2 November 2017 Changes in ecosystem service values in Zhoushan Island using remote sensing time series data
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The largest inhabited island, Zhoushan Island, is the center of economy, culture, shipping, and fishing in the Zhoushan Archipelago New Area. Its coastal wetland and tidal flats offer significant ecological services including floodwater storage, wildlife habitat, and buffers against tidal surges. Yet, large-scale land reclamation and new land development may dramatically change ecosystem services. In this research, we assess changes in ecosystem service values in Zhoushan Island during 1990-2000-2011. Three LANDSAT TM and/or ETM data sets were used to determine the spatial pattern of land use, and previously published value coefficients were used to calculate the ecosystem service values delivered by each land category. The results show that total value of ecosystem services in Zhoushan Island declined by 11% from 2920.07 billion Yuan to 2609.77 billion Yuan per year between 1990 and 2011. This decrease is largely attributable to the 51% loss of tidal flats. The combined ecosystem service values of woodland, paddy land and tidal flats were over 90% of the total values. The result indicates that future land-use policy should pay attention to the conservation of these ecosystems over uncontrolled reclamation and coastal industrial development, and that further coastal reclamation should be on rigorous environmental impact analyses.
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Xiaoping Zhang, Xiaoping Zhang, Yanpei Qin, Yanpei Qin, Ying Lv, Ying Lv, Guangwei Zhen, Guangwei Zhen, Fang Gong, Fang Gong, Chaokui Li, Chaokui Li, } "Changes in ecosystem service values in Zhoushan Island using remote sensing time series data", Proc. SPIE 10421, Remote Sensing for Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Hydrology XIX, 1042123 (2 November 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2277899; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2277899

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