(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2011)

Document title

Spatiotemporal change of ecological footprint and sustainability analysis for Yangtze Delta Region

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WANG P. (1) ; WANG X. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Environmental Science and Engineering, Fudan Univ., Shangai, CHINE


In this paper, the ecological footprint (EF) was taken as the index of the ecological environmental impact. With the help of Geographic Information System (GIS), the AA. studied the spatiotemporal change of ecological footprint at 2 scales (region and city) and assessed urban sustainable development ability in Yangtze Delta Region (YDR). Then they discussed the driving factors that affected the change of ecological footprint by the Stochastic Impacts by Regression on Population, Affluence, and Technology (STIRPAT) model. The distribution pattern of ecological footprint and the degree of sustainable development varied distinctly from city to city in YDR. In 2008, the highest values of ecological footprint and the lowest one of sustainable development index were both presented in Shanghai. Importance should be attached to change the definition and measurement of prosperity and success to promote sustainable develoment in YDR


Article of periodic

published at : Journal of geographical sciences. Acta geographica sinica / ISSN 1009-637X

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2011, vol. 21, no5 [pp. 859-868]

Bibliographic references : 24 ref.

Collation : 3 fig., 3 tabl.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1007/s11442-011-0885-y

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