HyeJin Kim

Doctoral Researcher

Research and Projects


I am a researcher and practitioner with experience in multi-scale policy research and data analysis, model building and data visualization, information communication and capacity development from the social science and public policy realm. I have interdisciplinary training background in anthropology and sociology, international development and education policy, and now biodiversity and sustainability science. My previous career was dedicated to monitoring the implementation of policies in practice, promoting data driven policy analysis and financial planning through dialogue and co-development with decision-makers across sectors at international organizations, governments, civil societies and private foundations. I came to conservation with a keen interest in learning and integrating knowledge generated from integrative biodiversity research into evidence-based conservation policies and practice. Through my PhD on IPBES Nature Futures scenarios, I hope to collaboratively foster intelligible and harmonious dialogue amongst scientists, decision-makers, practitioners, local knowledge holders and citizens through co-developing conceptual models and application tools based on data-driven theory and theory-driven synthesis to support biodiversity conservation, sustainable development, and societal well-being.

My Research Project

Nature-centered, multi-scale, and cross-sectoral scenarios development for biodiversity conservation policies and practice through participatory stakeholder engagement and scientific community mobilization with the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

Curriculum Vitae


Work Experience

2015-2017 National Institute of Ecology, Bureau of Ecological Research, IPBES Knowledge and Data Technical Support Unit (Seocheon, Korea)

2014 Statistics Korea - Statistical Research Institute, Trend Analysis Unit, e-Census 2015 (Daejeon, Korea)

2012-2013 UNESCO, Education for All Global Monitoring Report, 2012 GMR Youth and Skills: Putting education to work (Paris, France)

2006-2012 FHI360, Education Policy and Data Center (Washington D.C., U.S.A.)

2006 spring Harvard University, Office of the Provost, New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)

2004 summer Chicago Field Museum, Department of Anthropology (Chicago IL, U.S.A.)

Academic Training

2005-2006 Harvard University, Master in Education, International Education Policy (Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)

2000-2004 University of Notre Dame, Bachelor in Arts and Letters, Anthropology and Sociology (Notre Dame, IN, U.S.A.)

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iDiv publications


A. Perino, H. M. Pereira, M. Felipe-Lucia, H. Kim, H. S. Kühl, M. R. Marselle, J. N. Meya, C. Meyer, L. M. Navarro, R. van Klink, G. Albert, C. D. Barratt, H. Bruelheide, Y. Cao, A. Chamoin, M. Darbi, M. Dornelas, N. Eisenhauer, F. Essl, N. Farwig, J. Förster, J. Freyhof, J. Geschke, F. Gottschall, C. Guerra, P. Haase, T. Hickler, U. Jacob, T. Kastner, L. Korell, I. Kühn, G. U. C. Lehmann, B. Lenzner, A. Marques, E. Motivans Švara, L. C. Quintero, A. Pacheco, A. Popp, J. Rouet-Leduc, F. Schnabel, J. Siebert, I. R. Staude, S. Trogisch, V. Švara, J.-C. Svenning, G. Pe'er, K. Raab, D. Rakosy, M. Vandewalle, A. S. Werner, C. Wirth, H. Xu, D. Yu, Y. Zinngrebe and A. Bonn

(2021): Biodiversity post-2020: Closing the gap between global targets and national-level implementation. Conservation Letters

D. M. S. Matias, H. Kim, J. A. Anticamara, K. M. S. Matias, L. V. Tibig

(2021): Emerging response options and scenarios of slow onset events related to climate change in Southeast Asia. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability

Bonn, A., Darbi, M., Kim, H., Marquard, E.

(2020): Conservation goals in international policies. In: Vickery, Juliet A. Ockendon, Nancy Pettorelli, Nathalie Brotherton, Peter N. M. Sutherland, William J. Davies, Zoe G. (Eds.) Conservation Research, Policy and Practice Cambridge University Press

Pereira, L. M., K. K. Davies, E. den Belder, S. Ferrier, S. Karlsson-Vinkhuyzen, H. Kim, J. J. Kuiper, S. Okayasu, M. G. Palomo, H. M. Pereira, G. Peterson, J. Sathyapalan, M. Schoolenberg, R. Alkemade, S. Carvalho Ribeiro, A. Greenaway, J. Hauck, N. King, T. Lazarova, F. Ravera, N. Chettri, W. W. L. Cheung, R. J. J. Hendriks, G. Kolomytsev, P. Leadley, J.-P. Metzger, K. N. Ninan, R. Pichs, A. Popp, C. Rondinini, I. Rosa, D. van Vuuren, C. J. Lundquist

(2020): Developing multiscale and integrative nature–people scenarios using the Nature Futures Framework. People and Nature

Rosa, I. M. D., Purvis, A., Alkemade, R., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Ferrier, S., Guerra, C. A., Hurtt, G., Kim, H., Leadley, P., Martins, I. S., Popp, A., Schipper, A. M., van Vuuren, D., Pereira, H. M.

(2020): Challenges in producing policy-relevant global scenarios of biodiversity and ecosystem services. Global Ecology and Conservation

Kim, H., Rosa, I. M. D., Alkemade, R., Leadley, P., Hurtt, G., Popp, A., van Vuuren, D. P., Anthoni, P., Arneth, A., Baisero, D., Caton, E., Chaplin-Kramer, R., Chini, L., De Palma, A., Di Fulvio, F., Di Marco, M., Espinoza, F., Ferrier, S., Fujimori, S., Gonzalez, R. E., Gueguen, M., Guerra, C., Harfoot, M., Harwood, T. D., Hasegawa, T., Haverd, V., Havlík, P., Hellweg, S., Hill, S. L. L., Hirata, A., Hoskins, A. J., Janse, J. H., Jetz, W., Johnson, J. A., Krause, A., Leclère, D., Martins, I. S., Matsui, T., Merow, C., Obersteiner, M., Ohashi, H., Poulter, B., Purvis, A., Quesada, B., Rondinini, C., Schipper, A. M., Sharp, R., Takahashi, K., Thuiller, W., Titeux, N., Visconti, P., Ware, C., Wolf, F., Pereira, H. M.

(2018): A protocol for an intercomparison of biodiversity and ecosystem services models using harmonized land-use and climate scenarios. Geoscientific Model Development

Navarro, L. M., Fernandez, N., Guerra, C., Guralnick, R., Kissling, W. D., Londono, M. C., Muller-Karger, F., Turak, E., Balvanera, P., Costello, M. J., Delavaud, A., El Serafy, G. Y., Ferrier, S., Geijzendorffer, I., Geller, G. N., Jetz, W., Kim, E. S., Kim, H., Martin, C. S., McGeoch, M. A., Mwampamba, T. H., Nel, J. L., Nicholson, E., Pettorelli, N., Schaepman, M. E., Skidmore, A., Pinto, I. S., Vergara, S., Vihervaara, P., Xu, H. G., Yahara, T., Gill, M., Pereira, H. M.

(2018): Monitoring biodiversity change through effective global coordination. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability
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