Assessing and controlling the spread and the effects of common ragweed in Europe

In order to advance knowledge about ragweed in Europe and to aid planning for future actions, the European Commission let this project titled: “Assessing and controlling the spread and the effects of common ragweed in Europe (ENV.B.2/ETU/2010/0037)”.

This project had the aim to synthesise and systematically review information, highlight knowledge gaps and utilise modern modelling methods to allow:

  • an understanding of the current extent of ragweed infestation in Europe;
  • the development of measures to control ragweed spread and introduction (now and in future climates);
  • economic, social and environmental quantification of direct and indirect harmful effects in all sectors;
  • and the dissemination of accurate and up-to-date scientifically-based evidence to stakeholders.

The report was completed by a consortium led by CEH with NatureBureau Ltd, ECNC and Eftec Ltd.

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