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Reviewing research priorities in weed ecology, evolution and management: a horizon scan

P Neve, JN Barney, Y Buckley, RD Cousens, S Graham, NR Jordan, A Lawton-Rauh, M Liebman, MB Mesgaran, M Schut, J Shaw, J Storkey, B Baraibar, RS Baucom, M Chalak, DZ Childs, S Christensen, H Eizenberg, C Fernandez-Quintanilla, K French Show all

WEED RESEARCH | WILEY | Published : 2018


Weedy plants pose a major threat to food security, biodiversity, ecosystem services and consequently to human health and wellbeing. However, many currently used weed management approaches are increasingly unsustainable. To address this knowledge and practice gap, in June 2014, 35 weed and invasion ecologists, weed scientists, evolutionary biologists and social scientists convened a workshop to explore current and future perspectives and approaches in weed ecology and management. A horizon scanning exercise ranked a list of 124 pre-submitted questions to identify a priority list of 30 questions. These questions are discussed under seven themed headings that represent areas for renewed and eme..

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Awarded by Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Awarded by USDA Controlling weedy and Invasive Plants program

Awarded by NERC Fellowship

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Awarded by NERC

Funding Acknowledgements

The workshop organisers would like to express sincere gratitude to the University of Lleida, Spain, for technical support and facilities. The European Weed Research Society generously contributed a grant to the workshop organisers to support attendance of early career researchers (B.B., D.L., J.N., L.H., M.R., M.S., S.H.). P.N. acknowledges the financial support of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BB/L001489/1 and BBS/OS/CP/000001). J.N.B. acknowledges the USDA Controlling weedy and Invasive Plants program (2013-67013-21306). S.G. received financial support from Meat and Livestock Australia for attendance at the workshop. D.Z. was supported by an NERC Fellowship (NE/I022027/1). B.B. received support from Sociedad Espanola de Malherbologia (SEMh). M.C. was awarded a Grains Research and Development Corporation of Australia Travel Award.