Eastern Threat Center researchers work with other scientists nationally as well as with a variety of Federal, State, and local government agencies, universities, and non-governmental partners to address forest threats.

Select the titles on this page to learn more about the Eastern Threat Center's projects and collaborations related to diseases. View a staff resource guide to learn more about researchers studying this topic.

New and ongoing projects:

Assessing regional-scale patterns of insect and disease damage to forests

Decision support smartphone application for forest health in the eastern United States

Developing methods to mitigate impacts of oak decline in the Ozark National Forest

Forest health monitoring, analysis, and assessment


National-scale risk mapping and modeling for invasive forest pests

Completed projects:

Assessment of ecosystem services and environmental threats across the Appalachians

Development of regulatory treatments for thousand cankers disease

Economic assessment of oak wilt management in U.S. communities, 2009-2019

Predicting forest succession in the wake of invasive species establishment

The live plant forest pest invasion pathway: economic impacts and benefits of US live plant imports

Pictured: Crown thinning and dieback associated with end stage thousand cankers disease - Photo by Curtis Utley, CSUE,

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