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Cover for Effective conservation of <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Medicago</i> crop wild relatives in Russia and neighbouring countries: gap analysis points the way forward.

The objectives of this study were to focus on cultivated Medicago species and their crop wild relatives (CWR) which occur throughout the region of the Former Soviet Union (FSU). The area includes the Russian Federation, the countries of Estonia, Latvia, Belarus and Ukraine in eastern Europe,...

Author(s)
Greene, S. L.; Afonin, A. A.; Dzyubenko, E.; Dzyubenko, N.
ISBN
2012 CABI (H ISBN 9781845938512)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Ecology and management of giant hogweed (<i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">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...

Author(s)
Pyšek, P.; Cock, M. J. W.; Nentwig, W.; Ravn, H. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932060)
Type
Book
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heracleum mantegazzianum</i> in its primary distribution range of the Western Greater Caucasus.

This chapter explores the character and species composition of plant communities with Heracleum mantegazzianum in its native area of the Western Greater Caucasus on Russian territory, the occurrence of H. mantegazzianum within the primary distribution range of the region and how the distribution...

Author(s)
Otte, A.; Eckstein, R. L.; Thiele, J.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932060)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Master of all traits: can we successfully fight giant hogweed?

This chapter documents, by comparing with other plant invaders worldwide, why Heracleum mantegazzianum is considered an aggressive invasive species and summarizes how the knowledge on the biology, ecology and distribution of H. mantegazzianum achieved during the GIANT ALIEN project (which explored...

Author(s)
Pyšek, P.; Cock, M. J. W.; Nentwig, W.; Ravn, H. P.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932060)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Sphenoptera foveola</i> (Buprestidae) as a potential agent for biological control of skeletonweed, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Chondrilla juncea</i>.

Skeletonweed, Chondrilla juncea L. is an important invasive weed in the USA, Australia, and Argentina. With the aim of finding new potential agents for biological control of this weed, surveys were carried out in 2004 to 2005 in its native range in Southern Russia and Kazakhstan, where the bronze...

Author(s)
Volkovitsh, M. G.; Dolgovskaya, M. Yu; Reznik, S. Ya; Markin, G. P.; Cristofaro, M.; Tronci, C.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for The ragweed leaf beetle <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Zygogramma suturalis</i> F. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in Russia: current distribution, abundance and implication for biological control of common ragweed, <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Ambrosia artemisiifolia</i> L.

The ragweed leaf beetle, Zygogramma suturalis F. (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), was introduced to Russia in 1978 against the common ragweed, Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. By 1985, it successfully acclimated and suppressed ragweed in the original release site and several neighbouring fields. However,...

Author(s)
Reznik, S. Ya.; Spasskaya, I. A.; Dolgovskaya, M. Yu.; Volkovitsh, M. G.; Zaitzev, V. F.
ISBN
2008 CAB International (H ISBN 9781845935061)
Type
Book chapter; Conference paper
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Cover for Herbivorous arthropods on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heracleum mantegazzianum</i> 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...

Author(s)
Hansen, S. O.; Hattendorf, J.; Nielsen, C.; Wittenberg, R.; Nentwig, W.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932060)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Fungal pathogens associated with <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Heracleum mantegazzianum</i> in its native and invaded distribution range.

This chapter presents the mycobiota associated with Heracleum mantegazzianum and related species in the native range (Western Caucasus region within the Russian Federation) and in the invaded range (European range (Denmark, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic and Latvia)) based on literature,...

Author(s)
Seier, M. K.; Evans, H. C.
ISBN
2007 CABI (H ISBN 9781845932060)
Type
Book chapter

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