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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 (UCF), 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

2008.04-2009.12 Research Staff Scientist, Environmental Science Division (ESD), Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), USA

2005.05-2008.03 Research Associate, ESD, ORNL, USA 

2000.8-2005.5 Research Assistant, UCF, USA

 Professional Services

2021-present, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Hydrology: regional studies

2016-present, Editorial Board Member, International Soil and Water Conservation research

2016-present, Editorial Board Member, Water Security

2011-present, Science Editor, Journal of Mountain Science

2009-2021, Associate Editor, ASCE-Journal of Hydrologic Engineering

Research Interest:
Alpine region hydrology, soil erosion, sediment and reactive transport
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:


1. Zhang, F., G. T. Yeh, and J. C. Parker. 2012. Ground Water Reactive Transport Models. Bentham Science Publishers. eISBN: 978-1-60805-306-3, 2012. ISBN: 978-1-60805-525-8.

Book Chapters

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

2. Yeh, G. T., G. B. Huang, H. P. Cheng, F. Zhang, H. C. Lin, E. Edris, D. Richards, 2005. “A First Principle, physics-based watershed model: WASH123D”. Chapter 9 in Watershed Models (V. P. Singh and D. K. Frevert, ed.), CRC Press LLC, 6000 Broken Sound Parkway, NW, (Suite 300) Boca Raton, FL 33487, USA. pp. 211-244.

3. Yeh, G. T., V. S. Tripathi, J. P. Gwo, H. P. Cheng, J.R. C. Cheng, K. M. Salvage, M. H. Li, Y. Fang, Y. Li, J. T. Sun, F. Zhang, M. D. Siegel, 2012, “HYDROGEOCHEM: A Coupled Model of Variably Saturated Flow, Thermal Transport, and Reactive Biogeochemical Transport”. In: Zhang, F., G. T. Yeh, and J. C. Parker (eds) Ground Water Reactive Transport Models, Bentham Science Publishers Ltd. Oak Park, IL 60301-0446, USA. pp. 1-35. 


Journal articles

1. Fan Zhang, Chen Zeng*, Guanxing Wang, Li Wang, Xiaonan Shi. Runoff and sediment yield in relation to precipitation, temperature and glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. In press.

2. Xiaonan Shi, Fan Zhang*, Xixi Lu, Yueguan Zhang, Ying Zheng, Guanxing Wang, Li Wang, Muhammad Dodo Jagirani, Tao Wang, Shilong Piao. The response of the suspended sediment load of the headwaters of the Brahmaputra River to climate change: Quantitative attribution to the effects of hydrological, cryospheric and vegetation controls. Global and Planetary Change. 2022, 210: 103753

3. Hongbo Zhang, W.W. Immerzeel, Fan Zhang*, Remco J. de Kok, Deliang Chen, Wei Yan. Snow cover persistence reverses the altitudinal patterns of warming above and below 5000 m on the Tibetan Plateau. Science of The Total Environment. 2022, 803: 149889

4. Kiran Bishwakarma, Guan-xing Wang*, Fan Zhang, Subash Adhikari, Kabita Karki, Archana Ghimire. Hydrochemical characterization and irrigation suitability of the Ganges Brahmaputra River System: review and assessment.  Journal of Mountain Science, 2022, 19(2): 388-402

5. Baosheng An*, Weicai Wang*, Wei Yang*, Guangjian Wu, Yanhong Guo,  Haifeng Zhu, Yang Gao, Ling Bai, Fan Zhang, Chen Zeng, Lei Wang, Jing Zhou, Xin Li, Jia Li, Zhijun Zhao, Yingying Chen, Jingshi Liu, Jiule Li, Zhongyan Wanga, Wenfeng Chen, Tandong Yao. Process, mechanisms, and early warning of glacier collapse-induced river blocking disasters in the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Science of the Total Environment. 2022, 816: 151652

6. Fan Zhang, Xiong Xiao*, Lijie Wang, Chen Zeng, Zhengliang Yu, Guanxing Wang, Xiaonan Shi. Chemical weathering and CO2consumption in the glaciated Karuxung River catchment, Tibetan Plateau. Hydrological Processes. 2021, 35: e14330.

7. Hongbo Zhang, Fan Zhang*, Tao Che, Wei Yan, Ming Ye. Investigating the ability of multiple reanalysis datasets to simulate snow depth variability over mainland China from 1981 to 2018. Journal of Climate. 2021, 34, 9957-9972.

8. Sahadeep Thapa, Fan Zhang*, Hongbo Zhang, Chen Zeng, Li Wang, Chong-Yu Xu, Amrit Thapa, Santosh Nepal. Assessing the snow cover dynamics and its relationship with different hydro-climatic characteristics in Upper Ganges river basin and its sub-basins. Science of the Total Environment, 2021, 793: 148648

9. Hongbo Zhang; W.W. Immerzeel; Fan Zhang*; Remco J. de Kok; Sally J. Gorrie; and Ming Ye. Creating 1-km long-term (1980–2014) daily average air temperatures over the Tibetan Plateau by integrating eight types of reanalysis and land data assimilation products downscaled with MODIS-estimated temperature lapse rates based on machine learning, International Journal of Applied Earth Observations and Geoinformation, 2021, 97: 102295

10. Subash Adhikari, Fan Zhang*, Namita Paudel Adhikari, Chen Zeng, Ramesh Raj Pant, Kirpa Ram, Yongqin Liu, Nasir Ahmed, Jie Xu, Lekhendra Tripathee, Qianggong Zhang, Md. Abdul Quaiyum Bhuiyan, Md. Ariful Ahsan Atmospheric Wet Deposition of Major Ionic Constituents and Inorganic Nitrogen in Bangladesh: Implications for Spatiotemporal Variation and Source Apportionment. Atmospheric Research, 2021:105414

11. Chen Zeng; Fan Zhang*; Li Wang; Deliang Chen. Summer precipitation characteristics on the southern Tibetan Plateau, International Journal of Climatology, 2021, 41 (Suppl. 1): E3160-E3177

12. Hongbo Zhang*, Fan Zhang, Guoqing Zhang, Wei Yan and Sien Li. 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

13. Tran, TV; Buckel, J; Maurischat, P; Tang, HD; Yu, ZL; Hordt, A; Guggenberger, G; Zhang, F; Schwalb, A; Graf, T. Delineation of a Quaternary Aquifer Using Integrated Hydrogeological and Geophysical Estimation of Hydraulic Conductivity on the Tibetan Plateau, China. WATER. 2021, 13, -.

14. Lei Wang*, Tandong Yao, Chenhao Chai, Lan Cuo, Fengge Su, Fan Zhang, Zhijun Yao, Yinsheng Zhang, Xiuping Li, Jia Qi, Zhidan Hu, Jingshi Liu, and Yuanwei Wang. TP-River: Monitoring and Quantifying Total River Runoff from the Third Pole., Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 2021, 102(5): E948-E965.

15. Ling Yang, Wei Luo*, Pin Zhao, Yulan Zhang, Shichang Kang, John P. Giesy, Fan Zhang. Microplastics in the Koshi River, a remote alpine river crossing the Himalayas from China to Nepal. Environmental Pollution, 2021, 290: 118121

16. Amirhosein Mosavi, Mohammad Golshan, Bahram Choubin*, Alan D. Ziegler, Shahram Khalighi Sigaroodi, Fan Zhang, Adrienn A. Dineva Fuzzy clustering and distributed model for streamflow estimation in ungauged watersheds Scientific Reports, 2021, 11: 8243

17. Muhammad S. Ashraf, Ijaz Ahmad*, Noor M. Khan, Fan Zhang, Ahmed Bilal, Jiali Guo. Streamflow Variations in Monthly, Seasonal, Annual. and Extreme Values Using Mann-Kendall, Spearmen’s Rho and Innovative Trend Analysis. Water Resources Management, 2021, 35: 243-261

18. Johannes Buckel*, Eike Reinosch, Andreas Hrdt, Fan Zhang, Bjrn Riedel, Markus Gerke, Antje Schwalb, and Roland Musbacher. Insights into a remote cryosphere: a multi-method approach to assess permafrost occurrence at the Qugaqie basin, western Nyainqêntanglha Range, Tibetan Plateau. The Cryosphere, 2021, 15: 149-168

19. Handuo Tang, Yangzon Cidan, Chen Zeng, Fan Zhang. Characteristics of the lake water level changes and influencing factors in Yamzhog Yumco in Tibet from 1974 to 2019 (in Chinese with English abstract). Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2021, 35(4):83-89

20. 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.   

21. 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. 

22. 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.   

23. 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.   

24. 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.   

25. 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.   

26. 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.   

27. 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.   

28. 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.

29. 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.   

30. 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.  

31. 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.

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

33. 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.   

34. 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.

35. 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.   

36. 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.  

37. 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.   

38. 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.   

39. 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.   

40. 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.   

41. 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.   

42. 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.

43. 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.   

44. 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.

45. 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.   

46. 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.   

47. 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.   

48. 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.   

49. 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.    

50. 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.   

51. 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.   

52.  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.   

53. 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.   

54. 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.   

55. 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.   

56. 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.   

57. 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.

58. 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.   

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

60. 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.

61. 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.

62. 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.  

63. 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.   

64. 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.   

65. Zhang, Fan*; Zhang, Hongbo; Hagen, Scott C.; Ye, Ming; Wang, Dingbao; Gui, Dongwei; Zeng, Chen; Tian, Lide; Liu, Jingshi; Snow cover and runoff modelling in a high mountain catchment with scarce data: effects of temperature and precipitation parameters, Hydrological Processes, 2015, 29(1): 52-65.

66. Shi, Xiaonan*; Lei, Tingwu; Zhang, Fan; Yan, Yan; Velocity measurement of water flow within gravel layer with electrolyte tracer method under virtual boundary condition, Journal of Hydrology, 2015, 527: 387-393.   

67. Kim, Young-Jin; Brooks, Scott C.*; Zhang, Fan; Parker, Jack C.; Moon, Ji-Won; Roh, Yul; Fate and transport of uranium (VI) in weathered saprolite, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2015, 139: 154-162.   

68. Shi, Xiaonan; Zhang, Fan*; Tian, Lide; Joswiak, Daniel R.; Zeng, Chen; Qu, Dongmei; Tracing contributions to hydro-isotopic differences between two adjacent lakes in the southern Tibetan Plateau, Hydrological Processes, 2014, 28(22): 5503-5512. 

69. Zhang, Hongbo; Zhang, Fan*; Shi, Xiaonan; Zeng, Chen; Shih, Dong-Sin; Yeh, Gour-Tsyh; Joswiak, Daniel R.; Influence of river channel geometry in stream flow modelling and guidelines for field investigation, Hydrological Processes, 2014, 28(4): 2630-2638.   

70. Wang, Guanxing; Yan, Xuedong*; Zhang, Fan; Zeng, Chen; Gao, Dan; Traffic-Related Trace Element Accumulation in Roadside Soils and Wild Grasses in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2014, 11(1): 456-472.   

71. Zhang, X., Zeng, C., Zhang, F.*, Yang, Z., 2014. Spatial distribution of soil saturated hydraulic conductivity and soil bulk density in a typical catchment in southeast Tibet (in Chinese with English abstract). Journal of Soil and Water Conservation, 28(01): 69-72.

72. Wang, G., Yan, X.*, Zhang, F., Zeng, C., Gao, D., 2014. Influencing factors of heavy metal concentration in roadside-soil of Qinghai-Tibet Plateau (in Chinese with English abstract). Acta Scientiae Circumstantiae, 34(02): 431-438.

73. Ma, Y. *, Hu, Z., Tian, L., Zhang, F., Duan, A., Yang, K., Zhang, Y., Yang, Y., 2014. Study progresses of the Tibet Plateau climate system change and mechanism of its impact on East Asia (in Chinese with English abstract). Advances in Earth Science, 29(02): 207-215.

74. Yan, Xuedong; Zhang, Fan*; Gao, Dan; Zeng, Chen; Xiang, Wang; Zhang, Man; Accumulations of Heavy Metals in Roadside Soils Close to Zhaling, Eling and Nam Co Lakes in the Tibetan Plateau, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2013, 10(6): 2384-2400.   

75. Zeng, Chen*; Zhang, Fan; Wang, Quanjiu; Chen, Yingying; Joswiak, Daniel R.; Impact of alpine meadow degradation on soil hydraulic properties over the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Hydrology, 2013, 478: 148-156.   

76. Zeng, Chen; Wang, Quanjiu*; Zhang, Fan; Zhang, Jun; Temporal changes in soil hydraulic conductivity with different soil types and irrigation methods, Geoderma, 2013, 193-194: 290-299.   

77. Yan, Xuedong*; Gao, Dan; Zhang, Fan; Zeng, Chen; Xiang, Wang; Zhang, Man; Relationships between Heavy Metal Concentrations in Roadside Topsoil and Distance to Road Edge Based on Field Observations in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2013, 10(3): 762-775.   

78. Yeh, Gour-Tsyh*; Gwo, Jin-Ping; Siegel, Malcolm D.; Li, Ming-Hsu; Fang, Yilin; Zhang, Fan; Luo, Wensui; Yabusaki, Steve B.; Innovative mathematical modeling in environmental remediation, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 2013, 119: 26-38.   

79. Zhang, Fan; Yan, Xuedong*; Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Man; Shrestha, Suraj; Devkota, Lochan Prasad; Yao, Tandong; Influence of Traffic Activity on Heavy Metal Concentrations of Roadside Farmland Soil in Mountainous Areas, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2012, 9(5): 1715-1731. 

80. Zhang, Fan*; Yeh, Gour-Tsyh; Parker, Jack C.; Zhang, Hongbo; Shi, Xiaonan; Wang, Cheng; Gu, Ruochuan; A Reaction-Based River/Stream Water Quality Model: Reaction Network Decomposition and Model Application, Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2012, 23(5): 605-620.   

81. Yan, Xuedong; Zhang, Fan*; Zeng, Chen; Zhang, Man; Devkota, Lochan Prasad; Yao, Tandong; Relationship between Heavy Metal Concentrations in Soils and Grasses of Roadside Farmland in Nepal, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 2012, 9(9): 3209-3226.   

82. Shi, Xiaonan; Zhang, Fan; Lei, Tingwu*; Chuo, Ruiyuan; Zhou, Shumei; Yan, Yan; Measuring shallow water flow velocity with virtual boundary condition signal in the electrolyte tracer method, Journal of Hydrology, 2012, 452: 172-179.   

83. Shi, Xiaonan*; Zhang, Fan; A Preliminary Study on the Measurement of Sediment Concentration in Hill-Slope Runoff with an Electrolyte Tracer, Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2012, 23(5): 597-604.   

84. Shi, Xiaonan; Chen, Weiping; Zhang, Fan; Wu, Laosheng*; Simulating Bromide Transport from Soil to Overland Flow: Application and Evaluation of Interfacial Diffusion-Controlled Model, Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 2012, 17(5): 628-634.   

85. Yao, Tandong*; Thompson, Lonnie G.; Mosbrugger, Volker; Zhang, Fan; Ma, Yaoming; Luo, Tianxiang; Xu, Baiqing; Yang, Xiaoxin; Joswiak, Daniel R.; Wang, Weicai; Joswiak, Meri E.; Devkota, Lochan P.; Tayal, Shresth; Jilani, Rahmatullah; Fayziev, Radjabovich; Third Pole Environment (TPE), Environmental Development, 2012, 3: 52-64.   

86. Zeng, Chen; Wang, Quanjiu*; Zhang, Fan; Evaluation of Hydraulic Parameters Obtained by Different Measurement Methods for Heterogeneous Gravel Soil, Terrestrial, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, 2012, 23(5): 585-596.   

87. Zhang, Fan*; Luo, Wensui; Parker, Jack C.; Brook, Scott C.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Philip M.; Gu, Baohua; Modeling uranium transport in acidic contaminated groundwater with base addition, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2011, 190(1-3): 863-868.

88. Zhang, Fan*; Parker, Jack C.; Brooks, Scott C.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Philip M.; Gu, Baohua; Prediction of uranium and technetium sorption during titration of contaminated acidic groundwater, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 178(1-3): 42-48.  

89. Zhang, Fan#*; Wu, Wei-Min#; Parker, Jack C.; Mehlhorn, Tonia; Kelly, Shelly D.; Kemner, Kenneth M.; Zhang, Gengxin; Schadt, Christopher; Brooks, Scott C.; Criddle, Craig S.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Philip M.; Kinetic analysis and modeling of oleate and ethanol stimulated uranium (VI) bio-reduction in contaminated sediments under sulfate reduction conditions, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2010, 183(1-3): 482-489.  

90. Zhang, Fan*; Parker, Jack C.; An Efficient Modeling Approach to Simulate Heat Transfer Rate between Fracture and Matrix Regions for Oil Shale Retorting, Transport in Porous Media, 2010, 84(1): 229-240.

91. Tang, Guoping*; D'Azevedo, Eduardo F.; Zhang, Fan; Parker, Jack C.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Philip M.; Application of a hybrid MPI/OpenMP approach for parallel groundwater model calibration using multi-core computers, Computers & Geosciences, 2010, 36(11): 1451-1460.   

92. Yeh, Gour-Tsyh*; Fang, Yilin; Zhang, Fan; Sun, Jiangtao; Li, Yuan; Li, Ming-Hsu; Siegel, Malcolm D.; Numerical modeling of coupled fluid flow and thermal and reactive biogeochemical transport in porous and fractured media, Computational Geosciences, 2010, 14(1): 149-170.   

93. Zhang, Fan*; Parker, Jack C.; Brooks, Scott C.; Kim, Young-Jin; Tang, Guoping; Jardine, Philip M.; Watson, David B.; Comparison of Approaches to Calibrate a Surface Complexation Model for U(VI) Sorption to Weathered Saprolite, Transport in Porous Media, 2009, 78(2): 185-197.  

94.  Mayes, Melanie A.*; Tang, Guoping; Jardine, Philip M.; McKay, Larry D.; Yin, Xiangping L.; Pace, Molly N.; Parker, Jack C.; Zhang, Fan; Mehlhorn, Tonia L.; Dansby-Sparks, Royce; Influence of Sedimentary Bedding on Reactive Transport Parameters under Unsaturated Conditions, Soil Science Society of America Journal, 2009, 73(6): 1938-1946.   

95. Zhang, Fan*; Luo, Wensui; Parker, Jack C.; Spalding, Brian P.; Brooks, Scott C.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Philip M.; Gu, Baohua; Geochemical Modeling of Reactions and Partitioning of Trace Metals and Radionuclides during Titration of Contaminated Acidic Sediments, Environmental Science & Technology, 2008, 42(21): 8007-8013. 

96. Zhang, Fan*; Yeh, Gour-Tsyh; Parker, Jack C.; Jardine, Phitip M.; A reaction-based river/stream water quality model: Model development and numerical schemes, Journal of Hydrology, 2008, 348(3-4): 496-509.   

97. Zhang, Fan*; Jiang, Li; Yeh, Gour-Tsyh; Parker, Jack C.; An adaptive local grid refinement and peak/valley capture algorithm to solve nonlinear transport problems with moving sharp-fronts, Transport in Porous Media, 2008, 72(1): 53-69.   

98. Yan, Xuedong; Radwan, Essam*; Zhang, Fan; Parker, Jack C.; Evaluation of dynamic passing sight distance problem using a finite-element model, Journal of Transportation Engineering-ASCE, 2008, 134(6): 225-235.   

99. Zhang, Fan; Luo, Wensui; Watson, David B.*; Parker, Jack C.; Gu, Baohua; Spalding, Brian P.; Jardine, Philip M.; A reactive transport model to simulate uranium immobilization through pH manipulation (Abstract), Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2008, 72(12): A1080-A1080. 

100. Jardine, Philip M.; Watson, David B.; Baker, Greg; Brandt, Craig C.; Brooks, Scott C.; Criddle, Craig S.; Garten, Chuck; Gu, Baohua; Horita, Juske; Hubbard, Susan; Kelly, Shelly; Kemner, Ken; Kitanidis, Peter; Kostka, Joel E.; Luo, Jian; Palumbo, Anthony V.; Parker, Jack; Phelps, Tommy J.; Schadt, Chris W.; Spalding, Brian; Wu, Weimin; Zhang, Fan; Zhou, Jizhong; NUCL 84-Research highlights and future directions of the Oak Ridge Integrated Field Research Challenge Project: Implications to future EM remedial decisions and strategies (Abstract), Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 236: 84-NUCL

101. Zhang, Fan; Parker, Jack C.; Luo, Wensui; Gu, Baohua; Spalding, Brian; Brooks, Scott C.; Watson, David B.; Jardine, Philip M.; GEOC 48-Subsurface transport and biogeochemistry modeling at IFC site, Oak Ridge, TN (Abstract), Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society, 2008, 236: 48-GEOC

102. Zhang, Fan*; Yeh, Gour-Tsyh; Parker, Jack C.; Brooks, Scott C.; Pace, Molly N.; Kim, Young-Jin; Jardine, Philip M.; Watson, David B.; A reaction-based paradigm to model reactive chemical transport in groundwater with general kinetic and equilibrium reactions, Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 2007, 92(1-2): 10-3


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