This working group is sponsored by the EWRS (European Weed Research Society).
We are a group of weed scientists, agroecologists, botanists and specialists from others disciplines, who are interested in weeds from a conservation perspective, in the composition of the arable floral in response to management tools, in ecosystem services provided by weeds, and in the role of weeds in supporting food webs and contributing to weed control.
The Working Group was established with the aims of fostering discussion and research on the role of weeds for biological diversity. Research is demonstrating the importance of weeds for many other taxa in farmed landscapes. With greater appreciation of the complex ecological interactions within agroecosystems and with regulatory organizations examining the impact of non-target effects of pesticides, this Working Group should provide a forum for discussions between members and enhance relevant research.
The main objective of the Working Group is to provide a platform for discussion and collaboration to;
We try to achieve these objectives via:
If you are interested in becoming involved, it is very easy to join our group. All you have to do is contact the working group leader.
The young scientists network was created spontaneously by a group of young EWRS members during the Weeds and Biodiversity workshop in Pisa in Autumn 2014. At the 2015 EWRS Symposium in Montpellier, the novel "EWRS young scientists network" was introduced to a larger audience and all scientists at the early stages of their career were invited to join.
Our goals are:
We use existing workshops and symposia of EWRS to meet.
If you are interested to join the network and take part in the activities, please contact Christoph Redwitz (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wageningen University and Research
Biointeraction and plant health - Field Crops
P.O. box 16, 6700 AA Wageningen
Tel: +31 320 2 91164
Leibniz Centre for Agricultural Landscape Research (ZALF)
Institute of Land Use Systems
Eberswalder Str. 84