Bumsuk Seo

Bumsuk Seo I received the B.E. and the M.C.P. degrees from the Seoul National University, Republic of Korea and the Ph.D. degree in Biogeographical modelling from the University of Bayreuth, Germany, in 2015. During the PhD study, I participated an international research project TERRECO between Germany and South Korea. Since 2015, I have been a post-doctoral researcher at Kangwon National University, South Korea (2015-2017) and IMK-IFU, KIT, Germany (2017-present). My primary research is about land use and land cover (LULC) modelling at regional to global scales. Research interests include crop modelling, terrestrial ecosystem fluxes, as well as general topics in ecology. I am fascinated by state-of-the-art remote sensing and machine learning techniques and trying to tackle the research questions with them.

 Research themes

  • Understanding land use dynamics under ongoing global socio-ecological changes
  • Developing global agent-based and process-based land use models to project future land use
  • Mapping land use, ecosystem functions, and ecosystem services using cutting-edge remote sensing and machine learning techniques
  • Diagnosis and forecast of crop growth condition and crop yield at large scales

Email: bumsuk.seo@kit.edu
Telephone: +49 8821 183 260

Publications Bumsuk Seo

Martin, E. A.; Seo, B.; Park, C.-R.; Reineking, B.; Steffan-Dewenter, I.
Scale-dependent effects of landscape composition and configuration on natural enemy diversity, crop herbivory, and yields.
2016. Ecological applications, 26 (2), 448–462. doi:10.1890/15-0856
Seo, B.; Bogner, C.; Koellner, T.; Reineking, B.
Mapping Fractional Land Use and Land Cover in a Monsoon Region: The Effects of Data Processing Options.
2016. IEEE journal of selected topics in applied earth observations and remote sensing, 9 (9), 3941–3956. doi:10.1109/JSTARS.2016.2544802
Harter, D. E. V.; Irl, S. D. H.; Seo, B.; Steinbauer, M. J.; Gillespie, R.; Triantis, K. A.; Fernández-Palacios, J.-M.; Beierkuhnlein, C.
Impacts of global climate change on the floras of oceanic islands – Projections, implications and current knowledge.
2015. Perspectives in plant ecology, evolution and systematics, 17 (2), 160–183. doi:10.1016/j.ppees.2015.01.003
Shope, C. L.; Maharjan, G. R.; Tenhunen, J.; Seo, B.; Kim, K.; Riley, J.; Arnhold, S.; Koellner, T.; Ok, Y. S.; Peiffer, S.; Kim, B.; Park, J.-H.; Huwe, B.
Using the SWAT model to improve process descriptions and define hydrologic partitioning in South Korea.
2014. Hydrology and earth system sciences, 18 (2), 539–557. doi:10.5194/hess-18-539-2014Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Seo, B.; Bogner, C.; Poppenborg, P.; Martin, E.; Hoffmeister, M.; Jun, M.; Koellner, T.; Reineking, B.; Shope, C. L.; Tenhunen, J.
Deriving a per-field land use and land cover map in an agricultural mosaic catchment.
2014. Earth system science data, 6 (2), 339–352. doi:10.5194/essd-6-339-2014Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
Martin, E. A.; Reineking, B.; Seo, B.; Steffan-Dewenter, I.
Natural enemy interactions constrain pest control in complex agricultural landscapes.
2013. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110 (14), 5534–5539. doi:10.1073/pnas.1215725110
Thanh Nguyen, T.; Hoang, V.-N.; Seo, B.
Cost and environmental efficiency of rice farms in South Korea.
2012. Agricultural economics, 43 (4), 369–378. doi:10.1111/j.1574-0862.2012.00589.x