PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2014, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (4): 441-446.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2014.04.001

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Land-use change and ecosystem services:concepts, methods and progress

FU Bojie, ZHANG Liwei   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Urban and Regional Ecology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, CAS, Beijing 100085, China
  • Received:2014-04-01 Revised:2014-04-01 Online:2014-04-25 Published:2014-04-25

Abstract: As a frontier and hot topic in ecology and geography, the study of ecosystem services has attracted the interest of many scholars and research institutions. By changing the structure and processes of ecosystems, landuse change affects the provisioning capability of ecosystems for products and services. Study of the relationships between ecosystem processes and services, the relationships among multiple ecosystem services, and the integration and optimization of these services at the regional scale in the context of land-use change urgently needs to be enhanced. The results of such research will be critically important for informing and supporting activities of ecosystem management. This paper introduces the concepts and methods of the study of land- use change and ecosystem services and discusses the shortcomings of existing studies and future prospects of land-use change and ecosystem services research.

Key words: ecological process, ecosystem management, ecosystem services, integration and optimization of ecosystem services, land use

CLC Number: 

  • F301