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Silvology (Latin, silva or sylva, "forests and woods"; and Ancient Greek: -λογία, -logia, "science of or study of") is the study of forests and woods, incorporating both the understanding of natural forest ecosystems and the design of silvicultural systems.

Silvology is seen as a single science for forestry and was first used by Roeloff Oldeman.[1] It integrates the study of forests and forest ecology, dealing with single tree autecology and natural forest ecology.

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  1. ^ Oldeman, R.A.A. (1990). Forests: elements of silvology. Berlin: Springer-Verlag. p. 624. ISBN 0-387-51883-5. 

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