Invasive Threat -- 001

Invasive Threat -- 001

Asian Tiger Mosquito

"Invasive pests and diseases are a major threat to agriculture, natural ecosystems and society in general. In the U.S. you only need to think about current problems such as Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Tiger Mosquito and the potential threat of Zika virus to appreciate this. One of the challenges we face is predicting the next threat and where it will come from. This study explores some of these issues at a global scale," said Matthew Thomas.

IMAGE: James Gathany / CDC