Dr Bailiang Li obtained a PhD in Geography at Texas A&M University, USA. He joined Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in 2013 and currently he is an Associate Professor at Department of Health and Environmental Sciences

Research Interests

  • Field experimentation on coastal aeolian processes


  • Wind tunnel simulation on aeolian processes


  • Wind tunnel simulation on aerosol processes

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External Grants

  • Natural Science Foundation of China, General Programme, 42076211, The growth effect of beach nourishment on aeolian sand transport, 2021-2024, RMB 580,000, Co-I.
  • Natural Science Foundation of China, General Programme, 41871005, Effect of atmospheric stability on aeolian transport, 2019-2023, RMB 600,000, PI.
  • Natural Science Foundation of China, International Joint Research Programme, 71961137006, Sustainable Urbanisation in the Context of Economic Transformation and Climate Change: Sustainable and Liveable Cities and Urban Areas, 2019-2022, RMB 1,900,000 (XJTLU Share 580,000), Co-I.
  • Natural Science Foundation of China, General Programme, 41771006, Study on Creep Movement of Sand, 2018-2021, RMB 700,000 (Li Share RMB 12,000), Co-I.
  • Natural Science Foundation of China, Young Scholar Programme, 31700363, Effects of Agricultural Landscape Pattern on Pollen Insect Diversity and Its Pollination Service, 2018-2020, RMB 220,000, Co-I.
  • Natural Science Foundation of China, General Programme, 41571485, Environmental lead pollution: a new full spectrum approach to environmental risk assessment and management, 2016-2019, RMB 630,000, Co-I.
  • Jiangsu Science and Technology General Programme, Young Scholar Programme, BK20160392, Study on real-time monitoring of nitrogen dioxide based on functionalized graphene nano-sensors, 2016-2018, RMB 190,000, Co-I.
  • Jiangsu University Natural Science Research Programme, 16KJB61001, Study on high performance environmental sensors for formaldehyde, one typical indoor air pollutant, 2016-2018, RMB 30,000, Co-I.

Internal Grants

  • XJTLU Postgraduate Research Scholarship, Ripple formation under different atmospheric conditions, 2023-2025, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, PI.
  • XJTLU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 2022151, Effect of plant spatial distribution on atmospheric PM1 dry deposition, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2022, RMB 5,000, Primary Supervisor.
  • XJTLU Research Development Fund, RDF-20-02-20, Research on concentration degradation of organic plastic additives absorbed on particulate particles in the atmosphere, 2021-2024, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, co-I.
  • XJTLU Postgraduate Research Scholarship, PGRS2106032, The exchange of bioaerosols between terrestrial ecosystems and the atmosphere, 2022-2024, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, co-I.
  • XJTLU Research Development Fund, RDF-17-01-31, PM2.5 dry deposition to urban shrubs under different wind speeds, 2019-2022, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, One PhD Scholarship equivalent to RMB366, 000, PI.
  • XJTLU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 201751, A portable wind tunnel for ambient particulate matter measurement, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2017, RMB 11,500, Primary Supervisor.
  • XJTLU RISGC Seed Grant Programme, RISGC-2017-3, Understanding land use suitability of urban agriculture in Suzhou, 2017, RMB 18,000, Co-PI.
  • XJTLU Research Development Fund, RDF-14-01-26, Morphodynamics of fence-dune systems, 2016-2020, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, RMB 47,350+1 PhD Studentship,
  • XJTLU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, 201460, Dry deposition of atmospheric PM2.5 to wavy water surfaces, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2014, RMB 10,000, Primary Supervisor.
  • XJTLU Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship, Impacts of atmospheric PM2.5 on the behaviors of aquatic macroinvertebrates, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2014, RMB 11,000, Co-Supervisor.

Representative Publications

  • Li B*, Yan D, He Y, Liu J., 2023 Modelling the Apparent von Kármán Parameter in Thermally and Sedimentologically Stratified Air Flows. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(3): e2022GL101662.
  • Sherman, D. J., Zhang, P., Pelletier, J., Ellis, J., Farrell, E., Li, B.*, 2022, Barchan slipface grainflows: characteristics and kinematics. Geophysical Research Letters, 49(15), e2021GL095257.
  • Zhang, P., Sherman, D.J., Pelletier, J.D., Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J., Li, B.*, 2022, Quantification and classification of grainflow morphology on natural dunes. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 47(7), 1808–1819.
  • Zhang, P., Sherman, D., J, Li, B.*, 2021, Aeolian Creep Transport: A Review. Aeolian Research, 51,100711.
  • Li, B.*, Ning, Q., Yu, Y., Ma, J., Meldau, L. F., Liu, J., & He, Y., 2021, A laser sheet sensor (LASS) for wind-blown sand flux measurement. Aeolian Research, 50, 100681.
  • Ning, Q.; Li, B.*; Ellis, J.T., 2020, Fence height control on sand trapping. Aeolian Research, 46, 100617.
  • Sherman, D.J.; Zhang, P.; Martin, R.L.; Ellis, J.T.; Kok, J.F.; Farrell, E.J.; Li, B.*,2019, Aeolian Ripple Migration and Associated Creep Transport Rates. Geosciences, 9(9), 389.
  • Li, B.*, and Sherman, D., 2015. Aerodynamics and Morphodynamics of Sand Fences: A Review, Aeolian Research, 17, 33-48.
  • Li, B.*, McKenna Neuman, C., 2014. A wind tunnel study of aeolian sediment transport response to unsteady winds, Geomorphology, 214, 261–269.
  • Li, B.*, Ellis, J. T., and Sherman, D.J., 2014. Estimating the impact threshold for wind-blown sand, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 70, 627-632.
  • Li, B.*, and McKenna Neuman, C., 2012, Boundary-layer turbulence characteristics during aeolian saltation, Geophysical Research Letters,39, L11402.
  • Li, B.*, Sherman, D. J., Farrell, E. J., Ellis, 2010, Variability of apparent von Kármán parameter during aeolian saltation, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L15404.

Other Publications

  • He, Y., Liu, J., Cai, F., Li, B., Qi, H., Zhao, S., 2022, Aeolian sand transport influenced by tide and beachface morphology. Geomorphology, 396, 107987.
  • He, Y., Cai, F., Liu, J., Qi, H., Li, B., Zhao, S., Liu, G., Chen, X., 2022, Foredune height variations along the western coast of Taiwan Strait. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 47(11), 2765–2778.
  • He, Y., Liu, J. *, Cai, F., Li, B., Wang, L., Zhou, C., 2018, Several characteristics of beach aeolian sand transport influenced by tide: A case study in the Yuandangao Beach, Pingtan Island, Fujian Province, Haiyang Xuebao, 40(9), 90-102. (In Chinese)
  • He, Y.*, Liu, J. Cai, F., Li, B., Wang, L., Ning, Q., 2018, Progress of research on aeolian sediment transport influenced by tide, Journal of Desert Research, 38(3), 455-463. (In Chinese)
  • Zhao, Z.*, Wang, J., Fu, C., Liu, Z., Liu, D., Li, B., 2018, Design of a smart sensor network system for real-time air quality monitoring on green roof, Journal of Sensors, Article ID 1987931.
  • Sherman, D. J.*, Li, B., Ellis, J. T., Swann, C., 2018, Intermittent Aeolian Saltation: A Protocol for Quantification, Geographical Review, 108(2), 296-314.
  • Sak, H. *, Yang, G., Li, B., Li, W., 2017, A copula-based model for air pollution portfolio risk and its efficient simulation, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 31(10), 2607–2616.
  • Hartono, D., Lioe, B., Zhang, Y.*, Li, B., Yu, J., 2017, Impacts of particulate matter (PM2. 5) on the behavior of freshwater snail Parafossarulus striatulus. Scientific Reports, 7(1), 644.
  • Liu J.*, Cai F., Li B., Lei G., Qi H., Zhang, Z., Li B., 2016, Effect of beach nourishment on the coastal aeolian sand accumulation: a case study in Pingtan, Fujian, China, Journal of Desert Research, 36(3), 565-574.
  • Pelletier, J.D., Sherman D.J., Ellis, J.T., Farrell, E.J., Jackson, N.L., Li, B., Nordstrom, K.F., and Maia, L.P., 2015. Dynamics of sediment storage and release on aeolian dune slip faces: A field study in Jericoacoara, Brazil, Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 20(9), 1911-1934.
  • Chen L.‚ Yu B.*, Chen Z., Li B., Wu J., 2014‚ Investigating the Temporal and Spatial Variability of Total Ozone Column in the Yangtze River Delta Using Satellite Data: 1978–2013. Remote Sensing. 6(12): 12527-12543.
  • Barchyn, T.*, Hugenholtz, C., Li, B., McKenna Neuman, C., and Sanderson R., 2014. From particle counts to flux: Wind tunnel testing and calibration of the 'Wenglor' aeolian sediment transport sensor, Aeolian Research. 15, 311-318.
  • ​Sherman, D. J.*, Houser, C., Ellis, J. T., Farrell, E. J., Li, B., Davidson-Arnott, R. G. D., Baas, A. C. W., and Maia, L. P., 2013. Characterization of aeolian streamers using time-averaged videography, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue No. 65, 1331-1336.
  • Sherman, D. J., Li, B., Ellis, J. T., Farrell, E. J., Maia, L. P., and Granja, H., 2013, Recalibrating aeolian sand transport models, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 38, 169-178.
  • McKenna Neuman, C.*, Li, B., and Nash, D., 2012, Micro-topographic analysis of shell pavements formed by aeolian transport in a wind tunnel simulation, Journal of Geophysical Research-Earth Science,117, F04003.
  • Farrell, E. J.*, Sherman, D. J., Ellis, J. T., and Li, B., 2012, Vertical distribution of grain size for wind blown sand, Aeolian Research, 7, 51-61.
  • Sherman, D. J.* and Li, B., 2012, Predicting aeolian sand transport rates: A reevaluation of models. Aeolian Research, 4, 371-378.
  • Ellis, J. T.*, Sherman, D. J., Farrell, E. J., and Li, B., 2012, Temporal and spatial variability of aeolian sand transport: Implications for field measurements. Aeolian Research, 4, 379–387.
  • Sherman, D. J.*, Li, B., Farrell, E. J., Ellis, J. T., Cox, W. D., Maia, L. P., and Sousa, G. O., 2011, Measuring aeolian saltation: a comparison of sensors, Journal of Coastal Research.SI 59, 280-290.
  • Sherman, D. J.*, Li, B., Quiring, S.M., and Farrell, E.J., 2010, Benchmarking the war against global warming, Annals of American Association of Geographers, 100(4), 1013-1024.
  • Ellis, J. T.*, Li, B., Farrell, E. J., and Sherman, D. J., 2009, Protocols for characterizing aeolian mass-flux profiles, Aeolian Research, 1, 19-26.
  • Farrell, E.J.*, Granja, H., Cappietti, L., Ellis, J.T., Li, B., and Sherman, D.J., 2009. Wave transformation across a rock platform, Belinho, Portugal, Journal of Coastal Research, SI 56, 44-48.
  • Li, G.*, Wang, H., and Li, B. 2005, A model study on seasonal spatial-temporal variability of the Lagrangian residual circulations in the Bohai Sea, Journal of Geographical Sciences, 15(3): 273-285.
  • Li, G.*, Li, B., and Wang, K. 2003, Research on dynamic model and numerical simulation of the large-scale estuarine shoreline evolution: I review and prospect, Geographical Research, 22 (1): 21-29. (In Chinese)
  • Wang, K, Li, G.*, Fang G. and Li, B. 2003, Research on dynamic model and numerical simulation of the large-scale estuarine shoreline evolution: II numerical modelling and test, Geographical Research. 22(2): 140-150. (In Chinese)
  • Li, G.*, Liang, Q., Li, B., Seasonal changes of the euphotic depth in East China Sea and its dynamic mechanism. Progress in Natural Science, 13(1): 90–94 (In Chinese).
  • Li, B.*, Xu, X., and Lin, H., 2002, A Method of Investigating Natural Resources by Computer-based Interpretation of Remote Sensing Images, Geography and Territorial Research, 18(2) : 34-37 (In Chinese).

Research Group

  • PhD students
    • Bokun Sun
    • Lukas Meldau
  • Final Year students
    • Yifan Zhang
  • Other students
    • Zeheng He
    • Ziyang Wang
    • Qianhua Sun
  • Previous students
    • Qingqian Ning (PhD, 2021)
    • Zhengping Shu (BS, 2016)
    • Shanzheng Zhang (BS, 2017)
    • Chunyu Chen (BS, 2018)
    • Yanran Zhao (BS, 2018)
    • Jiarui Liu (BS, 2019)
    • Jieyu Ma (BS, 2019)
    • Jungsup Kim (BS, 2021)
    • Dongyue Yan (BS, 2022)
    • Weiguang Liu (BS, 2022)
    • Jiayue Huang (BS, 2022)
    • Siran Deng (BS, 2023)
    • Wenxuan Le (BS, 2023)

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