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In NYISRI’s ongoing effort to connect research to practice, we compiled a database of invasive species experts from around the region.

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Total listings: 126

Name: Edwards, William (Researcher)

Institution: Niagara University

Phone: (716) 286-8250

Website: http://www.niagara.edu

Countries: Canada

States: Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania

Species: Aquatic invertebrates, Aquatic vertebrates, Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea), Quagga mussel (Dreissena bugensis), Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), Scud (Echinogammarus ischnus), Fish-hook waterflea (Cercopagis pengoi), Spiny waterflea (Bythotrephes longimanus), Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus),

Ecosystems: Freshwater, Marine, Wetland

Research Areas: Chemical ecology, Extension and education, Impacts (ecological), Species demography

NY Regions: Western NY, Finger Lakes, St. Lawrence/E. Lake Ontario, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Fahey, Tim (Researcher)

Institution: Cornell

Description of Expertise:

My research is concerned with the dynamics of forest ecosystems. The three invasives that I have studied are influencing forest dynamics at my research sites, and we are trying to understand these influences.

Phone: (607) 255-5470

States: New Hampshire

Species: Terrestrial invertebrates, Viruses, pathogens and fungi, Earthworms, Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Beech bark disease,

Ecosystems: Forest

NY Regions: Adirondacks, Finger Lakes

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Fierke, Melissa (Researcher)

Institution: SUNY ESF

Description of Expertise:

Forest entomology, forest ecology, invasive forest pests, insect-tree interactions.

Phone: (315) 470-6809

Website: http://www.esf.edu/faculty/fierke/

States: Arkansas, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Tennessee

Species: Terrestrial Invertebrates, Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Red oak borer (Enaphalodes rufulus), Sawyer beetles (Monochamus scutellatus, M. notatus), Sirex woodwasp (Sirex noctilio),

Ecosystems: Forest, Urban

Research Areas: Chemical ecology, Extension and education, Impacts (ecological), Mapping/modelling, Management techniques (biological control, mechanical/manual)

NY Regions: Western NY, Adirondacks, Finger Lakes, St. Lawrence/E. Lake Ontario, Capital Mohawk, Catskills, Lower Hudson

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Findlay, Stuart (Researcher)

Institution: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Description of Expertise:

Effects of wetland plants on ecosystem function

Phone: (845) 677-5343

States: Connecticut

Species: Aquatic plants, Wetland plants, Hydrilla (Hydrilla verticillata), Common reed (Phragmites australis), Narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia), Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

Ecosystems: Freshwater, Wetland

Research Areas: Extension and education

NY Regions: Capital Mohawk, Catskills, Lower Hudson

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Flinn, Kathryn (Researcher)

Institution: Franklin & Marshall College

Description of Expertise:

I am interested in the causes and consequences of plant invasions, especially community- and ecosystem-level impacts. I am also interested in the ecological mechanisms promoting the spread of invasive species, including mating systems and local adaptation.

Website: https://kathrynflinn.wordpress.com/

Countries: Canada

States: Maine, Pennsylvania, Virginia

Species: Terrestrial plants, Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), Olive, autumn (Elaeagnus umbellata),

Ecosystems: Forest, Wetland

Research Areas: Impacts (ecological)

NY Regions: Finger Lakes

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Freeland, Joanna (Researcher)

Institution: Trent University

Description of Expertise:

My research involves the development and application of environmental DNA (eDNA) markers for detection and surveillance of invasive aquatic plants. I am also interested in the ecology and evolution of cattails (Typha spp.) including the invasive hybrid Typha x glauca.

Phone: (705) 748-1011 x7180

Website: http://people.trentu.ca/~joannafreeland/

Countries: Canada

Species: Aquatic invertebrates, Water soldier (Stratiotes aloides), Common reed (Phragmites australis), Narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

Ecosystems: Freshwater, Wetland

Research Areas: Mapping/modelling

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Freeman, Aaren (Researcher)

Institution: Adelphi University

Description of Expertise:

I am a marine evolutionary ecologist. I am interested in how invasive crabs interact with native crabs and native prey. I am also interested in antrhopogenic influences of invasion success.

Phone: (516) 237-8546

Website: http://home.adelphi.edu/~af20633/Home.html

Countries: Australia, Belize, Canada, Israel, Jamaica, Kenya, Madagascar, Philippines, US Virgin Islands, People’s Republic of China

States: Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Washington

Species: Aquatic invertebrates, European green crab (Carcinus maenas),

Ecosystems: Marine

Research Areas: Chemical ecology, Species demography, Impacts (ecological)

NY Regions: Lower Hudson, Long Island

Last updated: October 7, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Name: Frelich, Lee (Researcher)

Institution: University of Minnesota

Description of Expertise:

Disturbance, climate change and invasive species interactions and impacts

Phone: (612) 624-3671

Website: http://cffe.cfans.umn.edu/

Countries: People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Poland

States: Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Species: Terrestrial Invertebrates, Terrestrial plants, Earthworms, Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), Hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges tsugae), Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.),

Ecosystems: Forest, Grassland, Urban

Research Areas: Impacts (ecological, social), Mapping/modelling, Management techniques (mechanical/manual, chemical, fire), Public policy, Risk assessment, Species demography

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Fridley, Jason (Researcher)

Institution: Syracuse University

Description of Expertise:

My research on invasive species is ecological, focusing on attributes of invaders that allow them to invade intact natural ecosystems, particularly woody species in deciduous forests. I have also worked on the ecology of invasions in other systems, such as perennial grassland in Europe.

Phone: (213) 443-3098

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/fridleylab/

Countries: France, New Zealand, United Kingdom of GB & NI

States: New Jersey, North Carolina, Tennessee

Species: Terrestrial plants, Alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus), Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), Olive, autumn (Elaeagnus umbellata), Olive, Russian (Elaeagnus angustifolia), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculata), Privet (Ligustrum spp.),

Ecosystems: Forest, Grassland, Urban

Research Areas: Impacts (ecological, economic), Mapping/modelling, Risk assessment, Species demography

NY Regions: Finger Lakes, Lower Hudson

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am

Name: Gariepy, Tara (Researcher)

Institution: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Description of Expertise:

My research focuses on molecular diagnostics, population genetics, and biological control of invasive species in agriculture. Specifically, I am interested in the movement and spread of invasive pests, and the detection of trophic interactions between pests and their parasitoids, as well as between different parasitoid species that attack the same host.

Countries: Canada, Switzerland

States: Hawaii

Species: Terrestrial Invertebrates, Brown marmorated stink bug (Halyomorpha halys), Leek moth (Acrolepiopsis assectella), Spotted-wing drosophila (Drosophila suzukii), Swede midge (Contarinia nasturtii),

Ecosystems: Agricultural

Research Areas: Impacts (ecological), Management techniques (biological control), Risk assessment

Last updated: September 21, 2015 at 7:13 am