Invasion of the Himalayan hotspot by Acacia farnesiana: how the human footprint influences the potential distribution of alien species

The invasion of alien species in their non-native range has resulted in inevitable consequences. Thus, the potential distribution of alien species must be delineated to anticipate and reduce their negative effect on native ecosystems. The potential distribution can be predicted using invasive species distribution models (iSDMs). Thus far, few studies have investigated the human influence on the distribution of alien species when modelling their potential distribution. In the present study, we predict the potential distribution of Acacia farnesiana in the Himalayan hotspot using a popular iSDM.

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