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Field Site Requirements

TERRECO study sites have been selected:

  • to examine the role of small catchments with differing land use in terms of their contributions of polluted water to a major water reservoir,
  • to test the validity of landscape models for production, water yield and water quality along environmental gradients and with intensification of agricultural land use,
  • to achieve better coupling of atmospheric, hydrological, biogeochemical and biotic processes in our landscape level models,
  • to develop robust descriptions of ecosystem processes applicable over a broad range of climate regimes, and
  • to predict human response to global change and decision making at both local and regional scales in Korea that leads to changes in land use and derived ecosystem services.


The main site for initial field studies is the Soyang Lake watershed adjacent to the Demilitarized Zone and east of Seoul in Central Korea. In this region, monitoring of multiple small catchments has been carried out and inflow to the Soyang Lake Reservoir has been documented. The Haean-Myun Catchment acts as a “super-site” study of coupled processes, while the additional monitored basins of the watershed support landscape model testing and calibration. Additional sites have been identified for methods development and development of extrapolation capacity.


Haean catchment in winter
Haean catchment in winter
Haean catchment in winter
Haean catchment - winter birds 
DMZ - inner Korean border
DMZ - inner Korean border
DMZ - innter Korean border
Haean catchment in June 2010_1
Haean catchment in June 2010_2
Haean catchment in June 2010_3




last modified 2010-11-24