5.00.00 - Forest Products
This Division includes research on the varied factors affecting the way forest plants grow and produce woody biomass and other products and the various ways the materials are used by industries and communities. Specific topics include: the microscopic and macroscopic structure of wood and its utilization; engineering properties; protection in storage and use; wood physics; drying, conversion, and performance of solid wood and wood composites in use; production of energy and chemicals from trees. It also includes research on the production, characteristics, and use of non-wood forest products, such as medicinal and edible components of forest crops. A very strong theme is the efficient and sustainable use of forests for the good of mankind.
Every four to five years the Division holds an All-Division 5 conference. The previous one took place in Estoril, Portugal; 8-13 July 2012. More information
Activities and events Unit 5.00.00
Upcoming 3 events
|18th International Symposium on Legal Aspects of European Forest Sustainable Development and Wildlife: Skills and Vocational Training||Chisinau, Moldova|
|5th International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Forest and Bio-based Products Industries||Freising/Munich, Germany|
|New Frontiers in Forecasting Forests 2018||Stellenbosch, South Africa|