Thermophilous deciduous woodland

English name: Thermophilous deciduous woodland

Description (English)

Forests or woods of submediterranean climate regions and supramediterranean altitudinal levels, and of western Eurasian steppe and substeppe zones, dominated by deciduous or semideciduous thermophilous Quercus species or by other southern trees such as Carpinus orientalis, Castanea sativa or Ostrya carpinifolia. Thermophilous deciduous trees may, under local microclimatic or edaphic conditions, replace the evergreen oak forests in mesomediterranean or thermomediterranean areas, and occur locally to the north in central and western Europe.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code G1.7
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

Flowering Plants Carpinus orientalis
Flowering Plants Castanea sativa
Flowering Plants Ostrya carpinifolia
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Carpinus orientalis Flowering Plants
Castanea sativa Flowering Plants
Ostrya carpinifolia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 41.7 Thermophilous and supra-Mediterranean oak woods same
CORINE Land Cover 3.1.1. Broad-leaved forest n/a
BEAR Forest Types for Biodiversity Assessment 14 Mediterranean and Submediterranean mixed oak forest narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.3.5 Ostryaie buissonnante du sud des Alpes narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 6.3.4 Chênaie buissonnante narrower
Biotopes of Slovakia 1996 2114300 Dubové subxerotermofilné a borovicové xerofilné lesy n/a
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.7 Thermophilous deciduous woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.7 Thermophilous deciduous woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 G1.7 Thermophilous deciduous woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 G1.7 Thermophilous deciduous woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 G1.7 Thermophilous deciduous Quercus woodland same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 G1.92 Thermophilous and supra-Mediterranean oak woodland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 41.7 Thermophilous and supra-Mediterranean oak woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 41.7 Thermophilous and supra-Mediterranean oak woods same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 41.7   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 41.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 41.7   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 41.7   same
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