Jin-Soo Kim

Research Interests

Interactions between terrestrial ecosystem and climate variabilities such as atmospheric teleconnection impacts on the terrestrial carbon cycle and large-scale fire activity.


Education and Professional Positions

2020 - present Senior Researcher (Oberassistent), Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland
2019 - 2020 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of GeoSciences, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2016 - 2019 Ph.D. Climate Dynamics, Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
2014 - 2016 Researcher, Institute of Environmental and Energy Technology, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea
2013 - 2014 Project-based Researcher, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, South Korea
2011 - 2013 M.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Science, Seoul National University, South Korea
2006 - 2010 B.Sc. in Earth and Environmental Science, Seoul National University, South Korea

Selected Publications

  • Park S-W., Kim J-S., Kug J-S. (2020). Intensification of Arctic warming as a result of CO2 physiological forcing. Nature Communications, 11, 2098. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-15924-3
  • Kim J-S., Kug J-S., Jeong S-J., Park H., Schaepman-Strub G. (2020). Extensive fires in southeastern Siberian permafrost linked to preceding Arctic Oscillation. Science Advances, 6(2):eaax3308. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aax3308
  • Kim J-S., Jeong S-J., Kug J-S., Williams M. (2019). Role of local air-sea interaction in fire activity over Equatorial Asia. Geophysical Research Letters, 46, 14789-14797. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL085943
  • Kim J-S., Kug J-S. (2019). Role of off-equatorial SST in El Niño teleconnection to East Asia during El Niño decaying spring. Climate Dynamics, 52, 7293-7308. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-016-3473-0
  • Kim J-S., Kug J-S., Jeong S-J. (2017). Intensification of terrestrial carbon cycle related to El Niño Southern Oscillation under greenhouse warming. Nature Communications, 8, 1674. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-01831-7
  • Kim J-S., Kug J-S., Jeong S-J., Huntzinger DN., Michalak AM., Schwalm CR., Wei Y., Schaefer K. (2017). Reduced North American terrestrial primary productivity linked to anomalous Arctic warming. Nature Geoscience, 10, 572–576. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2986
  • Kim J-S., Kug J-S., Yoon J-H., Jeong S-J. (2016). Increased atmospheric CO2 growth rate during El Niño driven by reduced terrestrial CO2 capture in the CMIP5 ESMs. Journal of Climate, 29, 8783-8805. DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-14-00672.1