Biodiv Sci ›› 2021, Vol. 29 ›› Issue (12): 1718-1726.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.2021379

• Conservation and Governance • Previous Articles    

Knowledge mapping of the research on the Convention on Biological Diversity: Based on bibliometrics analysis of CiteSpace

Ruixia Fang1,2, Xiuqi Wang1,2, Chun Bai1,2, Wenhan Yan1,2, Qingsong Yang1,2, Wenyi Li1,2, Lu Gao1,2,*()   

  1. 1 School of Ethnic Medicine, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650500
    2 Key Laboratory of Chemistry in Ethnic Medicine Resources, State Ethnic Affairs Commission & Ministry of Education, Yunnan Minzu University, Kunming 650500
  • Received:2021-09-18 Accepted:2021-10-07 Online:2021-12-20 Published:2021-12-16
  • Contact: Lu Gao


Aims: Convention on Biological Diversity, as an international convention for the protection of biological resources on the earth, is closely related to the construction of ecological civilization and the establishment of a community with a shared future for mankind. Researches on the Convention from different perspectives and analysis of current hot spots and trend related to the biological diversity protection will provide references for the formulation of Framework after 2020 as well as intellectual support for the construction of ecological civilization.
Methods: In this paper, we selected academic periodical literature in CNKI as its research subject, and the CiteSpace software was applied to construct the knowledge mapping so as to further analyze the specific number of published papers, research institutions, authors and research hot spot, and we also explored the current research progress in term of the Convention in China.
Results: (1) Since 1992, published papers on the Convention has risen in waves; (2) Many scholars and institutions have studied on the Convention; (3) According to the analysis on key word frequency, most scholars overwhelmingly focus on the Convention on Biological Diversity, biological diversity, genetic resources and access and benefit sharing. At the same time, the Convention on Biological Diversity, biological diversity, intellectual property, global biodiversity, prior informed consent and maritime community with a shared future form a clustering knowledge mapping.
Conclusion: (1) The knowledge mapping reveals that researches always center on three major objectives of the Convention: Biological Diversity Protection, Continuous Utilization, and Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources. Meanwhile, keywords analysis shows that current hop spots have extended to various international hot-spot topics including the maritime and high-seas biological diversity protection. (2) With the convening of COP 15, researches on the Convention will be posed with new opportunities and the balanced promotion of three major objectives will play a significant role in executing the Convention, and cross-institution cooperation and in-depth interdisciplinary integration will be the main approaches in the future.

Key words: Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD), bibliometrics, knowledge map, CiteSpace