2017 Fellows on a field trip during the month-long training program.—Kevin McCann, 2017 Fellow


282 Fellows

58 Countries

All 7 Continents

Carrie Brown-Lima

2007 Fellow

Director-NY Invasive Species Research Institute at Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14853
United States of America

Carrie Brown-Lima has 18 years of experience working with
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. 

Prior to coming to Cornell, Carrie spent 11 years promoting
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.  

Carrie started her career in upstate New York working for the
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.