Comparison of Insect Community Structures of a Pinus rigida Plantation and a Quercus mongolica Secondary Forest in the Suburban Area, Korea

도시 근교 조림지인 리기다소나무림과 이차림인 신갈나무림에서 곤충 군집 구조 비교

Jung, Un-Kyung;Lee, Eun-Sun;Won, Hee-Jin;Kim, Hyun-Jung;Yi, Hoonbok

  • Received : 2015.11.30
  • Accepted : 2015.12.20
  • Published : 2015.12.30


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.


Insects;Pinus rigida;Plantation;Quercus mongolica;Secondary forest


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