Shuyue Li

Shuyue Li

Career Interests

Terrestrial ecosystem restoration; Biodiversity and species distribution mapping; Land use planning; Science-based conservation strategy research.
Employment Sought:
Permanent Position


Master of Environmental Management, May 2018
Nicholas School of the Environment
Duke University, Durham, NC
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Certificate: Geospatial Analysis
Coursework: Remote Sensing for Environmental Analysis, Advanced GIS, GIS for Conservation Management; Applied Data Analysis, Bayesian Inference for Environmental Models; Forest and Wetland Ecology, Dendrology
Bachelor of Science, June 2016
Nanjing University, China 
Major: Geographical Science
Bachelor’s Degree Thesis: Carbon isotopes in soil organic matter as indicator of climate change in Guanzhong
Coursework: Environmental Evolution and Global Change, Principles of Resources Science, General Biology, Soil and Plant Ecology, Principles of Hydrology, General Geology, Geomorphology, Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science, Cartography and Surveying
Study Abroad: American University, Washington, DC, Jan. - May 2015
Honors: First class award of the National Undergraduate Innovation Project, China, 2016. First prize of People's Scholarship (top 5%), Nanjing University, 2015


Professional Experience

Watershed Protection Intern, Triangle Land Conservancy, Durham, NC
Developed a GIS-based prioritization model for land use planning in the Upper Cape Fear Watershed with a focus on reducing nutrients flowing into water supply reservoirs. Created a conservation framework for protecting drinking water supply resources through land protection, in order to ensure clean water for the communities from central North Carolina. Summer 2017.
Research Assistant, Duke University Wetland Center, Durham, NC
Assisted in performing chemical analyses of soils, plants, and water collected from Duke Forest and Sandy Creek. Analyzed data for NSF funded project Stream and Wetland Assessment Management Park. Sept 2016 – Apr 2017.
Course Project, ENV761 – GIS for Conservation Planning and Land Management, Duke University
Estimated and compared the habitat areas of moth (Pero Mizon) from 1994 to 2004 by using Maximum Entropy Modeling. Analyzed time series of moths’ tolerance to environment by evaluating the response curves of each environmental stressors in the model. Mar – Apr 2017. 
Crew Leader, Environmental Situation of Urban Wetlands Investigation Program, Nanjing, China
Led a team to investigate the situations of urban wetland protection in Nanjing through on-the-spot investigating, surveys, and interviews. Provided suggestions for the construction and development of Jiangbei Pilot District in Nanjing. Summer 2014.

Additional Information

- Proficient in geospatial analysis and programming in ArcGIS 10.x and ENVI 5.x; proficient in data wrangling, analysis and visualization in R and Python; familiar with bash scripting in Linux and programming in Java and C.
- Skilled in woody plants identification using dichotomous key; ability of identifying common Piedmont woody plants.
- Significant lab experience in general chemical analysis and isotope analysis.
- Extensive fieldwork experience in wetland ecology and paleoecology. 

Upper Cape Fear conservation model. Jordan Lake Integrated Water Management Meeting. RTP, NC. Aug 2017.

Leadership Role
Vice President of AIESEC in Nanjing University, 2014; organized several campaigns on campus to involve students in community service and leadership development, gaining more than 10% increases in participants compared to last year; awarded as Excellent Cadre of Student's Association in Nanjing University.

Education volunteer in Padang, Indonesia, summer 2013; taught children knowledge about the Earth and Chinese culture in an orphanage.  


project management

Graduation Date

May 2018

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