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Research object,discipline system and development approaches of resource science

  • Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resource Research, CAS, Beijing 100101, China

Received date: 2003-05-28

  Revised date: 2003-07-25

  Online published: 2003-12-25


Some basic problems on the development and construction of resource science,such as:the research objective and its content,disciplinary system and main subdisciplines,degree programs and curriculum setting of resource sciences are discussed in the article.It was indicated that the resource science is an integrated science,which focuses on the formation,evolvement,quality and quantity characters,changes spatio - temporal distribution of natural resources,and the relationship between natural resources and the progress of human society.Nowadays disciplinary system and main subdisciplines of resource science mostly include academic resource science,comprehensive(basic)resource science,departmental(applied)resource science and regional resource science.Comprehensive resource science can be further divided into seven subdisciplines,similarly,departmental resource science can be further divided into nine subdisciplines;as the pandect and application in specific area of resource science,academic resource science and regional resource science can be further divided respectively.A3d - network system model of the discipline development on resource sciences is put forward.Based on the above study,referring to major setting,degree programs and curriculum design of resource sciences in the foreign universities and colleges,as well as the domestic circumstance of some undergraduate and graduate resource - related disciplines and majors,it was proposed to conform the dispersal research contents of resources sciences,add cross - discipline division of resource science and technology to the national‘Discipline classification and its code’and‘List of disciplines and majors which can recruit graduate students and offer Doctor’s and Master’s degree’.In order to impulse the development of resource disciplinary system and the training of advanced talents in the field of resource science,college of resources and environment which were set up in some universities could also set up resource science,resources technology and resources management,the three undergraduate majors within the discipline of resource science,moreover recruit graduate and doctoral students.

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FENG Zhi-ming . Research object,discipline system and development approaches of resource science[J]. JOURNAL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, 2003 , 18(6) : 742 -752 . DOI: 10.11849/zrzyxb.2003.06.013