Excellence in Writing Award Goes to FPL-Authored Journal Article

The Society of Wood Science and Technology (SWST) has awarded their First Place George Marra Award for Excellence in Writing to three Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) researchers and their project partners.


The journal article, titled “Prediction of wood quality in small-diameter Douglas-fir using site and stand characteristics” was written by FPL researchers James Evans, David Kretschmann, and Cherilyn Hatfield (retired), along with partners Carl Morrow and Tom Gorman from the University of Idaho.

The George Marra Award recognizes excellence in research and writing and is presented annually by the Marra family in memory of George’s devotion to excellence in writing. All articles published in the four quarterly issues of Wood and Fiber Science are considered for the award and are read and judged by a three-person committee—one each from academia, government, and industry.

This year’s award will be presented at the SWST 2014 International Convention in Zvolen, Slovakia, in June, 2014.