Forest Environment and Conservation Department

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 and prevent forest disasters..

The Urban Forests Division researches the implementation, management, and functional enhancement of forest-based spaces.

Ecosystem services of urban forests

Conducting research on long-term vegetation change monitoring and database construction of urban forests, analysis of environmental improvement effects, and quantification methods for various ecosystem service functions of urban forests.

  • Evaluation of ecosystem services of urban forests
    Evaluation of ecosystem services of urban forests

    Evaluation of ecosystem services of urban forests

  • Detailed vegetation map of urban forests
    Detailed vegetation map of urban forests

    Detailed vegetation map of urban forests

  • Monitoring on long-term vegetation changes of urban forests and urban biodiversity
    Monitoring on long-term vegetation changes of urban forests and urban biodiversity

    Monitoring on long-term vegetation changes of urban forests and urban biodiversity

Improvement of urban forests function

Investigates Particulate Matter (PM) reduction mechanisms by species, selecting excellent tree species of PM reduction, and conducting an evaluation of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) emission traits in species units.

  • Selection for excellent tree species of PM reduction
    Selection for excellent tree species of PM reduction

    Selection for excellent tree species of PM reduction

  • Research on tree resistance to air pollutants
    Research on tree resistance to air pollutants

    Research on tree resistance to air pollutants

  • Evaluation of VOCs emission
    Evaluation of VOCs emission

    Evaluation of VOCs emission

Implementation and management of urban forests

conducting research on the effects of fine dust reduction and thermal disaster mitigation according to urban forest type and its application at the landscape level.

  • Fine dust reduction effect of urban forests
    Fine dust reduction effect of urban forests

    Fine dust reduction effect of urban forests

  • Thermal disaster mitigation effect of urban forests
    Thermal disaster mitigation effect of urban forests

    Thermal disaster mitigation effect of urban forests

  • Implementation and management of urban forests
    Implementation and management of urban forests

    Implementation and management of urban forests

Evaluation of urban forests value

Based on the research platform (aican.nifos.go.kr), monitoring of fine dust reduction effects and applying advanced smart technology of urban green infrastructure on developing Korean i-Tree evaluation model.

  • Monitoring-network-of-PM-in-Forests
    Monitoring-network-of-PM-in-Forests

    Monitoring-network-of-PM-in-Forests

  • AICAN(Asian Initiative for Clean Air Networks
    AICAN(Asian Initiative for Clean Air Networks

    AICAN(Asian Initiative for Clean Air Networks

  • Providing walking trails with good air quality
    Providing walking trails with good air quality

    Providing walking trails with good air quality

  • Developing evaluation module of Urban Forests value in Korea
    Developing evaluation module of Urban Forests value in Korea

    Developing evaluation module of Urban Forests value in Korea

Maintenance and enhancement of forest water resources

In order to secure sustainable clean water and create a healthy forest water environment in response to climate change and water scarcity.

  • Long term monitoring on forest water quantity and quality
    Long term monitoring on forest water quantity and quality

    Long term monitoring on forest water quantity and quality

  • Forest thinning site for forest water resources retention enhancement
    Forest thinning site for forest water resources retention enhancement

    Forest thinning site for forest water resources retention enhancement

  • Non point source pollution monitoring on disturbed forest land
    Non point source pollution monitoring on disturbed forest land

    Non point source pollution monitoring on disturbed forest land

Forest water information system establishment and flood safety reinforcement

In order to establish smart water information infrastructure conducting research on the advancement of intelligent forest water map, the establishment of forest water management platform and reinforcement of disaster safety response capabilities.

  • Structure of AI model in forest water map
    Structure of AI model in forest water map

    Structure of AI model in forest water map

  • Forest water map
    Forest water map

    Forest water map

  • Flash flood monitoring in forest watershed
    Flash flood monitoring in forest watershed

    Flash flood monitoring in forest watershed

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