Xunhuan Li

Xunhuan Li.


MA, Agricultural Management, 2022, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Science, China

BS, Geography, 2019, Southwest University, China

Research Interests:

Poverty reduction and environmental restoration, rural land management, uneven development, rural sustainability

Grants and Awards:

National Scholarship for undergraduate students, 2016, Ministry of Education, China; National Scholarship for graduate students, 2021, Ministry of Education, China 


I am highly interested in understanding the synergy of poverty reduction and environmental restoration in rural areas through a multidisciplinary lens of political ecology, environmental sociology, and environmental geography. Mixed methods are used in my empirical studies.

Recent Courses Taught:

GEO 211, Univirate Statistics in Geography;  GEO 505, Univirate Statistics in Geography


Li, X., Zhou, Y., & Chen, Y. (2020). Theory and measurement of regional multidimensional poverty. Acta Geographica Sinica, 75(4), 753-768 (in Chinese). DOI: 10.11821/dlxb202004007

Zhou, Y., Li, X., & Liu, Y. (2020). Rural land system reforms in China: History, issues, measures and prospects. Land Use Policy, 91, 104330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2019.104330

Zhou, Y., Li, X., & Liu, Y. (2021). Cultivated land protection and rational use in China. Land Use Policy, 106, 105454. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2021.105454

Zhou, Y., Li, X., & Liu, Y. (2020). Land use change and driving factors in rural China during the period 1995-2015. Land Use Policy, 99, 105048. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landusepol.2020.105048

Zhou, Y., & Li, X. (2021). Basic theories and frontiers of poverty geography. Acta Geographica Sinica, 76(10), 2407-2424 (in Chinese). DOI: 10.11821/dlxb202110006