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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 58, Number 1, 1 February 2012


Using Bayesian Model Averaging to Predict Tree Aboveground Biomass in Tropical Moist Forests
pp. 15-23(9)
Authors: Picard, Nicolas; Henry, Matieu; Mortier, Frédéric; Trotta, Carlo; Saint-André, Laurent


Spruce Budworm-Caused Mortality to Balsam Fir and Black Spruce in Pure and Mixed Conifer Stands
pp. 24-33(10)
Authors: Pothier, David; Elie, Jean-Gabriel; Auger, Isabelle; Mailly, Daniel; Gaudreault, Mélanie


Is De Liocourt's Distribution Stable?
pp. 34-46(13)
Authors: Torres, Ignacio López; Pérez, Sigfredo Ortuño; Robredo, Fernando García; Belda, Carmen Fullana


Relationship between Aboveground Biomass and Percent Cover of Ground Vegetation in Canadian Boreal Plain Riparian Forests
pp. 47-53(7)
Authors: MacDonald, Rebecca L.; Burke, Janice M.; Chen, Han Y.H.; Prepas, Ellie E.


Simulation of Rainfall Interception of Canopy and Litter in Eucalyptus Plantation in Tropical Climate
pp. 54-60(7)
Authors: Steidle Neto, Antonio José; Ribeiro, Aristides; Lopes, Daniela de Carvalho; Sacramento Neto, Olívio Bahia do; Souza, Wesley Gonçalves; Santana, Marcos Oliveira


Spatial Poisson Models for Examining the Influence of Climate and Land Cover Pattern on Bird Species Richness
pp. 61-74(14)
Authors: Ma, Zhihai; Zuckerberg, Benjamin; Porter, William F.; Zhang, Lianjun


Geographically Local Linear Mixed Models for Tree Height-Diameter Relationship
pp. 75-84(10)
Authors: Lu, Junfeng; Zhang, Lianjun


Long-Term Thinning Effects on the Leaf Area of Pinus strobus L. as Estimated from Litterfall and Individual-Tree Allometric Models
pp. 85-93(9)
Authors: Guiterman, Christopher H.; Seymour, Robert S.; Weiskittel, Aaron R.



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