Scientific publications

Boonen, S., O’Brien, L., Schifferdecker, G., Schuck, A., 2024. Adaptation des forêts Européennes: perspectives des gestionnaires face aux défis du changement climatique. Silva Belgica 2/2024. 48-52. 

O’Brien, L., Boonen, S., Schuck, A., 2023. Challenges and experiences in adapting forest management to a changing climate – a practitioner’s view. Integrate MDTF Evidence Study, Study Report 1. 22 p.

Integrate MDTF Evidence Study

Larrieu, L., Cabanettes, A., Courbaud, B., Goulard, M., Heintz, W., Kozák, D., Kraus, D., Lachat, T., Ladet, S., Müller, J., Paillet, Y., Schuck, A., Stillhard, J., Svoboda, M., 2021. Co-occurrence patterns of tree-related microhabitats: A method to simplify routine monitoring. Ecological Indicators 127 (2021) 107757. 1-10.

Blicharska, M. et al. (2020). Between biodiversity conservation and sustainable forest management – A multidisciplinary assessment of the emblematic Białowieża Forest case.

Keywords Białowieża Forest, biodiversity conservation, forest management, interdisciplinarity, conservation conflict, land use conflict, sustainable land use

Radek Bače, Miroslav Svoboda and Lucie Vítková: Deadwood management in production forests. Management guidelines for forest managers in Central European temperate forests.

Key words: Deadwood management, saproxylic diversity, habitat trees, sun-exposed deadwood of

large dimensions.

Joa, B., Paulus, A., Mikoleit, R., Winkel, G., 2020. Decision Making in Tree Selection – Contemplating Conflicting Goals via Marteloscope Exercises. Rural Landscapes: Society, Environment, History, 7(1): 3, 1–14. DOI:

Santopuoli G., di Cristofaro M., Kraus D., Schuck A., Lasserre B., Marchetti M., 2019. Biodiversity conservation and wood production in a Natura 2000 Mediterranean forest. A trade-off evaluation focused on the occurrence of microhabitats. iForest 12: 76-84.

Larsen, B. et al. (work in progress). European forests: Closer to nature and closer to people. How to integrate biodiversity conservation in managed forests and how to integrate people by facilitating participation?

Keywords participation, forest management, biodiversity

Courbaud B., Larrieu, L., Kozak, D., Kraus, D., Lachat, T., Ladet, S., Müller, J., Paillet, Y., Sageb-Talebi, K., Schuck, A., Stillhard, J., Svoboda, M., Zudin, S., 2021. Factors influencing the formation rate of tree-related microhabitats and implications for biodiversity conservation and forest management. Journal of Applied Ecology. and conservationists. Biodiversity and Conservation.

Larrieu, L., Courbaud, B., Drénou, C., Goulard, M., Bütler, R., Kozák, D., Kraus, D., Krumm, F., Lachat, T., Müller, J., Paillet, Y., Schuck, A., Stillhard, J., Svoboda, M., Vandekerkhove, K., 2022. Key factors determining the presence of Tree-related Microhabitats: A synthesis of potential factors at site, stand and tree scales, with perspectives for further research. Forest Ecology and Management, Volume 515 (2022) 120235.

Konczal, A., Derks, J., H.C. de Koning, J., Winkel, G. (2020). Perceived drivers of nature conservation measures in European forest management. Exploratory study in 9 European countries

Keyworks integrated forest management, driving factors, nature conservation, forest management, Europe

H.C. de Koning, J., Lindner, M. (2020). Policy and practice review of compatibility and suitability of climate change adaptation and integrated forest management measures in Europe.

Keywords climate change, policy, forest management

Cosyns, H., Joa, B., Mikoleit, R., Krumm, F., Schuck, A., Winkel, G., Schulz, T., 2020. Resolving the trade-off between production and biodiversity conservation in integrated forest management: comparing tree selection practices of foresters and conservationists. Biodiversity and Conservation.

Daniel Kraus, Andreas Schuck, Frank Krumm, Rita Bütler, Hannes Cosyns, Benoit Courbaud, Laurent Larrieu, Ulrich Mergner, Patrick Pyttel, Simo Varis, Georg Wilhelm, Manfred Witz, Eric Zenner and Sergey Zudin: Seeing is building better understanding – the Integrate+ Marteloscopes
Keywords: Silviculture, Marteloscopes, Tree related Microhabitats (TreMs), habitat value, I+ software, training, structural complexity, competition index


Krumm, F.; Schuck, A.; Rigling, A. (eds), 2020: How to balance forestry and biodiversity conservation – A view across Europe. European Forest Institute (EFI); Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Birmensdorf. 640 pp.

Forests cover about a third of the European land area and provide a multitude of ecosystem services. They are subject to constant change and increasing demands with respect to the ecosystem services they provide. As well as provision of timber, non-timber forest goods (e.g. berries and mushrooms), clean water, carbon sequestration, and protection against natural disasters, there is increasing emphasis being placed on conservation and promotion of biodiversity within forests. However, the state of biodiversity in European forests varies widely. This book strives to show the challenges that forest managers are faced with to fulfil the societal demands with regard to forests, and especially to integrate the promotion of biodiversity to forest management.

Daniel Kraus and Frank Krumm (eds), 2013: Integrative approaches as an opportunity for the conservation of forest biodiversity. European Forest Institute (EFI). 284 pp.

The protection of forests and forest-related biodiversity has received increasing attention both at the national and international levels. At the same time, increasing demands are being made on European forests with respect to the products and energy they can and do provide on a renewable, climate-friendly, and domestic basis. This book presents the results of EFI’s research project EFICENT, initiated by the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV) in 2011. Its task was to look into these questions on a Central European scale, i.e. beyond national borders, and provide answers that are helpful for policy and practice.



The Integrate Network recently published an illustrative booklet supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture with information on forests, forest management and biodiversity conservation in different member countries, including major challenges for biodiversity and potential solutions, success stories, relevant initiatives and an outlook for the future.


The Integrate Network flyer includes the Integrate triangle that associates the three fundamental pillars on which we base our collaborative work between research, practice, and policy-making.


You will find different videos: Join us for a virtual excursion, learn about a marteloscope in 30 seconds, watch the Integrate documentary and much more!