A Study on International Cooperation for Map the Distribution of Seagrss Beds on the Northwest Pacific Coast: A case study on the South Coast of Korea

Title
A Study on International Cooperation for Map the Distribution of Seagrss Beds on the Northwest Pacific Coast: A case study on the South Coast of Korea
Author(s)
김근용; 최종국; Genki Terauchi; Dingtian Yang; Vasily Zharikov; 유주형
KIOST Author(s)
Kim, Keunyong(김근용)Choi, Jong Kuk(최종국)Ryu, Joo Hyung(유주형)
Publication Year
2019-08-19
Abstract
Seagrass beds are provide important ecological functions and ecosystem services in coastal ecosystems. Recently, it has been reported that much seagrass beds are decreasing around the world due to coastal development, landfill and climate change. Nevertheless, the Northwest Pacific, including Korea, lacks even accurate distribution information on seagrass beds. To understand the information on their distribution and threats, the monitoring study was conducted in the NOWPAP (Nowthwest Pacific Action Plan) region, which include South Korea, Japan, China and Russian Far East. In particular, long-term changes of seagrass beds on the south coast of Korea were investigated using remote sensing. From the review of the literature, ten species of seagrasses reported in the NOWPAP region, and 6 species were listed on the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) Red List of Threatened Species. According to an analysis of the long-term distribution changes of seagrass beds on the southern coast of Korea, there has been no significant change in the areal extent and distribution pattern in the past two decades. However, it has been found that most of the seagrass habitat die-off since the typhoon passed in 2012. Despite various changes in the marine environment, such as water temperature, daylight hour and precipitation, no dramatic changes are observed in the area of the seagrass habitat, which seems to be quite resi
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/22535
Bibliographic Citation
2019 Society of Wetland Scientists-Asia Chapet and Korean Wetlands Society Joint Meeting, pp.79, 2019
Publisher
한국습지학회
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
한국습지학회
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Research Interests

Coastal Remote Sensing,RS based Marine Surveillance System,GOCI Series Operation,연안 원격탐사,원격탐사기반 해양감시,천리안해양관측위성 운영

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