Zhiying Li

Postdoctoral Fellow

I am a broadly trained physical geographer with an Interdisciplinary perspective. My research fields are hydro-climatology, water resources, and global climate change. I am interested in investigating the impacts of climate change on water availability from local to continental scale, using modeling and multi-source observations. I am also interested in hydro-climatic extremes such as droughts and flooding. My PhD dissertation focuses on the dominant drivers of hydrological change and prediction of streamflow in the contiguous United States. I am currently working with Dr. Justin Mankin on a project about vegetation and drought.


012 Fairchild
HB 6017


  • Ph.D. The Ohio State University
  • M.S. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • B.S. Northwest A&F University, Yangling, China

Selected Publications

  • Zhiying Li, Steven M. Quiring. 2021. Investigating spatial heterogeneity of the controls of surface water balance in the contiguous United States by considering anthropogenic factors. Journal of Hydrology, 126621. doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126621

    Zhiying Li, Steven M. Quiring. 2021. Identifying the Dominant Drivers of Hydrological Change in the Contiguous United States. Water Resources Research, e2021WR029738. doi: 10.1029/2021WR029738

    Ning Zhang, Zhiying Li, Xun Zou, Steven M. Quiring. 2019. Comparison of three short-term load forecast models in Southern California. Energy 189, 116358. doi: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.116358

    Zhiying Li, Xiao Li, Yue Wang, Steven M. Quiring. 2019. Impact of climate change on precipitation patterns in Houston, Texas, USA. Anthropocene 25, 100193. doi: 10.1016/j.ancene.2019.100193