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[ITRDBFOR] 6th Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy

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  • From: Marco Carrer <marco.carrer AT>
  • To: itrdbfor AT
  • Subject: [ITRDBFOR] 6th Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy
  • Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 22:31:45 +0100

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are pleased to announce the 6th International Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy using ROXAS – From Samples to Data organized by the TESAF department of Padova University and the WSL Dendrosciences Group.

Date: 17-21 June 2019
Place: Centro Studi Ambiente Alpino, San Vito di Cadore (BL), Italy
Fee: 600 Euro including training school fee, full board accommodation (room sharing required) and teaching material.
Instructors: Marco Carrer, Angela Luisa Prendin, Alan Crivellaro (all University of Padova, IT), Georg von Arx (WSL, Switzerland).

Anybody interested in quantitative wood anatomy is invited, including researchers and technicians of all levels of experience. Participation will be limited to a maximum of 20 people (first come first served).

We will provide the participants with the necessary skills to produce high-quality anatomical data from wood samples. The program will include ample time for supervised training.
The following topics will be covered:
Stem anatomical features in angiosperms and gymnosperms
Anatomical sample preparation using rotary microtome, sledge microtome and surface preparation (woody and non-woody tissues)
Staining and preparation of permanent slides
Creating high-quality digital images of entire samples
Introduction to the image analysis tool ROXAS (
Quantification of anatomical features using ROXAS
Example of applications of quantitative wood anatomy in environmental research

The focus will be on anatomical measurements related to conduits (size, cell wall thickness, vessel topology), since they are most commonly used in research. But, we will also consider covering the quantification of other anatomical traits like cells in the phloem, ray parenchyma or resin ducts if there is interest.

Please do not hesitate to contact us (marco.carrer AT or georg.vonarx AT with any questions.

On behalf of the organizers,

Marco Carrer, Alan Crivellaro, Angela Luisa Prendin & Georg von Arx 

Marco Carrer
Università di Padova - Dep. TeSAF
Tel. +39.049.8272753

  • [ITRDBFOR] 6th Training School in Quantitative Wood Anatomy, Marco Carrer, 12/04/2018

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