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Senior Research Associate

Department of Global Ecology
Carnegie Institution for Science
Stanford University

Address: 260 Panama Street, Stanford, CA, 94305
Email: yyfang-at-carnegiescience.edu


Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Princeton University, 2010

M.S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, 2005

B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2002     

Honors and Awards

ACCESS XII (Atmospheric Chemistry Colloquium for Emerging Senior Scientists) Scholar, 2013

NCAR/ASP (National Center for Atmospheric Research Advanced Study Program) Summer Colloquium, 2013

Princeton STEP Fellowship, Princeton University, 2010-2012 

Gordon Conference Travel Award, Gordon Conference of Atmospheric Chemistry, 2011             

Young Scientist Best Presentation Prize, IGAC and iCACGP, 2010

Dean's Fund for Scholarly Travel, Princeton University, 2010

Outstanding Student Paper Award, American Gephysical Union (AGU), 2008

Science and Engineering Fellowship, Princeton University, 2006

CANON Scholarship, Peking University, 2005

ZHANG JIJIA Prize, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology, 2001   


  • Co-Investigator (with Charles Miller), "Quantifying CO2 and CH4 Fluxes from Vulnerable Arctic-Boreal Ecosystems Across Spatial and Temporal Scales", NASA ABoVE (2015-2019)
  • Co-Investigator (with Deborah Huntzinger), "Multi-scale Synthesis and Terrestrial Model Intercomparison Project - MsTMIP Phase II", NASA-ROSES (2015-2017)
  • Collaborator (with Arlene Fiore), “Combining Empirical Orthogonal Function and Extreme Value Theory Methods to Characterize Observed and Future Changes in Extreme U.S. Air Pollution Events”, EPA STAR (2012-2015)
Professional Services
  • Grant Review
    • EPA STAR grant reviewer (panelist)
    • NOAA AC4 grant reviewer
    • NSF ISE grant reviewer
  • Journal Review
    • Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
    • Atmospheric Environment
    • Biogeosciences
    • Environmental Research Letters
    • Geophysical Research Letters
    • International Journal of Climatology
    • Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems
    • Journal of Geophysical Research -Atmosphere
    • Journal of Meteorological Research
    • Nature Climate Change
  • Other Services
    • Committee, Data Observation Network for Earth (DataOne) Scientific Data Exploration, Visualization and Analysis (EVA) working group, 2013 and 2014
    • Committee, Department of Global Ecology Seminar, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, 2014-2015
    • Committee, Department of Global Ecology Internal Seminar, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford, 2012-2014
    • Chair of Discussion, “Health Impacts of Air Quality and Climate in Asia” Workshop, supported by NCAR, NSF and Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China, Apr 2012 
    • Associate Chair, AGU Fall Meeting Tropospheric Gaseous Composition in the Regional and Global Perspective Session, Dec 2008
  • Member
    • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
    • American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    • European Geoscience Union (EGU)
    • Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN)
  • Fang Y. (2010), The impacts of emissions, meteorology and climate change on pollution transport, Ph.D. thesis, Princeton University, 188 pp., Publication Number: AAT 3435956; ISBN: 9781124348865



  1. Fang, Y.; Michalak, Anna; Schwalm, Christopher; Huntzinger, Deborah; Berry, Joseph; Ciais, Philippe; Piao, Shilong; Poulter, Benjamin; Fisher, Joshua; Cook, Robert; Hayes, Daniel; Huang, Maoyi; Ito, Akihiko; Jain, Atul; Lei, Huimin; Lu, Chaoqun; Mao, Jiafu; Parazoo, Nicholas; Peng, Shushi; Ricciuto, Daniel; Shi, Xiaoying; Tao, Bo; Tian, Hanqin; Wang, Weile; Wei, Y; Yang, Jia (2017), Global land carbon sink response to temperature and precipitation varies with ENSO phase, Environmental Research Letters


  1. Yiyun Wu, Baojing Gu, Jan Willem Erisman, Stefan Reis, Y. Fang, Xuehe Lu, Xiuming Zhang (2016), PM2.5 pollution is substantially affected by ammonia emissions in China, Environmental pollution, doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2016.08.027
  1. Fang, Y., and A. Michalak (2015), Atmospheric observations inform CO2 flux responses to enviroclimatic drivers, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi: 10.1002/2014GB005034
  1. Fang, Y., Michalak, A. M., Shiga, Y. P., and Yadav, V. (2014), Using atmospheric observations to evaluate the spatiotemporal variability of CO2 fluxes simulated by terrestrial biospheric models, Biogeosciences, 11, 6985-6997, doi:10.5194/bg-11-6985-2014.
  1. Fang, Y., D. Mauzerall, J. Liu, et al. (2013), Impacts of 21st century climate change on global air pollution-related premature mortality, Climatic Change, doi 10.1007/s10584-013-0847-8 
  2. Fang, Y., Naik, V., Horowitz, L. W., and Mauzerall, D. L. (2013): Air pollution and associated human mortality: the role of air pollutant emissions, climate change and methane concentration increases from the preindustrial period to present, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 1377-1394, doi:10.5194/acp-13-1377-2013 
  3. Fang Y.A. M. Fiore, JF Lamarque, L. W. Horowitz. and M. Lin (2013), Using synthetic tracers as a proxy for summertime PM2.5 air quality over the Northeastern United States in physical climate models, Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/grl.50162
  4. Harald E. Rieder, A. M. Fiore, L. M. Polvani, J-F Lamarque and Y. Fang (2013), Changes in the frequency and return level of extreme ozone events over the Eastern United States following changes in National Ambient Air Quality Standards, Environ. Res. Lett. 8 014012, doi:10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014012  
  1. Fang, Y.A. M. FioreL. W. HorowitzA. GnanadesikanI. HeldG. ChenG. Vecchi, and H. Levy (2011), The impacts of changing transport and precipitation on pollutant distributions in a future climateJ. Geophys. Res.116, D18303, doi:10.1029/2011JD015642
  2. Fang Y. (2011)Warmer and wetter climate, more pollutants?, Newsletter of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Project, Issues No. 44, 2011 
  1. Fiore, A. M., H. Levy II, Y. Ming, Y. Fang, et al., Interactions between climate and air quality (2010), Conference Proceedings from the 30th NATO SPS ITM on Air Pollution Modeling and its Application Xx, Pages: 481-489
  2. Fang, Y.A. M. FioreL. W. HorowitzH. Levy IIY. Hu, and A. G. Russell (2010), Sensitivity of the NOy budget over the United States to anthropogenic and lightning NOx in summerJ. Geophys. Res.,115, D18312, doi:10.1029/2010JD014079.
  1. Fang, Y.A. M. FioreL. W. HorowitzA. GnanadesikanH. Levy IIY. Hu, and A. G. Russell (2009), Estimating the contribution of strong daily export events to total pollutant export from the United States in summerJ. Geophys. Res.114, D23302, doi:10.1029/2008JD010946
  1. Zhao C. S., L. Peng, X. X. Tie, Y. P. Lin, C. C. Li, X. D. Zheng and Y. Y. Fang (2007), A high CO episode of long-range transport detected by MOPITT, Water Air Soil Pollution, 178, 207-216, doi: 10.1007/s11270-006-9191-1
  2. Lin, Y.P.,  Zhao, C.S.,  Peng, Li, Y. Fang (2007), A new method to calculate monthly CO emissions using MOPITT satellite data, Chinese Science Bulletin, Vol. 52, Issue 18, 2551-2558, doi: 10.1007/s11434-007-0349-z
  3. C.S. Zhao, Y. Fang, J. Tang et al. (2007), Distribution of Carbon Monoxide from MOPITT of 2000-2004 and Comparisons with Surface Measurements in Mt. Waliguan Station, Journal of Applied Meteorological Science, Vol.18, No.1, P.36-4
  4. Y. Li, C.S. Zhao, Y. Fang, et al. (2007), Analysis of Distribution and Seasonal Change of Tropospheric Ozone Residual in Recent 20 Years Using Satellite Data, Journal of Applied Meteorological Science, Vol.18 No.2 P.181-186
  1. Fang. Y., C.S. Zhao, C.C. Li (2005), Distribution Characteristics of Carbon Monoxide Concentration in 2002, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, 29(3), 363-371, doi:10.3878/j.issn.1006-9895.2005.03.04
  2. Fang. Y., C.S. Zhao, C.C. Li (2005), Analysis of the distribution of carbon monoxide from MOPITT over East Asia in 2002, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Science (English version), 29(4), 407– 41