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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
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
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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n order to receive notifications of new issues, IAWA members are advised to click on subscribe to ToC alert on the Brill / IAWA Journal home page in the column under Sign in. Once subscribed, you will automatically receive electronic
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