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The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation recently issued their press release announcing awardees of grants from their invasive species program. This program was created to help reduce the negative impacts that have affected the environment.

Three groups were awarded within the Mid-Hudson/New York City region, including the Department’s very own Professor Andrew Reinmann, who is the lead PI, and his team which received a $100,000 award. The project is titled ‘Mapping spatiotemporal patterns in invasive tree, insect, and pathogen occurrences in lower Hudson Valley and New York City’, which is a collaboration with the US Forest Service (co-PI Dr. Richard Hallett), the NY Restoration Project (co-PI Jason Smith), the Natural Areas Conservancy (co-PI Clara Pregitzer), NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation (field site) and the Black Rock Forest Consortium (field site). This is a collaborative project that integrates remote sensing and field work to advance understanding of the temporal and spatial patterns and distribution of invasive species and their ecological implications across the NYC metropolitan area. 

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