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Michael C. Wiemann

Michael C. Wiemann
Wood Anatomy and Forest Mycology in a Changing Global Environment
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398
United States
Current Research

Ecological wood anatomy

Past Research

Effects of silvicultural practices on hardwood quality

Research Interest
  • Effects of climate and silviculture on wood anatomy and properties
  • Specific gravity/property relationships
  • Reduction of discoloration in temperate and tropical woods
  • Wood anatomy and identification
  • Louisiana State University, Ph.D., Botany, 1990
  • State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, M.S., Wood Products Engineering, 1976
  • North Carolina State University, B.S., Wood Technology, 1968
  • Paul Smith's College, A.A.S., Forestry, 1966
Professional Experience
  • Wood Technologist and Botanist,  USDA Forest Service,  1999 - Current
Featured Publications
Other Publications
Research Highlights

Evidence That the Ilopango Volcano Was the Source of the Colossal Eruption of 539/40 C.E.

Year: 2020
Fossil tree trunks can establish the date of a volcanic eruption.

Maya Gouge Made of Honduran Rosewood

Year: 2019
Handles for wooden tools belonging to Maya elite were crafted from high-quality rosewood.

Fossil Forests of Ethiopia Suggest Region’s late Oligocene Climate was Wetter Than Today

Year: 2015
Don’t believe in climate change? Check out the woods from this Oligocene forest in Ethiopia.

Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material

Year: 2010
The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood in highly engineered structures.