A trio representing SMARTER WG1, 2, and the TF Population Dynamics met 1-3 August in Nijmegen, Netherlands, enforced by a fourth participant through skype.
They worked on the integration of experimental data on roadside mowing regimes into demographic models of ragweed across Europe to project long-term effects of such management.
Preliminary results will be presented at the final SMARTER meeting in Luxembourg.
A small excursion to a nearby park with one of the few Dutch ragweed populations revealed that there were only 10 plants left. They will likely be pulled out by some biologists working nextdoor soon…