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Help Keep ALB Out

Help Keep ALB Out

Pool monitoring offers a simple, economical approach to surveying for Asian Longhorned Beetles (ALB) which would be devastating to our maple syrup industry if they invade.

By August 16, 2018 Read More →
Logging Ash to Save Hemlock

Logging Ash to Save Hemlock

Facing the inevitability of EAB infestation, hard choices need to be made to preserve our forests.

By August 9, 2018 Read More →
Boating and Fishing Industries Focus on AIS

Boating and Fishing Industries Focus on AIS

Leaders from the boating and fishing industries recently formed the Boating and Fishing Aquatic Invasive Species Coalition. They will work together to support efforts to control and manage AIS on a national basis.

By August 2, 2018 Read More →
Invasive Giant Hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness continues spread

Invasive Giant Hogweed plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness continues spread

Giant hogweed is a biennial or perennial herb in the carrot family (Apiaceae) which can grow to 14 feet or more. Contact with its sap can cause burns and even blindness.

By June 29, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Mixed forests are more productive, contribute to climate resiliency

Mixed forests are more productive, contribute to climate resiliency

A new meta-analysis shows the positive impact of mixed-species forests. With nearly 2/3 of its land covered with forests, this study is important for New York State’s economy and management practices.

By June 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Our cool weather can make the invasion of the Southern Pine Beetle even worse.

Our cool weather can make the invasion of the Southern Pine Beetle even worse.

A new invasion of Southern Pine Beetles is under way as the warming climate makes New York more habitable. But our cooler fall and winter weather may make the situation worse according to a new study from Dartmouth College.

By June 12, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
“Biosecurity” Gives New Dimension to Protecting Borders

“Biosecurity” Gives New Dimension to Protecting Borders

Do biosecurity efforts at our borders work to protect us from the in-flow of pathogens with passengers and commerce? A recent study looks at 133 years of data to provide answers.

By June 7, 2018 Read More →
Researchers use LiDAR to locate invasive fish and preserve a national treasure

Researchers use LiDAR to locate invasive fish and preserve a national treasure

Scientists have begun using LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) from an airplane to detect and capture non-native lake trout. They were able to demonstrate the ability to find groups of two or more lake trout swimming as deep as 50 feet below the surface.

By May 29, 2018 Read More →
We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!

The Finger Lakes Institute is now hiring to fill full-time, temporary positions on the Water Chestnut Strike Team! Clink the links below to check out the job descriptions and apply online! Water Chestnut Strike Team Leader Water Chestnut Strike Team Members

Scientists dive into museum collections to reveal the invasion route of a small crustacean

Scientists dive into museum collections to reveal the invasion route of a small crustacean

Biological invasions are widely recognized as one of the most significant components of global change. Far-reaching and fast-spreading, they often have harmful effects on biodiversity.

“Regrettably, the steadily diminishing pool of experts capable of accurately identifying species poses a serious threat in this field.”