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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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Alex C. Wiedenhoeft

Research Botanist
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
Phone: 608-231-9384
Fax: 608-231-9508


Current Research

  • Elucidate the relationships between ecology and phylogeny in wood anatomy as determinants of structure-function of trees.
  • 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 understanding the biological bases for wood performance

Research Interests

  • Botanical wood anatomy, especially structure-function relationships in wood
  • Forensic wood anatomy and wood identification, especially as they relate to illegal logging
  • Biocentric wood science and the interfaces of classical plant sciences with interdisciplinary research

Education

  • 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

Professional Experience

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources
    2012 - Current
  • Honorary Fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Botany
    2008 - Current

Professional Organizations

  • International Association of Wood Anatomists, Associate Editor (2003 - present)
  • International Association of Wood Anatomists, Editorial Board Member (2012 - present)
  • International Association of Wood Anatomists, Member (2012 - present)

Featured Publications & Products

Publications & Products

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


FPL-2010-001
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 publ ...

2010


Last updated on : 09/26/2014