Alaska Arctic Vegetation Unit S2.2

 

Hierarchy of Geobotanical Vegetation Map Units (Walker DA 2002)

Tall-shrub tundra (alders), Community 45, near Quartz Creek (Kougarok), Seward Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Tall-shrub tundra (alders), Community 45, near Quartz Creek (Kougarok), Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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Understory of tall-shrub tundra (alders), Community 45, near Quartz Creek (Kougarok), Seward Peninsula, Alaska. (Photo: D.A. Walker).

Understory of tall-shrub tundra (alders), Community 45, near Quartz Creek (Kougarok), Seward Peninsula, Alaska. Photo D.A. Walker.
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map legend color for unit S2.2S2.2 Alder shrublands (entire map)

Low-shrub communities (comm. 51) with closed alder canopies in drainages and valleys, and at treeline. Foothills of the southern Brooks Range, Seward Peninsula mountains, and Kuskokwim Mountains, Subzone E.