Dai-Yeun Jeong

UNESCO World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves, South Korea

Dr. Dai-Yeun Jeong is presently the Acting Director of UNESCO World Network of Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves based in South Korea. He received BA and MA degree in sociology from Korea University (South Korea) and PhD in environmental sociology from University of Queensland (Australia). He was a professor of sociology at Jeju National University (South Korea) from 1981 to 2012, and served as the President of Asia-Pacific Sociological Association from 2002 to 2004, and as a delegate of South Korean Government to UNFCCC and OECD Environmental Meeting from 2003 to 2005. He has published 13 books including Environmental Sociology, and 60 academic research papers in domestic and international journals. Since 2000, he has conducted 15 research projects on environment-related projects funded by domestic and international origination.