Scientist Profile

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Wilfredo M. America

Expertise: Forestry, Wood Science, Wood Technology

Affiliation

Senior Science Research Specialist, Forset Products Research and Development Institute, NSTA, College , Laguna

Association

    • UPLB-CF Alumni Association, Member
    • Philippine Forest Research Society, Member
    • PHILAAS, Member
    • Deutsche Holzwirte Bund, Member
    • Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society of Agriculture, Member
    • National Research Councilof the Philippines, 1982
    • SAR, Member
    • Knights fo Columbus, Member

Employment

    • Forest Product Research Development Institute, Jr. Forest Products Technologist, 1969
    • FPRDI, Scientist I, 1969 - 1971
    • FPRDI, Scientist III, 1971 - 1974
    • FPRDI, Scientist Technologist IV, 1979 - 1980
    • FPRDI, Science Research Specialist IV, 1980 - 1983
    • FPRDI, Senior Science Research Specialist, 1984 - present

Award

    • Research Fellowship to the Federal Republic of Germany, Foundation for Internationl Development, 1972
    • 2nd Place, Board Examination for Foresters, PRC, 1973
    • Scholar, MS Forestry, UPLB Graduate School/ NSDB, 1972
    • Co-awardee, Best Researcher, Wood Identification Handbook for Philippine Timber, NSDB, 1979

Education

    • UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna
    • UPLB, College of Forestry, Los Baños, Laguna, B.S. Forestry, 1968
    • UPLB, Los Baños, Laguna, M.S. Forestry , 1982

Publication

    • America, W.M., (1970) Occurence of normmal and traumatic gum canals in porous woods.
    • FORPRIDECOM Technical Notes Volume 98
    • America, W.M., (1974) Wood of the "Palosapis" group
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 3, No. (3-4):
    • America, W.M. Meniado, J.A., (1975) Anatomy and differentiation of the woods oof pahudia.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 4
    • America, W.M., (1975) Tuai, lamog and toog: their identification and uses..
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 157
    • De Vela, B.C. Meniado, J.A. America, W.M., (1976) Guide to wood identification.
    • FORPRIDECOM, College, Laguna
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M. Tamolang, F.N., (1976) Technical information on dita (Alstonia scholaris ( L.) R. Br.)
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 5
    • De Vela, B.C. America, W.M. Meniado, J.A., (1977) Identification of Philippine timbers: a punch card system.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 6, No. (1):
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M., (1977) Philippine woodsand their equivalents in Malaysia and Indonesia
    • FORPRIDECOM Technical Note Volume 175
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M., (1978) Notes on manggis.
    • Asian Forest Industries Yearbook
    • Maniado, J.A. America, W.M., (1978) Notes on Philippine Xanthostemon and Guaiacum.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 7, No. (1):
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M. De Vela, B.C., (1978) Observations and related problems in wood identification: some suggestions.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 7, No. (4):
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M. Valbuena, R.R., (1978) Oleaceae family with emphasis on wood anatomy and uses of Philippine Linociera spp.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 7, No. (2-3):
    • America, W.M. Meniado, J.A. De Vela, B.C., (1979) Wood identification : differentiating the woods of anongo and aganit.
    • FORPRIde Digest Volume 8, No. (2):
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M. De Vela, B.C., (1980) Wood of Lomorau or "Apitong Babui" (Suitonia forwothyi Elm.) Anarcardiaceae.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 9, No. (3-4):
    • Maruzzo, M.W. America, W.M., () Wood anatomy of three strains of giant ipil ipil (Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.) de Wit).
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 10, No. (1-2):
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M. De Vela, B.C. Tamolang, F.M. Lopez, F.R. Alonzoo, D.S., (1981) Wood Identification Handbook, Vol. 1 and Vol. 2
    • APO-NEDA Production Unit, Quezon City
    • Meniado, J.A. America, W.M., () Wood lanutan-bagyo (Gonystylus macrophyllus (Miq) Airy Shaw) family: Thymalacaceae.
    • FORPRIDE Diggesst Volume 10, No. (3-4):
    • Meniado, J.A. America W.M., (1982) Wood identification of some Philippine lesser-known species.
    • FORPRIDE Digest Volume 1, No. (3-4):

Trainings

    • Research Fellowship on Forest Products Research with emphasis on Wood Anatomy and Wood Identificatio, 1972 - 1973, Institut fur Holzbiogie and Holzchutz, Republic of Germany