The distribution of Ulex europaeus plants in South Australia has been modeled using presence-only location data as a function of six climate parameters. The predicted range of U. europaeus was mainly along the Mount Lofty Ranges in the Adelaide hills and on Kangaroo Island. Annual precipitation appeared to be the highest contributing variables to the final model formulation. The Jackknife procedure was employed to identify the contribution of different variables to U. europaeus model outputs and response curves were used to predict changes with changing environmental variables.
Champika S. Kariyawasam, Sujith S. Ratnayake (2019); Invasive ranges of Ulex europaeus (Fabaceae) in South Australia and Sri Lanka using species distribution modeling; International Journal of Scientific and Research Publications (IJSRP)
9(3) (ISSN: 2250-3153), DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.29322/IJSRP.9.03.2019.p8715