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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(8), 1321; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16081321

The Influence of Land Use Change on Ecosystem Service Value in Shangzhou District

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College of Urban and Environmental Science, Northwest University, Xi’an 710127, China
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College of Geoscience and Surveying Engineering, China University of Mining & Technology, Beijing 100083, China
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Received: 5 March 2019 / Revised: 6 April 2019 / Accepted: 10 April 2019 / Published: 12 April 2019
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Abstract

Land use change has an impact on the ecosystem service value because it changes the structure and function of ecosystems. This paper analyzed the changes in land use during the period from 2000 to 2015 in Shangzhou district, and used the equivalent value of ecological services per unit area of land ecosystem combining the natural and economic conditions of Shangzhou district. Based on this method, the ecological service value of Shangzhou district was estimated, and the impact of land use change on the ecological service value was analyzed. The results showed that: (1) the main types of land use in Shangzhou district were grassland, woodland and farmland, among which the contribution rate of woodland to the value of local ecosystem services was the highest; (2) the overall trend in the ecosystem service value in Shangzhou district increased between 2000 and 2015, from 10.74 × 108 yuan in 2000 to 20.32 × 108 yuan in 2015, which is the result of the combined effects of regional economic development and changes in the natural environment and land use patterns; and (3) the main reason for the value increase of ecosystem services in Shangzhou district between 2000 and 2015 was that the grain-for-green policy transformed a considerable amount of farmland into woodland, while the main reasons for a decline in value was the expansion of built-up land that occupied other types of land. View Full-Text
Keywords: land use change; ecosystem services value (ESV); socio-economic factor correction coefficient; biomass factor correction coefficient China land use change; ecosystem services value (ESV); socio-economic factor correction coefficient; biomass factor correction coefficient China
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Yuan, K.; Li, F.; Yang, H.; Wang, Y. The Influence of Land Use Change on Ecosystem Service Value in Shangzhou District. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 1321.

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