Monthly PRISM Call Presentations

The Phragmites Adaptive Management Framework (March 2017)

Karen Alexander, Senior Program Specialist, Coastal Conservation and Habitat Restoration, Great Lakes Commission

False-brome (Brachypodium sylvaticum) in the western US: Invasion, ecology, identification and control methods (February 2017)

Dr. Tom Kaye, Executive Director and Senior Ecologist, Institute for Applied Ecology

Oak Wilt in New York State (January 2017)

Jennifer Kotary, Oak Wilt Operations Manager, NY DEC

Where to focus our invasive species efforts?  Spatial prioritization of conservation values and invasion risk (November 2016)

Dr. Jennifer Dean, Invasive Species Biologist, New York Natural Heritage Program

Upcoming Presentations

PRISM Calls are scheduled for the last Wednesday of each month, and can be accessed through this link.

April 26thDoes multiflora rose invasion increase Lyme disease risk?

Solny Adalsteinsson, Staff Research Scientist, Tyson Research Center, Washington University in St. Loius

2016 Cornell Cooperative Extension In-service:  Invasive Species Track Presentations



Forecasting invasive species with climate change
Dr. Jenica Allen, Assistant Professor, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of New Hampshire


National Forum on Climate & Pests
Dr. Stephen Young, Director, Northeastern IPM Center, Cornell University



Post Control Monitoring:  Effective Control or Invasion Treadmill?
Dr. Sara Kuebbing, Post-Doctoral Fellow, David H. Smith Conservation Research Fellow, Yale University


Post Control Monitoring: Effective Control or Invasion Treadmill?  Case Studies from the Adirondack Park
Zachary Simek, Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP)


Are “Alien” Plants “Bad”?
Dr. Doug Tallamy, Professor & Chair of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology, University of Delaware



Environmental DNA & Underwater Video Technology as Tools for Early Detection of Aquatic Invasive Species
Rob Williams, Conservation Practitioner, The Nature Conservancy and Invasive Species Program Coordinator, St. Lawrence & Eastern Lake Ontario PRISM


Using eDNA to Detect and Monitor Invasive Species in New York State
Dr. Rodman Getchell, Associate Director, AQUAVET®, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University


Students Engaging in Environment: A Student and Scientist Collaboration to Assess Aquatic Invasive Species
Dr. Donna Cassidy-Hanley, Senior Research Associate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Cornell University



Nitellopsis obtusa in North America
Robin Sleith, PhD Student, Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Program for Molecular Systematics Studies, The New York Botanical Garden


Low-cost Water Data Collection
Dr. Paul Scerri, President, Platypus LLC



Biological Control of Trapa natans
Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University


Swallow-wort Biocontrol Updates
Dr. Lindsey Milbrath, Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, Biological Integrated Pest Management Unit


Biological Control of the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid, Adelges tsugae
Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University



Lessons Learned from Statewide Responses to Invasive Species
Jerry Carlson, Chief Research Scientist, NY DEC Forest Health
Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University



Watercraft Inspection Steward Programs:  History & NYSG’s Role
Brittney Rogers, Watercraft Inspection Program Leader Trainer, New York Sea Grant


Clean Drain and Dry to Prevent the Spread of Aquatic Invasive Species:  Science and Research
Dr. David Wong, Associate Professor in Research, Department of Biology, SUNY Oneonta

Environmental Analyst, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Videos and Webinars

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

2015 Cornell Cooperative Extension Ag & Food Systems In-service:  Invasive Species Track Talks


Early detection and response to spotted lanternfly in Pennsylvania
Sven-Erik Spichiger, Entomologist, Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture

New Kids on the Block- Emerging invasive plants we hope you never see
Steve Young, Coordinator, Long Island Invasive Species Management Area (LIISMA)


Priority Conservation Areas (PCA’s), Highly Probable Areas (HPA’s) and early detection/rapid response approaches in the SLELO PRISM
Rob Williams, Conservation Practitioner, The Nature Conservancy and Invasive Species Program Coordinator SLELO PRISM

Prioritizing early detection efforts using the state invasive species database
Jennifer Dean, PhD, Invasive Species Biologist, New York Natural Heritage Program

The First Detector program- available resources and lessons learned
Rachel McCarthy, National Plant Diagnostic Network Training and Education Coordinator, Cornell University


Climate change and implications for invasive species
Dr. Michael Hoffman, Executive Director, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture


Understanding Deer Impacts to Native and Invasive Plant Life
Tom Rawinski, Botanist, US Forest Service, Northeastern Area State & Private Forestry


Avoiding unintended invasions following restoration
Dr. Tom Whitlow, Associate Professor, School of Integrative Plant Science, Horticulture Section, Cornell University

Aquatic and riparian invasive plant control at Times Beach Buffalo NY – A Great Lakes demonstration project
Paul Fuhrmann, Habitat Restoration Specialist, Ecology and Environment, Inc.


Development of a biocontrol for water chestnut (Trapa natans)
Dr. Bernd Blossey, Associate Professor, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

An experimental mycoinsecticide: Hydromulch to control Asian longhorn beetle and other insect pests
Dr. Tarryn Anne Goble, Post Doctoral Research Associate, Department of Entomology, Cornell University


A pound of prevention: New York’s new aquatic invasive species management plan
Dr. Catherine McGlynn, AIS Coordinator, Invasive Species Coordination Unit, NY DEC

The Adirondack aquatic invasive species (AIS) spread prevention pilot program
Brendan Quirion, Adirondack Park Invasive Plant Program (APIPP) Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

Aquatic invasive species outreach programs and their target audiences
Dr. Bruce Lauber, Senior Research Associate, Human Dimensions Research Unit, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Communication: the key to community engagement in invasive species response efforts
Dr. Katherine McComas, Professor, Department of Communications, Cornell University

Community Collaboration: Pivotal Connections for Successful Invasive Species Response Efforts
James Balyszak, Hydrilla Program Manager, Ithaca, NY

Partnerships between Cornell, CCE and private and public land owners for biocontrol of Hemlock Woolly Adelgid
Mark Whitmore, Forest Entomologist, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University

Analyzing the impacts of networks and learning on outcomes of local task forces for Emerald Ash Borer in New York State
Sally Whisler Nourani, Graduate Student, Department of Natural Resources, Cornell University