Ecological Archives A016-011-A1

Peter B. Pearman, Mike R. Penskar, Edward H. Schools, and Helen D. Endander. 2006. Identifying potential indicators of conservation value using Natural Heritage occurrence data. Ecological Applications 16:186–201.

Appendix A. A list of the names of the community types used in the selection of occurrences of highly-ranked communities in Michigan, USA.

Community Name
Basalt bedrock glade
Igneous bedrock glade
Limestone bedrock glade
Sandstone bedrock glade
Volcanic conglomerate bedrock glade
Basalt bedrock lakeshore
Igneous bedrock lakeshore
Limestone pavement lakeshore
Volcanic conglomerate bedrock lakeshore
Boreal forest
Bur oak plains
Dry acid cliff
Dry non-acid cliff
Moist acid cliff
Moist non-acid cliff
Coastal plain marsh
Cobble beach
Dry northern forest
Dry sand prairie
Dry southern forest
Dry-mesic northern forest
Dry-mesic southern forest
Emergent marsh
Great Lakes barrens
Great Lakes marsh
Hardwood-conifer swamp
Hillside prairie
Inland salt marsh
Interdunal wetland
Intermittent wettland
Inundated shrub swamp
Lakeplain mesic sand prairie
Lakeplain oak openings
Lakeplain wet prairie
Lakeplain wet-mesic prairie
Basalt lakeshore cliff
Sandstone lakeshore cliff
Volcanic conglomerate lakeshore cliff
Mesic northern forest
Mesic prairie
Mesic sand prairie
Mesic southern forest
Northern bald
Northern fen
Northern shrub thicket
Northern swamp
Northern wet meadow
Northern wet-mesic prairie
Oak barrens
Oak openings
Oak-pine barrens
Open dunes
Patterned fen
Pine barrens
Poor conifer swamp
Poor fen
Prairie fen
Relict conifer swamp
Rich conifer swamp
Sand/gravel beach
Southern floodplain forest
Southern shrub-carr
Southern swamp
Southern wet meadow
Submergent marsh
Wet prairie
Wet-mesic prairie
Wooded dune and swale complex
Woodland prairie

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