Publicacions resultants de les investigacions finançades pel 7è Programa Marc, pel Programa H2020 i l’European Research Council de la Unió Europea, recollides en el Projecte OpenAIRE (Open Access Infraestructure for Research in Europe) que promou l’accés obert a Europa.

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  • Decompositions of a rectangle into non-congruent rectangles of equal area 

    Dalfó, Cristina; Fiol, Miguel Angel; López Lorenzo, Ignacio; Martínez Pérez, Álvaro (Elsevier, 2021-06)
    In this paper, we deal with a simple geometric problem: Is it possible to partition a rectangle into k non-congruent rectangles of equal area? This problem is motivated by the so-called 'Mondrian art problem' that asks a ...
  • Enabling Metabolomics Based Biomarker Discovery Studies Using Molecular Phenotyping of Exosome-Like Vesicles 

    Altadill, Tatiana; Campoy, Irene; Lanau, Lucia; Gill, Kirandeep; Rigau, Marina; Gil-Moreno, Antonio; Reventós, Jaume; Byers, Stephen; Colás, Eva; Cheema, Amrita K. (Public Library of Science, 2016)
    Identification of sensitive and specific biomarkers with clinical and translational utility will require smart experimental strategies that would augment expanding the breadth and depth of molecular measurements within the ...
  • Trends and patterns in the use of computed tomography in children and young adults in Catalonia — results from the EPI-CT study 

    Bosch de Basea, Magda; Salotti, Jane A.; Pearce, Mark S.; Muchart, Jordi; Riera, Luis; Barber, Ignasi; Pedraza, Salvador; Pardina Solano, Marina Asunción; Capdevila, Antoni; Espinosa, Ana; Cardis, Elisabeth (Springer, 2016)
    Background Although there are undeniable diagnostic benefits of CT scanning, its increasing use in paediatric radiology has become a topic of concern regarding patient radioprotection. Objective To assess the rate of CT ...
  • Comparison of the King’s and MiToS staging systems for ALS 

    Fang, Ton; Al Khleifat, Ahmad; Stahl, Daniel R.; Lazo Latorre, Claudia; Murphy, Caroline; Licals, Uk-Mnd; Young, Carolyn; Shaw, Pamela J.; Leigh, P. Nigel; Al-Chalabi, Ammar (Taylor & Francis, 2017)
    Objective: To investigate and compare two ALS staging systems, King’s clinical staging and Milano-Torino (MiToS) functional staging, using data from the LiCALS phase III clinical trial (EudraCT 2008-006891-31). Methods: ...
  • Encapsulated Pine Bark Polyphenolic Extract during Gastrointestinal Digestion: Bioaccessibility, Bioactivity and Oxidative Stress Prevention 

    Ferreira-Santos, Pedro; Ibarz Martínez, Raquel; Fernandes, Jean-Michel; Pinheiro, Ana Cristina; Botelho, Cláudia; Rocha, Cristina M. R.; Teixeira, José António; Martín Belloso, Olga (MDPI, 2021-02-04)
    Polyphenolic extracts from pine bark have reported different biological actions and promising beneficial effects on human health. However, its susceptibility to environmental stresses (temperature, storage, etc.) and ...
  • Conceptual and methodological issues in estimating the success of ecological restoration 

    Marchand, Lilian; Castagneyrol, Bastien; Jiménez, Juan José; Rey Benayas, José María; Benot, Marie-Lise; Martínez Ruiz, Carolina; Alday, Josu G.; Jaunatre, Renaud; Dutoit, Thierry; Buisson, Elise; Mench, Michel; Alard, Didier; Corcket, Emmanuel; Comín, F. A. (Francisco A.) (Elsevier, 2021-01-23)
    Ecological restoration (ER) of terrestrial ecosystems has become widespread in past decades. However, assessing its success is complex mainly due to the diversity of objectives pursued, actions undertaken but also statistical ...
  • Can Social Innovation Make a Change in European and Mediterranean Marginalized Areas? Social Innovation Impact Assessment in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, and Rural Development 

    Ravazzoli, Elisa; Dalla Torre, Cristina; Da Re, Riccardo; Govigli, Valentino Marini; Secco, Laura; Górriz Mifsud, Elena; Pisani, Elena; Barlagne, Carla; Baselice, Antonio; Bengoumi, Mohammed; Dijskhoorn-Dekker, Marijke; Labidi, Arbia; Lopolito, Antonio; Melnykovych, Mariana; Perlik, Manfred; Polman, Nico; Sarkki, Simo; Vassilopoulos, Achilleas; Koundouri, Phoebe; Miller, David; Streifeneder, Thomas; Nijnik, Maria (MDPI, 2021-02-08)
    Social innovation (SI) impacts are long-term changes that affect different dimensions of territorial capital (i.e., economy, society, environment, governance) for the territory in which SI occurs. Yet, systematic empirical ...
  • Halophytophthora fluviatilis Pathogenicity and Distribution along a Mediterranean-Subalpine Gradient 

    Caballol, Maria; Štraus, Dora; Macià, Héctor; Ramis, Xavier; Redondo, Miguel Ángel; Oliva Palau, Jonàs (MDPI, 2021-02-03)
    Halophytophthora species have been traditionally regarded as brackish water oomycetes; however, recent reports in inland freshwater call for a better understanding of their ecology and possible pathogenicity. We studied ...
  • Sampling forest soils to describe fungal diversity and composition. Which is the optimal sampling size in Mediterranean pure and mixed pine oak forests? 

    Adamo, Irene; Piñuela, Yasmine; Bonet Lledos, José Antonio; Castaño Soler, Carles; Martínez de Aragón, Juan; Parladé Izquierdo, Xavier; Pera i Álvarez, Joan; Alday, Josu G. (British Mycological SocietyElsevier, 2021-02-08)
    Soil sampling is a critical step affecting perceived fungal diversity, however sampling optimization for high-throughput-DNA sequencing studies have never been tested in Mediterranean forest ecosystems. We identified the ...
  • Fire and biodiversity in the Anthropocene 

    Kelly, Luke T.; Giljohann, Katherine M.; Duane, Andrea; Aquilué, Núria; Archibald, Sally; Batllori, Enric; Bennett, Andrew F.; Buckland, S. T.; Canelles, Quim; Clarke, Michael F.; Fortin, Marie-Josée; Hermoso, Virgilio; Herrando, Sergi; Keane, Robert E.; Lake, Frank K.; McCarthy, Michael A.; Morán-Ordóñez, Alejandra; Parr, Catherine L.; Pausas, Juli G. (Juli Garcia); Penman, Trent D.; Regos Sanz, Adrián; Rumpff, Libby; Santos, Julianna L.; Smith, Annabel L.; Syphard, Alexandra D.; Tingley, Morgan W.; Brotons, Lluís (The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2020-11-20)
    Fire has been a source of global biodiversity for millions of years. However, interactions with anthropogenic drivers such as climate change, land use, and invasive species are changing the nature of fire activity and its ...
  • Mercury species export from the Arctic to the Atlantic Ocean 

    Petrova, Mariia V.; Krisch, Stephan; Lodeiro, Pablo; Valk, Ole; Dufour, Aurelie; Rijkenberg, Micha J.A.; Achterberg, Eric P.; Rabe, Benjamin; Rutgers van der Loeff, Michiel; Hamelin, Bruno; Sonke, Jeroen E.; Garnier, Cédric; Heimbürger-Boavida, Lars-Eric (Elsevier, 2020-09-10)
    The Fram Strait is the only deep connection between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans. The main water and mercury (Hg) fluxes between these oceans occur via the Fram Strait and Barents Sea Opening. Several Hg mass balance ...
  • The influence of Arctic Fe and Atlantic fixed N on summertime primary production in Fram Strait, North Greenland Sea 

    Krisch, Stephan; Browning, Thomas J.; Graeve, Martin; Ludwichowski, Kai-Uwe; Lodeiro, Pablo; Hopwood, Mark J.; Roig, Stéphane; Yong, Jaw-Chuen; Kanzow, Torsten; Achterberg, Eric P. (Springer Nature, 2020-09-17)
    Climate change has led to a ~ 40% reduction in summer Arctic sea-ice cover extent since the 1970s. Resultant increases in light availability may enhance phytoplankton production. Direct evidence for factors currently ...
  • Reconstructive Social Innovation Cycles in Women-Led Initiatives in Rural Areas 

    Sarkki, Simo; Dalla Torre, Cristina; Fransala, Jasmiini; Zivojinovic, Ivana; Ludvig, Alice; Górriz Mifsud, Elena; Melnykovych, Mariana; Sfeir, Patricia R.; Arbia, Labidi; Bengoumi, Mohammed; Chorti, Houda; Gramm, Verena; López Marco, Lucía; Ravazzoli, Elisa; Nijnik, Maria (MDPI, 2021-01-25)
    Social innovations can tackle various challenges related to gender equity in rural areas, especially when such innovations are initiated and developed by women themselves. We examine cases located in rural areas of Canada, ...
  • An innovative solar-biomass energy system to increase the share of renewables in office buildings 

    Palomba, Valeria; Borri, Emiliano; Charalampidis, Antonios; Frazzica, Andrea; Karellas, Sotirios; Cabeza, Luisa F. (MDPI, 2021)
    Increasing the energy efficiency of residential and non-residential buildings is a crucial point towards the development of the sustainable cities of the future. To reach such a goal, the commonly employed intervention ...
  • Ruminal microbiota is associated with feed-efficiency phenotype of fattening bulls fed high-concentrate diets 

    Costa-Roura, Sandra; Villalba Mata, Daniel; Blanco Alibés, Mireia; Casasús Pueyo, Isabel; Balcells Terés, Joaquim; Seradj, Ahmad Reza (CSIRO Publishing, 2021-01-28)
    Context. Improving feed efficiency in livestock production is of great importance to reduce feeding costs. Aims. To examine the relationship between ruminal microbiota and variation in feed efficiency in beef cattle fed ...
  • Systematic review on the use of heat pipes in latent heat thermal energy storage tanks 

    Maldonado, José Miguel; Gracia Cuesta, Alvaro de; Cabeza, Luisa F. (Elsevier, 2020)
    This systematic review presents and discusses the previous research about hybrid devices which combine latent thermal energy storage (TES) technology and heat pipes. A bibliometric analysis of this issue shows how hybrid ...
  • Biomarkers, matrices and analytical methods targeting human exposure to chemicals selected for a European human biomonitoring initiative 

    Vorkamp, Katrin; Castaño, Argelia; Antignac, Jean-Philippe; Boada, Luis D.; Cequier Manciñeiras, Enrique; Covaci, Adrian; Esteban López, Marta; Haug, Line S.; Kasper-Sonnenberg, Monika; Koch, Holger M.; Pérez Luzardo, Octavio Luis; Osīte, Agnese; Rambaud, Loïc; Pinorini, Maria-Teresa; Sabbioni, Gabriele; Thomsen, Cathrine (Elsevier, 2020-11-20)
    The major purpose of human biomonitoring is the mapping and assessment of human exposure to chemicals. The European initiative HBM4EU has prioritized seven substance groups and two metals relevant for human exposure: ...
  • Decarbonizing household heating: reviewing demographics, geography and low-carbon practices and preferences in five European countries 

    Sovacool, Benjamin K.; Cabeza, Luisa F.; Pisello, Anna Laura; Fronzetti Colladon, Andrea; Madani Larijani, Hatef; Dawoud, Belal; Martiskainen, Mari (Elsevier, 2021)
    What commonalities are there in sustainable or unsustainable heating practices in five high-income, high-emitting western European countries? What preferences do a nationally representative sample of the public in these ...
  • Combination of ferulic acid with Aloe vera gel or alginate coatings for shelf-life prolongation of fresh-cut apples 

    Nicolau, Iolanda; Aguiló-Aguayo, Ingrid; Kramer, Bernd; Abadias i Sero, Mª Isabel; Viñas Almenar, Inmaculada; Muranyi, Peter (Elsevier, 2021-01-07)
    Weight loss, microbial spoilage and enzymatic browning are the main quality-determining processes which limit the shelf-life of fresh-cut apples. In this study, two edible coatings based on Aloe vera gel (AV) and sodium ...
  • Acceptance of near-natural greenspace management relates to ecological and socio-cultural assigned values among European urbanites 

    Lampinen, Jussi; Tuomi, Maria; Fischer, Leonie K.; Neuenkamp, Lena; Alday, Josu G.; Bucharova, Anna; Cancellieri, Laura; Casado-Arzuaga, Izaskun; Čeplová, Natálie; Cerveró, Lluïsa; Deák, Balázs; Eriksson, Ove; Fellowes, Mark D.E.; Fernández de Manuel, Beatriz; Filibeck, Goffredo; González-Guzmán, Adrián; Hinojosa, M. Belen; Kowarik, Ingo; Lumbierres i Bardají, Belén; Miguel, Ana; Pardo, Rosa; Pons i Domènech, Xavier; Rodríguez-García, Encarna; Schröder, Roland; Sperandii, Marta Gaia; Unterweger, Philipp; Valkó, Orsolya; Vázquez, Víctor; Klaus, Valentin H. (Elsevier GmbH on behalf of Gesellschaft für Ökologie, 2020-10-31)
    Grasslands are widespread elements of urban greenspace providing recreational, psychological and aesthetic benefits to city residents. Two urban grassland types of contrasting management dominate urban greenspaces: frequently ...

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