Restoration of coppicing management: a way to diversification of the societal, economic and ecological use of the forest potential in Central Europe

Project identification code: TL02000314

Funding: The Technology Agency of the Czech Republic

Principal investigator: Institute of Botany CAS (investigator Radim Hédl)

Time-frame: 2019–2021

Co-investigators:
Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University (Karel Stibral)
Faculty of Forestry and Wood Technology Mendel University (Martin Šrámek)
Hnutí DUHA – Friends of the Earth Czech Republic (Jan Skalík)

Project description:
Aim of this project is to foster restoration of coppicing management in the Czech Republic. This concerns research on and overcoming constraints of a complex character. Solution therefore requires application-oriented research interconnecting several disciplines. Within the project, communication and information tools will be developed and applied involving forest managers, nature conservation and local administration bodies. We will also perform a field research at several sites, which will bring data used in project outcomes. At the end of the project, in 2022, outcomes will be reached through the above-mentioned procedures. The outcomes will serve for dissemination of information about the environmental, economic and social benefits of coppicing management.

Research team at the Institute of Botany CAS::
Radim Hédl
Markéta Chudomelová
Silvie Suchánková
Péter Szabó
Ondřej Vild