Computational Oceanography Lab

Yun Li, PhD.
Assistant Professor

School of Marine Science and Policy
College of Earth, Ocean and Environment
University of Delaware
700 Pilottown Rd.
Lewes, DE, 19958

Office : Cannon 221
Phone: 302-645-4008
Curriculum Vitae


We are a research group led by Dr. Yun Li in the School of Marine Science and Policy at the University of Delaware. Our research involves developing, coupling and implementing physical-biogeochemical numerical models to identify key drivers, influence pathways and consequences of marine ecosystem variability, with focus on the “bottom-up” effects cascading from physical environment (e.g., stratification, circulation, sea ice) to primary production and the food web. By addressing dynamical linkages between physical drivers and the ecosystem responses, we then can apply those linkages to decode historical record in the past and predict likely changes in the future. The interdisciplinary nature of our research is built upon collaboration with physical, biogeochemical, ecological, geological and satellite oceanographers.

Student Opportunity: We welcome applications from motivated students who want to pursue a Master or Ph.D degree in ocean modeling and environmental science (

Postdoc Opportunity: We welcome applications from Ph.D. graduates who are enthusiastic about ocean modeling and data analysis. Contact for more details.