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 : (E4 )Alpine and subalpine grasslands
Diagram : Diagram icon

Question e20 :   Late-lying snow?
   Grassland habitats of areas that retain late-lying snow (i.e. areas retaining snow for longer than usual for that latitude and altitude) are separated (path = Yes). Note that permanently snow or ice covered habitats are categorised under H4. Note also that snow patch habitats are treated as complex X05 comprising units of E4.1 and F2.1.
Yes Factsheet icon [ E4.1 ] No (Question e21 )

Question e21 :   Moss and lichen dominated?
   Relatively snow-free exposed summits, slopes and ridges dominated by mosses and lichens are separated (path = Yes).
Yes Factsheet icon [ E4.2 ] No (Question e22 )

Question e22 :   Enriched?
   Enriched (fertilised or manured) alpine and sub-alpine grassland habitats are separated (path = Yes). Note that manuring can be by concentrations of grazing animals.
Yes Factsheet icon [ E4.5 ] No (Question e23 )

Question e23 :   Soil type
   Acid alpine grasslands are distinguished from alpine grassland habitats on base-rich soils.
acid Factsheet icon [ E4.3 ] base-rich Factsheet icon [ E4.4 ]

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