Modeling Distribution of Invasive Alien Species Under Changing Climate: A Case Study of Parthenium hysterophorus
Study of shifts in species distribution in response to climate change, particularly for invasive species, using species distribution models is an important research agenda. We used Biomod 2 (an ensemble of 10 algorithms) to model distribution of a highly invasive species, Parthenium hysterophorus L, under various climate-change scenarios of global, regional (India) and local (J & K State) scales. Suitable niches for P. hysterophorus shrank at global and regional levels under different scenarios, but a reverse trend of niche expansion was predicted at the local (J & K) spacial scale. Further, risk analysis regarding expansion of Parthenium in India and its Himalayan states is likely to help in management of this invasive species.
Reshi, Zafar, "Modeling Distribution of Invasive Alien Species Under Changing Climate: A Case Study of Parthenium hysterophorus" (2019). Guest Lectures. 90.