Social, economic, and environmental transformations around China's largest freshwater lake and sustainability

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Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 5:00 PM / 6:40 PM (MDT)
Room: 8217, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Qing Tian, Luguang Jiang
Chairs: Qing Tian

Call for Submissions

Please email Qing Tian (qtian2@gmu.edu) if you are interested in presenting in this session.


Description

Poyang Lake is the largest freshwater lake in China. Situated in a topographical depression, the lake collects water from five major rivers in Jiangxi and drains from its northern rim into the Yangtze River at Hukou, about 700 km downstream of the Three Gorges Dam.

The area around Poyang Lake has a rich tradition of rice cultivation and aquaculture and has long been an important agricultural production base for Jiangxi and China. While the floodplain of Poyang Lake provides favorable conditions for rice cultivation and aquaculture, floods have been a well-known hazard affecting development in the region.

Poyang Lake also possesses ecological significance. The coastal zone and wetlands around Poyang Lake serve as important habitats for more than 332 different species of birds, of which 13 are internationally protected, and the Siberian Crane is critically endangered. 95% of Siberian Cranes spend their winter there.

Amid economic transitions in China, the area has experienced dramatic changes in urban expansion, agricultural land use, and the natural environment in the past years. Human development activities are associated with changes in the hydrology of the lake and flood dynamics.

This session will present recent research to show some of the important social, economic, and environmental changes around Poyang Lake. These changes are linked to large-scale socioeconomic forces, as well as local, regional, and national policy. Though the presentations may not give a full picture, they will certainly foster discussions on sustainability in an important social-ecological system and may shed some light on sustainability of human-environment systems in general.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Luguang Jiang*, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Qing Tian, Computational Social Science Program, College of Science, George Mason University, Rui Zhang, Computational Social Science Program, College of Science, George Mason University, Andrew Crooks, Computational Social Science Program, College of Science, George Mason University, Shuhua Qi, Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education, Jiangxi Normal University, Ruixin Yang, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, Interactions of Social, Natural, and Technological Subsystems and Synergy between Development and Adaptation to Floods around Poyang Lake 15 5:00 PM
Presenter Qing Tian, George Mason University, Liying Guo*, , Lin Zheng, Jiangxi Normal University, Urbanization and rural livelihoods: A case study from Jiangxi Province, China 15 5:15 PM
Presenter Rui Zhang*, Michigan State University, Qing Tian, Computational Social Science Program, College of Science, George Mason University, Luguang Jiang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Andrew Crooks, Computational Social Science Program, College of Science, George Mason University, Shuhua Qi, Key Laboratory of Poyang Lake Wetland and Watershed Research, Ministry of Education, Jiangxi Normal University, Ruixin Yang, Department of Geography and Geoinformation Science, George Mason University, College of Science, Projecting cropping patterns around Poyang lake and prioritizing areas for policy intervention to promote rice: A cellular automata model 15 5:30 PM
Presenter Qing Tian*, George Mason University, Economic and environmental shocks and resilience of rural development: Insights from an agent-based model 15 5:45 PM
Presenter Shaoxia Xia*, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Zhujian Meng, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Didi Rao, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiubo Yu, Institute of Geographic Science and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, The carrying capacity of winter geese in Poyang Lake in different hydrological scenarios 15 6:00 PM
Presenter Qiuhao Huang*, Nanjing University, Linlin Sheng, Nanjing Normal University, China, Predicting future farmland pattern using GeoAI -- A case study of Changzhou, China 15 6:15 PM
Discussant Hui Lin The Chinese University of Hong Kong 10 6:30 PM

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