Jiaoyang Ruan

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Email: jiaoyangruan@pusan.ac.kr

Phone: +82 51-510-7751

Research Interests

  • Climate driver of past human migration
  • Evolution of human genome
  • High-resolution paleoclimate simulation
  • Speleothem paleoclimatology
  • Data-model integration


2016 Ph.D. Meteor. Oceanogr. & Environ. Phys. Université Paris-Saclay
2012 MSc. Quater. Geol. China University of Geoscience Wuhan
2009 BSc. Geol. (hon.) China University of Geoscience Wuhan

Work Experience

2017 2019 Associate Research Fellow, Sun Yet-sen University


  1. Axel Timmermann, Kyungsook Yun, Pasquale Raia, Jiaoyang Ruan, Alessandro Montanaro, Elke Zeller, Christoph Zollikofer, Marcia Ponce de León, Danielle Lemmon, Matteo Willeit, Andrey Ganopolski. Climate effects on archaic human habitats and species successions. Nature, 2022: 10.1038/s41586-022-04600-9
  2. Jiaoyang Ruan, Hongyu Zhang, Zhongyin Cai, Xiaoqiang Yang, Jian Yin. Regional controls on daily to interannual variations of precipitation isotope ratios in Southeast China: Implications for paleo-monsoon reconstruction. Earth and Planetary Science Letter, 2019: 10.1016/j.epsl.2019.115794
  3. Deborah Khider and co-authors including Jiaoyang Ruan. PaCTS v1.0: A Crowdsourced Reporting Standard for Paleoclimate Data. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 2019: 10.1029/2019PA003632
  4. Laia Comas-Bru and SISAL working group members including Jiaoyang Ruan. Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial. Climate of the Past, 2019,15: 1557-1579
  5. Jie Peng, Xiaoqiang Yang, Jaime L. Toney, Jiaoyang Ruan, Guanhua Li, Qixian Zhou, Huahong Gao, Yixuan Xie, QiongChen, Tingwei Zhang. Indian Summer Monsoon variations and competing influences between hemispheres since ~35 ka recorded in Tengchongqinghai Lake, southwestern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 2019, 516: 113-125
  6. Kamolphat Atsawawanunt and SISAL Working Group Members including Jiaoyang Ruan. The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data, 2018, 10: 1687-1713
  7. Jin Liao, Chaoyong Hu, Miao Wang, Xiuli Li, Jiaoyang Ruan, Yin Zhu, Ian J. Fairchild, Adam Hartland. Assessing acid rain and climate effects on the temporal variation of dissolved organic matter in the unsaturated zone of a karstic system from southern China. Journal of Hydrology, 2018, 556: 475-487
  8. Jiaoyang Ruan, Farid Kherbouche, Dominique Genty, Dominique Blamart, Hai Cheng, Fabien Dewild, Slimane Hachi, R. Lawrence Edwards, Edouard Régnier, Jean-Luc Michelot. Evidence of a prolonged drought ca. 4200 yr BP correlated with prehistoric settlement abandonment from Gueldaman GLD1 Cave, N-Algeria. Climate of the Past, 2016, 12: 1-14
  9. Wuhui Duan, Jiaoyang Ruan, Weijun Luo, Tingyong Li, Lijun Tian, Guangneng Zeng, Dezhong Zhang, Yijun Bai, Jilong Li, Tao Tao, Pingzhong Zhang, Andy Baker, Ming Tan. The transfer of seasonal isotopic variability between precipitation and drip water at eight caves in the monsoon regions of China. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 2016, 183: 250-266
  10. Alexandra L. Noronha, Kathleen R. Johnson, John R. Southon, Chaoyong Hu, Jiaoyang Ruan, Staryl McCabe-Glynn. Radiocarbon evidence for decomposition of aged organic matter in the vadose zone as the main source of speleothem carbon. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2015, 127: 37-47
  11. Inga Labuhn, Dominique Genty, Hubert Vonhof, Clément Bourdin, Dominique Blamart, Eric Douville, Jiaoyang Ruan, Hai Cheng, Edwige Pons-Branchu, Monique Pierre. A high resolution fluid inclusion δ18O record from a stalagmite in SW France: modern calibration and comparison with multiple proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 2015, 110: 152-165
  12. Alexandra L. Noronha, Kathleen R. Johnson, Chaoyong Hu, Jiaoyang Ruan, John R. Southon, Julie E. Ferguson. Assessing influences on speleothem dead carbon variability over the Holocene: Implications for speleothem- based radiocarbon calibration. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 2014, 394: 20-29
  13. Jiaoyang Ruan & Hu Chaoyong. Seasonal variations and environmental controls on stalagmite calcite crystal growth in Heshang Cave, central China. Science Bulletin, 2010, 55: 3929-3935