Supporting your research in forest and wood science.
Forest Science is the world’s leading internet resource for forest, wood science and agroforestry research.
Updated weekly, the database supplies bibliographic information and abstracts for all aspects of agroforestry, forestry, tree biology, land use and wood science. Climate change effects, deforestation, forest logging and urban forestry are also key areas we cover.
Forest Science contains:
- Over 1.4 million bibliographic records (derived from CAB Abstracts), covering the last 75 years of global forestry research
- Weekly updates with over 50,000 records added per year
- Over 60,000 full text records including: all relevant publications by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Ontario Forest Research Institute (OFRI) and the Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences AND all relevant conferences by the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and the Institute of Chartered Foresters, UK
- News and research updates – written and selected by subject specialists
Figures correct as at September 2021.
CAB Direct – (CABI’s own platform)
- agroforestry products
- agroforestry systems and other types of land use
- animals for agroforestry
- arboriculture and urban forestry
- horticultural and plantation crops for agroforestry
- pasture and field crops for agroforestry
- trees and shrubs for agroforestry
- climate and soil
- environmental and service aspects
- forest ecology
- forest health
- land use
- biodeterioration, damage to timber and wood preservation
- forest products industry and trade
- fuel and energy
- human ecology
- information and training
- non-wood forest products
- panels, composite boards, modified wood, wood adhesives
- pulp and paper and chemical utilization of wood
- research and development
- sociological, cultural and economic aspects
- techniques and methodology
- timber extraction, conversion and measurement
- wood anatomy, wood chemistry and wood properties
- wood utilization
- biology of forest trees
- genetics and breeding
Silviculture and forest management
- management and policy
- mensuration and inventories
Take advantage of:
- Flexible searching and browsing options to help you carry out the search most suited to your users’ needs and levels of expertise, including Quick, Advanced and Expert searches and a browse function for when they don’t have a specific search in mind
- Enhanced search management functions, so your users can improve search results using Refine and Related records. Additionally, they can mark specific records to refine, export to disc, email, print or export to bibliographic software such as EndNote, ProCite and Reference Manager
- CAB Thesaurus, the essential tool for indexing and retrieving information, which allows users to search the database in a far more systematic and specific way than simply searching free text
- Extensive and improved linking facilities – from abstract to full text in just three clicks. Users can link to full text journal articles though CrossRef, and PubMedCentral, link to articles via PubMed and Google or link to document delivery suppliers such as the British Library, CISTI and Infotrieve
- OpenURL compliance and support to serve libraries who wish to select and customize the links of most value to their users
Who uses it?
An essential resource for foresters, scientists, environmental consultants, policy makers and others actively involved in research or decision-making in agroforestry, forestry, wood science, and the forest and timber industries.
Why use it?
- You don’t have to scan the ever-increasing world scientific literature we’ve done it for you
- You’ll find it easy to track down research that matters to you, because we’ve tagged all the important concepts
- You can access the best-known journals; we cover publications that other databases do not include
Subscribe to Forest Science and benefit from:
- Up-to-the-minute access to research developments in forest science