Ivan Eastin

Ivan Eastin

Professor/Director, CINTRAFOR
Marketing strategies and international trade of forest products; Marketing of lesser-known timber species

Office: Anderson 123J
Phone: 206-543-1918 
Email: eastin@uw.edu


B.S., Wood Science and Technology, Michigan Technological University, 1983
M.S., Wood Science and Technology, Michigan Technological University, 1985
M.S., International Trade, University of Washington, 1989
Ph.D., Forest Products Marketing, University of Washington, 1992

From a domestic US perspective my research is related to understanding those factors that influence the adoption and diffusion of new wooden building materials within the residential construction industry. Another area of research focuses on understanding the factors that influence the substitution between wood and non-wood products as an industrial raw material feedstock in the secondary wood products industry.

At the international level my research interests include understanding the technology transfer issues that adversely impact the adoption and use of the North American 2x4 residential construction technology in Japan. This research includes a cost analysis to identify those factors that contribute to the high cost of 2x4 residential construction in Japan. Finally, I am involved in two projects in Ghana and the Philippines to develop a set of marketing strategies to more effectively promote the introduction and acceptance of lesser-used tropical timber species as a component of sustainable forest management in the tropics.

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 403 Forest and Economic Development in the Developing World (4) 
SEFS 550 CINTRAFOR Research Seminar (2-5)Winter
Recent Publications:
B. Roe, I. Eastin and I. Ganguly. 2014. The Impact of Timber Legality Regulations on Business Practices in Vietnam. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 651-659
Bergman, Oneil, Eastin and Han. 2014. Life Cycle Impacts of Manufacturing Redwood Decking in Northern California. Wood Fiber Science 46(3): 1-18
F. Pierobon, I. Ganguly, T. Anfodillo and I. Eastin. 2014. Evaluation of Environmental Impacts of Harvest Residue-based Bioenergy Using Radiative Forcing Framework. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 577-585
I. Eastin, I. Brose, F. Maplesdon, I. Novoselov. 2014. Wood-based Panels Markets, 2013-2014. UNECE Timber Market Report 36: 55-66
P. Bridegam and I. Eastin. 2014. The Effects of the 2008 Lacey Act Amendment on the International Trade in Forest Products. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 643-650
S. Ghanbari, S.M.H Vaezin, T. Shamekhi, M. Zobeiri and I. Eastin. 2014. Market Expansion’s Influence on the Harvesting of Non-Wood Forest Products in the Arasbaran Forests of Iran. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 599-604
T. Bowers, I. Ganguly and I. Eastin. 2014. Eco-labeled Wood Products in the US Residential Construction Industry: Architects’ Awareness and Usage of Certified Wood and Green Building Programs. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 605-613
Z. Lu, I. Ganguly and I. Eastin. 2014. Changes in Chinese Wood-based Exports to the US: Post Lacey Act Amendment. Forestry Chronicle 90(5): 660-665
Eastin, Brose, Novoselov. 2013. Wood-based Panels Markets, 2012-2013. UNECE/FAO Annual Forest Products Annual Market Review 2013(SP-33): 59-70
Ganguly, Bowers, Eastin and Cantrell. 2013. Role of Green Building Programs in Enhancing the Usage of Environmentally Certified Wood in the US Residemntial Construction Industry.. International Journal of Construction Education and Research 2013(9): 183-202