Abstract

Maintaining and improving ecosystem services in urban areas and human well-being are essential for sustainable development and therefore constitute an important topic in urban ecology. Here we reviewed studies on ecosystem services in urban areas. Based on the concept and classification of urban ecosystem services, we summarized characteristics of urban ecosystem services, including the human domination, high demand of ecosystem services in urban areas, spatial heterogeneity and temporal dynamics of ecosystem services supply and demand in urban areas, multi-services of urban green infrastructures, the socio-economic dimension of ecosystem services supply and ecosystem disservices in urban areas. Among different urban ecosystem services, the regulating service and cultural service are particularly indispensable to benefit human health. We pointed out that tradeoffs among different types of ecosystem services mostly occur between supportive service and cultural service, as well as regulating service and cultural service. In particular, we emphasized the relationship between landscape design (i.e. green infrastructure) and ecosystem services supply. Finally, we discussed current gaps to link urban ecosystem services studies to landscape design and management and pointed out several directions for future research in urban ecosystem services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1023-1033
Number of pages11
JournalChinese Journal of Applied Ecology
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015

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urban ecosystem
ecosystem service
ecosystem services
urban areas
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green infrastructure
landscaping
infrastructure
landscape management
supply balance
services
sustainable development
human health
socioeconomics

Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Ecosystem services
  • Landscape pattern
  • Trade-off
  • Urban ecology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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Mao, Q. Z., Huang, G. L., & Wu, J. (2015). Urban ecosystem services: A review. Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, 26(4), 1023-1033.

Urban ecosystem services : A review. / Mao, Qi Zheng; Huang, Gan Lin; Wu, Jianguo.

In: Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, Vol. 26, No. 4, 01.04.2015, p. 1023-1033.

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Mao, QZ, Huang, GL & Wu, J 2015, 'Urban ecosystem services: A review', Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology, vol. 26, no. 4, pp. 1023-1033.
Mao, Qi Zheng ; Huang, Gan Lin ; Wu, Jianguo. / Urban ecosystem services : A review. In: Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology. 2015 ; Vol. 26, No. 4. pp. 1023-1033.
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