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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

corbin_gmsurvey When is invasive species control feasible? Tools to help assess a project before you start (11/17/2016) - Dr. Jeff Corbin, Professor at Union College, discusses his recent paper on using decision support tools to strategically manage invasive plants.
Figure 2. Above: Earthworm-invaded soil profile lacking stratification. Below: Intact duff layer over stratified soil profile without earthworms. Underground Invaders: Impacts and Implications of Non-native Earthworms in North America (9/23/2016) - Annise Dobson, PhD Candidate at Cornell University, writes about her research on invasive earthworms.

Latest News

executive-order Executive Order Released – Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species (12/7/2016) - On December 5th, 2016, President Barrack Obama signed a new federal Executive Order "Safeguarding the Nation from the Impacts of Invasive Species"
national-forum-on-climate-and-pests-banner-v3 National Forum on Climate and Pests Recordings Now Available (11/18/2016) - Video recordings are now available from the National Forum on Climate and Pests.
c-hansen_flicker Invasive plants dye woodpeckers red (10/12/2016) - From Eurekalert! - Compounds from the berries of invasive bush honeysuckles are responsible for changing feather color in "yellow-shafted" Northern Flickers.