Taegon Kim is an assistant professor at the Department of Smart Farm at the Jeonbuk National University (JBNU) in South Korea. He received his M.S. and Ph.D. in rural systems engineering and his B.S. in agricultural civil engineering from Seoul National University in South Korea.

Dr. Kim has considerable experience working on multi-disciplinary research teams with modeling, simulation, and visualization studies: quantifying nitrogen loss hotspots in the U.S. corn belt, food supply chain modeling, numerical structure analysis, indicating agricultural drought, estimating carbon and water footprints in the agriculture sector, detecting community structures, and calculating circuity factors. He has published 81 articles based on these studies. At JBNU, he is now developing and implementing digital agriculture models. It is a simulation platform that will allow researchers to efficiently build, test, evaluate, and visualize models related to a better farming system called Smart Farm. He also wrote a book about web development using Django.

Research Experience


Selected Papers

  • The critical benefits of snowpack insulation and snowmelt for winter wheat productivity, Nature Climate Change (2022)
    • Peng Zhu, Taegon Kim, Zhenong Jin, Chenxi Lin, Xuhui Wang, Philippe Ciais, Nathaniel D. Mueller, Amir Aghakouchak, Jianxi Huang, David Mulla, David Makowski
    • doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01327-3
  • Quantifying nitrogen loss hotspots and mitigation potential for individual fields in the US Corn Belt with a metamodeling approach, Environmental Research Letters (2021)
    • Taegon Kim, Zhenong Jin, Timothy M. Smith, Licheng Liu, Yufeng Yang, Yi Yang, Bin Peng, Kathryn Phillips, Kaiyu Guan, Luyi Hunter, Zhou Wang
    • doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac0d21
  • Land use leverage points to reduce GHG emissions in U.S. agricultural supply chains, Environmental Research Letters (2021)
    • Rylie E O Pelton, Seth A Spawn-Lee, Tyler J Lark, Taegon Kim, Nathaniel Springer, Peter Hawthorne, Deepak K Ray and Jennifer Schmitt
    • doi:10.1088/1748-9326/ac2775
  • Unique water scarcity footprints and water risks in US meat and ethanol supply chains identified via subnational commodity flows, Environmental Research Letters (2020)
  • Effects of spatial scale on life cycle inventory results, Environmental Science & Technology (2019)
  • Subnational mobility and consumption-based environmental accounting of US corn in animal protein and ethanol supply chains, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (2017)
  • Design and Implementation of Reference Evapotranspiration Database for Future Climate Scenarios, Journal of Korean Society of Rural Planning (2016)
  • Numerical Solution of Second Order Linear Partial Differential Equations using Agricultural Systems Application Platform, Journal of The Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers (2016)
  • Development of RESTful Web Service for Loading Data focusing on Daily Meteorological Data, Journal of The Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers (2014)
  • Environmental and Economic Implications of Bioethanol Blending for the Renewable Fuel Standard in South Korea, Transactions of the ASABE (2014)
  • Development of GASS2 through Improving Inter-component Connection and Communication Modules, Journal of The Korean Society of Agricultural Engineers (2014)
  • Full list of papers