Location: European Biological Control Laboratory
Project Number: 0212-22000-028-01
Start Date: May 14, 2013
End Date: May 13, 2018
The project has three chronological approaches : (i) Survey literature on the impact of the invasive plant, leafy spurge, at different spacial scales : regional (France), European (western, central, eastern), and international (USA, Canada); (ii) Conduct genetic evaluation of the invasive populations of the Saone valley to be compared with vouchers of European and North American populations, and (iii) Conduct field and laboratory experiments to understand ecological factors involved in the spread of the target, with a special emphasis on potential natural regulators to be used in a conservation biocontrol management.