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Associate Professor Yan Tan

Yan Tan
Associate Professor
School of Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts

In 2010 Dr. Yan Tan was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship for the 5-year Discovery project “Climate change and migration in China: Theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions” (DP110105522). Since Jan. 2011 Yan has been employed at the University of Adelaide, first as an ARC QEII Fellow (2011–2015), and currently as an Associate Professor. Yan is a lead Chief Investigator on a major research project, entitled “Transnationalism and diaspora: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development”, funded by the ARC under its Discovery program for 4 years (2017–2020) (DP170101726).

Yan’s research falls within the field of population and environmental studies, with a focus on migration. The impacts of climate change (or of environmental change, broadly defined) on migration have been a core feature over the last five years. This work has focused particularly on China and Australia. Her current project aims to incorporate diaspora, circular migration and transnational linkages into demographic concepts of population and migration. It studies four countries (Australia, China, Indonesia and Singapore) to understand the characteristics of diasporas, their international linkages and their potential for enhancing development in origin countries. Four salient elements in Yan’s migration research are:

• Attempt to reconceptualise national population and migration in accordance with transnationalist ideas, and use traditional demographic data with integrated quantitative and qualitative research to analyse the diaspora–migration–development nexus. This is expected to generate policy advice on how to maximise the economic and non-economic potential of diaspora.

• A sustained effort to understand driving factors and processes across the major types of human mobility (migration, displacement), highlighting cumulative impacts of migration on sending and receiving communities.

• Work to advance international debates on migration theory, and methods to assess demographic, social, and climate/ecological vulnerability in the face of climate and other environmental impacts—especially for the most disadvantaged. Yan has a strong interest in the interplay of environmental, demographic, economic, social, and institutional factors in migration, adaptation, resettlement, and development.

• Sophisticated analysis of the consequences of migration and environmental change, for affected communities and for individuals. Yan seeks critical depth concerning this relationship, and translation into workable policy to reduce vulnerability and promote sustainable urbanisation and rural development.

Associate Professor Yan Tan

In 2010 Dr. Yan Tan was awarded an Australian Research Council (ARC) Queen Elizabeth II Fellowship for the 5-year Discovery project “Climate change and migration in China: Theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions” (DP110105522). Since Jan. 2011 Yan has been employed at the University of Adelaide, first as an ARC QEII Fellow (2011–2015), and currently as an Associate Professor. Yan is a lead Chief Investigator on a major research project, entitled “Transnationalism and diaspora: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development”, funded by the ARC under its Discovery program for 4 years (2017–2020) (DP170101726).

Yan’s research falls within the field of population and environmental studies, with a focus on migration. The impacts of climate change (or of environmental change, broadly defined) on migration have been a core feature over the last five years. This work has focused particularly on China and Australia. Her current project aims to incorporate diaspora, circular migration and transnational linkages into demographic concepts of population and migration. It studies four countries (Australia, China, Indonesia and Singapore) to understand the characteristics of diasporas, their international linkages and their potential for enhancing development in origin countries. Four salient elements in Yan’s migration research are:

• Attempt to reconceptualise national population and migration in accordance with transnationalist ideas, and use traditional demographic data with integrated quantitative and qualitative research to analyse the diaspora–migration–development nexus. This is expected to generate policy advice on how to maximise the economic and non-economic potential of diaspora.

• A sustained effort to understand driving factors and processes across the major types of human mobility (migration, displacement), highlighting cumulative impacts of migration on sending and receiving communities.

• Work to advance international debates on migration theory, and methods to assess demographic, social, and climate/ecological vulnerability in the face of climate and other environmental impacts—especially for the most disadvantaged. Yan has a strong interest in the interplay of environmental, demographic, economic, social, and institutional factors in migration, adaptation, resettlement, and development.

• Sophisticated analysis of the consequences of migration and environmental change, for affected communities and for individuals. Yan seeks critical depth concerning this relationship, and translation into workable policy to reduce vulnerability and promote sustainable urbanisation and rural development.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD, but is currently at capacity — email supervisor to discuss availability.

AREAS OF CURRENT RESEARCH

  • Demography/Population Studies: international migration, transnationalism and diaspora; climate change, migration, and adaptation in the Asia-Pacific region, namely China and Australia; environment- and development-induced displacement and resettlement; social inequality and social security.
  • Environmental Studies/Human Geography: climate/ecological vulnerability assessment; relationship between migration, population growth, urbanisation, and degradation of ecosystem services in China; urbanisation and land-use change; industrial and household carbon emissions.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2016 - 2016 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2011 - 2015 ARC QEII Fellow University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2013 Fellowship Australia-China Joint-Action Exchange Program 2013 Fellowship Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Australia
2012 Fellowship Australia-China Joint-Action Exchange Program 2012 Fellowship Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) Australia
2011 Fellowship ARC Queen Elizabeth II (QE II) Fellowship Australian Research Council Australia $610,380
2009 Fellowship Flinders University Research Fellowship Flinders University Australia
2006 Award Flinders University Establishment Award Flinders University Australia
2004 Award The 2004 John Lewis Silver Medal Royal Geographical Society of South Australia Australia
2002 Award Award for an Outstanding Presentation Institute of Australian Geographers Australia
2000 Scholarship Australian Commonwealth International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS) Australian Government Australia
1990 Distinction Outstanding Scientific Advancement Prize Association of Science and Technology of Sichuan Province & Chengdu Municipal Government, China China

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D. (Human Geography / Population Studies)
Southwest China University China M.Sc. (Economic Geography)
Southwest China University China B. Sc. (Geography)

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Tan, Y. (2018). Special issue dedicated to the memory of Professor Graeme Hugo. Population and Environment, 1-4.
DOI
2018 Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Liu, J., & Hu, H. (2018). Ecosystem services trade-offs and determinants in China's Yangtze River Economic Belt from 2000 to 2015. Science of the Total Environment, 634, 1601-1614.
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2017 Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Tang, X., Jiang, H., Sun, X., . . . Li, H. (2017). Impacts of land use changes on net ecosystem production in the Taihu Lake Basin of China from 1985 to 2010. Journal of Geophysical Research: Biogeosciences, 122(3), 690-707.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2017 Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Zhuang, Q., Tang, X., Zhao, K., & Wang, S. (2017). Factors influencing industrial carbon emissions and strategies for carbon mitigation in the Yangtze River Delta of China. Journal of Cleaner Production, 142(4), 3607-3616.
DOI Scopus5 WoS5
2017 Chen, Y., Tan, Y., & Luo, Y. (2017). Post-disaster resettlement and livelihood vulnerability in rural China. Disaster Prevention and Management: an international journal, 26(1), 65-78.
DOI Scopus2 WoS1
2017 Chen, Y., Tan, Y., & Zhang, Q. (2017). Rural migrants’ participation in old-age pension: a case study of the inter-provincial migrant workers from Sichuan province, China. Chinese Journal of Population, Resources and Environment, 15(2), 120-131.
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2017 Tan, Y. (2017). Resettlement and climate impact: Addressing migration intention of resettled people in west China. Australian Geographer, 41(1), 97-119.
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2017 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. (2017). Water shortage and inequality in Minqin Oasis of northwest China: Adaptive policies and farmers’ perceptions. Local Environment, OnilnePubl(8), 1-18.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Chen, H., López-Carr, D., Tan, Y., Xi, J., & Liang, X. (2016). China’s Grain for Green policy and farm dynamics: simulating household land-use responses. Regional Environmental Change, 16(4), 1147-1159.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2016 Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Zhuang, Q., Li, H., Wan, R., . . . Zhang, J. (2016). Ecological risk assessment of ecosystem services in the Taihu Lake Basin of China from 1985 to 2020. Science of the Total Environment, 554-555, 7-16.
DOI Scopus13 WoS10
2015 Tan, Y., & Chadbourne, M. (2015). Spatially identifying vulnerable communities to climate change impact in South Australia. Local Environment, 20(11), 1265-1289.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1
2015 Tan, Y., Liu, X., & Hugo, G. (2015). Exploring relationship between social inequality and adaptations to climate change: evidence from urban household surveys in the Yangtze River delta, China. Population and Environment, 36(4), 400-428.
DOI Scopus3 WoS2
2015 Xu, X., Tan, Y., Chen, S., Yang, G., & Su, W. (2015). Urban household carbon emission and contributing factors in the Yangtze River Delta, China. PLoS One, 10(4), e0121604-1-e0121604-21.
DOI Scopus10 WoS7 Europe PMC1
2014 Chen, Y., & Tan, Y. (2014). Post-disaster resettlement programs in mountainous rural areas: problems and suggestions.. Juece Zixun [Decision Making and Consultancy Newsletter] (in Chinese), 6.
2014 Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., Benson, J., Tan, Y., Smyth, V., . . . Bi, P. (2014). Extreme heat and cultural and linguistic minorities in Australia: perceptions of stakeholders. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 550-1-550-12.
DOI Scopus4 WoS5
2014 Xu, X., Tan, Y., Chen, S., & Yang, G. (2014). Changing patterns and determinants of natural capital in the Yangtze River Delta of China 2000-2010. Science of the Total Environment, 466-467, 326-337.
DOI Scopus12 WoS7 Europe PMC3
2013 Xu, X., Tan, Y., & Yang, G. (2013). Environmental impact assessments of the Three Gorges Project in China: issues and interventions. Earth-Science Reviews, 124, 115-125.
DOI Scopus63 WoS50
2013 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Hugo, G. (2013). Environment-related resettlement in China: A case study of the Ganzi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Sichuan Province. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 22(1), 77-107.
DOI Scopus6 WoS2
2013 Chen, C., Tan, Y., & Mao, C. (2013). 山地自然灾害、风险管理与避灾扶贫移民搬迁. 灾害学 [Journal of Catastrophology], 28(2), 136-142.
2012 Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2012). Labour market and economic impacts of international working holiday temporary migrants to Australia. Population Space and Place, 18(3), 359-383.
DOI Scopus20 WoS14
2011 Xu, X., Tan, Y., Yang, G., Li, H., & Su, W. (2011). Soil erosion in the Three Gorges Reservoir area. Soil Research, 49(3), 212-222.
DOI Scopus7 WoS6
2011 Sherbinin, A., Castro, M., Gemenne, F., Cernea, M., Adamo, S., Fearnside, P., . . . Pandey, B. (2011). Preparing for resettlement associated with climate change. Science, 334(6055), 456-457.
DOI Scopus80 WoS64 Europe PMC9
2011 Xu, X., Tan, Y., Yang, G., Li, H., & Su, W. (2011). Impacts of China's Three Gorges Dam Project on net primary productivity in the reservoir area. Science of the Total Environment, 409(22), 4656-4662.
DOI Scopus35 WoS31 Europe PMC13
2011 Xu, X., Tan, Y., Yang, G., & Li, H. (2011). Three Gorges Project: effects of resettlement on nutrient balance of the agroecosystems in the reservoir area. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 54(4), 517-537.
DOI Scopus9 WoS9
2009 Tan, Y., Chen, Y., & Hugo, G. (2009). Displacement and economic consequences of the Three Gorges Project: A case study of resettlers in Sichuan Province. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 18(4), 473-496.
DOI Scopus2 WoS2
2009 Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2009). Demographic effects on the future supply of vocational skills. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(1), 247-286.
2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Displacement and resettlement in the Three Gorges Project: issues confronting women migrants. Asian and Pacific Migration Journal, 17(1), 1-31.
DOI WoS3
2008 Tan, Y., Lester, L., & Richardson, S. (2008). Labour force projections: A case for the Greater Metropolitan Area of New South Wales. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 34(1), 79-99.
2008 Richardson, S., & Tan, Y. (2008). Forecasting future demands: What we can and cannot know. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 34(2), 154-191.
2007 Tan, Y., & Wang, F. (2007). 人口老龄化与劳动力发展规划. ��场与人口分析, 13(2), 58-62.
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2006 Tan, Y., & Yao, F. (2006). Three Gorges Project: Effects of Resettlement on the Environment in the Reservoir Area and Countermeasures. Population and Environment, 27(4), 351-371.
DOI Scopus41 WoS33
2005 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2005). Rural women, displacement and the Three Gorges Project. Development and Change, 36(4), 711-734.
DOI Scopus17 WoS12
2005 Tan, Y., Bryan, B., & Hugo, G. (2005). Development, land-use change and rural resettlement capacity: a case study of the Three Gorges Project, China. Australian Geographer, 36(2), 201-220.
DOI Scopus10 WoS10
2004 Tan, Y., & Wang, Y. (2004). Environment migration and sustainable development in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Population and Environment, 25(6), 613-636.
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2003 Wang, Y., & Tan, Y. (2003). Compensation for land loss in reservoir resettlement: a case study of the Three Gorges Project, China. Wuhan University Journal of Natural Sciences, 8(3B), 905-910.
2003 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2003). Government-organized distant resettlement and Three Gorges Project, China. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 18(3), 5-26.
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2003 Tan, Y., & Wang, Y. (2003). Rural resettlement and land compensation in flooded areas: the case of the Three Gorges Project, China. Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 44(1), 35-50.
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1999 Tan, Y. (1999). A discussion for problems and strategies of land management in Chengdu. Journal of Sichuan Normal University, 22(5), 594-598.
1998 Tan, Y. (1998). Effects of environmental factors on commercial housing market in Chengdu metropolitan area, China. Journal of Sichuan Normal University, 21(5), 587-592.
1998 Tan, Y. (1998). Analyses on characteristics of economic structuring in China. Dili (Chengdu), 11(2), 72-75.
1997 Tan, Y. (1997). Cities’ and towns’ distribution and central roles in the Three Gorges reservoir area of Sichuan, China. Journal of Sichuan Normal University, 20(1), 104-110.
1996 Tan, Y. (1996). The characteristics of the latitudinal economic zone in Arabian peninsula. World Geography Research, 130-134.
1992 Tan, Y. (1992). Regional economic structures in West Asia. Journal of Sichuan Normal University (Natural Science), 15(4), 64-73.

Books

Year Citation
2017 Tan, Y. (2017). Migration and Climate Change in China: Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Dimensions. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.
2009 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Lester, L., Bai, T., & Sun, L. (2009). Evaluation of Australia's Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program. Belconnen, ACT: Flinders University.
2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
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Book Chapters

Year Citation
2018 Tan, Y. (2018). Environmental stressors and population mobility in China: Causes, approaches and consequences. In R. McLeman, & F. Gemenne (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Environmental Displacement and Migration. New York: Routledge.
2018 Tan, Y. (2018). Resettlement and Climate Impact: addressing migration intention of resettled people in west China. In N. Klocker, & O. Dun (Eds.), Population, Migration and Settlement in Australia and the Asia-Pacific: In Memory of Graeme Hugo (pp. 271-295). Routledge.
2017 Tan, Y. (2017). Migration and urbanisation. In C. Tubilewicz (Ed.), Critical Issues in Contemporary China: Unity, Stability and Development (2 ed., pp. 162-180). New York: Routledge.
DOI
2017 Chen, Y., & Tan, Y. (2017). Vulnerability and rural migration in mountain areas in western China. In A. Gruschke, T. Tsering, & H. Schneider (Eds.), Livelihoods in Western China and the Tibetan Plateau. Leiden: Brill.
2016 Tan, Y., Liu, X., & Hugo, G. (2016). Exploring the relationship between social inequality and environmentally-induced migration: evidence from urban household surveys in Shanghai and Nanjing of China. In R. McLeman, T. Schade, & T. Faist (Eds.), Environmental Migration and Social Inequality (Vol. 61, pp. 73-90). Switzerland: Springer.
DOI
2011 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2011). Demographic impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. In S. Brunn (Ed.), Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects (1 ed., pp. 1583-1598). Germany: Springer.
2009 Tan, Y., & Potter, L. (2009). Three Gorges project: impacts of rural resettlement and urban relocation on the environment in the reservoir area. In A. Ken-ichi, & J. Nickum (Eds.), Good Earths: Regional and Historical Insights into China's Environment (pp. 29-55). Melbourne: Trans Pacific Press; Kyoto University Press.
2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Country Reports : China. In Unknown Book (pp. 19-28). Bangkok, Thailand: International Organization for Migration, Regional Office for Southeast Asia.
2007 Tan, Y. (2007). Issues of female migrants and a gendered “lens” towards developmental resettlement in the Three Gorges project, China. In United Nations ESCAP (Ed.), Perspectives on Gender and Migration (pp. 48-79).
1987 Tan, Y. (1987). Agricultural economic resources in Chengdu metropolis (in Chinese). In Chengdu Municipal Planning Commission (Ed.), Land Resources of Chengdu (pp. 470-489). Chengdu: Chengdu Municipal Planning Commission.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2015 Tan, Y. (2015). Differences in, and causal factors of, participations in age-pension and healthcare insurance among migrant workers: Case studies in Sichuan province and Nanjing city of China. In Research Conference on Social Security Policy Options for China’s Migrant Workers. Wuxi, China.
2015 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2015). Migration and urbanisation in China: Addressing low participation in China’s age-pension and healthcare programs for rural migrants. In Urban Challenges in the 21st Century. CASS, Beijing, China.
2013 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2013). Mobility and desertification: new evidence from rural household survey in the Minqin Oasis, northwest China. In Proceedings of the 3rd annual Global Change and Resilience Conference (pp. 73-78). Czec Republic: Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v.v.i..
2012 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. (2012). Exploring relationship between social inequality and environmentally-induced migration: Evidence from urban household surveys in Shanghai and Nanjing, China. In Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration. Bielefeld, Germany.
2012 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Zuo, A. (2012). Household mobility and climate change: New evidence from the Yangtze River Delta of China. In International Workshop on Climate Change and Migration. Hohai University, Nanjing, China.
2012 Tan, Y. (2012). Addressing institutional dimensions of environmental change and resettlement in China. In International High-end Forum on Public Performance Governance: Frontier Academic Studies with Global Experience and Practice. Lanzhou, China.
2011 Tan, Y. (2011). Environmental migration in western China: Causes and responses. In 1st International Symposium Changing Urban Life. Shanghai, China.
2011 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2011). Key issues in meeting skill needs through skilled regional migration: A case study in South Australia. In Migration Update Conference. Adelaide, Australia.
2011 Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2011). Labour market and economic impacts of international working holiday temporary migrants to Australia. In 4th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Hangzhou, China.
2011 Tan, Y. (2011). Key issues in meeting skill needs through skilled migration in South Australia. In Developing Sustainable Societies: Challenges and Prospectives. Adelaide, Australia.
2010 Tan, Y. (2010). Wellbeing of Tibetan people displaced by environmental degradation in Sichuan province, China. In G. Hugo, & A. Zuo (Eds.), International Conference on Development-Caused Displacement and Resettlement. The Hague, The Netherlands.
2009 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Guo, F. (2009). Environmental concerns and people displacement in West China. In XXVI International Population Conference. Marrakech, Morocco.
2009 Tan, Y. (2009). Are they urban residents or rural farmers? Resettlement of rural people displaced by the Three Gorge project in Sichuan province. In 16th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (pp. 0 pages). China.
2009 Tan, Y., & Guo, F. (2009). Environmentally induced migration in West China. In XXVI International Population Conference, The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) (pp. 1-15). Marrackech, Morocco.
2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Linking migration responses to environmental degradation and change in West China. In Expert Research Workshop on Migration and the Environment: Developing a Global Research Agenda (pp. 0 pages). Munich, Germany.
2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Demographic impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. In Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA.
2007 Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2007). An overview of resettlement in the Three Gorges project. In 12th International Metropolis Conference: Migration, Economic Growth, and Social Cohesion (pp. 0 pages). Melbourne, Australia.
2007 Tan, Y., & Guo, F. (2007). Environmental concerns and population displacement in West China. In 8th International Conference of Asian Pacific Migration Research Network (APMRN): Migration, Development and Poverty Reduction (pp. 0 pages). Fuzhou, China.
2006 Tan, Y. (2006). Demographic trends in Australia's VET skills supply. In APA (Australian Population Association) Conference 2006 (pp. 0 pages). Adelaide, Australia.
2006 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., & Lester, L. (2006). Labour Force Projections: A Case for the Greater Metropolitan Area of New South Wales to 2031. In European Population Conference 2006 - Population Challenges in Ageing Societies (pp. 1-50). Liverpool, U.K..
2006 Tan, Y. (2006). Issues of female migrants and a gendered "lens" towards developmental resettlement in the Three Gorges Project, China. In Strengthening the Capacity of National Machineries for Gender Equality to Shape Migration Policies and Protect Migrant Women' UNESCAP (pp. 1-31). Thailand: United Nations.
2004 Tan, Y., & Potter, L. (2004). Three Gorges Project: Impacts of rural resettlement and urban relocation on the environment in the reservoir area. In the 8th International Symposium ‘Impacts on the Good Earth: Recent Environmental History in China. Kyoto, Japan.
2003 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2003). Government-organised distant resettlement and the Three Gorges Project, China. In Expert Meeting on Migration, UNESCAP. Bangkok, Thailand.
2002 Tan, Y. (2002). Compensation for land inundation in peri-urban districts and impacts on rural resettlement: A case study in the Three Gorges reservoir area, China. In 2nd Plenary Conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers. Canberra, Australia.
2002 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., Bryan, B., & Wang, Y. (2002). Mapping land-use change and rural resettlement capability: A case study in the Three Gorges reservoir area, China. In D. B. A. Bryan (Ed.), Proceedings of the Joint AURISA and Institution of Surveyors Conference (pp. CDROM 1-CDROM 15). CDROM: AURISA and the Institution of Surveyors Australia.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Gamlen, A. J., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., & Wall, J. (2016). Keynote Address - Weaving the strands: A review of Graeme Hugo's work on environmental migration. Poster session presented at the meeting of The Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration, Politics, 3-5 Nov.. University of Liege.
2013 Tan, Y. (2013). Climate change and displacement: Lessons that can be learnt from environmentally induced displacement and resettlement in China. Poster session presented at the meeting of RASP Conference 2013: Rethinking Environmental Futures in Asia and the Pacific. Research School of Asia and the Pacific, Australian National University, Canberra.
2013 Stojanov, R., Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2013). Forced population displacement: Some lessons from dam constructions in China and the Czech Republic. Poster session presented at the meeting of International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK.
2013 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Smyth, V., . . . Mwanri, L. (2013). The adaptive capacity of migrants to climate change in Australia. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Basel, Switzerland.
2013 Bi, P., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Saniotis, A., Benson, J., Smyth, V., . . . Mwanri, L. (2013). Extreme heat in Australia: are culturally and linguistically diverse communities more at risk?. Poster session presented at the meeting of 2013 Conference of the International Society of Environmental Epidemiology (ISEE), the International Society of Exposure Science (ISES), and the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). Basel, Switzerland.
2013 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. C. (2013). In-situ adaption and out-migration: Enablers and constraints among rural households of the mountainous region of southern Ningxia, northwest China. Poster session presented at the meeting of XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference. Busan, Korea.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2015 Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2015). Social security for migrant workers in Nanjing and Sichuan: A summary of survey data.
2013 Findlay, C., Umberger, W., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., & Watson, A. (2013). Asian Food in Transition: Priority Research for Food Security and Sustainable Futures in Australia, China and the Asia-Pacific Region.. Adelaide: The University of Adelaide.
2013 Hansen, A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Tan, Y., . . . Han, G. S. (2013). Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
2013 Sevoyan, A., Hugo, G., Feist, H., Tan, G., McDougall, K., Tan, Y., & Spoehr, J. (2013). Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups: Issues and interventions. Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility.
2012 Hugo, G., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., Sharma, V., Williams, M., & Bedford, B. (2012). Climate Change and Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region. Manila: Asian Development Bank.
2010 Sobels, J., Richardson, S., Turner, G., Maude, A., Tan, Y., Beer, A., & Wei, Z. (2010). Research into the long-term physical implications of net overseas migration: Australia in 2050. Adelaide: Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
2010 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Fitzpatrick, D., & Wei, Z. (2010). Review of approach to skilled and business migration in South Australia.
2010 King, D., Tan, Y., Wainer, J., Smith, L., Fitzpatrick, D., Sun, L., & Owada, K. (2010). Evaluation of the better access initiative Component C: Analysis of the allied mental health workforce supply and distribution. Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Federal Government of Australia.
2009 Tan, Y. (2009). Climate change and related people displacement in China.
2009 Tan, Y. (2009). Lessons that have been gained from resettlement programs associated with large scale development projects.
2009 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Lester, L., Bai, T., & Sun, L. (2009). Evaluation of Australia’s Working Holiday Maker Program. Canberra: Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
2008 Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2008). The labour force outlook in the Australian minerals sector: 2008 to 2020. Minerals Council of Australia (MCA).
2008 Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Bai, T., & Sun, L. (2008). CME skilled migration research project report.
2007 Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2007). University employment review to 2016.
2006 Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2006). Demographic effects on the supply of vocational skills. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia.
2006 Richardson, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Forecasting future demands: What we can and cannot know. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia.
2006 Richardson, S., Tan, Y., Lane, A., & Flavell, J. (2006). Reasons why persons with VET qualifications are employed in lower skilled occupations and industries. Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), Australia.
2006 Lowry, D., Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Staffing the supercycle: Labour force outlook in the minerals sector, 2005 to 2015. Minerals Council of Australia.
2006 Lowry, D., Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Labour force outlook in South Australia and the minerals resources sector: Occupational projections.
2005 Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW to 2031: Results and technical paper.
2005 Richardson, S., Tan, Y., Healy, J., & Liu, P. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW.

Working Paper

Year Citation
2011 Tan, Y. (2011). Chinese perspectives on climate change and resettlement. Population-Environment Research Network (PERN).

Competitive Research Funding

International Competitive Schemes

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2013–15 Internal migration and social security in China Tan Y, Hugo G, Watson A Ford Foundation, U.S. USD 130,000
2008-09 Study of climate change and migration in Asia and the Pacific Hugo G, Findlay C, Bedford R, Tan Y, Bardsle, D, Williams M, Brook B Asian Development Bank (ADB) USD 200,000

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2017–20 Transnationalism and diaspora: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development – ARC Discovery Project Tan Y, Rosser A, Guo F, Yeoh B Australian Research Council (ARC) AUD 544,500
2014–17 Vulnerable communities (including human health) research network Bi P, Pisaniello D, Hansen A, Williams S, Hanson-Easey S, Weinstein P, Tan Y, Nursey-Bray M, etc. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) AUD 400,000
2011–15 Climate change and migration in China: Theoretical, empirical and policy dimensions – ARC Discovery/Fellowship Project Hugo G, Tan Y (ARC QEII Fellow), Yang G, Wang N Australian Research Council (ARC) AUD 710,000
2013 Group Mission: Multidisciplinary projects related to sustainable futures Findlay C, Oak M, Anderson K, Gibson R, Hugo G, Watson A, Tan Y, Bardsley D The Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF) AUD 50,000
2011–13 Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups: Issues and interventions Hugo G, Tan Y, Spoehr J National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) AUD 246,795
2011–13 Extreme heat and climate change – adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities Bi P, Saniotis A, Benson J, Tan Y, Nitschke M, Wilson L, Han G-S, Smyth V, Hansen A National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF) AUD 248,229
2004–06 A well-skilled future: Tailoring VET to the emerging labour market Richardson S, Teese R, Martin B, Tan Y National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) AUD 750,000

Other External Competitive Grants

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2013 Internal migration and social security in China Tan Y Australia-China Joint-Action Program: Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)

AUD 7,500

2012 Climate change and migration in China: Institutional dimensions

Hugo G, Tan Y

Australia-China Joint-Action exchange program: the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA)

AUD 6,500

2010 Review of skilled and business migration in South Australia Tan Y, Richardson S Department of Trade and Economic Development, State Government of South Australia (DTED)

AUD 66,000

2009–10 Evaluation of the better access to psychiatrists, psychologists and GP’s through the Medicare Benefits Schedule Initiative King D, Tan Y, Wainer J, Smith L, Fitzpatrick D, Sun L, Owada K Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Australian Government

AUD 272,987

2009–10 Research into long-term physical implications of net overseas migration

Richardson S, Sobels J, Tan Y, Turner G, Maude A, Beer A, Wei Z

Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

AUD 250,000

2009–10 Climate change and human displacement in west China Tan Y Flinders University

AUD 13,720

2008

Evaluation of Australian’s Working Holiday Maker program

Tan Y, Richardson S Australian Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC)

AUD 90,000

2008 Vision 2020 Project: Labour forecasts Molloy S, Tan Y Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)

AUD 45,000

2007 University employment review to 2016 Tan Y, Richardson S Unisuper, Australia

AUD 50,000

2006 The labour force outlook in the minerals resources sector 2005 to 2015

Lowry D, Tan Y

Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)

AUD 100,000

2006 Reasons why persons with VET qualifications are employed in lower skilled occupations and industries Richardson S, Tan Y Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal

AUD 40,000

2006 Research on displacement and resettlement of the Three Gorges Project in China

Tan Y

Flinders University

AUD 11,000

2005 Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW to 2031 Tan Y, Richardson S Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, NSW, Australia

AUD 54,000

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Analysing the trend of and mechanisms for change in subjective wellbeing of Chinese population from 1990 to 2012 Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chao Shi
2018 Principal Supervisor Exploring the City as the Blueprint of Global Sustainability: City of Singapore, Singapore Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Hannah Hia
2017 Co-Supervisor Trophy Hunting and Land Use Competition in Tanzania: Multicriteria Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gileard Sifueli Minja
2017 Co-Supervisor Political Ecology of Forest Management: Towards an Efficient Management Regime in the Western Region Ghana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Emmanuel Otutei
2017 Principal Supervisor The Transnationalism of Hometown Investing by Overseas Migrants from Rural Birthplaces Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jeremaiah Manuel Opiniano
2017 Principal Supervisor Australian Emigrants in Asia: Transnationalism and Diaspora Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeleine Rose Morey
2017 Principal Supervisor Egyptian Agriculture in Transition: Sustaining Agricultural Workers in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Ayah Roushdy Abdul Aty Omar
2016 Principal Supervisor Rural-Urban Migrant Workers in China: Regional differences in patterns of Integration Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Biqing Li
2014 Co-Supervisor Urbanisation, Climate Change and Food Security in China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lingling Liao

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Exploring the Relationship between Climatic Variability, Inequality and Migration from a Class Perspective: Evidence from Minqin County, Western China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Xuchun Liu

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2014 - 2017 Chair International Steering Committee, Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) United States

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2017 - 2020 Board Member Journal of Mountain Science Chinese Academy of Sciences China
2016 - ongoing Member Austin Environmental Sciences United States
Position
Associate Professor
Phone
83133976
Fax
8313 3772
Campus
North Terrace
Building
Napier Building, floor G
Room Number
G 32
Org Unit
Geography, Environment and Population

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