Alex Wiedenhoeft

Alex  Wiedenhoeft


  • Research Botanist and Team Leader, Center for Wood Anatomy Research USDA Forest Service

Contact Information
Forest Products Laboratory
One Gifford Pinchot Drive
Madison, WI 53726-2398



    University of Wisconsin-Madison, Ph.D., Botany
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, M.S., Botany
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.S., Botany

Research Interests

    Botanical wood anatomy: evolution of wood anatomical diversity; structure-function relationships in woody plants; phenotypic characterization of naturally existing mutants
    Biocentric wood science: biological origins of wood properties; performance of wood flooring; biology of wood baseball bats
    Forensic wood science: forensic wood identification; machine vision wood identification; molecular methods in wood identification; the use of forensic wood science to investigate wood product supply chains

Awards & Honors

    International Academy of Wood Science Fellow, 2018
    Forest Stewardship Council Leadership Award, 2017