Dr Shi is a Senior Lecturer in Hydrology and Climate Change at the University of Glasgow. He is the Programme Director for MSc Environmental Science of the University of Glasgow-Nankai University Joint Graduate School, and the Research Lead of Environmental Sustainability in the Sustainability IRT leadership team of College of Social Sciences. Dr Shi is a hydrologist with research interests in understanding the changes in the terrestrial water cycle under global change driven by natural and human-induced forces, including climate change, land use/cover change, and human water use. His research work mainly focuses on climate extremes and water hazards (e.g. floods and droughts), hydrological modelling and forecasting, big-data and machine learning, groundwater and surface-water interactions, hydro-meteorological risk assessment, and water resources management in different regions worldwide by using remote sensing data, reanalysis products, and in situ observations, as well as model outputs.
- Li, Z., Zhou, P., Shi, X. and Li, Y. (2021) Forest effects on runoff under climate change in the Upper Dongjiang River Basin: insights from annual to intra-annual scales. Environmental Research Letters, 16(1), 014032. (https://doi:10.1088/1748-9326/abd066)
- Zhang, D., Shi, X., Xu, H., Jing, Q., Pan, X., Liu, T., Wang, H. and Hou, H. (2020) A GIS-based spatial multi-index model for flood risk assessment in the Yangtze River Basin, China. Environmental Impact Assessment Review, 83, 106397. (https://doi:10.1016/j.eiar.2020.106397)
- Li, Z., Shi, X., Tang, Q., Zhang, Y., Gao, H., Pan, X., Déry, S. J. and Zhou, P. (2020) Partitioning the contributions of glacier melt and precipitation to the 1971–2010 runoff increases in a headwater basin of the Tarim River. Journal of Hydrology, 583, 124579. (https://doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2020.124579)