Across New York State, scientists located in colleges, universities, agencies, and institutions are conducting important research related to invasive species. From monitoring specific organisms and affected ecosystems, to developing biological control agents and effective control methods, New York’s researchers are investigating critical questions that are imperative for improving the response to and management of invasive species.

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Based on conversations with land managers around the state, NYISRI has identified the following priority research topics:

  • Developing a Priority Setting Tool for Invasive Species Management in New York State
  • Using Decision Analysis Tools to Improve Decision-Making Processes
  • Making Cutting Edge Detection Techniques Accessible
  • Closing the Knowing-Doing Gap in Invasive Species Management
  • Experiential Learning in Management
  • Invasive Species and Climate Change
  • Long Term Solutions for Invasive Species Management


Water Chestnut, Credit: Mike Naylor, MD DNR 


Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Watkins Glen State Park