Sándor F. Tóth

Donald J. & Robert G. McLachlan Associate Professor

Natural Resource Informatics


PhD: Penn State University 2005

MS: Shinshu University, Japan 2002

Dipl. Forest Engineer: University of Western Hungary 1994

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests:

    My primary field of interest is developing quantitative decision support tools to aid forest and natural resource management. I am particularly interested in building and testing mathematical models that can quantify and visualize the resource trade-offs and production possibilities between conflicting management objectives. I do research in the following thematic areas:
  • Forest management planning: spatially explicit harvest scheduling models, multiple-criteria forest planning.
  • Operations research: integer programming, multiple-criteria optimization, multiple-criteria decision support systems.
  • The economics of non-timber forest benefits.

Refereed journal articles:

  • Svetlana A. (Kushch) Schroder, Sándor F. Tóth, Robert L. Deal and Gregory J. Ettl. In Press. Multi-objective optimization to evaluate tradeoffs among forest ecosystem services following fire hazard reduction in the Deschutes National Forest. Ecosystem Services.
  • Kai L. Ross and Sándor F. Tóth. 2016. A Model for Managing Edge Effects in Harvest scheduling Using Spatial Optimization. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 37(1): 646-654. post-print
  • Rachel St. John, Karin Öhman, Sándor F. Tóth, Per Sandström, Anu Korosuo and Ljusk Ola Eriksson. 2016. Combining Spatiotemporal Corridor Design for Reindeer Migration with Harvest Scheduling in Northern Sweden. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 37(1): 655-663. post-print
  • Gabrielle E. Roesch-McNally, Sergey S. Rabotyagov, John C. Tyndall, Gregory J. Ettl and Sándor F. Tóth 2016. Auctioning the Forest: A qualitative approach to exploring stakeholder responses to bidding on forest ecosystem services. Small-Scale Forestry. 15(3): 321-333. post-print
  • Marc E. McDill, Sándor F. Tóth, Rachel St. John, Janis Braze and Stephanie A. Rebain 2016. Comparing Model I and Model II Formulations of Spatially-Explicit Harvest Scheduling Models with Adjacency Constraints. Forest Science. 62(1): 28-37. post-print
  • St. John, Rachel and Sándor F. Tóth 2015. Spatially-Explicit Forest Harvest Scheduling with Difference Equations. Annals of Operations Research. 232(1): 235-257. pre-print post-print
  • Könnyű, Nóra, Sándor F. Tóth, Marc E. McDill and Babu Rajasekaran 2014: Temporal Connectivity of Mature Patches in Forest Planning Models. Forest Science. 60(6): 1089-1099. pre-print post-print
  • Sándor F. Tóth, Könnyű, Nóra, Gregory J. Ettl, Luke W. Rogers and Sergey S. Rabotyagov 2013. ECOSEL: Selling Forest Ecosystem Services. Forest Policy & Economics. 35(2013): 73-82. pre-print post-print
  • Rabotyagov, Sergey S., Sándor F. Tóth, and Gregory J. Ettl 2013: Testing the Design Variables of ECOSEL: A Market Mechanism for Forest Ecosystem Services. Forest Science. 59(3): 303-321. pre-print post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Nóra Könnyű, Marc E. McDill, and Sonney George 2013: Lazy Constraints for Area-Based Adjacency Formulations in Harvest Scheduling Models. Forest Science. 59(2): 157-176. pre-print post-print
  • Könnyű, Nóra and Sándor F. Tóth 2013: A Cutting Plane Algorithm for Area-Based Adjacency Formulations in Harvest Scheduling Models. European Journal of Operational Research. 228(1): 236-248. pre-print post-print
  • Passolt, Gregor, Miranda J. Fix and Sándor F. Tóth 2013: A Voronoi Tesselation-based Approach to Generate Hypothetical Forest Landscapes. Canadian Journal of Forest Reseach. 43(1): 78-89. post-print NRC Research Press
  • Burns, Eileen S., Sándor F. Tóth, and Robert G. Haight 2013: A Modeling Framework for Life History-Based Conservation Planning. Biological Conservation. 158(1): 14-25. pre-print post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Marc E. McDill, Nóra Könnyű, and Sonney George 2012: A Strengthening Procedure for the Path Formulation of the Area-based Adjacency Problem in Harvest Scheduling Models. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences 4(1): 16-38. post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Robert G. Haight, and Luke W. Rogers 2011: Dynamic Reserve Selection: Optimal Land Retention with Land Price Feedbacks. Operations Research. 59(5): 1059-1078. post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Sergey S. Rabotyagov and Gregory J. Ettl 2010: ECOSEL: An Auction Mechanism for Forest Ecosystem Services. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural Resource Sciences. 2(2): 99-116. post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Robert G. Haight, Stephanie A. Snyder, Sonney George, James R. Miller, Mark S. Gregory and Adam. M. Skibbe 2009: Reserve Selection with Minimum Contiguous Area Restrictions: An Application to Open Space Protection Planning in Suburban Chicago. Biological Conservation 142(8): 1617-1627. pre-print post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F. and Marc E. McDill 2009: Finding Efficient Harvest Schedules under Three Conflicting Objectives. Forest Science 55(2): 117-131. pre-print post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F. and Marc E. McDill 2008: Promoting Large, Compact Mature Forest Patches in Harvest Scheduling Models. Environmental Modeling and Assessment 13(1):1-15. pre-print post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Marc E. McDill and Stephanie Rebain 2006: Finding the Efficient Frontier of a Bi-Criteria, Spatially Explicit, Harvest Scheduling Model. Forest Science 52(1):93-107. pre-print post-print
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Tatsuhito Ueki and Marc E. McDill 2006: Monitoring the Forest Resources and Management of Private Landowners in Nagano, Japan, Japanese Journal of Forest Planning 12:59-64.
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Tatsuhito Ueki and Yuji Uozumi 2001: The Ecological and Historical Background of Forest Management in Hungary, Japanese Journal of Forest Planning 7:11-19 
  • Tóth, Sándor F., Tatsuhito Ueki and Yuji Uozumi 2001: The Current Situation of Hungarian Forest Management, with Special Emphasis on the Recent Changes in Forest Ownership, Japanese Journal of Forest Planning 7:21-28.

Journal articles in review:

  • McDill, Marc E., Sándor F. Tóth, Rachel St. John, Janis Braze and Stephanie A. Rebain. Comparing Model I and Model II Formulations of Spatially-Explicit Harvest Scheduling Models with Adjacency Constraints. Forest Science. In Review. manuscript
  • Könnyű, Nóra, Sándor F. Tóth, Babu Rajasekaran and Marc E. McDill. Temporal Connectivity of Mature Forest Patches in Spatially Explicit Harvest Scheduling Models. Forest Science. In Review. manuscript
  • Roesch, Gabrielle, Gregory J. Ettl, Sergey S. Rabotyagov, and Sándor F. Tóth. Public Willingness to Participate in an auction for Forest Ecosystem Services: A Focus Group Analysis. Society and Natural Resources. In Review.

 

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