Dr. Elisa Livengood

Ph.D.in Interdisciplinary Biology, Instructor of Sustainable Aquaculture

Dr. Elisa Livengood received her M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Florida, Gainesville, for her work on the sustainability of the global ornamental fish trade. Her background includes a diverse range of aquaculture systems design and practices, and considerable experience in curriculum development and delivery. She spent much of her dissertation field work on aquaculture farms in Colombia, South America and South Florida. While at the University of Florida she helped manage the University of Florida sturgeon fish hatchery. Dr. Livengood joined the faculty at State University of New York Morrisville in 2015 in the Aquaculture and Environmental and Natural Resource programs and runs the college’s Aquaculture Center. Dr. Livengood’s areas of research interest include development and use of aquaponics and hydroponics curriculum for K-12, fish physiology currently focusing on the lined seahorse’s larval development, coral propagation, and brook trout aquaculture. Dr. Livengood enjoys mentoring students in research and in their internships both at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

In her free time, Dr. Livengood enjoys doing yoga, walking her corgi, planning her next dive trip, and spending time with family.