i) migration of B.pubescens and B.humilis – to the northern part of Betula sp. areal,
ii) migration of all Betula sp. (selected seven species) to western and north-western part of the Project area. See full animated story at the BioModel web.
Betula sp. areal changes were modelled in the Region with usage of historical, GIS and RS data. 1)«Хорология флоры Украины» (1986). 2) «Екофлора України» (2004). 3) Vegetation of European Part of the USSR: Analytical Maps I-IX (Attachments)/Vegetation of European Part of the USSR. S.P., Nauka, 1980.—429 pp, Rus. 5) Atlas Florae Europaeae (1972-1996), edited by Jaakko Jalas and Juha Suominen, together with Raino Lampinen (Vol. 11)/Updated 2004-05-26 by Mikko Heikkinen – Website at http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/english/botany/afe/ . 6) Ukraine Forest in 1990s based on Landsat Data (ULRMC, 2005). 7) Ukraine Forest in 2000s based on Landsat Data. In addition – the Red Data Book of Ukraine (1996). These four species are from the Red Data Book of Ukraine (1996) – B.humilis, B.klokovii, B.obscura, B. borysthenica.The project modelled for the first time that predicted changes of natural habitats of all seven birch species inside of the GLOBIO Ukraine Region. Main causes of changes are not interpreted definitely, but it can be land use (deciduous forest fragmentation and (for some species – wetlands fragmentation)), and climate change (based on GLM scenarios). The GIS map authors: V.Makarenko, V.Prydatko, G.Kolomytsev, O.Petrichenko (ULRMC).
Last update: July 1, 2008.