Forest Environment and Conservation Department

In order to proactively respond to forest environmental change, Forest Conservation Department aims to assess climate change impact on forest ecosystems, develop adaptation technology to climate change, conserve biodiversity, manage Baekdudaegan Mountain Range , manage urban forests and Maeulsoop, predict forest fires and disasters, prevent and recover from debris flow, combat desertification, conserve water and soil at forest watershed, develop early rehabilitation technology for devastated forests, and implement comprehensive control of forest insect pests and diseases.

Forest Ecology Division covers researches on the understanding of forest ecosystem processes and conserving biodiversity and maintaining forest health, assessing climate change impacts and restoration of degraded ecosystems. Present research studies in the forest ecosystem sector focus on monitoring long-term ecological research sites and fluxes of carbon, water and energy in major natural forest ecosystems, and developing ecological forest management systems to enhance forest ecosystem services. In climate change adaptation sector, we focus on monitoring vulnerable tree populations and assessing climate change impacts on various areas of forestry and forest ecosystems to provide adequate adaptation measures. In the forest soil and restoration sector, we monitor and research on assessment of forest site environments, developing management and restoration techniques on degraded ecosystems, especially focus on Baekdudaegan mountain system, abandoned coal mines, largely burnt area, quarry area, reclaimed lands and drylands to combat desertification.

Research on Forest Ecosystem

Our goal is to develop the ecological forest management techniques on the basis of diverse information containing structure, functions and processes in the forest ecosystem, and the value and benefits of ecosystem services.
To meet this goal, we conduct a ‘long term survey on forest dynamics in 6 LTER sites’, ‘demonstration of silvicultural treatments to enhance forest ecosystem services’, and ‘consideration on conservation and restoration strategies for Baekdudaegan mountain system.’

  • Forest Ecosystem Fluxtower
    Forest Ecosystem Fluxtower

    Forest Ecosystem Fluxtower

  • Baekdudaegan mountain system restoration
    Baekdudaegan mountain system restoration

    Baekdudaegan mountain system restoration

Research on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation

We’ve been conducting researches on climate change impact monitoring and developing adaptation tactics (especially for vulnerable forest ecosystems), the investigation and assessment of climate change impact and vulnerability in the forest sector, and the development of a projecting model for the future forest ecosystem.

Forest Ecology Restoration Research

Our research themes include forest restoration of affected/damaged areas, monitoring of ecosystem changes in artificial and the natural restoration area after the forest fire, SDS(Sand and Dust Storm) reduction and combating desertification technology, etc. Based on the research data, we also establish the essential basis for desirable forest restoration at home and abroad, and relevant guidelines.

  • Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China
    Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China

    Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China

  • Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China
    Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China

    Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China

  • Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China
    Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China

    Field survey of desertified land in inner Mongolia, China

  • Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area
    Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area

    Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area

  • Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area
    Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area

    Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area

Forest restoration of forest fire damaged area

The laboratory of forest soil and stone resources is conducting research on monitoring forest soil acidification, developing forest restoration technology, evaluation methods for DMZ, degraded forest area, industrializing stone resources and quality improvement.

  • Phytotoxicity
    Phytotoxicity

    Phytotoxicity

  • MDS(Minium Data Set)
    MDS(Minium Data Set)

    MDS(Minium Data Set)

  • Climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-pine-forest
    Climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-pine-forest

    Climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-pine-forest

  • Climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-pine-forest
    Climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-pine-forest

    Climate-change-vulnerability-assessment-of-pine-forest

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