Temperate forest clearing scrub

Description (English)

Often dense scrub of shrubs and small trees invading after natural or anthropogenic clearance in forests of the temperate zone.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code S3-8

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Salix caprea
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus

Diagnostic species occur concentrated in the habitat in question, but are absent or rare in other habitats. They are good positive indicators of the habitat, but they do not need to occur in every location of the habitat.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Salix caprea Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Rubus idaeus
Flowering Plants Salix caprea
Flowering Plants Oxalis acetosella
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Ferns Dryopteris dilatata
Flowering Plants Deschampsia flexuosa
Conifers Picea abies
Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Flowering Plants Senecio nemorensis
Flowering Plants Fagus sylvatica
Flowering Plants Acer pseudoplatanus
Ferns Athyrium filix-femina
Ferns Dryopteris filix-mas
Ferns Dryopteris carthusiana
Mosses & Liverworts Polytrichastrum formosum
Flowering Plants Fragaria vesca
Flowering Plants Epilobium montanum

Constant species occur frequently in the habitat, but they may include generalist species that are also frequent in other habitats.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Rubus idaeus Flowering Plants
Salix caprea Flowering Plants
Oxalis acetosella Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Dryopteris dilatata Ferns
Deschampsia flexuosa Flowering Plants
Picea abies Conifers
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Senecio nemorensis Flowering Plants
Fagus sylvatica Flowering Plants
Acer pseudoplatanus Flowering Plants
Athyrium filix-femina Ferns
Dryopteris filix-mas Ferns
Dryopteris carthusiana Ferns
Polytrichastrum formosum Mosses & Liverworts
Fragaria vesca Flowering Plants
Epilobium montanum Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Salix caprea
Flowering Plants Sambucus racemosa
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica

Dominant species are those that often reach high cover in the habitat, thus determining the habitat physiognomy.

Species scientific name English common name Species group
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Salix caprea Flowering Plants
Sambucus racemosa Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Not available For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes complex merged & split
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 F3.2 Submediterranean deciduous thickets and brushes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.1 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 F3.2 Mediterraneo-montane broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F1.3 Temperate thickets and scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 F2.5 Sub-mediterranean broadleaved deciduous thickets same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 F1.3 Thorn-thickets, hedgerows and lowland scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 31.8 Western Eurasian thickets same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 31.8   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 31.8   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 31.8   same
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