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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
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Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Volume 60, Number 2, 1 April 2014

Special Section: Fourth Forest Vegetation Simulator Conference

A Comparison of Carbon Stock Estimates and Projections for the Northeastern United States
pp. 206-213(8)
Authors: MacLean, Richard G.; Ducey, Mark J.; Hoover, Coeli M.

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Forecasting Long-Term Acorn Production with and without Oak Decline Using Forest Inventory Data
pp. 222-230(9)
Authors: Greenberg, Cathryn H.; Keyser, Chad E.; Rathbun, Leah C.; Rose, Anita K.; Fearer, Todd M.; McNab, W. Henry

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The Effectiveness and Limitations of Fuel Modeling Using the Fire and Fuels Extension to the Forest Vegetation Simulator
pp. 231-240(10)
Authors: Noonan-Wright, Erin K.; Vaillant, Nicole M.; Reiner, Alicia L.

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Imputing Forest Structure Attributes from Stand Inventory and Remotely Sensed Data in Western Oregon, USA
pp. 253-269(17)
Authors: Hudak, Andrew T.; Haren, A. Tod; Crookston, Nicholas L.; Liebermann, Robert J.; Ohmann, Janet L.

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Brief Communication

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Fundamental Research

A Mixed-Effects Heterogeneous Negative Binomial Model for Postfire Conifer Regeneration in Northeastern California, USA
pp. 275-287(13)
Authors: Crotteau, Justin S.; Ritchie, Martin W.; Varner, J. Morgan

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Estimation of Aboveground Forest Carbon Flux in Oregon: Adding Components of Change to Stock-Difference Assessments
pp. 317-326(10)
Authors: Gray, Andrew N.; Whittier, Thomas R.; Azuma, David L.

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Harvest-Created Canopy Gaps Increase Species and Functional Trait Diversity of the Forest Ground-Layer Community
pp. 335-344(10)
Authors: Kern, Christel C.; Montgomery, Rebecca A.; Reich, Peter B.; Strong, Terry F.

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A Functional Framework for Improved Management of Western North American Aspen (Populus tremuloides Michx.)
pp. 345-359(15)
Authors: Rogers, Paul C.; Landhäusser, Simon M.; Pinno, Bradley D.; Ryel, Ronald J.

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Genetics of Stem Forking and Ramicorn Branches in a Cloned Loblolly Pine Family
pp. 360-366(7)
Authors: Xiong, Jin S.; McKeand, Steven E.; Whetten, Ross W.; Isik, Fikret T.

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Sustainability of the Selection System in Northern Hardwood Forests
pp. 374-381(8)
Authors: Pond, Nan C.; Froese, Robert E.; Nagel, Linda M.

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Predicting Risk of Long-Term Nitrogen Depletion Under Whole-Tree Harvesting in the Coastal Pacific Northwest
pp. 382-390(9)
Authors: Himes, Austin J.; Turnblom, Eric C.; Harrison, Robert B.; Littke, Kimberly M.; Devine, Warren D.; Zabowski, Darlene; Briggs, David G.

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Applied Research

Modeling Population Dynamics and Woody Biomass in Alaska Coastal Forest
pp. 391-401(11)
Authors: Peterson, Randy L.; Liang, Jingjing; Barrett, Tara M.

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Response of Aspen Suckers to Simulated Browsing
pp. 402-408(7)
Authors: Bartos, Dale L.; Tshireletso, Koketso; Malechek, John C.

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