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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

Gypsy_moth_caterpillar_USFWS_James Appleby New pathogen takes control of gypsy moth populations (5/3/2016) - Cornell Chronicle- Findings by Cornell researchers point to an emergent pathogen that is controlling the invasive gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar)...
Rutgers-BMSB image Entomological Society of America releases statement on the dangers of invasive species (5/1/2016) - The Entomological Society of America (ESA) has issued a statement about the dangers of invasive species and the potential threats they pose to U.S. national interests...

Latest News

Oyster Bay NWR Invasive Removal USFWS Flickr Interior Department Announces Framework to Safeguard the Nation’s Lands and Waters from Invasive Species (2/22/2016) - In response to the harmful impacts invasive species have on the Nation’s natural and cultural resources, today the Department of the Interior released..
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...