LI Donglai, an associate professor at School of Life Science, Liaoning University, received M.S. And Ph.D. degrees in Zoology in 2009 and 2012 respectively, both from Beijing Normal University.
The research interests include (i) water bird conservation and wetland ecology; (ii) avian brood parasitism evolutionary ecology; (iii) Sexual selection and learning behavior of fish. The main research achievements are as follows,
1. Li, DL., Zhang, ZW., Grim, T., Liang, W. & Stokke, B. G. 2016: Explaining variation in brood parasitism rates between potential host species with similar habitat requirements. Evolutionary Ecology. 30, 905-923.
2. Li，DL., Wei，HW., Zhang，ZW., Liang，W. Stokke, BG. 2015. Oriental reed warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis) nest defence behaviour towards brood parasites and nest predators. Behaviour. 152: 1601–1621
3. Li, DL., Sun, XH., Lloyd, H., Que PJ., Liu, Y., Wan, DM. & Zhang, ZW*. 2015. Tidal mudflat crabs for Reed parrotbill: an ecological trap? Ecosphere. 6(1): Article 20.
4. Li, DL., Ding YQ., Yuan, Y., Lloyd, H., & Zhang, ZW. (2014) Female tidal mudflat crabs represent a critical food resource for migratory Red-crowned Cranes in the Yellow River Delta, China. Bird Conservation International. 24(4): 416-428.
5. Yang, CC., Li, DL., Wang, LW., Liang, GX., Zhang, ZW. & Liang, W. (2014) Geographic variation in parasitism rates of two sympatric cuckoo hosts in China. Zoological research. 35: 67-71.
6. Li, DL, Chen, SH, Lloyd, H, Zhu, SY, Shan, K. & Zhang, ZW*. (2013) The importance of artificial habitats to migratory waterbirds within a natural/artificial wetland mosaic, Yellow River Delta, China. Bird Conservation International. 23: (2), 184-198
7. Li, DL., Chen, SH., Guan, L., Lloyd, H., Liu, YL., Lv, JZ. & Zhang, ZW*. (2011) Patterns of waterbird community composition across a natural and restored wetland landscape mosaic, Yellow River Delta, China. Estuarine, Coastal and