Acta Geographica Sinica ›› 2012, Vol. 67 ›› Issue (9): 1181-1189.doi: 10.11821/xb201209003

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Emergy Analysis of Tourism Ecological System of Tai'an City

WEI Min1,2, FENG Yongjun1, LI Fen1,3, ZHENG Yuqing4   

  1. 1. College of Resources and Environment, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an 271018, Shandong, China;
    2. Foreign Language School, Taishan Medical College, Tai'an 271016, Shandong, China;
    3. Cultural Communication Department of Jining University, Qufu 273155, Shandong, China;
    4. Department of Network and Technology Education, Shandong Agricultural University, Tai'an 271018, Shandong, China
  • Received:2012-04-26 Revised:2012-07-02 Online:2012-09-20 Published:2012-09-20
  • Supported by:

    Shandong Project of Soft Science, No.2007RKB202

Abstract: Based on emergy theory and analysis methods, this paper discusses the theory of tourism ecological emergy and the concept, measurement basis and calculation methods of tourism income emergy, emergy from tourist exports, tourism emergy exchange ratio, and tourism emergy sustainable index. It quantitatively analyzes the sustainability of the tourism eco-economic system in Tai'an City. The results are shown as follows. (1) The total emergy used was 15867.32×1019 sej (solar emjoules), tourism emergy from income (Eti) of eco-economic system was 1766.59×1019 sej, and the tourism emergy from tourist consumption (Ete) was about 679.40×1019 sej, while tourism emergy exchange ratio (TEER) was 2.60. The tourism emergy sustainable index (TSEI) was 1.76. (2) It is feasible to use the emergy analysis method to evaluate the sustainable development of tourism level.

Key words: tourism ecological emergy analysis, sustainable development, eco-economic system, Tai'an City