Dong-Gill Kim

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Dong-Gill Kim

Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, 
Hawassa University, PO Box 128, Shashemene, Ethiopia



LECTURES

Biobased Carbon Mitigation
Rural Livelihood and Climate Change Adaptation
Energy Dynamics in Climate Change

Climate, Energy and Development
Research methods and scientific paper writing
Seminar




RESEARCH INTERESTS 

Nutrient cycles in terrestrial ecosystem
Soil greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, CH4) emission
Soil carbon sequestration
Climate change
Agroforestry systems
Riparian buffer system
Watershed management
Biogeochemistry


RESEARCH QUESTIONS (Please click the title for detail information)





EDUCATION


2000 - 2002 Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. M.S., February 2002. Environmental Science
Advisor: Dr. Dowon Lee

1992 - 1998 Daejon University, Daejeon, Korea. B.S., February 1998. Environmental Engineering




PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Technical University Dresden, Germany
2014 June - August    Visiting researcher/guest lecturer


Wondo Genet College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Hawassa University, Ethiopia
2012  - Present   Assistant Professor in Environmental Science
 
Global Change Processes, Landcare Research, New Zealand
2010- 2012  Post-doc researcher
Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions and mitigation strategies in managed grassland

Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, University College Cork, Ireland


Department of Natural Resources Ecology and Management, Iowa State University, Iowa, USA
Conducted 2 projects 1)Emission of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide (N2O) from riparian forest buffers, warm-season and cool-season grass filters and crop fields 2)The effect of harvesting trees, shrubs and native grasses on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gases CO2, N2O and CH4 flux in riparian buffers designed to provide biomass for biofuel production.


Institute of Environmental Planning, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. 
2002 - 2003 Research Associate.
Participated in the development of terrestrial carbon flux observation technology for the Korean peninsula.


1999 - 2000 Research Assistant.
Environmental impact of the Sae Man Gum Reclamation Project, including evaluation of constructed wetlands.



FUNDED GRANTS


Supporting EU-African Cooperation on Research Infrastructures for Food Security and Greenhouse Gas Observations (2017-2019), EUROPEAN COMMISSION Horizon 2020.

Capacity Building in Climate Smart Agriculture and Ecological Sanitation in Ethiopia (2017-2020), German Ministry of Education.

Minimizing Farming Impacts on Climate Change by Enhancing Carbon and Nitrogen Capture and Storage in Agro-Ecosystems (2014-2017), International Atomic Energy Agency.

Linking biodiversity, productivity and climate change adaptation & mitigation (2014-2015), SSEESS Research Links Programme.

SUTROFOR Erasmus Mundus Scholar Scholarship (2014), EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Thematic PhD course for Innovative Doctoral Education for Food Security (2013-2014), Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.

Ecologist in Africa Research Grant (2013), British Ecological Society, UK.

Landcare Research, Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Research. 2012-2013. The effect of nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide (DCD) on pasture yields, nitrous oxide emissions and nitrogen leaching losses

Hawassa University, Research and Development Program. 2012-2013. Net gain of soil carbon in indigenous Ethiopian home gardens to maintain sustainability and mitigate global climate change.

Hawassa University, Research and Development Program. 2012-2013. Impact of forest fire on carbon loss in Wondo Genet sub-catchment, Southern Ethiopia.

Hawassa University, Research and Development Program. 2012-2013. The effect of topographic characteristics and vegetation density and biodiversity on soil organic carbon stocks in natural forest, Wondo Genet, Southern Ethiopia.

USDA-SARE Graduate Student Grant Program. 2006-2007. Emission of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from riparian forest buffers, warm-season and cool-season grass filters, and crop fields.

University of Iowa, Center for Global and Regional Environmental Research Seed Grant Program. 2007-2008. The effect of harvesting trees, shrubs and native grasses on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gases CO2, N2O and CH4 flux in riparian buffers designed to provide biomass for biofuel production.



PUBLICATIONS

• Refereed Journal

[31] Kim, D.-G., Giltrap, D., 2017. Determining optimum nitrogen input rate and optimum yield-scaled nitrous oxide emissions: Theory, field observations, usage, and limitations. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 247, 371-378. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.07.003.
[30] Wainkwa Chia, R., Kim, D.-G., Yimer, F. 2017. Can afforestation with Cupressus lusitanica restore soil C and N stocks depleted by crop cultivation to levels observed under native systems?. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 242: 67-75. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2017.03.023

[29] Kim, D.-G., A.D. Thomas, D. Pelster, T.S. Rosenstock, A. Sanz-Cobena. 2016. Greenhouse gas emissions in natural and agricultural lands in Africa: summary of available data and suggestions for future studies.  Biogeosciences, 13, 4789-4809, http://www.biogeosciences.net/13/4789/2016/
doi:10.5194/bg-13-4789-2016


[28] Kim, D.-G., H. Taddese, A. Belay, R. Kolka. 2016. The impact of traditional fire management on soil carbon and nitrogen pools in a montane forest, Southern Ethiopia, International Journal of Wildland Fire.  25, 1110-1116, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WF16022


[27] Kim, D.-G., M.U.F. Kirschbaumb, Tracy L. Beedy. 2016. Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in agroforestry: summary of available data and suggestion for future studies. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 226: 65-78.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2016.04.011


[26] Zhou, F., Ciais, P., Hayashi, K., Galloway, J.N., Kim, D.-G., Yang, C., Li, S., Liu, B., Shang, Z., Gao, S., 2015. Re-estimating NH3 emissions from Chinese cropland by a new nonlinear model. Environmental Science and Technology. 50: 564-572. doi: 10.1021/acs.est.5b03156

[25] Kim, D.-G., B. Terefe, S. Girma, H. Kedir, N. Morkie , T. M. Woldie. 2015. Conversion of home garden agroforestry to crop fields reduced soil carbon and nitrogen stocks in Southern Ethiopia. Agroforestry Systems, 90: 251-264.


[24] Kim, D.-G., M. U. F. Kirschbaum. 2015. The effect of land-use change on the net exchange rates of greenhouse gases: a compilation of estimates. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 208: 114-126. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2015.04.026

[23] Kim, D.-G., M. U. F. Kirschbaum. 2014. The effect of land-use change on the net exchange rates of greenhouse gases: a meta-analytical approach. Biogeosciences Discuss., 11, 1053–1095. doi:10.5194/bgd-11-1053-2014


[22] Beedy, T.L., G. Nyamadzawo, E. Luedeling, D.-G. Kim, F. Place, K. Hadgu. 2014. Agroforestry for Small Landholders of Eastern and Southern Africa. Managing Soils of Smallholder Agriculture, Rattan Lal and B.A. Stewart, editors, Taylor and Francis. pp. 237-275


[21] Kim, D.-G., Giltrap DL, Saggar S, Hanly JA. 2014. Field studies assessing the effect of DCD on pasture yields, N2O emissions and N-leaching in the Manawatu. New Zealand Journal of Agricultural Research. 57: 271-293. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00288233.2013.855244


[20] Kim, D.-G., Rafique, R., Leahy, P., Cochrane, M., Kiely, G. 2014. Estimating the impact of changing fertilizer application rate, land use, and climate on nitrous oxide emissions in Irish grasslands. Plant and Soil. 374: 55-71. doi:10.1007/s11104-013-1862-2.


[19] Kim, D.-G., Giltrap, D., Hernandez-Ramirez, G.2013. Erratum to: Background nitrous oxide emissions in agricultural and natural lands: a meta-analysis. Plant and Soil. 373: 1007-1008. doi: 10.1007/s11104-11013-11883-x.


[18] Kim, D.-G., Hernandez-Ramirez, G., Donna, G. 2013. Background nitrous oxide emissions in agricultural and natural lands: a meta-analysis. Plant and Soil. 373: 17-30. doi: 10.1007/s11104-013-1762-5. 


[17] Kim, D.-G., Hernandez-Ramirez, G., Donna, G. 2013. Linear and nonlinear dependency of direct nitrous oxide emissions on fertilizer nitrogen input: A meta-analysis. Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment. 168: 53-65, doi:10.1016/j.agee.2012.02.021


[16] Saggar S, N Jha, J Deslippe, NS Bolan, J Luo, DL Giltrap, D-G Kim, M Zaman and RW Tillman. 2013. Denitrification and N2O:N2 production in temperate grasslands: processes, measurements, modelling and mitigating negative impacts.  Science of the Total Environment. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.11.050


[15] Saggar S, Singh J, Giltrap D L, Zaman M, Luo J, Rollo M, Kim D-G, Rys G, van der Weerden T J, 2012. Use of urease inhibitors in reducing ammonia emissions from fertiliser urea and animal urine in grazed pastures: an approach to quantifying emission reductions for the New Zealand agriculture inventory. Science of the Total Environment. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2012.07.088


[14] Kim, D.-G., Giltrap, D.  P., Saggar, S., Palmada, T., Berben, P., Drysdale D., 2012. Fate of the nitrification inhibitor, dicyandiamide (DCD) sprayed on a grazed pasture: effect of rate and time of application. Soil Research, 50: 337-347, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/SR12069.


[13] Kim, D.-G., Roudier, P., Saggar, S., 2012. The effect of nitrification inhibitor on soil ammonia emission: A meta-analysis. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 93: 51-64. doi: 10.1007/s10705-012-9498-9


[12] Kim, D.-G., 2012. Estimation of net gain of soil carbon in a nitrogen-fixing tree and crop intercropping system in sub-Saharan Africa: results from re-examining a study. Agroforestry Systems, 86: 175-184. doi:10.1007/s10457-011-9477-1


[11] Kim, D.-G., Vargas, R., Bond-Lamberty, B., and Turetsky, M. R.2012. Effects of soil rewetting and thawing on soil gas fluxes: a review of current literature and suggestions for future research, Biogeosciences, 9: 2459-2483, doi:10.5194/bg-9-2459-2012


[10] Kim, D.-G. 2011. Soil greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. In: Ecological Society of Korea (Eds.), Ecosystems and Climate Change, Geobook, Seoul, Korea. pp. 50-53 (in Korean)


[9] Saggar, S., Luo, J., Kim, D.-G., Jha, N., 2011, Intensification in pastoral farming: impacts on soil attributes and gaseous emissions. In: B. P. Singh, A. Cowie and Y. Chan (Eds.), Soil Health and Climate Change (Soil Biology Series).  Springer-Verlag. pp. 207-236.


[8] Kim, D.-G., Mishurov, M., and Kiely, G. 2010. Effect of increased N use and drought on N2O emission in a fertilized grassland. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems 88: 397-410. doi: 10.1007/s10705-010-9365-5 


[7] Kim, D.-G., J. H. Park, H. J. Kang, and D. Lee. 2010. Removal of nitrogen and phosphorus from effluent of a secondary wastewater treatment plant using a pond-marsh wetland system. Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 214: 37-47. doi: 10.1007/s11270-010-0399-8


[6] Kim, D.-G., S. Mu, S. Kang, and D. Lee. 2010. Factors controlling soil CO2 effluxes and the effects of rewetting on effluxes in adjacent deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests in Korea. Soil Biology and Biochemistry 42: 576-585. doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2009.12.005 


[5] Kim, D.-G., Isenhart, T. M., Parkin, T. B., Schultz, R. C., Loynachan, T. E., and Raich, J. W. 2009. Nitrous oxide emissions from riparian forest buffers, warm-season and cool-season grass filters, and crop fields, Biogeosciences Discuss., 6, 607-650, 2009. doi:10.5194/bgd-6-607-2009 


[4] Kim, D.-G., Isenhart, T. M., Parkin, T. B., Schultz, R. C., and Loynachan, T. E. 2009. Nitrate and dissolved nitrous oxide in groundwater within cropped fields and riparian buffers, Biogeosciences Discuss., 6, 651-685, 2009. doi:10.5194/bgd-6-651-2009 


[3] Kim, D.-G., Schultz, R.C., Isenhart, T.M., Parkin, T.B., Loynachan, T.E. 2009. Methane Flux in Cropland and Adjacent Riparian Buffers with Different Vegetation Covers, Journal of Environmental Quality 39, 97-105. doi: 10.2134/jeq2008.0408 


[2] Kim, D.-G. 2008. Can South-Korea’s canal project reduce greenhouse gas emission?. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. Vol. 6, No. 7, pp. 355-355. doi: 10.1890/1540-9295(2008)6[355a:CSKCPR]2.0.CO;2

 
[1] Chae, N., J. Kim, D.-G. Lee, R.-H. Kim, J. Ban, and Y. Son. 2003. Measurement of soil CO2 efflux using a closed dynamic chamber system. Korean J. Agric. For. Meteor. 5(2):94-100.


• Manuscripts in review




• Research Blogs and web based open database

Effects of soil rewetting and thawing on soil gas fluxes: a review of current literature (http://rewettingandthawing.blogspot.com/)

Dependency of direct nitrous oxide emissions on fertilizer nitrogen input (http://ninput-n2oemission.blogspot.com/)

Soil greenhouse gas emissions in Africa: study lists and database (http://ghginafrica.blogspot.com/) 

The effect of nitrification inhibitors on soil ammonia emissions in nitrogen managed soils (http://niandnh3.blogspot.co.nz/)

Wondo Genet home garden carbon sequestration research (http://hgcsr.blogspot.com/)



• Proceedings & Abstracts


Kim, D.-G. 2015. The impact of wildfire on soil carbon. The biannual newsletter of the Streams-2-SUPPRESS-Fires (S2SF). Issue 5, March 2015. http://suppressfires.eu/nn4o.pdf

Kim, D.-G. 2014. Introducing Wondo Genet College biodiversity projects: Investigating the relationship between biodiversity, carbon stocks, and greenhouse gas fluxes. Borchardt, P. and Schickhoff, U. (Eds.), ARBOPRO- The Wondo Genet College Arboretum Project. University of Hamburg, Germany.


Kim, D.-G. 2012. Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in agriculture and natural resources: current understanding and opportunities for Ethiopia. In Rangeland Management Training Workshop, Oromia Agricultural Research Institute Yabello Pastoral and Dryland Agricultural Research Center. Ethiopia. December 11-12, 2012.





Kim D.-G., Hernandez-Ramirez G (2010) Dependency of nitrous oxide emission factors on nitrogen input rates: a meta-analysis. 19th World Congress of Soil Science, Soil Solutions for a Changing World. 1 - 6 August 2010. Brisbane, Australia.


Isenhart, T.M., Kim, D.-G., Schultz, R.C. 2009. Emission of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide from riparian forest buffers, warm-season and cool-season grass filters, and crop fields. In M.A. Gold and M.M. Hall (eds.). Agroforestry Comes of Age: Putting Science into Practice. Proceedings, 11th North American Agroforestry Conference. 143-153.


Kim, D.-G., Schultz, R.C., Isenhart, T.M., Simpkins, W., Parkin, T.B., Raich, J.W., Loynachan, T.E. 2007. Emission of the Greenhouse Gas Nitrous Oxide (N2O) from Riparian Forest Buffers, Warm-Season and Cool-Season Grass Filters and Crop Fields. In: ASA-CSSA-SSSA Annual Meeting, Nov. 4-8, 2007, New Orleans, LA.



Kim, D.-G., Schultz, R.C., Isenhart, T.M., Parkin, T.B., Raich, J.W., Loynachan, T.E. 2006. Flux of dissolved N2O in groundwater from crop field to riparian buffers. In: Soil and Water Conservation Society workshop, Managing Agricultural Landscapes for Environmental Quality: Strengthening the Science Base, October 11-13, 2006. Kansas City, MO.



Kim, D.-G., Chae, J. Kim, S. Kang, and D. Lee. 2003. Pulse of soil CO2 efflux caused by rainfall at the deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests near Kwangneung flux tower, Korea. Poster presentation, 58th Meeting of the Ecological Society of America, Georgia. U.S, August 7-12.

Kim, D. -G.,
J. H. Park, H. J. Kang, C. W .Ahn, and D. Lee. 2002. Removal of nitrogen and phosphorus in a constructed wetlands system. Oral presentation, 8th Meeting of the international Congress of Ecology, Seoul, Korea, August 11-18.

Kim, D. -G., S. Mu, N. Chae, J. Kim, S. Kang, and D. Lee. 2002. Comparison of soil respiration at the deciduous, coniferous, and mixed forests near Kwangneung flux tower, Korea. Poster presentation, 8th Meeting of the International Congress of Ecology, Seoul, Korea, August 11-18.

Kim, D. -G. and W. Jang. 1998. A study of soil contamination in heaped soil dredged from storage ponds in the Pohang Industrial Complex. Oral presentation, Annual Meeting of Korea Society of Soil Environment, Cheju University, Korea, October 11-13.



• Invited lectures and contributions


Kim, D.-G. 2015. Carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions in agroforestry: summary of global data and implications for Ethiopia. In Road to Paris, What Kind of Agreement Do We Need?, HoA‐REC&N Headquarters, Gullele Botanic Gardens, Ethiopia. April 8, 2015.


Kim, D.-G. 2015. Climate Change in Ethiopia: impact, adaptation & mitigation. Department of Forest Ecology and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Sweden, March 26, 2015.


Kim, D.-G. 2015. Climate Change in Ethiopia: impact, adaptation & mitigation. Kookmin University, South-Korea.  March 5, 2015.


Kim, D.-G. 2015. Climate Change in Ethiopia: impact, adaptation & mitigation. Seoul National University, South-Korea.  February 25, 2015.


Kim, D.-G. 2014. Climate Change in Ethiopia: impact, adaptation & mitigation. Biozentrum Klein Flottbek, Universität Hamburg, Germany. July 9, 2014.


Kim, D.-G. 2014. Climate Change in Ethiopia: impact, adaptation & mitigation. Dresden University of Technology, Institut für Geographie, Germany. July 2, 2014.

Kim, D.-G. 2013. Climate change in Ethiopia: impact, adaptation & mitigation. In Peace Corps Ethiopia Midterm Service Conference, Red Cross training centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, November 23, 2013.


Kim, D.-G. 2012. Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in agriculture and natural resources: global aspects and opportunities for Ethiopia. Invited presentation at KEAA seminar: Lesson to be learned from the Korean experience for the Growth and Transformation Plan of Ethiopia. July 28, 2012. Addis Ababa. Ethiopia.


Kim, D.-G. Past, Present, and Future of the Bear Creek Riparian Buffer Projects. Invited presentation at Syngenta, Inc. Greensboro, NC. October 30, 2007.


Kim, D.-G. The effect of harvesting trees, shrubs and native grasses on soil carbon sequestration and greenhouse gases CO2, N2O and CH4 flux in riparian buffers designed to provide biomass for biofuel production. Invited presentation at Soil and Water Conservation Club, Iowa State University. March 10, 2008.

Kim, D.-G. Riparian buffer projects in Iowa and potential applications in South-Korea. Invited presentation at KSEA Central Iowa Chapter Seminar, Iowa State University. April 5, 2008.


Interviewed by Nature News for an article "Korean waterway project gathers opposition". published online 19 March 2008 (http://www.nature.com/news/2008/080319/full/news.2008.679.html)
HONORS AND AWARDS

2000 Graduate School Scholarship. Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University.
1998 Trustees’ Award. Daejon University.
1997 Best Student Oral Presentation award. National Environmental Studies Presentation Competition. Ministry of Education, Korea.
1997 Third prize. National Competition in Environmental Conservation Studies. Korea Environmental Conservation Institute, Korea.
1994 -1997 Collegiate Scholarship. Ministry of Education, Korea. 1992 University-wide scholarship. Daejon University.


Professional Membership

1998 - present Member of the Society of Wetland Scientists.
2003 - present Soil Science Society of America


Service and activities

2006-2007 Team manager (Volunteer). Relay for Life of Iowa State University for American Cancer Society. Ames, IA.
2006 Ceremony manager (Volunteer). Special Olympics: USA National Games, Ames, IA.
2004 - 2005 Department seminar committee, Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Iowa State University.
2000 - 2002 Research Team Chief (Volunteer). Earth Charter Korea, Seoul, Korea.
1995 - 1999 Research assistant (Volunteer). Institute of Baedal Environment, Daejon, Korea.