Sándor F. Tóth

Associate Professor of 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:

  • St. John, Rachel and Sándor F. Tóth. Spatially-Explicit Forest Harvest Scheduling with Difference Equations. Annals of Operations Research. Forthcoming. 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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