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.

Forest Entomology and Pathology Division pursues science related to the forest environment by mitigating forest damages caused by diseases and insect pests.

Physiological & ecological studies and integrated management of pine wilt disease

Researches based on the fundamental studies of taxonomy and identification of pinewood nematode (causative organism) and ecological characteristics of pine sawyer beetle.

  • Pine wood nematode
    Pine wood nematode

    Pine wood nematode

  • Pine sawyer beetle
    Pine sawyer beetle

    Pine sawyer beetle

  • Damaged trees by pine wilt disease
    Damaged trees by pine wilt disease

    Damaged trees by pine wilt disease

Monitoring and prediction of major forest pests, invasive and sporadic pests

It conducts research to predict the cause and spread of forest pests, including new invasive and sporadic pests,

  • long-term monitoring for forest insect pests
    long-term monitoring for forest insect pests

    long-term monitoring for forest insect pests

  • long-term monitoring for forest insect pests
    long-term monitoring for forest insect pests

    long-term monitoring for forest insect pests

  • Predicting spring emergence of Monochamus alternatus
    Predicting spring emergence of Monochamus alternatus

    Predicting spring emergence of Monochamus alternatus

Monitoring and ecological characterization of tree diseases and insect pests in forests and urban areas

Our research projects include monitoring of diseases and insect pests occurring on trees in forests and urban areas, and investigation of ecological, physiological, molecular and taxonomic characteristics of important insect pests and diseases for the development of forecasting and diagnostic tools

  • Identification of fungal pathogens and diagnostic tools.
    Identification of fungal pathogens and diagnostic tools.

    Identification of fungal pathogens and diagnostic tools.

  • Identification of insect pests
    Identification of insect pests

    Identification of insect pests

  • Diagnostic tools
    Diagnostic tools

    Diagnostic tools

Research on integrated pest management for forest health and agroforestry products

Research projects include the development of scientific and organized pesticide management strategies.

  • Advancement of forest pests and diseases management
    Advancement of forest pests and diseases management

    Advancement of forest pests and diseases management

  • Investigation on forest insect pests and diseases
    Investigation on forest insect pests and diseases

    Investigation on forest insect pests and diseases

  • Tree trunk injections for fungicide
    Tree trunk injections for fungicide

    Tree trunk injections for fungicide

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