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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 61, Number 2, 12 April 2015

Fundamental Research

Subject-Specific Prediction Using a Nonlinear Mixed Model: Consequences of Different Approaches
pp. 205-212(8)
Authors: Sirkiä, Seija; Heinonen, Jaakko; Miina, Jari; Eerikäinen, Kalle

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Evaluation of Methods for Calibrating a Tree Taper Equation
pp. 213-219(7)
Authors: Cao, Quang V.; Wang, Jing

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Economic Optimization of Forest Biomass Processing and Transport in the Pacific Northwest USA
pp. 220-234(15)
Authors: Zamora-Cristales, Rene; Sessions, John; Boston, Kevin; Murphy, Glen

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Structural Diversity within Mature Forests in Northern Iran: A Case Study from a Relic Population of Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica C.A. Meyer)
pp. 258-265(8)
Authors: Sefidi, Kiomars; Copenheaver, Carolyn A.; Kakavand, Mehdi; Behjou, F. Keivan

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Addressing Wildfire Risk in a Landscape-Level Scheduling Model: An Application in Portugal
pp. 266-277(12)
Authors: Ferreira, Liliana; Constantino, Miguel F.; Borges, José G.; Garcia-Gonzalo, Jordi

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A Chance-Constrained Programming Model to Allocate Wildfire Initial Attack Resources for a Fire Season
pp. 278-288(11)
Authors: Wei, Yu; Bevers, Michael; Belval, Erin; Bird, Benjamin

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Prediction of Forestry Planned End Products Using Dirichlet Regression and Neural Networks
pp. 289-297(9)
Authors: Hickey, Ciarán; Kelly, Stephen; Carroll, Paula; O'Connor, John

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Categorizing the Social Context of the Wildland Urban Interface: Adaptive Capacity for Wildfire and Community “Archetypes”
pp. 298-310(13)
Authors: Paveglio, Travis B.; Moseley, Cassandra; Carroll, Matthew S.; Williams, Daniel R.; Davis, Emily Jane; Fischer, A. Paige

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Applied Research

Taper Equations for Pinus elliottii Engelm. in Southern Paraná, Brazil
pp. 311-319(9)
Authors: Schröder, Thomas; Costa, Emanuel Arnoni; Valério, Alvaro Felipe; dos Santos Lisboa, Gerson

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Modeling Tree Diameter Distributions in Natural Forests: An Evaluation of 10 Statistical Models
pp. 320-327(8)
Authors: de Lima, Renato Augusto Ferreira; Batista, João Luís Ferreira; Prado, Paulo Inácio

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Timberland Ownerships and Reforestation in the Southern United States
pp. 336-343(8)
Authors: Sun, Xing; Zhang, Daowei; Butler, Brett J.

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The Discriminatory Ability of Postfire Tree Mortality Logistic Regression Models
pp. 344-352(9)
Authors: Ganio, Lisa M.; Woolley, Travis; Shaw, David C.; Fitzgerald, Stephen A.

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Density of Large Snags and Logs in Northern Arizona Mixed-Conifer and Ponderosa Pine Forests
pp. 353-362(10)
Authors: Ganey, Joseph L.; Bird, Benjamin J.; Baggett, L. Scott; Jenness, Jeffrey S.

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Forest Carbon Offsets Revisited: Shedding Light on Darkwoods
pp. 370-380(11)
Authors: van Kooten, Gerrit Cornelis; Bogle, Timothy N.; de Vries, Frans P.

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Minnesota's Logging Businesses: An Assessment of the Health and Viability of the Sector
pp. 381-387(7)
Authors: Blinn, Charles R.; O'Hara, Tim J.; Chura, Dave T.; Russell, Matthew B.

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Efficacy and Associated Factors of Even- and Uneven-Aged Management to Promote Oak Regeneration in the Missouri Ozarks
pp. 397-408(12)
Authors: Fan, Zhaofei; Yao, Qi; Dey, Daniel; Spetich, Martin; Ezell, Andrew; Shifley, Stephen; Kabrick, John; Jensen, Randy

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