Research network «Interregional working group on birds of Siversky Donets river basin»: to the 20th anniversary of establishment and activity (1993–2013). - I.V. Zagorodniuk. - Berkut. 22 (1). 2013. - P. 68-74.
Brief description of network history during two decades, its conferences (20), proceedings (12), key persons. Network covers all zoologists who study bird fauna in Siversky Donets river basin, including Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine and Rostov, Kursk and Belgorod regions of Russia. Most of the conferences were held in autumn as the annual meetings at one of field stations of Kharkiv, Donetsk and Lugansk National Universities. The total volume of all 11 editions reached 1227 pages. The high network activity is mainly due to the contribution to it’s development by Drs L.I. Taranenko, I.A. Kryvitsky, and their younger colleagues, among whose are V.P. Belik, G.S. Nadtochyj, A.A. Atemasov, M.V. Banik, V.V. Vetrov, etc. The network is a prime example of self-organized community that exists outside grant, administrative or statutory commitments. [Ukrainian].
Key words: history, scientific research, conference, publication.
Address: I.V. Zagorodniuk, Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National University, Laboratory of Animal Ecology and Biogeography «Korsak»; 2 Oboronna str., Luhansk, 91011, Ukraine; e-mail: