Advances in Earth Science ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (2): 137-146. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2016.02.0137.

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Coastal Ecological Risk Assessment: Its Research Progress and Prospect

Yan Xu( ), Ke Cao *( ), Mian Li, Zizhou Xu   

  1. National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, Dalian 116023, China
  • Received:2015-10-12 Revised:2015-12-20 Online:2016-02-20 Published:2016-02-10
  • Contact: Ke Cao;
  • About author:

    First author:Xu Yan(1981-), female, Yingkou City, Liaoning Province, Assistant researcher. Research areas indude the coastal zone of risk assessment and ecological regionalization

    Corresponding author:Cao Ke(1978-), male, Shenyang City, Liaoning Province, Associate Professor. Research area indude the study of sea coastal zone planning and

  • Supported by:
    Project supported by the Youth Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China “The comprehensive measure and spatial-temporal difference of Liaodong Bay coastal ecological risk based on delayed disaster”(No.41301079);Youth Program of National Marine Science Foundation of China’s State Oceanic Administration “The ecological safety measure and dynamic simulation of Liaodong Bay coastal zone based on risk factors”(No.2013125)

Yan Xu, Ke Cao, Mian Li, Zizhou Xu. Coastal Ecological Risk Assessment: Its Research Progress and Prospect[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2016, 31(2): 137-146.

Coastal areas are located in marine-terrestrial interlaced zone. With their unique geographical positions, the coastal ecological risk assessment has both the complexity of regional ecological risk assessment and its own particularity. In recent years, due to the coastal economic development and the deterioration of ecological environment, coastal ecological risk has received more and more attention, but there are still lacking in further systematic study about the coastal ecological risk assessment. With the summary and analysis of the existing research results from home and abroad, based on land-ocean interaction plan and full consideration of the uniqueness, regionalism and complexity of the coastal zone environment, this paper made scientific conclusion on the definition of the coastal ecological risk assessment concept and its components from risk source, habitat and risk suffer-the three basic elements. Moreover, from risk source, risk suffer and comprehensive evaluation-the three aspects, it discussed in detail the related research topics, progress as well as main conclusions. Then, it analysed the characteristics and evaluation methods, and put forward the framework model of coastal ecological risk assessment. Finally, it analysed and proposed the existing deficiencies and future research direction, providing new ideas for future research on coastal ecological risk assessment.

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