Andong National University, South Korea
Research Professor at Andong National University, Andong, South Korea. I am a plant and soil ecologist and the primary focus of my research has been investigating the efficacy of various land use systems, such as tree plantations, agroforestry, and diversified agriculture, in restoring degraded lands. Additionally, my research delves into the development of innovative agrotechnologies that harness degraded lands for the cultivation of bioenergy crops and perennial grasses, focusing on lignocellulosic biomass production. In my current research, I am engaged in understanding the priority effects exerted by native and non-native plant species on ecosystems. This exploration extends to unraveling the complex mechanisms behind plant community assembly. Moreover, I am studying the restoration dynamics of native plant communities following invasion control measures.