The research focused on bryophytes, which are representatives of the divisions Anthocerotophyta, Marchantiophyta, and Bryophyta within the Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park's territory. These data were collected during research in 2013. Literature data: at the time of the study, information regarding the bryoflora of the Krasnokutsk district (within the boundaries up to 2020) was limited to the materials of S.V. Gapon (1992, 2011). She documented 28 species collected in the vicinity of the villages of Kozyivka, Parhomivka, Kachalivka, and the city of Krasnokutsk, without precise topographic references. Out of these, 18 species were identified by us again. Specifically, there was a complete absence of data on sphagnum mosses.
One of the most notable ecosystems in this region consists of acidophilous fens located in depressions within pine forests. Historically, these depressions were once occupied by lakes on the river terraces. However, today, the majority of them have transformed into fens, reeds, marshes, or shallow lakes situated on the southern banks. These areas are typically characterized by the presence of Betula pubescens, Populus tremula, Alnus glutinosa, and sometimes feature Sphagnum mosses.
A few depressions near Krasnokutsk still retain the characteristics of true peat bogs. They exhibit well-developed Sphagnum floating mats, open water surfaces, and a suppressed growth of pine and birch woods. These unique habitats, particularly unusual for a semi-arid region, have garnered the attention of biologists.
The primary results of this research have been compiled in the "Chronicles of Nature of the Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park," which is an annually updated report on inventory and monitoring programs.
The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 242 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Barsukov O, Ivanova K (2023). Bryophyta of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Version 1.7. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=bryophyta_krasnokutsk&v=1.7
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The territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Most observations took place at the Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [49.916, 34.843], North East [50.205, 35.629]|
The research focused on bryophytes, which are representatives of the divisions Anthocerotophyta, Marchantiophyta, and Bryophyta.
|Phylum||Anthocerotophyta, Marchantiophyta, Bryophyta|
BioDATA grant for data mobilization including digitization, data quality assurance, data preparation, and publication of collection specimen and other species data from Ukraine to GBIF. Dataset preparation was supported within the project "Biodiversity of Krasnokutsk amalgamated territorial community (Kharkiv region)". More details on the grant program here (https://www.nhm.uio.no/english/research/projects/biodata/activities/data-mobilization-call-ukraine.html).
|Title||BioDATA Ukraine data mobilization grant program 2022|
|Funding||BioDATA partners, NLBIF, GBIF Norway, and the UiO Natural History Museum.|
|Study Area Description||The territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine|
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This dataset aggregates data from direct observations during research, which includes taking samples of mosses, laboratory research of samples with identification of species and dataset creation. Most records had direct references to the occurrences, exact dates and places, checklists for territories. The sequence of actions we followed during our work is described in Step description.
|Study Extent||The territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Most observations took place at the Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park.|
Method step description:
- Field research, which includes taking samples of mosses. The material was collected following the standard bryology methodology, with the distinct feature of georeferencing the collected specimens using GPS data. Since our main objective was to identify the species diversity primarily in habitats most typical for the park and sparsely represented in other areas of the Kharkiv region, such as sphagnum bogs, less attention was given to other habitats. Therefore, the resulting species list cannot be considered exhaustive for the park. Sampling points were chosen during on-site surveys using a route-based method. After identifying the habitat with the most developed moss vegetation, we marked the location on the GPS device. Subsequently, within a radius of 10-15 meters, we carefully examined the moss cover with the naked eye and collected fragments containing different species of bryophytes. For sphagnum bogs, samples were taken from different sections of the hummocks as well as from the soil on the shores. Often, widely distributed and well-known species from other locations were not collected. When moss growth was found on other substrates at the sampling point, such as tree bases, bark, dead wood, etc., fragments from these substrates were also collected. Each sample was labeled with the point number, date, and substrate.
- Laboratory research of samples with identification of species. Species identification was conducted in laboratory conditions. Each sample was analyzed using a stereoscopic microscope to identify the moss species present. The identified species were separated and further determined. Therefore, the obtained data are purely qualitative, indicating the presence of a species at a specific point. We did not attempt any quantitative assessment based on abundance or biomass.
- Dataset creation. All data obtained was entered into an electronic field journal in the form of an Excel table and, over time, translated to the DarwinCore terms. We aligned taxonomy with GBIF Backbone Taxonomy.
- Normalizing taxonomy whenever possible, using GBIF species lookup tool and reference database.
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