Climate change increases risk of plant invasion in the Eastern United States

@article{Bradley2009ClimateCI,
  title={Climate change increases risk of plant invasion in the Eastern United States},
  author={Bethany A. Bradley and David S Wilcove and Michael Oppenheimer},
  journal={Biological Invasions},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={1855-1872}
}
Invasive plant species threaten native ecosystems, natural resources, and managed lands worldwide. Climate change may increase risk from invasive plant species as favorable climate conditions allow invaders to expand into new ranges. Here, we use bioclimatic envelope modeling to assess current climatic habitat, or lands climatically suitable for invasion, for three of the most dominant and aggressive invasive plants in the southeast United States: kudzu (Pueraria lobata), privet (Ligustrum… 

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