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Article: Ecosystem services and valuation of urban forests in China

TitleEcosystem services and valuation of urban forests in China
Authors
KeywordsAmenity value
China
Contingent valuation
Economic value
Ecosystem service
Hedonic pricing
Recreation value
Urban forest
Issue Date2009
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/cities
Citation
Cities, 2009, v. 26 n. 4, p. 187-194 How to Cite?
AbstractUrban forests are integral components of urban ecosystems, which could generate significant ecosystem services, such as offsetting carbon emission, removing air pollutants, regulating the microclimate, and recreation. These ecosystem services contribute to improving environmental quality, quality of life, and sustainable urban development. Despite a long history of inserting vegetation in human settlements in China, modern scientific study of this natural-cum-cultural resource did not start until the 1990s. Specifically, the identification and valuation of ecosystem services provided by urban forests are relatively new but fast growing research fields. This paper reviews studies on the major ecosystem services provided by urban forests in China, including microclimatic amelioration (mainly evapotranspiration-cooling effects), carbon dioxide sequestration, oxygen generation, removal of gaseous and particulate pollutants, recreational and amenity. Various valuation techniques have been applied, most of which are still at the embryonic stage. There are rooms to improve the research scope and methods. Some pertinent research gaps and implications on current and future development of urban forestry in China were distilled from the research findings. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86343
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.051
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.422
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dc.contributor.authorChen, WYen_HK
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dc.identifier.citationCities, 2009, v. 26 n. 4, p. 187-194en_HK
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dc.description.abstractUrban forests are integral components of urban ecosystems, which could generate significant ecosystem services, such as offsetting carbon emission, removing air pollutants, regulating the microclimate, and recreation. These ecosystem services contribute to improving environmental quality, quality of life, and sustainable urban development. Despite a long history of inserting vegetation in human settlements in China, modern scientific study of this natural-cum-cultural resource did not start until the 1990s. Specifically, the identification and valuation of ecosystem services provided by urban forests are relatively new but fast growing research fields. This paper reviews studies on the major ecosystem services provided by urban forests in China, including microclimatic amelioration (mainly evapotranspiration-cooling effects), carbon dioxide sequestration, oxygen generation, removal of gaseous and particulate pollutants, recreational and amenity. Various valuation techniques have been applied, most of which are still at the embryonic stage. There are rooms to improve the research scope and methods. Some pertinent research gaps and implications on current and future development of urban forestry in China were distilled from the research findings. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/citiesen_HK
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dc.subjectAmenity valueen_HK
dc.subjectChinaen_HK
dc.subjectContingent valuationen_HK
dc.subjectEconomic valueen_HK
dc.subjectEcosystem serviceen_HK
dc.subjectHedonic pricingen_HK
dc.subjectRecreation valueen_HK
dc.subjectUrban foresten_HK
dc.titleEcosystem services and valuation of urban forests in Chinaen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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