Alaska Arctic Vegetation Unit S2.1

 

Hierarchy of Geobotanical Vegetation Map Units (Walker DA 2002)

Low-shrub tundra (alder savannah), north of Kigluaik Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Subzone E. Low-shrub tundra (alder savannah), north of Kigluaik Mountains, Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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Low-shrub tundra (birch-willow), Community No. 44, near Happy Valley, Arctic Foothills, Alaska (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Low-shrub tundra (birch-willow), Community No. 44, near Happy Valley, Arctic Foothills, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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Low-shrub tundra (willow, birch), Community No. 44, Ophir Creek near Council, Seward Peninsula, Alaska (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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Low-shrub tundra (willow), Atigun River, Brooks Range, Alaska (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Low-shrub tundra (willow), Atigun River, Brooks Range, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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map legend color for unit S2.1S2.1 Willow-birch tundra (entire map)

Low-shrub communities (comm. 44, 45) with open to closed canopies of willows or shrub birch, or open alder. Foothills of the Brooks Range, and valleys and foothills of the Seward Peninsula mountains and Kuskokwim Mountains, Subzone E.