Wood Science

Wood Science is applied to the field of Wood Technology that is based on scientific investigation as well as experimental.

Wood technology in broad sense combines the disciplines of wood anatomy, biology, chemistry, physics and mechanical technology.

Within the Forest Ecology and Forest Management Group, Wood Science is focused on the raw material wood, its growth  and function, natural properties and structure and the way these characteristics are influenced by the environmental conditions within  forests.




For a complete overview of publications of Hans Polman, click here.

  • Polman, J.E.; Michon, S.G.L.; Militz, H.; Helmink, A.Th.F. (1999) The wood of Metasequioa glyptostroboides (Hu et Cheng) of Dutch origin. Holz als Roh- und werkstoff 57 (1999) - p. 215 - 221.
  • Polman, J.E.; Militz, H. (1996) Wood quality of Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menziesii (Mirb) Franco) from trees stands in the Netherlands. Annales des Sciences Foresti√®res 53 (1996) 1127-1136.
  • Polman, J.E.; Zijp, M.A. (1994) Selection and introduction of lesser known and lesser used species for specific end-uses. Phase 3. ITTO project PD 31/92 rev. I(M,I) Final Report. Wageningen Agric. Univ., The Netherlands (1994) 20 pp. i.o.v. ITTO. 
  • Polman, J.E.; Michon, S.G.L.; Militz, H. (1991) Accelerated wood decay in a soil-bed test under greenhouse conditions compared with a stake test under field conditions. Proc. 22nd Ann. Meeting Int. Res. Group Wood Preservation, Working Group 3, Preservatives and methods of treatment. Kyoto, Japan. Doc. no: IRG/WP/2384 (1991) 12 pp.
  • Polman, J.E.; Creemers, J.G.M. (1990) Use of increment cores to evaluate wood quality of Douglas Fir. In: Forest components, R.A.A. Oldeman, P. Schmidt, E.J.M. Arnolds (eds.). Wageningen Agric. Univ. Papers 90-6 (1990) 67-76.