Greenspace’s value orientations of ecosystem service and socioeconomic service in China

Yao, Xia; Lin, Tao; Sun, Shoukai; Zhang, Guoqin; Zhou, Hao; Jones, Laurence ORCID:; Liu, Wenhui; Huang, Yiyi; Lin, Meixia; Zhang, Junmao; Chen, Yuan; Ye, Hong. 2022 Greenspace’s value orientations of ecosystem service and socioeconomic service in China. Ecosystem Health and Sustainability, 8 (1), 2078225. 16, pp.

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Background: Natural ecosystems provide necessary services for human beings, including ecosystem service values (ESVs) and socioeconomic service values (SSVs). The value orientations of ESVs and SSVs are mainly related to people’s interaction with nature. This study reclassified greenspace from a perspective of exposed and non-exposed greenspace based on the level of interaction by people and greenspace. We applied an expert questionnaire to survey the SSVs value orientations of forestland, grassland, wetland, and water bodies, and quantitatively compared the value orientations between the ESVs and SSVs of greenspace in China. Result: (1) The values of exposed greenspace were relatively far higher than non-exposed greenspace, as it had both ESVs and SSVs. (2) The forestland and grassland had relatively high ESVs and SSVs, and are the priority for both the exposed and non-exposed greenspace. (3) Wetland had relatively high ESVs but low SSVs, which was unpopular for exposed greenspace. (4) The ESVs and SSVs of water body were relatively balanced. Conclusion: Greenspace had both ESVs and SSVs when they are exposed to human. Our study provided an innovative perspective to explore the value orientations of greenspace, which provides an actionable scientific basis for greenspace planning, design and construction in human habitat. .

Item Type: Publication - Article
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UKCEH and CEH Sections/Science Areas: Soils and Land Use (Science Area 2017-)
ISSN: 2096-4129
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Open Access paper - full text available via Official URL link.
Additional Keywords: greenspace, exposure, ecosystem service values, socioeconomic service values, value orientations
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Date made live: 21 Oct 2022 11:20 +0 (UTC)

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