JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2000, Vol. 15 ›› Issue (3): 213-217.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2000.03.004

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Human adaptation to climate change:a case study of changes in paddy planting area in Heilongjiang Province

FANG Xiuqi, SHENG Jingfen   

  1. Department of Geography,Beijing Normal University,Beijing 100875,China
  • Received:1999-10-28 Revised:2000-03-02 Online:2000-09-25 Published:2000-09-25

Abstract: Heilongjiang Province has experienced a warming trend since 1951,especially since the 1980s,where the warming trend is the most obvious in China.Analysis of the relationship between the changes in paddy planting area and temperature change in Heilongjiang revealed that the stages of change in paddy planting area are corresponding to the stages of temperature change,but the former lags behind the latter by about 4~6 to 2~3years.The rapid increase in paddy planting area and the northward expansion of the paddy fields since the mid 1980s are response to the distinct rising trend of temperature since the 1980s.

Key words: climate change, human adaptation, Heilongjiang Province, paddy planting area