Associate Professor Yan Tan

Associate Professor
Associate Professor Yan Tan
  Org Unit Geography, Environment and Population
  Email yan.tan@adelaide.edu.au
  Telephone +61 8 8313 3976
  Location Floor/Room 1 36a ,  Napier Building ,   North Terrace

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 Tan has been employed at the University of Adelaide, first as an ARC QEII Fellow (2011–15), and currently as an Associate Professor. Tan is a lead Chief Investigator on a major research project, entitled ‘Transnationalism and diaspora: Enhancing demography’s contribution to migration and development’, recently funded by the ARC under its Discovery program for 4 years (2017–20) (DP170101726).

Tan’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 Tan’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. Tan 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. Tan seeks critical depth concerning this relationship, and translation into workable policy to reduce vulnerability and promote sustainable urbanisation and rural development.

Recent projects that Tan has led or heavily involved include studies into: ‘Impact of climate change on disadvantaged groups—issues and interventions’, ‘Extreme heat and climate change adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities’, and ‘Vulnerable communities (including human health) research network’, funded by Australia’s National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF); ‘Climate change and migration in Asia and the Pacific’, funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB); ‘Institutional dimensions of climate change and migration in China’ and ‘Internal migration and social security issues in urban China’ , funded by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA); Australia’s temporary and skilled migration programs; long-term physical implications of net overseas migration; allied mental health workforce challenges; and how the vocational education sector responds to future skills demand and supply. 

Since 2006 she has conducted consulting work for the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), and the ADB on the issues and strategies related to human displacement and resettlement caused by development projects and climate (environmental) change. In addition to her research interests, she is on the editorial board for the Journal of Mountain Science and Austin Environmental Sciences. She has served as Chairperson of International Steering Committee (ISC) of the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN), a scientific panel of the International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP) and a sustained partner of Future Earth.

For more information on Yan's research, please visit her Researcher Profile page.

·        Ph.D. Human Geography/Population Studies, The University of Adelaide, Australia

·        M.Sc. Economic Geography, Southwest China University, China

·        B.Sc. Geography, Southwest China University, China

·        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; social and environmental impact assessment of large infrastructure projects (e.g. the Three Gorges Project in China).

ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS (Peer-Reviewed)

Scholarly books

1.        Tan, Y. (2017, forthcoming). Migration and Climate Change in China: Theoretical, Empirical and Policy Dimensions. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.

2.        Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Lester, L., Bai,T., Sun, L. 2009. Evaluation of Australia's Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program. Belconnen, ACT: Flinders University.

3.        Tan, Y. 2008. Resettlement in the Three Gorges Project. Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press (310 pp).

 

Scholarly book chapters

4.        Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2017, forthcoming). Rural age pensions and rural to urban migration in China. In M. Griffiths (Ed.), China’s Urban Challenges in the 21st Century: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. (accepted 16 Feb. 2016)

5.        Tan, Y. (2017, forthcoming).Environmental stressors and population mobility in China: Causes, approaches and consequences. In R. McLeman, & F. Gemenne (Eds.), Routledge Handbook on Environmental Displacement and Migration. London and New York: Routledge. (accepted 29 Sept. 2015)

6.        Chen, Y., & Tan, Y. (2017, forthcoming). 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. (accepted 16 April 2015)

7.        Tan, Y. Migration and urbanisation. (2016). In C. Tubilewicz (Ed.), Transforming China: Unity, Stability and Development (pp. 162-180). London and New York: Routledge.

8.        Tan, Y., Liu, X., & Hugo G. (2015). Exploring the relationship between social inequality and environmentally-induced migration: Evidence from urban household surveys in Shanghai and Nanjing, China. In R. McLeman, T. Schade, & T. Faist (Eds.), Environmental Migration and Social Inequality (pp. 73–90). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-25796-9

9.        Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2011). Demographic impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. In S. D. Brunn (Ed.), Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects (pp. 1583–1598). Germany: Springer.

10.    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). Kyoto University Press and Trans Pacific Press.

11.    Tan, Y. (2008). Country reports: China. In International Organization for Migration, Regional Office for Southeast Asia (Ed.), Situation Report on International Migration in East and South-East Asia (pp. 19–28). Bangkok: International Organization for Migration, Regional Office for Southeast Asia.

12.    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). New York: United Nations publication.

13.    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.

 

Refereed journal articles 

14.    Tan, Y. 2017.  Resettlement and climate impact: Addressing migration intention of resettled people in west China. Australian Geographer. doi: 10.1080/00049182.2016.1266593

15.    Chen, Y., Tan, Y. & Zhang, Q. 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. (accepted 6 Dec. 2016)

16.    Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Zhuang, Q., Tang, X., Zhao, K. & Wang, S. 2016. 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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.10.107

17.    Chen, Y., Tan, Y. & Luo, Y. 2016. Post-disaster resettlement and livelihood vulnerability in rural China. Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal 26(1). doi: 10.1108/DPM-07-2016-0130

18.    Xu, X., Yang, G., Tan, Y., Sun, X., Jiang. H., & Tang, X. 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. 

19.    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:10.1007/s10113-015-0826-x

20.    Tan, Y., Liu, X., & Hugo, G. (2015). Exploring the 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:10.1007/s11111-014-0223-2

21.    Tan, Y., & Chadbourne, M. (2015). Spatially identifying vulnerable communities to climate change impact in South Australia. Local Environment, 20(11), 1265–1289.
doi: see
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13549839.2014.901306

22.    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:10.1371/journal.pone.0121604

23.    Hansen A, Nitschke M, Saniotis A, Benson J, Tan Y, Smyth V, Wilson L, Han G-S, Mwanri L, Bi P. (2014). Extreme heat and cultural and linguistic minorities in Australia: perceptions of stakeholders. BMC Public Health, 14(1), 1–12. doi:10.1186/1471-2458-14-550

24.    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:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2013.07.043

25.    Chen, Y., & Tan, Y. (2014). 山区村灾后移民搬迁安置面的主要问题策建 (Post-disaster resettlement programs in mountainous rural areas: problems and suggestions). Juece Zixun [Decision Making and Consultancy Newsletter]. 6:26–28, 31. (in Chinese)

26.    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:10.1016/j.earscirev.2013.05.007

27.    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:10.1177/011719681302200105

28.    Chen, Y., Tan, Y., & Mao, C. (2013). 山地自然灾害、风险管理与避灾扶移民搬迁(Mountain hazards, risk management, disaster-preventive and poverty-alleviating resettlement). Zaihai Xue [Journal of Catastrophology], 28(2), 136–142.

29.    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:10.1002/psp.674

30.    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:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2011.08.004

31.    de Sherbinin, A., Castro, M. Gemenne, F., Cernea, M. M., Adamo, S., Fearnside, P. M., Krieger, G., Lahmani, S., Oliver-Smith, A., Pankhurst, A., Scudder, T., Singer, B., Tan, Y., Wannier, G., Boncour, P., Ehrhart, C., Hugo, G., Pandey, B., Shi, G. (2011). Preparing for resettlement associated with climate change. Science, 334(6055), 456–457.
doi:10.1126/science.1208821

32.    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:10.1071/SR10191

33.    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:10.1080/09640568.2010.518712

34.    Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2009). Demographic effects on the future supply of vocational skills. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 35(1), 247–286.

35.    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:10.1177/011719680901800402

36.    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:10.1177/011719680801700101

37.    Richardson, S., & Tan, Y. (2008). Forecasting future demands: What we can and cannot know. Australian Bulletin of Labour, 34(2), 154–191.

38.    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.

39.    Tan, Y., & Wang, F. (2007). 人口老化与劳动 (Population ageing and workforce development and planning). 与人口分析 [Renkou Yu Fazhan , Population and Development] 13(2), 58–62. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1674–1668.2007.02.011    

40.    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:10.1007/s11111-006-0027-0 

41.    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:10.1080/00049180500153484

42.    Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2005). Rural women, displacement and the Three Gorges Project. Development and Change, 36(4), 711–734. doi:10.1111/j.0012-155X.2005.00431.x

43.    Tan, Y., & Wang, Y. (2004). Environmental migration and sustainable development in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River. Population and Environment, 25(6), 613–636. doi:10.1023/B:POEN.0000039067.43303.66

44.    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. 

45.    Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2003). Government-organized distant resettlement and Three Gorges Project, China. Asia-Pacific Population Journal, 18(3), 5–26.

46.    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:10.1111/1467-8373.t01-1-00182 

47.    Tan, Y. (1999). Issues and strategies on land management in Chengdu metropolitan area, China. Journal of Sichuan Normal University, 22(5), 594–598. (in Chinese, Abstract in English)

48.    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. (in Chinese, Abstract in English)

49.    Tan, Y. 1998. “Analyses on characteristics of economic structuring in China”, Dili (Chengdu) 11(2), 72–75. (in Chinese, Abstract in English)

50.    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. (in Chinese, Abstract in English)

51.    Tan, Y. (1996). The characteristics of the latitudinal economic zone in Arabian peninsula (in Chinese). World Geography Research, 130–134. (in Chinese, Abstract in English)

52.    Tan, Y. (1992). Regional economic structures in West Asia. Journal of Sichuan Normal University (Natural Science), 15(4), 64–73. (in Chinese, Abstract in English)

 

Refereed conference papers

53.    Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2013). Mobility and desertification: new evidence from rural household survey in the Minqin Oasis, northwest China. In R. Stojanov, Z. Žalud, P. Cudlín, A. Farda, O. Urban, & M. Trnka (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd annual Global Change and Resilience Conference (pp. 73–78). Czech Republic: Global Change Research Centre AS CR, v.v.i.. http://www.czechglobe.cz/wp-content/uploads/conference-proceedings.pdf

54.    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. http://iussp2009.princeton.edu/abstractViewer.aspx?submissionId=92044

55.    Tan, Y., & Chen, 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. Kunming, China. 27–31 July.

56.    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. Munich, Germany. 16–18 April.

57.    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. Fuzhou, China.

58.    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. http://www.unescap.org/publications/detail.asp?id=1322

59.    Tan, Y. (2006). Demographic trends in Australia's VET skills supply. In the APA (Australian Population Association) Conference 2006. Adelaide, Australia. 5–8 December.

60.    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.

 

61.    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. 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS

Major Research Reports

1.   Tan, Y., Zuo, A., & Watson, A. (2015). Social security for migrant workers in Nanjing and Sichuan: A summary of survey data. Ford Foundation, Beijing, 66 pp. 14 March.

2.   Findlay, C., Umberger, W., Bardsley, D. K., Tan, Y., & Watson, A. J. (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. https://www.adelaide.edu.au/global-food/documents/asian-food-in-transition.pdf

3.   Hansen, A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Tan, Y., Smyth, V., Wilson, L., & Han, G-S. (2013). Extreme heat and climate change: Adaptation in culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities. National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 101 pp. https://www.nccarf.edu.au/sites/default/files/attached_files_publications/Hansen_2013_Extreme_heat_CALD_communities.pdf. ISBN: 978-1-921609-97-8. [peer reviewed]

4.   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. Gold Coast, Australia: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (180 pp). National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility, Gold Coast, 180 pp. http://www.nccarf.edu.au/sites/default/files/attached_files_publications/Sevoyan_2013_Climate_change_disadvantaged_groups.pdf.   ISBN: 978-1-925039-09-2. [peer reviewed]

5.   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. Canberra: Department of Health and Ageing (DoHA), Federal Government of Australia (153 pp). September. http://www.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/mental-ba-eval-c [peer-reviewed]

6.   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 (356 pp). http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/research/_pdf/physical-implications-migration-fullreport.pdf  [peer-reviewed]

7.   Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Fitzpatrick, D., & Wei, Z. (2010). Review of approach to skilled and business migration in South Australia. Adelaide: Department of Trade and Economic Development (DTED) of the Government of South Australia (126 pp). 22 July.

8.   Hugo, G., Bardsley, D., Tan, Y., Sharma, V., Williams, M., & Bedford, B. (2009). Climate Change and Migration in the Asia-Pacific Region. Final Report to the Asian Development Bank (ABD), Manila (548 pp). Available in part as: Asian Development Bank (2012). Addressing Climate Change and Migration in Asia and the Pacific. Manila: ADB (94 pp). http://www.adb.org/zh/publications/addressing-climate-change-and-migration-asia-and-pacific [peer-reviewed]

9.   Tan, Y. (2009). Climate change and related people displacement in China. Manila: Asian Development Bank. March.

10. 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. 27 February. http://www.immi.gov.au/media/publications/research/_pdf/whm-report.pdf [peer-reviewed]

11. Tan, Y. (2009). Lessons that have been gained from resettlement programs associated with large scale development projects. Manila: Asian Development Bank. April.

12. Tan, Y., Richardson, S., Bai, T., & Sun, L. (2008). CME skilled migration research project report. Prepared by KPMG with NILS (National Institute of Labour Studies at Flinders University).

13. Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2008). The labour force outlook in the Australian minerals sector: 2008 to 2020. Minerals Council of Australia (MCA), Australia. June. http://www.minerals.org.au [peer-reviewed]

14. Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2007). University employment review to 2016. Unisuper, Australia. October.

15. Tan, Y., & Richardson, S. (2006). Demographic effects on the supply of vocational skills. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia. October. http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/proj/nr4022/Tan_Overview2_1.pdf [peer-reviewed]

16. Richardson, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Forecasting future demands: What we can and cannot know. National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), Australia. October. http://www.ncver.edu.au/publications/1744.html [peer-reviewed]

17. Lowry, D., Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Labour force outlook in South Australia and the minerals resources sector: Occupational projections. Olympic Dam Expansion Project, BHP Billiton. July.

18. 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. July. http://www.ipart.nsw.gov.au/investigation_content.asp?industry=5&sector=current&inquiry=94&doctype=5&doccategory=1&docgroup=1 [peer-reviewed]

19. Lowry, D., Molloy, S., & Tan, Y. (2006). Staffing the supercycle: Labour force outlook in the minerals sector, 2005 to 2015. Minerals Council of Australia. http://www.mineralscouncil.org.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0011/17120/Staffing_the_Supercycle.pdf  [peer-reviewed]

20. Richardson, S., Tan, Y., Healy, J., & Liu, P. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW. A discussion paper prepared for the Transport and Population Data Centre of the NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources. June.

21. Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2005). Labour force projections for the greater metropolitan area of NSW to 2031: Results and technical paper. Sydney: Transport and Population Data Centre of the NSW Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources. July.

 

Conference Keynotes / Presentations

22.    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. Research Conference on Social Security Policy Options for China’s Migrant Workers. 20–22 March. Nanjing University, Wuxi, China.  [keynote]

23.    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. Paper presented to the conference on Urban Challenges in the 21st Century. National Academy of Economic Strategy, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Beijing, China. 20 July. 

24.    Tan, Y., & Liu, X.C. (2015). Water shortage and inequality in Minqin Oasis of northwest China: Adaptive policies and farmers’ perceptions. Paper presented to the 9th of International Convention of Asian Scholars (ICAP 9). Adelaide, Australia. 5–9 July.

25.    Tan, Y. (2013). Climate change and displacement: Lessons that can be learnt from environmentally induced displacement and resettlement in China. RASP Conference 2013: Rethinking Environmental Futures in Asia and the Pacific. Research School of Asia and the Pacific,

26.    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. Paper presented to XXVII IUSSP International Population Conference, Busan, Korea. 26–31 August. 

27.    Tan, Y. (2013). Mobility and desertification: new evidence from rural household survey in the Minqin Oasis, northwest China. The 3rd Annual Global Change and Resilience Conference, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Brno, Czech Republic, 22–24 May. 

28.    Stojanov, R., Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2013). Forced population displacement: Some lessons from dam constructions in China and the Czech Republic. International Conference on Development-Induced Displacement and Resettlement: Bridging Research and Practice, Filling the Knowledge Gaps. Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford, UK, 22–23 March 2013. 

29.    Hansen. A., Bi, P., Saniotis, A., Nitschke, M., Benson, J., Smyth, V., Wilson, L., Han, G-S., Tan, Y., & Mwanri, L. (2013). The adaptive capacity of migrants to climate change in Australia. Abstracts of the 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), August 19–23, Basel, Switzerland. 2013 Environ Health Perspect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.ehbasel13

30.    Bi, P., Hansen, A., Nitschke, M., Saniotis., A., Benson, J., Smyth, V., Wilson, L., Han, G-S., Tan, Y., & Mwanri, L. (2013). Extreme heat in Australia: are culturally and linguistically diverse communities more at risk? Abstracts of the 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), August 19–23, Basel, Switzerland. 2013. Environ Health Perspect. http://dx.doi.org/10.1289/ehp.ehbasel13

31.    Tan, Y., Liu, X.C. 2012. Exploring relationship between social inequality and environmentally-induced migration: Evidence from urban household surveys in Shanghai and Nanjing, China. Paper presented to ESF-ZIF-Bielefeld University Research Conference Tracing Social Inequalities in Environmentally-Induced Migration, Bielefeld, Germany, 9–13 December. 

32.    Tan, Y. (2012). Household mobility and climate change: New evidence from the Yangtze River Delta of China. Paper presented to the International Workshop on Climate Change and Migration, National Research Centre for Resettlement at Hohai University, Nanjing, China. 16–18 November. 

33.    Tan, Y. (2012). Addressing institutional dimensions of environmental change and resettlement in China. Paper presented to the International High-end Forum on Public Performance Governance: Frontier Academic Studies with Global Experience and Practice. Lanzhou, China. 5–7 October. 

34.    Tan, Y. (2011). Environmental migration in western China: Causes and responses. Paper presented to the 1st International Symposium Changing Urban Life. Population Research Institute, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. 20–22 October.  [keynote]

35.    Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2011). Key issues in meeting skill needs through skilled regional migration: A case study in South Australia. Paper presented to the Migration Update Conference. Adelaide, Australia. 23–24 June. 

36.    Tan, Y., & Lester, L. (2011). Labour market and economic impacts of international working holiday temporary migrants to Australia. Paper presented to the 24th Annual Conference of the European Society for Population Economics (ESPE). Hangzhou, China. 16–18 June.

37.    Tan, Y. (2011). Key issues in meeting skill needs through skilled migration in South Australia. Paper presented to the conference Developing Sustainable Societies: Challenges and Prospectives. Adelaide, Australia. 22–23 March. 

38.    Tan, Y. (2011). Chinese perspectives on climate change and resettlement. Background paper to the Population-Environment Research Network (PERN) Cyberseminar on Preparing for Population Displacement and Resettlement Associated with Climate Change and Large Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Projects. [invited by PERN]  www.populationenvironmentresearch.org/pern_files/statements/Tan_PERNcyberseminar_2011.pdf 

39.    Tan, Y. (2010). Wellbeing of Tibetan people displaced by environmental degradation in Sichuan province, China. Paper presented to the International Conference on Development-Caused Displacement and Resettlement. The Hague, The Netherlands. 4–8 October.

40.    Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Guo, F. (2009). Environmental concerns and people displacement in West China. Paper presented to XXVI International Population Conference, The International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP). Marrakech, Morocco. 27 September – 2 October.

41.    Tan, Y., Hugo, G. 2008. Demographic impacts of the Three Gorges Dam. Paper presented to the international and interdisciplinary conference Engineering Earth: The Impacts of Megaengineering Projects. The University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, 21–23 July. [keynote]

42.    Tan, Y., & Hugo, G. (2007). An overview of resettlement in the Three Gorges project. Paper presented to the 12th International Metropolis Conference: Migration, Economic Growth, and Social Cohesion. Melbourne, Australia, 8–12 October.

43.    Tan, Y., & Potter, L. (2004). Three Gorges Project: Impacts of rural resettlement and urban relocation on the environment in the reservoir area. Paper presented to the 8th International Symposium “Impacts on the Good Earth: Recent Environmental History in China”, Kyoto, Japan, 23–25 January.

44.    Tan, Y., Hugo, G., & Potter, L. (2003). Government-organised distant resettlement and the Three Gorges Project, China. Presentation to Expert Meeting on Migration, UNESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand, 27–29 August. [keynote]

 

45.    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. Paper presented at the 2nd Plenary Conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers, Canberra, Australia. 9–12 July. 

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