Director-NY Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States of America
natural resource conservation and management and currently serves as the Director of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute (NYISRI). In this role, she is responsible for
developing strategies and promoting partnerships to achieve the mission of NYISRI to “coordinate invasive species
research to help prevent and manage the impact of invasive species in New York State”. She works closely with the
NY Invasive Species Council, research scientists, state and federal agencies, and regional stakeholders.
conservation strategies in Brazil and throughout Latin America. During this time she worked in various roles
for conservation organizations and governmental agencies (including the State of Rio de Janeiro Regional Development Department, The Nature Conservancy, Pro-Natura International, and the Inter-American Development Bank). In her most
recent position, Brown-Lima was the Coordinator of the Sustainable Seafood Certification Program of the Rio de Janeiro State Fisheries Institute, where she created and implemented a state-wide program to certify sustainable fisheries and aquaculture farms.
Fort Drum Fish and Wildlife program. It was at this time that she first became interested in and concerned about the impacts of invasive species and focused her master’s thesis research on the
impacts of purple loosestrife on amphibians. Carrie earned a B.S. in biology from Keene State College and a M.S. in Natural Resources from Cornell University.