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  • Biography


    Nov. 2012 – Jun. 2016, Ph.D. in Bioclimatology, University of Göttingen, Germany

    Nov. 2012 – Jun. 2016, Ph.D. in Functional Ecology and Agricultural Sciences (joint degree), AgroParisTech, France

    Jul. 2008 – Aug. 2011, M.S. in Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Nevada, Reno, USA

    Sep. 2003 – Jun. 2008, B.Eng. in Remote Sensing Science and Technology, Wuhan University, China

    Professional Experience

    Jan. 2023 - present, Assistant Professor, Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, China

    Oct. 2019 – Oct. 2022, Research Fellow, Harvard University, Center for the Environment, Cambridge, MA, USA.

    Sep. 2016 – Aug.2019, Postdoctoral researcher, NORCE Norwegian Research Centre & Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway.

    Sep. 2011 – Oct. 2012, Research Assistant, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Smithsonian Institution, USA.

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  • Current Courses

    Master’s & Ph.D. Advising

  • Research Interests

    My research interests lie in the field of climate change impact and climate mitigation. Focusing on issues in the Climate-Land-Ecosystem-Society nexus, I take an interdisciplinary approach to assessing the impact of climate change and climate intervention (including solar geoengineering) on agriculture, ecosystem, and human livability, as well as the feedback of land cover change to climate, to provide decision support for addressing climate change and building a carbon neutral society.


    Research Output

  • Selected Publications

    [1] Fan, Y.*, Tjiputra, J., Muri, H., Lombardozzi, D., Park, C.-E., Wu, S., Keith, D., 2021. Solar geoengineering can alleviate climate change pressures on crop yields. Nature Food 2, 373–381. in News & Views of Nature Food )

    [2] Ali, A.A.#*Fan, Y.#, Corre, M.D., Kotowska, M.M., Preuss-Hassler, E., Cahyo, A.N., Moyano, F.E., Stiegler, C., Röll, A., Meijide, A., Olchev, A., Ringeler, A., Leuschner, C., Ariani, R., June, T., Tarigan, S., Kreft, H., Hölscher, D., Xu, C., Koven, C.D., Dagon, K., Fisher, R.A., Veldkamp, E., Knohl, A., 2022. Implementing a New Rubber Plant Functional Type in the Community Land Model (CLM5) Improves Accuracy of Carbon and Water Flux Estimation. Land 11, 183.

    [3] Park, C., Jeong, S., Fan, Y.*, Tjiputra, J., Muri, H., Zheng, C.*, 2019 Inequal responses of drylands to radiative forcing geoengineering methods. Geophysical Research Letters 46(23), 14011–14020.

    [4] Fan, Y.*, Meijide, A., Lawrence, D.M., Roupsard, O., Carlson, K.M., Chen, H.-Y., Röll, A., Niu, F., Knohl, A., 2019. Reconciling Canopy Interception Parameterization and Rainfall Forcing Frequency in the Community Land Model for Simulating Evapotranspiration of Rainforests and Oil Palm Plantations in Indonesia. Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems 11, 732–751.

    [5] Fan, Y.*, Roupsard, O., Bernoux, M., Le Maire, G., Panferov, O., Kotowska, M.M., Knohl, A., 2015. A sub-canopy structure for simulating oil palm in the Community Land Model (CLM-Palm): phenology, allocation and yield. Geoscientific Model Development 8, 3785–3800.

    [6] Fan, Y.*Koukal, T., Weisberg, P.J., 2014. A sun–crown–sensor model and adapted C-correction logic for topographic correction of high resolution forest imagery. ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing 96, 94–105.

    [7] Fan, Y.*Weisberg, P.J., Nowak, R.S., 2014. Spatio-temporal analysis of remotely-sensed forest mortality associated with road de-icing salts. Science of The Total Environment 472, 929–938. by Elsevier 13 science stories for the holiday season)

    [8] Fan, Y.*, 2007. The measure of utilizing rural biomass resource rationally. Journal of Agricultural Mechanization Research 12, 200-202, 217.

    [9] Fan,Y.*, 2007.“Hollow villages”exhausted rural areas. Ecological Economy 8, 18-21.

    [10] Chen, J., Gao, X., Ji, Y., Luo, Y., Yan, L., Fan, Y., Tan, D., 2022. China’s Greening Modulated the Reallocation of the Evapotranspiration Components during 2001–2020. Remote Sensing 14, 6327.

    [11] Bethke, I., Wang, Y., Counillon, F., Keenlyside, N., Kimmritz, M., Fransner, F., Samuelsen, A., Langehaug, H., Svendsen, L., Chiu, P.-G., Passos, L., Bentsen, M., Guo, C., Gupta, A., Tjiputra, J., Kirkevåg, A., Olivié, D., Seland, Ø., Solsvik Vågane, J., Fan, Y., Eldevik, T., 2021. NorCPM1 and its contribution to CMIP6 DCPP. Geoscientific Model Development 14, 7073–116.

    [12] Peano, D., Hemming, D., Materia, S., Delire, C., Fan, Y., Joetzjer, E., Lee, H., Nabel, J.E.M.S., Park, T., Peylin, P., Wårlind, D., Wiltshire, A., Zaehle, S., 2021. Plant phenology evaluation of CRESCENDO land surface models – Part 1: Start and end of the growing season. Biogeosciences 18, 2405–2428.

    [13] Seland, Ø., Bentsen, M., Olivié, D., Toniazzo, T., Gjermundsen, A., Graff, L.S., Debernard, J.B., Gupta, A.K., He, Y.-C., Kirkevåg, A., Schwinger, J., Tjiputra, J., Aas, K.S., Bethke, I., Fan, Y., Griesfeller, J., Grini, A., Guo, C., Ilicak, M., Karset, I.H.H., Landgren, O., Liakka, J., Moseid, K.O., Nummelin, A., Spensberger, C., Tang, H., Zhang, Z., Heinze, C., Iversen, T., Schulz, M., 2020. Overview of the Norwegian Earth System Model (NorESM2) and key climate response of CMIP6 DECK, historical, and scenario simulations. Geoscientific Model Development 13, 6165–6200.

    [14] Chadburn, S.E., Aalto, T., Aurela, M., Baldocchi, D., Biasi, C., Boike, J., Burke, E.J., Comyn‐Platt, E., Dolman, A.J., Duran-Rojas, C.,Fan, Y., Friborg, T., Gao, Y., Gedney, N., Göckede, M., Hayman, G.D., Holl, D., Hugelius, G., Kutzbach, L., Lee, H., Lohila, A., Parmentier, F.-J.W., Sachs, T., Shurpali, N.J., Westermann, S., 2020. Modeled microbial dynamics explain the apparent temperature sensitivity of wetland methane emissions. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 34. e2020GB006678.

    [15] Meijide, A., Röll, A., Fan, Y., Herbst, M., Niu, F., Tiedemann, F., June, T., Rauf, A., Hölscher, D., Knohl, A., 2017. Controls of water and energy fluxes in oil palm plantations: effect of environmental variables and oil palm age. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 239, 71-85.





  • Awards and Honors

    Harvard University Solar Geoengineering Research Program Fellowship, 2019-2021

    Highest Doctoral Dissertation Honor summa cum laude from University of Göttingen and Très Honorable from AgroParisTech, 2016

    Erasmus Mundus Forest and Nature for Society Programme,Doctorate Fellowship, European Commission, 2012-2015

    Marshall Plan Scholarship, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Vienna, Austria, 2010