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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

Lycorma_delicatula New resource to help manage the invasive spotted lanternfly (2/8/2016) - The invasive spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula) was detected last year in Pennsylvania, but entomologists are already warning farmers and growers as far away as California to be prepared for its arrival.
Red_eft_euralert Invasive amphibian fungus could threaten US salamander populations (1/22/2016) - A deadly fungus causing population crashes in wild European salamanders could emerge in the United States and threaten already declining amphibians here, according to a report released today by the U.S. Geological Survey.

Latest News

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
trna-Mike_Naylor Research on Water Chestnut Biocontrol to Move Forward (7/25/2015) - Thanks to funding provided to the New York Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University by the New York State Department of...
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Aquatic Invasive Species Management Plan Approved by DEC (7/17/2015) - As of July 15th 2015, a new management plan for aquatic invasive species (AIS) has been approved in New York State...