JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2014, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (6): 956-966.doi: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2014.06.005

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Research on the Structure of Scenic Spots Response to the Regional Economic Development:A Case Study on Jiangsu Province

XU Jing, HUANG Zhen-fang, JIN Cheng   

  1. School of Geography Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Received:2012-12-31 Revised:2013-05-22 Published:2014-06-24


With the help of the spatial variogram, and taking Jiangsu Province as an example, this paper builds an index to describe the structure of scenic spots response to the regional economic development. Then, this paper describes scenic spots evolvement among county level based on four years: 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2012. Furthermore, it is going to discuss the structure and evolvement of the response. Through analysis, the paper finds out some evolvement rules. Firstly, The north of Jiangsu has developed fast in the past, especially in Huai'an and Suqian. However, the distribution of scenic spots in Jiangsu Province is unbalanced greatly which is more in south and less in north. The highest values of scenic spots are all distributed in south, such as the cities of Nanjing, Suzhou and Wuxi. Secondly, the number of high response regions has been risen in the beginning, and then reduced. High response regions are mainly distributed along the north bank of the Changjiang River. The distribution of low response regions has been changed from north to south of Jiangsu. Thirdly, the spatial fraction has rised from 1.884 to 1.970 during 2001-2009, and then reduced to 1.894 during 2009-2012. In the perspective of spatial fractal dimension, the diversity of response is better, but the diversity of response in different directions are changed rapidly. Fourthly, considering with the diversity of response index and regional development, we have divided the counties into six types. There are more low responsiveness type units, and least highly responsive high type units. Through the above discussion, we divided the factors of the evolvement of response into two aspects: outside factors and inside factors. Then, we analyzed the mechanism of these factors and put forward the optimization measures of different types.

Key words: economic development, Jiangsu Province, response, scenic spots

CLC Number: 

  • F592.7