Zhiying Li (she/her) is a hydroclimatologist, assistant professor in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University Bloomington, and PI of the IU Hydroclimatology Group. She works to understand the variability, drivers, and impacts of hydroclimatic extremes, such as drought and flooding, and water availability in a warming climate, using a wide range of approaches, including fully coupled Earth System Models, process-based hydrologic models, hydrologic theory, statistical analysis, and GIS. Her current research topics include: drought monitoring in a nonstationary climate, historical and future trends in extreme precipitation, relationship between extreme events and water availability, impacts of compound extreme events on water quality, etc. 

She is from southern China, did her postdoctoral training at the Dartmouth Climate Modeling & Impacts Group, and holds degrees from Northwest A&F University, China (Bachelors in Agriculture), University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China (M.S.), and The Ohio State University (Ph.D.).

I am looking for a Ph.D. student starting Fall 2024 and master students starting Spring 2024 or Fall 2024. Feel free to reach out to me, briefly outlining your research interests and background. For more information, you can refer to the details provided in Opportunities.

  • Drought Monitoring
  • Watershed Hydrology
  • Climate Modeling
  • Global Climate Change
  • 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

  • Bachelors in Agriculture in Soil and Water Conservation, 2014

    Northwest A&F University, Yangling, Shaanxi, China