Restoration Project

Sungkyunkwan University - Geundeok-myeon

Restoration Objective:

The aim of this study was to Answering Scientific Questions, Improving Methodologies and enhance biodiversity.

Cause Of Decline:

The barren ground covers an average of 36.4% of rock surfaces on the Korean coasts, with the highest (51.2%) in the East Sea. The causes of this destruction of kelp forests differ between regions, ranging from overgrazing sea urchins and sedimentation to climate change.

Scientific Paper

SungKyunKwan University Ecology lab data (Gangwon-do Jangho Experiment Complex Sea Urchin Removal

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Organisation:

Sungkyunkwan University

Site Observations:

Observation Date

1st Oct 2017 – 1st Sep 2019

Action Summary:

Urchins were removed from sites, and E. bicyclis plants were transplanted with ropes. Urchin removals also included sea hare and gastropod removal.

Lessons Learned:

Kelp showed dramatic increases (especially in Sargassum species) then diversity increased later.

Project Outcomes:

Kelp showed dramatic increases (especially in Sargassum species) then diversity increased later.

Area of Restoration (In Square Metres)

500

Indicator Data:

Indicator:

Ending Value:

Starting Value:

Adult Kelp Density

1.4
/ m2
1
/ m2
Costings:
Cost Currency:USD