Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2013, Vol. 68 ›› Issue (1): 18-24.doi: 10.11821/xb201301004

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Global change and integrated geography research: An interpretation of Huang Bingwei's academic thoughts

LIU Yanhua, WU Shaohong, YIN Yunhe, ZHENG Du, YANG Qinye   

  1. Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China
  • Received:2012-11-20 Revised:2012-12-25 Online:2013-01-20 Published:2013-01-20
  • Supported by:

    Key project of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.XDA05090307; National Key Technology Research and Development Program, No.2012BAC19B10

Abstract: Professor Huang Bingwei was a grand master and significant pioneer for modern geography in China. He had paid close attention to global change research since the 1960s. He is best known for his great contributions to the research in geography and global change. For honoring Prof. Huang's 100th birth anniversary this year, we systematically reviewed the developing stages of Prof. Huang's research in global change, and made a comprehensive study on his outstanding academic thoughts as well. His foresight ideas of synthetic, regional and uncertainty research on global change have been confirmed and reflected by research application globally in recent decades. In this paper, we discussed the research direction and keynotes of global change and set up its objective and innovation fields in the future to follow Prof. Huang's grand academic thoughts. This retrospect and prospect would be a framework for the development of integrated physical geography confronting with the new situation of global change, and also be a scientific basis for establishing national-level strategies on global change issues and sustainable development.

Key words: global change, integrated physical geography, Huang Bingwei, academic thoughts