Abstract—The coordination between resources and economy
is a challenge for Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone,
which is a new economic development zone in China, with the
rapid development in the past few years, the contradiction is
more intense than ever before. In this paper, the coupling
degree between the carrying capacity of land water resources
and economical development were assessed to demonstrate how
optimal coupling path can be selected. Methods of information
entropy were employed to determine the guideline system of
coupling degree and to quantify them. The results indicated that:
1)The coupling degree was difference, the level of urban regions
level was much higher than the counties region; 2)The carrying
capacity of land water and economic development lacked the
synchrony, most of the urban were belongs to the low harmony
style, and the countries were belongs to the phase lag in
economy; 3)The spatial distribution of the coupling degree took
Poyang lake as the core from higher to lower in the form of the
concentric circles. It obvious that the strategy of adaptive
management and ecological barrier construction should be
selected in environment damage areas, while the strategy of
urbanization and industrial layout optimization should be
selected in the Lag of economy of region.
Index Terms—Carrying capacity of land and water resources, coupling degree, economical development, Poyang Lake Ecological Economical Zone.
All the authors are with the department of land resources management, College of Public Administration, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China (e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite:Tian-gui Lv and Ci-fang Wu, "Study on Coupling Degree and Optimal Path between Land Water Resources and Economic Development in Poyang Lake Ecological Economical Zone," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 4, no. 5, pp. 569-575, 2013.