College of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resource Management

Yiqing Li

Yiqing in the ForestDr. Yiqing Li Associate Professor of Forestry
B.S., Inner Mongolia Forestry College
M.S., Beijing Forestry University
Ph.D., University of Puerto Rico


  • FOR 202 Forestry & Natural Resources (3)
  • FOR 440 Forest Ecosyst Restoration/Mgt (3)
  • NRES 196 Intro to Natural Resource Mgmt (3)
  • NRES 410 Invasive Species & Ecosystems (3)
  • NRES 420 Hydrology and Watershed Mgmt (3)
  • NRES 430 GIS Application in Nat Res Mgt (3)

Research interests

  • Forest soil ecology
  • Carbon sequestration of tropical forests
  • Tropical silviculture and forest ecosystem restoration
  • Impacts of invasive species on tropical forests
  • Tropical sustainable natural resource management

Selected Publications

Peer reviewed articles

  • Li, Y. and J. Dendy. 2010. Effects of conversion of agricultural land to forest and pasture on soil CO2 efflux in Hawaii. Pacific Agriculture and Natural Resources 2: 41-46.
  • Gonzalaz, G., Y. Li and X. Zou. 2010. Effects of post-hurricane fertilization and debris removal on earthworm abundance and biomass in subtropical forests in Puerto Rico. Biodiversidade e Ecologia (In press).
  • Li, Y. and B. Mathews. 2010. Soil carbon changes after conversion of sugarcane plantation to forest and pasture in Hawaii. Plant and Soil 335: 245-253.
  • Li, Y. A. Shimabukuro and B. Mathews. 2010. The effects of tree plantation rotation on earthworm abundance and biomass in Hawaii. Applied Soil Ecology 46: 151-154.
  • Li, Y., Y. Chen, Y. Zhang and Y. Xia, 2009. Rehabilitating China’s Largest Inland River. Conservation Biology 23: 531-536.
  • Zhao, R., Y. Chen, H. Zhou, Y. Li, Y. Qian, and L. Zhang. 2008. Assessment of wetland fragmentation in the Tarim River basin, western China. Environmental Geology 57: 455–464.
  • Zhang, Y., X. Mao and Y. Li. 2007. Forest ecosystems in the long sweep of history: an economic perspective. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 43: 96-104.
  • Li, Y., M. Xu and X. Zou. 2006. Heterotrophic soil respiration in relation to biotic and abiotic factors in wet tropical forests. Plant and Soil 281, 193-201.
  • Li, Y., M. Xu and X. Zou. 2006. The effects of nutrient additions on ecosystem carbon dynamics in a wet tropical forest. Global Change Biology 12, 284-293.
  • Ruan, H., Y. Li and X. Zou. 2005. Soil communities and plant litter decomposition as influenced by forest debris: Variation across tropical riparian and upland sites. Pedobiologia 49, 529-538.
  • Li, Y., H. Ruan, X. Zou and R. Mayster. 2005. The response of major soil decomposers to landslide disturbance in a Puerto Rican forest. Soil Science 170, 202-211.
  • Li, Y., M. Xu, X. Zou and Y. Zhang. 2005. Comparing of soil organic carbon dynamics in plantations and secondary forests in wet tropics in Puerto Rico. Global Change Biology 11, 239-248.
  • Zhang, Y. and Y. Li. 2005. Pricing or valuing natural resources? Environmental Sciences and Policy 8, 179-186.
  • Zhang, Y. and Y. Li. 2005. Reply to comment on “Pricing or valuing natural resources?” Environmental Sciences and Policy 8, 189-190.
  • Li, Y., M. Xu, X. Zou and Y. Xia. 2005. Soil CO2 efflux and fungal and bacterial biomass in a plantation and a secondary forest in wet tropics in Puerto Rico. Plant and Soil 268, 151-160.
  • Zhang, Y., Y. Li and Y. Pan. 2005. Critique on non-market valuation of natural and environmental resources. Journal of Natural Resources 20, 21-27. (In Chinese)
  • **Li, Y., M. Xu, O.J. Sun and W. Cui. 2004. Effects of root and litter exclusion on soil CO2 efflux and microbial biomass in wet tropical forests. Soil Biology & Biochemistry 36: 2111-2114.
  • Liu, B., M. Xu, M. Henderson and Y. Li. 2004. Taking China's temperature: Daily range, warming trends, and regional variations, 1955-2000. Journal of Climate 17, 4453 - 4462.
  • Feng, Z., Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, P. Zhang and Y. Li. 2004. Grain-for-green policy and its impacts on grain supply in west China. Land Use Policy 22, 301-312.
  • Liu, D. and Y. Li. 1998. On human and nature relationship and natural resource sustainability. Scientia Silvae Sinicae 34: 99-112.
  • Li, Y. 1992. Modeling of diameter distribution of Pinus yunnanensis. Forest Research 5: 633-638.

Book Chapter

  • Li, Y. and G. Gonzalez. 2007. Soil fungi and macrofauna in the Neotropics. In: Myster R.W. (eds) “Post-agricultural succession in the Neotropics”, Springer.

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