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Section Board for 'Wood Science and Forest Products' (42)

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Dr. Angela Lo Monaco
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Agriculture and Forest Science, University of Tuscia. Via San Camillo de Lellis snc, 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: wood characterisation; wood anatomy; wood modification; wood coating; mechanical testing; physical testing; wood properties; wood quality; tree growth; forest products; forest resource management; sustainability; wood in cultural heritage; wood in religious art
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Dr. Milan Gaff
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Department of Wood Processing and Biomaterials, Czech University of Life Sciences Prague, Kamýcká 129, 165 21 Praha 6–Suchdol, Czech Republic
Interests: mechanical properties of wood and biomaterials; wood modification; elasticity; plasticity; bending; laser cutting; quality of the surface
Dr. Ian D. Hartley
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Department of Physics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
Interests: wood-water; non-destructive testing; forest products; terahertz; NMR
Dr. Mauricio Acuna
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Forest Research Institute, University of the Sunshine Coast, Locked Bag 4, Maroochydore DC, QLD 4558, Australia
Interests: wood and biomass supply chain optimization; sensor technology; transport optimization; forest planning
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Dr. Hans Beeckman
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Service of Wood Biology, Royal Museum for Central Africa (RMCA), Leuvensesteenweg 13, 3080 Tervuren, Belgium
Interests: Wood biology understood as the study of wood as a result of growth, the compartmentalization of it in cells and tissues and its variability; xylem anatomy; dendrochronology; carrying capacity of populations and communities of trees and of forest ecosystems; Central African rainforests and woodlands; tropical forests resilience; trait-based ecology; research relevant for development cooperation; epistemology of ecology
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Prof. Dr. Robert A. Blanchette
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Department of Plant Pathology, University of Minnesota, 1991 Upper Buford Circle, 495 Borlaug Hall, St. Paul, MN 55108-6030, USA
Interests: forest pathology; tree diseases; forest microbes; microbial diversity; biological processing; forest health; wood microbiology; wood decomposition
PD Dr. Christian Brischke
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Wood Biology and Wood Products, University of GoettingenBuesgenweg 4, 37077 Goettingen, Germany
Interests: wood durability; service life prediction; performance classification
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Dr. Michele Brunetti
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CNR IBE, Institute of Bioeconomy, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: wood science; wood-based products; mechanical testing; physical testing; wood properties; wood quality; visual and machine timber grading; diagnosis of timber structures; model forest network
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Dr. Simon Curling
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BioComposites Centre, Bangor University, Deiniol Road, Bangor, Gwynedd LL572UW, UK
Interests: wood decay and durability; wood preservation; wood-water interactions; wood characterisation
Prof. Dr. Geoffrey Daniel
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Department of Forest Biomaterials and Technology/Wood Science, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 750 07 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: wood and fibre nanostructure; modification and degradation
Prof. Dr. Veronica De Micco
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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Naples Federico II, via Università, 100, 80055 Portici (Naples), Italy
Interests: functional anatomical traits; plant hydraulics; quantitative wood anatomy; dendro-sciences; xylogenesis; intra-annual density fluctuations; plant morpho-functional adaptation in natural environments and in crop production; plant adaptation to extreme environments
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Dr. Ignacio J. Diaz-Maroto
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Department of Agroforestry Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela, Campus Terra s/n, E-27002 Lugo, Spain
Interests: forest management; landscape ecology; natural protected areas; planning and rural development; wood technology
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Dr. Diego Elustondo
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Scion Wood and Fiber, Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand
Interests: forestry; wood; wood-derived materials
Dr. Robert Evans

SilviScan Pty Ltd, 8 Dobell Place, Doncaster, East Victoria 3109, Australia
Interests: wood structure; non-destructive testing; climate adaptation; forest products
Dr. M. Paulina Fernández
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Department of Ecosystems and Environment, Faculty of Agronomy and Forest Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago 8330024, Chile
Interests: silviculture, tree architecture, forest growth modeling, functional structural plant modeling, allometry, xylogenesis, urban forestry, wood quality modeling
Dr. Joana Ferreira
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Centro de Estudos Florestais, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: Non-wood forest products; barks and cork chemistry; GC-MS, HPLC-MS; polar and non-polar extractives analysis; suberin structural composition analysis; bioactive compounds
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Prof. Dr. Luis García Esteban
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Departamento de Sistemas y Recursos Naturales, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: wood; ontogeny; cell wall; anatomy; physical properties; mechanical properties; modified wood
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Dr. Alessio Giovannelli
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CNR—Institute of Research on Terrestrial Ecosystems, Via Madonna del Piano 10, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
Interests: wood formation; environmental stress; phenology; hydraulic efficiency; compensatory mechanisms; tree growth
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Prof. Dr. Douglas Godbold
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Institute of Forest Ecology, Universität für Bodenkultur, eterJordanStr 82, 1190 Vienna, Austria
Interests: biodiversity and ecosystem function; the biology of roots and mycorrhizas; soil carbon dynamics; disturbance; nutrient uptake
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Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez
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Department of Forest Biomaterials, NC State University, Raleigh, NC 27695, USA
Interests: bioeconomy; evaluating alternative materials; sustainable manufacturing pathways and bio-based products
Dr. Grizelle González
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United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, International Institute of Tropical Forestry, Jardín Botánico Sur, 1201 Ceiba St.-Río Piedras, PR 00926, USA
Interests: tropical soil ecology; biology and biogeochemistry; disturbance effects; wood and litter decay; role of soil organisms in ecosystem processes and functions
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Dr. Stefano Grigolato
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Dipartimento Territorio e Sistemi Agro-Forestali, Università degli Studi di Padova, Viale dell'Università 16, 35020 Legnaro PD, Italy
Interests: forest mechanizations; forest and rular roads and forest and rural area accessibility; production processing for forest biomass and forest wood biofuels
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Dr. Holger Gärtner
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Forest Dynamics, Dendrosciences, Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Zürcherstrasse 111, 8903 Birmensdorf, Switzerland
Interests: wood anatomy; tree roots; dendrogeomorphology; micro sectioning; dendroecology
Prof. Dr. Miha Humar
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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Biotechnology, Department of Wood Science and Technology, Jamnikarjeva 101, SI-1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Interests: wood; wood preservation; wood modification; service life prediction; wood-water interactions; performance of wood; weathering
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Prof. Dr. František Kačík
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Department of Chemistry and Chemical Technologies, Faculty of Wood Technology and Sciences, Technical University in Zvolen T.G.Masaryka 24, 960 01 Zvolen, Slovakia
Interests: wood chemistry; wood modification; biomass analysis and technology; forests biofuels
Dr. Laura S. Kenefic
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U.S. Forest Service, Northern Research Station, 54 Government Road, Bradley, Maine, 04411, USA
Interests: silvicultural systems; northern hardwoods; northern conifers; mixedwoods; selection cutting; regeneration; forest sustainability; exploitative cutting; rehabilitation silviculture; experimental forests
Dr. Kim Landsbergen
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Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Antioch College Yellow Springs, The Ohio State University, Yellow Springs, OH 45387, USA
Interests: woody plant ecophysiology; ecosystem ecology; climate change impacts; carbon sequestration; remote sensing; canopy architecture; fire ecology; water and carbon cycling; biological invasions; urban forestry
Prof. Dr. John MacKay
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Department of Plant Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK
Interests: forest genomics; genetics and molecular biology; wood formation and genetics; insect resistance research; molecular markers; marker assisted selection
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Dr. Enrico Marchi
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Department of Agriculture, Food, Environment and Forestry, University of Florence, Via S. Bonaventura 13, 50145 Firenze, Italy
Interests: forest operations; forest engineering; logging; harvesting; ergonomics; safety and health in forest operations; environmental impacts of forest operation; sustainability of forest operation; human factors; productivity; LCA
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Dr. Diego Moldes Moreira
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Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Vigo, Vigo, Spain
Interests: wood properties; biocatalysis; wood grafting; enzymes; laccase; lignin
Prof. Dr. Antonios Papadopoulos
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Laboratory of Wood Science - Chemistry & Technology, Department of Forestry & Natural Environment, School of Geotechnical Sciences, International Hellenic University, Thermi, Greece
Interests: wood; wood composites; lignocellulosic materials; chemical and thermal modification technologies; nanotechnology and nanomaterilas; adhesives
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Prof. Dr. Byung-Dae Park
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Department of Wood and Paper Science, Kyungpook National University, Daegu 41566, Korea
Interests: wood science
Prof. Dr. Mathieu Petrissans
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Wood Sciences Laboratory, Université de Loarraine, 88000 Epinal, France
Interests: wood; heat treatement; torrefaction; pyrolysis; thermodegradation; wettability
Dr. Laurence Schimleck
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College of Forestry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Interests: nondestructive testing of wood; NIR spectroscopy; wood property responses to silvicultural treatments; wood Anatomy
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Dr. Tripti Singh
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Scion, Crown Research Institute (CRI), Rotorua 3046, New Zealand
Interests: timber durability; biocides; timber design; wood modification; wooden products
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Prof. Dr. Raffaele Spinelli
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1. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istitituto per la Valorizzazione del Legno e delle Specie Arboree (CNR IVALSA), Via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy
2. Australian Forest Operations Researcg Alliance, University of the Sunshine Coast (AFORA USC) Locked Bag 4, Maroochydore DC, Queensland 4558, Australia
Interests: forest operations; forest engineering; mechanization; logging; harvesting; system analysis; safety and health in forest operations; human factors studies; productivity; logging contractors; harvesting cost
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Dr. Adam M. Taylor
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Department of Forestry, Wildlife & Fisheries, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN 3796, USA
Interests: wood; lifecycle assessment; environmental impact; products; bio-based
Dr. Luigi Todaro
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School of Agricultural, Forestry, Food and Environmental Science (SAFE), University of Basilicata, V.le Ateneo Lucano 10, 85100 Potenza, Italy
Interests: wood characterization; extractives; natural resource management; wood modification
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Prof. Dr. Brian K. Via
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Forest Products Development Center, School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849, USA
Interests: natural polymers from trees for composites; NIR spectroscopy; wood composites; forest products
Dr. Vikram Yadama
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Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Composite Materials and Engineering Center, Washington State University, Paccar 154, 2001 East Grimes Way, Pullman, WA 99164, USA
Interests: role of forests and forest products on environment and economy; wood quality; biomass processing; bio-based composite materials development; mechanics of wood and wood composites; anisotropic elasticity; sustainable timber construction; outreach to forest products industry
Dr. Samuel L. Zelinka
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USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, Madison, WI 53726, USA
Interests: fundamental research on wood–moisture relations; water vapor sorption, diffusion in wood; fire performance of wood products; fire and moisture performance of mass timber buildings
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Dr. Paloma de Palacios
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Departamento de Sistemas y Recursos Naturales, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería de Montes, Forestal y del Medio Natural, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: wood; ontogeny; cell wall; anatomy; physical properties; mechanical properties; modified wood
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