Material & Methods

Study area

The study has been conducted in Doline Wetland in Mungyeong city of South Korea. It is a protected area near the summit of the Gulbongsan mountain. It has been chosen to limit the effect of the human presence.

Sampling method

  • Data gathered from May 2023 to January 2024
  • 14 camera traps were placed around the area. The camera were set to be operational all day. They were programmed to take 2 minutes video with a time lapse of 30 seconds between consecutive activation following the detection of movement by the camera sensors.
  • The Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI), also called vegetation density was recorded using a drone and using online satellite pictures from EarthExplorer. The analysis of the satellite and drone data have been made on PIX4Dmapper and ArcGIS programs.
  • Other environmental data were gathered from the Korea Meteorological Administration and Camera