Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Louisiana
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Louisiana Staff Member

Sung Ryong Kang

Sung-Ryong "Jackie" Kang

Phone: (225) 578 - 4196


I am from Busan, South Korea, and attended Dong-A University (Busan) for my B.S. and M.S. degree, majoring in Biological Sciences (B.S.) / Evolution and Environmental Ecology (M.S.). Following graduation, I worked for the Natural Ecosystem Management Institute. My research is to evaluate the effects of hydrologic connectivity (permanently connected pond: PCP; temporary connected pond: TCP), salinity, vegetation coverage, water depth and other environmental variables on seasonal aquatic macroinvertebrate and nekton community assemblages in freshwater, brackish, and saline marshes of the Chenier Plain, Louisiana. A clear understanding of the linkages among hydrological connectivity, environmental variables, and aquatic macroinvertebrates and nekton community assemblages would facilitate management strategies for Whooping Crane foraging habitat based on prey (i.e., aquatic macroinvertebrate and nekton) availability.

Research Publications Publication Date
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2014. Suitability of Coastal Marshes as Whooping Crane Foraging Habitat in Southwest Louisiana, USA. Waterbirds 37 (3):254-263. 2014-08-31
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Influence of Hydrologic Connectivity on Pond Environmental Characteristics in a Coastal Marsh System. Southeastern Naturalist 12:568-578. 2013-09-30
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Effects of hydrologic connectivity and environmental variables on nekton assemblage in a coastal marsh system.Wetlands 33:321-334. 2013-04-30
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2013. Effects of Hydrologic Connectivity and Environmental Variables on Aquatic Macroinvertebrate Assemblages in Different Marsh Types. Aquatic Biology 18:149-160. 2013-01-31
Kang, S. R., and S. L. King. 2012. Influence of salinity and prey presence on the survival of aquatic macroinvertebrates of a freshwater marsh. Aquatic Ecology ( 2012-08-31
Kang, S. R. and S. L. King. 2013. Seasonal nekton assemblages in a flooded coastal freshwater marsh, Southwest Louisiana, USA. Open Journal of Ecology 116-121. DOI: 10.4236/oje.2013.32014 2013-04-30
Presentations Presentation Date
Kang, S.R., and S.L. King. 2014. Whooping Crane prey assemblage in a coastal marsh system: Implications for wetland wildlife management. The 6th East Asian Federation of Ecological Societies International Congress,Haikou, China. 2014-04-09