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Ukrainian steppes: current state and perspectives for protection

, scientific value, protection priority). Вестник экологии, 1-2, 10-26. Kozevnikov Y. P., Ukrainceva V. V., 1997. Тундростепи плейстоцена: аргументы "за" и "против" (Tundrosteppes of Pleistocene: arguments pro and contra). Известия АН СССР серия географическая, З 3, 96-110. Kyrikov S. V., 1981. Человек и природа степного Причорноморья с геро-дотовского времени до начала XIX века (People and nature of steppe Black Sea area from Herodotus times to the beginning of XIX c). Антропогенные факторы в истории развития современных

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Sexual selection, range size and population size

. K., Moulton, M. P. & Sanderson, J. G. 1999. Sexual selection and extinction: the fate of plumage-dimorphic and plumage-monomorphic birds introduced onto islands. - Evolutionary Ecology Research 1: 549-565. Moran, M. D. 2003. Arguments for rejecting the sequential Bonferroni in ecological studies. - Oikos 102: 403-405. Møller, A. P. & Birkhead, T. R. 1994. The evolution of plumage brightness in birds is related to extra-pair paternity. - Evolution 48: 1089-1100. Møller, A. P. & Ninni, P. 1998. Sperm competition and

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Older Adults and Civic Engagement in Rural Areas of the Czech Republic

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Older adults represent a specific group of political and civic actors. In one line of argument, the growing number of people over 65 is gaining stronger voice and representation, and plays a stronger role in social, economic and political life and changes in societies. Another approach points to the social exclusion of older adults and their “oppressed voices”. Using a representative survey of the Czech rural population age 60+, Quality of Life of Seniors in Rural Areas (2016), we looked at the level and forms of civic engagement of older adults and their perceptions in rural areas. We found these attitudes associated with the “locus of control” as an indicator of agency and with place attachment. Some sociodemographic characteristics (being younger, having higher education) increase the probability of older adults’ civic participation in rural areas. The results enhance our knowledge on rural social networks in later life and point to untapped potential of older adults in the local contexts.

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Considering the Linkage Between the Theory of Trust and Classical Rural Sociology’s Concepts

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The paper presents a multi-theoretical argument by linking the mid-range concepts of risk and trust to some core, classical approaches of rural sociology. The main assumption is that risk and trust, two essential features of social interactions in late modernity are influenced by the rural and urban forms of coexistence. Based on the typological grand theories of early rural sociology, countryside-like milieu reduces risks, and by this, supports the individual abilities of showing trust. The paper analyzes this assumption on European countries’ data through a quantitative empirical inquiry. The findings do not strengthen the basic hypothesis which conclusion suggests that the classical typological approach of rural sociology should be seen through a critical lens – just as the new theoretical interpretations from the field recommend it.

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Reinventing Kotor and the Risan Bay, a study of tourism and heritage conservation in the New Republic of Montenegro

Reinventing Kotor and the Risan Bay, a study of tourism and heritage conservation in the New Republic of Montenegro

The setting for this research is the region of Kotor and the Bay of Risan in Montenegro which are listed as protected cultural and natural heritage sites by UNESCO. The central themes of this paper are heritage preservation and the promotion of tourism. It will demonstrate how heritage can be used by certain actors in the area studied, particularly those in the tourism industry, to create an identity specific to the region of Kotor. It is assumed that there is a real determination to set the area apart from the rest of the country by highlighting particular cultural elements. The tourism sector's commitment to promote a type of tourism which it considers better adapted to the site will be put into light, bearing in mind the conservation element but also taking into account the commercial aspect. The arguments and the methods used to promote the region will be presented, showing how elements specific to the site are emphasized. An analysis of the presentation and the explanations that support the construction of this identity and the strategies aimed at developing a type of tourism specific to the Kotor site will also be undertaken. Lastly, this paper will highlight some of the consequences that tourism, and particularly certain promotional efforts, can have on the site.

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Being Excellent Entrepreneurs in Highly Marginal Areas: The Case of the Agri-Food Sector in the Province of Reggio Calabria

.02.003. [14] Demattè, C. & Corbetta, G. (1993). I processi di transizione delle imprese familiari . [Working Paper]. Milano: Università Commerciale L. Bocconi. [15] Ellis, S. J. & Kitzinger, C. (2002). Denying equality: An analysis of arguments against lowering the age of consent for sex between men. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 12(3), 167–180. DOI: 10.1002/casp.670. [16] Fortis, M. & Quadro Curzio, A., eds. (2014). L’economia reale nel Mezzogiorno . Bologna: Il Mulino. [17] Giordano, R. & Tommasino, P. (2013). Public Sector

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The possibilities of using data on national populations of fungal species to determine the Red List Category (based on the IUCN Criteria)

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The paper refers to the current issue of determining the threat category for fungal species based on the widely used IUCN criteria and presents the information concerns the possible usability of data on populations of fungal species, especially macroscopic ones occuring in Poland, in order to make the best possible extinction risk assessment.

The data is heterogeneous due to the various reasons, e.g. eneven mycological recognition of different parts of Poland. Therefore, the need to collect and analyze all currently available data for those taxa is urgent. The further discussion on the subject focusing on the development of a uniform national standard for such assessments is one of the most relevant issues for the near future. The arguments being presented in this paper are intented to be an additional voice in this discussion.

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Effect of selected nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs on the viability of canine osteosarcoma cells of the D-17 line: in vitro studies

several years. It is worth highlighting that carprofen is generally very well tolerated by patients, which may be an additional argument in favour of using this drug in the treatment of osteosarcoma in dogs. However, to make an unequivocal statement that carprofen can be introduced for routine use in the treatment of this type of tumours a series of additional studies would be required. The results obtained in this experiment may be a starting point for further research. It should be emphasised that there is little information available in the literature on the effect

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Naturbanization and Urban – Rural Dynamics in Spain: Case Study of New Rural Landscapes in Andalusia and Catalonia

. (2002). Une géographie traversière. L’environnement à travers territories et temporalités. Paris: Éditions Arguments. [8] Barros, F. (2008). Anàlise do Fenòmeno da Naturbanizaçao ao Nivel do PDM - Aplicaçao a Terras de Bouro. Braga: Universidade do Minho. [9] Bourdeau, P., Daller, J. F. & Martin, N. (2012). Migrations d'agrément: du tourisme à l'habiter. Paris: L’Harmattan. [10] Bowler, I. R., Bryant, C. R. & Nellis, M. D., eds. (1992). Contemporary Rural Systems in Transition. Vol. 2 Economy and Society. Totnes: CABI

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Green Care: Machbarkeitsstudie zur Tagesbetreuung für SeniorInnen am Bauernhof / Green Care: Feasibility study of day care for elderly people on farms

mit einer zeitgleich längeren aktiven Lebensphase gerecht werden ( Frick et al., 2013 ). Allerdings ist dies nicht gänzlich unwidersprochen: Vor allem der medizinische Bereich kritisiert die fehlende sozial-medizinische Ausbildung der LandwirtInnen ( Hassink und van Majken, 2006 ; Spittau, 2013 ). Durch anerkannte und zertifizierte Ausbildungsstandards sowie eine Zusammenarbeit zwischen Ländern, Landwirtschaftskammern und Sozialträgern könnte diesen Ängsten und damit auch dem Entstehen von Konkurrenzsituationen vorgebeugt werden. Es kann ein weiteres Argument

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