Climat change and its impact on the expansion of the area Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe

  • I. Storchous Institute of Plant Protection of NAAS of Ukraine, 33, Vasylkivska str., Kyiv, Ukraine, 03022
Keywords: ragweed, range, invasive species, climate change, production of viable seeds


Goal. Analysis and generalization of the results of research on the problem of a global nature regarding the expansion of the range of the species Ambrosia artemisiifolia L. as a result of the impact of climate change.

Methods. System-analytical, abstract-logical, empirical.

Research results. According to research, scientists have predicted that A. artemisiifolia will shift to the northeast and expand its potential range in Europe due to climate change. It has been established that the spread of A. artemisiifolia is facilitated by global warming in Europe, which leads to the manifestation of high invasive potential of the species in wide ranges within Europe. Using ENM, scientists have clearly identified areas that are at risk of spreading and undergoing negative changes.

Conclusions. Global warming, which has already taken place, continues to contribute to the further spread and manifestation of the invasive potential of A. artemisiifolia in Europe, according to the simulation results. Multilateral studies by foreign scientists on the impact of climate change on the spread of ragweed have shown that Ukraine is one of the countries in which this vicious species of weed will spread. Such research contributes to the effectiveness of decisions that depend on the protection and preservation of crops, the preservation of the country’s biodiversity, as well as the ability to take into account its impact on public health. Under such conditions, measures for monitoring and management of the species are extremely relevant.


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How to Cite
Storchous, I. (2021). Climat change and its impact on the expansion of the area Ambrosia artemisiifolia in Europe . Quarantine and Plant Protection, (1), 31-39.