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International Research Group on Wood Protection Holds 44th Annual Convention in Stockholm, Sweden


   

International Research Group on Wood Protection Holds 44th Annual Convention in Stockholm, Sweden Participants at the IRG-WP meetings attending a banquet at the Vasa Museum in Stockholm Sweden. The Vasa ship sank off of Stockholm in 1682 and was recovered 52 years ago for conservation.

Nov. 11, 2013 – In June, Professor Barry Goodell attended the 44th Annual Convention of the International Research Group on Wood Protection (IRG-WP) in Stockholm, Sweden. Goodell presented a talk with Dr. Fangli Sun and others from Zhejiang Agric. and Forestry University in China on the “Influence of Selected Additives and Organic Fungicides for Control of Bamboo Mold Fungi”. He also presented a paper with Dr. Jeffrey Morrell of Oregon State University on: “Predicting the Rate of Decay, and the Potential for Misinterpretation of Proper Scientific Method”. The later paper was one of two papers presented for discussion of service life prediction issues, and how data being generated by IRG members and other respected scientist was being misused by untrained persons to distort facts on how decay and degradation actually occur in structures. Goodell also participated in paper coauthored by Jody Jellison, Barry Goodell, Gry Alfredsen (Norway), Dan Eastwood (Wales), Geoffrey Daniel (Sweden), Simon Cragg (England), Ken Grace (US) entitled: “What molecular biology can tell us about the biodegradation of lignocellulose: the utilization of molecular techniques for the detection, identification and enhanced understanding of wood degrading organisms.” 


 

   

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