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Xia Li

Visiting Scientist

/ARSUserFiles/52663/XiaLi.JPG Xia Li, Ph.D.
Geospatial Analyst
USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory
Bldg. 007, Rm. 104, BARC-West
Beltsville, MD 20705-2350 USA
Voice: (301) 504-7490
Fax: (301) 504-8931


Research Interests:

  • Integrating in-situ, remotely-sensed, and modeled data to assess the impacts of landscape topography on soil property distribution.
  • Satellite data processing and land cover change investigation.


  • 2015 M.S. (Geoscience) Auburn University, Auburn, AL, USA.
  • 2013 Ph.D. (Environmental Science) Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.
  • 2007 B.S. (Environmental Engineering) China University of Mining and Technology, Beijing, China.

Professional Experience:

  • 2015 - 2016: Research assistant, Department of Geosciences, Auburn University, AL, USA.
  • 2016 - Present: Geospatial analyst, USDA-ARS Hydrology and Remote Sensing Laboratory, Beltsville, MD.

Selected Publications: (please contact the author to determine reprint availability)

Li, X., Lang, M., McCarty, G., Ducey, T., Hunt, P., & Miller, J. (2017) Topographic and physicochemical controls on soil denitrification in prior converted croplands located on the Delmarva Peninsula, USA. Geoderma. (Under Review)

Li, X., McCarty, G., Karlen, D.L., & Cambardella, C.A. (2017) Topographic Metric Predictions of Soil Organic Carbon in Iowa Fields. Cartena. (Under Review)

Li, X., Mitra, C., Dong, L., & Yang, Q. (2017). Understanding land use change impacts on microclimate using Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C. (In Press)

Li, X., Mitra, C., Marzen, L., & Yang, Q. (2016). Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Wetland Cover changes in East Kolkata Wetlands, India from 1972 to 2011. International Journal of Applied Geospatial Research, 7(2), 1-13.


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