Ragweed management and the potential benefit and risk of Ophraella communa in Northern Italy: Researchers meet their Stakeholder

Ragweed management and the potential benefit and risk of Ophraella communa in Northern Italy: Researchers meet their Stakeholder

Please find below the program of the conference which will be held October 28th, Friday (8h30-13h00) at the Congress Centre “Padri Oblati”, Room “Mantovani Furioli”, Rho (MI) – C.so Europa 228

Download the program

In case of technical problem to register yourself by using the dedicated website, it’s possible to fulfill this form and send it to the following e-mail address: formazioneparabiago@ats-milano.it before October 21st.

PhD studentship in aerobiology

PhD studentship in aerobiology

The University of Worcester offers a number of research studentships each year. These are usually three-year, full-time doctoral research studentships. On project is on fungal spores while the second is on grass. Both projects involves traditional aerobiological methods using Burkard traps but also genomic approaches and drone technology.

The titles are:
– “Aerobiology: Detecting spatial and vertical concentrations of fungal spores in the atmosphere using bioinformatics and drone technology”
– ” Aerobiology: Phenology of grass flowering at the species level”

The projects are announced here: http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/phd-studentships.html

6th European Symposium on Aerobiology

6th European Symposium on Aerobiology

During 5 days (between 18th and 22nd of July 2016) was held the 6th European Symposium on Aerobiology in Lyon (France). One afternoon was dedicated to ragweed during a IRS-COST SMARTER joint session.
1 lecture, 10 oral presentations and 7 posters were scheduled:

Bruno Chauvel:
Has allergy to pollen not increased the spread of common ragweed?
Estimating the economic effects of Ophraella communa on common ragweed pollen risks in South-Eastern France.
Matt Smith:
Analysis of airborne Ambrosia pollen in Europe within the framework of Cost SMARTER.
Heinz Müller-Schärer:
Risk assessment of the leaf beetle Ophraella communa, a biological control candidate for Ambrosia artemisiifolia.
Suzanne Lommen:
The potential impact of an exotic beetle on ragweed pollen in Europe.
Maira Bonini:
Ophraella communa and ragweed pollen reduction in the air of Northern Italy.
Relationships between ragweed and mugwort pollen seasonal parameters and assessment of their potential impact on health.
Carsten Skjoth:
Italian ragweed pollen inventory.
Branko Sikoparija:
Results of the European Quality Control exercise for Ambrosia pollen.
Elena Severova:
Stability of ragweed populations in Central Russia: self-maintenance or seed import?
Chantal Déchamp:
2015: evolution of Ambrosia pollen concentration in 5 traps in the Rhone-Alpes Region by AFEDA.
Olga Ritenberga:
Temporal Changes of Ragweed (A. artemisiifolia, A. trifida, A. psilostachya) Pollen Concentration In Latvia.
Dieter Ernst:
Effects of NO2 on the pollen/seed production and flavonoid amount of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.).
Pollen of common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia L.): Illumina-based de novo sequencing and differential transcript expression upon elevated NO2/O3.
Iuliia Posevina:
First volumetric data on ragweed pollen in Ryazan’ (Central Russia).
Franziska Zemmer:
Regional pollen counts reflect local loads of Ambrosia spp. but not of Xanthium ssp.
Milica Atalgic:
Can pollen concentrations measured at roof level represent local exposure to Ambrosia pollen in an urban area?
Samuel Monnier:
The interactive platform ‘Signalement-Ambroisie’ a participative tool for the fight against ragweed.