891338 Wood and fibre quality

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2022/23
Languages of instruction


1st lector: Functional cambium and wood formation
1 st lector: Wood, paper and fibre properties of interest, Advanced methods for wood and fibre characterisation
2 nd lector: Within-tree variability, conceptual models
2 nd lector: Wood structure-property relationships
3 rd lector: Links between wood / fibre / paper properties and environmental factors
3 rd lector: Improvement of wood quality, plantation forestry, Wood and fibre quality for wood composites

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Wood and fibres are products of the cambium and it they are based on cells that have passed through various phases of development. This biological process is related to wood and fibre quality, the latter being the arbitrary evaluation of an isolated piece of wood, tree part, piece of paper or any other wood derivative for a certain use. In this respect wood formation is the process, wood and fibre quality and related products are results.

The lecture introduces to basic relationships and that are important to wood and fibres originating from fast-grown plantation, regular managed forests but also from high-elevation sites. The ultimate goal is to understand biological and environmental factors that affect wood and fibre quality as well as advanced wood materials, and how to control property variability.
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