Across the federal government there are many exciting innovations beng developed every day. There are opportunities to apply the latest technological advances to help in the fight against invasive species, such as Earth system science at NASA; advanced genetics work within NOAA, USDA and USGS; and critical science breakthroughs at the National Science Foundation.
NISC staff are working with its member agencies and the wider community to identify opportunities where cutting-edge science and technology done at federal labs (or funded through federal programs) can help address priority invasive species management needs as conveyed through the Council. Current topics include:
NISC staff has partnered with the Entomological Society of America (ESA to generate a series of scientific articles related to emerging technologies at the nexus of insects and invasive species. The result was two special collections - one on the use of geospatial techniques and one pertainin to genetics. Collectively, these papers provide useful tools to minimize the negative impats of Invasive Arthropod Alien Species.
Here are some activities on which NISC staff has worked with member agencies to explore new ways to bring innovation and advanced solutions to bear on invasive species management.