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Alex Wiedenhoeft

Alex Wiedenhoeft

Specialist in the anatomy and function of wood, forensic wood science, and forensic botany

Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Botany College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Work: 608-231-9384 — Home and cell phones available upon request acwieden@wisc.edu Home page Twitter: @CWAR_ACW

Topics

  • Botanical wood anatomy - the evolution of wood anatomical diversity in the context of phylogeny and function
  • Biocentric wood science - the biological basis and ultimate origin of wood properties
  • Forensic wood science, especially to combat illegal logging - the application of basic forensic research to practical, real-world problems in international trade in forest products
  • Forensic botany - the application of botany writ large to socially relevant issues of criminal and civil law, and how science can inform legislation.

Achievements

  • Scientific Member of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Expert Group Meeting on Timber Forensics, Vienna, Austria 2014
  • Winner of a 2017 Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award
  • Deputy Executive Secretary of the International Association of Wood Anatomists, and Chair of the WRAITH Task Force (Wood Research Against Illegal Timber Harvest)

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