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Understanding the link between benefits from protected areas and their relationship with surrounding communities: an exploration in Costa Rica
Protected areas are an essential strategy in preserving natural resources. A central aspect of protected area management is to maintain and improve their relationship with surrounding communities given that local conflicts ...
Integration of Open Source Tools for Studying Large-Scale Distribution Networks
The penetration of Low Carbon Technologies (LCTs) is expected to increase in the near future given the attractive incentives from governments, the cost-effectiveness of the technologies and the appearance of Smart Grid ...
Desarrollo verde e inclusivo en respuesta al cambio climático
Considerando que Costa Rica estará sumamente expuesta a la amenaza de un clima cambiante, la respuesta al cambio climático no puede esperar. Ya la mayor variabilidad climática y el fenómeno El Niño-Oscilación del Sur ...
Does elevation influence the distributional patterns of tropical myxomycetes? A case study in Costa Rica
In order to test the hypothesis that elevation may be an important factor accounting for the distribution of myxomycetes in tropical forests, this project was designed and conducted in Costa Rica. Two lower elevational ...
Reactive Power Limits in Distributed Generators from Generic Capability Curves
This paper presents a generic trapezoid-type capability curve for any distributed generation technology. This curve is used to estimate the machine reactive power limits in terms of the actual active power and terminal ...
Aud-SWIPE-P: A parallelization of the Aud-SWIPE pitch estimation algorithm using multiple processes and threads
(Acta Press. Artificial Intelligence and Applications / 794: Modelling, Identification and Control / 795: Parallel and Distributed Computing and Networks / 796: Software Engineering / 792: Web-based Education (AIA 2013), 2013-02-11)
In this work we implement a parallel version of the pitch estimation algorithm Aud-SWIPE. The new implementation, Aud-SWIPE-P produces a remarkable acceleration, making it usable in applications where it was not efficient ...
Towards an Integrated Approach of Conducting Fungal Research in Costa Rica
Hacia un enfoque integrado de investigación micológica en Costa Rica
Em direção a um enfoque integrado de pesquisa micológica na Costa Rica
Costa Rica es un país pequeño en la región centroamericana, con una reciente historia de investigación micológica. Sin embargo, algunas diferencias comparativas con otros países de la región biológica mesoamericana han ...
First record of the myxomycete genus Colloderma in Central America
The myxomycete genus Colloderma and the species Colloderma oculatum are reported for the first time in Central America. The species was recorded at high elevations in the Talamanca Mountain Range in Costa Rica during 2014 ...
Applying a Verification Protocol to Evaluate the Accuracy of Functional Size Measurement Procedures: An Empirical Approach
This paper presents a verification protocol for analyzing the source of inaccuracy in measurement activities of Function Points Analysis (FPA) and Automated Function Point (AFP). An empirical study was conducted with the ...
A genetic algorithm based framework for software effort prediction
Background: Several prediction models have been proposed in the literature using different techniques obtaining different results in different contexts. The need for accurate effort predictions for projects is one of the ...