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LONG Hualou, Professor in Human Geography 

Fields of Emphasis 

Rural Geography / Rural Restructuring / Urban-Rural Development 

Land-Use Change / Land-Use Transition / Sustainable Land Use 


July 1999: Ph.D. in Geography, Peking University 

July 1996: M.S. in Geography, Northeast Normal University 

July 1993: B.S. in Geography, Hunan Normal University 

Employment Experience 

Since October 2015: Professor, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)  

Since December 2010: Professor, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research (IGSNRR), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)  

August 2006 to December 2010: Associate Professor, IGSNRR, CAS  

January 2009 to April 2009: Visiting Scholar, Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences (IGES), Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, UK 

July 2001 to August 2006: Associate Research Fellow, Land Consolidation and Rehabilitation Center, the Ministry of Land and Resources of China 

February 2005 to December 2005: Research Scholar, Sustainable Rural Development, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Laxenburg, Austria 

July 1999 to July 2001: Postdoctoral Researcher, IGSNRR, CAS, Beijing, China 

Professional Activities 

Since December 2015: Vice President and concurrent Secretary-General of the China Urban-Rural Development Think Tank Alliance (CURTA)

Since July 2015: Deputy Director and concurrent Secretary-General of the Specialty Committee of Land Resources Research, China Society of Natural Resources 

Since July 2015: Environmental Assessment Expert of the Ministry of Environmental Protection of China 

Since June 2015: Deputy Director of the Specialty Committee of Eco-civilization Research, the Regional Science Association of China 

Since December 2014: Council Member, the Geographical Society of China  

June 2014: Consultant for International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)  

Since September 2012: Guest Professor of Northeast Normal University  

Since July 2010: Guest Professor of Hunan Normal University  

Since February 2010: Fellow Member of International Congress of Disaster Management  

Since October 2009: Council Member, the China Society of Natural Resources  

Since January 2008: Research Fellow, the Beijing Nodal Office of Global Land Project (GLP)  

Since January 2008: Secretary-General of the Specialty Committee of Agricultural Geography & Rural Development, the Geographical Society of China  

Since August 2002: Member of Land Use/Cover Change (LUCC) Workgroup, the Chinese National Committee for IGBP & IHDP 

Editorial Board Membership 

2015- : Associate Editor of Habitat International 

2015-2016: Guest Editor of Journal of Rural Studies, SI on “Rural Restructuring in China”  

2013-2014: Guest Editor of Land Use Policy, SI on “Land Use Policy in China” 

2012- : Member of the editorial board of Journal of Rural Studies 

2010- : Member of the editorial board of Land Use Policy  

2010- : Member of the editorial board of Disaster Advances 

2015- : Member of the editorial board of Mountain Research (in Chinese)  

2015- : Member of the editorial board of Geographical Research (in Chinese)  

2015- : Member of the editorial board of Progress in Geography (in Chinese)  

2014- : Member of the editorial board of Areal Research and Development (in Chinese) 

2013- : Member of the editorial board of Economic Geography (in Chinese) 

Referee for the International Journals 

* African Journal of Agricultural Research * Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment * Agroecology and Sustainable Food Systems * Agronomy for Sustainable Development * Applied Geography * China: An International Journal * Chinese Geographical Science * Cities * Current Science * Disaster Advances * Ecological Economics * Ecological Indicators * Environment and Planning B * Environmental Management * Environmental Monitoring and Assessment * Framing the Debate Series * Frontiers of Earth Science * Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering * Geografiska Annaler B: Human Geography * Habitat International * Journal of Agricultural Science and Technology * Journal of Coastal Research * Journal of Development Studies * Journal of Earth System Science * Journal of Environmental Management * Journal of Geography and Regional Planning * Journal of Integrative Agriculture * Journal of Mountain Science * Journal of Rural and Community Development * Journal of Rural Studies * Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture * Journal of Zhejiang University - SCIENCE B * Land Degradation & Development * Land Use Policy * Landscape and Urban Planning * Outlook on Agriculture * Pedosphere * PLOS ONE * Quality & Quantity * Regional Environmental Change * SAGE Open * Science * Scientific World Journal * Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment * Sustainability * Thai Journal of Agricultural Science * The Professional Geographer * Theoretical and Applied Climatology * The Social Science Journal * Tourism Geographies * Urban Studies * World Development 

Convening of International Conferences 

2012: Co-chair of the Organizing Committee, “International Conference on Land Use Issues and Policy in China under Rapid Rural and Urban Transformation (LUPC)”, 20-23 October 2012, Beijing, China (with Guy Robinson) 

2007: Secretary-General of the Organizing Committee, “China-France International Symposium on Rural Construction and Development", 23-24 September 2007, Beijing, China 

Major Peer Reviewed International Journal Articles 


Long Hualou, Tu Shuangshuang, Ge Dazhuan, Li Tingting, Liu Yansui. The allocation and management of critical resources in rural China under restructuring: Problems and prospects. Journal of Rural Studies, 2016, 46, doi:10.1016/j.jrurstud.2016.03.011

Liu Yongqiang, Long Hualou. Land use transitions and their dynamic mechanism: The case of the Huang-Huai-Hai Plain. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2016, 26(5): 515-530.

Hu Zhichao, Wang Yanglin, Liu Yansui, Long Hualou, Peng Jian. Spatio-temporal patterns of urban-rural development and transformation in east of the “Hu Huanyong Line”, China. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 2016, 5(3), 24, doi:10.3390/ijgi5030024


Long Hualou, Liu Yansui. A brief background to Rural Restructuring in China: A forthcoming special issue of Journal of Rural Studies. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2015, 25(10): 1279-1280. 

Li Yurui, Long Hualou, Liu Yansui. Spatio-temporal pattern of China’s rural development: A rurality index perspective. Journal of Rural Studies, 2015, 38: 12-26. 

Liu Yongqiang, Long Hualou, Li Tingting, Tu Shuangshuang. Land use transitions and their effects on water environment in Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, China. Land Use Policy, 2015, 47: 293-301.  

Li Tingting, Long Hualou, Liu Yongqiang, Tu Shuangshuang. Multi-scale analysis of rural housing land transition under China’s rapid urbanization: The case of Bohai Rim. Habitat International, 2015, 48: 227-238.  

Li Tingting, Long Hualou, Tu Shuangshuang, Wang Yanfei. Analysis of income inequality based on income mobility for poverty alleviation in rural China. Sustainability, 2015, 7: 16362-16378. 

Xiong Shangao, Long Hualou, Tang Guoping, Wan Jun, Li Hongyuan. The management in response to marine oil spill from ships in China: A systematic review. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 2015, 96: 7-17. 

Yang Ren, Liu Yansui, Long Hualou, Qiao Luyin. Spatio-temporal characteristics of rural settlements and land use in the Bohai Rim of China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2015, 25(5): 559-572. 

Long Hualou, Liu Yansui, Li Tingting. Agricultural production in China under globalization. Editors: Guy M. Robinson, Doris A. Carson. Handbook on the Globalisation of Agriculture. Publisher: Edward Elgar, 2015, 214-234. 

Liu Yansui, Long Hualou. Transformation of rural China. Editors: Michael Dunford, Weidong Liu. The Geographical Transformation of China. Publisher: Routledge, 2015, 88-110. 


Long Hualou.Land consolidation: An indispensable way of spatial restructuring in rural China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2014, 24(2): 211-225.  

Long Hualou. Land use policy in China: Introduction. Land Use Policy, 2014, 40: 1-5.  

Long Hualou, Liu Yongqiang, Hou Xuegang, Li Tingting, Li Yurui. Effects of land use transitions due to rapid urbanization on ecosystem services: Implications for urban planning in the new developing area of China. Habitat International, 2014, 44: 536-544. 

Long Hualou. Themed issue on “Land Use Policy in China” published in Land Use Policy. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2014, 24(6): 1198. 

Liu Yansui, Yang Ren, Long Hualou, Gao Jay, Wang Jieyong. Implications of land-use change in rural China: a case study of Yucheng, Shandong province. Land Use Policy, 2014, 40: 111-118.  

Li Yurui, Liu Yansui, Long Hualou, Cui Weiguo. Community-based rural residential land consolidation and allocation can help to revitalize hollowed villages in traditional agricultural areas of China: Evidence from Dancheng County, Henan Province. Land Use Policy, 2014, 39: 188-198. 

Li Yurui, Wang Jing, Liu Yansui, Long Hualou. Problem regions and regional problems of socioeconomic development in China: A perspective from the coordinated development of industrialization, informatization, urbanization and agricultural modernization. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2014, 24(6): 1115-1130.  


Long Hualou, Liu Yansui. International Conference on Land Use Issues and Policy in China under Rapid Rural and Urban Transformation. Chinese Geographical Science, 2013, 23(1): 129-130.  

Lu Shasha, Liu Yansui, Long Hualou, Guan Xingliang. Agricultural production structure optimization: a case study of major grain producing areas, China. Journal of Integrative Agriculture, 2013, 12(1): 184-197. 

Li Yurui, Liu Yansui, Long Hualou, Wang Jieyong. Local responses to macro development policies and their effects on rural system in China’s mountainous regions: The case of Shuanghe village in Sichuan province. Journal of Mountain Science, 2013, 10(4): 588-608. 

Zhang Xingna, Long Hualou. MDG hunger target: Analysis of cereal production system and the evaluation of cereal production potential in Africa. Journal of Sustainable Development, 2013, 6(11): 82-97. 

Long Hualou, Li Yurui, Liu Yansui, Zhang Xingna. Population and Settlement Change in China’s Countryside: Causes and Consequences. Editors: Cawley M., Bicalho A.M.S.M., Laurens L. The Sustainability of Rural Systems: Global and Local Challenges and Opportunities. Publisher: The Commission on the Sustainability of Rural Systems (CSRS) of the International Geographical Union (IGU) and the Whitaker Institute, National University of Ireland Galway, 2013, 123-133. 


Long Hualou, Li Yurui, Liu Yansui, Woods M., Zou Jian. Accelerated restructuring in rural China fueled by ‘increasing vs. decreasing balance’ land-use policy for dealing with hollowed villages. Land Use Policy, 2012, 29(1): 11-22.  

Long Hualou, Li Tingting. The coupling characteristics and mechanism of farmland and rural housing land transition in China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2012, 22(3): 548-562. 

Wang Lingzhi, Long Hualou*, Liu Huiqing, Dong Guihua. Analysis of the Relationship Between Drought-Flood Disasters and Land-Use Changes in West Jilin, China. Disaster Advances, 2012, 5(4): 652-658.  

Long Hualou, Liu Yansui. A commentary on the International Conference on Land Use Issues and Policy in China. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2012, 3(4): 384-384. 


Long Hualou, Woods M. Rural restructuring under globalization in eastern coastal China: What can be learned from Wales?. Journal of Rural and Community Development, 2011, 6(1): 70-94.  

Long Hualou, Zou Jian, Pykett J., Li Yurui. Analysis of rural transformation development in China since the turn of the new millennium. Applied Geography, 2011, 31(3): 1094-1105.  

Long Hualou. Disaster prevention and management: A geographical perspective. Disaster Advances, 2011, 4(1): 3-5. (Invited Editorial)  

Liu Yansui, Chen Yangfen, Long Hualou. Regional diversity of peasant household response to new countryside construction based on field survey in eastern coastal China. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2011, 21(5): 869-881. 


Long Hualou, Liu Yansui, Li Xiubin, Chen Yufu. Building new countryside in China: A geographical perspective. Land Use Policy, 2010, 27(2): 457-470.  

Long Hualou, Zou Jian. Farmland destroyed by natural hazards in China: spatio-temporal pattern and integrated prevention and treatment system. Disaster Advances, 2010, 3(4): 592-597.  

Long Hualou, Zou Jian. Grain production driven by variations in farmland use in China: an analysis of security patterns. Journal of Resources and Ecology, 2010, 1(1): 60-67. 

LI Yurui, LONG Hualou*, LIU Yansui. Industrial development and land use/cover change and their effects on local environment: a case study of Changshu in eastern coastal China. Frontiers of Environmental Science & Engineering in China, 2010, 4(4): 438-448. 

Liu YS, Wang JY, Long HL. Analysis of arable land loss and its impact on rural sustainability in Southern Jiangsu Province of China. Journal of Environmental Management, 2010, 91(3): 646-653.  

Liu Yansui, Liu Yu, Chen Yangfen, Long Hualou. The process and driving forces of rural hollowing in China under rapid urbanization. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2010, 20(6): 876-888.  


Long Hualou, Zou Jian, Liu Yansui. Differentiation of rural development driven by industrialization and urbanization in eastern coastal China. Habitat International, 2009, 33(4): 454-462.  

Long Hualou, Liu Yansui, Wu Xiuqin, Dong Guihua. Spatio-temporal dynamic patterns of farmland and rural settlements in Su-Xi-Chang region: Implications for building a new countryside in coastal China. Land Use Policy, 2009, 26(2): 322-333.  


Long Hualou, Wu Xiuqin, Wang Wenjie, Dong Guihua. Analysis of urban-rural land-use change during 1995–2006 and its policy dimensional driving forces in Chongqing, China. Sensors, 2008, 8(2), 681-699.  

Liu Yansui, Wang Lijuan, Long Hualou. Spatio-temporal analysis of land-use conversion in the eastern coastal China during 1996-2005. Journal of Geographical Sciences, 2008, 18(3): 274-282. 


Long Hualou, Heilig G.K., Li Xiubin, Zhang Ming. Socio-economic development and land-use change: analysis of rural housing land transition in the Transect of the Yangtse River, China. Land Use Policy, 2007, 24(1): 141-153.  

Long Hualou, Tang Guoping, Li Xiubin, Heilig G.K. Socio-economic driving forces of land-use change in Kunshan, the Yangtze River Delta Economic Area of China. Journal of Environmental Management, 2007, 83(3): 351-364.  


LONG HL, HEILIG GK, WANG J, LI XB, LUO M, WU XQ, ZHANG M. Land use and soil erosion in the upper reaches of the Yangtze River: some socio-economic considerations on China's Grain-for-green Programme. Land Degradation & Development, 2006, 17(6): 589-603.  

Heilig G.K., Zhang Ming, Long Hualou, Li Xiubin, Wu Xiuqin. Poverty alleviation in China: a lesson for the developing world? Geographische Rundschau International Edition, 2006, 2(2): 4-13. 


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