Name: Gervase, Luke (Manager)PrintGo Back

Institution: LIISMA

Description of invasive species management work:

I work for the Long Island region PRISM, LIISMA (Long Island Invasive Species Management Area). I am the education and outreach specialist with LIISMA. We monitor, manage, spread the word about invasive species. Due to the fact that we are in such a highly populated area, there are already a lot of invasive species populations established. That being said, it is a big goal of ours to prevent any further introductions and really focus on early detection. We have many top priorities, but as of today (05/11/2018) we are focusing a lot of effort on spotted lanternfly early detection and prevention.


Countries: United States

States: New York

Species: Aquatic invertebrates, Aquatic plants, Aquatic vertebrates, Terrestrial invertebrates, Terrestrial plants, Terrestrial vertebrates, Viruses, pathogens and fungi, Wetland plants, Spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus), European green crab (Carcinus maenas), Fish-hook waterflea (Cercopagis pengoi), Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea), Common Slipper Shell (Crepidula fornicata), Didymo (Didymosphenia geminata), Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), Red algae (Gracilaria spp), Asian Red Seaweed (Grateloupia turuturu), Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), European frog-bit (Hydrocharis morsus-ranae), Variable-leaf milfoil (Myriophyllum heterophyllum), Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum), Starry stonewort (Nitellopsis obtusa), Curly-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus), Water chestnut (Trapa natans), Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), Northern snakehead (Channa argus), Grass carp (Ctenopharyngodon idella), Common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus), Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans), Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), Asian long-horned beetle (Anoplophora glabripennis), Terrestrial flatworms (Bipalium adventitium, B. vagum, or B. kewense), Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii), Spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), Spotted lanternfly (Lycorma delicatula), Viburnum leaf beetle (Pyrrhalta viburni), Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Mugwort (Artemisia spp.), Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Slender false brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculata), Knapweed, diffuse (Centaurea diffusa), Olive, autumn (Elaeagnus umbellata), Burning bush (Euonymus alatus), Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis), Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), Mile-a-minute vine (Persicaria perfoliata), Running bamboo (Phyllostachys spp.), Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), Mute swan (Cygnus olor), Wild boar (Sus scrofa), Thousand cankers disease fungus (Geosmithia morbida), Beach bark disease fungus (Nectria coccinea, N. galligena), Plum pox virus (Potyviridae), Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Common reed (Phragmites australis), Saltmarsh cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora), Narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia), Hybrid cattail (Typha x glauca)

Ecosystems: Agricultural, Pine Barrens, Forest, Freshwater, Grassland, Marine, Meadow, Riparian, Urban, Wetland

NY Regions: Long Island, Lower Hudson

Last updated: July 13, 2018 at 9:34 am