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Quantifying changes in multiple ecosystem services during 2000-2012 on the Loess Plateau, China, as a result of climate variability and ecological restoration
Jiang, Chong1,2; Wang, Fei1,3; Zhang, Haiyan4; Dong, Xinling5
2016-12-01
Source PublicationECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
ISSN0925-8574
Volume97Pages:258-271
Corresponding AuthorJiang, Chong(jiangchong1987@gmail.com) ; Wang, Fei(wafe@ms.iswc.ac.cn)
AbstractThe Loess Plateau (LP) is one of the most fragile eco-regions in China, and is characterized by severe soil erosion and water shortage. The fragile environment poses a threat to ecological safety and sustainable development on the LP and neighboring areas. The ecosystem on the LP has undergone great changes in recent decades owing to dramatic climate change, ecological rehabilitation, and tremendous human pressure. This study was focused on quantifying and assessing the multiple ecosystem services from 2000 to 2012, based on actual observation records and widely used biophysical models. These included Universal Soil Loss Equation (USLE), Revised Wind Erosion Equation (RWSQ), Carnegie-Ames-Stanford Approach (CASA), and rainfall storage method. Furthermore, in this study, the roles of climate variability and an ecological restoration program on vegetation activity and ecosystem services were investigated, as well as the synergies between multiple ecosystem services. The slight increase in both precipitation and temperature during 2000-2012, in conjunction with ecological rehabilitation, induced a trend of increasing in vegetation cover and productivity. During 2000-2012, the overall soil retention function was slightly enhanced while the amount of hydrological regulation decreased. The biomass production (vegetation carbon sequestration) and food production increased sharply. The increasing precipitation intensified water erosion by enhancing rainfall erosivity, whereas the reduction in wind speed lessened wind erosion and thereby reduced the frequency and duration of sandstorm events. Vegetation restoration supported by climate variability and resulting from ecological projects also played positive roles in soil retention enhancement. The spatial correlation analyses indicated synergies between multiple regulating ecosystem services. There was also a synergy between food production and carbon sequestration in vegetation. The performance of ecological rehabilitation and changes in ecosystem services on the LP exemplified the need for ecological conservation to take climate variability into account, and to facilitate synergies involving multiple ecosystem services, to maximize human well-being and preserve natural ecosystems. (C) 2016 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
KeywordLoess plateau (LP) China Ecological rehabilitation Climate variability Ecosystem service Synergy
DOI10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.10.030
WOS KeywordVEGETATION GROWTH ; NORTHERN CHINA ; SEDIMENT YIELD ; YELLOW-RIVER ; TRENDS ; EFFICIENCY ; LAND ; CONSERVATION ; TECHNOLOGY ; SATELLITE
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
Funding ProjectNational Natural Sciences Foundation of China[41171420] ; Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[KZZD-EW-04] ; West Light Foundation of The Chinese Academy of Sciences[2013-165-04] ; External Cooperation Program of BIC, Chinese Academy of Sciences[16146KYSB20150001] ; European Commission Programme Horizon 2020 project[635750] ; National Key Basic Research Special Foundation of China[2014FY210100]
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Sciences Foundation of China ; Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; West Light Foundation of The Chinese Academy of Sciences ; External Cooperation Program of BIC, Chinese Academy of Sciences ; European Commission Programme Horizon 2020 project ; National Key Basic Research Special Foundation of China
WOS Research AreaEnvironmental Sciences & Ecology ; Engineering
WOS SubjectEcology ; Engineering, Environmental ; Environmental Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000388580200027
PublisherELSEVIER SCIENCE BV
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Cited Times:25[WOS]   [WOS Record]     [Related Records in WOS]
Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.igsnrr.ac.cn/handle/311030/65668
Collection中国科学院地理科学与资源研究所
Corresponding AuthorJiang, Chong; Wang, Fei
Affiliation1.Northwest A&F Univ, Inst Soil & Water Conservat, 26 Xinong Rd, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi Provinc, Peoples R China
2.Beijing Normal Univ, Coll Global Change & Earth Syst Sci, Beijing 100875, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci & Minist Water Resources, Inst Soil & Water Conservat, 26 Xinong Rd, Yangling 712100, Shaanxi Provinc, Peoples R China
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resources Res, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
5.China Inst Def Sci & Technol, 3 Yanshun Rd, Beijing 101601, Peoples R China
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Jiang, Chong,Wang, Fei,Zhang, Haiyan,et al. Quantifying changes in multiple ecosystem services during 2000-2012 on the Loess Plateau, China, as a result of climate variability and ecological restoration[J]. ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,2016,97:258-271.
APA Jiang, Chong,Wang, Fei,Zhang, Haiyan,&Dong, Xinling.(2016).Quantifying changes in multiple ecosystem services during 2000-2012 on the Loess Plateau, China, as a result of climate variability and ecological restoration.ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING,97,258-271.
MLA Jiang, Chong,et al."Quantifying changes in multiple ecosystem services during 2000-2012 on the Loess Plateau, China, as a result of climate variability and ecological restoration".ECOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 97(2016):258-271.
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