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5.01.00 - Wood and fibre quality



Upcoming Conference

23rd International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium
17-21 September 2024, University of Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Units involved: 5.01.00, 5.01.04, 5.01.09

The 23rd International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium will be held in Campinas, Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 17-21, 2024. This event will be co-hosted by the School of Agricultural Engineering (FEAGRI) of University of Campinas, the USDA Forest Service Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), the Forest Products Society (FPS), and the Brazilian Association on Nondestructive Testing and Inspection (ABENDI) and sponsored by the International Union of Forest Research Organization (IUFRO) Division 5. This symposium is a forum for those involved in nondestructive testing and evaluation (NDT/NDE) of wood and brings together many international researchers, users of various nondestructive testing technologies, equipment development and manufacturing professionals, representatives from various government agencies and other groups to share research findings and new nondestructive testing products and technologies. Networking among participants will encourage international collaborations and foster the implementation of NDT/NDE technologies around the world.

Learn more about your opportunities to hear the latest in technology advances and research for forest products!

Call for Papers is open now. Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2024

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Xiping Wang, United States


Paul McLean, United Kingdom

Tahiana Ramananantoandro, Madagascar

Lihai Wang, China

About Unit

The Wood Quality Research Group is home to a variety of interests that encompass studies of the formation, structure, and chemistry of wood, as well as studies of the processing characteristics and end use requirements of wood. All, however, have a common goal of understanding the fundamental properties of wood as an important biological material. Through active research in these areas, we hope to gain better understanding of how environmental conditions, silvicultural practices, and genetics influence fundamental wood properties; and how wood and fiber quality impact the utilization of wood materials. The ultimate goal of such knowledge is the sustainable and efficient utilization of our valuable forest resources.

The Research Group sponsors regional and international events such as technical meetings, trainings, workshops, and symposia. Through these activities, we hope to promote effective communication and discussions among colleagues around the world on most recent research developments.

The Research Group currently has five Working Parties:
•    5.01.04 Wood quality modelling
•    5.01.07 Tree ring analysis
•    5.01.08 Understanding wood variability
•    5.01.09 Non-destructive evaluation of wood and wood-based materials
•    5.01.10 Fundamental properties of wood and wood-based materials

Activities and events Unit 5.01.00

Upcoming 2 events

International Conference on Tropical Wood - Advancing the Sustainable Use of Tropical ForestsAntananarivo, Madagascar
23rd International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood SymposiumCampinas, São Paulo, Brazil

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