Gwangneung Experimental Forest - Korea (the Republic of)
Gwangneung Experimental Forest
Korea (the Republic of)
Parent Site Name
The GEF (37° 44" 39' N, 127° 9" 22' E) is a well-preserved forest located in the central temperate forest sub zone of Gyeonggi-do, Korea. It has been managed since the Joseon Dynasty, and public access to this area is currently controlled for the purpose of preserving the experimental forest. The long-term (1981-2010) annual mean temperature and precipitation of this site were 11.5 °C and 1438.2 mm. The dominant woody plants are Quercus serrata, Carpinus laxiflora, Quercus mongolica, Cornus controversa, and Pinus koraiensis in GEF. A multidisciplinary, collaborative research is being carried out at GEF. In addition, it was officially registered with the internal and external flux research networks (KoFlux, FluxNet, and AsiaFlux), and was therefore called Super Site.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
The purpose of site is to understand the structure and function of forest ecosystems by long-term monitoring.
Affiliation and Network Specific Information