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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.

Recent Posts

APIPP Phragmites herbicide application Research reveals widespread herbicide use on North American wildlands (7/6/2016) - Science Daily - Researchers are giving the public its first look at the widespread use of herbicides on federal and tribal land in North America, and urge land managers to better document it.
ECB-Adult-Jentschlab Invasive species could cause billions in damages to agriculture (6/22/2016) - From Eurekalert! - Invasive insects and pathogens could be a multi-billion- dollar threat to global agriculture and developing countries may be the biggest target, according to a team of international researchers.

Latest News

ISAC LOGO - LARGE New York Invasive Species Awareness Week 2016 (7/13/2016) - In honor of Invasive Species Awareness Week, the New York Invasive Species Research Institute has partnered with Cornell Plantations to provide..
Oyster Bay NWR Invasive Removal USFWS Flickr Interior Department Announces Framework to Safeguard the Nation’s Lands and Waters from Invasive Species (2/22/2016) - In response to the harmful impacts invasive species have on the Nation’s natural and cultural resources, today the Department of the Interior released..
whitmore_ipm Cornell Forest Entomologist Tackles Tough Pests, Earns Excellence in IPM Award (11/30/2015) - Emerald ash borer. Hemlock woolly adelgid. These pests pack a one-two punch for New York’s 18 million acres of forestland. Now, for his hard work and dedication in slowing the spread of these formidable pests, Mark Whitmore has received an Excellence in IPM award from the NYS Integrated Pest Management Program