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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 52, Number 6, December 2006

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Forest Volume and Biomass Estimation Using Small-Footprint Lidar-Distributional Parameters on a Per-Segment Basis
pp. 636-649(14)
Authors: van Aardt, Jan A.N.; Wynne, Randolph H.; Oderwald, Richard G.

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Calibrating a Generalized Diameter Distribution Model with Mixed Effects
pp. 650-658(9)
Authors: Fortin, Mathieu; Ung, Chhun-Huor; Archambault, Louis; Bégin, Jean

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Effect of Edge Trees on Harvester Positioning in Thinning
pp. 659-669(11)
Authors: Ovaskainen, Heikki; Uusitalo, Jori; Sassi, Tuomo

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A Generalized Approach for Modeling and Localizing Stem Profile Curves
pp. 670-682(13)
Authors: Trincado, Guillermo; Burkhart, Harold E.

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Carbon and Nitrogen Cycling in Southwestern Ponderosa Pine Forests
pp. 683-693(11)
Authors: Hart, Stephen C.; Selmants, Paul C.; Boyle, Sarah I.; Overby, Steven T.

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Historical Fire Cycles in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks
pp. 704-717(14)
Authors: Van Wagner, Charles E.; Finney, Mark A.; Heathcott, Mark

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Best Predictors for Postfire Mortality of Ponderosa Pine Trees in the Intermountain West
pp. 718-728(11)
Authors: Hull Sieg, Carolyn; McMillin, Joel D.; Fowler, James F.; Allen, Kurt K.; Negron, José F.; Wadleigh, Linda L.; Anhold, John A.; Gibson, Ken E.

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