What is Known & What Needs to be Known
Join us for our final #MembersHour of 2023 on 14 November with speaker Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis.
There has been a renewed Europe-wide interest in using hardwoods and more diverse softwoods to contribute to society’s growing demand for wood. During this #MembersHour, Dan will summarise the research on home-grown timber that is being conducted by Edinburgh Napier University, Forest Research and NMITE.
This session has been organised by our Harvesting & Marketing Special Interest Group.
About the speaker
Dr Dan Ridley-Ellis – Head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology, Edinburgh Napier University
Dan is head of the Centre for Wood Science and Technology at Edinburgh Napier University. He is one of the UK’s technical experts on guessing the strength of wood and can talk for hours on the topic – which he frequently does if nobody stops him. His main area of research is understanding the properties of wood, and how they are influenced by tree growth, forest management, and climate. He represents the UK at European Standards Committees for grading of construction timber, and the majority of structural sawn timber produced in the UK is now graded with settings he developed. He was named “woodland hero” for 2016 by Grown in Britain, and is also active in online learning, public engagement and science communication. He is the lead organiser of Bright Club Edinburgh.
Ticket Type 1 - ICF Member
Ticket Price 1 - Free