Woody plant ecophysiology; Stress and carbon physiology; Subalpine-alpine systems; Old-growth to plantations; Mountain communities
Graduate Interest Group(s): FOREST ECOLOGY; FOREST SOILS;RESTORATION ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURE
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.