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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 61, Number 5, 28 October 2015

Fundamental Research

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Clonality and Dynamics of Leaf Abscission of Gambel Oaks at Small Spatial Scales in Utah
pp. 829-833(5)
Authors: Chalmers, Jacob W.; Mock, Karen E.; Kohl, Kevin D.; Madsen, Katelin J.; Nadkarni, Nalini M.

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Impact of Plot Size and Spatial Pattern of Forest Attributes on Sampling Efficacy
pp. 847-860(14)
Authors: Hou, Zhengyang; Xu, Qing; Hartikainen, Sauli; Antilla, Perttu; Packalen, Tuula; Maltamo, Matti; Tokola, Timo

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Augmenting Site Index Estimation with Airborne Laser Scanning Data
pp. 861-873(13)
Authors: Tompalski, Piotr; Coops, Nicholas C.; White, Joanne C.; Wulder, Michael A.

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Limitations on Regeneration Potential after Even-Aged Harvests in Mixed-Oak Stands
pp. 874-881(8)
Authors: Campbell, Anthony J.; Steiner, Kim C.; Finley, James J.; Leites, Laura

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Applied Research

Precommercial Thinning in Mixed-Species Conifer Plantations Affected by Armillaria and Heterobasidion Root Diseases in West-Central Oregon and Washington: 30-Year Results
pp. 914-925(12)
Authors: Filip, Gregory M.; Bronson, Joshua J.; Chadwick, Kristen L.; Filip, Jeremy B.; Frankel, Susan J.; Goheen, Donald J.; Goheen, Ellen M.; Mori, Sylvia R.; Saavedra, Angel L.

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Leaf-On Canopy Closure in Broadleaf Deciduous Forests Predicted during Winter
pp. 926-931(6)
Authors: Twedt, Daniel J.; Ayala, Andrea J.; Shickel, Madeline R.

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Group Clearfell Harvest Can Promote Regeneration of Aspen Forests Affected by Sudden Aspen Decline in Western Colorado
pp. 932-937(6)
Authors: Shepperd, Wayne D.; Smith, Frederick W.; Pelz, Kristen A.

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Growth Response of Massive Sequoiadendron giganteum Trees to Mechanical Treatments
pp. 959-965(7)
Authors: York, Robert A.; Louen, Justin M.; Thomson, Ariel C.

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