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Island-Biogeographical Characteristics of Naturalized Plant in Jeollanamdo Islands

KIMHYUNHEE 1 Kim Dabin 2 전철현 3 Chan-Soo Kim 3 KONG Wooseok 4

1경희대학교 기초과학연구소
2경희대학교 지리학과
3국립산림과학원 난대아열대산림연구소
4경희대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study analyzed the status of the naturalized plants in islands in Jeollanamdo from an island biogeographic perspective. As a result of a floristic analysis at 47 inhabited islands and 194 uninhabited islands, 30 families and 134 species naturalized plants are reported. The most commonly occurring naturalized plant from 141 islands was Rumex crispus. The average number of naturalized plants by islands is 20.6 species (±14.22) at the inhabited islands and 3.7 species (±3.89) at the uninhabited islands. Presence of fifty nine naturalized species at Geumodo in Yeosu-si is the largest in number. The naturalization ratio, which is the ratio of naturalized plants to native plants, is 7.66% (±3.96) in the inhabitable islands and 4.97% (±3.70) in the uninhabitable islands. The naturalization ratio among islands of the West Sea in Jeollanam-do is 5.92% (±4.49), and it is higher than 4.96% (±2.15) in islands in the South Sea. Especially, the naturalization ratio at the inhabitable islands, i.e., 8.39% (±4.37) at the islands of the West Sea is higher than 5.80% (±1.41) at islands in the South Sea. The naturalization ratio of naturalized plants at the islands shows positive correlation with the size of the island (r=0.412, p<0.01), but the correlations with distance from the mainland and altitude above sea level are not significant. Eight ecosystem disturbing species designated by law are reported, and each species shows distinct distributional ranges. The regional differences in the number of naturalized plant species seem to be a result of the complex reflection of natural and human environmental factors, such as the degree of traffic between mainland and islands, degree of cultivation activities, along with the physical environmental differences. Since islands have limited habitats and resources, islands could be more vulnerable to the incoming species from outside, and environmental changes than mainland. Therefore, continuous monitoring and management against the naturalized plants in islands are needed.

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