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    • Warming and Earlier Spring Increase Western U.S. Forest Wildfire Activity 

      Westerling, Anthony LeRoy; Hidalgo León, Hugo G.; Cayan, Daniel R.; Swetnam, Thomas W. (2006-08-18)
      Western United States forest wildfire activity is widely thought to have increased in recent decades, yet neither the extent of recent changes nor the degree to which climate may be driving regional changes in wildfire has ...
    • Weather and climate socio-economic impacts in Central America for the management and protection of world heritage sites and the Diquis Delta culture in Costa Rica (a case study) 

      Amador Astúa, Jorge Alberto; Alfaro Martínez, Eric J. (Advances in Geosciences, 35, 157–167, 2014, 2014-01-10)
      The Central America region hosts a valuable amount of World Heritage Sites (WHS), many of them located in areas of floods, landslides, drought, high winds, intense precipitations, and earthquakes. The effective management ...
    • Weaving sociocultural change and cognitive development together 

      Carmiol Barboza, Ana María; Cenko, Enila (2007)
      In her book Weaving Generations Together, Patricia Greenfield presents an account of the nature and course of human development that suggests a tight relationship with sociocultural change. During two extensive stays in ...
    • Web accessibility for people with reduced mobility: A case study using eye tracking 

      Arias Soto, Emmanuel; López Herrera, Gustavo; Quesada Quirós, Luis; Guerrero Blanco, Luis Alberto (2016)
      Traditional web interfaces often rely on keyboard/mouse input to work. This characteristic forces people with reduced mobility to adapt or do not use the applications at all. This paper proposes a prototype to increase web ...
    • Web technologies of the self: The arising of the "blogger" identity 

      Siles González, Ignacio (2012-07)
      Drawing on Michel Foucault's theories of subjectivity, this paper conceptualizes early blogging and online diary writing as “technologies of the self,” that is, procedures through which practitioners enacted certain ...
    • What do you think of fungi? Perceptions by “educated” groups in Honduras and Costa Rica 

      Molina Murillo, Sergio Andrés; Rojas Alvarado, Carlos Alonso; Somerville, Stephanie; Doss, Robin G.; Lemus, Belquis (2015)
      This study was designed in order to compensate for the poor availability of information about the human-fungi interaction in Central America. We surveyed two “educated” groups of people in higher institutions within urban ...
    • What is good science and how far can it go? 

      Aragón Vargas, Luis Fernando (2015-05-08)
      The purpose of this paper is to address some issues in introductory philosophy of science: the nature of science, what are its limits, and if and how they should be managed. An attempt is also made to prepare a well-supported ...
    • When genes move farther than offspring: gene flow by male gamete dispersal in the highly philopatric bat species Thyroptera tricolor 

      Buchalski, Michael R.; Chaverri Echandi, Gloriana; Vonhof, Maarten J. (2013-11)
      For species characterized by philopatry of both sexes, mate selection represents an important behaviour for inbreeding avoidance, yet the implications for gene flow are rarely quantified. Here, we present evidence of male ...
    • Who Cares in Nicaragua? A Care Regime in an Exclusionary Social Policy Context 

      Martínez Franzoni, Juliana; Voorend, Koen (2011-09-14)
      In Latin American countries with historically strong social policy regimes (such as those in the Southern Cone), neoliberal policies are usually blamed for the increased burden of female unpaid work. However, studying the ...
    • Who Cares in Nicaragua? A Care Regime in an Exclusionary Social Policy Context 

      Martínez Franzoni, Juliana; Voorend, Koen (2012-04-25)
    • Why and How to Build Universal Social Policy in the South 

      Martínez Franzoni, Juliana; Sánchez Ancochea, Diego; Chandra, Vandana; Mignon, Duffy; Ernst, Dieter; Ferraro, Vincent; Ford, Martin; Nubler, Irmgard; Pollin, Robert; Rueda, David; Standing, Guy; Thewissen, Stefan (2018-06-15)
      In Confronting Dystopia, a distinguished group of scholars analyze the implications of the ongoing technological revolution for jobs, working conditions, and income. Focusing on the economic and political implications of ...
    • Why is the electrocaloric effect so small in ferroelectrics? 

      Guzmán Verri, Gian Giacomo; Littlewood, Peter B. (2016-05-19)
      Ferroelectrics are attractive candidate materials for environmentally friendly solid state refrigeration free of greenhouse gases. Their thermal response upon variations of external electric fields is largest in the vicinity ...
    • Why myotoxin-containing snake venoms possess powerful nucleotidases? 

      Caccin, Paola; Pellegatti, Patrizia; Fernández Ulate, Julián; Vono, Maria; Cintra Francischinelli, Mariana; Lomonte, Bruno; Gutiérrez, José María; Di Virgilio, Francesco; Montecucco, Cesare (2013-01-25)
      The venom of the snake Bothrops asper causes muscle necrosis, pain and inflammation. This venom contains myotoxins which cause an increase in intracellular Ca2+ concentration and release of K+ and ATP from myotubes. ATP ...
    • Widespread local chronic stressors in Caribbean coastal habitats 

      Chollett, Iliana; Collin, Rachel; Bastidas, Carolina; Cróquer, Aldo; Gayle, Peter M. H.; Jordán Dahlgren, Eric; Patterson, Heather M.; Koltes, Karen H.; Oxenford, Hazel A.; Rodríguez Ramírez, Alberto; Weil, Ernesto; Alemu I., Jahson B.; Bone, David; Buchan, Kenneth C.; Creary Ford, Marcia; Escalante Mancera, Edgar; Garzón Ferreira, Jaime; Guzmán Espinal, Héctor M.; Kjerfve, Björn; Klein Salas, Eduardo; McCoy, Croy; Potts, Arthur C.; Ruíz Rentería, Francisco; Smith, Struan R.; Tschirky, John J.; Cortés Núñez, Jorge (2017)
      Coastal ecosystems and the livelihoods they support are threatened by stressors acting at global and local scales. Here we used the data produced by the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity program (CARICOMP), the longest, ...
    • Women's Health in Central America: The Complexity of Issues and the Need to Focus on Indigenous Healthcare 

      Pérez Sánchez, Alice Lorena; Locklear, Tracie D.; Caseres, Armando; Mahady, Gail B. (2013-04)
      The Central American (CA) isthmus consists of seven countries including Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama, some of the poorest countries in the world. Over the past ...
    • Working Paper 27: The Double Challenge of Market and Social Incorporation: Progress and Bottlenecks in Latin America 

      Martínez Franzoni, Juliana; Sánchez Ancochea, Diego (2012)
      Latin American countries have historically failed to secure market incorporation (e.g. people’s participation in the cash nexus, which in turn requires the creation of a sufficient number of formal well-paying jobs) and ...
    • Workshop: Sweat Rate Measurement in Athletes 

      Aragón Vargas, Luis Fernando (Proceedings of the XXXI FIMS Sports Medicine World Congress, Medimond International Proceedings, 2010-10)
      Both laboratory and field tests for measuring sweat rate in athletes have been performed more and more often this past decade. This workshop gave the attendants a hands-on opportunity to test two volunteers who exercised ...
    • World’s soils are under threat 

      Montanarella, Luca; Pennock, Daniel Jon; McKenzie, Neil; Badraoui, Mohammed; Chude, Victor; Baptista, Isaurinda; Mamo, Tekalign; Yemefack, Martin; Singh Aulakh, Mikha; Yagi, Kazuyuki; Suk, Young Hong; Vijarnsorn, Pisoot; Zhang, Gan-Lin; Arrouays, Dominique; Black, Helaina; Krasilnikov, Pavel; Sobocká, Jaroslava; Alegre, Julio; Henríquez Henríquez, Carlos Roberto; De Lourdes Mendonça Santos, María; Taboada, Miguel; Espinosa Victoria, David; AlShankiti, Abdullah; AlaviPanah, Sayed Kazem; Elsheikh, Elsiddig Ahmed El Mustafa; Hempel, Jon; Camps Arbestain, Marta; Nachtergaele, Freddy; Vargas, Ronald (2016)
      The Intergovernmental Technical Panel on Soils has completed the first State of the World's Soil Resources Report. Globally soil erosion was identified as the gravest threat, leading to deteriorating water quality in ...
    • Wound exudate as a proteomic window to reveal different mechanisms of tissue damage by snake venom toxins 

      Escalante Muñoz, Teresa; Rucavado Romero, Alexandra; Pinto, Antonio F. M.; Terra, Renata M. S.; Gutiérrez, José María; Fox, Jay W. (2009)
      In light of the complexity of wound tissue, proteomic analysis may not clearly reveal the nature of the wound or the processes involved in healing. However, exudate associated with wounds may provide a “window” on cellular ...