|The soil water level is higher than in dry soils and will express around the soil surface for much of the time but never rises higher. Soil composition will greatly influence this, as will spring lines, position on slopes, aspect, and degrees of shading.
|Data deficient in Great Britain
|Data deficient in Europe
|Data deficient globally
|dead trunks & branches
|Species associated with dead trunks & branches within the bark and sapwood decay resource
|Wood-decay (saproxylic) species are associated with the decomposition of woody tissues and their agents, notably fungi, or are predators of other saproxylic species.
|Decay specifically within a tree's heartwood, which may be subdivided into red-rot or white-rot fungi, having a strong impact on the species composition of the associated invertebrates.
|Large accumulations of plant litter, such as sedge and grass litter, that are built up into mats and layers, often tens of centimetres deep. This tends to accumulate into dense mats, the lower sections being very damp.
|Water within a lake of more than a few metres deep that is free of aquatic plant growth.
|drawdown zone: mud/shallow litter
|A resource for invertebrate species associated with exposed silt in areas of land inundated by water in the winter and early spring which dry in the summer.
|The soil water level is well below the surface layer. The soil composition influences this as well, so the matrix may be particularly free-draining.
|dry wood mould
|Dry, fibrous wood mould.
|Species that are associated only with dung (as opposed to both dung and carrion). They may be directly feeding on the dung or be dung predators.
|dung & carrion
|Vertebrate waste products and dead bodies within the landscape, ranging in size from small mammals/frogs/song birds up to large grazing animals.