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Forest Science ***

Forest Science ***

"The complete online forest science information service that covers forest, wood science and agroforestry research."

The world's leading bibliographic database for forest, wood science and agroforestry research.

Visit the Forest Science product site.


Forest Science is the world's leading internet resource for forest, wood science and agroforestry research. At its core is our abstracting and indexing database. 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 1.2 million bibliographic records (derived from CAB Abstracts), spanning global forestry research; coverage since the 1940s
  • Weekly updates with over 46,000 records added per year
  • Over 47,000 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
  • Events calendar of forestry conferences/meetings

Figures correct as at March 2019.

CABI’s Forest Science internet resource is 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.

Users can quickly and easily find relevant research that matters to them. Search filters and refine options allow them to quickly drill down to the content they need and identify systematic reviews.

  • Access the best-known journals; we cover publications that other databases do not include
  • News and reviews help users keep up-to-date with trends and research
  • Via the ‘My CABI’ function, users can save searches, export and share records for collaborative projects
  • Because the database in OpenURL compliant, librarians can customize the links of most value to their users
  • Indexing using CAB Thesaurus and Advanced search enables users to do systematic and specific searches


  • 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


  • dendroclimatology
  • use of tree rings as indicators of environmental changes

Forest environment

  • biodiversity
  • climate and soil
  • environmental and service aspects
  • forest fires
  • forest ecology
  • forest health
  • land use
  • wildlife

Forest products

  • 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


  • urban forestry
  • impact of urban trees on human health
  • impact of urban trees on air quality
  • ecosystem services

Forest trees

  • biology of forest trees
  • genetics and breeding
  • taxonomy
  • forest pests and diseases

Forest economics

  • forest policy and regulation
  • economics of silviculture
  • forest industry analysis
  • value of forest products
  • value of ecosystem services

Forest management

  • management and policy
  • deforestation
  • mensuration and inventories
  • silviculture

The Forest Science internet resource brochure is available in English.

Further promotional materials for CABI's products and resources are available to download from our Information for Librarians area.

User guides

Forest science DB user guide
Forest Science Database userguide

Training video 

Forest science DB training video

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View CABI's journal selection criteria for CAB Abstracts and Global Health

Updates to the below Serials Cited list are produced monthly. Designation of Open Access publications are currently available in the downloadable version.

Instructions for submitting a journal and an online form are available.

Download complete list as a text file.

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Title ISSN
International Journal of Veterinary Science 2304-3075
International Journal of Veterinary Science and Medicine 2314-4599