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We connect invasive species research and practice to help manage the impact of invasive species in NYS.


Invasive species pose a serious threat to New York’s natural resources, and NYISRI is committed to improving the scientific basis of invasive species management. We serve the scientific research community, natural resource and land managers, and state offices and sponsored organizations by through promoting research, creating networks, and providing support.


Identify research needs from managers and coordinate research to meet those needs.


Foster knowledge exchange between diverse organizations and individuals through conferences and webinars.


Support managers and researchers by synthesizing research, communicating funding opportunities, and creating management protocols.

Recent Posts

Spotted Lanternfly on Hand Research Summary: Dropping Like Flies (6/19/2020) - Success: a fungus can help suppress Spotted Lanternfly, invasive insect to the Northeast U.S.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Julie Lockwood (6/12/2020) - Early detection of invasive species can be essential to their management– that’s why Dr. Julie Lockwood and colleagues are developing environmental DNA tools and studying the exotic pet trade.
Research Summary: Giving Hemlocks Room to Grow (5/29/2020) - Studying silvicultural techniques to promote the longevity of hemlock trees faced with hemlock woolly adelgid

Latest News

New Forest Pest Funding Opportunity (5/5/2020) - Recent funding opportunity from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
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)...


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