Biodiversity of the lower part of the Desna River basin

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There is distribution data (1305 localities) about 350 species of vascular plants, mosses, fungi, insect, fish and birds in the lower part of the Desna River basin, namely along the river from Chernihiv to Kyiv and along the Oster River from Nizhyn to Oster. The most information is concerning of alien species like Ambrosia artemisiifolia L., Erigeron canadensis L., Amorpha fruticosa L. etc., as well as common species like Quercus robur L., Populus alba L., Salix acutifolia Willd. etc. However there is some data about distribution rare species too which are listed in the Red Data Book of Ukraine (2009).

Data Records

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Peregrym M (2022): Biodiversity of the lower part of the Desna River basin. v1.2. Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group (NGO). Dataset/Occurrence.


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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: bd26b03c-2cdf-47d6-8e30-7d4b7186c492.  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; Desna river; Chernihiv region; Kyiv region; biodiversity; Occurrence


Mykyta Peregrym
  • Metadata Provider
  • Originator
  • Point Of Contact
senior lecturer
Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University
Oleksii Marushchak
  • Programmer
junior researcher
I. I. Schmalhausen Institute of Zoology NAS of Ukraine
Vul. B. Khmelnytskogo, 15
01030 Kyiv

Geographic Coverage

Dataset consists of findings from the lower part of the Desna river basin, namely along the river from Chernihiv to Kyiv and along the Oster river from Nizhyn to Oster.

Bounding Coordinates South West [49.16, 29.235], North East [52.382, 33.486]

Taxonomic Coverage

Dataset consists of animals' (insects, fish and birds), plants' (vascular plants, mosses) and fungi findings.

Kingdom Animalia, Plantae, Fungi

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2007-05-24 / 2021-09-12

Sampling Methods

Geographic coordinates of each location were mostly recognized by GPS and relevant notes were made in field notebook. Sometimes pictures were made too. Some interesting plants were collected for the herbarium.

Study Extent This data was collected during many field trips with different purposes in the lower part of the Desna River basin, namely along the river from Chernihiv to Kyiv and along the Oster River from Nizhyn to Oster from 2007 to 2021. However the most information was obtained at the end of summer - in the beginning of autumn of 2021 thanks to financial support of my floristic excursions by the Ukrainian Nature Conservation Group. Author is thankful to Dr. Andriy Babytskyi, Dr. Oleksandr Baranskyi, Dr. Igor Olshanskyi, Dr. Oksana Futorna, Dr. Svitlana Zhygalova and Kostyantyn Gubskyi.
Quality Control The author is fully responsible for the quality of data provided within the dataset.

Method step description:

  1. Undertaking of field expeditions.
  2. Species identifying.
  3. Photographing.
  4. Collecting of material for the herbarium.
  5. Georeferencing.

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Didukh Ya.P. (ed.), 2009. The Red Data Book of Ukraine. Plant Kingdom. Kyiv: Globalconsulting – 912 p.
  2. Peregrym M.M., Yeresova A.V., Gubar L.M., Peregrym O.M., 2010. New and specified information on the distribution of some species of Orchidaceae Juss. in Chernihiv Polissya (Ukraine). Chornomorski Botanical Journal, 6 (4): 475-480.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers bd26b03c-2cdf-47d6-8e30-7d4b7186c492