Thomas Hinckley

Thomas Hinckley

Professor Emeritus
Woody plant ecophysiology; Stress and carbon physiology; Subalpine-alpine systems; Old-growth to plantations; Mountain communities

Office: Winkenwerder 204
Phone: 206-543-1588 
Email: hinckley@uw.edu


B.A., Biology, Carleton College, 1966
Ph.D., Forest Ecophysiology, University of Washington, 1971

Tom Hinckley studies tissue to whole tree responses to environmental stresses. He is particularly interested in the water and nutrient relations, carbon economy, and growth of trees from diverse ecosystems. Recent emphases have been on the understanding of structural-functional relationships using Populus as a model system, and on scaling leaf and twig level measures of water loss to the branch, tree, and stand levels in such species as hybrid Populus, Abies amabilis, and Pseudotsuga menziesii. For the latter species, he has been using the Wind River Canopy Crane Research Facility.
Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
SEFS 521 Current Topics in Forest Resources (2)Autumn
Current Sponsored Research:
Center for Tropical Forest Science Workshop 2012
Sustainable Forestry Forum
Wind River Canopy Crane decommissioning
Recent Publications:
Gaulke, L.S., X. Weiyang, A. Scanlon, A. Henck and T. Hinckley. 2009. Evaluation criteria for implementation of a sustainable sanitation and wastewater treatment system at Jiuzhaigou National Park, Sichuan Province, China. Acta Chiropterologica 45(1):93-104.
Henck, A., J. Taylor, L. Hongliang, L. Yongxian, L., Y. Qingxia, B. Grub, S.J. Breslow, A. Robbins, A. Elliott, T. Hinckley, J. Combs, L. Urgenson, S. Widder, H. Xinxin, Y. Ma Ziyu, J. Yaowu, L. Daijun, L. Xun and T. Ya. 2009. Anthropogenic hillslope terraces and swidden agriculture in Jiuzhaigou National Park, northern Sichuan, China. Quaternary Research 73(2):201-207.
Kennedy, M., T. M. Hinckley and E.D. Ford. 2009. Defining how aging Pseudotsuga and Abies compensate for multiple stresses through multi-criteria assessment of a functional-structural model. Tree Physiology 30(1):3-22.
SEFS Committee Membership:Chair?
Visiting Committee