FACULTY

Sándor F.  Tóth

Sándor F. Tóth

Associate Professor
Natural resource informatics
http://faculty.washington.edu/toths/

Office: Bloedel 358
Phone: 206-616-2738 
Email: toths@uw.edu

Graduate Interest Group(s): SUSTAINABLE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; WILDLIFE SCIENCES

B.S., Forest Engineering, University of Forestry and Wood Sciences, Sopron, Hungary, 1994
M.S., Agriculture, Shinshu University, Nagano, Japan, 2002
Ph.D., Forest Resources and Operations Research, Pennsylvania State University, 2005


My primary field of interest is developing quantitative decisision 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 areas of (1) forest management planning, including spatially explicit harvest scheduling models and multiple-criteria forest planning; (2) operations research, including integer programming, multiple-criteria optimization, and multiple-criteria decision support systems; and (3) the economics of non-timber forest benefits.
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 490 Special Topics (5)Spring
Q SCI 291 Analysis for Biologists (5)Winter
SEFS 540 Optimization Techniques for Natural Resources (5)Spring
Current Sponsored Research:
Accounting for habitat range shifts in species conservation planning
Integrating carbon and other ecosystem services into a framework for forest management
Multi-objective optimization to evaluate and sell forest ecosystem services
Recent Publications:
St. John, R., and S.F. Tóth. In Press. Spatially-Explicit Forest Harvest Scheduling with Difference Equations. Annals of Operations Research.
Burns, E.S., S.F. Tóth, and R.G. Haight. 2013. A Modeling Framework for Life History-Based Conservation Planning. Biological Conservation 158(1): 14-25.
Könnyu, N. and S.F. Tóth. 2013. A Cutting Plane Algorithm for Area-Based Adjacency Formulations in Harvest Scheduling Models. Eur. Journal of Operational Research. 228(1): 236-248.
Rabotyagov, S.S., S.F. Tóth, and G.J. Ettl. 2013: Testing the Design Variables of ECOSEL: A Market Mechanism for Forest Ecosystem Services. Forest Science. 59(3): 303-321.
Tóth, S.F., N. Könnyu, G.J. Ettl, L.W. Rogers and S.S. Rabotyagov. 2013. ECOSEL: Selling Forest Ecosystem Services. Forest Policy & Economics. 35(2013): 73-82.
Tóth, S.F., N. Könnyu, M.E. McDill, and S. George. 2013. Lazy Constraints for Area-Based Adjacency Formulations in Harvest Scheduling Models. Forest Science. 59(2): 157-176.
Passolt, G., M.J. Fix, and S.F. Tóth. 2013. A Voronoi Tesselation-based Approach to Generate Hypothetical Forest Landscapes. Canadian Journal of Forest Research. 43(1): 78-89.
Tóth, S.F., M.E. McDill, N. Könnyu, and S. 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.
Tóth, S.F., R.G. Haight, and L.W. Rogers. 2011. Dynamic Reserve Selection: Modeling land price feedback effects in strategic land retention. Operations Research 59(5):1059-1078.
Tóth, S.F., G.J. Ettl and S.S. Rabotyagov. 2010. Ecosel: An auction mechanism for forest ecosystem services. Mathematical and Computational Forestry & Natural-Resource Sciences 2(2): 99-116.
Tóth, S.F, R.G. Haight, S.A. Snyder, S. George, J.R. Miller, M.S. Gregory, and A.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.
Tóth, S.F. and M.E. McDill. 2009. Finding efficient harvest schedules under three conflicting objectives. Forest Science 55(2):117-131.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Elected Faculty PMT Committee