Oroboreal Betula woods and thickets

English name: Oroboreal birch woods and thickets

Description (English)

Timberline birch woods and thickets dominating the subalpine belt of the mountains of the boreal taiga zone or the transition zone between taiga and tundra or polar deserts in the Atlantic or Pacific influenced extreme western and extreme eastern regions of the northern Palaearctic, formed by Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii (Betula pubescens ssp. tortuosa, Betula kusmisscheffii) or Betula ermani.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.917
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description


List

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.B7 Oroboreal birch woods and thickets source
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 09 Mixed oak forest wider
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.2 Mountain Birch forest of dwarf shrub - grass type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.2b Mountain Birch forest, Low fern variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.4a Mountain birch forest, Fern variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.4 Mountain birch forest of tall herb type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.3b Mountain Birch forest, Tea-leaved Willow variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.1 Mountain birch forest of lichen - dwarf shrub type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.2a Mountain Birch forest, maritime variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.3a Mountain Birch forest, Holy grass-Common Bent variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.2c Mountain Birch forest, Bog Bilberry variant n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.3 Mountain Birch forest of low herb type n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.1a Mountain birch forest, Mountain crowberry-Bog Bilberry variant n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.917 Oroboreal Betula woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.917 Oroboreal Betula woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.917 Oroboreal Betula woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.917 Oro-boreal Betula woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.917 Oro-boreal Betula woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.C7 Oro-boreal birch woods and thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.B7 Oro-boreal birch woods and thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.B7 Oro-boreal birch woods and thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.B7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.B7   same
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