Kathmandu, July 6 -- Climate change is not just disrupting weather patterns, it is also supporting the growth of invasive alien plants in Nepal, according to a recent study.

The study, 'Climate change amplifies plant invasion hotspots in Nepal', published in the journal, Diversity and Distributions, states that climate change poses a 'risk of biological invasion' by increasing areas friendly to invasive alien plants (IAPs).

Nepal is already one of the most vulnerable countries in terms of the impacts of climate change.

The research article-jointly authored by Uttam Babu Shrestha, a research fellow with the Institute for Life Sciences and the Environment, University of Southern Queensland, and Bharat Babu Shrestha, associate professor a...