Biodiversity & Conservation

Barren coarse sand shores

LS.LSa.MoSa.BarSa


Barren coarse sand shores
Distribution map

LS.LSa.MoSa.BarSa recorded (dark blue bullet) and expected (light blue bullet) distribution in Britain and Ireland (see below)


  • EC_Habitats

Habitat sensitivity

Physical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Substratum Loss High Very high Low Decline Moderate
Smothering Tolerant Not relevant Not sensitive Not relevant Very low
Increase in suspended sediment Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in suspended sediment Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Desiccation Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in emergence regime High High Moderate Rise Very low
Decrease in emergence regime High Very high Low Rise Very low
Increase in water flow rate High Very high Low Decline Low
Decrease in water flow rate High Very high Low Rise Low
Increase in temperature Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in temperature Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in turbidity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in turbidity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in wave exposure High Very high Low Decline Low
Decrease in wave exposure High Very high Low Rise Low
Noise Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Visual Presence Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Abrasion & physical disturbance Low Very high Very low No change High
Displacement Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

Chemical Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Synthetic compound contamination Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Heavy metal contamination Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Hydrocarbon contamination Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Radionuclide contamination Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Changes in nutrient levels Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Increase in salinity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Decrease in salinity Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Changes in oxygenation Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

Biological Factors

Click factor name to view rationale Intolerance Recoverability Sensitivity Species Richness Evidence / Confidence
Introduction of microbial pathogens/parasites Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Introduction of non-native species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Extraction of this species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant
Extraction of other species Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant Not relevant

This review can be cited as follows:

Budd, G.C. 2004. Barren coarse sand shores. Marine Life Information Network: Biology and Sensitivity Key Information Sub-programme [on-line]. Plymouth: Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. [cited 21/11/2014]. Available from: <http://www.marlin.ac.uk/habitatsensitivity.php?habitatid=16&code=2004>