EUNIS habitat classification 2017 > N - Coastal habitats > N1 - Coastal dunes and sandy shores > N1F - Baltic coniferous coastal dune forest

Baltic coniferous coastal dune forest

Description (English)

Forests on coastal dunes on the Baltic coast dominated by Pinus sylvestris. Many of these forests are indistinguishable in their floristic composition from inland examples of the same general type.

Source: EUNIS habitat classification

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code N1F
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
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum undulatum
Flowering Plants Goodyera repens
Mosses & Liverworts Pseudoscleropodium purum
Flowering Plants Carex arenaria
Flowering Plants Moneses uniflora
Flowering Plants Chimaphila umbellata
Flowering Plants Pyrola chlorantha
Flowering Plants Hypopitys monotropa
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Fungi Cladonia glauca
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Fungi Cladonia ciliata
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Fungi Cladonia arbuscula
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Mosses & Liverworts Leucobryum glaucum
Flowering Plants Melampyrum pratense
Fungi Cladonia furcata
Flowering Plants Hieracium umbellatum

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
Dicranum undulatum Mosses & Liverworts
Goodyera repens Flowering Plants
Pseudoscleropodium purum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex arenaria Flowering Plants
Moneses uniflora Flowering Plants
Chimaphila umbellata Flowering Plants
Pyrola chlorantha Flowering Plants
Hypopitys monotropa Flowering Plants
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Cladonia glauca Fungi
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Cladonia ciliata Fungi
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Cladonia arbuscula Fungi
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Leucobryum glaucum Mosses & Liverworts
Melampyrum pratense Flowering Plants
Cladonia furcata Fungi
Hieracium umbellatum Flowering Plants
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Mosses & Liverworts Pseudoscleropodium purum
Flowering Plants Carex arenaria
Flowering Plants Avenella flexuosa
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum undulatum
Mosses & Liverworts Dicranum scoparium
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Mosses & Liverworts Hypnum cupressiforme
Flowering Plants Goodyera repens
Flowering Plants Sorbus aucuparia
Flowering Plants Betula pendula
Flowering Plants Vaccinium myrtillus
Flowering Plants Quercus robur
Flowering Plants Melampyrum pratense
Fungi Cladonia arbuscula
Flowering Plants Luzula campestris

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
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Pseudoscleropodium purum Mosses & Liverworts
Carex arenaria Flowering Plants
Avenella flexuosa Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum undulatum Mosses & Liverworts
Dicranum scoparium Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Hypnum cupressiforme Mosses & Liverworts
Goodyera repens Flowering Plants
Sorbus aucuparia Flowering Plants
Betula pendula Flowering Plants
Vaccinium myrtillus Flowering Plants
Quercus robur Flowering Plants
Melampyrum pratense Flowering Plants
Cladonia arbuscula Fungi
Luzula campestris Flowering Plants
Conifers Pinus sylvestris
Mosses & Liverworts Pseudoscleropodium purum
Mosses & Liverworts Pleurozium schreberi
Flowering Plants Avenella flexuosa
Flowering Plants Empetrum nigrum
Flowering Plants Calluna vulgaris
Mosses & Liverworts Hylocomium splendens
Flowering Plants Vaccinium vitis-idaea
Conifers Pinus nigra
Fungi Cladonia portentosa
Fungi Cladonia arbuscula

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
Pinus sylvestris Conifers
Pseudoscleropodium purum Mosses & Liverworts
Pleurozium schreberi Mosses & Liverworts
Avenella flexuosa Flowering Plants
Empetrum nigrum Flowering Plants
Calluna vulgaris Flowering Plants
Hylocomium splendens Mosses & Liverworts
Vaccinium vitis-idaea Flowering Plants
Pinus nigra Conifers
Cladonia portentosa Fungi
Cladonia arbuscula Fungi

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type Comment
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.7 Coastal dune woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.71 Coastal brown dunes covered with natural or almost natural coniferous forest, e.g. Pinus silvestris same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.7 Coastal dune woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.71 Coastal brown dunes covered with natural or almost natural coniferous forest, e.g. Pinus silvestris same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.71 Coastal brown dunes covered with natural or almost natural coniferous forest, e.g. Pinus silvestris same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.7 Coastal dune woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.71 Coastal brown dunes covered with natural or almost natural coniferous forest, e.g. Pinus silvestris same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.7 Coastal dune woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.7 Coastal dune woods same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5.39 Wooded coastal dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.29 Wooded dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.29 Wooded dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.29   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.29   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.29   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.29   same
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