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Choosing a career path in agriculture: A tough calling for youths in Ibadan metropolis, Nigeria

REFERENCES Abdusalam-Saghir P. B., Aromolaran K. A., Ajeigbe S. A. (2008): Perception of male and female rural youths towards agriculture as a vocation in Obafemi-Owode LGA of Ogun State. In Proceedings of 17 th Annual Congress of Nigeria’s Rural Sociological Association held at National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike, Abia State, Nigeria (19 th –22 nd August 2008), pp. 49–55. Adebo G. M., Sekumade A. B. (2013): Determinants of career choice of agricultural profession among the Students of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences in Ekiti State

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Maria Bandeira, an elusive Brazilian botanist

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Maria do Carmo Vaughan Bandeira (1902-1992) is a little-known Brazilian botanist who worked for about ten years at the Botanical Garden in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She made approximately 800 botanical collections, including mosses (her special interest) but also lichens, fungi and occasionally angiosperms. She studied at La Sorbonne in Paris, corresponded with leading botanists in different fields of botanical research in Europe and the USA, and represented the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden in many instances. At age 29 she abandoned a promising research career and entered a convent in Rio where she lived for 60 years as a cloistered nun.

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Is digit ratio (2D:4D) associated with the choice for the uniformed versus a civil study course by the Polish youth?

, Cohn BA, Ellison PT. 2006. Sex dimorphism in the digital formulae of children. Am J Phys Anthropol 129(1):143–50. McIntyre MH, Ellison PT, Lieberman DE, Demerath E, Towne B. 2005. The development of sex differences in digital formula from infancy in the Fels Longitudinal Study. Proc R Soc Biol Sci 272:1473–9. Nye JVC, Orel E. 2015. The influence of prenatal hormones on occupational choice: 2D:4D evidence from Moscow. Pers Indiv Differ 78:39–42. Sapienza P, Zingales L, Maestripieri D. 2009. Gender differences in financial risk aversion and career

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How can “gender planning” contribute to tackle the challenges of demographic change?

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Ageing society, lack of skilled workforce, changes in work life careers and changes in partner and family models, a shift in societal roles of women and men, young and old, migration flows from rural to urban, multiple residences and new forms of housing and the related spatial impacts are in focus of demographic change. It is obvious that demographic change is not to be managed without gender and equality issues. Spatial planning has a crucial role in facing these challenges as spatial planning laws demand to ensure equal access to housing, services and labour markets and to organize transparent and inclusive decision making procedures. The paper explores key concepts, methods and selected case studies from Europe on gender planning trying to focus on the potential for innovating planning discipline and tackling with demographic change issues in rural areas. Cases from Bavaria and Austria compared to rural regions in Eastern Germany with high female emigration show concrete planning approaches.

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Survey of the Health Status of Some Honey Bee Queens in Italy

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While observing: non-acceptance, frequent replacements, and reduced performance in honey bee (Apis mellifera ligustica) queens, we were induced to analyse a certain number of queens to detect the causes. For this purpose, 99 newly mated queens were bought from 20 Italian queen breeders. In addition, 109 older or at-the-end-of-their-career queens, that showed poor productivity, were collected from honey production hives throughout Italy. All the queens were dissected to check the status of their reproductive system and/or the presence of various anomalies and diseases.

Anatomical and functional anomalies, pertaining to ovaries and spermatheca, also in association with tissue alterations and microorganisms like Nosema spp. and protozoa, were common in both newly mated and older queens, but they were more prevalent in the latter. Observed differences permitted us to highlight the causes of the reduced performance of the queens and of the colonies they originated from. The obtained information could prove useful when it comes to improving queen breeding techniques.

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New Miocene Monachinae from the Western Shore of the Chesapeake Bay (Maryland, USA)

origin and dispersal. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 41, 345-354. Barnes, L. G., Mitchell, E. D. 1975. Late Cenozoic northeast Pacifi c Phocidae. Rapports et Procesverbaux des Reunions, Conseil International pour l’Exploration de la Mer., 169, 3442. Barnes, L. G., Ray, C. E, Koretsky, I. A. 2006. A New Pliocene Sea Lion, Proterozetes ulysses (Mammalia: Otariidae) from Oregon, USA. In: Csiki, Z., ed. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Vertebrates and Paleoenvironments. Tribute to the Career of Professor Dan Grigorescu. Ars Docendi, Bucharest

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Biological Invasions in Changing Ecosystems
Vectors, Ecological Impacts, Management and Predictions
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Diversity Of Mandibular Morphology In Some Carnivorans

: Paleogene Pinniped Remains; The Oldest Known Seal (Carnivora: Phocidae) // Smith. Contribut. Paleobiology. — 2002. — 93 — P. 179–184. Koretsky, I. A., Barnes, L. G. Pinniped evolutionary history and paleogeography // Csiki Mesozoic and Cenozoic vertebrates and paleoenvironments. Tribute to the career of Professor Dan Grigorescu / Ed. Z. Csiki — Bucharest : Ars Docendi, 2006. — 143–153 p. Koretsky, I. A., Rahmat, S. J. First record of fossil Cystophorinae (Carnivora, Phocidae): middle Miocene seals from the northern Paratethys // Rev. Ital. Paleontol

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Mandibular Morphology of the Mid-Miocene Seal Devinophoca claytoni (Carnivora, Phocidae, Devinophocinae)

Paleobiology , 93, 149–162. Koretsky, I. A., Holec, P. 2002. A primitive seal (Mammalia: Phocidae) from the Early Middle Miocene of Central Paratethys. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology , 93, 163–178. Koretsky, I. A., Barnes, L. G. 2006. Pinniped evolutionary history and paleogeography. In : Csiki, Z., ed. Mesozoic and Cenozoic vertebrates and paleoenvironments. Tribute to the career of Professor Dan Grigorescu-Bucharest, ArsDocendi, 143–153. Koretsky, I. A., Ray, C. E. 2008. Phocidae of the Pliocene of eastern USA. Virginia Museum of Natural

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