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Université de Fribourg

The genus Amphistegina (benthic foraminifera): distribution along the southern Tunisian coast

Kateb, Akram El ; Stalder, Claudio ; Stainbank, Stephanie ; Fentimen, Robin ; Spezzaferri, Silvia

In: BioInvasions Records, 2018, vol. 7, no. 4, p. 391–398

The benthic foraminiferal genus Amphistegina is currently expanding its range in the Mediterranean Sea after being introduced through the Suez Canal from the Red Sea. Over the previous decade, Amphistegina spp. has colonized the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea including the Egyptian and Libyan coasts, but the present southern limit in the Mediterranean Sea is along the southern Tunisian...

Université de Fribourg

A large impact crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland

Kjær, Kurt H. ; Larsen, Nicolaj K. ; Binder, Tobias ; Bjørk, Anders A. ; Eisen, Olaf ; Fahnestock, Mark A. ; Funder, Svend ; Garde, Adam A. ; Haack, Henning ; Helm, Veit ; Houmark-Nielsen, Michael ; Kjeldsen, Kristian K. ; Khan, Shfaqat A. ; Machguth, Horst ; McDonald, Iain ; Morlighem, Mathieu ; Mouginot, Jérémie ; Paden, John D. ; Waight, Tod E. ; Weikusat, Christian ; Willerslev, Eske ; MacGregor, Joseph A.

In: Science Advances, 2018, vol. 4, no. 11, p. eaar8173

We report the discovery of a large impact crater beneath Hiawatha Glacier in northwest Greenland. From airborne radar surveys, we identify a 31-kilometer-wide, circular bedrock depression beneath up to a kilometer of ice. This depression has an elevated rim that cross-cuts tributary subglacial channels and a subdued central uplift that appears to be actively eroding. From ground...

Université de Neuchâtel

Estimation of a counterfactual wage distribution using survey data

Anastasiade, Mihaela-Cãtãlina ; Tillé, Yves (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2018.

De nos jours, la discrimination salariale basée sur le sexe est un sujet débattu. Bien que la discrimination salariale soit interdite par la Déclaration universelle des droits de l’homme, des études montrent que les femmes sont systématiquement payées moins que les hommes. La discrimination salariale se produit quand deux groupes partageant les mêmes caractéristiques et remplissant les...

Université de Fribourg

The effects of anti-corruption videos on attitudes towards corruption in a Ukrainian online survey

Denisova-Schmidt, Elena ; Huber, Martin ; Prytula, Yaroslav

(Working Papers SES ; 499)

This paper presents the outcomes of an anti-corruption educational intervention among Ukrainian students based on an online experiment. More than 3,000 survey participants were randomly assigned to one of three different videos on corruption and its consequences (treatment groups) or a video on higher education (control group). The data suggest a high level of academic dishonesty and...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Exposing concurrency failures : a comprehensive survey of the state of the art and a novel approach to reproduce field failures

Bianchi, Francesco Adalberto ; Pezzè, Mauro (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2018 ; 2018INFO015.

With the rapid advance of multi-core and distributed architectures, concurrent systems are becoming more and more popular. Concurrent systems are extremely hard to develop and validate, as their overall behavior depends on the non-deterministic interleaving of the execution flows that comprise the system. Wrong and unexpected interleavings may lead to concurrency faults that are extremely...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Integrating anti-money laundering compliance duties into the banking culture

Sandulescu, Mihaela ; Barone Adesi, Giovanni (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016ECO011.

This thesis sets out to investigate whether the anti-money laundering (AML) compliance duties have been integrated into the banking culture. The first two chapters briefly present the Swiss AML framework and relevant numbers. Using survey data from 52 respondents, Chapter 3 presents evidence on how banks coped with compliance requests, starting from the internal due diligence and reporting...

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.

Cette recherche interdisciplinaire (sciences naturelles – sciences politiques et sociales) porte sur la thématique de la gestion durable des sols agricoles. Plus spécifiquement, elle s’est focalisée sur les politiques environnementales et agricoles suisses autour de la protection qualitative des sols et de la lutte contre de l’érosion hydrique des sols arables. L’étude a abouti...

Université de Neuchâtel

Measurement of the linewidth enhancement factor of singlemode room temperature continuous wave quantum cascade lasers

Aellen, Thierry ; Aebi, Philipp (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Neuchâtel, 2008.

L'invention des sources lasers en 1960 a conduit à un bon nombre d'applications qui ont un impact répandu dans tous les aspects de notre votre vie actuelle, citons notamment l'exemple des hôpitaux, de l'industrie ou simplement dans notre lieu de vie. Les derniers développements sont en particulier issus des compacts, très efficace et populaires lasers semiconducteurs qui sont simplement...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Disruptive Technology in business innovation : how is the digitalization going to transform jobs in the banking industry in Switzerland?

Stajic, Maja ; Ruiz, Frédéric (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2018 ; TDIBM 46.

Digital transformation has been a popular topic in Swiss banks for many years due to the benefits that it provides to financial institutions, such as improving internal processes and achieving tasks efficiently. Nevertheless, this trend is considerably transforming jobs and the role of the workforce. Switzerland is well-known for its expertise in financial services and its banking industry...

Université de Fribourg

Initial Development and Reliability of a Motivation for Weight Loss Scale

Meyer , Andrea H. ; Weissen-Schelling, Simone ; Munsch , Simone ; Margraf, Jürgen

In: Obesity Facts, 2010, vol. 3, p. 205–211

Objective: We aimed at developing and evaluating a questionnaire assessing health and appearance as the two main reasons for weight loss in overweight and obese individuals. Methods: Using data from two representative telephone surveys in Switzerland, the factorial structure of this questionnaire was analyzed by exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis. The model obtained was cross-validated...