Health and climate change: the case of ragweed pollen allergy

Health and climate change: the case of ragweed pollen allergy

A round-table was held the 27th of January in Lyon focused on the allergy to ragweed pollens in a near future considering the climate change.

About 110 people from France and Belgium participated to this round-table.

The main topics covered were about:

  • state-of-the-art and which evolutions in France?
  • allergy to ragweed, a public health major issue
  • which new perspectives to enhance the fight against ragweed and improve the management of allergy sufferers?

Please find via the following link a file which sum-up (in French) the event: download

AMBROSIA IN EUROPE : SERBIA (EMAPI INTERVIEW)

AMBROSIA IN EUROPE : SERBIA (EMAPI INTERVIEW)

During the international conference EMAPI 2019 Prague, the French Ragweed Observatory interviewed some researchers about Ambrosia species in their country.

The second person interviewed is from Serbia: Dragica Obratov-Petković, full professor, University of Belgrade – Faculty of Forestry, Belgrade

Ragweed observatory letter – October 2019

Ragweed observatory letter – October 2019

Please find the issue of October 2019 of the Ragweed observatory Letter : https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/IMG/pdf/ragweed_observatory_letter_64_october2019.pdf

This newsletter aims to provide general and scientific information on the latest news concerning ragweed species.

In this issue :
– Ragweed in the land of our neighbours, the case of Israel
– International Ragweed Day 2019
– New Mapping of Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. in Europe !
– Fight against ragweed : which regulation in France ?
Ambrosia in Europe : Poland

If you know anyone who might be interested in this newsletter, they can contact us (observatoire.ambroisie@fredon-france.org ) and we can send them the next issue (just a few issues are in English: one or two newsletters will be translated each year).

Ambrosia in Europe : Poland (EMAPI Interview)

Ambrosia in Europe : Poland (EMAPI Interview)

During the international conference EMAPI 2019 Prague, the French Ragweed Observatory interviewed some researchers about Ambrosia species in their country.

The first person interviewed is from Poland : Katarzyna Bzdęga Ph.D. Department of Botany and Nature Protection Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection University of Silesia

EMAPI 15 – Prague (Czech republic) 2019

EMAPI 15 – Prague (Czech republic) 2019

The president Michel Thibaudon and the vice president Uwe Starfinger of the IRS were present at the 15th Conference on ecology and management of alien plant invasions in September in Prague. At this occasion, Michel Thibaudon presented a poster about IRS.

The French ragweed observatory was also present at the Conference to talk about giant Ragweed and perenniel Ragweed in a poster. It was the occasion to interview researchers about ragweed’s distribution in their countries. The videos of these interviews will be available soon on the website.