New IRS Board (2018-2022)

New IRS Board (2018-2022)

During the 11th International Congress on Aerobiology (Parma, 3rd to 7th of September 2018), the new board of the International Ragweed Society has been elected:

President: Michel THIBAUDON (France)

Vice-President : Uwe STARFINGER (Germany)

Secretary: Sandra CITTERIO (Italy)

Treasurer: Roberto ALBERTINI (Italy) / Olivier PECHAMAT (France)

Webmaster: Gilles OLIVER (France)

Maira BONINI (Italy) stays involved in the board as Past President.

Other members of the committee are Sevcan CELENK (Turkey) and Lazlo MAKRA (Hungary).

Chatanl DECHAMP (France) has been nominated honorary member.

 

 

Invasive species

Invasive species

The French ragweed observatory has made a new leaflet dealing with 9 invasive species, among which Ambrosia artemiisifolia L. and Ambrosia trifida. You can consult this well detailed document (in French) here.

New video about Ophraella communa

New video about Ophraella communa

Sarah LABRUYERE and Marilou MOTTET from the French ragweed observatory made an English version of the video on the Ambrosia leaf beetle Ophraella communa (with the participation of Bruno Chauvel, Heinz Mueller-Schaerer, Suzanne Lommen and Benno Augustinus).

 

 

Announcing the International Ragweed Day – June 23, 2018

Announcing the International Ragweed Day – June 23, 2018

Based on the proposition of allergologist Prof. Dr. Kristof Nekam and Dr. Tamas Komives the General Assembly of IRS (held in Ascona, Switzerland on October 6, 2011) proclaimed the first Saturday of the summer The International Ragweed Day (IRD) to increase understanding and awareness of the problem this invasive weed causes all over the world. The day was chosen because it is early in the growing season of the plant thereby gives enough time for preparations and actions.

We are inviting our members to take part in the organizing work.

Download the 2018 leaflet (pdf)