Amy Livingston

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My research involves understanding the effects of conifer encroachment on understory plant diversity in fire-dependent Oregon white oak woodlands in Northern California. Additionally I am interested in how vegetation changes caused by encroachment affect current fire regimes. I am working on these questions with Dr. J.M. Varner. I have a B.S. degree from Iowa State University with majors in English and Environmental Studies. I have also completed course work in Botany at Cal Poly Humboldt. My work experience has focused on rare plants, exotic species control, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems. I can be reached at: To learn more about research at Cal Poly Humboldt?s Wildland Fire Laboratory visit: