Zhaoqin Li

Postdoctoral Researcher

Assessing and monitoring water resources using multi-source remote sensing data and modeling approaches

Current research and/or projects

My current research is to develop surface water elevation and storage time series using multiple satellite altimetry and auxiliary data. This work may benefit hydrological modeling, flood forecasting and monitoring, and water resources management in the context of agriculture irrigation and resources development.

Research and/or project statements

  • Remote sensing applications in water resources management
  • Remote sensing applications in terrestrial ecosystem health
  • Climate change impacts on water resources

Professional activities / interests

  • Scientific Committee, IEEE/GRSS International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS), 2014-2021
  • Sessional Instructor, University of Saskatchewan, 2011

Education and awards

  • Ph.D.  Physical Geography (Remote Sensing and GIS), University of Saskatchewan, 2017
  • Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships-Doctoral, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2013-2015
  • Student Research Award (on fish & wildlife conservation), Saskatchewan Environment Ministry, 2016
  • Jean Murray Memorial Scholarship, Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Saskatoon Inc., 2015
  • Sudent Travel Award, Canadian Association of Geographer, 2015
  • Saskatchewan Innovation & Opportunity Scholarship, Government of Saskatchewan, 2014
  • Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan, 2012-2013
  • Teacher-Scholar Doctoral Fellowship, University of Saskatchewan, 2010-2011


  • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
  • International Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ISPRS)
  • Canadian Remote Sensing Society  (CRSS)