We used near-term climate scenarios for the continental United States, to model 12 invasive plants species. We created three potential habitat suitability models for each species using maximum entropy modeling: (1) current; (2) 2020; and (3) 2035. Area under the curve values for the models ranged from 0.92 to 0.70, with 10 of the 12 being above 0.83 suggesting strong and predictable species-environment matching. Change in area between the current potential habitat and 2035 ranged from a potential habitat loss of about 217,000 km2, to a potential habitat gain of about 133,000 km2.
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|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||From points to forecasts: Predicting invasive species habitat suitability in the near term|
|Contributing office(s)||Fort Collins Science Center|
|Online Only (Y/N)||N|
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