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Anthony Taylor

Associate Professor of Forest Management


Forestry and Environmental Management

Forestry/Geology 210


Academic interests

  • Forest management planning and operations
  • Forest modeling and analytics
  • Environmental science and ecology

Current research focus

  • Impact of climate change on wood supply
  • Forest management strategies to mitigate and/or adapt to climate change
  • Alternative forest management strategies, e.g., ecological forestry and zoning systems


Anthony spent his youth playing and working in the forests of central Nova Scotia, where his family owns and operates a forestry company. Following undergraduate studies in Environmental Science from Memorial University of Newfoundland, he continued his passion for forestry by pursuing a MSc. and PhD. in Forest Ecology and Management from Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ontario (2002-2009), where he also worked as a forestry consultant, focusing on forest inventory and management related issues.

After graduate studies and several years employed as an industrial forester, Anthony worked for the Canadian Forest Service—Natural Resources Canada as a Research Scientist (Forest Ecologist), focusing on forest modeling and the effects of climate change on wood supply across Canada. He joined the faculty in 2021 as an Associate Professor of Forest Management and continues research on the effects of environmental change on the forestry sector. Anthony enjoys spending time with his family, working on the camp, and ‘tinkering’ in his woodlot.

Courses taught

  • ENVS 6008 – Management of Natural Systems
  • FOR 2006 – Management of Natural Systems
  • FOR 3006 – Forest Management
  • FOR 4096 – Forest Landscape and Design
  • FOR 4973 – Field Camp

Selected publications

See ResearchGate for a complete list of publications.

Vaughn, W.R., Taylor, A.R., MacLean, D.A., D’Orangeville, L., Lavigne, M.B. 2021. Climate change experiment suggests divergent responses of tree seedlings in eastern North America’s Acadian Forest Region over the 21st century. Canadian Journal of Forest Research

Taylor, A.R., MacLean, D.A., Neily, P.D., Stewart, B., Quigley, E., Basquill, S.P., Boone, C.K., Gilby, D., Pulsifer, M. 2020. A review of natural disturbances to inform implementation of ecological forestry in Nova Scotia, Canada. Environmental Reviews

Taylor, A.R., Endicott, S., Hennigar, C. 2020. Disentangling mechanisms of early succession following harvest: Implications for climate change adaptation in Canada’s boreal-temperate forests. Forest Ecology and Management 461, p.117926

Taylor, A.R., Dracup, E., MacLean, D.A., Boulanger, Y., Endicott, S. 2019. Forest structure more important than topography in determining windthrow during Hurricane Juan in Canada’s Acadian Forest. Forest Ecology and Management 434: 255-263.

Taylor, A.R., Boulanger, Y., Price, D.T., Cyr, D., McGarrigle, E., Rammer, W., Kershaw, J.A. 2017. Rapid 21st century climate change projected to shift composition and growth of Canada’s Acadian Forest Region. Forest Ecology and Management 405: 284-294