Dr. Adriana Costa

Dr. Adriana  Costa


  • Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: 662-325-3721
224 Franklin Center



  • University of São Paulo, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Botany
  • University of São Paulo, Master of Science (M.S.) , Wood Science and Technology
  • University of São Paulo, Bachelor of Science (B.S.) , Biological Sciences

Research Interests

Automated Wood Identification with Computer Vision
DNA-based Wood Identification
Forensic Wood Science
Wood Anatomy


Year Publications

Costa, A., Wiedenhoeft, A. C. 2023. On the possible functions of helical thickenings in conductive cells in wood. IAWA Journal 44(3-4):381-398.


Ravindran, P., Owens, F. C., Costa, A., Pollastrelli Rodrigues, B., Chavesta, M., Montenegro, R., Shmulsky, R., Wiedenhoeft, A. C. 2023. Evaluation of test specimen surface preparation on macroscopic computer vision wood identification. Wood and Fiber Science 55(2):176-202.


Amorim, T., Franca, F., Arango, R. A., Costa, A., Ogurunku, M. 2023. Properties of African mahogany wood commercially available in the U.S. Forest Products Journal 73(4):339-349.


Costa, A., Giraldo, G., Bishell, A., He, T., Kirker, G., Wiedenhoeft, A. C. 2022. Organellar microcapture to extract nuclear and plastid DNA from recalcitrant wood specimens and trace evidence. Plant Methods 18(51).


Awards & Honors

  • Student Poster Competition
    Mississippi State Univ. Dept. of Sustainable Bioproducts
  • Graduate Assistantship
    Mississippi State University
  • Student Poster Competition
    FPS International Conference
  • Honorary Fellow
    Botany Department, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Most Highly Evaluated Instructor Award
    Anhanguera College, Guarulhos, Brazil
  • Assistantship
    Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel
  • Assistantship
    Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel
  • Scientific Initiation Assistantship
    Institute of Technological Research of São Paulo, Brazil
  • Assistantship
    Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development

Society Memberships

  • Forest Products Society
  • International Association of Wood Anatomists
  • International Wood Collectors Society
  • Society of Wood Science and Technology