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Prof. Gero BECKER


Institution: Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Chair of Forest Utilization
Role in the Action: Chair, WG 3

Phonenumer: +497612033771 (office)



Research interests related to EuroCoppice

  • supply chain analysis
  • biomass
  • wood chips
  • economics
  • mechanization

Publications related to EuroCoppice

  • Suchomel C, Becker G, Pyttel P. 2011. Fully Mechanized Harvesting in Aged Oak Coppice Stands. Forest Products Journal, 61 (4), 290-296.


  • Becker G (Hrsg.): Schutz durch Nutzung: Ein Raum-Zeit-Konzept für die multifunktionale Entwicklung der Stockausschlagwälder in Rheinland-Pfalz, Freiburg: Institut für Forstbenutzung und forstliche Arbeitswissenschaft Freiburg, 2012. (download:


  • Aust C., Schweier J., Brodbeck F., Sauter U.H., Becker G., Schnitzler J.-P. 2013. Woody biomass production potential of short rotation coppices on agricultural land in Germany. Global Change Biology Bioenergy (5): 13 pages. DOI: 10.1111/gcbb.12083


  • Schweier, J. Becker G. 2012. New Holland forage harvester’s productivity in short rotation coppice- Evaluation of field studies from a German perspective. IJFE 23 (2): 82-88.


  • Schweier, J. Becker G. 2012. Motor manual harvest of short rotation coppice in south-west Germany. AFJZ 183 (7/8): 159- 167 (in german with english and french abstract).


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