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Ecology and management of giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).

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This book is a compendium of the current knowledge on the invasive plant, giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) that spread from Caucasus across Europe, creating serious problems displacing and overtaking native plants. Topics covered include: taxonomy, genetics, reproductive ecology, and invasion dynamics at regional and local scales. Intended for students, researchers and practitioners in agr...


Chapter 1 (Page no: 1)

Taxonomy, identification, genetic relationships and distribution of large Heracleum species in Europe.

This chapter aims to place giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum, into a wider generic context in terms of taxonomy, genetic relationships with related taxa and distribution in both its native and invaded ranges. A brief excursion into past botanical investigations which were carried out in the Caucasus and adjacent regions of Asia and resulted in the description of the invasive Heracleum species in Europe, is also presented. The history of the introduction of Heracleum species is reviewed and the current distributions of the three major invasive representatives in Europe are compared. This chapter provides a taxonomic treatment for Nordic countries, which constitute an area of northeastern Europe where the distribution ranges of two major invasive species meet.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 2 (Page no: 20) Heracleum mantegazzianum in its primary distribution range of the Western Greater Caucasus. Author(s): Otte, A. Eckstein, R. L. Thiele, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 42) Historical dynamics of Heracleum mantegazzianum invasion at regional and local scales. Author(s): Pyšek, P. Müllerová, J. Jarošík, V.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Reproductive ecology of Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Perglová, I. Pergl, J. Pyšek, P.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 74) Seed germination, dispersal and seed bank in Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Moravcová, L. Pyšek, P. Krinke, L. Pergl, J. Perglová, I. Thompson, K.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 92) Population dynamics of Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Pergl, J. Hüls, J. Perglová, I. Eckstein, R. L. Pyšek, P. Otte, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 112) Regeneration ability of Heracleum mantegazzianum and implications for control. Author(s): Pyšek, P. Perglová, I. Krinke, L. Jarošík, V. Pergl, J. Moravcová, L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 126) Ecological needs, habitat preferences and plant communities invaded by Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Thiele, J. Otte, A. Eckstein, R. L.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 144) Impact of Heracleum mantegazzianum on invaded vegetation and human activities. Author(s): Thiele, J. Otte, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 157) Seed ecology of Heracleum mantegazzianum and H. sosnowskyi, two invasive species with different distributions in Europe. Author(s): Moravcová, L. Gudžinskas, Z. Pyšek, P. Pergl, J. Perglová, I.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 170) Herbivorous arthropods on Heracleum mantegazzianum in its native and invaded distribution range. Author(s): Hansen, S. O. Hattendorf, J. Nielsen, C. Wittenberg, R. Nentwig, W.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 189) Fungal pathogens associated with Heracleum mantegazzianum in its native and invaded distribution range. Author(s): Seier, M. K. Evans, H. C.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 209) Defence systems of Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Hattendorf, J. Hansen, S. O. Nentwig, W.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 226) Mechanical and chemical control of Heracleum mantegazzianum and H. sosnowskyi. Author(s): Nielsen, C. Vanaga, I. Treikale, O. Priekule, I.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 240) Control of Heracleum mantegazzianum by grazing. Author(s): Buttenschøn, R. M. Nielsen, C.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 255) The scope for biological control of giant hogweed, Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Cock, M. J. W. Seier, M. K.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 272) Revegetation as a part of an integrated management strategy for large Heracleum species. Author(s): Ravn, H. P. Treikale, O. Vanaga, I. Priekule, I.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 284) Model-assisted evaluation of control strategies for Heracleum mantegazzianum. Author(s): Nehrbass, N. Winkler, E.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 297) Master of all traits: can we successfully fight giant hogweed? Author(s): Pyšek, P. Cock, M. J. W. Nentwig, W. Ravn, H. P.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Department of Ecology, Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague, Viničná 7, CZ-128 01 Praha 2, Czech Republic.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932060
  • Record Number
  • 20073039429