Dr. Shibo Fang


Agrometeorology Professor

Expert Member of Commission for Agricultural Meteorology(CAgM), World Meteorological Organization (WMO)


Institution: Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences​.

Address: No. 46, Zhongguancun South Street, Haidian District, Beijing, China


Fang Shibo Google Scholar


Research Areas

Shibo Fang joined the faculty of the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences in 2007. Fang is well known for his agriculture remote sensing and agriculture ecosystem response to climate change expertise, organizational ability, and program leadership. He worked on Climate change, Surface solar radiation variation, Agriculture ecosystem response to climate change, Climate risks in agriculture, Risks of food security, as well as Climate change and extreme events. Now he would pay more attention to integrated modeling tools for climate, land use, energy and water  strategies.




Visiting professor in the Florida Climate Institute at the University of , USA. January 2013 - January 2014.

Ph.D. of Environment Remote sensing , In Chendu University of Technology, Chengdu, Sichuan province, China, 2001~2004

Master of Agrometeorology in Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China, 1998~2001

Bachelor of Agro-environment in Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, Jiangsu province, China ,1994~1998


Research Projects


[1].   UK STFC Newton Fund and China NSFC: Synthesis of remote sensing and novel ground truth sensors to develop high resolution soil moisture monitoring in China and the UK. ( of China side, China - UK cooperation Projects, National Natural Science Foundation of China, 1 million GBP and 3 million CNY, 2016-2019)

[2].   Develop a grassland health monitoring and productivity prediction remote sensing system with the consideration of climate change.(PI, Canada-China scientific and technological cooperation Projects ,1.45 million CNY, 2009-2012, 2009DFA91900)

[3].   Sustainable Development: Integrated Modeling Tools for Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water (CLEW) Strategies. (PI, NSFC-ISTP joint funding for young scientist,2018.01-12, 40911580)

[4].   "Spectral Characteristics of Biological Soil Crust in different soil moisture conditions and its Remote Sensing Monitoring Methods" (PI, National Natural Science Foundation of China. 0.20 million CNY, 2008-2010, 30700107)

[5].   Yield and growth of Winter wheat response to temperature increase and sowing delay by infrared warming. (PI, National Natural Science Foundation of China. 0.86 million CNY 2014-2017, 41375117)

[6].   Drought in winter and spring between 1960-2010 in North of China. (PI, Science Foundation of China Meteorological Administration .2008-2010 (2011Y011))

[7].   Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in a Climate Change Scenario.( PI, Natural Science Foundation of China , NSFC-ICTP Application for funding of a Joint Project.2009 (40910017))

[8].   Winter wheat response to unsymmetrical temperature elevation by infrared heater (PI, Science Foundation of China Meteorological Administration .2008-2010 (2008Y005))

[9].   Surveying on Land Surface Thermal Distribution Based on Infrared Remote Sensing in Chengdu city. (PI, Sichuan Province Science Foundation , 2003-2005)

Professional Experience

Professor, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Associate Professor, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Lecture, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

Other Professional Activities

Associate Editor of British Journal of Environment and Climate Change, since 2017.




1]. Crowther, T.W., Rowe, C.W., Wieder, W.R., Carey, J.C., Machmuller, M.B., Todd-Brown, K.E.O., Snoek, L.B., Fang, S., Zhou, G., Allison, S.D., et al. Quantifying Global Soil C Losses in Response to Warming. Nature. 2016,540: 104-108 doi:10.1038/nature20150.

[2]. Fang Shibo,Cammarano Davide, Zhou Guangsheng. Effects of increased day and night temperature with supplemental infrared heating on winter wheat growth in North China. European Journal of Agronomy. 2015,64:67-77

[3]. Shibo Fang, Yue Qi, et al. Change in temperature extremes and its correlation with mean temperature in mainland China from 1960 to 2010. International Journal of Climatology. 2016, DOI: 10.1002/joc.4965.

[4]. Fang Shi-Bo, ZHANG Xin-Shi. Control of vegetation distribution: climate, geological substrate and geomorphic factors. A case study of grassland in Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 2013, 39:(2): 167-174

[5]. Yu-heJi, Ke Guo, Shi-bo Fang*, et al. Long-term growth of temperate broadleaved forests no longer benefits soil C accumulation. Scientific Reports. 2017, doi:10.1038/srep42328(IF 5.228)

[6]. SHEN Bin, Fang Shi-Bo*. Vegetation Coverage Changes and Their Response to Meteorological Variables from Year 2000 to 2009 in Naqu, Tibet, China. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing. 2014, 40:(1)67-74

[7]. Fang Shibo, Yu Weiguo , Qi Yue.. Spectra and vegetation index variations in moss soil crust in different seasons, and in wet and dry conditions. International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation. 2015,38: 261-266

[8]. Tan Kaiyan, Fang Shibo, et al. Responses of irrigated winter wheat yield in North China to increased temperature and elevated CO 2 concentration. Journal of Meteorological Research. 2015, 29, 691-702.

[9]. Fang Shi-Bo,Wu-Nian Yang, Xin-Shi Zhang. Assessment of farmland afforestation in the upstream Yangtze River, China. Outlook on Agriculture. 2012,41(2):97-101

[10]. Fang Shibo, Sanxue Ren and Kaiyan Tan. Responses of winter wheat to higher night temperature in spring as compared within whole growth period by controlled experiments in North China. Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. 2013,11 (1): 777-781

[11]. Fang Shibo, Hua Su, Wei Liu, et al. Infrared Warming Reduced Winter Wheat Yields and Some Physiological Parameters, Which Were Mitigated by Irrigation and Worsened by Delayed Sowing. PLoS ONE, 2013, 8(7): e67518. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.00675167-74

[12].Fang Shi-Bo,Hao Hu, Wan-Chun Sun, Jian-Jun Pan. Spatial Variations of Heavy Metals in the Soils of Vegetable-Growing Land along Urban-Rural Gradient of Nanjing, China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health. 2011, 8, 1805-1816

[13].Fang Shi-Bo, Tan KaiYan, Ren Sanxue, Zhang Xinshi. Fields Experiments in North China Show No Decrease in Winter Wheat Yields with Night Temperature Increased by 2.0-2.5.. SCIENCE CHINA Earth Science. 2012, 55: 1021-1027

[14]. Qi Yue, Fang Shibo*, Zhou Wenzuo. Correlative analysis between the changes of surface solar radiation and its relationship with air pollution, as well as meteorological factor in eastern and western China in recent 50 years. 2015,Acta Physica Sinica. 64(8) :

[15]. Hua-Jie Liu, Shi-Bo Fang*, Si-Wa Liu, Liang-Cheng Zhao, Xiu-ping Guo. Lichen elemental composition distinguishes anthropogenic emissions from dust storm input and differs among species: evidence from Xilinhot, Inner Mongolia, China.Scientific Reports. 2016, doi:10.1038/srep34694

[16].Hua-Jie Liu, Liang-Cheng Zhao, Shi-Bo Fang*, Si-Wa Liu, Jian-Sen Hu, Lei Wang, Xiao-Di Liu, Qing-Feng Wu. Use of the lichen Xanthoria manchurica in monitoring atmospheric elemental deposition in the Taihang Mountains, Hebei, China. Scientific Reports. 2016, doi: 10.1038/srep23456.

[17]. Qi Yue, Fang Shibo*, Zhou Wenzuo, et al. Correlative Analysis of the Relationship between Changes in Surface Solar Radiation and Haze pollution (Atmospheric Turbidity Index) in Beijing from 1961 to 2011. Global NEST Journal. 2016 ,18(1): 180-184. FANG Shi-bo, ZHANG Xin-shi. Impact of Moss Soil Crust on vegetation Indexes Interpretation. Spectroscopy and Spectral Analysis.2011,31(3): 780-783

[18]. Fang Shibo, Qi Yue, Han Guojun, et al. Meteorological drought trend in winter and spring from 1961 to 2010 and its possible impacts on wheat in wheat planting area of China. Scientia Agricultura Sinica. 2014, 47(9):1754-1763.

[19].Qi Yue, Fang Shibo*, Zhou Wenzuo. Variation and spatial distribution of surface solar radiation in China over recent 50 years. Acta Ecologica Sinica. 2014, 34(24): 7444-7453.

[20].Fang Shibo, Yang Jingjing, Zhou Guangsheng. Change trend and distributive characteristics of agrometeorological disasters in China in recent 30 years. Journal of Natural Disasters. 2011, 20(5): 69-73.

[21]. Fang Shibo. Exploration of method for discrimination between trend crop yield and climatic fluctuant yield. Journal of Natural Disasters. 2011, 20(6): 13-18.

[22].Shen Bin, Fang Shibo*, Gao Xining. Monitoring and Assessment to Snow and Its Impacts on Agriculture Based on MODIS. Chinese Journal of Agrometeorology. 2011, 32(1):129-133.

[23]. Fang Shibo, Shen Bin, Tan Kaiyan. Effects of elevated CO2 concentration and increased temperature on crop growth and yields. Chinese Journal of Eco-Agriculture. 2010, 18(5): 1116-1124.

[24].Fang Shibo, Han Guojun, Zhang Xinshi, et al. Climate change affects crop production and its adaptation. Advances in Meteorological Science & Technology. 2011, 1(2): 15-18.

[25].Tan Kaiyan, Fang Shibo*. Experiment study of winter wheat growth and yield response to climate warming. Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 2012, 70(4): 902-908.

[26].Tan Kaiyan, Fang Shibo*, Ren Sanxue. Spatial and Temporal Variation of Soil Moisture in Irrigated Farmland. Chinese Journal of Agrometeorology. 2010, 31(3): 423-426.

[27]. Fang Shibo, Tan Kaiyan, Ren Sanxue. Winter wheat yields decline with spring higher night temperature by controlled experiments. Scientia Agricultura Sinica. 2010, 3(15): 3251-3258.

[28]. Shen Bin, Fang Shibo*, Yu Weiguo. Different correlations between NDVI and meteorological factors at temporal-time scales. Journal of Remote Sensing. 2016, 20(3): 481-490.

[29]. Song YangFang Shibo*, Ke Lina. Comparison and application of agricultural drought indexes based on MODIS data. Remote Sensing For Land & Resources. 2016, 28(3): 215-220.

[30]. Song Yang, Fang Shibo*, Yu Weiguo. Comparison of typical remote sensing drought indexes and their adaptability in agriculture. Science & Technology Review. 2016, 34(5): 45-52.doi: 10.3981/j.issn.1000-7857.2016.05.004

[31]. Zhao Junfang, Fang Shibo*, Guo Jianping. Hyperspectral identification of winter wheat under the conditions of aphid harm and drought threat. Remote Sensing for Land & Resources. 2013, 25(3): 153-158.


( 1 ) Software copyright "satellite remote sensing system on Crop growth and disaster damage assessment ", 2012, Shibo Fang, Software No.0394241
( 2 ) Software copy right "remote sensing estimation software on the chlorophyll content of crop ", ​ 2012, Shibo Fang, Software No.0479985

Research Interests

He mainly concentrate on climate change (such as precipetation,  temperature and extreme temperature trend; surface  solar  radiation trend and its relationship with air pollution), agriculture remote sensing, agriculture ecosystem response to climate change, climate risks in agriculture, risks of food security, and climate change and extreme events. Now he would move  to imodeling for climate, land use, energy and water  strategies.


[1].   Joint Summer School on Sustainable Development: Integrated Modeling Tools for Climate, Land Use, Energy and Water (CLEW) Strategies, Trieste, Italy, 4-29 June, 2018

[2].   The 3rd satellite soil moisture validation and application workshop, and CAgM task team on soil moisture measurement, WMO, New York ,USA,Sep. 20-24,2016

[3].   The 3rd International symposium on Environment and Development: Sustainable High-Ourput Agricultural Systems, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 09-10, August, 2016

[4].   Third Workshop on Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in Face of Hydroclimatological Extremes and Variability | (smr 2715) Trieste, Italy, April 26 - May 8, 2015

[5].   MultiTemp 2015: 8th International Workshop on the Analysis of Multitemporal Remote Sensing Images. IEEE, France, July 22-24, 2015

[6].   Water Resources in Developing Countries: Planning and Management in a Climate Change Scenario. Trieste, Italy, April 27- May 8, 2009

[7].   14th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Global NEST (Network of Environmental Science and Technology, 3-5 September 2015, Rhodes, Greece

[8].   2005 IEEE International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium, 2005,  IGARSS '05. Seoul, Korea, 25-29 July, 2005

[9].   Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability II; Event: Optics and Photonics 2005, 2005, SPIE, San Diego, California, United States


(1) The Florida Climate Institute at the University of Florida,USA (

(2) Lincoln Institute for Agri-food Technology,UK(

(3) Stormwater Management Academy,University of Central Florida, USA (

(4) Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan, Canada

(5) Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, UK

Honors & Distinctions

1.       2015, Membership for Expert Team in Commission for Agricultural Meteorology (CAgM)WMO,

2.       2017, Fellowship in Chinese National Committee of International Society for Digital Earth(CNISDE)

3.       2017,Vice-chairmen in Digital disaster reduction Committee of International Society for Digital Earth(CNISDE)

4.       2016,Deputy Secretary General in Agrometeorology Committee China Association of Agricultural Science Societies(CAASS)

5.       2006.05. Special Award for Canadian Studies (SACS).Canada government scholar grant.

6.       2006.01 Award of K. C. Wong Education Foundation, Hong Kong