JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (8): 1830-1838.doi: 10.31497/zrzyxb.20200806

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The interdisciplinary study and integration of disciplines for geography and resources science

PU Li-jie1,2, HUANG Xian-jin1,2   

  1. 1. School of Geography and Ocean Science, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China;
    2. Research Institute of Natural Resources, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
  • Received:2020-06-15 Revised:2020-07-06 Online:2020-08-28 Published:2020-08-28

Abstract: Interdisciplinary study and integration are the important characteristics of discipline innovation and development. This paper first discusses the subject basis of the integration of geography and resources science, and points out that geography and resources science have the commonness based on the scarcity of natural resources, the spatial nature of natural resources, the complexity of natural resources system and the response to the problems of natural resources. Then it introduces the interaction between geography and resources science and its historical process, sorts out the development relationship between geography, resources science, the thoughts of "human-land relationship" and sustainable development. Finally, resource geography, the integration of disciplinary product of geography and resources science, summarizes the subject content and direction of resource geography, expounds its global and national strategic support, and forecasts the development trend of resource geography in China. This paper aims to better understand the current situation of the intersection and integration of geography and resources science in China, grasp the context of discipline development from the overall category, promote the mutual penetration between disciplines, transplant and innovate theories and methods, and constantly open up new research fields and improve the level of discipline studies.

Key words: resources science, interdisciplinary study, integration of disciplines, resource geography, geography