Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Science) ›› 2020, Vol. 2020 ›› Issue (3): 98-108.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1000-5641.201941027

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Evaluation of the effectiveness of a coastal ecological restoration project based on ecosystem services: A case study on Yingwuzhou Wetland, China

WU Wei1, LI Caixia1, CHEN Xuechu2   

  1. 1. Ecological Technique and Engineering College, Shanghai Institute of Technology, Shanghai 201418, China;
    2. School of Ecological and Environmental Sciences, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200241, China
  • Received:2019-08-27 Published:2020-05-22

Abstract: For the last three years, Yingwuzhou Wetland has been operating as the first national-level artificial coastline restoration pilot project in Shanghai; it is important for decision makers, builders, and administrators to understand the effectiveness of the project. In this paper, we study eight key indicators of ecosystem services to evaluate project performance, namely plant supply, water purification, carbon sequestration, climate regulation, wind and wave elimination, biodiversity conservation, recreation, and research and education. The results show that the total value of ecosystem services in Yingwuzhou in 2018 was 437.6×104 yuan·a–1, and the value per unit area was 18.9×104 yuan·hm–2·a–1; the proportional ranking of services can be classified as follows: Cultural Services (45.6%) > Regulation Services (41.9%) > Supporting Services (12.4%) > Provisioning Services (0.1%). The evaluation results show that the value of ecosystem services on the coastline of Yingwuzhou Wetland is significantly improved after ecological restoration; ecosystem services, moreover, are centered on culture and ecology, and the service area has localization characteristics, which has a noticeable effect on improvement of the ecological environment quality at the Jinshan coastline. The results of this study will help to visualize the effectiveness of the restoration of Yingwuzhou Wetland. The research methods can serve as a reference for the evaluation of similar ecological restoration projects in coastal zones.

Key words: Yingwuzhou Wetland, coastal zone, service value, project effectiveness

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