Keyan Fang, Ph.D.

Keyan Fang

Post-doctoral researcher

Department of Geosciences and Geography
P.O.Box 64 (Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2a)
00014 University of Helsinki

Phone: +358 9 191 50842


Fields of research

  • Paleoclimatology and paleoecology
  • Treeline dynamics in circumpolar regions

Current projects

  • Cryosphere-atmosphere interactions in a changing Arctic climate (CRAICC)

Keyan Fang

Selected Publications

Keyan Fang, Xiaohua Gou and Fahu Chen Edward Cook, Jinbao Li, Brendan Buckley and Rosanne D’Arrigo. Large-scale precipitation variability over Northwest China inferred from tree rings. Journal of Climate. 2010 doi: 10.1175/2011JCLI3911.1

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Li Jinbao, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Cook Edward, Yang Tao, Davi Nicole. 2009. Reconstructed droughts for the southeastern Tibetan Plateau over the past 568 years and its linkages to the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean climate variability. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0636-2

Fang Keyan, Davi Nicole, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Cook Edward, Li Jinbao, D’Arrigo Rosanne (2010) Spatial drought reconstructions for central High Asia based on tree rings. Climate Dynamics. Doi: 10.1007/s00382-009-0739-9

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Li Jinbao. 2010. Tree-ring based drought reconstruction for Guiqing Mountain (China): Linkage to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. International Journal of Climatology, 30: 1137-1145 doi: 10.1002/joc.1974

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Peng jianfeng, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Wright William, Li Mai-He. 2009. Response of regional tree-line forests to climate change: evidence from the northeastern Tibetan Plateau. Trees, 23: 1321-1329. doi: 10.1007/s00468-009-0373-5

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Yang Meixue, Li Jinbao, He Maosheng, Zhang Yong, Tian Qinghua, Peng Jianfeng. 2009. Drought variations in the eastern part of Northwest China over the past two centuries: evidence from tree rings. Climate Research 38: 129-135

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Levia Delphis, F, Li Jinbao, Zhang Fen, Liu Xiuju, Peng Jianfeng. 2009. Variations of radial growth patterns in trees along three altitudinal transects in north central China. Journal of IAWA. 30(4): 443-457

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Kenneth Peters, Li Jinbao, Zhang Fen. 2010. Removing biological trends from tree-ring series: Testing modified Hugershoff curves. Tree-ring Research. 66(1):51-59. doi: 10.3959/2008-18.1

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Li Jinbao, D’Arrigo Rosanne, Cook Edward, Yang Tao, Liu Wenhuo, Zhang Fen (2010) Tree growth and time-varying climate response along altitudinal transects in central China. European Journal of Forest Research. DOI: 10.1007/s10342-010-0408-x

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Jinbao Li, Feifei Zhou, Yingjun Li. 2011. Covariability between tree-ring based precipitation reconstructions in Northwest China and sea surface temperature of Indian and Pacific oceans. Climate Research, Doi: 10.3354/cr01019.

Fang Keyan, Gou Xiaohua, Chen Fahu, Zhang Fen, Li Yingjun, Peng Jianfeng. 2010. Comparisons of drought variability between central High Asia and monsoonal Asia: Inferred from tree rings. Frontiers of Earth Science in China. DOI 10.1007/s11707-010-0111-8