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The Database of macroHOLZdata is Free and Available in German, English, and Spanish
The knowledge about recognition and utilization of the most important internationally traded timbers is of prime importance to forestry and wood industry as well as timber trade and even control authorities.
Wood Anatomy of the Sapindaceae (1999) is available on the web
Suggested by Elisabeth Wheeler, a PDF copy of IAWA Journal Supplement 2 (1999) - Wood Anatomy of the Sapindaceae, authored by Rene Klaassen, has been scanned and now is available on the website.
Anatomical Database and Atlas of Chinese Woods was Published on June 30, 2022
The Anatomical Database and Atlas of Chinese Woods by Takao Itoh, Biao Pan, Yuzou Sano and Pieter Baas et al. was officially published on June 30, 2022. This publication is an important landmark in the wood anatomical literature.
The 2021 impact factor of IAWA Journal is released on June 28th, 2022
On June 28th, 2022, Clarivate released the impact factors of scientific journals for 2021. The impact factor of IAWA Journal, sponsored by the International Association of Wood Anatomists, is 2.987 in 2021.
Training course on Tropical Timber Identification Methodologies, May 9-13, 2022, Brasilia, Brazil
The Bioamazon Project, in partnership with the Brazilian Forest Service (SFB), the Forest Products Laboratory (LPF) and the NIRS ID Project (CITES CTSP Programm)
Side Event on Xylarium Networking and Wood Identification of the XV World Forestry Congress, Seoul, M
The Side Event on Xylarium Networking and Wood Identification of the XV World Forestry Congress was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea, with a simultaneous online conference
New Interactive Identification Key for Brazilian Commercial Timbers: A tool against illegal deforesta
Brazil has the most considerable diversity of timber-producing species in the world. It has more than eight thousand tree species in forests. The country is one of the essential timber growers worldwide and contributes to the development
Carlquist Special Issue to be Published in 2023
This is a call for proposals for papers for a special issue of the IAWA Journal commemorating the career of Sherwin Carlquist (1930-2021).
IAWA Financial Audit 2021
On 6 April the IAWA Audit Committee composed of René Klaassen and Leen van den Oever scrutinised the financial records over the fiscal year 2021 of the IAWA accounts in Leiden, Madison
IW Bailey Award 2021
The recipient of the 2021 IW Bailey award is Shohei Yamagishi, Graduate School of Agriculture, Hokkaido University awarded for his paper entitled: Artifactual lipid coatings on intervessel pit membranes in dried xylem tissues of some
In Memoriam Emma E. van Nieuwkoop
Emma van Nieuwkoop (for friends Emmy) passed away at her home in Oegstgeest on 12 January 2022 at the age of 88. Emma's role in the IAWA started in 1977 when the IAWA Office had moved from Syracuse
The updated web page of the 2022 WWD Online Symposium
The updated web page of the 2022 WWD online symposium with the logo and website link of IAWA is now available by clicking
Dr. Sherwin Carlquist in Memoriam
The IAWA morns the recent loss of Dr. Sherwin Carlquist, age 91, one of the largest exponents in Plant Anatomy and arguably the greatest wood anatomist of our times.
The 8th IAWA-China Group Annual Meeting and 2021 International Youth Forum for Wood Anatomy, Nov. 13-
Organized by Sichuan Agricultural University and Inspection and Test Center (Chengdu) of National Furniture Product Quality, co-sponsored by IAWA, IUFRO and IAWS together.
Personnel of Ghana’s Forestry Commission Trained in Wood Identification
During the months of September and October 2021, a total of 94 personnel of the Grading and Inspection Department (GID) of the Timber Industry Development Division (TIDD) of Forestry Commission (FC) were trained successfully
IUFRO WORLD DAY - Digital Forest Science Forum 2021 : Wood Identification
IUFRO WORLD DAY-5.16.00 Session: Advancing Wood Identification to Promote A Sustainable Supply Chain of Forest Products.
Development of Integrated Xylarium Bogoriense Database
Previously, the Xylarium Bogoriense database was fragmented into several databases such as the National Timber Collection; Overseas Wood Collection; Wood Specimen Location/Address
Reconstruction of the PayPal Service of the IAWA Website
The old IAWA website for transferring money via PayPal (credit card) will soon be restructured. The website address will remain the same, but will have a completely different look. Ingrid de Kort and Cees Lut
New Biodiversity Pavilion at Mexico’s National Autonomous University
Call for contributions of stunning photos of growth rings and their diversity for a dendrochronology exhibition!
IAWA officially became an IUBS Affiliate Member
On July 27th, 2021, IAWA was formally notified of its Affiliate Membership of IUBS. The benefits for IAWA include enhancing the visibility of IAWA activities in the international field of biological science.