Ivanov O.V.1, Kolesnikova M.A.2, Afonina O.M.3, Akatova T.V.4, Baisheva E.Z.5, Belkina O.A.6, Bezgodov A.G.7, Czernyadjeva I.V.3, Dudov S.V.8, Fedosov V.E.8, Ignatova E.A.8, Ivanova E.I.9, Kozhin M.N.8, Lapshina E.D.10, Notov A.A.11, Pisarenko O.Yu.12, Popova N.N.13, Savchenko A.N.6, Teleganova V.V.14, Ukrainskaya G.Yu.3, Ignatov M.S.8,15 2017. The database of the Moss flora of Russia // Arctoa. Vol. 26(1): 1–10 [in English].

1 P.N. Lebedev’ Institue of Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky 53, Mosсow 119991 Russia

2 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, 9 Institutskiy per., Dolgoprudny, Moscow Province, 141700, Russia

3 Komarov Botanical Institute Rus. Acad. Sci., Prof. Popov Str., 2, St. Petersburg, 197376 Russia

4 Maikop Branch of Caucasian Nature Biosphere Reserve, Sovetskaya str., 187, Maikop, Republic of Adygeya, 385000 Russia

5 Institute of Biology, Ufa Sci. Center of Russian Acad. Sci., October av., 69, Ufa, 450054 Russia

6 Polar-Alpine Botanical Garden-Institute of Kola Sci. Center of RAS, Kirovsk, Murmansk Province, 184256 Russia

7 Marshala Rybalko str., 97-16, Perm, 614032 Russia. E-mail: bezgodovs@list.ru

8 Faculty of Biology, Moscow State University, Moscow 119991 Russia

9 Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone of Siberian Division of Russian Academy of Sciences, 41 Lenin ave., Yakutsk, 677000, Russia

10 Yugra State University, Khanty-Mansiysk, Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District, 628012 Russia

11 Faculty of Biology, Tver State University, Zhelyabova 33, Tver 170000 Russia

12 Central Siberian Botanical Garden, Zolotodolinskaya str., 101, Novosibirsk, 630090 Russia.

13 Voronezh State Institute of Physical Culture, K. Marks str. 59, Voronezh, 394000 Russia.

14 National Park “Ugra”, Privokzalnaya str., 1, Kaluga, 248022 Russia

15 Tsitsin Main Botanical Garden, Russian Academy of Sciences, Botanicheskaya Str., 4, Moscow 127276 Russia

KEYWORDS: database, Bryophyta, Russia, Biogeography, biodiversity

ABSTRACT. This publication is to announce the database of the Moss Flora of Russia at http://arctoa.ru/Flora/basa.php. It also explains the strategy and approaches so as to be maximally useful for the publication of the Moss Flora of Russia, a six-volume print edition that was started in 2017. The database currently contains over 128 000 records; it is shown to be reasonably complete for illustrating the species distribution within the expanded territory of the country. A number of scripts allow instant comparison of various territories, highlighting hotspots and underexplored areas. Problems of data control and presentation are discussed.

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doi 10.15298/arctoa.26.01