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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.

Latest News

Spotted Lanternfly Detected in New York (9/13/2018) - The spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) has been detected in New York State...
Bipartisan effort to fight invasive species with new bill (8/31/2018) - New York lawmakers agree that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service should have more oversight on legislation regarding invasive species...
Moth provides hope against invasive swallow-wort (7/26/2018) - After extensive testing a natural predator from pale swallow-wort’s region of origin was approved by the USDA for field release in August of 2017. This predator...

Recent Posts

Predicting aquatic invasion in Adirondack lakes (6/15/2017) - Dr. Richard Ross Shaker, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University & Stephanie Nick, Associate Project Manager, GeoEco Design Importance of predicting invasion...
The Geography of Invasion Risk (1/18/2017) - Dr. Jenica Allen, Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire, discusses her recent work with invasive plant biogeography in the context of climate change.