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My major research interests lie in quantitative ecology and environmental decision-making. I combine modeling and/or experimental approaches to understand and predict the response of populations to rapidly changing environmental conditions, as well as to provide support for environmental decisions in the areas of desert restoration, invasive species management and epidemic intervention. I am currently working on Ebola modeling and management. By using simulations of alternative intervention strategies under different models, I am trying to provide insights into how model uncertainties could affect decision-making, and how this would differ when the management objectives are different. During my previous researches at Turku University and Utrecht University, I combined demographic modeling, molecular markers, large scale filed experiments and common garden approaches to explore the factors driving the population establishment of invasive plants and the population dynamics of desert shrubs in response to different environmental stresses and disturbances. My webpage at researchgate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Li_Shouli/citations Email: email@example.com
Li S-L, Ramula S. 2016. Genetic variation facilitates the establishment but not the population fitness of a perennial invader. Annals of Botany, 117:187-94.
Li S-L, Yu F-H, Werger, MJA, Dong M, During HJ, Zuidema PA. 2015. Mobile dune fixation by a fast-growing clonal plant: a full life-cycle analysis. Scientific Reports, 5 : 8935, DOI: 10.1038/srep08935
Li S-L, Ramula S 2015. Testing the life history strategies of plant invaders in temporally varying environments, Population Ecology, 57: 373-380 Li S-L, Yu F-H, Werger, MJA, Dong M, Ramula S, Zuidema PA. 2013. Understanding the effects of a new grazing policy: the impact of seasonal grazing on shrub demography in the Inner Mongolian steppe. Journal of Applied Ecology, 50: 1377-1386.
Li S-L, Vasemägi A, Matos-Maraví P, Ramula S. 2013. Development and testing of microsatellite loci for the invasive herb Lupinus polyphyllus through 454 pyrosequencing. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13: 760-762.
Li S-L, Yu F-H, Werger, MJA, Dong M, Zuidema PA. 2011. Habitat-specific demography across dune fixation stages in a semi-arid sandland: understanding the expansion, stabilization and decline of a dominant shrub. Journal of Ecology, 99:610-620.
Li S-L, Werger MJA, Zuidema PA, Yu F-H, Dong M. 2010. Seedlings of the semi-shrub Artemisia ordosica are resistant to moderate wind denudation and sand burial in Mu Us sandland, China. Trees, 24: 515–521.
Li S-L, Zuidema PA, Yu F-H, Werger MJA, Dong M. 2010. Effects of denudation and burial on growth and reproduction of Artemisia ordosica in Mu Us sandland. Ecological Research, 25: 655-611.
Li P-X, Krusi BO, Li S-L, Cai X-H, Yu F-H. 2011. Facilitation associated with three contrasting shrub species in heavily grazed pastures on the Tibetan Plateau. Community Ecology 12: 1-8.
Yu F-H, Li P-X, Li S-L, He W-M. 2010. Kobresia tibetica tussocks facilitate plant species inside them and increase diversity and reproduction. Basic and Applied Ecology 11: 743-751.