Lecture on “The Impact of Climate Change on Invasive Weeds: An Agronomic Perspective” by Professor Nihat Tursun Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture University of Inonu, TURKEY

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                                          Food, Agriculture and Bio Systems (FABS) Cluster,

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                                                                             Lecture

                                                                                  on

                    “The Impact of Climate Change on Invasive Weeds: An Agronomic Perspective”

                                                                                   by

                                                                Professor Nihat Tursun

                                           Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture

                                                          University of Inonu, TURKEY

 

Date:         26 September 2016, Monday

Time:         3:00-4:00 PM

Venue:      AFE Building, Room Number: A216

 

ABSTRACT

Invasive weeds are weedy species, usually non-native for a given region, whose introduction results in wide-spread environmental or species degradation. Data suggest that the link between global warming and the spread of an invasive species may be real, not hypothetical. Chemical control of weeds is very much dependent on climate. Climate is likely to change in ways that will be difficult to predict, but changes in weed distribution are almost certain. Therefore, climate will be a major factor in limiting population establishment and spread of invasive species. Differential response to CO2 may also favor invasive species. As climate and CO2 change, invasive weed populations will also change. The pertinent questions are:

a)      How will climate and CO2 alter competition between native and invasive plants?

b)      How can we manage invasive species (C3 and C4) in the future?

BIOGRAPHY OF SPEAKER

Nihat Tursun

Faculty of Agriculture

University of Inonu, TURKEY

 

Prof. Tursun is a Professor at the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Inonu, Turkey. Prof. Tursun received his MSc and PhD degrees from the University of Gaziosmanpasa, Turkey. He started his professional career as an Assistant Professor at the Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey in 1999 and promoted to Associate Professor in 2007. In 2013, he joined the Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Inonu as a full Professor. Prof. Tursun has broad expertise in crop-weed competition, crop weed management, weed ecology and management as demonstrated in his 30 publications. He was a Visiting Scientist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA in 2011.