Journal of East China Normal University(Natural Sc ›› 2009, Vol. 2009 ›› Issue (6): 1-11.

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Diversity, spatial pattern and dynamics of vegetation underurbanization in Shanghai (Ⅳ): Landscape-ecology effect harmony assessment of artificial plant communities (Chinese)

LI Yan-yan1,SHANG Kan-kan1,DA Liang-jun1,2,3,WANG Juan1,QI Yu-feng1   

  1. 1. Department of Environment Science, East China Normal University, Shanghai200062,China;2. Shanghai Key Laboratory for Ecology of Urbanization Process and Eco-restoration, East China Normal University, Shanghai200062, China; 3. Tiantong Forest Ecosystem National Research Station, Ningbo Zhejiang315114, China
  • Received:2008-12-19 Revised:2009-04-09 Online:2009-11-25 Published:2009-11-25
  • Contact: DA Liang-jun

Abstract: At present, urban green space construction should weight evenly between ecological-landscape effects and the establishment-management costs, and should take into consideration of saving requirement. It was necessary to establish the assessment system for plant community’s construction and improvement. A 4-leveled index assessment system was set based on indices which were selected according to Delphi expert consultation method, with all the weight calculated by Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) method. Then, the assessment system was applied to evaluate the green space plant communities in central Shanghai. The result showed that: due to low near-nature degree and a costly management, 51.4% of all the plant communities failed to meet the standard that ecological benefit should be in coordination with landscape benefit. To solve problems, new construction methods were introduced. In the construction of urban green space plant community, native species should be used to build the near natural plant community. The adoption of native species reflected the regional characteristics as well as the “land-mark” of the given region or city. What’s more, in order to reduce the management cost, the near natural management method was also recommended.

Key words: artificial green space, plant community, index assessment system, the harmony between landscape and ecology effect

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