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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.

2016 Impact Factor: 1.782 (Rank 17/64 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 55, Number 1, 1 February 2009


GIS-Based Modeling of Pinyon‐Juniper Woodland Structure in the Great Basin
pp. 1-12(12)
Authors: Greenwood, David L.; Weisberg, Peter J.


An Application of a Reduced Cost Approach to Spatial Forest Planning
pp. 13-22(10)
Authors: Pukkala, Timo; Heinonen, Tero; Kurttila, Mikko


A Review of Forest Succession Models and Their Suitability for Forest Management Planning
pp. 23-36(14)
Authors: Taylor, Anthony R.; Chen, Han Y. H.; VanDamme, Laird


Identification of Scandinavian Commercial Species of Individual Trees from Airborne Laser Scanning Data Using Alpha Shape Metrics
pp. 37-47(11)
Authors: Vauhkonen, Jari; Tokola, Timo; Packalén, Petteri; Maltamo, Matti


Estimating Current Forest Attributes from Paneled Inventory Data Using Plot-Level Imputation: A Study from the Pacific Northwest
pp. 64-71(8)
Authors: Eskelson, Bianca N.I.; Temesgen, Hailemariam; Barrett, Tara M.


On the Use of Statistical Tests with Non-Normally Distributed Data in Landscape Change Detection
pp. 72-83(12)
Authors: Strimbu, Bogdan; Hickey, Gordon; Strimbu, Vladimir; Innes, John


Sources of Variation in the Self-Thinning Boundary Line for Three Species with Varying Levels of Shade Tolerance
pp. 84-93(10)
Authors: Weiskittel, Aaron; Gould, Peter; Temesgen, Hailemariam


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