PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (6): 56-67.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2007.06.006

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Resear ch Progr ess on Inter action between Urbanization and Eco- environment in Oasis Area

LI Zehong1,2, DONG Suocheng1, LI Yu1   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China|
    2. Graduate University of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100039, China
  • Received:2007-09-01 Revised:2007-10-01 Online:2007-11-25 Published:2007-11-25


Based on the retrospection of researches on interaction between urbanization and eco- environment in oasis area, this paper reviewed systematically the relative research progress and prospected the main research directions in the future. Studies showed that the domestic and international scholars succeeded to the history analysis of urbanization and eco- environment relation in oasis areas, paid close attention to the research of oasis urbanization in drainage areas under the condition of water deficiency, and thought much of the research of oasis urbanization and eco- environment interaction mechanism. They generally adopted space analysis technology, complex systematic analysis and mathematics models to appraise the response course of urbanization and eco- environment respectively, paid more attention to differentiating the positive and negative environment effects of urbanization in oasis areas, and strengthened the research on sustainable urbanization patterns in oasis areas. There are still a lot of weak points for recent researches. In the future, the controllability, the close integration with practice, and the cross- disciplinary and systematic dynamic simulation will be the main research trends.

Key words: eco- environment, oasis area, research progress, urbanization