Climate change profoundly influences ecosystems of the Northeast, exacerbating the spread and impacts of invasive species. How will we manage invasive species in light of this? NYISRI, together with faculty at UMass Amherst and the Northeast Climate Science Center, founded the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (NE RISCC) Management Network in 2016. This group brings together invasive species and climate change researchers, managers, and policy makers to address this question. The network proudly includes nearly 500 members who stay connected through an active list-serve and annual symposia.
How RISCC works:
synthesizing existing research on invasive species and climate change
conducting new research based on stakeholder needs, and
facilitating communication and understanding among researchers and managers.