TREE SPECIES INVENTORY GRIDDED FOR THE EMEP DOMAIN

Tree species inventory gridded for the EMEP domain

This page gives access to a gridded data set with tree specie information. The data set may be downloaded as zipped shape files (from 1.Sep 2008). The files are prepared for use in GIS software and include projection files. Basic projection for the gridded data set is the 50 km x 50 km EMEP domain (www.emep.int/grid/griddescr.html).

Citation:

Skjøth, C. A., Geels, C., Hvidberg, M., Hertel, O., Brandt, J., Frohn, L. M., Hansen, K. M., Hedegård, G. B., Christensen, J., and Moseholm, L., 2008, An inventory of tree species in Europe - An essential data input for air pollution modelling, Ecological Modelling 2008, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2008.06.023

If you find this data set useful, please let us know at cas@dmu.dk. Questions, comments, suggestions and requests may be mailed to cas@dmu.dk.

Last update: 30 September, 2008.

Background information:

Link to abstract

We present a detailed tree spe cies inventory covering Europe, parts of Africa and parts of Asia . The inventory contains 39 groups of species that are important for biogenic VOCs or pollen emission calculations. For example: Oak (Quercus), poplar (Populus), pines (Pinus), spruce (Picea), birch (Betula) and alder (Alnus). The inventory is based on national forest inventories and national statistics and gives tree species distribution in percentage within broadleaved as well as conifer forests. The inventory includes data from 799 regions and is redistributed into the 50 km x 50 km EMEP grid. Figures showing the actual distribution of each of the tree species are shown below:

Funding for this project has been provided by Copenhagen Global Change Initiative (www.cogci.dk) and National Environmental Research Institute.

Figures showing the distribution of tree species:

BROADLEAVED SPECIES

Acer sp.

Maple

Alnus sp.

Alder

Betula sp.

Birch

Carpinus sp.

Hornbeam 

Castanea

Chestnut

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

Fagus sp.

Beech

Fagus Sylvatica

European beech/common beech

Fraxinus sp.

Ash

Olea sp.

Olive

Populus sp.

Poplar

Quercus cerris

Turkey oak

Quercus faginea

Portoguise oak

Quercus ilex

Evergreen oak

Quercus petraea

Sessile oak

Quercus pubescens

Downy oak

Quercus robur

Peduncalate oak

Quercus rubra

Red oak

Quercus suber

Cork oak

Quercus sp.

Oak

Robinia pseudoacacia

Black locust

Ulmus sp.

Elm

..

Other broadleaved

CONIFER SPECIES

Abies alba

Silver fir

Abies nordmanniana

Caucasian fir

Abies procera

Noble fir

Abies sp.

Fir

Juniperus sp.

Juniper

Larix sp.

Larch

Picea abies

Norway spruce

Picea sitchensis

Sitka spruce

Picea sp.

Spruce

Pinus helapensis

Aleppo pine

Pinus nigra

Black pine

Pinus pinaster

Maritime pine

Pinus sylvestris

Scots pine

Pinus sp.

Pine

Pseudotsuga

Douglas fir

..

Other conifers