Shuyue Li

Shuyue Li

Career Interests

Ecosystem Conservation and Restoration, Biogeochemistry, Plant Ecology, Spatial Analysis

Employment Sought:


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Ecosystem Science and Conservation Concentration & Geospatial Analysis Certificate
Coursework: Applied Data Analysis (using R), GIS for Conservation Management, Forest and Wetland Ecology, Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models
Bachelor of Science in Geographical Science, Jun. 2016
Nanjing University, China                                                  
Coursework: Soil and Plant Ecology, Principles of Hydrology, Intro to Atmosphere Sci, General Geology, Geomorphology, Sedimentology, Intro to GIS, Intro to Remote Sensing
Study Abroad: American University, Washington, DC (Jan. - May 2015)


Professional Experience

Lab Assistant, Duke University Wetland Center
Assisted testing soil samples and water samples to measure their properties such as nutrients’ content.  Sept.2016 -Present
Empirical Analysis of Air Quality Index in Beijing (2014-2015)
Statistical analysed factors affecting the AQI of Beijing, including weather conditions, controlling policy, spatial distribution, and time-lag effect. Concluded that AQI Beijing is closely related to the AQI of surrounding cities and mostly influenced by weather conditions; long-term extensive traffic and production policies have positive influence as well. Nov. 2016
Carbon Isotopes in Soil Organic Matter as Indicator of Paleoclimate in Guanzhong  Nov. 2014 - Jun. 2016
Bachelor’s Degree Thesis, supervised by Professor Lu, Huayu
Sampled sediments and recorded description of profiles in Weihe Basin, Shaanxi. Tested δ13C in soil organic matter to show composition of C3/C4 vegetation and inferred paleoclimate Estimation on Jul. 2015- Dec.2015
Distribution of PM 2.5 Concentration in Jiangsu Province
Estimated distribution of ground-level PM2.5 concentration in Jiangsu Province. Used satellite retrieved MODIS Aerosol Optical Depth data and Geographically Weighted Regression model. 
Changes of Downstream Yangzi River Channel Since 1988                       
Extracted from TM images and used ArcGIS to analyse the changes of downstream Yangzi River channel. Examined its connections with climate, hydrology and engineering conditions. Sept. 2014 - Feb. 2015
Investigation on Wetland Eco-Environment Situation in Nanjing                 
Lead the team and studied situations within wetland ecological protection in Nanjing through on-the-spot investigating, surveys, and interviews. Jul. - Aug. 2014

Additional Information

Software: ArcGIS, ENVI, MATLAB, Photoshop, CorelDraw, VideoStudio, MS offices
Program language: Proficiency in C and R; knowledge in Python



climate change
forest carbon modeling

Graduation Date

May 2018

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Preferred Location


Preferred Sector

Academic Institution
Research Institute / Think Tank