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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.

Latest News

New Forest Health Protection Funding Opportunity (9/27/2019) - Recent funding opportunity from the USDA's Biological Control of Invasive Plants (BCIP) program.
NAISMA Conference (4/3/2019) - This year, the New York Invasive Species Research Institute is partnering with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA)...
Summary of 2018 CCE In-service: Invasive Species Track (12/20/2018) - For three days this November, researchers, managers and cooperative extension leaders joined together to explore different invasive species topics at the annual Cornell Cooperative Extension In-service.

Recent Posts

Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Peter Ducey (10/11/2018) - Meet Dr. Peter Ducey, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Cortland.
Predicting aquatic invasion in Adirondack lakes (6/15/2017) - Dr. Richard Ross Shaker, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University & Stephanie Nick, Associate Project Manager, GeoEco Design Importance of predicting invasion...