In this researcher spotlight, NYISRI interviews Dr. Jessica Rogers, who works with her student researchers to document and control purple loosestrife in Northern New York.
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An international team of 19 researchers identify and summarize four critical priority areas to better advance invasion science in an era of rapid global change.
"I study both lakes and terrestrial islands, which are ecological kissing cousins because their relative isolation creates a sensitivity to non-native species introductions," says Dr. Meghan Brown, an academic scientist at Hobart & William Smith Colleges.
This paper summarizes current research and knowledge about one of the top invasive species in Europe to help inform management of other invasive species that cover broad ranges and span diverse habitat types.
"Being able to predict which non-native species are likely to become invasive is kind of a holy grail of invasion biology that we hope to help reach," says Dr. Bianca Lopez, who studies the combined effects of invasive species and environmental change.
After eluding scientists for decades, the causative agent of a deadly wildlife disease (vacuolar myelinopathy) is uncovered in a recent study, and has been linked to the colonization of invasive Hydrilla.
“There is a wealth of ecological data out there that can be applied to answer questions far beyond the original intentions.” says Jeff, whose studies aim to unlock the drivers of and resistance to invasions.