Pack your bags, invasive species. We're going on the road in 2010...unfortunately. That's according to an article in Science Daily, predicting that June 2010 will be a banner month for invasive plants, animals and insects to globe hop aboard planes.
The prediction is part of a study performed by Andrew J. Tatem for the journal Ecography. By studying global climate models for 2009 and 2010 and comparing them to models predicting airline traffic volume, Tatem was able to pinpoint June 2010 as the perfect month for invasive species to hop aboard flights -- and invade cozily at their destination. Basically there will be high airline traffic between geographically distant places that have a similar climate that time of year.
So what should we do about it? According to the Convention on Biological Diversity, it's important that the public knows how destructive invasive species can be.