Portrait of Soo-Hyung Kim

Soo-Hyung Kim

Associate Professor

Environmental & Forest Sciences

Soo-Hyung Kim is an ecophysiologist who examines how plants respond to their environment at a variety of scales—from the level of the leaf, to an individual plant, to a canopy, to the ecosystem as a whole. He works with cultivated plants, approaching his questions through a mix of controlled experiments and modeling. To that end, he studies how plants acclimate and adapt to increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels brought about by climate change, as well as how to aid plant growth through the mitigation of both biotic and abiotic stressors. And he looks for ways to inform sensible adaptive management solutions through the development of crop models, which can predict ways to increase crop yields while minimizing the environmental impacts of agriculture.