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Ecology and management of giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazziannum)

Author: Petr Pyšek
Publisher: Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : CABI Pub., 2007.
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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 agriculture,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Ecology and management of giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazziannum).
Wallingford, Oxfordshire, UK ; Cambridge, MA, USA : CABI Pub., 2007
(DLC) 2006024570
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Petr Pyšek
ISBN: 9781845932077 1845932072 9781845932060 1845932064
OCLC Number: 228145278
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 324 pages)
Contents: Contributors; Acknowledgement; Preface: All You Ever Wanted to Know About Hogweed, but Were Afraid to Ask!; 1 Taxonomy, Identification, Genetic Relationships and Distribution of Large Heracleum Species in Europe; 2 Heracleum mantegazzianum in its Primary Distribution Range of the Western Greater Caucasus; 3 Historical Dynamics of Heracleum mantegazzianum Invasion at Regional and Local Scales; 4 Reproductive Ecology of Heracleum mantegazzianum; 5 Seed Germination, Dispersal and Seed Bank in Heracleum mantegazzianum; 6 Population Dynamics of Heracleum mantegazzianum.
Responsibility: edited by P. Pysek [and others].
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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  Read more...

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"[A]n authoritative compendium of current knowledge of Giant Hogweed taxonomy, biogeography, toxicity, genetics, reproduction, seed biology, population ecology, and invasion dynamics."

 
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