*

Examining the evolution and convergence of wood modification and environmental impact assessment in research

Michael Burnard (1-2-3)   , Marko Posavčević (4), Edo Kegel (5)

iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry, Volume 10, Issue 6, Pages 879-885 (2017)
doi: https://doi.org/10.3832/ifor2390-010
Published: Nov 06, 2017 - Copyright © 2017 SISEF

Research Articles

Collection/Special Issue: COST action FP1407
Understanding wood modification through an integrated scientific and environmental impact approach
Guest Editors: Giacomo Goli, Andreja Kutnar, Dennis Jones, Dick Sandberg


We performed a bibliometric analysis of peer-reviewed publications on wood modification and environmental impact assessment of wood retrieved from the Scopus® database. We used data mining and network analysis tools to investigate the development of the field over time. We explore both wood modification and environmental impact assessment separately, and investigate where the publication record overlaps. Our research revealed that in recent years both topics have produced sharp increases in the number of publications, and have diversified greatly in recent years. Additionally, there were differences in the author collaboration patterns between each field. Fewer authors have contributed over a longer period of time in the wood modification publication record, whereas more authors have contributed over a shorter period of time to the environmental impact assessment of wood record, but they tend to collaborate less frequently. These methods allow researchers and industry members to quickly explore trends in research topics, the number of publications, where research is being conducted, and the growing network of researchers publishing together.

  Keywords


Bibliometrics, Data Mining, Network Analysis, Wood Modification, Environmental Impact Assessment, COST Action FP1407, Wood

Authors’ address

(1)
Michael Burnard
University of Primorska, Andrej Marušič Institute, Muzejski trg 2, 6000-Koper (Slovenia)
(2)
Michael Burnard
Renewable Materials and Healthy Environments Research and Innovation Centre of Excellence (InnoRenew CoE), Livade 6, 6310-Izola (Slovenia)
(3)
Michael Burnard
Abelium, d.o.o., research and development, Kajuhova ulica 90, 1000-Ljubljana (Slovenia)
(4)
Marko Posavčević
University of Primorska, Faculty of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Information Technology, Glagoljaška 8, 6000-Koper (Slovenia)
(5)
Edo Kegel
Edo Kegel Consultancy & Advice, Veerpoortwal 20, 6981BS Doesburg (The Netherlands)

Corresponding author

 
Michael Burnard
michael.burnard@iam.upr.si

Citation

Burnard M, Posavčević M, Kegel E (2017). Examining the evolution and convergence of wood modification and environmental impact assessment in research. iForest 10: 879-885. - doi: 10.3832/ifor2390-010

Academic Editor

Giacomo Goli

Paper history

Received: Feb 03, 2017
Accepted: Aug 05, 2017

First online: Nov 06, 2017
Publication Date: Dec 31, 2017
Publication Time: 3.10 months

Breakdown by View Type

(Waiting for server response...)

Article Usage

Total Article Views: 7259
(from publication date up to now)

Breakdown by View Type
HTML Page Views: 5339
Abstract Page Views: 290
PDF Downloads: 1315
Citation/Reference Downloads: 16
XML Downloads: 299

Web Metrics
Days since publication: 766
Overall contacts: 7259
Avg. contacts per week: 66.34

Article Citations

Article citations are based on data periodically collected from the Clarivate Web of Science web site
(last update: Aug 2019)

Total number of cites (since 2017): 1
Average cites per year: 0.33

 

Publication Metrics

by Dimensions ©

Articles citing this article

List of the papers citing this article based on CrossRef Cited-by.

 
(1)
Bastian M, Heymann S, Jacomy M (2009)
Gephi: an open source software for exploring and manipulating networks. In: Proceedings of the “3rd International ICWSM Conference”. San José (CA, USA) 17-20 May 2009. Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence, pp. 361-362.
Online | Gscholar
(2)
Burnard MD (2017)
Wood modification and environmental impact assessment of wood bibliometric analysis R file. Web site.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(3)
Deville S, Stevenson A (2015)
Mapping ceramics research and its evolution. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 98 (8): 2324-2332.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(4)
Feinerer I, Hornik K, Meyer D (2008)
Text mining infrastructure in R. Journal of Statistical Software 25 (5): 1-54.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(5)
Fruchterman T, Reingold E (1991)
Graph drawing by force directed placement. Software: Practice and Experience 21 (11): 1129-1164.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(6)
He Q (1999)
Knowledge discovery through co-word analysis QINHE. Library Trends 48: 133-159.
Gscholar
(7)
Hesser F, Wohner B, Meints T, Stern T, Windsperger A (2017)
Integration of LCA in R&D by applying the concept of payback period: case study of a modified multilayer wood parquet. The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 22 (3): 307-316.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(8)
Hill CAS (2011)
Wood modification: an update. BioResources 6 (2): 918-919.
Online | Gscholar
(9)
Killerby S, Maplesden F, Jack M, McDonald G, Rolland D (2007)
Chemical modification of timber decking: assessing the parameters of acceptability. New Zealand Journal of Forestry Science 37 (3): 412-434.
Online | Gscholar
(10)
Kutnar A, Tavzes C (2011)
Sustainable development in wood industry. In: Proceedings of the 22nd International Scientific Conference “Wood is Good - EU Preaccession Challenges of the Sector” (Grbac I, Mihulja G eds). Faculty of Forestry, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia, pp. 83-88.
Online | Gscholar
(11)
Lang D (2016)
wordcloud2: create word cloud by htmlWidget. Web site.
Online | Gscholar
(12)
Newman MEJ (2001)
Scientific collaboration networks. I. Network construction and fundamental results. Physical Review E 64:16131.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(13)
Persson O, Beckmann M (1995)
Locating the network of interacting authors in scientific specialties. Scientometrics 33: 351-366.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(14)
R Core Team (2016)
R: a language and environment for statistical computing. R Foundation for Statistical Computing, Vienna, Austria.
Online | Gscholar
(15)
Sandberg D, Kutnar A (2016)
Thermal modified timber (TMT): recent development in Europe and North America. Wood Fiber Science 48: 28-39.
Online | Gscholar
(16)
Van Der Lugt P, Vogtländer JG (2014)
Wood acetylation: a potential route towards climate change mitigation. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment 142: 241-252.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(17)
Whittaker J, Courtial J-P, Law J (1989)
Creativity and conformity in science: titles, keywords and co-word analysis. Social Studies of Science 19 (3): 473-496.
CrossRef | Gscholar
(18)
Wickham H (2009)
ggplot2: elegant graphics for data analysis. Springer Verlag, New York, USA, pp. 260.
Online | Gscholar
 

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website