Uses of GBIF in scientific research

Peer-reviewed research citing GBIF as a data source, with at least one author from Korea, Republic of.
Extracted from the Mendeley GBIF Public Library.

List of publications

  • Kwon, O., Oh, C., 2015.

    Naturalization of landscaping woody plant, Magnolia obovata potentially invasive species

    Journal of Mountain Science 12(1) 30-38.

    Magnolia obovata, a tree species native to Japan, is a traditional landscaping tree that has also been introduced to various countries. M. obovata individuals have recently emerged in non-planting areas in Korea, prompting us to investigate its distribution by establishing Dosolsan in an urban forest of Daejeon City as the target site. In order to determine its naturalization, the study explored the status of population growth by examining the diameter at breast height of the individuals, and diameter diminution quotient was calculated. Cores of the trees were collected, and the age distribution was estimated by regression analysis. Reproduction possibility was analyzed by verifying the flower-blooming and fruit-bearing. Spontaneous colonization was investigated in the other potential sites which have different location and environment, respectively. The diameter distribution showed a reverse J-shaped curve, and the diminution quotient was >1.8. The population was composed of different generations, thus confirming the growth of the population. The distributed M. obovata grew and flowered normally, and followed a normal life cycle. The same phenomenon was observed in other planting areas, residual forests in urban or rural areas, alluvial islands, and mountain forests. The continuous spread of M. obovata in new ecosystems may be attributable to its long-term distribution by birds, relatively fast growth, and maturity time. Investigations on the naturalization and spread of M. obovata in Korea, as well as in various countries, are warranted.

    Keywords: Diameter distribution, Diminution quotient, Invasive plant, Magnolia obovata, Naturalized plant

  • Hannah, L., Ikegami, M., Hole, D., Seo, C., Butchart, S., Peterson, A., Roehrdanz, P., 2013.

    Global Climate Change Adaptation Priorities for Biodiversity and Food Security

    PLoS ONE 8(8) e72590.

    International policy is placing increasing emphasis on adaptation to climate change, including the allocation of new funds to assist adaptation efforts. Climate change adaptation funding may be most effective where it meets integrated goals, but global geographic priorities based on multiple development and ecological criteria are not well characterized. Here we show that human and natural adaptation needs related to maintaining agricultural productivity and ecosystem integrity intersect in ten major areas globally, providing a coherent set of international priorities for adaptation funding. An additional seven regional areas are identified as worthy of additional study. The priority areas are locations where changes in crop suitability affecting impoverished farmers intersect with changes in ranges of restricted-range species. Agreement among multiple climate models and emissions scenarios suggests that these priorities are robust. Adaptation funding directed to these areas could simultaneously address multiple international policy goals, including poverty reduction, protecting agricultural production and safeguarding ecosystem services.

    Keywords: Diameter distribution, Diminution quotient, Invasive plant, Magnolia obovata, Naturalized plant

  • Nam, B., Kim, J., Shin, C., 2013.

    Assessment of genetic diversity and distance of three Cicuta virosa populations in South Korea

    Journal of Ecology and Environment 36(3) 205-210.

    Keywords: RAPD, ecotype, genetic distance, water hemlock

  • Hosoya, T., Zhao, Y., Han, J., Saito, Y., Kakishima, M., 2012.

    Enumeration of Remarkable Japanese Discomycetes (6): Notes on Two Inoperculate Discomycetes new to Japan and One Operculate Discomycete

    Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science: series B 38(4) 139-146.

    Three remarkable discomycetes (two inoperculate and one operculate) are described and illustrated: Hymenoscyphus immutabilis (Helotiaceae, Helotiales), Lachnum rachidicola (Lachnaceae, Helotiales) and Sphaerosporella brunnea (Pyronemataceae, Pezizales). The first two species are documented for the first time in Japan. Detailed microscopic description is provided for Sphaerosporella brunnea for the first time for Japanese material.

    Keywords: hymenoscyphus immutabilis, lachnum rachidicola, mycobiota, sphaerosporella