publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Ecosystem Functions Connecting Contributions from Ecosystem Services to Human Wellbeing in a Mangrove System in Northern Taiwan

Hsieh, Hwey-Lian; Lin, Hsing-Juh; Shih, Shang-Shu; Chen, Chang-Po;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2015 Journal: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, volume 12, issue 6, pages 6,542-6,560 (issn: 1660-4601, eissn: 1660-4601, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
The present study examined a mangrove ecosystem in northern Taiwan to determine how the various components of ecosystem function, ecosystem services and human wellbeing are connected. The overall contributions of mangrove services to specific components of human wellbeing were also assessed. A network was developed and evaluated by an expert panel consisting of hydrologists, ecologists, and experts in the field of culture, landscape or architecture. The results showed that supporting habitats was the most important function to human wellbeing, while water quality, habitable climate, air quality, recreational opportunities, and knowledge systems were services th...
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free text keywords: ecosystem functions, R, component connection network, Medicine, mangrove ecosystem, human wellbeing, ecosystem services, Article
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Ecosystem Functions Connecting Contributions from Ecosystem Services to Human Wellbeing in a Mangrove System in Northern Taiwan

Hsieh, Hwey-Lian; Lin, Hsing-Juh; Shih, Shang-Shu; Chen, Chang-Po;