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    Transportation where people leave: An introduction
    Franklin, Rachel S. ; Leeuwen, Eveline S. van; Paez, Antonio - \ 2018
    In: Advances in Transport Policy and Planning / Franklin, Rachel S., Van Leeuwen, Eveline S., Paez, Antonio, Elsevier B.V. (Advances in Transport Policy and Planning ) - ISBN 9780128154540 - p. 1 - 14.
    Cities - Demographic aging - Exurbia - Population loss - Rural - Suburbia - Transportation

    Transportation means access: to jobs, information, communities, and services. When depopulation occurs a number of questions arise around the central query: what was and will be the role of transportation? This volume engages with several aspects of the depopulation-transportation topic and at multiple geographic scales—from the national and regional to the city- and neighborhood-level. In this chapter, we provide an overview of the challenges associated with population loss and how various aspects of transportation research intersect with these issues. We then summarize the chapters included in this volume, showing how they connect to larger emerging research themes, as well as to each other.

    Diet and trophic level of scalloped hammerhead shark (Sphyrna lewini) from the Gulf of California and Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico
    Torres-Rojas, Y.E. ; Páez Osuna, F. ; Camalich, J. ; Galván Magaña, F. - \ 2015
    Iranian Journal of Fisheries Sciences 14 (2015)3. - ISSN 1562-2916 - p. 767 - 785.
    Gulf of Tehuantepec - Mexico - Shark - Sphyrna lewini - Stable isotopes - Stomach content analysis

    We examined the diet and trophic level of Sphyrna lewini in the Gulf of California (GC) during 2001 and in the Gulf of Tehuantepec (GT) during 2005 using data from stomach content and stable isotope analysis of δ15N and δ13C. S. lewini diet was represented by pelagic and benthic prey species where the most important in weight was Scomber japonicus (27.70±4.54%) in GC, while in GT it was Auxis spp. (26.19±4.14%). There were differences for δ15N and δ13C between group sizes, showing a difference in the use of area and resources, while the differences for δ15N and δ13C between areas were related to changes in the isotopic signal from the base of the food web in each region. Based on δ13C and δ15N variability, diversity values (GC=3.69; GT=3.17) and diet breadth (GC=0.006; GT=0.002), we propose that S. lewini is an opportunistic predator. The trophic level of S. lewini was above four in all categories, which indicates that S. lewini is a tertiary consumer. We may conclude that S. lewini plays an important functional role as top predator within areas of Mexico.

    Changes in milk proteome and metabolome associated with dry period length, energy balance and lactation stage in post parturient dairy cows
    Lu, J. ; Antunes Fernandes, E.C. ; Páez Cano, A.E. ; Vinitwatanakhun, J. ; Boeren, S. ; Hooijdonk, A.C.M. van; Knegsel, A.T.M. van; Vervoort, J. ; Hettinga, K.A. - \ 2013
    Journal of Proteome Research 12 (2013)7. - ISSN 1535-3893 - p. 3288 - 3296.
    mouse mammary-gland - epithelial-cells - fatty-acids - inflammatory response - beta-hydroxybutyrate - ketone-bodies - liver - apoptosis - stomatin - health
    The early lactation period of dairy cows, which produce high quantities of milk, is normally characterized by an insufficient energy intake to cover milk production and maintenance requirements. Mobilization of body reserves occurs to compensate this negative energy balance (NEB), and probably as a consequence there is a higher susceptibility to diseases and metabolic disorders. There are several diagnostic methods to detect NEB, usually involving ketosis related parameters. Due to the easy availability of milk this is a preferred matrix, but simple and robust predictors of NEB level are missing. To better understand the physiological mechanism of NEB, milk of cows subjected to different dry period lengths, in different energy balance status and lactation stage, were analyzed by untargeted metabolomics and proteomics techniques. Milk of cows in severe NEB showed higher concentrations of acute phase response proteins, unsaturated fatty acids, and galactose-1-phosphate. Improved energy balance (EB) resulted in higher concentration of cholesterol, cholesterol synthesis related proteins, and stomatin. The presence of stomatin and galactose-1-phosphate in milk was strongly dependent on the EB of the cows. These novel and interesting findings warrant more in-depth research to assess their applicability as robust indicators of NEB in milk and to clarify the role of stomatin and galactose-1-phophate in milk of dairy cows in NEB.
    Uplift and volcanism of the SE Colombian Andes in relation to Neogene sedimentation in the Upper Magdalena Valley
    Wiel, A.M. van der - \ 1991
    Agricultural University. Promotor(en): S.B. Kroonenberg; H.N.A. Priem. - S.l. : S.n. - 208
    reliëf - watererosie - vulkanen - vulkanische activiteit - paleobotanie - Colombia - andes - relief - water erosion - volcanoes - volcanic activity - palaeobotany - Colombia - andes

    The present study deals with the relation between Neogene uplift and volcanism of the SE Colombian Andes and sedimentation processes in the Upper Magdalena Valley. The southernmost part of the Upper Magdalena Valley, the S. Neiva Basin, is located between latitudes 2°08'-2°31 N and longitudes 75°22'-75°37'W. To the east, the basin borders the Garzón Massif, the southernmost part of the Eastern Cordillera. To the west, the basin borders the terrain of a fold and thrust belt that was active from the Eocene to the L.Miocene. The Central Cordillera is located W of the fold and thrust belt.

    Three subinvestigations were carried out. A fission track study was performed on rocks from the Garzón Massif. Sedimentological, stratigraphical and geochronological investigations were accomplished in the S. Neiva Basin as well as in the area of the fold and thrust belt and part of the Central Cordillera. For the sake of clarity, these subinvestigations are discussed in different parts of the thesis.

    In part 1 (chapter I) the goals of the investigation are presented. Furthermore, information is given on the regional geology and tectonic setting and on published literature, aerial photographs and topographical sheets, used during the present study.

    Part 2 (chapter II) discusses the results of the fission track study of the Precambrian Garzón Massif. Fission track age determinations of apatites, zircons and sphenes revealed that three major uplift and cooling phases occurred. Around 900 Ma ago, an orogeny resulted in ≥10 km uplift. Some 100 Ma ago block faulting and differential uplift took place and between ≥12 Ma ago and the present time, the Garzón Massif was uplifted some 6.5 km.

    Part 3 (chapters III to VIII) deals with the Neogene deposits in the S. Neiva Basin. In chapter III the stratigraphy of the different rock units is discussed. Emphasis is on the Honda Formation, the Gigante Formation and the informal Las Vueltas formation.

    In chapter IV the age of these formations is given, established by means of K-Ar and fission track age determinations. The age of the Honda Formation ranges approximately from ≥16 Ma to 10-9 Ma; the age of the Gigante Formation from 10-9 Ma to ≤6 Ma. The age of the volcaniclastic middle member of the Gigante Formation could be more accurately determined and ranges from 8 Ma to 6.4 Ma. The age of the Las Vueltas formation could not be established, because the rocks do not contain volcanic material. On the grounds of the age of the Gigante Formation and a K-Ar age of ±1 Ma for the oldest Quaternary terrace, the formation is thought to have an Upper Miocene to Pliocene age.

    Chapter V is dedicated to the petrology of the three formations mentioned above. Pebble and point counts show that the sandstones and conglomerates of the Honda Formation and the lower two members of the Gigante Formation have a western provenance. The upper member of the Gigante Formation, however, shows strong admixing of material with an eastern provenance and the Las Vueltas formation consists entirely of erosional products from the Garzón Massif. These facts suggest that the first Neogene uplift phase of the massif ≥12 Ma ago had little influence on the deposits of the Honda Formation. They also suggest that a second uplift phase took place, which started during deposition of the upper member of the Gigante Formation and culminated during deposition of the Las Vueltas formation.

    In chapter VI the sedimentological characteristics of the Honda Formation are discussed. It appears that during periods of active uplift or volcanism, sediments were deposited by different alluvial fan systems and volcanic aprons, prograding on a broad alluvial plain. During intervening periods of greater volcanic and tectonic quiescence, the alluvial fans or volcanic aprons became much reduced in size, and sediments were laid down by braided and meandering river systems, flowing toward the east on the alluvial plain.

    In chapter VII the sedimentological characteristics of the Gigante Formation are treated. The lower and upper members of the formation were deposited by an ancestral Magdalena River, flowing toward the N. During deposition of the middle member, enormous quantities of volcaniclastics flooded the basin, forcing the paleo-Magdalena River to a more eastward position.

    Chapter VIII deals with the tectonics of the S. Neiva Basin. The second Neogene uplift pulse of the Garzón Massif, which started around 6.4 Ma ago, coincided with strong SE-NW compression, leading to folding and faulting of the basinal sediments. It is likely that deposition of the upper unit of the Las Vueltas formation resulted from strike-slip movements along the faults in the massif. On the basis of the approximate age of the sediments that underwent wrench-faulting, it is concluded that these movements began in the Pliocene. Wrench faulting appears to have had little influence on the faults within the S. Neiva Basin.

    Part 4 of the thesis (chapters IX to XI) is dedicated to deposits outside the S.Neiva Basin, which were investigated during the present study. These deposits comprise two small outcrops of fluvial and volcaniclastic sediments of Gigante age (chapter IX) as well as Pliocene to Quaternary volcaniclastic sediments of the fold and thrust belt area and the Central Cordillera (chapters X and XI).

    In chapter IX it is shown that the geological history of the S.Neiva Basin and the Garzón Massif is compatible with the geological history of the Suaza Valley, further to the S, and the Miocene history of the fold and thrust belt area.

    Chapter X deals with the Pliocene volcaniclastic deposits in the fold and thrust belt area and the Central Cordillera. These deposits comprise the informal fluvio-volcanic El Carmen formation, with an age of ≥3.3 Ma, and the ignimbrites of the Guacacallo Formation, with an age of 2.5±0.2 Ma. The stratigraphical relation between the ignimbrites and the Gigante Formation further to the E, in the S. Neiva Basin, suggests that the basin mainly underwent erosion in the period between *6 Ma and 2.5±0.2 Ma.

    Chapter XI treats the volcaniclastic terraces along the Páez River and the downstream part of the La Plata River. The deposits resulted from two separate influxes of volcaniclastic material, probably from the Nevado del Huila. The older deposits have an age of ±1 Ma; the younger deposits are dated at <1 Ma. After deposition, erosional terraces were formed in the sediments. The terraced deposits are lateral equivalents of similar terraces along the part of the Magdalena River, located between Gigante and El Hobo.

    In part 5 (chapter XII) a synthesis of the data from the previous chapters is given, and the geological histories of the different areas are integrated in a single model. Furthermore, uplift of the Garzón Massif is discussed in the light of the plate tectonic setting. Neogene uplift phases of the Garzón Massif coincided with cessation of activity of the Central Cordillera volcanic arc. Volcanism was resumed during periods of tectonic quiescence. The fact that Laramide-style uplift was contemporaneous with absence of volcanic activity, suggests that low-angle subduction of part of the Nazca Plate took place. Beside low-angle subduction, however, crustal predisposition to a certain style of uplift probably played a role in determining the style of mountain building. Thus it is likely that Laramide-style uplift of the massif was also influenced by the presence of inherited zones of structural weakness.

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