Ecological research site of Mt. Halla San - Korea (the Republic of)
Ecological research site of Mt. Halla San
Mt. Halla San
Korea (the Republic of)
Flora and phenology
impacts of typhoon
Mt Halla San is in Jeju Island, the only volcanic subtropical island, in South Korea. Every year the island is hit by several typhoons. It has shaped unique environmental characteristics and biodiversity. In addition the mountain is one of the most popular vacation sites with growing ecological concern.
General Characteristics, Purpose, History
Recent climate change makes typhoon slow and stronger. Since the mountain is hit by typhoons, their impacts on biodiversity and environments should be monitored in the perspective of climate change. We set up an AWS last year on the southern wall near the top of the mountain. From the AWS, weather data are automatically transfered to NIE. Based on the data, we perform phenological research. Sage plant is particularly problematic in the mountain covering about 80% of the mountain. Therefore we study the impact of the plant on the vegetation and nutrient cycling.
In 2016, we applied for building AWS . In 2017, we obtained permission to build it. As of 2018, we have conducted pilot tests. It will be fully operational as of 2019.