Weed Ecology Workshop

3.5. Weed ecology workshop:

demonstration of a new open-access resource on the functional traits of arable weeds for archaeobotanists and plant ecologists


Amy Bogaard, Mike Charles, Elizabeth Stroud, Alex Weide, in collaboration with John Hodgson, Glynis Jones, Jan Lepš


In this workshop we will introduce and demonstrate a database of weed functional trait values, with related packages for comparing archaeobotanical weed assemblages with modern weed flora developed under known conditions. Participants will be encouraged to bring archaeobotanical weed data they wish to analyse. The initial data to be released are focused on Europe and western Asia. There will also be some demonstration of the measurement of functional traits.