Effect of Climate Change on Invasion Risk of Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica Férussac, 1821: Achatinidae) in India

@article{Sarma2015EffectOC,
  title={Effect of Climate Change on Invasion Risk of Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica F{\'e}russac, 1821: Achatinidae) in India},
  author={Roshmi Rekha Sarma and M. Munsi and Aravind Neelavara Ananthram},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2015},
  volume={10}
}
The Giant African Snail (Achatina fulica) is considered to be one the world’s 100 worst invasive alien species. The snail has an impact on native biodiversity, and on agricultural and horticultural crops. In India, it is known to feed on more than fifty species of native plants and agricultural crops and also outcompetes the native snails. It was introduced into India in 1847 and since then it has spread all across the country. In this paper, we use ecological niche modeling (ENM) to assess the… Expand
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