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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 63, Number 3, 2 June 2017

Fundamental Research


Effects of Measurement Error in Total Tree Height and Upper-Stem Diameter on Stem Volume Prediction
pp. 250-260(11)
Authors: Arias-Rodil, Manuel; Diéguez-Aranda, Ulises; Burkhart, Harold E.


Payments for Carbon Sequestration to Alleviate Development Pressure in a Rapidly Urbanizing Region
pp. 270-282(13)
Authors: Smith, Jordan W.; Dorning, Monica; Shoemaker, Douglas A.; Méley, Andréanne; Dupéy, Lauren Nicole; Meentemeyer, Ross K.


Applied Research

Site Index Models for Tree Species in the Northeastern United States
pp. 283-290(8)
Authors: Westfall, James A.; Hatfield, Mark A.; Sowers, Paul A.; O'Connell, Barbara M.


Artificial Neural Network Models: An Alternative Approach for Reliable Aboveground Pine Tree Biomass Prediction
pp. 291-302(12)
Authors: Özçelık, Ramazan; Diamantopoulou, Maria J.; Eker, Mehmet; Gürlevık, Nevzat


Foresters' Perceptions of the Frequency, Cost, and Rationale for Seasonal Timber Harvesting Restrictions in Wisconsin
pp. 331-341(11)
Authors: Conrad, Joseph L.; Demchik, Michael C.; Vokoun, Melinda M.; Evans, Alexander M.; Lynch, Michael P.


Effects of Repeated Burning on Snag Abundance in Shortleaf Pine Woodlands
pp. 342-347(6)
Authors: Perry, Roger W.; Jordan, Phillip N.; McDaniel, Virginia L.


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