Current Status of Invasive Disturbance Species and Its Habitat Characteristics in Urban Forest

도시산림 내 침입교란종 출현현황 및 서식특성 연구

Kim, Eunyoung;Kim, Jiyeon;Song, Wonkyong

  • Received : 2016.04.04
  • Accepted : 2016.06.28
  • Published : 2016.06.30


An invasive disturbance species has caused harm to biodiversity and ecosystem. To address the issue, identifying the characteristics of a habitat for invasive disturbance species is considered for forest management. This study analyzed a status of plant species by field survey based on belt transect method in the capital areas and established a predictive model for invasive disturbance species by logistic regression. As results of the study, the number of herb, vine, and invasive disturbance species and a canopy cover of tree would decrease from the forest edge to core areas (p<0.001). The predictive model was derived with variables of altitude, Topographic Wetness Index, distance to forest edge, and canopy cover of tree. It can be useful in estimating the presence or absence of species and predicting its spatial distribution. Further studies are needed to identify the pathway of introduction, spread, and possibility of germination for understanding the status of invasive disturbance species in more depth.


Invasive alien species;Belt-transect survey;Vegetation structure;Species spread


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