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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 4, 9 August 2017

Fundamental Research


Finite Element Analysis to Predict In-Forest Stored Harvest Residue Moisture Content
pp. 362-376(15)
Authors: Belart, Francisca; Leshchinsky, Ben; Sessions, John


Early Stump Sprout Development after Two Levels of Harvest in a Midwestern Bottomland Hardwood Forest
pp. 377-387(11)
Authors: Knapp, Benjamin O.; Olson, Matthew G.; Dey, Daniel C.


Applied Research

Open Access Assessing Uncertainty: Sample Size Trade-Offs in the Development and Application of Carbon Stock Models
pp. 402-412(11)
Authors: Petersson, Hans; Breidenbach, Johannes; Ellison, David; Holm, Sören; Muszta, Anders; Lundblad, Mattias; Ståhl, Göran R.


Estimating Aboveground Tree Biomass for Beetle-Killed Lodgepole Pine in the Rocky Mountains of Northern Colorado
pp. 413-419(7)
Authors: Chung, Woodam; Evangelista, Paul; Anderson, Nathaniel; Vorster, Anthony; Han, Hee; Poudel, Krishna; Sturtevant, Robert


Michigan Oak Savanna Restoration: A Comparison of Mechanical Thinning Approaches in the Context of Prescribed Fire and Native Seeding
pp. 420-431(12)
Authors: Reinhardt, Jason R.; Nagel, Linda M.; Keough, Heather; Swanston, Christopher


Evaluation of Bladed Skid Trail Closure Methods in the Ridge and Valley Region
pp. 432-440(9)
Authors: Vinson, J. Andrew; Barrett, Scott M.; Aust, W. Michael; Bolding, M. Chad


Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi Enhanced Growth of Magnolia macclurei (Dandy) Figlar Seedlings Grown under Glasshouse Conditions
pp. 441-448(8)
Authors: Jiang, Qingbin; Li, Qingying; Chen, Yu; Zhong, Chonglu; Zhang, Yong; Chen, Zhen; Pinyopusarerk, Khongsak; Bush, David


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