Li, M., and S. Zhong (2017), The source location of mantle plumes from 3D spherical models of mantle convection, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 478, 47-57.

Li, M., McNamara, A.K., Garnero, E.J., Yu, S., 2017. Compositionally-distinct ultra-low velocity zones on Earth’s core-mantle boundary. Nature Communications 8, 177.

Frost, D.A., Rost, S., Garnero, E.J., and Li, M. Seismic evidence for Earth’s crusty deep mantle, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 470, 54-63.

Zhao, C. P., E. J. Garnero, M. Li, A. McNamara, and S. L. Yu (2017), Intermittent and lateral varying ULVZ structure at the northeastern margin of the Pacific LLSVP, Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 122(2), 1198-1220.

Li, M., Black, B., Zhong, S., Manga, M., Rudolph, M.L. and Olson, P., 2016. Quantifying melt production and degassing rate at mid-ocean ridges from global mantle convection models with plate motion history. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 17: 2884-2904.

Gu, T., Li, M., McCammon, C. and Lee, K.K.M., 2016. Redox-induced lower mantle density contrast and effect on mantle structure and primitive oxygen. Nature Geoscience, 9: 723-727.

Zhang, Z., Dorfman, S.M., Labidi, J., Zhang, S., Li, M., Manga, M., Stixrude, L., McDonough, W.F. and Williams, Q., 2016. Primordial metallic melt in the deep mantle. Geophysical Research Letters, 43(8): 3693-3699.

Li, M., 2015, Thermochemical Structure and Dynamics of Earth's Lowermost Mantle, PhD dissertation.

Williams, C.D., Li, M., McNamara, A.K., Garnero, E.J. and van Soest, M.C., 2015. Episodic entrainment of deep primordial mantle material into ocean island basalts. Nature Communnications, 6: 8937.

Li, M., McNamara, A.K. and Garnero, E.J., 2014. Chemical complexity of hotspots caused by cycling oceanic crust through mantle reservoirs. Nature Geoscience, 7(5): 366-370.

Cottaar, S., Li, M., McNamara, A.K., Romanowicz, B. and Wenk, H.-R., 2014. Synthetic seismic anisotropy models within a slab impinging on the core–mantle boundary. Geophysical Journal International, 199(1): 164-177.

Li, M. and McNamara, A.K., 2013. The difficulty for subducted oceanic crust to accumulate at the Earth's core-mantle boundary. J. Geophys. Res., 118(4): 1807-1816.

Li, M. and He, Y.M., 2011. Lithospheric structure beneath northeastern boundary region of the North China Craton from Rayleigh wave dispersion inversion. Acta Seismologica Sinica, 33(2): 143-155.