Definition of Invasive Disturbance Species and its Influence Factor: Review

침입교란종 개념 정립 및 영향요인 고찰

Kim, Eunyoung;Song, Wonkyong;Yoon, Eunju;Jung, Hyejin

  • Received : 2016.02.12
  • Accepted : 2016.02.26
  • Published : 2016.02.29


This study established the definition of invasive disturbance species for a sustainable management and biodiversity, and derived the influence factors caused by the species. To define the species, the paper reviewed similar words such as alien species and invasive species, using standard definitions. Also reviewed the results of recent research on the factors of the species. The paper defined the invasive disturbance species as an species whose establishment and spread threaten ecosystems, habitats or species with economic or environmental harm including native and non-native. Through the reviews, The factors were classified as geographic (altitude, slope, and soil, etc.), climate (temperature, precipitation, climate change, etc.) and, anthropogenic (land use, population, road, and human activity, etc.), and species & vegetation structure (species property, local-species richness, and canopy, etc.). Especially, human activity such as urbanization and highways may be associated with both higher disturbance and higher propagule pressure. In the further study, it is required development of mitigation strategies and vegetation structure model against invasive disturbance species in urban forest based on this study.


Alien species;Biodiversity;Urban ecosystem;Urbanization;Propagule pressure


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