Hyewon Kim

Polar Scientist in the Spotlight

Learn about all sorts of careers that polar scientists have as we explore their different research areas through the featured Polar Scientist of the Month.

Hyewon Kim

Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Virginia

What do you do?

Data analysis and modelling


What is the best thing about your job?

Creative thinking to establish scientific working hypotheses, and learning new statistical and mathematical tools for understanding polar ecosystem dynamics.

What is the most important tool you use for research?

MATLAB and Fortran

Why is what you do important?

Understanding the system’s variability and its responses to external forcing enables us to understand its future state in the era of climate change.

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