Climate Change Research ›› 2021, Vol. 17 ›› Issue (4): 466-475.doi: 10.12006/j.issn.1673-1719.2020.113

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Visual and quantitative analysis of climate change perception and adaptive behavior research

WANG Xin-Xin(), SHI Xing-Min()   

  1. School of Geography and Tourism, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an 710119, China
  • Received:2020-06-08 Revised:2020-08-25 Online:2021-07-30 Published:2021-08-11
  • Contact: SHI Xing-Min;


This paper is based on 2075 articles on “climate change” “perception” and “adaptation” published in the core database of Web of Science (WOS) from 2007 to 2019, using the network visualization analysis function of CiteSpace software, combined with the relevant statistical tools in the core data set of WOS. This paper studies the literature characteristics and evolution in this field. We hope to clarify the characteristics, the foundation of knowledge and hot spot evolution of historical research in this field, and point out the future research trend, so as to provide reference for development and innovation. The results show that: in addition to climate change, adaptation and perception, vulnerability, impact, risk, management, variability, adaptive capacity, resilience, agriculture, risk perception, policy, drought and farmers are also hot words in the field of climate change perception and adaptive behavior. New words are constantly emerging in research, and more and more attention is paid to coastal areas and smallholder problem. The individual experience of the public has been paid more and more attention, and the climate change sensitive area will be a hot research area in the future. China is still in the initial stage of climate change perception and adaptive behavior research.

Key words: Climate change, Perception, Adaptation, CiteSpace, Visualization

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