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Ragweed May Expand Its Range Northward with Climate Change

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Plant ecologist Kristina Stinson at UMass Amherst, who has been studying ragweed for over a decade worked with climate modeler and corresponding author Michael Case at UW to study effects of climate change. A new predictive model suggests that climate change may allow common ragweed to extend its growing range northward and into major northeast metro areas, worsening conditions for millions of people with hay fever and asthma. (Gazette, 11/27/18;Ecowatch 11/20/18 Health Day, 11/15/18; Health Medicine Network, Medicine Newsline, News Medical Life Sciences, 11/9/18;, 11/8/18; News Office release)