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 KimPostdoctoral 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.