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Giant hogweed (heracleum mantegazzianum) a pernicious invasive weed: developing a sustainable strategy for alien invasive plant management in europe

Objective

Alien invasive plan such as Giant hogweed (Herculean mantegazzianum) are having a severe impact on biodiversity in Europe but no successful solutions to stopping their spread and preventing future invasions have been identified. A sound basis of knowledge of the taxonomy, genetics, biology and ecology of H. mantegazzianum is used to: - Develop simple, practical and environmentally' safe management methods to reduce the abundance and prevent further spread of the invasive plant species, and to disseminate this knowledge to practitioners across Europe - Search for effective natural enemies with a view to establishing a sustainable method to control this species - Develop concepts for managing other similar alien invasive plant species.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY
Address
Horsholm Kongevej 11
2970 Hoersholm
Denmark

Participants (8)

ADMINISTRATION OF GAUJA NATIONAL PARK
Latvia
Address
Baznicas Iela 3
2150 Sigulda
CAB INTERNATIONAL
Switzerland
Address
Rue Des Grillons 1
2800 Delemont
INSTITUTE OF BOTANY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC
Czechia
Address
145,Zamek 1
252 43 Pruhonice
LATVIAN STATE CENTRE OF PLANT PROTECTION
Latvia
Address
Lielvardes Iela, 36-38
1006 Riga
UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG - HALLE GMBH
Germany
Address
Permoserstrasse 15
04318 Leipzig
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
Baltzerstrasse 3
3012 Bern
UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE
United Kingdom
Address
College Lane
AL10 9AB Hatfield
ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Russia
Address
Universitetskaya Nab 1
199034 Sint Petersburg