Area of distribution and harmfulness of Ambrosia artemisiifolia .

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Specialist-biologist - I.N. Nadtochii, GIS-specialist - I.A. Budrevskaya.

Date of creation:



1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of map:

Map was created based on information taken from the open-published literature and maps of scale 1:10 000 000-1:80 000 000.


"Alber's Equal Area Conic for the USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons, and sporadic distribution by points. Zones of weediness are shown by polygons.

Accuracy of classifier:

The weed area is subdivided into two zones, one representing species distribution, and the second where weed is considered a serious pest. Points represent locations where sporadic occurrence has been reported.

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including Atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. The following sources were used: Nikitin (1983), Geideman (1954), Grigor.evskaya (2003), Kazakova & Urazmetov (1975), Makarova (1955), Mamedov & Aliev (1989), Orlova (1962), Skvortsov (1971), Tarasova (2003), Tabaga (1982), Pavlov (1965), Krasnoborov (1997), Verkhovskaya (1993), Maryushkina (1986) & Grossgeim (1949). The zone of harmfulness was determined according to the following references: Verkhovskaya & Esipenko (1993), Makarova (1955), Mereshko (1959), Okazov & Daderzhanashvilli (1989), Yurtsev (1974), and the Map of Arable lands (Koroljeva et al., 2003). Data were then compiled through scanning and geo-referencing to develop a composite vector map. The biologist, together with the GIS specialist, drew a composite weed distribution area based on compiled data.

Reference citations:

Dokuchaev V.M., ed. 1973. Green Enemies. Weeds of the Stavropol Territory and their control. Stavropol.: Stravropol. Regional Publishing House. 167 pp. (In Russian)
Geideman T.S. 1954. Keys to plants of Moldavian SSR. Moscow, Leningrad. 466 pp. (In Russian)
Grigoryevskaya A.Ya. 2003. Anthropogenous transformation of vegetative cover in Central Russian forest-steppe. Voronezh: Voronezh University. 40 p. (In Russian)
Grossgeim A.A. 1949. Keys to plants of the Caucasus. Moscow: Sovetskaya Nauka. 747 pp. (In Russian)
Komarov, V.L., ed. 1935. Flora of the USSR. Moscow-Leningrad: Acad. Sci. USSR. V. 25: 519. (In Russian)
Koroljeva I.E., Vilchevsky E.V., and Rukhovich D.I. 2003. Computer map of winter and spring wheat composed by the Laboratory of Soil Informatics of Dokuchaev Soil Institute using the map composed by Yanvareva L.F., Martynyuk K.M. and N.M. Kiseleva (Yanvareva L.F., editor) from the Problem Laboratory of Complex Cartography of MSU.
Krasnoborov, I.M., ed. 1997. Flora of Siberia. Novisibirsk: Nauka. V. 13: 58. (In Russian)
Makarova V.A. 1955. Control of weeds. Rostov-na-Donu: Rostovskoe knizhnoe izdatel.stvo. 25-26 p. (In Russian)
Mamedov N.A., Aliev S.F. 1989. Ambrosia-new adventive weeds of Apsheron. Baku: ELM. Doklady AN nauk Azerbaidzhanskoi SSR, V. 45(3): 45-46. (In Russian)
Maryushkina V.J. 1986. Ambrosia artemisiifolia and bases of its biological control. Kiev: Naukova dumka. 120 p. (In Russian)
Mereshko L.S. 1959. Weed vegetation of the Dnepropetrovsk Region and measures of struggle. Dnepropetrovsk: Dnepropetrovsk Regional Publishing House. 16 p. (In Russian)
Nikitin V.V. 1983. Weeds in the flora of the USSR. Leningrad: Nauka. 454 p. (In Russian)
Okazov P.N., Dadershanaschvilli N.M. 1989. Specific structure and harm of weeds on tobacco plantations of east Georgia. In: Modern methods of control of weeds at intensive technologies of cultivation of agricultural crops. Moscow: MSKHA. 104-107 p. (In Russian)
Orlova I., ed. 1962. About weed control in the Saratov Region. Saratov: Saratovskoe knizhnoe izdatel.stvo. 8 p. (In Russian)
Pavlov, N.V., ed. 1965. Flora of Kazakhstan. Alma-Ata: Ac. Sc. Kazakh SSR. V. 8: 403. (In Russian)
Rasinsh A., ed. 1987. Keys to the most widespread field and garden weeds. Riga. 46 p. (In Russian)
Skvortsov A.K. 1971. Materials to flora of the Volgograd Region. Flora i rastitel.nost. Evropeiskoi chasti SSSR. Moscow: MGU. 35 p. (In Russian)
Tabaga, L.V., ed. 1982. Flora and vegetation of Latvian SSR (southeast geobotanical area). Riga: Znaniye. 196 p. (In Russian)
Tarasova E.M. 2003. New and rare species of vascular plants for Kirov and the Kirov Region. Bot. zhurn., 88: 113-123. (In Russian)
Terechina T.A. 2000. Anthropogenous Phytosystems. Barnaul: Altaiskii Gosudarstvennyi Universitet. 210 p. (In Russian)
Verkhovskaya N.B., Esipenko L.P. 1993. About time of Ambrosia artemisiifolia (Asteraceae) occurrence in the south of the Russian Far East. Botanicheskii zhurnal, 78: 94-101. (In Russian)
Yurtsev V. 1974. Attention Ambrosia! Sel.skoe khozyaistvo Moldavii, N. 7: 38. (In Russian)

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