Special Issue "Recent Advances in Nondestructive Evaluation of Wood: In-Forest Wood Quality Assessments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 July 2022.
Recent research and development of nondestructive testing technologies has brought the in-forest assessment of wood and fiber properties of standing trees into forest management, resource evaluation, harvesting operation, and efficient wood utilization. Significant values are associated with the wood and fiber quality of our forests for the production of structural lumber, engineered wood products (such as glulam, LVL, and CLT), and pulping and paper. Rapid and nondestructive measurements on trees allow for this value to be captured through better silvicultural practices, as well as the allocation of resources to the highest-value users and application of best processing methods. This Special Issue 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.
Dr. Xiping Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- forest management
- genetic improvement
- nondestructive testing and evaluation
- standing trees
- wood and fiber properties
- wood quality
- wood utilization