Characterization of Termite Inhabitation Environment on Wooden Cultural Heritages
목조문화재 흰개미 서식환경 특성 연구

Min Seok Seo, Chang Wook Jo, Soo Ji Kim, Young Hee Kim, Jin Young Hong, Jeung Min Lee, So Young Jeong
2015 Journal of Conservation Science  
Damages of wooden cultural heritages caused by various bio-species have been a trend that is increasing on climate change. The decay and bio-damage caused by microbial organisms or insect species are also known to factors of the shape changes and structural problems of wooden cultural heritages. There are so many phenomenons of damage and weathering in wooden cultural heritage for many years and particularly termite can threaten seriously wooden cultural heritage. We investigated with respect
more » ... ated with respect to internal and external environment and termite inhabitation around the wooden cultural heritage in Jeollanam-do, Jeollabuk-do, and Jeju-do. As this investigation results, we confirmed that there were the difference in between resident and non-resident about temperature, humidity, moisture contents of wooden building. Resident building is high temperature but humidity and moisture contents is low and these factors are sources of inhabitation condition change about insects as termites. Now we suggest to carry out in parallel to the target wooden cultural heritage and the surrounding habitat for wooden cultural heritage termite damage investigation. Also with the chemical control methods, we must consider necessary to present eco-friendly control management such as construction 388 | 보존과학회지 Vol.31, No.4, 2015 of heating facilities, residential status, periodic management.
doi:10.12654/jcs.2015.31.4.06 fatcat:ugjwt6udd5c3dfz6ipj4rgxyia