Eastern European Steppe Database
expand article infoDenys Vynokurov, Yakiv Didukh, Olga Krasova§, Hennadiy Lysenko|, Igor Goncharenko, Iryna Dmytrash-Vatseba#, Olga Chusova, Dariia Shyriaieva, Vitalii Kolomiychuk¤, Ivan Moysiyenko«
‡ M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
§ Kryvyi Rih Botanical Garden of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kryvyi Rih, Ukraine
| Gogol State University of Nizhyn, Nizhyn, Ukraine
¶ Institute for Evolutionary Ecology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
# Halych National Nature Park, Krylos, Ukraine
¤ National Taras Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine
« Kherson State University, Kherson, Ukraine
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The Eastern European Steppe Database (GIVD ID EU-00-030) includes 6961 vegetation plots of dry grassland vegetation from Eastern Europe (Steppe and Forest-Steppe zones, mountain regions), mainly from Ukraine (4579 relevés), Russia (2403 relevés) and Moldova (203 relevés). 3912 vegetation plots are from different literature sources (66 sources), 219 are from the phytosociological card-index of the M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany, NAS of Ukraine, 2830 relevés are authors’ relevés. They were established in 1935-2019 years. The database comprises mainly the vegetation of the class Festuco-Brometea (around 95% of the dataset), and a small proportion of Koelerio-Corynephoretea canescentis, Artemisietea vulgaris, Crataego-Prunetea. The taxonomy of vascular species is given according to Cherepanov (1995) for vascular plants, Ignatov and Afonina (1992) for bryophytes and identification guides of the USSR (1971–1978) and Russia (1996, 1998) for lichens. The database is part of the European Vegetation Archive.


Dry grassland, Eastern Europe, forest-steppe zone, steppe, steppe zone

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Denys Vynokurov (Corresponding author:, ORCID:

Yakiv Didukh (

Olga Krasova (

Hennadiy Lysenko (

Igor Goncharenko (, ORCID:

Iryna Dmytrash-Vatseba (

Olga Chusova (

Dariia Shyriaieva (, ORCID:

Vitalii Kolomiychuk (

Ivan Moysiyenko (, ORCID:

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