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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 5, 11 October 2017

Fundamental Research

Recycling, Certification, and International Trade of Paper and Paperboard: Demand in Germany and the United States
pp. 449-458(10)
Authors: Korhonen, Jaana; Toppinen, Anne; Kuuluvainen, Jari; Prestemon, Jeffrey P.; Cubbage, Frederick


Responses of Spacing Indices for Relative Yield Based on the Reciprocal Competition-Density Effect
pp. 485-495(11)
Authors: Moriguchi, Kai; Ueki, Tatsuhito; Saito, Masashi


Correspondence of Loblolly Pine Response for Fusiform Rust Disease from Local and Wide-Ranging Tests in the Southern United States
pp. 496-503(8)
Authors: Spitzer, Jesse; Isik, Fikret; Whetten, Ross W.; Farjat, Alfredo E.; McKeand, Steven E.


Spatial Forest Plan Development Using Heuristic Processes Seeded with a Relaxed Linear Programming Solution
pp. 518-528(11)
Authors: Akbulut, Ramazan; Bettinger, Pete; Ucar, Zennure; Obata, Shingo; Boston, Kevin; Siry, Jacek


Applied Research

Large-Scale Thinnings, Ponderosa Pine, and Mountain Pine Beetle in the Black Hills, USA
pp. 529-536(8)
Authors: Negrón, José F.; Allen, Kurt K.; Ambourn, Angie; Cook, Blaine; Marchand, Kenneth


Rotation-Length Effects of Diverse Levels of Early Competition Suppression and Precommercial Thinning on Loblolly Pine Stand Development
pp. 537-548(12)
Authors: Blazier, Michael A.; Clason, Terry; KC, Dipesh; Taylor, Eric; Tanger, Shaun; Holley, Gordon


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