Some findings of common, protected, and invasive species in Ukraine recorded in 2016-2023

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The dataset is made of collected records of nationally, regionally and internationally protected species, common wildlife species of Ukraine and invasive species (like red-eared slider, Trachemys scripta). The dataset also contains numerous records of invasive plant species. Some of the records can contribute to the understanding of the ntural ranges of some species.

Data Records

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 2,229 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Lysenko R (2024). Some findings of common, protected, and invasive species in Ukraine recorded in 2016-2023. Version 1.1. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=lysenkoflorafauna1&v=1.1


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GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: f54c7015-c3ef-4e82-ba6a-df21b42d37d8.  Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO) publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.


Occurrence; biodiversity; Ukraine; animals; plants; fauna; flora; fungi; Observation


Roman Lysenko
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Custodian Steward
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

All records come from the territory of Ukraine. The dataset includes finds from the Kyiv, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Zhytomyr, Chernihiv, Rivne, Lviv, Khmel'nytskyi, Poltava, Odesa, and Zakarpattia regions.

Bounding Coordinates South West [45.341, 24.053], North East [51.518, 32.716]

Taxonomic Coverage

The dataset consists of records pf animals, plants and fungi.

Kingdom Animalia, Plantae, Fungi
Phylum Arthropoda, Annelida, Ascomycota, Basidiomycota, Bryophyta, Chordata, Cnidaria, Marchantiophyta, Mollusca, Rotifera, Tracheophyta
Class Agaricomycetes, Amphibia, Aves, Arachnida, Bryopsida, Branchiopoda, Clitellata, Copepoda, Dacrymycetes, Diplopoda, Eurotatoria, Gastropoda, Gnetopsida, Insecta, Jungermanniopsida, Lecanoromycetes, Leotiomycetes, Liliopsida, Lycopodiopsida, Magnoliopsida, Malacostraca, Mammalia, Pezizomycetes, Pinopsida, Polypodiopsida, Scyphozoa, Sordariomycetes, Squamata, Testudines

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2016-10-01 / 2023-12-17

Project Data

“Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime” project aims to contribute to the protection and conservation of biological diversity in Ukraine during and after the war, by collecting, digitalizing and publishing the primary biodiversity data held by Ukrainian scientists and environmentalists in war-affected territories. The project is implemented by Oleksii Marushchak, 2023 Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellow.

Title Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime
Funding “Saving Biodiversity Data in Wartime” project is funded by the European Union within its Eastern Partnership Civil Society Fellowship Programme.

The personnel involved in the project:

Oleksii Marushchak

Sampling Methods

The materials published in the dataset were compiled as a result of the analysis of data from expeditions and observations conducted during 2016-2023. Most of the data published are from field scientific and conservation expeditions, during which biodiversity was photographed and georeferenced, and most routes were recorded using the Nextgis Mobile and QFields mobile applications. Part of the material was also collected for further cameral processing: dry and liquid-fixed arthropod collections, herbariums, and bird feathers, found during the field trips and identified later with the help of relevant literature and invited experts.

Study Extent The dataset consists of records of plants, animals and fungi from Zakarpattia, Lviv, Rivne, Zhytomyr, Kyiv, Chernihiv, Poltava, Cherkasy, Kirovohrad, Khmel'nytskyi and Odes administrative regions of Ukraine made during field trips in the period from 2016 to 2023.
Quality Control The quthor is responsible for the quality of data provided in the dataset. In particular cases, external experts on separate gtoups of biodiversity (ornithologists, lichenologists, botanists, bryologists, entomologists etc.) were invited to help with the identification of the records to the level of species/subspecies.

Method step description:

  1. Field expeditions and observations with photographic recording of biota and geotagging of findings and routes.
  2. Cameral data processing: identification of biota species using photographs, identification of fixed collected organisms using a stereomicroscope. If necessary, engaging experts in certain groups of wildlife.
  3. Geodata processing using the QGis geographic information system. Compilation data into a dataset.
  4. Organizing of the dataset according to Darwin Core standards.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Лисенко Р. (2023). Точки знахідок голих зяброногів (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) в 2023 році на території Київської, Черкаської та Кіровоградської областей (Records of fairy shrimps (Branchiopoda: Anostraca) in 2023 in Kyiv, Cherkasy and Kirovohrad regions). Матеріали шостої міжнародної науково-практичної конференції "Регіональні аспекти флористичних і фауністичних досліджень".

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers f54c7015-c3ef-4e82-ba6a-df21b42d37d8