5.01.00 - Wood and fibre quality




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.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 July 2021.
Additional information: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/forests/special_issues/Biomaterials_Nondestructive_Evaluation

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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 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

State of Knowledge

See the proceedings of the Division 5 Conference in Estoril, Portugal in July 2012: