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Université de Fribourg

The record of Deinotheriidae from the Miocene of the Swiss Jura Mountains (Jura Canton, Switzerland)

Gagliardi, Fanny ; Maridet, Olivier ; Becker, Damien

In: bioRxiv, 2021, p. 244061

The Miocene sands of the Swiss Jura Mountains, long exploited in quarries for the construction industry, have yielded abundant fossil remains of large mammals. Among Deinotheriidae (Proboscidea), two species, Prodeinotherium bavaricum and Deinotherium giganteum, had previously been identified in the Delémont valley, but never described. A third species, Deinotherium levius, from the locality of...

Université de Fribourg

Enigmatic dinosaur precursors bridge the gap to the origin of Pterosauria

Ezcurra, Martín D. ; Nesbitt, Sterling J. ; Bronzati, Mario ; Vecchia, Fabio Marco Dalla ; Agnolin, Federico L. ; Benson, Roger B. J. ; Egli, Federico Brissón ; Cabreira, Sergio F. ; Evers, Serjoscha W. ; Gentil, Adriel R. ; Irmis, Randall B. ; Martinelli, Agustín G. ; Novas, Fernando E. ; Silva, Lúcio Roberto da ; Smith, Nathan D. ; Stocker, Michelle R. ; Turner, Alan H. ; Langer, Max C.

In: Nature, 2020, vol. 588, no. 2020-7838, p. 445–449

Pterosaurs were the first vertebrates to evolve powered flight1 and comprised one of the main evolutionary radiations in terrestrial ecosystems of the Mesozoic era (approximately 252–66 million years ago), but their origin has remained an unresolved enigma in palaeontology since the nineteenth century2,3,4. These flying reptiles have been hypothesized to be the close relatives of a wide...

Université de Fribourg

Disproportionate extinction of South American mammals drove the asymmetry of the Great American Biotic Interchange

Carrillo, Juan D. ; Faurby, Søren ; Silvestro, Daniele ; Zizka, Alexander ; Jaramillo, Carlos ; Bacon, Christine D. ; Antonelli, and Alexandre

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2020, vol. 117, no. 42, p. 26281–26287

The biological interchange between North and South America associated with the formation of the Isthmus of Panama is key to defining current gradients of species diversity. A major gap in our understanding of the interchange is its asymmetry, where mammals of North American origin attained higher diversity in South America than vice versa. The prevailing view is that this asymmetry resulted...

Université de Fribourg

Reward-related behavioral and biological responses associated with eating : insights from anorexia nervosa and obesity research = Réponses bio-comportementales liées à la récompense: aperçus de la recherche en anorexie mentale et en obésité

Pereira Picolo Ribeiro, Mayron ; Martin Soelch, Chantal (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2020.

Research on clinical populations with eating disturbances has shown the involvement of reward processing in the maintenance of disease- associated symptoms. Investigation on food as a reward indicates the metabolic or feeding state (i.e. fasted or fed state) as a modulator of food as a reward, but little is known about how these states influence other types of reward. This is important...

Université de Fribourg

Dose-dependent heart rate responses to drinking water: a randomized crossover study in young, non-obese males

Grasser, Erik Konrad

In: Clinical Autonomic Research, 2020, p. -

The aim of the study was to explore a potential dose effect of water on heart rate responses and markers of vagal tone modulation.Methods: This was a randomized crossover study involving eight men whose heart rate and heart rate variability parameters were continuously measured following ingestion of different volumes of still mineral water (200, 400, 600, and 800 mL).Results: A significant...

Université de Fribourg

Sedimentary record of arc-continent collision along mesozoic SW north america (Siuna belt, Nicaragua)

Andjić, Goran ; Escuder‐Viruete, Javier ; Baumgartner‐Mora, Claudia ; Baumgartner, Peter O. ; Mitchell, Simon F. ; Caron, Michèle ; Caus, Esmeralda

In: Tectonics, 2019, vol. 38, no. 12, p. 4399–4425

The western margin of the Caribbean Plate is a typical example where oceanic and continental terranes have amalgamated by subduction, collision, and strike‐slip processes. The boundaries between these blocks, as well as their tectonostratigraphic records, are generally covered by younger deposits and dense tropical vegetation, which may hamper reconstructing the accretionary evolution of...

Haute école de gestion de Genève

Impacts of Fed’s decisions on emerging countries : an empirical analysis & investment solution

Amigo Weidemann, Simon ; Sterchi, Kurt (Dir.)

Mémoire de bachelor : Haute école de gestion de Genève, 2019 ; TDIBM 64.

On July 13th, 2019, the Fed decided to reduce its interest rates by 25 basis points. Its first since October 2008. A decision that could be thought of as a good thing for the emerging countries’ economies. Indeed, according to economic theories and history, they would benefit from a significant breath of fresh air. Legend has it that the Fed's will have a significant impact on emerging...

Université de Fribourg

Tectonics of the Neuchâtel Jura Mountains: insights from mapping and forward modelling

Rime, Valentin ; Sommaruga, Anna ; Schori, Marc ; Mosar, Jon

In: Swiss Journal of Geosciences, 2019, vol. 112, no. 2, p. 563–578

This study focuses on a geological section in the Jura Mountains across the villages of Travers, La Brévine in Switzerland, and Morteau in France. Field mapping was conducted to complement and densify existing data. A kinematically and geometrically consistent forward model has been developed to understand and interpret the observed surface structures. The proposed solution features a...

Université de Fribourg

A Multidimensional Approach to the Relationship between Emotion Regulation Difficulties and Eating Disorder Psychopathology : An investigation of how emotion regulation difficulties relate to disordered eating symptomatology in a cross-sectional and longitudinal study in young women with or without an eating disorder

Humbel, Nadine ; Munsch, Simone (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Université de Fribourg, 2019.

Emotion regulation difficulties (ERD), or the inability to flexibly adjust emotional responses to environmental or personal demands, have persistently been associated in research with puzzling eating disorder (ED) psychopathology. However, consistent findings on the specificity of association between specific dimensions of ERD and specific symptoms of EDs are lacking. This thesis proposes an...

Università della Svizzera italiana

Monetary policy and interest rate products

Zurowski, Wojciech ; Schneider, Paul (Dir.)

Thèse de doctorat : Università della Svizzera italiana, 2019 ; 20019ECO002.

My PhD thesis consists of three papers which study how interest rate products' prices react to both the central bank's policy goals and communication. As tool I make use of various econometric techniques such as affine models, general method of moments or Haar like filtering. The first chapter studies government bond excess term premia. I show that their predictability is driven by monetary...