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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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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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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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Scientific appraisal of the Irish grass-based milk production system as a sustainable source of premium quality milk and dairy products

-stress way of life that is economically viable. A key factor (alongside that of economic profitability) in determining the sustainability of dairy farming in Ireland is how the next generation of potential farmers evaluate the quality of life and lifestyle offered by a career in farming. In a recent study of new entrant farmers in Ireland, McDonald et al . (2014) found a strong sense of ambition and entrepreneurial drive of new entrants to own and run successful family farms. According to the Central Statistics Office (CSO) (2012) , young farmers, those under the age

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Rare Late Miocene Seal Taxa (Carnivora, Phocidae) from the North Sea Basin

the North Atlantic Region // Geologica Hungarica. Ser. Paleontol. - 2001. - 54. - 109 p. Koretsky, I. A., Barnes, L. G. Pinniped evolutionary history and paleogeography // Mesozoic and Cenozoic vertebrates and paleoenvironments / Ed. Z. Csiki Tribute to the career of Professor Dan Grigorescu - Bucharest : Ars Docendi, 2006. - P. 143-153. Koretsky, I. A., Barnes, L.G. Phocidae // Evolution of Tertiary mammals of North America, 2. Small mammals, xenarthrans, and marine mammals / Eds C. M. Janis, G. F. Gunnell, M. D. Uhen. - New York

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Re-Evaluation of Morphological Characters Questions Current Views of Pinniped Origins

Paleoenvironments, Tribute to the Career of Professor Dan Grigorescu. Ars Docendi, Bucharest, 57-77. Bechly, G. 2000. Mainstream Cladistics versus Hennigian Phylogenetic Systematics. Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. Ser. A (Biologie), 613, 1-11. Berta, A. 1991. New Enaliarctos (Pinnipedimorpha) from the Oligocene and Miocene of Oregon and the role of “enaliarctids” in pinniped phylogeny. Smithsonian Contributions to Paleobiology, 69, 1-33. Berta, A., Ray, C. E., Wyss, A. R. 1989. Skeleton of the oldest known pinniped

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In memory of Fodor József

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Fodor József (1843–1901) is the founder of Hungarian hygiene who established the second hygiene department and hygiene institute in the world; he was a member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. He lived in the era of great microbiological discoveries, and his rich and multidisciplinary work has opened up new directions and approaches in science. For a short period of time he was professor at the newly established university from Cluj (Kolozsvár), later he had important contributions to the Hungarian public health act of 1876. His entire professional career represents a very special model by the messages left behind. He was proposed for Nobel Prize in medical (biological) sciences, but he suddenly died on 20 March 1901.

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