Shifting coastal dunes

English name: Shifting coastal dunes

Description (English)

Mobile sands of the coasts of the boreal, nemoral, steppe, Mediterranean and warm-temperate humid zones, unvegetated or occupied by open grasslands; they may form tall dune ridges or, particularly along the Mediterranean and the Black Sea, be limited to a fairly flat upper beach, still subject in part to inundation.

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

Quick facts

EUNIS habitat type code B1.3
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 16.21 Shifting dunes same
CORINE Land Cover 3.3.1. Beaches, dunes, and sand plains n/a
Nordic Vegetation Classification 1994 4.1.3.1a Dune grass variant of the Faroe islands and Iceland. n/a
Phase 1 habitat classification (UK) 1993 H68 Sand-dune: open dune wider
For relation to plant communities (syntaxa), see Vegetation types

History

Classification Code Habitat type name Relationship type
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200410 B1.3 Shifting coastal dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200308 B1.3 Shifting coastal dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 200202 B1.3 Shifting coastal dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199910 B1.3 Shifting coastal dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199811 B1.3 Shifting coastal dunes same
EUNIS Habitat Classification 199712 B5.31 Shifting coastal dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 199905 16.21 Shifting dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1997 16.21 Shifting dunes same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1996 16.21   same
Palaearctic Habitat Classification 1993 16.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1991 16.21   same
CORINE Biotopes Classification 1989 16.21   same
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