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FAN Zexin
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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China


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Ze-Xin FAN 


Prof. Dr. 

Date of birth: 

06 May 1980 




Key Laboratory of Tropical Forest Ecology, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


Menglun Town, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China 


+86-691-8713227 / +86-691-8715070 






ResearchGate:   https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Ze-Xin_Fan/  

Publons: https://publons.com/researcher/2290668/zexin-fan/publications/ 



11/2005-7/2009, Ph.D. in Geography  

Institute of Geography,  Erlangen-Nürnberg University , Germany 


9/2002-7/2005, M.S. in Ecology  

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, the Chinese Academy of Science  


9/1998-7/2002, B.S. in Biology  

School of Life Science, Southwest University, Chongqing, China 


Professional experiences 

2017/11 – present, Director, Ailaoshan Station for Subtropical Forest Ecosystem Studies 


2017/01 – present, Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


2012/06 – present, Head of Tree Ring & Environmental Change Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


2012/01 – 2016/12, Associate Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


2009/12 – 2011/12, Assistant Professor, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences 


Main research topics 

Climate Change, Dendrochronology, Dendroecology, Tree Physiology, Plant Functional Traits 


Editorial members 

Review Editor:  Frontiers of Plant Science 

Editor:         Plant Diversity 


Board membership 

Member of Asian Dendrochronological Association (ADA) 

Member of China Dendrochronological Association (CDA) 

Member of Ecological Society of China (ESC) 

Member of International Association of Wood Anatomists (IAWA) 

Secretary of Ecological Society of Yunnan 





1.Zhou YY, Kitudom N, Fauset S, Slot M, Fan ZX, Wang JP, Liu WW, Lin H: Leaf thermal regulation strategies of canopy species across four vegetation types along a temperature and precipitation gradient. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2023, 343. 

2.Zhou B, Sterck F, Kruijt B, Fan ZX, Zuidema PA: Diel and seasonal stem growth responses to climatic variation are consistent across species in a subtropical tree community. New Phytologist 2023, 240(6):2253-2264. 

3.Zhang W, Dong XM, Zhang YW, Fan ZX, Zhang SB: Age-related differences in physiological and metabolic responses of Pleione aurita (Orchidaceae) pseudobulbs to drought stress and recovery. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 2023, 197. 

4.Yin YL, Zaw Z, Peng XH, Zhang H, Fu PL, Wang WL, Br?uning A, Fan ZX: Tree rings in Tsuga dumosa reveal increasing drought variability in subtropical southwest China over the past two centuries. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 2023, 628. 

5.Tiwari A, Adhikari A, Fan ZX, Li SF, Jump AS, Zhou ZK: Himalaya to Hengduan: dynamics of alpine treelines under climate change. Regional Environmental Change 2023, 23(4). 

6.Peters RL, Kaewmano A, Fu PL, Fan ZX, Sterck F, Steppe K, Zuidema PA: High vapour pressure deficit enhances turgor limitation of stem growth in an Asian tropical rainforest tree. Plant Cell and Environment 2023, 46(9):2747-2762. 

7.Gaire NP, Zaw Z, Br?uning A, Griessinger J, Sharma B, Rana P, Bhandari S, Basnet S, Fan ZX: The impact of warming climate on Himalayan silver fir growth along an elevation gradient in the Mt. Everest region. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2023, 339. 

8.Gaire NP, Shah SK, Sharma B, Mehrotra N, Thapa UK, Fan ZX, Aryal PC, Bhuju DR: Spatial minimum temperature reconstruction over the last three centuries for eastern Nepal Himalaya based on tree rings of Larix griffithiana. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 2023, 152(1-2):895-910. 

9.Aryal S, Griessinger J, Arsalani M, Meier WJH, Fu PL, Fan ZX, Br?uning A: Insect infestations have an impact on the quality of climate reconstructions using Larix ring-width chronologies from the Tibetan plateau. Ecological Indicators 2023, 148. 

10.Zuidema PA, Babst F, Groenendijk P, Trouet V, Abiyu A, Acu?a-Soto R, Adenesky E, Alfaro-Sánchez R, Aragao JRV, Assis-Pereira G et al: Tropical tree growth driven by dry-season climate variability. Nat Geosci 2022, 15(4):269-+. 

11.Zhang W, Zhang SB, Fan ZX: Quantifying the nitrogen allocation and resorption for an orchid pseudobulb in relation to nitrogen supply. Scientia Horticulturae 2022, 291. 

12.Yang RQ, Zhao F, Fan ZX, Panthi S, Fu PL, Br?uning A, Griessinger J, Li ZS: Long-term growth trends of Abies delavayi and its physiological responses to a warming climate in the Cangshan Mountains, southwestern China. Forest Ecology and Management 2022, 505. 

13.Yang RQ, Fu PL, Fan ZX, Panthi S, Gao J, Niu Y, Li ZS, Brauning A: Growth-climate sensitivity of two pine species shows species-specific changes along temperature and moisture gradients in southwest China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2022, 318. 

14.Song L, Yang B, Liu LL, Mo YX, Liu WJ, Meng XJ, Lu HZ, Li Y, Zakari S, Tan ZH et al: Spatial-temporal differentiations in water use of coexisting trees from a subtropical evergreen broadleaved forest in Southwest China. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2022, 316. 

15.Sharma B, Fan ZX, Panthi S, Gaire NP, Fu PL, Zaw Z: Warming induced tree-growth decline of Toona ciliata in (sub-) tropical southwestern China. Dendrochronologia 2022, 73. 

16.Qi JH, Yan QS, Tasnim R, Zhang L, Fu PL, Fan ZX, Zhang YJ: Coordination among Water Transport, Photosynthesis and Nutrition under Climate Change: Stronger Responses of a Native than an Invasive Herb. Water 2022, 14(18). 

17.Kitudom N, Fauset S, Zhou YY, Fan ZX, Li MR, He MJ, Zhang SB, Xu K, Lin H: Thermal safety margins of plant leaves across biomes under a heatwave. Science of the Total Environment 2022, 806. 

18.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Jiao L, Chen WL, Wu XC, Fan ZX, Zeng FJ, Fu BJ: Radial growth response of Quercus liaotungensis to climate change-a case study on the central Loess Plateau, China. Trees-Structure and Function 2022, 36(6):1811-1822. 

19.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Jiao L, Chen WL, Wu XC, Fan ZX, Zeng FJ, Fu BJ: Radial growth response of Quercus liaotungensis to climate change-a case study on the central Loess Plateau, China. Trees-Structure and Function 2022, 36(6):1811-1822. 

20.Kaewmano A, Fu PL, Fan ZX, Pumijumnong N, Zuidema PA, Br?uning A: Climatic influences on intra-annual stem radial variations and xylem formation of Toona ciliata at two Asian tropical forest sites with contrasting soil water availability. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2022, 318. 

21.Ge R, He HL, Zhang L, Ren XL, Williams M, Yu GR, Smallman TL, Zhou T, Li P, Xie ZQ et al: Climate Sensitivities of Carbon Turnover Times in Soil and Vegetation: Understanding Their Effects on Forest Carbon Sequestration. Journal of Geophysical Research-Biogeosciences 2022, 127(3). 

22.Gaire NP, Zaw Z, Brauning A, Sharma B, Dhakal YR, Timilsena R, Shah SK, Bhuju DR, Fan ZX: Increasing extreme events in the central Himalaya revealed from a tree-ring based multi-century streamflow reconstruction of Karnali River Basin. Journal of Hydrology 2022, 610. 

23.Fu PL, Zhang Y, Zhang YJ, Finnegan PM, Yang SJ, Fan ZX: Leaf gas exchange and water relations of the woody desiccation-tolerant Paraboea rufescens during dehydration and rehydration. Aob Plants 2022, 14(4). 

24.Zhang W, Feng JQ, Kong JJ, Sun L, Fan ZX, Jiang H, Zhang SB: Vegetative anatomy and photosynthetic performance of the only known winter-green Cypripedium species: implications for divergent and convergent evolution of slipper orchids. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 2021, 197(4):527-540. 

25.Zaw Z, Fan ZX, Brauning A, Liu WJ, Gaire NP, Than KZ, Panthi S: Monsoon precipitation variations in Myanmar since AD 1770: linkage to tropical ocean-atmospheric circulations. Clim Dyn 2021, 56(9-10):3337-3352. 

26.Yan YM, Fan ZX, Fu PL, Chen H, Lin LX: Size dependent associations between tree diameter growth rates and functional traits in an Asian tropical seasonal rainforest. Functional Plant Biology 2021, 48(2):231-240. 

27.Surayothee W, Buajan S, Fu PL, Pumijumnong N, Fan ZX, Panthi S, Finnegan PM, Zhang YJ, Chen YJ, Tor-ngern P et al: Growth-Climate Relationships and Long-Term Growth Trends of the Tropical Forest Tree Choerospondias axillaris (Anacardiaceae) in East-Central Thailand. Forests 2021, 12(12). 

28.Qi JH, Fan ZX, Fu PL, Zhang YJ, Sterck F: Differential determinants of growth rates in subtropical evergreen and deciduous juvenile trees: carbon gain, hydraulics and nutrient-use efficiencies. Tree Physiology 2021, 41(1):12-23. 

29.Panthi S, Fan ZX, Brauning A: Ring widths of Rhododendron shrubs reveal a persistent winter warming in the central Himalaya. Dendrochronologia 2021, 65. 

30.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Liu GH, Fu BJ, Fan ZX, Wang XC, Wu XC, Zhang YD, Halik U: Tree-ring based minimum temperature reconstruction on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews 2021, 251. 

31.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Fu BJ, Liu GH, Zeng FJ, Chen WL, Fan ZX, Fang KY, Wu XC, Wang XC: A 406-year non-growing-season precipitation reconstruction in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Climate of the Past 2021, 17(6):2381-2392. 

32.Huang WP, Zong MM, Fan ZX, Feng Y, Li SY, Duan CQ, Li HX: Determining the impacts of deforestation and corn cultivation on soil quality in tropical acidic red soils using a soil quality index. Ecological Indicators 2021, 125:52-61. 

33.He HL, Ge R, Ren XL, Zhang L, Chang QQ, Xu Q, Zhou GY, Xie ZQ, Wang SL, Wang HM et al: Reference carbon cycle dataset for typical Chinese forests via colocated observations and data assimilation. Scientific Data 2021, 8(1). 

34.Gnanamoorthy P, Song QH, Zhao JB, Zhang YP, Liu YT, Zhou WJ, Sha LQ, Fan ZX, Burman PKD: Altered albedo dominates the radiative forcing changes in a subtropical forest following an extreme snow event. Global Change Biology 2021, 27(23):6192-6205. 

35.Zaw Z, Fan ZX, Brauning A, Xu CX, Liu WJ, Gaire NP, Panthi S, Than KZ: Drought Reconstruction Over the Past Two Centuries in Southern Myanmar Using Teak Tree-Rings: Linkages to the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Geophysical Research Letters 2020, 47(10). 

36.Rakthai S, Fu PL, Fan ZX, Gaire NP, Pumijumnong N, Eiadthong W, Tangmitcharoen S: Increased Drought Sensitivity Results in a Declining Tree Growth of Pinus latteri in Northeastern Thailand. Forests 2020, 11(3). 

37.Panthi S, Fan ZX, van der Sleen P, Zuidema PA: Long-term physiological and growth responses of Himalayan fir to environmental change are mediated by mean climate. Global Change Biology 2020, 26(3):1778-1794. 

38.Li ZS, Keyimu M, Fan ZX, Wang XC: Climate sensitivity of conifer growth doesn't reveal distinct low-high dipole along the elevation gradient in the Wolong National Natural Reserve, SW China. Dendrochronologia 2020, 61. 

39.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Zhao YJ, Dong YJ, Fu BJ, Fan ZX, Wang XC: Reconstruction of maximum temperature on Zhegu Mountain, western Sichuan Plateau (China). Climate Research 2020, 81:1-14. 

40.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Zhang GS, Fan ZX, Wang XC, Fu BJ: Tree ring-based minimum temperature reconstruction in the central Hengduan Mountains, China. Theoretical and Applied Climatology 2020, 141(1-2):359-370. 

41.Keyimu M, Li ZS, Wu XC, Fu BJ, Liu GH, Shi SL, Fan ZX, Wang XC: Recent decline of high altitude coniferous growth due to thermo-hydraulic constrains: evidence from the Miyaluo Forest Reserve, Western Sichuan Plateau of China. Dendrochronologia 2020, 63. 

42.Gaire NP, Fan ZX, Shah STK, Thapa UK, Rokaya MB: Tree-ring record of winter temperature from Humla, Karnali, in central Himalaya: a 229 years-long perspective for recent warming trend. Geografiska Annaler Series a-Physical Geography 2020, 102(3):297-316. 

43.Gaire NP, Fan ZX, Brauning A, Panthi S, Rana P, Shrestha A, Bhuju DR: Abies spectabilis shows stable growth relations to temperature, but changing response to moisture conditions along an elevation gradient in the central Himalaya. Dendrochronologia 2020, 60. 

44.Bi YF, Cory N, Fan ZX, Yang JC, Wu ZK, Huang W, Li JW, Yang XF: Ring-widths of Abies at tree-line ecotone reveal three centuries of early winter season temperature changes in Yunnan, China. Clim Dyn 2020, 55(3-4):945-959. 

45.Aryal S, Hausser M, Griessinger J, Fan ZX, Brauning A: "dendRoAnalyst": A tool for processing and analysing dendrometer data. Dendrochronologia 2020, 64. 

46.Aryal S, Gaire NP, Pokhrel NR, Rana P, Sharma B, Kharal DK, Poudel BS, Dyola N, Fan ZX, Griessinger J et al: Spring Season in Western Nepal Himalaya is not yet Warming: A 400-Year Temperature Reconstruction Based on Tree-Ring Widths of Himalayan Hemlock (Tsuga dumosa). Atmosphere 2020, 11(2). 

47.Zhao F, Fan ZX, Su T, Li SF, Tang H, Spicer TEV, Zhou ZK: Tree-ring delta O-18 inferred spring drought variability over the past 200 years in the Hengduan Mountains, Southwest China. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 2019, 518:22-33. 

48.Shi CM, Sun C, Wu GC, Wu XC, Chen DL, Masson-Delmotte V, Li JP, Xue JQ, Li ZS, Ji DY et al: Summer Temperature over the Tibetan Plateau Modulated by Atlantic Multidecadal Variability. Journal of Climate 2019, 32(13):4055-4067. 

49.Shi CM, Shen MG, Wu XC, Cheng X, Li XY, Fan TY, Li ZS, Zhang YD, Fan ZX, Shi FZ et al: Growth response of alpine treeline forests to a warmer and drier climate on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2019, 264:73-79. 

50.Guo MM, Zhang YD, Liu SR, Gu FX, Wang XC, Li ZS, Shi CM, Fan ZX: Divergent growth between spruce and fir at alpine treelines on the east edge of the Tibetan Plateau in response to recent climate warming. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 2019, 276. 

51.Ge R, He HL, Ren XL, Zhang L, Yu GR, Smallman TL, Zhou T, Yu SY, Luo YQ, Xie ZQ et al: Underestimated ecosystem carbon turnover time and sequestration under the steady state assumption: A perspective from long-term data assimilation. Global Change Biology 2019, 25(3):938-953. 

52.Gaire NP, Dhakal YR, Shah SK, Fan ZX, Brauning A, Thapa UK, Bhandari S, Aryal S, Bhuju DR: Drought (scPDSI) reconstruction of trans-Himalayan region of central Himalaya using Pinus wallichiana tree-rings. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 2019, 514:251-264. 

53.Fu PL, Zhu SD, Zhang JL, Finnegan PM, Jiang YJ, Lin H, Fan ZX, Cao KF: The contrasting leaf functional traits between a karst forest and a nearby non-karst forest in south-west China. Functional Plant Biology 2019, 46(10):907-915. 

54.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Fu PL, Yang RQ, Qi JH, Griessinger J, Gebrekirstos A: Intra-Annual Radial Growth of Pinus kesiya var. langbianensis Is Mainly Controlled by Moisture Availability in the Ailao Mountains, Southwestern China. Forests 2019, 10(10). 

55.Togashi HF, Atkin OK, Bloomfield KJ, Bradford M, Cao KF, Dong N, Evans BJ, Fan ZX, Harrison SP, Hua Z et al: Functional trait variation related to gap dynamics in tropical moist forests: A vegetation modelling perspective. Perspectives in Plant Ecology Evolution and Systematics 2018, 35:52-64. 

56.Panthi S, Brauning A, Zhou ZK, Fan ZX: Growth response of Abies georgei to climate increases with elevation in the central Hengduan Mountains, southwestern China. Dendrochronologia 2018, 47:1-9. 

57.Fan ZX, Thomas A: Decadal changes of reference crop evapotranspiration attribution: Spatial and temporal variability over China 1960-2011. Journal of Hydrology 2018, 560:461-470. 

58.Chen F, Yuan YJ, Fan ZX, Yu SL: A Winter Precipitation Reconstruction (CE 1810-2012) in the Southeastern Tibetan Plateau and Its Relationship to Salween River Streamflow Variations. Pure and Applied Geophysics 2018, 175(6):2279-2291. 

59.Tiwari A, Fan ZX, Jump AS, Zhou ZK: Warming induced growth decline of Himalayan birch at its lower range edge in a semi-arid region of Trans-Himalaya, central Nepal. Plant Ecology 2017, 218(5):621-633. 

60.Tiwari A, Fan ZX, Jump AS, Li SF, Zhou ZK: Gradual expansion of moisture sensitive Abies spectabilis forest in the Trans-Himalayan zone of central Nepal associated with climate change. Dendrochronologia 2017, 41:34-43. 

61.Panthi S, Brauning A, Zhou ZK, Fan ZX: Tree rings reveal recent intensified spring drought in the central Himalaya, Nepal. Global and Planetary Change 2017, 157:26-34. 

62.Lin H, Fan ZX, Shi LL, Arain A, McCaughey H, Billesbach D, Siqueira M, Bracho R, Oechel W: The Cooling Trend of Canopy Temperature During the Maturation, Succession, and Recovery of Ecosystems. Ecosystems 2017, 20(2):406-415. 

63.Lin H, Chen YJ, Zhang HL, Fu PL, Fan ZX: Stronger cooling effects of transpiration and leaf physical traits of plants from a hot dry habitat than from a hot wet habitat. Functional Ecology 2017, 31(12):2202-2211. 

64.Lin H, Chen YJ, Song QH, Fu PL, Cleverly J, Magliulo V, Law BE, Gough CM, Hortnagl L, Di Gennaro SF et al: Quantifying deforestation and forest degradation with thermal response. Science of the Total Environment 2017, 607:1286-1292. 

65.Fu PL, Griessinger J, Gebrekirstos A, Fan ZX, Brauning A: Earlywood and Latewood Stable Carbon and Oxygen Isotope Variations in Two Pine Species in Southwestern China during the Recent Decades. Frontiers in Plant Science 2017, 7. 

66.Fan ZX, Sterck F, Zhang SB, Fu PL, Hao GY: Tradeoff between Stem Hydraulic Efficiency and Mechanical Strength Affects Leaf-Stem Allometry in 28 Ficus Tree Species. Frontiers in Plant Science 2017, 8. 

67.Fan ZX, Brauning A: Tree-ring evidence for the historical cyclic defoliator outbreaks on Larix potaninii in the central Hengduan Mountains, SW China. Ecological Indicators 2017, 74:160-171. 

68.Chen YJ, Schnitzer SA, Zhang YJ, Fan ZX, Goldstein G, Tomlinson KW, Lin H, Zhang JL, Cao KF: Physiological regulation and efficient xylem water transport regulate diurnal water and carbon balances of tropical lianas. Functional Ecology 2017, 31(2):306-317. 

69.Lu HZ, Song L, Liu WY, Xu XL, Hu YH, Shi XM, Li S, Ma WZ, Chang YF, Fan ZX et al: Survival and Growth of Epiphytic Ferns Depend on Resource Sharing. Frontiers in Plant Science 2016, 7. 

70.Gleason SM, Westoby M, Jansen S, Choat B, Hacke UG, Pratt RB, Bhaskar R, Brodribb TJ, Bucci SJ, Cao KF et al: Weak tradeoff between xylem safety and xylem-specific hydraulic efficiency across the world's woody plant species. New Phytologist 2016, 209(1):123-136. 

71.Fu PL, Liu WJ, Fan ZX, Cao KF: Is fog an important water source for woody plants in an Asian tropical karst forest during the dry season? Ecohydrology 2016, 9(6):964-972. 

72.Chen YJ, Bongers F, Tomlinson K, Fan ZX, Lin H, Zhang SB, Zheng YL, Li YP, Cao KF, Zhang JL: Time lags between crown and basal sap flows in tropical lianas and co-occurring trees. Tree Physiology 2016, 36(6):736-747. 

73.Shi F, Ge QS, Yang B, Li JP, Yang FM, Ljungqvist FC, Solomina O, Nakatsuka T, Wang NL, Zhao S et al: A multi-proxy reconstruction of spatial and temporal variations in Asian summer temperatures over the last millennium. Climatic Change 2015, 131(4):663-676. 

74.Li MY, Wang L, Fan ZX, Shen CC: Tree-ring density inferred late summer temperature variability over the past three centuries in the Gaoligong Mountains, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 2015, 422:57-64. 

75.Chen YJ, Cao KF, Schnitzer SA, Fan ZX, Zhang JL, Bongers F: Water-use advantage for lianas over trees in tropical seasonal forests. New Phytologist 2015, 205(1):128-136. 

76.Zhang SB, Cao KF, Fan ZX, Zhang JL: Potential hydraulic efficiency in angiosperm trees increases with growth-site temperature but has no trade-off with mechanical strength. Global Ecology and Biogeography 2013, 22(8):971-981. 

77.Yang FM, Wang N, Shi F, Ljungqvist FC, Wang SG, Fan ZX, Lu JW: Multi-Proxy Temperature Reconstruction from the West Qinling Mountains, China, for the Past 500 Years. Plos One 2013, 8(2). 

78.Qin C, Yang B, Melvin TM, Fan ZX, Zhao Y, Briffa KR: Radial Growth of Qilian Juniper on the Northeast Tibetan Plateau and Potential Climate Associations. Plos One 2013, 8(11). 

79.Fan ZX, Thomas A: Spatiotemporal variability of reference evapotranspiration and its contributing climatic factors in Yunnan Province, SW China, 1961-2004. Climatic Change 2013, 116(2):309-325. 

80.Tian QH, Zhou XJ, Gou XH, Zhao P, Fan ZX, Helama S: Analysis of reconstructed annual precipitation from tree-rings for the past 500 years in the middle Qilian Mountain. Science China-Earth Sciences 2012, 55(5):770-778. 

81.Fan ZX, Zhang SB, Hao GY, Slik JWF, Cao KF: Hydraulic conductivity traits predict growth rates and adult stature of 40 Asian tropical tree species better than wood density. Journal of Ecology 2012, 100(3):732-741. 

82.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Thomas A, Li JB, Cao KF: Spatial and temporal temperature trends on the Yunnan Plateau (Southwest China) during 1961-2004. International Journal of Climatology 2011, 31(14):2078-2090. 

83.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Tian QH, Yang B, Cao KF: Tree ring recorded May-August temperature variations since AD 1585 in the Gaoligong Mountains, southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology 2010, 296(1-2):94-102. 


85.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Yang B, Cao KF: Tree ring density-based summer temperature reconstruction for the central Hengduan Mountains in southern China. Global and Planetary Change 2009, 65(1-2):1-11. 

86.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Cao KF, Zhu SD: Growth-climate responses of high-elevation conifers in the central Hengduan Mountains, southwestern China. Forest Ecology and Management 2009, 258(3):306-313. 

87.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Cao KF: Annual temperature reconstruction in the central Hengduan Mountains, China, as deduced from tree rings. Dendrochronologia 2008, 26(2):97-107. 

88.Fan ZX, Brauning A, Cao KF: Tree-ring based drought reconstruction in the central Hengduan Mountains region (China) since AD 1655. International Journal of Climatology 2008, 28(14):1879-1887. 

89.Cai ZQ, Slot M, Fan ZX: Leaf development and photosynthetic properties of three tropical tree species with delayed greening. Photosynthetica 2005, 43(1):91-98. 

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