Ho-Young Kwon, a Research Fellow of the Environment and Production Technology Division, received his Masters in Environmental Management from Duke University at Durham, NC and PhD in Environmental Sciences from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL. Prior to joining IFPRI in March 2013, he worked as a Postdoctoral Associate at University of Florida and University of Illinois on developing process-based modeling frameworks that link to policy and econometric models. His research has focused on incorporation of up-to-date findings about soil-plant-nutrient interactions into process-based modeling frameworks where global statistics databases and remote sensing data/analyses coupled with models are designed to investigate sustainable management strategies and current environmental issues. He has been involved in several projects, including Economics of Land Degradation initiative (ZEF), Low Emission Development Strategies (USAID), and Soil Carbon Emission Associated with Land Use Conversion for Cellulosic Ethanol Production (USDOE).
Languages spoken: English, Korean