Year of Birth:  1964


China, Xinjiang, Urumqi, Southern Beijing Road, No. 818,

Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Phone: +86 (0) 991 788 5304


 Academic Degree:

  • doctor of eco-geography

Official Capacity:

  • deputy director at the Xinjiang Institute of Ecology and Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences (China),
  • co-director of the Research Center of Ecology and Environment of Central Asia (Almaty, Kazakhstan)


Research Areas:

environment evolution and land surface process of river-lake system in arid land, Natural resources and environments, landscape change and ecological security of arid Central Asia

Professional Training of Highly Qualified Educational Workers:

has trained 8 doctoral students and 10 master students

Membership in Professional Societies:

  • foreign academician at the Academy of Agriculture of Kazakhstan,
  • member of a council of the China Natural Resources Society,
  • deputy chairman of the Xinjiang Geographical Society,
  • deputy chairman of the Xinjiang Natural Resources Society,
  • associate editor of the Journal of Arid Land,
  • editor-in-chief of the Journals “Arid Land Geography” and “Arid Land Research”,
  • editorial board member of “Arid Ecosystems”


Total Number of Publications: more than 200

Main Publications:

  • Liu W., Ma L., Jilili A., Li Y. Distribution, source analysis, and ecological risk assessment of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the typical topsoil of the Issyk-Kul Lake Basin // Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2017. No. 189 (8). 398 p.
  • Liu W., Ma L., Wu J., Jilili A. Environmental variability and human activity over the past 140 years documented by sediments of Ebinur Lake in arid central Asia // Journal of Limnology. 2017. No. 76 (3). P. 534-545.
  • Samat A., Persello C., Gamba P., Liu S., Jilili A., Li E. Supervised and Semi-Supervised Multi-View Canonical Correlation Analysis Ensemble for Heterogeneous Domain Adaptation in Remote Sensing Image Classification // Remote Sensing. 2017. No. 9 (4). 337 p.
  • Исанова Г.Т., Абудувайли Ц., Мамутов Ж.У., Калдыбаев А.А., Сапаров Г.А., БазарбаеваТ.А. Засоленные почвы и определение провинции соленакопления на территории Казахстана //Аридные экосистемы. Т. 23. № 4 (73).С. 35-43.
  • Isanova G.T., Jilili A., Mamutov Z.U., Kaldybaev A.A., Saparov G.A., Bazarbaeva T.A. Saline soils and identification of salt accumulation provinces in Kazakhstan // Arid Ecosystems. 2017. Vol. 7. No. 4. P. 243-250.
  • Issanova G., Jilili A. Aeolian processes as dust storms in the deserts of Central Asia and Kazakhstan. Springer Nature. 2017. Springer Singapore. 133 P.
  • Ge Y., Jilili A., Ma L., Wu N., Liu D. Potential transport pathways of dust emanating from the playa of Ebinur Lake, Xinjiang, in arid northwest China // Atmospheric Research. 2016. No. 178. P. 196-206.
  • Samat A., Gamba P., Liu S., Du P., Jilili A. Jointly Informative and Manifold Structure Representative Sampling Based Active Learning for Remote Sensing Image Classification // IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 2016. No. 54 (11). P. 6803-6817.
  • Ma L., Wu J., Jilili A., Liu W. Geochemical responses to anthropogenic and natural influences in Ebinur Lake sediments of arid Northwest China // PloS one. 2016. No. 11 (5). P. e0155819.
  • Alymkulova B., Abuduwaili J., Issanova G., Nahayo L. Consideration of Water Uses for Its Sustainable Management, the Case of Issyk-Kul Lake, Kyrgyzstan // Water. 2016. No. 8 (7). 298 p.
  • Ge Y., Abuduwaili J., Ma L., Liu D. Temporal Variability and Potential Diffusion Characteristics of Dust Aerosol Originating from the Aral Sea Basin, Central Asia // Water, Air, & Soil Pollution. 2016. No. 227 (2). 63 p.
  • Ma L., Wu J., J. Abuduwaili. Variation in aeolian environments recorded by the particle size distribution of lacustrine sediments in Ebinur Lake, northwest China // SpringerPlus. 2016. No. 5 (1). 481 p.
  • Ma L., Wu J., Jilili A. Hydrochemical and isotopic characters of surface water in agricultural oases of the Tianshan Mountains, Northwest China // Arid Land Research and Management. 2016. No. 30 (1). P. 37-48.
  • Samat A., Gamba P., J. Abuduwaili, Liu S., Miao Z. Geodesic flow kernel support vector machine for hyperspectral image classification by unsupervised subspace feature transfer // Remote Sensing. 2016. No. 8 (3). 234 p.
  • Shen H., Jilili A., Samat A., Ma L. A review on the research of modern aeolian dust in Central Asia // Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 2016. No. 9 (13). 625 p.
  • Aili A., Oanh N.T.K., Jilili A. Variation Trends of Dust Storms in Relation to Meteorological Conditions and Anthropogenic Impacts in the Northeast Edge of the Taklimakan Desert, China // Open Journal of Air Pollution. 2016. No. 5 (4). P. 127-143.
  • Alifujiang Y., Jilili A., Ma L., Samat A., Groll M. System Dynamics Modeling of Water Level Variations of Lake Issyk-Kul, Kyrgyzstan // Water. 2017. No. 9 (12). 989 p.
  • Jilili A., Zhaoyong Z., Fengqing J. Evaluation of the pollution and human health risks posed by heavy metals in the atmospheric dust in Ebinur Basin in Northwest China // Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 2015. No. 22 (18). P. 14018-14031.
  • Jilili A., Zhaoyong Z., Qing J.F. Assessment of the distribution, sources and potential ecological risk of heavy metals in the dry surface sediment of Aibi Lake in Northwest China // PloS one. 2015. No. 10 (3). P. e0120001.
  • Jilili A., Zhaoyong Z., Fengqing J., Dongwei L. The Disastrous Effects of Salt Dust Deposition on Cotton Leaf Photosynthesis and the Cell Physiological Properties in the Ebinur Basin in Northwest China // PloS one. 2015. No. 10 (5). P. e0124546.
  • Issanova G., Jilili A., Galayeva O., Semenov O., Bazarbayeva T. Aeolian transportation of sand and dust in the Aral Sea region // International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 2015. No. 12 (10). P. 3213-3224.
  • Issanova G., Jilili A., Kaldybayev A., Semenov O., Dedova T. Dust Storms in Kazakhstan: Frequency and Division // Geological Society of India. 2015. No. 85 (3). P. 348-358.
  • Jiang F.Q., Jilili A., Wang S.P., Hu R.J., Li X.L. Annual thawing and freezing indices changes in the China Tianshan Mountains // Regional environmental change. 2015. No. 15 (2). P. 227-240.
  • Liu D., Jilili A., Wang L. Salt dust storm in the Ebinur Lake region: its 50-year dynamic changes and response to climate changes and human activities // Natural Hazards. 2015. No. 77 (2). P. 1069-1080.
  • Ma L., Wu J., Jilili A., Liu W. Aeolian particle transport inferred using a 150-year sediment record from Sayram Lake, arid northwest China // Journal of Limnology. 2015. No. 74 (3). P. 84-593.
  • Salamat A., Jilili A., Shaidyldaeva N. Impact of climate change on water level fluctuation of Issyk-Kul Lake // Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 2015. No. 8 (8). P. 5361-5371.
  • Zhaoyong Z., Jilili A., Fengqing J. Heavy metal contamination, sources, and pollution assessment of surface water in the Tianshan Mountains of China // Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 2015. No. 187 (2). P. 1-13.
  • Zhaoyong Z., Jilili A., Yimit H. The occurrence, sources and spatial characteristics of soil salt and assessment of soil salinization risk in Yanqi Basin, Northwest China // PloS one. 2014. No. 9 (9). P. e106079.
  • Gulnura I., Jilili A., Oleg S. Deflation processes and their role in desertification of the southern Pre-Balkhash deserts // Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 2014. No. 7 (11). P. 4513-4521.
  • Ma L., Wu J., Liu W., Jilili A. Distinguishing between anthropogenic and climatic impacts on lake size: a modeling approach using data from Ebinur Lake in arid northwest China // Journal of Limnology. 2014. No. 73 (2). P. 350-357.
  • Beiseyeva G., Jilili A. Migration and accumulation of heavy metals in disturbed landscapes in developing ore deposits, East Kazakhstan // Journal of Arid Land. 2013. No. 5 (2). P. 180-187.
  • Saparov A.S., Mirzakeev E.K., Sharypova T.M., Jilili A. et al. Irrigation erosion of irrigated soils in the foothills of southern Kazakhstan // Journal of Arid Land. 2013. No. 5 (2). P. 166-171.
  • Zhaoyong Z., Jilili A., Fengqing J. Determination of occurrence characteristics of heavy metals in soil and water environments in Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia // Analytical Letters. 2013. No. 46 (13). P. 2122-2131.
  • Zhaoyong Z., Jilili A., Fengqing J. Heavy metals in surface water in eastern, central and western Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia // Asian Journal of Chemistry. 2013. No. 25 (14). P. 7883.
  • Zhaoyong Z., Jilili A., Fengqing J. Relationship of Heavy Metals and Soil N, P, K and Total Salts in Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia // Asian Journal of Chemistry. 2013. No. 25 (16). P. 8971.