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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
IAWA New website has been built in Beijing, China
Multiple attempts to transfer the IAWA domain name ( from the Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Leiden, Netherlands to the Chinese Academy of Forestry, China failed. In order to manage the IAWA website, a new IAWA domain name
InsideWood asks for your help
As of April 20, 2017, InsideWood (IW, has 9,050 descriptions in IAWA hardwood codes and 46,796 images. Although IW has a wide coverage, there are thousands more woody species needing descriptions and
Digitalization of IAWA Bulletins (1957–1979) is completed
Dr. TomoFujii, Fellow of the Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute (FFPRI) in Tsukuba, Japan, has completed the digitalization of old IAWA Bulletins issued from19571979. These IAWA Bulletins contain some important classical papers
Multilingual Glossary of Terms Used in Wood Anatomy (1964) is available on the web
Prof. Yuzou Sano of the Hokkaido University and Dr. RyogoNakada of FFPRI, Japan made a pdf file of the IAWA glossary in Japanese, which is now available at together with the other
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Elisabeth Robert is a new Associate Editor of the IAWA Journal
We welcome Elisabeth Robert as a new associate editor of the IAWA Journal. Elisabeths expertise is in functional and ecological tree biology and wood anatomy. She currently holds a position at the Centre for Ecological and Forestry