The International Association
of Wood Anatomists
International Union of Forest
The International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) was founded in 1931. The mission of IAWA is to create awareness of the place of wood anatomy in science, technology and conservation of natural resources, for the public good, exchange ideas and information through correspondence and meetings, facilitate collection, storage and exchange of research materials, provide rational bases for the consistent use of terminology in descriptions of wood and bark, and cooperate with others having similar aims in other related fields of plant anatomy, stimulate the publication of scientific articles on wood anatomy and related fields (including bark anatomy, "woody" monocotyledons), encourage and assist the study and teaching of wood anatomy and related fields, promote research in wood anatomy and related fields and to engage in any other activity consistent with the objectives of the Association (http://www.iawa-website.org/).
IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in almost 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries, and is a member of ICSU. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis. The mission of IUFRO is to advance research excellence and knowledge sharing, and to foster the development of science-based solutions to forest-related challenges for the benefit of forests and people worldwide (https://www.iufro.org/).
Research Institute of Wood Industry,
Chinese Academy of Forestry
Forest Products Laboratory,
Forest Service, USDA