Tree Ring and Environmental Change Group 树木年轮与环境演变组

Ze-Xin FAN

2012 年 9 月 23 日 / by 范 泽鑫


Name: Ze-Xin Fan

Gender: Male

Nationality: P.R. China

Birth Date: 05 June, 1980

Birth Place: Zhao Tong, Yunnan Province



Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Menglun Town, Mengla County, Yunnan Province 666303, China

Tel.: +86-691-8713227, Fax: +86-691-8715070




Climate change, Dendroecology, Dendroclimatology, Plant functional traits



11/2005-7/2009 Ph.D. in Geography, Institute of Geography,  Erlangen-Nürnberg University

9/2002-7/2005 M.S. in Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS

9/1998-7/2002 B.S. in Biology, School of Life Science, Southwest University, Chongqing, China



01/2012- Associate Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS

12/2009 – 12/2011 Assistant Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS



[1]      National Science Foundation of China, “Tree cambial activities and their responses to seasonal droughts in the tropical seasonal rainforest”, 220000 RMB, 2011-2013.

[2]      West light project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, “Tree growth rates and forest productivity in relation to regional climatic change in Ailao subtropical Mountains, Southwest China”, 100000 RMB, 2011-2013.

[3]      Member Foundation of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, 400000 RMB, 2011-2014.

[4]      The Scientific Research Foundation for Returned Overseas Chinese Scholars, State Education Ministry, “Evolution and adaption of stem functional traits of tropical seasonal rainforests”, 38000 RMB, 2011-2014.

[5]      Foundation of Yong Scientist Group of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS, 1000000 RMB, 2012-2015.



1)       Ze-Xin Fan, Axel Thomas. 2012. Spatiotemporal variability of reference evapotranspiration and its contributing climatic factors in Yunnan Province, SW China, 1961-2004. Climatic Change DOI: 10.1007/s10584-012-0479-4. (PDF link)

2)       Ze-Xin Fan, Shi-Bao Zhang, Guang-You Hao, J.W. Ferry Slik, Kun-Fang Cao. 2012. Hydraulic conductivity traits predict growth rates and adult stature of 40 Asian tropical tree species. Journal of Ecology 100: 732-741. (PDF link)

3)       Qin-Hua Tian, Xiu-Ji Zhou, Xiao-Hua Gou, Ping Zhao, Ze-Xin Fan, Samuli Helama. 2012. Analysis of reconstructed annual precipitation from tree-ring for the past 500 years in the middle Qilian Mountain. Science China Earth Sciences DOI: 10.1007/s11430-012-4375-6.

4)       Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Axel Thomas, Jin-Bao Li, Kun-Fang Cao. 2011. Spatial and temporal temperature trends on the Yunnan Plateau (Southwest China) during 1961−2004. International Journal of Climatology 31: 2078-2090. (PDF link)

5)       Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Qin-Hua Tian, Bao Yang, Kun-Fang Cao. 2010. Tree ring recorded May-August temperature variations since A.D. 1585 in the Gaoligong Mountains, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 296: 94-102. DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.06.017. (PDF link)

6)       Bao Yang, Qin Chun, Kai Huang, Ze-Xin Fan, Jing-Jing Liu. 2010. Spatial and temporal patterns of variations in tree growth over the northeastern Tibetan Plateau during the period 1450−2006. The Holocene 20(8): 1235-1245.

7)       Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Bao Yang, Kun-Fang Cao. 2009. Tree ring density-based summer temperature reconstruction for the central Hengduan Mountains in southern China. Global and Planetary Change 65: 1-11. (PDF link)

8)       Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Kun-Fang Cao, Shi-Dan Zhu. 2009. Growth-climate responses of high-elevation conifers in the central Hengduan Mountains in southern China. Forest Ecology and Management 258(3): 306-313. (PDF link)

9)       Ze-Xin Fan. 2009. Dendroclimatology in the Hengduan Mountains, Southwest China – Tree ring evidences of environmental and climatic history during the past centuries. Dissertation Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. VDM Verlag Dr. Müller Aktiengesellschaft & Co. KG. ISBN: 978-3-639-21809-1.

10)    Ze-Xin Fan, Kun-Fang Cao, Peter Becker. 2009. Axial and radial variations in xylem anatomy of angiosperm and conifer trees in Yunnan, China. IAWA Journal 30(1): 1−13. (PDF link)

11)    Qin-Hua Tian, Xiao-Hua Gou, Yong Zhang, Yong-Sheng Wang, Ze-Xin Fan. 2009. May-June mean temperature reconstruction over the past 300 years based on tree rings in the Qilian Mountains of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. IAWA Journals 30(4): 421−434.

12)    Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Kun-Fang Cao. 2008. Tree-ring based drought reconstruction in the central Hengduan Mountains (China) since A.D. 1655. International Journal of Climatology 28: 1879−1887. (PDF link)

13)    Ze-Xin Fan, Achim Bräuning, Kun-Fang, Cao. 2008. Annual temperature reconstruction from the central Hengduan Mountains, as deduced from tree rings. Dendrochronologia. 26: 97−107. (PDF link)

14)    Z.Q. CAI, M. SLOT, Z.X. FAN. 2005. Leaf development and photosynthetic properties of three tropical tree species with delayed greening. Photosynthetica 43(1): 91−98.

15)    Ze-Xin Fan, Kun-Fang Cao. 2005. Hypothesis on the limitation of tree height growth. Chinese Bulletin of Botany 22(5): 632-640. (in Chinese)

16)    Ze-Xin Fan, Kun-Fang Cao, Shou-Qing Zou. 2005. Axial and radial changes in xylem anatomical characteristics in six evergreen broadleaved tree species in Ailao Mountain, Yunnan. Acta Phytoecologia Sinica 29(6): 968-975. (in Chinese)