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.
Research Digest: March 2021(3/19/2021)-Our monthly research digest with recently published papers on invasive species from Journal of Ecology, Oikos, and more.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Matthew Ayres(4/16/2021)-Dr. Matt Ayres of Dartmouth College is asking the important questions of what limits forest pest distribution and how climate change will influence ranges of native and non-native forest pests.
Eradicating Eradication | Research Summary(4/9/2021)-Functional eradication, a new framework for invasive species control, focuses on suppressing invasive species below levels that have significant negative impacts on conservation targets.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Joanna Freeland(3/12/2021)-Upon seeing the disparity between “well-behaved” Phragmites in Europe vs. invasive Phragmites in North America, Dr. Joanna Freeland was drawn to study Phragmites hybrids and invasive aquatic plants more broadly.