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Wooded steppe

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English name Wooded steppe Key navigation    Open code browser    Diagram icon

EUNIS habitat type code   X18 Level   2
Edition   EUNIS Habitat Classification 2012 - a revision of the habitat classification descriptions.

Description ( English )

The transition zone between forests and the middle Eurasian, Irano-Anatolian or Saharo-Mediterranean steppes, occurring in a vast swath extending from Pannonia to the Far East, south of and inland from the boreal and nemoral forest belts, in regions of reduced summer humidity, as well as in areas adjacent to, or under the influence of the Mediterranean and warm-temperate humid zones, represented by a macromosaic of steppe and connected, contiguous, disjunct or widely spaced woodland stands, the latter usually with a very developed grassy understorey, or by a scattering of trees within a steppe environment. The forest elements are often located on porous or slightly raised ground, valley sides or slopes, the grasslands occupying less well drained soils and lower places. Component habitat types include those of E1.2 in combination with G1.7.

Source

Hill, M.O., Moss, D. & Davies, C.E. [edited ETC/BD] (2001)

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Relationships with other classifications

Classification Code Title Relation type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 X18 Wooded steppe same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 X18 Wooded steppe same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 X18 Wooded steppe same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 X18 Wooded steppe same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 X19 Wooded steppe same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 X12 Wooded steppe same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 200112 93 Wooded steppe same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 93 Wooded steppe same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 93 Wooded steppe same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 93   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 93   same
CORINE Land Cover 3.2.4. Transitional woodland shrub not defined
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 X COMPLEXE n/a
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