Renjian Li

Graduate Research Assistant
Renjian Li
Graduate Research Assistant
Horn Point Laboratory


My current research at UC Santa Barbara focuses on global carbon export. During my Ph.D. at Horn Point Lab, I studied internal waves in coastal plain estuaries as well as ocean acidification and harmful algae bloom in Chesapeake Bay. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Estuarine dynamics and ecology
  • Global carbon export
  • Ocean modelling


  • University of Maryland, 2023, Ph.D., Marine, Estuarine, and Environmental Science
  • Zhejiang University, China, 2018, B.S., Marine Science
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Fall 2016, Exchange Student

Graduate Program Foundation Areas