Yan Tan

Associate Professor Yan Tan

Associate Professor

School of Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research falls within the field of population and environmental studies, with a focus on migration. Four salient elements in my research include:
• 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;
• a sustained effort to understand driving forces and processes across the major types of human mobility (migration, displacement, planned relocation);
• sophisticated analysis of the consequences of migration, development- and environment-induced displacement and resettlement;
• 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.

My most recent projects explore the interplay of environmental, demographic, socio-economic and institutional factors in climate (environmental) change, population mobility, and adaptation. I seek critical depth concerning this relationship, and translation into effective policy to reduce inequality, enhance adaptive capacity, improve ecosystem services, and promote reasonable migration that is beneficial to sustainable urbanisation and rural development. This work has focused on China and Australia.

I welcome inquiries from Masters and PhD candidates interested in: Demographic change and internal/international migration, Transnationalism, diaspora, and development, Climate change, population mobility, and adaptation, Migration, urbanisation, and inequality, and Environment- and development-induced displacement and resettlement.

My current projects include:

  • Transnationalism and Diaspora: Enhancing Demography’s Contribution to Migration and Development
    (Discovery Projects) awarded by AUSTRALIAN RESEARCH COUNCIL (2017–2022, DP170101726)

This study rethinks demographic concepts of population and migration to incorporate elements such as diaspora, circular migration, and transnational linkages. It shows how the use of traditional demographic data with integrated quantitative and qualitative research can yield important insights into diaspora, in particular, the diaspora–migration-development nexus. Four country case studies (China, Indonesia, Singapore and Australia) will be undertaken to increase understanding of the characteristics of diasporas, their multi-scalar and multi-dimensional linkages, and their potential for enhancing development in origin countries. This study will generate policy advice for governments and other stakeholders about how to maximise the development potential of diaspora and facilitate policy discussions within Australia and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.

 

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; internal migration, 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.
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  • 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
    2000 - 2004 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D. (Human Geography / Population Studies)
    1988 - 1991 Southwest China University China M.Sc. (Economic Geography)
    1981 - 1985 Southwest China University China B. Sc. (Geography)
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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Tan, Y., & Zhu, Y. (2021). China's changing internal migration: Toward a China variant of Zelinsky's transition thesis. Geoforum, 126, 101-104.
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    2021 Tan, Y., Liu, X., & Rosser, A. (2021). Transnational linkages, power relations, and the migration–development nexus: China and its diaspora. Asia Pacific Viewpoint.
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    2021 Tan, Y. (2021). China’s diaspora engagement policy and its powerful effect outside its borders. Melbourne Asia Review.
    2020 Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Liu, J., Zhang, S., & Bryan, B. (2020). Unravelling the effects of large-scale ecological programs on ecological rehabilitation of China's Three Gorges Dam. Journal of Cleaner Production, 256, 13 pages.
    DOI Scopus10 WoS8
    2020 Xu, X., Liu, J., Tan, Y., & Yang, G. (2020). Quantifying and optimizing agroecosystem services in China's Taihu Lake Basin.. Journal of environmental management, 277, 16 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1
    2019 Guo, W., Tan, Y., Yin, X., & Sun, Z. (2019). Impact of PM2.5 on second birth intentions of China’s floating population in a low fertility context. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(21), 4293.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS6 Europe PMC2
    2019 Xu, X., Hu, H., Tan, Y., Yang, G., Zhu, P., & Jiang, B. (2019). Quantifying the impacts of climate variability and human interventions on crop production and food security in the Yangtze River Basin, China, 1990–2015. Science of the Total Environment, 665, 379-389.
    DOI Scopus22 WoS20
    2019 Xu, X., Yang, G., & Tan, Y. (2019). Identifying ecological red lines in China's Yangtze River Economic Belt: a regional approach. Ecological Indicators, 96, 635-646.
    DOI Scopus37 WoS25
    2018 Tan, Y., Liu, X., Rosser, A., Yeoh, B., & Guo, F. (2018). Transnationalism, diaspora, and development: a purposive review of the literature. Geography Compass, 12(12), e12413-1-e12413-20.
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    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.
    DOI Scopus69 WoS62 Europe PMC5
    2018 Tan, Y. (2018). Special issue dedicated to the memory of Professor Graeme Hugo. Population and Environment, 39(4), 297-300.
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    2018 Xu, X., Jiang, B., Tan, Y., Costanza, R., & Yang, G. (2018). Lake-wetland ecosystem services modeling and valuation: progress, gaps and future directions. Ecosystem Services, 33, 19-28.
    DOI Scopus29 WoS26
    2018 Xu, X., Tan, Y., Yang, G., & Barnett, J. (2018). China's ambitious ecological red lines. Land Use Policy, 79, 447-451.
    DOI Scopus32 WoS30
    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 Scopus33 WoS32
    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 Scopus22 WoS21
    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 Scopus20 WoS16
    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.
    DOI Scopus1
    2017 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. C. (2017). Water shortage and inequality in Minqin Oasis of northwest China: Adaptive policies and farmers’ perceptions. Local Environment, OnilnePubl(8), 1-18.
    DOI Scopus6 WoS6
    2017 Tan, Y. (2017). Resettlement and climate impact: Addressing migration intention of resettled people in west China. Australian Geographer, 41(1), 97-119.
    DOI Scopus7 WoS7
    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 Scopus20 WoS19
    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 Scopus88 WoS71 Europe PMC7
    2015 Tan, Y., & Chadbourne, M. (2015). Spatially identifying vulnerable communities to climate change impact in South Australia. Local Environment, 20(11), 1265-1289.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    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 Scopus11 WoS10
    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 Scopus34 WoS26 Europe PMC4
    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 Scopus11 WoS11
    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 Scopus28 WoS21 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 Scopus147 WoS127
    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 Scopus14 WoS12
    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.
    2013 Wang, Y. D., Li, G. Y., Ding, D. X., Zhou, Z. X., Deng, Q. W., Hu, N., & Tan, Y. (2013). Uranium leaching using mixed organic acids produced by Aspergillus niger. Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 298(2), 769-773.
    DOI Scopus13
    2012 Li, L., Tang, S., Ding, D., Hu, N., Yang, S., He, S., . . . Sun, J. (2012). A core-shell structured nanocomposite material for detection, adsorption and removal of Hg(II) ions in water. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 12(11), 8407-8414.
    DOI Scopus8 Europe PMC1
    2012 Ding, D. X., Tan, X., Hu, N., Li, G. Y., Wang, Y. D., & Tan, Y. (2012). Removal and recovery of uranium (VI) from aqueous solutions by immobilized Aspergillus niger powder beads. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 35(9), 1567-1576.
    DOI Scopus28 Europe PMC6
    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 Scopus39 WoS38
    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 Scopus19 WoS19
    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 Scopus162 WoS140 Europe PMC20
    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 Scopus56 WoS49 Europe PMC15
    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 Scopus12 WoS12
    2009 Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2009). Demographic effects on the future supply of vocational skills. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(1), 247-286.
    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 Scopus5 WoS4
    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.
    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 Scopus1 WoS4
    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 Scopus55 WoS46
    2005 Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2005). Rural women, displacement and the Three Gorges Project. Development and Change, 36(4), 711-734.
    DOI Scopus23 WoS17
    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 Scopus16 WoS15
    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.
    DOI Scopus35
    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.
    DOI Scopus17
    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.
    DOI Scopus18
    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
    2008 Tan, Y. (2008). Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press.
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  • Book Chapters

    Year Citation
    2021 Ahmed, K., & Tan, Y. (2021). The disaster–fertility nexus in Sub-Saharan African countries. In C. O. Odimegwu, & Y. Adewoyin (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of African Demography. London and New York: Routledge.
    2021 Ahmed, K., & Tan, Y. (2021). Assessing and mapping spatial variations in climate change and climatic hazards in Bangladesh. In G. M. Monirul, M. O. Erdiaw-Kwasie, G. J. Nagy, & W. L. Filho (Eds.), Climate Vulnerability and Resilience in the Global South: Human Adaptations for Sustainable Futures (pp. 465-486). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.
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    2021 Shi, C., & Tan, Y. (2021). How macro factors impact business entrepreneurship? A case study of Chinese business migrants in Australia. In China Institute for Chinese Overseas Studies (Ed.), Blue Book of Overseas Chinese: Report on the State of Overseas Chinese. Beijing: Social Sciences Academic Press.
    2020 Tan, Y. (2020). Development-induced displacement and resettlement: An overview of issues and interventions. In T. Bastia, & R. Skeldon (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Migration and Development (pp. 373-381). Oxon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
    DOI Scopus2
    2020 Tan, Y., & Liu, X. (2020). Climate extremes, political participation and migration intentions of farmers: A case study in western China. In F. Castillo, M. Wehner, & D. Stone (Eds.), Extreme Events and Climate Change: A Multidisciplinary Approach. United States: Wiley & Sons.
    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.
    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 (pp. 238-256). Oxfordshire, England, and New York, US: 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). London and New York: Routledge.
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    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 Scopus1 WoS1
    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
    2019 Du, J. T., Tan, Y., & Xu, F. (2019). The information context of elderly Chinese immigrants in South Australia: a preliminary investigation. In INFORMATION RESEARCH-AN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONIC JOURNAL Vol. 24 (pp. 7 pages). Krakow, POLAND: UNIV SHEFFIELD DEPT INFORMATION STUDIES.
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    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., 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., & 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.
    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.
    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. 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., 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. (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 (38/13). 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 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.
    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.
    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. $130,000
USD
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) $200,000 USD

National Competitive Schemes

Date Project/ No. Investigators Funding Body Amount
2017–22 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) $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) $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) $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) $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) $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) $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) $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)

$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)

$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)

$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

$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)

$250,000

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

$13,720

2008

Evaluation of Australian’s Working Holiday Maker program

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

$90,000

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

$45,000

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

$50,000

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

Lowry D, Tan Y

Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)

$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

$40,000

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

Tan Y

Flinders University

$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

$54,000

Date Course Title Course Level / Code
2019 Social Science Techniques Level 1, GEOG 1005
2019 Social Science Techniques Level 2, GEOG 2132
2019 Population and Health Level 2, GEOG 2138
2019 Environmental Policy & Management Internship Level 3, GEOG 3025
2019 Geography Matters Level 3, GEOG 3024
2019 Introduction to Urbanisation Masters, GEOG 7015
2019 Master’s Dissertations: Environmental Policy & Management; Planning Masters, GEOG 5551; GEOG 5505
2018 Social Science Techniques Level 1, GEOG 1005
2018 Social Science Techniques Level 2, GEOG 2132
2018 Global International Migration Level 3, GEOG 3026
2018 Environmental Policy & Management Internship Level 3, GEOG 3025
2018 Honours Common Course Honours, GEOG 4001
2018 Honours Thesis Honours, GEOG 4003
2018 Master’s Dissertations: Environmental Policy & Management; Planning Masters, GEOG 5551; GEOG 5505
2017 Global International Migration Level 3, GEOG 3026
2017 Honours Common Course Honours, GEOG 4001
2017 Honours Thesis Honours, GEOG 4003
2017 Master’s Dissertations: Environmental Policy & Management; Planning Masters, GEOG 5551; GEOG 5505

 

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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor Chinese Business Migrants from Mainland China in Australia after 21st Century - An Investigation of Business Migrants in the Business Innovation Stream and Business Owner Stream Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Chao Shi
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Impacts of Natural Disasters on Fertility Intentions and Outcomes in Bangladesh Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Khandaker Jafor Ahmed
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2017 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Exploration and Evaluation of the Alternative Wildlife Management Options for the Loliondo Game Controlled Area in Tanzania: Multi-criteria Analysis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gileard Sifueli Minja
    2017 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Sustaining Off-Reserve Forests in Ghana: A Game-Theoretic Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Emmanuel Otutei
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor OVERSEAS REMITTANCES AND RURAL HOME TOWN INVESTING IN TWO PHILIPPINE MUNICIPALITIES Towards an understanding of the migration-and-local development nexus Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Jeremaiah Manuel Opiniano
    2017 - 2021 Principal Supervisor Policy, Occupation and Transnationalism: New Zealanders Living in Australia Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Madeleine Rose Morey
    2017 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Egyptian Agriculture in Transition: Farmer Perceptions of Risks and Adaptation Opportunities in a Changing Climate Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mrs Ayah Roushdy Abdulaty Omar
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Migration and Food Security in Urban China: A Case Study in Megacity Shanghai from the Perspective of Food Consumption Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Lingling Liao
    2012 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Resettlement Migration: A Case Study in Dulan Tibetan and Mongolian Autonomous Prefecture of Qinghai Province, Western China Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhengliang Zhao
    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
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  • 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
    2020 - ongoing Board Member Atmosphere MDPI Switzerland
    2019 - ongoing Board Member Journal of Geographical Research Bilingual Publishing Co Singapore
    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
  • Email: yan.tan@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 3772
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Napier, floor G
  • Room: G 32
  • Org Unit: Geography, Environment and Population

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