Wood Properties: Measurement, Modeling, and Future Needs

A special issue of Forests (ISSN 1999-4907). This special issue belongs to the section "Wood Science and Forest Products".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 January 2025 | Viewed by 75

Special Issue Editors

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Postgraduate Program in Materials Science and Engineering (PPGCEM), Technology Development Center, Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Pelotas 96010-610, Brazil
Interests: wood properties; mechanical properties; material characterization; materials

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1 InnoRenew CoE, Livade 6A, 6310 Izola, Slovenia
2 Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technologies, University of Primorska, Glagoljaška 8, 6000 Koper, Slovenia
Interests: wood modification; bio-based materials; analytical techniques (IR–Vis spectroscopy, hyperspectral images, chemometrics)
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Wood properties are crucial in various industries, including construction, furniture, and paper production. This Special Issue aims to explore advancements in measuring and modeling wood properties, addressing current challenges, and anticipating future needs in this field. Topics may include but are not limited to wood density, moisture content, mechanical properties, and the implications of these aspects for sustainability and innovation in wood-based industries.

This SI seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of wood property measurement techniques, modeling approaches, and future research directions, thereby fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange among researchers from different fields. This SI will feature research on innovative measurement and modeling techniques for wood properties, including advancements in ultrasound techniques, imaging technology, machine learning, and predictive modeling.

We invite submissions of original research papers, review articles, and methodological studies aimed at advancing the measurement, modeling, and comprehension of wood properties. Topics of interest encompass wood density, moisture content, mechanical properties, durability, and the diverse applications of these aspects across various fields.

Dr. Rafael De Avila Delucis
Dr. Rene Herrera Diaz
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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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.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • wood properties
  • measurement techniques
  • modeling
  • sustainability
  • innovation
  • forestry
  • timber engineering
  • material science
  • renewable resources
  • industry standards

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