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Forest Science Database

Supporting your research in forest and wood science

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Providing access to research from all over the world, the Forest Science internet resource will be of particular interest to those actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries. Anyone interested in keeping up to date with scientific developments in forestry, agroforestry and wood science will find this site invaluable.

CABI aims to provide impartial information of high quality, recognizing worldwide interest in sustainable forestry, tropical deforestation, climate change, carbon sequestration, forest genetic resources and related issues.


Key Facts

  • Over 1.5 million bibliographic records with detailed keyword (metadata) tagging
  • Over 74,000 full text documents (journal articles, conference papers, reports)
  • CAB Reviews, timely analysis written by subject experts
  • News
  • Events calendar of forestry conferences/meetings


Unique features

Bibliographic database: CAB Abstracts is recognised as the essential place for forest science literature searches. Forest Science contains key records on all aspects of forest science from 1939 to the present. It is updated weekly.

Full text documents from conferences, journals and bulletins.

CAB Reviews: specially commissioned, peer-reviewed articles written by experts in their field.

Smart Searches that have been prepared by our information experts which help the user get the quickest and best results from searching the more than 1 million records in Forest Science Database. Contact us if you would like a topic adding to the Smart Search list.

News: our forestry experts find and interpret the latest developments in your field.


Serial cited list 

Updates to this list are produced every three months.

Forest Science serials cited list

Forest Science contains not just serial titles (journals and bulletin series papers) but also relevant books, book chapters, reports, conference papers, theses and annual reports.



Stephanie Cole, Content Editor, CABI, Nosworthy Way, Wallingford, OX10 8DE, UK


Editorial Board

Perry Brown, Montana Forest and Conservation Experiment Station, University of Montana, USA

David Cown, Scion, Rotorua, New Zealand

Björn Hånell, Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Umeå, Sweden

Hans R. Heinimann, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Gabriel E Hemery, Forestry Horizons, Little Wittenham, UK

Robert Jandl, Austrian Federal Forest Research Centre, Vienna, Austria

Naoto Kamata, The University of Tokyo Forests, University of Tokyo, Japan

Anna Lawrence, Forest Research, The Forestry Commission, Farnham, UK

Bailian Li, Dept. of Forestry and Environmental Resources, North Carolina State University, USA

Sheila Mbiru, Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI), Nairobi, Kenya

Alex Mosseler, Canadian Forest Service, New Brunswick, Canada

John Parrotta, USDA Forest Service, Washington, USA

Colin Price, formerly of the School of the Environment & Natural Resources, Bangor University, UK

Margaret Sraku-Lartey, Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), Kumasi, Ghana

Margarida Tomé, Instituto Superior de Agronomia, Lisbon, Portugal 


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CABI helps address the challenges of food security by helping farmers produce more and lose less. We do this by improving crop yields, safeguarding the environment and improving access to agricultural and environmental scientific knowledge.

Our mission and direction is influenced by member countries who help guide the activities undertaken. These include scientific publishing, development projects and research, and microbial services.

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