About me

Dr. Juan Li (李娟) is an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental and Health Sciences at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University.

Dr. Juan Li received her Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences (2002-2006) and her PhD in Zoology (2006-2012) from Peking University. Following that, she conducted postdoctoral research at Peking University, University of California, Berkeley, and Westlake University.

Since 2009, she has been dedicated to conducting research on the basic ecology and conservation biology of snow leopards on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Her current research interests focus on mountain ecosystem conservation and the complex interplay between urbanization, agriculture, and biodiversity.

Postal address: Room ES345, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 215123 Suzhou, China

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I am currently seeking undergraduates, master's and PhD students (for 2024) in the following areas:

  • mountain ecosystem conservation
  • effects of agriculture on biodiversity

 If you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Main Publications

Peer reviewed journals

  • Li, J., Hu, Q. (2021) Using culturomics and social media data to characterize wildlife consumption. Conservation Biology 35, 452-459
  • Li, J., et al. (2020). Defining priorities for global snow leopard conservation landscapes. Biological Conservation, 241
  • Li, J., McCarthy, T.M., Wang, H., Weckworth, B.V., Schaller, G.B., Mishra, C., Lu, Z. and Beissinger, S.R., (2016). Climate refugia of snow leopards in High Asia. Biological Conservation, 203, 188-196.
  • Li, J., Xiao, L. and Lu, Z., (2016). Challenges of snow leopard conservation in China. Sci China Life Sci. 59, 637-639.
  • Li, J., & Lu, Z. (2014). Snow leopard poaching and trade in China 2000–2013. Biological Conservation, 176, 207-211.
  • Li, J., Wang, D.J., Yin, H., Zhaxi, D.J., Jiagong, Z.L., Schaller, G.B., Mishra, C., McCarthy, T.M., Wang, H., Wu, L. et al.. (2014). Role of Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in snow leopard conservation. Conservation Biology, 28(1), 87-94.
  • Li, J., Yin, H., Wang, D., Jiagong, Z., & Lu, Z. (2013). Human-snow leopard conflicts in the Sanjiangyuan Region of the Tibetan Plateau. Biological Conservation, 166, 118-123.

Book chapters and Reports

  • Nowell, K., Li, J., Paltsyn, M. and Sharma, R.K., (2016). An Ounce of Prevention: Snow Leopard Crime Revisited. TRAFFIC, Cambridge, UK.
  • Li, J., Yin, H., Lu, Z., (2016). Tibetan-Buddhist Monastery-based Snow Leopard Conservation. Snow Leopards, 1 edited by Philip Nyhus, Tom McCarthy, David Mallon: chapter 15.2; Elsevier., ISBN: 9780128022139
  • Farrington, J., Li, J., (2016). Climate Change Impacts on Snow Leopard Range. Snow Leopards, 1 edited by Philip Nyhus, Tom McCarthy, David Mallon: chapter 8; Elsevier., ISBN: 9780128022139
  • Liu, Y., Weckworth, B.V., Li, J., Xiao, L., Zhao, X., Xiang Zhao, Lu, Z., (2016). China: The Tibetan Plateau, Sanjiangyuan Region. Snow Leopards, 1 edited by Philip Nyhus, Tom McCarthy, David Mallon: chapter 41; Elsevier., ISBN: 9780128022139

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