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Name   Fan Zhang Home Page      http://zhangfan.itpcas.ac.cn/en/
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Phone      010-84097030 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-8409 7079 Email      zhangfan@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Water Resources), University of Central Florida, USA, 2005
M.S. in Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2000
B.S. in Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 1998
2009.12-present Professor, ITP, CAS, China
2015.04-present Professor, UCAS, China
2008.04-2009.12 Research Staff Scientist, Environmental Science Division (ESD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA
2005.05-2008.03 Post-Doctoral Research Associate, ESD, ORNL, USA 

Research Interest:
Research Interests: Alpine region hydrology, soil erosion, sediment and reactive transport processes
Research Fields: Alpine hydrology
Public Services:
2017-present, Committee Member, Eco-hydrological Committee, Ecological Society of China 
2016-present, Committee Member, Soil Physics Committee, Soil Science Society of China 
2016-present, Editorial Board Member, Water Security 
2016-present, Editorial Board Member, International Soil and Water Conservation 
2011-present, Editorial Board Member, Journal of Water Resource and Protection 
2011-present, Science Editor, Journal of Mountain Science 
2009-present, Associate Editor, ASCE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

2019, Tibetan Plateau Youth Science and Technology Award, China Society on Tibetan Plateau
2019, Youth Award of Tibetan Plateau Research, the China Society on Tibetan Plateau
2014, Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, Nation Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC)
2010, Talent Program, CAS

Selected Publications:

Publications in the recent 5 years (2016-2020) (* corresponding author; # joint first authors; Including books and book chapters)

Part 1: 5 representative publications

1. Zhang, Fan*; Shi, Xiaonan*; Zeng, Chen; Wang, Li; Xiao, Xiong; Wang, Guanxing; Chen, Yao; Zhang, Hongbo; Lu, Xixi; Immerzeel, Walter; Recent stepwise sediment flux increase with climate change in the Tuotuo River in the central Tibetan Plateau, Science Bulletin, 2020, 65(5): 410-418.

2. Pant, Ramesh Raj; Zhang, Fan*; Rehman, Faizan Ur; Koirala, Madan; Rijal, Kedar; Maskey, Rejina; Spatiotemporal characterization of dissolved trace elements in the Gandaki River, Central Himalaya Nepal, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 389: 121913.

3. Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Fan*; Lu, Xixi; Wang, Guanxing; Gong, Tongliang; Improving sediment load estimations: The case of the Yarlung Zangbo River (the upper Brahmaputra, Tibet Plateau), Catena, 2018, 160: 201-211.

4. Wang, Li; Zhang, Fan*; Zhang, Hongbo; Scott, Christopher A.; Zeng, Chen; Shi, Xiaonan; Intensive precipitation observation greatly improves hydrological modelling of the poorly gauged high mountain Mabengnong catchment in the Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Hydrology, 2018, 556: 500-509.

5. Zhang, Hongbo; Zhang, Fan*; Ye, Ming; Che, Tao; Zhang, Guoqing; Estimating daily air temperatures over the Tibetan Plateau by dynamically integrating MODIS LST data, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 2016, 121(19): 11425-11441.

Part 2: all other publications (exclude part 1)

Book Chapters

1. Christopher, A.S., F. Zhang, A. Mukherji, W. Immerzeel, D. Mustafa, L. Bharati, 2019. Water in the Hindu Kush Himalaya. In: P. Wester, A. Mishra, A. Mukherji, A. Shrestha (eds). The Hindu Kush Himalaya Assessment. Springer

Journal Articles

2. Adhikari, Subash; Zhang, Fan*; Adhikari, Namita Paudel; Zeng, Chen; Pant, Ramesh Raj; Ram, Kirpa; Liu, Yongqin; Ahmed, Nasir; Xu, Jie; Tripathee, Lekhendra; Zhang, Qianggong; Bhuiyan, Md. Abdul Quaiyum; Ahsan, Md. Ariful; Atmospheric Wet Deposition of Major Ionic Constituents and Inorganic Nitrogen in Bangladesh: Implications for Spatiotemporal Variation and Source Apportionment. Atmospheric Research. Accepted on Dec 5, 2020 (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.atmosres.2020.105414)

3. Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Fan*; Wang, Li; Chen, Deliang; Summer precipitation characteristics on the southern Tibetan Plateau, International Journal of Climatology, 2020, 1-8 (https://doi.org/10.1002/joc.6914)

4. Zhang, Hongbo*; Zhang, Fan; Zhang, Guoqing; Yan, Wie; Li, Sien; Enhanced scaling effects significantly lower the ability for MODIS normalized difference snow index to estimate fractional and binary snow cover of the Tibetan Plateau. Journal of Hydrology, 2021, 592: 125795

5. Xiao, Xiong; Zhang, Fan*; Che, Tao; Shi, Xiaonan; Zeng, Chen; Wang, Guanxing; Changes in Plot-scale Runoff Generation Processes from the Spring-Summer Transition Period to the Summer Months in a Permafrost-Dominated Catchment, Journal of Hydrology, 2020, 587: 124966..

6. Xiao, Xiong; Zhang, Fan*; Li, Xiaioyan; Wang, Guanxing; Zeng, Chen; Shi, Xiaonan; Hydrological functioning of thawing soil water in a permafrost-influenced alpine meadow hillslope, Vadose Zone Journal, 2020, 19: e20022.

7. Xiao, Xiong; Zhang, Fan*; Li, Xiaoyan; Zeng, Chen; Shi, Xiaonan; Wu, Huawu; Jagirani, Muhammad Dodo; Che, Tao; Using stable isotopes to identify major flow pathways in a permafrost influenced alpine meadow hillslope during summer rainfall period, Hydrological Processes, 2020, 34(5): 1104-1116.

8. Wang, Li; Zhang, Fan*; Fu, Suhua; Shi, Xiaonan; Chen, Yao; Jagirani, Muhammad Dodo; Zeng, Chen; Assessment of soil erosion risk and its response to climate change in the mid-Yarlung Tsangpo River region, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2020, 27(1): 607-621.

9. Shi, Xiaonan*; Zhang, Fan; Wang, Li; Jagirani, Muhammad Dodo; Zeng, Chen; Xiao, Xiong; Wang, Guanxing; Experimental study on the effects of multiple factors on spring meltwater erosion on an alpine meadow slope, International Soil and Water Conservation Research, 2020, 8(2): 116-123.

10. Zhang, Hongbo*; Zhang, Fan; Che, Tao; Wang, Shijin; Comparative evaluation of VIIRS daily snow cover product with MODIS for snow detection in China based on ground observations, Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 724: 138156.

11. Bo Li; Zeng Chen; Fan Zhang; Yongqin Liu; and Tao Yan*; Abundance, diversity and mobility potential of antibiotic resistance genes in pristine Tibetan Plateau soil as revealed by soil metagenomics, FEMS Microbiology Ecology, 2020, 96(10): fiaa172.

12. Chen, Meilian*; Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Fan; Kang, Shichang; Li, Chaoliu*; Characteristics of Dissolved Organic Matter from a Transboundary Himalayan Watershed: Relationships with Land Use, Elevation, and Hydrology, ACS Earth and Space Chemistry, 2020, 4(3): 449-456.

13. Li, Mingyue; Zhang, Qianggong*; Sun, Xuejun; Karki, Kabita; Zeng, Chen; Pandey, Aastha; Rawat, Bakhat; Zhang, Fan; Heavy metals in surface sediments in the trans-Himalayan Koshi River catchment: Distribution, source identification and pollution assessment, Chemosphere, 2020, 244: 125410.

14. Xuejun Sun; Qianggong Zhang*; Mingyue Li; Kshitiz Kandel; Bakhat Rawat; Aastha Pandey; Junming Guo; Shichang Kang; Ramesh Raj Pant; Zhiyuan Cong; Fan Zhang; Mercury variation and export in trans-Himalayan rivers: Insights from field observations in the Koshi River, Science of the Total Environment, 2020, 738: 139836.

15. Zhang, Fan; Thapa, Sahadeep; Immerzeel, Walter; Zhang, Hongbo*; Lutz, Arthur; Water availability on the Third Pole: A review, Water Security, 2019, 7: 100033.

16. Zhang, Fan; Qaiser, Faizan-ur-Rehman; Zeng, Chen*; Pant, Ramesh Raj; Wang, Guanxing; Zhang, Hongbo; Chen, Deliang; Meltwater hydrochemistry at four glacial catchments in the headwater of Indus River, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2019, 26(23): 23645-23660.

17. Zhang, Fan*; Shi, Xiaonan; Zeng, Chen; Wang, Guanxing; Chen, Yao; Wang, Li; Zhang, Hongbo; Yu, Zhongbo; Variation and Influence of Riverine Sediment Transport from Tibetan Plateau, China (in Chinese with English abstract). Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2019, 34(11): 1274-1284.

18. Zhang, Hongbo; Zhang, Fan*; Zhang, Guoqing; Che, Tao; Yan, Wei; Ye, Ming; Ma, Ning; Ground-based evaluation of MODIS snow cover product V6 across China: Implications for the selection of NDSI threshold, Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 651: 2712-2726.

19. Adhikari, Subash; Zhang, Fan*; Zeng, Chen; Tripathee, Lekhendra; Adhikari, Namita Paudel; Xu, Jie; Wang, Guanxing; Precipitation chemistry and stable isotopic characteristics at Wengguo in the northern slopes of the Himalayas, Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry 2019, 76(4): 289-313.

20. Yao, Tandong; Xue, Yongkang*; Chen, Deliang; Chen, Fahu; Thompson, Lonnie; Cui, Peng; Koike, Toshio; Lau, William K-M; Lettenmaier, Dennis; Mosbrugger, Volker; Zhang, Renhe; Xu, Baiqing; Dozier, Jeff; Gillespie, Thomas; Gu, Yu; Kang, Shichang; Piao, Shilong; Sugimoto, Shiori; Ueno, Kenichi; Wang, Lei; Wang, Weicai; Zhang, Fan; Sheng, Yongwei; Guo, Weidong; Ailikun; Yang, Xiaoxin; Ma, Yaoming; Shen, Samuel S. P.; Su, Zhongbo; Chen, Fei; Liang, Shunlin; Liu, Yimin; Singh, Vijay P.; Yang, Kun; Yang, Daqing; Zhao, Xinquan; Qian, Yun; Zhang, Yu; Li, Qian; Recent Third Pole's Rapid Warming Accompanies Cryospheric Melt and Water Cycle Intensification and Interactions between Monsoon and Environment: Multidisciplinary Approach with Observations, Modeling, and Analysis, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2019, 100(3): 423-444.

21. Adhikari, Namita Paudel; Liu, Yongqin*; Liu, Keshao; Zhang, Fan; Adhikari, Subash; Chen, Yuying; Liu, Xiaobo; Bacterial community composition and diversity in Koshi River, the largest river of Nepal, Ecological Indicators, 2019, 104: 501-511.

22. Chen, Meilian*; Li, Chaoliu*; Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Fan; Raymond, Peter A.; Hur, Jin*; Immobilization of relic anthropogenic dissolved organic matter from alpine rivers in the Himalayan-Tibetan Plateau in winter, Water Research, 2019, 160: 97-106.

23. Pepin, Nick*; Deng, Haijun; Zhang, Hongbo; Zhang, Fan; Kang, Shichang; Yao, Tandong; An Examination of Temperature Trends at High Elevations Across the Tibetan Plateau: The Use of MODIS LST to Understand Patterns of Elevation-Dependent Warming, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 2019, 124(11): 5738-5756.

24. Choubin, Bahram; Khalighi-Sigaroodi, Shahram*; Mishra, Ashok; Goodarzi, Massoud; Shamshirband, Shahaboddin*; Ghaljaee, Esmatullah; Zhang, Fan; A novel bias correction framework of TMPA 3B42 daily precipitation data using similarity matrix/homogeneous conditions, Science of the Total Environment, 2019, 694: 133680.

25. Li, Mingyue; Sun, Xuejun; Karki, Karki; Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Yongli; Zhang, Fan; Li, Minghui; Zhang, Qianggong*; Mineral and elemental characteristics of bed sediments in the trans-boundary Koshi River Basin in the central Himalayas (in Chinese with English abstract). Bulletin of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry, 2019, 38: 1-9.

26. Zhang, Hongbo; Zhang, Fan*; Zhang, Guoqing; Che, Tao; Yan, Wei; How Accurately Can the Air Temperature Lapse Rate Over the Tibetan Plateau Be Estimated From MODIS LSTs?, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 2018, 123(8): 3943-3960.

27. Pant, Ramesh Raj; Zhang, Fan*; Rehman, Faizan Ur; Wang, Guanxing; Ye, Ming; Zeng, Chen; Tang, Handuo; Spatiotemporal variations of hydrogeochemistry and its controlling factors in the Gandaki River Basin, Central Himalaya Nepal, Science of the Total Environment, 2018, 622-623: 770-782.

28. Zhang, Hongbo; Zhang, Fan*; Zhang, Guoqing; Ma, Yaoming; Yang, Kun; Ye, Ming; Daily air temperature estimation on glacier surfaces in the Tibetan Plateau using MODIS LST data, Journal of Glaciology, 2018, 64(243): 132-147.

29. Qaisar, Faizan Ur Rehman; Zhang, Fan*; Pant, Ramesh Raj; Wang, Guanxing; Khan, Sardar; Zeng, Chen; Spatial variation, source identification, and quality assessment of surface water geochemical composition in the Indus River Basin, Pakistan, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2018, 25(13): 12749-12763.

30. Shi, Xiaonan; Zhang, Fan*; Lu, Xixi; Wang, Zhaoyin; Gong, Tongliang; Wang, Guanxing; Zhang, Hongbo; Spatiotemporal variations of suspended sediment transport in the upstream and midstream of the Yarlung Tsangpo River (the upper Brahmaputra), China, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 2018, 43(2): 432-443.

31. Ahmad, Ijaz*; Zhang, Fan; Tayyab, Muhammad; Anjum, Muhammad Naveed; Zaman, Muhammad; Liu, Junguo; Farid, Hafiz Umar; Saddique, Qaisar; Spatiotemporal analysis of precipitation variability in annual, seasonal and extreme values over upper Indus River basin, Atmospheric Research, 2018, 213: 346-360.

32. Ahmad, Ijaz*; Zhang, Fan; Liu, Junguo; Anjum, Muhammad Naveed; Zaman, Muhammad; Tayyab, Muhammad; Waseem, Muhammad; Farid, Hafiz Umar; A linear bi-level multi-objective program for optimal allocation of water resources, PLos One, 2018, 13(2): e0192294.

33. Zaman, Sayem; Ye, Ming*; Zhang, Fan; Zhu, Mingming; Multivariate statistical and trend analyses of surface water quality in the central Indian River Lagoon area, Florida (vol 77, 127, 2018), Environmental Earth Sciences, 2018, 77(5): 185.

34. Samani, Saeideh; Ye, Ming*; Zhang, Fan; Pei, Yong-zhen; Tang, Guo-ping; Elshall, Ahmed; Moghaddam, Asghar A.; Impacts of prior parameter distributions on Bayesian evaluation of groundwater model complexity, Water Science and Engineering, 2018, 11(2): 89-100.

35. Guo, Bixi; Liu, Yongqin*; Zhang, Fan; Hou, Juzhi; Zhang, Hongbo; Li, Chaoliu; Heavy metals in the surface sediments of lakes on the Tibetan Plateau, China, Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 2018, 25(4): 3695-3707.

36. Elshall, Ahmed S.; Ye, Ming*; Pei, Yongzhen; Zhang, Fan; Niu, Guo-Yue; Barron-Gafford, Greg A.; Relative model score: a scoring rule for evaluating ensemble simulations with application to microbial soil respiration modeling, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2018, 32(10): 2809-2819.

37. Ahsan, Moien; Shakir, Abdul Sattar; Zhang, Fan; Zafar, Sonia; Nabi, Ghulam; Ahmad, Ijaz*; Spatiotemporal variability in hydro-meteorological time series data using Non-Parametric Tests over Hindu Kush, Himalayan and Karakoram Ranges in Pakistan, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 2018, 27(5A): 3666-3677.

38. Yan, Chongyu; Zeng, Chen*; Shi, Xiaonan; Wang, Guanxing; Zhang, Fan; Hydrochemical characteristics and controlling factors of the glacierized and non-glacier runoff in the Kaltamac Glacier area of Muztagata Mountain (in Chinese with English abstract). Arid Land Geography, 2018, 41(6): 1214-1224.

39. Wang, Guanxing; Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Fan*; Zhang, Yili; Scott, Christopher A.; Yan, Xuedong; Traffic-related trace elements in soils along six highway segments on the Tibetan Plateau: Influence factors and spatial variation, Science of the Total Environment, 2017, 581-582: 811-821.

40. Zhang, Qianggong*; Zhang, Fan; Kang, Shichang; Cong, Zhiyuan; Melting glaciers: Hidden hazards, Science (letters), 2017, 356(6337): 495-495.

41. Wang, Lijie; Zeng, Chen; Wang, Guanxing; Shi, Xiaonan*; Zhang, Fan; Chemical characteristics and impact factors of the Drem-tso Lake and supplying runoff in the Southern Tibet (in Chinese with English abstract). Arid Land Geography, 2017, 40(4): 737-745.

42. Yao, Tandong*; Chen, Fahu; Cui, Peng; Ma, Yaoming; Xu, Baiqing; Zhu, Liping; Zhang, Fan; Wang, Weicai; Ai, Likun; Yang, Xiaoxin; From Tibetan Plateau to Third Pole and Pan-Third Pole (in Chinese with English abstract). Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2017, 32(09): 924-931.

43. Zhang, Hongbo*; Zhang, Fan; Zhang, Guoqing; He, Xiaobo; Tian, Lide; Evaluation of cloud effects on air temperature estimation using MODIS LST based on ground measurements over the Tibetan Plateau, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 2016, 16(21): 13681-13696.

44. Guo, Bixi; Liu, Yongqin*; Zhang, Fan; Hou, Juzhi; Zhang, Hongbo; Characteristics and Risk Assessment of Heavy Metals in Core Sediments from Lakes of Tibet (in Chinese with English abstract). Environmental Science, 2016, 37(02): 490-498.

Supported Projects:

Current Research Grants  (2016-2020):

1. 2019-2022 (Ongoing), “The Second Tibetan Plateau Scientific Expedition and Research”, Grant No. 2019QZKK0203, Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (MOST), ¥1,970,000 (subject to funding cut), main participant

2. 2018-2022 (Ongoing), “Pan-Third Pole Environment Study for a Green Silk Road”, Grant No. XDA20060202, Strategic Priority Research Program of CAS, ¥1,780,000 (subject to funding cut), main participant

3. 2018-2021 (Ongoing), “Hydrological Modeling Study on the Water Volume Changing Processes of the Yamzhog Yumco Lake in Tibet”, Grant No. 41771090, National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) General Program, ¥700,000, PI

4. 2018-2020 (Ongoing), “The Water Quality Dynamics and the Environmental Implications in the Koshi River Basin”, Grant No. 41761144078, NSFC International (Regional) Cooperation and Exchange Program, ¥1,980,000, PI

5. 2016-2020 (Ongoing). “Coordinated development of Pan-Third Pole Environment and B&R”, Grant No. 131C11KYSB20160061, International Partnership Program of CAS, ¥384,000, main participant

6. 2019, TPE Science & Technology Training, CAS International Training Program, ¥450,000, PI

7. 2019, TPE & TransTiP Summer School, Grant No. GZ1562, Sino German Center Training Program, ¥394,100, Co-PI

8. 2017, TPE Science & Technology Training, CAS International Training Program, ¥450,000, PI

9. 2015-2017, “Tibetan Plateau Hydrological and Water Environment Simulation”, Grant No. 41422101, NSFC Excellent Young Scientists Fund, ¥1,000,000, PI

10. 2014-2017, “Study on observation and simulation of hydrological and sediment processes under thawing erosion in Qugaqie catchment of Namco, Tibet”, Grant No. 41371087, NSFC General Program, ¥950,000, PI

11. 2012-2016, “The Tibetan Plateau multi-sphere interaction with its resources and environment effects”, Grant No. XDB03030300, Strategic Priority Research Program (B) of CAS, ¥1,050,000, main participant

12. 2012-2016, “Multiphase conversion of water and its impact in the third pole of the earth system”, Grant No. 41190082, NSFC Major Program, ¥720,000, main participant