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LIFE FutureForCoppiceS database aims:
LIFE FutureForCoppiceS database builds on existing management trials installed by the LIFE FutureForCoppiceS Co-ordinating Beneficiary Consiglio per la ricerca in agricoltura e l'analisi dell'economia agraria (CREA) in the late 1960s where tree growth and stand structure variables were periodically surveyed.

Nine sites from two Italian regions: Toscana (7 sites, 34 plots) and Sardegna (2 sites, 11 plots), for a total of 45 permanent plots, were selected for the database. Sites cover 3 EFTs (mountainous beech forests, deciduous thermophilous forests, evergreen broadleaved forests).
Three sites (termed "plus" sites, 1 site per EFT), for a total of 18 permanent plots, were selected for testing new methods of SFM indicators collection and reporting. The "plus" sites are: Buca Zamponi (beech), Is Cannoneris (holm oak) and Poggio Pievano (Turkey oak).

LIFE FutureForCoppiceS project (2015-2018), by means of the activity carried out by CREA and by all the other Beneficiaries - Fondazione Edmund Mach, Università di Sassari, Università di Firenze, Agenzia Forestas e Terre Regionali Toscane - implemented the full set of monitored variables allowing the calculation of 38 indicators consistent with all the six Criteria of SFM.

A synthesis of the main results, with the comparison between consolidated SFM Indicators and newly established ones (properly tailored for coppice forests), for each EFTs and main management options (managed coppice, pro-active conversion to high forest and natural evolution), is freely available.

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