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Basic Information on EUNIS

provided in 2004 by Assoc. Prof. Dr. H. Kehl / Institute of Ecology / Berlin Technical University,
Email: harald.kehl(et)
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EXAMPLE for EUNIS Habitat classification
  Preliminary mapping according to "EUNIS Habitat Classification" on the basis of Thematical Ecological Maps (TEMap 4: Vegetation Units), prepared for the research project LöKAT (1998):  
  Example from the Amanos Mtn., above Dörtyol (550 - 1000m) - between Çökek Yayla and Gökbel Pass.  

Please note: This example of classification should serve only as an introduction, and will give only an idea about the different habitat categories - mainly to level 3 - in the area of research and excursion.

Especially, the extrazonal and unique vegetation types of the Amanos Mtn. ecosystem has not been described till today with the Habitat Classification of EUNIS.

Therefore, the classification shown below has to be checked thoroughly in the future!

  Adopted from Kehl,H. (1998) TEMap4 'Vegetation Units'  
Mixed mediterranean pine [Pinus brutia] - thermophilous oak [Quercus cerris] woodland
(colline to sub-montane Pinus brutia - Centaurea ptosimopappa - woodland with Quercus cerris and Carpinus orientalis)
G5.5 Small mixed broadleaved [Quercus cerris / Carpinus orientalis] and coniferous [Pinus brutia] anthropogenic woodlands [with Erica manipuliflora and Quercus coccifera]
(with tendencies to G5.3 - 'Small broadleaved evergreen anthropogenic woodlands)

Euxinian mixed mesic forests [extrazonal - with Carpinus orientalis - dominant -, Ostrya carpinifolia, Staphylea pinnata, Tilia argentea, Ulmus glabra, Cornus mas, Cornus sanguinea, Buxus sempervirens]
(This Habitat unit is heavily overutilized, and shows partly tendencies to thermophilous deciduous woodlands with Quercus cerris and Styrax officinalis - G1.7 and Mixed mediterranean pine [Pinus brutia] - thermophilous oak [Quercus cerris / Quercus infectoria] woodland - G4.B)
G1.7 (?) Thermophilous deciduous woodland with Quercus cerris (dominant) and Carpinus orientalis
(partly degraded Euxinian mixed mesic forests of type G1.A71, with strong affinities to the sub-mediterranean Ostryo-Carpinion orientalis Horvath 58 and Ostryo-Carpinion aegaeicum Horvath 59, with the Carpinus orientalis - Quercus cerris Ass. Oberd. 45 of N-Greece)
G1.7C4 (?) Thermophilous mixed [Tilia argentea / Laurus nobilis] ravine woods
(sub-montane to middle montane zone with intramontane very moist deciduous ravine woodland with Tilia argentea, Fagus sylvatica ssp. orientalis, Fraxinus ornus, Staphylea pinnata, Juglans regia, Sambucus nigra, Laurus nobilis, Taxus baccata, Ilex colchicum and Buxus sempervirens - very similar to euxinian Black Sea units like the syntaxonomical unit 'Buxo - Staphylion' Quezel, Barbero & Akman 77, and the Illyrian Beech forest, e.g. 'Tilio-Taxetum' of the 'Fagion illyricum')
G1.6 (K?) Eastern oro-Mediterranean [Fagus sylvatica ssp. orientalis] mixed forests [with Carpinus orientalis]
(sub-montane to middle montane zone with intramontane moist deciduous ravine woodland with Laurus nobilis, Fagus sylvatica ssp. orientalis (dominant), Ostrya carpinifolia and Taxus baccata - with strong affinities to Illyrian Beech forest, e.g. 'Ostryo-Fagion')
Residential buildings of villages and urban peripheries,
Scattered residential buildings,
Agricultural constructions,
  EXAMPLE (same area, and for comparison) for CORINE Landcover Classification   HTML
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Alumnus der TU-Berlin - Institut für Ökologie

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