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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 6, 20 December 2015

Fundamental Research

Models of the Vertical Distribution of Sapwood Area for Lodgepole Pine and Western Hemlock in Western Canada
pp. 973-987(15)
Authors: Cruickshank, Mike G.; Cameron, Ian R.; Groot, Art; Stewart, James D.; Goudie, James W.

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The Economics of Ecological Restoration and Hazardous Fuel Reduction Treatments in the Ponderosa Pine Forest Ecosystem
pp. 988-1008(21)
Authors: Taylor, Michael H.; Sanchez Meador, Andrew J.; Kim, Yeon-Su; Rollins, Kimberly; Will, Hank

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Earlier Leaf Flush Associated with Increased Teak Defoliation
pp. 1009-1020(12)
Authors: Tanaka, Katsunori; Tantasirin, Chatchai; Wiwatwittaya, Decha; Tanaka, Nobuaki; Takahashi, Hiroshi G.; Yoshifuji, Natsuko; Igarashi, Yasunori; Sato, Takanori; Suzuki, Masakazu

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Patterns and Controls of Soil Organic Carbon and Nitrogen in Alpine Forests of Northwestern China
pp. 1033-1040(8)
Authors: Chen, Longfei; He, Zhibin; Du, Jun; Yang, Junjun; Zhu, Xi

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Applied Research

How Effective Is the United States-Canada Softwood Lumber Agreement 2006? An Econometric Study
pp. 1041-1049(9)
Authors: Parajuli, Rajan; Chang, Sun Joseph; Hill, R. Carter

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Quantifying the Opportunity Cost of Extended Rotation Forestry with Cohort Yield Metrics in Minnesota
pp. 1050-1057(8)
Authors: Zobel, John M.; Ek, Alan R.; O'Hara, Timothy J.

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Operational Costs and Sensitivity Analyses of an Integrated Harvest of Solid Hardwood Products and Woody Biomass: Case Study in Central Missouri
pp. 1058-1067(10)
Authors: Botard, Shane; Aguilar, Francisco X.; Stelzer, Hank; Gallagher, Tom; Dwyer, John

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Aerial Detection of Seed-Bearing Female Ailanthus altissima: A Cost-Effective Method to Map an Invasive Tree in Forested Landscapes
pp. 1068-1078(11)
Authors: Rebbeck, Joanne; Kloss, Aaron; Bowden, Michael; Coon, Cheryl; Hutchinson, Todd F.; Iverson, Louis; Guess, Greg

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Local Regulation of Timber Harvesting in New York State
pp. 1079-1087(9)
Authors: Forman-Cook, Whitney C.; Malmsheimer, Robert W.; Germain, René H.

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