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Wantong Li

PhD student in the Hydrology-Biosphere-Climate Interactions Group

room: C1.008 (tower)
phone: +49 1573 0376552
fax: +49 3641 576219

Research interests | Current Research | Publication | Background

Research interests:

Understanding relationships between vegetation growth and hydro-climate drivers from the perspectives of:
- space and time;
- efficive soil water uptake;
- normal and extreme conditions;
- satellite-derived observations and Land surface models;
- structure and functions

Highlights (Current Research):

Peer-reviewed Publication

Li, W., Migliavacca, M., Forkel, M., Denissen, J., Reichstein, M., Yang, H., Duveiller, G., Weber, U. & Orth, R. (2022). Widespread increasing vegetation sensitivity to soil moisture. Nature Communications, 13, 3959.
Denissen, J., Teuling, A.J., Pitman, A.J, Koirala, S., Migliavacca, M., Li, W., Reichstein, M., Winkler, A.J., Zhan, C. & Orth, R. (2022). Widespread shift from ecosystem energy to water limitation with climate change, Nature Climate Change, 12, 677–684.
O, S., Bastos, A., Reichstein, M., Li, W., Denissen, J., Graefen, H. & Orth, R. (2022). The role of climate and vegetation in regulating drought-heat extremes, Journal of Climate, 1(aop), 1–21.
Kroll, J.*, Denissen, J.*, Migliavacca, M., Li, W., Hildebrandt, A. & Orth, R. (2022). Spatially varying relevance of hydrometeorological hazards for vegetation productivity extremes, Biogeosciences, 19, 477-489.
Li, W., Migliavacca, M., Forkel, M., Walther, S., Reichstein, M. & Orth, R. (2021). Revisiting global vegetation controls using multi-layer soil moisture. Geophysical Research Letters, 48, e2021GL092856.
Li, W., Du J., Li S., et al (2019). The variation of vegetation productivity and its relationship to temperature and precipitation based on the GLASS-LAI of different African ecosystems from 1982 to 2013. International journal of biometeorology, 2019, 63: 847-860.

Academic and educational Background

  • 11/2019 - Present: PhD candidate at MPI-BGC, Jena
    (9/2020 - 11/2020: Research stay at Dresden University of Technology)

  • 09/2016 - 07/2019: MSc in Global Change Biology at Nanjing University

  • 09/2017 - 08/2018: Exchange student in Environmental Earth Science at Free University of Berlin

  • 09/2012 - 07/2016: BSc in Geographic Information System at Anhui University
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