Proposal for the 5th level of the legend of circumboreal vegetation map of the Northern Russian Far East

Institute of Biological Problems of the North FEB RAS, Magadan, Russia

The Institute of Biological Problems of the North FEB RAS has a digital vegetation map of the North of the Russian Far East scale of 1:200000. There are 164 subdivisions of the map legend. The map of scale of 1:7500000 was created on the base of this map by means of generalization (combining small polygons larger ones). Subdivisions of this map taking in account first level of the CBVM legend are listed further.

C.1. Lichens, stone mountain deserts and their combination with fragments of mountain tundra, nival meadows, shrubs, siberian dwarf-pine, open forests.

C.2. Lichens, dwarf shrub, sedge-cotton-grass mountain tundra with inclusions of mountain meadows.

D.1. Siberian dwarf pine (Pinus pumila) mosses, lichens, forbs, sedge-cotton-grass, mountain prostrate formation and shrub thickets.

D.2. Larch (Larix cajanderi) mosses, lichens mountain open forests and forests.

D.3. Birch (Betula ermanii) dwarf shrub, forbs mountain open forests and forests.

D.4. Spruce (Picea ajanensis) mountain forests.

E.1. Larch (Larix cajanderi) mosses, lichens, dwarf shrubs, forbs, sedge-cotton-grass open forests and forests.

E.2. Birch (Betula ermanii) dwarf shrubs-forbs open forests and forests.

E.3. Siberian dwarf pine (Pinus pumila) mosses, lichens, forbs, sedge-cotton-grass prostrate formation.

G.1. Meadow-tundra vegetation of the Commander Islands.

K.1. Sedge (Carex subspathacea) marsh meadows.

L.1. Grassy mire.

L.2. Dwarf shrub grassy-mosses mire.

L.3. Plain hilly pool complexes mire.

L.4. Sedge-cotton-grass tundra-mire.

N.1. Larch (Larix cajanderi) dwarf shrub, forbs, mosses, lichens and forests combining with shrubby grass large hilly mire and small hilly complex mire.

N.2. Birch (Betula ermanii), dwarf shrub, forbs forests.

N.3. Chosenia arbutifolia, poplar, willow, birch, alder (Alnus hirsuta, Betula platyphylla, Populus suaveolens, Salix schwerinii, S. udensis) forbs flood plain forests combining with meadows.

N.4. Shrub thickets (Betula middendorffii, Duschekia fruticosa, Salix alaxensis, S. arctica, S. fuscescens, S. glauca, S. hastata, S. krylovii, S. phlebophylla, S. pseudopentandra, S. pulchra, S. saxatilis) mosses, lichens, forbs combining with meadows and tundra.

© 2012 Organizing Committee