Trends and Features of Agroforestry Research Based on Bibliometric Analysis
Liu, Wenjing1; Yao, Shuaichen1; Wang, Jingsheng2; Liu, Moucheng2
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
Corresponding AuthorLiu, Moucheng(liumc@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThe world is faced with dual challenges to ensure food security for its large and still growing population and to mitigate climate change. It is necessary to develop more diversified and multifunction agricultural systems to address the challenges. Therefore, as a reasonable land use practice, agroforestry has become the hotspot in scientific research in recent decades. This study performed quantitative and qualitative analyses of agroforestry research published between 1990 and 2018 based on bibliometric methods, expecting to guidance for further research in order to scientifically understand of the trends and features of agroforestry research over time and by region. A total of 4204 publications were obtained from Web of Science. The results show that the research interest in the agroforestry field has significantly enhanced, and about 139 countries have been involved with the research in this field. These publications cover 66 subject categories and a great diversity research theme. Since 1990, the popular keywords in agroforestry research have been changed from Intercropping, Alley cropping, and Multipurpose trees to Carbon sequestration, Ecosystem service, and Climate change. This indicates that the theme of agroforestry research has changed and the research scale is gradually expanding. Furthermore, agroforestry research themes vary with regions, since different regions have various requirements on the function of the agroforestry system. In the end, given the current trend of agroforestry science, we conclude a list of research potentials of agroforestry in the future.
Keywordagroforestry agricultural diversity ecosystem services bibliometric analysis
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Funding ProjectChina National key R D plan[2017YFC0506402] ; China National Natural Science Foundation[41201586] ; Ministry of Agriculture of China
Funding OrganizationChina National key R D plan ; China National Natural Science Foundation ; Ministry of Agriculture of China
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000473753700243
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Corresponding AuthorLiu, Moucheng
Affiliation1.Renmin Univ China, Sch Environm & Nat Resources, Beijing 100872, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
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Liu, Wenjing,Yao, Shuaichen,Wang, Jingsheng,et al. Trends and Features of Agroforestry Research Based on Bibliometric Analysis[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(12):15.
APA Liu, Wenjing,Yao, Shuaichen,Wang, Jingsheng,&Liu, Moucheng.(2019).Trends and Features of Agroforestry Research Based on Bibliometric Analysis.SUSTAINABILITY,11(12),15.
MLA Liu, Wenjing,et al."Trends and Features of Agroforestry Research Based on Bibliometric Analysis".SUSTAINABILITY 11.12(2019):15.
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