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IW Bailey Award 2020
The joint recipients of the 2020 IW Bailey award are Dr Joyce Chery (Cornell University, USA) and PhD Candidate Israel Lopes da Cunha Neto (University of São Paulo, Brazil) awarded for their paper entitled
App CITESwoodID - published on October 24, 2020
App CITESwoodID, as a useful tool of computer-aided identification and description of CITES-protected timbers, was published on October 24, 2020.
Q-NET: New Network on Quantitative Wood Anatomy & Virtual Workshop on November 30, 2020
We are very pleased to announce Q-NET, a new community-based network on quantitative wood anatomy, and the first virtual Q-NET workshop on November 30th.
A New IUFRO Research Group: 5.16.00 Wood Identification
A new established Research Group (RG) of IUFRO,5.16.00-Wood Identification,has been approved by the IUFRO Board in September, 2020. Prof. Yafang Yin, from the Chinese Academy of Forestry
Charcoal study attracts great media interest
The results of the currently published IAWA paper The European charcoal trade (Haag et al. 2020, DOI 10.1163/22941932-bja10017) have attracted considerable media interest. Nature (news) and, etc.
The Survey of Pterocarpus erinaceus (African rosewood)
You are invited to participate in the survey of Pterocarpus erinaceus (African rosewood). Please kindly fill out a google form on ECOWAS-PARI collaborative research for data collection on Pterocarpus erinaceus (African rosewood).
Labs Closed, Researchers are Turning to InsideWood
The global pandemic has kept most of us out of our labs and away from the institutions where we work. In such times, online resources can help us to continue our work.
Continuously Participate in IAWA Global Xylaria Survey
The IAWA sincerely invites you to continuously participate in the Global Xylaria Survey and submit the survey via wood collections on the IAWA website
IAWA Twitter Account
From March 2020, the IAWA twitter account has been up and running (@IAWA_Wood). With weekly posts on our most recent articles
Audit of IAWA Finances 2019 Delayed due to Covid-19
The annual audit of IAWA's finances, normally scheduled for March has been postponed until next year, to comply with Covid-19 regulations.
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Advanced imaging of developing xylem
This research will be done within the “EucXylo” Research Chair, a program funded mainly by the Hans Merensky Foundation (HMF), based at the Department of Forest & Wood Science at Stellenbosch University.
New PhD position in comparative wood anatomy, the Netherlands
A new PhD position (4years) on comparative wood anatomy in Naturalis Biodiversity Center (The Netherlands) is open for application, the deadline for application is July 31, 2020 and the position starts November 1stat the earliest.
I.W. Bailey Award 2020 - Call for Nominations
From 2014 onwards, the I.W. Bailey Award is presented annually for the best original or review paper submitted to the IAWA Journal by a PhD candidate or postdoc who has completed her/his PhD no longer than five years since the submission of
IAWS Call for PhD Dissertation Award to June 15, 2020
International Academy of Wood Science (IAWS) wishes to provide recognition to outstanding thesis/dissertation research at the PhD level by students throughout the world. I would like you know that IAWS PhD Dissertation Award for 2020
IAWA Global Xylaria Survey
The IAWA sincerely invites you to participate in the Global Xylaria Survey, which is available under wood collections on the IAWA website ( )
Update of New Editors-in-Chief and Associate Editors of IAWA Journal, March 1st, 2020
Please welcome our new editorial team of IAWA Journal. New Editors-in-Chief of IAWA Journal are Lloyd A. Donaldson (New Zealand) and Marcelo R. Pace (Mexico). Associate Editors are Susan A. Anagnost (USA),
World Wood Day 2020 Online Celebration in China, March 21st, 2020
As an eco-friendly and renewable biomaterial, wood plays a key role in our lives and sustainable world future. The International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) celebrates World Wood Day annually on March 21st to spread the concept Wood is Good,
A New Educational Card Game about Wood was Developed
We developed an educational card game about wood. The game, called Wood Suey!, can be played by anyone and is aimed at making people appreciate the diversity of wood and think about its sustainability
International Summer School on Wood and Charcoals is postponed to June 15-19, 2021
Anatomical identification and functional traits to interpret past and current climate changes" is postponed to June 15-19, 2021.
CITES questionnaire on timber ID
At its 18th meeting (CoP18, 2019), CITES Conference of the Parties adopted Decisions Decisions 18.140 to 18.143 and 16.58 (Rev. CoP18) on Identification of timber and other wood products.