ETC/BD Technical paper 5/2020: Distribution and habitat suitability maps of revised EUNIS Marine saltmarshes and Sparsely vegetated habitats

15 Nov 2022

Stephan Hennekens (Wageningen Environmental Research, WEnR, NL)

This report delivers Distribution and Suitability maps for the EUNIS habitat types belonging to the groups MA2 and U. EUNIS Habitat types belonging to group MA2 are further referred to as ‘Marine saltmarshes and saline reed beds’, and habitat types belong to group U as to ‘Sparsely vegetated habitats’. Distribution maps represent known occurrence of the habitats based on the locality of vegetation plots which can be assigned to the EUNIS Class. Suitability maps represent areas where the environment is suitable for those habitats in Europe, produced with a model integrating several climate, topographic and soil layers parameters, and also so-called RS-EBV’s (Remote Sensed Essential Biodiversity Variables).