Upon seeing the disparity between “well-behaved” Phragmites in Europe vs. invasive Phragmites in North America, Dr. Joanna Freeland was drawn to study Phragmites hybrids and invasive aquatic plants more broadly.
New York Invasive Species Research Institute
Author archive for: Abby Bezrutczyk
Research Digest: February 2021
Our monthly research digest with recently published papers on invasive species from Journal of Ecology, Oikos, and more.
eDNA Advances: Counting up round gobies | Research summary
Advances in eDNA research show promise for estimating the abundance of invasive fish populations using water samples.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Dylan Parry
“We need to learn from the past to shape the future,” says Dr. Dylan Parry. Studying invasive insects outbreaks, biocontrol, and more, Parry strives to connect research to practice.
Research Digest: January 2021
Our monthly research digest with recently published papers on invasive species from PNAS, Science, and more.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Andrea Dávalos
By co-producing research with land managers, Dr. Andrea Dávalos ties her research on invasive species and associated stressors with management.
Garlic Mustard’s Time of Decline | Research Summary
Garlic mustard may occupy forest understories, but mounting evidence shows that with time, populations of this ubiquitous invader are in decline.
Research Digest: December 2020
Our monthly research digest with recently published papers on invasive species from the Journal of Plant Ecology, Ecology Letters and other journals.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Myla Aronson
Struck by the dominance of invasive plant species in urban-suburban landscapes, Dr. Myla Aronson researches invasive species impacts, spread, and management in human-dominated areas.
Research Summary: Invasional Meltdown, Underground
Plant competition seemingly plays out before our eyes, but Zhang et al. find that invasive plants may gain a competitive edge through unseen soil interactions.