EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > N - Coastal habitats > N1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > N1A - Atlantic and Baltic coastal dune scrub

Atlantic and Baltic coastal dune scrub

Description (English)

Scrub dominated by a wide diversity of low to tall shrubs on stabilised dry dune sands and in dune slacks along the Atlantic and Baltic coasts. The composition varies according to regional climate and soil conditions. Fen vegetation with low Salix repens or grasslands with Rosa spinosissima are not included.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N1A
Relation to Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)

Vegetation types

Relation to vegetation types (syntaxa)

Not available

Indicator species

Diagnostic species
Constant species
Dominant species
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Carex arenaria

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
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Carex arenaria Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Carex arenaria
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Poa pratensis
Flowering Plants Calamagrostis epigejos
Flowering Plants Ammophila arenaria
Flowering Plants Salix repens
Flowering Plants Holcus lanatus
Flowering Plants Urtica dioica
Mosses & Liverworts Pseudoscleropodium purum
Mosses & Liverworts Hypnum cupressiforme
Flowering Plants Ligustrum vulgare
Flowering Plants Galium verum
Flowering Plants Galium mollugo
Flowering Plants Solanum dulcamara
Flowering Plants Sambucus nigra
Flowering Plants Rubus fruticosus
Flowering Plants Rosa spinosissima

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
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Carex arenaria Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Poa pratensis Flowering Plants
Calamagrostis epigejos Flowering Plants
Ammophila arenaria Flowering Plants
Salix repens Flowering Plants
Holcus lanatus Flowering Plants
Urtica dioica Flowering Plants
Pseudoscleropodium purum Mosses & Liverworts
Hypnum cupressiforme Mosses & Liverworts
Ligustrum vulgare Flowering Plants
Galium verum Flowering Plants
Galium mollugo Flowering Plants
Solanum dulcamara Flowering Plants
Sambucus nigra Flowering Plants
Rubus fruticosus Flowering Plants
Rosa spinosissima Flowering Plants
Flowering Plants Hippophae rhamnoides
Flowering Plants Rubus caesius
Flowering Plants Salix repens
Flowering Plants Rosa spinosissima
Flowering Plants Ligustrum vulgare
Flowering Plants Rubus fruticosus
Flowering Plants Festuca rubra
Flowering Plants Erica scoparia

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
Hippophae rhamnoides Flowering Plants
Rubus caesius Flowering Plants
Salix repens Flowering Plants
Rosa spinosissima Flowering Plants
Ligustrum vulgare Flowering Plants
Rubus fruticosus Flowering Plants
Festuca rubra Flowering Plants
Erica scoparia Flowering Plants

Other classifications

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 2007 (revised descriptions 2012) B1.6 Coastal dune scrub narrower
European Red List of Habitats B1.6a Atlantic and Baltic coastal dune scrub same
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.6 Coastal dune scrub same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.25 Dune thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.27 Dune juniper thickets and low woods narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.26 Creeping-willow mats narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.28 Dune sclerophyllous scrubs narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.27 Dune juniper thickets and woods narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.25 Dune thickets narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.27   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.26   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.28   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.26   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.28   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.25   narrower
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.27   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.27   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.26   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.28   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.26   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.28   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.25   narrower
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.27   narrower
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