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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: Ecological Restoration and the Northeast Seed Network – June 2023

James Aronson and Eve Allen of the Ecological Health Network present on challenges and solutions to science and practice of native plant restoration in the Northeast U.S.

Monthly PRISM Call Presentation Recordings

Invasive Species Policy Must Embrace a Changing Climate – April 2023

Dr. Bethany Bradley, Professor at UMass Amherst and one of the founders of the Northeast Regional Invasive Species & Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network discusses recommendations for incorporating climate change considerations into invasive species work.

Leveraging Metrics to Enhance Invasive Species Education and Outreach – March 2023

Megan Pistolese of SLELO PRISM/The Nature Conservancy and Andrea Nieves of the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation discuss tools and methods to measure engagement and impact of outreach initiatives in New York State’s Invasive Species Network and beyond.

The Language of Invasive Species: Messaging, Framing, and Names – February 2023

Nancy Olmstead & Leigh Greenwood of The Nature Conservancy discuss considerations for the ways in which we communicate about invasive species, including messaging, framing and names. View full slide deck here >>

Accelerating the use of eDNA in policy and management – January 2023

Dr. David Lodge, Professor and Director of the Atkinson Center for Sustainability at Cornell University, discusses opportunities for integrating environmental DNA into policy and management.

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.

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.

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.

Additional Videos and Webinars

Biosecurity Priorities to Forestall Amphibian Chytrid Transmission (October 2021)

Dr. Dede Olson of the USDA Forest Service

Quantifying Invasive Species Using Aerial Imagery & Artificial Intelligence (June 2021)

Mike Rawitch, Ramboll

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

Dr. Bernd Blossey, Professor at Cornell University

The Northeast IPM Center & Invasive Species (May 2021)

Deb Grantham, Director of the Northeastern IPM 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

Making Sense of Social Conflict Over Invasive Species Management (February 2021)

Wade Simmons, PhD Student at Cornell University

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

Dr. Matt Kasson, Director of the International Culture Collection of (Vesicular) Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi (INVAM) & Associate Professor of Forest Pathology and Mycology at West Virginia University

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

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

Jim Duncan, Director of the Forest Ecosystem Monitoring Cooperative

Knotweed Biocontrol Update (September 2020)

Dr. Bernd Blossey, Professor at Cornell University

Emerald Ash Borer Biocontrol (April 2020)

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