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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.
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Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Volume 61, Number 1, 8 February 2015

Fundamental Research

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Modeling Climatic Effects on Stand Height/Site Index of Plantation-Grown Jack Pine and Black Spruce Trees
pp. 25-34(10)
Authors: Sharma, Mahadev; Subedi, Nirmal; Ter-Mikaelian, Micheal; Parton, John

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A Three-Step Proportional Weighting System of Nonlinear Biomass Equations
pp. 35-45(11)
Authors: Dong, Lihu; Zhang, Lianjun; Li, Fengri

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Economic Impacts of Nonresidential Wildlife Watching in the United States
pp. 46-54(9)
Authors: Sun, Changyou; Mingie, James C.; Petrolia, Daniel R.; Jones, W. Daryl

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Whole-Tree Bark and Wood Properties of Loblolly Pine from Intensively Managed Plantations
pp. 55-66(12)
Authors: Antony, Finto; Schimleck, Laurence R.; Daniels, Richard F.; Clark, Alexander; Borders, Bruce E.; Kane, Michael B.; Burkhart, Harold E.

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Analysis of Time Scale Influences on Water and Soil Conservation Effects for Trees on Experimental Plots Using Vegetation Fractional Coverage
pp. 67-75(9)
Authors: Gu, Zhujun; Wu, Xiaoxia; Zhou, Feng; Sanchez-Azofeifa, G. Arturo; Feng, Jilu; Qiu, Nianwei

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Variation in Stem Taper and Growth Traits in a Clonal Trial of Loblolly Pine
pp. 76-82(7)
Authors: Wood, Elizabeth R.; Bullock, Bronson P.; Isik, Fikret; McKeand, Steven E.

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Applied Research

Estimating Yields of Unthinned Eastern White Pine Plantations from Current Stocking in the Southern Appalachians
pp. 114-122(9)
Authors: Hepp, Todd E.; Vimmerstedt, John P.; Smalley, Glendon W.; McNab, W. Henry

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Estimation of Forest Inventory Required Sample Sizes from Easily Observed Stand Attributes
pp. 123-127(5)
Authors: Skidmore, Joshua P.; Matney, Thomas G.; Schultz, Emily B.; Fan, Zhaofei

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Models to Predict the Moisture Content of Lodgepole Pine Foliage during the Red Stage of Mountain Pine Beetle Attack
pp. 128-134(7)
Authors: Page, Wesley G.; Jenkins, Michael J.; Alexander, Martin E.

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Restoring Longleaf Pine: Effects of Seasonal Prescribed Fire and Overstory Density on Vegetation Structure of a Young Longleaf Pine Plantation
pp. 135-143(9)
Authors: Addington, Robert N.; Greene, Thomas A.; Harrison, Wade C.; Sorrell, Geoffrey G.; Elmore, Michele L.; Hermann, Sharon M.

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Analyzing the Uncertainties in Use of Forest-Derived Biomass Equations for Open-Grown Trees in Agricultural Land
pp. 144-161(18)
Authors: Zhou, Xinhua; Schoeneberger, Michele M.; Brandle, James R.; Awada, Tala N.; Chu, Jianmin; Martin, Derrel L.; Li, Jihong; Li, Yuqiang; Mize, Carl W.

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Models of Utah Juniper and Two-Needle Pinyon Biomass for One Site in Southwest Utah
pp. 162-168(7)
Authors: Sprinkle, Wesley; Klepac, John

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Seedling Evaluation of Atlantic Coastal and Piedmont Sources of Pinus taeda L. and Their Hybrids for Cold Hardiness
pp. 169-175(7)
Authors: Zapata-Valenzuela, Jaime A.; Ogut, Funda; Kegley, Angela; Cumbie, Patrick; Isik, Fikret; Li, Bailian; McKeand, Steven E.

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Early Regeneration and Structural Responses to Patch Selection and Structural Retention in Second-Growth Northern Hardwoods
pp. 183-189(7)
Authors: D'Amato, Anthony W.; Catanzaro, Paul F.; Fletcher, Lena S.

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Fate of Live Trees Retained in Mixed Bottomland Hardwood Stands during the First Decade after Harvest
pp. 190-196(7)
Authors: Olson, Matthew G.; Gwaze, David; Elliott, Anthony G.

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Residual Timber Values within Piedmont Streamside Management Zones of Different Widths and Harvest Levels
pp. 197-204(8)
Authors: Lakel, William A.; Aust, Wallace M.; Dolloff, C. Andrew; Keyser, Patrick D.

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