Alex C. Wiedenhoeft
Alex C. WiedenhoeftWood Anatomy and Forest Mycology in a Changing Global Environment
Research Botanist and Team Leader
Center for Wood Anatomy Research
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
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Botanical wood anatomy
- Evolution of wood anatomical diversity in Croton
- Wood anatomical flood response to seasonal inundation
- Characterization of wood phenotype in naturally occurring tree mutants (Populus, Prunus, Acer)
- Cambial activity of cerrado species in relation to climate and ecology
- Micromechanical investigation of pit membranes in conifers
- Machine-vision wood identification (with John Hermanson, FPL)
- Standardize macroscopic imaging of wood
- Enhanced quantitation of traditional wood anatomical techniques (Acer, Swietenia)
- Anatomically informed DNA optimization of DNA extraction from wood
- Further develop organellar microcapture for trace evidence
- Develop bulk DNA extraction protocols applicable to a range of wood products
- The effect of scale on wood electrical properties and moisture relations from the ultrastructural to the growth ring level
- Practical methods to determine dimensional change coefficients for the flooring industry
- Product claim verification in forest products supply chains and improved monitoring and determination of best practices
- Isolation and quantification of tree-ring nitrogen
- Climate reconstruction of the Younger Dryas period
- Identification and dating of the wooden cultural patrimony of the Taino people
- Elucidate the evolutionary interplay between ecology and phylogeny in wood anatomy as determinants of structure-function of trees, shrubs, and lianas.
- Conduct foundational research and develop tools and methods to improve the ability of the wood industry to comply with - and law enforcement to apply - laws governing illegal logging.
- Improve the use and utility of wood as a material by researching the biological origins of fundamental wood properties at the mesoscale and how they influence wood behavior in a range of contexts.
- Systematic wood anatomy
- Traditional wood identification
- Anatomical aspects of early wood colonization by wood decay fungi Wood-finish and wood-adhesive interactions
- University of Wisconsin at Madison, B.S. Department of Botany , 1997
- University of Wisconsin at Madison, M.S. Department of Botany , 2001
- University of Wisconsin at Madison, Ph.D. Department of Botany , 2008
- Professor Estrangeiro, Universidade Estadual Paulista - Botucatu, Departamento de Botanica 2014 - Current
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Madison Department of Botany 2013 - Current
- Adjunct Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources 2012 - Current
- Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Botany 2008 - 2013
- Wraith - Wood Research Against Illegal Timber Harvest, an Iawa Task Force, Chair (2015 - Current)
- International Association of Wood Anatomists, Exceutive Council Member (2012 - Current)
- International Association of Wood Anatomists, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
- International Association of Wood Anatomists, Member (2012 - present)
- International Association of Wood Anatomists, Associate Editor (2003 - present)
|Publication Year: 2018|
Highlight ID: 1316
|Machine Vision Wood Identification of Endangered Tropical Woods|
Field identification of wood (screening) is the first step in a forensic workflow to combat illegal logging. Similarly, industries interested in proactively managing their supply chains to ensure only legally logged material also need access to such ...
|Publication Year: 2014|
Highlight ID: 585
|The Xylotron: A Field-Deployable Machine-Vision Wood Identification System|
The Xylotron is a machine-vision-based wood identification system that uses a custom-designed wood imaging device (the Xyloscope), image analysis, and statistical processing software run from a laptop/netbook. With it, users can identify over 150 spe ...
|Publication Year: 2010|
Highlight ID: 170
|Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material|
The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures. ...
|Philippine Partnership :|
The Center for Wood Anatomy Research (CWAR) at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) is pleased to host Mr. Mario Ramos, Senior Science Research Specialist from the Anatomy and Forest Botany Section of the Forest Products Research and Development Institute (FPRDI), Department of Science and Technolog...
|Dating Prehispanic Caribbean Wooden Sculptures:|
Look at those wooden sculptures! Some FPL research could even be called exotic. Research Botanist Alex Wiedenhoeft of the Engineering Properties of Wood, Wood based Materials and Structures research unit has worked with the Pre-Hispanic Caribbean Sculptural Arts in Wood project, which studied 66 w...