Range of distribution of Common Aspen, European Aspen (Populus tremula L.).

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The expert-botanist - I.G.Chukhina,
the GIS expert - T.A.Sinitsyna

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1:20 000 000.

Accuracy of the map:

The map is based on 1:10 000 000 - 1:50 000 000 scale maps.


"Albers Equal-Area Conic Projection for USSR", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0

Basic contents:

The map is a vector file consisting of a polygon and dots. The localities of the species are represented by the dots, the area of possible species distribution is represented by the polygon.

Accuracy of the qualifier:

The dots represent information on the species localities according to published sources and herbarium specimens. The polygons are based on generalized information from published sources and herbarium specimens.

Method of the map construction:

The data on the species distribution were obtained from the database of the species localities coordinates included in the Information Retrieval System "Crop Wild Relatives in Russia" (STC Informregistr 0229905883, 1999), and from the published maps by Vasilyukhina (1969), N.I.Orlova and A.A.Kustysheva in "Flora of the Northeast of European part of the USSR" (1976), A.K.Skvortsov in "Ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR" (1980), Koropachinskiy and Vstovskaya (2002).
In the European part, the range borders are drawn after Skvortsov (1980), the northeastern part of the border is corrected after Orlova and Kustysheva (1976). The northern and southern borders in the West Siberia and Kazakhstan are drawn after Vasilyukhina (1969). The range borders in East Siberia and Far East are drawn after Skvortsov (1977) and corrected in the area of Central Siberian Plateau after Koropachinskiy and Vstovskaya (2002).


Vasilyukhina MA. 1969. Southern limits of distribution of boreal flora elements in the southern West Siberia and in northern Kazakhstan. In: Tolmachev AI., ed. Ranges of plants of the USSR flora. Leningrad: Leningrad University Publ. P.195-228. (In Russian).
Herbarium specimens of N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry [WIR], St.Petersburg, Russia.
N.I.Vavilov All-Russian Institute of Plant Industry, Herbarium Department, 1999. Information Retrieval System: Crop Wild Relatives in Russia. STC Informregistr 0229905883, St.Petersburg, Russia.
Koropachinskiy IYu., Vstovskaya TN. 2002. Woody plants of the Asian part of Russia. Novosibirsk: Publishing House of Siberian Division of the Russian Academy of Science, Branch "Geo". P.86-87. (In Russian).
Sokolov SI., Svjaseva OA., Kubli VA. 1977. Ranges of trees and shrubs of the USSR. V.1. Leningrad: Nauka. Map 65. (In Russian).
Tolmachev AI., ed. 1976. Flora of the Northeast of European part of the USSR. V.2. Leningrad: Nauka. P.157. (In Russian).

Rights and copyrights:

The copyrights of the map and descriptions are held by their authors, the copyright of the photo is held by D.O.Eliseev ( Vorobeykov GA., Dubenskaya GI. Essentials of plant biology: Digital manual. A.I.Herzen Russian Pedagogical University).

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