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 : (E1 )Dry grasslands
Diagram : Diagram icon

Question e01 :   Heavy metal soil?
   Grasslands with metalliferous soils are separated (path = Yes) from those on calcareous, neutral or acid soils without a high heavy metal content.
No (Question e02 ) Yes Factsheet icon [ E1.B ]

Question e02 :   Mediterranean, arid and overgrazed?
   Very dry over-grazed Mediterranean habitats (ermes), characterised by unpalatable tall herb species, are distinguished (path = Yes).
Yes Factsheet icon [ E1.C ] No (Question e03 )

Question e03 :   Soil reaction
   Base-rich grasslands are distinguished from base-deficient dry grassland habitats.
base-rich (Question e04 ) base-deficient (Question e09 )

Question e04 :   Embryonic soil, open vegetation?
   Habitats on embryonic sandy or detritic soils with open pioneer vegetation (path = Yes) are distinguished from those on more developed soils. Note that very sparsely vegetated scree habitats are categorised under H2 and sparsely vegetated sandy ground under H5.3.
Yes Factsheet icon [ E1.1 ] No (Question e05 )

Question e05 :   Geographical region
   Perennial grasslands, often nutrient-poor and species-rich, on calcareous and other basic soils of the nemoral and steppe zones and of adjacent parts of the subboreal and submediterranean zones are separated from grasslands of the Mediterranean zone.
nemoral and steppe Factsheet icon [ E1.2 ] Mediterranean (Question e06 )

Question e06 :   Nitrophilous annuals?
   Mediterranean grasslands dominated by annuals on somewhat enriched soils are separated (path = Yes) from perennial grasslands and xeric annual grasslands on poor dry soils (path = No).
Yes Factsheet icon [ E1.6 ] No (Question e07 )

Question e07 :   Montane?
   Open perennial grasslands of the montane thermophilous oak level of the Mediterranean climatic zone are separated (path = Yes).
Yes Factsheet icon [ E1.5 ] No (Question e08 )

Question e08 :   Vegetation height
   Short xerophile Mediterranean grasslands, typically composed of grasses less than 60 cm high, are distinguished from tall Mediterranean grasslands and Artemisia steppes.
short Factsheet icon [ E1.3 ] tall Factsheet icon [ E1.4 ]

Question e09 :   Open?
   Open acid and neutral grasslands, usually pioneer formations developing on sand, including inland dunes, are separated (path = Yes). Note that habitats with <30% vegetation cover are categorised under H.
Yes (Question e10 ) No (Question e11 )

Question e10 :   Biogeographic region
   Mediterranean dry open acid and neutral grasslands are separated from those in other biogeographic regions.
other Factsheet icon [ E1.9 ] Mediterranean Factsheet icon [ E1.A ]

Question e11 :   Biogeographic region
   Mediterranean dry closed acid and neutral grasslands are separated from those in other biogeographic regions.
other Factsheet icon [ E1.7 ] Mediterranean Factsheet icon [ E1.8 ]

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