B.A. Biology, Carleton College
Ph.D. Forest Physiology & Ecology, University of Washington
Burlington Northern Teaching Award
Honorary Doctorate Degree, Universität für Bodenkultur, Vienna, Austria
100th Anniversitiy Outstanding Alumni Teaching Award
David RM Scott Professorship
Focus on the water and carbon physiology of trees and woody shrubs. Projects have included the impact of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens on the recovery (& decline) of forest trees, the physiological determinants of heterosis in hybrid cottonwood trees, and the controls of water flow and loss in very old and tall trees. Current work on educational pedagogy, interdisciplinary research on environmental problems, alpine and subalpine crusts.
119 refereed publications, 16 chapters in books, 6 edited books, 5100 science citations.
Three recent publications:
Kim, H.S., R. Oren, and T.M. Hinckley. 2008. Actual and potential transpiration and carbon assimilation in an irrigated poplar plantation. Tree Physiology 28: 559-577.
Trac, C.J., S. Harrell, T.M. Hinckley, and A.C. Henck. 2007. Afforestation and Reforestation Programs in the Eastern Himalayas of Southwest China: Reported Success, Observed Failure and the Reasons Why. J of Mountain Science 4: 275-292.
Gold, W., K. Ewing, J. Banks, M. Groom, T. Hinckley, D. Secord, D. Shebitz. 2006. Collaborative ecological restoration. Science 312: 1880-1881.
An Evaluation of the Research Needs and Opportunities in Jiuzhaigou National Nature Reserve
Administration & Service
Former departmental chair (1997 - 2000) and Director of the Center for Urban Horticulture (1999 - 2004). Project team leader for an innovative teaching and learning facility at the University of Washington.
- Instructor in forest ecology and physiology for 35 years, focus on project- & participatory-learning techniques
- Instruction has spanned from 7th graders through graduate school
- Member UW Worldwide, one of founding faculty of UW - SU Undergraduate Exchange Program
- PI NSF- IGERT: Multinational Collaboration on Challenges to the Environment
- Extensive teaching, research, & collaborative experiences in 12 foreign countries