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Update from the New Editors in Chief
As you may know a number of changes are taking place with the IAWA Journal. Over the past few months the new editors in chief, Lloyd Donaldson (New Zealand) and Marcelo Pace (Mexico) have taken an increasing role in handling manuscripts
Post-doctoral Fellowship: Advanced Modelling of Wood Formation in Eucalypts
Stellenbosch University (SU), which celebrated its centenary in 2018, is widely acknowledged as one of Africa’s premier tertiary education and research institutions (visit for more information).
PhD scholarships available for students starting in 2020
Applications are invited from candidates interested in pursuing a full-time PhD degree by research within the new Hans Merensky Chair in Advanced Modelling of Eucalyptus Wood Formation (EucXylo) at Stellenbosch University, based in Stellenbo
IAWA Special Issue 2020 on Advancing Wood Identification
To leverage the success of the IAWA-IUFRO International Symposium on Wood Identification recently held in Beijing
The 2018 impact factor of IAWA Journal is released
On June 20, 2019, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) released the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and impact factors for 2019.
Open access of IAWA-IUFRO symposium 2019 presentations
With the agreement of speakers in the IAWA-IUFRO symposium 2019, the pdf files of 3 keynote lectures and 23 oral prensentations are now available on the IAWA website
Special Offers of IAWA Publications
Most stocks of IAWA Journal special issues and IAWA Journal supplements are currently housed in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, in a private apartment. IAWA Members have the opportunity to order any of these publications,
Call for Bailey Award Nominations 2019
Irving Widmore Bailey (18841967) was one of the greatest wood anatomists of all time. His publications on xylem evolution, cambium and wood formation, cell wall ultrastructure, fossil woods, tree pathology, vestured pits, wood identification
Open access of 40 papers for 40th anniversary of IAWA Journal
To celebrate 40th anniversary of IAWA Journal, Brill is offering free access until 1 May 2020 to 40 recent papers, hand-picked by the outgoing and incoming Editors in Chief, Elisabeth Wheeler, Pieter Baas, Lloyd Donaldson, and Marcelo Pace.
Digitalization of Tropical Woods (1925–1960) is completed
Dr. Jugo Ilic, the IAWA member from Melbourne, Australia, has completed the digitalization of Tropical Woods issued from19251960 and transfered them to the IAWA Beijing Office. These Tropical Woods include some important classical papers, an
A 2019 Calendar for Wood Anatomists
Plants With A Past. Inside Fossil Woods. Each month features multiple photomicrographs of fossil and modern woods. The calendar gives the dates of Arbor Days worldwide, birth dates of I.W. Bailey, C.R. Metcalfe, L. Chalk, and others
Wood Collection of Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil requests registration
A recent request was received from Universidade Federal de Sergipe, Brazil for registration of its wood collection. The wood collection founded in 2009 contains 1,500 specimens, 40 genera of native and introduced species of Brazil.
Special Issue on Vessel Elements – Identification of Asian Timbers available for the IAWA Office
The identification of timbers used in pulp and paper is becoming increasingly important for the implementation of national and international legislation that forbids the use of illegally logged or endangered species. This Atlas portrays and
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The IAWA New Website has been established successfully
After more than a year of multiple attempts, the IAWA domain name has been transferred from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlandsto and is now hosted in Madison, USA. The newly designed IAWA Website was established and published on
Prof. Dr. Fritz Schweingruber from Switzerland has been formally elected as a new Honorary Member of
It is a very great pleasure to inform that the IAWA Council elected Prof. Dr. Fritz Schweingruberas an Honorary Member of our Association in June of 2018, following his nomination by two individual members Dr. Pieter Baas and
The 2017 Impact factor of IAWA Journal is released
On June 26, 2018, the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) released the Journal Citation Reports (JCR) and impact factors for 2017. The impact factor of IAWA Journal, Sponsored by the International Association of Wood Anatomists
I.W. Bailey Award ceremony at the Japan Wood Society Meeting
Dr. Hiromi Shibui of Hokkaido University received the I.W. Bailey Award 2017, and a prize of 1,000 EUR was awarded. The award ceremony and the lecture were held prior to the research meeting of wood anatomy and wood properties at the
International Botanical Conference (IBC) in China, July 23–29, 2017
The IBCs are the largest conferences in our field and take place every six years. During the latestedition in the booming city of Shenzhen, which is situated in southeastern China and is home toaround 14 million inhabitants, 7000 scientists