Lantana (Lantana camara), one of the world's most troublesome invasive weeds, has become a menace in most of the protected areas located in tropical and subtropical belt of India. The lantana-infested landscapes not only are impoverished as habitats of wildlife but also contribute to human-wildlife conflicts owing to diminished ecosystem services.

Over the next century, climate change will dramatically alter natural resource management. Specifically, historical reference
conditions may no longer serve as benchmarks for restoration, which may foster a