Li Xiaoyan



 1. Resume
Prof. Li Xiaoyan (Ph.D.)
Research fields: Hydrology and Water Resources, Eco-hydrology, Soil and Water Conservation
Email: xyli@bnu.edu.cn
Education:
1997-2000: Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Major: Physical Geography; Degree: PhD
1994-1997: Lanzhou Institute of Desert Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences;
Major: Physical Geography; Degree: master
1990-1994: Gansu Agriculture University; Major: Soil Agrochemistry; Degree: bachelor
Working experience
2004~present: Professor, the Resource College, Beijing Normal University
2003~2004: Post doctor, Estacion Experimental de Zonas Aridas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain.
2002~2004: Researcher, Department of Hydrology and Soil and water resources, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000 – 2002: Associate researcher, Department of Hydrology and Soil and water resources, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2. Major Courses Provided
Postgraduate courses (for grade 2004): Arid Land Resources and Environment (60 hours)
Undergraduate courses (for grade 2003-2004): Utilization and Management of Water Resources (60 hours)
Undergraduate courses (for grade 2007): Water Resources (60 hours)
Postgraduate courses (for grade 2007): Hydrology and Water Resources (60 hours)
Undergraduate courses (for grade 2008): Water Resources (60 hours)
Postgraduate courses (for grade 2008): Hydropedology (60 hours)

3. Social Work
[1] Executing member, International Soil Moisture Working Group
[2] Member, European Geosciences Union(EGU)
[3] Member, Society of Wetland Scientists
[4] Member, American Geophysical Union (AGU), USA
[5] Deputy Director member, Research Committee of Resources of Arid and Semi Arid Regions of China Society of Natural Resources
[6] Member, Geographical Society of China
[7] Member, China Land Science Society
[8] Editor, Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions
[9]Paper review expert, Journal of Hydrology, Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment, Catena, Journal of Arid Environments, Ecohydrology, Hydrological Sciences Journal, Rangeland Ecology & Management, Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Water Resources Management, Earth Surface Process and Landform, Soil & Tillage Research, Agricultural Water Management, Applied Engineering in Agriculture, Irrigation and Drainage, Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, Journal of Environmental Management

4. International exchanges
2010, May 2-7: Europe Geosciences Union (EGU), Vienna, Austria. Oral presentation: Redistribution of rainfall and soil moisture as influenced by semiarid shrubs at individual plant and patch scales.
2009, Dec 13-19: American Geophysical Union (AGU) fall meeting, San Francisco, USA. Presentation: Temporal and Spatial Rainfall-Runoff Behavior for Micro Catchments on the Slope of the Loess Plateau.
2008, July 28-31: International Conference on HYDROPEDOLOGY. Penn State Univ, University Park, USA. Oral presentation: Influence of soil surfaces on runoff and hydraulic properties in a Mediterranean limestone shrubland (Sierra de Gádor, SE Spain).
2002, 7: Proceedings of the ICAR5/GCTE-SEN Joint Meeting, July 22-25, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
2003, 10: International Conference on Gully erosion in Mountain Areas: Processes, Measurement, Modeling and Regionalization, 15th-17th October, 2003, Digne, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France.

5. Students Tutored
PhD
Sun Yongliang (Grade 2005); Yang Zhipeng (Grade 2007); Li Yuetan (Grade 2007); Ma Yujun (Grade 2006); Cui Bili (Grade 2008); Peng Haiying (Grade 2009); Li Guangyong (Grade 2010); Zhang Zhihua (Grade 2010)

Postgraduates
He Xuye (Grade 2004); Tang Jia (Grade 2005); Wang Wei (Grade 2006); Zhang
Xiaoying (Grade 2006); Yi Wanjuan (Grade 2008); Zhang Siyi (Grade 2009); Li Liu (Grade 2010)

6. Honors and Awards
2010 Winner of National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation
2008 Winner of “New Century Excellent Talents Supporting Program” by the Ministry of Education
2008 The second-prize winner of Beijing Science and Technology Progress Award (Ranked No.7)
2007 Candidate of Excellent Talent Cultivating and Supporting Program of Beijing
2006 Liyun Award for Outstanding Young Faculty Member
2003 National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award
2003 Spanish Government Scholarship of the Higher Council for Scientific Research
2001 Winner of “Western Light” Talents Training Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
2000 Excellent-prize winner of CAS President Scholarship

7. Research Projects and Achievements
Prof. Li has published more than 100 papers, in which 35 and 17 were included into SCI and EI respectively, and has made systematic achievements in interactions between soil, vegetation and hydrology. His achievements have been cited many times by world-renowned magazine Science and multiple reports of important international organizations.

No.

Duration

Funding Sources

Project

Role

1

2009-2011

National Natural Science Foundation of 
China(NSFC)

Catchment mechanism on patchy 
pattern of arid vegetation and its 
influence on soil moisture,

Chairperson

2

2008-2012

National Science and Technology Support 

Program of the National11th Five-Year Plan

 

Technology integration and 
demonstration of wetland recovery
 and the protection of biodiversity 
in Qinghai Lake basin

Chairperson

3

2009-2011

State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface 
Processes and Resource Ecology

Interactions of soil-plant-hydrology
 in arid sand region

Chairperson

2007-2008

Beijing Talents Cultivation and Funding 
Program—Individual Section

Virtual water strategy for Beijing City 

Chairperson

2006-2008 

National Natural Science Foundation of China

Catchment mechanism of stem flow 
from desert shrubs and its eco-hydrological 
effect (NSFC 40571023).

Chairperson

2006-2009 

National Natural Science Foundation of China

Historical study on plant ecological and 
chemical weathering in Late Cenozoic
 Qinghai Lake. This is the third topic
 of the NSFC key project “high 
resolution palaeoenvironment record
 of Late Cenozoic Qinghai Lake and
 its significance on global change”.

member 

2005-2007 

key scientific and technological project in the 
10th Five-year Plan by Ministry of Science

Research and demonstration of Mu Us 
Sandy Land biological management 
(Jingbian County)

member 

2005-2008 

The Foundation for the Author of National 
Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China

Hydrological process and water-cycle
 mechanism for the rain collector 
system in semiarid regions of 
China (Grant No. 200426). 

Chairperson

2005-2007 

Youth Science Foundation of Beijing 
Normal University  

Eco-hydrological effects on gravel-covered
 places in semi-arid regions

Chairperson

10 

2004-2009 

National 973 Project

A quantitative research of modern and 
contemporary environmental processes
 and environmental alternative indicators. 
This is the seventh topic of the project: 
“Scientific research on China’s Continental
 monsoon - arid environment system 
developmental process” (2004CB720207)

Vice-Chairperson

11 

2002-2004 

National Natural Science Fund of Youth

Rainwater-collecting system in micro-
catchment areas and its eco-hydrological 
effect (Grant No.40101004) 

Chairperson

12

2002-2004 

West Light Project by CAS

Demonstration of the optimization of 
rainwater -collecting and afforestation
 for in barren mountains

Chairperson

13 

2000-2003 

Innovation Project of Cold and Arid Regions 
Environmental and Engineering Research 
Institute, CAS  

Demonstration of rainwater-collecting 
and afforestation in the south and north
 mountains adjacent to Lanzhou City
 Gansu Province

Chairperson

14

2002-2004 

National 863 Project

High efficient rainwater-collecting and
 water-saving agricultural expert system
 in a semiarid region. This is a topic in the
 “Intelligent agricultural information
 process  system—Gansu
 Demonstration Spot project”

Chairperson

15

2000-2005 

National 973 Project

Hydrological process and ecological 
water requirement in Heihe River Basin

member 

16

2001-2004 

CAS Innovation Project

Comprehensive treatment of eco
-environment in Ejin Oasis

member 

17

2003-2004 

Spain Scholarship project

Recharge enhancement in coastal 
Mediterranean aquifers. Postdoctoral 
research in Estacion Experimental de
 Zonas Aridas, Consejo Superior de
 Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Spain. 

Chairperson

18

1998-2002 

West Light Project by CAS

Demonstration of high efficient 
rainwater-collecting agriculture

member 

19

1998-1999 

Dingxi Area and Hosi Corridor Construction
 headquarters, Gansu Province

Demonstration of rainwater-collecting 
supplemental irrigation schemes

member 

20

1997-2000 

National Natural Science Foundation of China.  

 Study on the Structural mechanical 
properties of aridisoil surface and its 
anti-wind erosion mechanism 

member 





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