Ecology and Management of Giant Hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum)
29th January 2007
- ISBN 9781845932060
- Language English
- Pages 352 pp.
- Size 6.875" x 9.75"
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. 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.
"It is a must for libraries of most ecological and botanical institutions and will be very handy on the shelf for plant evasion ecologists."- Basic and Applied Ecology
"[A]n authoritative compendium of current knowledge of Giant Hogweed taxonomy, biogeography, toxicity, genetics, reproduction, seed biology, population ecology, and invasion dynamics."- Madrono