Picea taiga woodland

English name: Spruce taiga woodland

Description (English)

Boreal spruce or spruce-pine forests of Fennoscandia, northeastern Poland, the Baltic States, Belarus and European Russia, with G3.B constituting the westernmost section of the continuous Eurasian northern taiga belt.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G3.A
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)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Piceion excelsae Pawlowski et al. 1928 European boreo-montane spruce and pine forests of nutrient-poor habitats Linnaeo-Piceion abietis (Br.-Bl. et Sissingh in Br.-Bl. et al. 1939) Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011; Linnaeo-Piceion excelsae (Br.-Bl. et Sissingh in Br.-Bl. et al. 1939) Oberd. 1979; Oxalidion acetosellae Krajina 1933; Piceion abietis Pawlowski et al. 1928 nom. mut. propos.; Piceion illyrico-moesiacum P. Fukarek 1969; Piceion septentrionale Tx. 1955; Pinion cembrae Rivas-Mart. in Rivas-Mart. et al. 2011; Pleurozio-Piceion abietis Passarge 1968; Pleurozio-Piceion abietis Passarge in Passarge et G. Hofmann 1968; Vaccinio-Piceion excelsae Br.-Bl. in Br.-Bl. et al. 1939; Oxalidion acetosellae Krajina 1934; Oxalido-Piceion excelsae (Krajina 1933) Brezina et Hadac in Hadac 1962 Schaminee et al, 2012
Empetro-Piceion obovatae Morozova et al. 2008 Northeastern European taiga on long-frozen soils and permafrost Schaminee et al, 2012
Aconito septentrionalis-Piceion obovatae Solomeshch et al. ex Martynenko et al. 2008 Coniferous and mixed broadleaved-coniferous mountain forests of South Urals Aconito septentrionalis-Piceion obovatae Solomeshch et al. 1993 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 42.C Western taiga wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.2. Coniferous forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 04 Middle boreal spruce forests overlap
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 02 North boreal spruce forest overlap
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 07 Hemiboreal spruce and fir-spruce forest overlap
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G3.A Picea taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G3.A Picea taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G3.A Picea taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G3.A Picea taiga woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G3.A Picea and Abies taiga woodland same
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