Ecosystem services and valuation of urban forests in China

  title={Ecosystem services and valuation of urban forests in China},
  author={Carol Jim and Wendy Y. Chen},
Urban forests are integral components of urban ecosystems, which could generate significant ecosystem services, such as offsetting carbon emission, removing air pollutants, regulating the microclimate, and recreation. These ecosystem services contribute to improving environmental quality, quality of life, and sustainable urban development. Despite a long history of inserting vegetation in human settlements in China, modern scientific study of this natural-cum-cultural resource did not start… CONTINUE READING
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