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. Visiting research in University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign between 2019-2020.
The research interests include (i) the foraging strategy of migratory shorebirds on the coastal of Yellow Sea; (ii) conservation management for the shorebirds on the breeding ground; (iii) the co-evolutionary study between cuckoos and their hosts in the reed; (iv) aggressive behavior of the fighting fish. The main research achievements are as follows:
Li, D., Bai, Y., Li, X., Liu, Y., Zhang, Z. 2020. Lack of fine-tuned egg rejection adjustment in barn swallows with variable local abundance of common cuckoos. Behavioural Processes. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2020.104087.
Deng, Z., Lloyd, H., Xia, C., Li, D., Zhang, Y. 2019. Within-season decline in call consistency of individual male Common Cuckoos (Cuculus canorus). Journal of Ornithology, 160(2): 317–327.
Luo, K., Hu, Y., Lu, Z., Li, D., 2018. Interspecific feeding at a bird nest: Snowy-browed Flycatcher as a helper at the Rufous-bellied Niltava nest, Yunnan, Southwest China. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 13(4): 1003-1008.
Zhe, J., Li, D., Zhang, Z. 2018. Breeding biology and parental care strategy of the little-known Chinese Penduline Tit (Remiz consobrinus). Journal of Ornithology, 159 (3): 657-666
Li, D., Liu, Y., Sun, X., Lloyd, H., Zhu, S., Zhang S., Wan, D., Zhang, Z., 2017. Habitat-dependent changes in vigilance behaviour of Red-crowned Crane influenced by wildlife tourism. Scientific Reports, 7: 16614 | DOI:10.1038/s41598-017-16907-z
Li,Y., Xia, C., Lloyd, H., Li, D., Zhang Y. 2017. Identification of vocal individuality in male cuckoos using different analytical techniques. Avian Research 8: 21.
Li, D., Zhang, Z., 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.
Li，D., Wei, H., Zhang, Z., Liang, W., Stokke, BG. 2015. Oriental reed warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis) nest defence behaviour towards brood parasites and nest predators. Behaviour. 152: 1601–1621
Li, D., Sun, X., Lloyd, H., Que P., Liu, Y., Wan, DM., Zhang, Z. 2015. Tidal mudflat crabs for Reed parrotbill: an ecological trap? Ecosphere. 6(1): Article 20.
Li, D., Ding Y., Yuan, Y., Lloyd, H., Zhang, Z. 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.
Yang, C., Li, D., Wang, L., Liang, G., Zhang, Z. & Liang, W. 2014. Geographic variation in parasitism rates of two sympatric cuckoo hosts in China. Zoological research. 35: 67-71.
Li, D, Chen, S, Lloyd, H, Zhu, S, Shan, K. & Zhang, Z. (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
Li, D., Chen, S., Guan, L., Lloyd, H., Liu, Y., Lv, J. & Zhang, Z*. (2011) Patterns of waterbird community composition across a natural and restored wetland landscape mosaic, Yellow River Delta, China. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 91: 325-332.