JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2018, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (11): 1861-1871.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20171068

Special Issue: 人口与城市研究

• Resource Utilization and Management •     Next Articles

Coupling Analysis of Rural Residential Land and Rural Population in China during 2007-2015

LIU Ji-lai1, LIU Yan-sui2,3, LI Yu-rui3, HU Yin-gen4   

  1. 1.School of Resource and Environmental Sciences, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430079, China;
    2.Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China;
    3.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China;
    4.College of Public Management, Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan 430070, China
  • Received:2017-10-13 Online:2018-11-20 Published:2018-11-20
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41471143, 41671173 and 41801172; Key Project of National Social Science Foundation of China, No. 15ZDA021

Abstract: The spatial and temporal coupling relationship between rural residential land and population is the theoretical base for optimizing rural land resources. This paper aims to analyze the sequential variation characteristics, spatial heterogeneity rules and coupling relationship types of Chinese rural land resource and population. Demographic data and land survey data are analyzed with elastic coefficient model. The main research results include: 1) During 2007-2015, rural residential land linearly increased at an average annual rate of 1.94%, and totally increased 257.27×104 hm2. 2) Per capita residential land area of rural population and agriculture population increased at an average annual rate of 4.61% and 1.98%, respectively, and the gap between them was widen at an average annual rate of 16.2%. 3) The coupling relationship between rural residential land and rural population was type G (land area increase, population decrease and the former grows less rapidly than the latter) unbalanced development at national scale, and was type G or type H (land area increase, population decrease and the former grows faster than the latter) unbalanced development in all provinces. The coupling relationship between rural residential land and agriculture population was type H unbalanced development at national scale, and was unbalanced in 93.55% provinces. The research results indicated that the coupling relationship between rural residential land and rural population was unbalanced development in China during 2007-2015. This research could provide scientific supports for optimizing rural land resources and promoting coordinated development of rural man-land relationship.

Key words: elastic coefficient, land resource optimization, land use, man-land relationship, rural residential land

CLC Number: 

  • F301.2