Publications and references

Call for Manuscript Submissions

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 submissions20 July 2022.
Additional informationhttps://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Nondestructive_Wood_Evaluation


Special Issues

Nondestructive Evaluation of Forest Biomaterials: A Global Perspective

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".
Guest Editor: Dr. Robert J. Ross, USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI, USA

This Special Issue of Forests is focused on the nondestructive testing and evaluation of wood, forest products, and timber structures. It will include papers on nondestructive evaluation that will provide a historical perspective and review of fundamental principles. Papers, prepared by internationally recognized technical authorities, that summarize the state-of-the-art in the application of these principles and current research activities from around the world are welcomed.

Additional information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Biomaterials_Nondestructive_Evaluation

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Quality Requirements of Wood and Bark of Biorefineries and Future Products

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907).
Special Issue Editors: Dr. Pekka Saranpää, Natural Resources Institute Finland; Dr. Xiping Wang, Forest Products Laboratory, USDA Forest Service.

Bioenergy and biomass-based products diversify business opportunities in the forest cluster. In particular, biorefineries, which could be integrated into the sawmills and pulp and paper mills, seem to have immense future potential. The raw material quality requirements of wood and bark for future wood processing industries may differ from those for the current industries. For traditional products, like solid wood and engineered wood, high density and strength is appreciated. Pulp and paper products have different quality requirements, including fiber length and low lignin content.

This Special Issue welcomes research papers related to the structure and properties of wood biomass that are relevant to a range of wood manufacturing processes, with a focus on bioenergy and biomass utilization. Transportation and storing properties of the feedstock for biorefineries are also included.

Additional information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Wood_Bark_Quality


Webinar Recordings

Webinar: El Futuro de las Plantaciones Forestales en Venezuela. 60 años del inicio de plantaciones con pino Caribe en el país; online; 12 mayo 2021, 9:00-11:00 am (Caracas time). IUFRO Units involved: 4.05.03, 5.01.00.  Webinar recording


Proceedings

  • 21st International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium; Freiburg, Germany; 24-27 September 2019. Units involved: 5.01.00, 5.01.09. Proceedings  
     
  • 9th Pacific Regional Wood Anatomy Meeting (PRWAC); 26-28 September 2017; Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Units involved: 5.01.00, 5.06.00. Book of Abstracts  
     
  • 20th International Nondestructive Testing and Evaluation of Wood Symposium; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; 12-15 September 2017. Units involved: 5.01.00, 5.01.09. Proceedings

Publications of interest

Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology. Edited by Pieter Baas, Giovanna Battipaglia, Veronica De Micco, Frederic Lens, and Elisabeth Wheeler. ISBN13: 9789004265592; E-ISBN: 9789004265608; Publication Year: 2013; Format: Paperback; Pages, Illustr.: 180 pp., 17 colour ill.
Proceedings of the international conference "Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology (WSE)"; Naples, Italy; 17–20 April 2013.
http://www.brill.com/products/book/wood-structure-plant-biology-and-ecology/