As the unprecedented rate of environmental change continues, the adaptability of a population or a species becomes critical for the future biodiversity. At the organismal level, the capacity to adapt might depend on the current distribution range, life-history traits, and types of environmental or ecological drivers that incur selective pressure. I am interested to understand 1) the evolutionary benefits & constraints of life-history tactics, and 2) how such tactics can promote or restrain organismic response to a rapidly changing environment and a new evolutionary landscape.
My focus is on Arctic-breeding shorebirds, which evolved a diverse range of mating systems, in complex association with sexual size dimorphism, ontogenetic growth rate, parental care and migration strategies.
2019– Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics, Max Planck Institute for Ornithology
2016–2019 Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Scientist, Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation, Virginia Tech (USA)
2010–2015 PhD in Ecology, Kansas State University (USA)
2006–2009 Master’s degree in Behavioral Ecology, Ewha Womans University (Korea)
2002–2005 Bachelor’s degree in Biology Education, Kongju National University (Korea)