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Qianyu (Cherry) Li

Research Associate Environmental Science, EE Terrestrial, Environmental and Climate Sciences Department

Qianyu (Cherry) Li

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490A, Room 11-133
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3361
qli1@bnl.gov

Qianyu is trained as an ecologist with a focus on the influence of climate change on terrestrial ecosystems. She is interested in using mathematic models to understand ecosystem carbon, water and nutrients dynamics, and the interactions between the terrestrial ecosystems and the climate. She has rich experience in data-assimilation, global land surface modeling, model uncertainty analysis and handling global-scale datasets. During her Ph.D. study, she developed a strong systematic understanding of the carbon cycle dynamics in real ecosystems and models. Here in TEST group Qianyu is trying to improve the model representation of leaf and canopy processes in tropical forests with the state-of-the-art land surface model.

Expertise | Research | Education | Publications | Awards


Expertise

  • Ecosystem carbon, water and nutrients dynamics
  • Interactions between the terrestrial ecosystems and the climate
  • Ecological modeling and uncertainty analysis
  • Data-assimilation

Research Activities

  • Visiting Ph. D. student – University of Exeter, UK; University of Oklahoma, USA

Education

  • Tsinghua University, China, Ph.D., Ecology
  • Northwest University, China, B.A, Environmental Engineering

Selected Publications

  • Li Q, Lu X, Wang Y, Huang X, Cox PM, Luo Y (2018) Leaf area index identified as a major source of variability in modeled CO2 fertilization. Biogeosciences 15:6909–6925. doi: 10.5194/bg-15-6909-2018
  • Li Q, Xia J, Shi Z, Huang K, Du Z, Lin G, Luo Y (2016) Variation of parameters in a Flux-Based Ecosystem Model across 12 sites of terrestrial ecosystems in the conterminous USA. Ecological Modelling 336:57–69. doi: 10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.05.016
  • Zhou S, Liang J, Lu X, Li Q, Jiang L, Zhang Y, Schwalm CR, Fisher JB, Tjiputra J, Sitch S, Ahlström A, Huntzinger DN, Huang Y, Wang G, Luo Y (2018) Sources of Uncertainty in Modeled Land Carbon Storage within and across Three MIPs: Diagnosis with Three New Techniques. Journal of Climate 31:2833–2851. doi: 10.1175/jcli-d-17-0357.1

Awards & Recognition

  • National Scholarship for Graduate Student, Tsinghua University, 2016
  • Innovation Award for Graduate Student, the 8th National Ecology Forum for Young Ecologists, China, 2016
  • Outstanding Graduate, Northwest University, 2014
Qianyu (Cherry) Li

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Environmental and Climate Sciences Department
Bldg. 490A, Room 11-133
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3361
qli1@bnl.gov