Selected Publications


(* indicating corresponding author, underline indicates postdocs or graduate students in Li’s group, bold italics indicates visiting students/scholars in Li’s Group)


44. Y Liu, M Hejazi, H Li, X Zhang, G Leng, 2018, A hydrological emulator for global applications–HE v1. 0.0, Geoscientific Model Development 11 (3), 1077-1092

43. Wan, W., J. Zhao, H-Y. Li, A. Mishra, M. Hejazi, H. Lu, Y. Demissie, and H. Wang, 2018. A Holistic View of Climate Change and Water Management Impacts on Future Droughts: A Global Multi-Model Analysis, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, DOI: 10.1029/2017JD027825.

42. Mortuza, R., E. Moges, Y. Demissie, and H. Li, 2018. Historical and Future Drought Risk in Bangladesh using Bivariate Regional Frequency Analysis, Theoretical and Applied Climatology, DOI:

41. Tan Z., L. Leung, H. Li, T.K. Tesfa, M. Vanmaercke, J. Poesen, and X. Zhang, et al. 2017. "A global data analysis for representing sediment and particulate organic carbon yield in Earth System Models." Water Resources Research 53, no. 12:10674-10700. PNNL-SA-130974. doi:10.1002/2017WR020806

40. Zhang, X., H. Li*, Z. Deng, C. Ringler, Y. Gao, M. I. Hejazi and L. R. Leung, Impacts of Climate Change (2017), Policy and Water-Energy-Food Nexus on Hydropower Development, Renewable Energy, in press,


39. Wan, W., Zhao, J., Li, H.-Y.*, Mishra, A., Ruby Leung, L., Hejazi, M., … Wang, H. (2017). Hydrological drought in the anthropocene: Impacts of local water extraction and reservoir regulation in the U.S. JGR: Atmospheres, 122.


38. Wang, W., Li, H.-Y.*, Leung, L. R., Yigzaw, W., Zhao, J., Lu, H., Deng, Z., Demisie, Y., & Bl€oschl, G. (2017). Nonlinear filtering effects of reservoirs on flood frequency curves at the regional scale. Water Resources Research, 53.


37. Wang, W., Lu, H., Ruby Leung, L., Li, H., Zhao, J., Tian, F., Yang, K., & Sothea, K. (2017). Dam construction in Lancang-Mekong River Basin could mitigate future flood risk from warming-induced intensified rainfall. Geophysical Research Letters, 44.


36. Lu, L, M. Hejazi, H Li, B. Forman, and X. Zhang (2017), Vulnerability of US thermoelectric power generation to climate change when incorporating state-level environmental regulations, Nature Energy, 17109 (2017), doi:10.1038/nenergy.2017.109


35. Ye, SH Li*, L. Ruby Leung, J Guo, Q Ran, Y Demissie, and M Sivapalan (2017), Understanding Flood Seasonality and Its Temporal Shifts within the Contiguous United States, J. Hydrometeorology,


34. Voisin, N, M. Hejazi, L. Ruby Leung, L. Liu, M. Huang, H Li, and T. Tesfa (2017), Effects of Spatially Distributed Sector Water Management on the Redistribution of Water Resources in an Integrated Water Model, Water Res, Res., 53, 4253–4270, doi: 10.1002/2016WR019767


33. Luo, XH Li, L. Ruby Leung, T. K. Tesfa, A. Getirana, F. Papa, and L. L. Hess (2017), Modeling surface water dynamics in the Amazon Basin using MOSART-Inundation v1.0: impacts of geomorphological parameters and river flow representation, Geoscientific Model Development, 10(1233-1259), doi:10.5194/gmd-10-1233-2017



32. Moges EM, Y Demissie, and H Li (2016), Hierarchical mixture of experts and diagnostic modeling approach to reduce hydrologic model structural        uncertainty, Water Res. Res., 52(4), doi: 10.1002/2015WR018266 


31. Li, S, L Xiong, H Li, LYR Leung, and Y Demissie (2016), Attributing runoff changes to climate variability and human activities: Uncertainty analysis using four monthly water balance models, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 30:251, doi: 10.1007/s00477-015-1083-8


30. McMillan, H et al. (including H. Li) (2016), Panta Rhei 2013–2015: global perspectives on hydrology, society and change, Hydrological Sciences Journal, 61:7, 1174-1191, DOI: 10.1080/02626667.2016.1159308


29. Ye, S, H Li*, S Li, LYR Leung, Y Demissie, Q Ran, and G Blschl (2015), Vegetation regulation on streamflow intra-annual variability by adaption to climate variations, Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, doi:10.1002/2015GL066396.


28. Li, H.-Y.*, L. Ruby Leung, T. Tesfa, N. Voisin, M. Hejazi, L. Liu, Y. Liu, J. Rice, H. Wu, and X. Yang (2015), Modeling stream temperature in the Anthropocene: An earth system modeling approach, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst., 7, doi:10.1002/2015MS000471.


27. Hejazi MI, (including H. Li) (2015),  21st century US emissions mitigation increases water stress more than the climate change it is mitigating, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, 112(34): 10635–10640, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1421675112


26. Zhou, Y, MI Hejazi, SJ Smith, JA Edmonds, H Li, LE Clarke, KV Calvin, and AM Thomson (2015), A Comprehensive View of Global Potential for Hydro-generated Electricity, Energy and Environmental Science, 8(9):2622-2633, DOI: 10.1039/C5EE00888C


25. Yang, X, C Liu, Y Fang, R Hinkle, H Li, VL Bailey, and B Bond-Lamberty (2015), Simulations of Ecosystem Hydrological Processes Using a Unified Multi-Scale Model,  Ecological Modelling, 296:93-101.  doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2014.10.032


24. Li, H.*, L. R. Leung, A Getirana, M Huang, H Wu, Y Xu, J Guo and N Voisin (2015), Evaluating Global Streamflow Simulations by a Physically-based Routing Model Coupled with the Community Land Model, J. of Hydromet., 16(2):948-971, doi: 10.1175/JHM-D-14-0079.1


23. Fang, Y, C Liu, M Huang, H Li, and LYR Leung (2015), Steady state estimation of soil organic carbon using satellite-derived canopy leaf area index,  Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems, 6(4):1049-1064, doi: 10.1002/2014MS000331


22. Li, H*, M Sivapalan, F Tian, and C Harman (2014), Functional approach to exploring climatic and landscape controls of runoff generation. 1. Behavioral constraints on runoff volume, Water Resour. Res., 50(12):9300-9322, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016307.


21. Li, H*, and M Sivapalan (2014), Functional approach to exploring climatic and landscape controls on runoff generation. 2. Timing of runoff storm response, Water Resour. Res., 50(12):9323-9342, doi: 10.1002/2014WR016308. 


20. Ye, S, H Li, M Huang, M Ali, G Leng, LYR Leung, S Wang, and M Sivapalan (2014), Subsurface Stormflow Parameterization for Land Surface Models: Derivation from Regional Analysis of Streamflow Recession Curves, J. of Hydrology, 519, 670-682.


19. Ali, M, S Ye, H Li, M Huang, LYR Leung, A Fiori, and M Sivapalan* (2014), Subsurface Stormflow Parameterization for Land Surface Models: Up-scaling from Physically Based Numerical Simulations at Hillslope Scale, J. of Hydrology, 519, 683-698.


18. Tesfa, T. K., H. Li*, L. R. Leung, M. Huang, Y. Ke, Y. Sun and Y. Liu (2014), A subbasin-based framework to represent land surface processes in an earth system model,  Geosci. Model Dev.,7 (3), 947-963, 2014


17. Guo, J., H. Li*, L. R. Leung, S. Guo, P. Liu, and M. Sivapalan (2014), Links between flood frequency and annual water balance behaviors: A basis for similarity and regionalization, Water Resour. Res., 50, doi:10.1002/2013WR014374.


16. Wu, H., R. F. Adler, Y. Tian, G. J. Huffman, H. Li and J. Wang (2014), Real-time global flood estimation using satellite-based precipitation and a coupled land surface and routing model, Water Resour. Res., 50(3):2693–2717, doi:10.1002/2013WR014710 (AGU EOS featured article, 2015 Editor’s Choice Award).


15. Tesfa, T. K., L. R. Leung, M. Huang, H. Li, N. Voisin and M. Wigmosta (2014), Scalability of grid-and subbasin-based land surface modeling approaches for hydrologic simulations,  J. Geog. Res. Atmosphere, DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020493


14. Kraucunas, I. et al. (including H. Li)  (2014), Investigating the nexus of climate, energy, water, and land at decision-relevant scales: the Platform for Regional Integrated Modeling and Analysis (PRIMA), Climate Change, 1-16, doi:10.1007/s10584-014-1064-9


13. Fang, Y., M. Huang, C. Liu, H. Li, and L. R. Leung (2013), A generic biogeochemical module for Earth system models: Next Generation BioGeoChemical Module (NGBGC), version 1.0, Geosci. Model Dev., 6, no. 6 (2013): 1977-1988.


12. Voisin, N, MI Hejazi, L Liu, TK Tesfa, H Li, M Huang, Y Liu, and LYR Leung (2013), One-way coupling of an integrated assessment model and a water resources model: evaluation and implications of future changes over the U.S. Midwest, Hydro. and Earth Sys. Sci., doi:10.5194/hess-17-4555-2013, 2013.


11. Voisin, N, H Li, DL Ward, M Huang, MS Wigmosta, and LYR Leung (2013), On an improved sub-regional water resources management representation for integration into earth system models, Hydro. and Earth Sys. Sci., 17(9):3605-3622. doi:10.5194/hess-17-3605-2013


10. Li, H.*, M. S. Wigmosta, H. Wu, M. Huang, Y. Ke, A. M. Coleman, and L. R. Leung (2013), A physically based runoff routing model for land surface and earth system models, J. of Hydromet., 14(3):808-828. doi:10.1175/JHM-D-12-015.1


9.  Ke, Y., LYR Leung, M Huang, and H Li (2013), Enhancing the Representation of Subgrid Land Surface Characteristics in Land Surface Models, Geosci. Model Dev., 6:1609-1622. doi:10.5194/gmd-6-1609-2013


8.  Ke, Y., LYR Leung, M Huang, AM Coleman, H Li, and MS Wigmosta (2012), Development of High Resolution Land Surface Parameters for the Community Land Model. Geosci. Model Dev., 5(6):1341-1362. doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1341-2012


7.  Wu, H., J. S. Kimball, H. Li, M. Huang, L. R. Leung, and R. F. Adler (2012), A New Global River Network Database for Macroscale Hydrologic modeling, Water Res. Res., 48:W09701. doi:10.1029/2012WR012313


6.  Ye, S., C. Tim, M. Sivapalan, N. Basu, S. Rao, H. Li, and S. Wang (2012), Dissolved Nutrient Removal Dynamics in River Networks: A Modeling Investigation of Transient Flow and Scale Effects,  Water Res. Res., 48:doi:10.1029/2011WR010508


5.  Li, H.*, M. Sivapalan and F. Tian (2012), A Comparative Diagnostic Study of Runoff Generation Patterns in DMIP2 Basins: Blue River and Illinois River, J. of Hydrology, 418/419, 90-109.


4.   Tian, F., H. Li and M. Sivapalan (2012), Switching Pattern of Runoff Generation in Blue River Basin, J. of Hydrology, 418/419, 136-149.


3.  Li, H., M. Huang*, M. S. Wigmosta, Y. Ke, A. M. Coleman and L.Y. R. Leung (2011), Evaluating runoff simulations from the Community Land Model 4.0

using observations from flux towers and a mountainous watershed, J. Geo. Res. Atmosphere, 116, D24, doi:10.1029/2011JD016276, 2011


2.  Li, H.* and M. Sivapalan (2011), Effect of Spatial Heterogeneity of Runoff Generation Mechanisms on the Scaling Behavior of Event Runoff Responses in a Natural River Basin, Water Res. Res., 47: W00H08. doi: 10.1029/2010WR009712


1.  Li, H.*, M. Sivapalan, P. Kalita, F. Tian and D. Liu (2010), Water and nutrient balances in a large tile-drained agricultural catchment: a distributed modeling study, Hydro. and Earth Sys. Sci., 14:2259-2275. doi:10.5194/hess-14-2259-2010