June 18th, 2010
B. Larry Li is Professor of Ecology, Director of the CAU-UCR International Center for Ecology and Sustainability, and Co-Director of XIEG-UCR International Center for Arid Land Ecology at University of California-Riverside, with a broad interdisciplinary background and experience in ecological studies. He has published more than 180 refereed journal articles, 30 book chapters and proceedings papers, and 8 books or edited special issues. He is faculty associate and Ph.D. major professor with Australian, Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Russian universities and research institutions. Among his many honors and awards, he was elected to be Fellow of Institute for Human Ecology (USA) (1988), Honorary Professor of Russian Academy of Sciences (2005), and AAAS Fellow (2006). He has served on many professional committees and review panels of federal funding agencies in U.S. and internationally. He is also Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the international journal: Ecological Complexity, and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Arid Land. During the last five years, he has given more than 150 lectures across Asia, Europe and North America, and has been invited to give keynote or plenary lectures to 14 major ecology meetings as well as four National Academies. He was chair of International Scientific Committee of EcoSummit 2007, and now is Co-chairs of EcoSummit 2012.