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Peer-Reviewed Articles

Examples of published articles in peer-reviewed journals by EuroCoppice members

- articles including one or more EuroCoppice member, published since the beginning of the Action -

- displayed by year and in alphabetical order, FP1301 members in bold -


2018 (accepted for publication)

Norihiro J, Ackerman P, Spong B, Laengin D. 2018. Productivity model for cut-to-length harvester operation in South African Eucalyptus pulpwood plantations.  Croat. j. for. eng. 39(1) P….”



Carvalho, J., Cardoso, O., Costa, M., Rodrigues, A., 2017. Variation of the chemical composition of Pyrenean oak (Quercus pyrenaica Willd.) heartwood among different sites and its relationship with the soil chemical characteristics.
EJFR 136: 185-192.

Chudomelová M., Hédl R., Zouhar V. & Szabó P. (2017): Open oakwoods facing modern threats: Will they survive the next fifty years? Biological Conservation 210: 163–173.

Ewald J., Hédl R., Chudomelová M., Petřík P., Šipoš J. & Vild O. (2017): High resilience of plant species composition to coppice restoration – a chronosequence from the oak woodland of Gerolfing (Bavaria). Tüxenia 37: in press.

Hédl R., Ewald J., Bernhardt-Römermann M. & Kirby K. (2017): Coppicing systems as a way of understanding patterns in forest vegetation. Folia Geobotanica 52: 1–3.

Hédl R., Šipoš J., Chudomelová M. & Utinek D. (2017): Dynamics of herbaceous vegetation during four years of experimental coppice introduction. Folia Geobotanica 52: 83–99.

Jylhä P., Hytönen, J. & Alm J. 2017. CO2 release and dry matter loss of Scots pine forest chips stockpiled from late summer to winter. Biomass and Bioenergy. Biomass and Bioenergy 104:36-44.

Rodrigues, A., Vanbeveren, S., Costa, M., Ceulemans, R., 2017. Relationship between soil chemical composition and potential fuel quality of biomass from poplar short rotation coppices in Portugal and Belgium. Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol 105, pp 66-72,

Šipoš J., Hédl R., Hula V., Chudomelová M., Košulič O., Niedobová J. & Riedl V. (2017): Patterns of functional diversity of two trophic groups after canopy thinning in an abandoned coppice. Folia Geobotanica 52: 45–58.

Spinelli, R., Magagnotti, N. & Schweier, J. (2017). Trends and perspectives in coppice harvesting. Croatian Journal of Forest Engineering. 38. 219-230.

Spinelli, R., Pari, L., Aminti, G., Magagnotti, N., Giovannelli, A., 2017. Mortality, re-sprouting vigor and physiology of coppice stumps after mechanized cutting. Annals of Forest Science 74: 5. doi:10.1007/s13595-016-0604-z

Vanbeveren, S., Magagnotti, N., Spinelli, R., 2017. Increasing the value recovery from short-rotation coppice harvesting. BioRes. 12(1), 696-703.

Vanbeveren, S., Spinelli, R., Eisenbies, M., Schweier, J., Mola-Yudego, B., Magagnotti, N., Acuna, M., Dimitriou, I., Ceulemans, R. (2017). Mechanised harvesting of short-rotation coppices. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol 76, pages 90-104.

Vergani, C., Giadrossich, F., Buckley, P., Conedera, M., Pividori, M., Salbitano, F., Rauch, H.S., Lovreglio, R., Schwarz, M., (2017). Root reinforcement dynamics of European coppice woodlands and their effect on shallow landslides: A review. Earth Sciences Reviews, Vol 167, pp 88-102

Vítková M., Müllerová J., Sádlo J., Pergl J., Pyšek P. (2017): Black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia) beloved and despised: A story of an invasive tree in Central Europe. Forest Ecology and Management 384: 287-302; doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2016.10.057.


Bartlett D. (2016). Traditional coppice in South East England: the importance of workforce engagement for development
Vol. 9, pp. 577-582 (online: 04 April 2016) - doi: 10.3832/ifor1809-009

Bruckman, V.J., Terada, T., Fukuda, K., Yamamoto, H., Hochbichler, E. (2016) Overmature periurban QuercusCarpinus coppice forests in Austria and Japan: a comparison of carbon stocks, stand characteristics and conversion to high forest. Eur J Forest Res doi:10.1007/s10342-016-0979-2

Jylhä P., Bergström D., Productivity of harvesting dense birch stands for bioenergy, Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 88, May 2016, Pages 142-151, ISSN 0961-9534,

McEwan A., Magagnotti N., Spinelli R. 2016. The effects of number of stems per stool on cutting productivity in coppiced Eucalyptus plantations. Silva Fennica vol. 50 no. 2 article id 1448.

Magagnotti N., Ottaviani-Aalmo G., Brown M., Spinelli R. 2016. A new device for reducing winching cost and worker effort in steep terrain operations. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2015.1133845

Marchi E., Picchio R., Mederski P.S., Vusić D., Perugini M., Venanzi R. Impact of silvicultural treatment and forest operation on soil and regeneration in Mediterranean Turkey oak (Quercus cerris L.) coppice with standards. Ecological Engineering, Volume 95, 2016, Pages 475-484-

Mairota, P., Buckley, P., Suchomel, C., Heinsoo, K., Verheyen, K., Hédl, R., Terzuolo, P.G., Sindaco, R., & Carpanelli, A. (2016): Integrating conservation objectives into forest managment: coppice management and forest habitats in Natura 2000 sites. iForest, Vol. 9, pp. 560-568, doi: 10.3832/ifor1867-009

Mairota, P., Manetti, M.C., Amorini, E., Pelleri, F., Terradura, M., Frattegiani, M., Savini, P., Grohmann, F., Mori, P., Terzuolo, P.G., Piussi, P.(2016). Opportunities for coppice management at the landscape level: the Italian experience. iForest (early view). – doi: 10.3832/ifor1865-009 [online2016-08-04]

Müllerová, J., Pejcha, V., Altman, J., Plener, T., Dörner, P. & Doležal, J. (2016). Detecting Coppice Legacies from Tree Growth. PLoS ONE 11(1): e0147205; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147205.

Pereira, S., Costa, M., Carvalho, M.G., Rodrigues, A., 2016 : Potential of poplar short rotation coppice cultivation for bioenergy in Portugal, Energy Conversion and Management, Energy Conversion and Management 125 (2016) 242–253

Spinelli, R., Cacot, E., Mihelic, M., Nestorovski, L., Mederski, P., Tolosana, E., 2016. Techniques and productivity of coppice harvesting operations in Europe: a meta-analysis of available data. Annals of Forest Science. doi:10.1007/s13595-016-0578-x

Vanbeveren, S.P.P, Gebauer, R., Plichta, R., Volařík, D., Ceulemans R. 2016. Nutrients and energy in proleptic branches and leaves of poplar under a short-rotation coppice. Biomass and Bioenergy, Volume 85, Issue null, Pages 271-277

Vanbeveren, S. P. P., Magagnotti, N., and Spinelli, R. (2017). "Increasing the value recovery from short-rotation coppice harvesting," BioRes. 12(1), 696-703.

Vandekerkhove K, Baeté H, Van Der Aa B, De Keersmaeker L, Thomaes A, Leyman A, Verheyen K (2016). 500 years of coppice-with-standards management in Meerdaal Forest (Central Belgium). Vol. 9, pp. 509-517 (online: 17 March 2016) - doi: 10.3832/ifor1782-008

Vandekerkhove K, Thomaes A, Crèvecoeur L, De Keersmaeker L, Leyman A, Köhler F (2016). Saproxylic beetles in non-intervention and coppice-with-standards restoration management in Meerdaal forest (Belgium): an exploratory analysis. Vol. 9, pp. 536-545 (online: 25 March 2016) - doi: 10.3832/ifor1841-009

Venanzi, R., Picchio, R., & Piovesan, G. (2016). Silvicultural and logging impact on soil characteristics in Chestnut (Castanea sativa Mill.) Mediterranean coppice. Ecological Engineering, 92, 82-89. doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.03.034




Ewald, J., Pyttel, P. 2015. Leitbilder, Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der De-Eutrophierung von Wäldern in Mitteleuropa. Natur und Landschaft

Jylhä, P., Hytönen, J. & Ahtikoski, A. 2015. Profitability of short-rotation biomass production on downy birch stands on cut-away peatlands in northern Finland. Biomass and Bioenergy 75: 272-281.

Magagnotti, N., Ottaviani Aalmob, G., Brown, M. & Spinelli, R. (2015): A new device for reducing winching cost and worker effort in steep terrain operations, Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, DOI: 10.1080/02827581.2015.1133845

Müllerová J., Hédl R. & Szabó P. (2015). Coppice abandonment and its implications for species diversity in forest vegetation. Forest Ecology and Management 343: 88-100; doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2015.02.003.

Štochlová, P., Novotná, K., Benetka, V. 2015. Variation in resistance to the rust fungus Melampsora larici-populina Kleb. in Populus nigra L. in the Czech Republic. iForest 9: 146–153. doi:10.3832/ifor1458-008. (

Pyttel, P., Köhn, M., Bauhus, J. 2015. Effects of different harvesting intensities on the macro nutrient pools in aged coppice forests. Forest Ecology and Management

Schweier J., Spinelli R., Magagnotti N.,  Becker  G.  2015. Mechanized coppice harvesting with new small-scale feller-bunchers: Results from harvesting trials with newly manufactured felling heads in Italy. Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol 72, Issue 1, pp 85-94

Short, I., Hawe, J., Campion, J. and Byrne, R. (submitted) The rehabilitation of a poorly performing pole-stage sycamore plantation. Submitted to Irish Forestry journal.

Szabó P., Müllerová J., Suchánková S. & Kotačka M. (2015). Intensive woodland management in the Middle Ages: spatial modelling based on archival data. Journal of Historical Geography 48: 1-10; doi: 10.1016/j.jhg.2015.01.005.

Vanbeveren, S. P. P., Schweier, J., Berhongaray, G., & Ceulemans, R. 2015. Operational short rotation woody crop plantations: Manual or mechanised harvesting?. Biomass and Bioenergy, 72, 8-18.

Vítková M., Tonika J. & Müllerová J. (2015). Black locust – successful invader of a wide range of soil conditions. Science of the Total Environment 505: 315-328; doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2014.09.104.




Aronsson, P., Rosenqvist, H., Dimitriou, I., 2014. Impact of nitrogen fertilization to short-rotation willow coppice plantations grown in Sweden on yield and economy. Bioenergy Research, 7: 993-1001.

Benetka V, Novotná K, Štochlová P, 2014. Biomass production of Populus nigra L. clones grown in short rotation coppice systems in three different environments over four rotations. iForest 7: 233-239 [online 2014-03-10] URL:

Berg S, Schweier J, Brüchert F, Lindner M, Valinger E. 2014. Economic, environmental and social impact of alternative forest management in Baden-Württemberg (Germany) and Västerbotten (Sweden). Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 29 (5): 485-498.

Berlin, S., Ghelardini, L., Bonosi, L., Weih, M., & Rönnberg-Wästljung, A. C., 2014. QTL mapping of biomass and nitrogen economy traits in willows (Salix spp.) grown under contrasting water and nutrient conditions. Molecular Breeding. doi:10.1007/s11032-014-0157-5

Berlin, S., Trybush, S. O., Fogelqvist, J., Gyllenstrand, N., Hallingbäck, H. R., Åhman, I., Nordh., N.-E., Shield, I., Powers, S. J., Weih, M., Lagercrantz, U., Bönnberg-Wästljung, A.-C., Karp, A., Hanley, S. J., 2014. Genetic diversity, population structure and phenotypic variation in European Salix viminalis L. (Salicaceae). Tree Genetics & Genomes, 10(6), 1595–1610. doi:10.1007/s11295-014-0782-5

Dimitriou, I., Fištrek, Ž., 2014. Optimising the Environmental Sustainability of Short Rotation Coppice Biomass Production for Energy. South East European Forestry SEEFOR 5(2): 81-91.

Ghelardini, L., Berlin, S., Weih, M., Lagercrantz, U., Gyllenstrand, N., & Rönnberg-Wästljung, A. C., 2014. Genetic architecture of spring and autumn phenology in Salix. BMC Plant Biology, 14, 31. doi:10.1186/1471-2229-14-31

Heinsoo, K., Dimitriou I., 2014. Growth performance of willow clones in short rotation coppice after sewage sludge application. Baltic Forestry 20(1): 70-77.

Karaszewski Z., Bembenek M., Giefing D. F., Szczepańska Álvarez A., Mederski P.S. 2014. Oak bark share at different heights of stem. Annals of Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW Forestry and Wood Technology 86:149-152./iforest/contents/?id=ifor1162-007

Mola-Yudego, M., Dimitriou, I., Gonzalez Garcia, S., Gritten, D., Aronsson P., 2014. A conceptual framework for the introduction of energy crops. Renewable Energy 72: 29–38.

Sevillano, Ignacio, Short, Ian, O’Reilly, Conor 2014. Physiological characteristics of Fagus sylvatica and Quercus robur in response to extreme light environments. Programme & Book of Abstracts, IPSAM 2014, University College Cork, April 28th & 29th, 2014.

Sevillano, I., Short, I. and O'Reilly, C. 2014. The impact of shade on photosynthetic characteristics in Fagus sylvatica and Quercus robur seedlings. Summary of Papers, Agricultural Research Forum, 2014, p103. ISBN: 9781841706054

Schweier J, Spinelli R, Magagnotti N, Becker G. 2014. Harvester-Ernte von Pappelplantagen im Mittleren Umtrieb [Harvesting of poplar plantations in medium rotation with harvesters]. AFZ-Der Wald (21): 13-15.

Short, I. and Campion, J. 2014. Coppice-with-standards: An old silvicultural system with new potential? Forestry & Energy Review 4(1): 42-44.

Weih, M., Hoeber, S., Beyer, F., & Fransson, P., 2014. Traits to Ecosystems: The Ecological Sustainability Challenge When Developing Future Energy Crops. Frontiers in Energy Research, 2(May), 1–5. doi:10.3389/fenrg.2014.00017

Vágvölgyi, A., Dancs, M., Czupy, I., 2014. Possibility of Dendromass Production on Woody Energy Plantations. Hungarian Agricultural Engineering 01/2014; DOI: 10.17676/HAE.2014.26.11



Aust C, Schweier J, Brodbeck F, Sauter UH, Becker G, Schnitzler JP. 2013.  Woody biomass production potential of short rotation coppices on agricultural land in Germany. Global Change Biology Bioenergy 6, 521–533.

Baum, C., Eckhardt, K.-U., Hahn, J., Weih, M., Dimitriou, I., Leinweber, P., 2013. Impact of poplar on soil organic matter quality and microbial communities in arable soils. Plant Soil Environ. 59(3): 95–100.

Bonosi, L., Ghelardini, L., & Weih, M. (2013). Towards making willows potential bio-resources in the South: Northern Salix hybrids can cope with warm and dry climate when irrigated. Biomass and Bioenergy, 51, 136–144. doi:10.1016/j.biombioe.2013.01.009

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



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