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Total listings: 124

Name: Fierke, Melissa (Researcher)

Institution: SUNY ESF

Description of Expertise:

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

Phone: (315) 470-6809


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.


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


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


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


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


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

Name: Garneau, Danielle (Researcher)

Institution: SUNY Plattsburgh

Description of Expertise:

My research centers around community response to disturbance. Prior research involved beech bark disease and small mammal and invertebrate communities in northern forests. Recent research has involved turtle demography along an urbanization gradient, roadkill patterns using citizen science, and wildlife response to wildfire at a sandstone pavement barren.

Phone: 5185644073


Countries: United States

States: New York

Species: Aquatic plants, Terrestrial invertebrates, Terrestrial vertebrates, Water chestnut (Trapa natans), Earthworms (many species),

Ecosystems: Pine Barrens, Forest, Grassland, Urban, Wetland

Research Areas: Wildlife Ecology, Population and Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Citizen Science

NY Regions: Catskills, Capital Mohawk, Adirondacks, St. Lawrence/E. Lake Ontario

Last updated: May 13, 2019 at 12:27 pm

Name: Gervase, Luke (Manager)

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