Keli Li

Dr. Keli Li PhD

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Droevendaalsesteeg 10
6708 PB Wageningen

+31 (0) 317 47 34 00

The Netherlands


Soil contains 'memories' of the past. These legacies can affect plant above-belowground interactions in subsequent growing seasons.


Keli Li obtained her PhD in Ecology since June 2023, with the thesis entitled 'Soil memory effects on aboveground-belowground interactions'. After that, she continued her researh in soil biodiversity monitoring using environmental DNA (eDNA ) approach in collaboration with RIVM.

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Key publications

Ecology Letters

Soil legacy effects of plants and drought on aboveground insects in native and range-expanding plant communities

Keli Li, G. F. (Ciska) Veen, Freddy C. ten Hooven, Jeffrey A. Harvey, Wim H. van der Putten