Keynote Speakers


 

Keynote Speaker I

 

Prof. Byoung Ryong Jeong
Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea

 

Prof. Byoung Ryong Jeong has completed his PhD at the age of 31 years from Colorado State University, USA, and postdoctoral studies from University of Missouri-Columbia, USA, and Chiba University, Japan. He is a professor in Department of Horticulture and the former Dean of College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Gyeongsang National University, Republic of Korea. He has published more than 250 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editor-in-chief of Horticulture, Environment and Biotechnology, and president of the Korean Society for Floricultural Science. His current research is mainly on Climate Change, Conservation Biology, Genetics, Climatology, Ornamental Horticulture, Plant Tissue culture and micropropagation.

 

Keynote Speaker II



 Prof. Kokyo Oh
   Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan

 

Kokyo Oh is a senior researcher in Center for Environmental Science in Saitama, Japan. He graduated with his MSci degree and Ph.D. degree (soil science) in Chinese Academy of Sciences, and was honored as a STA research fellow by Japan government from 1997 to 1999. The research areas include soil science, environmental conservation, environmental chemistry, and atmospheric environment. His current research is mainly on soil remediation, environmental agronomy, atmospheric PM2.5 and water environment conservation. He has published more than 90 publications.

 

 

Keynote Speaker II

 


Prof. Hyo Choi
Dept. of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences,Gangneung-Wonju National University, South Korea

 

Dr. Hyo Choi is meteorologist, environmental scientist and physical oceanographer with over 40 years experiences in numerical modeling researches as Overseas invited senior researcher by Korean Government of Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI (now, KIOST) of KAIST), Ministry of Science & Technology, a high-level Researcher (nominated by President of Korean Government) of National Fisheries & Research Development Institute (NFRDI), Ministry  of  Maritime  Affairs & Fisheries, and Full Professor of Gangneung-Wonju National University.  He obtained 2 Ph.D. degrees from Dept. of Civil Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, USA (1984) and College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, Beijing; China (2004).  His research interests cover a variety of fields in Meteorology, Environmental Science & Engineering and Physical Oceanography. He acted as not only Interpreter and Investigator of Korea Antarctic Scientific Expedition Team for two times (1985~1987), but also Korean Government Representative for Inter-governmental Meetings on Antarctic Treaty and Science Policies.  He has been President of Korean Environmental Sciences Society (2002~2003), President and Vice President of Asia-Oceania Geosciences Society, Singapore (Atmospheric Section-60 Nations), Director General of Donghae Coastal Region Research Institute (1989~1991) and Dean of the Graduate School, Gangneung-Wonju National University, Korea (2009~2011, 2011~2012).  In present, he is Director General of Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute, Korea (2014~Present), High-end Foreign Expert of South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, China (CAS; 2015~Presen), and also acting as Editor-in-Chief of 13 international journals (USA, Singapore, India) and Editor of 25 ones (USA, UK, Italy, Canada, etc.) in Environmental Pollution, Disaster, Agriculture, Food sciences, Water resources, Lake and rivers, GIS, Physical sciences, Oceanography, Fishery and Meteorology.