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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

New Educational Video on Hydrilla Available (2/15/2018) - In partnership with Dr. Linda Rayor of the Cornell Naturalist Outreach Program and Carol Jennings of the Park Media Lab at Ithaca College, NYISRI...
Recordings from Invasive Species Track of Cornell Cooperative Extension In-service Now Available (1/26/2018) - The 2017 Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Systems In-service, held November 13th to 15th at Cornell University, brought researchers and natural resource...
Spread by trade and climate, bugs butcher America’s forests (12/15/2016) - From The Washington Post- "Aided by global trade, a warming climate and drought-weakened trees, [invasive insects] have become one of the greatest threats to biodiversity in the United States."

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.