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Mapping the flood mitigation services of ecosystems-a case study in Upper Yangtze River Basin
B. Fu1,2; Y.K. Wang1,2; P. Xu1,2; K. Yan1,2
Corresponding AuthorP. Xu
2013-03
Source PublicationEcological Engineering
ISSN0925-8574
Volume52Pages:238-246
Abstract

Effective flood management measures incorporate the flood mitigation functions of natural ecosystems,but the exact functions and effects of forests, grasslands and other ecosystems in mitigating floods are not clearly understood. In this paper, a flood mitigation assessment model was established based on the Soil Conservation Service (SCS) method, and the function and potential capacity of ecosystems for mitigating flooding in the Upper Yangtze River Basin (UYRB) were assessed. The monetary value of flood mitigation service was calculated by formulating an exponential function with respect to the amount of storm and flood damage. The results showed that ecosystems in the UYRB reduced flooding by a total of 42.8 billion cubic meters. Statistical equations developed for the amount of storm and flood damage gave an average of 6.479 billion RMB Yuan as the value of ecosystem flood mitigation in the UYRB. Despite their small cost, ecosystems have the potential to reduce flood damage by more than half, an indication of the important role of ecological systems in flood management. This approach can be used to identify high-value areas for ecological protection, and also to provide the governments at various levels with important information for decision-making related to integrated flood management.

KeywordEcosystem Service Flood Mitigation Flood Management Gis Scs Upper Yangtze River Basin
DOI10.1016/j.ecoleng.2012.11.008
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS IDWOS:000316827200030
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.imde.ac.cn/handle/131551/17943
Collection山区发展研究中心
Affiliation1.Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Process, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
2.Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment, The Chinese Academy of Sciences
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B. Fu,Y.K. Wang,P. Xu,et al. Mapping the flood mitigation services of ecosystems-a case study in Upper Yangtze River Basin[J]. Ecological Engineering,2013,52:238-246.
APA B. Fu,Y.K. Wang,P. Xu,&K. Yan.(2013).Mapping the flood mitigation services of ecosystems-a case study in Upper Yangtze River Basin.Ecological Engineering,52,238-246.
MLA B. Fu,et al."Mapping the flood mitigation services of ecosystems-a case study in Upper Yangtze River Basin".Ecological Engineering 52(2013):238-246.
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