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.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Nicholas James Reo(11/6/2020)-“How do Indigenous Peoples relate to and regard introduced species?” asks Dr. Reo, Dartmouth professor and citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians.
Research Summary: Invasive Leafiness and Latitude(10/27/2020)-If you’re an invasive shrub, you hold on to your leaves– citizen scientists helped to find that extended leaf phenology between native and invasive shrubs gets more similar as you move northward.