Huge passion for ants: I thought there were only 2 or 3 kinds of ants that are present on this planet, but soon I noticed that more than 15000 species of ants are living with us. That was enough to make me captivated by ants. I was doing narrow taxonomy and morphology of ants when I was an undergraduate, and now I'd like to study more complicated things far beyond what I did. :
1. How reproductive behaviors (or ecological facets) lead various genital structures in male ants and how we could delimitate the boundaries of ant species? 2. What are the potential ant species which can be spread to the world rapidly and what ecological features they have?
I would like to use 3D based morphological methods and phylogenetic approaches based on various markers that I have already extracted for many Korean ants to figure out what I've been wondering.
Mentoring in Citizen Science for kids
In ANet with Prof. Seiki Yamane
In ANet with Dr. Meenakshi, Dr. Himender and Dr.. Akihiro
Presentation in Korean journal of Applied Entomology
Best Poster Presentation Award
In KNU Magazine
Best Insect Photography Award
Talent Award of Korea
Competition winning in KYE session, ESA
Field work in Peruvian amazon
Field work in Okinawa, Japan
Presentation in Citizen Science