A number of SMARTER members presented their work on ragweed at Neobiota 2014, the 8th International Conference on Biological Invasions: From understanding to action (3-8 November, Antalya, Turkey).
The 15 studies presented covered a range of different topics, including: distribution patterns and pathways of introduction in particular countries, understanding phenotypic variation and the invasion process, testing the effects of herbicides and biological control methods, and successful management strategies.
Poster presentations by SMARTER members about ragweed
- Christian Bohren (Switzerland): Experiences with Ambrosia in Switzerland
- Müller-Schärer & Lommen (Switzerland): EU-COST Action on “Sustainable management of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe“ (COST FA1203-SMARTER)
- Sava Vrbnicanin et al. (Serbia): Response of ragweed to herbicides: imazamox, tribenuron-methyl and glyphosate
- Ana Matkovic et al. (Serbia) : Effect of essential oils on germinated seeds of ragweed
- Hana Skálová et al. (Czech Republic): Factors shaping the distribution of Ambrosia artemisiifolia in the Czech Republic
- Erzsébet Nadasy et al. (Hungary): Biological characteristics of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia) – the most dangerous weed in Hungary
- William Ortmans et al. (Belgium): Disentangling the sources of phenotypic variation in Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.: the role of seed traits
- Tóth et al. (Slowakia, Switzerland): Ragweed leaf beetle: a friend or a foe?
Oral presentations by SMARTER members about ragweed
- Uwe Starfinger (Germany): Can the invasion of common ragweed be halted? New insights from an international project
- Baruch Rubin (Israel): Ambrosia confertiflora in Israel – weed invasion and possible management
- Božena Mitić (Croatia): Invasive alien plants in Croatia – distributional patterns and range size
- Hüseyin Önen (Turkey): The Black Sea highway: the route of common ragweed invasion in Turkey
- Suzanne Lommen (Switzerland): A SMARTER approach to assess the impact of an established, exotic leaf beetle on invasive ragweed Europe
- Heinz Müller-Schärer (Switzerland): The ragweed leaf beetle landed in Europe: fortunate introduction or threat?
- Florencia Yannelli (Germany): Limiting similarity by functional group resemblance: Preventing plant invasion during grassland restoration