Investigation of Arthropod Communities of Facade Greenery Zones in Seoul

서울시내 벽면녹화에 따른 절지동물상 조사

  • Lee, Eun-Heui (Division of Natural Science, Seoul Women's University) ;
  • Chang, Ha-Kyung (Dept. of Horticultural Science, The Graduate School of Seoul Women's University) ;
  • Jin, Young-Hun (Dept. of Biology, The Graduate School of Seoul Women's University)
  • 이은희 (서울여자대학교 자연과학부) ;
  • 장하경 (서울여자대학교 대학원 원예학과) ;
  • 진영헌 (서울여자대학교 대학원 생물학과)
  • Received : 2000.11.17
  • Published : 2000.12.31

Abstract

Facade Greenery requires little earth and, because it grows vertically, it provides a lot of bio-mass. Facade greenery cannot replace areas such as parks, but it can act as a supplement, particularly in providing a greater degree of nature in our cities. The purpose of this paper is to promote the spread of facade greenery in order to improve the ecological worth of cities. But there is no basic data about fauna in Facade Greenery Zones. Thus for the first time this research investigates what kind of invertebrate communities exist in Facade Greenery Zones. To study the fauna in a facade greenery zone, three sites (Ewha-dong, Kongnung-dong, Daechi-dong) have been selected as representative facade greenery zones in Seoul and 9 plots ($0.5m{\times}0.5m$) were set up. Thirty seven species in 28 families in 10 orders were observed at Ewha-dong, 27 Species in 14 Families in 9 Orders were found at Kongnung-dong, 34 Species in 17 Families 10 in Orders were observed at Daechi-dong. From the investigations (October 3, 1998 and August 25, 1999), a high species diversity in facade greenery zones was proved with low dominance indices, and high diversity indices of the investigated sites. This study shows that facade greenery zone may be habitable space for invertebrates.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 서울여자대학교