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Université de Neuchâtel

Urban and regional studies in the experience economy: What kind of turn?

Jeannerat, Hugues ; Lorentzen, Anne

In: European Urban and Regional Studies, 2013, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 363-369

The paper introduces a special issue on ‘the experience turn in development and planning’. It is argued that the notion of the experience economy is able to challenge established theories of the culture economy in three ways. First, by placing consumption and consumers as point of departure for innovation and valuation. Secondly, by approaching place as valuable for consumption, and finally...

Université de Neuchâtel

Staging experience, valuing authenticity: Towards a market perspective on territorial development

Jeannerat, Hugues

In: European Urban and Regional Studies, 2013, vol. 20, no. 4, p. 370-384

Drawing on particular socio-economic theories, this paper discusses the implications for regional studies of the experience economy approach through the broader question of market valuation. Different forms of market construction are identified and compared with regard to distinct models of regional development. It is observed that most of established territorial innovation models give prominence...

Université de Neuchâtel

Small Cages with Insect Couples Provide a Simple Method for a Preliminary Assessment of Mating Disruption

Briand, Françoise ; Guerin, Patrick M ; Charmillot, Pierre-Joseph ; Kehrli, Patrik

In: ScientificWorld Journal, 2012, vol. 2012, no. ID 960468, p. 1- 8

Mating disruption by sex pheromones is a sustainable, effective and widely used pest management scheme. A drawback of this technique is its challenging assessment of effectiveness in the field (e.g., spatial scale, pest density). The aim of this work was to facilitate the evaluation of field-deployed pheromone dispensers. We tested the suitability of small insect field cages for a pre-evaluation...

Université de Neuchâtel

The role of indole in maize-herbivore interactions

Veyrat, Nathalie ; Turlings, Ted (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

In order to counter herbivore attacks, plants have developed a multitude of defence strategies, including the release herbivore-induced plant volatiles (HIPVs). HIPVs can be used as foraging cues by natural enemies of the herbivores, including predators and parasitoids. In addition, they can also be exploited by herbivores themselves to localize their host plants. Some HIPVs even prime...

Université de Neuchâtel

High-resolution spectroscopic studies in glass-blown and micro-fabricated cells for miniature rubidium atomic clocks

Pellaton, Matthieu ; Mileti, Gaetano (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2014.

Buffer-gas alkali vapour cells form the heart of essentially all types of commercial compact or miniaturized atomic clocks. They reliably hold and confine a vapour of alkali atoms, which provides the atomic transition frequency serving as stable reference for the clock oscillator. The desire to bring atomic clock stability to portable applications such as telecommunication and navigation...

Université de Neuchâtel

Ticks and tick-borne pathogens at the interplay of game and livestock animals in South Africa

Berggoetz, Mirko ; Gern, Lise (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2013.

To evaluate the exposure of wild and domestic ungulates to tick borne-pathogens, and hence to study the pathogen exchange at the wildlife-livestock interface, blood from 181 individual hosts assigned to 18 species and 7364 ticks belonging to 13 species were collected. Samples originated from nine localities in four South African Provinces (Free State, Mpumalanga, Gauteng and Limpopo). Polymerase...

Université de Neuchâtel

Morphological, hydrological, biogeochemical and ecological changes and challenges in river restoration : the Thur River case study

Schirmer, M ; Luster, J ; Linde, N ; Perona, P ; Mitchell, E.A.D ; Barry, D.A ; Hollender, J ; Cirpka, O.A ; Schneider, P ; Vogt, T ; Radny, D ; Durisch-Kaiser, E

In: Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 2014, vol. 18, no. 6, p. 2449-2462

River restoration can enhance river dynamics, environmental heterogeneity and biodiversity, but the underlying processes governing the dynamic changes need to be understood to ensure that restoration projects meet their goals, and adverse effects are prevented. In particular, we need to comprehend how hydromorphological variability quantitatively relates to ecosystem functioning and services,...