REN Guoyu

REN Guoyu(任国玉) PhD / Level-2 Researcher, Chief Researcher, China Meteorological Administration (CMA) / Adjunct Professor, China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) / Humboldtian Scholar


Work Experience

Jul. 1985-Aug.1991 Geography Department, Liaoning Normal University
Jul. 1994-present National Climate Center
1998-2000 Humboldt Foundation-supported scholar
University of Göttingen
Nov. 2001 First appointed as Researcher
Nov. 2004 Appointed as Chief Expert by the National Climate Center
Jan. 2012 Accredited and appointed by CMA as Level-2 Researcher for professional and technical posts
PhD and Master Supervisor, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (University of Chinese Academy of Sciences), China University of Geosciences (Wuhan), and Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology

Research Fields

Climatology, climate change and paleo-climate research


1. G.Y. Ren and L.S. Zhang (1998). “A preliminary mapped summary of Holocene pollen data for Northeast China.” Quaternary Science Review, 17,669-688.

2. G.Y. Ren (1998). “Pollen evidence for increased summer rainfall in the Medieval warm period at Maili, Northeast China.” Geophysical Research Letters, 25(11), 1931-1934.

3. G.Y. Ren (2000). “Decline of the mid- to late- Holocene forests in China: climatic change or human impact?” Journal of Quaternary Science, 15 (3), 273-281.

4. G.Y. Ren, H. Wu, Z.H. Chen (2000). “Spatial characteristics of precipitation trend in China (in Chinese).” Journal of Applied Meteorological Science, 11, 322-330.

5. G.Y. Ren and H.-J. Beug (2002). “Mapping Holocene pollen data and vegetation of northern China.” Quaternary Science Review, 21 (12-13),1395-1422.

6. G.Y. Ren, Z.Y. Chu, Z.H. Chen, Y.Y. Ren (2007). “Implications of temporal change in urban heat island intensity observed at Beijing and Wuhan Stations.” Geophysical Research Letter, 34, L05711; DOI:10.1029/2006GL027927.

7. G.Y. Ren, J. Guo, M. Z. Xu, et al. (2005). “Climate changes in Mainland China over the past half century (in Chinese).” Acta Meteorologica Sinica, 63 (6), 942-956.

8. G.Y. Ren, M. Z. Xu, Z.Y. Chu, Q.Y. Zhou, et al. (2005). “Latest Development in Studies of Regional Temperature Changes in China (in Chinese).” Climatic and Environmental Research, 10(4), 701-716.

9. G.Y. Ren, Y.Q. Zhou, Z.Y. Chu, et al. (2008). “Urbanization effects on observed surface air temperature trends in North China.” Journal of Climate, 21(6), 1333-1348.

10. G.Y. Ren, T. Jiang, W.J. Li, et al. (2008). “An integrated assessment of climate change impacts on China’s water resources (in Chinese).” Advances in Water Science,19(6), 772-779.

11. G.Y. Ren, G.L. Feng, Z.W. Yan (2010). “Advances in observation studies of climate extremes and changes in Mainland China (in Chinese).” Climatic and Environmental Research, 15(4), 337-353.

12. G.Y. Ren, Y. Chen, X.K. Zou, Y.Q. Zhou, Y.Y. Ren, Y. Jiang, F.M. Ren, Q. Zhang, X.L. Wang, L. Zhang (2011). “Change in climatic extremes over mainland China based on an integrated extreme climate index.” Climatic Research, 50 (1-2), 113-124.

13. G.Y. Ren, Y.H. Ding, Z.C. Zhao, J.Y. Zheng, T.W. Wu, G.L. Tang, and Y. Xu (2012). “Recent progress in studies of climate change in China.” Advance in Atmospheric Sciences, 29 (5), 958-977.

14. G.Y. Ren and Y. Zhou (2014). “Urbanization effect on trends of extreme temperature indices of national stations over mainland China, 1961-2008.” Journal of Climate, 27 (6), 2340-2360.

15. G.Y. Ren, J. Li, Y.Y. Ren, Z.Y. Chu, A.Y. Zhang, Y.Q. Zhou, L. Zhang, Y. Zhang, and T. Bian (2015). “An integrated procedure to determine a reference station network for evaluating and adjusting urban bias in surface air temperature data.” Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology, 54, 1248-1266.

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