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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 57, Number 5, 1 October 2011


Modeling Crown Structure from LiDAR Data with Statistical Distributions
pp. 359-364(6)
Authors: Cao, Quang V.; Dean, Thomas J.


Effects of Stand and Inter-Specific Stocking on Maximizing Standing Tree Carbon Stocks in the Eastern United States
pp. 365-378(14)
Authors: Woodall, Christopher W.; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Bradford, John B.; Finley, Andrew O.


What Drives Daily Volatility in Lumber Futures Markets?
pp. 379-392(14)
Author: Karali, Berna


The Effect of Timber Harvesting Guidelines on Felling and Skidding Productivity in Northern Minnesota
pp. 393-407(15)
Authors: Goychuk, Denys; Kilgore, Michael A.; Blinn, Charles R.; Coggins, Jay; Kolka, Randall K.


Dynamic Treatment Units in Eucalyptus Plantation
pp. 416-426(11)
Authors: Packalén, Petteri; Heinonen, Tero; Pukkala, Timo; Vauhkonen, Jari; Maltamo, Matti


An Exploratory Study of Biomass Harvesting among Logging Firms in Virginia and North Carolina
pp. 427-434(8)
Authors: Munsell, John F.; Barrett, Scott M.; Bolding, M. Chad


Toward Efficient Management of Large Fires: A Mixed Integer Programming Model and Two Iterative Approaches
pp. 435-447(13)
Authors: Wei, Yu; Rideout, Douglas B.; Hall, Thomas B.



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