M. Deseada Gutierrez Pascual

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Analysis of a monthly 18-year cholera time series from Bangladesh shows that the temporal variability of cholera exhibits an interannual component at the dominant frequency of El Niño-Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Results from nonlinear time series analysis support a role for both ENSO and previous disease levels in the dynamics of cholera. Cholera patterns(More)
This work investigates approaches to simplifying individual-based models in which the rate of disturbance depends on local densities. To this purpose, an individual-based model for a benthic population is developed that is both spatial and stochastic. With this model, three possible ways of approximating the dynamics of mean numbers are examined: a(More)
Nine polymorphic microsatellite markers are described for the calcareous sponge Paraleucilla magna. Microsatellite were isolated from a genomic library enriched for AC15, AG15, CAA10 and GATA7 repeats. The microsatellite motifs were perfect, imperfect, and compound. The polymorphism of the microsatellite loci was screened in a total of 35 individuals from(More)
The impact of global warming on insect-borne diseases and on highland malaria in particular remains controversial. Temperature is known to influence transmission intensity through its effects on the population growth of the mosquito vector and on pathogen development within the vector. Spatiotemporal data at a regional scale in highlands of Colombia and(More)
LiDAR sensors are widely used in many areas and, in recent years, that includes agricultural tasks. In this work, a self-developed mobile terrestrial laser scanner based on a 2D light detection and ranging (LiDAR) sensor was used to scan an intensive olive orchard, and different algorithms were developed to estimate canopy volume. Canopy volume estimations(More)
— Due to the growing popularity of optical superchannels and software defined networking, reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexer (ROADM) architectures for superchannel switching have recently attracted significant attention. ROADMs based on micro electro-mechanical system (MEMS) and liquid crystal-on-silicon (LCoS) technologies are predominantly used.(More)
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