Université de Fribourg

Cervical cancer (over)screening in Belgium and Switzerland: trends and social inequalities

De Prez, Vincent ; Jolidon, Vladimir ; Willems, Barbara ; Cullati, Stéphane ; Burton-Jeangros, Claudine ; Bracke, Piet

In: European Journal of Public Health, 2020, vol. 30, no. 3, p. 552–557

Cervical cancer screening (CCS) by means of Pap smears has led to a decrease in cervical cancer incidence and mortality. In the absence of organized programmes, CCS is opportunistic in Belgium and Switzerland. This might result in a high level of CCS overuse, as screening practices do not conform to the recommended 3-yearly screening interval and the target age-ranges (Belgium: 25–64,...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Living heritage and sustainable tourism

Cantoni, Lorenzo ; De Ascaniis, Silvia ; Elgin-Nijhuis, Karin

Lugano : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2020

ISBN: 978-88-6101-020-8

Université de Fribourg

New paroxyclaenid mammals from the early Eocene of the Paris Basin (France) shed light on the origin and evolution of these endemic European cimolestans

Solé, Floréal ; Plateau, Olivia ; Le Verger, Kévin ; Phélizon, Alain

In: Journal of Systematic Palaeontology, 2019, vol. 17, no. 20, p. 1711–1743

We present new species of an enigmatic family of mammals, which is endemic to Europe, the Paroxyclaenidae: Merialus bruneti sp. nov., Fratrodon tresvauxi gen. et sp. nov., Paraspaniella gunnelli gen. et sp. nov., and Sororodon tresvauxae gen. et sp. nov. The fossils described come from six localities of the Ypresian of the Paris Basin (France): Pourcy (MP7), Mutigny, Avenay, Condé-en-Brie...

Université de Fribourg

Metalinguistic knowledge about the native language and language transfer in gender assignment

Vanhove, Jan

In: Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 2019, vol. 9, no. 2, p. 397-419

Whereas Standard Dutch only distinguishes between two adnominal grammatical genders, substandard varieties of Belgian Dutch distinguish between three such genders. German, too, distinguishes between three genders. Nevertheless, when assigning gender to German nouns with Dutch cognates, speakers of Belgian Dutch are strongly influenced by Standard Dutch gender but to a much lesser degree (if at...

Université de Fribourg

Developing a framework of minimum standards for the risk assessment of alien species

Roy, Helen E. ; Rabitsch, Wolfgang ; Scalera, Riccardo ; Stewart, Alan ; Gallardo, Belinda ; Genovesi, Piero ; Essl, Franz ; Adriaens, Tim ; Bacher, Sven ; Booy, Olaf ; Branquart, Etienne ; Brunel, Sarah ; Copp, Gordon Howard ; Dean, Hannah ; D?hondt, Bram ; Josefsson, Melanie ; Kenis, Marc ; Kettunen, Marianne ; Linnamagi, Merike ; Lucy, Frances ; Martinou, Angeliki ; Moore, Niall ; Nentwig, Wolfgang ; Nieto, Ana ; Pergl, Jan ; Peyton, Jodey ; Roques, Alain ; Schindler, Stefan ; Schönrogge, Karsten ; Solarz, Wojciech ; Stebbing, Paul D. ; Trichkova, Teodora ; Vanderhoeven, Sonia ; Valkenburg, Johan van ; Zenetos, Argyro

In: Journal of Applied Ecology, 2018, vol. 55, no. 2, p. 526–538

Biological invasions are a threat to biodiversity, society and the economy. There is an urgent need to provide evidence-based assessments of the risks posed by invasive alien species (IAS) to prioritize action. Risk assessments underpin IAS policies in many ways: informing legislation; providing justification of restrictions in trade or consumer activities; prioritizing surveillance and rapid...

Università della Svizzera italiana

The ageing society : analyzing the coverage of the population ageing in a Belgian quality newspaper

Torben-Nielsen, Karen ; Russ-Mohl, Stephan (Dir.) ; Suggs, Suzanne (Codir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2016 ; 2016COM010.

This study has examined how the ‘Ageing Society’ -a society with a rapidly ageing population, a growing share of older persons and a decreasing share of younger persons- and its implications for the Belgian population are represented in the Belgian quality newspaper De Standaard (2011-2013). As such, the study delivered first-time Belgian empirical findings about the coverage of the...

Université de Fribourg

The influence of Standard and substandard Dutch on gender assignment in second language German

Vanhove, Jan

In: Language Learning, 2017, p. 1-47

This study investigated how standard and substandard varieties of first language (L1) Dutch affect grammatical gender assignments to nouns in second language (L2) German. While German distinguishes between masculine, feminine, and neuter gender, the masculine–feminine distinction has nearly disappeared in Standard Dutch. Many substandard Belgian Dutch varieties, however, still mark this...

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

A new basal ornithopod dinosaur from the Upper Cretaceous of South Korea

Huh, Min

In: Neues Jahrbuch für Geologie und Paläontologie. Abhandlungen, 2010, vol. 259, no. 1, p. 1-24

Bibliothèque cantonale jurassienne

First record of a pterosaur landing trackway

Mazin, Jean-Michel ; Billon-Bruyat, Jean-Paul ; Padian, Kevin

In: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences, 2009, vol. 276, p. 3881-3886