WVU Extension

Dave McGill

Dave McGill
Dave McGill, Ph.D.
Professor/Forest Resources Extension Specialist
Appalachian Hardwood Center
338-B Percival Hall, PO Box 6125
Morgantown, WV 26506-6125
Dave.McGill@mail.wvu.edu
Phone: 304-293-5930
Fax: 304-293-2441


Area of Expertise
  • Invasive species control
  • Nontimber forest products
  • Forest regeneration systems
  • Hardwood plantation silviculture
  • Woodland owner outreach education and organization
  • International forestry

  • Program Responsibilities
  • Conduct outreach education related to forests and forest management to serve the needs of family forest owners, educators, and nature enthusiasts
  • Research topic areas: cross-boundary and peer-to-peer networking among private woodland owners, invasive species control, forest regeneration
  • Co-Instruct the Global Forest Resources (FOR 425) course in the WVU Division of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • Facilitate 4-H and FFA Youth State Forestry Contests
  • Advise graduate students in applied research projects

  • Education
    Ph.D. Forest Resources, School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, 1995
    M.S. Forestry, University of Wisconsin—Madison, 1991
    B.S. Natural Resources Management, California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo, 1985

    Selected Publications
  • Piatek, K.B. and D.W. McGill. 2010. Perceptions of private forest owners in West Virginia on the use of prescribed fire in forestry. Small-scale Forestry 9:227-241.
  • Alkan, H, M. Korkmaz, D.W. McGill, and M. Eker. 2010. Conflicts in benefits from sustainable natural resource management: Two diverse examples from Turkey. J. Environ. Biol. 31:87-96.
  • Grushecky, S.T., B.D. Spong, D.W. McGill, and J.W. Edwards. 2009. Reducing sediments from skid roads in West Virginia using fiber mulch mats. North. J. Appl. For. 26(3):118-121.
  • Steele, J., D.W. McGill, R.S. Chandran, W.N. Grafton, and C.D. Huebner. 2008. Landowner information associated with receiving information about invasive plants and implications for outreach providers. Journal of Extension Vol. 46 No. 6. Article Number 6FEA7.
  • McGill, D.W., S.T. Grushecky, S. Moss, C. Pierskalla, and A. Schuler. 2008. Landowner willingness to engage in long-term timber leases in West Virginia, USA. Small-scale Forestry 7:105-116.

  • Selected Presentations
  • Exploring forest regeneration issues on private forests through the eyes of professional foresters, Freiburg, Germany. 2011.
  • A briefing on four peer-to-peer networks in West Virginia, USA. IUFRO Symposium on Peer-to-Peer Networks, Kuusamo, Finland. 2011.
  • Forest landowner willingness to pay for nontimber forest products education in West Virginia, IUFRO Small-Scale Forestry Conference. Bled, Slovenia. 2010

  • Committee
  • WV Forest Stewardship Advisory
  • WVU Davis College Diversity
  • WVU Davis College Special Events
  • WVU Research Forest