Wooded tundra

English name: Wooded tundra

Description (English)

The transition zone between taiga and tundra, characterised by a scattering of stunted coniferous trees or deciduous shrubs within a tundra environment, or by a macromosaic of tundra with scattered islands of forest, or by forest with scattered treeless tundra patches. They occur in a broad belt, up to several hundreds of kilometres wide, across the north of the Eurasian continent and in a narrow ecotone in Siberian mountains. Component habitat types include those of F1 in combination with G3.A, G3.B, G3.C or G4.2.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code X19

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 94 Wooded tundra same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.4. Transitional woodland shrub not defined
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types


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