Seminar: Wood at the microscale

Seminar: Wood at the microscale

IGN presents a summer seminar on wood at the microscale, supported by the IGN International Academy.

Our keynote speaker will be Patrick Fonti from WSL, Switzerland, leading expert in quantitative wood anatomy and ecological interpretations. At the same event, Nanna Bjerregaard Pedersen and James Harvie from the Royal Danish Academy will present their research on degradation of wooden artefacts in archeological sites, and conservation thereof. Finally, Andrea Ponzecchi will present results on wood degradation by fungi based on micro-spectroscopy.

Registration is not required, but you can help us order the correct amount of coffee by telling us if you intend to join ( Please feel free to forward the invitation to others who might be interested.

We hope to see many of you there!
Best regards,
Lisbeth Garbrecht Thygesen and Anders Ræbild


Speaker Title
Parick Fonti, WSL, Switzerland A short journey into quantitative wood anatomy
Nanna Bjerregaard Pedersen, Royal Danish Academy Wood cell wall decay in archaeological wood – implications for conservation
Coffee break
James Harvie, Royal Danish Academy Waterlogged archaeological wood as a heterogeneous material: the impact of characterisation and treatment method on conservation outcomes.
Andrea Ponzecchi, IGN Localization of moisture and brown rot in wood cell walls through micro-spectroscopy