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LI Siliang
Professional Title: Professor
Tel: 022-83613963
Office Location:Rm 605, Building No.16

Dr. Siliang Li is Professor and the excellent young scientist funded at 2015 by National Natural Scientific Foundation of China (NSFC). His study is mainly focused on environmental geochemistry, estimation of nitrate sources and transformation based on stable isotopes, chemical weathering processes in the rivers, biogeochemical processes and C-S-N coupling in karst critical zone. His oversea working experiences include being a visiting scholar in Department of Earth Sciences in University of Cambridge, UK, IPGP and Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon in France. He has carried out over 10 research projects on biogeochemistry and nutrient cycling. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed journal papers and proceedings, among which over 30 are in the international journals (e.g. EPSL, EST, Chem Geol). He is also the reviewer for multiple high-quality journals e.g. EST, GCA, WR, Chem Geol, J Hydrol.

Associate Dean
2015.12~Now, Institute of Surface-Earth System Science, Tianjin University, Professor.,.
2013.08~2014.08, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, Cooperating with Professor Mike Bickle, Visiting Professor,.
2011.01~2015.11, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor,.
2006.07~2010.01, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Associate Professor.,.
2005.11~2006.01, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris -University Paris 7, France, Cooperating with Professor Jér?me Gaillardet, Visiting Scholar,.
2005.07~2006.01, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGCAS), Assistant Professor.,.
2000.08~2005.05, Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PhD in Geochemistry,.

Biogeochemistry in Critical Zone: Determining macronutrient fluxes related important biogeochemical processes within karst catchment, SW China, including source identification and attenuating processes.

Biogeochemical cycling: Understanding Carbon and nutrient transportation as well as riverine biogeochemical processes in Chinese large rivers based on stable isotopes.

Environmental Geochemistry: Using multi stable isotopes (C, N, S) to understand environmental change and human activities in surface Earth.

Research Projects
2016.01~2019.01, Joint funding by NSFC(China) and NERC(UK), The transmissive critical zone under land use and environmental pressures: understanding the karst hydrology-biogeochemical coupling for sustainable management. (Co-I).,.
2016.01~2021.01, Sub project of National Key Research and Development Programme of China (2016YFA0601000), The critical biogeochemical processes and mechanism of carbon and nutrient cycling in river-reservoir system, SW China. (PI),.
2015.01~2017.01, Excellent young scientist funding by NSFC, Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface: “understanding riverine carbon biogeochemistry in the upper reach of Changjiang River using isotopic compositions (δ13C and Δ14C)” (PI),.
Selected Publications
Wanfa Wang, Si-Liang Li, Jun Zhong, Cai Li, Yuanbi Yi, Sainan Chen, Yimeng Ren, 2019, Understanding transport and transformation of dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the reservoir system using δ13CDIC and water chemistry, Journal of Hydrology, 574:193-201,.
Caiqing Qin, Si-Liang Li, Fu-Jun Yue, Sheng Xu and Hu Ding, 2019, Spatiotemporal variations of dissolved inorganic carbon and controlling factors in a small karstic catchment, Southwestern China, Earth Surf. Process. Landforms, DOI: 10.1002/esp.4672,.
Sarah J. Buckerfield, Richard S. Quilliam, Susan Waldron, Larissa A. Naylor, Siliang Li, David M. Oliver, 2019, Rainfall-driven E. coli transfer to the stream-conduit network observed through increasing spatial scales in mixed land-use paddy farming karst terrain, Water Research,,.
Jie Zeng, Fu-Jun Yue, Zhong-Jun Wang, Qixin Wu, Cai-Qing Qin, Si-Liang Li, 2019, Quantifying depression trapping effect on rainwater chemical composition during the rainy season in karst agricultural area, southwestern China, Atmospheric Environment,,.
Widad Fadhullah, Nur Syahirah Yaccob, M.I. Syakir, Syahidah Akmal Muhammad, Fu-Jun Yue, Si-Liang Li, 2019, Nitrate sources and processes in the surface water of a tropical reservoir by stable isotopes and mixing model, Science of the Total Environment,,.
Cai Li, Si-Liang Li, Fu-Jun Yue, Shao-Neng He, Zong-Bo Shi, Chong-Li Di, Cong-Qiang Liu, 2019, Nitrate sources and formation of rainwater constrained by dual isotopes in Southeast Asia: Example from Singapore, Chemosphere,,.
Fu-Jun Yue, SusanWaldron, Si-Liang Li, Zhong-JunWang, Jie Zeng, Sen Xu, Zhi-Cai Zhang, David M. Oliver, 2019, Land use interacts with changes in catchment hydrology to generate chronic nitrate pollution in karst waters and strong seasonality in excess nitrate export, Science of the Total Environment,,.
Li C, Li S-L, Yue F, Liu J, Yan Z, Zhang R, Wang Z, Xu S, 2019, Identification of sources and transformations of nitrate in the Xijiang River using nitrate isotopes and Bayesian model, Science of The Total Environment, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.07.345,.
Sarah J. Buckerfield, Susan Waldron, Richard S. Quilliam, Larissa A. Naylor, Siliang Li, David M. Oliver, 2019, can we improve understanding of faecal indicator dynamics in karst systems under changing climatic, population, and land use stressors? – Research opportunities in SW China, Science of the Total Environment, 646: 438–447,.
Bei-Bei Chen, Si-Liang Li, Philip A.E. Pogge von Strandmann, Jian Sun, Jun Zhong, Cai Li, Ting-Ting Ma, Sen Xu, Cong-Qiang Liu, 2019, Ca isotope constraints on chemical weathering processes: Evidence from headwater in the Changjiang River, China, Chemical Geology,,.
Zhong J, Li S-L*, Cai H, Yue F, Tao FX, 2018, The Response of Carbon Geochemistry to Hydrological Events within an Urban River, Southwestern China, Geochemistry International, 56(5): 462-473,.
Fu-Jun Yue, Si-Liang Li*, Cong-Qiang Liu, Khan M.G. Mostofa, Naohiro Yoshida, Sakae Toyoda, Shi-Lu Wang, Shohei Hattori & Xiao-Long Liu, 2018, Spatial variation of nitrogen cycling in a subtropical stratified impoundment in southwest China, elucidated by nitrous oxide isotopomer and nitrate isotopes, Inland Waters, 8: 2, 186-195,.
Xiao-Long Liu, Si-Liang Li*, Zhong-Liang Wang, Bao-Li Wang, Gui-Lin Han, Fu-Shun Wang, Li Bai, Min Xiao, Fu-Jun Yue & Cong-Qiang Liu, 2018, Sources and key processes controlling particulate organic nitrogen in impounded river–reservoir systems on the Maotiao River, southwest China, Inland Waters, 8: 2, 167-175,.
Yan Z , Wang T, Wang L , Yang X , Smith P, Hilpert M, Li S-L, Shang J, Bailey V, Liu C, 2018, Microscale water distribution and its effects on organic carbon decomposition in unsaturated soils, Science of The Total Environment, 644: 1036-1043,.
Jun Zhong, Si-Liang Li*, Hu Ding, Yunchao Lang, Stephen C. Maberly & Sheng Xu, 2018, Mechanisms controlling dissolved CO2 over-saturation in the Three Gorges Reservoir area, Inland Waters, 8:2, 148-156,.
Kong J, Guo Q, Wei R, Strauss H, Zhu G, Li S-L, Song Z, Chen T, Song B, Zhou T, Zheng G, 2018, Contamination of heavy metals and isotopic tracing of Pb in surface and profile soils in a polluted farmland from a typical karst area in southern China, Science of The Total Environment, 637:1035-1045,.
Zhong J, Li Si-Liang*, Liu Jing, Ding H, Sun X, Xu S, Wang T, Ellam EM, Liu C-Q, 2018, Climate variability controls on CO 2 consumption fluxes and carbon dynamics for monsoonal rivers: Evidence from Xijiang River, Southwest China, Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, DOI: 10.1029/2018JG004439,.
Yan Z, Bondlamberty B , Toddbrown KE , Bailey VL , Li SL, Liu C-Q, Liu C, 2018, A moisture function of soil heterotrophic respiration that incorporates microscale processes, Nature Communications, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04971-6,.
Fu-JunYue, Si-Liang Li, Cong-Qiang Liu, Zhi-Qi Zhao & Hu Ding, 2017, Tracing nitrate sources with dual isotopes and long term monitoring of nitrogen species in the Yellow River, China, Scientific Reports, DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-08756-7,.
Piao H, Li SL, Wang S, Li S, 2017, The preference of nitrate uptake in Chinese prickly ash estimated by δ15N values and cation concentrations, Environ Earth Sci, DOI 10.1007/s12665-017-6407-1,.
Liu J, Li SL*, Zhong J, et al, 2017, Temporal transport of major and trace elements in the upper reaches of the Xijiang River, SW China, Environ Earth Sci, DOI: 10.1007/s11631-017-0175-1,.
Liu J, Li SL*, Zhong J, et al., 2017, Sulfate sources constrained by sulfur and oxygen isotopic compositions in the upper reaches of the Xijiang River, Southwest China, Acta Geochimica, DOI: 10.1007/s11631-017-0175-1,.
Jun Zhong, Si-liang Li*, Faxiang Tao, Fujun Yue, Cong-Qiang Liu, 2017, Sensitivity of chemical weathering and dissolved carbon dynamics to hydrological conditions in a typical karst river, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep42944,.
Jun Zhong,Si-Liang Li*,Faxiang Tao,et al., 2017, Impacts of hydrologic variations on chemical weathering and solute sources in the Min River basin, Himalayan-Tibetan region, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 24:19126–19137,.
Piao H, Li SL, Wang S, 2016, Nutrient uptake by mulberry and Chinese prickly ash associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Acta Geochim, 35(2):120–129,.
Li S-L, Yue F-J, Liu C-Q, Ding H, Zhao Z-Q, Li X, 2015, The O and H isotope characteristics of water from major rivers in China. Chin. J. Geochem., 34(1): 28–37,.
Yue F-J, Li S-L, Hu J, 2015, The Contribution of Nitrate Sources in Liao Rivers, China, Based on Isotopic Fractionation and Bayesian Mixing Model, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science, 13, 16 – 20,.
Yue F-J, Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Lang Y-C, Ding H, 2015, Sources and transport of nitrate constrained by the isotopic technique in a karst catchment: an example from Southwest China, Hydrol. Process. 29, 1883-1893,.
Wang Q-L, Chetelata B, Zhao Zhi-Qi, Ding H, Li S-L, Wang B, Li J, Liu X-L, 2015, Behavior of Lithium isotopes in the Changjiang River system: Sources effects and response to weathering and erosion, Geochimica et Cosmochimica, 151, 117-132,.
Li S-L, Chetelat B, Yue F-J, Zhao Z, Liu C-Q, 2014, Chemical weathering processes in the Yalong River draining the eastern Tibetan Plateau, China. J. Asian Earth Sci, 88: 74–84,.
Yue F-J, Liu C-Q, Li S-L, Zhao Z-Q, Liu X-L, Ding H, Liu B-J, Zhong J, 2014, Analysis of d15N and d18O to identify nitrate sources and transformations in Songhua River, Northeast China, J. Hydrol, 519: 329–339,.
Yue, F.-J., Li S-L, Liu C-Q, et al., 2013, Using dual isotopes to evaluate sources and transformation of nitrogen in the Liao River, northeast China. Appl. Geochem, 36: 1-9,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Li J., et al., 2013, Evaluation of nitrate source in surface water of southwestern China based on stable isotopes., Environmental Earth Sciences, 68, 219-228,.
Patra S, Liu C-Q, Wang F, Li S, Wang B, 2012, Behavior of major and minor elements in a temperate river estuary to the coastal sea., Int. J. Environ. Sci. Technol. 9, 647–654,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Patra S., et al., 2011, Using a dual isotopic approach to trace sources and mixing of sulphate in Changjiang Estuary, China., Applied Geochemistry, 26: s210-s213,.
Lang Y-C, Liu C-Q, Li S-L, Zhao Z-Q, Zhou Z-H, 2011, Tracing natural and anthropogenic sources of dissolved sulfate in a karst region by using major ion chemistry and stable sulfur isotopes., Applied Geochemistry, 26: s202-s205,.
Liu X-L, Liu C-Q, Li S-L, Wang F-S, Wang B-L, Wang Z-L, 2011, Spatiotemporal variations of nitrous oxide(N2O) emissions from two reservoirs in SW China., Atmospheric Environment, 45: 5458-5468,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Lang Y-C, 2010, Tracing the sources of nitrate in karstic groundwater in Zunyi, Southwest China: a combined nitrogen isotope and water chemistry approach, Environmental Earth Sciences, 60: 1415-1423,.
Li X-D, Liu C-Q, Harue M, Li S-L, Liu X-L, 2010, The use of environmental isotopic (C, Sr, S) and hydrochemical tracers to characterize anthropogenic effects on karst groundwater quality: A case study of the Shuicheng Basin, SW China., Applied Geochemistry, 25: 1924-1936,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Li J, Lang Y-C, Ding H, Li L, 2010, Geochemistry of dissolved inorganic carbon and carbonate weathering in a small typical karstic catchment of Southwest China: Isotopic and chemical constraints., Chemical Geology, 277: 301-309,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Li J, Liu X, Chetelat B, Wang B, Wang F, 2010, Assessment of the sources of nitrate in the Changjiang River, China using a nitrogen and oxygen isotopic approach., Environmental Science and Technology, 44: 1573-1578,.
Tao F-X, Liu C-Q, Li S-L, 2009, Source and flux of POC in two subtropical karstic tributaries with contrasting land use practice in the Yangtze River Basin., Applied Geochemistry, 24: 2102-2112,.
Li S-L, Calmels D, Han G, Gaillardet J, Liu C-Q, 2008, Sulfuric acid as an agent of carbonate weathering constrained by ?13CDIC: Examples from Southwest China., Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 170: 189-199,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Lang Y-C, Tao F, Zhao Z, Zhou Z, 2008, Stable carbon isotope biogeochemistry and anthropogenic impacts on karst ground water, Zunyi, Southwest China., Aquatic Geochemistry, 14: 211-221,.
Liu C-Q, Lang Y-C, Satake H, Wu J, Li S-L, 2008, Identification of Anthropogenic and Natural Inputs of Sulfate and Chloride into the Karstic Ground Water of Guiyang, SW China: Combined δ37Cl and δ34S Approach., Environmental Science and Technology, 42: 5421-5427,.
Chetelat B, Liu C-Q, Zhao ZQ, Wang QL, Li S-L, Li J, Wang BL, 2008, Geochemistry of the dissolved load of the Changjiang Basin rivers: Anthropogenic impacts and chemical weathering., Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72: 4254-4277,.
Liu C-Q, Li S-L, Lang Y-C, and Xiao H-Y, 2006, Using ?15N and ?18O values to identify nitrate sources in karst ground water, Guiyang, Southwest China., Environmental Science and Technology, 40: 6928-6933,.
Lang Y-C, Liu C-Q, Zhao Z-Q, Li S-L, Han G-L, 2006, Geochemistry of surface and ground water in Guiyang, China: Water/rock interaction and pollution in a karst hydrological system., Applied Geochemistry, 21: 887-903,.
Li S-L, Liu C-Q, Tao F-X, Lang Y-C, Han G, 2005, Carbon biogeochemistry of ground water, Guiyang, Southwest China., Ground Water, 43: 494-499,.