EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > H - Inland unvegetated or sparsely vegetated habitats > H5 - Miscellaneous inland habitats with very sparse or no vegetation > H5.1 - Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation

Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation

English name: Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation

Description (English)

Bare or very sparsely vegetated terrain in which freeze-thaw cycles result in patterned ground with much rock debris. Excludes moss- and lichen-dominated fjell-field (E4.2).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code H5.1

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Papaverion dahliani Hofmann 1968 Polar desets of Arctic Ocean archipelagos Schaminee et al, 2012
Epilobio angustifolii-Tripleurospermion hookeri Ishbirdin, Ishbirdina et Khusainov 1996 Anthropogenic communities of disturbed soils characterised by cryoturbation and solifluction of Arctic northern Russia Chamerio-Betulion nanae Khusainov et al. 1989; Chamerio-Matricarion hookeri Ishbirdin, Ishbirdina et Khusainov 1996; Matricario hookeri-Poion alpigenae Cherosov 1991; Poo alpigenae-Descurainion sophioides Pestryakov et al. 1992 Schaminee et al, 2012
Cochleariopsion groenlandicae Hadac 1989 Therophyte-rich communities of disturbed soils with cryoturbation and solifluction of Spitzbergen Schaminee et al, 2012
Cerastio arctici-Saxifragion cernuae H. Hartmann ex Mucina all. nov. hoc loco Cophorphilous plant communities of ruderal sites and bird cliffs of Spitsbergen Cerastio arctici-Saxifragion cernuae H. Hartmann 1980 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.3. Sparsely vegetated areas n/a
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 3 Glaciers, rochers, ├ęboulis, graviers wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 H5.1 Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 H5.1 Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 H5.1 Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 H5.1 Fjell fields and other freeze-thaw features with very sparse or no vegetation same
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