A person who studies sustainability, optimal use of wood, and effectiveness of wood is known as a wood scientist.
Wood scientists study the chemical, biological and physical properties of wood. This forms the base for further study in the technology of processing and making different products such as paper, composite products such as chip and fiberboard, pulp, and laminated beams. They utilize their skills and knowledge in wood processing industries such as board factories, furniture factories, and sawmills to take the maximum use of the raw material. Due to their industry oriented education and technical knowledge they eventually become managers of human and production resources.