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Comparison of Insect Community Structures of a Pinus rigida Plantation and a Quercus mongolica Secondary Forest in the Suburban Area, Korea
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  • Journal title : Ecology and Resilient Infrastructure
  • Volume 2, Issue 4,  2015, pp.291-295
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Ecology and Infrastructure Engineering
  • DOI : 10.17820/eri.2015.2.4.291
 Title & Authors
Comparison of Insect Community Structures of a Pinus rigida Plantation and a Quercus mongolica Secondary Forest in the Suburban Area, Korea
Jung, Un-Kyung; Lee, Eun-Sun; Won, Hee-Jin; Kim, Hyun-Jung; Yi, Hoonbok;
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 Abstract
The insect community structures between a plantation of Pinus rigida and a secondary forest of Quercus monglica were compared to find out one of the ecological roles of a forest planted in 1960s in a suburban area of Seoul, Korea. We collected the insect samples biweekly from September to November in 2014 by using 5 pitfall traps in both forests. The results of analyzing the community structure index of insects in both forests of P. rigida and Q. Mongolica showed that the species richness was a little higher and species evenness was a little lower in P. rigida plantation, and species diversity and dominance were similar in the two forests. The analysis results of insect community structure at the two forests did not show any significant difference. We conclude that the plantation of P. rigida over 40-50 years could sufficiently perform an ecological function as an insect habitat.
 Keywords
Insects;Pinus rigida;Plantation;Quercus mongolica;Secondary forest;
 Language
Korean
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