SRS Scientist Appointed Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Forestry


Don C. Bragg, research forester with the SRS Southern Pine Ecology and Management unit. Photo courtesy of U.S. Forest Service.

 U.S. Forest Service scientist Don C. Bragg was recently named editor-in-chief of the Journal of Forestry, the most widely circulated scholarly forestry journal in the world and recipient of several national awards for excellence.

Produced by the Society of American Foresters (SAF), the Journal of Forestry seeks to advance the profession of forestry by publishing manuscripts that keep forest management professionals informed about significant developments and ideas in a wide range of forestry topics.  SAF is a nonprofit organization founded by Gifford Pinchot in 1900, and it is the largest professional society for foresters in the world. Members include natural resource professionals (both private and public sector), researchers, CEOs, administrators, educators, and students.

Bragg’s appointment as editor-in-chief follows a range of editorial experiences which includes associate editor (forest ecology) with the Journal of Forestry from 2008 to 2012 and book reviews editor for the Natural Areas Journal from 2007 to 2012. He was also the founding editor-in-chief of the Bulletin of the Eastern Native Tree Society.

Bragg has been a research forester with the Forest Service Southern Research Station Southern Pine Ecology and Management unit in Monticello, Arkansas since March 2000. Author of more than 80 refereed and technical publications, his research interests include southern pine silviculture, forest dynamics modeling, applied historical ecology, restoration of old-growth ecosystems, disturbance ecology, riparian large woody debris recruitment simulation, the history of forestry, and birdseye sugar maple.

For more information, email Don C. Bragg at

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