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Shi Feng
  Special-term Associate Professor
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  Quaternary Environment
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:


  • 2004.09 – 2010.06 Ph.D., Department of Mechanics, Mechanics, Lanzhou University
  • 2000.09 – 2004.06 B.Sc., Department of Mechanics, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Lanzhou University.


  • 2015.01– present Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, CAS
  • 2017.11 – 2018.02 Visiting scholar, Laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l'environnement (LSCE), France
  • 2012.09 – 2014.12 Postdoctoral fellow, Institute of Atmosphere Science, CAS
  • 2012.04 – 2012.05 Visiting scholar, Nagoya University, Japan
  • 2010.06 – 2012.09 Research Assistant, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute, CAS

Research Interests:

Tree-ring climate and data assimilation

Public Services:

  • Team member of PAGES GMST reconstructions project (2016–2019)
  • Team member of PAGES Asia2k project (2008–2014)

Reviewer for the international scientific journals:

  • Journal of Climate
  • Climate Dynamics
  • Climate of the Past
  • Global and Planetary Change
  • Dendrochronologia
  • International Journal of Climatology
  • Quaternary International
  • Theoretical and Applied Climatology
  • Scientific Reports
  • Plos One
  • The Anthropocene Review
  • Geochronometria
Public Services:

  • “MOVE-IN Louvain” Incoming post-doc Fellowships
  • Third prize of 2016 SCIENCE CHINA: Earth Science Best Paper Award

Supported Projects:
  • General Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41877440), 'Spatial pattern analysis of the flood season precipitation variability in China over the past 500 years: combining climate model and proxy data with data assimilation', 2019/01–2022/12, Principal investigator
  • Young Scientists Fund of National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 41505081), 'Improvement and application of past climate field reconstruction method based on a time-scale decomposition approach', 2016/01–2018/12, Principal investigator
  • Program Cai Yuanpei (蔡元培), 'Impact of the Tibetan Plateau on climate for the last 40 million years', 2016–2018, Chinese project leader

Reconstructed data:

Selected Publication:

ResearcherID: AAG-6973-2020
ORCID: 0000-0003-3963-1822

  1. Shi F, Yang B, Linderholm HW, Seftigen K, Yang F, Yin Q, Shao X, Guo Z, 2020, Ensemble standardization constraints on the influence of the tree growth trends in dendroclimatology. Climate Dynamics,
  2. Shi F, Yin Q, Nikolova I, Berger A, Ramstein G, Guo Z, 2020, Impacts of extremely asymmetrical polar ice sheets on the East Asian summer monsoon during the MIS-13 interglacial. Quaternary Science Reveiws, 230:


  1. Shi F, Goosse H, Klein F, Zhao S, Liu T, Guo Z, 2019, Monopole mode of precipitation in East Asia modulated by the South China Sea over the last four centuries, Geophysical Research Letters, 46: 14713–14722
  2. PAGES 2K Consortium (Neukom R, Barboza LA, Erb MP, Shi F, Emile-Geay J, Evans MN, Franke J, Kaufman DS, Lücke L, Rehfeld K, Schurer A, Zhu F, Bronnimann S, Hakim GJ, Henley BJ, Ljungqvist FC, McKay N, Valler V, von Gunten L, 2019, Global multi-decadal temperature variability over the Common Era, Nature Geosciences. 12(8):643–649
  3. Fang K, Chen D, Guo Z, Zhao Y, Frank D, He M, Zhou F, Shi F, Seppa H, Zhang P, Neukom R, 2019, An interdecadal climate dipole between Northeast Asia and Antarctica over the past five centuries. Climate Dynamics, 52(1–2):765–775
  4. Xu C, Zhu H, Nakatsuka T, Sano M, Li Z, Shi F, Liang E, Guo Z, 2019, Sampling strategy and climatic implication of tree-ring cellulose oxygen isotopes of Hippophae tibetana and Abies georgei on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. International Journal of Biometeorology, 63(5), 697–686


  1. Xu C, Sano M, Dimri AP, Ramesh R, Nakatsuka T, Shi F, Guo Z, 2018, Decreasing Indian summer monsoon on the northern Indian sub-continent during the last 180 years: evidence from five tree-ring cellulose oxygen isotope chronologies. Climate of the Past, 14:653–664
  1. Shi F, Zhao S, Guo Z, Goosse H, Yin Q, 2017, Multi-proxy reconstructions of May–September precipitation field in China over the past 500 years. Climate of the Past, 13:1919–1938
  2. Shi F, Fang K, Xu C, Guo Z, Borgaonkar H, 2017, Interannual to centennial variability of the South Asian summer monsoon over the past millennium. Climate Dynamics, 49(7-8):2803–2814
  3. Li D, Fang K, Li Y, Chen D, Liu X, Dong Z, Zhou F, Guo G, Shi F, Xu C, Li Y, 2017, Climate, intrinsic water-use efficiency and tree growth over the past 150 years in humid subtropical China. PLoS ONE, 12, e0172045, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0172045
  4. Yang B, Wang X, Song M, Wang J, Shi F, Fang M, 2017, Temperature reconstructions of last millennium and comon era climate variations: Present status and future prospects. Quaternary Sciences, 37(5):945–962. doi:10.11928/j.issn.1001-7410.2017.05.03 (In Chinese with English abstract)
  1. Yang F, Wang N, Shi F*, Ljungqvist F, Zhao S, Liu T, 2016, The spatial distribution of precipitation over the West Qinling region, China, AD 1470–2000. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 443:278-285
  2. Niu Z, Yang F, Wang N, Shi F, 2016, Summer temperature variability for Eastern Bayan Har Mountains over the past 376 years. Quanterary Sciences, 36(4):983–992. doi:10.11928/j.issn.1001-7410.2016.04.19 (In Chinese with English abstract)
  1. Shi F, Ge Q, Yang B, Li J, Yang F, Ljungqvist FC, Solomina O, Nakatsuka T, Wang N, Zhao S, Xu C, Fang K, Sano M, Chu G, Fan Z, Gaire NP, Zafar MU, 2015, A multi-proxy reconstruction of spatial and temporal variations in Asian summer temperatures over the last millennium. Climatic Change, 131(4): 663–667
  2. PAGES 2k-PMIP3 group (Bothe O, Evans M, Donado LF, Bustamante EG, Gergis J, Gonzalez-Rouco J, Goosse H, Hegerl G, Hind A, Jungclaus J, Kaufman DS, Lehner F, Mckay N, Moberg A, Raible CC, Schurer A, Shi F, Smerdon JE, von Gunten L, Wagner S, Warren E, Widmann M, Yiou P, Zorita E.), 2015, Continental-scale temperature variability in PMIP3 simulations and PAGES 2k regional temperature reconstructions over the past millennium. Climate of the Past 11:1673–1699
  3. Shi F, Yang B, Feng J, Li J, Yang F, Guo Z, 2015, Reconstruction of the Northern Hemisphere annual temperature change over the common era derived from tree rings. Quaternary Sciences, 35(5):1051-1063. doi:10.11928/j.issn.1001–7410.2015.05.01 (In Chinese with English abstract)
  1. Shi F, Li J, Wilson RJS, 2014, A tree-ring reconstruction of the South Asian summer monsoon index over the past millennium. Scientific Reports, 4, 6739, doi:10.1038/srep06739
  2. Shi F, Yang B, Zhao S, Yang F, 2014, Spatial pattern reconstruction of typical centennial warm periods of global temperature over the past millennium. Quanterary Sciences, 34(6):1125–1135. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1001-7410.2014.06.01 (In Chinese with English abstract) 
  1. Shi F, Yang B, Mairesse A, von Gunten L, Li J, Brauning A, Yang F, Xiao X, 2013, Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstruction during the last millennium using multiple annual proxies. Climate Research, 56(3):231–244
  2. Yang F, Shi F*, Kang S, Wang S, Xiao Z, Nakatsuka T, Shi J, 2013, Comparison of the Dryness/Wetness index in China with the Monsoon Asia Drought Atlas. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 114(3–4):553–566
  3. Yang F, Wang N, Shi F*, Ljungqvist FC, Wang S, Fan Z, Lu J, 2013, Multi-proxy temperature reconstruction from the West Qinling Mountains, China, for the past 500 years. PLOS ONE, 8(2):e57638, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0057638
  4. PAGES 2K Consortium (Ahmed M, Anchukaitis KJ, Asrat A, Borgaonkar HP, Braida M, Buckley BM, Büntgen Ulf, Chase BM, Christie DA, Cook ER, Curran MAJ, Diaz HF, Esper J, Fan Z, Gaire NP, Ge Q, Gergis J, González-Rouco JF, Goosse H, Grab SW, Graham N, Graham R, Grosjean M, Hanhijarvi ST., Kaufman DS, Kiefer T, Kimura K, Korhola AA, Krusic PJ, Lara A, Lézine AM, Ljungqvist FC, Lorrey AM, Luterbacher J, Masson-Delmotte V, McCarroll D, McConnell JR, McKay NP, Morales MS, Moy AD, Mulvaney R, Mundo IA, Nakatsuka T, Nash DJ, Neukom R, Nicholson SE, Oerter H, Palmer JG, Phipps SJ, Prieto MR, Rivera A, Sano M, Severi M, Shanahan TM, Shao X, Shi F, Sigl M, Smerdon JE, Solomina ON, Steig EJ, Stenni B, Thamban M, Trouet V, Turney CSM, Umer M, van Ommen T, Verschuren D, Viau AE, Villalba R, Vinther BM, von Gunten L, Wagner S, Wahl ER, Wanner H, Werner JP, White JWC, Yasue K, Zorita E), 2013, Continental-scale temperature variability during the last two millennia. Nature Geoscience, 6(5):339–346
  5. Kang S, Yang B, Qin C, Wang J, Shi F, Liu J, 2013, Extreme drought events in the years 1877–1878, and 1928, in the southeast Qilian Mountains and the air–sea coupling system. Quaternary International, 283(14): 85–92
  6. Cook ER, Krusic P, Anchukaitis K, Buckley B, Nakatsuka T, Sano M, PAGES Asia2k Members (Ahmed M, Borgaonkar HP, Chu G, Fan Z, Gaire NP, Ge Q, Kimura K, Palmer JG, Papina T, Schwikowski M, Shao X, Shi F, Solomina ON, Usama Z, Xu C, Yasue K, Zaiki M, Zhao K, Zheng J), 2013, Tree-ring reconstructed summer temperature anomalies for temperate East Asia since 800 CE. Climate Dynamics, 41(11–12):2957–2972
  1. Shi F, Yang B, Lijungqvist FC, Yang F, 2012, Multi-proxy reconstruction of Arctic summer temperatures over the past 1400 years. Climate Research, 54(2):113–128
  2. Shi F, Huang N, 2012, Measurement and simulation of sand saltation movement under fluctuating wind in a natural field environment. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 391(3):474–484
  3. Shi F, Yang B, von Gunten L, 2012, Preliminary multiproxy surface air temperature field reconstruction for China over the past millennium. SCIENCE CHINA Earth Sciences, 55(12):2058–2067
  4. Shi F, Yang B, von Gunten L, Qin C, Wang Z, 2012, Ensemble empirical mode decomposition for tree-ring climate reconstructions. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, 109 (1–2): 233–243
  5. Wang Z, Yang B, Deslauriers A, Qin C, He M, Shi F, Liu J, 2012, Two phases of seasonal stem radius variations of Sabina przewalskii Kom. in northwestern China inferred from sub-diurnal shrinkage and expansion patterns. Trees: Structure and Function, 26(6):1747–1757
  6. Kang S, Yang B, Shi F, Liu J, He M, 2012, A review of proxy data used for the northern hemispheric temperature reconstruction over the past 1000 years: A case study of stalagmite. Journal of Desert Research, 32(4), 921–928. (In Chinese with English abstract)
  1. Yang B, Qin C, Shi F, Sonechkin DM, 2011, Tree ring-based annual streamflow reconstruction for the Heihe River in arid northwestern China From AD 575 and its implications for water resource management. The Holocene, 22(7):773–784
  2. Yang B, Shi F, Sonechkin DM, Wang Z, Qin C, 2011, Research progress in millennium paleoclimate reconstructions. Journal of Desert Research, 31(3): 485–491. (In Chinese with English abstract)

  3. Wang Z, Yang B, Qin C, Shi F, 2011, Research progress of the monitor and model of stem radius growth mechanism. Journal of Desert Research, 31, 780–787. (In Chinese with English abstract)

2010 and before 
  1. Shi F, Huang N, 2010, Computational simulations of blown sand fluxes over the surfaces of complex microtopography. Environmental Modelling & Software, 25 (3):362–367
  2. Huang N, Shi F, Van Pelt RS, 2008, The effects of slope and slope position on local and upstream fluid threshold friction velocities. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 33(12):1814–1823
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