Yali received her BA in Land Resources Management at the Henan Agricultural University, China in 2003 and MSc in Geo-information for Natural Resources and Environment Management at the International Institute for Geo-information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) in 2006. She received her doctorate in Spatial Ecology at Twente and Wageningen University in 2011. She currently works as an associate professor in the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, China.
Yali’s work focuses on the understanding of spatiotemporal ecological processes and management of the human environment and incorporates spatial ecology, conservation biology and global change ecology. She investigates human impact on the spatiotemporal dynamics of migratory birds using mathematic modelling, spatial analysis and statistics, Geographic Information System (GIS), Remote Sensing, and satellite tracking. She specifically works on the spatiotemporal distribution, habitat selection and migration strategy of birds, and the conservation of birds under global change.
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