Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2010, Vol. 65 ›› Issue (6): 708-714.doi: 10.11821/xb201006008

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The Impact of Land Use/Cover Change on Ecosystem Service in Xiamen

SHI Long-yu, CUI Sheng-hui, YIN Kai, LIU Jiang   

  1. Institute of Urban Environment, CAS, Xiamen 361021, Fujian, China
  • Received:2009-07-18 Revised:2010-01-19 Online:2010-06-25 Published:2010-06-25
  • Supported by:

    Key Project of Knowledge Innovation Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. KZCX2-YW-422 ; National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40701059


Through changing ecosystem's internal structure and function, land use/cover change (LUCC) has affected the supply of ecosystem services. Taking Xiamen City in southeastern China as a study area, this paper used a land use intensity model to analyze regional land change processes. Furthermore Xiamen area was divided into three ecosystems: farmland, forests and wetlands, the ecosystem service evaluation model was developed through combining material and value assessment methods; the coupling changes between land systems and ecosystems were used to represent the influences of land use/cover change on natural ecosystems. The results suggested that along with the promotion of land use intensity, the total ecosystem service values increased from 3.48 billion yuan (RMB) in 1987 to 3.90 billion yuan (RMB) in 2007, with supplying and regulating service being main ecosystem service types; land use intensity had positive relationship with supplying and cultural services, while it was negative for regulating and supporting services.

Key words: land use/cover change, ecosystem service, evaluation model, Xiamen