a (11) | b (24) | c (19) | d (14) | e (15) | f (13) | g (2) | h (8) | i (7) | l (16) | m (11) | n (25) | o (6) | p (5) | r (21) | s (57) | t (8) | u (10) | v (6) | w (19) | y (1)
Titlesort ascending Summary Tags
shadiness Description of the amount of shade required within a woodland, currently classed as light or heavy habitat
shaded woodland floor Found in closed canopy woodland and scrub, where it is separated vertically rather than horizontally from arboreal assemblage types. It is associated with low levels of disturbance. habitat
shaded seepage Shaded seepages are found under alder or willow (sallow) woodland in valley bottoms, and under birch or sometimes alder-ash woodland on hillsides. The soil is constantly saturated and usually contains a large proportion of organic matter giving rise to deep ooze. resource
seepages A seepage is a moist or wet place where water, usually groundwater, reaches the ground surface from an underground aquifer. resource
Seepage fidelity score - woodland Seepage fidelity score for species associated with woodland seepages quality index
Seepage fidelity score - stable cliff Seepage fidelity score for species associated with stable cliff seepages quality index
Seepage fidelity score - slumping cliff Seepage fidelity score for species associated with slumping cliff seepages quality index
Seepage fidelity score - calcareous Seepage fidelity score for species associated with calcareous seepages quality index
Seepage fidelity score - acid-neutral Seepage fidelity score for species associated with acid-neutral seepages quality index
seepage This wide ranging assemblage occupies a range of seepage types from shaded seepages to open calcareous seepages. SAT
seeds Species feeding on the seeds of the plant. resource
sea cliff Hard rocks forming vertical and near vertical cliff faces at the coast, supporting invertebrates that utilise rock crevices and bare ground, as well as associated thin soils and open vegetation at the cliff top. habitat
scrub-heath & moorland The assemblage type is found on nutrient-poor, acid soils where herbaceous or dwarf shrub vegetation is dominant, although trees and taller shrubs can be an important component of the overall habitat. SAT
scrub edge The assemblage type is found where scrub or woodland grades into or is interspersed with open areas of grassland, heathland or early successional vegetation types. SAT
scrub at wood edge/glade Species only associated with scrub and understorey at the wood edge or within a glade where there is direct sunlight but the conditions are sheltered. resource
scrub A sub-woodland tree resource, formed of either young tree species, or those forming woodland understory in woodland, either as woodland edge or as an invading resource into other habitats. It has value in offering shelter, micro-climates, and additional structure to invertebrates, but can diminish other resources if unchecked. resource
scorched wood A small number of species are only known from fire-damaged wood, or are most regularly found in this situation. Others are associated with bonfire sites. resource
sapwood & bark decay Species associated with the outer layers of decaying wood in various situations, on both young and old trees. resource
sap runs (adult) Species that feed on sap as adults. resource
sandy river An in-channel, submerged habitat with a sandy river bed. resource
sandy beaches The assemblage type is found on sandy shores subject to tidal disturbance. SAT
sandy beach A habitat which includes the drift line and immediate upper intertidal and supralittoral zones of seashore dominated by sand and, to a lesser extent, shingle. The habitat is saline and subject to tidal disturbance, augmented by storm surges at irregular intervals. habitat
sand A granular material consisted of finely divided rock particles often found underlying heathland, dunes and some grassland systems and can be interspersed with larger rocks and cobbles. resource
saltmarsh vegetation Terrestrial plants including reeds, grasses, herbs and rushes that tend to form dense stands, stand tall and root in wet soil and/or water. resource
saltmarsh & transitional brackish marsh The assemblage type is mainly found in areas that are inundated by spring tides or storm surges. SAT
saltmarsh A habitat dominated by plants and covered by saltwater at high tide. They are restricted to less exposed shorelines, characterised by net deposition of fine sediment. However, they are still defined by levels of salinity and tidal disturbance. habitat
saline silt Silts in coastal situations that are strongly influenced by saline water. resource
saline lagoon A relatively rare aquatic habitat heavily influenced by sea water but not wave action. Subjected to evaporation or precipitation makes them vary between hyper-saline and weakly saline throughout the season. habitat
S41 Priority Species Priority species listed under Section 41 (S41) of the 2006 Natural Environment and Rural Communities (NERC) Act. status
running water Habitats along stretches of rivers, streams and stronger spring-fed seepages where water action removes or retards vegetation, scours sediment to reveal bedrock or boulders or deposits fresh shingle, sand or silt. habitat
rot holes Cavities within the heartwood, often created where lateral branches have died and broken off. resource
rot hole detritus Species associated with decaying organic matter within rot holes. resource
roots & underground wood Associated with decaying roots and in the bases of decaying trunks or stumps, or with up-ended root plates. resource
rocky shore A habitat defined as the solid mineral interface between the land and the sea. It includes rock pools, crevices, vertical cliffs and barnacles under tidal influence and is subject to severe weathering by the sea. habitat
rocky ground Associated with rocky ground under trees. resource
riparian shingle Exposed coarse-grained riverine sediments ranging from gravel to cobbles and small boulders. resource