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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 calls in July, August or December!

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:  2020  • 2018  •  2017  •  2016  •  2015

NYISAW Webinar:

State of the Science: Harmful Algal Blooms and Invasive Species – June 2022

Drs. Jennifer Graham (USGS), Rebecca Gorney (NYS DEC), Mary Anne Evans (USGS), Stephen Souza (Clean Waters Consulting, LLC), and Fred Lubnow (Princeton Hydro, LLC), present the latest on research and management of harmful algal blooms and their intersection with invasive species issues.

Monthly PRISM Call Presentation Recordings

Aquatic Invasive Species Pond and Lake Vulnerability Prioritization for New York – October 2022

Tim Howard and Amy Conley of the New York Natural Heritage Program share the newly available aquatic prioritization tool developed for New York State.

Non-native terrestrial planarians in the U.S. – September 2022

Dr. Peter Ducey, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor at SUNY Cortland, discusses various aspects of the ecology and biology of introduced flatworms in the United States.

Invasive Plant Monitoring with Street View Imagery – June 2022

Liam Megraw of Rochester Institute of Technology shares his research using computer vision and Google Street View imagery to predict invasive plant presence on roadsides.

Biological Control of the Emerald Ash Borer in New York State – April 2022

Timothy Morris, PhD Candidate at SUNY ESF, shares his research on emerald ash borer biocontrol.

Invasive Species & Renewable Energy Development – March 2022

Dr. Steve Grodsky of Cornell University shares his research as well as potential new avenues for exploration in the field of invasive species and renewable energy development.

The Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center – January 2022

Dr. Nick Phelps, Director of the Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center, shares on MAISRC’s projects and initiatives.

Biosecurity Priorities to Forestall Amphibian Chytrid Transmission – October 2021

Dr. Dede Olson of the USDA Forest Service shares the latest research on amphibian chytrid and optimal strategies to prevent the spread of the pathogen Bd (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis).

Quantifying Invasive Species Using Aerial Imagery & Artificial Intelligence – June 2021

Mike Rawitch of Ramboll shares on his program using AI and aerial imagery to detect and monitor invasive species, including giant hogweed.

The Northeast IPM Center & Invasive Species – May 2021

Deb Grantham, Director of the Northeastern IPM Center, shares resources and information from the Northeastern Integrated Pest Management Center.

Invasive Species Tiers: A Data Driven Approach to Prioritization for New York and PRISMs – April 2021

Dylan Finley, Master’s Candidate at SUNY ESF & the New York Natural Heritage Program, shares the results of his work improving the invasive species tier lists for New York’s Partnerships for Regional Invasive Species Management.

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.

Additional Videos and Webinars

NISAW Webinar:

When Doing Nothing is the Best Invasive Plant Management Tool (NISAW 2021)

Dr. Bernd Blossey, Professor at Cornell University

Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol

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

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

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