Research goals and directions

Fungarium of Yugra State University has its mission in studying mycobiota of taiga zone of Western Siberia and developing FAIR principles to its collections.

Goal 1: Provide free open access to the collection and observations data about fungal diversity in Northwestern Siberia:

Goal 2: Taxonomical revision of fungal diversity in Northwestern Siberia:

  • Developing collaboration with mycological community to systematic revision of local mycobiota
  • Providing taxonomical revision of accumulated collection (check taxonomic coverage and publications)
  • Accumulating literature library and literature database on fungal diversity in Northwestern Siberia (check for more details)
  • Developing approaches to study fungal diversity, including molecular methods of systematics

Goal 3: Long-term monitoring of fungal communities in different landscapes on permanent plots

  • Establishing the long-term monitoring plots and regular observations during vegetation seasons (check for more details)
  • Raw monitoring-data publication as sampling-event datasets in GBIF
  • Analyses and publication of fungal cummunity dynamics data

Fungal literature records database of Northwestern Siberia

The development of literature records database had been started in 2019 as part of regional Taxonomical revision goal. The historical literature sources were collected since the initial period of fungal inventories in the beginning of the 19th century. The database currently includes about 22 thousand of fungal occurrences recorded in the region, reported from about 150 scientific publications (accessed as GBIF dataset). The library of the sources is managed and accessed as Zotero archive. The overview of the history of mycological research published in several papers.

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Fungal communities long-term monitoring in taiga zone of Northwestern Siberia

A series of permanent plots and routs was initiated in vicitinity of Khanty-Mansiysk (Shapsha village) in 2014 to describe the species composition, quantitative structure and dynamics of communities in different forest and bog types. The logging being the main factor of disturbance in the area, we chose several stages of after-cut succession to locate 10 plots. Another series of plots was built in a raised bog community, at the research polygon of Mukhrino Field Station. The methods of sampling follow recommended in (Mueller et al., 2004, Biodiversity of fungi ..). The plots and routes are visited regularly since 2014 once in 1-2 weeks covering the whole vegetation season and allowing to describe the phenology of fruiting.

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Last update: 01.12.2021