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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Marcus E. Taylor

Research Forester
1710 Research Center Drive
United States

Phone: 540-232-8727
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Current Research

Marcus' research focuses on forests and forest products. He serves as a scientist in the National Center for Forest Products Survey & Analytics in the Forest Inventory & Analysis program. In this capacity, he works to improve monitoring of forest products removals, forest conditions, and land use across the nation. His research synthesizes forest products dynamics with a focus on land use and economic impacts. He also aims to develop a better understanding of the current and potential future conditions of forests and forest products in the United States as well as quantifying and qualifying impacts on ecosystems and livelihoods.


  • Bangor University, M.Sc. Environmental Forestry 2014
  • University of Copenhagen, M.Sc. Forests & Livelihoods 2013
  • Appalachian State University, B.A. Sustainable Development 2010
  • Appalachian State University, B.S. Appropriate Technology 2010

Professional Experience

  • Wood & Biomass Utilization Specialist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Region
    2016 - 2018

Awards & Recognition

  • Presidential Management Fellow, 2016
  • Erasmus Mundus Scholar, 2011


Citations of non US Forest Service Publications

  • Taylor, Marcus E.; Araman, Philip A. 2018. Effects of increased biomass power in the South on forest resources, 2001–2015. e-Research  Paper SRS–61. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 17 p.
  • Taylor, Marcus E. 2013. Firewood & Firewater: Increasing tree planting in micro-distillery systems in the Ecuadorian Andes (Unpublished Master's thesis). University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Last updated on : 01/25/2021