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Technological Diversity and Cost Uncertainty

Krysiak, Frank C.

In: The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy, 2009, vol. 9, no. 1, p. -

Université de Fribourg

Communicating invasion: understanding social anxieties around mobile species

Ernwein, Marion ; Fall, Juliet J.

In: Geografiska Annaler: Series B, Human Geography, 2015, vol. 97, no. 2, p. 155–167

This article explores how discourses of threat concerning invasive alien species emerge and how ordinary citizens understand, receive and appropriate them. It explores the ambivalence of scientists and policy-makers using emotive or highly charged terms and vocabulary, arguing that many make strategic yet cautious use of fear to raise awareness. Based both on in-depth interviews of scientists...

Université de Fribourg

Addressing a critique of the TEASI framework for invasive species risk assessment

Leung, Brian ; Roura-Pascual, Nuria ; Bacher, Sven ; Heikkilä, Jaakko ; Brotons, Lluis ; Burgman, Mark A ; Dehnen-Schmutz, Katharina ; Essl, Franz ; Hulme, Philip E ; Richardson, David M ; Sol, Daniel ; Vilà, Montserrat

In: Ecology Letters, 2013, p. -

We address criticism that the Transport, Establishment, Abundance, Spread, Impact (TEASI) framework does not facilitate objective mapping of risk assessment methods nor defines best practice. We explain why TEASI is appropriate for mapping, despite inherent challenges, and how TEASI offers considerations for best practices, rather than suggesting one best practice.

Università della Svizzera italiana

Probabilistic information and decision making in the health context : The package leaflet as basis for informed consent

Osimani, Barbara ; Rigotti, Eddo (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2007 ; 2007COM009.

Medical decisions are paradigmatically uncertain. Awareness of this uncertainty at the policy level has produced a strict regulation of the information exchange related to medical issues, e.g. by means of the institute of the informed consent or through tight administrative norms regulating the pharmaceutical communication towards the public. As a special support of such sort of information,...

Université de Neuchâtel

Grid-enabled Monte Carlo analysis of the impacts of uncertain discharge rates on seawater intrusion in the Korba aquifer (Tunisia) = Utilisation d'une grille de calcul pour une analyse de Monte Carlo des impacts de l'incertitude liée aux débits d'exploitation sur l'intrusion marine dans l'aquifère de Korba (Tunisie)

Kerrou, Jaouher ; Renard, Philippe ; Lecca, Giuditta ; Tarhouni, Jamila

In: Hydrological Sciences Journal, 2010, vol. 55, no. 8, p. 1325-1336

The Korba aquifer, located in the north of Tunisia, suffers heavily from salinization due to seawater intrusion. In 2000, the aquifer was exploited from more than 9000 wells. The problem is that no precise information was recorded concerning the current extraction rates, their spatial distribution, or their evolution in time. In this study, a geostatistical model of the exploitation rates was...

Université de Neuchâtel

Sign the gap: dialogical self in disrupted time

Zittoun, Tania

In: Studia Psychologica, 2008, vol. 6, no. 8, p. 73-89

In this article we propose to advance our understanding of dialogical self dynamics by focusing on the experience of time. In order to do so, we treat the dynamics of I-positions as semiotic processes. We focus on an event that threatens the sense of time and causes uncertainty - World War II in England, examined through a case study of a young woman. We show how social and personal time markers...


Ensembles for sequence learning

Dimitrakakis, Christos ; Bourlard, Hervé (Dir.) ; Bengio, Sami (Dir.)

Thèse sciences Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne EPFL : 2006 ; no 3518.

Université de Neuchâtel

Issues in characterizing heterogeneity and connectivity in non-multiGaussian media

Kerrou, Jaouher ; Renard, Philippe ; Hendricks Franssen, Harrie-Jan ; Lunatic, Ivan

In: Advances in Water Resources, 2008, vol. 31, no. 1, p. 147-159

The performances of kriging, stochastic simulations and sequential self-calibration inversion are assessed when characterizing a non-multiGaussian synthetic 2D braided channel aquifer. The comparison is based on a series of criteria such as the reproduction of the original reference transmissivity or head fields, but also in terms of accuracy of flow and transport (capture zone) forecasts when...