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Total listings: 126

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

Website: http://daniellegarnea4.wixsite.com/daniellegarneau

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.

Website: http://www.liisma.org/index.php?action=liisma_pages

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

Name: Gilman, Bruce (Researcher)

Institution: Finger Lakes Community College

Description of Expertise:

My research involves early detection on invasive species through extensive field inventory as part of my responsibilities as Ontario County Botanist. I also monitor fall standing crop biomass of aquatic macrophytes to track the ecological impact of aquatic invasives on the productivity of lacustrine communities. I provide training workshops on the identification of invasives to college students and citizen scientists.

Phone: 585-785-1257

Website: http://www.flcc.edu

Countries: United States, Canada

States: New York

Species: Aquatic plants, Terrestrial plants, Wetland plants, 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), Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Swallow-wort, pale (Cynanchum rossicum), Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Mile-a-minute vine (Persicaria perfoliata), Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Common reed (Phragmites australis)

Ecosystems: Forest, Freshwater, Meadow, Wetland

Research Areas: Extension and education, Invasive species mapping or modelling, Management techniques

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

Last updated: May 14, 2019 at 2:27 pm

Name: Ginenthal, Jules (Manager)

Institution: Cornell Botanic Gardens

Description of invasive species management work:

I am the stewardship coordinator for Cornell Botanic Gardens Natural Areas program. We maintain 3500 acres of natural areas mostly in Tompkins County, NY primarily for the purposes of research and education although we do have a lot of trails and support recreation. Our mission is to provide representative examples of any ecotype/plant community type that one may encounter in the area. Our current priorities are HWA, woody invasives in general, swallowwort, knotweed, and phragmites.

Phone: 607-227-0413

Website: http://cornellbotanicgardens.org/

Countries: United States

States: New York

Species: Terrestrial invertebrates, Terrestrial plants, Other, Hemlock Wooley Adelgid, Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Mugwort (Artemisia spp.), Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Oriental bittersweet (Celastrus orbiculata), Swallow-wort, pale (Cynanchum rossicum), Olive, autumn (Elaeagnus umbellata), Burning bush (Euonymus alatus), Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica), Alder buckthorn (Frangula alnus), English ivy (Hedera helix), Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), Common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica), Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora), Phragmites,

Ecosystems: Forest, Meadow, Riparian, Urban, Wetland

NY Regions: Long Island, Finger Lakes

Last updated: October 16, 2017 at 10:17 am

Name: Green, Adam (Researcher)

Institution: Colgate University

Description of Expertise:

Although polyploidy is a common feature of agricultural weeds and natural area invaders, there are few studies comparing related diploid and polyploid exotics. It is unclear what ecological and genetic factors favor the establishment of weedy polyploids, features fundamental to the understanding, and thus control, of many invaders that pose threats to biodiversity and cause economic losses. My research combines molecular and cytological studies with common gardens and fieldwork to address this problem in English ivy (Hedera spp. Araliaceae), a polyploid complex of woody vines native to much of Asia, Europe and North Africa and currently invading lowland coastal forests in the US.

Website: http://www.polyploidevolution.com

States: California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New Jersey, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington

Species: Terrestrial plants, English ivy (Hedera helix),

Ecosystems: Forest, Urban

Research Areas: Mapping/modelling, Species demography

NY Regions: Finger Lakes, Long Island

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

Name: Groffman, Peter (Researcher)

Institution: Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

Description of Expertise:

I am a soil and microbial ecosystem ecologist, with a focus on carbon and nitrogen dynamics.

Phone: (845) 797-4832

Website: http://www.caryinstitute.org/science-program/our-scientists/dr-peter-m-groffman

States: Maryland

Species: Terrestrial Invertebrates, Terrestrial plants, Wetland plants, Gypsy moth (Lymantria dispar), Tree-of-heaven (Ailanthus altissima), Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata), Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Japanese stiltgrass (Microstegium vimineum), Purple loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria), Reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea), Common reed (Phragmites australis), Narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

Ecosystems: Agricultural, Forest, Grassland, Urban, Wetland

Research Areas: Human dimensions, Impacts (ecological)

NY Regions: Finger Lakes

Last updated: October 8, 2015 at 9:31 am

Name: Hajek, Ann (Researcher)

Institution: Cornell University

Description of Expertise:

My research involves environmentally safe biological control of invasive arthropods.

Countries: United States

States: New York

Last updated: May 13, 2019 at 12:28 pm

Name: Harman, Willard (Researcher)

Institution: SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station

Description of Expertise:

My degree and interests are in benthic invertebrate ecology, but I am director of a MS degree program in lake managment and am in involved with a large diversity of managment techniques.

Phone: (607) 547-8778

Website: http://www.BFS.oneonta.edu

Ecosystems: Freshwater, Wetland

Research Areas: Chemical ecology, Extension and education, Human dimensions, Impacts (ecological, social, economic), Management techniques (biological control, mechanical/manual, chemical), Public policy

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: Hassett, Molly (Researcher)

Institution: NYSDEC

Description of Expertise:

My research examined potential food resources for emerald ash borer parasitoid wasps at release sites as well as created negative binomial hurdle models to estimate flower production in shrubs. I have also helped manage and conduct research on southern pine beetle infestations on Long Island as a part of DEC’s SPB Response Team. Currently, I am a part of DEC’s Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health team helping to respond to and coordinate invasive species management across the state.

Website: https://www.dec.ny.gov/

Countries: United States

States: New York

Species: Terrestrial invertebrates, Terrestrial plants, Emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis), Barberry (Berberis thunbergii), Honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), Multiflora rose (Rosa multiflora),

Ecosystems: Pine Barrens, Forest

Research Areas: Invasive species mapping or modelling, Invasive plant flower modelling

NY Regions: Long Island, Lower Hudson, Capital Mohawk, Western NY

Last updated: December 17, 2018 at 2:45 pm

Name: Haynes, James (Researcher)

Institution: SUNY Brockport

Description of Expertise:

My research centers around changes in native benthic macroinvertebrate communities in Lake Ontario after successive invasions of exotic benthic macroinvertebrates since 1983.

Species: Aquatic invertebrates, Aquatic vertebrates, Scud (Echinogammarus ischnus), Zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha), Round goby (Neogobius melanostomus),

Ecosystems: Freshwater

Research Areas: Impacts (ecological)

NY Regions: Western NY, Finger Lakes

Last updated: June 4, 2019 at 1:04 pm