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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.

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Coordinator

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Address

Horsholm Kongevej 11
2970 Hoersholm

Denmark

Administrative Contact

Karsten R RASMUSSEN (Mr)

Participants (8)

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ADMINISTRATION OF GAUJA NATIONAL PARK

Latvia

CAB INTERNATIONAL

Switzerland

INSTITUTE OF BOTANY - ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC

Czechia

LATVIAN STATE CENTRE OF PLANT PROTECTION

Latvia

UFZ - UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG - HALLE GMBH

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF BERNE

Switzerland

UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE

United Kingdom

ZOOLOGICAL INSTITUTE - RUSSIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Russia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2001-00128

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    30 April 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 934 773

  • EU contribution

    € 1 721 459

Coordinated by:

THE ROYAL VETERINARY AND AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY

Denmark

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