EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > H - Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats > H5 - Miscellaneous inland habitats with very sparse or no vegetation > H5.3 - Sparsely- or un-vegetated habitats on mineral substrates not resulting from recent ice activity

Sparsely- or un-vegetated habitats on mineral substrates not resulting from recent ice activity

English name: Sparsely- or un-vegetated habitats on mineral substrates not resulting from recent ice activity

Description (English)

Accumulations of sand, boulders, stones, rock fragments, pebbles or gravels, unvegetated, occupied by lichens or mosses, or colonized by sparse herbs or shrubs. Included are inland dunes, moraines and drumlins originating from glacial deposition, sandar, eskers and kames resulting from fluvio-glacial deposition, block slopes, block streams and block fields constructed by periglacial depositional processes of downslope mass movement, ancient beach deposits constituted by former coastal constructional processes. Excludes mobile screes (H2) and deposits originating from eruptive volcanic activity (H6).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H5.3

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 61 Screes, gravel and boulder fields wider
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J4 Bare ground wider
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 7.1.0 Terrain piétiné et décombres dépourvus de végétation overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 2.4 Tourbière narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H5.3 Sparsely- or un-vegetated habitats on mineral substrates not resulting from recent ice activity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H5.3 Sparsely- or un-vegetated habitats on mineral substrates not resulting from recent ice activity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H5.3 Sparsely- or un-vegetated habitats on mineral substrates not resulting from recent ice activity same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H5.3 Clay, silt, sand and gravel habitats with very sparse or no vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 H5.1 Clay, silt, sand and gravel habitats with very sparse or no vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 H5.1 Unvegetated mud, sand and gravel same
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