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    The Virtual Health Sciences Library of the Balearic Islands: A regional project for libraries cooperation.

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    Virtual Health Sciences Library of the Balearic Islands (Bibliosalut) is a regional project carried out in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection and the Health Service of the Balearic Islands (Ib-salut), through the Balearic Islands Biomedical Documentation Service. The Virtual Library Mission is to facilitate the most important scientific information to the public health professionals of the Balearic Islands, by using the new information and communication technologies, in order to contribute to the improvement of medical care quality, teaching, research and health managemen

    The Recent Evolution and Impact of Tourism in the Mediterranean: The Case of Island Regions, 1990-2002

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    This paper aims to analyse one of the world’s top tourist destinations, the Mediterranean, and, more specifically, the evolution and impact of mass tourism on its western islands (Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, Malta and the Balearic Islands) throughout the final decade of the 20th century. Firstly a general overview of world tourism is given, followed by an analysis of tourism in the Mediterranean. In continuation, an in-depth study is made of the evolution and impact of tourism on the aforementioned islands. Finally, the economic impact of tourism specialisation is examined in these island regions.Mediterranean, Balearic Islands, Malta, Sardinia, Sicily, Corsica, Destination Lifecycle, Mass Tourism, IMEDOC

    The Virtual Health Sciences Library of the Balearic Islands: A regional project for libraries cooperation.

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    Virtual Health Sciences Library of the Balearic Islands (Bibliosalut) is a regional project carried out in collaboration with the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Protection and the Health Service of the Balearic Islands (Ib-salut), through the Balearic Islands Biomedical Documentation Service. The Virtual Library Mission is to facilitate the most important scientific information to the public health professionals of the Balearic Islands, by using the new information and communication technologies, in order to contribute to the improvement of medical care quality, teaching, research and health managemen

    EtnopaleontonĂ­mia balear. Recull de noms populars de fĂČssils de les illes Balears

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    En aquest treball es recopilen, estudien i interpreten, des d'una perspectiva etnopaleontolĂČgica, les aportacions i influĂšncies exercides pels fĂČssils en relaciĂł al patrimoni lingĂŒĂ­stic (noms populars) de l'Ă mbit geogrĂ fic de les Illes Balears.Ethnopalaeotoponymy in the Balearic Islands. A collection of popular fossil names used in the the Balearic Islands In this paper we bring together, study and interpret, from an ethnopaleontological perspective, the contribution and influence of fossils in relation to the linguistic heritage (popular names) of the geographical area of the Balearic Islands

    The income elasticity gap and its implications for economic growth and tourism development:The Balearic vs the Canary Islands

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    The Balearic and the Canary Islands are two well-known tourism-led economies. They both experienced a tourism boom during the same decades, and, hence, they developed a similar productive-mix. Nevertheless, there are strong economic differences between the two regions. While the Balearic Islands enjoy a high GDP per capita, the Canary Islands show a more modest performance. The results of a panel data regression confirm our hypothesis that they differ substantially in terms of income elasticity of tourism. It is two times higher in the Balearic Islands than in the Canaries, which indicates the first is perceived as a more luxurious destination. Furthermore, the results of a dynamic computable general equilibrium model show that the Canaries would converge in GDP per capita with the Balearic Islands if they attracted tourists with a similar profile as the latte

    Potential factors influencing the condition of demersal sharks in the Mediterranean deep sea ecosystems

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    The Alboran Sea and the Balearic Islands are two contrasting areas in terms of primary productivity. The former is among the most productive areas of the whole Mediterranean Sea, whereas the Balearic Islands is among the less productive ones in the western Mediterranean. The two areas also show different patterns in the bottom trawl fishing footprint. In the Alboran Sea, the fishing effort on the upper slope is much higher than in Balearic Islands. However, the opposite applies to the middle slope, the vast majority of it remaining unexploited in Alboran Sea, whereas a widespread fishery targeting blue and red shrimp Aristeus antennatus develops in Balearic Islands. Galeus melastomus is a small demersal shark species inhabiting slope bottoms, where adults and juveniles are segregated and concentrate in the middle and upper slope, respectively. It feeds intensively on mesopelagic preys which, in turn, feed on low trophic level organisms close to primary producers. In this work we aimed to study the effect of surface primary production on the condition of deep sea demersal communities. We compared the condition, diet and potential intra- and inter-species competition for feeding resources in the juveniles of G. melastomus between Alboran Sea and Balearic Islands. The comparisons of Le Cren’s relative condition factor, and hepatosomatic and digestivosomatic indices evidenced an opposite pattern to that a priori expectable: better condition in the less productive area. The analysis of stomach contents showed similar diets in both areas, but lower food ingestion in Alboran Sea than in Balearic Islands. Different abundances of potential intra- and inter-specific competitors for feeding resources in the two areas, apparently linked to the different fishing footprints, seems the most likely explanation for the better nourished individuals in Balearic Islands. Whereas juveniles of G. melastomus dominate the shark community in the Balearic Islands upper slope, where the presence of adults of this species is almost negligible, in Alboran Sea this stratum is dominated by adults and potential competitors of other small demersal shark species. All shark species together, including G. melastomus, showed abundances 38% higher in Alboran than in Balearic Islands. Our results show that condition of deep sea demersal fish is ruled by complex inter-relationships among different factors, needing the combination of biological, ecological and fisheries knowledge to understand its variability.En prensa2,42

    Algunas novedades corológicas relevantes en ciperåceas ibéricas y baleåricas

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    Some new chorological records on Iberian and Balearic CyperaceaePalabras clave. Cyperaceae, corología, Flora Iberica, España, Portugal, Islas Baleares.Key words. Cyperaceae, chorology, Flora Iberica, Spain, Portugal, Balearic Islands

    Novetats en l'estudi dels heterocera de les Illes Balears (lepidoptera)

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    Com a conseqĂŒĂšncia de les recerques fetes els anys 1994-1997 a les Illes Balears, s'exposen els darrers resultats referits a la fauna lepidopterolĂČgica (Heterocera) de la zona, donant compte de les novetats faunĂ­stiques i de l'estudi de tĂ xons interessants i/o poc coneguts.Unknown species in the study of Heterocera from Balearic Islands. The result of the prospections in Balearic islands during the last years (1994-1997) exposed in this paper as regards the lepidopterological fauna (Heterocera) in this area. Records are given of several species from the Balearic fauna and those considered of interest or little known

    The Baleacric Isles, from the unsustainable success to the sustainable tourism of an archipelago

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    From the 13th century - even before the end of the reconquest of Spain from the Moors (1492) - the Balearic Islands attained some sort of political identity by being a member of Spain's Christian kingdoms. Before the political unity of Spain in the 15th century, the Balearic Islands had had only one period of self-government with their own monarchy, of Catalan blood, between 1276 and 1349. From then on, having become a Spanish province without any natural resources and with maritime trade of little importance (specially worse after the discovery- of America in 1492), the Balearic Islands became poorer and the surplus population emigrated to European countries (like France) and even American countries (like Cuba and Puerto Rico).peer-reviewe

    Modelling tourism demand to Spain with machine learning techniques. The impact of forecast horizon on model selection

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    This study assesses the influence of the forecast horizon on the forecasting performance of several machine learning techniques. We compare the fo recastaccuracy of Support Vector Regression (SVR) to Neural Network (NN) models, using a linear model as a benchmark. We focus on international tourism demand to all seventeen regions of Spain. The SVR with a Gaussian radial basis function kernel outperforms the rest of the models for the longest forecast horizons. We also find that machine learning methods improve their forecasting accuracy with respect to linear models as forecast horizons increase. This results shows the suitability of SVR for medium and long term forecasting.Peer ReviewedPostprint (published version
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