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Castro S.,Polytechnic Institute of Santarem
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) | Year: 2014

"Mosca" was an art project developed by art students, on a context of formal education, the project was designed in a collaborative learning mode. Throughout the presentation of this project one will reflect, on an empirical basis, as an actor and observer, upon the working platforms and the dimensions which were experienced in a very active and intuitive way: the physical and the virtual dimensions, used in order to create a physical event. © 2014 Springer International Publishing.

Quedas M.F.,Polytechnic Institute of Santarem | de Carvalho P.C.,Portuguese Ministry of Agriculture
AgBioForum | Year: 2012

Portugal is one of the few European Union countries that experience the "coexistence" of a coexistence legal framework with a regular coexistence practice. Since 2005, Bt maize crops have been grown in different regions-either in small or large farms-in compliance with a law that envisages coexistence procedures for either individual farmers or groups of farmers that agree to establish the so called "production zones." The monitoring of Bt maize crops is annually run and reported by the Ministry of Agriculture. Here we report on the first quinquennium of coexistence in Portugal, bearing down on regional distribution and evolution, farm sizes, coexistence measures, GM farmers' profile and their assessment of Bt crops and coexistence rules, and Bt maize destination. Opportunities and constraints are also pointed out. ©2012 AgBioForum.

Leitao N.C.,Polytechnic Institute of Santarem | Leitao N.C.,University of Evora
International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy | Year: 2015

This research considers the relationship between energy consumption and foreign direct investment (FDI) for the period 1990-2011. As econometric strategy, we use unit root test and panel data. The empirical results illustrate that the income per capita and political globalization present a positive impact on energy consumption. The selected components of globalization (cultural, social and political) show that these variables promote Portuguese foreign direct investment. The econometric models also considered two control variables, trade openness and exchange rate. These proxies are positively correlated with FDI. The variables of income per capita and the squared income per capita validate the environmental Kuznets curve assumptions. © 2015, Econjournals. All rights reserved.

Reliable summaries of the available evidence are essential to help researchers and practitioners make well-informed decisions. For this reason, the quality of the final result depends on the accuracy in each stage of the development of a systematic review. The aim of the present study is to draw guidelines and recommendations for planning, conducting, reporting and evaluating systematic reviews that sup-port the work of researchers and reviewers. Initially, we address the main characteristics and differ-ences of a systematic review compared to other literature reviews. Then, we describe the main procedures and concerns to be considered in each phase of developing a systematic review. Finally, we pre-sent a commented version of a checklist for reporting systematic reviews and guide the reader. We in-tend to contribute to the set of standards for the structure and quality of knowledge published in review papers, in the fields of Sport and Health, which support more informed decisions. Copyright © 2014 Fundação Técnica e Científica do Desporto.

Leitao N.C.,Polytechnic Institute of Santarem | Leitao N.C.,University of Evora
International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy | Year: 2014

This article investigates the correlation between economic growth, carbon dioxide emissions, renewable energy and globalization for the period 1970-2010, using time series (OLS, GMM, unit root test, VEC model, and Granger causality) to Portuguese economy. OLS estimator and GMM model demonstrate that carbon dioxide emissions and renewable energy are positively correlated with economic growth. The econometric models also show that the overall index of globalization has a positive effect on growth. The Granger causality reports a unidirectional causality between renewable energy and economic growth.

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