Fish Biodiversity Monitoring in Rivers of South Korea

  • Ju-Duk Yoon
  • Min-Ho Jang
  • Hyun-Woo Kim
  • Gea-Jae Joo
Part of the Ecological Research Monographs book series (ECOLOGICAL)


During past three decades, high growth and industrialization have brought increasing development and utilization of stream catchments. As a result, the structure and functions of rivers and streams have been physically, chemically, and biologically changed in South Korea (Joo et al. 1997). Recently, rising interest in stream ecosystems has triggered an increasing amount of research, especially in defining the relations between biological organisms and water pollution. However, the overall understanding and evaluation of stream ecosystems using interdisciplinary fields (e.g., geology, physics, chemistry, biology) is relatively difficult because of structural and functional characteristics of the stream ecosystem.


Freshwater Fish Exotic Species Korean Peninsula Stream Ecosystem Fish Distribution 
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The Korea National Long Term Ecological Research Project (2006–2010) from the Ministry of the Environment supported this research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ju-Duk Yoon
    • 1
  • Min-Ho Jang
    • 2
  • Hyun-Woo Kim
    • 3
  • Gea-Jae Joo
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesPusan National UniversityBusanSouth Korea
  2. 2.Department of Biology EducationKongju National UniversityGongjuSouth Korea
  3. 3.Department of Environmental EducationSunchon National UniversitySuncheonSouth Korea

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