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Ecology and management of giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum).

Book cover for Ecology and management of giant hogweed (<i xmlns="">Heracleum mantegazzianum</i>).


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 11 (Page no: 170)

Herbivorous arthropods on Heracleum mantegazzianum in its native and invaded distribution range.

This chapter presents an analysis of the host specificity of herbivorous insects and tests the hypothesis that proportionally more specialist herbivores are found in the native range of Heracleum mantegazzianum, Western Greater Caucasus. Based on field surveys on H. mantegazzianum carried out in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Latvia, Switzerland, Republic of Georgia and Russia, this analysis provides a list of associated herbivores (belonging to the orders Hemiptera, Lepidoptera, Hymenoptera, Coleoptera and Diptera) and their host range which can be taken into consideration in developing a classical biological control programme. The chapter examines if certain herbivore insect orders have a higher representation in their native region compared to the invaded region, and whether insects from certain orders feed specifically on H. mantegazzianum.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Taxonomy, identification, genetic relationships and distribution of large Heracleum species in Europe. Author(s): Jahodová, Š. Fröberg, L. Pyšek, P. Geltman, D. Trybush, S. Karp, A.
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: 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
  • Community Ecology, Zoological Institute, University of Bern, Baltzerstrasse 6, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2007
  • ISBN
  • 9781845932060
  • Record Number
  • 20073039435