Sinkyu Kang


Department of Environmental Science, Kangwon National University, Chunchon 200-701, Korea

phone + 82 (33) 250-8578; Fax +82 (250) 251-3991;








Research Interests

Ecosystem Modeling, Remote Sensing/GIS, Forest meteorology, Geostatistics/Spatial Data Analysis


Current Research Topics

[2004.09 - 2012.03] HydroKorea: Understanding of eco-hydrological cycle and water budget of topographically complex landscapes of Korea.

[2006.02 - 2013.12] Impacts of climate change on forest ecosystems in Korea.

[2007.03 - 2009.10] Development of a predictive model for basin-scale evapotranspiration and ground water using satellite remote sensing and meso-scale meteorological model.



Hwang, T., S. Kang , J. Kim, Y. Kim, D. Lee, L. Band. 2007. Upsacling of carbon and water fluxes to the regional scale with eco-hydrological model in the mountainous forest, Korea. Global Change Biology (in press).

Ryu, Y., S. Kang , S.K. Moon, J. Kim. 2007. Evaluation of Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) driven land surface radiation balance over a complex terrain and a heterogeneous landscape for clear sky days. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology (in press).

Kimball, J.S., M. Zhao, A.D. Mcguire, F.A. Heinsch, J. Clein, M. Calef, W.M. Jolly, S. Kang , S.E. Euskirchen, K.C. McDonald, S.W. Running. 2007. Recent climate-driven increases in vegetation productivity for the western arctic: evidence of an acceleration of the norther terrestrial carbon cycle. Earth Interactions 11(4), 1-30.

Kang, S., J.S. Kimball, S.W. Running. 2006. Simulating effects of fire disturbance and climate change on regional forest productivity and evapotranspiration in boreal ecosystems. The Science of Total Environment 365, 85-102.

Kang, S., D. Lee, J. Lee, S.W. Running. 2006. Topographic and Climatic Controls of Forest Hydro-Ecological Processes in a Rugged Temperate Hardwood Forest in Korea. Ecological Research, 21, 64-74.

Kang, S. 2005. Application and cloud-originated error analysis of MODIS vegetation products for monitoring terrestrial ecosystems in the Korean Peninsula. Korean Journal of Ecology, 28(4), 215-222.

Kang, S. Y.I. Kim, Y.J. Kim. 2005. Analysis on error sources of MODIS Gross Primary Productivity (GPP) product: I. Errors induced by using DAO meteorological data. Korean Journal of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 7(2), 171-183.

Kang, S., S.W. Running M. Zhao, J.S. Kimball. Improving continuity of MODIS terrestrial photosynthesis products using an interpolation scheme for cloudy pixels. International Journal of Remote Sensing 26(8), 1659-1676.

S. Eum, Kang, S., D. Lee. A model simulation study to investigate climatic controls on net primary production (NPP) of a rugged forested landscape in the mid-western Korean Peninsula. Korean Journal of Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 7(1), 66-77.

Kang, S., D. Lee, J.S. Kimball. 2004.The effects of spatial aggregation of complex topography on hydro-ecological process simulations within a rugged forest landscape: Development and application of a satellite-based topoclimatic model. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 34(3), 519-530.

Hong, S-K., Kim, S., Cho, K-H., Kim, J-E., Kang, S., and Lee, D. 2004.Ecotope mapping for landscape ecological assessment of habitat and ecosystem: A case study at man-influenced rugged landscape. Ecological Research 19, 131-139.

Kang, S., Doh, S., Lee, D.S., Lee, D., Jin, V., Kimball, J.S. 2003. Topographic and Climatic Constraints on Soil Respiration in Temperate Mixed-Hardwood Forests in Korea. Global Change Biology 9:1427-1437.

D. Lee, S. Yoon, S. Kang, . 2003. Ecological knowledge embedded in old Korean cultural landscapes. In: M. Nakamura, and K.-J. Lee (eds.) Technology innovatin and its Relations to Humanities and Social Science. Hokkaido University Press, Sapporo, Japan..

Kang, S., S.W. Running, J. Lim, M. Zhao, C. Park, R. Loehman. 2003. A MODIS-based climatological phenology model for detecting onset of growing seasons in temperate mixed forests in Korea. Remote Sensing of Environment 86, 232-242.

Lee, D., Yook, K.H., Lee, D., Kang, S., Kang, H., Lim, J.H., Lee, K.H. 2002. Changes in annual CO2 fluxes estimated from inventory data in South Korea. Science in China 45(Supp.), 87-96.

Kang, S., Kim, S., Lee, D. 2002. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Solar Radiation Based on Topography and Air Temperature. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32, 487-497.

Kang, S., H. Kang, D. Ko, D. Lee. 2002. Nitrogen removal from a riverine wetland: a field survey and simulation study on Phragmites japonica. Ecological Engineering 18, 467-475.

G. Yoo, E.J. Park, S.H. Kim, H.J. Lee, S. Kang, D. Lee. 2001. Transport and decomposition of leaf litter as affected by aspect and understory in a temperate hardwood forest. Korean Journal of Biological Sciences 5, 319-325.

Kang, S., Kim, S., Oh, O., Lee, D. 2000. Predicting spatial and temporal patterns of soil temperature based on topography, surface cover and air temperature. Forest Ecology and Management 136, 173-184.

Lee, D., Chang, H., Kang, S. 2000. Fractal approaches to ecological and limnological phenomena. Korean Journal of Limnology 33, 69-79 (in Korean with English abstract).

Lee, D., G. Yoo, S. Oh, J.H. Shim, S. Kang. 1999. Significance of aspect and understory type to leaf litter redistribution in a temperate hardwood forest. Korean Journal of Biological Sciences 3, 143-147.

Oh, S., G. Yoo, J.H. Shim, S. Kang, D. Lee. 1999. Spatial heterogeneity of soil K, Ca, Mg, Fe and Al generated by leaf litter redistribution in a temperate hardwood forest. Korean Journal of Ecology 22, 205-210.



Sinkyu Kang

Assistant Professor, PhD
Department of Environmental Science
Kangwon National University
Chunchon, Kangwon-do 200-701, Korea