Lee Woo-Kyun, born 4 July, 1961 in the city of …, Republic of Korea. Undergraduate studies in Forestry at the Korea University, Department of Forestry (at the present time – Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, College of Science), with Bachelor of Agriculture (1987), MSc studies in Forestry at the Korea University, Graduate School of Forestry (at the present time – Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering), with MSc in Agriculture (1989), in the city of Seoul, Republic of Korea. PhD studies in Forestry at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Faculty of Forest Sciences and Forest Ecology, with PhD in Forestry (1993), in the city of Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany. PhD thesis: «Wachstums- und Ertragsmodelle für Pinus densiflora in der Kangwon-Provinz, Korea (Growth and yield model for Pinus densiflora in Kangwon-Province, Korea)», Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany, 1993 (in German with English abstract). Professor for the Department of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science, Director for BK 21+ Eco-Leader Education Center of Korea University, in the city of Seoul, Republic of Korea, visiting Professor for the YanBian University, College of Science, in the city of Yanji, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province, People's Republic of China. Member of a various professional academic societies. Appointed as the President (2017) of the Korean Society of Climate Change Research (KSCC), after served as the head of International Affair Committee in the KSCC, and the President of Korean Society of Forest Management Information (2015-2017), and an executive member of the committee of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) of Korea (2016 – present). Specialist in forest management planning, which includes stand-level and regional forest management planning and Decision Support System (DSS) in forest management planning. Research interests in forest growth and yield modelling and application of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) in forest management planning, which factors in spatial components when modelling tree growth, and RS-Application for forest inventory and monitoring and forest environment management. Performed extensive analysis on impact assessment of Climate Change and developed adaptation plans for Climate Change in Korea. Research interests and subjects are also linked to the sustainability of Mid-Latitude Ecotone and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) focusing on forests. Author and co-author of more than 100 scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals. Some of them: «A study on the improvement of evaluation system for implementation of national forest management» In «J. Kor. For. Soc.», 2015 (in Korean with English abstract); «Estimating carbon dynamics in forest carbon pools under IPCC standards in South Korea using CBM-CFS3» In «iForest. Biogeosciences and Forestry», 2016; «Estimation of voxel-based above-ground biomass using airborne LiDAR data in an intact tropical rain forest, Brunei» In «Forests», 2016; «Detecting individual tree position and height using airborne LiDAR data in Chollipo arboretum, South Korea» In «Terrest., Atmosph. Ocean. Sci. J.», 2016; «Selecting and applying quantification models for ecosystem services to forest ecosystems in South Korea» In «J. For. Res.», 2016; «Individual radial growth model for uneven-aged mixed oak forests in central Korea» In «Forstarchiv», 2016; «The relationship between stand mean DBH and temperature at a watershed scale: the case of Andong-dam basin» In «Kor. J. Agr. For. Meteorol.», 2016; «Spatial assessment of ecosystem functions and services for air purification of forests in South Korea» In «Environ. Sci. & Policy», 2016; «Estimation of future carbon budget with climate change and reforestation scenario in North Korea» In «Advances in Space Res.», 2016; «Assessing vulnerability of forests to climate change in South Korea» In «J. For. Res.», 2016; «Assessment of land cover change and desertification using remote sensing technology in a local region of Mongolia» In «Advances in Space Res.», 2016; «Development on crop yield forecasting model for major vegetable crops using meteorological information of main production area» In «J. Climate Change Res.», 2016; «Correlation between desertification and environmental variables using remote sensing techniques in Hogno Khaan, Mongolia» In «Sustainability», 2017; «Application of CASI hyperspectral image to analysis of the distribution of hydrogen-fluoride-damaged vegetation in Gumi, Korea» In «J. Indian Soc. Rem. Sens.», 2017; «Modeling stand-level mortality based on maximum stem number and seasonal temperature» In «For. Ecol. Manag.», 2017;
Papers in Scopus – 81
Total Scopus citations – 567; Scopus Hirsh index – 13.
Total Web of Science Core Collection citations – 313;
Web of Science Core Collection Hirsh index – 10.