ORBi Open Repository and Bibliography
In may 2007, the ULg's Administrative Board (joined in June 2007 by the FUSAGx) decided to create an institutional repository and defined a strong institutional self-archiving policy to increase the visibility, accessibility and impact of the University's publications (Board's decision).
This decision led to the official launch, in November 2008, of the ORBi platform including both the Academic Bibliography and the Institutional Repository of the Wallonia-Europe University Academy.
Biodiversity and ecosystem services: think functional! - Uyttenbroeck, Roel; Hatt, Séverin; Paul, Aman; Boeraeve, Fanny; Francis, Frédéric; Danthine, Sabine; Frederich, Michel; Dufrêne, Marc; Bodson, Bernard; Monty, Arnaud
During the last years, several studies and reviews have considered the relation between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning or the provision of ecosystem services. Many studies found that plant functional traits and plant functional diversity (FD) are key drivers in this relation in terrestrial ecosystems. Researchers used different methods to obtain a gradient in plant FD to examine the effect on ecosystem services, going from observational studies of natural communities to synthetic assemblages. Furthermore, different methods exist to quantify plant FD going from simple functional trait richness to indices, distance-based frameworks and the division into FD components. In the AgricultureIsLife project,...
Développement d'une méthodologie pour l’appréciation quantitative des risques appliquée à Salmonella dans la viande de porc en Belgique - Delhalle, Laurent
Following the European legislation on control of Salmonella and other zoonotic agents, effective measures must be taken to detect and control these agents at all stages of the food chain. Therefore, the Belgian FPS Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment has decided to fund a research project involving institutions grouped under a consortium in order to develop a Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA) on human salmonellosis following consumption of minced pork meat. To achieve this goal, preliminary steps were necessary. The first task was a survey on available data at all stages of the production chain from public authorities...