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Giulia Attocchi

Giulia Attocchi
Project coordinator


I share my time between programme director of studies for Euroforester and Sufonama and as coordinator of Master's thesis at the Southern Swedish Forest Research Centre.

I was deputy Head of Department between 2019 and 2023.

In the past I was the coordinator the the H2020 project ALTERFOR, mainly with administrative and financial responsabilities. I continue my experience with EU funding in the Horizon Europe programme, supporting the coordination and administration of large HEU applications when possible.


-I regularly give lectures on silviculture as part of two masters courses in the Euroforester MSc Programme;

- During my PhD studies, I assisted in teaching graduate courses. Topics included silviculture, forest measurements, and statistics. I was responsible for field exercises and supervised lectures, exams and practice.


In April 2015 I finalised my PhD, "Silviculture of oak for high quality timber production." The experience I carry with me from this project is very broad. The ability to conduct independent work and having excellent communication skills were extremely important. More technical duties related to the project involved advanced data management and analysis for decision support making. In 2013 I was a visiting scholar at the Forest Biometrics Laboratory, University of British Colombia (Vancouver, Canada).


Prior to my PhD, I worked as field assistant on a project called “Deriving the Potential Natural Puna Vegetation of Peru.” This position developed my organizational skills, especially in logistics and fieldwork preparation. The fieldwork took place at high altitudes (more than 4000 m above sea level) and involved rock climbing and camping in harsh mountain conditions for extended periods.

Selected publications

Skovsgaard, J.P., Johansson, U., Holmström, E., McCarthy Tune, R., Ols, C. & Attocchi, G. (2021). Effects of Thinning Practice, High Pruning and Slash Management on Crop Tree and Stand Growth in Young Even-Aged Stands of Planted Silver Birch (Betula pendula Roth). Forests, 12, 225

Skovsgaard, J.P., Markmann, J. J. M., Attocchi, G. & Talbot, B. (2018). High-pruning of European beech (Fagus sylvatica L.) and pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.): work efficiency for target pruning as a function of tree species, pruning height, branch characteristics, pole saw type and operator. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 33(5), 511–517

Attocchi, G. (2015). Silviculture of oak for high-quality wood production: effects of thinning on crown size, volume growth and stem quality in even-aged stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) in Northern Europe. Acta Universitatis Agriculturae Sueciae, 39: 1–86

Attocchi, G. & Skovsgaard, J.P. (2015). Crown radius of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.) depending on stem size, stand density and site productivity. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research, 30: 289–303

Attocchi, G. (2013). Effects of pruning and stand density on the production of new epicormic shoots in young stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L). Annals of Forest Science, 70: 663–673

Attocchi, G. (2013). Pruning effects the production of new epicormic branches: a case study in young stands of pedunculate oak (Quercus robur L.). Proceedings of the ISCHP Conference, 7th - 9th October 2013, Florence, Italy

Drössler, L., Attocchi, G. & Jensen, A.M. (2012). Occurrence and management of oak in southern Swedish forests. Forstarchiv, 83: 163–169