Mehrdad Jahanbanifard

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As a Plant.ID PhD fellow, I’m developing a computer vision classifier to identify ebony wood samples that are used in musical instruments, especially violin and cello. I'm mostly focusing on Malagasy ebony (Diospyros). Since these species are endangered, their trade after 2013 needs permit. By doing this research, I can help resellers and importers to avoid putting illegally logged woods on the market. Fingers crossed to save this brilliant species!

Keywords

Ebony wood identification, Madagascar Diospyros , Microscopic Diospyros Wood Imaging, Illegal logging

Mehrdad Jahanbanifard

Early Stage Researcher/ PhD fellow
Endless forms/ Understanding evolution

mehrdad.jahanbanifard@naturalis.nl
+31 (0)71 751 9600

www.plantid.uio.no