Rural industrial structure and landscape diversity: Correlation research

Jian Peng, Yanglin Wang, Juan Jing, Qing Chang, Jiansheng Wu

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    Abstract

    Landscape diversity reflects the integrated natural characteristics of rural areas, to some extent, while industrial structure shows the regional social economic characteristics. Therefore, correlation research on rural industrial structure and landscape diversity may couple the natural environment and social economy, which is of great importance to rural sustainable development. In this paper, we carried through this research from two aspects. First, we made a qualitative analysis of the hierarchical correlation beween rural industrial structure and landscape diversity, and the correlation during different historical periods was also summarized. Second, taking Yongsheng County, Yunnan Province, China as a case study, we applied the method of hierarchical clustering to make a quantitative analysis of the clustering correlation between rural industrial structure and landscape diversity. The results show that there are correlations between rural industrial structure and landscape diversity. That is, different industrial structures may result in similar landscape diversity in developed rural areas; while in developing rural areas industrial structure cannot exclusively determine landscape diversity, which is also influenced by natural factors, such as landform, physiognomy and climate.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)268-277
    Number of pages10
    JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and World Ecology
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

    Keywords

    • Cluster correlation
    • Hierarchical correlation
    • Landscape diversity
    • Rural industrial structure
    • Yongsheng county

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