St. John 208A

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: 956-8714

Fax: 956-3894


Hye-Ji Kim

Assistant Researcher, Sustainable Ornamental Crop Production 


Dr. Kim has a 55% research / 45% teaching appointment. Her specialties include: floriculture and ornamental production, water and nutrient management, stress physiology, postharvest physiology, plant growth regulation, and root production.


Ph.D., Horticulture, Pennsylvania State University
M.S., Biological Science, Shizuoka University, Japan
B.S., Horticultural Science, Korea University, S. Korea

Courses Taught:

Research Interests:

High quality ornamental crop production through sustainable approaches - reduced nutrient, water and chemical inputs and reduced nutrient/water runoff
Stress resistant crop production
Role of environmental factors in root developement
Establishing year-round production systems for ornamental crops

Selected Publications:

  • Kim, H.J., P. Singleton, J. Lichty, and A. Kawabata. 2013. Water requirements of tropical ornamental crops. Acta Horticulturae. In Press.
  • P. Singleton, J. Lichty, and H.J. Kim. 2013. Anthurium productivity is limited by water and nutrient availability in volcanic cinder medium. Acta Horticulturae. In Press.
  • Kim, H.J., and K. Sewake. 2013. Challenges for Hawaii's Floriculture Industry and Strategies for Global Competition. Ohio Florists Association Bulletin. March/April , Number 938: 19-20. Available at
  • Liu, W.W., H.J. Kim, H.B., Chen, X.Y. Lu, and B.Y. Zhou. 2013. Identification of MV-generated ROS Responsive EST Clones in Floral Buds of Litchi chinensis Sonn. Plant Cell Reports. 32:1361-1372.
  • Kim, H.J., and W.B. Miller. 2009. GA4+7 plus BA enhances postproduction quality in pot tulips. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 51 (2): 272-277
  • Kim, H.J., J.P. Lynch, and K.M. Brown. 2008. Ethylene insensitivity impedes a subset of responses to phosphorus deficiency in tomato and petunia. Plant, Cell and Environment. 31: 1744-1755.
  • Kim, H.J. and W.B. Miller. 2007. Effects of GA4+7 and benzyladenine application on postproduction quality of 'Seadov' pot tulip flowers. Postharvest Biology and Technology. (doi:10.1016/j.postharvbio.2007.08.004)
  • Kim, H.J., and W.B. Miller. 2007. Characterizing cold-storage-induced bud necrosis in 'Mona Lisa' lilies. Acta Hort. 768:463-467.
  • Kim, H.J., R, Craig, and K.M. Brown. 2007. Ethylene resistance of regal pelargonium is complemented but not replaced by 1-MCP. Postharvest Biology and Technology. 45: 66-72.
  • Kim, H.J., R, Craig, and K.M. Brown. 2006. Genetic variation in ethylene responsiveness of Regal Pelargonium. Journal of American Society for Horticultural Science. 131 (1): 122-126.


Integrated water and nutrient management through precise irrigation for sustainable ornamental crop production

Granting agency: USDA

From: 2013 to 2015


Establishment of Sustainable Production Systems for Hawaii's Ornamental Industry

Granting agency: USDA Hatch

From: 2012 to 2017


Flowering Control of Tropical Ornamentals

Granting agency: USDA Hatch

From: 2012 to 2017



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