Friday, May 1, 2009

Tracking Invaders

Was that funny looking bug I flicked off my arm while gardening this weekend a local...or is it an invader?!

Should we be concerned about the risk of invasive species? A study by UF professor Andy Tatem measures global risk of invasive species using an interesting mix of climate data and transport geography.

Check out the article and the map showing projected "traffic-scaled climatic similarity index" for international airports in April 2010. Tatem's map would suggest Europe has the highest risk.