WG 4 – Management evaluation

Working group 4 aims to evaluate the management options developed in working groups 1, 2 and 3 in terms of:

The distribution of airborne ragweed pollen in Europe in 2012. Source: European Aeroallergen Network database (https://ean.polleninfo.eu/Ean/)

The distribution of airborne ragweed pollen in Europe in 2012. Source: European Aeroallergen Network database (https://ean.polleninfo.eu/Ean/)

  • Presence and spread of Ambrosia in Europe;
  • Economic Impacts of Ambrosia;
  • Health impacts of Ambrosia (e.g. spectrum and severity of allergic diseases).

The working group will collect and merge datasets in order to map the distribution and related impact of Ambrosia in Europe. These will include observational and modelled data that will be used for making ex-ante assessments of economic and health impacts under different management options.

The output of working group 4 will help decision makers in selecting region specific and cost-effective measures for controlling the spread and mitigating the impacts of Ambrosia.

Contact

Antoine Champetier de Ribes (CH), co-ordinator
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMatt Smith, substitute

Laboratory of Aeropalynology, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland
SMARTER_Letty-de-WegerLetty A. de Weger, substitute

Department of Pulmonology
Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands