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Change of Butterfly Communities After Clear Cutting in Gwangneung Forest

광릉숲에서 개벌 후 나비군집의 변화

  • Lee, Cheol Min (Division of Forest Ecology, Korea Forest Research Institute) ;
  • Kwon, Tae-Sung (Division of Forest Insect Pests and Diseases, Korea Forest Research Institute)
  • 이철민 (국립산림과학원 산림생태연구과) ;
  • 권태성 (국립산림과학원 산림병해충연구과)
  • Received : 2014.07.18
  • Accepted : 2014.10.01
  • Published : 2014.12.01

Abstract

This study was carried out to clarify the change of butterfly community after clear cutting. Butterfly survey was conducted in clear cutting area, forest road, and forest using line transect method from May to November in 2011. A total of 32 species and 398 individuals of butterflies were observed. Abundance of food niche breadth and habitat type was significantly higher in clear cutting area than in forest. Estimated species richness and species diversity were significantly higher in clear cutting area than in forest. In clear cutting area, Leptidea amurensis and Argynnis niobe, vulnerable species, were abundant. This result suggests that grasslands formed by clear cutting play an important role to increase butterfly diversity in forest ecosystem.

Acknowledgement

Grant : 지구환경변화에 대응한 장기생태연구

Supported by : 국립산림과학원

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