The project’s objective is to develop knowledge for a sustainable management of coppice forests in southern Europe.

Coppice forests are very common in Europe, covering about 23 million hectares in the Mediterranean area. However, they are barely considered in sustainable forest management (SFM) scenarios.

The project aims to demonstrate, by real datasets, how different management approaches have actually favoured or constrained the overall and the different aspects of sustainability of coppice forests.
Given the concurrent, substantial changes of the forest growth environment (e.g. increased concentration of greenhouse gases, rising temperature, reduced precipitation), the results will improve the knowledge basis for a better sustainable forest management.

Points of contact at UniTrento

prof. Duccio Rocchini


  • CREA - Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l’analisi dell’economia agraria
  • Centro di ricerca Foreste e Legno
  • Forestas - Agenzia forestale regionale per lo sviluppo del territorio e l'ambiente della Sardegna
  • Università degli Studi di Trento
  • FEM - Fondazione Edmund Mach
  • Tereto - Ente Terre regionali toscane
  • GESAAF- Università degli Studi di Firenze - Dpartimento di Gestione dei Sistemi Agrari, Alimentari e Forestali
  • UNISS Università degli Studi di Sassari