Original Articles

Land Rehabilitation and Regional Land Use Transition

  • Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Center, the Ministry of Land and Resources, Beijing 100035

Received date: 2003-01-01

  Revised date: 2003-02-01

  Online published: 2003-03-25


Land use/cover changes (LUCC) are not simple process There are complex simultaneous patterns of land cover change, ranging from modifications in land cover to conversions and maintenance To avoid the unilateralism of LUCC research, it is necessary to continuously put forward new themes, develop new methods and find new integrated approach Especially, concerning research on LUCC should pay more attention to the actual conditions in China and aim at the new demands of society Land use transition is a new research theme for LUCC, and land rehabilitation is a new thing in China The interaction and relationship between land use transition and land rehabilitation are discussed in this paper for the purpose of primely carrying out land rehabilitation and realizing sustainable land use At present, a lot of land use issues in China can be solved through carrying out land rehabilitation In the future, the tasks of land management will pay more attention to it The objectives of land rehabilitation in China are to form a rational, effective, and intensive land use pattern, increase effective area of cultivated land, enhance land use efficiency, and meet the demands of socioeconomic development to land It would change with the changes of the socioeconomic development phase that the country/region is in Regional land use morphology is the overall pattern of actual land cover in a region at a given time, comprising main types of land use Regional land use transition refers to the changes in regional land use morphology over time, and it usually corresponds to the transition of socioeconomic development phase In China, there are different land use transition phases in the same period of time as a result of the differences of regional socioeconomic development levels and physical conditions Therefore, in the process of laying out concrete objectives, modes and policies of land rehabilitation in a region, it is suggested to take regional land use transition phase into accountant Simultaneously, the course of socioeconomic development in a region can be accelerated through carrying out land rehabilitation and adjusting land use structure, which can also promote the transformation of regional land use transition phases and put forward new requirement for land rehabilitation.

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LONG Hualou . Land Rehabilitation and Regional Land Use Transition[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2003 , 22(2) : 133 -140 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2003.02.004