Vegetation Classification and Distributional Pattern in Damyang Riverine Wetland

담양하천습지의 식생유형과 분포양상

Ahn, Kyunghwan;Lim, Jeongcheol;Lee, Youlkyung;Choi, Taebong;Lee, Kwangseok;Im, Myoungsoon;Go, Youngho;Suh, Jaehwa;Shin, Youngkyu;Kim, Myungjin

  • Received : 2016.02.12
  • Accepted : 2016.03.23
  • Published : 2016.04.30


Damyang riverine wetland was designated as a wetland protected area in 2004; that is located in the Yeongsan river mainstream. Total 30 phytosociological releves at field studies were classified with 22 vegetation types including of 101 species (unidentified 1 species). Legends of actual vegetation map were separated by 6 types; riparian forest, substitute vegetation, synanthropic vegetation, wet meadow vegetation, open water, an area of wetland vegetation is about 35 % ($386,841.86m^2$). Results of this study area as follows. The plant society of Damyang riverine wetland was conjectured that it was formed by rapidly water environment change with installed weir on the upstream of protected area and operating of Damyang dam on top of the basin. Until recently, the terrace land on the river was used to cultivate, but that would be formed fallow vegetation scenery on riverfront caused by no cultivation after designated protected area. Paspalum distichum var. indutum community designated as invasive alien plant by Korea Ministry of Environment was widely developed and Myriophyllum spicatumunrecorded in the country as newly alien species was discovered in the study zone. The plants as lapped over developing environment for Leersia japonica must be occupied habitat of native plant species having similar niche. The various plant society in Damyang riverine wetland should be developed because of environmental changes, disturbances and damages of stream.


wetland protected area;Paspalum distichum var. indutum;Myriophyllum spicatum;niche


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