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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.

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