Potential distribution and environmental threat of Pueraria lobata

  title={Potential distribution and environmental threat of Pueraria lobata},
  author={Swen Follak},
  journal={Central European Journal of Biology},
Pueraria lobata (kudzu) is an invasive weed originating from East Asia. Local infestations have been recently observed in Switzerland and northern Italy; however, the potential for P. lobata to spread and to become abundant and damaging in the Alpine countries is not known. The aim of this study was to project the potential distribution of P. lobata under current climate in Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia and parts of northern Italy using the ecoclimatic model CLIMEX. In addition, areas at… CONTINUE READING
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