EUNIS habitat classification 2012 > F - Heathland, scrub and tundra

Heathland, scrub and tundra

English name: Heathland, scrub and tundra

Description (English)

Non-coastal land which is dry or only seasonally inundated (with the water table at or above ground level for less than half of the year) with greater than 30% vegetation cover. Tundra is characterised by the presence of permafrost. Heathland and scrub are defined as vegetation dominated by shrubs or dwarf shrubs of species that typically do not exceed 5 m maximum height. Includes shrub orchards, vineyards, hedges (which may have occasional tall trees). Also includes stands of climatically-limited dwarf trees (krummholz) < 3 m high, such as occur in extreme alpine conditions. Includes Salix and Frangula carrs. Excludes coppice (G5.7) and Alnus and Populus swamp woodland (G1.4).

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code F

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 3 Scrub and grassland wider
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 D Heathland overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 A Woodland and scrub overlap
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 B Grassland and marsh overlap
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 4.4 Combes à neige narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.4 Landes narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 8.1 Cultures de plantes ligneuses narrower
Milieux Naturels de Suisse 1998 5.3 Formations buissonnantes (manteau, fourrés, haies) narrower
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F Heathland, scrub and tundra same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F Heathland, scrub and tundra habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F Heathland, scrub and tundra habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F Heathland, scrub and tundra habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F Heathland and scrub habitats same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F Heathland and scrub habitats same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 3 Part of Scrub and grassland narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 3 Part of Scrub and grassland narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 3   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 3   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 3   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 3   narrower
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