Identifying current and future suitable habitats for Parthenium in Europe and North Africa

This study is a pest-risk assessment (PRA) conducted for the European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization (EPPO). The authors developed a climatic niche model for Parthenium hysterophorus, taking into account the interplay of climatic and habitat factors.

The authors downscaled the climatic risk model to identify suitable habitat types using two methods: expert opinion following EPPO PRA guidelines and suitable habitat types inferred from the global spatial distribution. The models showed a high risk to the EPPO region and Central and Western Africa.

The study also looks at the effects of climate change on modelled risks which showed further spread of P. hysterophorus in temperate northern hemisphere regions and high elevation equatorial regions. Downscaling this model using habitat factors resulted in a reduction in areas that are estimated to be endangered.

This analysis is thought to potentially be a new addition to the PRA toolkit.

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Darren J. Kriticos (2020). Dataset: Identifying current and future suitable habitats for Parthenium in Europe and North Africa. CABI Datasets. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0132807

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Additional Info

Field Value
Year 2015
Publisher PLOS ONE
Open data Yes
Location GLOBAL
Organisms Parthenium hysterophorus
Creator Darren J. Kriticos
Last Updated May 27, 2020, 13:39 (UTC)
Created April 7, 2020, 08:03 (UTC)