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    • Behavioral evidence of hunting and foraging techniques by a top predator suggests the importance of scavenging for preadults 

      Margalida, Antoni; Colomer, M. Àngels (Maria Àngels); Sánchez, Roberto; Sánchez, Francisco Javier; Oria, Javier; González, Luis Mariano (Wiley Online Library, 2017)
      Scavenging may be a regular feeding behavior for some facultative raptor species oc-cupying low quality habitats and/or with little experience in hunting techniques. However, its importance has been largely ...
    • Behaviour of the current in a membrane-covered disc microelectrode under steady-state conditions 

      Galceran i Nogués, Josep; Salvador, José; Puy Llorens, Jaume; Cecilia Averós, Joan; Gavaghan, David J. (The Royal Society of Chemistry, 1996)
      The inlaid disc electrode covered with a membrane can be modelled as a system with axial symmetry containing several parallel layers with different permeabilities. A recent solution of the steady state under diffusion ...
    • Bi-magic and other generalizations of super edge-magic labelings 

      López Masip, Susana-Clara; Muntaner Batle, F. A.; Rius Font, Miquel (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
      In this paper, we use the product ⊗h in order to study super edge-magic labelings, bi-magic labelings and optimal k-equitable labelings. We establish, with the help of the product ⊗h, new relations between super edge-magic ...
    • Bi-Objective Optimization Model Based on Profit and CO2 Emissions for Pig Deliveries to the Abattoir 

      Nadal, Esteve; Pagès Bernaus, Adela; Pla Aragonés, Lluís Miquel (MDPI, 2018)
      This paper presents a bi-objective model for optimizing pig deliveries to the abattoir accounting for total revenue and CO2 emissions. Fattening farms house the most important stage in pig production, and operations on ...
    • Can wild ungulate carcasses provide enough biomass to maintain avian scavenger populations? An empirical assessment using a bio-inspired computational model 

      Margalida, Antoni; Colomer, M. Àngels (Maria Àngels); Sanuy i Castells, Delfí (Public Library of Science (PLoS), 2011)
      Background: The reduction in the amount of food available for European avian scavengers as a consequence of restrictive public health policies is a concern for managers and conservationists. Since 2002, the application of ...
    • Carrion ecology modelling for vulture conservation : are vulture restaurants needed to sustain the densest breeding population of the African white-backed vulture? 

      Kane, Adam; Jackson, Andrew L; Monadjem, Ara; Colomer, M. Àngels (Maria Àngels); Margalida, Antoni (Wiley, 2015)
      As obligate scavengers, vultures are entirely dependent on carrion resources. In this study we model the carrion ecology of an ecosystem in Swaziland which is home to the densest breeding population of the African White-backed ...
    • Center conditions and limits cycles for bilienard systems 

      Giné, Jaume (Texas State University, 2017)
      In this article we study the center problem for polynomial BiLiénard systems of degree n. Computing the focal values and using Gröbner bases we end the center conditions for such systems for n = 6. We also establish ...
    • Center conditions for generalized polynomial Kukles systems 

      Giné, Jaume (American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2017)
      In this paper we study the center problem for certain generalized Kukles systems \[ \dot{x}= y, \qquad \dot{y}= P_0(x)+ P_1(x)y+P_2(x) y^2+ P_3(x) y^3, \] where $P_i(x)$ are polynomials of degree $n$, $P_0(0)=0$ and $P_0'(0) ...
    • Center conditions for nilpotent cubic systems using Cherkas method 

      Giné, Jaume (Elsevier, 2016)
      In this work we study the center problem of a cubic polynomial differential system with nilpotent linear part. The analysis is based on the application of the Cherkas method to the Takens normal form. The study needs many ...
    • Center conditions for polynomial Liénard systems 

      Giné, Jaume (Springer International Publishing, 2017)
      In this paper we study the center problem for polynomial Liénard systems of degree n with damping of degree n. Computing the focal values we find the center conditions for such systems for n=5 and using modular arithmetics ...
    • Center cyclicity of a family of quartic polynomial differential system 

      García, I. A. (Isaac A.); Llibre, Jaume; Maza Sabido, Susana (Springer, 2016-09-01)
      In this paper we study the cyclicity of the centers of the quartic polynomial family written in complex notation as z = i z + z z (A z^2 + B z z + C z^2 ), where A,B,C. We give an upper bound for the cyclicity of any ...
    • Center cyclicity of Lorenz, Chen and Lü systems 

      García, I. A. (Isaac A.); Maza Sabido, Susana; Shafer, Douglas S. (Elsevier, 2018-11-09)
      This work provides upper bounds on the cyclicity of the centers on center manifolds in the well-known Lorenz family, and also in the Chen and Lü families. We prove that at most one limit cycle can be made to bifurcate from ...
    • Center problem for systems with two monomial nonlinearities 

      Gasull i Embid, Armengol; Giné, Jaume; Torregrosa, Joan (American Institute of Mathematical Sciences, 2016)
      We study the center problem for planar systems with a linear center at the origin that in complex coordinates have a nonlinearity formed by the sum of two monomials. Our first result lists several centers inside this family. ...
    • Center problem for trigonometric Liénard systems 

      Gasull, Armengol; Giné, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Elsevier, 2017)
      We give a complete algebraic characterization of the non-degenerated centers for planar trigonometric Liénard systems. The main tools used in our proof are the classical results of Cherkas on planar analytic Liénard systems ...
    • Center problem in the center manifold for quadratic differential systems in R^3 

      Giné, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Elsevier, 2016)
      Using tools of computer algebra based on the Gröbner basis theory we derive conditions for the existence of a center on a local center manifold for fifteen seven-parameter families of quadratic systems on R 3. To obtain ...
    • Centers and isochronous centers for generalized quintic systems 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Elsevier, 2015)
      In this paper we classify the centers and the isochronous centers of certain polynomial differential systems in R2 of degree d≥5 odd that in complex notation are ż=(λ+i)z(zz̄)d−52(Az5+Bz4z̄+Cz3z̄2+Dz2z̄3+Ezz̄4+Fz̄5), ...
    • Centers for a class of generalized quintic polynomial differential systems 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Elsevier, 2014)
      We classify the centers of the polynomial differential systems in R2 of degree d ≥ 5 odd that in complex notation writes as z˙ = iz + (zz¯)d−5/2 (Az5 + Bz4z¯ + Cz3z¯2 + Dz2z¯3 + Ezz¯4 + Fz¯5), where A, B, C, D, E, F ∈ C ...
    • Centers for generalized quintic polynomial differential systems 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Rocky Mountain Mathematics Consortium, 2017)
      We classify the centers of polynomial differential systems in $R^2$ of odd degree $d \ge 5$, in complex notation, as $\dot{z} = iz + (z \bar z)^(d-5)/2(A z^5 + B z^4 \bar z + C z^3 \bar z^2 + D z^2 \bar z^3 + E z \bar z^4 ...
    • Centers for the Kukles homogeneous systems with even degree 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (Shanghai Normal University & Wilmington Scientific Publisher, 2017)
      For the polynomial differential system x˙=−y, y˙=x+Qn(x,y), where Qn(x,y) is a homogeneous polynomial of degree n there are the following two conjectures done in 1999. (1) Is it true that the previous system for n≥2 has a ...
    • Centers for the Kukles homogeneous systems with odd degree 

      Giné, Jaume; Llibre, Jaume; Valls, Claudia (London Mathematical Society, 2015)
      For the polynomial differential system x˙ = −y, y˙ = x+Qn(x; y), where Qn(x; y) is a homogeneous polynomial of degree n there are the following two conjectures done in 1999. (1) Is it true that the previous system for ...