Ellen Crocker, Ph.D.

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    Dr. Ellen Crocker is an Assistant Professor of Forest Health Extension in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Kentucky. Her background is in plant pathology and her current focus is on education and outreach related to forest health issues such as invasive plants, insects and pathogens.  She is particularly interested in new ways to engage people about the health of their trees, including the development of the HealthyWoods app to assist landowners in assessing and improving their woods.  In addition, she conducts a range of applied research related to forest health and the management of invasive species.  

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 15 - Life on Land

    Education/Academic qualification

    Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University


    Bachelor of Arts, Williams College



    • SD Forestry


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