Habitat types key navigation

You can use the 'key navigation' function to identify a specific habitat by answering a set of questions. Starting from first question to next questions you select one of the possible answers. Here are samples of possible answers:
  • No ( 002 ) - Leading to question named '002'
  • Yes [ G ] - Leading to another questions subset of level G
  • No Factsheet icon[ E6 ] - Links directly to factsheet for E6
Additionally the diagram may be used for reference.


Category : (H )Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats
Diagram : Diagram icon


Question i :   Surface or underground?
   Natural underground systems are separated from surface habitats irrespective of other criteria. Note that disused man-made underground systems which have been colonised by natural or semi-natural communities are also included here. Note also that caves in glaciers follow path = surface.
Answers:
underground Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category H1 H1 ] surface (Question ii )


Question ii :   Substrate
   Habitats with unvegetated or sparsely vegetated surfaces are separated on the nature of the dominating substrate type. Three types are distinguished: snow and ice; recent volcanic origin; and other substrates. Note that non-permanent snow patches are included with alpine grasslands (E4).
Answers:
snow and ice Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category H4 H4 ] recent volcanic origin Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category H6 H6 ] other (Question iii )


Question iii :   Bedrock?
   Cliffs and rock pavements comprising exposed horizontal or vertical bedrock are separated (path = Yes).
Answers:
Yes Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category H3 H3 ] No (Question iv )


Question iv :   Steep slope and mobile rock?
   Screes consisting of mobile rock and rock fragments on steep slopes are separated (path = Yes) from all other unvegetated or sparsely vegetated inland habitats.
Answers:
Yes Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category H2 H2 ] No Factsheet icon [ This answer goes to category H5 H5 ]

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