Moist and wet dune slacks

English name: Moist and wet dune slacks

Description (English)

Moist or wet depressions in coastal dune systems, sometimes with permanent water but more often only seasonally moist or flooded by fresh water. Dune-slacks are extremely rich and specialised habitats, very threatened by the lowering of water tables.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.8
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

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 16.3 Humid dune-slacks same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.04.07.01 Coastal dunes: wet dune slacks: with no or low vegetation same
HELCOM Baltic Sea Marine and Coastal Biotopes 1998 03.04.07 Coastal dunes: wet dune slacks same
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H64 Sand-dune: dune slack same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.8 Moist and wet dune slacks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.8 Moist and wet dune slacks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.8 Moist and wet dune slacks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.8 Moist and wet dune slacks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.8 Moist and wet dune slacks same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5.4 Moist and wet dune slacks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.3 Humid dune-slacks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.3 Humid dune-slacks same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.3   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.3   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.3   same
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