Jeff Morrell is currently Professor and Director of the Centre for Timber Durability and Design Life at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Brisbane, Australia. Prior to that he was a Distinguished University Professor at Oregon State University (1983-2018) where he directed the biodeterioration program. He holds a BS from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forest (ESF) in Forest Biology, an MS from Penn State in Plant Pathology and a PhD in Mycology and Forest Pathology also from ESF. He has served as the President of the American Wood Protection Association and the International Research Group on Wood Protection and is currently Vice President of the Society of Wood Science and Technology and Chairs Australian Standards Committee TM-012 that deals with treated wood standards. In addition to work on national standards, his research interests include community ecology of the decay process, improved wood treatments using supercritical fluids, remedial treatments for arresting decay and the environmental management of treated wood. He has extensive experience working with boron as both an initial and remedial treatment.