Zhiying Li

Zhiying Li

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Dartmouth College

Biography

Zhiying Li is a postdoctoral research associate at the Climate Modeling & Impacts Group (CMIG) at the Department of Geography at Dartmouth College. She is a broadly trained physical geographer with a specialization in hydroclimatology. Her work centers on fundamental and applied questions about how climate variability and human intervention are altering the water cycle, including hydroclimatic extremes and water availability. Past research includes investigating drivers of streamflow change, predicting future streamflow patterns, quantifying changes in extreme precipitation, machine learning applications in climatology, etc. She is currently working on assessing the ability of static drought monitoring in a nonstationary climate.

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Interests
  • Hydroclimatology
  • Drought monitoring
  • Watershed hydrology
  • Global climate change
Education
  • Ph.D. in Geography, 2021

    The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

  • M.S. in Physical Geography, 2017

    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

  • B.S. in Soil and Water Conservation, 2014

    Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China

News

Oct. 2022: My first-authored paper is published in Water Resources Research: “Projection of Streamflow Change Using a Time-Varying Budyko Framework in the Contiguous U.S”. Check it out!

Sept. 2022: I am honored to receive the Excellent Oral Presentation Award at the 2022 International Forum on Big Data for Sustainable Development Goals. My presentation is about “Predicting Streamflow Change under Climate and Land use Changes in the Contiguous U.S.”.

Aug. 2022: I am honored to receive the 2021 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad ($6,000) as a recognition of my doctoral research.

May 2022: I am honored to receive travel funds (~$1,000) to participate in the Community Earth System Model (CESM) Tutorial sponsored by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) in August 2022 in Boulder, CO.

Apr. 2022: My co-authored paper is published in Sustainability: “How Comprehensive Innovation Reform Pilot Improve Urban Green Innovation Efficiency?—Evidence from China”. This is an interdisciplinary study that lies at the intersection of sustainability, environmental science, and economics. Check it out!

Feb. 2022: I gave an oral presentation at the American Association of Geographers (AAG) 2022 Annual Meeting. My presentation is about “Accounting for the climatology of drought characteristics in the contiguous United States”. Check out my abstract.

Feb. 2022: My co-authored paper is published in Journal of Cleaner Production: “Green innovation and enterprise green total factor productivity at a micro level: A perspective of technical distance”. This is an interdisciplinary study that lies at the intersection of sustainability, environmental science, and economics. Check it out!

Dec. 2021: I am honored to be one of the five winners of the Story Exchange “Our Women in Science Incentive Prize” ($5,000), a grant award that recognizes innovative female scientists working in the area of climate change mitigation and adaptation in the U.S. Check out the media coverage at Story Exchange, Dartmouth News, and Dartmouth Geography Department.

Sept. 2021: I will be joining Prof. Justin Mankin’s Climate Modeling and Impacts Group as a postdoc research associate at Dartmouth College!

Jul. 2021: I successfully defended my Ph.D. in Geography at the Department of Geography at The Ohio State University. My dissertation is titled “Dominant Drivers of Hydrological Change and Prediction of Future Streamflow in the Contiguous United States”. Check out my dissertation at OhioLINK.

Jun. 2021: My first-authored paper is published in Journal of Hydrology: “Investigating spatial heterogeneity of the controls of surface water balance in the contiguous United States by considering anthropogenic factors”. Check it out!

May 2021: My first-authored paper is published in Water Resources Research: “Identifying the Dominant Drivers of Hydrological Change in the Contiguous United States”. Check it out!

May 2021: I am honored to receive the E. Willard & Ruby S. Miller Fellowship ($4,000), the highest recognition the Department of Geography at OSU is giving to Ph.D. students.

Apr. 2021: I am honored to receive the 1st place poster presentation award ($200) in the area of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the 2021 Edward F. Hayes Graduate Research Forum. My presentation is about the uncertainties of estimation of potential evapotranspiration in the continental U.S. Check out my abstract!

Jan. 2021: I gave a poster presentation at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 2021 Annual Meeting. My presentation is about “Climatic, physiographic, and anthropogenic factors controlling spatial and temporal variability of water balance within the Budyko framework”.

Dec. 2020: I gave a poster presentation at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2020 Fall Meeting. My presentation is about “Climatic, physiographic, and anthropogenic factors controlling spatial and temporal variability of water balance within the Budyko framework”.

Nov. 5, 2020: I am honored to receive the 2nd place student poster presentation award ($100) at the Water Management Association of Ohio Conference.

Oct. 30, 2020: I am honored to receive the 1st place Ph.D. student paper presentation award ($125) at the East Lakes Division of the American Association of Geographers. My talk is about “Developing Impacts-based drought thresholds for Ohio”. Check out my presentation.

Oct. 24, 2020: I am honored to receive the American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting Student Grant for the 2021 AAG Annual Meeting. I will give an oral presentation at the hydroclimatology session. Looking forward to meeting some of you in April 2021 virtually!

Sept. 27, 2020: I am honored to receive the best oral presentation award at the fourth Midwest Student Conference on Atmospheric Research.

Jun. 1, 2020: I am honored to get my doctoral dissertation funded through the National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Award ($17,023; with PI Steven Quiring). Check out my public abstract.

Jan. 2020: I am honored to receive the Matthew J. Parker Travel Grant (~$1,400) to attend the American Meteorological Society (AMS) 2020 Annual Meeting in Boston, MA.

Nov. 22, 2019: I am honored to receive the Presidential Fellowship ($32,100), the most prestigious award that the Graduate School bestows at OSU. Check out the College News.

Oct. 31, 2019: I am honored to receive the Toracinta scholarship ($2,000). Check out the News.

Oct. 2019: My co-authored paper is published in Energy: “Comparison of three short-term load forecast models in Southern California”. Check it out!

Feb. 2019: My first-authored paper is published in Anthropocene: “Impact of climate change on precipitation patterns in Houston, Texas, USA”. Check it out!

Research

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Publications

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(2022). Projection of Streamflow Change Using a Time-Varying Budyko Framework in the Contiguous United States. Water Resources Research, e2022WR033016.

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(2022). How Comprehensive Innovation Reform Pilot Improve Urban Green Innovation Efficiency?—Evidence from China. Sustainability, 14(8), 4550.

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(2021). Identifying the Dominant Drivers of Hydrological Change in the Contiguous United States. Water Resources Research, e2021WR029738.

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Teaching

Guest Lecturer

Boundary Layer Climate (G5921), The Ohio State University (Feb 2020)

 

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Solo lab instructor. Extreme Weather and Climate (G1900), The Ohio State University (Spring 2020, Fall 2019; 32 students enrolled in each session, 4 sessions taught)

GTA. Climatology (G5900), The Ohio State University (Spring 2019; 34 students enrolled)

GTA. Global Climate Change (G3900), The Ohio State University (Fall 2018; 69 students enrolled)

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