He is well known for the establishment of a system for evaluation and adaptation of climate change impacts.
JEOLLABUK-DO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA, April 10, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Young-Eun Na, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of the current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
A recognized expert in the field of climate change response and applied biology, Dr. Na serves as a general director of the Bureau of Research & Development with Jeollabuk-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services. His research focuses on climate change ecosystem adaptation and vulnerability research, government's comprehensive measures for climate change, research on renewable energy, such as bioenergy, and research on the monitoring and promotion of biodiversity in agro-ecosystem.
He is a member of the Korean Society of Applied Entomology, the Korean Society of Climate Change Research, the Korean Society of Environmental Agriculture, and the Korean Society of Soil Science and Fertilizer, and he has served as a general director of the Bureau of Research & Development with Jeollabuk-do Agricultural Research & Extension Services since 2016.
A respected voice in the industry, Dr. Na has published numerous papers related to his areas of expertise. He is well known for the establishment of a system for evaluation and adaptation of climate change impacts, as well as the Rural Development Administration's mid- and long-term research and development plan to cope with climate change in agriculture. His most recent published works include "Influence of rhinoceros beetle (Trypoxylus dichotomus septentrionalis) larvae and temperature on the soil bacterial community composition under laboratory conditions" in Soil Biology and Biochemistry, "Abiotic effects on the distributions of major insect species in agricultural fields" in Entomological Research, and "Repellent and Acaricidal Activities against Leptotrombidium pallidum Larvae of Eucalyptus Oil" in the Korean Journal of Applied Entomology.
Dr. Na received a Bachelor of Science in agriculture, with a concentration in agronomy, from Dankook University in 1992. He went on to attend Seoul National University, where he completed a Master of Science in applied biology and chemistry in 2000 and a Ph.D. in applied biology and chemistry in 2004. While completing formal education, Dr. Na studied photosynthesis in the chloroplasts of plants and its formation of glucose. Through this experience, he found a way to address food shortage problems, leading to his involvement with the Rural Development Administration. His doctoral thesis was entitled "Hazard assessment of organic waste-contaminated soil using earthworm." Most recently, Dr. Na received a qualification in the control of plant diseases and pest from the Human Resources Development Service of Korea in 2007.
Dr. Na has patented technology on breeding earthworms and spreading it to livestock farmers for the biological treatment of waste without odor. He also developed a real-time monitoring system for birds, insects, and soil organisms in agricultural ecosystems for use bio-census surveys. However, Dr. Na considers one of the greatest highlights of his career to be working on climate change and energy policy at the Presidential Green Growth Council.
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