The dataset includes records of terrestrial molluscs species found on the territory of Krasnokutsk community. Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada) is located in the north-west of Kharkiv region. The natural complexes of the territory are represented by oak forests on the right banks and pine forests on the left banks of the rivers, floodplains, steppe beams, marshy alder trees. A significant part of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune consists of agricultural landscapes. The floodplains of the Merla and Merchyk rivers (the Dnipro river basin) were subjected to land reclamation in the 1970s, which radically changed the hydrological regime and affected on species of flora and fauna. In the pine forests there is the largest complex of forest peat bogs and lakes in the Kharkiv region.
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 222 records.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Balashov I, Brusentsova N (2023). Terrestrial molluscs of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Version 1.0. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=mollusca_ktc_2023&v=1.0
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 46f6fe63-abf8-4a99-b3dc-5723c5518ed8. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Bohodukhiv district, Kharkiv region, Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [49.882, 34.857], North East [50.198, 35.42]|
|Family||Vertiginidae, Vitrinidae, Euconulidae, Valloniidae, Truncatellinidae, Punctidae, Cochlicopidae, Camaenidae, Clausiliidae, Hygromiidae, Discidae, Helicidae, Ellobiidae, Gastrodontidae|
|Start Date / End Date||2014-06-07 / 2014-09-03|
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||Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada) is located in the north-west of Kharkiv region. The natural complexes of the territory are represented by oak forests on the right banks and pine forests on the left banks of the rivers, floodplains, steppe beams, marshy alder trees. A significant part of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune consists of agricultural landscapes. The floodplains of the Merla and Merchyk rivers (the Dnipro river basin) were subjected to land reclamation in the 1970s, which radically changed the hydrological regime and affected on species of flora and fauna. In the pine forests there is the largest complex of forest peat bogs and lakes in the Kharkiv region.|
|Design Description||The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research on the territory of Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. The project steps were as follows: estimate the amount of data to be processed and their condition; contact other scientists with the offer of cooperation and publication of data of their authorship; digitize the data of field diaries; collect data from all local computers; divide the data into occurrence and sampling-event; format the data in a table according to the category; edit data sent by other researchers and add them to the general database.|
The personnel involved in the project:
Soil samples were collected in different areas of the forests. From each sample, mollusks and their shells were sorted in laboratory conditions. The identification was made by the external structure of the mollusks, and in some cases using the characteristics of the reproductive system. The collected material is stored in the Collection of Terrestrial Mollusks of the I.I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv). The dataset also includes information about encounters of terrestrial mollusks that were not collected for the collection. The database of field work results has been reformatted according to Darwin Core Archives standards. If the exact sampling coordinates were not determined, then we georeferenced them based on location information from the forestplan of Slobozhanskyi NNP.
|Study Extent||The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research in the deciduous and pine forests on the territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune.|
Method step description:
- Field data collection: collecting soil samples in different localitets of the oak, pine and alder forests; mapping using a GPS-navigator
- Identification in the laboratory: sorting mollusks from soil; determination of external structure and reproductive system features of mollusks
- Database creation: reformatting thematic databases according to Darwin Core Archives standards
- Georeferencing based on location information from the forestplan of Slobozhanskyi NNP
- Data checking and cleaning in OpenRefine
- Balashov I.A., Brusentsova N.A. 2015. Terrestrial molluscs of the “Slobozhanskii” National Nature Park (Kharkiv Region, Ukraine). Zoologicheskiĭ zhurnal. 94(11):1249-1256. [in Russian] http://doi.org/10.7868/S0044513415090032