MA232 Baltic coastal meadow

new search

Baltic coastal meadows, mostly with low plant communities in the geolittoral zone (above mean hight tide). Salinity is low (brackish water) and tidal ranges are small. Most of the areas were traditionally used for mowing or grazing. Abandonment of traditional management leads to dominance of reed beds, another habitat type. Although tidal range is small, the vegetation occurs in distinct zones, with saline vegetation closest to the sea.

Chytrý M., Tichý L., Hennekens S.M., Knollová I., Janssen J.A.M., Rodwell J.S. … Schaminée J.H.J. (2020) EUNIS Habitat Classification: expert system, characteristic species combinations and distribution maps of European habitats. Applied Vegetation Science 23: 648–675.

Version 2021-06-01,

For the official presentation of the EUNIS Habitat Classification from the European Environment Agency, please see: EUNIS Terrestrial Habitat Classification 2021. The FloraVeg.EU presentation may show modifications and partial updates to the habitat classification.

This web page uses for the attendance analysis cookies. By using this web you agree with this. More info.