Resources Science ›› 2019, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (1): 1-8.doi: 10.18402/resci.2019.01.01

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Unified management of natural resources: a new era, new characteristics, and new trend

Xianjin HUANG1,2()   

  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:2018-10-13 Online:2019-01-25 Published:2019-01-25


Both the development goal of beautiful China and the national strategy of ecological civilization construction put forward a higher requirement for the management of natural resources in the new era. It is an inevitable requirement for the harmonious coexistence between human beings and nature to unify management of natural resources. In addition, it is a basic character for the sustainable development of mankind. This study has revealed basic characteristics and significance of natural resources based on integrality, region, systematisms, and property. We also summarize the strategies, foundation, and applications of natural resources science and technology support in the new era of land maintenance. Through the accumulation of relevant study, we further explore the new trend of scientific and technological support for the unified management of natural resources in three aspects: the revelation of the overall characteristics, the recognition of systematic laws, and the discovery of correlation relations.

Key words: unified management of natural resources, scientific and technological innovation of natural resources, era characteristics, development tendency