Swen Follak

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Weed scientist

Dr. Swen Follak has been a weed scientist at the Institute of Sustainable Plant Production at AGES since 2007. His research areas include the monitoring of the occurrence and spread of invasive alien plants, modelling their potential distribution and conducting pest risk assessments and evaluating risk management strategies for invasive alien plants. Science 2007 he has been the official Austrian delegate and active member of the EPPO Panel on Invasive Alien Plants (http://www.eppo.int). Swen Follak is currently participating in the international research project “Mitigating the threat of invasive alien plants in the EU through pest risk analysis to support the EU Regulation 1143/2014 (http://www.iap-risk.eu/)”. He is a lecturer at the Division of Plant Protection at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences