Youngsang Kwon

Youngsang Kwon

Associate Professor

Earth Sciences, University of Memphis

Youngsang Kwon is an Associate Professor of Earth Sciences at the University of Memphis. Grounded in the theoretical framework of biogeography, his work primarily deals with the development of spatially explicit models for enriching our understanding of forest community patterns and responses to changing environments (natural and anthropogenic) in the multi-scale contexts (spatial and temporal) of landscapes.


  • Biogeography
  • GIS/RS/Python/R
  • Species distribution models (SDMs)
  • Forest ecology/ Forest carbon dynamics
  • Forest Inventory and Analysis


  • PhD in Geography, 2012

    The State University of New York at Buffalo

  • MS in Environmental Studies, 2004

    Seoul National University

  • BSc in Forest Resources and Environmental Science, 2001

    Korea University