Lichens of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine

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The database contains records of lichen species collected within the Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park and its surrounding area.

The Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park is situated in the northwestern part of the Kharkiv region, Ukraine. This park is a nationally significant natural reserve located within the territory of the Krasnokutsk territorial community. It was established in 2009 with the primary goal of conserving and restoring the unique natural systems of the Slobozhanshchyna region. The park's territory is part of the Emerald Network of Ukraine (UA0000075) and a component of the Galician-Slobozhanskyi Ecological Corridor of the Environmental Network of Ukraine.

Data regarding lichen findings within the park have been published since 2006 in various scientific works, conference materials, and student theses. The majority of lichen samples collected within the park are stored in the herbarium of the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (CWU). Some of these samples have been digitized using the PlutoF data management system and are already available on the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF).

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Gromakova A, Ivanova K (2023). Lichens of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Version 1.7. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. Occurrence dataset.


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 2a9e7bd4-6aec-42f3-9f5f-1cc07539be59.  Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.




Alla Gromakova
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Associate Professor
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University
Svobody sq. 4, School of Biology
61022 Kharkiv
Kharkiv region
Kateryna Ivanova
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • User
  • Point Of Contact
Junior Research Fellow
Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park
St. Zarichna, 15a
62002 Krasnokutsk
Kharkiv region

Geographic Coverage

The territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.916, 34.843], North East [50.205, 35.629]

Taxonomic Coverage

The data base consists of the finds of lichens.

Class Lecanoromycetes, Coniocybomycetes, Candelariomycetes

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2001-07-30 / 2021-01-17

Project Data

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 (

Title BioDATA Ukraine data mobilization grant program 2022
Identifier Cepa-LT-2017/10049
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

The personnel involved in the project:

Nataliia Brusentsova
Kateryna Ivanova

Sampling Methods

Dataset comprises data of the herbarium collections and personal field observations. The sequence of actions we followed during our fieldwork 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.
Quality Control The authors of the dataset are fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. The specimens of lichens were examined by lens (×10) in nature and standard microscopy techniques in the laboratory. The anatomical details were studied by cutting thin sections of thalli, ascomata and conidiomataby a sharp razor blade. Microscopic examination was carried out in water and 10% KOH (K). Measurements were made in water with an accuracy of 0.5 μm for ascospores, asci, conidia, and 5 μm for ascoms and pycnidia.
  2. Examined specimens of lichen are deposited in the Herbarium of V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (CWU).
  3. Data from literature and herbarium data were included with original georeference or with own interpretation of the geoposition.
  4. We aligned taxonomy with GBIF Backbone Taxonomy and Index Fungorum nomenclature database. Organizing of a dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Collection Data

Collection Name CWU
Collection Identifier CWU

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Gromakova A.B. 2006 [New localities of rare lichens in Kharkov region]. Visnyk Kharkivskoho Natsionalnoho Unversitytu imeni V.N. Karazina. Ser. Biology. Vyp. 3. No 729. 32–36 [in Russian, with English summary].
  2. Gromakova A.B., Zemlyachenko Yu.V. 2011. [Materials for the study of lichen flora of the Slobozhanskyi National Natural Park] Karazin Natural Science Studios. Proceedings of the international scientific conference, February 1-4, 2011, Kharkov. 101-103 [in Russian].
  3. Bairak O. M, Gapon S. V., Levanets A. A. (1998) Non-vascular plants of the Left-Bank Forest-Steppe of Ukraine (soil alge, lichens, mosses) [Bezsudynni roslyny Livoberezhnoho Lisostepu Ukrainy (hruntovi vodorosti, lyshaynyky, mokhopodibni)], Verstka, Poltava, 160 p.
  4. Zemlyachenko Yu.V. 2006. Lichens of the pine forests of the Merla River valley. Master thesis. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.
  5. Kovalska S.V. 2019 Lichens of "Slobozhanskyi" National Nature Park. . Master thesis. V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 2a9e7bd4-6aec-42f3-9f5f-1cc07539be59