Ecology & Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
Edited by P Pysek, M J W Cock, H P Ravn and W Nentwig
The Giant Hogweed Heracleum mantegazzianum is a pernicious invasive species, with significant impact on
human health due to its phytoxic sap. From its native area, the Caucasus, it has spread across Europe
creating serious environmental and health problems.
Hardback 352 pp ISBN 9781845932060
This book, the output of a three-year EU project involving
40 European experts, is an authoritative compendium of current knowledge on this amazing invasive plant and
will facilitate improved management. It is an invaluable resource for both practitioner and student, and covers
topics including taxonomy, genetics, reproduction, population ecology, and invasion dynamics. It also reviews
the possibilities of mechanical, chemical and biological control.
This book will be of interest to students and researchers in agriculture, conservation, weed science and plant
ecology. Practitioners in the control of invasive species.
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