Records of Sarcoscypha austriaca and Urnula craterium (Ascomycota, Fungi) from the territory of Eastern Ukraine, collected since 2011
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Prylutskyi O, Yatsiuk I, Yatsiuk Y (2021): Records of Sarcoscypha austriaca and Urnula craterium from the territory of Eastern Ukraine. v1.4. V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University. Dataset/Occurrence. https://gbif.univer.kharkov.ua/resource?r=sarcoscypha_and_urnula_eastern_ukraine_2019&v=1.4
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Kharkiv and Sumy regions of Ukraine
|South West [48.458, 31.619], North East [52.456, 38.232]
|Start Date / End Date
|2011-04-18 / 2021-05-09
Goal: Fungi are widely used as surrogate species to evaluate and declare “conservational value” of forest areas in Europe. The same approach could be used in the broadleaved forests of the Eastern Ukraine. Developing a set of umbrella and flagship species of fungi, characteristic for this region, can be used to simplify evaluation procedures, as well as raise awareness about the role of dead wood in supporting biodiversity. 1) Pleurotus calyptratus (Agaricales, Basidiomycota) is a fungus which is a rare and highly conservational evaluated in Western and Northern Europe. On the contrary, P. calyptratus is occasional to almost common in some habitats in Ukraine. We aim to study its ecological strategy, which would help to estimate the danger of extinction and to evaluate its status. 2) Additionally, our project includes monitoring of Sarcoscypha spp. and Urnula craterium cup fungi, which inhabit fine woody debris. These were selected due to their noticeable fruitbodies, well-defined fruitification period (early spring), as well as their Red-listed or otherwise protected status in neighborhood European countries. Despite species of Sarcoscypha genus are difficult to distinguish in oculo nudo, they apparently have similar ecological preferences, keeping the possibility of using them for conservation purposes.
|Monitoring and conservation of rare species of fungi in the Eastern Ukraine
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Occurrences, reported herein, were obtained by 2 methods: 1. Observation and counting of fungal fruit bodies along casual routes 2. Observation and counting along the permanent transects using distance sampling method (Buckland et al., 2001). Distance sampling was perfomed in 2 study plots (young and old oak forest), in 2013 and 2019 years in the National Nature Park “Homilshansky lisy”. More information can be found by the link: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/335790025_Monitoring_of_wood-inhabiting_cup_fungi_in_young_and_old-growth_oak_stands_in_the_North-Eastern_Ukraine
Method step description:
- Direct observations of fungal fruit bodies on casual routs; observations on the permanent transects with recording of the distance from transect to groups of fruit bodies.