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People PhD Advisor Coastal Resilience: Land-Water-Biodiversity Nexus

Working Experience

  • 2018-present, Professor, College of the Environment & Ecology, Xiamen University

  • 2013-present, Joint Professor, Coastal and Ocean Management Institute (COMI), Xiamen University

  • 2013-2018, Associate Professor, College of the Environment & Ecology, Xiamen University

  • 12/2012-02/2013, Guest Scientist, Humboldt-University Berlin, Berlin, Germany

  • 04/2012-01/2017, Project Associate, Urbanization and Global Environmental Change (UGEC) Project, a core Project of IHDP

  • 10/2011-10/2012, Visiting Fellow, Cornell University, Ithaca, USA

  • 06/2009-07/2009, Visiting Scholar, McGill University, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Waterloo, Funded by The Special Award for Canadian Studies (SACS) Program, Canada

  • Education

  • 2007, Ph. D., Nanjing University, China, Environmental Science

  • 2004, M. Sc., Nanjing University, China, Marine Geology

  • 2001, B. Sc., Nanjing University, China, Geography Science

Professional Interests

Coastal Resilience and Land-Water-Biodiversity Nexus, Urbanization and Environmental Studies, Urban Region and Landscape Ecology, Environmental RS and Spatial Analysis, and Coastal Wetlands

Prospective Students and Employment

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD or MA with me, or working with my group as post-docs, analysts, and research assistants, please send me your CV (or resume) and a detailed description of your research interests and why you'd like to work with me.

Selected Publications

Winther, J. G., Dai, M., Rist, T., Hoel, A. H., Li, Y.F., Trice, A., Morrissey, K., Juinio-Meñez, M. A., Fernandes, L., Unger, S., Scarano, F. R., Halpin, P., Whitehouse, S., 2020. Integrated ocean management for a sustainable ocean economy. Nature Ecology & Evolution. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-020-1259-6

Li, Y.F., Xiang, Z.Y., Chen, K. L., Wang, X.Y., 2020. An improved spatial subsidy approach for ecological compensation in coastal seascapes for resilient land-sea management. Journal of Environmental Management, 276: 1-9.

Fan, B. X., Li, Y. F.*, Pavao-Zuckerman, M., 2020. The dynamics of land-sea-scape carbon flow can reveal anthropogenic destruction and restoration of coastal carbon sequestration. Landscape Ecology, online. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-020-01148-9

Wang, Q. L., Li, Y., Li, Y. F.*, 2021. Realizing a new resilience paradigm on the basis of land-water-biodiversity nexus in a coastal city. Ocean & Coastal Management, 207: 104603.

Sajjad, M., Li, Y., Li, Y. F.*, Chan, J., Khalid, S., 2019. Integrating Typhoon Destructive Potential and Social-ecological Systems towards Resilient Coastal Communities. Earth’s Future, 7: 805-818.

Li, Y., Li, Y.F.*, Kappas, M., Pavao-Zuckerman, M., 2018. Identifying the key catastrophic variables of urban social-environmental resilience and early warning signal. Environment International, 113: 184-190.

Sajjad, M., Li, Y.F.*, Tang, Z., Cao, L., Liu, X.*, 2018. Assessing Hazard Vulnerability, Habitat Conservation and Restoration for the Enhancement of China’s Coastal Resilience. Earth’s Future, 6(3): 326-338.

Li, Y. F., Li, Y., Wu W., 2016. Threshold and resilience management of coupled urbanization and water environmental system in the rapidly changing coastal region. Environmental Pollution, 208: 87-95. [Invited Paper]

Li, Y. F., Zhang, X. X., Zhao, X. X., Ma, S. Q., Cao, H. H., Cao, J. K.  2016. Assessing spatial vulnerability from rapid urbanization to inform coastal urban regional planning. Ocean & Coastal Management, 123: 53-65.

Li, Y. F., Shi, Y. L., Qureshi, S., Bruns, A., Zhu, X. D., 2014. Applying the concept of spatial resilience to socio-ecological systems in the urban wetland interface. Ecological Indicators, 42: 135-146.

Li, Y. F., Li, Y., Zhou, Y., Shi, Y. L., Zhu, X. D., 2012. Investigation of a coupling model of coordination between urbanization and the environment. Journal of Environmental Management, 98: 127-133.

Li, Y. F., Zhu, X. D, Sun X., Wang, F., 2010. Landscape effects of environmental impact on bay-area wetlands under rapid urban expansion and development policy: A case study of Lianyungang, China. Landscape and Urban Planning, 94: 218–227.

Teaching Experience

2017-present, Undergraduate Course: Urban Ecological Planning and Management

2014-2016Undergraduate Course: Urban Ecological and Environment

2020-present, Graduate Course: Landscape Ecology

       2015-present, Graduate Course: Ecological Design and Planning

Research Grants

  • Coastal Land-Water-Biodiversity Nexus: spatial mechanism and integrated land-sea application, 2020-2023, Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  • Resilience based landscape assessment and sustainable transformation approaches in the coastal reclamation areas, 2017-2020, Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  • Investigation of Landscape Resilience and Governance of Social-Ecological Systems in Coastal Urban Sprawl Area, 2013-2016, Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  • Threshold of landscape security for coastal urban sprawl in Lianyungang, China, 2010-2012, Funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)

  • Investigation on Mangrove Biological Resources in Zhejiang and Fujian Provinces, China, 2017-2021, Funded by the Key Special Project for National Key R&D Program, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST)

  • Ecological security and coastal restoration for South Fujian urban agglomeration, 2016-2020. Funded by the Key Special Project for National Key R&D Program, Ministry of Science and Technology of China (MOST)