BES Forest Ecology Group

A British Ecological Society Special Interest Group

Coppicing: Call for papers

From Keith Kirby

Special Issue of Folia Geobotanica: Coppicing systems as a way of understanding
patterns in forest vegetation


Common Twayblade (Neottia ovata) and other wildflowers are encouraged by canopy openings created by coppicing. Image (c) D. Bebber

Edited by Radim Hédl, Jörg Ewald, Markus Bernhardt-Römermann and Keith Kirby.

The aim of this special issue of Folia Geobotanica is to publish a selection of high quality papers linking coppicing management systems and patterns in forest vegetation. The focus should be on vegetation diversity, composition or populations of woody or herbaceous species; fungi, lichens and related organisms are not excluded. It is advisable that the results are supported with environmental data, which can be related to natural conditions or management.

We welcome original research papers, meta-analyses and reviews conforming requirements on standard research papers by Folia Geobotanica, on the following topics:

  • Historical effects of coppicing on vegetation
  • Consequences of coppice abandonment
  • Benefits and drawbacks of coppice restoration

In general, any scientifically sound contributions linking specific habitat conditions, plant community patterns or population responses produced by coppicing are welcome.

Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2015.

Please send any questions to Radim Hédl


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