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 descending Summary Tags
sward/field layer The structural layer of grasses, herbs and dwarf shrubs in an open system. The architecture includes shoots, leaves and flowers. resource
synanthropic Associated with humans, either by feeding on resources provided by human activity, or living in structures built by humans. label
tall sward & scrub Areas of dense herbage or partial shade where a humid microclimate is maintained at ground level. Dominance by woody plants is limited by exposure, grazing or cutting of vegetation, but they often form an important component of the habitat. habitat
temporary water dependant Small water bodies (small ponds, depressions or ruts) that completely dry up for part of the year, leaving no standing water. Usually free of fish and other predators that require a water body all year around. resource
terrestrial aspect Many species have a terrestrial aspect to their lives. This could include pupation in the soil, feeding on the ground in fruits that have fallen etc. resource
tidal litter An accumulation of dead plant remains and other material either on the surface or buried by wave action in the top layers of sand and silt. resource
tree pools Tree associated pools come in many forms. These are not rot holes in the sense of being derived from fungal decay of wood, but cavities in which debris rots. resource
tree-associated A biotope associated with woodland and wood-pasture systems. broad biotope
trunk & branches Arboreal species associated with the trunk and branches (as opposed to the leaf canopy) of living trees. resource
trunks & branches Species associated with the outer layers of decaying trunk and branches. resource
ubiquitous Species that are widespread in many habitats and show no particular habitat preference. label
undergrowth Species associated with ground-layer vegetation within shaded woodland. resource
understorey Species only associated with the canopy of trees and shrubs in the woodland understorey. resource
undisturbed fluctuating marsh This distinctive assemblage is best expressed in floodplains and the draw-down zones of reservoirs, but can also occur on the edges of fens and seepages where its presence can indicate that the site is becoming dryer. SAT
unknown A species where there is little or no current information about its ecology. label
unknown Unknown if species has the trait or uses the resource resource
Unknown A few micromoths are listed as status Unknown status
unmodified fast flowing streams Found within and on the margins of fast-flowing streams, especially in moss on bedrock and boulders often in the splash zone of waterfalls and torrents. resource
unshaded seepage Associated with seepages in open conditions (i.e. not in woodlands or under tree cover). resource
upland Species associated with often open habitats usually above 300m altitude, often consisting of moorland, blanket bogs, Nardus grassland, snow bed and montane heaths and boulder screes. habitat
vagrant/introduced species that do not have native breeding populations but which occur as vagrants or as introductions label
variable base status Associated with sites of varying underlying geology and pH level. resource
variable humidity A situation where a species appears to occur in a range of soil humidity as derived from accounts; this may either because soil humidity has little ecological bearing on the species ecology, or that the account generalisation obscures the real humidity niche utilised. resource
VU Vulnerable in Great Britain status
VU (European) Vulnerable in Europe status
VU (Global) Vulnerable globally status
walls & cliffs Vertical rock walls that may contain vegetation growing from it. Can be natural or man-made. resource
wasp nests Social wasp nests within large tree cavities. resource
wave-washed edges Lake edges where waves action scours plants leaving bare or very sparsely vegetated edge substrate of rock and shingle. resource
Western peat bog indicators - spiders Spider indicator species for peat bogs in western Britain quality index
wet The soil water level is at or above the soil surface for more time than it is below it. The soil composition influences this as well. resource
wet hollows Rot holes, pools or other areas within the heartwood that accumulate moisture and organic matter. resource
wet woodland A woodland that occurs on poorly drained or seasonally wet soils. habitat
wet/damp peat Saturated peat on permanent mires often formed through disturbance (such as peat cutting or trampling). resource
wetland A wetland is an area of land whose soil is saturated with moisture either permanently or seasonally. Such areas may also be covered partially or completely covered by shallow pools of water. broad biotope
wetland vegetation Species associated with tall plants within wetlands, living on the leaves and inflorescences. resource