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Social-ecological resilience (SER) expresses the capacity of a social-ecological system to adapt and transform. We investigated the ways in which different types and transformations of social capital influence the SER of a region. The study area, the Asteroussia Mountains in southern Crete, Greece, is a typical semiarid hilly/mountainous area of the eastern(More)
Blended learning has been recognized as the most promising emerging trend in higher education, offering new capabilities, as it may significantly enhance the interaction and communication between instructors and students. The challenge of blended learning is to balance the weaknesses and strengths of face-to-face and e-learning teaching environments and(More)
This paper applies a resilienceand assemblage-based methodology to study the socio-ecological dynamics of human responses in the land degradation-affected Messara Valley (Crete, Greece) socio-ecological system, from 1950 to 2010. It posits that thesedynamics aredriven by changes in their effectiveness, called ‘socio-ecological fit’, to serve placeand(More)
Glutamine synthetase (GS) activity was used as a marker to examine differences in astrocyte development in mice selectively bred for ethanol sensitivity: long sleep (LS), short sleep (SS), mild ethanol withdrawal (MEW), severe ethanol withdrawal (SEW) and control ethanol withdrawal (CEW). We found that 1) GS activity in MEW and SEW was higher than in LS and(More)
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