Mark J. Ducey

Phone: (603) 862-4429
Office: Natural Resources & the Environment, James Hall Rm G64, Durham, NH 03824

I am a forest biometrician and quantitative silviculturist. Research in my lab focuses on the use of quantitative techniques to describe the structure, function, and dynamics of forests from the stand to regional scales. Although much of the research my team and I perform is centered on the mixed-species forests of New England, my group is engaged in projects elsewhere in the U.S. (such as the Blue Mountains ecoregion in northeastern Oregon), with colleagues in Europe (Norway, Spain), Australia, New Zealand, Costa Rica, and Brazil.


  • Ph.D., Forestry, Yale University
  • M.F.S., Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management, Yale University
  • B.A., Classical Civilization, Yale University

Courses Taught

  • NR 599: Work Experience
  • NR 600: Work Experience
  • NR 749: Forest Inventory and Modeling
  • NR 910: Forest Stand Dynamics
  • NR 912: Sampling Techniques
  • NR 993: Sem/Scale & Change in Applied


McIntire, C. D., Munck, I. A., Ducey, M. J., & Asbjornsen, H. (2018). Thinning treatments reduce severity of foliar pathogens in eastern white pine. Forest Ecology and Management, 423, 106-113. doi:10.1016/j.foreco.2018.03.032

Ducey, M. J., & Fraver, S. (2018). The conic-paraboloid formulae for coarse woody material volume and taper and their approximation. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FOREST RESEARCH, 48(8), 966-975. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2018.0064

Ducey, M. J., & Astrup, R. (2018). Rapid, nondestructive estimation of forest understory biomass using a handheld laser rangefinder. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 48(7), 803-808. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2017-0441

Castle, M., Weiskittel, A., Wagner, R., Ducey, M., Frank, J., & Pelletier, G. (2018). Evaluating the influence of stem form and damage on individual-tree diameter increment and survival in the Acadian Region: implications for predicting future value of northern commercial hardwood stands. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 1-13. doi:10.1139/cjfr-2018-0081

Ducey, M. J. (2018). Design-unbiased point-to-object sampling on lines, with applications to areal sampling. European Journal of Forest Research, 137(3), 367-383. doi:10.1007/s10342-018-1109-0

Ducey, M. J., Gove, J. H., & Valentine, H. T. (2004). A walkthrough solution to the boundary overlap problem. FOREST SCIENCE, 50(4), 427-435. Retrieved from

Sheil, D., Ducey, M. J., Sidiyasa, K., & Samsoedin, I. (2003). A new type of sample unit for the efficient assessment of diverse tree communities in complex forest landscapes. JOURNAL OF TROPICAL FOREST SCIENCE, 15(1), 117-135. Retrieved from

Amateis, R. L., Liu, J., Ducey, M. J., & Allen, H. L. (2000). Modeling Response to Midrotation Nitrogen and Phosphorus Fertilization in Loblolly Pine Plantations. Southern Journal of Applied Forestry, 24(4), 207-212.

Ducey, M. J., & Larson, B. C. (2003). There a correct stand density index? An alternate interpretation. WESTERN JOURNAL OF APPLIED FORESTRY, 18(3), 179-184. Retrieved from

Ducey, M., & Allen, H. L. (2001). Nutrient supply and fertilization efficiency in midrotation loblolly pine plantations: A modeling analysis. FOREST SCIENCE, 47(1), 96-102. Retrieved from

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