Uses of GBIF in scientific research

Peer-reviewed research citing GBIF as a data source, with at least one author from Korea, Republic of.
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List of publications

  • Forsyth R, Maunder J, McAlpine D, Noseworthy R (2016)

    Distributional Status of an Introduced Land Snail Discus rotundatus (Rotund Disc, Mollusca: Discidae) in Canada

    The Canadian Field-Naturalist 130(3) 236-247.

    First collected in North America in 1937 on the Avalon Peninsula of the Island of Newfoundland, the introduced, primarily European land snail, Discus rotundatus , has now been recorded from the Island of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario, and British Columbia. We review all known records from Canada, demonstrate that D. rotundatus is more widespread than was previously recognized on the Island of Newfoundland, and report the first record from New Brunswick.

    Keywords: Discus rotundatus, Introduction, Mollusca, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, biogeography, gastropod, new provincial record, terrestrial snail

  • Jung J, Lee W, Jung S (2016)

    Insect distribution in response to climate change based on a model: Review of function and use of CLIMEX

    Entomological Research.

    The significant dependence of agricultural productivity on pest control requires pest distribution predictions at an early stage of pest invasion. Because pest cycles are critically affected by climate, climate is one of the most important factors for predicting an invasive pest. CLIMEX is a highly effective tool that can predict potential geographical species distributions, and test the regional suitability for a target species' habitat based on data including climate change scenarios. CLIMEX has been recently used in Europe, North America, China and Australia, among others. However, for modeling species distributions in Korea, the use of the model has been limited to date. This study aimed to first introduce the function and application of CLIMEX by reviewing important studies using this model. Second, we investigated previous studies using the model simulation to demonstrate the practical applicability of CLIMEX for the agricultural sector, and its use in forecasting.

    Keywords: CLIMEX, climate change, pest inhabitation, potential distribution, predictive modeling

  • Chung M, López-Pujol J, Chung J, Kim K, Park S, Chung M (2015)

    Polyploidy in Lilium lancifolium: Evidence of autotriploidy and no niche divergence between diploid and triploid cytotypes in their native ranges

    Flora - Morphology, Distribution, Functional Ecology of Plants 213 57-68.

    Lilium lancifolium, the tiger lily, constitutes a polyploid complex with both diploids (reproduced by seeds and bulbils) and triploids (propagated exclusively via bulbils). An autopolyploid origin for the triploid forms has been previously suggested based on classical cytogenetics, chromosome mapping techniques, ecological data, and geographic distribution in their native range (Korea and the Japanese Tsushima Island). Using 13 allozyme loci, we comparatively assessed clonal structure and levels of genetic diversity in four diploid and 11 triploid populations in South Korea to test the autopolyploid origin of the triploid cytotype and to infer which seedling recruitment strategy is operating within the diploid populations. We also employed ecological niche modeling and multivariate analysis to determine whether triploids of L. lancifolium occupy different and broader niches to those of diploids in Korea and Tsushima Island. The diploids harbored higher levels of within-population genetic diversity than triploids, and allele profiles found in triploids were exactly subsets of those in diploids. Repeated seedling recruitment was inferred for the diploids, whereas all the studied triploid populations were monoclonal since there is no seedling (sexual) recruitment. Although we found no niche divergence between cytotypes of L. lancifolium, the triploids have a broader niche breadth. Genetic data further confirm the autotriploid origin of L. lancifolium, and the lack of a clear, strong evidence for niche divergence between cytotypes of L. lancifolium supports the view that ecological differentiation is not a pre-requisite for the establishment of new polyploid lineages.

    Keywords: Clonal diversity, Conservation, Diploids, Ecological niche modeling (ENM), Genetic diversity, Lilium lancifolium, MaxEnt, Origin, Triploids

  • Kim T, Han Y, Jeong J, Kim Y, Kwon O, Cho Y (2015)

    Changes in Biston robustum and Camellia japonica distributions, according to climate change predictions in South Korea

    Journal of Ecology and Environment 38(3) 327-334.

    We investigated the current and potential spatial distributions and habitable areas of Biston robustum and Camellia japonica in South Korea in order to provide useful data for the conservation of C. japonica and minimize the damage caused by B. robustum. It was predicted that, by 2070, although B. robustum would be widely distributed throughout the Korean Peninsula, except for the western and eastern coastal areas, it would be narrowly distributed along the Sokcho-si and Goseong-gun coastlines in Gangwon Province. C. japonica is currently located along the southern coastline but its critical habitable area is predicted to gradually disappear by 2070. Assessment of the potential distribution probabilities of B. robustum and C. japonica revealed that the area under the curve (AUC) values were 0.995 and 0.991, respectively, which indicate high precision and applicability of the model. Major factors influencing the potential distribution of B. robustum included precipitation of wettest quarter and annual precipitation (BIO16 and BIO12), whereas annual mean temperature and mean temperature of wettest quarter (BIO1 and BIO8) were important variables for explaining C. japonica distribution. Overlapping areas of B. robustum and C. japonica were , , and for the current, 2050-predicted, and 2070-predicted conditions, respectively, clearly showing a dramatic decrease in area. Although it is predicted that B. robustum would cause continuous damage to C. japonica in the southern part of the Korean Peninsula, such impacts might diminish over time and become negligible in the future.

    Keywords: Biston robustum, Camellia japonica, MaxEnt, climate change, species conservation

  • 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 et al. (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