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

Thousands of introduced species have taken up residence in the US, posing serious threats to agriculture, human health, and the integrity of our lands and waters.

As a major port of entry, New York State, with its vast natural and agricultural resources, is vulnerable to damage from many of these invasive species.

The New York Invasive Species Research Institute serves the scientific research community, natural resource and land managers, and state offices and sponsored organizations by promoting information-sharing and developing recommendations and implementation protocols for research, funding, and management, all in an effort to improve the scientific basis of invasive species management.

Funding for NYISRI is provided by the Environmental Protection Fund as administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.

Recent Posts

Spotted Lanternfly on Hand Research Summary: Dropping Like Flies (6/19/2020) - Success: a fungus can help suppress Spotted Lanternfly, invasive insect to the Northeast U.S.
Researcher Spotlight: Dr. Julie Lockwood (6/12/2020) - Early detection of invasive species can be essential to their management– that’s why Dr. Julie Lockwood and colleagues are developing environmental DNA tools and studying the exotic pet trade.
Research Summary: Giving Hemlocks Room to Grow (5/29/2020) - Studying silvicultural techniques to promote the longevity of hemlock trees faced with hemlock woolly adelgid

Latest News

New Forest Pest Funding Opportunity (5/5/2020) - Recent funding opportunity from the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative
NAISMA Conference (4/3/2019) - This year, the New York Invasive Species Research Institute is partnering with the North American Invasive Species Management Association (NAISMA)...