Suitability maps (raster format: geotiff) of Betula pendula, computed using the ForestFocus European dataset of species presence/absence. The adopted suitability model estimates the optimal environmental conditions for European tree species under present and future climates.
Available years: 2000, 2020, 2050, 2080.
For year 2000 the observed (WorldClim) climate conditions have been used.
For years 2020, 2050, 2080 the climate conditions simulated for the climate change scenarios A2 and B2 have been used (by means of the climate models CCCMA, CSIRO, HANDCM3 and of an ensemble model of them).
The maps are available in the European Forest Data Center (EFDAC). The specific goal of EFDAC is to become a focal point for policy relevant forest data and information by hosting and pointing to relevant forest information as well as providing web-based tools for accessing information located in EFDAC.