Research with Us
APIPP partners and shares its data with academic institutions to advance priority invasive species research. A list of invasive research collaborations can be found below.
Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
- APIPP’s Manager, Brendan Quirion, and Terrestrial Invasive Species Project Coordinator, Zack Simek, are currently working with Dr. Bernd Blossey and Dr. Andrea Davalos of Cornell University to analyze and publish the results of APIPP’s Phragmites australis management efforts. Check back at a later date for a link to the full research article.
Union College, Schenectady, New York
- APIPP’s Manager, Brendan Quirion, worked with Dr. Jeff Corbin and Matthew Wolford of Union College and Chris Zimmerman of The Nature Conservancy to complete a retrospective feasibility assessment of a garlic mustard control project in the Adirondack Park. The team used two invasive plant management decision analysis tools to test the sensitivity of project success to particular assumptions. A link to the publication can be found below.
SUNY College of Environmental Science & Forestry, Syracuse, New York
- Daniel Rockefeller’s graduate studies focused on modeling invasive plant exposure at various Adirondack trail heads by cross-referencing trail registry and iMap invasives data. APIPP’s Manager, Brendan Quirion, served as an advisor for this project and was one of Dan’s thesis examiners. His research findings have assisted APIPP in prioritizing invasive plant survey effort to high risk trailheads. Links to Dan’s thesis and capstone presentation can be found below.
Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario
- Dr. Richard Shaker and his lab have been exploring the role that various lake related variables play in aquatic invasions using APIPP’s aquatic invasive species distribution data. Through their work they have created, and continue to create, models that aid in identifying the Adirondack lakes that aquatic invasive species have the highest likelihood to invade. His lab’s findings help APIPP prioritize where to implement aquatic invasive species prevention efforts. Links to these published models can be found below.
- Shaker, R.R., Yakubov, A.D., Nick, S.M., Vennie-Vollrath, E., Ehlinger, T.J., and Forsythe, K.W. (2017), Predicting aquatic invasion in Adirondack lakes: a spatial analysis of lake and landscape characteristics. Ecosphere 8(3). doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1723
- Shaker, R.R., C.J. Rapp, A.D. Yakubov. 2013. “Examining Patterns of Aquatic Invasion within the Adirondacks: An OLS and GLM Approach.” Middle States Geographer 46: 1-11.
- Shaker, R.R., & C.J. Rapp. 2013. “Investigating Aquatic Invasive Species Propagation within the Adirondack Region of New York: A Lake and Landscape Approach.” Papers in Applied Geography 36: 200-209.