Forest Ecology and Management

Forest Ecology and Management

Science to Sustain the World’s Forests





Editors-in-Chief:Mark Adams





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Aims and Scope

Forest Ecology and Management publishes scientific articles linking forest ecology with forest management, focusing on the application of biological, ecological and social knowledge to the management and conservation of plantations and natural forests. The scope of the journal includes all forest ecosystems of the world.

A peer-review process ensures the quality and international interest of the manuscripts accepted for publication. The journal encourages communication between scientists in disparate fields who share a common interest in ecology and forest management, bridging the gap between research workers and forest managers.

We encourage submission of papers that will have the strongest interest and value to the Journal's international readership. Some key features of papers with strong interest include:
1. Clear connections between the ecology and management of forests;
2. Novel ideas or approaches to important challenges in forest ecology and management;
3. Studies that address a population of interest beyond the scale of single research sites (see the editorial), Three key points in the design of forest experiments, Forest Ecology and Management 255 (2008) 2022-2023);
4. Review Articles on timely, important topics. Authors are encouraged to contact one of the editors to discuss the potential suitability of a review manuscript.

The Journal receives more submissions than we can publish, so authors should demonstrate a clear link with forest ecology and management. For example, papers dealing with remote sensing are acceptable with a strong link between ecology and management, but not if the main thrust is technological and methodological. Similarly, papers dealing with molecular biology and genetics may be more appropriate in specialized journals, depending on their emphasis.

Some papers are rejected because they do not fit within the aims and scope detailed above. Some examples include:
1. Papers in which the primary focus is, for example, entomology or pathology or soil science or remote sensing, but where the links to forest ecology and management are not clear or strongly developed;
2. Model-based investigations that do not include a substantial field-based validation component;
3. Local or regional studies of diversity aimed at the development of conservation policies;
4. The effects of forestry practices that do not include a strong ecological component (for example, the effects of weed control or fertilizer application on yield);
5. Social or economic or policy studies (we recommend 'Forest Policy and Economics': click here); urban forestry (we recommend Urban Forestry and Urban Greening (click here), and agroforestry studies.
6. Application of routine forest inventory approaches to assess standing biomass or content of carbon and nutrients at the stand scale.

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Abstracting and Indexing

BIOSIS, Biological & Agricultural Index, Current Advances in Ecological Sciences, Current Contents/Agriculture, Biology & Environmental Sciences, EMBiology, Ecological Abstracts, Elsevier BIOBASE, Environmental Abstracts, Environmental Periodicals Bibliography, Forestry Abstracts, GEOBASE, Referativnyi Zhurnal VINTI-RAN (Russian Academy of Sciences), Scopus
Editor-in-Chief P. Attiwill Dept. of Botany, University of Melbourne, 16 Wonga Road, Ringwood, Victoria 3134, Australia, Editors D. Binkley Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA, T.S. Fredericksen Ferrum College, Ferrum, VA, USA, J-P. Laclau INRA-CIRAD, Piracicaba SP, Brazil, H. Sterba Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Vienna, Austria, Founding Editor L.L. Roche† , Editorial Advisory Board S.R. Abella Las Vegas, NV, USA, M. Adams University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW, Australia, P.M.S. Ashton Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, C.L. Beadle CSIRO (The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization), Hobart, TAS, Australia, J.R. Boyle Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, J. Chen University of Toledo, Toledo, OH, USA, C. Cieszewski Athens, GA, USA, N.B. Comerford University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, J. Cortina Segarra Universidad de Alicante, Alicante, Spain, T.J. Dean Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA, B. du Toit University of Stellenbosch, Matieland, South Africa, B. Ewers University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA, C.J. Fettig Pacific Southwest Research Station, Davis, CA, USA, B. Finegan CATIE, Turrialba, Costa Rica, H. Gibb La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia, C. Greenberg U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Asheville, NC, USA, M. Guariguata CIFOR, Bogor, Indonesia, Indonesia, M.E. Harmon Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, H. Hasenauer Universität für Bodenkultur Wien (BOKU), Wien, Austria, L.S. Heath U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Durham, NH, USA, N. Higuchi Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazonia (INPA), Manaus, AM, Brazil, C.Y. Jim University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, R. Keenan University of Melbourne, Creswick, VIC, Australia, P.K. Khanna Institute of Soil Science and Forest Nutrition, Göttingen, Germany, T.E. Kolb Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA, B.M. Kumar Kerala Agricultural University, Kerala, India, Y. Li University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, HI, USA, K. Ma Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China, J.E. Macías-Sámano ECOSUR, Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico, A. Makela University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, D.C. Malcolm University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, C.R. McKinley Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA, F. Montagnini Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA, J.F. Negrón U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Fort Collins, CO, USA, R.F. Powers U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Redding, USA, D.D. Reed Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, USA, S.W. Simard Vancouver, BC, Canada, P. Sist INRA-CIRAD, Montpellier Cedex 5, France, J.A. Stanturf Southern Hardwoods Laboratory, Stoneville, MS, USA, O.J. Sun Beijing Forestry University, Beijing, PR, China, H. Temesgen Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA, P. van Gardingen University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK, X. Wei University of British Columbia, Kelowna, BC, Canada, D. Weise U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, Riverside, CA, USA, T.B. Wigley NCASI, Clemson, SC, USA, R.D. Yanai Syracuse, NY, USA
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