Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Gehrmann Building, Level 8

School of Biological Sciences – UQ

St Lucia QLD 4072


T: +61 7 33659753


 ORCiD – Google Scholar – Researchgate

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Biogeography, Climate Change, Ecological Economics, Phylogenetics, Informatics

Publications (Peer-reviewed manuscripts)

  • Raja, N.B., Lauchstedt, A., Pandolfi, J.M., Kim, S.W., Budd, A.F., Kiessling, W. 2021. Morphological traits of reef corals predict extinction risk but not conservation status. Global Ecology and Biogeography 30: 1597-1608.
  • Cant, J., Salguero-Gómez, R., Kim, S.W., Sims, C.A., Sommer, B., Brooks, M., Malcolm, H.A., Pandolfi, J.M., Beger, B. The projected degradation of subtropical coral assemblages by recurrent thermal stress. Journal of Animal Ecology 90: 233-247.
  • Kim, S.W., Sampayo, E.M., Sommer, B., Sims, C.A., Gómez-Cabrera, M.C., Dalton, S.J., Beger, M., Malcolm, H.A., Ferrari, R., Fraser, N., Figueira, W.F., Smith, S.D.A., Heron, S.F., Baird, A.H., Byrne, M., Eakin, C.M., Edgar, R., Hughes, T.P., Kyriacou, N., Liu, G., Matis, P.A., Skirving, W.J., Pandolfi, J.M. 2019. Refugia under threat: mass bleaching of coral assemblages in high-latitude eastern Australia. Global Change Biology 25: 3918-3931.
  • Kim, S.W., Blomberg, S.P., Pandolfi, J.M. 2018. Transcending data gaps: a framework to reduce inferential errors in ecological analyses. Ecology Letters 21: 1200-1210.
  • Kim, S.W., Chung, M., Park, H.-S. 2015. Tropical fish species thriving in temperate Korean waters. Marine Biodiversity 45(2): 147-148.
  • Kim, S.W., Miller, A.J., Brunson, C., Netchy, K., Clouse, R., Janies, D., Tardy, E., Kerr, A.M. 2014. Shallow-water holothuroids (Echinodermata) of Yap, Federated States of Micronesia. Pacific Science 68(3): 397-420.
  • Shin, H.-J., Kim, S.W., Choi, Y.-U. 2014. Morphological and genetic characters of pearl-spot damselfish Chromis notata (Teleostei: Pomacentridae) in Korea. Ocean and Polar Research 36 (2): 189-197.
  • Kim, S.W., Kerr, A.M., Paulay, G. 2013. Colour, confusion and crossing: resolution of species problems in Bohadschia (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 168: 81-97.
  • Michonneau, F., Borrero-Perez, G.H., Honey, M., Kamarudin, K.R., Kerr, A.M., Kim, S., Menez, A., Miller, A., Ochoa, J.A., Olavides, R.D., Paulay, G., Samyn, Y., Setyastuti, A., Solis-Marin, F., Starmer, J., VandenSpiegel D. 2013. The littoral sea cucumber (Echinodermata: Holothuroidea) fauna of Guam re-assessed – a diversity curve that does not asymptote. Cashiers de Biologie Marine 54: 531-540.


  • Park, H.-S., Yoon, K.-T., Kim, S.W., Lee, D.-W., Satoa, M.M. Faaliga, P. 2021. Introduction to marine fauna and algae on coral reefs: Samoa. Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology Press, Korea.
  • Kwon, M., Park, H.-S., Baek, S.-K., Kim, J.-W., Lee, J.-H., Ha, J.-H., Kim, S.W., Ahn, C. 2018. The last blue ocean: Pacific island states and their leaders. Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology Press, Korea.
  • Park, H-.S., Oh, J.H., Kim, S.W., Choi, H.W., Kim, T.H., Kim, T. eds. 2015. Environment of the Chuuk Lagoon. Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology Press, Korea.
  • Kim, S.W., Choi, Y.-U., Kim, T., Park, H.-S. eds. 2014. Coral reefs of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology Press, Korea.

Technical Reports

  • Kim, S.W., Park, H.-S., Choi, G.-S. 2016. Status of coral reefs of Korea. Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network (GCRMN) Report.
  • Kerr, A.M., Kim, S.W., Miller, A.J. 2013. The Shallow-water holothuroids of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia. University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report 155.
  • Kerr, A.M., Kim, S.W. 2013. Selected descriptions of sea cucumbers in the genus Bohadschia (Holothuriidae) by Cherbonnier, Jäeger, Ludwig, Panning, Selenka and Semper. University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report 145.
  • Kerr, A.M., Kim, S.W., Michonneau, F. 2008. The Shallow-water Echinoderms of Kosrae. University of Guam Marine Laboratory Technical Report 123.