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Donghyun Kim joined IIASA’s Ecosystems Services and Management (ESM) Program in October 2012, as a research scholar financed by the Korean Forest Research Institute (KFRI) in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Dr. Kim is an expert in forest and wild land fire research and holds 15 patents for forest fire suppression and management systems, some of which are being used in South Korea as well as a number of other countries. His research carried out with ESM is contributing to the development of a fire weather index at national/regional level for Korea with an envisaged link to a global forest fire early warning system.
Dr. Kim has been working at KFRI, South Korea since 2003, where he has focused on developing solutions for forest fire protection and management. He has built up a network of international collaboration partners on forest fire research with focus on the University of Coimbra, Portugal and Kyoto University, Japan.
Dr. Kim received his PhD in forest fire and disaster management from the Kyoto University in Kyoto, Japan, in 2009. His PhD work focused on developing a prediction model for the spread of fire, based on numerical analysis.
Last update: 30-JAN-2013
Mazzucco R, Ficker H, Gassner H, Wanzenboeck J, Nguyen TV, Kim DH, Heo M, Chon TS, et al. (2015). Freshwater Ecosystems: From Models to Applications. In: Systems Analysis 2015 - A Conference in Celebration of Howard Raiffa, 11 -13 November, 2015, Laxenburg, Austria.
Mazzucco R, Nguyen TV, Kim D-H, Chon T-S, & Dieckmann U (2015). Adaptation of aquatic insects to the current flow in streams. Ecological Modelling 309-10: 143-152. DOI:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2015.04.019.
Lee J-H & Kim D (2014). Developing heat flux evaluation and fire risk map for forest fires in Yangdong Villages. Journal of Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation 14 (5): 19-25. DOI:10.9798/KOSHAM.2014.14.5.19.
Lee J-H & Kim D (2013). Combustion properties for tree species of major structural components of traditional wooden buildings. Journal of Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation 13 (3): 17-22. DOI:10.9798/KOSHAM.2013.13.3.017.
Kim D, Kang Y, & Kim C (2012). Study on a policy for forest fire during Joseon Dynasty during 1392-1910). Journal of Korean Society of Hazard Mitigation 12 (6): 217-221. DOI:10.9798/KOSHAM.2012.12.6.217.
Kim D (2012). Study on the numerical model of 2-dimensional surface flame spread due to wind and slope in forest fire. In: Proceedings of the 4th Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science, 14-17 October 2012.
Kim D & Kim B-Y (2012). Development and validation of computational wind field model (Wind scape). In: Proceedings of 4th Asian Joint Workshop on Thermophysics and Fluid Science, 14-17 October 2012.
Kim D (2012). Research on fire management technology against mega fire due to climate change. In: Proceedings, 2012 Winter Conference of Fire Disaster Prevention Research Center (FDPRC), University of Incheon.
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