Kiho Kim
Published June 14, 2018
Updated October 1, 2021

Kiho Kim is a professor of environmental science at American University. A marine biologist, Kim’s work focuses on the ecology of coral reefs, and how environmental drivers, such as climate change and nutrient pollution, impact coastal ecosystem health.

At the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, Kim has examined the origins and spreading of diseases. He has worked with the British Council in promoting international networking for young scientists, and was an advisor to the Coral Disease Working Group of the World Bank.

Kim is a member of the Environmental Literacy Committee of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education, Washington, D.C.

He completed two terms as a member of the Ocean Studies Board of the National Academies (USA) and as an officer of the International Society for Reef Studies.

Pronouns: He/him

Expertise: Environmental science, biology, marine conservation, coral reef ecology

Location: Washington, D.C.


Phone number: (202) 885-2181

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