PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2011, Vol. 30 ›› Issue (12): 1548-1554.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2011.12.012

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The Research Progress of Human-Economic Geography in Major Plans of Science and Technology

FAN Jie1,2, LIU Weidong1,2, JIN Fengjun1,2, LIU Yansui1,2, ZHANG Wenzhong1,2, LIU Hui1,2, WANG Chengjin1,2, WANG Dai1,2   

  1. 1. Key Laboratory of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    2. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2011-03-01 Revised:2011-06-01 Online:2011-12-25 Published:2011-12-25

Abstract: The Chinese government launched a series of science and technology research programs to keep pace with the latest progress in world sciences research and solve the key problems emerging in China’s rapid development. Climate change, land surface processes, land use and natural disasters are the academic domains which human-economic geographers mostly devoted themselves to further research. Some important progress in the human- driven mechanism of land surface process and resource environment carrying capacity evaluation has offered a scientific basis for the government’s planning and environmental diplomacy. This paper reviews the major tasks undertaken by human-economic geographers and summarizes the major contributions and social impact of human-economic geography, such as the final consumption oriented research on carbon footprint, system dynamics of human geographical processes, key issues in land use decision making, and resource environment carrying capacity evaluation for disaster-hit areas.

Key words: China, climate change, land surface process, major plans of science and technology, natural disaster, research progress