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A Study on Ecological Evaluation of Habitat Suitability Index using GIS - With a case study of Prionailurus bengalensis in Samjang-Sanchung Road Construction -

  • Journal of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Abbr : J EIA
  • 2012, 21(5), pp.801-811
  • Publisher : Korean Society Of Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Research Area : Engineering > Environmental Engineering

Lee, Sang-Don ORD ID 1 Kwon, Ji-hye 1 김아람 1 정지향 1

1이화여자대학교

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ABSTRACT

For biodiversity conservation, Biological Impact Assessment is very important. The focus of the study is to enhance efficient Environment Impact Assessment(EIA) based on collecting existing information of endangered species covering the status survey, estimation of effects and reducing methods. Habitat Suitability Index(HSI) can be applicable to Ecological Impact Assessment and finding various reducing methods based on estimating effects. For this study, the EIA report of Samjang - Sanchung highway construction was chosen as an example and Prionailurus bengalensis euptilura as an endangered species was chosen to assess the ecosystem impact on road construction. Water, road, ground coverage, slope, altitude as variables of habitat were weighted and final HSI map was calculated using Arc map and Arc view. Through comparing of before and after HSI, quantitative estimating on effects was possible to minimize impact of road construction to wildlife habitat.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.