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Hyunwoo Kang

Postdoctoral Associate
Hyunwoo Kang, Virginia Tech Biological Systems Engineering Faculty
211 Seitz Hall

Education

Ph.D., Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech, 2018                                                                                            

M.S., Agricultural Engineering, Kangwon National University, South Korea. 2012

B.S., Agricultural Engineering, Kangwon National University, South Korea. 2010

Experience

Jan 2019 - present: Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

Aug 2014 – July 2018: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Tech

Mar 2012 – Feb 2014: Research Assistant, Department of Regional Infrastructure Engineering, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea

Mar 2010 – Feb 2012: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Regional Infrastructure Engineering, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea

Mar 2007 – Feb 2010: Undergraduate Research Assistant, Department of Regional Infrastructure Engineering, Kangwon National University, Republic of Korea

Current Projects

 My current works focus on impacts of climate extremes on droughts, ecosystems, and crop productivities in the Mekong River Basin funded by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the title of the project is “Quantifying human and climate impacts on wetland ecosystems in the Lower Mekong River Basin.”  

  • Kang, H. and Sridhar, V., 2020. A Near‐Term Drought Assessment Using Hydrological and Climate Forecasting in the Mekong River Basin. International Journal of Climatology. https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6860
  • Kang, H. and Sridhar, V., 2019. Drought assessment with a surface-groundwater coupled model in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Environmental Modelling & Software, 119, pp.379-389.
  • Sridhar, V., Kang, H. and Ali, S.A., 2019. Human-induced alterations to land use and climate and their responses for hydrology and water management in the Mekong River Basin. Water, 11(6), p.1307.
  • Kang, H., Sridhar, V., Mills, B., Hession, W.C., and Ogejo, J.A., 2019.  Economy-wide climate change impacts on green water droughts based on the hydrologic simulations. Agricultural Systems, 171, pp. 76-88.
  • Kang, H. and Sridhar, V., 2018. Improved drought prediction using near real-time climate forecasts and simulated hydrologic conditions. Sustainability, 10(6), p.1799.
  • Pokhrel, Y., Burbano, M., Roush, J., Kang, H., Sridhar, V. and Hyndman, D.W., 2018. A Review of the Integrated Effects of Changing Climate, Land Use, and Dams on Mekong River Hydrology. Water, 10(3), p.266.
  • Kang, H. and Sridhar, V., 2018. Assessment of Future Drought Conditions in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. JAWRA Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 54(1), pp.160-183.
  • Kang, H. and Sridhar, V., 2017. Description of future drought indices in Virginia. Data in brief, 14: 278-290.
  • Kang, H. and Sridhar, V., 2017. Combined statistical and spatially distributed hydrological model for evaluating future drought indices in Virginia. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 12: 253-272.
  • Kang, H., Moon, J., Shin, Y., Ryu, J., Kum, D. H., Jang, C., Choi, J. D., Kong, D. S. and Lim, K. J. 2016. Modification of SWAT auto-calibration for accurate flow estimation at all flow regimes. Paddy and Water Environment, 14:499–508.
  • Kang, H., Ryu, J., Choi, J., Moon, J., Choi, J. D., and Lim, K. J. 2012. Enhancement and Application of SWAT Auto-Calibration using Korean Ministry of Environment 8-Day Interval Flow/Water Quality Data. Journal of Korean Society on Water Quality, 28(2): 247-254.
  • Park, Y.S., Park, J.H., Jang, W.S., Ryu, J.C., Kang, H., Choi, J. and Lim, K.J., 2011. Hydrologic response unit routing in SWAT to simulate effects of vegetated filter strip for South-Korean conditions based on VFSMOD. Water, 3(3), pp.819-842.
  • Kang, H., Ryu, J., Shin, M., Choi, J., Choi, J., Shin, D. S., and Lim, K. J. 2011. Application of Web-based Load Duration Curve System to TMDL Watersheds for Evaluation of Water Quality and Pollutant Loads. Journal of Korean Society on Water Quality, 27(5):689-698.
  • Kang, H., Park, Y. S., Kim, N. W., Ok, Y. S., Jang, W. S., Ryu, J., Kim, K. S. and Lim, K. J. 2010. Development and Application of Integrated System with SATEEC, nLS and USPED for Gully Erosion Evaluation. Journal of Korean Society on Water Quality, 26(4):.637-647.
  • Kang, H., Kim, K. S., Park Y. S., Kim, N. W., Ok, Y. S., Kim, J., Choi, Y. H. and Lim, K. J. 2009. Development and Application of SATEEC L Module for Slope Length Adjustment Based on Topography Change. Korean Journal of Environmental Agriculture, 28(2):113-124.