Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2010, Vol. 65 ›› Issue (11): 1429-1437.doi: 10.11821/xb201011013

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Spatial Differences of Landscape Health in Urban Wetland Parks: A Case Study of Xixi Wetland Park in Hangzhou

LI Yufeng, LIU Hongyu, CAO Xiao, ZHENG Nan   

  1. Jiangsu Key Laboratory of Environmental Change and Ecological Construction; College of Geographical Science, Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing 210046, China
  • Received:2010-05-14 Revised:2010-07-09 Online:2010-11-20 Published:2010-11-20
  • Supported by:

    National Natural Science Foundation of China, No.40871084;No.40701174; Postgraduates Research Innovation Program in Universities of Jiangsu Province and Nanjing Normal University


Landscape health was produced after ecosystem health and became a new research direction. The difference between landscape health and ecosystem health is their scales of study. The criterion of landscape health is to judge the maintenance of landscape. As the urban wetland park, it is important to keep sustainability of socio-economy and ecological protection. So the model of landscape health was established according to the coordination of social economy and ecological protection. The results showed that: (1) The maps clearly showed that the spatial differences obviously existed between socio-economy and ecological sustainability. Socio-economic sustainability and ecological sustainability with better grade covered 2.18% and 39.50% of the whole study area respectively. (2) Better landscape health area was distributed in the inner park and covered 25.06% of the park. (3) In this analysis, we found landscape health was closely related with landscape function and spatial distribution of the landscape.

Key words: landscape, landscape health, spatial differences, XixiWetland, urban wetland