a microscope and other equipment

Project: Wood anatomy and identification

The aim of this project is to improve lab facilities for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as for the researchers, in addressing the questions relevant to wood anatomy and microstructural studies.

Project information

Project name
Wood anatomy and identification – practical course for in-depth knowledge development and possibilities
Project manager
Sheikh Ali Ahmed
Participating organizations
Linnaeus University
Stiftelsen Seydlitz MP bolagen
2 Sept 2022–31 March 2023
Forestry and wood technology (Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Faculty of Technology)

More about the project

Among different programmes offered at the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology at Linnaeus University, the engineering programme in forestry and wood technology is one of the most unique ones. It focuses on the thematic value chain from forest to final wood product.

Another one is the Bachelor’s programme in forestry, with different specializations. Some of the courses provide education in wood properties, but there is always a lack of systematic wood anatomy and identification in practice. This fundamental knowledge will help students to explore, identify, and answer different practical problems.

Thus, a course in "Wood anatomy and identification" is proposed, where participants will get practical knowledge in this area. The equipment will also be used in a preparatory course for doctoral students and to make it possible to start an international summer course in wood anatomy. It will contribute to improving and strengthening the research environment within and between different institutions.

The addition of the equipment will open up new possibilities in both education and research at the Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.

The project is part of the research in the Forest product area research group.