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The last, but not least, confirmed keynote speaker for this 12th version of the World Conference on Timber Engineering 2021 is the PhD in Forest Resources, current editor of the New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science, former associate editor of Annals of Forest Science, and coordinator of the Unit 5.01.08 – Understanding Wood Variability of the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO).

John Moore is a New Zealander PhD in Forest Resources from Oregon State University, and a B.E (Hons) in Forestry Engineering from the University of Canterbury, with more than 20 years of experience in forest research. His specializations are quantitative silviculture and the understanding of wind effects on trees, particularly focusing on the stand dynamics and growth-growing stock relationships, the quantification of realized genetic gain for growth and wood property traits, wood quality in planted forests, the effects of forest management on the risk of wind damage, and allometry and biomechanics of trees in planted forests.

Nowadays, John Moore is the Research and Development Manager on Timberlands Limited, a forest management company in New Zealand, where he has been working for the past three years. Nonetheless, before that, he also worked as a lead scientist at the Crown Research Institute (SCION) of New Zealand, and as a principal research fellow at Edinburgh Napier University’s Forest Products Research Institute, where he worked on a diverse range of tree species, such as Douglas-fir, Sitka spruce, Scots pine and larch.

Dr. John Moore will be joining us this next August 2021 to talk about the topic of sustainable forest, don’t you miss it!