5.16.00 - Wood identification


Short Report of Dalbergia samples in wood collections

A Consultancy Report of Dalbergia's samples available in eight international wood collections and ten Brazilian wood collections was compiled by Dr. Vera Coradin from Laboratory of Forest Products (LPF), IBAMA of Brazil. 

This Report can serve as a basis for other researchers working in wood identification. 

Contact for further information: vera.coradin@gmail.com or Project coordinator tereza.pastore@florestal.gov.br

Please visit: https://cites-tsp.org/resources/publications-and-reports/ for more details.


Special Edition 2020 of IAWA Journal on Wood Identification was Published

The special edition of IAWA Journal 2020: 41(4) on Wood Identification “Advancing Wood Identification - Anatomical and Molecular Techniques”, edited by Yafang Yin, Alex Wiedenhoeft and Lloyd Donaldson was published on November 12, 2020.

It contains 14 original papers and one review article emphasizing recent research development in wood identification. Further details will be available by visiting the IAWA Journal (https://brill.com/view/journals/iawa/41/4/iawa.41.issue-4.xml). The hard copy of this special edition can be ordered from IAWA Leiden Office (iawa.financial.office@gmail.com).

The editing of this special issue is to leverage the success of the IAWA-IUFRO international symposium “Challenges and opportunities for updating wood identification” organized in May 2019 in Beijing, and to disseminate wood identification research advances. All colleagues from the 2019 IAWA-IUFRO international symposium and this special issue of the IAWA Journal is gratefully acknowledged. 


New App CITESwoodID is Available

A new App CITESwoodID, programmed for Android®, iOS® operating systems, is now available since October 24, 2020. It can be free downloaded in German, English, French and Spanish, and directly used. This App is designed for wood identification of CITES-protected tree species, and developed by Dr. Gerald Koch and his team of Thünen Institute of Wood Research, Hamburg, Germany. 

AppStore: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/citeswoodid/id1534768227

Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=de.bfn.CITESwoodID

or using the search term: citeswoodid.

Please visit IAWA website: http://iawa-website.org/ for more details.


New Research Group 5.16.00 Wood Identification 

The Unit 5.16.00 Wood Identification is a newly established Research Group of IUFRO family, approved by the IUFRO Board in September, 2020. 

A total of 11 coordinators of Working Parties from nine countries and currently other 48 collaborated scientists in wood identification research field from 23 countries are included. 

This IUFRO Unit will strengthen its collaboration with IAWA, CITES, IAWS, GTTN, ITTO and other relevant international/regional organizations. We are looking forward to more scientists and expertise in wood identification field contributing to IUFRO research network. 

IUFRO RG - 5.16.00 Wood Identification