Original Articles

Review of Most Recent Progresses of Study on Land Use and Land Cover Change

  • 1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research,CAS, Beijing 100101;
    2. Land consolidation and rehabilitaion center,the Ministry of Land and Resources, Beijing 100035

Received date: 2002-12-01

  Revised date: 2002-12-01

  Online published: 2003-01-25


Land use and land cover change is one of the most important components and major causes to global environmental changes, and study on it has been the frontier all the while after entering the new millenniumThe paper reviewed firstly the major relevant research results of "Regional Geographical Conference of 2002"held by International Geographical Union(IGU)in Durban, South Africa in August this yearThen the authors put forward that the study on LUCC has made the most recent progresses in such five aspects: LUCC’s inspecting, assessing and mapping by means of using RS and GIS; analysing on countryside and agricultural land use/cover change;analysing on urban land use/cover change;the dynamics of land use/cover change and land use/cover change and eco environment. These aspects reflect that LUCC’s research scope is now extending and it’s research content deepening.

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CHEN Bai ming, LIU Xin wei, YANG Hong . Review of Most Recent Progresses of Study on Land Use and Land Cover Change[J]. PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY, 2003 , 22(1) : 22 -29 . DOI: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2003.01.003