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Title: Overview of current practices in data analysis for wood identification: a guide for the different timber tracking methods.

Source: In: Schmitz, N., ed. GTTN, Global Timber Tracking Network: GTTN Secretariat: European Forest Institute and Thunen Institute. 143 p.

Author(s)Beeckman, H. ; Jolivet-Blanc, C. ; Boeschoten, L. ; Braga, J.W.B. ; Cabezas, J.A. ; Chaix, G. ; Crameri, S. ; Degen, B. ; Deklerck, V. ; Dormontt, E. ; Espinoza, E. ; Gasson, P. ; Haag, V. ; Helmling, S. ; Horacek, M. ; Koch, G. ; Lancaster, C. ; Lens, F. ; Lowe, A. ; Martinez-Jarquin, S. ; Nowakowska, J.A. ; Olbrich, A. ; Paredes-Villanueva, K. ; Pastore, T.C.M. ; Ramananantoandro, T. ; Razafimahatratra, A.R. ; Ravindran, P. ; Rees, G. ; Soares, L.F. ; Tysklind, N. ; Vlam, M. ; Watkinson, C. ; Wheeler, E. ; Winkler, R. ; Wiedenhoeft, A.C. ; Zemke, V.Th ; Zuidema, P.

Publication Year: 2020  View PDF »

Category: Not Classified
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4715-3

Abstract: With this guide we want to provide an overview of the current best-practice methods used to analyse data derived from different wood identification methods, while presenting their respective strengths and limitations. We give advice on data analysis, from the development of reference data, through to the verification of identity and provenance of unknown samples against the reference database. We end with an expert view on combining methods for wood identification and discuss how timber identification possibilities could expand in the future.

Keywords: Timber forensics; data analysis; illegal logging

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 6,144 kb(s)

Date posted: 09/17/2020

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RITS Product ID: 99094
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Wiedenhoeft, Alex C.
Research Botanist

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