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Dr. Guangqi Li

Department of Geography and Environmental Science
University of Reading
RG6 6AH Reading


  ECN Member

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        palaeoclimatology, tree-ring reconstructions, tree-ring modeling, climate model diagnosis and data-model comparison, plant traits
PAGES interests        ECN, 2k Network, CLIM-ARCH-DATE, DAPS, Forest Dynamics, LandCover6k, Pliocene climate variability - PlioVAR, World Climate Research Programme
Topics        Biogeochemical processes, Carbon cycle, Chronology, Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Ecosystem processes, Extreme events, Forests, Monsoon, Statistical analysis
Timescales        Future projection, Last millennia
Regions        Global, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere
Archives        Tree rings
Sector        Research
Discipline        Chronology, Dendrochronology, Modeling, (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)ecology



• Li, G., Gerhart, L. M., Harrison, S. P., Ward, J., and Prentice, I. C. 2017. Changes in biomass allocation buffer low CO2 effects on tree growth during the last glaciation. Scientific Reports, 7, 43087. doi: 10.1038/srep43087
• Li, G., Harrison, S. P., & Colin Prentice, I. 2016. A model analysis of climate and CO2 controls on tree growth and carbon allocation in a semi-arid woodland. Ecological Modelling, 342, 175-185. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2016.10.005
• Gallego-Sala, A., Charman, D., Li, G., Harrison, S.P. & Prentice, I.C., 2015. Climate driven expansion of blanket bogs in the British Isles during the Holocene. Climate of the Past, 12: 129-136, 2016, doi:10.5194/cp-12-129-2016
• Harrison, S.P., Bartlein, P.J., Izumi, K., Li, G., Annan, J., Hargreaves, J., Braconnot, P.B., and Kageyama, M., 2015. Implications of evaluation of CMIP5 palaeosimulations for climate projections. Nature Climate Change 5: 735–743. doi:10.1038/nclimate2649
• Raihan, F., Li, G., Harrison, S.P., 2015. Detection of recent climate change in southeastern Bangladesh. Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting 3:127 doi:10.4172/2332-2594.1000127
• Li, G., Harrison, S. P., Colin Prentice, I., & Falster D. 2014. Simulation of tree ring-widths with a model for primary production, carbon allocation and growth. Biogeosciences, 11, 6711–6724. doi:10.5194/bg-11-6711-2014
• Zeppel, M., Harrison, S.P., Adams, H.D., Kelley, D.I., Li, G., West, A., Dawson, T., Fensham, R., Medlyn, B.R., Palmer, A., Tissue, D.T., McDowell, N. 2014. Drought and resprouting plants. New Phytologist, 206: 583–589. doi: 10.1111/nph.13205
• Perez-Sanz, A., Li, G., González-Sampériz, P., & Harrison, S. P. 2014. Evaluation of seasonal climates of the Mediterranean and northern Africa in the CMIP5 simulations. Climate of the Past, 10, 551-568, doi: 10.5194/cp-10-551-2014.
• Li, G., Harrison, S. P., Bartlein, P. J., Izumi, K., & Colin Prentice, I. 2013. Precipitation scaling with temperature in warm and cold climates: An analysis of CMIP5 simulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(15), 4018-4024.
• Su H., Li G. 2012, Simulating the response of the Quercus mongolica forest ecosystem carbon budget to asymmetric warming. Chinese Science Bulletin, 57(17): 1544-1552.
• Su H., Li G. 2012, Low-frequency drought variability based on SPEI in association with climate indices in Beijing. Chinese Journal of Acta Ecologica Sinica,32(17):5467-5475
• Su H., Bai F., Li G. 2012, Seasonal dynamics in leaf area index in three typical temperate montane forests of China: a comparison of multi-observation methods. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 36(3): 231-242.
• Li, G., Bai, F. and Sang, W. 2011. Different responses of radial growth to climate warming in Pinus koraiensis and Picea jezoensis var. komarovii at their upper elevational limits in Changbai Mountain, China. Chinese Journal of Plant Ecology, 35 (5): 500–511.
• Zhu Y., Bai F., Liu H., Li W., Li L., Li G., Wang S., Sang W. 2011. Population distribution patterns and interspecific spatial associations in warm temperate secondary forests, Beijing. Chinese Journal of Biodiversity Science, 2011,V19(02): 252-259
• Li L., Liu H., Bai F., Zhu Y., Li G., Li W., Sang W. 2011. Species composition and community structure of four deciduous broadleaved secondary forest in Dongling Mountain. Chinese Journal of Biodiversity Science, V19(02): 243-251
• Bai, F., Sang, W., Li, G., Liu, R., Chen, L. and Wang, K. 2008. Long-term protection effects of national reserve to forest vegetation in four decades: Biodiversity change analysis of major forest types in Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve. China Science in China Series C, 51(10): 948-958.
• Sang, W., Chen, S. and Li, G. 2008. Dynamics of leaf area index and canopy openness of three forest types in a warm temperate zone. Frontiers of Forestry in China, 3(4): 416-421.