Oroboreal Betula forests 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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-C14
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Flowering Plants Betula kusmisscheffii
Species scientific name English common name Species group
Betula kusmisscheffii Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.917 Oroboreal Betula woods and thickets same
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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