forma, é constante a busca por alternativas que permitam o desenvolvimento empresarial. Este trabalho aponta um caminho que há algum tempo vem sendo percorrido por empresas, mas apenas nos últimos anos vem ganhando destaque nos meios de comunicação e na consciência dos indivíduos: a gerência de ações de marketing ecológico. A partir dos dados de uma pesquisa exploratória realizada na cidade de São Paulo e dos modelos de vantagem competitiva de Porter e de D'Aveni, pôde-se constatar que a prática de marketing ecológico pelas empresas pode constituir vantagem competitiva, não obstante o fato de esse fenômeno não ocorrer atualmente, pois tanto o conhecimento sobre as questões ambientais quanto as atitudes positivas em relação à preservação ambiental já estão presentes nos consumidores.Organizational competition exists because players or potential ones in an economic sector perceive an opportunity to improve or establish their position and may feel pressured by others. Therefore actions of one company have repercussions on the others, disclosing interdependence. As such, there is a constant pursuit for alternatives that foster company development. This article highlights the management of ecological marketing, an approach that companies have accompanied for some time and which only in recent years has attracted the attention of media and individuals. Based upon an exploratory survey made in the city of São Paulo as well as models of competitive advantage by Porter and D'Aveni, it was shown that green marketing may be of advantage. Although this is not a current practice

  20. Sustentabilidade: mantra ou escolha moral? uma abordagem ecológico-econômica

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    Clóvis Cavalcanti

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Qual é o tamanho ótimo da escala econômica que a natureza pode admitir? A questão requer que se esteja falando de uma situação em que a economia seja vista como subsistema do ecossistema. É assim que a economia ecológica percebe a realidade e é nessa óptica que se configura o conceito de sustentabilidade ecológica. O impacto ambiental do crescimento sobre os recursos e sumidouros da natureza tem que ser contido dentro de limites. A noção usual de sustentabilidade, porém, dá a impressão de se ter convertido numa espécie de mantra da atualidade, sem maior compromisso. Mudanças no sistema econômico são inevitáveis como forma de adaptação às restrições que o processo econômico confronta. Cabe indagar o que é que se deseja sustentar e em que escala de tempo. À sociedade cumpre escolher a mudança a se fazer: uma escolha moral.What is the optimum scale of the economy compatible with nature? This question asks for consideration of the economy as a subsystem of the ecosystem. Ecological economics adopts that perspective permitting that the concept of environmental sustainability be established. This implies that the environmental impact of growth on the source and sink functions of nature be contained within limits. The usual notion of sustainability, however, gives the impression of having been transformed into a kind of today's mantra, without serious obligations. Changes in the economic system are unavoidable as a means of adaptation to the restrictions that the economic process encounters. This requires knowing what it is to be sustained and in within which time scale. The duty of choosing the changes to be made must be ascribed to society: a moral choice.

  1. Dimensiones ecológicas de la familia: La situación social de los niños

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    Réjean Tessier

    1994-06-01

    Full Text Available El artículo trata de la situación social de las familias y los niños. El autor usa el paradigma ecológico que intenta comprender el comportamiento como la resultante de un intercambio mutuo y recíproco entre el organismo y el medio. Partiendo de datos estadísticos de la OMS y UNICEF trata de demostrar las consecuencias posibles de ciertas situaciones sociales y del contexto demográfico sobre las oportunidades de desarrollo de los niños. Se destaca la importancia de los diferentes niveles de las dimensiones ecológicas de la familia y se alerta sobre los efectos nocivos que tienen en los niños la pobreza extrema y las condiciones familiares de gran adversidad.

  2. Matizes verdes, modernização ecológica e usurpação da biodiversidade

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    Filipe Aquino

    2014-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir da categorização proposta pelo sociólogo espanhol Joan Martínez Alier sobre as correntes ecológicas, este artigo analisa diferentes matizes presentes no movimento ambientalista, buscando apontar e comentar suas múltiplas tendências, considerações e implicações. Ao utilizar a Amazônia como pano de fundo e as transformações lá ocorridas nos últimos vinte anos, investigam-se as condições que situam a modernização ecológica como instrumento da tecnociência que age sob e sobre a biodiversidade a partir da biotecnologia, transformando a questão ambiental em um campo de conflitos, depredação sociocultural e renovação econômica do grande capital transnacional.

  3. Metabolismo urbano y apropiación de excedentes ecológicos. De la estepa a la arquitectura burguesa

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    Luis Inostroza Pino

    2014-05-01

    Esta relación entre sociedad y naturaleza, dejó profundas huellas de organización y complejidad en Punta Arenas, conectada metabólicamente con las formas de explotación territorial y apropiación de la estepa. El coirón patagónico y la arquitectura burguesa, principio y fin de la misma cadena productiva, corresponden a las fases inicial y terminal de un proceso de apropiación social de los excedentes ecológicos. Como flujo metabólico, el excedente es ecológico en su origen y social en su evolución.

  4. Two-Photon Functional Imaging of the Auditory Cortex in Behaving Mice: From Neural Networks to Single Spines

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    Ruijie Li

    2018-04-01

    Full Text Available In vivo two-photon Ca2+ imaging is a powerful tool for recording neuronal activities during perceptual tasks and has been increasingly applied to behaving animals for acute or chronic experiments. However, the auditory cortex is not easily accessible to imaging because of the abundant temporal muscles, arteries around the ears and their lateral locations. Here, we report a protocol for two-photon Ca2+ imaging in the auditory cortex of head-fixed behaving mice. By using a custom-made head fixation apparatus and a head-rotated fixation procedure, we achieved two-photon imaging and in combination with targeted cell-attached recordings of auditory cortical neurons in behaving mice. Using synthetic Ca2+ indicators, we recorded the Ca2+ transients at multiple scales, including neuronal populations, single neurons, dendrites and single spines, in auditory cortex during behavior. Furthermore, using genetically encoded Ca2+ indicators (GECIs, we monitored the neuronal dynamics over days throughout the process of associative learning. Therefore, we achieved two-photon functional imaging at multiple scales in auditory cortex of behaving mice, which extends the tool box for investigating the neural basis of audition-related behaviors.

  5. Custos de formalização institucional de Sistemas Agroindustriais Familiares de Base Ecológica - SAFES

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    Marcio Gazolla

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo do trabalho foi mensurar quanto e quais são os custos de produção de sistemas agroindustriais familiares que possuem a agricultura ecológica como base de reprodução social. Neste sentido, foram relacionados, sempre comparativamente, indicadores de desempenho econômico das situações de formalidade e informalidade institucional das experiências investigadas. As perguntas que guiaram a pesquisa foram: quanto e quais são os custos para viabilizar um sistema agroindustrial ecológico nas situações de formalidade e informalidade institucional? Haveria diferenças monetárias significativas? Dentro disso, qual seria o custo da certificação orgânica? A pesquisa foi desenvolvida na Regional da EMATER de Frederico Westphalen/RS, onde foram investigadas doze iniciativas, utilizando-se do aporte teórico-metodológico de avaliação econômica dos sistemas de produção. De maneira geral, os resultados evidenciam que os sistemas agroindustriais familiares ecológicos possuem menores custos de produção em situação de informalidade por um lado e, de outro, que seu valor agregado e renda agroindustrial também se elevam quando estes não seguem as legislações agroalimentares emanadas do Estado, em diferentes níveis territoriais.

  6. Corredor ecológico Llanganates-Sangay: Un acercamiento hacia su manejo y funcionalidad

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    Gorki Ríos Alvear

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available El Corredor Ecológico Llanganates Sangay (CELS es considerado un refugio emblemático de flora y fauna, debido a su estratégica ubicación geográfica que alberga variedad de microcuencas, hábitats y paisajes. Debido a la reciente conformación del CELS existe escasez de información acerca de su composición y funcionamiento, por lo que consideramos imperante la necesidad de generar estudios específicos de cada taxa, para determinar el uso de los corredores para la dispersión de fauna y disponibilidad de recursos que permitan identificar áreas de uso y refugio, así como los requerimientos mínimos de hábitat que garanticen la presencia de cada especie en particular. El fortalecimiento y creación de biocorredores constituyen alternativas para transformar las actividades productivas extractivas por prácticas de mejoramiento ambiental, que permitan incentivar acciones de turismo y conservación en las zonas de amortiguamiento de las áreas protegidas, éste debe ser el desafío del CELS.

  7. Un estudio ecológico sobre tuberculosis en un municipio de Cuba

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    Molina Serpa Ivette

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    Full Text Available Se aplica un estudio ecológico para analizar la incidencia de tuberculosis en el municipio Marianao de la provincia Ciudad de La Habana de la República de Cuba en el período 1995-2000. Se realiza una caracterización de tal incidencia, se identifican patrones de distribución espacial y se determina la relación existente entre los niveles de incidencia de tuberculosis y factores del medio ambiente socioeconómico. La unidad espacial considerada son los 29 barrios del municipio Marianao. Entre otros resultados se identifica un patrón de barrios con tasas altas en la región central del municipio. Las tasas de incidencia se hallan significativamente asociadas de forma directa con el porcentaje de familias con problemas disfuncionales y con el porcentaje de población con determinados niveles de hacinamiento, y de manera inversa con la densidad poblacional, y no se encuentran significativamente asociadas ni con los niveles de educación, ni con el estado de la vivienda predominantes en el barrio.

  8. Un estudio ecológico sobre tuberculosis en un municipio de Cuba

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    Ivette Molina Serpa

    Full Text Available Se aplica un estudio ecológico para analizar la incidencia de tuberculosis en el municipio Marianao de la provincia Ciudad de La Habana de la República de Cuba en el período 1995-2000. Se realiza una caracterización de tal incidencia, se identifican patrones de distribución espacial y se determina la relación existente entre los niveles de incidencia de tuberculosis y factores del medio ambiente socioeconómico. La unidad espacial considerada son los 29 barrios del municipio Marianao. Entre otros resultados se identifica un patrón de barrios con tasas altas en la región central del municipio. Las tasas de incidencia se hallan significativamente asociadas de forma directa con el porcentaje de familias con problemas disfuncionales y con el porcentaje de población con determinados niveles de hacinamiento, y de manera inversa con la densidad poblacional, y no se encuentran significativamente asociadas ni con los niveles de educación, ni con el estado de la vivienda predominantes en el barrio.

  9. La perspectiva ecológica y la hipermediatización social

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    Eduardo Andrés Vizer

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available La “ecología” de los medios no debe ser concebida como una especie de entorno que nos rodea y del cual somos el “centro”, sino como un sistema de producción, circulación y consumo en el cual son los individuos, en tanto consumidores y (realimentadores del sistema, los que conforman su “entorno”. Un abordaje ecológico de los medios tradicionales (radio, cine y televisión introduce a los públicos consumidores como su entorno, y no al contrario (¿quién consume a quién?. Un entorno, un mercado que a través de prácticas de consumo realimenta al sistema de medios. Por otro lado, en los sistemas digitales, todos somos parte de él, no hay entorno externo, y cada acto de consumo es igualmente un acto de circulación y de producción. Para conocer la incidencia profunda de un dispositivo técnico (sea hard o soft, debemos indagar sobre las múltiples dimensiones interligadas e interactivas dentro del ambiente en el que opera: poder, resistencias, tiempo y espacio, socialidades, lenguajes, símbolos.

  10. The use of feather as an indicator for heavy metal contamination in house crow (Corvus splendens) in the Klang area, Selangor, Malaysia.

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    Janaydeh, Mohammed; Ismail, Ahmad; Zulkifli, Syaizwan Zahmir; Bejo, Mohd Hair; Aziz, Nor Azwady Abd; Taneenah, Ayat

    2016-11-01

    The Klang area of Peninsular Malaysia has experienced rapid industrial growth with intense activities, which can increase the concentration of pollutants in the environment that significantly impact on habitats and the human health. The purpose of this study was to determine the levels of selected heavy metals (Cu, Zn, Ni, Fe, and Pb) in the heart, lung, brain, liver, kidney, muscle tissues, and feathers of house crow, Corvus splendens, in Klang, Peninsular Malaysia. House crow samples were collected from the Klang area through the Department of Public Health at Majlis Perbandaran Klang. Quantitative determination of heavy metals was carried out using atomic absorption spectrophotometer (AAS). The result shows the presence of heavy metals in all biological samples of house crows. For heavy metals in all the house crow tissues analyzed, Fe concentrations were the highest, followed by those of Zn, Cu, Pb, and Ni. The feathers and kidney accumulated high concentrations of Pb, whereas the liver accumulated high concentrations of essential heavy metals (Fe > Zn > Cu > Ni). Significant variations were also detected in the concentrations of Pb among adult and juvenile and male and female bird samples. The results also revealed significant positive correlations between Pb metal concentration in the breast feathers and all internal organs. Accumulation of toxic heavy metals in feathers reflected storing and elimination processes, while the accumulation of toxic heavy metals in the kidney can be consequential to chronic exposure. The present study clearly shows the usefulness of house crow breast feather as a suitable indicator for heavy metal accumulation in the internal organs of house crows in the Klang area.

  11. Interspecies and interregional comparisons of the chemistry of PAHs and trace elements in mosses Hylocomium splendens (Hedw.) B.S.G. and Pleurozium schreberi (Brid.) Mitt. from Poland and Alaska

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    Migaszewski, Z.M.; Galuszka, A.; Crock, J.G.; Lamothe, P.J.; Dolegowska, S.

    2009-01-01

    Comparative biogeochemical studies performed on the same plant species in remote areas enable pinpointing interspecies and interregional differences of chemical composition. This report presents baseline concentrations of PAHs and trace elements in moss species Hylocomium splendens and Pleurozium schreberi from the Holy Cross Mountains (south-central Poland) (HCM) and Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve (Alaska) and Denali National Park and Preserve (Alaska). Total PAH concentrations in the mosses of HCM were in the range of 473-2970 ??g kg-1 (dry weight basis; DW), whereas those in the same species of Alaska were 80-3390 ??g kg-1 DW. Nearly all the moss samples displayed the similar ring sequence: 3 > 4 > 5 > 6 for the PAHs. The 3 + 4 ring/total PAH ratios show statistically significant differences between HCM (0.73) and Alaska (0.91). The elevated concentrations of PAHs observed in some sampling locations of the Alaskan parks were linked to local combustion of wood, with a component of vehicle particle- and vapor-phase emissions. In HCM, the principal source of PAH emissions has been linked to residential and industrial combustion of coal and vehicle traffic. In contrast to HCM, the Alaskan mosses were distinctly elevated in most of the trace elements, bearing a signature of??the underlying geology. H.??splendens and P. schreberi showed diverse bioaccumulative capabilities of PAHs in all three study areas. ?? 2008 Elsevier Ltd.

  12. Activity of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii N.E.B. (Euphorbiaceae latex against Lymnaea columella (Say, 1817 (Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae, intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica, Linnaeus, 1758 (Trematoda: Fasciolidae. 2: limited field-testing

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    Mauricio Carvalho de Vasconcellos

    2003-10-01

    Full Text Available The molluscicidal evaluation of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii (Crown of thorns against Lymnaea columella snails, intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica, in irrigation ditches of the Pisciculture Station at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, was studied under limited field conditions. An aqueous solution of the latex at 5 mg/l was tested in two irrigation ditches (experimental and control ditches, after initial sampling of the snail population present. Twenty-four hours after application of the product, it was verified that 97.4% of free L. columella snails and 100% of snails of the same species captive in cages and used as sentinels at three points equidistant from the application site in the experimental ditch, died. For Biomphalaria tenagophila and Melanoides tuberculata snails, present in the experimental ditch, the mortality was 100%, for the species Pomacea spp. the mortality was 40%. No mortality was verified in the free mollusks, or in the sentinels in the ditch used as control. E. splendens var. hislopii latex is thus an efficient natural molluscicide, which may be used as an alternative control agent against L. columella.

  13. Imaging Neuronal Populations in Behaving Rodents: Paradigms for Studying Neural Circuits Underlying Behavior in the Mammalian Cortex

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    Andermann, Mark L.; Keck, Tara; Xu, Ning-Long; Ziv, Yaniv

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    Understanding the neural correlates of behavior in the mammalian cortex requires measurements of activity in awake, behaving animals. Rodents have emerged as a powerful model for dissecting the cortical circuits underlying behavior attributable to the convergence of several methods. Genetically encoded calcium indicators combined with viral-mediated or transgenic tools enable chronic monitoring of calcium signals in neuronal populations and subcellular structures of identified cell types. Stable one- and two-photon imaging of neuronal activity in awake, behaving animals is now possible using new behavioral paradigms in head-fixed animals, or using novel miniature head-mounted microscopes in freely moving animals. This mini-symposium will highlight recent applications of these methods for studying sensorimotor integration, decision making, learning, and memory in cortical and subcortical brain areas. We will outline future prospects and challenges for identifying the neural underpinnings of task-dependent behavior using cellular imaging in rodents. PMID:24198355

  14. A novel vibrotactile system for stimulating the glabrous skin of awake freely behaving rats during operant conditioning.

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    Devecioğlu, İsmail; Güçlü, Burak

    2015-03-15

    Rat skin is innervated by mechanoreceptive fibers similar to those in other mammals. Tactile experiments with behaving rats mostly focus on the vibrissal system which does not exist in humans. The aim of this study was to design and implement a novel vibrotactile system to stimulate the glabrous skin of behaving rats during operant conditioning. A computer-controlled vibrotactile system was developed for various tasks in which the volar surface of unrestrained rats' fore- and hindpaws was stimulated in an operant chamber. The operant chamber was built from off-the-shelf components. A highly accurate electrodynamic shaker with a novel multi-probe design was used for generating mechanical displacements. Twenty-five rats were trained for four sequential tasks: (A) middle-lever (trial start signal) press, (B) side-lever press with an associated visual cue, (C) similar to (B) with the addition of an auditory/tactile stimulus, (D) auditory/tactile detection (yes/no) task. Out of 9 rats which could complete the tactile version of this training schedule, 5 had over 70% accuracy in the tactile version of the detection task. Unlike actuators for stimulating whiskers, this system does not require a particular head/body alignment and can be used with freely behaving animals. The vibrotactile system was found to be effective for conditioning freely behaving rats based on stimuli applied on the glabrous skin. However, detection accuracies were lower compared to those in tasks involving whisker stimulation reported previously, probably due to differences in cortical processing. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  15. Laudato Si” La Encíclica ecológica

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    Luz Bettina Villalobos

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available El pasado 18 de junio el Papa Francisco de la iglesia Católica Romana, dio a conocer la Encíclica “ Laudato Si” (Alabado sea el Creador, tomado del Cántico de las Criaturas de San Francisco de Asís, reconocido como el patrono de la Ecología. Esta Carta Magisterial, representa un llamado de atención no solo a los cristianos católicos, sino a todos sin importar credo religioso o raza, pues es el llamado a recordar que este planeta es el único que habitamos, es el único que tenemos y que nuestra permanencia en él como humanidad, depende de cuánto lo respetemos y cuidemos. Más que una visión ecológica del grave problema que afrenta la humanidad por el calentamiento global, contaminación de las aguas, agotamiento de las tierras cultivables, es que toda esta problemática recae en una buena parte de la población más pobre del planeta. Urge por lo tanto un cambio de ruta en la vida de los humanos que nos permita ofrecer a las generaciones futuras un lugar habitable, limpio, en paz. Es por ello que esta encíclica propone un diálogo entre todos para afrontar y resolver los problemas que no distinguen, entre países, religiones o razas. Es una gran convocatoria a todo el mundo en pro del cuidado de la Naturaleza, la fragilidad de las interrelaciones que existen entre los factores bióticos y abióticos, que permiten la sustentabilidad de la vida y su evolución

  16. Sismos a l'Ecole : a Seismic Educational Network (FRANCE) linked with Research

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    Berenguer, J.; Le Puth, J.; Courboulex, F.; Zodmi, B.; Boneff, M.

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    Ahead of the quick evolution of our society, in which scientific information has to be accurately understood by a great majority, the promotion of a responsible behaviour coming from educated and trained citizens has become a priority. One of the roles of school is to enable children to understand sciences, these same sciences that were long ago the prerogative of scientific laboratories. The educational network SISMOS à l\\'"Ecole is an example of a project structured on the knowledge of seismic risks through a scientific and technological approach. It develops a teaching method leading to an approach towards the knowledge of natural disasters. The original and innovating feature of this educational network is to enable students to set up a seismograph in their school. The recorded signals - coming from a regional or a worldwide seismic activity - feed an on- line database, which is in fact a real research centre for seismic resources as well as a starting point for educational and scientific activities. The network, that numbers about thirty stations set up in France, in its overseas departments and territories, and in a couple of French schools abroad, is based upon an experience initiated in the French Riviera ten years ago or so. The achievement of the program has from then on gone beyond the simple purpose of conveying seismic data that research and monitoring centres could have recorded. Thanks to the use of scientific measures, students become involved and get into complex notions revolving around geophysics and geosciences. Developing simple tools, setting up concrete experiments combined with an investigate reasoning makes it easier to build up a quality scientific culture as well as an education of citizens to risks.

  17. La huella ecológica del cultivo del olivo en España y su aplicabilidad como indicador de agricultura sostenible

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    E. Hernández Laguna

    2004-01-01

    Full Text Available El cultivo del olivo ocupa vastas superficies en las tierras mediterráneas constituyendo parte esencial de su paisaje. Es el principal cultivo arbóreo mediterráneo y de España, con grandes repercusiones ecológicas, socio-económicas y culturales. Con el objetivo de determinar la sostenibilidad ecológica del cultivo, y el riesgo de desertificación, se aplica el cálculo del indicador de huella ecológica (HE, se lo compara con la biocapacidad (BP del olivar en el campo español y se determina si existe déficit ecológico (DE. Además de estos indicadores, se calculan para dos tecnologías de cultivo: el laboreo con suelo desnudo y el no laboreo, hallándose que la huella ecológica discrimina bien ambas técnicas de cultivo.

  18. Implicancias ecológicas de la priorización económica en el paisaje cultural. Determinante de orden y sustentabilidad

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    Diego Subercaseaux-Ugarte

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available La aproximación sistémica y la transdisciplinariedad son fundamentales para tratar la situación ecológica-territorial actual. El paisaje cultural corresponde a un objeto de estudio epistemológicamente adecuado ante la problemática de la sustentabilidad. La racionalidad económica prioriza la maximización del lucro económico frente al diseño del paisaje cultural (dimensión económica. Se definen 16 principios propios del determinante de orden económico, donde se identifican sus efectos en la estructura del paisaje y las consecuencias ecológicas. Sucede una disminución de la conectividad y de la diversidad ecológica del paisaje cultural, de su potencial de resiliencia y restauración, un desacoplamiento entre la autopoiesis y la adaptación, y así una disminución de su adaptabilidad ecológica. Esto finalmente genera una insustentabilidad de los servicios ecológicos vitales para nuestra sociedad.

  19. Efeitos de hormônios esteroides de contraceptivos orais combinados sobre os parâmetros comportamentais de Betta splendens (Regan, 1909

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    B.D. Santos

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    Full Text Available Os hormônios esteroides presentes em várias gerações de contraceptivos orais combinados (COC podem se apresentar como disruptores endócrinos, produzindo alterações no comportamento e na fisiologia de peixes. Diante disso, o objetivo deste trabalho foi avaliar os efeitos de hormônios esteroides presentes em COC sobre os parâmetros comportamentais de Betta splendens, um peixe ornamental usado na aquariofilia e bastante agressivo. Machos adultos foram observados pelo método ad libitum para confecção do etograma e divididos em cinco grupos, controle e expostos aos hormônios: 17β-estradiol (E2; levonorgestrel e etinilestradiol (LEA - segunda geração de COC; gestodeno e etinilestradiol (GEA - terceira geração de COC; e drospirenona e etinilestradiol (DEA - quarta geração de COC. Os peixes foram expostos por 30 dias à concentração final de 10ng/L. Foram avaliados os comportamentos pelos métodos de varredura instantânea e animal-focal, bem como o consumo de ração. No método varredura, o comportamento descansar apresentou o maior valor (54,4±10,1% no grupo E2 (P<0,05. Os comportamentos agressivos de carga (16,1±3,6% e recuar e carga (16,4±5,1% apresentaram os maiores valores no grupo controle em relação aos demais grupos (P<0,05. Os animais do grupo E2 apresentaram maior frequência de comportamentos inativos (76,1% comparados aos de outros grupos. O comportamento atípico natação errática não foi observado no grupo controle, mas foi observado nos grupos experimentais. Os grupos E2, LEA, GEA e DEA apresentaram redução nos comportamentos agressivos (10% quando comparados ao grupo controle pelo método animal-focal. Não foram observadas diferenças na exibição desses comportamentos ao se compararem os animais expostos às diferentes gerações de contraceptivos e no consumo de ração. Pode-se concluir que 17β-estradiol causou mais efeitos aos peixes e que diferentes gerações de COC apresentaram efeitos t

  20. Reflexões sobre o paradigma da economia ecológica para a gestão ambiental

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    Maurício Fuks

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo ressalta a ausência de conhecimento sobre a economia ecológica por parte do crescente número de profissionais formados em Gestão Ambiental. O autor realiza uma síntese dos princípios e fundamentos da economia ecológica, especialmente por meio das ideias de dois dos seus principais pensadores (Georgescu-Röegen e Boulding e indica porque conhecer as ideias principais dessa escola de pensamento é fundamental para profissionais de Gestão Ambiental. Argumenta-se que esses profissionais não podem prescindir da economia ecológica, sob pena de caírem na ilusão do mito da hipótese win-win e terem uma visão incompleta das dificuldades de estabelecermos uma sociedade sustentável.his study draws attention to lack of knowledge regarding Ecological Economics amongst the growing number of professionals graduating in the field of Environmental Management. The author offers a synthesis of the main principles of Ecological Economics, with particular focus on two of its main thinkers (N. Georgescu-Röegen e K. E. Boulding and indicates why such knowledge is of fundamental importance for Environmental Management. The paper argues that environmental managers cannot ignore Ecological Economics; else they may fall prey to the myth of the win-win hypothesis and thus have an incomplete perception of the difficulties involved in establishing a sustainable society.

  1. Bioma cerrado, fragmentação florestal e relações ecológicas com a avifauna

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    Bruno Senna Corrêa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available O Bioma Cerrado ocupa grande parte do Brasil central. Destaca-se por apresentar formações savânicas e grande diversidade de aves. O presente trabalho teve por objetivo levantar informações teóricas sobre alguns aspectos ecológicos envolvendo a fragmentação no Bioma Cerrado associada à distribuição de aves. O processo de fragmentação observado nas formações florestais do Cerrado gerou uma série de distúrbios que afetou a distribuição, estabelecimento e comportamento das aves silvestres. A fragmentação influencia diretamente na distribuição dos diversos grupos de aves. Os grupos generalistas, conseguem se deslocar pela matriz antropizada. Já os grupos dependentes de ambientes florestais, dependem de atributos mais complexos de recursos alimentares e condições especiais, para que seu deslocamento seja viabilizado. Por outro lado, a configuração da paisagem, sua estrutura espacial e os graus de conectividade, podem servir como estratégias para propiciar o deslocamento de alguns grupos, dispersores de sementes. Observa-se dessa forma a importância e relevância da presença de corredores ecológicos na conexão de fragmentos, como estratégias essenciais para manutenção do fluxo gênico, da dinâmica ecológica e da manutenção de remanescentes florestais.

  2. Proyecto de una industria de sidra natural ecológica en la localidad de Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia)

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    Proyecto basado en el diseño e implantación de una industria destinada a la elaboración de sidra natural ecológica situada en el polígono II de la localidad de Aguilar de Campoo (Palencia) . Por las características de situación y comunicación de la zona se pretende ampliar el mercado en este sector y fomentar el desarrollo industrial en ella de una forma eficiente. Se trata de una pequeña industria con una producción alrededor de 10.000 botellas viéndose incrementada durante la vida ...

  3. Función ecológica de la Agricultura Familiar (AF) en la legislación argentina

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    Construir una nueva ruralidad en la región pasa por fortalecer la Agricultura Familiar (AF) y, a tales fines, los países están desarrollando políticas públicas y programas para estimular este sector fundamental del agro. Por ello, resulta necesario, analizar la función ecológica que cumple la AF en el contenido de la legislación, de aplicación en las provincias argentinas, a partir del marco doctrinario de la Multifuncionalidad de la agricultura (MFA) o Nueva ruralidad (NR) de la AF, a la luz...

  4. La intensificación de la ganadería y su impacto ecológico-social

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    Otero, Gabriel; Vittone, Juan Sebastián; Arias, Norma M.; Monje, Ariel; Galli, Ignacio

    2007-01-01

    El sistema de invernada intensiva ecológica que nos ocupa, como todos los trabajos desarrollados en ganadería en la Estación Experimental de Concepción del Uruguay fue estudiado con un enfoque sistémico. La reacción de la ganadería frente al avance impresionante de la agricultura (especialmente soja), con la pérdida de millones de hectáreas de pastoreo, fue intensificar el sistema de producción. La intensificación es un cambio en la relación entre los factores primarios de la produc...

  5. Nueva especie del genero Buenoa Kirkaldy (Hemiptera, notonectidae con clave para especies y notas ecológicas

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    Padilla Gil Dora N.

    1992-06-01

    Full Text Available Se incluyen las especies del género Buenoa encontradas en el Departamento de Cundinamarca con un rango altitudinal entre
    los 1728 y 3000 m.s.n.m. y descipción de la especie Buenoa cucunubensis n. sp., además clave para determinar especies y algunos datos ecológicos.Four species of genus Buenoa are recorded from Cundinamarca province in Colombia, Buenos cucunubensis nov. spec. is
    described. Also included are key to males, data on distribution and ecological information.

  6. 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

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    Grundwasser nicht bis an die Oberfläche steigt. Die oberen Bodenschichten sind dann salzarm, haben aber auch in der Regenzeit nur einen geringen Wassergehalt. An der untersuchten Stelle war der Boden in Grundwassernähe nicht mehr durchwurzelt.  Die meisten der im Trockenbusch wachsenden Arten werfen im Laufe der Trockenzeit ihre Blätter ab. Der Wassergehalt von Arten mit derben Blättern wie Prosopis juliflora und Pithecellobium spec. liegt etwas unter 70% und schwankt nur geringfügig. Pereskia colombiana, die sukkulente Blätter mit einem Wassergehalt von etwa 90% hat, verliert ihre Blätter schon am Ende der Regenzeit. Die Halophyten Batis und Sesuvium haben sukkulente, immergrüne Blätter. Bei beiden Arten ist der Wassergehalt der Blätter in der Regenzeit höher als in der Trockenzeit. Der Wassergehalt der derben immergrünen Blätter von Laguncularia racemosa, einer Mangrovenpflanze, zeigt keine von der Jahreszeit abhängigen Schwankungen.  Es wurde das Längenwachstum von Batis maritima, die in einer feuchten Zone wuchsen, mit dem von Pflanzen eines trockenen Standorts verglichen.  In der Trockenzeit war das Wachstum an beiden Stellen beeinträchtigt, jedoch an dem trockenen Standort stärker als an dem feuchten.  An einer Stelle, an der zwei Jahre zuvor Ableger von Lemaireocereus griseus gepflanzt worden waren, die inzwischen untersehiedlich gut wuchsen, wurde der Salzgehalt des Bodens bestimmt. Er war an Orten, an denen die Kakteen besonders gut gediehen waren, nicht eindeutig niedriger als an anderen Stellen, an denen das Wachstum schlechter gewesen war.  Neben dem Salzgehalt spielt wahrscheinlich die Bodenstruktur eine wichtige Rolle für die Vegetationsentwicklung in diesem Gebiet. Desde agosto de 1965 hasta junio de 1967 se realizaron estudios ecológicos en la Isla de Salamanca. La región mencionada esta situada en la Costa Atlántica de Colombia, entre las ciudades de Ciénaga y Barranquilla, y es limitada por el Mar Caribe en el norte y la Ci

  7. Ambiente ecológico e mundo vivido: aproximações possíveis entre a fenomenologia de Merleau-Ponty e a Filosofia Ecológica

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    Sabrina Balthazar Ramos Ferreira

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    Full Text Available O problema mente-corpo esteve na base das discussões filosóficas ao longo de grande parte da história do pensamento ocidental. Com relação à Filosofia da Mente, inúmeros foram os trabalhos que divergiram quanto à separação ou não entre a mente e o corpo, a constituição de ambos ou mesmo a existência do primeiro. Nesse trabalho, abordaremos a posição de Maurice Merleau-Ponty quanto ao dualismo em sua obra A Fenomenologia da Percepção, sua saída para superá-lo e a intrínseca relação do homem com o mundo. Quanto a este último aspecto, buscaremos estabelecer um diálogo com a ideia de ambiente ecológico, abordada pela Filosofia Ecológica, apontando os fatores em comum entre os dois pensamentos filosóficos.

  8. Principios ecológicos en la gestión de los agrosistemas

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    García-Álvarez, A.

    2008-02-01

    Full Text Available Agroecology has as an objective the understanding of the key elements and processes that regulate the function of agrosystems, for their effective management in harmony with the environment. Plant protection has been focused on the concept of control, mainly utilizing chemical or biological arsenals, and more recently, the biotechnological. The application of ecological criteria in plant protection has allowed the implementation of the biofumigation processes, a technique based on the utilization of gases produced during the biodescomposition of organic matter to manage soilborne phytopathogenic organisms. It is hoped that future improvements in agriculture will consider the increasing worries related to the environment, the conservation of the natural resources, public health, and highlighting attention of the importance of agriculture in the elimination of poverty, as well as its contribution to the development of biofuels.La agroecología tiene como objetivo el conocimiento de los elementos y procesos claves en el funcionamiento de los agrosistemas, para su eficaz gestión en armonía con el ambiente. La protección vegetal ha sido enfocada tradicionalmente, bajo el concepto de lucha y control, utilizando arsenales químicos o biológicos y, en estos momentos, biotecnológicos. La aplicación de criterios ecológicos en protección vegetal ha permitido desarrollar procesos como la biofumigación, fundamentada en la utilización de los gases resultantes de la biodescomposición de la materia orgánica para el manejo de organismos patógenos de los vegetales. Es de esperar que el futuro de la agricultura muestre una mayor preocupación por el ambiente, la conservación de los recursos naturales, la salud de las personas y se destaque su contribución a la reducción de la pobreza, así como su aportación al desarrollo de los agrocombustibles.

  9. O psicólogo ecológico no contexto institucional: uma experiência com meninas vítimas de violência

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    Clarissa De Antoni

    Full Text Available Este ensaio consiste em um relato da experiência de trabalho de um psicólogo ecológico em uma instituição para meninas vítimas de violência, embasada no Modelo Ecológico de Desenvolvimento Humano. É discutida a integração da prática com a teoria, envolvendo desde aspectos relacionados ao cotidiano da instituição e da história de vida das meninas, até a influência cultural e social dos sistemas ecológicos. Os resultados mostraram que a integração destes aspectos levaram à melhoria da qualidade do trabalho dos profissionais e da vida das meninas atendidas.

  10. Contribuição do ICMS ecológico e conservaçao da biodiversidade no estado do Paraná

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    Loureiro, Wilson

    2013-01-01

    O ICMS Ecológico, criado pioneiramente no Paraná, trata de critérios ambientais para o repasse de recursos financeiros do ICMS a que os municípios têm direito constitucionalmente. Nesta tese avalia-se a contribuição do ICMS Ecológico à conservação da biodiversidade no Paraná. Isto se dá mediante a análise da evolução do número e da superfície das unidades de conservação registradas para efeito de crédito do ICMS Ecológico aos municípios; bem como da qualidade da conservação de parques e RPPN;...

  11. Rendimientos, estructuras de tallas y madurez sexual del alfonsino (Beryx splendens capturado en el cordón submarino de Juan Fernández, Chile Fishing yields, size structures, and sexual maturity of alfonsino (Beryx splendens caught on Juan Fernandez seamounts, Chile

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    Aurora Guerrero

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analiza la información recopilada en lances comerciales para la captura de alfonsino (Beryx splendens realizados en montes submarinos del archipiélago de Juan Fernández (Chile, entre los años 2001 y 2003, que corresponden a la etapa de desarrollo inicial de esta pesquería. En dicho período se efectuaron 187 lances, de los cuales en 121 se obtuvo la especie objetivo, capturándose 525,1 ton, que constituyeron el 99,2% de la captura total. Por la configuración irregular de los fondos, los lances de pesca se caracterizaron por su corta duración (0,26-0,50 h, a profundidad media de 469,7 m. En este periodo se analizaron 14.773 ejemplares, 6.064 machos (41% y 8.709 hembras (59%, evidenciando un predominio de hembras. La proporción sexual estructurada a la talla mostró un predominio de machos a tallas inferiores a 24 cm de longitud de horquilla (LH. En machos el tamaño medio fluctuó entre 34,6 y 36,8 cm de LH y en hembras entre 36,2 y 38,4 cm LH. Para determinar la madurez de las gónadas, se utilizó la escala macroscópica propuesta por Lehodey et al. (1997 y se estableció que los machos alcanzaron la primera madurez (TMS50% a 34,3 cm LH y las hembras a los 33,3 cm LH. Los rendimientos promedio en el período analizado correspondieron entre 0,2 y 6,6 ton lance-1 y entre 1,8 y 19,0 ton h.a.-1 , con medias de 4,3 ton lance-1 y 9,2 ton h.a.-1 .We analyzed information collected during commercial hauls targeting alfonsino (Beryx splendens on seamounts of the Juan Fernández Archipelago (Chile from the early stages of the fishery (2001-2003. Of the 187 hauls carried out in this period, 121 were successful; alfonsino catches reached 525.1 ton, constituting 99.2%> of the total catch. Due to the irregularity of the sea bottom, short (0.26-0.50 h fishing hauls were performed at mid-depth (469.7 m. We analyzed 14,773 specimens during the study period: 6,064 males (41% and 8,709 females (59%, the latter being predominan! The size structure was

  12. Evaluation of temporal, seasonal and geographic stability of the molluscicidal property of Euphorbia splendens latex Avaliação da estabilidade temporal, estacional e geográfica da ação moluscicida do latex da Euphorbia splendens

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    Virginia Torres Schall

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    Full Text Available Laboratory tests with aqueous solutions of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii latex have demonstrated seasonal stability of the molluscicidal principle, with LD90 values of 1.14 ppm (spring, 1.02 ppm (fall, 1.09 ppm (winter, and 1.07 ppm (summer that have been determined against Biomphalaria tenagophila in the field. Assays on latex collected in Belo Horizonte and Recife yielded LD90 values similar to those obtained with the reference substance collected in Rio de Janeiro (Ilha do Governador, demonstrating geographic stability of the molluscicidal effect. The molluscicidal action of aqueous dilutions of the latex in natura, centrifuged (precipitate and lyophilized, was stable for up to 124 days at room temperature (in natura and for up to 736 days in a common refrigerator at 10 to 12ºC (lyophilized product. A 5.0 ppm solution is 100% lethal for snails up to 13 days after preparation, the effect being gradually lost to almost total inactivity by the 30th day. This observation indicated that the active principle is instable. These properties together with the wide distribution of the plant, its resistance and adaptation to the tropical climate, its easy cultivation and the easy obtention of latex and preparation of the molluscicidal solution, make this a promising material for large-scale use in the control of schistosomiasisTestes de laboratório com soluções aquosas do látex da Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii demonstraram uma estabilidade estacional da atividade moluscicida do produto coletado na Ilha do Governador - RJ, encontrando-se as seguintes DL90: 1,14 ppm (primavera; 1,02 ppm (outono; 1,09 ppm (inverno e 1,07 ppm (verão sobre Biomphalaria tenagophila de campo. Ensaios com o látex da planta coletado em Belo Horizonte e Recife, identificaram DL90 semelhantes aos da substância de referência coletada no Rio, demonstrando uma estabilidade geográfica do efeito moluscicida. Usando diluições aquosas do latex in natura, centrifugado

  13. Estrutura espacial e processos ecológicos: o estudo da fragmentação dos habitats

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    Maria Laranjeira

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo revê a relação entre alguns conceitos e pressupostos fundamentais para a atual investigação ecológica e biogeográfica que, desde meados de 1980, se tem vindo a centrar no estudo do regime e dos efeitos das perturbações ambientais, naturais e antrópicas, sobre espécies e comunidades biológicas. Salienta-se a afirmação crescente da Ecologia da Paisagem, disciplina que enfatiza a importância da heterogeneidade espacial e das relações recíprocas entre os padrões espaciais da paisagem e os processos ecológicos, sobretudo no contexto de uma perturbação como a da fragmentação dos habitats. A base conceptual e os resultados dos principais modelos de simulação espacial e dos estudos empíricos que permitem destrinçar a importância da perda do habitat relativamente à configuração espacial do habitat são sintetizados e discutidos.

  14. Estudios ecológicos en salud ambiental: más allá de la epidemiología

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    Luis C. Blanco-Becerra; Carlos E. Pinzón-Flórez; Álvaro J. Idrovo

    2015-01-01

    Los estudios ecológicos se caracterizan por tener como unidad de análisis a las poblaciones, y constituyen una fuente importante y frecuente de información comprobada en salud ambiental. En esta revisión se resumen los fundamentos de los estudios ecológicos, partiendo de la premisa de que es posible hacerlos con métodos cuantitativos, cualitativos o mixtos. Se presenta la lógica que subyace a su diseño, y su papel en la exploración de la causalidad, las variables y las categorías de análisis,...

  15. Análisis de la racionalidad ecológica en agricultores hortícolas de La Plata, Argentina.

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    Gargoloff, Natalia Agustina; Abbona, Esteban Andres; Sarandón, Santiago Javier

    2010-01-01

    La existencia de una racionalidad ecológica implícita en el manejo de los recursos naturales em agricultores tradicionales, ha permitido la sustentabilidad de los agroecosistemas. Comprender la racionalidad ecológica en agricultores con características diferentes a la agricultura tradicional, podría contribuir a avanzar hacia una agricultura sustentable. Sin embargo, esto no es sencillo debido a la propia complejidad del término y la ausencia de una metodología que permita abordarla. En este ...

  16. Análisis crítico del desarrollo sostenible a partir de la economía ecológica

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    Puerto Sanabria, Natalia Andrea

    2016-01-01

    En esta disertación se ofrece una lectura crítica del modelo de desarrollo sostenible y las estrategias internacionales derivadas de este para la mitigación del Calentamiento Global. La hipótesis planteada es que existen algunas falacias en la teoría del desarrollo sostenible que generan políticas ambientales equívocas; y que la Economía Ecológica puede proveer una alternativa a este modelo de desarrollo, porque ofrece una explicación sobre las causas ecológicas del Calentamiento Global y ...

  17. Programa sobre hábitos de alimentación saludables en la escuela a través del huerto ecológico

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    López Tortuero, Débora

    2015-01-01

    Esta propuesta didáctica en el aula supone la iniciación de los alumnos de Educación Primaria en las adecuadas prácticas alimenticias centrándose en un programa de intervención que los aproxime al conocimiento de los alimentos ecológicos, respetuosos con el medio ambiente y mediante los cuales llevarán a cabo una alimentación saludable y responsable. Este programa de intervención tiene como objeto establecer un huerto ecológico en el centro escolar que sirva como recurso didáctico. Es una pro...

  18. ¿Conocimiento, medio ambiente o salud? Una investigación sobre los determinantes del consumo de alimentos ecológicos en España

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    López Galán, Belinda Susan; Gracia Royo, Azucena; Barreiro Hurlé, Jesús

    2013-01-01

    El objetivo de este estudio es determinar los factores que influyen en la intención de compra de alimentos ecológicos de los consumidores españoles. Para ello se ha especificado un modelo de intención de compra basado en la Teoría del Comportamiento Planeado de Ajzen al que se ha añadido el nivel de conocimiento sobre los alimentos ecológicos y la preocupación por la salud y el medioambiente como factores determinantes de la intención de compra. Para estimar el modelo se ha especificado un mo...

  19. El uso de bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno en Agricultura Ecológica. Una alternativa a la fertilización nitrogenada inorgánica

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    Hernández Fernández, María Teresa; García Izquierdo, Carlos; Pascual, J. A.; Hernández, Mª del Mar

    2005-01-01

    La biofertilización nitrogenada constituye una interesante alternativa al empleo de los fertilizantes minerales tradicionales en una agricultura moderna como la agricultura ecológica. El empleo de bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno representa una gran oportunidad para la agricultura ecológica.

  20. Chronic monitoring of cortical hemodynamics in behaving, freely-moving rats using a miniaturized head-mounted optical microscope

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    Sigal, Iliya; Gad, Raanan; Koletar, Margaret; Ringuette, Dene; Stefanovic, Bojana; Levi, Ofer

    2016-03-01

    Growing interest within the neurophysiology community in assessing healthy and pathological brain activity in animals that are awake and freely-behaving has triggered the need for optical systems that are suitable for such longitudinal studies. In this work we report label-free multi-modal imaging of cortical hemodynamics in the somatosensory cortex of awake, freely-behaving rats, using a novel head-mounted miniature optical microscope. The microscope employs vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) at three distinct wavelengths (680 nm, 795 nm, and 850 nm) to provide measurements of four hemodynamic markers: blood flow speeds, HbO, HbR, and total Hb concentration, across a > 2 mm field of view. Blood flow speeds are extracted using Laser Speckle Contrast Imaging (LSCI), while oxygenation measurements are performed using Intrinsic Optical Signal Imaging (IOSI). Longitudinal measurements on the same animal are made possible over the course of > 6 weeks using a chronic window that is surgically implanted into the skull. We use the device to examine changes in blood flow and blood oxygenation in superficial cortical blood vessels and tissue in response to drug-induced absence-like seizures, correlating motor behavior with changes in blood flow and blood oxygenation in the brain.

  1. Mechanically, the shoot apical meristem of Arabidopsis behaves like a shell inflated by a pressure of about 1 MPa

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    Léna eBeauzamy

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available In plants, the shoot apical meristem contains the stem cells and is responsible for the generation of all aerial organs. Mechanistically, organogenesis is associated with an auxin-dependent local softening of the epidermis. This has been proposed to be sufficient to trigger outgrowth, because the epidermis is thought to be under tension and stiffer than internal tissues in all the aerial part of the plant. However, this has not been directly demonstrated in the shoot apical meristem. Here we tested this hypothesis in Arabidopsis using indentation methods and modeling. We considered two possible scenarios: either the epidermis does not have unique properties and the meristem behaves as a homogeneous linearly-elastic tissue, or the epidermis is under tension and the meristem exhibits the response of a shell under pressure. Large indentation depths measurements with a large tip (~size of the meristem were consistent with a shell-like behavior. This also allowed us to deduce a value of turgor pressure, estimated at 0.82 ± 0.16 MPa. Indentation with atomic force microscopy provided local measurements of pressure in the epidermis, further confirming the values obtained from large deformations. Altogether, our data demonstrate that the Arabidopsis shoot apical meristem behaves like a shell under a MPa range pressure and support a key role for the epidermis in shaping the shoot apex.

  2. Intervención en el alojamiento con criterios ecológicos

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    Gloria Gómez Muñoz

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available Resumen Las evidencias del impacto sobre el medio ambiente asociado al funcionamiento de las ciudades hacen que sea urgente proponer medidas que reduzcan este consumo y mejoren la eficiencia del metabolismo urbano. La existencia de límites en la disponibilidad de recursos materiales y energéticos, plantea actualmente un reto importante al ser humano: ¿son posibles otras formas de organización más adecuadas a esta condición de limitación? Para dar respuesta, resulta fundamental conocer cómo interactuarán nuestros sistemas urbanos en un modelo económico de continuo desarrollo, con la población que alojan, y si podrán adaptarse a la capacidad de carga limitada del Planeta, evitando futuras situaciones de colapso anunciadas desde distintos ámbitos científicos. En ese contexto, la tesis formula un método de análisis del alojamiento que, mediante la evaluación a largo plazo, permita proponer medidas de intervención para reducir el consumo de recursos asociado a su funcionamiento. Partiendo de un enfoque ecológico para definir el alojamiento como una parte fundamental del sistema urbano, que está compuesta por tres elementos: habitantes, viviendas y recursos naturales; por tanto, para reducir los impactos asociados al alojamiento es necesario tener en cuenta la diferente naturaleza de estos elementos y el carácter dinámico de las relaciones que se producen entre ellos. Abstract Evidence of the impact on the environment associated with the operation of cities make it urgent to propose measures to reduce energy consumption and improve the efficiency of urban metabolism. The limited availability of materials and energy resources currently poses a significant challenge to human beings: are more appropriate forms of organization for this limitation possible? In response, it is essential to know how our urban systems with the population they host will interact in an economic model of continuous development and whether they can adapt to

  3. Valor ambiental em uma perspectiva heterodoxa institucional-ecológica: an institutional-ecological heterodox perspective Environmental value

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    Maurício de Carvalho Amazona

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho discute a perspectiva de valoração ambiental a partir de fundamentos heterodoxos, numa abordagem aqui denominada institucional-ecológica. Inicia-se pela identificação das principais limitações da abordagem neoclássica e suas correspondentes proposições de valoração, particularmente tendo-se em vista o desafio posto pelo critério de Desenvolvimento Sustentável. Em seguida, busca resgatar princípios propositivos de abordagens heterodoxas, particularmente nas formulações do campo teórico institucionalista e do campo teórico da economia ecológica, como elementos de potencial integração analítica para a constituição de uma conceituação heterodoxa de valores ambientais. Por fim, o trabalho propõe, a partir de uma discussão sobre o processo de formação e internalização dos valores ambientais e desse potencial de integração analítica, bases de constituição de uma abordagem institucional-ecológica para interpretação da valoração ambiental e, dentro dessa perspectiva, discute ao final qual o escopo de aplicação dos métodos de valoração correntemente utilizados pela Economia Ambiental Neoclássica.This article discusses an environmental valuation perspective, based on heterodox foundations, in an approach here called institutional-ecological. First, it is identified the main limits of neoclassical approach and its corresponding valuation propositions, specially having in mind the challenge placed by Sustainable Development criteria. After, it seeks to bring up propositive principles from heterodox approaches, particularly from formulations in the institutionalist field and ecological economics field. These are considered elements potentially able to analytical integration for the constitution of a heterodox framework for environmental values. Finally, based on a discussion on the process of environmental values constitution and internalization and on the so claimed analytical integration

  4. Recruitment and Workplace Integration of Men and Women Engineers in France: The Case of EPF Ecole D'ingénieurs Graduates

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    Stevanovic, Biljana

    2014-01-01

    Based on "First Job" surveys conducted six months after graduation among graduates from 2000 to 2007 and semi-structured interviews, this paper examines the recruitment and workplace integration of women and men graduates from EPF Ecole d'Ingenieurs. The study's findings show that women engineering graduates from EPF generally have more…

  5. Estudios ecológicos en salud ambiental: más allá de la epidemiología

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    Luis C. Blanco-Becerra

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Los estudios ecológicos se caracterizan por tener como unidad de análisis a las poblaciones, y constituyen una fuente importante y frecuente de información comprobada en salud ambiental. En esta revisión se resumen los fundamentos de los estudios ecológicos, partiendo de la premisa de que es posible hacerlos con métodos cuantitativos, cualitativos o mixtos. Se presenta la lógica que subyace a su diseño, y su papel en la exploración de la causalidad, las variables y las categorías de análisis, los principales diseños y las técnicas de recolección de datos. Igualmente, se dan ejemplos de estudios ecológicos llevados a cabo en América Latina, y se discuten algunos de los problemas metodológicos frecuentes y las posibles vías para abordarlos. Por último, se resalta la relevancia de los estudios ecológicos cuantitativos y cualitativos en salud ambiental como una forma de superar el individualismo conceptual y metodológico hegemónico, que resulta insuficiente para el estudio de la salud en las poblaciones.

  6. Datos ecológicos de los helechos ("Pteridophyta") del Centro de la Península Ibérica

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    Rivas Martínez, Salvador

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    Se enumeran datos ecológicos, altitudinales y biogeográficos de helechos (Pteridophyta) del centro de la Península Ibérica. Ecological, altitudinal and biogeographycal caracterization of ferns (Pteridophyta) from the Centre of the Iberian Peninsula.

  7. Imaging brain activity during seizures in freely behaving rats using a miniature multi-modal imaging system.

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    Sigal, Iliya; Koletar, Margaret M; Ringuette, Dene; Gad, Raanan; Jeffrey, Melanie; Carlen, Peter L; Stefanovic, Bojana; Levi, Ofer

    2016-09-01

    We report on a miniature label-free imaging system for monitoring brain blood flow and blood oxygenation changes in awake, freely behaving rats. The device, weighing 15 grams, enables imaging in a ∼ 2 × 2 mm field of view with 4.4 μm lateral resolution and 1 - 8 Hz temporal sampling rate. The imaging is performed through a chronically-implanted cranial window that remains optically clear between 2 to > 6 weeks after the craniotomy. This imaging method is well suited for longitudinal studies of chronic models of brain diseases and disorders. In this work, it is applied to monitoring neurovascular coupling during drug-induced absence-like seizures 6 weeks following the craniotomy.

  8. Partial characterization of protein extracted from Terminalia catappa seed behaving as lectin that is capable of mouse sperm agglutination

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    Haryanto, Hery; Kamilah, Santi Nurul

    2017-05-01

    The objective of this research is to partially characterize proteins extracted from Terminalia catappa seeds that behave like lectin, being capable of mouse sperm agglutination. Cotyledons of the seed were extracted in homogenizing PBS buffer. The supernatant was precipitated with ammonium sulfate to a final concentration of 50% (w/v), then dialyzed with 2 kinds of dialysis tubes, i.e. 6000 and 12000 MWCO. The precipitated proteins were then diluted in 0.9% (w/v) NaCl. Next, dialysis fractions of the precipitated protein were used for the mouse sperm agglutination test. Protein from the dialysis fraction of 6000 MWCO tube could agglutinate mouse sperm. The quantitation of protein was carried out by using the Bradford Coomassie kit from crude extract to dialyzed fractions. Both dialyzed fractions were also run on SDS-PAGE to see the protein profiles.

  9. The Neutrosophic Set and Quantum-behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Algorithm of Side Scan Sonar Image Segmentation

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    ZHAO Jianhu

    2016-08-01

    Full Text Available Due to the problem of the existing image segmentation methods applied in side scan sonar (SSS image often suffered from low efficiency or low accuracy, this paper proposed a novel SSS image thresholding segmentation method based on neutrosophic set (NS and quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO algorithm. Firstly, the image gray co-occurrence matrix is constructed in NS domain, the fine texture of SSS image is expressed, and this can improve the accuracy of SSS image segmentation. Then, based on the two-dimensional maximum entropy theory, the optimal two-dimensional segmentation threshold vector is quickly and accurately obtained by QPSO algorithm, and this can improve the efficiency and accuracy of SSS image segmentation. Finally, the accurate and high efficient target segmentation of SSS image with high noises is realized. The effectiveness of the algorithm is verified by segmenting SSS image containing different targets.

  10. The role of the intrinsic cholinergic system of the striatum: What have we learned from TAN recordings in behaving animals?

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    Apicella, Paul

    2017-09-30

    Cholinergic interneurons provide rich local innervation of the striatum and play an important role in controlling behavior, as evidenced by the variety of movement and psychiatric disorders linked to disrupted striatal cholinergic transmission. Much progress has been made in recent years regarding our understanding of how these interneurons contribute to the processing of information in the striatum. In particular, investigation of the activity of presumed striatal cholinergic interneurons, identified as tonically active neurons or TANs in behaving animals, has pointed to their role in the signaling and learning of the motivational relevance of environmental stimuli. Although the bulk of this work has been conducted in monkeys, several studies have also been carried out in behaving rats, but information remains rather disparate across studies and it is still questionable whether rodent TANs correspond to TANs described in monkeys. Consequently, our current understanding of the function of cholinergic transmission in the striatum is challenged by the rapidly growing, but often confusing literature on the relationship between TAN activity and specific behaviors. As regards the precise nature of the information conveyed by the cholinergic TANs, a recent influential view emphasized that these local circuit neurons may play a special role in the processing of contextual information that is important for reinforcement learning and selection of appropriate actions. This review provides a summary of recent progress in TAN physiology from which it is proposed that striatal cholinergic interneurons are crucial elements for flexible switching of behaviors under changing environmental conditions. Copyright © 2017 IBRO. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  11. How do rehomed laboratory beagles behave in everyday situations? Results from an observational test and a survey of new owners.

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    Döring, Dorothea; Nick, Ophelia; Bauer, Alexander; Küchenhoff, Helmut; Erhard, Michael H

    2017-01-01

    When laboratory dogs are rehomed into private households, they experience an extreme change in their life situation. They leave their familiar, limited environment in the research facility and encounter a multitude of animate and inanimate stimuli in their new home. Although literature reports have described the experiences with rehoming as being mostly positive, scientific observations of the dogs in everyday situations have not been done. Hence, we conducted an observational test with 74 laboratory beagles 6 weeks after adoption in their new homes. This test included standardized tasks and elements; the dogs were observed during specific interactions with their new owners and during a walk. Furthermore, the owners of these 74 and of 71 additional dogs participated in standardized phone interviews 1 and 12 weeks after adoption, during which they answered questions about the dogs' behavior in everyday situations. In the observational test, the dogs behaved mostly friendly towards humans and dogs, were tolerant during manipulations by the owner and were relaxed during the walk, even in traffic. Eighty percent (of n = 71) of the dogs walked well behaved on the leash without pulling. According to the interviews, the majority of the dogs showed desired, friendly and relaxed behavior, and the survey results reflected the bonding between dog and owner. The analysis of a possible influence of various factors (age, sex, origin, etc.) using mixed regression models confirmed the results from two previous behavior tests and interviews. Specifically, dogs that had been bred in the research facility scored significantly better than dogs that the research facility had purchased from commercial laboratory dog breeders (p = 0.0113). The results of this study demonstrate a successful adaptation of the rehomed beagles to their new life situation.

  12. Forro ecológico de resíduos agroindustriais para galpões avícolas

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    Julio Cesar Machado Cravo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available A avicultura brasileira é uma atividade econômica com expressiva participação no agronegócio brasileiro, porém o setor se depara com desafios, entre esses, destaca-se o estresse térmico dos animais provocado pelas variações climáticas. Dentro desse contexto, este trabalho teve como objetivo estudar as propriedades térmicas de um forro ecológico de baixa densidade a base de partículas de resíduos agroindustriais (casca de amendoim e fibra de coco verde aglutinadas com resina poliuretana bi-componente à base de óleo de mamona e avaliar seu desempenho quando aplicado como forro em galpões avícolas. Os resultados obtidos demonstram a eficiência do material quando aplicado como forro em aviários.

  13. Interdependencia entre la restauración ecológica y la conservación natural

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    dos Santos, Juan; FLACSO Guatemala

    2011-01-01

    RESUMEN: La restauración ecológica se percibe por muchos conservacionistas, y por la mayoría de los economistas, como una diversión, una ilusión, y mucho peor, como una pérdida de tiempo y dinero. En este trabajo se señala que la restauración, de hecho, complementa no sólo a la conservación de la naturaleza sino que también es útil para lograr un desarrollo socio-económicamente sostenible y equitativo. Esto se debe a que restaurar y aumentar la base del capital natural es la mejor vía para ge...

  14. Zoneamento ecológico-econômico : impasses e perspectivas de um instrumento de gestão ambiental

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    Leite, Cristina Maria Costa

    2001-01-01

    Ecológico-Econômico, enquanto instrumento de Gestão Ambiental para fins de ordenamento do território. Nessa perspectiva, são efetuadas considerações que remetem à origem da questão: como e porquê surgiu a necessidade de adoção desse instrumento. A partir dessa contextualização histórica, analisa-se o processo de implementação do zoneamento no estados da Amazônia Legal. Objetiva-se com isso evidenciar que a implementação do zoneamento é extremamente complexa, e que a complexidade decorrente de...

  15. A mudança de paradigma em sociologia urbana: do paradigma ecológico ao socioespacial

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    Lucas Pizzolatto Konzen

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2178-4582.2011v45n1p79 O artigo discute a mudança do paradigma ecológico ao socioespacial na so ciologia urbana, ocorrida nos países centrais do capitalismo ao longo das décadas de 1970 e 1980. Os dois paradigmas são descritos em suas feições principais, ao que se segue uma análise específica das obras dos três autores que lideraram a mudança de paradigma: Henri Lefebvre, Manuel Castells e David Harvey. A análise referencia-se teoricamente na contribuição de Thomas Kuhn à sociologia do conhecimento.

  16. Aspectos ecológicos da determinação sexual em tartarugas Ecological aspects of turtle sex determination

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    Paulo Dias Ferreira Júnior

    2009-01-01

    Os aspectos ecológicos relacionados à reprodução das tartarugas e de outros répteis que apresentam determinação sexual dependente da temperatura de incubação desempenham um papel crucial no equilíbrio das populações. Nestas espécies a razão sexual dos filhotes é controlada pela temperatura a que os ovos são submetidos durante a incubação. Entender como as características do local da desova afetam a temperatura da incubação é essencial para que se possa argüir sobre os fatores que controlam a ...

  17. Profilaxia ecológica fitoquímica da Ancilostomose e Estrongiloidose

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    Enio Garcia Goulart

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    Full Text Available Os Autores, após terem demonstrado no laboratório a atividade "in vitro" de 119 produtos naturais de origem vegetal no bloqueio da evolução externa de Ancilostomídeos e S. stercoralis, pesquisaram a aplicação prática da Profilaxia ecológica fitoquímica das respectivas endemias parasitárias. A investigação foi realizada em dois grupos populacionais de favelados da Ilha do Governador (Rio de Janeiro, Brasil, ao longo de 26 meses de intenso trabalho que compreendeu: 1 seleção e levantamento demográfico das áreas; 2 inquérito geral para determinação da incidência parasitária; 3 introdução dos vegetais ativos em uma das áreas, ficando a outra como controle; 4 tratamento em massa de ambas as populações, repetido 10 meses depois; 5 três controles epidemiológicos, após cada tratamento e a intervalos constantes de 60 a 70 dias, para verificação das reinfestações e do confronto final da prevalência das helmintoses nas duas áreas. Das plantas introduzidas somente se adaptou o C. citratus que atingiu uma concentração média de uma touceira por 10 m². Os níveis de ancilostomose cairam na área plantada de 23,2% para 2,2% e na área controle de 14,5% para 5,8%, durante o período de 21 meses da investigação. A estrongiloidose desceu de 17,1% para 0,6% na área tratada fitoecologicamente e de 13,0% para 2,9% na área controle. Da população inicialmente examinada, 46% foram acompanhados até o término da experiência. A redução da prevalência de ancilostomídeos, 30,5% superior na área plantada, é considerada estatisticamente significativa e, portanto, o novo método profilático válido e viável. Para conclusão definitiva, já teve início uma pesquisa comparada, sob rigorosas condições de controle. Tudo indica que o método ora instituído, pioneiro na literatura mundial, seja de grande valor profilático reduzindo sensivelmente a prevalência, após tratamento em massa das populações, nas áreas end

  18. Men behaving nicely

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    van Vugt, M.; Iredale, W.

    2012-01-01

    Insights from sexual selection and costly signalling theory suggest that competition for females underlies men's public good contributions. We conducted two public good experiments to test this hypothesis. First, we found that men contributed more in the presence of an opposite sex audience, but

  19. Teachers Behaving Badly.

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    Waggoner, Chuck

    2003-01-01

    Incivility by teachers can turn into behavior that injures careers. Workplace "mobbing" or bullying begins when an individual becomes the target of disrespectful and harmful behavior. Recounts experiences of two teachers. Offers suggestions to school leaders to stop this incivility. (MLF)

  20. Ratings Behaving Madly

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    McCutcheon, Marion; Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    This paper investigates the surprising success of Danish TV drama in Australia via a quantitative study of audience ratings. Method and theory We use OzTAM’s metropolitan TV ratings data to explore the characteristics of the audience for Danish drama programs in Australia. Using the larger...... occupied increasing amounts of screen time on Australian SBS’s television broadcast service, and attracted a growing audience, making Danish drama a vibrant offering in mainstream television in Australia. Australia and SBS thus stand out as the only country/broadcaster outside of Denmark’s wider geo......-linguistic region of the Nordic and Central European markets to acquire Danish TV series prior to the relative success of Forbrydelsen in the UK. Rejseholdet, Ørnen, Nynne and Anna Pihl for example were all broadcast on SBS prior to the broadcast of Forbrydelsen, which again was scheduled on SBS one year prior...

  1. Production Functions Behaving Badly

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    Fredholm, Thomas

    This paper reconsiders Anwar Shaikh's critique of the neoclassical theory of growth and distribution based on its use of aggregate production functions. This is done by reconstructing and extending Franklin M. Fisher's 1971 computer simulations, which Shaikh used to support his critique. Together...... with other recent extensions to Shaikh's seminal work, my results support and strengthen the evidence against the use of aggregate production functions....

  2. Nature Behaving Badly

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    Thomsen, Torsten Bøgh

    2018-01-01

    An ecocritical reading of Lars von Triers movie Antichrist (2009) with special focus on its dark ecological elements.......An ecocritical reading of Lars von Triers movie Antichrist (2009) with special focus on its dark ecological elements....

  3. Universities Behaving Badly?

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    Watson, David

    2008-01-01

    Against the background of a distinct "ethical turn" in contemporary management discourse, the author explores how this affects and is affected by the higher education sector. Overarching aims and claims are tested against actual and perceived performance, first in terms of the United States as seen from the UK, and then by the UK sector…

  4. Ratings Behaving Madly

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    McCutcheon, Marion; Jensen, Pia Majbritt

    coincides with growth in the audience for Danish drama series. Between 2005 and 2016, for example, both the average audience per episode for the first run of a Danish drama series and its average share have grown by an average of 3.3 per cent per annum. This rate of growth is more than eight times......This paper investigates the surprising success of Danish TV drama in Australia via a quantitative study of audience ratings. Method and theory We use OzTAM’s metropolitan TV ratings data to explore the characteristics of the audience for Danish drama programs in Australia. Using the larger....... We compiled the data to calculate average audience and share per episode for each series, and tested for differences between demographic groups. As OzTAM ratings data is provided pre-aggregated rather than at respondent level and we did not have access to variance estimates, we used statistical...

  5. Economía ecológica y contabilización biofísica: el caso de la economía colombiana y su comercio exterior

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    PÉREZ R., MARIO A.

    2008-01-01

    Desde la perspectiva de la Economía Ecológica, el Comercio Internacional no es un juego de suma positiva donde todos los participantes resultan ganadores, sino es un juego de suma cero donde hay beneficiados y perjudicados ecológicamente. El comercio internacional participa como un nuevo "vector ambiental", distribuyendo asimétricamente los costos ecológicos entre los países que comercian, siendo los países con abundancia de recursos naturales los que resultan perdedores en este intercambio. ...

  6. Afferent input selects NMDA receptor subtype to determine the persistency of hippocampal LTP in freely behaving mice

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    Jesús Javier Ballesteros

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available The glutamatergic N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR is critically involved in many forms of hippocampus-dependent memory that may be enabled by synaptic plasticity. Behavioral studies with NMDAR antagonists and NMDAR subunit (GluN2 mutants revealed distinct contributions from GluN2A- and GluN2B-containing NMDARs to rapidly and slowly acquired memory performance. Furthermore, studies of synaptic plasticity, in genetically modified mice in vitro, suggest that GluN2A and GluN2B may contribute in different ways to the induction and longevity of synaptic plasticity. In contrast to the hippocampal slice preparation, in behaving mice, the afferent frequencies that induce synaptic plasticity are very restricted and specific. In fact, it is the stimulus pattern, and not variations in afferent frequency that determine the longevity of long-term potentiation (LTP. Here, we explored the contribution of GluN2A and GluN2B to LTP of differing magnitudes and persistencies in freely behaving mice. We applied differing high-frequency stimulation (HFS patterns at 100 Hz to the hippocampal CA1 region, to induce NMDAR-dependent LTP in wild-type (WT mice, that endured for 24h (late (L-LTP. In GluN2A-KO mice, E-LTP (HFS, 50 pulses was significantly reduced in magnitude and duration, whereas LTP (HFS, 2 x 50 pulses and L-LTP (HFS, 4 x 50 pulses were unaffected compared to responses in WT animals. By contrast, pharmacological antagonism of GluN2B in WT had no effect on E-LTP but significantly prevented LTP. E- LTP and LTP were significantly impaired by GluN2B antagonism in GluN2A-KO mice. These data indicate that the pattern of afferent stimulation is decisive for the recruitment of distinct GluN2A and GluN2B signaling pathways that in turn determine the persistency of hippocampal LTP. Whereas brief bursts of patterned stimulation preferentially recruit GluN2A and lead to weak and short-lived forms of LTP, prolonged, more intense, afferent activation recruits GluN2B

  7. Revisión del paradigma ecológico de la 'legionella'. Estrategia ecológica y su implicación en salud pública

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    José Bernardo Ferrer Simó

    2008-12-01

    Full Text Available Algunos aspectos difícilmente explicados por el modelo ecológico descrito por Rowbothan en 1980, como son: la dosis infecciosa anormalmente baja, las largas distancias en las cuales la bacteria permanece viable en el seno del aerosol difundido, la dificultad de crecimiento en los medios de cultivo estándar, la poca eficacia de los desinfectantes antilegionela en el control de los brotes, la reinfección o sencillamente la ausencia de transmisión persona-persona, son analizados bajo el prisma de la microbiología ecológica. Centrados en la relación bacteria-protozoo, diversos estudios sugieren que la amplificación o crecimiento bacteriano podría tener lugar en dos fases o etapas, funcionalmente distintas, según la proporción o ratio bacteria-ameba (MOI- multiplicity of infection. En una primera fase de crecimiento rápido, en la que esta relación es sustancialmente baja, la entrada de una bacteria de legionela en la ameba originaría una única vacuola, que tras la lisis amebiana, liberaría al medio formas libres infectantes para otras amebas. La segunda etapa, de diseminación o colonización de otros nichos ecológicos, con relaciones MOI altas, se producen varias vesículas de crecimiento en el interior de la ameba que serían expulsadas por la misma sin necesidad de lisar. El enquistamiento de la ameba en esta fase, se produce tras la liberación masiva al medio de las vesículas que hubiera en el interior. Algunos autores sugieren que estas vesículas por sus características de resistencia y “empaquetamiento” de formas de vivas de legionela, constituyen el núcleo infectante en la transmisión de la legionelosis. La presencia de un biofilm específico podría ser determinante en este proceso. Teniendo en cuenta este sistema de relación-interacción ameba-legionela, las medidas preventivas deberían ir encaminadas a mantener la relación MOI baja, siempre en conjunción con bajos niveles de biofilm. En este sentido la adici

  8. Estratégia de coalimentação na sobrevivência e no crescimento de larvas de Betta splendens durante a transição alimentar

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    P.J. Fosse

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Conduziu-se um experimento com o objetivo de avaliar a influência do período de coalimentação na sobrevivência e no crescimento de larvas de Betta splendens. As larvas foram alimentadas com náuplios de Artemia durante sete dias e, posteriormente, submetidas aos seguintes tratamentos: jejum contínuo; ração contínua; quatro dias de coalimentação + 14 dias de ração; oito dias de coalimentação + 10 dias de ração; 12 dias de coalimentação + seis dias de ração; náuplios de Artemia durante todo o período experimental. Os valores das variáveis de desempenho das larvas do tratamento 12 dias de coalimentação + seis dias de ração e do tratamento náuplios de Artemia foram superiores aos demais tratamentos, exceto para sobrevivência, em que não houve diferença significativa com o tratamento oito dias de coalimentação + 10 dias de ração. Considerando-se apenas o tempo de oferta de Artemia (em dias, obteve-se a equação de regressão para as variáveis analisadas. A sobrevivência e a taxa de crescimento específico (TCE apresentaram efeito quadrático, e as demais variáveis apresentaram efeito linear. O ponto de máxima para sobrevivência foi de 21,7 dias (88,92% e para TCE foi de 26,2 dias (23,47% dia-1. O período de co-feeding influencia no crescimento e na sobrevivência de larvas de Betta splendens. Após o período de 19 dias de oferta de alimento vivo, com 12 dias de coalimentação, as larvas estão aptas a aproveitar de maneira eficiente o alimento inerte sem prejuízos ao crescimento e à sobrevivência.

  9. Optimal Capacity Configuration of a Hybrid Energy Storage System for an Isolated Microgrid Using Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization

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    Hui Wang

    2018-02-01

    Full Text Available The capacity of an energy storage device configuration not only affects the economic operation of a microgrid, but also affects the power supply’s reliability. An isolated microgrid is considered with typical loads, renewable energy resources, and a hybrid energy storage system (HESS composed of batteries and ultracapacitors in this paper. A quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO algorithm that optimizes the HESS capacity is used. Based on the respective power compensation capabilities of ultracapacitors and batteries, a rational energy scheduling strategy is proposed using the principle of a low-pass filter and can help to avoid frequent batteries charging and discharging. Considering the rated power of each energy storage type, the respective compensation power is corrected. By determining whether the charging state reaches the limit, the value is corrected again. Additionally, a mathematical model that minimizes the daily cost of the HESS is derived. This paper takes an isolated micrgrid in north China as an example to verify the effectiveness of this method. The comparison between QPSO and a traditional particle swarm algorithm shows that QPSO can find the optimal solution faster and the HESS has lower daily cost. Simulation results for an isolated microgrid verified the effectiveness of the HESS optimal capacity configuration method.

  10. Detecting unstable periodic orbits of nonlinear mappings by a novel quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization non-Lyapunov way

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    Gao Fei; Gao Hongrui; Li Zhuoqiu; Tong Hengqing; Lee, Ju-Jang

    2009-01-01

    It is well known that set of unstable periodic orbits (UPOs) can be thought of as the skeleton for the dynamics. However, detecting UPOs of nonlinear map is one of the most challenging problems of nonlinear science in both numerical computations and experimental measures. In this paper, a new method is proposed to detect the UPOs in a non-Lyapunov way. Firstly three special techniques are added to quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO), a novel mbest particle, contracting the searching space self-adaptively and boundaries restriction (NCB), then the new method NCB-QPSO is proposed. It can maintain an effective search mechanism with fine equilibrium between exploitation and exploration. Secondly, the problems of detecting the UPOs are converted into a non-negative functions' minimization through a proper translation in a non-Lyapunov way. Thirdly the simulations to 6 benchmark optimization problems and different high order UPOs of 5 classic nonlinear maps are done by the proposed method. And the results show that NCB-QPSO is a successful method in detecting the UPOs, and it has the advantages of fast convergence, high precision and robustness.

  11. Head and cervical spine posture in behaving rats: implications for modeling human conditions involving the head and cervical spine.

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    Griffin, C; Choong, W Y; Teh, W; Buxton, A J; Bolton, P S

    2015-02-01

    The aim of this study was to define the temporal and spatial (postural) characteristics of the head and cervical vertebral column (spine) of behaving rats in order to better understand their suitability as a model to study human conditions involving the head and neck. Time spent in each of four behavioral postures was determined from video tape recordings of rats (n = 10) in the absence and presence of an intruder rat. Plain film radiographic examination of a subset of these rats (n = 5) in each of these postures allowed measurement of head and cervical vertebral column positions adopted by the rats. When single they were quadruped or crouched most (∼80%) of the time and bipedal either supported or free standing for only ∼10% of the time. The introduction of an intruder significantly (P columns but, in contrast to humans, they displace their head in space by movements at both the cervico-thoracic junction and the cranio-cervical regions. © 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

  12. An improved quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization method for short-term combined economic emission hydrothermal scheduling

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    Lu Songfeng; Sun Chengfu; Lu Zhengding

    2010-01-01

    This paper presents a modified quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO) for short-term combined economic emission scheduling (CEES) of hydrothermal power systems with several equality and inequality constraints. The hydrothermal scheduling is formulated as a bi-objective problem: (i) minimizing fuel cost and (ii) minimizing pollutant emission. The bi-objective problem is converted into a single objective one by price penalty factor. The proposed method, denoted as QPSO-DM, combines the QPSO algorithm with differential mutation operation to enhance the global search ability. In this study, heuristic strategies are proposed to handle the equality constraints especially water dynamic balance constraints and active power balance constraints. A feasibility-based selection technique is also employed to meet the reservoir storage volumes constraints. To show the efficiency of the proposed method, different case studies are carried out and QPSO-DM is compared with the differential evolution (DE), the particle swarm optimization (PSO) with same heuristic strategies in terms of the solution quality, robustness and convergence property. The simulation results show that the proposed method is capable of yielding higher-quality solutions stably and efficiently in the short-term hydrothermal scheduling than any other tested optimization algorithms.

  13. Spatial and temporal characteristics of V1 microstimulation during chronic implantation of a microelectrode array in a behaving macaque

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    Davis, T. S.; Parker, R. A.; House, P. A.; Bagley, E.; Wendelken, S.; Normann, R. A.; Greger, B.

    2012-12-01

    Objective. It has been hypothesized that a vision prosthesis capable of evoking useful visual percepts can be based upon electrically stimulating the primary visual cortex (V1) of a blind human subject via penetrating microelectrode arrays. As a continuation of earlier work, we examined several spatial and temporal characteristics of V1 microstimulation. Approach. An array of 100 penetrating microelectrodes was chronically implanted in V1 of a behaving macaque monkey. Microstimulation thresholds were measured using a two-alternative forced choice detection task. Relative locations of electrically-evoked percepts were measured using a memory saccade-to-target task. Main results. The principal finding was that two years after implantation we were able to evoke behavioural responses to electric stimulation across the spatial extent of the array using groups of contiguous electrodes. Consistent responses to stimulation were evoked at an average threshold current per electrode of 204 ± 49 µA (mean ± std) for groups of four electrodes and 91 ± 25 µA for groups of nine electrodes. Saccades to electrically-evoked percepts using groups of nine electrodes showed that the animal could discriminate spatially distinct percepts with groups having an average separation of 1.6 ± 0.3 mm (mean ± std) in cortex and 1.0° ± 0.2° in visual space. Significance. These results demonstrate chronic perceptual functionality and provide evidence for the feasibility of a cortically-based vision prosthesis for the blind using penetrating microelectrodes.

  14. Cancer Feature Selection and Classification Using a Binary Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization and Support Vector Machine

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    Maolong Xi

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper focuses on the feature gene selection for cancer classification, which employs an optimization algorithm to select a subset of the genes. We propose a binary quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (BQPSO for cancer feature gene selection, coupling support vector machine (SVM for cancer classification. First, the proposed BQPSO algorithm is described, which is a discretized version of original QPSO for binary 0-1 optimization problems. Then, we present the principle and procedure for cancer feature gene selection and cancer classification based on BQPSO and SVM with leave-one-out cross validation (LOOCV. Finally, the BQPSO coupling SVM (BQPSO/SVM, binary PSO coupling SVM (BPSO/SVM, and genetic algorithm coupling SVM (GA/SVM are tested for feature gene selection and cancer classification on five microarray data sets, namely, Leukemia, Prostate, Colon, Lung, and Lymphoma. The experimental results show that BQPSO/SVM has significant advantages in accuracy, robustness, and the number of feature genes selected compared with the other two algorithms.

  15. Synaesthetic Colours Can Behave More like Recalled Colours, as Opposed to Physical Colours that Can Be Seen

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    Derek H. Arnold

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Grapheme-color synaesthesia is an atypical condition characterized by coloured sensations when reading achromatic text. Different forms have been characterized, but this is somewhat controversial. In associative grapheme-colour synaesthesia, written graphemes can automatically trigger a sensation of colour in the ‘mind's eye’, but hearing the name of a grapheme does not. This allowed us explore the precision with which synaesthetes match triggered synaesthetic colours across separate presentations, versus the precision for recalled experiences cued by spoken graphemes. We recorded CIE coordinates, and found that matches for triggered sensations were equally variable relative to recalled experiences. To ensure this was not due to insensitivity of our apparatus, we next had synaesthetes and age-matched controls either match the colour of a circular patch while they could see it, or from memory after it had disappeared. Both synaesthetes and controls were more variable when matching from memory, and synaesthetes were more precise when matching colour hue, but not brightness. Interestingly, the variance of synaesthetes' recalled matches in this experiment matched that associated with synaesthetic colours in the first experiment. Overall, our data suggests that, for associative grapheme-colour synaesthetes, synaesthetic colours behave more like recalled colours, as opposed to physical colours that can be seen.

  16. Prosthetic avian vocal organ controlled by a freely behaving bird based on a low dimensional model of the biomechanical periphery.

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    Ezequiel M Arneodo

    Full Text Available Because of the parallels found with human language production and acquisition, birdsong is an ideal animal model to study general mechanisms underlying complex, learned motor behavior. The rich and diverse vocalizations of songbirds emerge as a result of the interaction between a pattern generator in the brain and a highly nontrivial nonlinear periphery. Much of the complexity of this vocal behavior has been understood by studying the physics of the avian vocal organ, particularly the syrinx. A mathematical model describing the complex periphery as a nonlinear dynamical system leads to the conclusion that nontrivial behavior emerges even when the organ is commanded by simple motor instructions: smooth paths in a low dimensional parameter space. An analysis of the model provides insight into which parameters are responsible for generating a rich variety of diverse vocalizations, and what the physiological meaning of these parameters is. By recording the physiological motor instructions elicited by a spontaneously singing muted bird and computing the model on a Digital Signal Processor in real-time, we produce realistic synthetic vocalizations that replace the bird's own auditory feedback. In this way, we build a bio-prosthetic avian vocal organ driven by a freely behaving bird via its physiologically coded motor commands. Since it is based on a low-dimensional nonlinear mathematical model of the peripheral effector, the emulation of the motor behavior requires light computation, in such a way that our bio-prosthetic device can be implemented on a portable platform.

  17. El factor de la percepción de control como determinante en la intención de compra de productos ecológicos

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    María Puelles Gallo; Miguel Llorens Marín; Hernán Talledo Flores

    2014-01-01

    El papel que pueden desempeñar las cadenas de alimentación minorista en el desarrollo de la categoría de productos ecológicos de alimentación es lo que subyace en este trabajo. Se ha comprobado que la teoría del comportamiento planificado -TPB- (Ajzen, 1988, 1991) es aplicable para la medición de la intención de compra hacia productos ecológicos de alimentación bajo la dualidad Marca de Fabricante (MDF) vs. Marca de Distribuidor (MDD), y para la detección y diferenciación de los factores que ...

  18. Fluxos migratórios na avifauna da reserva ecológica do IBGE, Brasília, D.F., Brasil

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    Álvaro Negret

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    Full Text Available As aves migratórias da Reserva Ecológica do IBGE, Brasília, D.F., Brasil, se situam em dois padrões: "espécies de inverno", que chegam ao Planalto Central na estação seca; e "espécies da primavera", que ocorrem coincidentemente com as chuvas de primavera. Os dois grupos coincidem com períodos de maior abundância dos insetos que lhes servem como fontes de alimento.The migratory birds of the Reserva Ecológica do IBGE (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, Brasília, D.F., Brazil, fit into two patterns: "winter species", which arrive at the Central Plateau in the dry season, and the "spring species", which occur together with the spring rains. Both groups coincide with periods of greater abundance of insects, which serve as food sources.

  19. Tecnología postcosecha y conservación en frío de frutas y hortalizas ecológicas

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    Plaza, José L., de la

    2011-01-01

    Contenido en al apartado de la revista : Elaboración y Transformación, en las páginas 44-48, con epígrafes : Factores de conservabilidad, Pérdidas postcosecha,Hacia la Postcosecha Ecológica ( Post-ECO), Producción y aplicación del frío ecológico, Pre-refrigeración, Desinfección del agua,Eliminación del etileno en la conservación,Cargas mixtas , Referecncias bvibliográficas; incluye tres fotografías de fisiopatías por amoníaco, ozono y CO2 en manzana, higo y pera respectivamente, así como dos ...

  20. Contribuição da fauna silvestre em projetos de restauração ecológica no Brasil

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    Campos, Wanuza Helena; Miranda Neto, Aurino; Peixoto, Helberth José Cardoso; Godinho, Leandro Braga; Silva, Elias

    2012-01-01

    O sucesso no processo de restauração e manutenção da dinâmica de um ecossistema é extremamente dependente da capacidade das espécies em promover interações interespecíficas entre as diversas formas de vida. Estas interações criam um cenário favorável à restauração ecológica de ecossistemas degradados. Assim, por meio de revisão de literatura, o objetivo deste trabalho é relatar a contribuição e utilização dos diferentes grupos de animais na execução de projetos de restauração ecológica no Bra...

  1. El factor de la percepción de control como determinante en la intención de compra de productos ecológicos

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    María Puelles Gallo

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available El papel que pueden desempeñar las cadenas de alimentación minorista en el desarrollo de la categoría de productos ecológicos de alimentación es lo que subyace en este trabajo. Se ha comprobado que la teoría del comportamiento planificado -TPB- (Ajzen, 1988, 1991 es aplicable para la medición de la intención de compra hacia productos ecológicos de alimentación bajo la dualidad Marca de Fabricante (MDF vs. Marca de Distribuidor (MDD, y para la detección y diferenciación de los factores que más influyen en la decisión sobre ambos tipos de marca. Se aportan evidencias sobre cómo determinadas acciones de marketing en el punto de venta pueden ser utilizadas como estímulo a la compra de productos ecológicos. Adicionalmente, se ha comprobado que la TPB es aplicable a la evaluación de las diferencias en la actitud hacia la compra de productos ecológicos bajo MDF y bajo MDD. Los resultados muestran que el factor de percepción de control es fundamental en la determinación del comportamiento de compra de estos productos, poniendo de manifiesto, por ejemplo, que una mayor variedad de productos en los lineales, un precio asequible e información adicional sobre las utilidades y beneficios en el punto de venta pueden influir positivamente en el comportamiento de compra.

  2. Entre la economía política de Karl Marx y la economía ecológica

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    Julián Sabogal Tamayo

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available Este artículo intenta contribuir a la discusión sobre las diferencias y afinidades entre la economía política de Marx y la economía ecológica. Se centra en las diferencias de objetivos, de temas de estudio y de métodos. También señala los puntos de convergencia y la necesidad de la solidaridad y del aprendizaje mutuo.

  3. Datos zoo-geográficos y ecológicos sobre los Crocodylia y Testudinata de los ríos Amazonas, Putumayo y Caquetá

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    Medem Fred

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    Full Text Available En 1958, el Dr. José Pablo Leyva, director del Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, organizó esta expedición con el fin de estudiar las condiciones geográficas y ecológicas de los ríos mencionados en el título, conocer esas regiones y establecer su conveniencia como zonas vitales para un futuro programa de investigaciones más detallado. Durante este viaje, que duro desde Septiembre 27 hasta Diciembre 10, el autor coleccionó Amphibia. y Reptilia, en áreas extensas, escasamente o aún nunca visitadas por herpetólogos Se establecieron por primera vez los límites exactos de distribución para muchas especies y se hicieron observaciones sobre problemas ecológicos desconocidos hasta la fecha.  Me limito en este artículo a presentar algunos datos zoo-geográficos y ecológicos de cuatro especies de Crocodylía y once de Testudinata. Varias especies no estaban representadas en la colección del Instituto, por ejemplo, Melanosuchus niger, Platemys platycephala y Podocnemis sextuberculata: En dicha expedición esta última especie fue encontrada por primera vez en Colombia. Otras publicaciones basadas en material de esta misma expedición han sido entregadas para publicar, entre ellas dos sobre Phrynops geoffroana ssp. y Phrynops (Batrachemys nasuta.

  4. Differential activity patterns of putaminal neurons with inputs from the primary motor cortex and supplementary motor area in behaving monkeys.

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    Takara, Sayuki; Hatanaka, Nobuhiko; Takada, Masahiko; Nambu, Atsushi

    2011-09-01

    Activity patterns of projection neurons in the putamen were investigated in behaving monkeys. Stimulating electrodes were implanted chronically into the proximal (MI(proximal)) and distal (MI(distal)) forelimb regions of the primary motor cortex (MI) and the forelimb region of the supplementary motor area (SMA). Cortical inputs to putaminal neurons were identified by excitatory orthodromic responses to stimulation of these motor cortices. Then, neuronal activity was recorded during the performance of a goal-directed reaching task with delay. Putaminal neurons with inputs from the MI and SMA showed different activity patterns, i.e., movement- and delay-related activity, during task performance. MI-recipient neurons increased activity in response to arm-reach movements, whereas SMA-recipient neurons increased activity during delay periods, as well as during movements. The activity pattern of MI + SMA-recipient neurons was of an intermediate type between those of MI- and SMA-recipient neurons. Approximately one-half of MI(proximal)-, SMA-, and MI + SMA-recipient neurons changed activities before the onset of movements, whereas a smaller number of MI(distal)- and MI(proximal + distal)-recipient neurons did. Movement-related activity of MI-recipient neurons was modulated by target directions, whereas SMA- and MI + SMA-recipient neurons had a lower directional selectivity. MI-recipient neurons were located mainly in the ventrolateral part of the caudal aspect of the putamen, whereas SMA-recipient neurons were located in the dorsomedial part. MI + SMA-recipient neurons were found in between. The present results suggest that a subpopulation of putaminal neurons displays specific activity patterns depending on motor cortical inputs. Each subpopulation receives convergent or nonconvergent inputs from the MI and SMA, retains specific motor information, and sends it to the globus pallidus and the substantia nigra through the direct and indirect pathways of the basal ganglia.

  5. Zolpidem reduces hippocampal neuronal activity in freely behaving mice: a large scale calcium imaging study with miniaturized fluorescence microscope.

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    Tamara Berdyyeva

    Full Text Available Therapeutic drugs for cognitive and psychiatric disorders are often characterized by their molecular mechanism of action. Here we demonstrate a new approach to elucidate drug action on large-scale neuronal activity by tracking somatic calcium dynamics in hundreds of CA1 hippocampal neurons of pharmacologically manipulated behaving mice. We used an adeno-associated viral vector to express the calcium sensor GCaMP3 in CA1 pyramidal cells under control of the CaMKII promoter and a miniaturized microscope to observe cellular dynamics. We visualized these dynamics with and without a systemic administration of Zolpidem, a GABAA agonist that is the most commonly prescribed drug for the treatment of insomnia in the United States. Despite growing concerns about the potential adverse effects of Zolpidem on memory and cognition, it remained unclear whether Zolpidem alters neuronal activity in the hippocampus, a brain area critical for cognition and memory. Zolpidem, when delivered at a dose known to induce and prolong sleep, strongly suppressed CA1 calcium signaling. The rate of calcium transients after Zolpidem administration was significantly lower compared to vehicle treatment. To factor out the contribution of changes in locomotor or physiological conditions following Zolpidem treatment, we compared the cellular activity across comparable epochs matched by locomotor and physiological assessments. This analysis revealed significantly depressive effects of Zolpidem regardless of the animal's state. Individual hippocampal CA1 pyramidal cells differed in their responses to Zolpidem with the majority (∼ 65% significantly decreasing the rate of calcium transients, and a small subset (3% showing an unexpected and significant increase. By linking molecular mechanisms with the dynamics of neural circuitry and behavioral states, this approach has the potential to contribute substantially to the development of new therapeutics for the treatment of CNS disorders.

  6. Anatomía ecológica de algunas especies del género Paspalum (Poaceae, Panicoideae, Paniceae

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    Sandra S. Aliscioni

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    Full Text Available Aliscioni, S. S. 2000. Anatomía ecológica de algunas especies del género Paspalum(Poaceae, Panicoideae, Paniceae. Darwiniana 38(3-4: 187-207.El género Paspalum L. presenta un elevado número de especies, con una amplia variabilidadmorfológica y una extensa distribución geográfica. Sus especies crecen en hábitats sumamente diversos,desde ambientes muy húmedos o acuáticos, a lugares secos de suelos arcillosos o arenosos, muchas vecessalinos. Dada la diversidad de ambientes en los que puede hallarse Paspalum, se estudiaron lascaracterísticas anatómico-foliares presentes en el género con la finalidad de interpretar diferentesestrategias adaptativas en distintas especies. Se presenta una descripción general de la anatomía foliar delgénero y se discuten ciertos caracteres anatómicos, interpretando su posible relación con las condicionesdel hábitat

  7. Princípios ecológico-éticos da Sustentabilidade Socioambiental: o caso da Economia e da Agricultura

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    José Roque Junges

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    Full Text Available A bioética ambiental, entendida como hermenêutica crítica, pode contribuir significativamente na discussão sobre as causas da crise ecológica e os parâmetros necessários para uma sustentabilidade socioambiental. Dois âmbitos da sociedade atual são centrais para essa questão: o modo como funciona a economia e a agricultura. A equação que rege o modelo de economia pelo consumo e que determina o tipo de agricultura pela química constituem processos produtivos que são ambientalmente suicidas, porque não respeitam os princípios básicos de funcionamento da natureza: ecocentrismo, entropia, trofobiose/homeostase. Por isso esses princípios precisam tornar-se parâmetros para definir e alcançar a sustentabilidade socioambiental.

  8. Las microalgas de Tillandsia multicaulis Steud. (Bromeliaceae de la Reserva Ecológica “La Martinica”, Veracruz

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    Brisceida Hernández-Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Las bromelias tienen la capacidad de retener agua en las axilas de las hojas lo que es conocido como tanques o fitotelmata; mantienen cadenas tróficas complejas con todo tipo de organismos, desde bacterias hasta vertebrados pequeños. En este trabajo, presentamos la primera aproximación a las microalgas que viven en las cisternas de una especie de bromelia en la Reserva Ecológica “La Martinica” en Banderilla, Veracruz. Las recolecciones se estudiaron en material preservado y en cultivos. Se obtuvieron cerca de 60 algas pertenecientes a las Cyanoprokariota, Euglenophyta, Cryptophyta, Chlorophyta y Bacillariophyta, sin embargo, solo se lograron identificar 16 especies. Se concluye que los tanques de Tillandsia multicaulis brindan las condiciones adecuadas para el desarrollo de microalgas y que la ubicación y la morfología de la bromelia influyen en la distribución de este grupo biológico. La escasez de individuos en las muestras analizadas no permitió una identificación precisa de todas las especies. En los cultivos aparecieron especies no observadas en el material preservado, lo que indica una flora mucho más rica de la que puede observarse directamente.

  9. Un estudio ecológico del voto socialista en el medio rural-urbano andaluz, 1999-2012

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    Carmen Ortega

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    Full Text Available Este artículo pretende contribuir a reforzar los estudios electorales en España, ampliando su especialización temática y metodológica, con la realización de un estudio ecológico del voto. En concreto, se exploran, desde un enfoque agregado, las relaciones entre el tipo de hábitat y el voto socialista en los distintos procesos celebrados en Andalucía, desde 1999 hasta 2012. Nuestro análisis empírico comprende dos aproximaciones: la primera ofrece una geografía del voto más descriptiva que explicativa, donde se muestra que tanto la participación como el voto al PSOE se asocia de forma negativa con el grado de urbanización; la segunda, mediante modelos de regresión espaciales, indaga las bases socioestructurales y muestra que el voto socialista se asocia a la inestabilidad y precariedad económica de las localidades ?fundamentalmente tasas de desempleo y de población agraria subsidiada?, especialmente en las elecciones generales y autonómicas.

  10. Espécies de Melastomataceae Juss. com potencial para restauração ecológica de mata ripária no cerrado

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    Lidiamar Albuquerque

    2015-08-01

    Full Text Available Melastomataceae Juss. é a sexta família em importância no bioma Cerrado, sendo comuns em vegetação secundária. As espé-cies desta família apresentam estratégias de vida e adaptações como grande produção de sementes, dispersão efi ciente de propágulos, altas taxas de germinação e crescimento rápido que podem propiciar a ativação dos processos ecológicos envolvidos na rege-neração natural de habitats perturbados. O objetivo foi caracterizar as espécies de Melastomataceae em vegetação secundária e avaliar seu potencial para uso na restauração ecológica de áreas degradadas de matas ripárias. Este estudo foi realizado na área experimental da Embrapa Cerrados, à margem direita do córrego Sarandi, Distrito Federal, Brasil, em uma área de um hectare, onde foram instadas parcelas e transectos para avaliação dos parâmetros: caracterís-ticas botânicas, ecológicas e reprodutivas, síndromes de polinização e de dispersão de sementes, reprodução vegetativa, riqueza de espécies, abundância, cobertura, fenofases de floração e frutificação. A partir da análise destes parâmetros definiuse os critérios para avaliar o potencial de uso das espécies na restauração ecológica. Entre as 14 espécies da família de Melastomataceae registradas,Miconia chamissoisNaud. (35.42% e 42.53%,Ossaea congestiflora(Naud. Cong. (23.6% e 13.29%,Macairea radulaDC (19.66% e 17.22% eTococa formicariaMart. (6.78% e 3.87% apresentaram maior abundância e cobertura, respectivamente. As espécies estudadas apresentaram, em sua maioria, grande oferta de recursos ali-mentares ao longo do ano, que, associadas a outras características permitiram identifi car o potencial de restaurabilidade de cada espécie avaliada. O potencial para uso na res-tauração ecológica foi alto para as espécies:Miconia chamissois,Miconia ibaguensis,Miconia albicans,Miconia theaezanse Tococa formicaria. Estas espécies podem atuar como nucleadoras

  11. Bondades ecológicas del búfalo de agua: camino hacia la certificación

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    Gerardo Barboza Jiménez

    2011-11-01

    Full Text Available El búfalo de agua (Bubalus bubalis es un animal rumiante de la familia Bovidae que por sus atributos naturales hace unos cinco milenios pasó de ser salvaje a doméstico, con muy buen suceso, pues ofrece grandes y variados beneficios. Es uno de los animales domésticos más importantes, de uso antiguo, de gran importancia en el presente y futuro de la humanidad.La fuerza del búfalo trasciende a su capacidad de halar o arrastrar y remonta a muchas especies de interés económico por su aporte de alimento y trabajo, pues además de carne, leche, trabajo y excrementos, el búfalo es una especie novedosa de uso en el turismo rural, y por sus características naturales, rusticidad y adaptabilidad es utilizado en el control del crecimiento excesivo de vegetación en humedales; por todo eso, hay quienes se refieren al búfalo como una “especie sin igual”. Algunos científicos han empezado a recomendar el búfalo doméstico como un medio de bajo costo para controlar y prevenir el crecimiento incontrolado de plantas en humedales naturales (animalesextincion.es, 2009; se ha realizado incluso en áreas silvestres protegidas, a favor de la naturaleza. Los búfalos, al comerse la vegetación, permiten recuperar espejos de agua y generan condiciones heterogéneas de barro expuesto, ambos necesarios para ser utilizados por aves acuáticas y otras especies silvestres de flora y fauna.Se reconocen beneficios ecológicos, sociales y económicos de ese manejo, pues por un lado los búfalos ayudan en la conservación de sitios de interés ambiental y científico y por otro, los productores locales dueños del hato, obtienen ganancias con la participación de sus animales en el manejo de humedales.El pastoreo se ha practicado en algunos humedales en todos los continentes y gracias a ese manejo, algunos sitios naturales sostuvieron, lograron obtener o tienen el día de hoy, el rango de humedal de importancia internacional, asignado por la convención mundial de

  12. Mezclas ecológicas para el control de la erosión y la estabilidad de taludes

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    Jorge Antonio Londoño Martínez

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available La permanente actividad constructora de la sociedad implica  un  continuo movimiento  de  suelo  para moldear la topografía del  terreno, muchas veces sin importar  los  daños  que  se  causan  al  entorno  y  sin planear  obras  de  mitigación  que  permitan  la recuperación de las áreas degradadas. Desde el año 2000,  un  grupo  de  profesionales  desarrolló  las Mezclas ecológicas para el control de la erosión y la estabilidad  de  taludes  "MECETA",   con  la combinación  de materiales  inertes; mezclas  que  se caracterizan  por  ser  higroscópicas,  presentar adhesión a cualquier material, tener baja densidad y fraguar  rápidamente,   entre  otras,   y  que complementadas con material vegetal se convierten en bioestructuras idóneas para proteger y recuperar superficies erosionadas, degradadas, deterioradas o vulnerables  a  los  agentes  erosivos. MECETA  ha contribuido  en  la  recuperación  de  zonas  inestables en diferentes regiones del país, lo que le ha merecido el  aval  de  profesionales  del  área  y  de  importantes instituciones tanto públicas como privadas.

  13. Abordando las enfermedades respiratorias agudas en niños con un Enfoque Ecológico en la Comunidad

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    Francisco Lamus-Lemus

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivos: Disminuir los episodios de enfermedad respiratoria aguda (ERA en las familias, mediante un enfoque modificado del modelo ecológico de Morelatto para identificar y tra-bajar colectivamente determinantes que influyen en la salud respiratoria de niños y niñas.Materiales y Métodos: Durante el proceso se realizaron actividades encaminadas a pre-venir las principales causas de ERA basadas en el modelo transteórico del comportamiento con el fin de generar cambios conductuales en las familias. Para ello se creó una escala de valoración del riesgo de ERA como instrumento de medición de la efectividad de las activi-dades realizadas, otorgándole a cada familia un puntaje antes y después de la intervención para determinar si hubo disminución del mismo. Resultados: Las actividades realizadas conducen a cambios evidenciados en las prácticas cotidianos de las madres y sus familias, reflejadas en la escala de valoración de riesgos a partir de la disminución de conductas que favorecen la enfermedad respiratoria aguda y sus complicaciones en la primera infancia afiliada a la FA R -Génesis.Conclusiones: Una menor exposición a eventos y complicaciones de la ERA en miembros de grupos familiares de la FA R -Génesis puede contribuir a mejorar la resiliencia y dismi-nuir la vulnerabilidad socioeconómica de las familias afectadas regularmente por la ERAsus complicaciones.

  14. Aspectos ecológicos da determinação sexual em tartarugas Ecological aspects of turtle sex determination

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    Paulo Dias Ferreira Júnior

    2009-03-01

    Full Text Available Os aspectos ecológicos relacionados à reprodução das tartarugas e de outros répteis que apresentam determinação sexual dependente da temperatura de incubação desempenham um papel crucial no equilíbrio das populações. Nestas espécies a razão sexual dos filhotes é controlada pela temperatura a que os ovos são submetidos durante a incubação. Entender como as características do local da desova afetam a temperatura da incubação é essencial para que se possa argüir sobre os fatores que controlam a ecologia, a reprodução e a distribuição geográfica das tartarugas. Este trabalho de revisão aborda o modo de reprodução das tartarugas e a maneira como a reprodução é afetada pelo meio físico.The ecological aspects related to the reproduction of turtles and other reptiles, which present incubation temperature-dependent sex determination, play a crucial role in their population equilibrium. For such species, the sex ratio of hatchlings is controlled by the nest temperature during incubation. To understand how the nest site characteristics affect temperature is essential for considering the factors which control the ecology, reproduction and distribution of turtles. In this paper, we have made a review on the way turtles reproduce and how the physical environment affects reproduction.

  15. Integration of silicon-based neural probes and micro-drive arrays for chronic recording of large populations of neurons in behaving animals.

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    Michon, Frédéric; Aarts, Arno; Holzhammer, Tobias; Ruther, Patrick; Borghs, Gustaaf; McNaughton, Bruce; Kloosterman, Fabian

    2016-08-01

    Understanding how neuronal assemblies underlie cognitive function is a fundamental question in system neuroscience. It poses the technical challenge to monitor the activity of populations of neurons, potentially widely separated, in relation to behaviour. In this paper, we present a new system which aims at simultaneously recording from a large population of neurons from multiple separated brain regions in freely behaving animals. The concept of the new device is to combine the benefits of two existing electrophysiological techniques, i.e. the flexibility and modularity of micro-drive arrays and the high sampling ability of electrode-dense silicon probes. Newly engineered long bendable silicon probes were integrated into a micro-drive array. The resulting device can carry up to 16 independently movable silicon probes, each carrying 16 recording sites. Populations of neurons were recorded simultaneously in multiple cortical and/or hippocampal sites in two freely behaving implanted rats. Current approaches to monitor neuronal activity either allow to flexibly record from multiple widely separated brain regions (micro-drive arrays) but with a limited sampling density or to provide denser sampling at the expense of a flexible placement in multiple brain regions (neural probes). By combining these two approaches and their benefits, we present an alternative solution for flexible and simultaneous recordings from widely distributed populations of neurons in freely behaving rats.

  16. Optogenetic Activation of the Excitatory Neurons Expressing CaMKIIα in the Ventral Tegmental Area Upregulates the Locomotor Activity of Free Behaving Rats

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    Songchao Guo

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available The ventral tegmental area (VTA plays an important role in motivation and motor activity of mammals. Previous studies have reported that electrical stimulations of the VTA’s neuronal projections were able to upregulate the locomotor activity of behaving rats. However, which types of neurons in the VTA that take part in the activation remain elusive. In this paper we employed optogenetic technique to selectively activate the excitatory neurons expressing CaMKIIα in the VTA region and induced a higher locomotor activity for free behaving rats. Further behavioral studies indicated that reward learning mediated in the enhancement of the rat locomotor activity. Finally the immunohistochemistry studies explored that the excitatory neurons under the optogenetic activation in VTA were partly dopaminergic that may participate as a vital role in the optogenetic activation of the locomotor activity. In total, our study provided an optogenetic approach to selectively upregulate the locomotor activity of free behaving rats, thus facilitating both neuroscience researches and neural engineering such as animal robotics in the future.

  17. Fragmentação da floresta com araucária e ecossistemas associados no corredor ecológico Chapecó, Santa Catarina

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    Gisele Garcia Alarcon

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2011v24n3p25 Restam cerca de 2% da área de distribuição original da Floresta com Araucária, menos de 1% está protegida em Unidades de Conservação. Em Santa Catarina, a sub-bacia do rio Chapecó foi objeto de estudo para a criação de um Corredor Ecológico estadual, com apoio do Projeto Microbacias 2, entre os anos de 2007 e 2009. Métricas de paisagem forneceram importantes subsídios para a avaliação do seu estado de conservação e zoneamento. A sub-bacia delimitada como área do Corredor Ecológico Chapecó totaliza cerca de 5 mil km², com 50,5% de remanescentes naturais e 42,7% de atividades agropecuárias. A Floresta com Araucária com influência da Floresta Estacional Decidual possui 15 fragmentos maiores que 500 hectares. Das 83 microbacias hidrográficas estudadas, 20,5% possuem mais de 60% de cobertura vegetal, embora 57,5% possuam entre 10% e 30% de remanescentes em Áreas de Preservação Permanente. Estima-se que a sub-bacia possua 111 mil hectares de estoque incremental florestal em propriedades privadas, além dos remanescentes naturais incluídos em três Unidades de Conservação de Proteção Integral. As formações florestais do Corredor Ecológico Chapecó representam os últimos remanescentes contínuos da Floresta com Araucária da região oeste catarinense.

  18. Percepción local de los servicios ecológicos y de bienestar de la selva de la zona maya en Quintana Roo, México

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    Karla Diana Infante Ramírez

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este estudio evalúa la percepción local sobre los servicios ecológicos y de bienestar de la selva en comunidades de la zona maya del centro de Quintana Roo. Se trabajó con seis unidades de paisaje, las cuales fueron delimitadas con la participación de habitantes de las comunidades y con una revisión de literatura. Para identificar los servicios que perciben las comunidades de la selva, se utilizaron entrevistas abiertas y semiestructuradas, observación participante, entrevistas a profundidad y talleres comunitarios. Los resultados muestran que los entrevistados identificaron servicios de provisión, de regulación y mantenimiento, y culturales. En particular, percibieron más servicios ecológicos en las unidades del “monte alto” y el “acahual de 20 años” o más, mientras que la “sabana” fue identificada como la que menos servicios les proporciona. Además, a partir de la teoría de los estudios de desarrollo, el estudio identifica las tres dimensiones del concepto de “bienestar humano”: la material, la relacional y la subjetiva, y logra presentar la relación de éstas con los servicios ecológicos percibidos por las comunidades estudiadas. Los resultados muestran una clara interacción sociedad maya-naturaleza y son útiles para orientar la toma de decisiones en el manejo de los recursos naturales, tanto a nivel comunitario como gubernamental.

  19. Diversidade de insetos do parque ecológico do córrego grande: educaçāo ambiental e conservaçāo

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    Malva Isabel Medina Hernández

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available Os insetos desempenham papéis importantes em processos ecossistêmicos, como controle populacional de plantas e animais, polinização de flores, dispersão de sementes, ciclagem de matéria orgânica e de nutrientes e conversão de biomassa vegetal em biomassa animal. Embora estejam intimamente integrados à cultura humana por causa de sua ampla distribuição geográfica, muitas vezes os insetos estão fortemente associados com nocividade. Através do projeto “Diversidade de insetos no Parque Ecológico do Córrego Grande: Educação Ambiental e Conservação”, informações biológicas e ecológicas sobre os insetos são disseminadas à população de Florianópolis, SC. Desde 2008, o processo de desmistificação tem sido realizado através do contato com insetos vivos, a fim de eliminar pré-conceitos e criar experiências positivas com a transmissão de conhecimento biológico. Durante seis anos, estudantes têm criado e mantido diversas espécies de insetos nativos em viveiros para exibi-los ao público visitante. O projeto atingiu um total de 6.216 atendimentos, dos quais 4.946 foram constituídos de estudantes em visitas escolares, representando 80% do total. Assim, o projeto atinge um número importante de pessoas, fazendo com que a importância dos insetos nos sistemas ecológicos seja compreendida, podendo influenciar em comportamentos de respeito aos seres vivos, que podem ser adotados pelo público e passados às futuras gerações.

  20. Determinación de la calidad ecológica del río Tuluá Valle del Cauca

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    César Augusto Bustamante Toro

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    Full Text Available En el período comprendido entre febrero y junio de 2011, se realizó un estudio sobre la calidad ecológica del río Tuluá en sus tramos medio y bajo en la jurisdicción del municipio de Tuluá, Valle del Cauca. Se establecieron seis puntos de muestreo donde se colectaron macroinvertebrados acuáticos y se tomaron muestras de agua para los análisis físico-químicos y bacteriológicos. Para los resultados se aplicaron los índices de contaminación acuática (ICOMO, ICOMI e ICOSUS de Viña & Ramírez (1998, el índice biótico de calidad del agua BMWP adaptado por Zúñiga (2004 y los índices ecológicos de diversidad alfa y beta. También se determinó la composición y estructura del ensamble de macroinvertebrados encontrándose 1174 individuos distribuidos en 3 Phyllum, 4 Clases, 12 Órdenes, 25 Familias y 12 Géneros con valores de diversidad entre medios y bajo; en términos físico-químicos y ecológicos los tramos estudiados se encuentran en condiciones que varían entre aguas limpias y de buena calidad hasta aguas muy contaminadas. Es necesario que la autoridad ambiental y la sociedad civil del municipio de Tuluá formulen y apliquen estrategias de saneamiento para la prevención y control de la contaminación de esta importante corriente hídrica que es la principal fuente de abastecimiento de dicha localidad.

  1. Los nuevos regímenes ecológicos de caudales como herramienta para la mejora ambiental de los ecosistemas acuáticos y riparios.

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    Magdaleno Mas, Fernando; Martinez Romero, Roberto

    2011-01-01

    Dos estrategias fundamentales para una gestión correcta de los regímenes fluviales, en el ámbito de las exigencias impuestas por la Directiva Marco del Agua (2000/60/CE) y por la propia Directiva Hábitat (92/43/CE) son el análisis de la alteración hidrológica de las masas de agua, y el establecimiento de un régimen ambiental de caudales que permita alcanzar un estado ecológico adecuado a los objetivos medioambientales de cada una de esas masas. Por lo que respecta al primero de estos aspectos...

  2. Propuesta de un protocolo de evaluación de calidad ecológica en la zona minera de la Cuenca del Jequetepeque, Perú

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    Bonet Alomar, Miquel

    2011-01-01

    La creciente actividad minera en la región de Cajamarca (Perú), y concretamente en la parte alta de la cuenca del Jequetepeque, unido al creciente uso de los macroinvertebrados bentónicos como indicadores de la calidad de las aguas de los ecosistemas (ríos, lagos o humedales), han motivado la realización de un estudio sobre la calidad ecológica de la parte alta de la cuenca incidiendo en la relación entre la afectación minera por metales pesados y la presencia de macroinvertebr...

  3. Percepción ecológica y calidad de vida. El caso de Santa María del Lago, Bogotá

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    Garavito González, Leonardo

    2004-01-01

    Este artículo propone que cuando aumenta la percepción de conectividad de los individuos de una población con su entorno también aumenta su capacidad de lograr bienestar personal y colectivo. La percepción de conexión con los elementos del entorno implica un proceso de reconocimiento de la responsabilidad que comparte cada ser humano con los otros seres humanos y no humanos en el mantenimiento de la vida. En este sentido, la habilidad de percibir ecológicamente se refiere al proceso de tomar ...

  4. Variabilidad climática de gran escala y sus efectos ecológicos en el Pacífico mexicano.

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    Salvadeo, Christian Javier

    2012-01-01

    En el presente estudio se caracterizó la variabilidad ambiental de gran escala (interanual y multidecadal) y sus efectos ecológicos sobre las poblaciones naturales en aguas del Pacífico mexicano y regiones oceánicas adyacentes. A partir de los resultados se identifican tres escalas de variación en el Pacífico mexicano: la escala interanual relacionada con la variabilidad del El Niño/a Oscilación del Sur (ENSO) y la escala cuasidecadal y la multidecadal, asociadas a modos de variación climátic...

  5. Restauración ecológica estratégica de un campo agrícola abandonado en Valdilecha (Madrid)

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    Pajares Guerra, Miriam

    2017-01-01

    La agricultura es una de las principales causas de degradación y destrucción de los ecosistemas naturales del planeta. La expansión de la frontera agrícola junto con la intensificación tienen efectos negativos sobre la biodiversidad y los servicios ecosistémicos distintos a la propia producción. La restauración ecológica se presenta como una solución para conciliar la producción agrícola al mismo tiempo que se conserva o aumenta la biodiversidad y otros servicios ecosistémicos distintos a los...

  6. La economía ecológica y las formas de propiedad del manglar de la zona norte de Esmeraldas

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    Rosales Estupiñan, Mauricio

    1995-01-01

    Hay dos problemas urgentes por resolver en la zona norte de Esmeraldas: La pobreza de las comunidades locales, y la conversión (destrucción) de los manglares a camaroneras y sus externalidades. En la zona norte de Esmeraldas se encuentra el sistema de manglar comprendido entre los ríos Mataje y los alrededores de la desembocadura del río Santiago, con un extensión aproximada de 50.000 ha. Los manglares son un sistema ecológico abierto que interactúa con el mar, los estuarios, los esteros y la...

  7. Las áreas naturales protegidas y la investigación ecológica de largo plazo en México

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    M. Maass; E. Jardel; A. Martínez-Yrízar; L. Calderón; J. Herrera; A. Castillo; J. Euán-Ávila; M. Equihua

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    Detrás de la actual crisis ambiental está nuestra limitada comprensión de los procesos ecológicos y sociales que operan a escalas espaciotemporales amplias. Esta falta de conocimiento ha desencadenado fallos en los esquemas de manejo y utilización de los servicios y recursos que nos brindan los ecosistemas naturales, lo que a su vez ha provocado su deterioro a escalas globales. Una respuesta de la comunidad académica a este vacío del conocimiento ha sido la formación de grupos de científicos ...

  8. Las áreas naturales protegidas y la investigación ecológica de largo plazo en México

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    Maass Moreno, Manuel; Jardel Peláez, Enrique; Martínez Yrízar, Angelina; Calderón Aguilera, Luis; Herrera Silveira, Jorge; Castillo Álvarez, Alicia; Euán Ávila, Jorge; Equihua Zamora, Miguel

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    Detrás de la actual crisis ambiental está nuestra limitada comprensión de los procesos ecológicos y sociales que operan a escalas espacio-temporales amplias. Esta falta de conocimiento ha desencadenado fallos en los esquemas de manejo y utilización de los servicios y recursos que nos brindan los ecosistemas naturales, lo que a su vez ha provocado su deterioro a escalas globales. Una respuesta de la comunidad académica a este vacío del conocimiento ha sido la formación de grupos de científicos...

  9. La huella ecológica y los países andinos, una reflexión sobre la sustentabilidad y la biocapacidad

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    Deyanira Gómez

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available La escasez de los recursos ha llevado a la reflexión respecto a la medición del desarrollo, que ya no puede ser medido únicamente en términos de crecimiento económico como lo hace el Producto Interno Bruto (PIB, sino que es necesario tomar en cuenta los recursos o capital natural con los que cuenta una determinada nación para que desde una perspectiva de sustentabilidad, pueda asegurar la calidad de vida de las generaciones futuras, esta herramienta se la conoce como la Huella Ecológica.

  10. Metodología para determinar la huella ecológica de la construcción de edificios de uso residencial en España

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    Solís-Guzmán, Jaime

    2013-01-01

    La actividad constructora es en la actualidad una gran consumidora de recursos naturales. Para evaluar este consumo de recursos generalmente se han empleado metodologías relacionadas con el Análisis de Ciclo de Vida. Se plantea en esta comunicación la integración del indicador Huella Ecológica (HE) en el sector edificación, para observar las dificultades y las ventajas que puede generar respecto a otros indicadores. Para ello, se pretende adaptar los conocimientos previos relacionados con el ...

  11. Producción de emulsiones submicrónicas formuladas con dos biodisolventes y tres tensioactivos ecológicos diferentes

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    Trujillo-Cayado, L.A.; Alfaro, M.C.; Muñoz, J.

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    El objetivo de este trabajo fue comparar las propiedades emulsionantes de tres tensioactivos ecológicos que derivan del aceite de coco para la preparación de emulsiones aceite-en-agua formuladas con una mezcla de disolventes verdes como fase dispersa, N,Ndimetildecanamiday a-pineno. La reología, la difracción láser, la microscopía óptica y el “multiple lightscattering” fueron las técnicas principales utilizadas para evaluar las propiedades emulsionantes de estos tensioactivos. Se obtuvieron e...

  12. Contabilidad ecoambiental: registro de los efectos externos -un enfoque en los impactos ambientales y obtención del PEEB- Producto Ecológico Empresarial Bruto

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    Pereira Leite Lancelotti, Fabiana

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    La conciencia ecológica empuja a la adopción de acciones en favor de la preservación del medio ambiente, el cumplimiento de las exigencias de la ley pertinentes a los problemas ambientales trae beneficios para las empresas. La imagen de la empresa es uno de los principales motivos para la adopción de esa estrategia, haciendo con que sus productos tengan mejor aceptación en los mercados consumidores, estos se tornan más competitivos y exigentes, buscando la atención de los grupos interesados (...

  13. Estudios florísticos y ecológicos sobre las algas de agua dulce de turberas de Tierra del Fuego

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    Mataloni, María Gabriela

    1994-01-01

    En esta Tesis Doctoral se realizan diversas investigaciones florísticas y ecológicas sobre las algas de turberas de Sphagnum de la provincia de Tierra Fuego. Para ello se condijeron básicamente dos trabajos. en la primera parte se estudiaron ocho ojos de agua pertenecientes a siete turberas ubicadas en el sur de Tierra del Fuego. En cada una de ellas se muestrearon tanto el fitoplancton del agua libre como las algas que viven asociadas a Sphagnum a lo largo de un gradiente ambiental caracteri...

  14. Estimativas e tendências de aborto provocado no Piauí: um estudo ecológico no período de 2000-2010

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    Alberto Madeiro; Andrea Cronemberger Rufino; Isadora Sousa Santos; Marina Sousa Carvalho

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    Objetivo: Estimar o aborto provocado e avaliar sua tendência no estado do Piauí e em seus territórios de desenvolvimento (TD), no período de 2000 a 2010. Métodos: Realizou-se estudo ecológico, de série temporal, utilizando dados secundários de internações hospitalares por complicações de aborto, no período de fevereiro a junho de 2014. A estimativa de abortos induzidos foi calculada por metodologia do Instituto Guttmacher. Empregou-se o método Joinpoint para identificar mudanças significativa...

  15. Simulación dinámica de sistemas socio-ecológicos: sostenibilidad en Reservas de la Biosfera

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    I. Banos-González; J. Martínez-Fernández; M.A. Esteve

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    Simulación dinámica de sistemas socio-ecológicos: sostenibilidad en Reservas de la Biosfera. La aplicación de una perspectiva sistémica en la gestión de las Reservas de la Biosfera es importante a la hora de abordar la estrecha relación entre los procesos ambientales y socioeconómicos, así como los potenciales factores limitantes, particularmente evidentes en el caso de sistemas insulares áridos como la Reserva de la Biosfera de Fuerteventura (RBF), Islas Canarias. El desarrollo turístico de ...

  16. Ocorrência de ixodidae parasitos de capivara (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris linnaeus, 1766) na estação ecológica do Taim, Rio Grande - RS, Brasil

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    Sinkoc,Afonso Lodovico; Brum,João Guilherme Werner; Müller,Gertrud; Begrow,Angela; Paulsen,Rosa Maria Massaro

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    O objetivo deste trabalho foi identificar as espécies de carrapatos observadas sobre capivaras na Estação Ecológica do Taim, Rio Grande- RS, Brasil. Foram examinadas 27 capivaras encontradas mortas por atropelamento na BR 471, em seu trecho que corta a Estação, sendo cole lados 497 carrapatos das espécies Amblyomma cooperi (=A. lutzi; = A. ypisilophorum), Amblyomma triste, Amblyomma tigrinum e ninfas do gênero Amblyomma. A. cooperi representou 68,41% dos carrapatos identificados, com uma freq...

  17. El plan director de la vega baja de Toledo, España: paisaje patrimonial, ecológico y urbano.

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    Hernandez Aja, Agustin; Roch Peña, Fernando; Moran Alonso, Nerea; Fernandez Ramirez, Cristina

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    La Vega Baja de Toledo constituye un gran vacío urbano que, por avatares históricos, se ha mantenido al margen del crecimiento de la ciudad, rodeada por el casco histórico de Toledo, los barrios del ensanche norte y el río Tajo. Su localización privilegiada, junto a la riqueza patrimonial y ecológica del espacio, han sido las bases de la propuesta del Plan Director de la Vega Baja (PDVB). El objetivo del PDVB ha sido articular este vacío y abrirlo a la población, a la vez que proteger y re...

  18. Importancia social, económica y ecológica de la producción en traspatio, en la comunidad de San Salvador Xiutetelco, Puebla.

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    González Ortiz, Floriberto

    2013-01-01

    El traspatio es considerado un agroecosistema y ha sido incluido en programas gubernamentales para tratar de reducir la pobreza e inseguridad alimentaria. El objetivo de la presente investigación fue analizar la importancia social, económica y ecológica que generan los traspatios que cultivan los Grupos Domésticos Campesinos (GDC) de San Salvador Xiutetelco, Puebla. Para generar información, se utilizó la técnica de la encuesta a 63 GDC, resultado de un muestreo probabilístico aleatorio de l...

  19. Ecoturismo en la reserva Cuyabeno : realidad y retórica en la relación de los Siona con el turismo ecológico 1994

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    Arrueta, José Antonio

    1996-01-01

    El Turismo es una actividad que consiste básicamente en visitar lugares en donde buscamos satisfacer demandas relacionadas a información, diversión, conocimiento y placer. El turismo ecológico implica reglamentos de conducta de los visitantes, en relación a la preservación y conservación de los sitios naturales a silvestres que se visita. Incluye la participación de las poblaciones locales de los sitos de reserva como “beneficiarias” del ecoturismo. Estos "principios generales" del turismo ec...

  20. Política de turismo e representações da Amazônia: o turismo ecológico e cultural no estado do Amazonas

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    Silva, José Maria

    2013-01-01

    Neste artigo examino a implementação da política de turismo do estado do Amazonas, a partir do final década de 80 do século passado, voltada especialmente para promover duas áreas de turismo: o turismo ecológico e o turismo cultural. Ao descrever etnograficamente as duas atividades de turismo, analiso o processo de construção do objeto turístico e as representações elaboradas, especialmente aquelas que formulam o discurso de exotismo sobre imagens e artefatos.

  1. Diseño de un plan comunicacional para la industria de las curtiembres, basado en marketing ecológico

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    Rincón Alvarado, Mónica Lorena

    2012-01-01

    La trasformación y constante contaminación generada por las actuales empresas, ha generado un impacto en los consumidores que obliga a que las diferentes industrias apliquen cambios en sus actuales formas de producción, es por esto que a través del marketing ecológico se pretende implementar cambios que ayuden a que la industria de los cueros reduzca su actual impacto negativo en el medio ambiente. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas

  2. La ficción en Internet para trasladar información de actualidad: ¿Diga?, un cortometraje sobre la huella ecológica

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    Velasco Manso, Marta

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    ¿Diga? es un cortometraje de ficción que traslada información sobre hábitos de consumo responsable con el fin de mostrar su importancia en el medio ambiente y en concreto, en la reducción de la huella ecológica. El cortometraje se enmarca dentro de un proyecto digital, Episodio Piloto, una página web donde albergar producciones breves de ficción junto a información que se pretenda mostrar con ellas. La información ligada a ¿Diga? se traslada mediante un artículo sencillo que explica el concep...

  3. Consecuencias ecológicas de la creación de embalses en el ámbito mediterráneo: el caso de los peces

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    Prenda, P.; Clavero, Miguel; Blanco-Garrido, F.; Rebollo, Antonia

    2002-01-01

    La construcción de embalses es una práctica generalizada en la cuenca mediterránea, inicialmente como consecuencia directa del déficit hídrico que periódicamente se produce en este ámbito geográfico a distintas escalas temporales. Desde una perspectiva ecológica general y considerando solo el medio acuático, la creación de embalses representa una profunda alteración del ecosistema fluvial original, con tres consecuencias ambientales fundamentale s: 1) El embalse es otro t...

  4. Cuestionario para calcular la Huella Ecológica de estudiantes universitarios mexicanos y su aplicación en el Campus Zaragoza de la Universidad Nacional

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    José Manuel Ibarra-Cisneros; Arcadio Monroy-Ata

    2014-01-01

    En este trabajo se desarrolló un cuestionario de 30 preguntas para calcular la huella ecológica (HE) de estudiantes universitarios mexicanos, considerando el estilo de vida y el patrón de consumo propios de la cultura mexicana. Primero, se obtuvo de anuarios estadísticos la productividad promedio (en ton/ha/año), de los bienes agropecuarios y pesqueros más demandados, y de papel de cuadernos escolares, con la finalidad de determinar la superficie que se requiere para producir el consumo anual...

  5. Impacto ecológico de los Intercambiadores de calor de tubo y coraza; Ecological impact of Shell and tube heat exchangers

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    Maida Bárbara Reyes Rodríguez

    2015-04-01

    Full Text Available Los intercambiadores de calor de tubo y coraza son de los equipos más importantes en la industria. Su diseño termodinámico se basa en el coeficiente global de transferencia de calor y la caída de presión total. En 2007 se estableció una nueva propiedad termodinámica denominada “Entransía”, que expresa la capacidad de un cuerpo de transferir calor. A la pérdida de esa capacidad se le denomina “Disipación de Entransía”. Para evaluar el impacto ecológico de las máquinas térmicas, Angulo-Brown creó en 1991 la llamada función ecológica. En el presente trabajo se combinó la disipación de entransía con la función ecológica y se creó una nueva expresión para evaluar el impacto ambiental de los intercambiadores de calor. Se realizó además la optimización muti-objetivo de estos equipos. Fueron utilizadas como funciones objetivo la función ecológica y el costo. Para realizar la optimización se utilizó el método de los Algoritmos Genéticos.Shell and tube heat exchangers are ones the most important equipment in the industry. Their thermodynamic design is based on the global heat transference coefficient and the pressure drop. In 2007 was settled a new thermodynamic property denominated “Entransy”, which expresses the capacity of a body to transfer heat. The loss of this capacity is denominated “Entransy Dissipation”. For evaluating the ecological impact of thermal machines, Angulo-Brown created in 1991 the “ecological function”. In this paper the“entransy dissipation” and the ecological function were combined and a new expression for evaluating the ecological impact of shell and tube heat exchangers was created. A multi-objective optimization of this equipment wasalso realized. The ecological function and the cost wereused as objective functions. For carry out the optimization the method of the Genetic Algorithms was used.

  6. El futuro de la ropa ecológica en Colombia a partir de las tendencias desarrolladas en Reino Unido y Suecia y su impacto ambiental

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    Silgado, Laura; Vargas, Paula Andrea; González, Laura Catalina

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    Durante los últimos años, los consumidores han tomado conciencia acerca del cuidado medio ambiental, obligando a las empresas a realizar modificaciones tanto en sus procesos como en los insumos empleados. Un claro ejemplo de ello es la ropa ecológica, esta industria busca promover la fabricación de prendas de vestir a partir de insumos orgánicos y/o reciclados, minimizando desperdicios e impacto durante su proceso de producción. Actualmente, hay varias empresas que han empezado a fabricar est...

  7. Determinantes de la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz: un abordaje ecológico para su control

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    Escobar-Mesa Javier

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Identificar los factores ambientales, sociales y demográficos que contribuyen a explicar las diferencias en la transmisión de dengue en Veracruz, México, durante el periodo 1995-1998 y definir las áreas de riesgo para promover un mejor control del problema. MATERIAL Y MÉTODOS: Bajo un diseño ecológico se analizó una base de datos con el número de casos de dengue que se presentaron en 1 249 localidades en las 11 Jurisdicciones Sanitarias del estado de Veracruz durante el periodo 1995-1998. Cada una de las localidades fue identificada de acuerdo con su altitud, latitud y longitud, y con el número total de la población por sexo, el número de viviendas y la dotación de servicios públicos. Se tomó también el índice de marginación por localidad del Consejo Nacional de Población. RESULTADOS: El dengue en Veracruz se registró en 17% de las localidades y en sólo 6% de ellas se concentraron 70% de los casos de dengue en el estado. Las localidades repetidoras de dengue fueron grandes centros urbanos, con baja marginación y extensa dotación de servicios públicos. El dengue sí se transmite en las áreas rurales del estado aunque la transmisión es ocasional. El promedio de casos de dengue reportados en las localidades dependió del tamaño de la misma y del número de años que reportaron dengue durante el periodo. Se reporta un umbral poblacional para la transmisión. CONCLUSIONES: Se identificaron las localidades repetidoras de dengue que concentran 70% de los casos, y las determinantes sociales y ambientales de la transmisión. Este enfoque de riesgo puede mejorar el control y tener un impacto significativo en la prevención de la transmisión en las zonas de mayor riesgo.

  8. Linajes fantasma y correlación con variables ecológicas: el caso de la Subfamilia Caprinae

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    Morales, J.

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available Integration between systematic phylogenetics and palaeontological data has been probed to be an effective methodology to value palaeodiversities because it identifies periods in the evolutionary history of the clade without fossil representation. These are called ghost lineages. In this work we explore the possible relationship of ghost lineages duration with biometric, biogeografic or ecological variables in the Subfamily Caprinae (Bovidae, Mammalia. Variables were codified as binary characters and their relationship was examined using the concentrated-changes test. Our results indicate that species appearing in rainforest, warm temperate forest, taiga and desert biomes are related with high proportion of ghost lineages, while those from steppe biome present lower proportions. Zones inhabited by species of Caprinae in rainforest, warm temperate forest, taiga and desert are usually associated with high altitudes and a steep topography. Thus, we interpret that proportions in ghost lineages would be determined by probabilities of sedimentation and fossil site development .La integración de la sistemática filogenética con datos paleontológicos ha demostrado ser una eficaz metodología a la hora de estimar paleodiversidades mediante la identificación de periodos en la historia evolutiva de los clados sin representantes fósiles, a los que se denominan linajes fantasma. En este trabajo pretendemos estudiar la posible correlación con variables biométricas, biogeográficas o ecológicas con el fin de averiguar si la duración de los linajes fantasma puede ser relacionada con este tipo de variables. Este estudio está basado en la Subfamilia Caprinae (Bovidae, Mammalia. Las variables estudiadas fueron traducidas a caracteres binarios y se analizó su correlación mediante análisis de cambios concentrados. Nuestros resultados indican que las especies que aparecen en los biomas pluvisilva, laurisilva, taiga y desierto están ligadas a altos

  9. El marketing ecológico y su integración en la planificación estratégica

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    Yoleida Hernández

    2012-05-01

    Full Text Available El presente trabajo tuvo como objetivo describir la integración del marketing ecológico en la planificación, con el fin establecer los aspectos que integra dicha tendencia y los beneficios que le aporta a las organizaciones, dentro del contexto ambiental. La investigación es de tipo descriptivo-documental, basada principalmente en los aportes realizados por autores como: Chamorro (2001, David (2003, Kaplan y Norton (2000, López (2007, Lorenzo (2002 y Machín (2003. La revisión realizada permitió concluir, que el marketing ecológico como mecanismo necesario en la planificación estratégica de toda organización, acorde con las exigencias ambientales de los clientes y la sociedad en general, debido a que determina los objetivos ambientales: los elementos presentes en el proceso, su integración con la visión estratégica y las estrategias para alcanzarlos, lo cual le permite a la organización direccionarse hacia una economía verde.

  10. Modelo bioecológico de Urie Bronfenbrenner e inserção ecológica: uma metodologia para investigar famílias rurais

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    Juliana Graciela Vestena Zillmer

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo relatar la experiencia en la utilización de la metodología de Inserción Ecológica y el Modelo Bioecológico del Desarrollo Humano de Urie Bronfenbrenner y su aplicación en la investigación con familias que habitan el medio rural y experimentan el cáncer. La inserción ecológica involucró el monitoreo de tres familias del área rural que tenían uno de sus miembros en tratamiento de quimioterapia en el Servicio Oncológico del Hospital Escuela de la Universidad Federal de Pelotas, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. La utilización del Modelo y de la Inserción posibilitó la comprensión de los procesos que involucran la familia rural en el acto de cuidar personas con cáncer. Entendemos que la enfermería, por ser una profesión comprometida con el cuidado que va más allá de lo biológico, cuando analiza los fenómenos a través de los cuatro núcleos del modelo (persona, proceso, contexto y tiempo impulsará acciones de cuidado centradas en la singularidad de cada familia.

  11. Why the dimension matters in ecological models? ¿Por qué importa la dimensión en modelos ecológicos?

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    Rodrigo Ramos-Jiliberto

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available In this work we discuss the ecological and mathematical significance of system's dimension in continuous-time population dynamics models. We show how the system's dimension reflects the ecological assumptions and affects both the spectrum of dynamic output and mathematical tractability of the models. We stress that the model dimension is not always the same as the number of state-variables, and we also present conditions under which the system's dimension is alteredEn este trabajo discutimos la significación ecológica y matemática de la dimensión del sistema en modelos de dinámica poblacional en tiempo continuo. Mostramos cómo la dimensión del sistema refleja los supuestos ecológicos y afecta el espectro de resultados dinámicos así como la tratabilidad matemática de los modelos. Acentuamos que la dimensión de un modelo no es siempre equivalente al número de variables de estado, y presentamos condiciones bajo las cuales la dimensión del sistema es alterada.

  12. Las relaciones ecológicas: un aspecto central en el rediseño de agroecosistemas sustentables, a partir de la Agroecología

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    María Fernanda Paleologos

    2017-04-01

    Full Text Available La Agroecología surge como un nuevo paradigma de las ciencias agrarias para generar conocimientos para la evaluación, diseño y manejo de agroecosistemas sustentables. Uno de los mayores desafíos en la actualidad, es lograr disminuir o eliminar el uso de insumos (caros y peligrosos. Ello requiere cambios en el diseño y manejo de los agroecosistemas, de manera de fortalecer los procesos ecológicos que brinda la biodiversidad. Estos servicios ecológicos son el producto de muchas interacciones entre los diferentes componentes de la biodiversidad cultivada y espontánea en los agroecosistemas. Manipular esta biodiversidad de manera exitosa a fin de optimizar las interacciones positivas y disminuir las negativas requiere conocimientos de la ecología para entender el funcionamiento de los agroecosistemas como sistemas complejos. En este capítulo se abordan los principales conocimientos a tener en cuenta y se analiza su utilidad con un ejemplo en sistemas pampeanos argentinos.

  13. Ordenamiento ecológico y ordenamiento territorial: retos para la gestión del desarrollo regional sustentable en el siglo XXI

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    Pablo Wong-González

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available América Latina, se reconoce que a pesar de los avances en la materia, la planificación tradicional en general y los programas de ordenamiento ecológico y territorial en particular, éstos últimos como instrumentos de gestión ambiental directamente ligados al uso del suelo, los esfuerzos han sido preferentemente indicativos y no han estado respaldados políticamente con una aplicación eficaz. El objetivo de este ensayo es llevar a cabo una reflexión analítica de las fuerzas generadoras de cambio y megatendencias que están impactando los procesos de planeación territorial y contribuir a la discusión de alternativas. Para ello se toman como referencia los principales programas de ordenamiento ligados al territorio en México: el Ordenamiento Ecológico y el Ordenamiento Territorial. Se argumenta que por sí mismos ambos ordenamientos, debido a su orientación fundamentalmente sectorial urbana- asentamientos humanos el segundo-, no pueden constituirse en sustitutos de una política comprehensiva de desarrollo regionalterritorial sustentable.

  14. A Psicologia Ecológica e o estudo dos acontecimentos da vida diária Ecological Psychology and the study of daily life events

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    Clarisse Carneiro

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Neste artigo os autores discutem a relação entre a Psicologia Ecológica (ou Psicologia Ambiental, e o contexto dos acontecimentos da vida diária. Com essa intenção, é oferecido um desenvolvimento histórico da Psicologia Ecológica desde as contribuições de Kurt Lewin para esta área, do precursor Roger G. Barker e seus associados, até os avanços atuais. Além disso, em particular, são discutidos aspectos relevantes do conceito de behavior setting, como as limitações e perspectivas da concepção barkeriana, os avanços para a análise de behavior setting e sua aplicabilidade para os diferentes setores da vida.In this paper the authors discuss the relationship between Ecological Psychology (or Environmental Psychology and the context of daily life events. With this purpose in mind a historical development of Ecological Psychology is offered, since the contributions of Kurt Lewin, the pioneer Roger G. Barker and followers, up to the present expansions of the area. Furthermore, this paper particularly discusses relevant aspects of the concept of behavior setting, such as the limitations and perspectives of Barker's creation, the expansion of behavior setting analysis, and its applicability to different life sectors.

  15. De la comprensión a la aplicación del conocimiento en el diagnóstico ecológico

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    Jaime Matus Parada

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Ante la actual crisis socioambiental, los centros de educación superior enfrentan la demanda del conocimiento aplicado en distintos campos. Este texto se refiere al campo de la Biología impartido en la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana Unidad Xochimilco (uam-x. El artículo explora el grado de relación que los conocimientos conceptuales pueden presentar con la capacidad de aplicación del conocimiento en un dominio cognitivo específico que posee una naturaleza procedimental, el diagnóstico ecológico. Salvo en los casos de los alumnos más aventajados, los resultados sugieren que los esquemas conceptuales que poseen los alumnos no son suficientes para garantizar un desempeño complejo como el que implica el diagnóstico ecológico. Este hallazgo se ve influido por la naturaleza del dominio cognitivo estudiado, caracterizado por una demanda conceptual relativamente moderada, pero también por un desempeño extremadamente amplio y complejo.

  16. Interações ecológicas de esponjas marinhas (Animalia, Porifera segundo pescadores artesanais da Baía de Camamu, Bahia, Brasil

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    Loyana Docio

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2010v23n3p181 O presente artigo se constitui no primeiro registro etnoespongiológico para o Brasil, tendo o objetivo de registrar conhecimentos locais que pescadores artesanais possuem sobre interações ecológicas de poríferos. O estudo foi realizado na comunidade da Ilha do Contrato, Baía de Camamu, Bahia. Para a coleta de dados, utilizaram-se técnicas usuais de registro etnográfico, envolvendo entrevista semi-estruturada e testes projetivos. Os participantes da pesquisa revelaram conhecimentos sobre as relações ecológicas existentes entre peixes, esponjas e composição endofaunal de poríferos. Observa-se que há congruência entre o conhecimento popular e o científico. A importância de integrar o conhecimento local em planos de manejo e conservação pensados para a área da Baía de Camamu, bem como o conjunto de dados sobre ecologia de comunidades recifais devem ser considerados.

  17. Molluscicidal action of the latex of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii N.E.B. ("Christ's Crown" (Euphorbiaceae against Lymnaea columella (Say, 1817 (Pulmonata: Lymnaeidae, intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica Linnaeus, 1758 (Trematode: Fasciolidae: 1- test in laboratory

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    Mauricio Carvalho de Vasconcellos

    2003-06-01

    Full Text Available The latex action of Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii (Christ's Crown against snails Lymnaea columella, intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica, derived from irrigation ditches of the Station of Pisciculture at Universidade Federal Rural do Rio de Janeiro, was studied in the laboratory. Lab bioassays, using aqueous solutions of the latex, varying between 0.1 and 10 mg/l, have proven molluscicidal activity of the product collected on the same day the tests were performed, during the four seasons of the year, finding the following lethal concentrations (LC90: 1.51 mg/l in the spring; 0.55 mg/l in the summer; 0.74 mg/l in the fall and 0.93 mg/l in winter, after 24 h exposure of the snails, showing significant differences among the seasons of the year (ANOVA test, F = 11.01, G.L.= 3/33, p < 0.05, as well as among the concentrations (ANOVA test, F = 27.38, G.L.= 11/33, p < 0.05. In the summer, mortality reached 100% from concentration at 0.6 mg/l, the same during fall and in winter as of 1 mg/l, while in spring it only reached 100% mortality as of 2 mg/l. Mortality in the controls was low, reaching 5% in the summer and winter and 10% in the fall and spring. None of the samples died. During the assay, with an aqueous solution of the latex at a concentration of 5 mg/l, in order to check the time of duration of the product effect, in the laboratory, it was observed that the molluscicidal activity remained stable up to the 15th day after the beginning of the test with 100% mortality of L. columella, gradually losing its effect until the 23rd day, when we no longer observed animal mortality. In the control group, there was a random daily variation in mortality rate ranging 0-50% after 48 h of observation for 30 days.

  18. O afeto como um processo de desenvolvimento ecológico Affection as an ecologic development process

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    Eva Diniz

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente artigo descreve a importância do afeto como um dos elementos essenciais para o desenvolvimento humano e, por isso, considerado como intrínseco à Abordagem Bioecológica do Desenvolvimento Humano, formulada por Bronfenbrenner. O afeto traduz-se pela capacidade do ser humano estabelecer relações, nas quais se criam vínculos e, por esse motivo, poderá ser descrito como um processo do desenvolvimento ecológico. Assim, neste artigo, a presença do afeto nas relações foi proposta como um elemento imprescindível na efetividade dos processos proximais. Além disso, o afeto foi descrito como um dos fatores que asseguram a continuidade do processo desenvolvimental ao longo das várias fases que compõem o ciclo de vida e poderá ser considerado como o principal componente de superação da mudança, ao longo do desenvolvimento. O afeto, como elemento de desenvolvimento, resulta da interação do indivíduo com o meio em que está inserido. Nessa perspectiva, foi um elemento considerado transversal aos vários sistemas da Abordagem Bioecológica: microssistema, mesossistema, exossistema e macrossistema, nos quais se discutiu a importância do afeto em cada um desses níveis. Por fim, destacou-se a necessidade de estabelecerem-se relações afetivas ao longo do tempo, para que possam ser fortalecidas as capacidades de adaptação às diversas exigências, dificuldades do desenvolvimento humano e, assim, o afeto constitui-se como um elemento que assegura estabilidade e segurança no decorrer desse processo.The present paper describes emotional development as one of the most important aspect that increases and guides human development. It could be considered as an important "layer" of the development, as it is referred by the bioecological systems theory, proposed by Bronfenbrenner. The abilities to establish relationships depend on emotional aspects, and might be seen as an ecological developmental process. The presence of emotional

  19. A Escala de Comportamento Ecológico: desenvolvimento e validação de um instrumento de medida Ecological Behavior Scale: validation of an instrument

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    Claudia Marcia Lyra Pato

    2006-12-01

    Full Text Available O interesse por estudos sobre as relações entre o homem e o meio ambiente tem sido cada vez maior. Entretanto, aqueles dedicados à investigação da complexidade do fenômeno comportamental associado ao meio ambiente são recentes. A inexistência de instrumento para medir o comportamento ecológico adequado à realidade brasileira, que permita a compreensão desse fenômeno em nosso contexto sociocultural, destaca a importância e a necessidade de se construírem instrumentos confiáveis e adequados ao estudo dessa temática no Brasil. Este trabalho descreve a elaboração e a validação da Escala de Comportamento Ecológico (ECE no contexto brasileiro. A amostra consistiu em 234 estudantes de ensino universitário e médio, com média de idade de 20,5 anos, sendo 142 mulheres e 88 homens (4 não indicaram seu gênero. Os resultados apontaram para a multidimensionalidade do comportamento ecológico. Os quatro fatores específicos foram ativismo-consumo, economia de água e de energia, limpeza urbana e reciclagem.Interest in studies about the relationship between human beings and the environment has continuously increased. Nevertheless, studies concerning the investigation of the complexity of behavior phenomenon linked to environment are recent. The lack of instruments to measure ecological behavior in the Brazilian context, in order to understand this phenomenon in the social and cultural framework of the country, highlights the importance and need to establish reliable and suitable instruments for the study of this subject in Brazil. This paper describes the development and validation of the Ecological Behavior Scale (EBS for use within the Brazilian context. The study involved 234 high school and university students (142 female and 88 male and 4 missing; average age equals 20.5. The results point to the multidimensionality of ecological behavior. The four factors found were activism-consume, water and energy saving, urban cleanliness

  20. Reciclo-óleo: do óleo de cozinha ao sabão ecológico, um projeto de educação ambiental

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    Maria Isabel Morgan Martins

    2016-10-01

    Full Text Available O consumo de óleo faz parte do dia-a-dia das famílias, restaurantes, indústrias e com ele o descarte incorreto do óleo de cozinha usado (OCU se torna um grave problema ambiental. Quando despejado no lixo comum impermeabiliza e contamina o solo, porque a decomposição aumenta o efeito estufa, na rede de esgoto compromete as tubulações das residências e das cidades e ao atingir os rios forma uma película na água que impede a passagem de luz e oxigênio a flora e a fauna aquática. Objetivo: é promover a educação ambiental para o descarte correto e a reciclagem do óleo de cozinha usado, transformando-o em sabão em barra ecológico, gerando renda e sustentabilidade. Método/ atividades de extensão: o projeto apresenta duas linhas bem definidas à educação ambiental e o desenvolvimento de receitas que transformam do OCU em sabão em barra ecológico. O projeto educa para a consciência e responsabilidade ambiental a diferentes grupos da comunidade, ensina e orienta a importância de dar o destino correto ao OCU, bem como, a reciclagem com sustentabilidade, criando alternativa de geração de renda. Desde 2010, as oficinas foram realizadas em diferentes bairros, escolas e empresas dos municípios da grande Porto Alegre, RS. As receitas foram desenvolvidas no laboratório do campus da ULBRA Gravataí, e apresentam baixo custo, para a fabricação “caseira” do sabão ecológico. O primeiro processo é educar com consciência ambiental. Considerações finais: o reciclo-óleo contribui para o combate à poluição e manutenção dos recursos naturais. Portanto, com ações de educação em saúde é possível refletir positivamente na preservação do meio ambiente, contribuindo, dessa forma, para o desenvolvimento sustentável e para a promoção da saúde das cidades.

  1. Evaluación de la bioactividad y papel ecológico de los extractos orgánicos crudos de las esponjas marinas Cribrochalina vasculum y Biemna cribaria

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    Jazmín Arias Hernández

    2005-01-01

    inhibitoria de epibiontes y su baja tasa de lixiviación. Ya que este es un primer acercamiento a la bioactividad de estas dos esponjas, surge la necesidad por continuar estudiando los aspectos ecológicos y químicos de los metabolitos que ellas producen.

  2. Do antropocentrismo ao ecologicentrismo: formação para o cuidado ecológico na saúde Del antropocentrismo al ecologicentrismo: formación para el cuidado ecológico en la salud From anthropocentrism to ecologycentrism: training of ecological care in health

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    Marli Terezinha Stein Backes

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Buscou-se o significado que estudantes e professores universitários atribuem ao cuidado ecológico e como essa temática é abordada nos cursos da área da saúde de uma instituição pública federal do sul do Brasil. Nosso objetivo é discutir a categoria central. O método foi a Teoria Fundamentada nos Dados, com dez entrevistas, com dois grupos amostrais, entre setembro de 2008 e abril de 2009. Culminou com a formulação da teoria: vislumbrando o cuidado ecológico como um fenômeno amplo e complexo; com a categoria central: o cuidado ecológico resultante das relações, interações e associações com o ambiente global. Concluiu-se que, para a sobrevivência dos diferentes seres no planeta, não basta combater o antropocentrismo, é urgente formar para o ecologicentrismo, para a interatividade e adaptabilidade funcional sistêmica. É preciso ir além dos discursos e congressos mundiais e refazer a teia de interdependências de todos os seres e elementos da natureza.Se buscó el significado que estudiantes y profesores universitarios atribuyen al cuidado ecológico y como esta temática es abordada en los cursos del área de la salud de una institución pública federal del sur del Brasil. Nuestro objetivo es discutir la categoría central. El método fue la Teoría Fundamentada en los Datos, con diez entrevistas con dos grupos muestrales entre septiembre de 2008 y abril de 2009. Culmino con la formulación de la teoría Vislumbrando el cuidado ecológico como un fenómeno amplio y complejo, con la categoría central: el cuidado ecológico como resultante de las relaciones, interacciones y asociaciones con el ambiente global. Se concluyo que para la sobrevivencia de los diferentes seres en el planeta, no basta combatir el antropocentrismo, es urgente formar para el ecologicentrismo, para la interactividad y adaptabilidad funcional sistémica. Es preciso ir además de los discursos y congresos mundiales y rehacer la tela de

  3. Ecologia de comunidades de insetos bentônicos (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera e Trichoptera, em córregos do parque ecológico de Goiânia, Goiás, Brasil Ecology of benthic insects communi ites (Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera in streams at parque ecológico de Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil

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    Leandro Gonçalves Oliveira

    1997-12-01

    Full Text Available Relationships among some abiotic factors (temperature, velocity, flow, conductivity, oxy-reduction potential and pH and the seazonal density of benthic insects (immature forms of the orders Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera and Trichoptera at the Parque Ecológico de Goiânia, Goiás are studied. An area of 1m² was sampled and abiotic factors were recorded in 4 sites from August/1994 to July/1995. The faunistic composition was 75% Ephemeroptera, 1% Plecoptera and 24% Trichoptera. The data suggest the water velocity and flow as the main factors that determined the aquatic insects abundance.

  4. Estudos ecológicos preliminares e caracterização química dos Cnidaria da costa noroeste portuguesa

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    Gadelha, Juliana Rodrigues

    2007-01-01

    O levantamento de recursos em espécies marinhas em Portugal ainda é incipiente, considerando que este domínio de investigação tem sido amplamente desenvolvido noutros pontos do globo, pescas, química, bioquímica e farmacologia de organismos marinhos, de modo a obter informações sobre a química de produtos naturais e ecologia química de organismos marinhos derivadas destes organismos. São de realçar a importância das defesas químicas para as relações ecológicas de predação, comp...

  5. Fatores ecológicos associados à colonização e ao desenvolvimento de macrófitas aquáticas e desafios de manejo

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    Thomaz,S.M.

    2002-01-01

    As macrófitas constituem-se em uma importante assembléia de ecossistemas aquáticos continentais, mas seu crescimento excessivo pode provocar danos aos usos múltiplos de alguns ambientes. Durante o processo de sucessão ecológica, a maioria dos ecossistemas aquáticos é colonizada, em diferentes graus, pela vegetação aquática. No entanto, explosões populacionais são usualmente decorrentes de ações antrópicas, como introduções de espécies exóticas e alterações de habitats. O conhecimento da ecolo...

  6. Análisis de valoración contingente de restauración ecológica de una cantera en Soacha, Cundinamarca, Colombia

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    Lina Melissa Tequia Mayorga

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available La investigación tuvo como objetivo analizar la disponibilidad a pagar por la realización de la restauración ecológica de la cantera Cueva del zorro, por parte de los habitantes de la vereda Panamá, en el municipio de Soacha, Cundinamarca, Colombia. Metodológicamente se aplicaron encuestas y una entrevista al líder comunitario de la comunidad con el fin de conocer la percepción acerca del ambiente, la restauración y la minería. La información  recopilada fue analizada a través de estadísticas descriptivas. Los resultados muestran que los niveles socio-económicos de la población influyen directamente en la toma de decisiones en cuanto al valor monetario ofrecido para la realización de la restauración.

  7. La situación ecolingüística en los países germanoparlantes: un estudio descriptivo desde el punto de vista de la sostenibilidad

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    Gallego Gallardo, Isabel

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    Las condiciones ecológicas, así como las crisis preocupan a la humanidad desde tiempos inmemoriales. Pero sobre todo en el siglo XXI, en que los avances tecnológicos y el extendido proceso de globalización determinan el espíritu de la época, existe una necesidad de tratar científicamente con el cambio medioambiental. Esto afectó en primer lugar a las ciencias naturales, como la física y la meteorología, pero también cada vez más a las humanidades, entre ellas incluida la lingüística. Aquí est...

  8. Correlación ecológica entre consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y mortalidad por cirrosis hepática en México

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    NARRO-ROBLES JOSÉ; GUTIÉRREZ-AVILA JESÚS HECTOR

    1997-01-01

    Objetivo. Determinar la correlación entre consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y mortalidad por cirrosis hepática. Material y métodos. Se efectuó un análisis de correlación ecológica entre el conjunto de variables que integran el patrón de consumo de bebidas alcohólicas investigadas en la Encuesta Nacional de Adicciones en 1993 y la mortalidad por cirrosis hepática, en el periodo 1971-1993 en las ocho regiones en que fue dividido el país. Para determinar el nivel de correlación se utilizaron los co...

  9. : Expérience pédagogique de mapping architectural à l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Lyon (2014)

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    Régnault, Cécile; Lequay, Hervé

    2014-01-01

    Master; Mapping architectural : projection vidéo sur la façade intérieure de l'atrium de l'école d'architecture, de récits sur l'histoire de la construction de l'Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon (ENSAL). Œuvre collaborative réalisée avec 20 étudiants de Master dans le cadre de option « Construire l’évènementiel » (40 h intensif) (Regnault, resp.) en partenariat avec le collectif Theoriz Crew (Technique du mapping). Vaulx-en-Velin. Direction artistique et pédagogique : C. Regn...

  10. Aboio Livre: Representações Ecológicas na Poesia de José Inácio Vieira de Melo

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    Calila das Mercês Oliveira (UEFS

    2014-07-01

    Full Text Available O artigo aborda as representações ecológicas na poesia de José Inácio Vieira de Melo (1968, poeta alagoano radicado na Bahia. A partir de Pedra Só (2012, tendo como recorte o capítulo Aboio Livre, é realizada uma análise da poética que envolve de forma concomitante lírica e meio ambiente. Conhecido como Cavaleiro de Fogo, o poeta apresenta um sertão místico que vai além das mazelas sociais, trazendo à tona a reflexão universal do que é “ser humano”. Expondo considerações de outros escritores e formadores de opinião acerca de sua obra e as fazendo interagir com as teorias de Alfredo Bosi, Octávio Paz, Félix Guattari, Serge Moscovici, Roland Barthes, entre outros.

  11. El Plan Director de La Vega Baja de Toledo, España: Paisaje patrimonial, ecológico y urbano

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    Agustín Hernández Aja

    2014-11-01

    El planteamiento general del PDVB ha sido tratar el espacio como un continuo abierto, una sucesión de paisajes con su propio carácter, que alberguen distintos usos y funciones: Desde el jardín clásico que rodearía al circo romano, llegando hasta el río, con una vegetación, mobiliario y recorridos acordes con las ruinas existentes; pasando por el jardín patrimonial del yacimiento, para el que se proponen plantaciones e itinerarios efímeros que cambien a la par que avanzan las excavaciones; hasta el paisaje más puramente agrícola del vivero o paisaje de ribera, de gran valor ecológico en relación con la fauna aviar.

  12. Análise ecológica dos acidentes e da violência letal em Vitória, ES

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    Bastos,Márcia de Jesus Rocha Pereira; Pereira,Jacira dos Anjos; Smarzaro,Dorian Chim; Costa,Everaldo Francisco; Bossanel,Regina Célia Lobo; Oliosa,Durvalina Maria Sesari; Pereira,Joseanny Gomes Poltronieri; Feitosa,Hideko Nagatani; Costa,Marcilene Favarato da; Oliveira,Fabiano José Pereira de; Fávero,Juliana Lopes; Maciel,Ethel Leonor Noia

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    OBJETIVO: Analisar o contexto socioeconômico e sua relação com a incidência espacial da mortalidade devido à violência. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo do tipo ecológico no município de Vitória, ES, de 2000 a 2003, sobre a distribuição espacial da mortalidade por acidentes e violência, com base nas informações populacionais e socioeconômicas. Os dados sobre mortalidade foram relacionados a informações como local de residência da vítima, tipo de ocorrência, sexo e raça/cor. A análise das informa...

  13. Nucleation in tropical ecological restoration A nucleação na restauração ecológica de ecossistemas tropicais

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    Ademir Reis

    2010-04-01

    Full Text Available Ecological theories of facilitation and nucleation are proposed as a basis for environmental restoration in tropical ecosystems. The main goal of this paper is to present restoration techniques based on the concept of nucleation, in which small nuclei of vegetation are established within a degraded land. The nucleation techniques (artificial shelters for animals, planting of herbaceous shrub life forms, soil and seed bank translocation, seed rain translocation, soil and seed rain translocation's seedling set, artificial perches, planting of native trees in groups, and ecological stepping-stones with functional groups promote the landscape connectivity on two flows: inward: receiver connectivity and outward: donor connectivity. The nuclei development represents an alternative for restoration by prioritizing the natural processes of succession. This methodology appears to take long to generate vegetation corresponding to tropical climates, but is fundamental in the formation of communities capable of acting, in the future, as a new functional nuclei within the current fragmented landscape. This strategy also encourages greater integration between the theories and projects of ecological restoration for the development of human resources and to benefit the restoration practitioner.As teorias ecológicas da facilitação e nucleação são propostas como base para a restauração ambiental de ecossistemas tropicais. Nesse "Ponto de Vista" apresentam-se técnicas de restauração fundamentadas no conceito de nucleação, onde pequenos núcleos de vegetação são implantados em uma área degradada. As técnicas de nucleação (abrigos artificiais para animais, plantio de espécies herbáceo-arbustivas, transposição de solo e banco de sementes, transposição de chuva de sementes, blocos de mudas procedentes de transposição de solo e chuva de sementes, poleiros artificiais, plantio de árvores nativas em grupos de Anderson, e trampolins ecol

  14. Propuestas para el problema social de la crisis ecológica a través de la prensa escrita

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    Bravo, D.; Naranjo, P.; Rodriguez, M.; Sarango, L.; Torres, D.

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    Durante las últimas décadas el interés público sobre los temas ambientales evolucionó con un ritmo propio. Surgió en los años 60, en los 70 se alcanzó un alto grado de conciencia ambiental, en los 80 se detectó cierta apatía y actualmente está renaciendo el interés en la proyección ecológica. Este cambio de interés se debe a que los problemas que estaban proyectados a un futuro á Objetivo General La sociedad quiere saber que hacer ante un desastre natural debido ...

  15. Consumo de combustíveis no Brasil e Mato Grosso: estimativa do custo ecológico da emissão de gases de efeito estufa

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    Vallência Maíra Gomes

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    Full Text Available O principal objetivo deste trabalho foi estimar o nível da emissão de gases deefeito estufa (GEE a partir do consumo de combustíveis fósseis e renováveis noBrasil e no estado de Mato Grosso entre os anos de 2003 e 2010. Uma vezreconhecido o quantum de emissão de GEE, calculou-se o custo ecológico destaemissão a partir dos preços da tonelada de carbono comercializada na BolsaEuropeia do Clima e na Bolsa do Clima de Chicago. A partir deste exercício,estimou-se o peso deste custo ecológico sobre o Produto Interno Bruto do Brasil ede Mato Grosso no período analisado, considerando hipoteticamente a incorporaçãodestes custos externos na matriz produtiva de ambas as referências espaciais.Utilizando a base de dados de consumo de combustíveis do Brasil e de Mato Grossoda Agência Nacional de Petróleo, Gás Natural e Biocombustíveis, foi empregado oMétodo “Top-Down” ou método de referência do IPCC para estimar as emissões dedióxido de carbono. Atrelou-se o preço do carbono nas Bolsas da Europa e dosEstados Unidos à emissão de gases do efeito estufa, para se estimar os custosexternos, chamados aqui também de custos ecológicos. Os resultados mostram queos custos ecológicos estão tendendo a redução neste período, tanto pela contençãoda emissão de GEE frente ao PIB quanto pela tendência negativa dos preços docarbono nas bolsas internacionais.Abstract The main objective of this study was to estimate the level of greenhouse gasesemission (GHG from the consumption of fossil and renewable fuels in Brazil and inthe state of Mato Grosso between the years 2003 and 2010. Once recognized thequantum of GHG emission, was calculated the ecological cost of this emission asfrom the prices of the ton of carbon traded on the European Climate Exchange andon the Chicago Climate Exchange. From this exercise, was estimated the weight ofthis ecological cost on Gross Domestic Product (GDP of the Brazil and of MatoGrosso in the period

  16. Estado ecológico de algunos humedales colombianos en los últimos 15 años: una evaluación prospectiva

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    Juan Pablo Rodríguez

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    Full Text Available Los humedales desempeñan un papel fundamental desde una perspectiva ecológica y socioeconómica. Contrario a la idea ya obsoleta de lugares insalubres y de poca productividad, hoy son considerados ecosistemas estratégicos, amortiguadores de crecientes, sitios especiales de conservación de biota y cruciales por los servicios ecosistémicos que prestan. Partiendo de una revisión bibliográfica referente al estado ecológico de los humedales en Colombia en los últimos 15 años, se analizó cuáles son los factores, problemáticas e impactos más frecuentes y comunes que se presentan en 29 humedales colombianos. Se aplicó una metodología prospectiva, mediante el software MICMAC®, con el fin de conocer y priorizar los factores que son más sensibles a la transformación del ecosistema y sobre los cuales habría que tomar acciones de mitigación, preservación y/o conservación. Se encontró que los procesos urbanísticos son un factor de alto impacto en el deterioro del humedal. Se pudo comprobar la potencialidad y robustez del software MICMAC® como herramienta de análisis prospectivo, lo cual podría ser usado por las autoridades ambientales para mejorar la toma de decisiones respecto a qué hacer, cómo actuar y qué esperar de los factores y problemáticas que se presentan en los humedales.

  17. Crítica ecológica al concepto de Desarrollo y nuevas alternativas desde América Latina

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    Ana Luíza Matos de Oliveira

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    Full Text Available Este artículo derivado de investigación analiza el concepto de Desarrollo desde sus orígenes, presentando la crítica ecológica a este concepto, en especial por parte de la teoría del decrecimiento, muestra algunas contribuciones de los pueblos originarios a las constituciones de países de tendencia de izquierda en América Latina en los años recientes y problematiza la actual inserción de América Latina en el comercio internacional. Se encontró que contrarrestar a la fuerza económica, política y discursiva del agronegocio y del “progreso”, apoyado en el “desarrollo” no es algo simple. En América Latina hay tensiones entre el concepto de desarrollo convencional e intentos por construir un nuevo camino, un camino latinoamericano. Hay resistencias entre la (reprimarización y la inserción internacional de América Latina, también existen tensiones en el campo, conuna disputa entre el agronegocio como modelo de desarrollo, modernidad y progreso y otras formas de relacionarse con el medio ambiente y con el otro. Se concluye que desde América Latina es posible crear un nuevo camino, no necesariamente en aras de imitar el mundo desarrollado, sino considerando los limites ecológicos y sociales del capitalismo y las contribuciones de los pueblos originarios.

  18. O ICMS-Ecológico e as Unidades de Conservação no Estado do Rio de Janeiro

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    Bruna Ranção Conti

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    Full Text Available “ICMS-Ecológico” is an economic instrument adopted in Brazil that encourages the adoption of environmental actions at the municipal level and has been used as an innovative tool, in support of public policies for biodiversity conservation. It establishes environmental criteria as conditions for channeling funds raised with added-value taxes to municipalities, rewarding environmentally desirable performances and encouraging the implementation of actions for this purpose. In the state of Rio de Janeiro, the “ICMS-E” was legally established in 2007, and several criteria have been set for the transfer of funds, including the existence of protected areas in municipal territory. Having this context as inspiration, the purpose of this article is to interpret the role of the “ICMS-Ecológico” as a mechanism of economic incentive for environmental conservation and its implications in the creation and management of protected areas in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Therefore, the methodology involved a literature review about the “ICMS-E” as an economic instrument in the Brazilian environmental policy, the construction of a database about the protected areas creation process in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in addition to holding interviews with institutional actors linked to the process of creation and implementation of this policy in the state. The research results show that the “ICMS-E” has promoted important advances regarding the creation and expansion of protected areas in this state, but there are still many difficulties to be overcome so that we can ensure effective management of these protected areas.

  19. Análisis de Factores que Influyen en el Desarrollo de Normas Ambientales y en la Conducta Anti-Ecológica

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    Martha Frías Armenta

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available El propósito del presente estudio fue evaluar el impacto de variables presumiblemente relacionadas con el desarrollo de normas ambientales, dado que las transgresiones ambientales son una forma particular de conducta antisocial. 186 estudiantes de licenciatura en una universidad mexicana contestaron un cuestionario que midió su auto-reporte de comportamiento anti-ecológico (considerado como variable dependiente, VD, sus normas personales, sus normas sociales, su identidad social, su percepción de legitimidad en las autoridades y en los procesos jurídicos, y la disuasión que detectaban en los marcos legales. Los datos fueron analizados a través de un modelo de ecuaciones estructurales. Los resultados del mismo mostraron que las normas personales y sociales tuvieron un efecto directo en la conducta antiecológica, siendo negativo el de las primeras y positivo el de las segundas, mientras que la disuasión influyó negativa e indirectamente en la VD, a través de las normas sociales. La legitimidad percibida tuvo un efecto indirecto y negativo en la conducta anti-ecológica, a través de la disuasión y de las normas sociales y personales. Los resultados son coherentes con estudios previos acerca del seguimiento de normas ordinarias, en donde las normas sociales y la disuasión ejercen sus efectos a través de la internalización de las primeras, manifestándose como normas morales personales.

  20. Crisis y nuevos patrones de consumo: discursos sociales acerca del consumo ecológico en el ámbito de las grandes ciudades españolas.

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    Luis Enrique Alonso

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    Full Text Available La situación de profunda crisis económica que atraviesa España desde hace varios años está teniendo efectos significativos en las formas de relación de la ciudadanía con las prácticas de consumo. Una de las cuestiones más relevantes en este contexto tiene que ver con la posibilidad de un crecimiento de la con - ciencia medioambiental, ante la dificultad creciente para sostener los patrones consumistas de la época del boom, la popularización de nuevas pautas de con - sumo responsable y la creciente preocupación en relación a fenómenos como el cambio climático. En este artículo, nuestro objetivo específico es el de explorar las percepciones sociales en relación al denominado consumo ecológico, desde una perspectiva fundamentalmente cualitativa. Para ello, procederemos a realizar un análisis de los discursos generados en una serie de grupos de discusión, en el marco de una investigación más amplia sobre la relación entre consumo y crisis. Los resultados obtenidos parecen apuntar hacia las dificultades que presentan las opciones de consumo ecológicas de consolidarse en el imaginario del consumi - dor medio español, debido a una serie de razones que se describirán con detalle en nuestro trabajo

  1. Valoración de impactos ecológicos por minería de oro en río Guabas, Valle del Cauca, Colombia

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    Diego Esteban Gamboa García

    2015-12-01

    Full Text Available La minería de oro es una actividad que se ha desarrollado por siglos en diferentes territorios en el planeta. Sin embargo, la minería ha generado impactos ambientales afectando a la sociedad, debido a que comprometen la cantidad y calidad de los servicios ecosistémicos y en consecuencia, la calidad de vida de la población mundial. Para medir el nivel de afectación sobre los componentes del ambiente, se revisaron los métodos clásicos para Estudios de Impacto Ambiental (EIA para proyectos mineros y se tomó como base la matriz de Leopold desarrollada por el Servicio Geológico del Departamento del Interior de los Estados Unidos, para valorizar los impactos de actividades mineras. En esta investigación se revisaron investigaciones publicadas con las palabras clave “matriz cualitativa” y “minería de oro”, tanto en inglés como en español, desde el año 2000 al 2011, en proyectos mineros realizados en países en vía de desarrollo. Posteriormente, se extrajeron y sistematizaron, las metodologías clásicas y sus variaciones y los componentes ecológicos y actividades del proyecto comunes en los estudios. Las metodologías usadas fueron cualitativas. Adicionalmente, se desarrolló la metodología Valor del Índice Ambiental (VIA para valorizar los impactos ecológicos de la minería de oro en la cuenca del río Guabas, Valle del Cauca, Colombia. Se encontró que el impacto promedio de la actividad minera desarrollada en el río Guabas fue considerado severo, a diferencia del impacto global revisado en la literatura, que fue considerado como moderado, en la mayoría de los casos.

  2. Degradação de trilhas na Reserva Ecológica da Juatinga em Paraty – Rio de Janeiro

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    Luana de Almeida Rangel

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available A utilização de trilhas em áreas de reserva ecológica pode acarretar diversos impactos, quando não for feito planejamento e implementação adequados. Diante disso, o presente trabalho teve como objetivo avaliar os impactos e a degradação de duas trilhas (Laranjeiras-Praia do Sono e Praia do Sono-Praia de Antigos no sul da Reserva Ecológica da Juatinga (REJ, em Paraty (RJ. Foram analisados os índices de agregação e os teores de matéria orgânica do solo, bem como, foram observadas a presença de áreas degradadas. Os resultados obtidos mostram que a trilha Praia do Sono-Praia de Antigos está muito degradada, pois apresenta índice de agregação do solo inferior a 1 mm, e teores de matéria orgânica menores que a 3,5%. Além disso, a presença de ravinas é constante. Conclui-se que deve ser feita a recuperação dessas áreas mais impactadas com a utilização de técnicas de manejo adequadas, como canaletas de drenagem para orientar o fluxo de água e a aplicação de geotêxteis para recuperar o talude e a vegetação.

  3. Concepções de agricultores ecológicos do Paraná sobre alimentação saudável

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    Erica Ell

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as concepções de agricultores ecológicos sobre alimentação saudável. MÉTODOS: Estudo com abordagem qualitativa. Entre janeiro e fevereiro de 2007, foram realizadas entrevistas em profundidade com o apoio de um roteiro com 11 mulheres e um homem residentes em comunidade agrícola de Rio Branco do Sul, PR, selecionados aleatoriamente dentre as 20 famílias de agricultores ecológicos desse município. RESULTADOS: Três categorias de análise foram identificadas: "tomada de consciência da alimentação saudável", "capacidade de compra" e "terra saudável". O significado da alimentação saudável para as mulheres agricultoras envolve a ideia de que os alimentos devem ser naturais, sem agrotóxicos nem produtos químicos industrializados. Cotidianamente o consumo de frutas, verduras e legumes somado ao básico feijão, arroz e carne deve ser abundante e a composição do prato deve visar à prevenção de obesidade e doenças crônico-degenerativas. O cuidado com os recursos naturais para garantir a produção de alimentos saudáveis, a segurança alimentar, a sustentabilidade do meio ambiente e a vida futura do planeta integram o conceito de alimentação saudável. CONCLUSÕES: O conhecimento, a autocrítica e o discernimento acompanharam as concepções em relação à alimentação saudável.

  4. La restauración ecológica participativa: Una visión juvenil desde el territorio de Ciudad Bolívar

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    Shirley Eliana Camacho-Ballesteros

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    Full Text Available Ciudad Bolívar, una localidad de la ciudad de Bogotá, ha aumentado su población de forma acelerada en las últimas décadas, ya que constituye un centro de confluencia para el asentamiento de las personas que emigran de las zonas rurales, principalmente por la búsqueda de nuevas oportunidades o un refugio contra la violencia y el desplazamiento forzado. Tal situación implica el uso de los recursos naturales y territorios de acuerdo con las necesidades en un corto plazo, así como la falta de planificación en el desarrollo de la localidad, por lo cual se establecen en territorios desprovistos de los ambientes naturales, con una menor calidad de vida y de salud, y problemas constantes que surgen dentro de la población. Sin embargo, la niñez y la juventud que viven en estos entornos complejos surgen de la desesperanza, impulsando alternativas y anhelos como una contribución para mejorar su calidad de vida. Esta joven población constituyen los sujetos principales de este artículo teórico, ya que se enfrentan y proponen el tema de la restauración ecológica participativa como mecanismo de planificación, la memoria y la construcción de mejores condiciones para la vida. Desde su experiencia y punto de vista reflexivo, surge una propuesta sobre dónde y cómo llevar a cabo el proceso de restauración ecológica, como una suma de acciones para el fortalecimiento de los valores territoriales y ambientales.

  5. Conhecimento ecológico tradicional sobre plantas cultivadas pelos pescadores da comunidade Estirão Comprido, Pantanal matogrossense, Brasil

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    Fernando Ferreira de Morais

    Full Text Available Esta pesquisa situa-se no campo da etnoecologia e aborda o conhecimento ecológico tradicional (CET sobre plantas cultivadas na comunidade de Estirão Comprido, rio Cuiabá, Barão de Melgaço, Pantanal matogrossense. Foram entrevistados 22 pescadores para a elaboração da lista livre de plantas. Para a análise da lista, foram utilizados: índice de saliência de Smith, análise de consenso cultural, similaridade e dissimilaridade com escalonamento multidimensional e técnica de empilhamento. O programa ANTHROPAC 4.0 foi utilizado para o tratamento estatístico dos dados. Por meio do índice de saliência de Smith, foram identificadas seis rupturas no domínio cultural sobre plantas cultivadas, concentrando-se em 116 etnoespécies. Laranja e milho foram citados com maior frequência e em primeiro lugar na lista, portanto, encontram-se na primeira ruptura da lista livre com índices de Smith 0,728 e 0,711, respectivamente. A análise de consenso cultural mostrou que o CET sobre plantas cultivadas caracteriza um consenso, concentrando-se em 18 etnoespécies. A análise de empilhamento evidenciou que o conhecimento sobre plantas está relacionado aos diferentes tipos de uso. Neste contexto, as possibilidades de uso e manejo aqui evidenciadas podem contribuir para a elaboração de políticas públicas destinadas à conservação da biodiversidade ecológica e cultural.

  6. La gestión ecológico-cultural en el paisaje de montaña

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    Recoder, P. Montserrat

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    propagan automáticamente. Conviene mantener la investigación ecológica tradicional, pero completándola con la enseñanza y experimentos realizados en valles de montaña que no quieren morir culturalmente. Podemos "humanizar paisajes", revitalizados en esos ambientes que sólo pueden progresar a partir de sus recursos ganaderos y artesanos, con ayuda del turismo desmasificado, integrado al sistema, al paisaje. Será muy útil plantear acciones concretas en nuestras montañas Peninsulares y conectar con el proyecto SBl ("Sustainable Biosphere Iniciative" de la Ecological Society of America, para investigar a fondo nuestros recursos naturales, bióticos y culturales, los del hombre con su cultura tradicional que debe seguir evolucionando correctamente, para salvar todas las limitaciones actuales.
    [fr] L'auteur fait un résumé de l'évolution de ses idées suite à la connaissance botanique des phytocénoses situées dans un milieu de montagne diversifié, —avec des cultures traditionnelles très spécialisées et en continuelle évolution jusqu'à nos jours— afin de dresser le schéma des deux types extrêmes de gestion: 1 Celle que l'on exerce de loin, "à distance", et 2 la gestion "internalisée" ou autogestionnaire, propre à chaque système, qui permet une progression en accord avec les tendances communautaires et facilite les processus d'adaptation, aussi bien pour le milieu géophysique que pour le milieu biotique et social de chaque vallée et l'organisation politique supérieure, jusqu'à la Communauté Européenne. Il est intéressant dans ce cadre de créer des "Modèles" à partir du reste des cultures qui persistent ou prospèrent dans des milieux déterminés; il est utile de connaître leurs mécanismes régulateurs "homéostatiques", qui justement sont ceux qui ont permis de maintenir leur "cohésion culturelle" et qui, même, la diffusent automatiquement^ Il convient de poursuivre les recherches écologiques traditionnelles, mais en les

  7. The new strains Brucella inopinata BO1 and Brucella species 83-210 behave biologically like classic infectious Brucella species and cause death in murine models of infection.

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    Jiménez de Bagüés, María P; Iturralde, María; Arias, Maykel A; Pardo, Julián; Cloeckaert, Axel; Zygmunt, Michel S

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    Recently, novel atypical Brucella strains isolated from humans and wild rodents have been reported. They are phenotypically close to Ochrobactrum species but belong to the genus Brucella, based on genetic relatedness, although genetic diversity is higher among the atypical Brucella strains than between the classic species. They were classified within or close to the novel species Brucella inopinata. However, with the exception of Brucella microti, the virulence of these novel strains has not been investigated in experimental models of infection. The type species B. inopinata strain BO1 (isolated from a human) and Brucella species strain 83-210 (isolated from a wild Australian rodent) were investigated. A classic infectious Brucella reference strain, B. suis 1330, was also used. BALB/c, C57BL/6, and CD1 mice models and C57BL/6 mouse bone-marrow-derived macrophages (BMDMs) were used as infection models. Strains BO1 and 83-210 behaved similarly to reference strain 1330 in all mouse infection models: there were similar growth curves in spleens and livers of mice and similar intracellular replication rates in BMDMs. However, unlike strain 1330, strains BO1 and 83-210 showed lethality in the 3 mouse models. The novel atypical Brucella strains of this study behave like classic intracellular Brucella pathogens. In addition, they cause death in murine models of infection, as previously published for B. microti, another recently described environmental and wildlife species. © The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. All rights reserved. For Permissions, please e-mail: journals.permissions@oup.com.

  8. "Transiciones ecológicas": Estudio del afrontamiento de las crisis vitales migración, encarcelamiento y divorcio desde el enfoque de la Psicología Positiva "Ecological transition": A study of coping with migration, imprisonment and divorce life crisis from Positive Psychology approach

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    Isabel María Mikulic; Roberto Muiños; Melina Crespi; Gabriela Fernández; María Eugenia Monges; Viviana Lorenzut; Gabriela Ojeda

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    Este estudio aborda el afrontamiento de distintas transiciones ecológicas como migración, encarcelamiento y divorcio; integrando conceptos de la Psicología Positiva y la Evaluación Psicológica. "Transiciones ecológicas", siguiendo el modelo de Bronfenbrenner, son "aquellos cambios en la posición de una persona dentro del ambiente ecológico en el que está inmersa, como consecuencia de un cambio de rol, de entorno, o de ambos a la vez" (Bronfenbrenner, 1987). Se realizó un estudio exploratorio-...

  9. PSICAMB: perfil de afinidade ecológica: um estudo sobre os indicadores da postura perante a natureza = Ecological affinity profile: a study on indicators of positions towards nature = Perfil de la conectividad ecológica: un estudio sobre los indicadores de posicionamiento frente a la naturaleza

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    Rosa, Daniele da Costa Cunha Borges

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    Full Text Available O presente estudo teve o objetivo de propor indicadores de um perfil de afinidade ecológica, avaliar sua relação com a importância dedicada à floresta amazônica e com a consideração do efeito das ações humanas na natureza. Participaram deste estudo 345 sujeitos, de ambos os sexos, com idade superior a 18 anos, das cidades de Manaus – AM e Ceres – GO. Os instrumentos deste estudo são compostos por escalas, que mediram dimensões cognitivas e afetivas na relação com a floresta amazônica e com a natureza no geral. Para análise dos dados foram realizadas análises fatoriais exploratórias, regressões e análises de estrutura de similaridade. Os resultados indicaram que ao avaliar as relações de afeto para com a natureza, as crenças em relação ao ambiente natural e a consideração de consequências futuras é possível identificar uma estrutura que engloba um perfil de afinidade ecológica e um perfil utilitarista

  10. Learning from the 'Worst Behaved'

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    Sigurjonsson, Throstur Olaf; Mixa, Mar Wolfgang

    2011-01-01

    This article explores how the financial crisis in 2008 could have been partially avoided by Iceland through observing the warning signs. Iceland experienced the harshest consequences from the financial crisis in the Western world, such as the total collapse of its banking sector. This article...... compares the prelude of Iceland's financial crisis to the Scandinavian one, less than 20 years ago, providing an understanding of the sources of the crisis and its impact. Results show that signs of overexpansion in Iceland were clear and numerous. Iceland's structural weaknesses resemble many other badly...

  11. Uma tentativa de caracterização da economia ecológica Outlines for a definition of ecological economics

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    Clóvis Cavalcanti

    2004-06-01

    Full Text Available Partindo do reconhecimento de que toda atividade humana incide no ecossistema quer pelo lado da extração de recursos, quer pelo do lançamento de dejetos sob a forma de matéria ou energia degradada, o processo econômico - que opera dentro de um subsistema aberto envolvido pelo ecossistema global - tem que respeitar limites. Daí, a noção de desenvolvimento sustentável. Na perspectiva da sustentabilidade, o tipo de processo econômico que importa é aquele que produz bens e serviços considerando simultaneamente todos os custos (ou males que lhes são inevitavelmente associados. Esta é a tarefa para um modelo de desenvolvimento novo, e também para uma ciência da economia de fundamentos ecológicos. É aqui que se insere a economia ecológica, com a qual se introduz uma mudança fundamental na percepção dos problemas de alocação de recursos e de como eles devem ser tratados, do mesmo modo que uma revisão da dinâmica do crescimento econômico. Visa-se com o empreendimento obter a unificação sobre bases biofísicas dos sistemas ecológicos e econômicos como categorias interdependentes e coevolutivas. Não se trata de propor uma nova ciência, e sim uma empreitada (ou cometimento entre cientistas naturais e sociais, junto com os atores envolvidos em ações concretas de promoção do desenvolvimento, para chegar-se a novo entendimento da realidade humana, tirando dele lições para fins de análise e política. Chega-se assim a uma verdadeira economia política da ecologia.Considering that all human activity interacts with the environment either by extracting resources or by discarding trash under the form of degraded matter and energy, the economic process - which operates within an open subsystem contained by the global ecosystem - has to observe limits. Hence, the notion of sustainable development. In the perspective of sustainability, the kind of economic process which matters is that which produces goods and services taking

  12. Mudanças sociais e gestão ecológica em questão: a experiência de mamirauá

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    Edila Arnaud Ferreira Moura

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudo sobre as mudanças sociais que envolveram as populações tradicionais desde a criação de uma unidade de conservação ambiental, no ano de 1990, na região do Médio Solimões, Amazônia brasileira, com o interesse de conservar uma área reconhecida como o maior ecossistema de várzea do mundo. A análise situa os produtores locais em relação ao mercado ecológico e aos agentes do desenvolvimento sustentável. O estudo se refere a 49 localidades da floresta alagada amazônica, com informações relativas aos anos de 1991 a 2006. A análise identifica os agentes sociais que integram o campo socioambiental que se constrói com as políticas de intervenção socioambiental.Estudio sobre los cambios sociales que involucran a las poblaciones tradicionales mediante la creación de un ambiente protegido, en 1990, en el rio Solimões, Amazonia brasileña, en interés de la conservación de una zona reconocida como el ecosistema de humedal más grande del mundo . El análisis es los productores locales para el mercado y los agentes de desarrollo sostenible ecológico. El estudio se refiere a 49 ciudades en la selva amazónica inundada, que abarca los años 1991 a 2006. El análisis identifica los agentes sociales que integran el ámbito del medio ambiente, que se construye con políticas de intervención socioambiental.Study on the social changes involving traditional population after the creation, in 1990, of an environmental conservation unit in the Mid-Solimões River, Brazilian Amazon aimed to conserve an area known as the largest wetland ecosystem in the world. The analysis places local producers in relation to the ecological market and agents of sustainable development. The study covers 49 localities of the Amazon flooded forest, with information obtained between 1991 and 2006. The analysis identifies the social agents who integrate the socio environmental field constructed with social environmental intervention policies.

  13. Levantamento Preliminar da Avifauna do Parque Ecológico do Basalto no Município de Araraquara/SP

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    Alexandre Uehara do Carmo

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available O processo de urbanização vem modificando de maneira drástica a fisionomia dos ecossistemas, restando apenas pequenos fragmentos de áreas verdes, como praças, parques e terrenos baldios. Nesses ambientes ocorreu a redução dos recursos disponíveis para a manutenção da fauna e flora. O levantamento qualitativo da avifauna é uma interessante ferramenta para a avaliação de condições ambientais, pois, são suscetíveis a variações nos ecossistemas, devido ao alto grau de especificidade por espécie, no que diz respeito a território e habitat. Este levantamento teve por finalidade estabelecer uma lista preliminar da diversidade avifaunística do Parque Ecológico do Basalto, situado na região sudeste do Município de Araraquara-SP, obtendo importantes informações para o manejo e preservação da avifauna e para o seu estado de conservação. O levantamento ocorreu entre os meses de janeiro e outubro de 2005, totalizando 94 horas de observação. Foi utilizado o método de transecto onde, através de um percurso pré-determinado e com o auxílio de binóculos 7x35 e 10x50 e de fotografias e vocalizações registradas em campo e guias de campo, registramos 84 espécies de aves distribuídas em 28 famílias pertencentes a 13 ordens. Dentre estas aves registradas, 09 foram avistadas apenas sobrevoando o parque, ao contrário das outras 75 que foram vistas se alimentando e ou nidificando (16 dentro do parque. Para melhor explicitação dos dados, separamos as espécies nas seguintes guildas: fugívoras (13, insetívoras (44, nectívoras (04, carnívoras (06, granívoras (04, detritívoras (01 e onívoras (12. Esses dados preliminares revelam a importância da conservação do Parque Ecológico do Basalto para a manutenção das avifaunas que o adotaram como refúgio, por possuir os recursos como alimento, abrigo e locais para reprodução, em meio à urbanização e crescimento horizontal da cidade de Araraquara.

  14. A problemática ecológica na visão de trabalhadores hospitalares The ecological debate from the hospital workers'standpoint

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    Silviamar Camponogara

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Estudo que objetiva conhecer o que pensam os trabalhadores hospitalares sobre a problemática ecológica, buscando subsídios que possam fomentar uma discussão sobre o desenvolvimento de ações responsáveis, por parte destes sujeitos, no contexto do trabalho hospitalar. O referencial teórico utilizado para discussão está assentado na concepção de Sociedade de Risco e Modernidade Reflexiva, defendida por sociólogos contemporâneos. Pesquisa de abordagem qualitativa, utilizando a estratégia do estudo de caso, realizada junto a trabalhadores hospitalares, de uma instituição pública. Os dados foram coletados por meio de análise documental, observação de campo e entrevista individual e coletiva. O estudo revela que o trabalhador hospitalar possui uma visão de distanciamento com relação à questão ambiental, sendo, reflexivamente, afetado pela atual problemática ecológica. Esta concepção também sofre influência de fatores específicos do contexto de trabalho hospitalar. Conclui-se pela importância de ações educativas junto aos trabalhadores, no sentido de buscarem-se ações mais responsáveis em relação à preservação ambiental.This study seeks to ascertain what hospital workers think about the ecologic debate, looking for opinions that may elicit a discussion about the development of responsible actions to be taken by this group in the context of hospital work. The theoretical benchmark used for this discussion is based on the Reflexive Modernization and the Risk Society concept proposed by contemporary sociologists. This involved qualitative research using case study strategy and it was carried out with hospital workers at a public institution. The data were collected using document analysis, field observation and individual and group interviews. The study revealed that hospital workers take a somewhat distant view in terms of the environmental issue, which is reflexively affected by the current ecological debate

  15. Cuestionario para calcular la Huella Ecológica de estudiantes universitarios mexicanos y su aplicación en el Campus Zaragoza de la Universidad Nacional

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    José Manuel Ibarra-Cisneros

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se desarrolló un cuestionario de 30 preguntas para calcular la huella ecológica (HE de estudiantes universitarios mexicanos, considerando el estilo de vida y el patrón de consumo propios de la cultura mexicana. Primero, se obtuvo de anuarios estadísticos la productividad promedio (en ton/ha/año, de los bienes agropecuarios y pesqueros más demandados, y de papel de cuadernos escolares, con la finalidad de determinar la superficie que se requiere para producir el consumo anual del mexicano promedio, por tipo de bien; también, se calculó el área promedio para absorber el dióxido de carbono generado por el consumo de energía directo (debido al uso de transportes, de equipos electrónicos, de agua caliente para ducharse y de agua potable de empleo cotidiano, e indirecto (producción, distribución y comercialización de productos. Posteriormente, se transformaron las superficies obtenidas a hectáreas globales (hag mediante factores de conversión y se aplicó el cuestionario a 125 alumnos universitarios obteniendo una HE de 1.48 hag, con resultado de mayor impacto ambiental individual al rubro de alimentos (0.42 hag por el consumo de cárnicos, seguido del uso de energía (0.35 hag, principalmente por utilizar gas LP en la ducha cotidiana. Esta HE está dentro de los límites de sustentabilidad global (< 1.61 hag. No hubo diferencias significativas debidas al nivel de estudios, edad o sexo de la muestra. Finalmente, se concluye que el instrumento desarrollado es coherente con los resultados obtenidos de cuestionarios disponibles en línea y elaborados en países de alto nivel de consumo de bienes y servicios y que aquí se presenta la primera calculadora de huella ecológica que toma en cuenta la idiosincrasia mexicana.

  16. Indicadores ecológicos de hábitat y biodiversidad en un paisaje neotropical: perspectiva multitaxonómica

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    Noel González-Valdivia

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El uso de especies indicadoras para caracterizar unidades ecológicas específicas es de gran importancia en la biología de la conservación/restauración. El objetivo del estudio fue identificar desde una perspectiva multitaxonómica, las especies que caracterizan distintas unidades de un paisaje. Así, se diferenciaron dos ecomosaicos: bosque tropical lluvioso y matriz agropecuaria con cuatro unidades de paisaje cada uno. Se incluyeron cuatro grupos biológicos: aves (muy móviles, mariposas frugívoras diurnas (moderadamente móviles, gasterópodos terrestres (poco móviles y árboles (sésiles. La eficiencia de muestreo en los ecomosaicos fue ≥86%. Se registraron 50 especies de moluscos, 74 de mariposas, 218 de aves y 172 de árboles, totalizando 514 especies. Mediante ordenamiento y agrupamiento, se diferenciaron tres tipos de hábitats: bosque tropical lluvioso, vegetación secundaria y potreros con árboles. Aplicando el método InVal (≥50%, se identificaron 107 especies indicadoras, de las cuales 45 fueron árboles, 38 aves, 14 mariposas y diez gasterópodos. De éstas, 35 especies de árboles, diez de aves, cuatro de mariposas y ocho de gasterópodos son indicadoras del bosque. Diez, veintiocho, diez y dos especies (de cada grupo respectivamente caracterizaron a la matriz agropecuaria. En el bosque, los gasterópodos Carychium exiguum, Coelocentrum turris, Glyphyalinia aff. indentata y Helicina oweniana se correlacionaron significativamente (p<0.05 con 90% de las especies indicadoras. Estos gasterópodos pueden, además de diferenciar la calidad del hábitat, ser indicadoras de la biodiversidad del bosque. La vegetación secundaria representó una fase intermedia de perturbación que propicia alta riqueza en la matriz agropecuaria. De manera que se aporta una perspectiva multitaxonómica que incluye el papel de la mesofauna en el monitoreo ecológico de agropaisajes.

  17. La segmentación socioeconómica del espacio: la comunidad ecológica y la toma de Peñalolén

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    Ana María Alvarez Rojas

    2008-04-01

    Full Text Available Durante el año 2003 en la comuna de Peñalolén se produjo un conflicto urbano entre los integrantes de una comunidad ecológica y los habitantes de una toma¹ de terreno. Esta situación reactivó la discusión acerca de la segregación urbana y la voluntad de integración en la ciudad de sectores social y culturalmente diversos. Presentamos los resultados de un estudio cualitativo descriptivo, que tuvo como objetivos reconocer los aspectos contradictorios de la segmentación socioeconómica del espacio presentes en las opiniones de ciudadanos chilenos en torno al conflicto, y analizar los fundamentos sostenidos por los habitantes de la comunidad ecológica para rechazar la instalación de los pobladores en los terrenos aledaños a dicha comunidad. Los resultados confirman los supuestos sobre la ocupación del territorio urbano como mecanismo de maximización de utilidades y estrategia de distinción. También, la importancia de la motivación y la búsqueda de identidad en la elección del lugar donde habitarDuring 2003, an urban conflict was generated between the members of an ecological community and the inhabitants of a land seizure settlement in the municipality of Peñalolén. This conflict resuscitated the debate over urban segregation and the desire for integration of diverse social and cultural groups in the city. We present the results of a qualitative and descriptive study which had the objectives of recognizing the contradictory aspects ofsocioeconomic segmentation represented in the opinions of Chileans in relation to the conflict, also to analyze the basic arguments of the inhabitants of the ecological community in rejecting the use of sites bordering on the community by these new settlers. The results confirm assumptions about the use of urban land as a mechanism for utility maximization and a strategy of differentiation. Also important is the motivation and search for identity in the choice of place in which to settle

  18. Inquérito soroepidemiológico para pesquisa de infecções por arbovírus em moradores de reserva ecológica

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    Nicolina S Romano-Lieber

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    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Inquéritos sorológicos têm evidenciado ampla circulação de arbovírus causadores de doença humana na Região do Vale do Ribeira, São Paulo, Brasil. Com o propósito de estabelecer a prevalência de infecções por esses agentes em reserva ecológica, localizada naquela área, pesquisou-se a presença de anticorpos, bem como suas possíveis associações com características individuais e familiares dos investigados. MÉTODOS: Pesquisaram-se anticorpos para os antígenos dos vírus Rocio (ROC, Ilhéus (ILH, encefalite de St. Louis (SLE, encefalites eqüinas do leste (EEE, oeste (WEE e venezuelana (VEE, em 182 pessoas pertencentes a 58 famílias residentes na Estação Ecológica de Juréia-Itatins, utilizando-se testes de inibição de hemaglutinação e neutralização com redução de placas. Usou-se Mac-Elisa para pesquisar anticorpos IgM para os vírus ROC, ILH e EEE. RESULTADOS: Foi observada a presença de anticorpos para todos os arbovírus testados, com exceção do vírus WEE. A prevalência total de anticorpos foi 26,9% (21,4% para alfavírus e 12,6% para flavivírus. Não foram encontrados anticorpos IgM. Entre as várias características pesquisadas dos indivíduos e de suas famílias, a idade, a ocupação, a naturalidade e o hábito de entrar na mata mostraram-se estatisticamente associados a infecções por arbovírus (p<0,05. CONCLUSÕES: Existe intensa circulação de arbovírus patogênicos, especialmente do alfavírus VEE, na população estudada. Aparentemente, a principal forma de exposição a vetores de arbovírus nessa população é o hábito de entrar na mata. Sugerem-se outras investigações sobre a responsabilidade de aves atuando como amplificadores de vírus dentro dos domicílios.

  19. Experiencias en torno al huerto ecológico como recurso didáctico y contexto de aprendizaje en la formación inicial de maestros de Infantil

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    Marcia Eugenio Gozalbo

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presentan y describen tres experiencias de uso de huertos ecológicos como recurso didáctico y contexto de aprendizaje en formación inicial de maestros/as, llevadas a cabo en el marco de las asignaturas Ciencias de la Naturaleza y Educación Ambiental, ambas del Grado en Educación Infantil. Para cada experiencia se ofrece información relativa al contexto de actuación, los objetivos particulares, las estrategias implementadas, la organización de los estudiantes y la evaluación. Finalmente, se discuten las principales fortalezas y debilidades detectadas en relación al uso de huertos ecológicos en el contexto de la educación superior.

  20. Imagens da catástrofe ecológica na ficção científica brasileira, de " Parada 88: o limite de alerta" a " Acquaria"

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    Alverdi, Luca

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    Dissertação apresentada para cumprimento dos requisitos necessários à obtenção do grau de Mestre em Ciências da Comunicação, área de especialização em Cinema e Televisão O objetivo principal da presente dissertação é evidenciar a capacidade do cinema brasilero de Ficção Científica de perspetivar de forma original e peculiar a utopia ecológica (ou ecotopia), através da representação do seu oposto, isto é, a distopia ecológica (ou ecodistopia). O objetivo secundário é avaliar ...

  1. Contribuição da fauna silvestre em projetos de restauração ecológica no Brasil

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    Wanuza Helena Campos; Aurino Miranda Neto; Helberth José Cardoso Peixoto; Leandro Braga Godinho; Elias Silva

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    O sucesso no processo de restauração e manutenção da dinâmica de um ecossistema é extremamente dependente da capacidade das espécies em promover interações interespecíficas entre as diversas formas de vida. Estas interações criam um cenário favorável à restauração ecológica de ecossistemas degradados. Assim, por meio de revisão de literatura, o objetivo deste trabalho é relatar a contribuição e utilização dos diferentes grupos de animais na execução de projetos de restauração ecológica no Bra...

  2. Conhecimento ecológico tradicional no fragmento da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná: percepção ecológica dos pescadores Upper Paraná River floodplain fishermen’s traditional ecological knowledge: fishermen’s ecological feeling

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    Adriana Rosa Carvalho

    2002-05-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento ecológico é uma sabedoria popular empírica acumulada pela prática de atividades em ambientes naturais. Alterações nos ecossistemas afetam o estoque dos recursos naturais explorados, bem como a prática tradicional deles dependente. Neste trabalho, é apresentado o conhecimento ecológico tradicional dos pescadores da planície de inundação do alto rio Paraná, regiões de Porto Rico (PR e Porto São José, Estado do Paraná. Um breve relato da teoria de fragmentação de habitats é apresentado, visto que esse ambiente está fragmentado pela construção de barragens de hidrelétricas. Três frases e um provérbio que revelam a dinâmica dos processos ecológicos dentre os pescadores foram anotados e confrontados com o conhecimento científico já reunido sobre a região. As frases demonstram uma interpretação popular em consonância com as descobertas científicas na planície. Essa sabedoria está ameaçada pela fragmentação da planície e pela perda da tradição, devido ao abandono da atividade pesqueira.The ecological knowledge is an empiric popular wisdom stored by the fishermen’s natural environmental practice. Changes in ecosystem affect the explored natural resources as well as the traditional practice dependent on them. This paper aims at presenting the upper Paraná river floodplain fishermen’s traditional ecological knowledge from Porto Rico (PR and Porto São José (PR regions. A brief comment on fragmentation theory is presented because of the floodplain fragmentation imposed by the construction of hydroelectric dams. Three phrases and one proverb, which reveal the dynamics of the fishermen’s ecological process, were registered and confronted with the scientific knowledge of the region. The phrases show a popular and traditional interpretation in agreement with the upper Paraná river floodplain scientific discoveries. The ecosystem fragmentation and loss of tradition, due to the fishery practice

  3. Estrategias para mejorar el valor nutritivo de los forrajes en producci??n convencional y ecol??gica = Strategies for improving the nutritive value of conventional and organic forages

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    D??az Reyes, Alexey

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    283 p. La presente tesis doctoral se plantea los objetivos de analizar los efectos de aditivos (enzimas fibrol??ticas y un hidrolizado de levadura) para mejorar la digestibilidad rumial de forrajes de baja calidad; y, establecer posibles diferencias en el rendimiento y valor nutritivo de cereales forrajeros cultivados tanto de manera ecol??gica, como convencional. El estudio se desarroll?? a trav??s de 6 pruebas experimentales

  4. Proyecto de acondicionamiento de una parcela ubicada en el Parque de las Norias de Valladolid para su uso como espacio de huertos urbanos ecológicos de recreo

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    Villalobos Galindo, Eduardo José

    2015-01-01

    Proyecto de obras necesarias para dividir una parcela urbana en 76 huertos individuales que serán explotadas como huertos ecológicos de recreo. El proyecto consta de cerramiento, instalación eléctrica, zonificación para lo huertos, caminos, ajardinamiento y un sistema de riego para los huertos y otro para los jardines. Grado en Ingeniería Agrícola y del Medio Rural

  5. Especies leñosas nativas claves para la restauración ecológica del Embalse de Chisacá, Colombia, con base en rasgos importantes de su historia de vida

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    Natalia Rodríguez Ramírez

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    desarrollen, de ahí la importancia de realizar un análisis de los RHV completo en áreas de características distintas. Se recomiendan las especies seleccionadas como claves para la restauración ecológica del embalse de Chisacá, en otros esfuerzos de restauración del Bosque Altoandino en áreas con características similares.

  6. Multi-Objective Optimization of Moving-magnet Linear Oscillatory Motor Using Response Surface Methodology with Quantum-Behaved PSO Operator

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    Lei, Meizhen; Wang, Liqiang

    2018-01-01

    To reduce the difficulty of manufacturing and increase the magnetic thrust density, a moving-magnet linear oscillatory motor (MMLOM) without inner-stators was Proposed. To get the optimal design of maximum electromagnetic thrust with minimal permanent magnetic material, firstly, the 3D finite element analysis (FEA) model of the MMLOM was built and verified by comparison with prototype experiment result. Then the influence of design parameters of permanent magnet (PM) on the electromagnetic thrust was systematically analyzed by the 3D FEA to get the design parameters. Secondly, response surface methodology (RSM) was employed to build the response surface model of the new MMLOM, which can obtain an analytical model of the PM volume and thrust. Then a multi-objective optimization methods for design parameters of PM, using response surface methodology (RSM) with a quantum-behaved PSO (QPSO) operator, was proposed. Then the way to choose the best design parameters of PM among the multi-objective optimization solution sets was proposed. Then the 3D FEA of the optimal design candidates was compared. The comparison results showed that the proposed method can obtain the best combination of the geometric parameters of reducing the PM volume and increasing the thrust.

  7. An Improved Quantum-Behaved Particle Swarm Optimization Method for Economic Dispatch Problems with Multiple Fuel Options and Valve-Points Effects

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    Hong-Yun Zhang

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available Quantum-behaved particle swarm optimization (QPSO is an efficient and powerful population-based optimization technique, which is inspired by the conventional particle swarm optimization (PSO and quantum mechanics theories. In this paper, an improved QPSO named SQPSO is proposed, which combines QPSO with a selective probability operator to solve the economic dispatch (ED problems with valve-point effects and multiple fuel options. To show the performance of the proposed SQPSO, it is tested on five standard benchmark functions and two ED benchmark problems, including a 40-unit ED problem with valve-point effects and a 10-unit ED problem with multiple fuel options. The results are compared with differential evolution (DE, particle swarm optimization (PSO and basic QPSO, as well as a number of other methods reported in the literature in terms of solution quality, convergence speed and robustness. The simulation results confirm that the proposed SQPSO is effective and reliable for both function optimization and ED problems.

  8. Policy and plural responsiveness: Taking constructive account of the ways in which Iranian farmers think about and behave in relation to water

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    Yazdanpanah, Masoud; Hayati, Dariush; Thompson, Michael; Zamani, Gholam Hosein; Monfared, Nozar

    2014-06-01

    Iran faces a serious and worsening water crisis, and water conservation by its farmers is rightly seen as crucial to any resolution. Whilst many farmers are profligate in their use of water, some are parsimonious: behavioural strategies vary and these strategies, we hypothesise, are accompanied by differing perceptions. These perceptions, we further hypothesise, are generated by the four different ways of organising - individualism, hierarchy, egalitarianism and fatalism - that are predicted by the theory of plural rationality. Informal guided interviews with 330 farmers in Boushehr Province support these hypotheses and show that both perceptions of and behaviour in relation to water are closely tied to the farmers’ ways of organising which, in turn, are influenced by the socio-technological origin of their water: wells, irrigation canals, qanats. “Egalitarian” farmers are already behaving in the desired way; they are most prevalent among those who rely on wells. “Individualist” and “fatalist” farmers are profligate in their water use; they are most prevalent among those who rely on irrigation canals. The modern technology, we suggest, could be re-cast, in part, along the lines of the traditional qanat socio-technological system, so that water, at times and in places, is delivered as a common-pool good (egalitarianism) and not just in the current public good (hierarchy) or private good (individualism) modes.

  9. Muestreo de diversidad y observaciones ecológicas del estrato arbóreo del bosque Mesófilo de Montaña “el cielo”, Tamaulipas, México

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    J. Corral Rivas

    2002-01-01

    Full Text Available En el presente trabajo se presenta el ajuste de índices de diversidad de especies sobre el estrato arbóreo empleando cuadrantes y transectos de diferente tamaño como esquemas de muestreo. Los parámetros ecológicos abundancia, dominancia, frecuencia y valor de importancia relativa también fueron investigados. Los resultados indicaron que se trata de un bosque mixto y heterogéneo con una densidad superior a 1000 árboles por hectárea y con más de 30 especies arbóreas. Los dos esquemas de muestreo mostraron diferencias significativas en la estimación de la diversidad con 95 % de nivel de confianza. Los transectos son mejores estimadores, ya que convergen a la diversidad promedio de las parcelas en menor superficie de muestreo. Los índices de Shannon, Margalef y Mclntosh fueron los más sensibles a los cambios en los tamaños y formas de los sitios y que mejor describieron la diversidad. Los parámetros ecológicos de abundancia, dominancia, frecuencia y valor de importancia revelaron que las especies con mayor peso ecológico en esta comunidad son Quercus sartorii, Ostrya virginiana, Liquidambar styraciflua y Carya ovata.

  10. El sector forestal en Chiapas: Un análisis desde la perspectiva de la economía ecológica

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    Guillermo Montoya Gómez

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available Se hace un análisis del proceso de ruptura entre la naturaleza y el ser humano. El cual ocurre en el trayecto histórico del desarrollo social que va de la agricultura a la industria y de la industria a la urbanización y terciarización de las actividades productivas. Este alejamiento y enajenación, dio lugar a la alteración de los ciclos naturales, al deterioro de los recursos naturales y a los severos cambios de clima que hoy azotan a la humanidad. Para restaurar el acervo de recursos naturales y establecer una relación armónica, se propone un nuevo planteamiento teórico metodológico, es decir, una nueva forma de abordar los análisis desde la economía ecológica, donde se revela la estrecha vinculación con conceptos eje utilizados en ambas disciplinas. Para demostrarlo se elabora un mapa conceptual, en la perspectiva interdisciplinaria, tomando como ejemplo el ecosistema forestal del estado de Chiapas.

  11. ¿El cinturón ecológico?: Análisis de una marca urbana que nunca existió

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    Marie-Noelle Carré

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    Full Text Available ¿Cómo un proyecto territorial no concretado en su totalidad puede inscribirse dentro de la memoria metropolitana? En Buenos Aires, el cinturón ecológico, un dispositivo que se proponía ampliar la dotación de áreas verdes y limitar el crecimiento urbano, representa un caso emblemático. Con un análisis de las estrategias del marketing urbano desarrolladas para promocionarlo durante la última dictadura militar (1976-1983, este trabajo desentramará cómo este emprendimiento metropolitano, aunque nunca terminado, se transformó en una marca para Buenos Aires. Abordará su difusión mediática primero dentro de la puesta en escena de una crisis urbana; luego en la constitución de un nuevo proyecto de ciudad y, finalmente, en la promoción de un equipamiento de calidad a escala regional. A modo de cierre, considerará la inversión de esta imagen, a la luz de los conflictos metropolitanos actuales.

  12. Correlación ecológica entre consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y mortalidad por cirrosis hepática en México

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    1997-01-01

    Full Text Available Objetivo. Determinar la correlación entre consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y mortalidad por cirrosis hepática. Material y métodos. Se efectuó un análisis de correlación ecológica entre el conjunto de variables que integran el patrón de consumo de bebidas alcohólicas investigadas en la Encuesta Nacional de Adicciones en 1993 y la mortalidad por cirrosis hepática, en el periodo 1971-1993 en las ocho regiones en que fue dividido el país. Para determinar el nivel de correlación se utilizaron los coeficientes de correlación de Pearson y de Spearman. Resultados. Solamente se encontró correlación significativa con la prevalencia de bebedores de bebidas destiladas, pulque y cerveza; con esta última la correlación fue negativa. Conclusiones. Aunque se considera que el consumo de pulque es limitado, llama la atención su asociación con la mortalidad por cirrosis hepática. La correlación negativa con la cerveza se interpreta en el sentido de que el consumo de esta bebida no es buen indicador de alcoholismo. Los resultados, aunque sin ser definitivos, muestran la necesidad de efectuar una acción de intervención efectiva en las entidades federativas con exceso de consumo de bebidas destiladas y pulque.

  13. The herpetofauna of the Estação Ecológica de Uruçuí-Una, state of Piauí, Brazil

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    Francisco Dal Vechio

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available This work was carried out with the main objective of sampling the herpetofauna of a Cerrado site in the state of Piauí, Brazil, that is influenced by neighboring biomes and one of the least known regions of the domain. The herpetofauna of the different habitats present at Estação Ecológica de Uruçuí-Una (EEUU was sampled intensively during three campaigns (two during the wet season and one during the dry season. We recorded 90 species, 64 reptiles and 26 anurans, a high local richness when compared to other well-sampled localities of the Cerrado. The rarefaction curve for both anurans and lizards shows that the observed richness is close to real and the richness estimators indicate that undetected species should be added with higher sampling effort. Analysis of co-occurrence shows that the species are not randomly distributed in the landscape, indicating that they use preferentially particular types of habitat. Despite being located in a transitional area and influenced by neighboring biomes, the cluster analysis of similarity suggests that the herpetofauna of the EEUU is typical of the Cerrado. Thereby, the results of this study indicate that the EEUU presents a rich herpetofauna that plays an important role in the conservation of a regional faunistic pool.

  14. Legitimación de la violencia en la infancia: un abordaje desde el enfoque ecológico de Bronfenbrenner

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    Marina Martínez González

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo analiza desde el enfoque ecológico del desarrollo humano los diversos contextos en los cuales se presenta la violencia y cómo en ellos se llevan a cabo procesos de legitimación que la perpetúan a lo largo del tiempo, lo cual afecta especialmente a la niñez y las nuevas generaciones. En primer lugar, se dilucida las diferencias entre agresión y violencia, para posteriormente definir el proceso de legitimación desde el contexto histórico, la comunidad, la familia y los medios de comunicación, hasta llegar a la forma como las creencias legitimadoras se facilitan en la cognición infantil. Se analizan las bases psicológicas de la legitimación y los mecanismos mediante los cuales opera, comprendidos a través del concepto de desconexión moral, introducido por Bandura.

  15. Responsabilidad Penal y Civil de Degradantes Ambiental en Brasil y España: El Medio Ambiente Ecológicamente Equilibrado como Derecho Humano.

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    Luiz Gustavo Gonçalves Ribeiro

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    Full Text Available Este artículo presenta, con perspectiva de la ley brasileña y española, estudio de la responsabilidad penal y civil que debe asignarse a los que causan daños al medio ambiente. Este texto propone prácticas que consagran una mejor protección del medio ambiente en el contexto penal y civil. La justificación, sentado en el análisis de las fuentes de investigación primaria y secundaria se desarrolla por método lógico-deductivo, es la razón de ser del medio ambiente ecológicamente equilibrado no sólo como derecho fundamental, sino como derecho humano merecedor de amplia protección penal y civil y consistente, que fue objeto de la conclusión.

  16. El impacto de la información y la conducta pro - ecológica sobre del consumo doméstico de agua

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    Dionicio Morales Ramírez

    2017-01-01

    Full Text Available Este trabajo tiene como objetivo analizar si la información, las actitudes y la disposición hacia el cuidado del agua son determinantes para explicar el consumo de agua en el sector doméstico. Como base para el análisis , el consumo de agua per capita de 1100 hogares ubicados en el Área M etropolitana de Monterrey, México fue estudiado. S e elabora ron p ruebas de asociación y se estimó una función de demanda mediante Mínimos Cuadrados Ordinarios , que incluye tant o el precio del servicio, el ingreso y una variable que captura la información que poseen los individuos sobre el cuidado del agua, las actitudes proactivas y su disposición hacia el cuidado de l a misma. Los resultados indican que e l precio, l os ing resos y las actitudes proactivas son variables importantes pa ra explicar el consumo de agua. Por ello, es importante estimular este tipo de actitudes pro - ecológicas en la sociedad para conservar este recurso natural y contribuir a alcanzar un consumo sustentable de agua.

  17. Análise de Sistemas de Geração de Energia Elétrica com Base na Pegada Ecológica Modificada

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    Bruno Silva de Carvalho

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available O presente trabalho determina a Pegada Ecológica modificada e a Capacidade de Carga (Zhao et al., 2004 de três sistemas de geração de energia elétrica com uso de combustíveis renováveis e as compara. Foram estudados os sistemas de Utilização de Resíduos Sólidos Urbanos em um Aterro Sanitário na cidade de São Paulo (Frimaio, 2011, Estação de Tratamento de Efluentes na cidade de Uppsala na Suécia (Bjorklund, et al., 2001 e uma Usina Autônoma localizada em São Paulo (Silva, 2006. Os resultados obtidos apontam que o sistema de Aproveitamento de resíduos apresenta melhor performance com relação ao sistema de Estação de Tratamento de Esgoto a Usina Autônoma.

  18. EN LA BÚSQUEDA DEL ORDEN CÓSMICO: sobre el modelo de manejo ecológico tukano oriental del Vaupés

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    LUIS CAYÓN

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available DURANTE DÉCADAS, EL MODELO DE EQUILIBRIO ENERGÉTICO DE REICHEL-DOLMATOFF SE ha tomado para analizar y describir la manera como los grupos tukano oriental del Vaupés manejan el medio ambiente. El texto pretende contrastar algunos puntos importantes de dicho modelo a partir de la nueva información etnográfica recogida entre los makuna y profundiza en el sistema de pensamiento del complejo sociocultural tukano oriental, entendido como la integración de los territorios respectivos, de las etnias que lo componen, por medio de la esencia espiritual de yuruparí que corre dentro del sistema hidrográfico de la región; esto hace posible la fecundidad del cosmos. Yuruparí sustenta un sistema cosmológico en el cual las relaciones ecológicas se interpretan como relaciones sociales modeladas por la sociedad humana. Entonces, la selva aparece como un espacio construido culturalmente que depende de la intervención chamanística para su preservación.

  19. Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus (Gomes Landrum: aspectos botânicos, ecológicos, etnobotânicos e farmacológicos

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    Full Text Available Pimenta pseudocaryophyllus (Gomes Landrum é a única espécie representante brasileira deste gênero de Myrtaceae. Tem sido popularmente utilizada no tratamento de diversas enfermidades, assim como condimento e aromatizante de bebidas, por seu sabor muito similar ao cravo-da-índia. Em menor escala, é empregada em carpintaria e na arborização urbana. Diversos autores analisaram a composição química do óleo essencial da espécie em diferentes regiões do Brasil, encontrando eugenol, metileugenol, (E metilisoeugenol, chavibetol, geranial e neral como composto predominante nos espécimes estudados. Visando ressaltar a importância de P. pseudocaryophyllus como potencial fonte de recursos assim como subsidiar ações de manejo adequado esta revisão apresenta os principais aspectos botânicos, ecológicos, etnobotânicos e farmacológicos da espécie.

  20. Los cariotipos de Cologania grandiflora y Erythrina americana (Leguminosae- Papilionoideae-Phaseoleae de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, México Karyotypes of Cologania grandiflora and Erythrina americana (Leguminosae-Papilionoideae- Phaseoleae of Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Mexico

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    Fernando Tapia-Pastrana

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available Se analizaron citogenéticamente células provenientes de meristemos radiculares de 2 leguminosas, Cologania grandiflora y Erythrina americana, que en la actualidad están incluidas en la flora de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, México, D. F., mediante una técnica de extendido en superficie y secado al aire para determinar los números cromosómicos somáticos. Por vez primera se obtuvieron la morfología cromosómica y otras características cuantitativas de los cariotipos en C. grandiflora (2n= 44= 26m +18sm y en E. americana (2n= 42= 36m + 4sm +2st sat, primeras también en ambos géneros. Cologania y Erythrina se reconocen como poliploides estabilizados y el hallazgo de un único par de cromosomas con satélites (dominancia nucleolar en las especies estudiadas aquí, favorece la opinión de un origen alopoliploide para estos taxa.Meristematic root cells from Cologania grandiflora and Erythrina americana from Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Distrito Federal, Mexico, were analyzed cytogenenetically using a surface-spreading and air-drying method. The somatic chromosome numbers were determined. Chromosome morphology and others quantitative features of the karyotypes obtained for first time in C. grandiflora (2n= 44= 26m + 18sm and E. americana (2n= 42= 36m + 4sm + 2st sat and also the first in both genera. Cologania and Erythrina are recognized as stabilized polyploids and the finding of just one pair of chromosomes with satellites (nucleolar dominance in the species analyzed here supports the view of allopolyploid origin of these taxa.

  1. Dynamic analysis of amyloid β-protein in behaving mice reveals opposing changes in ISF versus parenchymal Aβ during age-related plaque formation.

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    Hong, Soyon; Quintero-Monzon, Omar; Ostaszewski, Beth L; Podlisny, Daniel R; Cavanaugh, William T; Yang, Ting; Holtzman, David M; Cirrito, John R; Selkoe, Dennis J

    2011-11-02

    Growing evidence supports the hypothesis that soluble, diffusible forms of the amyloid β-peptide (Aβ) are pathogenically important in Alzheimer's disease (AD) and thus have both diagnostic and therapeutic salience. To learn more about the dynamics of soluble Aβ economy in vivo, we used microdialysis to sample the brain interstitial fluid (ISF), which contains the most soluble Aβ species in brain at steady state, in >40 wake, behaving APP transgenic mice before and during the process of Aβ plaque formation (age 3-28 months). Diffusible forms of Aβ, especially Aβ(42), declined significantly in ISF as mice underwent progressive parenchymal deposition of Aβ. Moreover, radiolabeled Aβ administered at physiological concentrations into ISF revealed a striking difference in the fate of soluble Aβ in plaque-rich (vs plaque-free) mice: it clears more rapidly from the ISF and becomes more associated with the TBS-extractable pool, suggesting that cerebral amyloid deposits can rapidly sequester soluble Aβ from the ISF. Likewise, acute γ-secretase inhibition in plaque-free mice showed a marked decline of Aβ(38), Aβ(40), and Aβ(42), whereas in plaque-rich mice, Aβ(42) declined significantly less. These results suggest that most of the Aβ(42) that populates the ISF in plaque-rich mice is derived not from new Aβ biosynthesis but rather from the large reservoir of less soluble Aβ(42) in brain parenchyma. Together, these and other findings herein illuminate the in vivo dynamics of soluble Aβ during the development of AD-type neuropathology and after γ-secretase inhibition and help explain the apparent paradox that CSF Aβ(42) levels fall as humans develop AD.

  2. Mind the gap: Learners' perspectives on what they learn in communication compared to how they and others behave in the real world.

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    Malhotra, Aneil; Gregory, Ian; Darvill, Emily; Goble, Edward; Pryce-Roberts, Adele; Lundberg, Kristina; Konradsen, Steinar; Hafstad, Heidi

    2009-09-01

    To explore the lack of the learners' voice at previous international conferences on communication in healthcare. A group of medical students and recently qualified junior doctors were invited to give the learner's perspective on how communication skills are taught and how they are implemented in 'real life', at a 90min symposium at the EACH International Conference on Communication in Healthcare, 4th September 2008, Oslo. We attempt to bridge the gap between learning communication skills formally in the medical classroom and actually implementing these in the real world between doctors and patients from a learners' perspective. In making this transition we highlight obvious weaknesses and potential pitfalls, whilst also drawing attention to the successful strategies used in our respective medical schools. Four key areas are discussed: (1) using simulated patients, (2) learning in the clinical setting, (3) barriers to utilizing communication skills, (4) future directions. We have drawn upon the learning experiences from both undergraduate and postgraduate environments in the UK, the USA and Norway. Our experiences differed between universities from the same country, which widened across continents. The differences between how we behave in the classroom and how we are with real patients when unobserved have been highlighted; and we have attempted to explain why trainees sometimes modify their behavior in medical assessments with standardized patients for examinations as opposed to how we would perform on wards or in general practice. The teaching of communication skills will continue to develop over the forthcoming years. Integrating communication skills into medical school curricula is essential. Identifying enthusiastic doctors who are effective communicators and have the initiative to help develop this is vital. It may be beneficial to train simulated patients to react to students in a variety of different ways to reflect the diversity of true patient responses

  3. 5-7 Year Old Children's Conceptions of Behaving Artifacts and the Influence of Constructing Their Behavior on the Development of Theory of Mind (ToM) and Theory of Artificial Mind (ToAM)

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    Spektor-Precel, Karen; Mioduser, David

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    Nowadays, we are surrounded by artifacts that are capable of adaptive behavior, such as electric pots, boiler timers, automatic doors, and robots. The literature concerning human beings' conceptions of "traditional" artifacts is vast, however, little is known about our conceptions of behaving artifacts, nor of the influence of the…

  4. Comportamiento del fuego en un pastizal del sitio ecológico ‘media loma’, región chaqueña occidental (Argentina

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    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available ResumenEl comportamiento del fuego es uno de los componentes de la ecología del fenómeno y su caracterización es necesaria para su manejo y control. El objetivo de este trabajo fue caracterizar el comportamiento del fuego en un pastizal ubicado en el sitio ecológico ‘media loma’ ubicado en el Campo Experimental ´La María´, INTA EEA Santiago del Estero (28º 03’ S 64º 15’ E en una posición intermedia del paisaje, entre el bosque de dos quebrachos y la sabana. El fuego se aplicó en seis parcelas de dos sitios de estudio, estimándose la composición botánica, la carga de combustible fino y la densidad aparente del combustible en función de la altura en cada una de ellas. El comportamiento del fuego se caracterizó mediante la estimación de la velocidad de avance del frente de fuego y la longitud de llamas. Los datos obtenidos se analizaron mediante análisis de la varianza empleando ´sitio de estudio´ como variable independiente. Las correlaciones entre variables fueron evaluadas mediante el coeficiente de correlación de Kendall (τ. Aunque ubicados en un mismo sitio ecológico, los sitios de estudio presentaron dominancia diferencial de dos especies nativas, Trichloris pluriflora (E. Fournier y Pappophorum pappipherum (Lam. Kuntze. Las dos especies poseen diferente proporción de tallo y hoja en su biomasa aérea, diferencia que se reflejó en la carga de combustible fino y su densidad aparente (p > F = 0,0001 en ambos casos y en la velocidad de avance del frente de fuego (p >F = 0.0001. Esta última fue de 28 m*min-1 en el sitio de estudio 1, con dominancia de la primera especie; y 21 m*.min-1 en el sitio de estudio 2, con dominancia de la segunda, respectivamente. La longitud de llamas promedio fue de 3,5 m, pero superó los 6 m cuando participaron en la propagación del fuego especies arbustivas que poseen aceites esenciales y resinas en su follaje. Se observó correlación positiva y significativa (p F = 0,0001 in both

  5. Gênero, sustentabilidade e desenvolvimento: uma análise sobre o papel da mulher na agricultura familiar de base ecológica

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    Patrícia Braga Lovatto

    2010-05-01

    Full Text Available A partir do reconhecimento da histórica conexão entre as mulheres e a natureza, busca-se no presente trabalho analisar elementos referentes às influências de gênero sobre o desenvolvimento rural sustentável, utilizando para tanto a discussão de dados obtidos em pesquisas recentes que investigaram os meios que levaram a transição de alguns grupos de agricultores familiares para o modelo de base ecológica. Demonstra-se no decorrer da análise que as mulheres ocupam lugar estratégico na reformulação produtiva da unidade familiar, pois representam, na maioria das vezes o centro de uma rede de ligações que permitem um questionamento crítico e por vezes libertador das formas de produção convencionais. Nesse contexto, pretende-se fornecer subsídios para realização de novos trabalhos investigativos que abordem a temática, contribuindo para a formulação de estratégias que estimulem as agricultoras familiares na tomada de decisões, reduzindo as desigualdades e dificuldades que ainda persistem neste processo. Espera-se, portanto, que diante de novas pesquisas seja possível buscar mecanismos que permitam o fortalecimento da mulher no meio rural, reafirmando de forma contínua o importante papel que desempenham para o desenvolvimento rural sustentável.

  6. Un estudio ecológico sobre tuberculosis en un municipio de Cuba An ecologic study on tuberculosis in a Cuban municipality

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    Ivette Molina Serpa

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    Full Text Available Se aplica un estudio ecológico para analizar la incidencia de tuberculosis en el municipio Marianao de la provincia Ciudad de La Habana de la República de Cuba en el período 1995-2000. Se realiza una caracterización de tal incidencia, se identifican patrones de distribución espacial y se determina la relación existente entre los niveles de incidencia de tuberculosis y factores del medio ambiente socioeconómico. La unidad espacial considerada son los 29 barrios del municipio Marianao. Entre otros resultados se identifica un patrón de barrios con tasas altas en la región central del municipio. Las tasas de incidencia se hallan significativamente asociadas de forma directa con el porcentaje de familias con problemas disfuncionales y con el porcentaje de población con determinados niveles de hacinamiento, y de manera inversa con la densidad poblacional, y no se encuentran significativamente asociadas ni con los niveles de educación, ni con el estado de la vivienda predominantes en el barrio.An ecological study analyzes tuberculosis incidence in the municipality of Marianao, Havana City Province, Cuba. The study characterizes tuberculosis incidence, identifies spatial distribution patterns, and relates tuberculosis incidence rates to socioeconomic factors. The spatial units are the 29 neighborhoods in the municipality of Marianao. A pattern of neighborhoods with high rates located in the central region of the municipality is identified. Incidence rates are directly (and significantly related to the percentage of families presenting dysfunctional problems and the percentage of the population with certain levels of overcrowding and inversely related to population density, while not significantly associated with level of schooling or prevailing housing conditions.

  7. Estimativas e tendências de aborto provocado no Piauí: um estudo ecológico no período de 2000-2010

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    Alberto Madeiro

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    Full Text Available Objetivo: Estimar o aborto provocado e avaliar sua tendência no estado do Piauí e em seus territórios de desenvolvimento (TD, no período de 2000 a 2010. Métodos: Realizou-se estudo ecológico, de série temporal, utilizando dados secundários de internações hospitalares por complicações de aborto, no período de fevereiro a junho de 2014. A estimativa de abortos induzidos foi calculada por metodologia do Instituto Guttmacher. Empregou-se o método Joinpoint para identificar mudanças significativas nas tendências. Resultados: Analisaram-se 55.678 internações hospitalares por aborto e verificou-se decréscimo de 35% entre 2000 e 2010. O número de abortos induzidos decresceu no Piauí entre os extremos da série temporal, passando de 10.362 em 2000 para 6.738 em 2010. Houve tendência de aumento significativo nas razões de aborto nos TD 1 e 7, como também tendência de redução significativa no TD 4. Os demais TD apresentaram tendência estável da razão de aborto. Conclusão: A taxa de internação pós-aborto e as estimativas de aborto induzido foram elevadas no estado do Piauí, com tendência de diminuição da razão de aborto induzido no período estudado.

  8. Conhecimento ecológico e captura incidental de tartarugas marinhas em São João de Pirabas, Pará, Brasil

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    Tiago Pereira Brito

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    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2015v28n3p159 Este estudo teve por objetivo registrar o conhecimento ecológico de pescadores do município de São João de Pirabas, Pará, Brasil, quanto à ocorrência de tartarugas marinhas no litoral paraense, bem como mensurar sua captura incidental durante a pesca; para tanto, foram realizadas 50 entrevistas semiestruturadas com pescadores locais. A pesca foi praticada predominantemente por homens adultos, que utilizavam sete artes de pesca (rede de emalhe, linha e anzol, espinhel, curral, tarrafa, tapagem e matapi, voltadas principalmente à captura da cavala (Scomberomorus cavalla, serra (S. brasiliensis, gó (Macrodon ancylodon, corvina (Cynoscion spp., pescada (Cynoscion spp., bandeirado (Bagre bagre e tainha (Mugil spp.. Os pescadores observaram na região cinco espécies de tartarugas, sendo mais frequente a ocorrência de Chelonia mydas (100%, Dermochelys coriacea (66% e Eretmochelys imbricata (46%; as espécies com menor frequência são Caretta caretta (16% e Lepidochelys olivacea (8%. As áreas de desova das três espécies mais frequentes demonstram a importância do litoral paraense para sua conservação. Capturas incidentais foram relatadas por 76% dos pescadores, ocorrendo principalmente em redes, espinheis e currais. Geralmente, os animais capturados eram soltos, apesar de haver o consumo de carne e ovos de tartaruga marinha pelos pescadores.

  9. El ordenamiento ecológico territorial instrumento de política ambiental para la planeación del desarrollo local

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    Adán Guillermo Ramírez García

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo fue proponer un modelo de planeación de desarrollo validado en campo que propicie el uso adecuado de los recursos naturales. En cuanto a la metodología, se formuló un programa de ordenamiento ecológico del territorio apoyándose en los sistemas de información geográfica, talleres participativos, recorridos de campo y entrevistas semiestructuradas. El resultado de este trabajo es que el modelo de desarrollo local propuesto parte de los fundamentos del desarrollo sustentable, la evaluación rural participativa y la planificación territorial y busca la compatibilidad entre el manejo de los recursos naturales, las actividades productivas, las características socioculturales, las recomendaciones técnicas y las necesidades sentidas de la población. Las principales limitantes en este tipo de trabajo son el poco tiempo para su realización y el requerido para el acompañamiento y evaluación de los procesos de autogestión así como la disponibilidad de los recursos económicos para financiarla. Nuestra conclusión es que la aportación de este trabajo, como instrumento de planeación y desarrollo local, contempla como pilar para la construcción de las propuestas la participación de actores del sector público, privado y social, de tal forma que se conjuguen sus visiones bajo la óptica del manejo sostenible de los recursos naturales en un mismo esfuerzo para decidir el quehacer local.

  10. Estudo etnobotânico das árvores medicinais do Parque Ecológico Municipal José Milanese, Criciúma, Santa Catarina, Brasil

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    L.B. Tomazi

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O presente estudo foi realizado no Parque Ecológico Municipal José Milanese (PEMJM, localizado no Bairro Mina União, no Município de Criciúma, Santa Catarina - Brasil, tendo como objetivo realizar levantamento etnobotânico no PEMJM sobre as 31 árvores medicinais descritas por Figueiró-Leandro & Citadini-Zanette (2008, junto aos moradores do entorno do referido parque, detentores do conhecimento com plantas medicinais. Os dados foram coletados no período de fevereiro a abril de 2008 por meio de entrevistas semiestruturadas realizadas nas residências dos informantes. Das 31 árvores medicinais presentes no PEMJM, 14 foram citadas pelos entrevistados, atribuindo a elas, 42 indicações terapêuticas. Os farmacógenos mais utilizados foram: folhas (76,25% e cascas (12,5%. As formas mais expressivas de preparo foram: o decocto (36,25%, e o infuso (28,75%. Em relação às indicações terapêuticas destacaram-se três espécies: Casearia sylvestris Sw. (guaçatonga e Jacaranda puberula Cham. (carobinha, com nove indicações cada uma, e Zollernia ilicifolia (Brongn. Vogel (carapicica-de-folha-lisa, com oito indicações. Muitas das indicações terapêuticas relatadas neste estudo não constam na literatura consultada por Figueiró-Leandro & Citadini-Zanette (2008 evidenciando a necessidade de mais pesquisas sobre essas plantas e a importância do registro das informações populares.

  11. Percepción ecológica y calidad de vida. El caso de Santa María del Lago, Bogotá

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    Leonardo Garavito González

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    Full Text Available Este artículo propone que cuando aumenta la percepción de conectividad de los individuos de una población con su entorno también aumenta su capacidad de lograr bienestar personal y colectivo. La percepción de conexión con los elementos del entorno implica un proceso de reconocimiento de la responsabilidad que comparte cada ser humano con los otros seres humanos y no humanos en el mantenimiento de la vida. En este sentido, la habilidad de percibir ecológicamente se refiere al proceso de tomar conciencia respecto a los múltiples vínculos entre el individuo y su entorno, y las potencialidades y límites que éstos configuran. Mientras más conciencia posea un individuo sobre las múltiples formas de su conexión dinámica con el entorno, será mayor su capacidad para asumir la incertidumbre del entorno y, por lo tanto, actuar sobre su calidad de vida y la de otros seres. Esta hipótesis se contrastará con la información recogida de la población vecina al humedal de Santa María del Lago, en la localidad de Engativá en Bogotá. En este sentido se construirá una red de narraciones a partir de las interpretaciones individuales respecto a la conexión entre la propia calidad de vida y las formas de vivir de otros seres humanos, no humanos y el ecosistema del humedal. No obstante que los resultados finales se encuentran en proceso, en este artículo se enfatiza en la propuesta metodológica.

  12. Uma revisão da disponibilidade de dados ecológicos visando o direcionamento de novas pesquisas na Lagoa do Peri

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    Letícia Frozza Teive

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available http://dx.doi.org/10.5007/2175-7925.2008v21n2p133 O aumento do contingente populacional, bem como da demanda pelo recurso hídrico, têm intensificado as ações humanas na região da bacia da Lagoa do Peri. Este trabalho realizou uma revisão da disponibilidade de dados ecológicos da Lagoa do Peri, visando o direcionamento de novas pesquisas para a compreensão do funcionamento do ambiente. Estas informações podem contribuir na elaboração de uma futura proposta de conser- vação e uso sustentável da Lagoa. Alta densidade de cianobactérias Cylin- drospermopsis raciborskii foi diagnosticada nas águas da Lagoa, e apresenta-se como situação de risco para a saúde do ecossistema e conseqüen- temente da população. Destacam-se lacunas a respeito da dinâmica, funcionamento e estruturação das comunidades aquáticas, suas relações com o entorno e a influência de fatores abióticos. Séries de dados contínuos ao longo do tempo também são informações ausentes. Percebese a necessidade de medidas educacionais, políticas e sociais na conservação do ambiente, voltadas para o manejo e uso sustentável da bacia da Lagoa do Peri. Estas práticas garantirão a qualidade e disponibilidade do recurso hídrico para esta e as futuras gerações.

  13. Single neurons with both form/color differential responses and saccade-related responses in the nonretinotopic pulvinar of the behaving macaque monkey.

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    Benevento, L A; Port, J D

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    The nonretinotopic portion of the macaque pulvinar complex is interconnected with the occipitoparietal and occipitotemporal transcortical visual systems where information about the location and motion of a visual object or its form and color are modulated by eye movements and attention. We recorded from single cells in and about the border of the dorsal portion of the lateral pulvinar and the adjacent medial pulvinar of awake behaving Macaca mulatta in order to determine how the properties of these two functionally dichotomous cortical systems were represented. We found a class of pulvinar neurons that responded differentially to ten different patterns or broadband wavelengths (colors). Thirty-four percent of cells tested responded to the presentation of at least one of the pattern or color stimuli. These cells often discharged to several of the patterns or colors, but responded best to only one or two of them, and 86% were found to have statistically significant pattern and/or color preferences. Pattern/color preferential cells had an average latency of 79.1 +/- 46.0 ms (range 31-186 ms), responding well before most inferotemporal cortical cell responses. Visually guided and memory-guided saccade tasks showed that 58% of pattern/color preferential cells also had saccade-related properties, e.g. directional presaccadic and postsaccadic discharges, and inhibition of activity during the saccade. In the pulvinar, the mean presacadic response latency was earlier, and the mean postsaccadic response latency was later, than those reported for parietal cortex. We also discovered that the strength of response to patterns or colors changed depending upon the behavioral setting. In comparison to trials in which the monkey fixated dead ahead during passive presentations of pattern and color stimuli, 92% of the cells showed attenuated responses to the same passive presentation of patterns and colors during fixation when these trials were interleaved with trials which also

  14. Knowing for controlling: ecological effects of invasive vertebrates in Tierra del Fuego Conocer para controlar: efectos ecológicos de vertebrados invasores en Tierra del Fuego

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    CLAUDIA A SILVA

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    freshwater systems, vegetation, soil and ground nesting birds. Regarding management, interactions between invaders must be considered. Whether the TDF archipelago is especially vulnerable to biological invasions remains to be proven, however, future introductions should be carefully weighedEl archipiélago de Tierra del Fuego (TDF ha sido reconocido como parte de los últimos lugares del planeta que aún pueden considerarse silvestres. Sin embargo, esta condición puede verse amenazada por el gran número de especies invasoras presentes en el archipiélago. Estas especies pueden tener efectos significativos sobre la ecología del sistema invadido, tanto a nivel genético como poblacional, comunitario y ecosistémico. El objetivo de este estudio es, mediante una revisión bibliográfica, sistematizar la información acerca del impacto ecológico que estas especies tienen sobre el archipiélago de TDF y detectar vacíos de información, para orientar la investigación futura y planes efectivos de manejo de estas especies. Restringimos nuestra revisión a invasores vertebrados no marinos. Determinamos cuáles especies han invadido TDF, describimos sus impactos sobre el archipiélago y evaluamos sus impactos potenciales, ésto último mendiante una revisión de los impactos que estas especies han tenido en otras zonas geográficas. Nuestros resultados indican que, al menos, nueve especies de vertebrados (Salmo trutta, Salvelinus fontinalis, Oncorhynchus mykiss, Castor canadensis, Ondatra zibethicus, Oryctolagus cuniculus, Pseudalopex griseus, Mustela vison y Sus scrofa cuentan con poblaciones silvestres establecidas, lejanas a zonas pobladas en TDF. Solo para cinco de éstas existe evidencia científica sobre sus impactos ecológicos en el área, siendo el castor americano (Castor canadensis la especie que acapara la mayor cantidad de estudios. Estos resultados contrastan con el reconocimiento, tanto en TDF como a nivel mundial, del potencial de estas especies de provocar

  15. Teorizando sobre sistemas: uma tarefa ecológica para as pesquisas na área de segurança do paciente Teorizando sobre sistemas: una tarea ecológica para las investigaciones en el área de seguridad del paciente Theorizing about systems: an ecological task for patient safety research

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    Patrícia Marck

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    Full Text Available Com o movimento global atual sobre segurança na área da saúde, pesquisadores tem chamado a atenção para o referencial da abordagem do sistema como um meio de melhorar a segurança dos ambientes e pacientes. Entretanto, quais tipos de teorias do sistema devem guiar as pesquisas sobre a segurança de pacientes? Nesse artigo, argumenta-se que enfermeiros e outros profissionais podem usar as teorias e princípios da restauração ecológica, ou seja da reparação de ecossistemas danificados, para estudar e fortalecer a segurança de ambientes. Usando a ciência da restauração para teorizar sobre sistemas de saúde, serão desenvolvidas habilidades para pensar ecologicamente sobre nossas relações com o outro e com os ambientes que dividimos, entre eles o ambiente hospitalar. A aplicação do conhecimento da ciência da restauração em conjunto ao da enfermagem e área da saúde, pode fortalecer a criação de sistemas seguros para todos a custos adequados.Con el movimiento global actual sobre seguridad en el área de la salud, investigadores llaman la atención para el referencial del abordaje de sistema como un medio para mejorar la seguridad del ambiente y de los pacientes. ¿Sin embargo, cuales tipos de teorías de sistemas deben guiar las investigaciones sobre la seguridad de los pacientes? En este artículo se argumenta que enfermeros y otros profesionales pueden utilizar las teorías y principios de la restauración ecológica, o sea, de la reparación de ecosistemas damnificados, para estudiar y fortalecer la seguridad de los ambientes. Utilizando la ciencia de la restauración para teorizar sobre sistemas de salud, serán desarrolladas habilidades para pensar ecológicamente sobre nuestras relaciones con los otros y con los ambientes que dividimos, entre estos el ambiente hospitalario. La aplicación del conocimiento de la ciencia de la restauración, junto al de enfermería y del área de la salud, puede fortalecer la creación de

  16. A visão ecológica: uma teia na enfermagem La visión ecologica: un tejido en enfermería Ecologic view: a web in the nursing

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    Estela Maria Leite Meirelles Monteiro

    2005-06-01

    Full Text Available A partir de mudanças revolucionárias em conceitos de realidade ocasionadas pela física e pensamento modernos, nova e consistente visão do mundo surge, influenciada pela transição da física clássica para quântica. É propósito do estudo mostrar o pensamento de Capra favorecendo a disseminação do cuidado ecológico na enfermagem. O novo paradigma pode ser chamado de uma visão ecológica, a partir do entendimento de ecologia num sentido amplo e profundo. A saúde na visão holística e na teia de relações que compreende o pensamento ecológico exige do enfermeiro, em suas áreas de atividades uma percepção crítica concernente ao saber, saber-ser e saber-fazer, comprometido com transformações que afloraram das emoções, do encantamento, dos sentimentos, do cuidar da natureza como premissa para qualidade e existência da humanidade.A partir de los cambios revolucionarios en conceptos de realidad impulsados por la física y el pensamiento moderno, nueva y consistente visión del mundo surge, influenciada por la transición de la física clásica hacia quántica. El estudio se propone mostrar el pensamiento de Capra influenciado la diseminación del cuidado ecológico en enfermería. El nuevo paradigma puede ser llamado una visión ecológica, partiendo de la comprensión de la ecología en un sentido amplio y profundo. La salud, la visión holística del hombre y del tejido de relaciones que abarca el pensamiento ecológico, exige del enfermero en sus áreas de actividad, una percepción crítica en relación al saber, saber ser y saber hacer comprometidos con transformaciones, el afloramiento de las emociones, del encantamiento, de los sentimientos, del cuidado de la naturaleza como premisa para la calidad y existencia de la humanidad.From the revolutionary changes in reality concept, caused by physics and modern thoughts, new consistent vision of the world emerge and it is influenced from the classic physics to quantum physics

  17. Mamíferos silvestres de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel en Ciudad Universitaria, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F. Wild mammals of Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Ciudad Universitaria, UNAM, Mexico, D.F.

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    Yolanda Hortelano-Moncada

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un inventario de las especies de mamíferos que habitan en la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel (REPSA. Los datos se obtuvieron a partir de registros de colecciones científicas, de recolectas recientes en el área y de consultas en literatura especializada. Los resultados comprenden 628 registros acumulados desde 1943 y corresponden a 33 especies, agrupadas en 28 géneros, 15 familias y 6 órdenes de mamíferos. La ardilla gris (Sciurus aureogaster nigrescens y el ratón del altiplano (Peromyscus melanophrys melanophrys se registran por primera vez para la REPSA; asimismo, existen 2 registros que están publicados pero no listados en los inventarios previos a la reserva, el murciélago colorado, Lasiurus blossevillii teliotis, y el cuinique, Spermophilus adocetus adocetus; en las categorías de riesgo se encuentran como amenazadas 2 especies y 1 en la de protección especial, y hay 7 endémicas de México. La Reserva es uno de los últimos reductos de material genético de especies cuya localidad tipo se encuentra en la cuenca de México. El componente mastofaunístico de la zona es importante para el mantenimiento de la biodiversidad, por lo que el estudio y la protección de este ecosistema al interior de la ciudad de México debe continuarse.This paper documents the mammals from the Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel. Data were gathered from records in mammal collections, the specialized literature, and through collecting efforts in the area. Records spanning 1943 to the present document the presence of 33 species, 28 genera, 15 families, and 6 orders of mammals. One squirrel and one mouse (Sciurus aureogaster nigrescens, and Peromyscus m. melanophrys are reported for the first time for the reserve. Two addtional records have been previously published but have not been included in previous inventories for the reserve: the red bat, Lasiurus blossevillii teliotis and the cuinique, Spermophilus adocetus

  18. Citogenética de Calochortus barbatus (Liliaceae: Calochortoideae de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, en México, Distrito Federal Cytogenetics of Calochortus barbatus (Liliaceae: Calochortoideae of the Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Distrito Federal, Mexico

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    Fernando Tapia-Pastrana

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    Full Text Available Se realizó un estudio citogenético en células de meristemos radiculares de individuos de Calochortus barbatus de la Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, en México, D.F. Luego de aplicar una metodología de extendido y secado al aire se confirma un número cromosómico 2n = 4x = 36 (x = 9 y se propone por vez primera una fórmula cariotípica para la especie (14m + 22st. El cariotipo asimétrico (T.F. % = 23.13, que incluye 4 cromosomas subtelocéntricos pequeños portadores de constricciones secundarias y satélites, permite descartar la presencia de fragmentos. La longitud cromosómica total haploide (53.48 μm y el intervalo cromosómico (1.85-4.27 μm añaden datos novedosos sobre la arquitectura cromosómica. Se discute el papel de la hibridación intraespecífica y autoploidía en la conformación del cariotipo de esta especie y la necesidad de realizar estudios similares en especies estrechamente relacionadas.Meristematic root cells from seeds of individuals of Calochortus barbatus from Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel, Distrito Federal, Mexico were analyzed cytogenetically using a surface spreading and air-drying method. The chromosomal number, 2n = 4x = 36 (x = 9 was corroborated. The mitotic karyotype was established for the first time for this species as 14m + 22st. The asymmetric karyotype, which includes 4 small subtelocentric chromosomes bearing a secondary constriction with its corresponding satellites, allows to discard previous reports of chromosomal fragments. Total haploid chromosomal length (53.48 μm, chromosomal length range (1.85 - 4.27 μm and the asymmetry index (T.F. % = 23.13 add new information on chromosome architecture. The role of intraspecific hybridization and autoploidy in shaping the karyotype of this species and the need of performing similar analyses in related species are discussed.

  19. Evaluación de Riesgo Ecológico en la Aplicación de Lodos de Plantas de Tratamiento de Aguas Servidas a Suelos en la Región de la Araucanía

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    Carolina Soto

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    Full Text Available Los lodos generados en plantas de tratamiento de aguas servidas contienen materiales orgánicos ricos en nutrientes como nitrógeno (N, fósforo (P y potasio (K, además de metales y pequeñas cantidades de otros elementos tales como celulosa, ácidos orgánicos. Los lodos pueden ser considerados como residuos o reciclados mediante la incorporación a suelos. Frente a esta situación de disposición de lodos primarios en suelos, se determinó el efecto de dos muestras de lodos (una ya incorporada en suelo y otra fresca mediante la evaluación de bioensayos de toxicidad en Eisenia foetida durante 14 días, en donde se determinó que las muestras de lodos no presentaban toxicidad y que además existe una independencia entre la concentración y sus efectos en la mortalidad y crecimiento. Sumado a lo anterior, se evaluó las muestras de lodos en base a su contenidos de metales mediante el análisis de riesgo ecológico , en el cual obtenidos los antecedentes referidos a efectos y exposición, se integró la información para estimar el riesgo ecológico para metales pesados, en donde los factores de riesgo para el suelo son como cobre, cadmio, mercurio, níquel y zinc, la estimación del riesgo ecológico en el lodo incluye a todos los metales pesados y finalmente los factores de riesgo para el lodo aplicado en el suelo son todos los metales a excepción de arsénico.

  20. Más allá de la crisis económica: subsunción real de la naturaleza al capital y crisis ecológica

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    Ignacio Sabbatella

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    Full Text Available El presente artículo pretende indagar la crisis ecológica como una crisis estructural del modo de producción y reproducción capitalista, al mismo tiempo que propone líneas de reflexión para entender el modo en el cual se conjuga con las crisis económicas. A tal fin, se esgrimen las categorías que brinda el marxismo en su vertiente ecológica, no sólo para entender el surgimiento de la crisis de sobreproducción, sino también de la crisis de subproducción. Asimismo, se plantea la incorporación del concepto de subsunción real de la naturaleza al capital con el objetivo de caracterizar el proceso creciente de apropiación capitalista del entorno natural y la creación de una segunda naturaleza. Por último, se sugiere como corolario de la crisis ecológica el aumento de la desigualdad ambiental y, por ende, el incremento de la conflictividad ambiental.This article attempts to examine the ecological crisis as a structural crisis of the mode of capitalist production and reproduction, while proposing lines of reflection to understand the mode in which this is related to economic crises. To that end, the categories offered by Marxism, in its ecological current, are presented, not only to understand the rise of the crisis based on overproduction but also of the crisis due to underproduction. Thus, the incorporation of the concept of nature subsumed to capital is proposed, in order to characterize the growing process of capitalist appropriation of natural surroundings and the creation of a second nature. Finally, as a corollary to the ecological crisis, there arises an increase in environmental inequality and, therefore, an increase in environmental conflict.

  1. Factores que influyen en la intención de compra de productos ecológicos de cuidado del hogar en los consumidores de los estratos 5 y 6 de la ciudad de Medellín

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    Díaz Murillo, Gloria Milena; Hernández Lopera, María Camila

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    El propósito de esta investigación es describir los factores que influyen en la intención de compra de productos ecológicos de cuidado del hogar en los consumidores de los estratos 5 y 6 de la ciudad de Medellín -- La metodología que se utilizó consistió en una investigación de tipo cualitativo y de nivel descriptivo -- Se aplicaron doce cuestionarios para responder en la web –autodiligenciables–y cinco entrevistas en profundidad -- Los resultados indicaron que los principales factores que in...

  2. Análisis energético de la conversión de un sistema de refrigeración doméstico con R-12 para ser utilizado con un nuevo refrigerante ecológico

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    Rosas Martínez, Néstor; Rosas Martínez, Néstor

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    En el campo de la refrigeración doméstica, son los refrigerantes del tipo CFC (Cloro Fluoro Carbonados), quienes poseen el mayor poder destructivo de la capa de ozono, para solucionar este problema mayormente se opta por sustituir en forma total el sistema con tecnologías que utilizan refrigerantes ecológicos. El Perú, así como otros países en vías de desarrollo tiene un alto porcentaje de usuarios que cuentan con refrigeradoras domésticas que todavía operan con refrigerante R-12, a pesar de ...

  3. Las taxocenosis de coleópteros acuáticos como indicadores ecológicos en el río Rivera de Huelva (Sevilla): Aspectos metodológicos.

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    Montes del Olmo, Carlos; Ramírez Díaz, Luis; Soler Andrés, Antonio

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    Se ha realizado un estudio ecológico descriptivo, con técnicas de muestreo estratificado y selectivo, de los biotopos acuáticos del río Rivera de Huelva (Sevilla), mediante la aplicación de técnicas de análisis factorial a las abundancias relativas de las taxocenosis de coleópteros acuáticos y a las medidas de nueve factores físico-químicos del medio (altura sobre el nivel del mar, corriente, profundidad, trainsparencia, temperatura del agua, pH, alcalinidad, cloruros ...

  4. Comunidade e partilha ecolÃÂgica de turdÃÂdeos (Aves: Passeriformes) em um fragmento urbano de floresta com araucÃÂrias em Guarapuava no Sul do Brasil

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    Huilquer Francisco Vogel

    2010-01-01

    Mecanismos ecolÃÂgicos que permitem a coexistÃÂncia de aves do gÃÂnero Turdus (Turdidae) parecem nÃÂo ser tÃÂo facilmente explicÃÂveis. Neste sentido, o presente trabalho buscou compreender como estÃÂ estruturada a comunidade destas aves e investigar possÃÂveis padrÃÂes e mecanismos que tornam possÃÂvel a coexistÃÂncia entre duas espÃÂcies aparentadas e relativamente semelhantes (T. leucomelas e T. rufiventris) que compartilham um fragmento florestal urbano. Por meio de capturas utilizando...

  5. A construção de sistemas agroflorestais a partir do saber ecológico local (O caso dos agricultores familiares que trabalham com agrofloresta em Pernambuco)

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    Almeida, Dirce Gomes de

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    Dissertação (mestrado) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Centro de Ciências Agrárias Análise do trabalho de difusão da Agrofloresta conduzido pelo Centro Sabiá, buscando compreender o modo como os agricultores familiares locais participaram na construção desse processo. Estuda a trajetória de vida do agricultor enfocando o seu sistema de valores e o saber ecológico local, suas percepções sobre o processo de difusão da Agrofloresta, as conexões entre o corpus e a praxis do agricult...

  6. O zoneamento ecológico-econômico como instrumento de planejamento e gestão ambiental: uma proposta para a bacia hidrográfica do Rio Corumbataí (SP)

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    Nobre, Mayra Fernandes [UNESP

    2008-01-01

    O crescimento desequilibrado de algumas regiões, onde a intensidade das atividades econômicas acarreta desestabilidades sócio-ambientais, gerou uma preocupação global em associar as políticas de desenvolvimento socioeconômico com as de recuperação e manutenção da qualidade ambiental. O planejamento do território tornou-se um dos instrumentos de normatização indispensáveis para a readequação das atividades, atuando como mecanismo disciplinador das intervenções antrópicas. O Zoneamento Ecológic...

  7. Elementos para la valoración integral de los recursos naturales: un puente entre la economía ambiental y la economía ecológica

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    RODRÍGUEZ ROMERO, PAULO CESAR; CUBILLOS GONZALEZ, ALEXANDER

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    El predominio de las valoraciones de los recursos naturales basadas en cifras económicas ha generado una infravaloración de los beneficios reales que obtienen las sociedades de la naturaleza, causada por el desconocimiento de la complejidad de las funciones ecológicas y por ignorar la integralidad de los subsistemas que componen el ambiente. Ante tal panorama, resulta imperante encontrar puentes conceptuales entre las ciencias ambientales para llenar los vacíos en los métodos de valoración, r...

  8. Propuesta de inclusión de la restauración ecológica en la estrategia REDD+ en Colombia, estudio de caso: Jurisdicción CORPOCHIVOR

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    Bedoya Blandón, Ángela María; Pachón Suárez, Durlay Yulani

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    La investigación está dirigida a plantear una propuesta para la inclusión de la restauración ecológica en la estrategia REDD+ en Colombia, tomando como referencia las herramientas implementadas por parte del MADS, la Secretaria Distrital de Ambiente de Bogotá, DC, los estudios realizadas por parte de la academia, entes privados y los proyectos desarrollados en el país. Por otra parte, con base en la estimación del carbono almacenado en la biomasa área de bosques en proceso de restauración y b...

  9. Procesos físicos del suelo en la reserva ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel de Ciudad Universitaria: atributos para su conservación

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    Iván Castellanos Vargas; Norma E. García Calderón; Zenón Cano Santana

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    La Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel de Ciudad Universitaria (REPSA-CU) alberga una fracción del derrame original de lava del volcán Xitle y actualmente el suelo y la comunidad vegetal son afectados por la fragmentación del paisaje, el depósito de residuos de relleno (como cascajo y otros materiales) y las construcciones irregulares. Se realizó una descripción de las principales propiedades físicas del suelo en sitios con topografía contrastante (planos abiertos conservados y pertur...

  10. La reestructuración de la cadena de valor del aceite de oliva en Andalucía: impactos ecológicos, sociales y económicos

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    García Brenes, Manuel David

    2004-01-01

    Esta tesis doctoral analiza los impactos ecológicos, sociales y económicos de los procesos de Reestructuración en la cadena de valor del aceite de oliva en Andalucía. Se persigue, con ello, desvelar los costes y beneficios que ha supuesto la dinámica de acumulación de capital existente en el conjunto de la cadena de valor del aceite de oliva para el medio ambiente y para el conjunto de relaciones sociales sobre el que se asientan estas actividades productivas.

  11. Uso del modelado de nicho ecológico como una herramienta para predecir la distribución potencial de Microcystis sp (cianobacteria) en la Presa Hidroeléctrica de Aguamilpa, Nayarit, México

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    Ibarra-Montoya,José L.; Rangel-Peraza,Gabriel; González-Farias,Fernando A.; De Anda,José; Martínez-Meyer,Enrique; Macias-Cuellar,Humberto

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    El modelado de nicho ecológico es una herramienta importante para la evaluación de la distribución espacial de especies terrestres, sin embargo, su aplicabilidad ha sido poco explorada en el medio acuático. Microcystis sp., es una especie de cianobacteria con frecuencia conocida por la producción de toxinas del tipo microcistinas, cuya ingestión en altas concentraciones ocasiona la muerte de animales, desde pequeñas aves hasta el ganado. Como cualquier grupo taxonómico, ésta cianobacteria pre...

  12. Efecto de la carga orgánica y de nutrientes y su biorremediación en sedimentos de ecosistemas acuáticos con distintas características ecológicas

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    Murueta Figueroa, Lourdes Nayeli

    2014-01-01

    En la presente tesis se seleccionaron como sistemas modelo de estudio dos ecosistemas acuáticos con características ecológicas muy distintas aunque con una problemática ambiental en común: la acumulación de materia orgánica en sus sedimentos (en distinto grado) como consecuencia de la actividad humana. En ambos casos se abordó el estudio tanto del efecto de la adición externa de nutrientes como de la desorción de estos desde sus sedimentos. Posteriormente se evaluó la eficacia de diferentes t...

  13. La información del Sistema de Cuentas Económicas y Ecológicas en México: algunos usos y desafíos en la elaboración de estadísticas

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo se presenta uno de los usos que se puede dar a algunos indicadores ambientales; tal es el caso de la información descrita en el Sistema de Cuentas Económicas y Ecológicas de México (SCEEM que, combinada con datos del Sistema de Cuentas Nacionales, posibilita obtener el índice de sustentabilidad propuesto por Pearce y Atkinson para el caso de México. A partir de los resultados obtenidos y bajo ciertos supuestos, se puede concluir que el crecimiento de la economía mexicana para el periodo de 1988-1996 fue "no sustentable".

  14. Proyecto de construcción de invernadero para producción de cultivos ecológicos, con incorporación de energías renovables para autoabastecimiento energético.

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    Antón Corredor, Tatiana

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    El proyecto consiste en la construcción de un invernadero para producción hortícola de tipo ecológico, incorporando la energía solar fotovoltaica como fuente de energía para practicar el autoabastecimiento energético. La explotación se encuentra en un sistema aislado por lo que el autoabastecimiento está permitido. El invernadero proyectado está muy tecnificado, disponiendo de un sistema de calefacción por agua caliente, calentado mediante caldera de pellets, sistema de ventilación automat...

  15. Neurofisioterapia y resolución de casos clínicos desde las teorías sistémicas y ecológicas de control motor

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    Anaya, Juan

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    En el taller haremos un repaso por la evolución de las teorías de Control Motor y sus implicaciones en la evaluación y tratamiento de los trastornos del movimiento derivados de daños neurológicos sobrevenidos; mediante el estudio de casos clínicos reales y propuesta de medidas de terapia, a partir de los últimos hallazgos en el marco de la dinámica de sistemas y teorías ecológicas. Universidad de Málaga. Campus de Excelencia Internacional Andalucía Tech.

  16. Bases ecológicas para o manejo de Bemisia tabaci (Genn.) biótipo B (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) em sistemas orgânicos de produção de tomate

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    Togni, Pedro Henrique Brum

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    A mosca-branca Bemisia tabaci biótipo B é considerada uma das principais pragas do tomateiro por causar perdas de produtividade devido a danos diretos e pela transmissão de diversas viroses (Geminiviridae). As aplicações de inseticidas para seu controle têm se mostrado cada vez mais incipientes. Isso evidencia a necessidade de novas técnicas de manejo baseado nas interações ecológicas entre a mosca-branca e outros componentes bióticos e abióticos do agroecossistema do tomateiro. Em estudos an...

  17. Projeto Sabão Ecológico: uma estratégia educacional para a reciclagem do óleo de cozinha no município de Viçosa

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    Yaankha Bharbara Allecxandria Bernardo da Silva Barbosa Cardoso; Sabrina Marcelino Amoglia; Julie Louise McClelland; Amanda Ferreira Teixeira; Laura Fernandes Melo

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    O descarte inadequado de resíduos de óleo de cozinha usado pode causar danos ambientais no local onde é descartado, bem como no entorno, fato que desrespeita um dos direitos do ser humano: o acesso ao ambiente ecologicamente equilibrado. Neste contexto, o Projeto Sabão Ecológico foi criado pela ONG Engenheiros Sem Fronteiras – Núcleo Viçosa, devido à necessidade de conscientizar a população sobre os danos inerentes ao descarte incorreto desse óleo. Por meio de oficinas teórico-práticas, que e...

  18. Consumo responsável e mobilização social: estudo de caso da dinâmica comunicacional da Rede Ecológica do Rio de Janeiro

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    Santos, Nádia Bernuci dos

    2013-01-01

    A presente dissertação aborda a dinâmica dos fluxos de informação de uma rede organizada em torno do consumo responsável. Parte de uma perspectiva ampla onde a questão ecológica emerge evidenciando a insustentabilidade do sistema de produção e consumo ante o esgotamento de recursos naturais. A partir daí, o tema da pesquisa aproxima-se de aspectos associados ao consumismo enquanto importante operador desse modelo de crescimento capitalista, trazendo para o debate a constituição de movimentos ...

  19. New patterns of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) clones, community-associated MRSA genotypes behave like healthcare-associated MRSA genotypes within hospitals, Argentina.

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    Egea, Ana L; Gagetti, Paula; Lamberghini, Ricardo; Faccone, Diego; Lucero, Celeste; Vindel, Ana; Tosoroni, Dario; Garnero, Analía; Saka, Hector A; Galas, Marcelo; Bocco, José L; Corso, Alejandra; Sola, Claudia

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    Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) burden is increasing worldwide in hospitals [healthcare-associated (HA)-MRSA] and in communities [community-associated (CA)-MRSA]. However, the impact of CA-MRSA within hospitals remains limited, particularly in Latin America. A countrywide representative survey of S. aureus infections was performed in Argentina by analyzing 591 clinical isolates from 66 hospitals in a prospective cross-sectional, multicenter study (Nov-2009). This work involved healthcare-onset infections-(HAHO, >48 hospitalization hours) and community-onset (CO) infections [including both, infections (HACO) in patients with healthcare-associated risk-factors (HRFs) and infections (CACO) in those without HRFs]. MRSA strains were genetically typed as CA-MRSA and HA-MRSA genotypes (CA-MRSAG and HA-MRSAG) by SCCmec- and spa-typing, PFGE, MLST and virulence genes profile by PCR. Considering all isolates, 63% were from CO-infections and 55% were MRSA [39% CA-MRSAG and 16% HA-MRSAG]. A significantly higher MRSA proportion among CO- than HAHO-S. aureus infections was detected (58% vs 49%); mainly in children (62% vs 43%). The CA-MRSAG/HA-MRSAG have accounted for 16%/33% of HAHO-, 39%/13% of HACO- and 60.5%/0% of CACO-infections. Regarding the epidemiological associations identified in multivariate models for patients with healthcare-onset CA-MRSAG infections, CA-MRSAG behave like HA-MRSAG within hospitals but children were the highest risk group for healthcare-onset CA-MRSAG infections. Most CA-MRSAG belonged to two major clones: PFGE-type N-ST30-SCCmecIVc-t019-PVL(+) and PFGE-type I-ST5-IV-SCCmecIVa-t311-PVL(+) (45% each). The ST5-IV-PVL(+)/ST30-IV-PVL(+) clones have caused 31%/33% of all infections, 20%/4% of HAHO-, 43%/23% of HACO- and 35%/60% of CACO- infections, with significant differences by age groups (children/adults) and geographical regions. Importantly, an isolate belonging to USA300-0114-(ST8-SCCmecIVa-spat008-PVL(+)-ACME(+)) was detected

  20. The Babee’s Book, or a « lytyl reporte » of how young people should behave (1475

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    , meanings, social standards in society. Its intention is to shape man, to transform him so that his body will become the result of a social moulding. Eventually, it is about orienting individual behaviow in society, about teaching him good manners by inculcating « savoir-vivre ». The Babee’s Book, an Anglo-Norman manual on education and courtesy released in the 15th Century for young English noblemen, provides a good example of what is expected of a page, of how to behave in society of behaviow, to which are added moral precepts inspired, among others, by Caton. This treatise on good manners insists on table manners, an important moment in medieval sociability, but it also gives moral advice, new codes of behaviow, new rules on life in society related to how to be and appear.

  1. Development of calibration factors of moss (Hylocomium splendens); Utvikling av kalibreringsfaktorer for mose (Hylocomium splendens)

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    Berg, T.

    1996-01-01

    The present paper relates to atmospheric deposition of trace elements in Norway. These elements are mapped geographically in every fifth year by analysing bio-monitored mosses. This is a part of an original Scandinavian monitoring program which gradually expanded to other parts of Europe. In 1995, 32 countries participated in the program. The investigation of mosses in Norway has also been used as a basis for the development of special environment indicators for monitoring atmospheric long-range transported heavy metals. 9 refs., 1 fig.

  2. Concepções de agricultores ecológicos do Paraná sobre alimentação saudável Concepciones de agricultores ecológicos de Paraná (Sur de Brasil sobre alimentación saludable Conceptions of healthy eating among ecological farmers in Paraná, Southern Brazil

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    Erica Ell

    2012-04-01

    Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Descrever as concepções de agricultores ecológicos sobre alimentação saudável. MÉTODOS: Estudo com abordagem qualitativa. Entre janeiro e fevereiro de 2007, foram realizadas entrevistas em profundidade com o apoio de um roteiro com 11 mulheres e um homem residentes em comunidade agrícola de Rio Branco do Sul, PR, selecionados aleatoriamente dentre as 20 famílias de agricultores ecológicos desse município. RESULTADOS: Três categorias de análise foram identificadas: "tomada de consciência da alimentação saudável", "capacidade de compra" e "terra saudável". O significado da alimentação saudável para as mulheres agricultoras envolve a ideia de que os alimentos devem ser naturais, sem agrotóxicos nem produtos químicos industrializados. Cotidianamente o consumo de frutas, verduras e legumes somado ao básico feijão, arroz e carne deve ser abundante e a composição do prato deve visar à prevenção de obesidade e doenças crônico-degenerativas. O cuidado com os recursos naturais para garantir a produção de alimentos saudáveis, a segurança alimentar, a sustentabilidade do meio ambiente e a vida futura do planeta integram o conceito de alimentação saudável. CONCLUSÕES: O conhecimento, a autocrítica e o discernimento acompanharam as concepções em relação à alimentação saudável.OBJETIVO: Describir las concepciones de agricultores ecológicos sobre alimentación saludable. MÉTODOS: Estudio con abordaje cualitativo. Entre enero y febrero de 2007, se realizaron entrevistas en profundidad con el apoyo de un itinerario con 11 mujeres y un hombre residentes en comunidad agrícola de Rio Branco do Sul, Sur de Brasil, seleccionados aleatoriamente entre las 20 familias de agricultores ecológicos de este municipio. RESULTADOS: Tres categorías de análisis fueron identificadas: "tomada de consciencia de la alimentación saludable", "capacidad de compra" y "tierra saludable". El significado de la alimentaci

  3. The Colorado river delta (Mexico: ecological importance and management = O delta do rio Colorado (Mexico: importância ecológica e gerenciamento

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    José Luis Fermán Almada

    2008-10-01

    Full Text Available The Colorado river delta is a unique coastal system in the world, as it combines two important systems: the Colorado river and the Gulf of California. Consequently, the delta is dominated by bilateral interests, and influenced by administrative, political and natural processes, which involve the countries of the United States and Mexico. Located in the northern part of the Gulf of California, under a condition of natural isolation, a series of environmental attributeshave been developed (biotic and abiotic that are only observed in is region. In this work, the development of the bilateral political relations and the most important ecological characteristicsare presented, as well as the management instruments that have been developed for over 80 years. From these issues, the possible scenario for the region is defined, and the development of methodologies for monitoring the effects of these possible tendencies on the natural components of the delta is proposed.O delta do rio Colorado é uma zona costeira única em todo o mundo, porassociar dois importantes sistemas: o próprio rio Colorado e o Golfo da Califórnia. Conseqüentemente, o delta é dominado por interesses bi-nacionais e influenciado por processos administrativos, políticos e naturais, envolvendo os Estados Unidos e o México. Localizado no norte do Golfo da Califórnia, sob uma condição de isolamento natural,desenvolveu-se uma série de atributos ambientais (bióticos e abióticos que só podem ser vistos nessa região. Neste trabalho, são apresentados o desenvolvimento das relações políticas bilaterais e as características ecológicas mais importantes, bem como osmecanismos de gerenciamento que vêm sido desenvolvidos por mais de 80 anos. A partir dessas questões, é definido um cenário tendencial possível para a região, e o desenvolvimento de metodologias para o acompanhamento dos efeitos dessas possíveis tendências sobre os componentes naturais do delta é proposto.

  4. ¡No en mi patio trasero!: el caso de la comunidad ecológica de Peñalolén

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    Roberto Mardones Arévalo

    2009-05-01

    Full Text Available Desde los inicios de la transición, Chile se ve envuelto en una espiral que se traduce, políticamente, en una decreciente participación ciudadana. La acción colectiva de grupos organizados, generados durante la última etapa del régimen militar, fue decayendo, para dar paso a un tipo acción colectiva parcial, e incluso considerada con fines egoístas. El caso que se presenta es reflejo de lo anterior. Es ésta una situación de conflicto territorial, donde las autoridades toman una decisión de solución habitacional, que pasa por la ocupación de un territorio considerado “reserva ecológica” por sus habitantes. El conflicto da pie para que se revelen dos falencias dentro del sistema político chileno. Por un lado, la falta de claridad en las políticas de utilización del suelo y, por otro, la aparición de una forma de expresión de malestar ciudadano, en función de un objetivo concreto y singular, calificadas como Nimby.Since the early stages of its transition, Chile has found itself caught up in a spiral that has manifested in the declining participation of citizens in the political sphere. Collective action of organized groups, created in the last stages of the military dictatorship, decayed gradually, leading to a reduced form of collective action. The case here is an example of this partial collective action. The conflict analyzed here is of a territorial nature, in which authorities reach decisions regarding housing solutions that imply the occupation of lands considered by its inhabitants to be an ecological reserve. The conflict bares light on two shortcomings of the Chilean Political System. On the one hand a lack of clarity on the politics of land use; and on the other hand, the emergence of poor quality citizenship, unable to mobilize around concrete objectives.

  5. Reabilitação Ambiental no Igarapé da Fortaleza - O Parque do Igarapé e seu Paisagismo Ecológico

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    Géssica Nogueira dos Santos

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    Full Text Available Este artigo analisou a área do Igarapé da Fortaleza, na divisa dos municípios de Macapá e Santana, no Amapá, na região amazônica brasileira, buscando uma nova solução urbanística que harmonizasse a atividade econômica existente no local (relacionada à venda de pescado, crustáceos e açaí com o meio urbano e natural. A metodologia utilizada nesta pesquisa baseou-se primeiramente em um diagnóstico completo da área de estudo, realizada através de levantamentos in loco e entrevistas, cujos dados coletados e compilados resultaram em mapas temáticos, realizados nos software ArcGis, CorelDRAW e Auto-Cad. A segunda etapa foi um levantamento bibliográfico do arcabouço conceitual do planejamento ambiental, que serviu de inspiração para a etapa final: a proposição de um parque com enfoque ecológico, o “Parque do Igarapé”, com espaços tematizados pela cultura local, como a pesca artesanal de camarão e extrativismo de açaí. This paper studied the area known as Igarape of Fortaleza, a wetland located in the Brazilian Amazon, in the state of Amapa, between the cities of Macapá and Santana. The objective was to find a new urban solution that can cope with the existing economic activities (fishing and collecting acai berries with the urban and natural environment. The methodology used was primarily based on a full diagnosis of the study area, conducted through surveys and interviews on site. The data were collected and compiled and resulted in thematic maps made in ArcGIS, CorelDRAW and Auto-Cad softwares. The second step was a literature review of the conceptual theme of environmental planning, which served as inspiration for the final step: the proposition of ecological based park, the “Park of Igarape”, that included open spaces that celebrate local culture, as the manual shrimp fishing and the extraction of acai berry.

  6. Gestão ambiental de parques urbanos: o caso do Parque Ecológico do Município de Belém Gunnar Vingren

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    Silvia Laura Costa Cardoso

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available O artigo debate fatores que facilitam e dificultam a implementação de um parque urbano. Discutem-se as facilidades e dificuldades inerentes à implementação de parques urbanos face aos múltiplos interesses que envolvem os atores sociais. Analisa-se o caso do Parque Ecológico do Município de Belém Gunnar Vingren (PEGV e enfocam-se os conceitos de participação, governança urbana e gestão ambiental. Utiliza-se da teoria dos stakeholders para identificação dos atores sociais e interpretação de seus comportamentos no processo de implementação do parque. Metodologicamente, o trabalho assume a abordagem qualitativa e se utiliza da observação direta e entrevistas semiestruturadas. O estudo mostra a importância dos movimentos sociais urbanos para a preservação das áreas verdes da cidade e melhoria da qualidade de vida urbana. Aponta que a gestão ambiental dos parques urbanos depende fundamentalmente do ordenamento do seu próprio território e entorno. Em áreas com território desordenado é elevada a possibilidade de pressão sobre parque e depredação dos seus recursos naturais. A pesquisa mostra que os modelos de gestão urbana da cidade influenciam no nível de participação dos atores sociais nos conselhos gestores de parques. Empiricamente, o artigo mostra que a capacidade institucional para a gestão do PEGV avançou bastante; todavia, paradoxalmente, a capacidade organizacional do governo municipal é limitada para a gestão de todo o sistema. Dentre todos os desafios na gestão de parques urbanos, o mais proeminente é o de construção de uma aliança de governança participativa entre os stakeholders.

  7. A dialogação: a práxis do diálogo inter-religioso no paradigma ecológico

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    Paulo Agostinho Nogueira Baptista

    2009-06-01

    Full Text Available O artigo procura responder a um dos grandes desafios teológicos da atualidade: o diálogo inter-religioso. Trabalha a dimensão da práxis do diálogo, especialmente, no pensamento de Leonardo Boff, identificado a partir de 1992 em um novo paradigma - o paradigma ecológico. A dialogação (como práxis dialogal é pensada num grande encontro teoantropocósmico, articulando Deus, Ser humano e Natureza. Três momentos compõem essa práxis dialógica: dialogação mística ou espiritual; dialogação fraterna; e a ética da vida. Não são três momentos separados. Articulam-se e estão interconectados. Começam e terminam com a mística, expressam-se no estarcom-o-outro, na fraternidade e nos critérios de pensar e agir eticamente.Palavras-chave: Diálogo inter-religioso; Práxis; Mística; Fraternidade; Ecologia; Ética. ABSTRACTThis paper aims at responding to one of the great theological challenges at present: inter-religions dialogue. It focuses on the dimension of the praxis of dialogue, especially on Leonardo Boff´s thought, identified as of 1992 according to a new paradigm - the ecological one. Dialogue as praxis is taken into account within the scope of a wide Theo-anthropo-cosmic encounter, articulating God, the Human Being and Nature. Such dialogical praxis comprises three moments: mystical or spiritual dialogue; fraternal dialogue; and the ethics of life. Those are not three separate moments: they are articulated and interconnected. They start and end with mystics, and they express themselves in being-with-the-other in fraternity and in the criteria for ethical thought and action.Key words: Inter-religions dialogue; Praxis; Mystics; raternity; Ecology; Ethics.

  8. Esteres metílicos de ácidos grasos como carburantes. Implicaciones económicas, ecológicas y energéticas

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    Gómez Herrera, Carlos

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    Full Text Available Changes in the "Common Agricultural Policy" of the European Union have increased the rapeseed crops on "set-aside" lands remarkably. Rapeseed oils are transesterified with methanol to obtain fatty acid methyl esters. Blends of these esters with diesel oil are sold in petrol stations in different european countries like any other fuel.
    This informative article starts by reviewing basic characteristics of diesel fuel, and continues with an analysis of physical properties, chemical composition and present specifications for the rapeseed methyl esters. Subsequently several implications derived from the industrial development of this biofuel are discussed. These implications are economic (production, consumption, prices, subventions, tax exemptions, ecological (nearly zero emissions for whole cycle of carbon dioxide, other exhaust emissions from combustion, ecobalances, and energetic (complete evaluation of energy expenditure for production, energetic ratios.

    Los cambios en la "Common Agricultural Policy" de la Unión Europea han incrementado notablemente los cultivos de colza en los terrenos "setaside". El aceite de colza se transesterifica con metanol para obtener esteres metílicos de ácidos grasos del aceite de sus semillas. Mezclas de estos metilésteres con gasóleo se venden en gasolineras de diferentes países europeos como cualquier otro carburante.
    Este artículo de información comienza por una revisión de características básicas del gasóleo, seguida por un análisis de las propiedades físicas, la composición química y las especificaciones actuales de los metilésteres de colza. A continuación se discuten diversas implicaciones derivadas del desarrollo industrial de este biocombustible. Las mismas son económicas (producción, consumo, precios, subvenciones, exención de Impuestos, ecológicas (emisiones casi nulas para el ciclo completo del dióxido de carbono, otras emisiones procedentes de la combusti

  9. Cárie dentária, disponibilidade de açúcar e fatores associados nas capitais brasileiras em 2003: um estudo ecológico

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    Full Text Available INTRODUÇÃO: A associação entre a disponibilidade de açúcar e a cárie dentária, utilizando-se dados populacionais, ainda não foi testada na população brasileira. OBJETIVO: Investigar a associação entre a experiência de cárie em crianças e a disponibilidade domiciliar de açúcar no Brasil, em 2003. Buscou-se ainda testar a provável influência de indicadores socioeconômicos e do acesso à água fluoretada. MATERIAL E MÉTODO: Este estudo ecológico analisou dados das 27 capitais brasileiras sobre cárie em crianças de cinco e 12 anos, e abastecimento de água fluoretada, obtidos do levantamento nacional de saúde bucal de 2003. Os dados sobre disponibilidade domiciliar de açúcar foram obtidos da Pesquisa de Orçamento Familiar (POF de 2003 e, sobre indicadores socioeconômicos, do Programa das Nações Unidas para o Desenvolvimento em 2000. Na análise estatística, foram utilizados testes de correlação e regressão linear simples e múltipla. RESULTADO: Não houve associação significativa entre a experiência de cárie em crianças de cinco anos e as variáveis independentes. Na idade de 12 anos, menor experiência de cárie foi correlacionada à maior aquisição de refrigerantes, ao maior tempo de fluoretação e ao IDH e à renda per capita mais elevados. O resultado da regressão linear múltipla, ajustado pelo tempo de fluoretação das águas, indicou que esta variável explica os níveis de cárie mais baixos. Após o ajuste pelos demais fatores, nenhuma variável foi associada à cárie. CONCLUSÃO: Não houve associação entre a experiência de cárie em crianças e a disponibilidade domiciliar de açúcar nas capitais brasileiras em 2003, quando indicadores socioeconômicos e presença de água fluoretada foram considerados na análise.

  10. Zoneamento ecológico-econômico - ZEE - para sistemas orgânicos de produção agropecuária

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    Claudete Rempel

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Entre os mecanismos de planejamento à disposição do Poder Público e passíveis de serem utilizados no planejamento territorial está o Zoneamento Ecológico-Econômico – ZEE –, que busca a compatibilização entre o desenvolvimento econômico e a qualidade ambiental. O objetivo deste trabalho é determinar zonas para promoção ou implantação de cultivo de alimentos orgânicos no município de Arroio do Meio/RS. O estudo desenvolveu duas propostas com o objetivo de reconhecer as características ambientais e territoriais do município e a vocação das diferentes áreas no que tange à ocupação antrópica e à conservação ambiental: 1 ZEE com a indicação dos usos e ações recomendados para a utilização racional do território; 2 rotinas de apoio à decisão para a determinação da aptidão. Os resultados das duas avaliações apontaram que o município apresenta aproximadamente 40% de sua área enquadrada como zona de uso intensivo, apresentando aptidão para a promoção da produção de alimentos orgânicos.Abstract Among the planning mechanisms available to the Government that could be used in territorial planning is the ecological-economic zoning - EEZ, which seeks forreconcilement between economic development and environmental quality. The aim of this study is to determine areas for the introduction and development of organic foods cultivation in the municipality of Arroio do Meio/RS/BR. The study has developed two proposals in order to recognize the territorial and environmental characteristics of the municipality and the vocation of different areas regarding anthropogenic occupation and environmental conservation: 1 EEZ indicating the uses and actions recommended for the rational use of the territory, 2 decision support routines for the determination of aptitude. The results of both evaluations pointed out that the city has approximately 40% of the framed area as a zone of intensive use,showing ability to promote

  11. Rareza, estatus de conservación y sus determinantes ecológicos. Revisión de su aplicación a escala regional

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    Carrascal, L. M.

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available This work reviews the relationships among the ecological basis of rarity, threat categories of species and the definition of their conservation status. When applying quantitative criteria to establish threat categories, there are many logical problems dealing with biodiversity conservation, biological problems dealing with the natural history of the species, and methodological problems linked to scientific design and reliability of the data; these limitations are assessed. It is not advisable to determine national or regional categories of threat when depending on speculative data without scientific credibility. This should be particularly worrying if regional rarity is based on purely biogeographical aspects (e.g., populations at the edges of total distribution ranges. Several alternatives are proposed to apply criteria determining the regional threat status.

    En este trabajo se efectúa una revisión crítica sobre la rareza ecológica, las categorías de amenaza de las especies y la definición de su estatus de conservación. En la aplicación de los criterios cuantitativos para establecer categorías de amenaza existen numerosos problemas lógicos asociados con la conservación de la biodiversidad, biológicos relacionados con la historia natural de las especies y metodológicos vinculados a aspectos de diseño científico y fiabilidad de los datos. No sería recomendable crear categorías que definan el estatus de amenaza a escalas nacional o regional cuando los datos utilizados sean pura especulación. Esto es especialmente preocupante cuando la rareza a escala regional venga motivada por aspectos puramente biogeográficos (e.g., poblaciones en bordes de distribución. Se proponen alternativas para la aplicación de criterios definitorios de estatus de conservación a escala regional (p.e., nacional o comunidades autónomas.

  12. 5-7 Year Old Children's Conceptions of Behaving Artifacts and the Influence of Constructing Their Behavior on the Development of Theory of Mind (ToM and Theory of Artificial Mind (ToAM

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    Full Text Available Nowadays, we are surrounded by artifacts that are capable of adaptive behavior, such as electric pots, boiler timers, automatic doors, and robots. The literature concerning human beings’ conceptions of “traditional” artifacts is vast, however, little is known about our conceptions of behaving artifacts, nor of the influence of the interaction with such artifacts on cognitive development, especially among children. Since these artifacts are provided with an artificial “mind,” it is of interest to assess whether and how children develop a Theory of Artificial Mind (ToAM which is distinct from their Theory of Mind (ToM. The study examined a new theoretical scheme named ToAM (Theory of Artificial Mind by means of qualitative and quantitative methodology among twenty four 5-7 year old children from central Israel. It also examined the effects of interacting with behaving artifacts (constructing versus observing the robot’s behavior using the “RoboGan” interface on children’s development of ToAM and their ToM and looked for conceptions that evolve among children while interacting with behaving artifacts which are indicative of the acquisition of ToAM. In the quantitative analysis it was found that the interaction with behaving artifacts, whether as observers or constructors and for both age groups, brought into awareness children’s ToM as well as influenced their ability to understand that robots can behave independently and based on external and environmental conditions. In the qualitative analysis it was found that participating in the intervention influenced the children’s ToAM for both constructors and for the younger observer. Engaging in building the robot’s behavior influenced the children’s ability to explain several of the robots’ behaviors, their understanding of the robot’s script-based behavior and rule-based behavior and the children’s metacognitive development. The theoretical and practical importance of

  13. Ecole et communaute au Portugal

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    1980-09-01

    Since 1974 Portugal has experienced some dramatic changes in educational practices at the local level. The school has been opened to the community and the community to the school. Teacher education now includes community studies, designed to prepare teachers for an active role in this process and for the better understanding of the social background of pupils. One new practice is the publication of local newspapers or news-sheets to enhance the understanding of the community by teachers and pupils. The development of a school garden for the cultivation of flowers and vegetables serves as another bridge between school and community. Other examples of community action are adult literacy classes, the creation of voluntary organisations for women, the running of youth clubs, the formation of co-operatives, and local projects like the purchase of an old tram-car to be converted into a library. The introduction of `Civic and Polytechnic Education' for 13-16 year olds was an important innovation. One half-day a week was to be devoted to the integration of the school with the locality, young people's participation in society as agents of change, the linking of study and productive work, and the involvement of young people in the solution of national problems, working from a concrete knowledge of local and regional life. However, since 1976 there has been a more conservative approach, and only in places with a strong consensus amongst teachers has the new relationship between school and community been maintained.

  14. Estructura y daños en las comunidades de octocorales (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba

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    Yunier Olivera Espinosa

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Se estudió la comunidad de octocorales del arrecife de macizos y canales de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney- Juticí (sur oriente de Cuba con el objetivo de caracterizar su composición, estructura y estado de conservación, así como inferir a partir de estas las condiciones ambientales imperantes en el área. La investigación se realizó entre enero y junio de 2009, en seis localidades ubicadas entre 12m y 17m de profundidad. Como unidad de muestreo se empleó un marco de 1m², el cual fue puesto en zigzag cada 2m sobre la superficie del arrecife de macizos. Se determinó, por localidad, la densidad de colonias y se infirieron los grados de severidad, constancia ambiental, tensión hidrodinámica y el Índice Comparativo de Contaminación. Se determinaron, además, los daños en la comunidad de octocorales. Se analizaron 752 colonias e identificaron 25 especies de octocorales. Eunicea flexuosa y Gorgonia ventalina fueron las especies más abundantes. La densidad fluctuó entre 3.58±1.84 colonias/m² y 7.58±2.16 colonias/ m² (densidad de baja a moderada tendiendo a baja. En la zona se infirió una tensión hidrodinámica entre baja y alta, con niveles de contaminación bajos y moderados, y un ambiente generalmente favorable y constante. Los daños de tipo mecánico fueron los más frecuentes, siendo G. ventalina la especie con más colonias dañadas. La comunidad de octocorales del hábitat de macizos y canales de la Reserva Ecológica Siboney-Juticí presentó un buen estado de conservación.Structure and injuries of octocoral communities (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea of Ecological Reserve Siboney-Juticí, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. In the spur-and-groove reefs of the Ecological Reserve Siboney-Juticí (Southeast Cuba octocorals are one of the predominant components of the sessile fauna. Main objectives of the present paper are characterizing the composition, structure and conservation status of the octocoral communities and assessing on the

  15. A modernização ecológica conquistando hegemonia nos discursos ambientais: o caso da Zona Franca de Manaus

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    Thaís Brianezi

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available A Zona Franca de Manaus (ZFM foi criada em 1967 pelo governo da ditadura militar brasileira, de acordo com um discurso nacionalista que apresentava a região amazônica como um território estratégico que era preciso ocupar e desenvolver. Apesar de a visão do grande vazio não ter sido apagada do imaginário popular, desde os anos de 1970 tem ganhado força a percepção da floresta como herança cultural e biológica a ser preservada. Estas mudanças nos discursos mais gerais sobre a Amazônia foram acompanhadas por um deslocamento do discurso de legitimação dos incentivos fiscais gozados pelas indústrias de Manaus, em um movimento relacionado ao processo de construção de hegemonia no campo ambiental, marcado pela emergência da chamada modernização ecológica. Utilizando a análise crítica do discurso, este artigo mostra como se constituiu o argumento de que as empresas em Manaus protegem a floresta, assentado em um roteiro de dupla ameaça: de desemprego e de desmatamento. As informações e dados foram levantados por meio de pesquisa bibliográfica, entrevistas semiestruturadas e observações diretas em reuniões e eventos corporativos. Fizeram parte do corpus, ainda, as transcrições oficiais de 64 pronunciamentos em plenário dos três senadores e oito deputados federais do Amazonas em 2007; 125 matérias publicadas no caderno de Economia do jornal A Crítica entre 1º de janeiro e 30 de junho, e quatro edições da revista institucional Suframa Hoje, no mesmo ano.La Zona Franca de Manaus (ZFM fue creada en 1967 por el gobierno de la dictadura militar brasileña, a partir de un discurso nacionalista que presentaba la región amazónica como un territorio estratégico que tenia que ser ocupado y desarrollado. A pesar de la imagen de un gran vacío no desaparecer del imaginario popular; desde los finales de los años 70 ha ganado fuerza la percepción de la floresta como herencia cultural e biológica que debe ser preservada

  16. Propuesta de cambio para el desarrollo de una organización inteligente verde de TI Bancaria, basada en redes inteligentes ecológicas, banca móvil y ética organizacional para la Banca Universal

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    Carlos A. Fernández Bravo

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    Full Text Available Esta investigación presenta una propuesta de cambio para el desarrollo de una organización inteligente verde de TI Bancaria, basada en redes inteligentes ecológicas, banca móvil y ética organizacional para la Banca Universal. La metodología es de tipo exploratoria y a su vez descriptiva. Se concluye que la Banca Universal debe asegurar la participación activa del sector financiero con los gobiernos y las organizaciones no gubernamentales para desarrollar y perfeccionar las leyes y los estándares ambientales tanto en leyes nacionales como en acuerdos internacionales. Así mismo, promover el desarrollo de iniciativas voluntarias que incluyan aspectos sociales, ambientales y económicos del desarrollo sostenible y que tengan por objetivo fundamental mejorar la calidad de vida. Se plantean lineamientos estratégicos que enfatizan la necesidad de una adecuada gestión de tecnología de información y comunicación, para integrar a las estrategias ecológicas, sustentadas en ética y herramientas verdes que proporcionen vida a la humanidad

  17. Marketing verde: um olhar sobre as tensões entre greenwashing e ecopropaganda na construção do apelo ecológico na comunicação publicitária

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    Fred Tavares

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    Full Text Available O século XXI vem sendo marcado por significativas mudanças nas estruturas sociais, econômicas e políticas em função da relação do homem com a causa ambiental. À vista do surgimento desses novos paradigmas, o objetivo desse trabalho é investigar o uso da comunicação como eficiente instrumento de fomento da lucratividade dentro da temática ecológico-social. A ideia é problematizar até que ponto o posicionamento “verde” nas campanhas de marketing sustentam argumentos que se correlacionam à real prática das corporações. A metodologia se sustentará na tessitura de uma fundamentação teórica acerca da construção da percepção ecológica, seguida do estudo de caso de peças publicitárias elaboradas a partir da lógica ambiental. O resultado proposto é o levantamento das práticas de greenwashing e ecopropaganda sob a ótica das empresas em paralelo à formação de um olhar crítico acerca da questão sócio-ambiental.

  18. ICMS ecológico: conceito e repercussões na conservação ambiental do município de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais

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    Gelze Serrat de Souza Campos Rodrigues

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    Full Text Available A legislação ambiental brasileira define os instrumentos de intervenção do Estado no planejamento e na gestão ambiental. Um desses instrumentos é o Imposto sobre Circulação de Mercadorias e Prestação de Serviços Ecológico (ICMS Ecológico. Por meio da arrecadação do ICMS (Imposto sobre Circulação de Mercadorias e Prestação de Serviços, os estados podem disponibilizar uma parcela do seu montante aos municípios, com a utilização de diversos critérios, dentre eles o ambiental. Este artigo apresenta o sistema de redistribuição desse imposto, segundo os critérios ambientais, executado no estado de Minas Gerais, e analisa suas implicações na conservação ambiental do município de Uberlândia, oeste de Minas Gerais. Por meio de revisão bibliográfica, pesquisa documental e trabalhos de campo, constata-se a potencialidade desse instrumento e a falta de seu alcance no que tange ao índice de conservação ambiental. Por fim, propõe-se algumas mudanças na normatização estadual, a fim de se atingir o seu objetivo: a melhoria da qualidade ambiental.

  19. Crítica das forças produtivas: guerra, destruição ecológica e criação do mundo pós-natural.

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    André Villar Gomez

    2012-09-01

    Full Text Available As forças produtivas são uma categoria capitalista e materializam a abstração social baseada no valor. Tal como o processo de valorização, as forças produtivas se desenvolvem sem levar em consideração a satisfação das necessidades humanas e as consequências ecológicas. A produção destrutiva por meio da redução da taxa de utilização dos produtos e os gastos militares crescentes demonstram que o capitalismo passou a destruir riqueza material em larga escala para adequar seus potenciais destrutivos aos estreitos limites de sua forma de riqueza baseada no trabalho abstrato. A aceleração do consumo do mundo, que é uma das manifestações do desenvolvimento tecnológico capitalista, é uma das causas mais importantes da crise ecológica contemporâneia. O mundo pós-natural  consiste na tentativa desmedida e irracional de o capitalismo fugir das "barreiras naturais". A superação da forma social baseada no valor e das forças produtivas tornou-se uma necessidade de primeira ordem.

  20. Estudio comparativo de las características físico-químicas, nutricionales y microscópicas de tomate (Licopersicon Esculentum Mill.) procedente de cultivo ecológico y convencional, en fresco y tras la obtención de triturados, y de diferentes derivados comerciales de tomate

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    Tres variedades de tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.): Rede Spring, Lladó e Antillas, cultivados en forma convencional e ecolóxica, analizáronse neste estudo co obxectivo de coñecer o efecto da variedade e tipo de cultivo sobre as propiedades fisicoquímicas, nutricionais e microscópicas. Tres variedades de tomate (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.): Red Spring, Lladó y Antillas, cultivados en forma convencional y ecológica, se han analizado en este estudio con el objetivo de...

  1. Proyecto de inversión para la construcción de un Hostal Ecológico ubicado en el cantón General Villamil Playas a implementarse a partir del período 2010 – 2011, con participación de la comunidad

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    Tejada Vera, Mariuxi Angelina; Granda González, Cinthia Nathaly

    2011-01-01

    En la actualidad las personas desean encontrar lugares donde puedan admirar y recrearse con la naturaleza, la flora, la fauna, estudiar, disfrutar tanto con estos elementos naturales, como con la cultura humana propia del lugar es por eso que ahora el turismo ecológico ofrece una mejor calidad de vida para las personas en relación al medio ambiente. El turismo ecológico a nivel mundial es una corriente que desarrolla una actividad conservacionista del patrimonio de los pueblos, las investigac...

  2. Fundamentos ecológicos y biogeográficos de la rareza de la avifauna madrileña: Una propuesta de modificación del catálogo regional de especies amenazadas

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    Carrascal, L. M.

    2006-05-01

    Full Text Available The conservation status of bird species of Comunidad de Madrid is analysed using the ecological breadth of the species, the distribution area, their habitat preferences, and maximum ecological densities in the region. The species which are less widely distributed in Madrid are characterized by their low maximum ecological densities, narrow habitat breadths, and limited distribution in the Iberian peninsular. Another component defining regional rarity shows that large-sized species tend to reach lower densities than small-sized birds. These two gradients of ecological rarity are closely associated with the current categories of threat status in Madrid, and allow the proposal and justification of possible modifications of the regional catalogue for 11 species.

    Se analiza el estatus de conservación de todas las Aves de la Comunidad de Madrid utilizando parámetros ecológicos asociados con la valencia ecológica de las especies, la extensión de su área de distribución, sus preferencias de hábitat y las densidades máximas ecológicas en la región. Las especies menos ampliamente distribuidas en la C.A. de Madrid se caracterizan por sus bajas densidades ecológicas máximas, y por ocupar menor variedad de hábitats y tienen una distribución muy restringida a escala peninsular. Otra componente de la rareza regional se relaciona directamente con la talla corporal, de manera que las especies de mayor tamaño tienden a alcanzar menores densidades que las especies más pequeñas. Estos dos gradientes de rareza ecológica se asocian estrechamente con las actuales categorías oficiales de amenaza de las aves de Madrid, y permiten proponer y justificar posibles modificaciones al Catálogo regional para 11 especies (Cuchara Común – ‘De Interés Especial’; Calamón Común – ‘De Interés Especial’; Alcaraván Común – ‘Sensible a la Alteración de su Hábitat’; Paloma Zurita – ‘De Interés Especial’; Torcecuello Euroasi

  3. Plantas medicinais: transmissão do conhecimento nas famílias de agricultores de base ecológica no Sul do RS Plantas medicinales: transmisión de conocimientos en las familias de agricultores de base ecológica en el Sur de RS Medicinal plants: knowledge transmission in families of ecological farmers in souther Rio Grande do Sul

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    Teila Ceolin

    2011-03-01

    Full Text Available O objetivo deste estudo foi investigar o processo de transmissão do conhecimento relacionado às plantas medicinais entre as gerações familiares, no contexto de agricultores de base ecológica da região sul do Rio Grande do Sul. Trata-se de um estudo qualitativo realizado com oito famílias de agricultores, totalizando 19 entrevistados, residentes nos municípios de Pelotas, Morro Redondo, Canguçu e Arroio do Padre, entre janeiro e maio de 2009. A análise dos dados foi realizada através do método hermenêutico-dialético. A família foi referida como a principal fonte na transmissão do conhecimento em relação às plantas medicinais. A maioria dos sujeitos informou primeiro realizar o tratamento com as plantas medicinais para em seguida buscar o serviço formal de saúde. A construção do conhecimento relacionado às plantas medicinais pelas famílias é predominantemente oral, realizada através do convívio diário entre seus membros e compartilhada com os demais membros da comunidade na qual estão inseridos.El objetivo de este estudio fue investigar el proceso de transmisión del conocimiento relacionado a las plantas medicinales, entre las generaciones familiares en el contexto de agricultores de base ecológica de la región sur de Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil. Se trató de un estudio cualitativo, el cual fue realizado con ocho familias de agricultores, totalizándose 19 entrevistados, residentes en los municipios de Pelotas, Morro Redondo, Canguçu y Arroio do Padre, en el período entre enero y mayo de 2009. El análisis de los datos fue realizado a través del método hermenéutico-dialéctico. La familia fue referida como principal fuente en la transmisión del conocimiento en relación a las plantas medicinales. La mayoría de los sujetos informó realizar primero tratamiento con las plantas medicinales, para luego acudir al servicio formal de salud. La construcción del conocimiento relacionado con las plantas medicinales por

  4. Reflexivity, knowledge and ecological awareness: premises for responsible action in the hospital work environment Reflexividad, conocimiento y conciencia ecológica: premisas para una acción responsable en el contexto del trabajo hospitalario Reflexividade, conhecimento e consciência ecológica: premissas para uma ação responsável no contexto do trabalho hospitalar

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    Silviamar Camponogara

    2009-12-01

    Full Text Available The article aims to analyze the interface of reflexivity, knowledge and ecologic awareness in the context of hospital work, based on data collected in a qualitative case study carried out at a public hospital. Field observation data and interviews are discussed in the light of sociologic and philosophic references. Workers expressed the interface between knowledge and action, in which there is a cycle of lack of knowledge, automatism in the actions and lack of environmental awareness, posing limits to individual awareness and to responsibility towards environmental preservation. Increased debate and education, including the environmental issue, are needed in the context of hospital work. Although hospital work is reflexively affected by the environmental problem, that does not guarantee the reorientation of practices and responsible action towards the environment.El artículo propone analizar la interfaz reflexiva, el conocimiento y la conciencia ecológica en el contexto del trabajo hospitalario, a partir de datos de investigación cualitativa, tipo Estudio de Caso, en institución hospitalaria pública. Los datos de observaciones de campo y las entrevista son discutidas bajo la luz de marcos sociológicos y filosóficos. Los trabajadores expresaron la interfaz entre conocimiento y acción, en que se retroalimentan la falta de conocimientos, el automatismo en el desarrollo de acciones y la falta de conciencia ambiental, imponiendo límites a la conciencia individual y a la responsabilidad con la preservación ambiental. La ampliación del debate y la educación dirigida para la temática ambiental se colocan como necesidad en el contexto del trabajo hospitalario. A pesar de que el trabajador hospitalario sea reflexivamente afectado por la problemática ambiental, eso no garantiza la reorientación de sus prácticas y el actuar responsable con el medio ambiente.O artigo propõe analisar a interface reflexividade, conhecimento e consciência ecol

  5. Culex nigripalpus Theobald (Diptera, Culicidae feeding habit at the Parque Ecológico do Tietê, São Paulo, Brazil Hábito alimentar de Culex nigripalpus Theobald (Diptera, Culicidae no Parque Ecológico do Tietê, São Paulo, Brasil

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    Gabriel Z. Laporta

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    Full Text Available The blood feeding of a population of Cx. nigripalpus from Parque Ecológico do Tietê (PET was investigated using an indirect ELISA protocol. Mosquitoes were captured outside houses. Five hundred sixteen engorged females collected in a reforested area and 25 in an open area were tested. Rodents and dogs were the most common blood sources, accounting for approximately 65.3% of blood meals. Human blood was detected in 10.9%, dog blood in 26.1%, chicken blood in 2.4%, and rodent blood in 39.2% of the 541 insects tested. ELISA failed in identifying the blood sources of 233 engorged females, indicating that the mosquitoes may have fed on a host which was not tested. One hundred six individuals were positive for more than one host. The unweighted human blood index was 0.14 and the rodent/human, human/chicken, and dog/rodent feeding index values were 2.70, 1.51, and 1.33, respectively. Furthermore, rodents are defensive hosts for this haematophagous insect which looks for another host to complete blood-feeding. Considering that rodents are potential reservoirs for Mucambo virus and Saint Louis encephalitis virus and that Cx. nigripalpus feed on the blood of those mammals, we hypothesize that mosquito population in PET could participate in the transmission cycle of those arboviruses. Additionally, this species might be involved in the transmission of Dirofilaria immitis to dogs at this area.O hábito alimentar da população de Cx. nigripalpus do Parque Ecológico do Tietê (PET foi investigado usando um protocolo de ELISA indireto. Foram testadas 516 e 25 fêmeas ingurgitadas e capturadas, respectivamente, em áreas reflorestadas e abertas. Roedores e canídeos foram fontes alimentares mais freqüentes, em aproximadamente 65.3% dos repastos sangüíneos. De um total de 541 fêmeas ingurgitadas, foram detectadas freqüências de repastos sangüíneos em humanos (10.9%, canídeos (26.1%, galinídeos (2.4% e roedores (39.2%. As fontes alimentares de 233 f

  6. Análisis ecológico de la flora de dos parcelas pirenaicas de seguimiento de los ecosistemas forestales.

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    Madotz, N.

    2005-12-01

    employées comme des indicateurs du changement futur du milieu.
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    Tras los muestreos de la vegetación durante un año en dos -parcelas pirenaicas de Seguimiento de los Bosques (23Qf: robledal; 24Ps: pinar-abetal, analizamos los espectros biológico y corológico y caracterizamos su estado actual empleando el Sistema de Valores ecológicos de las Plantas de Ellenberg. Comparamos los valores promedio obtenidos para cada factor, así como la distribución porcentual de los taxones asignados a cada valor en ambas parcelas, comprobando que reflejan las diferencias entre ellas, así como entre los diversos ambientes de la parcela 24Ps. Los valores promedio de la flora están relacionados con otras características de la vegetación y podrían emplearse como indicadores de futuros cambios en el medio.

  7. Espaço social urbano e doença mental: um estudo de área ecológica

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    Naomar de Almeida Filho

    1986-09-01

    Full Text Available A hipótese de uma correlação positiva entre densidade demográfica e níveis de psicopatologia foi testada, a partir de um estudo de área ecológica realizado em um setor de baixa renda da Região Metropolitana de Salvador-BA. Taxas de prevalência de doença mental em adultos e em crianças, além de níveis de sintomatologia psiquiátrica, coletadas por área, através de um inquérito transversal, com uma amostra representativa de 1 549 adultos e 848 crianças, foram tomadas como indicadores da variável dependente. Densidade externa e densidade interna, tempo de residência urbana e renda média per capita, medidas por meio de coleta direta na mesma amostra, foram utilizadas como variáveis independentes. A análise de regressão múltipla revelou que apenas renda exercia um efeito significante, porém no sentido oposto ao previsto, sobre as equações de todas as variáveis dependentes. O incremento no R², que variou de 15 a 71%, deveu-se principalmente a variáveis não incluídas nas hipóteses, como média de idade, número de residentes por família e proporção de migrantes. As hipóteses deste estudo, em resumo, são refutadas pelos seus resultados, devendo-se interpretar tais achados basicamente em termos das suas objeções metodológicas.The hypothesis of a psitive correlation between population density and levels of psycopathology was tested with an ecological study carried on in a low-income sector of the metropolitan region of Salvador - Bahia, Northeast Brazil. Prevalence rates of mental illness in children and adults, as well as scores of psychiatric simptomatology (collected by means of a cross-sectional survey with a representative sample of 1 549 adults and 848 children were taken as indicators of the dependent variable. External and internal density, time of urban residence and average per capita income, measured directly from the same survey, were employed as independent variables. Multiple regression analysis

  8. Indicadores ecológicos de hábitat y biodiversidad en un paisaje neotropical: perspectiva multitaxonómica

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    Noel González-Valdivia

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available El uso de especies indicadoras para caracterizar unidades ecológicas específicas es de gran importancia en la biología de la conservación/restauración. El objetivo del estudio fue identificar desde una perspectiva multitaxonómica, las especies que caracterizan distintas unidades de un paisaje. Así, se diferenciaron dos ecomosaicos: bosque tropical lluvioso y matriz agropecuaria con cuatro unidades de paisaje cada uno. Se incluyeron cuatro grupos biológicos: aves (muy móviles, mariposas frugívoras diurnas (moderadamente móviles, gasterópodos terrestres (poco móviles y árboles (sésiles. La eficiencia de muestreo en los ecomosaicos fue ≥86%. Se registraron 50 especies de moluscos, 74 de mariposas, 218 de aves y 172 de árboles, totalizando 514 especies. Mediante ordenamiento y agrupamiento, se diferenciaron tres tipos de hábitats: bosque tropical lluvioso, vegetación secundaria y potreros con árboles. Aplicando el método InVal (≥50%, se identificaron 107 especies indicadoras, de las cuales 45 fueron árboles, 38 aves, 14 mariposas y diez gasterópodos. De éstas, 35 especies de árboles, diez de aves, cuatro de mariposas y ocho de gasterópodos son indicadoras del bosque. Diez, veintiocho, diez y dos especies (de cada grupo respectivamente caracterizaron a la matriz agropecuaria. En el bosque, los gasterópodos Carychium exiguum, Coelocentrum turris, Glyphyalinia aff. indentata y Helicina oweniana se correlacionaron significativamente (pEcological indicators of habitat and biodiversity in a Neotropical landscape: multitaxonomic perspective. The use of indicator species to characterize specific ecological areas is of high importance in conservation/ restoration biology. The objective of this study was to identify indicator species of diverse taxa that characterize different landscape units, and to better understand how management alters species composition. We identified two ecomosaics, tropical rain forest and the

  9. Ecological paradigm of legionella: a revision. New strategy and its implication in public health Revisión del paradigma ecológico de la 'legionella'. Estrategia ecológica y su implicación en salud pública

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    José Bernardo Ferrer Simó

    2008-12-01

    fundamental, in order to find block substances .Regarding the relation with the biofilm (authentic critical point of the system its elimination or decrease to minimal levels by the utilization of specific materials, the design of devices or systems of easy cleanliness (curved corners, accessible spaces, suitable maintenance of the facilities (inlays, corroded surfaces, etc. with frequent (physics cleanliness and the continuously utilization of substances against the film are necessary.Algunos aspectos difícilmente explicados por el modelo ecológico descrito por Rowbothan en 1980, como son: la dosis infecciosa anormalmente baja, las largas distancias en las cuales la bacteria permanece viable en el seno del aerosol difundido, la dificultad de crecimiento en los medios de cultivo estándar, la poca eficacia de los desinfectantes antilegionela en el control de los brotes, la reinfección o sencillamente la ausencia de transmisión persona-persona, son analizados bajo el prisma de la microbiología ecológica. Centrados en la relación bacteria-protozoo, diversos estudios sugieren que la amplificación o crecimiento bacteriano podría tener lugar en dos fases o etapas, funcionalmente distintas, según la proporción o ratio bacteria-ameba (MOI- multiplicity of infection. En una primera fase de crecimiento rápido, en la que esta relación es sustancialmente baja, la entrada de una bacteria de legionela en la ameba originaría una única vacuola, que tras la lisis amebiana, liberaría al medio formas libres infectantes para otras amebas. La segunda etapa, de diseminación o colonización de otros nichos ecológicos, con relaciones MOI altas, se producen varias vesículas de crecimiento en el interior de la ameba que serían expulsadas por la misma sin necesidad de lisar. El enquistamiento de la ameba en esta fase, se produce tras la liberación masiva al medio de las vesículas que hubiera en el interior. Algunos autores sugieren que estas vesículas por sus características de

  10. Poblamiento humano, diferenciación ecológica y diversificación fenotípica en América Povoamento humano, diferenciação ecológica e diversificação fenotípica em America Human peopling, ecological differentiation and phenotypic diversification in America

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    S. Ivan Perez

    2011-06-01

    Full Text Available Los humanos modernos han ocupado progresivamente diferentes regiones del mundo durante los últimos 80.000 años. América fue el último continente al que llegaron durante su expansión. En este trabajo se revisará y discutirá el conocimiento de la dispersión, divergencia y diversificación de las poblaciones americanas empleando evidencia molecular, arqueológica y morfométrica. La primera muestra una divergencia a partir de grupos del Centro de Asia 15.000 años atrás y posteriormente un efecto fundador serial durante la dispersión de las poblaciones en América. Asimismo, los estudios morfométricos sugieren que estas poblaciones se diversificaron fenotípicamente en relación a variables ecológicas como la dieta durante el Holoceno. Futuras investigaciones requerirán el empleo de marcadores moleculares nucleares, muestras con una mayor antigüedad, una discusión sobre las causas de la variación morfométrica y molecular, y el análisis de la importancia de la variación ecológica. Estas investigaciones permitirán tener un panorama más rico acerca de la diversificación de los aborígenes americanos.Os seres humanos modernos ocuparam diferentes regiões no mundo nos últimos 80.000 anos. América foi o último continente aonde chegaram durante esse processo de dispersão. Neste trabalho, vou revisar e discutir o conhecimento atual sobre a dispersão, divergência e diversificação das populações americanas usando evidências moleculares, arqueológicas e morfométricas. As evidências moleculares apoiam uma divergência dos grupos americanos a partir das populações da Ásia Central já a 15.000 anos atrás, e um efeito fundador serial durante a dispersão humana na América. Além disso, os estudos morfométricos sugerem que as variáveis ambientais, tais como - por exemplo - a dieta, tiveram um papel importante na diversificação fenotípica entre estas populações durante o Holoceno tardio. No entanto, novos estudos

  11. Avaliação rápida da integridade ecológica em riachos urbanos na bacia do rio Corumbá no Centro-Oeste do Brasil

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    Giovanna Gomes Cordeiro

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    Full Text Available A urbanização tem ocasionado o lançamento de volumes significativos de efluentes domésticos parcialmente tratados nos corpos hídricos brasileiros causando diversos prejuízos ecológicos para estes ecossistemas. Para avaliar a integridade ecológica de riachos na região de Cerrado do Brasil Central foram selecionados quatro pontos de coleta, considerando o nível de influência antrópica ao qual estão submetidos. Foram analisados parâmetros físicos e químicos da água, o uso da paisagem e a comunidade de macroinvetebrados bentônicos. As coletas foram realizadas em julho de 2015 e foram mensuradas "in situ" as variáveis condutividade elétrica, temperatura da água, pH, oxigênio dissolvido, turbidez, largura e comprimento do riacho e velocidade da correnteza. Em seguida, foram coletadas amostras para o seston, perifíton, macroinvertebrados bentônicos e sedimento depositado. O ponto "Referência" apresentou menor abundância de larvas de Chironomus (Chironomidae: Diptera e maior riqueza taxonômica, além de maior abundância dos grupos taxonômicos Ephemeroptera, Plecoptera e Trichoptera, mostrando ser o sistema mais íntegro dentre os analisados. A sub-bacia delimitada a partir desse ponto mostrou uma maior porcentagem de áreas com vegetação nativa (51%. Os pontos com presença de efluentes domésticos ("ETE" e "Jusante" por sua vez, apresentaram valores mais elevados de condutividade elétrica, turbidez, maior abundância de larvas de Chironomus e menor riqueza de táxons, mostrando elevado impacto em função das atividades antrópicas. A avaliação rápida realizada com a composição da comunidade bentônica e as variáveis físicas e químicas da água foi suficiente na identificação das alterações na integridade ecológica causadas pela influência antrópica na bacia hidrográfica do rio Corumbá.

  12. Socioeconomic comparison of biological and conventional agriculture businesses in Aragon, Spain: Problems and opportunities Comparación socioeconómica de las empresas agrarias de producción ecológica y convencional en Aragón, España: Problemas y oportunidades

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    Estrella Bernal Cuenca

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available This paper presents problems and opportunities of ecological agriculture in Aragón, Spain. With this aim ecological and conventional agricultures are compared as regards their socioeconomic as well as their environmental aspects. As a basis for this comparison, some basic fundaments of ecological agriculture are presented, as well as its accounting cost structure (obtained through field work in Aragón and official databases, as well as data about its consume and distribution; finally, some public action ways are suggested in order to support ecological agriculture opportunities.El trabajo presenta los problemas y oportunidades de la agricultura ecológica en Aragón, España. Con esta finalidad, se compara la agricultura ecológica con la convencional tanto en los aspectos socioeconómicos como medioambientales. Como base de esta comparativa, se presentan algunos de los principios básicos de la agricultura ecológica y su estructura contable de costes, obtenida a través de un trabajo de campo en Aragón y bases de datos oficiales, así como datos sobre su consumo y distribución; finalmente se sugieren algunas vías de actuación pública que pueden apoyar las oportunidades de la agricultura ecológica.

  13. Valoració de l'estat ecològic del riu d'Alinyà : conservació biofísica i anàlisi de la qualitat de l'aigua

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    La població d’Alinyà es troba assentada al voltant del riu al qual li dóna nom. D’aquest recurs hídric se n’abasteixen tant la població com la fauna i flora, i per a tots ells és necessari que presenti una qualitat acceptable. Per la valoració del seu estat ecològic s’han aplicat diferents índexs de bioindicadors (QBR i macroinvertebrats (FBILL i IBMWP)), a més de la utilització dels paràmetres fisicoquímics de l’aigua, en cinc estacions de mostreig al llarg de tot el curs fluvial. De forma g...

  14. Gramíneas (Poaceae da Área de Relevante Interesse Ecológico (ARIE "Santuário de Vida Silvestre do Riacho Fundo", Distrito Federal, Brasil

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    Rodrigues-da-Silva Robson

    2003-01-01

    Full Text Available Neste trabalho relata-se o levantamento florístico das espécies de Poaceae da Área de Relevante Interesse Ecológico (ARIE "Santuário de Vida Silvestre do Riacho Fundo", Distrito Federal, Brasil. Foram encontradas 107 espécies, distribuídas em 41 gêneros, sendo 82 nativas e 25 exóticas. São apresentadas chaves analíticas para gêneros e espécies, além de ilustrações para os táxons identificados. Coelorachis aurita (Steud. A. Camus é citada pela primeira vez para a flora do Distrito Federal.

  15. La ambigüedad discursiva de “La raíz humana de la crisis ecológica” en la Carta Encíclica Laudato Si’ del papa Francisco

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    Marx Gómez Liendo

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    Full Text Available En este trabajo, siguiendo aportes de Van Dijk (1994, Fairclough y Wodak (1997 y Pardo (2012, se realiza un análisis crítico del discurso del tercer capítulo de la encíclica papal referido a la ciencia, la tecnología, el poder, la globalización del paradigma tecnocrático y las consecuencias del antropocentrismo. La ambigüedad de valorar críticamente la ciencia y la tecnología, sin asumir a ambas como partes constitutivas de la crisis ecológica, manteniendo una idea de naturaleza a ser dominada y transformada, permitiría potencialmente que este discurso sea usado por distintos actores y grupos sociales para reivindicar sus respectivas ideologías y agendas políticas.

  16. Restauración ecológica del suelo aplicando biochar (carbón vegetal), y su efecto en la producción de Medicago sativa

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    Luis Rafael Fiallos-Ortega; Luis Gerardo Flores-Mancheno; Nelson Duchi-Duchi; Cesar Ivan Flores-Mancheno; Darío Baño-Ayala; Luis Estrada-Orozco

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    En la provincia de Chimborazo (Ecuador), cantón Riobamba, barrio San Pedro de las Abras, se realizó el estudio de restauración ecológica del suelo mediante la aplicación de diferentes niveles de carbón vegetal (10, 20, y 30 t.ha-1) y se evaluó su efecto en la producción forrajera de alfalfa Medicago sativa, bajo un Diseño de Bloques Completamente al Azar. Los resultados superiores se obtuvieron al aplicar 30 t.ha-1 de carbón vegetal, así: en el primer corte se alcanzó el menor tiempo de ocurr...

  17. Correlación ecológica entre consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y mortalidad por cirrosis hepática en México Ecological correlation between alcohol use and cirrhosis mortality in Mexico

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    Objetivo. Determinar la correlación entre consumo de bebidas alcohólicas y mortalidad por cirrosis hepática. Material y métodos. Se efectuó un análisis de correlación ecológica entre el conjunto de variables que integran el patrón de consumo de bebidas alcohólicas investigadas en la Encuesta Nacional de Adicciones en 1993 y la mortalidad por cirrosis hepática, en el periodo 1971-1993 en las ocho regiones en que fue dividido el país. Para determinar el nivel de correlación se utilizaron los co...

  18. Estudio de factibilidad para operar un bicicentro de alquiler de bicicletas a las personas que utilizan la ruta ecológica Chaquiñán en el valle de Tumbaco.

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    2007-01-01

    Para realizar un estudio de factibilidad de un proyecto es necesario considerar los siguientes pasos: En el Capítulo I, Definición del Negocio, tenemos una percepción de la idea que viene como resultado de la observación y análisis de personas que requieren de una bicicleta, para recorrer la Ruta Ecológica Chaquiñán, misma ruta que tiene una extensión de 20 kilómetros, inicia en Cumbayá y finaliza en la Estación de Puembo. La Ruta del Chaquiñán es su trayecto que cuenta con portales y está de...

  19. La gestión de información dentro del enfoque holístico o ecológico contemporáneo de la gestión organizacional

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    2008-01-01

    Se aborda con claridad el carácter holístico o ecológico de la relación y delimitación entre gestión de la información (contenidos), gestión del conocimiento, gestión tecnológica (ingeniería de software) y gestión del aprendizaje organizacional y del capital intelectual de las organizaciones. Se muestra una clasificación (no exhaustiva) de las herramientas software que deben conformar un sistema nervioso digital, por analogía con el sistema nervioso biológico, sobre cuya base se p...

  20. Florística e ecologia das comunidades de briófitas em um remanescente de Floresta Atlântica (Reserva Ecológica de Gurjaú, Pernambuco, Brasil)

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    Rangel Germano, Shirley

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    Foi elaborada uma lista das briófitas da Reserva Ecológica do Gurjaú, remanescente de Floresta Atlântica de Pernambuco (Lat. 08º10 00 e 08º15 00 S; Long. 35º02 30 e 35º05 00 O). A Reserva ocupa ca. 1362 ha, e engloba fragmentos de mata de tamanho e estado de conservação diversos. O levantamento constou do estudo de material coletado durante os anos de 2000 e 2001, e da análise de exsicatas do Herbário UFP da Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. Coletaram-se briófitas em troncos vivos e morto...

  1. Educação Ambiental como processo de resgate da identidade ecológica dos moradores das margens da Lagoa do Vigário em Campos dos Goytacazes, RJ

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    Joselito Lima Silveira

    2011-02-01

    Full Text Available As características geomorfológicas da cidade de Campos dos Goytacazes aliadas ao crescimento urbano desordenado promovem a depredação e até o desaparecimento de importantes corpos d’água existentes no município. Tendo a Lagoa do Vigário e os moradores que ocupam suas margens como objeto de estudo, este artigo inicia a discussão sobre como atividades de educação ambiental voltadas ao resgate da identidade ecológica dessas comunidades ripárias provocarão a mudança de uma relação degradadora para uma interação ecologicamente equilibrada entre homem e natureza.

  2. “Como é a escola dos teus sonhos?” : direitos da criança, educação e inserção ecológica em Angola

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    Airi Macias Sacco

    2011-01-01

    Esta dissertação teve como objetivos conhecer a opinião de crianças angolanas a respeito de suas escolas, investigar como é a escola dos seus sonhos e averiguar como os direitos da criança estão sendo acolhidos nessas instituições. Para tanto foi realizado um estudo que englobou o sistema de ensino público primário do país, representado por 15 escolas localizadas em cinco províncias angolanas. As crianças participaram de entrevistas em grupo e o método utilizado foi a inserção ecológica. A an...

  3. Caracterização florística e ecológica da arborização de praças públicas do município de Guarapuava, PR

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    João Alberto Kramer

    2012-08-01

    Full Text Available Este estudo teve por objetivo realizar o levantamento florístico e avaliar algumas características ecológicas das principais praças públicas do Município de Guarapuava, região centro-sul do Estado do Paraná. Os trabalhos de campo foram realizados no período de janeiro de 2007 a março de 2009. Foram identificadas 98 espécies, distribuídas em 43 famílias. A abundância mensurada foi de 1.143 indivíduos. A espécie mais bem distribuída foi Tipuana tipu, enquanto as mais abundantes, Grevillea robusta e Platanus acerifolia. Com relação à origem, a maioria das espécies, tanto em riqueza quanto em abundância, é exótica. Os valores de riqueza, abundância, H' e equidade foram relativamente altos, enquanto que os de dominância e similaridade, foram baixos. Apesar do alto valor de riqueza e diversidade, a alta frequência de poucas espécies e o baixo número de indivíduos por área amostrada têm colocado as praças públicas da área avaliada em condições ecológicas ainda longe das ideais. O alto número de espécies exóticas reflete, ainda, a falta de interesse na conservação da flora regional.

  4. Gestão social dos territórios da cidadania: o zoneamento ecológico-econômico como instrumento de gestão do território noroeste de Minas Gerais

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    José Roberto Pereira

    Full Text Available O enfoque territorial tornou-se referência para os estudos sobre desenvolvimento e gestão social, pois rompe com o anacronismo da ideia de que o desenvolvimento se restringe ao crescimento econômico, uma vez que incorporou outras dimensões, tais como as sociais, políticas, institucionais e ambientais. Nesse sentido, o objetivo deste artigo é mostrar que os resultados do Zoneamento Ecológico-Econômico (ZEE constitui um instrumento de gestão social para o território da cidadania do noroeste de Minas Gerais. O ZEE é expresso pelo Índice Ecológico-Econômico (IEE, formado pela integração de dois índices, o da potencialidade social dos municípios e o da vulnerabilidade natural. Para este artigo, são apresentados os resultados da potencialidade social dos municípios em forma de tabelas, quadros e mapas. O Índice de Potencialidade Social (IPS é estruturado por 36 indicadores socioeconômicos e institucionais e por quatro componentes: produtivo, natural, humano e institucional. Os resultados do ZEE-MG constituem, efetivamente, um instrumento de gestão social dos territórios da cidadania, pois representam transparência e responsabilização pública e um pacto social para o desenvolvimento por meio de indicadores socioeconômicos, que serve ao terceiro setor, ao setor público e ao mercado para tomada de decisões públicas integradas no âmbito municipal, regional, estadual e federal.

  5. Redes de Investigación Ecológica y Socio-Ecológica a Largo Plazo (LTER y LTSER en Iberoamérica: Los casos de México y España LTER and LTSER in Ibero-America: The cases of Mexico and Spain

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    MANUEL MAASS

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    Full Text Available Las profundas diferencias económicas entre los países, combinadas con igualmente diferentes contextos históricos, sociales y culturales complican enormemente la organización de procesos de investigación científica a escala regional y global. Los diferentes países miembros de la Red Internacional de Investigación Ecológica a Largo Plazo (ILTER han armado sus propias redes atendiendo a las necesidades, características y restricciones nacionales, pero con miras a participar de manera firme en el proceso internacional. En este artículo se presenta una reseña pormenorizada de las experiencias de dos países iberoamericanos, México y España, en su proceso de conformación de redes LTER nacionales. Los países comparten muchas similitudes culturales, pero con algunas diferencias importantes que han determinado la forma particular en que cada uno de ellos ha diseñado e implementado sus propias redes LTER. Se aborda para ambos casos el proceso de conformación de sus Redes Nacionales en el contexto de su entorno internacional. Asimismo, describe brevemente la manera como ambos grupos están participando en un primer esfuerzo de la red ILTER por detonar un proyecto de colaboración científica a nivel internacional sobre las relaciones existentes entre los motores socioeconómicos y los servicios ambientales de los ecosistemas.The profound differences between countries, combined with equally diverse historical, social and cultural contexts enormously complicates the organization of scientific research processes at the regional and global scales. The different member countries of the International Long-Term Ecological Research (ILTER initiative have created their own networks, taking into account their needs, characteristics and national limitations, but with the vision of participating in a strong way in the international processes. In this article, we present a detailed review of the experience of two Ibero-American countries, Mexico and

  6. Estudios ecológicos en la Cordillera Oriental colombiana III. - La vegetación de la cuenca del lago de Tota (Boyacá Estudios ecológicos en la Cordillera Oriental colombiana III. - La vegetación de la cuenca del lago de Tota (Boyacá

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    Rangel Ch. Orlando

    1986-12-01

    Full Text Available In the river basin of the Tota lake (Boyacá there are two differents zones related to the geomorphology, soil and climate. In the noreast zone the ecological conditions allow that the vegetation shows a greater cover; in the norwest zone on the other hand these conditions are very drastic, the floristic composition of vegetation is poor and generally speaking the landscape is of "arid type".  The distribution of vegetation in the river basin is caused by topographic variations (altitude, reIief and by differences of climate (temperature and solar radiation. Around the lake, the soil-content of water and nutrients, the physiography and the wind-action in some cases determine of the arrangement of plants-associations. These units of vegetation (associations are described following the Zurich-Montpellier school and the rules and recomendations of the Code of Phytosociological Nomenclature (BARKMAN et at.. 1976.  Among these units are the: forest of Alnus acuminata subsp.  acuminata which grow on moist and marsh places around the lake and the sparse scrub with Hypericum ruscoides and Plantago monticola ond dry places.  In the "Páramo-región", the dense scrub with Brachyotum striqosum and Celamaqrostis effusa and the stemrosette communities with Espeletia lopezii were studied.  The "life-form" spectrum (RAUNKIAER, en BRAUN-BLANQUET, 1979 and the leaf characters (size, consistency, indumentation for each association also are provided. En la geomorfología y en el clima de la cuenca del lago de Tota, se diferencian dos regiones: nor-oriental y nor-occidental. En la primera las condiciones ecológicas son favorables y permiten una mayor cobertura y diversidad de la vegetación; la región nor-occidental por el contrario, esta sujeta a condiciones ecológicas drásticas, muestra una vegetación muy pobre y en general el paisaje es de tipo "árido".  La preliminar caracterización de los suelos, indica que en su mayoría, estos son bastante

  7. Homicide and impunity: an ecological analysis at state level in Brazil Homicidio e impunidad: análisis ecológico a nivel de estado en Brasil Homicídio e impunidade: análise ecológica em nível de estado no Brasil

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    Paulo Nadanovsky

    2009-10-01

    Full Text Available OBJECTIVE: To assess a new impunity index and variables that have been found to predict variation in homicide rates in other geographical levels as predictive of state-level homicide rates in Brazil. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional ecological study. Data from the mortality information system relating to the 27 Brazilian states for the years 1996 to 2005 were analyzed. The outcome variables were taken to be homicide victim rates in 2005, for the entire population and for men aged 20-29 years. Measurements of economic and social development, economic inequality, demographic structure and life expectancy were analyzed as predictors. An "impunity index", calculated as the total number of homicides between 1996 and 2005 divided by the number of individuals in prison in 2007, was constructed. The data were analyzed by means of simple linear regression and negative binomial regression. RESULTS: In 2005, state-level crude total homicide rates ranged from 11 to 51 per 100,000; for young men, they ranged from 39 to 241. The impunity index ranged from 0.4 to 3.5 and was the most important predictor of this variability. From negative binomial regression, it was estimated that the homicide victim rate among young males increased by 50% for every increase of one point in this ratio. CONCLUSIONS: Classic predictive factors were not associated with homicides in this analysis of state-level variation in Brazil. However, the impunity index indicated that the greater the impunity, the higher the homicide rate.OBJETIVO: Evaluar un nuevo índice de impunidad y variables que predicen variación en tasas de homicidio en otros niveles geográficos como predictivos de las tasas de homicidio a nivel de estados en Brasil. MÉTODOS: Estudio ecológico transversal. Fueron analizados datos del Sistema de Informaciones sobre Mortalidad referentes a los 27 estados brasileros en el período de 1996 a 2005. Fueron consideradas variables de resultado de tasas de victimizaci

  8. Incendios en bosques de Araucaria araucana y consideraciones ecológicas al madereo de aprovechamiento en áreas recientemente quemadas Wildfire in Araucaria araucana forests and ecological considerations about salvage logging in areas recently burned

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    2007-06-01

    Full Text Available El fuego es el tipo de disturbio más importante en conformar el paisaje forestal de Araucaria araucana en la zona centro-sur de Chile y Argentina. En la Región de la Araucanía el clima y el ser humano han influenciado el régimen de fuego durante al menos los últimos mil años. Los incendios catastróficos ocurridos recientemente (año 2002 que afectaron los bosques de Araucaria atrajeron la atención pública, política y científica generando una importante necesidad de entender las causas y efectos de tales eventos en los ecosistemas forestales. Estos grandes incendios produjeron una abundante cantidad de material muerto en pie y en el suelo, promoviendo el desarrollo de otros atributos estructurales conocidos como legados biológicos que tienen un rol crítico en la recuperación de los ecosistemas luego de este tipo de eventos. El madereo de aprovechamiento ("salvage logging" es considerado un factor negativo en la recuperación de áreas afectadas significando tanto una pérdida o menoscabo de la capacidad de regeneración como un deterioro en otros procesos ecológicos clave. Incendios catastróficos de alta severidad, ya sea antrópicos o naturales, crean presiones tanto para reemplazar el bosque nativo por plantaciones de especies de crecimiento rápido o llevar a cabo operación de madereo de aprovechamiento. Las decisiones de manejo deben estar basadas en un mejor entendimiento de la ocurrencia pasada de incendios y su rol en modelar los presentes ecosistemas de Araucaria. Particularmente, en el contexto del excepcional valor ecológico y cultural de estos ecosistemas, las agencias y profesionales del manejo forestal deberían considerar políticas que efectivamente aseguren y sean consistentes con la restauración de procesos ecológicos y atributos clave en los ecosistemas de AraucariaFire is the most important kind of disturbance shaping the Araucaria araucana forest landscapes of south-central Chile and Argentina. In the

  9. Contribuição da fauna silvestre em projetos de restauração ecológica no Brasil Contribution of the wildlife in ecological restoration projects in Brazil

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    Wanuza Helena Campos

    2012-12-01

    Full Text Available O sucesso no processo de restauração e manutenção da dinâmica de um ecossistema é extremamente dependente da capacidade das espécies em promover interações interespecíficas entre as diversas formas de vida. Estas interações criam um cenário favorável à restauração ecológica de ecossistemas degradados. Assim, por meio de revisão de literatura, o objetivo deste trabalho é relatar a contribuição e utilização dos diferentes grupos de animais na execução de projetos de restauração ecológica no Brasil. As aves e mamíferos frugívoros e também outros animais, como os répteis, peixes e insetos, têm se destacado como ferramentas de auxílio aos projetos de restauração ecológica. As técnicas para atração de animais e consequente chegada de propágulos em um ecossistema degradado compreende a utilização de poleiros, que servem de pouso e abrigo para a avifauna e morcegos, e a utilização de abrigos artificiais, que servem para fuga de predadores, descanso e reprodução dos animais. De modo geral, estes estudos são excelentes ferramentas para gerir ações de manejo ambiental em ecossistemas degradados, possibilitando a recuperação da biodiversidade destes ambientes. The success in the process of restoration and maintenance of the dynamics of an ecosystem is highly dependent on the capacity of species to promote interspecific interactions among the various life forms. These interactions create a favorable environment for the ecological restoration of degraded ecosystems. Thus, by review the literature, the objective of this study is to report the contribution and use of different animal groups in carrying out ecological restoration projects in Brazil. The fruit-eating birds and mammals and also other animals such as reptiles, fish and insects have been highlighted as tools to aid environmental ecological restoration projects. Techniques for attracting animals and consequent arrival of seedlings in a degraded

  10. To Teach "Vikings" to Behave among "Mandarins"

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    Søndergaard, Mikael; Lemmergaard, Jeanette

    2002-01-01

    The objective of this paper is to report from interactive teaching situations that involve a number of cross-cultural puzzles and to report on the construct value of a model in progress on bribery in China. The paper reports from eight simulations. It is a cross-disciplinary case involving joint...... venture, expatriation training, culture in auditing and business ethics....

  11. Toward robotic socially believable behaving systems

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    Jain, Lakhmi

    2016-01-01

    This volume is a collection of research studies on the modeling of emotions in complex autonomous systems. Several experts in the field are reporting their efforts and reviewing the literature in order to shed lights on how the processes of coding and decoding emotional states took place in humans, which are the physiological, physical, and psychological variables involved, invent new mathematical models and algorithms to describe them, and motivate these investigations in the light of observable societal changes and needs, such as the aging population and the cost of health care services. The consequences are the implementation of emotionally and socially believable machines, acting as helpers into domestic spheres, where emotions drive behaviors and actions. The contents of the book are highly multidisciplinary since the modeling of emotions in robotic socially believable systems requires a holistic perspective on topics coming from different research domains such as computer science, engineering, sociology...

  12. ICMS ecológico: conceito e repercussões na conservação ambiental do município de Uberlândia, Minas Gerais

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    Gelze Serrat de Souza Campos Rodrigues

    2014-11-01

    Full Text Available A legislação ambiental brasileira define os instrumentos de intervenção do Estado no planejamento e na gestão ambiental. Um desses instrumentos é o Imposto sobre Circulação de Mercadorias e Prestação de Serviços Ecológico (ICMS Ecológico. Por meio da arrecadação do ICMS (Imposto sobre Circulação de Mercadorias e Prestação de Serviços, os estados podem disponibilizar uma parcela do seu montante aos municípios, com a utilização de diversos critérios, dentre eles o ambiental. Este artigo apresenta o sistema de redistribuição desse imposto, segundo os critérios ambientais, executado no estado de Minas Gerais, e analisa suas implicações na conservação ambiental do município de Uberlândia, oeste de Minas Gerais. Por meio de revisão bibliográfica, pesquisa documental e trabalhos de campo, constata-se a potencialidade desse instrumento e a falta de seu alcance no que tange ao índice de conservação ambiental. Por fim, propõe-se algumas mudanças na normatização estadual, a fim de se atingir o seu objetivo: a melhoria da qualidade ambiental. Abstract ECOLOGICAL GOODS AND SERVICES TAX: CONCEPT AND REPERCUSSIONS IN THE UBERLÂNDIA MUNICIPALITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION, MINAS GERAIS The Brazilian environmental legislation sets the intervention instruments of the states on environmental management and planning. One of such instruments is the Ecological Goods and Services Tax. Through this tax fundraising, the states can share part of the total with the cities, by the usage of many criteria, among 76. GeoTextos, vol. 10, n. 2, dez. 2014. G. Rodrigues 75-97 them the environmental criteria. This article shows this tax redistribution system, according to the environmental criteria, executed in Minas Gerais state, and analyses its implications on the environmental conservation of Uberlândia, western Minas Gerais. Through bibliographic revision, documental research and fieldwork, it is noted the potential of such

  13. Procesos físicos del suelo en la reserva ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel de Ciudad Universitaria: atributos para su conservación

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    Iván Castellanos Vargas

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    Full Text Available La Reserva Ecológica del Pedregal de San Ángel de Ciudad Universitaria (REPSA-CU alberga una fracción del derrame original de lava del volcán Xitle y actualmente el suelo y la comunidad vegetal son afectados por la fragmentación del paisaje, el depósito de residuos de relleno (como cascajo y otros materiales y las construcciones irregulares. Se realizó una descripción de las principales propiedades físicas del suelo en sitios con topografía contrastante (planos abiertos conservados y perturbados, grietas y hondonadas. Se encontró un efecto significativo de la topografía sobre las propiedades edáficas. La materia orgánica mostró correlaciones positivas con la porosidad, la arcilla y la humedad; y mostró correlaciones negativas con la densidad aparente y real, la compactación, la acidez y el contenido de arena. El porcentaje de materia orgánica fue el atributo más importante para la clasificación y el ordenamiento canónico de los sitios. Los planos abiertos perturbados siguieron una trayectoria edafogénica diferente de los sitios conservados y asemejan Urbanosoles. Se sugiere la implementación de estrategias encaminadas a lograr su restauración ecológica. La clasificación del suelo de esta reserva corresponde a tres órdenes probables: 1 Entisol háplico, por la edad geológica de su deposición y los procesos de pedogénesis en curso; 2 Leptosol lítico vítrico, por la recurrencia de afloramientos rocosos lávicos de origen magmático y 3 Andosol vítrico por la naturaleza de su material parental y predominancia de arenas. Se concluye que el suelo de la REPSA-CU es incipiente y actualmente los horizontes de diagnóstico están en proceso de desarrollo. La importancia ambiental de su suelo radica en su capacidad de filtración y retención de agua; su porosidad y compactación le permiten ser un banco de semillas y hábitat de diversas especies de insectos. La fragilidad de los agregados edáficos y la predominancia

  14. O professor de Biologia enquanto “sujeito ecológico”: conhecimentos, valores e participação política na prática docente

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    Full Text Available This article represents part of a master’s dissertation, whose main objective is to analyze the pedagogical practice of the Biology teacher as an “ecological person” under the aspect of the dimensions that characterize the educational process in Environmental Education - dimension of knowledge, ethical and aesthetic values and political dimension. We conducted semi-structured interviews for the collection of data, supplemented by documentary analysis; a qualitative assessment involving public school teachers was developed in order to explore their personal and professional relationship with the environmental thematic. The data indicated a close relationship between teachers’ degree of proximity to characteristics of the “ecological person” and the dimensions that characterize the Environmental Education expressed in their teaching practice, besides highlighting the opportunities for training teachers as environmental educators. Este artigo apresenta um recorte dos estudos realizados durante o mestrado buscando analisar a prática pedagógica do professor de Biologia enquanto “sujeito ecológico” sob o aspecto das dimensões que caracterizam o processo educativo em Educação Ambiental - dimensão dos conhecimentos, dos valores éticos e estéticos e dimensão política. Por meio do emprego de entrevistas semiestruturadas complementadas por análise documental, desenvolvemos uma pesquisa qualitativa envolvendo docentes do ensino público, no intuito de explorar seu relacionamento pessoal e profissional com a temática ambiental. Os dados obtidos revelaram uma estreita relação entre o grau de aproximação do professor em relação às características que compõem o “sujeito ecológico” e as dimensões que caracterizam os trabalhos em Educação Ambiental expressas em sua prática docente além de apontar caminhos para a formação dos professores enquanto educadores ambientais.

  15. Tamaño corporal, tolerancia ecológica y potencial de bioindicación de la calidad del agua de Anacroneuria spp. (Plecoptera: Perlidae en América del Sur

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    Sylvie Tomanova

    2007-03-01

    Full Text Available El conocimiento sobre la biología y la ecología de los organismos acuáticos neotropicales es de gran importancia para evaluar reglas ecológicas generales y para establecer un sistema de protección de los recursos acuáticos. Basado principalmente sobre datos recoleccióndos en publicaciones anteriores, el presente trabajo muestra las siguientes características biológicas y ecológicas de las especies del género Anacroneuria (Klapálek 1909; Perlidae: Plecoptera: a la gran amplitud de las condiciones ambientales de los ríos poblados por el género Anacroneuria, b la disminución del número de especies sobre una gradiente de altitud, c el aumento del tamaño corporal con la altitud máxima, d el aumento del ámbito altitudinal con el tamaño corporal, e la relación constante entre el tamaño del macho y de la hembra, y finalmente, f el aumento del tamaño de los huevos con el tamaño de la hembra. Sugerimos que la familia Perlidae y el género Anacroneuria no debrían ser automaticamente considerados como excelentes indicadores de la calidad del agua en la zona neotropical.Body size, ecological tolerance and potential for water quality bioindication in the genus Anacroneuria (Plecoptera: Perlidae from South America. Knowledge about the biology and ecology of neotropical aquatic taxa is crucial to establish general ecological rules and water protection systems. Based mainly on published data, the present work shows the following biological and ecological characteristics of Anacroneuria species (Klapálek 1909: a the wide range of environmental conditions of rivers where Anacroneuria species occur, b species number decreases along an increasing elevation gradient, c body size increases in relation to the maximum altitude of occurrence, d altitudinal range increases with body size, e there is a constant relationship between male and female body size, and finally, f larger females lay larger eggs. In temperate countries, the family Perlidae

  16. Flora e estrutura do componente arbóreo da floresta do Parque Ecológico Quedas do Rio Bonito, Lavras, MG, e correlações entre a distribuição das espécies e variáveis ambientais Flora and structure of the arboreal component of the forest of the Parque Ecológico Quedas do Rio Bonito, Lavras, Minas Gerais State, and correlations between species distribution and environmental variables

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    Paulo Eduardo Dalanesi

    2004-12-01

    Full Text Available Os objetivos deste trabalho foram (a descrever a composição florística e a estrutura da comunidade arbórea da floresta do Parque Ecológico Quedas do Rio Bonito, Lavras, MG (21°20'S, 44°58'WGW, 1.0001.300m de altitude; e (b avaliar as correlações entre a distribuição das espécies e variáveis ambientais em três trechos da floresta. Foram registradas a espécie, a circunferência a altura do peito (CAP e a altura total de indivíduos com CAP > 15,7cm amostrados em 80 parcelas de 10×30m distribuídas em três transecções distanciadas em 480m. Variáveis ambientais foram obtidas por parcela a partir de análises químicas e texturais de amostras do solo superficial (0-20cm de profundidade e de um levantamento topográfico das transecções. O levantamento florístico conduzido fora e dentro das parcelas registrou 384 espécies pertencentes a 182 gêneros e 68 famílias botânicas. O perfil florístico foi característico das florestas de altitude da Região Sudeste do Brasil. As 4.137 árvores e 213 espécies inventariadas nas parcelas apresentaram alto índice de diversidade de Shannon (H' = 4,56 nats.ind.-1 provavelmente relacionado com a forte heterogeneidade ambiental e a baixa dominância ecológica. Uma análise de correspondência canônica identificou o fator borda e a classe de drenagem como as variáveis ambientais mais fortemente correlacionadas com a distribuição das abundâncias das espécies.The objectives of the present contribution were (a to describe the floristic composition and structure of the tree community of the forests of the Parque Ecológico Quedas do Rio Bonito, Lavras, Minas Gerais State, SE Brazil (21°20'S, 44°58'WGW, 1,000-1,300m of altitude; and (b to assess the correlations between species distribution and environmental variables in three forest sections. Individual trees with the circumference at breast height (cbh, the total height and species name were registered for individuals with cbh > 15

  17. Ecological corridors as an instrument for the desfragmentation of tropical forests Corredores ecológicos como ferramenta para a desfragmentação de florestas tropicais

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    Carlos Eduardo Sícoli Seoane

    2010-12-01

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    A expansão do uso e ocupação antrópica do espaço terrestre leva a uma severa fragmentação dos habitats naturais. Corredores ecológicos podem facilitar o deslocamento de organismos entre fragmentos de habitats e têm sido

  18. La pericia perceptivo-motriz y la cognición en el deporte: del enfoque ecológico y dinámico a la enacción

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    Carlos Avilés

    2014-05-01

    Full Text Available En el presente artículo se discuten tres corrientes teóricas alternativas al cognitivismo, para explicar el desarrollo hacia la pericia en el ámbito del aprendizaje y del control motor en deporte, haciendo especial énfasis en el enactivismo. En la primera parte se tratan las principales nociones de la psicología ecológica, como la regulación del movimiento, la percepción directa o la reciprocidad entre percepción y acción. A continuación se explican las principales aportaciones de la teoría de los sistemas dinámicos a la comprensión de la coordinación del movimiento, de la emergencia de la motricidad y de la interacción de las diferentes variables o restricciones. En el siguiente apartado, se expone el enfoque enactivo como una extensión conceptual proveniente de las ciencias cognitivas y que trasciende a los otros paradigmas. Desde esta orientación, se aboga por una fusión entre el cuerpo y la mente del deportista que es indisociable al medio ambiente y que se opone al dualismo y reduccionismo imperante. Por último, se presentan algunas directrices y aplicaciones de investigaciones enactivas que en la actualidad están en pleno desarrollo.

  19. Estoque de Carbono e Nitrogênio e Abundância Natural de δ13C na Estação Ecológica de Pirapitinga, MG

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    Full Text Available RESUMO A avaliação integrada dos atributos físicos, estoque de carbono (EstC e de nitrogênio (EstN além da abundância natural de δ13C do solo se mostram eficazes na detecção de mudanças ocorridas na paisagem. Portanto, o objetivo deste estudo foi avaliar e comparar a densidade do solo, EstC, EstN e abundância natural de δ13C em perfis de solo de diferentes fitofisionomias da Estação Ecológica de Pirapitinga – EEP visando elucidar as mudanças ocorridas nesse ambiente. Para isso, foram coletadas e analisadas amostras de terra em profundidade de até um metro nas diferentes fitofisionomias da EEP. Os maiores teores de argila do solo e densidade de plantas das fitofisionomias florestais proveram maiores EstC e EstN e menores valores de densidade do solo em comparação às demais vegetações campestres. O δ13C revelou que as áreas das fitofisionomias florestais eram antes ocupadas preponderantemente por plantas do ciclo fotossintético C4, semelhantes à vegetação campestre encontrada atualmente na EEP.

  20. ¿Cómo podemos garantizar la sostenibilidad económica y ambiental de uno de los países con mayor huella ecológica del mundo?

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    Oscar Gallego Pérez

    2016-03-01

    Full Text Available El país de los Emiratos Árabes Unidos posee un ecosistema desértico y de limitados recursos naturales. Con la mejora del nivel de vida, los Emiratos Árabes Unidos ha incrementado el gasto energético y la demanda de productos importados y otros recursos naturales. Como consecuencia, EAU se ha situado por primera vez como el país con huella ecológica per cápita más alta del mundo. El objetivo de este proyecto es dar a conocer los problemas medioambientales que aqueja el país debido a la mala gestión de sus recursos, y crear un plan de acción que haga el sector del agua y de los residuos más eficiente y limpio con la utilización de energías renovables y de nuevas tecnologías. Para la elaboración de este proyecto se utilizaron diferentes metodologías. Como fuentes cualitativas, se entrevistaron y visitaron empresas privadas y públicas del sector energético y como métodos cuantitativos, se realizaron cuestionarios.