This dataset contains data on the distribution of rare, relict, and taxa occurring on limits of their natural range in the Ukrainian Carpathians and adjacent territories. It also contains data on the distribution of plant taxa from the problematic and voluminous genera occurring in the Ukrainian Carpathians and other parts of Ukraine. Such genera are Rosa, Alchemilla, Hieracium, Taraxacum, Pilosella, Crepis, Leontodon, Senecio, Centaurea, Cirsium, Dianthus, Euphorbia, Euphrasia, Galium, Viola, Myosotis, Veronica, Festuca, and Poa. The data represented in this dataset are parsed from the specimens hosted at the herbarium of the State Museum of Natural History of the NAS of Ukraine (LWS).
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 11,437 records.
This IPT archives the data and thus serves as the data repository. The data and resource metadata are available for download in the downloads section. The versions table lists other versions of the resource that have been made publicly available and allows tracking changes made to the resource over time.
The table below shows only published versions of the resource that are publicly accessible.
How to cite
Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Novikov A (2023). Rare, relict, range-limited, and problematic plant taxa in the Ukrainian Carpathians and adjacent territories from the LWS herbarium. Version 1.1. State Museum of Natural History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=ukrrarerelictproblematicplanttaxa&v=1.1
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The publisher and rights holder of this work is State Museum of Natural History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY 4.0) License.
This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 79b5e00f-75b0-498b-a137-a0f0c622220c. State Museum of Natural History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
Occurrence; plants; Ukraine; Carpathians
The dataset is mostly focused on the Ukrainian Carpathians but also contains data from other parts of Ukraine.
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [44.308, 22.192], North East [52.376, 40.166]|
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|Living Time Period||1829-2021|
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 "Mobilization of data on rare and relict species of vascular plants distributed in the Ukrainian Carpathians from the LWS herbarium". 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||The study mostly covered Ukrainian Carpathians and adjacent territories|
|Design Description||The data were harvested from the herbarium specimens deposited at the herbarium of the State Museum of Natural History of the NAS of Ukraine (LWS) using the routine transcription of handwritten and typewritten labels and mapping the localities.|
The personnel involved in the project:
The specimens of vascular plants deposited at the herbarium LWS were selected using the preliminary created nomenclatural checklist. After that, the photos of their labels were made and data from these photos were databased.
|Study Extent||The study mainly covered the plants occurring in the Ukrainian Carpathians but also involved species and intraspecific taxa represented in other parts of Ukraine, including Crimea. Analyzed herbarium specimens were collected between 1829-2021 and currently are hosted at the LWS herbarium of the State Museum of Natural History of the NAS of Ukraine. The study has been realized during 2023.|
|Quality Control||The data were checked manually using MS Excel and then additionally checked using OpenRefine software|
Method step description:
- Initially, we created the nomenclatural checklist containing 530 species and infraspecific plant taxa listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, IUCN Red List, mentioned as relict or occurring in Ukraine in the limit of their natural range. After that, this checklist was cross-checked and verified using the POWO and Plants of the World databases and supported by current taxonomy. After that herbarium herbarium specimens of the LWS were selected using this checklist (including valid names and synonyms), and their labels were photo-captured. The data from captured labels were databased, cleaned and then georeferenced using OpenStreetMap. Later the initial database was completed with the data on the distribution of taxa from the problematic and voluminous genera occurring in the Ukrainian Carpathians and the rest of Ukraine. This taxa were not limited to the Ukrainian Carpathians because due to their problematic taxonomy, it is complicated to estimate their range limits and spatial distribution. But they still represent a special interest in biogeographical investigations.
|Collection Name||LWS herbarium|
|Parent Collection Identifier||Index Herbariorum ID: 125387|
|Specimen preservation methods||Dried|
|Purpose||The dataset has been created to fulfill the data gap on the distribution of plants in the Ukrainian Carpathians. It is one of the steps to digitize the herbarium LWS.|