The distribution area of European bird cherry (Padus avium Mill.)

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Expert botanist I.G. Chuhina
GIS-expert L.V. Bagmet

Date of creation:




Accuracy of map:

Map was created using herbarium specimens and maps of scale 1:13,000,000-1:25,000,000.

The projection:

"Alber's Equal Area Conic for Russia", 9, 1001, 7, 100, 0, 44, 68, 0, 0.

Basic contents:

Vector map. Area of species distribution is shown by polygons, while actual location occurrence is shown by points.

Accuracy of classifier:

Point data were obtained from published sources and herbarium specimens. Polygons are based on published sources, herbarium samples, and field surveys by the authors.

Method of map production:

Published literature was reviewed, including atlases, monographs and papers. Occurrence data were obtained from herbarium specimens, floras, monographs and papers. The species distribution data were obtained from the VIR database (N.I. Vavilov Institute, 1992). Locations of the species were obtained from Sokolov et al (1980). The following published maps were also used: Grossgeim (1952), Schmidt (1983), Kharkevich (1996), and Koropachinskiy & Vstovskaya (2002). For the most part, all of the borders of the distribution area are based on Schmidt (1983). In the north of the European part of Russia (Arkhangelsk district and Republic of Komi), the northern border of the distribution area was adjusted in accordance with Sokolov et al (1980). Data were compiled through scanning and geo-referencing to develop a composite vector map. The biologist, together with the GIS-specialist, drew a new plant distribution area based on compiled data.

Reference citations:

Grossgeim A.A. 1962. Flora of the Caucasus. Vol. 5. Moscow-Leningrad: Publishing House of the USSR Academy of Sciences. Map #175. (In Russian)
Kharkevich S.S., ed. 1996. Vascular plants of the Soviet Far East. Vol. 8. Leningrad: Nauka. 237 p. (In Russian)
Koropachinskiy I.Yu., Vstovskaya T.N. 2002. Woody plants of the Asian part of Russia. Novosibirsk: Publishing House of SB RAS, Branch Geo. 336 p. (In Russian)
N.I. Vavilov Institute, Herbarium Department, 1992. Information retrieval system: wild-growing relatives of cultural plants of Russia. STC Informregistr 0229905883, St. Petersburg, Russia.
Schmidt V.M., ed. 1983. Atlas of medicinal plant habitats and resources in the USSR. Moscow. 92-93 p. (In Russian)
Sokolov S.I., Svjaseva O.A., Kubli V.A. 1980. Areas of distribution of trees and shrubs in the USSR. Vol. 2. Leningrad: Nauka. 113 p. (In Russian)

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