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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)

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June 1, 2016 to Feb. 28, 2017

Also published by SAF:
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Publisher: Society of American Foresters

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Volume 63, Number 1, 17 February 2017

Fundamental Research

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Cogongrass (Imperata cylindrica) Affects Above- and Belowground Processes in Commercial Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda) Stands
pp. 10-16(7)
Authors: Trautwig, Adam N.; Eckhardt, Lori G.; Loewenstein, Nancy J.; Hoeksema, Jason D.; Carter, Emily A.; Nadel, Ryan L.

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Geostatistics Applied to Growth Estimates in Continuous Forest Inventories
pp. 29-38(10)
Authors: Raimundo, Marcel Regis; Scolforo, Henrique Ferraco; de Mello, Jose Marcio; Scolforo, Jose Roberto Soares; McTague, John Paul; dos Reis, Aliny Aparecida

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Variation among Loblolly Pine Seed Sources across Diverse Environments in the Southeastern United States
pp. 39-48(10)
Authors: Farjat, Alfredo E.; Chamblee, Aaron K.; Isik, Fikret; Whetten, Ross W.; McKeand, Steven E.

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A Multiple Criteria Approach for Negotiating Ecosystem Services Supply Targets and Forest Owners' Programs
pp. 49-61(13)
Authors: Borges, José G.; Marques, Susete; Garcia-Gonzalo, Jordi; Rahman, Arif Ur; Bushenkov, Vladimir; Sottomayor, Miguel; Carvalho, Pedro O.; Nordström, Eva-Maria

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Precommercial Thinning of Picea mariana and Pinus banksiana: Impact of Treatment Timing and Competitors on Growth Response
pp. 62-70(9)
Authors: Splawinski, Tadeusz B.; Drobyshev, Igor; Gauthier, Sylvie; Bergeron, Yves; Greene, David F.; Thiffault, Nelson

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The Impact of Overstory Density on Reproduction Establishment in the Missouri Ozarks: Models for Simulating Regeneration Stochastically
pp. 71-86(16)
Authors: Vickers, Lance A.; Larsen, David R.; Dey, Daniel C.; Knapp, Benjamin O.; Kabrick, John M.

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Applied Research

Influence of Repeated Prescribed Fire on Tree Growth and Mortality in Pinus resinosa Forests, Northern Minnesota
pp. 94-100(7)
Authors: Bottero, Alessandra; D'Amato, Anthony W.; Palik, Brian J.; Kern, Christel C.; Bradford, John B.; Scherer, Sawyer S.

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Projecting Nonnative Douglas Fir Plantations in Southern Europe with the Forest Vegetation Simulator
pp. 101-110(10)
Authors: Castaldi, Cristiano; Vacchiano, Giorgio; Marchi, Maurizio; Corona, Piermaria

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ThinTool: A Spreadsheet Model to Evaluate Fuel Reduction Thinning Cost, Net Energy Output, and Nutrient Impacts
pp. 118-127(10)
Authors: Han, Sang-Kyun; Han, Han-Sup; Elliot, William J.; Bilek, Edward M.

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Long-Term Regeneration Responses to Overstory Retention and Understory Vegetation Treatments in the Northern Rocky Mountains
pp. 136-146(11)
Authors: Jang, Woongsoon; Keyes, Christopher R.; Page-Dumroese, Deborah S.

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