Advances in Earth Science ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (8): 804-815. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2020.069

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Research Progress and Prospect of Ecosystem Services

Deyong Yu 1, 2( ),Ruifang Hao 3   

  1. 1.Center for Human-Environment System Sustainability (CHESS), State Key Laboratory of Earth Surface Processes and Resource Ecology (ESPRE), College of Resources Science & Technology, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China
    2.Academy of Plateau Science and Sustainability, People's Goverment of Qinghai Province & Beijing Normal University, Xining 810008, China
    3.School of Soil and Water Conservation, Beijing Forestry University, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2020-05-09 Revised:2020-07-15 Online:2020-08-10 Published:2020-09-15
  • About author:Yu Deyong (1973-), male, Chaoyang City, Liaoning Province, Professor. Research areas include landscape ecology and land system planning, urban ecology and urban planning. E-mail:
  • Supported by:
    the National Natural Science Foundation of China “Quantifying the relationship between land use and ecosystem services under climate change in the central and western regions of Inner Mongolia”(41971269);The Key Project of Science and Technology Department of Qinghai Province “Quantification of total ecological value and temporal and spatial differences in Qinghai Province”(2019SFA12-A010204)

Deyong Yu,Ruifang Hao. Research Progress and Prospect of Ecosystem Services[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2020, 35(8): 804-815.

Ecosystem services refer to the benefits that humans obtain from natural ecosystems. Landscape pattern is closely related to ecosystem processes/functions. Understanding the quantitative relationship between landscape pattern and ecosystem services in the context of climate change is an important way to improve the ability of a region/landscape to provide ecosystem services. This article reviewed the progress and existing problems in the research field of ecosystem service measurement, mutual relationship and optimal management. This article emphasized that the accurate measurement of the amount of ecosystem services is the basis of valuing it, and the constraint line approach has great potential in portraying the nonlinear relationship and threshold characteristics of ecosystem services. It is necessary to start from the integrity of human-environment coupling system to develop a new generation of earth system models and optimize regional ecosystem services on this basis, which is a landscape sustainability science approach to achieve the goal of regional sustainable development.

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