Source: Purdue University

A Purdue University scientist's new book explores the interaction between a changing climate and weeds and the steps that might be needed to address new weed problems.

Jeff Dukes, an associate professor of forestry and natural resources, co-authored "Weed Biology and Climate Change" with Lewis H. Ziska, a plant physiologist in the Crop Systems and Global Change Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It brings together literature from across the fields of weed biology and climate change into one book, which Dukes said could be used as a textbook or reference for researchers.

"There are a lot of reasons to expect weeds will become an even bigger issue in a changing climate," Dukes said. "There are a wide variety of weeds that seem to grow well when you add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere." 

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