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An ecological footprint analysis for sustainable development and dynamic change in Wusu city, Xinjiang, China
Author(s): Xiao Chen; Guanghui Lv; Xiaoling Pan; Lunzhi He; Hongwei Wang; Jiaguo Qi; Gary Z. Wang
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Paper Abstract

The paper calculated an ecological footprint of Wusu city in 1990, 1996 and 2003, and analyzed the current status of sustainable development and dynamic change. Results show that the per capita ecological footprint of Wusu is constantly increasing, but the per capita ecological carrying capacity is decreasing. The per capita ecological footprint in this region varied from surplus, deficit to deteriorating in thirteen years. In addition, diversification of ecological footprint in Wusu city, potential of ecological economy system and efficiency in resource utilizing were steadily improved. It can be concluded that ecological economy system in Wusu city is a unsustainable one.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5544, Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability, (9 November 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563727
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Xiao Chen, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
Guanghui Lv, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Xinjiang Key Lab. of Oasis Ecology (China)
Xiaoling Pan, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Xinjiang Key Lab. of Oasis Ecology (China)
Lunzhi He, Xinjiang Univ. (China)
Hongwei Wang, International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Jiaguo Qi, International Ctr. for Desert Affairs (China)
Michigan State Univ. (United States)
Gary Z. Wang, USDA Forest Service (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5544:
Remote Sensing and Modeling of Ecosystems for Sustainability
Wei Gao; David R. Shaw, Editor(s)

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