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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

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.
Swallow-wort1.4-23 Welcome to the NYISRI Blog (9/23/2016) - The purpose of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI) blog is to bring together natural resource managers, policy-makers, and scientists in New York State...

Latest News

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.
ne_riscc-report New Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change Management List-serv (10/11/2016) - Following up on recommendations from the Northeast Invasive Species and Climate Change Workshop, a new list-serv...
nisc_turt National Invasive Species Council Adopts 2016-2018 Management Plan (9/20/2016) - “Invasive species represent one of the most significant threats to ecosystems, human and animal health, infrastructure, the economy, and cultural resources.”