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Forest Science is a peer-reviewed journal publishing fundamental and applied research that explores all aspects of natural and social sciences as they apply to the function and management of the forested ecosystems of the world. Topics include silviculture, forest management, biometrics, economics, entomology & pathology, fire & fuels management, forest ecology, genetics & tree improvement, geospatial technologies, harvesting & utilization, landscape ecology, operations research, forest policy, physiology, recreation, social sciences, soils & hydrology, and wildlife management.
Forest Science is published bimonthly in February, April, June, August, October, and December.

2015 Impact Factor: 1.702
Ranking: 16 of 66 in forestry

Average time from submission to first decision: 62.5 days*
June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

Also published by SAF:
Journal of Forestry
Other SAF Publications

Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Volume 48, Number 1, 1 February 2002

Miscellany

Precision of Density Estimates from Fixed-Radius Plots Compared to N-Tree Distance Sampling
pp. 1-6(6)
Authors: Lessard, V.C.; Drummer, T.D.; Reed, D.D.

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Designing Compact and Contiguous Reserve Networks with a Hybrid Heuristic Algorithm
pp. 59-68(10)
Authors: Nalle, D.J.; Arthur, J.L.; Sessions, J.

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Correction for Slope in Point and Transect Relascope Sampling of Downed Coarse Woody Debris
pp. 85-92(8)
Authors: Ståhl, G.; Ringvall, A.; Gove, J.H.; Ducey, M.J.

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The Ratio of Live Crown Length to Sapwood Area as a Measure of Crown Sparseness
pp. 93-100(8)
Authors: Maguire, D.A.; Kanaskie, A.

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The Effect of Positional Errors on the Accuracy of Estimates in Guided Transect Sampling
pp. 101-110(10)
Authors: Ringvall, A.; Ståhl, G.; Lämås, T.

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Heritability of Ozone Sensitivity in Open-Pollinated Families of Black Cherry (Prunus serotina Ehrh.)
pp. 111-117(7)
Authors: Lee, J.C.; Steiner, K.C.; Zhang, J.W.; Skelly, J.M.

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Effects of Management on the Composition and Structure of Northern Hardwood Forests in Upper Michigan
pp. 129-145(17)
Authors: Crow, T.R.; Buckley, D.S.; Nauertz, E.A.; Zasada, J.C.

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Forest Policies and Many Governments
pp. 146-158(13)
Author: Amacher, G.S.

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Book Reviews

The Ecology of Trees in the Tropical Rain Forest
pp. 159-159(1)
Author: Hendrick, R.L.

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