Shrubby Birch (Betula humilis), GLM

BioModel team developed GLM scenario for Betula humilis Schrank till 2050 with usage of historical, archived, RS- and GIS data. At the beginning of the 20th century it covered some area in the nothern and middle part of the project area. Since then, mainly due to swamps extraction and drainage the area decreased. The species is in the Red Data Book of Ukraine (1996). GLM scenario shows probable movement of the natural habitats of the species to nothern territories. There is first modelling of potential changes of the areal in Ukraine by 2050. See the GLM map in respective post. Details and maps TBD.