Springer Geography

Integrated Modelling of Ecosystem Services and Land-Use Change

Case Studies of Northwestern Region of China

Authors: Liang, Youjia, Liu, Lijun, Huang, Jiejun

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  • Includes fully integrated modelling cases of ecosystem services at multiple spatiotemporal scales
  • Offers in-depth simulation methods for the complex relationships between land-use change and ecosystem services
  • Explains how to integrate the scenario-based management into the integrated modelling framework in various cases
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About this book

This book presents essential case studies on the integrated modelling of ecosystem services and land-use change in the field of landscape ecology. The case studies were mainly conducted in the Zhangye oasis of the Hexi corridor and the upper reaches of the Heihe river basin, including Loess plateau (for wind power) and the inland waterways of the Yangtze River (for the regulation of extreme events).

The book puts forward an integrated modelling method, including human activities, natural processes, land-use change, and ecosystem management, and explores multiple scenarios based on the interests of local managers and their implications for ecosystem services. As the book demonstrates, the integrated modelling method for ecosystem services and land-use change can serve as a valuable tool for gauging the impact of various development scenarios in this study area, and in other regions with similar characteristics. In addition, numerous charts and diagrams are included in each chapter, facilitating the simulation and assessment of specific land-use change impacts on ecosystem services in various study areas.

About the authors

Prof. Youjia Liang currently works at the Wuhan University of Technology. His research interests include exploring the linkages in the complex human-nature relationship, scenario-based mapping, and the integrated modeling of LUCC and ecosystem processes to optimize ecosystem services and related spatial polices.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9125-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 139,99 €
price for China (P.R.) (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-13-9124-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Integrated Modelling of Ecosystem Services and Land-Use Change
Book Subtitle
Case Studies of Northwestern Region of China
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9125-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9125-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9124-8
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 182
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations, 51 illustrations in colour
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