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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 60, Number 5, 1 October 2014

Introduction

Piecing Together the Fragments—Select Papers from the Ninth North American Forest Ecology Workshop
pp. 817-818(2)
Authors: Saunders, Michael R.; Jenkins, Michael A.; Michler, Charles H.; Webster, Christopher R.

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Fundamental Research

Does Ungulate Foraging Behavior in Forest Canopy Gaps Produce a Spatial Subsidy with Cascading Effects on Vegetation?
pp. 819-829(11)
Authors: Tahtinen, Betsy; Murray, Bryan D.; Webster, Christopher R.; Tarasoff, Catherine S.; Burton, Andrew J.

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Age Distribution and Spatial Patterning of an Invasive Shrub in Secondary Hardwood Forests
pp. 830-840(11)
Authors: Shields, Joshua M.; Jenkins, Michael A.; Saunders, Michael R.; Zhang, Hao; Jenkins, Lindsay H.; Parks, Amanda M.

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Predicting the Formation of a New Upper Canopy Strata after Colonization of Native Shrublands by Pines
pp. 841-850(10)
Authors: Sheffer, Efrat; Kigel, Jaime; Canham, Charles D.; Perevolotsky, Avi

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Future Fire Probability Modeling with Climate Change Data and Physical Chemistry
pp. 862-870(9)
Authors: Guyette, Richard P.; Thompson, Frank R.; Whittier, Jodi; Stambaugh, Michael C.; Dey, Daniel C.

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Structural and Spatial Characteristics of Old-Growth Temperate Deciduous Forests at Their Northern Distribution Limit
pp. 871-880(10)
Authors: Després, Tiphaine; Asselin, Hugo; Doyon, Frédérik; Bergeron, Yves

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Management of Riparian Buffers: Upslope Thinning with Downslope Impacts
pp. 881-892(12)
Authors: Ruzicka, Kenneth J.; Puettmann, Klaus J.; Olson, Deanna H.

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Review Article

Five Anthropogenic Factors That Will Radically Alter Forest Conditions and Management Needs in the Northern United States
pp. 914-925(12)
Authors: Shifley, Stephen R.; Moser, W. Keith; Nowak, David J.; Miles, Patrick D.; Butler, Brett J.; Aguilar, Francisco X.; DeSantis, Ryan D.; Greenfield, Eric J.

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Fundamental Research

Pricing Timberland Assets in the United States by the Arbitrage Pricing Theory
pp. 943-952(10)
Authors: Yao, Wenjing; Mei, Bin; Clutter, Michael L.

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Integrating Micro-Scale Timbering Events and Decisionmaking into Landscape Models Using Logistic and Multilevel Regression
pp. 962-972(11)
Authors: Donahoe, Sean B.; Parker, Dawn C.; Kronenfeld, Barry J.; Balint, Peter J.

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Low-Level Nitrogen Addition Promotes Net Methane Uptake in a Boreal Forest across the Great Xing'an Mountain Region, China
pp. 973-981(9)
Authors: Xu, Minjie; Cheng, Shulan; Fang, Huajun; Yu, Guirui; Gao, Wenlong; Wang, Yongsheng; Dang, Xusheng; Li, Linsen

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Applied Research

A Site Index Model for Lodgepole Pine in British Columbia
pp. 982-987(6)
Authors: Batho, Adrian; García, Oscar

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Factors Related with Nonindustrial Private Forest Landowners' Forest Conversion Decision in Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee
pp. 988-993(6)
Authors: Poudyal, Neelam C.; Joshi, Omkar; Hodges, Donald G.; Hoyt, Kevin

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Impacts of Changing Hardwood Lumber Consumption and Price on Stumpage and Sawlog Prices in Ohio
pp. 994-999(6)
Authors: Luppold, William; Bumgardner, Matthew; McConnell, T. Eric

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Using Modeled Surface and Crown Fire Behavior Characteristics to Evaluate Fuel Treatment Effectiveness: A Caution
pp. 1000-1004(5)
Authors: Cruz, Miguel G.; Alexander, Martin E.; Dam, Jelmer E.

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Contrasting Effects of Wildfire and Ecological Restoration in Old-Growth Western Larch Forests
pp. 1005-1013(9)
Authors: Hopkins, Taylor; Larson, Andrew J.; Belote, R. Travis

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Ground-Based Thinning on Steep Slopes in Western Oregon: Soil Exposure and Strength Effects
pp. 1014-1020(7)
Authors: Zamora-Cristales, Rene; Adams, Paul W.; Sessions, John

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