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Independent experts nominated by country party

Yan Li

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Discipline of Expertise
Other Disciplines
Soil Science
UN languages spoken


Geographical Focus
Job function
Research Professor and Director
National Station for Desert Ecology, Xinjiang institute of Ecology and Geography
Telephone number
86 991 7885415
Work experience
DR. Li, Yan is a research professor at Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences. H received his bachelor’s and master’s degree in physical geography from Beijing Normal University and Ph.D in plant-water relations from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His work, published in over 70 refereed articles, has focused on plant responses, acclimation and adaptation to drought as well as water and salt movement in arid zone. Recently, Dr. Li’ s interests have shift to carbon cycle in arid zone, with special attention to the inorganic part of the carbon flux in arid/saline land. He is also serving as the and editor-in-chief for a Chinese Journal named Arid Zone Studies. Dr. Li is a and a Consultative Editor for Plant and Soil.
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
Ph.D in Plant water relations Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2000
Publication titles
1. Wang Y-G and Li Y et al, 2010. Profile storage of organic/inorganic carbon in soil: from forest to desert. Science of the Total Environment 408:1925-1931. _x000D_
2. L-S. Tang & Y. Li & J. Zhang,2010. Biomass allocation and yield formation of cotton under partial rootzone irrigation in arid zone. Plant Soil 337:413–423 _x000D_
3. H. Xu, Y. Li G-Q Xu & T. Zou, 2007. Ecophysiological response and morphological adjustment of two Central Asian desert shrubs towards variation in summer precipitation. Plant, Cell and Environment 30, 399–409_x000D_
4. H. Xu & Y. Li 2006. Water-use strategy of three central Asian desert shrubs and their responses to rain pulse events. Plant and Soil 285:5–17_x000D_
5. Y. Li H. Xu & S. Cohen, 2005. Long term hydraulic acclimation to soil texture and radiation load in cotton. Plant, Cell and Environment 28:492-499
Other activities
1. Director for a National Field Station in desert ecology _x000D_
2. Editor-in-chief for a Chinese Journal named Arid Zone Studies _x000D_
3. Member of the scientific committee for Chinese Ecosystem Research Network _x000D_
4. Consultative Editor for Plant and Soil
1. Distinguished Young Scientist Award from National Natural Science foundation of China _x000D_
2. Hundred Talents Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation name
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Organisation street address
818 South Beijing Road, 830011
Organisation city
Urumqi, Xinjiang
Organisation country