Youngsang Kwon

My research focuses on the application of geospatial methods to understand fundamental ecological and environmental processes that regulate biodiversity, species distribution, and abundances. I have a strong academic background in both forest ecology and quantitative methods in geography, with continuing interest in developing innovative methodological research using computational geospatial analysis in open source platforms (Python and R). Grounded in the theoretical framework of biogeography, my work primarily deals with the development of spatially explicit models for enriching our understanding of forest community patterns and responses to changing environments (natural and anthropogenic) in the multi-scale contexts (spatial and temporal) of landscapes.