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Université de Neuchâtel

Hydrogeological and topographical controls on catchment dynamics and their implications for low flows

Carlier, Claire ; Brunner, Philip (Dir.) ; Hunkeler, Daniel (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

Periods with scarce precipitation will likely occur more frequently and last longer under changing climatic conditions, even in relatively humid regions like Switzerland. To assess the sensitivity of water resources to dry spells and to identify regions that might experience water scarcity issues, a thorough understanding of the mechanisms governing catchment dynamics in the absence of rain is...

Université de Neuchâtel

Isotope fractionation due to diffusion and sorption of chlorinated hydrocarbons and its implications for identifying reactive processes in aquifer - aquitard systems

Wanner, Philipp ; Hunkeler, Daniel (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

Chlorinated hydrocarbons are anthropogenic contaminants, which are known to be possibly carcinogenic to humans. Although the peak production of chlorinated hydrocarbons in the 1970ties was followed by a dramatic decrease in the subsequent decades, chlorinated hydrocarbons are still frequently detected in aquifer systems demonstrating their long-term persistence. When chlorinated hydrocarbons are...

Université de Neuchâtel

La gestion durable des sols agricoles : sécuriser les démarches ou légitimer les controverses ? L’exemple des politiques agroenvironnementales autour de l’érosion hydrique des sols arables en Suisse

Derungs, Nicolas ; Hertz, Ellen (Dir.) ; Mitchell, Edward (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018 ; TH. 2722.

This interdisciplinary dissertation (combining natural, political and social sciences) focuses on the sustainable management of agricultural soils. More specifically, it tackles Swiss environmental and agricultural policies for qualitative soil protection and the accompanying measures to limit water erosion of arable lands. Aiming to launch sustained debate and reflection about the dominant...

Université de Neuchâtel

Female labour force participation and dynamics of income inequality in Switzerland, from 1992 to 2014

Ravazzini, Laura ; Suter, Christian (Dir.) ; Jann, Ben (Codir.) ; Lalive, Raphaël (Codir.) ; Vandecasteele, Leen (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

This thesis explores drivers of female labour force participation and analyses the consequences of an increase in female labour force participation for income inequality at the household level. This study combines these two important macro indicators, namely female labour force participation and income inequality, and investigates their dynamics in the Swiss context from 1992 to 2014. In the...

Haute école de santé Genève

Les facteurs influençant les motivations et les représentations des femmes qui choisissent d'accoucher sous anesthésie péridurale : Travail de Bachelor

Gerosa, Désirée ; Moennat, Charlotte ; Chautems, Caroline (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de santé Genève, 2017.

But : L’objectif de ce travail est de mettre en évidence les facteurs influençant les représentations et les motivations des femmes, les dirigeant vers le choix d’une anesthésie péridurale pour leur accouchement. Méthode : Nous avons effectué une revue de littérature basée sur une analyse descriptive et critique de cinq articles sélectionnés à travers les moteurs de recherche «...

Université de Neuchâtel

Biodiversity conservation and sustainable management in the vineyard agroecosystem : an integrated approach for different trophic levels

Trivellone, Valeria ; Mitchell, Edward AD (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

In the general introduction the importance to preserve biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in agroecosystems and the basic ideas which have oriented the present thesis were presented. Firstly, we presented results of biotic and abiotic factors affecting species composition and their related functional traits (Chapters 2 and 3). In 2009, a pilot study provided useful preliminary insights...

Université de Neuchâtel

SoftwIre integration : an approach to service composition through distributed representations of arbitrary-length business ontologies

Ludolph, Hendrik ; Kropf, Peter (Dir.) ; Babin, Gilbert (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2016.

The demand for Software as a Service is ever increasing. With this demand comes a proliferation of third-party service offerings to fulfill it. It thus becomes crucial for organizations to find and select the right service to be integrated into their existing tool landscapes. Ideally, this is done automatically and flexibly. The objective is to always provide the best possible support to changing...