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Kiho Kim

Ocean Wonk


Cred PhD biology, University at Buffalo; MS biology, Florida International University; BS biology, environmental studies, Brock University

Livelihood Department chair, environmental science, College of Arts and Sciences

Interests Marine biology, coral reef ecology, conservation, science communication

Focus Researching how pollution affects the health of coral reefs; his latest study, conducted with two AU grad students, was published in October 2010 in Global Change Biology.

Recent Awards NOAA grant to study, in real time, the impact of increased sewage-driven nitrogen on the health of coral reefs in Guam

Last Book You Read Seasick: Ocean Change and the Extinction of Life on Earth by Alanna Mitchell

What Keeps You Up At Night? “How science and scientists can better inform decision making. Science is not infallible, but it is invaluable for understanding how our world works.”

Are You a Wonk? “Most definitely. Our oceans are in trouble and need our help.”

Additional Links AU Profile
Environmental Science Department