Eric Turnblom

Eric Turnblom

Associate Professor
Forest growth and yield modeling; Sampling and inventory; Biometrics

Office: Bloedel 232
Phone: 206-543-2762 
Email: ect@uw.edu


B.S. (Honors), Forest Science, University of Illinois, 1983
M.Sc., Forest Mensuration, University of British Columbia, 1986
Ph.D., Forest Biometrics, University of Minnesota, 1994.

Research Interests:

Plant population and systems modeling, quantitative silviculture and stand dynamics, forest mensuration, biometrics, natural resources inventory, and sampling.

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 304 Environmental and Resource Assessment (5)Autumn
ESRM 304 Environmental and Resource Assessment (5)Summer
ESRM 323 Silviculture (5)Spring
Current Sponsored Research:
Center for Advanced Forestry Systems: Phase II
Stand Management Cooperative
Understanding and Modeling Competition Effects on Tree Growth and Stand Development Across Varying Forest Types and Management Intensities
Recent Publications:
Bose, A., A. Weiskittel, C. Kuehne, R. Wagner, E. Turnblom, H. Burkhart. 2018. Does commercial thinning improve stand-level growth of the three most commercially important softwood forest types in North America? Forest Ecology and Management 409: 683-693 doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2017.12.008
Gross, C., J. James, E. Turnblom, R. Harrison. 2018. Thinning treatments reduce deep soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in a coastal Pacific Northwest forest. Forests 9(5): 238-257 doi: 10.3390/f9050238
Littke, K., D. Zabowski, E. Turnblom, R. Harrison. 2018. Estimating Shallow Soil Available Water Supply for Douglas-fir Forests of the Coastal Pacific Northwest: Climate Change Impacts. Canadian Journal of Forest Resources 48(4): 421-430.
Hoibo, O., E. Turnblom. 2017. Models of Knot Characteristics in Young Coastal US Douglas-Fir: Are the Effects of Tree and Site Data Visibly Rendered in the Annual Ring Width Pattern at Breast Height? Forest Products Journal 67(1/2): 29-38.
Miller, C., G. King, Y. Liu, R. Harrison, E. Turnblom, D. Zabowski. 2015. Assessing Douglas-fir seedling establishment using two modified forestry reclamation approaches in the Pacific Northwest. Forests 6:2836-2852.
Gehringer, K.R., E.C. Turnblom. 2014. Constructing a virtual forest: Using hierarchical nearest neighbor imputation to generate simulated tree lists. Can. J. For. Res. 44(7): 711-719.
Himes, A.J., E.C. Turnblom, R.B. Harrison, K.M. Littke, W.D. Devine, D. Zabowski, D.G. Briggs. 2014. Predicting risk of long-term nitrogen depletion under whole-tree harvesting in the coastal Pacific Northwest. For. Sci. 60(2): 382-390.
Lowell, E.C., D.A. Maguire, D.G. Briggs, E.C. Turnblom, K.J.S. Jayawickrama, J. Bryce. 2014. Effects of silviculture and genetics on branch/knot attributes of Coastal Pacific Northwest Douglas-fir and implications for wood quality - a synthesis. Forests 5(7): 1717-1736.
Petrova, M., E. Turnblom, J. Bakker. 2014. An improved 10-year periodic diameter model for ponderosa pine in the Southwest reduces long-term error propagation. For. Sci. 60(6): 1148 – 1155.
Cross, J., E. Turnblom, J. Calhoun and G. Ettl. 2013. Biomass production on the Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas, Washington: Updated logging residue ratios, slash pile volume-to-weight ratios, and supply curves for selected delivery centroids. USFS GTR PNW – 872. 30 p.
Suntana, A.S, E.C. Turnblom, K.A. Vogt. 2013. Addressing Unknown Variability in Seemingly Fixed National Forest Estimates: Aboveground Forest Biomass for Renewable Energy. Energy Sources, Part A: Recovery, Utilization, and Environmental Effects 35(6): 546-555.