William Livingston


🌑 Climate change, πŸ•ΈEcology, 🌲 Forests, πŸ„ Fungi, 🐞 Insects, 🏞 Land and natural resource use, 🦠 Pathogens, πŸ› Pests and parasites

Livingston’s research involves assessing relationships between climate and tree pests and relating stand history and development to pest problems and tree health.Β  Current research focuses on health problems and eastern white pine decline.Β  Livingston’s research and teaching activities are based on the concept that Maine’s living forests provide an ideal living classroom in which to investigate how land-use history affects the health of today’s forests and to evaluate the impacts of invasive species. Visit Livingston’s biography to learn more.

Appointment details

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Livingston balances time between teaching (20%) courses about forest vegetation, tree pests and disease, research (30%) on assessing relationships between climate and tree pests, and administrative (50%) duties.

Livingston’s work is supported by:

  • School of Forest Resources at the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry and Agriculture
  • Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station

Experiment Station contributions

  • Current project: Eastern White Pine Health and Responses to Environmental Changes. Hatch Multistate project number ME032212.