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Institution: Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg
Chair of Forest utilization
Role in the Action: MC member, organization of the action, vice leader WG 3

Phonenumer: +4976120397616 (office)



Research interests related to EuroCoppice

  • harvesting
  • productivity
  • supply chain
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)

Publications related to EuroCoppice


  • Schweier J, Spinelli R, Magagnotti N. 2015. Mechanized coppice harvesting with new smallscale feller-bunchers: Results from harvesting trials with newly manufactured felling heads in Italy. Biomass and Bioenergy (72): 85-94.

  • Vanbeveren S, Schweier J, Berhongaray G, Ceulemans R. 2015. Non-industrial, short rotation woody crop plantations: manual or mechanised harvesting? Biomass and Bioenergy (72): 8-18.
  • Schweier J. Production from energy wood from short rotation coppice on agricultural marginal land in south-west Germany-environmental and economic assessment of alternative supply concepts with particular regard on different harvesting systems. M├╝nchen: Publisher Dr. Hut;2013. p. 289. German.

  • Schweier J, Becker G. 2013. Economics of poplar short rotation coppice plantations on marginal land in Germany. Biomass and Bioenergy (59): 494-502.


  • 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. Manuelle Ernte von Kurzumtriebsplantagen in S├╝dwestdeutschland. AFJZ 183 (7/8): 159- 167.


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