The dataset provides background data (occurrence records based on herbarium specimens and human observations) for mapping the distribution of alien plants in Kyrgyzstan. Besides personal observations, the main sources for the dataset were herbarium collections (FRU, LE, MW, TASH), citizen science resources (iNaturalist, Plantarium) and floristic literature.
All records have been taxonomically evaluated by the authors. Georeferences are provided ad hoc on the basis of historical and current maps when missing in the original source.
The current dataset is developing and therefore incomplete. At present it includes a set of 17 species published in Contributions 1 and 2 (Biodiversity Data Journal). Other species will be added with further publications.
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 256 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:
Sennikov, A.N. & Lazkov, G.A. (2021) Alien plants of Kyrgyzstan. Occurrence dataset, version 1. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. http://ipt.zin.ru:8080/ipt/resource?r=kirgalienplants&v=1.0
Researchers should respect the following rights statement:
The publisher and rights holder of this work is Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg. 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: 5b2a5f78-87b9-4880-aa5b-8a8618fe9a1a. Komarov Botanical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by Participant Node Managers Committee.
alien plants; casual aliens; Central Asia; established aliens; Kyrgyzstan; plant invasions; Tian-Shan; vascular plants; weeds; Occurrence
The study covers the whole territory of Kyrgyzstan.
|South West [39.179, 69.25], North East [43.266, 80.229]
The dataset is supposed to include species of vascular plants but is limited to angiosperms. So far, no alien plants have been registered in Kyrgyzstan among pteridophytes and pinophytes.
The project ultimately aims at producing a comprehensive overview and analysis of plant invasions in Kyrgyzstan.
|Alien plants of Kyrgyzstan
|This work has received no external funding.
|Study Area Description
|The study covers the whole territory of Kyrgyzstan, located in Central Asia. This territory is predominantly high mountainous, situated in the area with arid continental climates.
|The dataset includes all localities of non-native vascular plants, which were found in spontaneous occurrences (excluding the cases of residence because of intentional introduction). The localities were traced from main herbarium collections (FRU, LE, MW, TASH), citizen-science resources providing documented observations (iNaturalist, Plantarium), and reliable observations traced from published literature, as well as from personal observations of the authors. The dataset is under construction, and more species will be added in the future as the data collection proceeds.
The personnel involved in the project:
The dataset is compiled from occurrences documented by herbarium specimens and photographs. In each case the taxonomic identity has been verified or established by the authors. Undocumented observations were included when originated from the authors or traced from reliable published sources. Georeferencing is original when available, or provided by the authors with the utmost accuracy possible using the historical paper maps and contemporary digital mapping resources (Google Maps as a reference); elevation and coordinate uncertainty is estimated individually in each case. All coordinates were converted into WGS84 datum. The nomenclature is not based on any single source but compiled by the first author from a variety of phylogenetic, taxonomic and nomenclatural sources.
|The dataset contains information on the distribution of alien plants in Kyrgyzstan. It covers all available data, including legacy and ongoing research, and is open for regular updates.
|The taxonomic identity and geographical location of each record have been assessed by the authors on case by case basis, and corrected when necessary. The original scripts of locality data are stored along with the interpreted information.
Method step description:
- The floristic checklist was screened and a residence status (native or alien) was established for each species.
- Distributional data were collected for each alien species from herbarium collections, citizen-science resources and literature.
- Each record was evaluated taxonomically.
- The locality data was processed for each record and structured according to the Darwin Core format.
- The period and pathway of introduction were established or inferred for each case, and the resulting information was compiled for a synopsis of alien plants of Kyrgyzstan (published in installments in Biodiversity Data Journal).
|Institute of Biology
|Komarov Botanical Institute
|Moscow State University
|University of Helsinki
|Academy of Sciences, Uzbekistan