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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 62, Number 4, 30 August 2016

Fundamental Research

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An Agent-Based Model of Heterogeneous Forest Landowner Decisionmaking
pp. 364-376(13)
Authors: Henderson, Jesse D.; Abt, Robert C.

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Analysis of Oak Tree Mortality to Predict Ambrosia Beetle Platypus quercivorus Movement
pp. 377-384(8)
Authors: Yamasaki, Michimasa; Kaneko, Takayuki; Takayanagi, Atsushi; Ando, Makoto

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Mapping Percent Tree Mortality Due to Mountain Pine Beetle Damage
pp. 392-402(11)
Authors: Long, John A.; Lawrence, Rick L.

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Models for Predicting Clearwood Mechanical Properties of Scots Pine
pp. 403-413(11)
Authors: Auty, David; Achim, Alexis; Macdonald, Elspeth; Cameron, Andrew D.; Gardiner, Barry A.

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Applied Research

Equations for Estimating Biomass, Foliage Area, and Sapwood of Small Trees in the Southern Appalachians
pp. 414-421(8)
Authors: Brantley, Steven T.; Schulte, Morgan L.; Bolstad, Paul V.; Miniat, Chelcy F.

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Amenities, Multiple Natural Disturbances, and the Forest Rotation Problem
pp. 422-432(11)
Authors: Xu, Ying; Amacher, Gregory; Sullivan, Jay

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Unexpected Events When Manually Falling Trees in Coastal British Columbia
pp. 433-439(7)
Authors: DeMille, Gregory John; Lyons, Kevin

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Evaluating Desired Conditions for Mexican Spotted Owl Nesting and Roosting Habitat
pp. 457-462(6)
Authors: Ganey, Joseph L.; Iniguez, Jose M.; Hedwall, Shaula; Block, William M.; Ward, James P.; Jonnes, Ryan S.; Rawlinson, Todd A.; Kyle, Sean C.; Apprill, Darrell L.

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