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Webinars and Recorded Talks

Upcoming PRISM Call Presentations

Our calls with the NY Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISMs) are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month. There will be no call in December- enjoy the holidays!

CCE In-Service

Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (CCE) Agriculture, Food & Environmental Systems In-service brings together faculty, educators, and industry professionals from various agricultural fields to discuss the latest developments in research and practice. Find recordings of the Invasive Species Track here.

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Previous Years:  2018  •  2017  •  2016  •  2015

NISAW Webinar:

When Doing Nothing is the Best Invasive Plant Management Tool. Dr. Bernd Blossey, Professor at Cornell University, shares his research findings on garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata). View here >>

Monthly PRISM Call Presentation Recordings

Making Sense of Social Conflict Over Invasive Species Management – February 2021

Wade Simmons, PhD Student at Cornell University, shares his research on public acceptance and attitudes around different invasive species management techniques.

Biological Control of Entrenched Invasive Plants: A case for the Invasive & Pervasive Tree-of-Heaven – January 2021

Dr. Matt Kasson, the Director of the International Culture Collection of (Vesicular) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (INVAM) & Associate Professor of Forest Pathology and Mycology at West Virginia University shares his research on a native fungal biocontrol for invasive tree-of-heaven.

Incident Command System for Invasive Species – November 2020

Molly Hassett, Invasive Species Response & Management Coordinator from the NY DEC Bureau of Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health, shares the background and framework of Incident Command Systems as well as how they work using the example of the recent detection of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid in the Adirondack Region.

Assessing the Risk of Invasive Plant Introductions at Trailheads in the ADK Park – October 2020

Jim Duncan, Director of the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative, shares his research on using trail register information to assess the risk of invasive plant introductions in the Adirondack Park.

Knotweed Biocontrol Update- September 2020

Presented by Dr. Bernd Blossey of Cornell University. This presentation was given on September 30th, 2020 as part of the monthly New York State All PRISM Call invasive species speaker series.

Addressing Invasives in British Columbia: Successes, Challenges, & Where to Next

Presented by Danielle Toperczer of the Invasive Species Council of British Columbia.

Beech Leaf Disease Update

Dr. Enrico Bonello, Professor, The Ohio State University

Volk, Daniel R., Hausman, Constance E., Martin, Danielle K. 2019. Beech Leaf Disease Seasonal Symptom Progression. Cleveland Metroparks Technical Report 2019/NR-07. Division of Natural Resources, Cleveland Metroparks, Parma, Ohio.

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Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol

Dr. Russ Bulluck, National Operations Manager, USDA APHIS PPQ

NAISMA Weed Free Forage & Gravel Certification Program and How to Participate

Marsha Watland, Chairperson, North American Invasive Species Management Association Weed Free Forage & Gravel Program and County Ag. Inspector, Becker SWCD

Using Conservation Dogs to Detect Invasive Species in New York State (February 2020)

Dr. Linda Rohleder, Director of Land Stewardship, New York – New Jersey Trail Conference & Coordinator, Lower Hudson PRISM

Additional Videos and Webinars

Spotted Lanternfly:  State of the Science Webinar (NYISAW 2019)

Drs. Miriam Cooperband (USDA APHIS), Julie Urban (Penn State University) and Eric Clifton (Cornell University)

An Update of Biocontrol of Phragmites australis (May 2019)

Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

An Update on Water Chestnut Biocontrol (January 2019)

Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Invasive Earthworms: Impacts & Management (NISAW 2018)

Dr. Andrea Davalos, Assistant Professor, SUNY Cortland & Dr. Annise Dobson, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University

What the New Invasive Species Regulations Mean for Ornamental Horticulture

Chris Logue, Director, Division of Plant Industry, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets

Native plant alternatives to Norway maple, burning bush, barberries, and other invasive plant species

Dr. Donald Leopold, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry