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  • Eriksson, Manne
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Hjäll och tarre samt andra ord för översäng och övervåning: Ett ordhistoriskt och ordgeografiskt bidrag till sängens och bostadens historia i Norden1943Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • Källskog, Margareta
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala. Institutionen för nordiska språk, Uppsala universitet.
    Attityd, interferens, genitivsyntax: Studier i nutida Överkalixmål1992Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The dissertation deals with the Överkalix dialect in three respects. Överkalix is the northernmost community of the country where Swedish dialect is spoken. It is surrounded on the east and the north by Finnish, and on the west by Finnish and Saami.

    The first section of the thesis is based on a questionnaire survey among all junior high school students (14-16 years old) in Överkalix and among their parents. It discusses the present-day position of the Överkalix dialect and the attitudes of the people of Överkalix toward the dialect. The results indicate that the people who consider themselves to be speakers of the local dialect have access to two language codes: local dialect and standard Swedish. Personal relationship is the deciding factor in language code choice. None of the parents considers himself/herself to be dialectally monolingual: 11% speak only standard Swedish, 75% keep the varieties apart and are thus bidialectal.

    77% of the dialect-speaking students and 69% of those who do not speak dialect have a positive attitude toward the dialect, boys to a greater extent than girls among the dialect-speaking,and girls to a greater extent than boys among non-dialect speakers.

    The second section examines interference from the surrounding languages, Finnish andSaami, in the Överkalix dialect in general and in the Överkalix dialect of multilingual informantsin particular. These informants speak standard Swedish, dialect, Finnish and/or Saami.The main data of this section originates from recorded interviews performed as informal conversations.

    The author discusses some characteristic phonetic features in the dialect which seem to be the result of influence from Saami and/or Finnish. The material also shows a number of influences on the syntactic level.

    The third section describes how the genitive is expressed in the dialect of Överkalix. The author gives several examples of how the -s genitive is paraphrased—most commonly with a prepostion.

  • Kühnemund, Malte
    et al.
    Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Stockholm Univ, Dept Biophys & Biochem, Sci Life Lab, SE-17165 Solna, Sweden..
    Hernandez-Neuta, Ivan
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Biophys & Biochem, Sci Life Lab, SE-17165 Solna, Sweden..
    Sharif, Mohd Istiaq
    Stockholm Univ, Dept Biophys & Biochem, Sci Life Lab, SE-17165 Solna, Sweden..
    Cornaglia, Matteo
    Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Lab Microsyst, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland..
    Gijs, Martin A. M.
    Ecole Polytech Fed Lausanne, Lab Microsyst, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland..
    Nilsson, Mats
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Immunology, Genetics and Pathology. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab. Stockholm Univ, Dept Biophys & Biochem, Sci Life Lab, SE-17165 Solna, Sweden..
    Sensitive and inexpensive digital DNA analysis by microfluidic enrichment of rolling circle amplified single-molecules2017In: Nucleic Acids Research, ISSN 0305-1048, E-ISSN 1362-4962, Vol. 45, no 8, e59Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Single molecule quantification assays provide the ultimate sensitivity and precision for molecular analysis. However, most digital analysis techniques, i.e. droplet PCR, require sophisticated and expensive instrumentation for molecule compartmentalization, amplification and analysis. Rolling circle amplification (RCA) provides a simpler means for digital analysis. Nevertheless, the sensitivity of RCA assays has until now been limited by inefficient detection methods. We have developed a simple microfluidic strategy for enrichment of RCA products into a single field of view of a low magnification fluorescent sensor, enabling ultra-sensitive digital quantification of nucleic acids over a dynamic range from 1.2 aM to 190 fM. We prove the broad applicability of our analysis platform by demonstrating 5-plex detection of as little as similar to 1 pg (similar to 300 genome copies) of pathogenic DNA with simultaneous antibiotic resistance marker detection, and the analysis of rare oncogene mutations. Our method is simpler, more cost-effective and faster than other digital analysis techniques and provides the means to implement digital analysis in any laboratory equipped with a standard fluorescent microscope.

  • Rosander, Göran
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Herrarbete: Dalfolkets säsongvisa arbetsvandringar i jämförande belysning1967Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • Lilja, Agneta
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala. Etnologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet.
    Föreställningen om den ideala uppteckningen: En studie av idé och praktik vid traditionssamlande arkiv - ett exempel från Uppsala 1914-19451996Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    This dissertation deals with the work of documenting Swedish folk culture at the Institute of Dialect and Folklore Research in Uppsala. This work is analyzed as a scholarly field and from the perspective of power and resistance structures. The investigation has to do with the gathering of material from the perspective of ideas and of practice. On the ideological plane the purpose of the work of the Archive was to create true and objective historical documents concerning folk culture, factual and linguistic information taken directly from the people, representative parts that could be brought together in larger, functional units. Reality was to be investigated in all its range.

    In practice, on the basis of their special competence and interests, researchers by making a subjective choice decided exactly which factual areas were to be investigated. No unified investigation was therefore achieved. Instead, traditional rural culture was chosen for investigation. Certain factual and/or geographical areas were given priority while others were rejected. By means of various strategies the researchers tried to influence the collectors in the field to gather the sort of information that the Archive wished to have. What was collected, however, was also influenced by the interests and knowledge of the collectors and was therefore the result of an agreement between the researchers and the collectors.

    The whole enterprise was primarily conducted as a rescue operation, in which the oldest, the most threatened and the most popular cultural elements were to be collected. The old tradition was made to represent stability and continuity. What was modern, learned or literary was eliminated in favour of what was regarded as traditional and genuine. The enterprise entailed a sort of cultural criticism by the researchers of their own turbulent, contemporary world and of the working classes, which were made to represent modern and artificial culture. The material that was gathered, therefore, was not primarily a contribution to an understanding of the popular culture of the 19th century, but rather commentaries on and criticisms of culture at the moment of recording it. It therefore tells us more about the modern human being of the early 20th century that about rural life in the 19th century.

  • Bjersby, Ragnar
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Traditionsbärare på Gotland vid 1800-talets mitt: En undersökning rörande P. A. Säves sagesmän1964Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
  • Ehn, Wolter
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala. Etnologiska institutionen, Uppsala universitet.
    Mötet mellan centralt och lokalt: Studier i uppländska byordningar1991Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The Swedish village by-laws are a collection of rules for coexistence in a village which evolved during the 18th and 19th centuries. The dissertation takes its starting point in an edition of Byordningar från Mälarlänen (Village By-Laws in the Lake Mälar districts) containing about 400 by-laws from the central part of Sweden, and is a limited review of that edition at the same time as it gives a systematic survey of certain aspects specified in the by-laws. These aspects were added as the result of an official proposal in 1742 containing a model on how a by-law should be constructed. The question is asked whether the directives of the Government were formulated when they reached the local level, or whether they were redesigned and adapted to suit the local situation. The village by-laws in the Mälar counties differ in form and in content depending upon the official proposal on by-laws from 1742. The village by-laws were originally discussed in connection with the changes in agriculture, and thus concemed such sectors as farming methods, fencing, grazing, the right to certain proportions of the village's resources. The local conditions in the village are reflected in, for example, the rules on the length of the grass for grazing. There were different kinds of such by-laws, e.g., by-laws for individual villages and by-laws for parishes (approved at a parish meeting). The initiative of the Government in requiring village by-laws gave different results in different counties. Large parts of Uppsala county are without forest land. The fences and the system of enclosing fields are therefore of particular interest in a discussion on the village by-laws. I have demonstrated that their origin and acceptance in Swedish villages and parishes can be placed in political, chronological, social and functional contexts.

  • Public defence: 2017-06-16 10:15 9C 204, Rejmersalen, Karlstad
    Bergqvist, Anna
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013), Department of Engineering and Chemical Sciences.
    Teaching and learning of chemical bonding models: Aspects of textbooks, students’ understanding and teachers’ professional knowledge2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Despite the growing importance of science and technology in society, school students consider these subjects irrelevant and hard to learn. Teachers must therefore know how to teach science in ways that enhance students’ understanding and interest. This thesis explores various aspects of the teaching and learning of chemical bonding, an important topic in school chemistry that is primarily taught using models. Research has shown that students find chemical bonding difficult to understand, and that the use of models in science education contributes to this difficulty. I therefore investigated teachers’ knowledge of how to teach chemical bonding and ways of developing it to improve students’ understanding. To this end, I analysed chemistry textbooks and teachers’ lesson plans, and conducted semi-structured interviews with teachers about their teaching of chemical bonding. This revealed that the representations of chemical bonding used in textbooks and by teachers can cause students difficulties. The teachers were generally unaware of how these representations might affect students’ understanding, implying that their pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) could be improved. To explore ways of incorporating research findings into teaching practice and developing teachers’ PCK, I conducted a learning study in which three secondary science teachers together explored and reflected on their own teaching practice. CoRe, a method for creating detailed descriptions of what, how, and why specific content is taught, was used to enhance the reflections and make the teachers’ PCK explicit. As a result, the teachers developed their representations of chemical bonding, became more aware of students’ understanding, and were better able to motivate their actions and choices of content and strategies.

    This thesis shows how professional development can bridge the gap between research and teaching practice, and how teachers’ PCK can be developed to improve students’ understanding.

  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 26, illustrationer. Stabba-Ö1986Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 25, Vädja-Övrig. Grammatik. Rättelser och tillägg1985Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 24, Varhän-Väderlek1984Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 23, Tålsam-Varför(e)1983Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 22, Tjänstaktig-Tåla1983Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 21, Säker-Tjänst1983Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 20, Styvaktig-Säker1982Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 19, Stabba-Styv1982Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 18, illustrationer. P-Spörjdag(er)1981Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 17, Slå-Spörjdag(er)1980Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 16, Skjuta-Slå1980Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 15, Rörlig-Skjuta1979Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 14, Rengjord-Rörelse1978Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 13, P-Ren1978Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 12, illustrationer. I-O1978Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 11, Må-Oövervinnlig1977Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 10, Lägga-Må1976Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 9, Labb-Lägga1976Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 8, Knopsa-Köttvägg1975Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 7, I-Knops1975Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 6, illustrationer. A-H1975Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 5, Gå-Hövlighet1974Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 4, Förakta-Gå1973Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 3, Egg-Förbräde1973Book (Other academic)
  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 2, Brakt-Egentligen1972Book (Other academic)
  • Hämberg, Eva
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden. Högskolan Dalarna, Socialt arbete.
    Supervision as control system: the design of supervision as a regulatory instrument in the social services sector in Sweden2013In: Offentlig Förvaltning. Scandinavian Journal of Public Administration, ISSN 2000-8058, E-ISSN 2001-3310, Vol. 17, no 3, 45-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this article, the prevailing official view of supervision as a regulatory instrument is examined as it applies to the social services sector in Sweden. The study is based on a comparison of the views expressed on the design of supervision as a regulatory instrument by two government commissions, the Supervision Commission and the Commission on Supervision within the Social Services (UTIS), and on the positions taken by the Government regarding the definitions of the concept of supervision proposed by these commissions. The view of supervision as a regulatory instrument expressed in these policy documents is analysed with the help of a theoretical framework describing the components, their functions and the governance characteristics of control systems. In the framework separate interrelated characteristics of the components are identified and summarized into two models of control systems. The analysis shows that supervision in the Swedish social services sector can be described in terms of both a disciplinary and non-disciplinary system. By its system theoretical basis and the identification of interrelated characteristics the study contributes to a broadened understanding of the construction and functions of supervision as a regulatory instrument and of how supervision within the Swedish social sector is meant to be designed.

  • Hämberg, Eva
    et al.
    Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work, Örebro University, Sweden. Högskolan Dalarna, Socialt arbete.
    Sedelius, Thomas
    Högskolan Dalarna, Statsvetenskap.
    Inspection of social services in Sweden: a comparative analysis of the use and adjustment of standards2016In: Nordic Social Work Research, ISSN 2156-857X, E-ISSN 2156-8588, Vol. 6, no 2, 138-151 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Inspection has increasingly been regarded as a safeguard for promoting quality of social services. Little attention has, however, been given to the impact of standards used in inspections, i.e. the written norms, rules and principles used for identification and judgment. The aim of this study is to empirically contribute to an improved understanding of how standards in inspection of social service are designed, and to what extent the design is adjusted in relation to different kind of social services. We employ a systematic and comparative analysis of the content (in terms of input, process, output and outcome aspects) and precision (low, medium and high) of 186 paragraphs derived from legislation and referred to as standards in inspection decisions concerning two types of social work: Investigation, Assessment and Decision-Making (IAD); and Treatment Intervention (TI) in Sweden 2012. Contrary to expectations based on an inspection ideal, our findings show that paragraphs covering outcome aspects are not more commonly referred to as standards in TI than in IAD inspection. The analysis of the precision also indicates that the standards used in inspection of TI are not more adjusted to complex and subjectively experienced aspects than are the standards used in IAD. Our overall results indicate that the policy instrument is primarily adapted to IAD inspection rather than to TI inspection.

  • Hamisi, Rajabu
    et al.
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering. SEED-KTH.
    Renman, Gunno
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering. SEED -KTH.
    Brokking Balfors, Berit
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering. SEED-KTH.
    Thunvik, Roger
    KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Sustainable development, Environmental science and Engineering, Land and Water Resources Engineering. SEED-KTH.
    A new modeling approach for phosphorus mobility and retention processes in the Oxundaån catchment, SwedenManuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Eutrophication is the most significant threat to water quality in the entire Baltic Sea region. Its causes are nutrient over-enrichment from diffuse and point sources. Thematic strategies for sustainable mitigation of phosphorus loss from sewage drainage systems and runoffs from arable land require a holistic approach to identify the critical polluting sources and implement relevant policy for adaptive water quality management. The use of constructed wetlands constitutes one such strategy that can mitigate phosphorus loss. However, insufficient understanding about phosphorus mobility and retention in catchments significantly hinders efforts to identify suitable sites for constructed wetlands and implement alternative, adaptive and effective management actions. This study aims to evaluate the long-term phosphorus mobility and retention in the Oxudaån catchment in Sweden, and thereby propose suitable sites to localize constructed wetlands. The Soil and Water Assessment watershed model was applied to map and quantify the phosphorus loading from diffuse and point sources under the scenarios of land use management practices. Simulation results have demonstrated the positive correlation between the phosphorus concentration with the surface runoffs and negative correlation with the pH. Overall, Oxundaån catchment indicates a decreasing trend of phosphorus loading in the Verkaån and Oxundaån riverine of around 2.1 % and 1.3 % per year, respectively. The present study suggests the suitable sites for localizing constructed wetlands in the south-west and north-east of Oxundaån lake based on the factor of low slope topography and soil permeability. The simulation results from the SWAT model offer evidence that can guide the localization and choice of management interventions to achieve a sustainable mitigation of phosphorus loss. This study concludes that, while single management actions can help solve the problem of eutrophication, a more effective and sustainable mitigation of eutrophication will require the integration of multiple adaptive land use management approaches.

  • Public defence: 2017-06-13 10:15 Hörsal 2, Ekonomikum, Uppsala
    Escobar, Sebastian
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Economics.
    Essays on inheritance, small businesses and energy consumption2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    Essay 1: People’s planning to evade the inheritance tax curtails its merits. However, the extent of planning remains a matter of argument. According to popular belief, it is widespread, but few estimates have been presented. This study estimates the extent of estate size under-reporting, a form of inheritance tax planning, using the repeal of the Swedish tax on spousal bequests, in 2004, and a regression discontinuity design. The results show that, on average, estate sizes were 17 percent lower, and the share of estates that completely escaped tax payments was 26 percent larger due to under-reporting. As a consequence, government revenues from the tax were only half of what they would have been without under-reporting. Moreover, preferences and means for under-reporting were not only prevalent among the wealthy, but also among those receiving relatively small inheritances. The study contributes to a growing literature on tax avoidance and evasion by estimating the extent of estate size under-reporting, its effect on government revenues and by showing that it was widespread in the population.

  • Public defence: 2017-06-14 13:00 Å4001, Uppsala
    Pereira, Raul
    Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Theoretical Physics.
    Correlation Functions in Integrable Theories: From weak to strong coupling2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The discovery of integrability in planar N=4 super Yang-Mills and ABJM has enabled a precise study of AdS/CFT. In the past decade integrability has been successfully applied to the spectrum of anomalous dimensions, which can now be obtained at any value of the coupling. However, in order to solve conformal field theories one also needs to understand their structure constants. Recently, there has been great progress in this direction with the all-loop proposal of Basso, Komatsu and Vieira. But there is still much to understand, as it is not yet possible to use that formalism to find structure constants of short operators at strong coupling. It is important to study wrapping corrections and resum them as the TBA did for the spectrum. It is also crucial to obtain perturbative data that can be used to check if the all-loop proposal is correct or if there are new structures that need to be unveiled.

    In this thesis we compute several structure constants of short operators at strong coupling, including the structure constant of Konishi with half-BPS operators. Still at strong coupling, we find a relation between the building blocks of superstring amplitudes and the tensor structures allowed by conformal symmetry. We also consider the case of extremal correlation functions and the relation of their poles to mixing with double-trace operators.

    We also study three-point functions at weak coupling. We take the OPE limit in a four-point function of half-BPS operators in order to shed some light on the structure of five-loop wrapping corrections of the Hexagon form factors. Finally, we take the first steps in the generalization of the Hexagon programme to other theories. We find the non-extremal setup in ABJM and the residual symmetry that it preserves, which we use to fix the two-particle form factor and constrain the four-particle hexagon. Finally, we find that the Watson equations hint at a dressing phase that needs to be further investigated.

  • Public defence: 2017-06-13 10:15 9C203, Nyquistsalen
    Anclair, Malin
    Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Department of Social and Psychological Studies.
    Fears, Stress and Burnout in Parents of Children with Chronic Conditions: Treatment with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness2017Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The aim of the present research was threefold: to investigate the fears of parents of children with chronic conditions; to evaluate the effectiveness of their treatment with either mindfulness-based therapy or cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); and to assess treatment outcome in terms of health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Long-term stress can lead to some form of chronic stress reaction. In study one, fears of future cancer recurrence and of late effects of treatment were most prominent among parents of CNS tumour patients. Study two investigated the effectiveness of two group-based interventions on stress and burnout among parents of children with chronic conditions. Parents were offered either a CBT or a mindfulness programme. Both interventions significantly decreased stress and burnout. Study three focused on the HRQoL and life satisfaction of the parents in study two. The results indicate improvements for participants in both treatment groups regarding certain areas of HRQoL and life satisfaction. To conclude, fears concerning future cancer recurrence and late effects of treatment are most prominent among parents of children with cancer. Another conclusion is that CBT and mindfulness decrease stress and burnout and may have a positive effect on areas of HRQoL and life satisfaction.

  • Klintberg, Mathias
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Gustavson, Herbert
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Uppsala landsmålsarkiv (ULMA).
    Ordbok över laumålet på Gotland: Häfte 1, A-Brake1972Book (Other academic)
  • Public defence: 2017-06-09 10:15 D3, Stockholm
    Shokri-Ghadikolaei, Hossein
    KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Network and Systems engineering. KTH, School of Electrical Engineering (EES), Centres, ACCESS Linnaeus Centre.
    Millimeter-wave Networking: Fundamental Limits, Scalable Algorithms, and Design Insights2017Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    The current demands for extremely high data rate wireless services and the spectrum scarcity at the sub-6 GHz bands are forcefully motivating the use of the millimeter-wave (mmWave) frequencies. The main characteristics of mmWave communications are severe attenuation, sparse-scattering environment, huge bandwidth, vulnerability to obstacles and antenna misalignment, massive beamforming, and possible noise-limited operation. These characteristics constitute a major difference with respect to legacy communication technologies, primarily designed for the sub-6 GHz bands, and are posing major theoretical design challenges that have not been sufficiently addressed so far. Motivated by these challenges, this doctoral thesis considers mmWave communications and investigates medium access control (MAC) layer design principles and performance analysis. Specifically, we focus on fundamental performance metrics, including coverage, fairness, robustness, throughput, and delay, which we address by three main research threads of increasing complexity.

    The first thread of the thesis analyzes the interference behavior in mmWave networks.We first propose a new index for assessing the accuracy of any interference model under any network scenario, which helps us develop a simple interference model of adequate accuracy. We then derive closed-form expressions for the throughput of mmWave ad hoc networks. The new analysis reveals that mmWave networks may exhibit a non-negligible transitional behavior from a noise-limited to an interference-limited behavior, depending on the system parameters such as density of transmitters, transmission power, and operating beamwidth. The second thread of this thesis builds on the previous one and addresses resource allocation in mmWave networks. For the short-term resource allocation, we establish a mathematical framework to investigate the impact of beam training (alignment) overhead on the network throughput. For the long-term resource allocation, we formulate a series of optimization problems that address relaying capability, frequent handovers, small multiuser interference, and load balancing. The third thread of this thesis extends the second one toward spectrum sharing in mmWave networks and characterizes the gains of beamforming and coordination in spectrum sharing via several optimization problems. We analyze these problems in the asymptotic regimes when the number of antennas becomes large and conclude that spectrum sharing with light on-demand coordination is feasible, especially at higher mmWave frequencies (for example, 73 GHz).

    The original analysis proposed in this thesis gives novel insights into many MAC layer issues such as resource allocation, interference management, random access, mobility management, and synchronization in future mmWave networks. The thesis also highlights that the design of mmWave networks poses open problems at the intersection of optimization and learning theories. Given the recent interest in the standardization of mmWave cellular networks and the highly sub-optimal nature of the existing standards for mmWave short-range networks, the results of this thesis may have the potential to substantially steer future standardizations.

  • Jonsson, Robert
    et al.
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies – CKS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Syssner, Josefina
    Linköping University, Department for Studies of Social Change and Culture, Centre for Municipality Studies – CKS. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
    Demografianpassad infrastruktur?: Om hantering av anläggnings-tillgångar i kommuner med minskande befolkningsunderlag2016In: Nordisk Administrativt Tidsskrift, E-ISSN 2246-1310, Vol. 93, no 3, 45-64 p.Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [sv]

    Vi har i en rad studier undersökt huruvida effekter och policyimplikationer av långvarig befolkningsminskning beskrivs i kommunala styrdokument. Denna artikel bygger på en delstudie vars övergripande syfte varit att öka förståelsen för hur man i krympande kommuner hanterar och planerar för sina anläggningstillgångar. Vi har här intresserat oss specifikt för huruvida kommunerna i budget och årsredovisningar beskriver sina anläggningstillgångar avseende status och underhåll. Vi har också intresserat oss för i vilken mån kommunerna i dessa dokument drar slutsatser om vilka konsekvenser en förändrad demografi har för hur kommunerna ska planera för sina anläggningstillgångar. Syftet med vår art ikel är därmed att diskutera i vilken mån kommunernas budgetar och årsredovisningar är sammanhang där kommunerna beskriver sina anläggningstillgångar avseende status och underhåll, och huruvida kommunerna här beskriver strategier för hur anläggningstillgångarna ska kunna anpassas till en ny demografisk situation. Strategier kan finnas i andra dokument, men budget och årsredovisningar är för kommunerna tvingande dokument som underställs kommunfullmäktige varje år. I dessa dokument ska kommunerna inför medborgarna redogöra på vilket sätt de svarar upp mot kraven på god ekonomisk hushållning. Anläggningstillgångarnas status, underhåll och demografianpassning har dessutom uppenbara ekonomiska implikationer, vilket gör att budget och årsredovisning torde vara de styrdokument där kommunen i första hand beskriver dessa förhållanden.

    Vår ambition har varit att undersöka kommuner som har ett minskande befolkningsunderlag, men som i övrigt har varierande förutsättningar och karaktär. Studien baseras därför på ett systematiskt urval av kommuner, där urvalet baserades på geo-grafiskt läge, närhet till större tätort samt befolkningsstorlek.

  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Hagren, Kristina (Contributor)
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 30, S-Skata1991Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 29, illustrationer. L-R1989Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 28, Rum-Rövtrå1989Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 27, Pölig-Rum1988Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 26, Papperspåse-Pöla1987Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 25, Näta-Papperslösning1986Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 24, Mölig-Nät1985Book (Other academic)
  • Levander, Lars
    et al.
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Björklund, Stig
    Institute for Language and Folklore, Department of Dialectology and Folklore Research, Uppsala.
    Ordbok över folkmålen i övre Dalarna: Häfte 23, M(j)ölningshus-MölaII1984Book (Other academic)