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1.03.01 - Traditional coppice: ecology, silviculture and socioeconomic aspects


Comprehensive volume "Coppice Forests in Europe" published in 2018 – available online

Authored by 115 experts, researchers and practitioners from 35 countries across Europe and beyond, this volume primarily focuses on traditional types of coppice, but also addresses more recent forms such as short rotation coppice. Besides extensive coverage of the themes silviculture, utilisation, conservation and governance, the volume provides information on each of the 35 countries and discusses management and policy options for the different situations in which coppice is currently found.

The publication  "Coppice Forests in Europe" is based upon work from COST Action FP1301 EuroCoppice, supported by COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology). Additional support to the Action was provided by the Eva Mayr-Stihl Stiftung.

The 392-page volume can be downloaded free of cost, as a whole or in part, from:

ISBN 978-3-9817340-2-7


EuroCoppice Reports Published on Coppice Forests in Europe

Coppice forests develop from a specific and traditional type of management. They form a significant share of European forests and provide valuable, unique products and services. In spite of this, they are hardly recognized or addressed in EU policy, as well as many national policies, and are often neglected in research and practice.

For the past 4 years, over 150 researchers and experts and from 35 countries have collaborated in the EU COST Action FP1301 "EuroCoppice" to collect information, conduct studies and elaborate best practices on a wide-range of coppice topics, from policy, terminology, silviculture and utilization, to protection services, community management and governance.

Selected findings were presented during Session 82 on Traditional Coppice at the IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress in Freiburg on September 19th, 2017.

The extensive reports compiled by the Action are now available in digital format:

These results and others will also be published mid-2018 in a book format. For related inquiries please contact:


History and current conservation practices of urban satoyama

Vienna, Austria; 16 March 2017. Public seminar held by Professor Toru Terada, The University of Tokyo, on the occation of his guest researcher visit at the Commission for Interdisciplinary Ecological Studies (KIOES) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Details at