Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2016, Vol. 71 ›› Issue (7): 1255-1261.doi: 10.11821/dlxb201607013

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Research progress and effect of geomorphology based on projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China

Weiming CHENG1,3(), Qiangyi LIU1,2, Yuancun SHEN1   

  1. 1. State Key Laboratory of Resources and Environmental Information System, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
    2. University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
    3. Jiangsu Center for Collaborative Innovation in Geographical Information Resource Development and Application, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Received:2015-11-25 Revised:2016-03-05 Online:2016-07-25 Published:2016-07-25
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.41471388, No.41171332;Surveying and Mapping Geoinformation Nonprofit Specific Project, No.201512033;National Science Technology Basic Special Project, No.2011FY110400-2


Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, research on geomorphology has made great progress in China. Based on its funding information for projects on geomorphology from 2010 to 2015, a summary of the overall development on the funded projects of geomorphology was made and the regional imbalance in the geomorphological branches was also analyzed. Consequently, some hotspots, as well as the research achievement and effect, were summed up. In this paper several major results can be drawn as follows. Firstly, the mumber of funded projects has showed an upward trend, which indicates that the relevant research is gradually deepening, and research teams have been expanding steadily. Secondly, research institutions on geomorphology are diversified from dual structure to multivariate one. Thirdly, geomorphology among different fields has shown a regional imbalance in terms of research subject and hot issues. Fourthly, tectonic landform, fluvial landform, loess landform, glacial landform and aeolian landform have become the main research hotspots of geomorphology.

Key words: National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), geomorphology, hotspots, research achievement and effect