Records of vascular plants from DarkDivNet sampling in Kamianska Sich National Nature Park (site D194)

Sampling event
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The dataset comprises 1970 occurrences of 379 vascular plant species collected during the DarkDivNet sampling in Kamianska Sich National Nature Park (Berislav District, Kherson Region, Ukraine). The fieldwork for this project was conducted in May-June 2021 as a contribution to the global network which aims to explore the dark diversity of plant communities (DarkDivNet). Following the DarkDivNet methodology (Lewis et al. 2016), we established two permanent core plots and 32 co-occurrence plots within a monitoring area that had a radius of 10 km. Then we recorded all vascular plant species within each plot (shoot presence). The surveyed locations cover all types of grasslands and steppic shrubs represented within the study area. The nomenclature of the dataset follows “Vascular Plants of Ukraine: A Nomenclatural Checklist” (Mosyakin & Fedoronchuk 1999).

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Moysiyenko I, Vynokurov D, Borovyk D, Skobel N, Dengler J, Dembicz I, Khodosovtsev A, Bednarska I, Kalashnik K, Dayneko P, Zakharova M (2023): Records of vascular plants from DarkDivNet sampling in Kamianska Sich National Nature Park (site D194). v1.5. Kherson State University. Dataset/Samplingevent.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 24e6ef1c-8e52-48aa-a480-be658214f1b8.  Kherson State University publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Samplingevent; dry grasslands; flora; Kherson Region; occurrences; Southern Ukraine; steppe vegetation; vascular plants


Ivan Moysiyenko
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Leading Reserarcher
Denys Vynokurov
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Dariia Borovyk
  • Metadata Provider
Data Quality Checker, Programmer
Nadiia Skobel
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
Data Quality Checker, Programmer
Dariia Borovyk
  • Metadata Provider
Data Quality Checker
Serhii Skoryk
  • Reviewer
Head of Kamianska Sich National Nature Park
Kamianska Sich National Nature Park
Vitaliy Klimenko
  • Reviewer
Kherson State University

Geographic Coverage

Kamianska Sich National Nature Park, Beryslav District, Kherson Region, Ukraine

Bounding Coordinates South West [46.774, 33.217], North East [46.993, 33.58]

Taxonomic Coverage

Plantae, Vascular plants, Magnoliophyta

Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Tracheophyta

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2021-05-23 / 2021-06-24

Project Data

This dataset was created during the data mobilisation from across Northern Eurasia, initiated by GBIF in collaboration with the Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) and Pensoft. The data processing and publication were supported by the project “Documenting of phytodiversity of nature protected areas of Lower Dnipro region” (CPEA-LT-2017/10049) and the NCN scholarship programme for Ukrainian students and young researchers (N.S. nr 2021/01/4/NZ9/00078) in collaboration with University of Warsaw. The field expeditions for data collection were partly funded by the project of the Rufford Foundation N 34873-1 "Open biodiversity data: serving nature conservation in Ukraine" (I.M.). D.S. was supported by the Visegrad Fund (Scholarship #52010644) and the Scholarship program of Masaryk University.

Title Northern Eurasia 2022
Identifier N-Eurasia-2022
Study Area Description Kamianska Sich NPP.

The personnel involved in the project:

Denys Vynokurov
  • Author
Ivan Moysiyenko
  • Author
Nadiia Skobel
  • Author

Sampling Methods

Following the DarkDivNet methodology (Lewis et al. 2016), we established two permanent plots and 34 accompanying plots (only occurrences of 32 of them are presented in the current dataset, as mentioned in Study Exent). Two permanent core plots represented natural (unmanaged bunchgrass steppe) and seminatural (intensively used pasture, previously ploughed) grassland habitats. The permanent plots had a nested structure of two scales: a core plot (100 m2) within a surrounding plot (2500 m2), which is indicated as a parent event in the dataset structure. In addition to permanent plots, we sampled 34 co-occurrence plots (100 m2 each) placed randomly in an area with a radius of 10 km around the center of the study area (defined as the midpoint of two permanent sites). The subplots covered various types of relatively intact natural and semi-natural vegetation. Within each plot, we recorded all vascular plant species (shoot presence).

Study Extent The dataset includes occurrences of vascular plants from two permanent core plots and 32 co-occurrence plots sampled in the Kherson Region (Southern Ukraine). During the sampling, we surveyed various natural and seminatural grasslands (bunchgrass steppes, meadow steppes, desert steppes, limestone outcrops, and mesic grasslands) and steppic shrubs. To avoid data duplication, we do not include in this dataset two accompanying plots (US50x and UAS51x) from the DarkDivNet data, as they can be found in the dataset “Records of vascular plants, bryophytes and lichens collected during the 15th EDGG Field Workshop Grasslands and coastal habitats of Southern Ukraine”.
Quality Control The nomenclature corresponds to the Nomenclatural Checklist of vascular plants of Ukraine (Mosyakin & Fedoronchuk 1999), with minor corrections regarding problematic taxa. Some of the records were collected as herbarium specimens and determined after the fieldwork. We additionally checked and verified the data after digitalization, using OpenRefine for the quality control and GBIF Backbone Taxonomy for the taxonomic check.

Method step description:

  1. Site selection, field research.
  2. Identification of herbarium specimens.
  3. Digitalizing the field data forms.
  4. Data checking and cleaning.
  5. Transformation of the dataset according to the Darwin Core standards.
  6. Taxonomic check, final quality control.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Lewis, R.J., Szava‐Kovats, R., & Pärtel, M. (2016) Estimating dark diversity and species pools: An empirical assessment of two methods. Methods in Ecology and Evolution 7: 104-113.
  2. Mosyakin, S.L., & Fedoronchuk, M.M. 1999. Vascular plants of Ukraine. A nomenclatural checklist. Specialized printing house of scientific journals of the NAS of Ukraine, Kyiv.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 24e6ef1c-8e52-48aa-a480-be658214f1b8