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Characterization of Termite Inhabitation Environment on Wooden Cultural Heritages
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  • Journal title : Journal of Conservation Science
  • Volume 31, Issue 4,  2015, pp.387-393
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Conservation Science For Cultural Properties
  • DOI : 10.12654/JCS.2015.31.4.06
 Title & Authors
Characterization of Termite Inhabitation Environment on Wooden Cultural Heritages
Seo, Min Seok; Jo, Chang Wook; Kim, Soo Ji; Kim, Young Hee; Hong, Jin Young; Lee, Jeung Min; Jeong, So Young;
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Damages of wooden cultural heritages caused by various bio-species have been a trend that is increasing on climate change. The decay and bio-damage caused by microbial organisms or insect species are also known to factors of the shape changes and structural problems of wooden cultural heritages. There are so many phenomenons of damage and weathering in wooden cultural heritage for many years and particularly termite can threaten seriously wooden cultural heritage. We investigated with respect to internal and external environment and termite inhabitation around the wooden cultural heritage in Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, and Jeju-do. As this investigation results, we confirmed that there were the difference in between resident and non-resident about temperature, humidity, moisture contents of wooden building. Resident building is high temperature but humidity and moisture contents is low and these factors are sources of inhabitation condition change about insects as termites. Now we suggest to carry out in parallel to the target wooden cultural heritage and the surrounding habitat for wooden cultural heritage termite damage investigation. Also with the chemical control methods, we must consider necessary to present eco-friendly control management such as construction of heating facilities, residential status, periodic management.
Termite;Inhibition environment;Wooden cultural heritage;resident;moisture content;
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