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
Extinct Listed as Red Data Book Appendix (RDB app.) - Extinct status
exposed sea-cliff A feature of coastal situations where wind and salt blast on rocky coastal cliffs combine with shallow freely-draining soils to restrict establishment of plants along exposed cliff edges. SAT
exposed sand Sand and sand covered by a thin layer of moss and / or lichen, but with the substrate being particularly obvious. resource
Exposed riverine sediments fidelity score - Diptera Exposed riverine sediments fidelity score for flies (Diptera) quality index
Exposed riverine sediments fidelity score - Coleoptera Exposed riverine sediments fidelity score for beetles (Coleoptera) quality index
exposed riverine sediments Exposed riverine sediments (ERS) are present in the shoals, bars and spits present in river channels which are periodically exposed during periods of normal or lower than average flow. The sediments range in size from cobbles and boulders to sand and fine silts. resource
exposed clay Clay and clay covered by a thin layer of moss and / or lichen, but with the substrate being particularly obvious. resource
exposed chalk Chalk and chalk covered by a thin layer of moss and / or lichen, but with the substrate being particularly obvious. resource
EX (Global) Extinct globally status
epiphytes Plants and lichens that grow upon trees. resource
epiphyte fauna This assemblage type is found on the surface of trunks and branches of trees and shrubs. It includes grazers of epiphytes such as algae, lichens and mosses, as well as their predators and parasites. Some epiphyte feeders are also found on epiphytes growing on rocks and boulders. SAT
EN (Global) Endangered globally status
EN (European) Endangered in Europe status
EN Endangered in Great Britain status
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. habitat
dung 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. resource
dry wood mould Dry, fibrous wood mould. resource
dry 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. resource
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. resource
deep water Water within a lake of more than a few metres deep that is free of aquatic plant growth. resource
deep litter 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. resource
decaying wood Wood-decay (saproxylic) species are associated with the decomposition of woody tissues and their agents, notably fungi, or are predators of other saproxylic species. habitat
decaying wood 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. resource
dead trunks & branches Species associated with dead trunks & branches within the bark and sapwood decay resource resource
DD (Global) Data deficient globally status
DD (European) Data deficient in Europe status
DD Data deficient in Great Britain status
damp 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. resource
Conservation status Any designated status, such as Red Data listing, or Species of Principal Importance under the NERC Act. general glossary
conifer or broadleaved Type of resource used by tree-associated species - may be further divided into one of the two subcategories as appropriate subheading
conifer only Type of resource used by tree-associated species resource
compost/manure heaps Associated with compost or manure heaps, e.g. in gardens, stables and farms. Includes species feeding on decaying organic matter and their predators. label
Coastal soft cliff fidelity score Coastal soft cliff fidelity score quality index
coastal A biotope that includes all habitats affected by the tides next to the shorelines, namely beaches, rocky shores and saltmarsh. It also includes coastal habitats that are not wetlands, i.e. not directly affected by the tide (e.g. dunes, cliff tops). broad biotope
Coarse woody debris fidelity score A measure of how strongly species are associated with coarse woody debris. quality index
coarse woody debris Coarse woody debris (CWD) is a term for fallen dead trees and large branches lodged in water courses and saturated with water. They can be fully or partially submerged and can be highly mobile, but can also form significant log jams. resource

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