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Dynamics of village change in China’s Yangtze Delta (new publication)
December 27, 2008 – 12:42 pm
Now, Dr. Junxi Wu, working in our five region field study of long-term ecological changes in the village ecosystems of China
, has published his work investigating how and why the traditional farmers of the region transformed their ancient agricultural landscapes into the intensively managed and densely populated landscapes that now characterize the region. Junxi spent years conducting intensive field research at a site very near my original research villages
(about 100 km West, in Yixing County), using interviews with elder farmers and historical aerial photographs to investigate, in unprecedented detail, the remarkable landscape changes produced as farmers in this region adopted new technologies and management practices under increasing population and market pressures.
So now- please read the paper < here>!
Congratulations Junxi on work well done!
Tags: China, land use change