5.01.00 - Wood and fibre quality
CALL FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSION
RECENT ADVANCES IN NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF WOOD: IN-FOREST WOOD QUALITY ASSESSMENTS
A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".
Guest Editor: Dr. Xiping Wang, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA
This special issue of Forests calls for research papers on in-forest wood quality assessments using emerging nondestructive and precision-based technologies and wood quality modeling with a focus on forest resource evaluation and wood utilization. These include SilviScan™, near infrared, DiscBot, acoustic waves, resistance drilling, as well as other novel concepts and methods. We also invite original papers and reviews that address how these technologies and the knowledge obtained from them can support the development of the next generation of forests, e.g. through tree breeding and silviculture.
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2022.
Additional information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Nondestructive_Wood_Evaluation
Xiping Wang, United States
Paul McLean, United Kingdom
Tahiana Ramananantoandro, Madagascar
Lihai Wang, China
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 on the end use requirements of wood. All, however, have a common goal of understanding the fundamental properties of an important biological material, how the environment and other factors influence these properties, how these properties may be influenced by a changing wood resource, and how these properties influence the utilization of the material. The ultimate goal of such knowledge is the sustainable and efficient utilization of our precious (and changing) wood resource.
The Research Group is made up of three 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
State of Knowledge
See the proceedings of the Division 5 Conference in Estoril, Portugal in July 2012: