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 323 Silviculture (5)Spring
ESRM 368 Natural Resource Measurements (4)Winter
SEFS 564 Advanced Forest Biometry (3/5)Winter
Current Sponsored Research:
Understanding and Modeling Competition Effects on Tree Growth and Stand Development Across Varying Forest Types and Management Intensities
Recent Publications:
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.
Briggs, D.G., R. Kantavichai, E.C. Turnblom. 2010. Predicting the diameter of the largest breast-height region branch of Douglas-fir trees in thinned and fertlized plantations. Forest Products Journal 60(4):322-330.
Kantavichai, R, D.G. Briggs, E.C. Turnblom. 2010. Modeling effects of soil, climate, and silviculture on growth ring specific gravity of Douglas-fir on a drought-prone site in western Washington. Forest Ecology and Management 259(6):1085-1092.
Kantavichai, R., D.G. Briggs, and E.C. Turnblom. 2010. Effect of thinning, fertilization with biosoloids, and weather on interannual ring specific gravity and carbon accumulation of a 55 year-old Douglas-fir stand in western Washington. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 40(1):72-85.
Vaughn, N.R., E.C. Turnblom and M.W. Ritchie. 2010. Bootstrap evaluation of a young Douglas-fir height growth model for the Pacific Northwest. Forest Science 56(6):592-602.
Harrison, R.B., TA Terry, CW Licata, BL Flaming, R Meade, IA Guerrini, BD Strahm, D Xue, AB Adams, MR Lolley, A Sidell, GL Wagoner, DG Briggs, EC Turnblom. 2009. Biomass and stand characteristics of a highly-productive mixed Douglas-fir and western hemlock plantation in coastal Washington. Western Journal of Applied Forestry 24(4):180-186.
Suntana, A., K. Vogt, E.C. Turnblom, and R. Upadhye. 2009. Bio-methanol potential in Indonesia: Forest biomass as a source of bio-energy that reduces carbon emissions. Applied Energy 86(S1):216-221.