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Dr Jun Li
Postdoctoral Research Associate



Jun Li is a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecotoxicology working with Prof. Mark Hodson and Prof. Colin Brown on the ‘Worming our way into understanding Ecologically-Relevant Exposure in Soils (WormERES)’ project, funded by Syngenta. The WormERES project is primarily to contribute the exposure elements into the building of an Earthworm Population Model, which will provide a cost-effective alternative to doing multiple earthworm field studies for regulatory risk assessment of pesticides. 

Before the WormERES project, Jun Li had worked on the European iPiE project on the intelligent assessment of pharmaceuticals in the environment with Prof. Alistair Boxall at the University of York (2016-2020). In this project, he has investigated the sorption behaviour of a wide range of pharmaceuticals in soil and sediment systems and developed a series of models for estimating pharmaceutical sorption. This work is highly invaluable for industry applicants, researchers and risk assessors involved in environmental risk assessment and prioritization efforts for pharmaceuticals and for regulators to support environmental decision making.



Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of York (York, UK)

PhD in Environmental Science

University of York (York, UK)

MSc in Environmental Science and Management

University of York (York, UK)

B.E. in Environmental Engineering

Anhui Polytechnic University (Wuhu, China)


Full publications list

Li, J., Wilkinson, J. L., & Boxall, A. B. (2021). Use of a large dataset to develop new models for estimating the sorption of active pharmaceutical ingredients in soils and sediments. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 415, 125688.

Li, J., Carter, L. J., & Boxall, A. B. (2020). Evaluation and development of models for estimating the sorption behaviour of pharmaceuticals in soils. Journal of hazardous materials, 392, 122469.

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Dr Jun Li
Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department of Environment & Geography
University of York
YO10 5NG