Publication: Understanding the Urbanite-oriented Performance of Ecosystem Service in Peri-urban Areas : An analytical Framework
Peri-urban area is the transitional territory between rural and urban areas and the most diverse area that the ecosystem confronts the urban development. It is probably one of the fastest growing areas across the world, especially in developing countries, among which China is recognized as one of the most important contributors. Extant research document peri-urban area not only as the most dynamic and growing territories, but also the territories haunted by urban sprawl, environmental pollution, social segregation, etc. Based on the particularity of the ecosystem in the peri-urbanized area, this paper proposes a human-centered analytical framework for assessing ecosystem functions based on the original ecological service value assessment method. First assess the performance of ecosystems (ES), including cultural services, supporting services, regulating services and provisioning services to meet the diverse needs of urban dwellers, rather than equal value or biomass carbon. Further, instead of simply superimposing the four types of ES, clustering analysis is used to classify the ES types of each analysis unit because they differ in the four dimensions of the ES, and finally some scenario predictions were made through the classification results.
peri-urban, ecosystem service, people-oriented, developing countries