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This month, the North American Invasive Species Management Association and PlayCleanGo will offer a joint webinar. Join us on

May 15th at 2:00 pm ET

Bridging the Gap between Invasive Species Research and Management

Presented by: Carrie Brown-Lima, Director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

The body of scientific literature surrounding invasive species and their impacts and management has increased substantially in recent decades. However, despite expanding knowledge and technological advances in the research sphere, a disconnect persists between research and management that can hinder the understanding and application of new solutions to on-the-ground invasive species challenges. In an effort to bridge this gap, New York State has established the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI), which serves to communicate and coordinate invasive species research to help prevent and manage the impact of invasive species in New York State. Through interactions with researchers and managers working with invasive species, NYISRI has identified strategic areas and developed initiatives to promote communication and research that addresses research-management gaps. This presentation will examine ways to promote the co-creation of knowledge to improve the scientific basis of invasive species management and policy development as well as will provide an overview of some of NYISRI’s initiatives and the work of the New York State invasive species network.

The webinar presentation will be up to 45 minutes with an additional 15 minutes for questions. Click here to Register or follow the link below.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Carrie Brown-Lima is the Director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. She has over twenty years working with governmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions and companies on conservation strategies, natural resource monitoring and management, ecological research, and outreach in the United States and in Latin America. Experience includes promoting partnerships, creating programs, coordinating international, national and state level workshops, strategy building, managing contracts, writing proposals and reports, as well as presenting project results and conservation concepts to diverse audiences. She has extensive knowledge of invasive species research and management. Carrie received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Keen State College, Keene, NH, her Masters degree in Natural Resources from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and is presently a Kinship Conservation Fellow.

PlayCleanGo is an education and outreach campaign for outdoor recreationists developed to promote awareness, understanding, and cooperation by providing a clear call to action to be informed, attentive and accountable for stopping the spread of invasive species.

For a complete list of NAISMA's monthly webinars, click here.  

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