Texas A&M University at Galveston
P.O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
Ph.D., Marine Science, College of William and Mary. 1993
M.S., Marine Environmental Sciences, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1987
B.S., Mineral and Petroleum Engineering, Seoul National University (Korea), 1985
My overall research interests lie in estuarine and coastal hydrodynamics and water quality conditions, particularly the physical transport processes and their interactions with water quality and living resources. Included topics in physical transport processes are estuarine residual circulation, dispersion of pollutants, sediment transport, etc., and those in water quality and living resources are eutrophication, hypoxia/anoxia, sediment diagenesis, sediment flux, larval transport, etc. I have used field data, theoretical analyses and numerical models to better understand these processes. The ultimate goal of my research is, through the collaborative studies with researchers from the disciplines of biogeochemical processes, to develop predictive models for water quality and living resources as management tools
Selected Publications (*Name indicates author was a student or a post-doc at the time of research.)
*Dzwonkowski B, Park K (2010) Influence of wind stress and discharge on the mean and seasonal currents on the Alabama shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. J Geophys Res, 115, C12052, doi:10.1029/2010JC006449.
*Kim C-K, Park K, Powers SP, Graham WM, Bayha KM (2010) Oyster larval transport in coastal Alabama: dominance of physical transport over biological behavior in a shallow estuary. J Geophys Res, 115, C10019, doi:10.1029/2010JC006115.
*Ha HK, Maa JP-Y, Park K, Kim YH (2011) Estimation of high-resolution sediment concentration profiles in bottom boundary layer using pulse-coherent acoustic Doppler current profilers. Mar Geol, 279(1-4), 199-209, doi:10.1016/j.margeo.2010.11.002.
*Dzwonkowski B, Park K, *Ha HK, Graham WM, Hernandez FJ, Powers SP (2011) Hydrographic variability on a coastal shelf directly influenced by estuarine outflow0. Cont Shelf Res, 31(9), 939-950, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2011.03.001.
*Dzwonkowski B, Park K, Jiang L (2011) Subtidal across-shelf velocity structure and surface transport effectiveness on the Alabama shelf of the northeastern Gulf of Mexico. J Geophys Res, 116, C10012, doi:10.1029/2011JC007188.
Carassou L, *Dzwonkowski B, Hernandez FJ, Powers SP, Park K, Graham WM, Mareska J (2011) Environmental influences on juvenile fish abundances in a river-dominated coastal system. Mar Coast Fish, 3(1), 411-427, doi:10.1080/19425120.2011.642492.
Jo HR, Lee HJ, Park K (2011) Role of winter waves in sand transport at the mouth of Garolim Bay, west coast of Korea. Geosci J, 15(4), 379-386, doi:10.1007/s12303-011-0038-4.
*Dzwonkowski B, Park K (2012) Subtidal circulation on the Alabama shelf during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. J Geophys Res, 117, C03027, doi:10.1029/2011JC007664.
*Ha HK, Park K (2012) High-resolution comparison of sediment dynamics under different forcing conditions in the bottom boundary layer of a shallow, micro-tidal estuary. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, C06020, doi:10.1029/2012JC007878.
*Kim C-K, Park K (2012) A modeling study of water and salt exchange for a micro-tidal, stratified northern Gulf of Mexico estuary. J Marine Syst, 96-97, 103-115, doi:10.1016/j.jmarsys.2012.02.008.
*Lee J, Webb BM, *Dzwonkowski B, Park K, Valle-Levinson A (2013) Bathymetric influences on tidal currents at the entrance to a highly stratified, shallow estuary. Cont Shelf Res, 58, 1-11, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.03.002.
*Kim C-K, Park K, Powers SP (2013) Establishing restoration strategy of eastern oyster via a coupled biophysical transport model. Restor Ecol, 21(3), 353-362, doi:10.1111/j.1526-100X.2012.00897.x.
Dzwonkowski B, Park K, *Lee J, Webb BM, Valle-Levinson A (2014) Spatial variability of flow over a river-influenced inner shelf in coastal Alabama during spring. Cont Shelf Res, 74, 25-34, doi:10.1016/j.csr.2013.12.005.
Park K, Powers SP, Bosarge GS, Jung H-S (2014) Plugging the leak: Barrier island restoration following Hurricane Katrina enhances habitat quality for oysters in Mobile Bay, Alabama. Mar Environ Res, 94, 48-55, doi:10.1016/j.marenvres.2013.12.003.
Park K, Shen J, Kuo AY (2014) Discussion of “Adaptive time stepping-operator splitting strategy to couple implicit numerical hydrodynamic and water quality codes” by Gaurav Savant and R.C. Berger. J Environ Eng-ASCE, 140(4), 07014001, doi:10.1061/(ASCE)EE.1943-7870.0000777.
Twilley RR, Brandt S, Breaux D, Cartwright J, Chen J, Easson G, Fitzpatrick P, Fridley K, Graves S, Harper S, Kaiser C, Maestre A, Maskey M, McAnally W, McCorquodale J, Meselhe E, Miller-Way T, Park K, Pereira J, Richardson T, Tao J, Ward A, Wiggert J, Williamson D (2014) Simulation management systems developed by the Northern Gulf Coastal Hazards Collaboratory (NG-CHC): An overview of cyberinfrastructure to support the coastal modeling community in the Gulf of Mexico. In: Remote Sensing and Modeling: Advances in Coastal and Marine Resources (Finkl CW, Makowski C, eds), Coastal Research Library (CRL) 9, Springer, New York, pp. 365-394.
Jeong YH, Yang JS, Park K (2014) Changes in water quality after the construction of an estuary dam in the Geum River Estuary Dam System in Korea. J Coast Res, 30(6), 1278-1286, doi:10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-13-00081.1.
Professor and Head (2014-present), Department of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Graduate Faculty (2015-present), Marine Biology-IDP, Texas A&M University at Galveston
Graduate Faculty (2015-present), Department of Oceanography, Texas A&M University
Visiting Scientist (May-August 2014), Department of Environmental Engineering, Chungnam National University, Korea: Brain Pool Program of the Korean Research Foundation
Affiliate Professor (2013-2014), School of Fisheries, Aquaculture, and Aquatic Sciences, Auburn University
Associate Professor and Professor (2003-2014), Department of Marine Sciences, University of South Alabama
Senior Marine Scientist (2003-2014), Dauphin Island Sea Lab
Faculty Researcher (2001-2002), School of Marine Science (SMS)/Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), College of William and Mary (CWM)
Visiting Research Associate Professor (2000-2001), SMS/VIMS, CWM
Assistant and Associate Professor (1995-2003), Department of Oceanography, Inha University (Korea)