Aapa mires

English name: Aapa mires

Description (English)

Mire complexes of the central and northern boreal zones, often extensive, with a concave or flat, gently to very slightly sloping surface patterned by an alternation of slightly to substantially raised ridges and hummocks (strings), with minerotrophic or ombrotrophic characteristics, and of minerotrophic pools and hollows (flarks), arranged perpendicularly to the slope direction. In Europe, the main area of distribution is subatlantic and subcontinental Fennoscandia and subarctic and arctic Russia.

Source:
EUNIS habitat classification
Interpretation Manual of the habitats targeted by Resolution No. 4

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code D3.2
Bern Convention Resolution 4 habitat type (used for designation of Emerald sites)
Relation to Annex I habitat types (EU Habitats Directive)

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 54.8 Aapa mires same
CORINE Land Cover 4.1.2. Peatbogs n/a
Ramsar Wetland Types U Non-forested peatlands wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types
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