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A new ground spider, Berinda idae Lissner spec. nov. is described from material collected in Kalymnos and Nisyros of the Dodecanese Islands, as well as Santorini and Christiani of the Thira island complex, Cyclades, Greece. The affinity of this species to its congeners is briefly discussed. © 2016, Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V. All rights reserved.


The authors report the results of field research on Gelechiidae from the “Pantano Longarini” salt marsh (southeastern Sicily). The area is located inland to the “Pantani della Sicilia Sud-Orientale” regional nature reserve. A total of twenty-four species are recognized; among the recorded taxa Scrobipalpa peterseni (Povolny´, 1965) is new to Europe, Scrobipalpa bigoti (Povolny´, 1973), Scrobipalpa bradleyi Povolny´ 1971, Scrobipalpa spergulariella (Chrétien, 1910) and Scrobipalpa superstes Povolny´, 1977 are new records for Sicily and Italy, and Syncopacma sangiella (Stainton, 1863) and Scrobipalpa monochromella (Constant, 1895) are new for the Sicilian fauna. © 2015, Soc Hispano-Luso-Amer Lepidopterologia-Shilap. All rights reserved.


Legendre L.J.,CNRS Institute of Earth Sciences | Bourdon E.,Universitetsparken | Scofield R.P.,Canterbury Museum | Tennyson A.J.D.,Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa | And 3 more authors.
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society | Year: 2014

The presence of a phylogenetic signal in the variation of osteohistological features has been recently debated in the literature. Previous studies have found a significant signal for some features, but these results were obtained on a small amount of characters and a reduced sample. Here we perform a comprehensive study in which we quantify the phylogenetic signal on 62 osteohistological features in an exhaustive sample of palaeognathous birds. We used four different estimators to measure phylogenetic signal - Pagel's λ, Abouheif's Cmean, Blomberg's K, and Diniz-Filho's phylogenetic eigenvector regressions PVR - and four topologies taken from the literature. Bone size and bone vascular density exhibit a strong phylogenetic signal, whereas all but four of the remaining features measured at the histological level - cellular size in caudal and medial transects of femora, and proportion of oblique vascular canals in rostral and caudal transects of tibiotarsi - exhibit a weaker signal. We also found that the impact of the topologies used in the analyses is very low compared with that of sample size. We conclude that the analysis of a comprehensive sample is crucial to obtain reliable quantifications of the phylogenetic signal. © 2014 The Linnean Society of London.


A new humped orb-weaver, Gibbaranea bruuni Lissner spec. nov., is described from specimens collected in Majorca, Spain. The new species is most closely related to two other western Palaearctic species, Gibbaranea gibbosa (Walckenaer, 1802) and Gibbaranea occidentalis Wunderlich, 1989. Araneus dromedarius cuculliger Simon, 1909 (= Gibbaranea bituberculata cuculliger) is synonymized with Gibbaranea bituberculata (Walckenaer, 1802), syn. nov. © 2016, Arachnologische Gesellschaft e.V. All rights reserved.


INTRODUCTION: The point of departure is that patient satisfaction surveys should be designed and organized in a manner that furthers ownership and responsibility ensuring follow-up by those who are to employ the results. This study therefore evaluates the perceived usefulness of patient satisfaction surveys among heads of departments and heads of hospitals. MATERIAL AND METHODS: During the period from 1999 to 2006, the County of Aarhus performed four patient survey series. After each series, heads of department and heads of hospital were asked to fill out questionnaires to evaluate the entire system. A total of 200 questionnaires were sent and 173 were returned (86.5%) with 640 comments to the open-ended questions. RESULTS: 82.5% of the leaders evaluated the concept as "Outstanding" or "Good". Leaders from teaching hospitals and heads of hospital were more satisfied. The highest scores were given for the option of having the results reported at ward level and/or diagnostic groups, and the option of collecting comments from patients. 82.4% of the leaders reported that the surveys had resulted in concrete follow-up activities. The main criticism of the concept was its lack of detail. CONCLUSION: Generic patient satisfaction surveys can gain acceptance from the involved leaders. In part, the acceptance of the users is based on their possibilities of making individual choices within the standardized questionnaires. It is recommended to involve users of patient satisfaction surveys in the design and evaluation of concepts in the future, including frontline staff.


Lissner J.,Universitetsparken | Chatzaki M.,Democritus University of Thrace
Arachnology | Year: 2016

Altella emilieae Lissner, n. sp. is described from specimens collected from a beach in Crete and in upwash on the coast of Telendos, Dodecanese islands, Greece. The affinity of this species to its congeners and its ecology is briefly discussed. © 2016, British Arachnological Society. All rights reserved.


Balsby T.J.S.,Copenhagen University | Hansen P.,Universitetsparken
Journal of Ornithology | Year: 2010

Song repertoires are often important determining factors in sexual selection. In several species, older males have larger repertoires than 1-year-old males. The development of large song repertoires by an individual is, however, poorly understood. We studied song element repertoire changes in five individual male Whitethroats Sylvia communis sampled as 1- and 2-year olds. These males increased the size of their element repertoire between their first and second year, but song length and number of different elements per song did not change. On average, 44. 3% of the song elements in the first-year repertoire were also found in the second-year repertoire. Elements shared between years were found earlier in the songs and tended to occur in sequences. Sequences of shared elements also seemed to be conserved between years. The study suggests that the song element repertoire of the second year is partly based on the first-year repertoire, which may explain why large song repertoires are mainly expressed by males at least 2 years of age. It would appear, therefore, that song element repertoire size could be a reliable signal of male age. © 2009 Dt. Ornithologen-Gesellschaft e.V.


Simonsen T.J.,Natural History Museum in London | Simonsen T.J.,Universitetsparken
Zootaxa | Year: 2015

I revise the Australian-New Guinean ghost moth genus Elhamma. Two recent synonymies are assessed, and two new species from New Guinea, E. grehani sp. nov. and E. viettei sp. nov. are described. I provide an updated diagnosis for the genus and conclude that the presence of only 2 M-veins in the hind wing in both sexes (when females are known) and a strongly cup-shape juxta in the male genitalia are unique diagnostic characters among Hepialidae. I give a detailed description of the adult morphology based on male E. australasiae, and provide a key to all known species based on adult male characters. Copyright © 2015 Magnolia Press.


News Article | December 21, 2016
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016, at 16:00, extraordinary General Meeting of Photocat A / S, CVR no. 27 43 99 77, (the "Company") was held, at CAPNOVA, Universitetsparken 7, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. The Board had in accordance with the articles of associations appointed Tom Weidner as chairman of the meeting. 1. Proposal for the amendment of genereal guidelines for incentive-based remuneration The proposal was presented. The general meeting approved the proposal. 2. Proposal to change the Board's authorization to issue warrants The Board had proposed to increase the Board's authorization to issue warrants under Article 5.3 in the Articles of Association with 400.000 shares from 100.000 shares to 500.000 shares and extend the authorization period to 20 December 2021. The proposal was presented. The general meeting approved the proposal. 3. Proposal to appoint a new member to the Board of Directors The Board had proposed to appoint Nethe Rosa Hjørland to the Board. Information regarding other positions held by Nethe Rosa Hjørland was announced. Nethe Rosa Hjørland was elected. The Board of directors hereafter consists of Mette Therkildsen, Henrik Jensen, Thomas Becker, Tom Weidner and Nethe Rosa Hjørland, with mette Therkildsen as chairman. 4. Any other business Nothing was discussed.   --   There were no further items on the agenda, and the Chairman then concluded that the agenda had been exhausted.   The chairman then declared the Annual General Meeting to be adjourned. --   Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to CEO Michael Humle on mobile no. +45 22 10 25 23.     Yours sincerely   Photocat A / S


News Article | December 21, 2016
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Tuesday, 20 December 2016, at 16:00, extraordinary General Meeting of Photocat A / S, CVR no. 27 43 99 77, (the "Company") was held, at CAPNOVA, Universitetsparken 7, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark. The Board had in accordance with the articles of associations appointed Tom Weidner as chairman of the meeting. 1. Proposal for the amendment of genereal guidelines for incentive-based remuneration The proposal was presented. The general meeting approved the proposal. 2. Proposal to change the Board's authorization to issue warrants The Board had proposed to increase the Board's authorization to issue warrants under Article 5.3 in the Articles of Association with 400.000 shares from 100.000 shares to 500.000 shares and extend the authorization period to 20 December 2021. The proposal was presented. The general meeting approved the proposal. 3. Proposal to appoint a new member to the Board of Directors The Board had proposed to appoint Nethe Rosa Hjørland to the Board. Information regarding other positions held by Nethe Rosa Hjørland was announced. Nethe Rosa Hjørland was elected. The Board of directors hereafter consists of Mette Therkildsen, Henrik Jensen, Thomas Becker, Tom Weidner and Nethe Rosa Hjørland, with mette Therkildsen as chairman. 4. Any other business Nothing was discussed. --   There were no further items on the agenda, and the Chairman then concluded that the agenda had been exhausted.   The chairman then declared the Annual General Meeting to be adjourned. --   Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to CEO Michael Humle on mobile no. +45 22 10 25 23.     Yours sincerely   Photocat A / S

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