The dataset includes records of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians 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 1,468 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.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
Brusentsova N, Bondarenko Z, Biatov A, Prylutskyi O, Viunnyk V, Shumilova A (2023). Observations of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians of the Krasnokutsk territorial commune (hromada), Kharkiv region, Ukraine. Version 1.2. Slobozhanskyi National Nature Park. Occurrence dataset. https://ukraine.ipt.gbif.no/resource?r=vertebrata_krasnokutsk23&v=1.2
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This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: e2a64744-6cb5-4b31-9a17-ec1e92b5e4d4. 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 [49.898, 34.86], North East [50.233, 35.436]|
No Description available
|Class||Reptilia, Mammalia, Amphibia, Aves|
|Start Date / End Date||2012-04-05 / 2023-09-08|
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:
The collection of data on mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians was carried out during special surveys of the territory, animal counting, random meetings. Records of animals and traces of their life activity (tracks, feces and shelters) were mapped using a GPS-navigator. Information about the finds was entered into a thematic geodatabase. The presence and abundance of species of tailless amphibians (Anura) in the spring was often assessed by the calls of males and the presence of spawn of certain species in the reservoir. To identify, as well as clarify the species belonging to amphibians, ichthyological scoop-net was sometimes used. If possible, gender (male, female) and approximate age were estimated for amphibians and reptiles: juvenile - individuals younger than 1 year, subadult - immature individuals older than 1 year, adult - sexually mature individuals. Mammals were recorded in most cases by traces of their life activity, and a large number of birds were recorded by voices. The database of field work results has been reformatted according to Darwin Core Archives standards. For some recods coordinates were not determined. We georeferenced them based on Google Satellite images, OpenStreetMap data or forestplan Slobozhanskyi NNP (decimal latitude/decimal longitude as the centroid of the terrain point, followed by UncertaintyInMeters coordinates as the distance from the centroid to the farthest terrain point).
|Study Extent||The data presented in the dataset were collected during field research in areas of forests, steppes, grasslands, agricultural landscapes and settlements on the territory of Krasnokutsk territorial commune.|
Method step description:
- Field data collection: recording of animals and traces of their life activity; mapping records using a GPS-navigator.
- Database creation: digitizing the data of field diaries; reformatting thematic databases according to Darwin Core Archives standards; editing data sent by other researchers and adding them to the general database.
- Data checking and cleaning in OpenRefine
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