Jae-Young Ko Coastal Ecology Institute Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA 70803 Office Phone: 225-578-6505; Fax: 225-578-6326; E-mail: jyko@lsu.edu
CURRENT POSITION Postdoctoral Researcher at the Coastal Ecology Institute, Louisiana State Univeristy, Baton Rouge, Louisiana LA 70803. EDUCATION PhD., Department of Environmental Studies, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), Syracuse, New York (May 2000) Dissertation: ÚAn Integrated Assessment of Resource and Energy Efficiency Trends at Regional, National, and International ScalesÚ (Advisor: Dr. Charles A.S. Hall) M.A., Syracuse University; Syracuse, New York (August, 1994). Majored in political science, with emphasis on environmental policy and methodology/theory. M.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea (June, 1987). Majored in Public Administration. B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea (February, 1983). Majored in Public Administration with Economics as a minor. PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY AFFILIATED International Society for Ecological Economics United States Society for Ecological Economics REVIEWER Ecological Economics Environmental Modelling & Software Proceedings of the Emergy conference ACADEMIC SERVICE Ph. D. student representative to the Council of the Faculty of Environmental Studies, SUNY-ESF, Fall 1994 ┌ Spring 1995. HONORS & AWARDS Research assistantship, SUNY-ESF, Spring 1998. Teaching assistantship, SUNY-ESF, Spring 1996 ┌ Fall 1996. Teaching assistantship, Syracuse University, Fall 1991 ┌ Spring 1993. Research grant ($736), The Korea Local Authorities Foundation for International Relations, Seoul, Korea, 1995. TEACHING EXPERIENCE Instructor 1. OCS 7001 (Sec.2). Wastewater Assimilation by Wetlands in the Louisiana Coastal Zone. 1 credit hour. Fall 1999. Graduate Seminar (with Professor John W. Day; 6 students registered). The class is to explore the possibilities of tertiary wastewater treatment using natural wetlands, compared to conventional wastewater treatment. The class reviews ecology of receiving wetlands (soils, hydrology, nutrient dynamics, production ecology, fauna), assesses cost-effectiveness using energy and economic analysis of wetland treatment systems, and evaluates policy and regulatory considerations using case studies. 2. OCS 7001 (Sec.2). Impacts of Global Environmental Trends on Sustainable Management of the Mississippi Delta. 1 credit hour. Fall 2002. Graduate Seminar (with Professors John W. Day and Paul H. Templet; 8 students registered). Online. The class is designed to understand how broader global economic and environmental trends affect the local economy (Louisiana coastal zone) and how actions taken at local level contribute either to causing or solving broader environmental problems. Further, this class explores the possibility of expansion of ecological engineering to implement coastal restoration programs in a more cost- effective way than conventional engineering approaches and the paradigm change in designing state-level policies. Teaching Assistant Semester Course Title Affiliation Fall 1996 Systems Ecology SUNY-ESF Spring 1996 Government and Environment SUNY-ESF Spring 1993 Legislative Process and US Congress Syracuse Univ. Fall 1992 American State and Local Government and Politics Syracuse Univ. Spring 1992 International Political Economy Syracuse Univ. Fall 1991 American National Government and Politics Syracuse Univ. RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Postdoctoral Researcher Coastal Ecology Institute, LSU, July 1999 ┌ present (Supervisor: John W. Day). Economic and energy efficiency analysis for using natural wetlands in treating municipal wastewater relative to conventional treatment methods Evaluation of freshwater diversion at Caernarvon, Louisiana as a way restore to ecological integrity with emphasis on socio-economic impacts and conflict resolutions Development of a framework for the analysis of feedbacks and linkages between functioning and management of the Louisiana coastal zone and the global ecological and economic system. Research Associate Coastal Ecology Institute, LSU, October 1998- June 1999 (Supervisor: John W. Day). Economic and energy efficiency analysis for using natural wetlands in treating municipal wastewater relative to conventional treatment methods Research Assistant SUNY-ESF, Spring 1998 (Advisor: Charles A.S. Hall). Energy efficiency analysis of multiple nations to quantify sustainable development PUBLICATIONS 14. Hall, A.S. Charles, Pradeep Tharakan and Jae-Young Ko. 2003. A review of global energy use and availability of energy resources. In S. Ulgiati, M. Brown, M. Giampietro, R.A. Herendeen, and K. Mayumi (Eds.). Advances in Energy Studies: Exploring Supplies, Constraints and Strategies. Servizi Grafici Editoriali (SGE), Padova, Italy. (In press). 13. Ko, Jae-Young and John W. Day. 2003. A comparative energy analysis of utilizing natural wetlands for municipal wastewater treatment in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. In S. Ulgiati, M. Brown, M. Giampietro, R.A. Herendeen, and K. Mayumi (Eds.). Advances in Energy Studies: Exploring Supplies, Constraints and Strategies. Servizi Grafici Editoriali (SGE), Padova, Italy. (In press). 12. Hall, Charles A.S. and Jae-Young Ko. 2002. The biophysical and economic efficiency of tropical economies, especially with respect to energy, forests, and water. In M. Bonell (ed.). Forests, Water, and People in the Humid Tropics. Cambridge University Press (In press). 11. Ko, Jae-Young and Charles A. S. Hall. 2002. Why is GDP more closely correlated with industrial energy use than with emergy use? In M. Brown (Ed.). EMERGY SYNTHESIS: Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology: Proceedings of the second biennial Emergy analysis research conference. The Center for Environmental Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida (In press). 10. Day, John W., and Jae-Young Ko. 2002. Some results from monitoring multiple aspects of the Caernarvon river diversion for spring 2001. CoastWise 11(2): 10-11. 9. Kroeger, Timm, Pradeep J. Tharaken, Jae-Young Ko, and Chars A.S. Hall. 2001. The relation between energy intensity and sectoral composition of the economy: evidence from around the world. pp.75-83. In S. Ulgiati, M. Brown, M. Giampietro, R.A. Herendeen, and K. Mayumi (Eds.). Advances in Energy Studies: Exploring Supplies, Constraints and Strategies. Servizi Grafici Editoriali (SGE), Padova, Italy. 8. Ko, Jae-Young, Jay F. Martin, John W. Day. 2000. Embodied energy and emergy analysis of wastewater treatment using wetlands. pp.197-210. In M. Brown (Ed.). EMERGY SYNTHESIS: Theory and Applications of the Emergy Methodology: Proceedings of the first biennial Emergy analysis research conference. The Center for Environmental Policy, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. 7. Hall, Charles A.S., Juan Vargas, Will Ravenscroft, Jae-Young Ko, and Olegario Saenz. 2000. Data about sustainability: time series analysis of population, land use, economics, energy and efficiency for Costa Rica. pp.91-120. In Charles A.S. Hall, Gregorie LeClerk, Carlos Leon, and Patrick Van Laake (Eds.). Quantifying Sustainable Development: The Future of Tropical Economics. Academic Press. San Diego, California. 6. Day, John W., Rob Lane, and Jae-Young Ko. 2000. The Use of Swamp Forests Near Breaux Bridge, Louisiana for the Discharge of Treated Municipal Wastewater: Monitoring the Effects of the Discharge for 1998 and 1999. Submitted to the City of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. 5. Ko, Jae-Young, Charles A.S. Hall, and Luis G. Lopez Lemus. 1998. Resource use rates and efficiency as indicators of regional sustainability: an examination of five countries. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 51: 571-593. 4. Ko, Jae-Young and Young-Jin Cha. 1998. An analysis of the U.S. environmental policy: a typology of environmental problems for government action. International Area Review 1(2): 133-146. (Seoul, Korea). 3. Hall, Charles A.S., Jae-Young Ko, Chia-Lun Lee, and Hong-Qing Wang. 1998. Ricardo Lives: The inverse relation of resource exploitation intensity to efficiency, and its relation to the myth of sustainable development. pp.355-370. In S. Ulgiati, M. Brown, M. Giampietro, R.A. Herendeen, and K. Mayumi (Eds.). Advances in Energy Studies: Energy Flows in Ecology and Economy. MUSIS, Rome, Italy. 2. Ko, Jae-Young. 1996. Municipal solid waste policy and its implementation in the United States: focusing on Onondaga County, New York. Report on local administration in foreign countries 96(1): 51-76. (Seoul, Korea, in Korean). 1. Hall, Charles A.S., R. Gil Pontius, Jr., Lisa Coleman, and Jae-Young Ko. 1994. The environmental consequences of having a baby in the United States. Population and Environment 15: 505-523 (Reprinted in 1995, in Wild Earth Vol.5(2): 78-87). CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS 14. Ko, Jae-Young, John W. Day, and Travis Creel. 2002. Preliminary results of stakeholdersĐ opinion on the Caernarvon diversion. The 2nd Workshop of the PULSES: The Importance of Pulses Physical Events for Watershed Sustainability. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. December 2. 13. Ko, Jae-Young and John W. Day. 2002. A comparative energy analysis of utilizing natural wetlands for municipal wastewater treatment in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana. 3rd Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Reconsidering the Importance of Energy. Porto Venere, Italy. September 24-28. 12. Hall, A.S. Charles, Pradeep Tharakan and Jae-Young Ko. 2002. A review of global energy use and availability of energy resources. 3rd Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Reconsidering the Importance of Energy. Porto Venere, Italy. September 24-28. 11. Ko, Jae-Young. 2001. Socio-economic analysis with emphasis on multicriteria/stakeholder analysis. Workshop of the PULSES: The importance of pulses physical events for watershed sustainability. Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. May 31. 10. Ko. Jae-Young, Enrique Reyes, John W. Day, and Paul. H. Templet. 2001. Evaluation of ecological engineering application: commercial fishery output changes from river diversion at Caernarvon, Louisiana. The 16th Biennial Conference of the Estuarine Research Federation (ERF). St. Pete Beach, Florida. November 4-8. 9. Hall, Charles A.S., and Jae-Young Ko. 2001. Why is GDP more closely correlated with industrial energy use than with emergy use? The 2nd Biennial Emergy Analysis Research Conference. Gainesville, Florida. September. 20-22. 8. Jae-Young Ko, Enrique Reyes, John W. Day, and Paul H. Templet. 2001. Ecological impacts of man-made pulsed events: a commercial fishery impact analysis of a freshwater diversion at Caernarvon, Louisiana. The Inaugural Conference of US Society for Ecological Economics. Duluth, Minnesota. July 11-13. 7. Hall, Charles A.S., and Jae-Young Ko. 2000. The Relation between energy use and economic activity in different world systems. Symposium & Workshop: Forests-Water- People in the Humid Tropics: Past, Present and Future Hydrological Research for Integrated Land and Water Management. Sponsored by UNESCO and the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. July 30- August 4. 6. Kroeger, Timm, Pradeep J. Tharaken, Jae-Young Ko, and Chars A.S. Hall. 2000. The relationship between energy intensity and sectoral composition of the economy: evidence from around the world. The 2nd Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Exploring Supplies, Constraints and Strategies. Porto Venere, Italy. May 23-27. 5. Ko, Jae-Young, Jay F. Martin, and John W. Day. 1999. Embodied energy and emergy analysis of wastewater treatment using wetlands. The 1st Biennial Emergy Analysis Research Conference. Gainesville, Florida. September. 2-4. 4. Ko, Jae-Young, Jay F. Martin, Lynette Cardoch, John W. Day. 1999. An energy efficiency analysis of wetland wastewater treatment in Louisiana. The 15th Biennial International Conference Estuarine Research Federation (ERF). New Orleans, Louisiana. September 25-30 (Poster). 3. Cardoch, Lynette, John W. Day, Jay F. Martin, C. Ibanez, M. Giampietro, Jae-Young Ko. 1999. Human appropriation of net primary productivity in the Mississippi and Ebro Deltas: implications for sustainable development. The 15th Biennial International Conference Estuarine Research Federation (ERF). New Orleans, Louisiana. September 25- 30. 2. Ko, Jae-Young and Charles A.S. Hall. 1998. Resource use rates and efficiency as indicators of regional sustainability: an examination of five countries. The 1st Biennial International Workshop, Advances in Energy Studies: Energy Flows in Ecology and Economy. Porto Venere, Italy. May 26-30. 1. Hall, Charles A.S., Chin-Lun Lee, Hong-Qing Wang, and Jae-Young Ko. 1998. The relation of efficiency to intensity in food production. AIBS Annual Meeting. Baltimore, Maryland. August 2-6. RESEARCH GRANT PARTICIPATION Day, John W. (PI), et al. 2002. Conceptual ecological models for planning and evaluating the Louisiana coastal area restoration plan. Submitted to University of Louisiana at Lafayette (Original sponsor: Louisiana Department of Natural Resources; Amount requested: $335,508;Project period: July 1, 2002- June 30, 2003). Ko, Jae-Young. 2002. A feasibility study of municipal wastewater treatment using natural wetlands in coastal Louisiana. Submitted to Johnston Science Foundation, Louisiana (Amount requested $4,973; Not funded). Day, John W., and Paul Templet. 2001. A case study of stakeholder perspectives using a multi-criteria analysis for impact analysis of Outer Continental Shelf oil development on Morgan City, Louisiana for the last four decades: A search for ways of mitigating possible negative socioeconomic impacts on local communities in Gulf of Mexico from future oil development. Submitted to the program of Minerals Management Service- Louisiana State University (Amount requested $129,394 for two years; Not funded). Day, John W, and Jae-Young Ko. 2001. Development of a framework for the analysis of feedbacks and linkages between functioning and management of the Louisiana coastal zone and the broader ecological and economic system. Submitted to Louisiana Sea Grant College Program (Amount requested: $97,736; Project period: February 2002 ┌January 2004; NOAA Grant No. NA16RG2249). Reyes, Enrique, John W. Day, and Paul H. Templet. 2001. Valuations of coastal wetlands and better decision making employing a multicriteria analysis for wetlands restoration projects in Louisiana. Submitted to EPA/NSF STAR 2001 (DMVEP). (Amount requrested: $244,478; Not funded). Reyes, Enrique and Jae-Young Ko. 2000. Using the Western Bays Landscape Model (WBLM) to simulate sediments and suspended sediment distribution in the Vermilion and Cote Blanche Bays under the Jetty and Reef scenarios. Submitted to US Army Corps of Engineering, New Orleans District (Amount Awarded: $6,160; Project Period: November 2000 ┌ February 2001) Reyes, Enrique, John W. Day, Masamishi Inoue, Steven G. Hall, and Robert Downer. 2000. SEARISE- Sustainable Ecosystems At Risk: Interactions with Socio-Economics. Submitted to the EPA 2000 STAR. (Amount requested: $1,067,338; Not funded). Day, John W. (PI), et al. 1999. PULSES-The Importance of Pulsed Physical Events for Watershed Sustainability in Coastal Louisiana. Water & Watersheds Program of the EPA grant (Co-sponsors: NSF and USDA). EPA Grant Number: R828009 (Amount Awarded: $899,995; Project Period: February 2000 ┌ February 2003). RESEARCH/PROJECT SUPPORT ACTIVITIES Ě Program Lieutenant for Day, John W., et al. PULSES-The Importance of Pulsed Physical Events for Watershed Sustainability in Coastal Louisiana. I have contributed to increase coordination among the project investigators, specifically; 1. I joined to write the annual report for the EPA 2. I helped to organize the workshop of the PULSES, which was designed to present preliminary results of the pulsed diversion at Caernarvon, Louisiana for 2001 and 2002. 3. I make schedules of project progress meeting. INVITED PRESENTATION "Caernarvon Pulsing Study." Louisiana Association of Conservation Districts, Marsh Conservation Committee. Seventeenth Annual Summer Meeting. Caernarvon, Louisiana. July 19, 2001. "Challenges in Environmental Management." IES Wednesday Seminar. Department of Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. February 14, 2001. "Ecological Economics Assessment of Tertiary Municipal Wastewater Treatment Using Natural Wetlands." IES Wednesday Seminar. Department of Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. November 1, 2000. "Quantifying Sustainable Development: Past, Present, and Future of the Costa Rican Economy." IES Wednesday Seminar. Department of Environmental Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. October 11, 2000. RESEARCH INTREST In general, my research interests are in the area of: 1. ecological economics (or biophysical )analysis of human dominated ecosystems 2. monetary and non-monetary valuations of natureĐs service to human economy 3. interconnection of environment and energy 4. resource and waste management 5. industrial ecology 6. environmental and energy policy 7. sustainable development 8. stakeholder analysis 9. multi-criteria analysis References available upon request. Updated January 15, 2003.