Boreo-Atlantic birch forests and thickets

Description (English)

Boreal and subarctic Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii woods and thickets of Iceland, extreme southwestern Greenland and oceanic western Norway, distributed in lowlands, in valleys and at the foot of mountain slopes, in relatively humid, sheltered situations. In Iceland and Greenland they constitute the only form of boreal woodland. Their stature varies with microclimates, dense low scrubs prevailing along the coasts, in wind-exposed localities and in the most oceanic areas, taller scrub and woods forming further inland and in more continental districts.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code T1-C141

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

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Other classifications

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History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) G1.9171 Boreo-Atlantic birch woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 G1.9171 Boreo-Atlantic birch woods and thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 G1.9171 Boreo-Atlantic birch woods and thickets same
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