Global data on biodiversity of the Altai mountain country, presented in the world's scientific depositories
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Altai; Altai mountain country (AMC); big data; biodiversity; biosphere; database; flora; fauna; GBIF; GeoJSON; GIS; herbarium; type material; zoological collection

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Vaganov, A., Shmakov, A., & Gudkova, P. (2019). Global data on biodiversity of the Altai mountain country, presented in the world’s scientific depositories. Acta Biologica Sibirica, 5(2), 95-101.


The Altai mountain country (AMC) is the highest uplift of North Asia, its biodiversity level is three times richer than Western Siberia. The biodiversity of the AMC territory has been explored for 200 years. At the same time, the greatest number of finds falls on the last 30 years since the beginning of a detailed study of the Altai mountainous country by specialists of the South-Siberian Botanical Garden of AltSU (Barnaul) under the guidance of the Botanical Institute named after. V.L. Komarova (St. Petersburg). In this study, botanical and geographic zoning of the AMC territory was performed with the use of open GIS systems (GeoJSON). A list of 42 world scientific depositories containing the information on animals, plants and fungi findings of AMC placed in the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) was obtained. The gained information serves as a basis for systematists-researchers of the AMC territory flora and fauna to search for locations of materials storage in their research objects, as well as familiarity with their digital copy by a remote method. The described algorithm is effective and can be applied for other territories.
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