Current Highlights


Thousands of introduced species have taken up residence in the US, posing serious threats to agriculture, human health, and the integrity of our lands and waters.

As a major port of entry, New York State, with its vast natural and agricultural resources, is vulnerable to damage from many of these invasive species.

The New York Invasive Species Research Institute serves the scientific research community, natural resource and land managers, and state offices and sponsored organizations by promoting information-sharing and developing recommendations and implementation protocols for research, funding, and management, all in an effort to improve the scientific basis of invasive species management.

Funding for NYISRI is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Recent Posts

Research Summary (3/20/2020) - Cocoon Heat Tolerance of Pheretimoid Earthworms Amynthas tokioensis and Amynthas agrestis
Researcher Spotlight: Melissa K. Fierke, PhD (3/13/2020) - Meet Dr. Melissa Fierke, Associate Professor of Forest Entomology at SUNY ESF
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Peter Ducey (10/11/2018) - Meet Dr. Peter Ducey, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Cortland.

Latest News

New Forest Health Protection Funding Opportunity (9/27/2019) - Recent funding opportunity from the USDA's Biological Control of Invasive Plants (BCIP) program.
NAISMA Conference (4/3/2019) - This year, the New York Invasive Species Research Institute is partnering with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA)...