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.