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1 December 2011 Consumption of Ecosystem Services: A Conceptual Framework and Case Study in Jinghe Watershed
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The global ecosystem is changing due to human and natural causes, and only the human aspects of this interaction are within our control. This paper provides a critical analysis of the interactions between humans and the ecosystem in terms of the human consumption of ecosystem services to maintain a comfortable lifestyle. It starts by reviewing human consumption of ecosystem services, and then develops a conceptual framework that links ecosystem services with consumption of these services and ecosystem management to construct a general functional model of the factors that affect the consumption of ecosystem services. A case study is introduced to show how the model can be used to provide specific assessments of patterns of direct human consumption of ecosystem services in China's Jinghe watershed.

Zhen Lin, Liu Xuelin, Wei Yunjie, Yang Li, Long Xin, Du Bingzhen, Li Fen, and Cao Xiaochang "Consumption of Ecosystem Services: A Conceptual Framework and Case Study in Jinghe Watershed," Journal of Resources and Ecology 2(4), 298-306, (1 December 2011). https://doi.org/10.3969/j.issn.1674-764x.2011.04.002
Received: 21 June 2011; Accepted: 1 August 2011; Published: 1 December 2011
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