Marc E. McDill, Ph.D.

  • Associate Professor of Forest Management
Marc E. McDill, Ph.D.
310 Forest Resources Building
University Park, PA 16802-4301
Work Phone: 814-865-1602


  1. B.S., University of Minnesota (1984)
  2. M.S., North Carolina State University (1986)
  3. Ph.D., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (1989)

Academic Interests:

Forest management planning and economics, operations research, private forest management, property taxes, forest values and valuation, forest growth and yield modeling, oak regeneration, timber supply, geographic information systems, forest management under uncertainty, regional development.

Courses Taught:

Forest Resource Management

Forest Ecosystem Management

Professional Affiliation:

Society of American Foresters; Xi Sigma Pi; INFORMS

Recent Research/Educational Projects:

Developing computer courseware for forest management

Development of a modeling framework for regional analysis of Southern forest economies

Initial development of a modeling framework for regional analysis of Southern forest economies

Relating timber prices to timber values and public forest investment in Minnesota

Feasibility of linking Dualplan and IMPLAN in an ecological economic model

Simulating Minnesota's Future Forests

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Papers

Jordi Garcia-Gonzalo, Vladimir Bushenkov, Marc E McDill, Jose G Borges. 2015. A Decision Support System for Assessing Trade-Offs between Ecosystem Management Goals: An Application in Portugal. Forests 6:65-87.

Könnyű, Nóra, Sándor  F. Tóth and Marc E. McDil. 2014. Temporal connectivity of mature patches in forest planning models. Forest Science 60(6): 1089-1099.

Borges, Jose, Jordi Garcia, Vladimir Bushenkov, Marc McDill, Susete Marques, and Manuela Olivera. 2014. Addressing multi-criteria forest management with Pareto Frontier methods: an application in Portugal. Forest Science. 60(1):63-72.

Wilck, Joseph H., Steven D Mills, and Marc E. McDill. 2014. Computational Comparison of Stand-Centered Versus Cover-Constraint Formulations. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 33(1): 33-45.

Tóth, Sándor  F., Marc E. McDill, Nóra Könnyű, and Sonney George. 2013. Testing the use of lazy constraints in solving area-based adjacency formulations of harvest scheduling models. Forest Science 59(2): 157-176.

Manning, Phillip J., and Marc McDill. 2012. Optimal parameter settings for solving harvest scheduling models with adjacency constraints.  Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resources 4(1): 16-26.

Sándor F. Tóth, Marc E. McDill, Nora Konnyu, Sonney George. 2012. A strengthening procedure for the path formulation of the area-based adjacency problem in harvest scheduling models.  Mathematical and Computational Forestry and Natural Resources 4(1): 27-49.

Gilabert, Horacio, and Marc McDill. 2010. Optimizing inventory and yield data collection for forest management planning.  Forest Science 56(6):578-591.

Gilabert, Horacio, Phillip Manning, Marc McDill and Stephen Sterner. 2010. Sawtimber yield tables for Pennsylvania forest management planning.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 27(4):140-150.

Tóth, Sándor F., and Marc E. McDill. 2009. Finding efficient harvest schedules under three conflicting objectives. Forest Science 55(2):117-131.

Kaeser, Melanie, Peter Gould, Marc McDill, Kim Steiner, and James Finley. 2008. Classifying patterns of vegetation and regeneration in mixed-oak stands across the Allegheny Plateau and Ridge and Valley Ecoregions of Pennsylvania. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 25(1):38-44.

Steiner, Kim C., James C. Finley, Peter J. Gould, Songlin Fei, and Marc McDill.  2008.  Oak regeneration guidelines for the Central Appalachians.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 25(1):5-16.

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.

Brubaker, Roy, James Finley, and Marc McDill. 2006. The effect of timber value information on Pennsylvania's private forest landowner: a case study.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 23(4):234-240.

Gould, Peter, Kim Steiner, Marc McDill, and James Finley. 2006. Modeling seed-origin oak regeneration in the central Appalachians. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 36(4):833-844.

Tóth, Sándor F., Marc E. McDill, and Stephanie Rebain. 2006. Finding the efficient frontier of a bi-criteria, spatially-explicit, harvest scheduling problem. Forest Science 52(1):93-107.

Tóth, Sándor, Tatsuhito Ueki and Marc McDill.  2006. Monitoring the forest resources and management of private landowners in Nagano, Japan.  Japanese Journal of Forest Planning 12:59-64.

Fei, Songlin, Peter Gould, Kim Steiner, James Finley, and Marc McDill. 2005. Forest regeneration composition and development in upland, mixed-oak forests. Tree Physiology 25: 1495-1500.

Gould, Peter J., Kim C. Steiner, James C. Finley and Marc McDill. 2005. Developmental pathways following the harvest of oak-dominated stands. Forest Science 51(1):76-90.

Jacobson, Michael, and Marc McDill.  2004. Forest tax incentives in Pennsylvania: A public official’s perspective. Journal of Multistate Taxation and Incentives 14(8):18-27.

Silva, Gabriela, and Marc McDill. 2004.  Barriers to ecotourism supplier success.  Journal of Sustainable Tourism 12(4):289-305.

Jacobson, Michael, and Marc McDill. 2003. An historical review of forest property taxes in Pennsylvania: implications for special forestland tax programs. Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 49(4):608-618.

Keefer, Matthew, James Finley, A.E. Luloff, and Marc McDill. 2003. Understanding loggers’ perceptions. Journal of Sustainable Forestry 17(3):81-102.

Linehan, Peter, Michael Jacobson, and Marc McDill. 2003. Hardwood stumpage price trends and regional market differences in Pennsylvania.  Northern Journal of Applied Forestry 20(3):124-130.

Rebain, Stephanie, and Marc McDill. 2003. A mixed-integer formulation of the minimum patch size problem.  Forest Science 49(4):608-618.

Rebain, Stephanie, and Marc McDill. 2003. Can mature patch constraints mitigate the fragmenting effect of harvest opening size restrictions? International Transactions of Operations Research 10(5):499-513.

Cao, Quang, Shiansong Li, and Marc McDill. 2002. Developing a system of annual tree growth equations for the loblolly-shortleaf pine type in Louisiana.  Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32(11): 2051-2059.

McDill, Marc, Stephanie Rebain, and Janis Braze. 2002. Harvest scheduling with area-based adjacency constraints. Forest Science 48(4):631-642.

Keefer, Matthew, James Finley, A.E. Luloff, and Marc McDill. 2002. Characterizing loggers’ forest management decisions. Journal of Forestry 100(6):8-15.

McDill, Marc, and Janis Braze. 2001. Using the branch and bound algorithm to solve forest planning problems with adjacency constraints. Forest Science 47(3):403-418.

McDill, Marc, and Janis Braze. 2000. Comparing adjacency constraint formulations for randomly generated forest planning problems with four age-class distributions. Forest Science 46(3):423-436.

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