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 : (E2 )Mesic grasslands
Diagram : Diagram icon


Question e12 :   Heavily managed?
   The criterion separates intensively grazed or frequently mown, re-seeded and heavily fertilised grasslands (usually with restricted species composition), including sports fields and lawns (path = Yes) from less heavily managed habitats.
Answers:
Yes Factsheet icon [ E2.6 ] No (Question e13 )


Question e13 :   Steppe zone?
   Mesophile lowland and montane pasture and hay meadows of the Sarmatic, eastern Pontic and Siberian steppe zone are separated (path = Yes).
Answers:
Yes Factsheet icon [ E2.5 ] No (Question e14 )


Question e14 :   Dominant management
   Habitats are distinguished by the present or recent dominant management regime. Pastures, which are possibly also mown but the dominant management is grazing are separated from hay meadows where the predominant activity is mowing (path = predominantly hay meadows). Unmanaged grasslands show no evidence of recent management.
Answers:
pasture, possibly also mown (Question e15 ) predominantly hay meadow (Question e16 ) unmanaged Factsheet icon [ E2.7 ]


Question e15 :   Vallicares?
   Distinctive vallicares are separated (path = Yes). These are summer pastures of the Iberian peninsula, characterised by poor drainage, brief flooding and rapid desiccation, usually supporting perennial grasslands with Agrostis castellana or annual grasslands with Agrostis pourretii.
Answers:
No Factsheet icon [ E2.1 ] Yes Factsheet icon [ E2.4 ]


Question e16 :   Altitude
   Low to medium altitude hay meadows are distinguished from those in montane areas, usually above 600 m altitude.
Answers:
low-medium Factsheet icon [ E2.2 ] montane Factsheet icon [ E2.3 ]

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