Fischer, M., J. Stöcklin, A. Weyand and K. Maurer. 2004. Cultural and biological diversity of grasslands in the Swiss Alps. Grassland Sciences in Europe. In Press
Cultural and biological diversity of grasslands
Authors:Simon Marmet, Joseph Studer, Matthias Wicki, Nicolas Bertholet, Yasser Khazaal, and Gerhard Gmel
Addictive disorders, including behavioral addictions (BAs) and substance use disorders (SUDs), are widespread among young Swiss men ( Gmel et al., 2015 ; Marmet, Studer, Rougemont-Bücking, & Gmel, 2018 ). Although
This study deals with the notion of public policy (ordre public) in Swiss international arbitration. The paper analyzes the relevant paragraphs of IPRG, the Swiss Act on Private International Law. Based on legal authorities one can read about the distinction between procedural and substantive public policy in Swiss law. The paper describes several cases, in which the awards of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Tribunal Arbitral du Sport) were challenged at the Federal Tribunal of Switzerland based on the alleged breach of public policy. The author discusses the question whether there can be a supra-national, universal interpretation of the notion of public policy in Swiss law, which is based on the fundamental legal and moral values of the civilized nations.
Authors:Michelle Dey, Joseph Studer, Michael Patrick Schaub, Gerhard Gmel, David Daniel Ebert, Jenny Yi-Chen Lee, and Severin Haug
convenient samples. The study currently being presented aimed to fill these gaps by studying a variety of risk factors in an explorative manner for the different pathways leading to PSU, and by relying on a representative sample of young Swiss men
Authors:T. W. Eschholz, R. Peter, P. Stamp, and A. Hund
Genetic variation in the flint maize (Zea mays L. conv. indurata) gene pool has decreased significantly since the introduction of hybrid breeding into Europe in the 1950s, leading to greater genetic vulnerability. Landraces, stored in gene banks, offer a valuable source to broaden the genetic basis again. The objective of this study was the genetic characterization of 166 Swiss landrace accessions originating from 7 Swiss regions (alpine valleys). The material was fingerprinted using a set of ten SSRs (Simple Sequence Repeat Markers). The resulting cladogram showed three main clusters comprising 95, 22 and 49 accessions, respectively. The largest group of accessions, from the Rhine valley of St. Gallen (RT), was present in all three main clusters. However, the majority of RT accessions was found in the first main cluster, together with those from the western neighbouring region (Linthtal) and from the southwestern neighbouring region (Wallis). Those from Tessin (southern Switzerland) were found mainly in one sub-cluster within the third main cluster. This is a very encouraging first step in appraising the genetic differences among accessions from Swiss regions.
Authors:Severin Haug, Raquel Paz Castro, Min Kwon, Andreas Filler, Tobias Kowatsch, and Michael P. Schaub
Western countries, in Switzerland, nearly all adolescents aged 12–19 years (98%) own a mobile phone, most of which (97%) are smartphones ( Medienpädagogischer Forschungsverbund Südwest, 2014 ; Willemse et al., 2014 ). While mobile applications offer
The “Three Magi stove” in the Royal Palace of Buda
. The study describes “ The Three Magi stove” built in the royal palace in Buda. It was named after the topic of the stove tiles: the Magi riding on horses one by one at the bottom (only the rich Swiss find material implies it) and the scene of the Annunciation on two tiles. The Magi greeting the Child can separately be found on the upper part of the stove (only a single tile has been preserved and a fragment of another one), together with Maria sitting with the Child (fragment). The tiles of Apostle St Mathias and a royal figure could be found above them. The characteristic technical novelty of the stove was the use of white tin glaze and also blue tin glaze on certain tiles, while the tin glaze was yellow and green on the rest of the tiles. According to two preserved coat-of-arms, those of Bavaria-Pfalz and Württemberg, we suppose that the stove was ordered by a Bavarian prince from a master from Switzerland or Bavaria.
Authors:Mária Höhn, L. Hufnagel, Klára Cseke, and G. Vendramin
Belokon, M. M., Belokon, Yu. S., Politov, D. V., Altukhov, Yu. P. (2005) Allozyme polymorphism of Swiss stone pine Pinus cembra L. in mountain populations of the Alps and the Eastern Carpathians. Russ. J. Gen. 41 , 1268