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    Postharvest treatment, Enabling quality controlled logistics
    Westra, Eelke - \ 2020
    Biocultural diversity (BCD) in European cities – Interactions between motivations, experiences and environment in public parks
    Vierikko, Kati ; Gonçalves, Paula ; Haase, Dagmar ; Elands, Birgit ; Ioja, Cristian ; Jaatsi, Mia ; Pieniniemi, Mari ; Lindgren, Jasmina ; Grilo, Filipa ; Santos-Reis, Margarida ; Niemelä, Jari ; Yli-Pelkonen, Vesa - \ 2020
    Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 48 (2020). - ISSN 1618-8667
    Biocultural diversity - Place-based research - Public parks - Relationship - Urban

    Urban green spaces (UGS) provide multiple benefits, and public parks in particular have a key role in supporting ecological and social sustainability in cities, contributing to human-nature interactions. We studied the interrelationships between uses, experiences and the environment by adopting a novel concept of urban biocultural diversity (BCD). The concept identifies three interlinked spheres of urban BCD: materialised, lived and stewardship. We conducted place-based research in 33 parks located in four European capitals: Helsinki, Berlin, Bucharest and Lisbon. A total of 1474 visitors were interviewed concerning their motivations to use the park and their experiences during the visit. Using an open-ended survey, we revealed more than 50 motivations for park use and over 100 features people enjoyed during their visits. On the other hand, visitors mentioned far fewer things that disturbed them (60). We revealed that despite the fact motivations to use parks were strongly human-oriented, visitors widely enjoyed the environmental characteristics of parks, and especially nature. We found that parks located in neighbourhoods with low socio-economic status and outside the central area of the city were structurally less diverse than parks located in the city core. The structurally diverse parks enhanced motivations to use them, and increased overall enjoyments of the environment. We revealed clear differences in motivations and enjoyments between cities, implying that the day-to-day practices of people using and experiencing nature varies between cities.

    Mitigation of 2-, 3-MCPD Esters & Glycidyl Esters in (Organic) Vegetable Oils: Pilot Plant Results
    Oey, S.B. ; Fels, H.J. van der; Fogliano, V. ; Leeuwen, S.P.J. van - \ 2019
    The impact of information sharing on the performance of horizontal logistics collaboration: A simulation study in an agri-food supply chain
    Yuan, Yaxing ; Viet, Nguyen ; Behdani, Behzad - \ 2019
    IFAC-PapersOnLine 52 (2019)13. - ISSN 2405-8963 - p. 2722 - 2727.
    Agri-food supply chain - Horizontal logistics collaboration - Information sharing - Optimization methods - Simulation tools - Supply chain management - Supply chains and networks

    In this paper, we study the value of horizontal logistics collaboration (HLC) for a case of Dutch horticultural supply chain. In order to deliver products on time, and hence, reach the desired service level, growers tend to carry out many trips in one day with low truck utilization. This situation can result in higher transportation cost, more pollution as well as low asset utilization. Collaborative logistics can be a potential strategy to cope with this situation. A simulation model is developed and the potential influencing factors the performance of HLC are studied. The results show that higher information sharing frequency can improve the performance by reducing the travel distance and improving service level and truck utilization. Moreover, the comparison of the performance with and without collaboration shows that that the growers with higher order frequency would potentially benefit more from an HLC setting

    Evaluation of the impact of extrinsic rewards on user engagement in a health promotion context
    Nuijten, Raoul C.Y. ; Gorp, Pieter M.E. Van; Kaymak, Uzay ; Simons, Monique ; Kemperman, Astrid D.A.M. ; Berg, Pauline E.W. Van Den - \ 2019
    In: 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2019. - Berlin, Germany : Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. (Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS ) - ISBN 9781538613115 - p. 3600 - 3604.
    extrinsic rewards - health promotion - mHealth - social proof principle

    Despite the many mHealth solutions available, it remains unclear what their success factors are. Specifically, there has been controversy on the effectiveness of extrinsic rewards. This study evaluates two design elements of an mHealth solution -i.e., social proof and tangible rewards -and their impact on user engagement. During a four-week campaign, a sample of 143 university staff members engaged in a health promotion campaign. Participants were randomly distributed over one of three treatment groups. It was found that the introduction of a sufficiently meaningful, unexpected, and customized extrinsic reward can engage participants significantly more in a health promotion context.

    Testing recombinant gonadotropins for the propagation of European eel (Anguilla anguilla), pretreated by feminization, simulated migration and steroid implants
    Palstra, A.P. ; Giménez Nebot, I. ; Lokman, Mark ; Jéhannet, Pauline ; Swinkels, W. ; Heinsbroek, L.T.N. - \ 2019
    Accelerometry of seabream in a seacage: effects of flow conditioning on activity patterns, growth and robustness
    Palstra, A.P. ; Arechavala-Lopez, P. ; Roque, A. - \ 2019
    Hormonal induction of maturation in female anguillids - is there a future for the use of steroid implants?
    Lokman, Mark ; Thomson-Laing, G. ; Heinsbroek, L.T.N. ; Jéhannet, Pauline ; Swinkels, W. ; Palstra, A.P. ; Damsteegt, E.L. - \ 2019
    Let’s talk science, Plant-based proteins and latest research
    Goot, Atze Jan van der - \ 2019
    The hard problem of conservation: Doing good is not good enough
    Jacobs, Maarten - \ 2019
    Effect of dietary macronutrient variation on energy utilization efficiency in snakehead (Channa striata)
    Phan, Thuat - \ 2019
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    Aquaculture Europe 2019
    Phan, Thuat - \ 2019
    Factors explaining grow-out performance of European seabass and gilthead seabream in the Mediterranean
    Gulzari, Benan ; Janssen, Kasper ; Komen, Hans - \ 2019
    Powerpoint presentation
    A Stalled Transition: Rethinking Rural Development in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwady Delta Through a Historical Food Regimes Frame
    Vicol, Mark - \ 2019
    Mitochondrial respiratory rates in abdominal muscle tissue of colon cancer patients
    Ende, M. van der - \ 2019
    Kummunale Bewegungsförderung bei Menschen mit socialer Benachteiliging : Workshop during conference
    Semrau, J. ; Steidle, C. ; Wolff, A. ; Amann, K. ; Mulderij, L.S. ; Wolters, F. ; Wagemakers, A. ; Verkooijen, K.T. - \ 2019
    Towards a salutogenic approach to enabling healthful and sustainable eating
    Bouwman, L.I. - \ 2019
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    24th University Day of the German Society of Sport Science 2019
    Semrau, Lisa A. ; Steidle, D. ; Amann, K. ; Mulderij, Lisanne ; Wolters, Fieke ; Wagemakers, Annemarie ; Verkooijen, Kirsten - \ 2019
    Kummunale Bewegungsforderung bei Menschen mit socialer Benachteiliging
    Get It from Wageningen University & Research-Library: Overcoming document delivery issues in WorldCat discovery
    Boheemen, Peter van - \ 2019
    Effect of meat processing on viability of Toxoplasma gondii: Towards replacement of mouse bioassay by in vitro testing
    Opsteegh, M. ; Dam-Deisz, C. ; Boer, P. de; Fare, A. ; Hengeveld, P. ; Luiten, R. ; Smits, C.B. ; Verkleij, T. ; Giessen, Judith van der; Wisselink, H.J. - \ 2019
    Felines are the definitive hosts of T. gondii and primary infection results in fecal shedding of infectious oocysts. Infected intermediate hosts will develop tissue cysts, which are infective to both cats and intermediate hosts. Meat containing viable tissue cysts is considered one of the main sources of human infection. In contrast to fresh meat, raw meat products usually undergo processing, including salting and mixing in additives such as acetate and lactate, which affects the viability of T. gondii. However, the experiments currently described in literature, are not always performed in line with the processing methods applied in industry. Therefore we aimed to study the effect of salting and additives according to the recipes used by commercial producers. Mouse or cat bioassay is the gold standard to demonstrate the presence of viable T. gondii. However, it is costly, time consuming and for ethical reasons not preferred for large-scale studies. Therefore, our second aim was to develop an alternative for mouse bioassay that can be used to determine the effect of processing on the viability of T. gondii tissue cysts. We focused on a tissue culture method to determine the parasite's ability to multiply, and a PMA-based assay to selectively detect DNA from live cells. Results with the PMA-based method were inconsistent and did not sufficiently discriminate between live and dead parasites. The tissue culture method showed promising results, but further optimization is needed before it can replace or reduce the number of mouse bioassays needed. Small scale experiments with minced meat incubated for 20h with low concentrations of salt, lactate and acetate showed a large but incomplete reduction of the number of infected mice. In future, in vitro methods are needed to allow more extensive testing of product-specific processing methods, thereby providing a better indication of the risk of T. gondii infection for consumers.
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