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Hongmi Koo

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Hongmi Koo
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Institute for Geosciences and Geography
Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development

room H4 1.23
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

phone: 0345/55 - 26066

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Hongmi Koo
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Geowissenschaften und Geographie
Fachgebiet Nachhaltige Landschaftsentwicklung
Von-Seckendorff-Platz 4
06120 Halle (Saale)

Consultation hours

By arrangement

Work Experience

Since December 2018, Scientist

Institute for Geosciences and Geography, Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development, Project: Research, innovation and graduation for socio-ecological systems in motion (R4SES)

August 2016 - March 2017, Scientist

In WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Campus Alpin - Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research Atmospheric Environmental Research (IMK-IFU), Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

August 2011 - July 2012, Assistant research fellow

Seoul National University Asia Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Project: Development of mechanisms for implementing initiatives to combat Desertification, Land Degradation and Drought (DLDD)

April 2009 - June 2011, Assistant research fellow

Urban Regeneration Research Center of Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements, Sejong-si, Republic of Korea

Education and training

June 2017 - now, Doctoral student at the MLU

Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Institute for Geosciences and Geography, Dept. Sustainable Landscape Development, title: "Agricultural land use planning for enhancing ecosystem services using  scenario-based assessment: Cases of Bolgatanga and Bongo districts in  the Upper East Region, Ghana"

April 2013 - now, doctoral student at ZEF

Center for Development Research (ZEF), Dept. Ecology and Natural Resources Management, University of Bonn. Project: WASCAL (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use).

March 2007 - February 2009, M.A. in Geography

Seoul National University, Department of Geography, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Thesis title: The spatial variation of environmental amenity: A case study for a housing development site”. Project: Development of technical methods to assess ecological values for the future eco-friendly construction, Korea Institute of Construction & Transportation Technology. Scholarship from 'The Korea Scholarship Foundation For the Future Leaders' (2007-2008)

March 2002 - February 2007, B.A. in Geography

Seoul National University, Department of Geography, Seoul, Republic of Korea. Thesis title: “Reclaimed land of Cheonsu bay and sustainable development: Is it possible that development and conservation can be achieved in parallel?” Excellent records scholarship (2006)

Projects

Ecu-MAES    (A National Ecosystem Services Assessment and  Mapping for the status and future development of ecosystem services and  biodiversity – a fast  track study in Ecuador): 2019-2021, project staff

R4SES    (Research, innovation and graduation for socio-ecological systems in motion): 2018-2021, project staff

WASCAL    (West African Science Service Center on Climate Change and Adapted Land Use): 2013-2017, project staff

Publications

Publications in scientific journals

Noh, J.K., Echeverria, C., Kleemann, J., Koo, H., Fürst, C., Cuenca, P.  (2020): Warning about conservation status of forest ecosystems in  tropical Andes: National assessment based on IUCN criteria. PLoS ONE,  15(8), e0237877. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0237877   

Koo, H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2020): Integrating Ecosystem Services  into Land-Use Modeling to Assess the Effects of Future Land-Use  Strategies in Northern Ghana. Land, 9, 379.  https://doi.org/10.3390/land9100379   

Koo, H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2019): Impact assessment of land use changes using local knowledge for the provision of ecosystem services in northern Ghana, West Africa. Ecological Indicators 103, 156-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.04.002   

Koo, H., Kleemann, J., Fürst, C. (2018): Land use  scenario modeling based on local knowledge for the provision of  ecosystem services in northern Ghana. Land 7, 59. https://doi.org/10.3390/land7020059    

Spyra, M., Kleemann, J.,  Cetin, N. I., Navarrete, C. J. V., Albert, C., Palacios-Agundez, I.,  Amezaga-Arregi, I., Rozas-Vasquez, D., Esmail, B.A., Picchi, P.,  Geneletti, D., König, H.J., Koo, H., Kooperionen, L., Fürst, C. (2018):  The ecosystem services concept: a new Esperanto to facilitate  participatory planning processes? Landscape Ecology, 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10980-018-0745-6    

Park, S.J., Lim, J.H., Lee, D.W.,  Choi, J.M., Koo, H., Jeong, J.S. Ahn, Y.S. (2013): Implementing issues  of the UNCCD, and the roles of Korea. Journal of Korea Association of  International Development and Cooperation 5(1), 35-74.

Koo, H. (2009): The residential  environment assessment for deriving the spatial variation of  environmental amenity. The institute for Korean regional studies:  Journal of Geography 53, 1-33.

Other publications

Lee, W.G., Koo, H. (2011): Getting to smart growth Ι (Korean edition). Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements.

Lee, W.G., Koo, H. (2010): This is smart growth (Korean edition). Korea Research Institute for Human Settlements.

Workshops

GISCAME platform workshop (lecturer), IUFRO-LE 2017. 24-29 September 2017 in Halle, Germany.

GISCAME platform workshop (organizer/lecturer), 23-26 January 2017 at ZEF in Bonn, Germany.

Reviewer Activities

  • Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems (De Gruyter)
  • Ecological Indicators (Elsevier)

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