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Evaluating ecosystem service change in Jiangxi Province of China based on Landsat imagery
Author(s): Taiyang Zhong; Xianjing Huang; Yuandan Ma
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Paper Abstract

The function and services of ecosystem are important components of the life-support system in the planet, as well as the basic elements for sustainable development of environment and society. In this study, the change of ecosystem function and services in Jiangxi Province of China were estimated by employing the classification and economic parameters from Costanza et al. The types and area of terrestrial ecosystems in 1980s and 2000s were identified from Landsat imagery, based on the maximum likelihood classification methods. And then the distribution maps of ecosystem services of Jiangxi Province were drawn. The value for terrestrial ecosystem was 2522x108 RMB in 1980s, while it increased by 7.3% in 2000s, which mainly because the increased forest areas in Jiangxi Province. The estimation method employed in this study was conservative, and should be improved in future studies.

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Date Published: 30 October 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7498, MIPPR 2009: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Other Applications, 74981B (30 October 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.831387
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Taiyang Zhong, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Xianjing Huang, Nanjing Univ. (China)
Yuandan Ma, Zhejiang Forestry Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7498:
MIPPR 2009: Remote Sensing and GIS Data Processing and Other Applications
Faxiong Zhang; Faxiong Zhang, Editor(s)

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