Role of coppice forests in maintaining forest biodiversity.

  title={Role of coppice forests in maintaining forest biodiversity.},
  author={Harald Vacik and Tzvetan Mladenov Zlatanov and Pande Trajkov and Stjepan Dekani{\'c}},
Tis contribution gives an overview about forest diversity of coppice forests in general and describes the plant species richness, stand structure and protection status by means of examples from Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and Macedonia. Tere is a trend of decreasing tree species richness observed in coppice forests in several countries in Central and South Eastern Europe, which is considered as one of the main shortcomings of this management approach, both historically as well as in recent years… CONTINUE READING