Ragweed pollen in urban areas

This page will provide more information about my ongoing work looking at the distribution of ragweed pollen across environmental and socioeconomic gradients in Minneapolis.


In Summer and Fall 2020, I set up 50 pollen samplers on Minneapolis Public School properties to collect ragweed pollen . These samplers will determine if ragweed pollen is more abundant in particular areas of the city, and/or associated with climate or land cover type. I’ll add more details as the project moves forward! I wrote a blog post about the motivation for this research in October 2020: Ragweed in the City.

In the meantime, if you are interested in learning more, feel free to contact me at gorto019 at umn.edu