SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA ›› 2021, Vol. 41 ›› Issue (4): 656-663.doi: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2021.04.012

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Progress and Geographical Response on Landscape Preference

Wu Jun1(), Xu Yuanyuan2, Ren Jianlan3, Zhang Jie4, Sun Weilong1, Li Mengyu1, Pu Hongbo1   

  1. 1. School of Geography and Tourism, Qufu Normal University, Rizhao 276826, Shandong, China
    2. School of History and Social Development, Qilu Normal University, Jinan 250014, Shandong, China
    3. School of Geography and Environment, Shandong Normal University, Jinan 250358, Shandong, China
    4. School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210093, Jiangsu, China
  • Received:2019-11-23 Revised:2020-03-06 Online:2021-04-25 Published:2021-06-04
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(41971173);National Natural Science Foundation of China(41571525);Social Science Planning Research Project of Shandong Province(15CGLJ11)


Landscape is a term of a comprehensive area and space that people can observe, perceive and in which nature interact with humanity. It is also the key research object of geography and other disciplines. With industrialization, urbanization and economic globalization, landscape and its pattern change rapidly, landscape preference becomes an important human dynamic mechanism of the change. This article chooses WOS (Web of Science) and China Knowledge Resource Integrated Database ( as the data sources, and uses CiteSpace to analyze the knowledge map. After analyzing the landscape preference research and comparing with the research progress of geography, it is found the result as follows. In recent years, the landscape preference research has been widely concerned by the academic community, developed rapidly, and achieved rich research results. It involves a wide range of disciplines, research directions and themes; internationally it gradually focuses on cultural ecosystem services, public preferences, aesthetic analysis, psychological restoration and so on. In China, the research focuses on the public landscape preferences of tourists and residents and the research of cultural ecosystem services of urban public green space. The academic community has not yet formed, the core authors are mainly environmental ecologists, and there are few geographers. The geographical response is mainly based on the application of geographic technology in the world, while that of tourism geography in China. Through the analysis, it is found that landscape preference studies the relationship, interdisciplinary and diversified between human beings and environment, focusing on the needs of “human beings” and “human vision” of small and micro scale landscape environment, not only in line with the core theme of geographical research, but also in line with the development trend of geography, especially human geography. Geography actively responds to the research of landscape preference, which can not only give full play to the disciplinary advantages, but also will provide a new research field for enriching the geospatial scale and further revealing the man-land relationship in the new era.

Key words: landscape preference, culture ecosystem services, geographical response, CiteSpace

CLC Number: 

  • K901