In her role as the Director of the NY Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI), Carrie works closely with research scientists, state and federal agencies, the NY Invasive Species Council and Advisory Committee, regional PRISMs, managers and other stakeholders to promote innovation and improve the scientific basis of invasive species management and policy. She serves on the board of directors of organizations such as the North American Invasive Species Management Association and the North American Invasive Species Network and is a co-founder of the Northeast Regional Invasive Species and Climate Change (RISCC) Management Network. Carrie has nearly 25 years of experience with natural resource conservation and management across ecosystems and borders. She spent more than a decade developing conservation strategies in Brazil and throughout Latin America including programs such as sustainable fisheries certifications, agriculture and conservation, and transboundary protected areas.
Several Cornellians – appointed by Gov. Kathy Hochul – will explore how the warming environment will affect New York’s communities, ecosystems and economy in the new Climate Impacts Assessment project.