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We connect invasive species research and practice to help manage the impact of invasive species in NYS.


Invasive species pose a serious threat to New York’s natural resources, and NYISRI is committed to improving the scientific basis of invasive species management. We serve the scientific research community, natural resource and land managers, and state offices and sponsored organizations by through promoting research, creating networks, and providing support.


Identify research needs from managers and coordinate research to meet those needs.


Foster knowledge exchange between diverse organizations and individuals through conferences and webinars.


Support managers and researchers by synthesizing research, communicating funding opportunities, and creating management protocols.

Recent Posts

Research Summary: Starting the Stowaway Pathway (9/11/2020) - How do some aquatic species with low-mobility become widespread? Dispersing locally gives an advantage, and playing stowaway gets them the rest of the way.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Tim McCay (9/4/2020) - Collaborating with a new generation of ecologists, Dr. Tim McCay is researching Asian Jumping Worms– an invasive species that's spreading "right under our noses."
Research Summary: A Good Flood and Glyphosate (8/14/2020) - Perennial Pepperweed, a widespread invasive in the west and emerging invader in the northeast, can be managed by restoring hydrologic regimes- herbicides can help too.

Latest News

DEC Announces five-year partnership with NYISRI and Cornell University to Address Impacts of Invasive Species (9/28/2020) - Agreement Targets Invasive Species Research, Control, and Mitigation
Research in Progress: Humans and Dogs Seek Spotted Lanternfly (8/28/2020) - NYISRI is working with partners to research Spotted Lanternfly detection with humans, and dogs.


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