The 2020 NY AFS Annual Meeting presentations are now online!
We have uploaded the presentations to the NY AFS Youtube channel.


Post-Meeting Notes from Lake Placid

Contributed by Karin Limburg, posted 2-10-20: The 54th annual meeting of the New York Chapter went off flawlessly, with over 300 attendees.  But, uncannily true to form, it coincided with the season’s largest winter storm (why does it always happen?).  Although many were able to depart, some members stayed another night to play it safe.  Lake... Read More

Freshwater Mussel Die-offs

Contributed by Doug Carlson, posted 12-19-19: A recent piece by NPR discusses major die-offs of already-imperiled freshwater mussels in Virginia and other parts of the U.S. A number of potential causes are under investigation but perhaps of greatest interest is mounting evidence from epidemiologists that a novel virus and bacteria may be at least partly... Read More

Invasive Species Centre

Invasives cost Ontario $3.6 billion/yr

Contributed by Scott George, posted 12-19-19: A recent study by the Invasive Species Centre in Ontario, Canada found that an estimated $50.8 million is spent annually on invasive species management in the province. More than half of this expenditure relates to Emerald Ash Borer.  Additionally, the impacts of invasive species to agriculture, fisheries, forests, healthcare,... Read More