Habitat Annex I Directive hierarchical view > FORESTS > Forests of Boreal Europe > Nordic subalpine/subarctic forests with Betula pubescens ssp czerepanovii

Nordic subalpine/subarctic forests with Betula pubescens ssp czerepanovii

Description (English)

Forests dominated by Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii (mountain birch), occurring and often dominating the subalpine belt of the Scandinavian mountain (fell) chain (”Fjällen”). Occur also in isolated northern Fennoscandian fells and in gently sloping or flat subarctic (hemiarctic) uplands, particularly in N Finland. Due to different ecological characteristics, vegetation varies from poor lichen and dwarf shrub dominated types to those rich in tall-herbs.

Source: Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats, version EUR 28 (2013)

Quick facts

EU Habitats Directive Annex I habitat type (code 9040)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Boreal - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Habitat type Not priority
Natura 2000 sites 107 are designated for this habitat type

Distribution

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Conservation status

EU conservation status

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Favourable: A habitat is in a situation where it is prospering and with good prospects to do so in the future as well
Unfavourable-Inadequate: A habitat is in a situation where a change in management or policy is required to return the habitat to favourable status but there is no danger of disappearance in the foreseeable future
Unfavourable-Bad: A habitat is in serious danger of disappearing (at least regionally)
Unknown: The information available for the habitat type is scarce and does not allow a proper assessment of its conservation status

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Aconitum lycoctonum
Flowering Plants Cicerbita alpina
Flowering Plants Cornus suecica
Flowering Plants Empetrum hermaphroditum
Flowering Plants Geranium sylvaticum
Ferns Gymnocarpium dryopteris
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Flowering Plants Linnaea borealis
Flowering Plants Melica nutans
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Rubus saxatilis
Flowering Plants Trientalis europaea
Flowering Plants Trollius europaeus
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Aconitum lycoctonum Flowering Plants
Cicerbita alpina Flowering Plants
Cornus suecica Flowering Plants
Empetrum hermaphroditum Flowering Plants
Geranium sylvaticum Flowering Plants
Gymnocarpium dryopteris Ferns
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Linnaea borealis Flowering Plants
Melica nutans Flowering Plants
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Rubus saxatilis Flowering Plants
Trientalis europaea Flowering Plants
Trollius europaeus Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
FI1300101 Finland Pallas-Ounastunturi Map
FI1300103 Finland PÖYRISJÄRVEN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300105 Finland KÄSIVARREN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300107 Finland JIETANASVUOMA Map
FI1300108 Finland IITON PALSASUOT Map
FI1300111 Finland SOTKAVUOMA Map
FI1300117 Finland HIETATIEVAT-KALMANKALTIO Map
FI1300118 Finland TARVANTOVAARA Map
FI1300201 Finland LEMMENJOEN KANSALLISPUISTO Map
FI1300202 Finland MUOTKATUNTURIN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300203 Finland HAMMASTUNTURIN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300204 Finland Vätsärin erämaa Map
FI1300205 Finland TSARMITUNTURIN ERÄMAA Map
FI1300207 Finland PIERAN MARIN JÄNKÄ Map
FI1300908 Finland Pyhä-Luosto Map
FI1301401 Finland Värriö Map
FI1301402 Finland Tuntsan erämaa Map
FI1301510 Finland VINTILÄNKAIRA Map
FI1301511 Finland Joutsitunturi-Koukkutunturi Map
FI1301701 Finland UK-PUISTO-SOMPIO-KEMIHAARA Map
FI1301713 Finland Luosto Map
FI1302001 Finland Kevo Map
FI1302002 Finland KALDOAIVIN ERÄMAA Map
FI1302003 Finland Paistunturin erämaa Map
FI1302004 Finland PULMANKIJÄRVI Map
SE0620001 Sweden Långfjället-Städjan-Nipfjället Map
SE0620009 Sweden Drevfjällen Map
SE0620015 Sweden Fulufjället Map
SE0620024 Sweden Skarsåsfjället Map
SE0620031 Sweden Naturreservatet Rödbergets domänreservat Map
SE0720029 Sweden Sonfjället Map
SE0720033 Sweden Rogen Map
SE0720084 Sweden Vålådalen Map
SE0720160 Sweden Oldflån-Ansätten Map
SE0720164 Sweden Skäckerfjällen Map
SE0720171 Sweden Svenskådalen Map
SE0720182 Sweden Saxvattnet Map
SE0720183 Sweden Frostvikenfjällen Map
SE0720185 Sweden Bjurälven-Korallgrottan Map
SE0720186 Sweden Grubbdalen Map
SE0720199 Sweden Gråberget-Hotagsfjällen Map
SE0720200 Sweden Henvålen-Aloppan Map
SE0720209 Sweden Järvdalen Map
SE0720212 Sweden Bastudalen Map
SE0720213 Sweden Marntallsåsen Map
SE0720214 Sweden Arådalen Map
SE0720218 Sweden Brovallvålen Map
SE0720223 Sweden Hamrafjället Map
SE0720259 Sweden Trappåsen Map
SE0720264 Sweden Lerdalsälven-Tvärlidån Map
SE0720265 Sweden Vallån Frostviken Map
SE0720277 Sweden Klinken Map
SE0720279 Sweden Styggdalen-Vargån Map
SE0720281 Sweden Stor-Mittåkläppen Map
SE0720283 Sweden Gröndalen Frostviken Map
SE0720305 Sweden Kullflon-Nyflon Map
SE0720440 Sweden Dalkarlskölen Map
SE0720449 Sweden Väster-Dalsvallen Map
SE0810054 Sweden Blaikfjället Map
SE0810057 Sweden Gitsfjället Map
SE0810059 Sweden Marsfjället Map
SE0810060 Sweden Skalmodal Map
SE0810077 Sweden Nalovardo Map
SE0810080 Sweden Vindelfjällen Map
SE0810347 Sweden Rödingsjö Map
SE0810355 Sweden Brattiken Map
SE0810367 Sweden Guorte, Joesjö Map
SE0810385 Sweden Rövattsliden Map
SE0810386 Sweden Guortabäcken Map
SE0810394 Sweden Vardo-, Laster- och Fjällfjällen Map
SE0810396 Sweden Daune Map
SE0810397 Sweden Södra Gardfjället Map
SE0810398 Sweden Norra Borgafjäll Map
SE0810439 Sweden Satsfjället Map
SE0810485 Sweden Rauksvajja Map
SE0810513 Sweden Njakafjäll Map
SE0820056 Sweden Laisdalens fjällurskog Map
SE0820120 Sweden Pieljekaise Map
SE0820123 Sweden Hornavan-Sädvajaure fjällurskog Map
SE0820124 Sweden Tjeggelvas Map
SE0820125 Sweden Ramanj Map
SE0820130 Sweden Udtja Map
SE0820156 Sweden Pärlälvens fjällurskog Map
SE0820163 Sweden Kvikkjokk-Kabla fjällurskog Map
SE0820167 Sweden Muddus Map
SE0820185 Sweden Sarek Map
SE0820186 Sweden Ultevis fjällurskog Map
SE0820193 Sweden Stubba Map
SE0820201 Sweden Padjelanta Map
SE0820202 Sweden Stora Sjöfallet Map
SE0820204 Sweden Kaitum fjällurskog Map
SE0820209 Sweden Lina fjällurskog Map
SE0820216 Sweden Sjaunja Map
SE0820234 Sweden Stordalen Map
SE0820243 Sweden Rautas Map
SE0820244 Sweden Sautusvaara Map
SE0820261 Sweden Abisko Map
SE0820275 Sweden Alajaure Map
SE0820282 Sweden Torneträsk-Soppero fjällurskog Map
SE0820284 Sweden Vadvetjåkka Map
SE0820287 Sweden Pessinki fjällurskog Map
SE0820293 Sweden Norra Torneträsk Map
SE0820294 Sweden Yraft Map
SE0820295 Sweden Laidauredeltat Map
SE0820619 Sweden Tavvavuoma Map
SE0820620 Sweden Pältsa Map
SE0820623 Sweden Nissuntjårro Map

Protected sites

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Relation to habitat classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.917 Oroboreal Betula woods and thickets narrower
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200711 G1.9 Non-riverine woodland with Betula, Populus tremula or Sorbus aucuparia narrower
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.1 Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii-Empetrum hermaphroditum-Cladonia ssp.-type overlap
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.3 Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii-Geranium sylvaticum-Rubus saxatilis -type overlap
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.4 Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii-Geranium sylvaticum-Aconitum lycoctonum-type overlap
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 2.2.1.2 Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii-Vaccinium myrtillus-Deschampsia -type overlap
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