Dr. Shujuan Li joined the Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning at Utah State University in the fall of 2009. She graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Geography from Texas A&M University in May 2009. She received her Masters degree in Ecology from Peking University and Bachelor degree in Geography from Beijing Normal University in China. She worked in the National Disaster Reduction Center of China before she came to the United States.
Shujuan has participated in many nationally-funded projects in urban development and planning, environmental protection and ecological conservation, public health, and disaster reduction in both China and the United States. The project she worked on as a key member, titled “Study on Ecological Conservation and Management Scheme for the Passing Area of Natural Reserves Along West-East Pipeline,” earned second prize for the China National Environmental Science and Technology Award by the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China.
Her research interests include the integration of spatial analysis and modeling with GIS for urban and environmental studies, environmental consequences of rapid urbanization, landscape ecology, and land-use and land-cover dynamics in China.