College of Arts and Sciences

Taehee Hwang

Tae Hee HwangAssistant Professor, Department of Geography

Office: SB 012
TEL: 812-855-6303

Curriculum Vitae


Ph.D., 2010, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
M.C.P., 2004, Summa Cum Laude, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Seoul National University
B.S., 2000, Department of Microbiology, Seoul National University

Research Foci

  • Ecohydrology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Landscape Ecology


  • G237: Cartography and Geographic Information
  • G436: Advanced Remote Sensing

External Funding

  • 2014 - 2017: Modeling the Ecohydrological Interactions Among Land Use Change, Climate Variability, and Forest Condition in the Yadkin-Pee Dee River Basin. Principal Investigator, USDA Forest Service. $150,000.

Representative Publications

  • Hwang, T., Band, L.E., Miniat, C.F., Song, C., Bolstad, P.V., Vose, J.M., Love, J. 2014. Divergent phenological response to hydroclimate variability in forested mountain watersheds. Global Change Biology, 20, 2580-2595.
  • Zhou, L., Tian, Y., Myneni, R.B., Ciais, P., Saatchi, S., Liu, Y.Y., Piao, S., Chen, S., Vermote, E.F., Song, C., Hwang, T. 2014. Widespread Decline of Congo Rainforest Greenness in the Last Decade. Nature, 509, 86-90. (selected as NEWS&VIEWS paper; Chambers, J.Q., Roberts, D.A. 2014. Ecology: Drought in the Congo Basin, Nature, 509, 36-37
  •  Song, C., Chen, J.M., Hwang, T., Gonsamo, A., Croft, H., Zhang, Q., Dannenberg, M., Zhang, Y., Hakkenberg, C., Li, J. 2014. Ecological Characterization of Vegetation Using Multi-Sensor Remote Sensing in the Solar Reflective Spectrum. In press. Remote Sensing Handbook
  • Hwang, T., Band, L.E., Vose, J.M. Tague, C. 2012. Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Hydrologic vegetation gradient as an indicator for lateral hydrologic connectivity of headwater catchments. Water Resources Research, 48, W06514.
  • Band, L. E., Hwang, T., Hales, T.C., Vose, J., Ford, C.R. 2012. Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Mapping and modeling ecohydrological controls of landslides, Geomorphology, 137, 159-167.
  • Hwang, T., Song, C., Bolstad, P., Band, L.E. 2011. Downscaling real-time vegetation dynamics by fusing multi-temporal MODIS and Landsat NDVI in topographically complex terrain. Remote Sensing of Environment, 115, 2499-2512.
  • Hwang, T., Song, C., Vose, J.M., Band, L.E. 2011. Topography-mediated controls on local vegetation phenology estimated from MODIS vegetation index. Landscape Ecology, 26, 541-556.
  • Hwang, T., Band, L.E., Hales, T.C. 2009. Ecosystem processes at the watershed scale: Extending optimality theory from plot to catchment. Water Resources Research, 45, W11425.
  • Hwang, T., Kang, S., Kim, J., Kim, Y., Lee, D., Band, L.E. 2008. Evaluating drought effect on MODIS Gross Primary Production (GPP) with an eco-hydrological model in the Mountainous Forest, East Asia. Global Change Biology, 14, 1037–1056.

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