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US Forest Service R&D provides research information to the public that is reliable, accurate, and presented clearly. We require all scientific manuscripts to be reviewed by qualified personnel, including written reviews by at least two peers, competent in the subject matter and with demonstrable objectivity. FS R&D scientists are further required to incorporate review comments, and when appropriate obtain statistical review before submitting a manuscript to the publications control officer. A set of standard guidelines is made available to reviewers containing review criteria including, but not limited to factual accuracy, quality of information, clarity, consistency, references, effectiveness, and overall merit. For manuscripts containing influential information and highly influential assessments, we adhere to additional applicable requirements embodied in USDA Research Guidelines/Peer Review, based on OMB’s Information Quality Bulletin for Peer Review.

In compliance with the requirements of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Quality of Information Guidelines, this page provides information pertaining to the Forest Service Peer Review Plan and agenda for performing peer reviews for the influential or highly influential scientific work our agency performs.

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  1. Climate Change Vulnerabilities within the Forestry Sector for the Midwestern United States
  2. Climate Change impacts on forests of the Northeastern US and Eastern Canada
  3. Economic impacts of non-native forest insects in the continental United States
  4. Effects of Federal and State Policies on Family Forest Owners of the United States
  5. SINAMI a tool for the economic evaluation of forest fire management programs in Mediterranean ecosystems
  6. Trends and causes of severity size and number of fires in northwestern California
  7. Managing Sierra Nevada Forests General Technical Report
  8. Four Mile Canyon Fire Assessment
  9. Social Science at the Wildland-Urban Interface: A Compendium of Research Results to Create Fire-Adapted Communities
  10. Interactive Effects of Anthropogenic Nitrogen Enrichment and Climate Change on Biodiversity
  11. Science Synthesis to Support Forest Plan Revision in the Sierra Nevada and Southern Cascades
  12. Mapping Hazard Due to Forest Insects and Disease 2012






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