1966年2月出生于山西省襄垣县，1988年在兰州大学生物系获学士学位，2000年在加拿大University of Victoria获博士学位。现任中国生态学会理事，中国植物学会植物生态学专业委员会委员，中国林学会森林生态专业委员会委员，中国科学探险协会理事。担任Tree-Ring Research和Dendrochronologia的Associate Editor。迄今发表SCI刊物论文30余篇。已培养硕士和博士10名，正在指导博士生和硕士生7名。
Fang OY, Zhang QB*. 2018. Tree resilience to drought increases in the Tibetan Plateau. Glob. Change Biol., DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14470.
Fang OY, Alfaro RI, Zhang QB*. 2018. Tree rings reveal a major episode of forest mortality in the late 18th century on the Tibetan Plateau. Glob. Planet. Change, 163:44-50.
Li YM, Zhang Y*, Tong GB, Li CH, Zhao L, Kong ZC. 2018. Pollen assemblages and anthropogenic influences in the central and western regions of Yunnan Province. Sci.Total Environ., 646: 368-376.
Nie, CY, Zhang, Q.-B.* and Lyu, LX. 2017. Millennium-long tree-ring chronology reveals megadroughts on the southeastern Tibetan plateau. Tree-Ring Research, 73: 1-10.
yu，LX, Zhang, Q.-B.*, Deng, X and Makinen, H. 2016. Fine-scale distribution of treeline trees and the nurse plant facilitation on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Ecological Indicators, 66: 251-258.
Lyu, LX, Deng, X and Zhang, Q.-B.*. 2016. Elevation pattern in growth coherency on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. PLoS ONE, 11(9) e0163201. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0163201.
Zhang, C. and Zhang, Q.-B.*. 2016. Is there a link between the rise and fall of the Tuyuhun tribe (northwestern China) and climatic variations in the 4th-7th centuries AD?. Journal of Arid Environments, 125: 145-150.
Zhang, Q.-B., Evans, M.N. and Lyu, LX. 2015. Moisture dipole over the Tibetan Plateau during the past five and a half centuries. Nature Communications, 6: 8062 doi: 10.1038/ncomms9062.
Deng, X. and Zhang, Q.-B.2015. Tree growth and climate sensitivity in open and closed forests of the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Dendrochronologia, 33: 25-30.
Xing, P., Zhang, Q.-B. and Lv LX. 2014. Absence of late-summer warming trend over the past two and half centuries on the eastern Tibetan Plateau. Global and Planetary Change, 123: 27-35.
Duan, JP and Zhang, Q.-B.2014. A 449 year warm season temperature reconstruction in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau and its relation to solar activity. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere, 119: 11578–11592.
Duan, JP, Zhang, Q.-B. and Lv, LX. 2013. Increased Variability in Cold-Season Temperature since the 1930s in Subtropical China. Journal of Climate, 26: 4749-4757.
Lv, LX and Zhang, Q.-B.2013. Tree-ring based summer minimum temperature reconstruction for Yadong County at the southern edge of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, China. Climate Research, 56: 91-101.
Lv, LX, Ovchinnikov, DV, Kirdyanov, AV and Zhang, Q.-B.*2012. Comparison of temperature sensitive tree-ring chronologies in southern Tibetan Plateau and northern Siberia. Science, Technology and Development, 31(2): 152-164.
Duan, JP, Zhang, Q.-B.*, Lv, LX and Zhang, C. 2012. Regional-scale winter-spring temperature variability and chilling damage dynamics over the past two centuries in southeastern China. Climate Dynamics, 39: 919-928.
Lv, LX and Zhang, Q.-B.*. 2012. Asynchronous recruitment history of Abies spectabilis along an altitudinal gradient in the Mr.Everest region. Journal of Plant Ecology, 5 (2): 147-156.
Xing, P., Zhang, Q.-B.* and Baker, PJ. 2012. Age and radial growth pattern of four tree species in a subtropical forest of China. Trees-Structure and Function, 26: 283-290.
Shi, CM, Daux, V., Zhang, Q.-B.*, Risi, C., Hou, SG., Stievenard, M., Pierre, M., Li, ZS., and Masson-Delmotte, V. 2012. Reconstruction of southeast Tibetan plateau summer climate using tree ring △18O: moisture variability over the past two centuries. Climate of the Past, 8: 205-213.
Zhang, Q.-B.*, Li, ZS, Liu, PX and Xiao, SC. 2012. On the vulnerability of oasis forest to changing environmental conditions: perspectives from tree rings. Landscape Ecology, 27: 343-353.
Li, ZS, Zhang, Q-B*and Ma, KP. 2011. Tree-ring reconstruction of summer temperature for A.D. 1475-2003 in the central Hengduan Mountains, Northwestern Yunnan, China. Climatic Change, 110: 455-467.
Wang, X.C. and Zhang, Q.-B. 2011. Evidence of solar signals in tree rings of Smith fir from Sygera Mountain in southeast Tibet. Journal of Atmospheric and Solar-Terrestrial Physics, 73: 1959-1966.
Li, Z.S., Shi, C.M., Liu, Y.B., Zhang, J.L., Zhang, Q.-B.* and Ma, K.P. 2011. Summer mean temperature variation from 1710-2005 inferred from tree-ring data of the Baimang Snow Mountains, northwestern Yunnan, China. Climate Research, 47: 207-218.
Shi, CM, Masson-Delmotte, V., Risi, C., Eglin, T., Stievenard, M., Pierre, M., Wang, XC, Gao, J., Breon, F-M, Zhang, Q.-B.* and Daux, V. 2011. Sampling strategy and climatic implications of tree-ring stable isotopes on the southeast Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 301: 307-316.
Liu, YB and Zhang, Q-B.*2010. Effect of climate on the growth of annual rings in the main roots of perennial forbs in Inner Mongolian semi-arid grassland, China. Journal of Vegetation Science, 21: 899-907.
Shi, CM, Masson-Delmotte, V., Daux, V., Li ZS and Zhang Q-B.*2010. An unstable tree-growth response to climate in two 500 year chronologies, North Eastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Dendrochronologia, 28(4): 225-237.
Pumijumnong, N., Zhang, Q-B, Eckstein, D., Baas, P. 2009. Tree-ring research in Asia (Preface). IAWA Journal, 30: 359.
Guo, G, Li, ZS, Zhang, Q-B*, Ma, KP and Mu CL. 2009. Dendroclimatological studies of Picea Likiangensis and Tsuga Dumosa in Lijiang, China. IAWA Journal, 30: 435-441.
Wang, XC, Zhang, Q-B*, Ma, K.P. and Xiao SC. 2008. A tree-ring record of 500-year dry-wet changes in northern Tibet, China. The Holocene, 18: 579-588.
Zhang, Q-B and Shao, X.M. 2007. Tree Rings and Ecology: The 7th International Conference on Dendrochronology. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49: 129-130.
Liu Y.B. and Zhang, Q-B*.2007. Growth rings of roots in perennial forbs in Duolun grassland, Inner Mongolia, China. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 49: 144-149.
Zhang, Q-B* and Qiu, HY. 2007. A millennium-long tree-ring chronology of Sabina przewalskii on northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Dendrochronologia. 24(2-3): 91-95.
Huang, JG and Zhang, Q-B* .2007. Tree rings and climate for the last 680 years in Wulan area of northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Climatic Change. 80: 369-377.
Wang, T, Zhang, Q-B, and Ma, KP. 2006. Treeline dynamics in relation to climatic variability in the central Tianshan Mountains, northwestern China. Global Ecology and Biogeography 15(4): 406-415.
 Zhang, Q-B*, and Hebda, RJ. 2005. Abrupt climate change and variability in the past four millennia of the southern Vancouver Island, Canada. Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L16708, doi:10.1029/2005GL022913.
He, J.S., Zhang, Q.-B., and Bazzaz, F.A. 2005. Differential drought responses between samplings and adult trees in four co-occurring species of New England. Trees-Structure and Function, 19: 442-450.
Zhang, Q.-B.*, and Hebda, R. 2004. Radial growth patterns of Douglas-fir along an elevational gradient in central coast British Columbia, Canada. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, 34:1946-1954.
Zhang, Q.-B.*, Cheng, G., Yao, T., Kang, X., and Huang, J. 2003. A 2326-year tree-ring record of climate variability on the northeastern Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. Geophysical Research Letters, 30(14), 1739, doi:10.1029/2003GL017425.
Zhang, Q.-B.*, and Alfaro, R. 2003. Spatial synchrony of the two-year cycle budworm outbreaks in central British Columbia, Canada. Oikos, 102: 146-154.
Zhang, Q.-B., and Alfaro, R. 2002. Periodicity of two-year cycle budworm outbreaks in central British Columbia, a dendroecological analysis. Forest Science 48: 722-731.
Zhang, Q.-B., Hebda, R., Zhang, Q.-J., and Alfaro, R. 2000. Modeling tree-ring growth responses to climatic variables using artificial neural networks. Forest Science, 46: 229-239.
Zhang, Q.-B., Alfaro, R., and Hebda, R. 1999. Dendroecological studies of tree growth, climate and spruce beetle outreaks in sub-boreal forest of central British Columbia, Canada. Forest Ecology and Management, 121: 215-225.