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    Retrospect and prospect of regionalization system of China
    WU Shao-hong, YIN Yun-he, FAN Jie, ZHENG Du, YANG Qin-ye
    GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH    2010, 29 (9): 1538-1545.   DOI: 10.11821/yj2010090001
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    Regionalization system of China has attained substantial achievements in the last decades by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research under the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Based on the stages of "integrated physical geographical regionalization-eco-geographical regionalization-comprehensive regionalization",significant progresses and achievements of some important regionalization schemes were introduced in this paper. In 1950s, integrated physical geographical regionalization was initiated in order to guide the distribution of agricultural production. In the 1990s, eco-geographical regionalization was carried out to instruct ecological development and environmental protection based on ecological theories and methods. Since the end of the 20th century, comprehensive regionalization has been developed along with the further research into earth science and sustainable development. A combination of physical factors with socio-economic factors has been the distinguishing characteristic of recent regionalization research. Moreover, the continuous innovation in methodology and technology, such as remote sensing, geographical information system and numerical simulation, has promoted the development of regionalization research. Regionalization system which was tightly coupled with national economic development and environmental protection would be an important direction of physical geography and even geography in future development.

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    Retrospect and prospect of geomorphology in IGSNRR, CAS
    SHI Chang-xing, XU Jiong-xin, CAI Qiang-guo, JING Ke, LI Bing-yuan, FANG Jin-fu, QI De-li, WANG Sui-ji, YAN Yun-xia
    GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH    2010, 29 (9): 1546-1560.   DOI: 10.11821/yj2010090002
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    Geomorphology has been a main subject of the modern geography, and it has been regarded as one of the mainstay subjects in the Institute of Geography (now, the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research), CAS. The studies done by the geomorphologists in the institute have made a great contribution to national economic construction as well as to the knowledge of geomorphology. This article makes a general review on the main progress in geomorphology made by the geomorphologists in the institute since the institute was founded, including the progress in the fields of fluvial geomorphology, Loess Plateau and slope geomorphology, Tibet and Antarctic landforms and Quaternary, karst and tourism geomorphology, experiments and simulations of landform processes, and cartography of landforms. The existing Department of Geomorphology and Watershed Processes in the institute focuses on studies of slope processes and slope reclamation, sediment erosion and control in watersheds, sediment transport and river channel changes, land-ocean interactions in estuaries, Simulation of dynamic landform systems, karst landform and hydrochemical processes, regional and applied geomorphology. Some suggestions are proposed for improving the roles of the department in developing the geomorphologic sciences and serving the national economic construction.

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    An overview of research on climate change in China during the past 2000 years
    ZHENG Jing-yun, SHAO Xue-mei, HAO Zhi-xin, GE Quan-sheng
    GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH    2010, 29 (9): 1561-1570.   DOI: 10.11821/yj2010090003
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    In this paper we summarize the major progress made by the scientists at the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences on the study of climate change in China during the past 2000 years and provide insight to future research activities. Faced with hot scientific issue in the field from international projects, much research has been performed at the Institute in the past decade, and many new and significant results are produced in the areas of collection and compilation of various proxy data, construction of an extensive database of climate change in China, reconstruction of temperature and precipitation series, and analyses of the spatial and temporal characteristics of climate change for the past 2000 years. In the future, in addition to reconstructions of climate change based on high-resolution proxies, such as historical documents and tree-ring data, we need to increase the density and spatial coverage of the proxy data. Using the approach of historical climate modeling, the forcing mechanisms of climate change can be examined. With the advantage of the accumulated research results at the Institute, we can also investigate the interactions between climate change and human society during historical periods.

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    Overview on the research works in the field of environmental geography and human health
    YANG Lin-sheng, WANG Wu-yi, TAN Jian-an, LIANG Tao, DONG Yun-she
    GEOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH    2010, 29 (9): 1571-1583.   DOI: 10.11821/yj2010090004
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    In the 1960s, the Institute of Geography called for chemical process research in physical geography and set up the first department on chemical geography in China. The department has participated in all earlier national programmes on environment, which has promoted the development of environmental sciences and technologies in China. The department also has led other institutes in the Chinese Academy of Sciences to conduct the studies on the geographic pathogeny and controlling of Keshan disease, Kaschin-Beck disease and other endemics, which has enhanced the initiation and development of medical geography in China. In 2000, the institute redistributed the department from chemical geography to environmental geography, as well as from medical geography to health geography. The expanding research works include the ecological and health risk assessment of pollutants such as heavy metals, the health risks of global environmental change, the biogeochemical cycles of carbon, nitrogen and their relationships with greenhouse gas emissions. Sets of technologies on site pollution treatment and health protection have been developed. Further research into environmental geography and human health will focus on the chemical property of geographic environment, so as to probe into the interactions among environment, human health and socio-economic development, for human safety and sustainable development.

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