EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > E - Grasslands and lands dominated by forbs, mosses or lichens > E2 - Mesic grasslands > E2.6 - Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilised grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns

Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilised grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns

English name: Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilised grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns

Description (English)

Land occupied by heavily fertilised or reseeded permanent grasslands, sometimes treated by selective herbicides, with very impoverished flora and fauna, used for grazing, soil protection and stabilization, landscaping or recreation.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code E2.6

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Name Definition Other names Reference
Cynosurion cristati Tx. 1947 Pastures on well-drained mineral-rich soils at lower altitudes of temperate Europe Trifolio repentis-Lolion perennis Dietl 1983; Achilleo-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Alchemillo xanthochlorae-Cynosurion (Passarge 1969) de Foucault 1989; Lolio perennis-Plantaginion majoris Sissingh 1969; Lolio-Cynosurion Jurko 1974; Lolion perennis Resmerita et Pop 1972; Phleo-Leontodontion (Br.-Bl. et Berset 1957) Dietl 1972; Ranunculo repentis-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Ranunculo sardoi-Plantaginion intermediae Julve 1993; Rumici crispi-Cynosurion cristati de Foucault 1989; Thymo pulegioidis-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Alchemillo-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Alchemillo-Trifolion repentis Passarge 1976; Bromo mollis-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Cardamino pratensis-Cynosurioon Passarge 1969; Eu-Ranunculo repentis-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Eu-Thymo pulegeioidis-Cynosurion Passarge 1969; Lolion perennis Felföldy 1942 nom. ambig. propos.; Sanguisorbo minoris-Cynosurion Passarge 1969 Schaminee et al, 2012
Potentillion anserinae Tx. 1947 Temporarily flooded heavily grazed nutrient-rich grasslands and herblands in habitat experiencing variable wet-dry or brackish-fresh conditions in temperate Europe Ranunculo sardoi-Plantaginion intermediae Julve 1993; Blysmo-Juncion compressi Knapp 1971; Eu-Agropyro-Rumicion Westhoff et Den Held 1969; Juncion effusi Westhoff et Den Held 1969; Lolio-Potentillion anserinae Tx. 1947; Poion palustris Shelyag-Sosonko et al. 1985; Poion palustris Shelyag-Sosonko et al. 1986; Potentillion anserinae von Rochow 1948; Agrostion stoloniferae Görs 1966; Festucion arundinaceae Duvigneaud in Géhu 1999 Schaminee et al, 2012

Species mentioned in habitat description

Not available

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 81 Improved grasslands same
CORINE Land Cover 1.4.1. Green urban areas n/a
CORINE Land Cover 2.3.1. Pastures n/a
CORINE Land Cover 1.4.2. Sport and leisure facilities n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B6 Poor semi-improved not defined
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J11 Cultivated/disturbed land: arable overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B4 Improved grassland narrower
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 J12 Cultivated/disturbed land: amenity grassland narrower
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 4 Arable and horticultural overlap
Biodiversity Broad Habitat Classification (UK) 5 Improved grassland overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.0 Gazons et prairies artificielles same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 E2.6 Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilised grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 E2.6 Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilized grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 E2.6 Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilized grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 E2.6 Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilized grassland, including sports fields and grass lawns same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 E2.7 Agriculturally-improved, re-seeded and heavily fertilized grassland including sports field same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 E3.7 Agriculturally-improved, reseeded and heavily fertilized grassland same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 81 Improved grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 81 Improved grasslands same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 81   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 81   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 81   same
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