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Sustainability 2015, 7(6), 7333-7356; doi:10.3390/su7067333

Ecosystem Service Value Assessment and Contribution Factor Analysis of Land Use Change in Miyun County, China

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School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Xi'an Polytechnic University, Xi'an 710048, China
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College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China
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Xi'an Environmental Monitoring Station, Xi'an 710054, China
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School of Public Administration, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan 430074, China
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School of Environmental, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
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Key Laboratory of Vegetation Science, Ministry of Education, Institute of Grassland Science, Northeast Normal University, Changchun 130024, China
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Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China
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Academic Editor: Vincenzo Torretta
Received: 10 February 2015 / Revised: 21 May 2015 / Accepted: 25 May 2015 / Published: 9 June 2015
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Use of the Environment and Resources)

Abstract

Unreasonable land use planning can reduce ecosystem service value and result in unsustainable land use. In this paper, the changes of ecosystem service value were investigated by using the GIS and dynamic simulation model of land use in Miyun of Beijing, China, based on the land use at four time points including 1991, 2006, 2021 and one improved scenario, respectively. The results showed the total ecosystem service value of Miyun was about 2968.34 million Yuan in 1991, 3304.72 million Yuan in 2006, 3106.48 million Yuan in 2021, and 3759.77 million Yuan in the improved scenario. In terms of ecosystem service function, the functions of water supply and soil formation and retention accounted for the largest proportion, which were 19.99% and 14.58% respectively; whereas the functions of food supply and recreation and culture were only 1.83% and 5.99%, respectively. Coefficients of sensitivity for forest cover, water bodies and arable land were relatively large, which were 0.73, 0.28 and 0.14, respectively. The contribution factors of total ecosystem service value with the land use change during different periods were mainly the unused land to forest cover and arable land, which respectively accounted for more than 63% and 21% of the contribution rate. These results suggested that sustainable land use planning should be undertaken with emphasis on vegetation restoration and protection of water bodies. View Full-Text
Keywords: land use change; ecosystem service value; coefficient of sensitivity; spatial analysis; drinking water sources land use change; ecosystem service value; coefficient of sensitivity; spatial analysis; drinking water sources
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Zhang, P.; He, L.; Fan, X.; Huo, P.; Liu, Y.; Zhang, T.; Pan, Y.; Yu, Z. Ecosystem Service Value Assessment and Contribution Factor Analysis of Land Use Change in Miyun County, China. Sustainability 2015, 7, 7333-7356.

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