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 304 Environmental and Resource Assessment (5) 
ESRM 323 Silviculture (5)Spring
ESRM 368 Natural Resource Measurements (4)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Stand Management Cooperative
Understanding and Modeling Competition Effects on Tree Growth and Stand Development Across Varying Forest Types and Management Intensities
Recent Publications:
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.
Suntana, A., K. Vogt, E. Turnblom, D. Vogt, R. Upadhye. 2012. Non-Traditional Use of Biomass at Certified Forest management Units: Forest Biomass for Energy Production and Carbon Emissions Reduction in Indonesia. International Journal of Forestry Research 2012:1-12.
Vaughn, N., L. M. Moskal, E. Turnblom. 2012. Tree Species Detection Accuracies Using Discrete Point Lidar and Airborne Waveform Lidar. Remote Sensing 4(2):377-403.
Vaughn, N.R., L.M. Moskal, E.C. Turnblom. 2011. Fourier transformation of waveform Lidar for species recognition. Remote Sensing Letters 2(4): 347-356.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee