(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Natural capital accounting in Xi’an City of western China during 1995–2011

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MA C. (1) ; REN Z. (1) ; LI X. (1) ;
(1) College of Tourism and Environment Science, Shaanxi Normal Univ., Xi’an, CHINE


This article examines the natural capital accounting in Xi’an City of western China during 1995–2011. The primary component of natural capital depletion is the cost associated with fossil fuel resource depletion, while ecological services contributed the least to the total cost. The spatial pattern varied with different perspectives, for example, from a total value perspective, a nuclear pattern around the administrative center of Xi’an City was evident, whereas from a density per capita of natural capital depletion perspective, a bi-nuclear spatial distribution visible in 1995 had become a poly-nuclear distribution by 2011. Conversely, from a density per hectare perspective, a “core-edge” pattern characterized by three circles was observed


Article of periodic

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

Editor : CHINE

Millesime : 2013, vol. 23, no6 [pp. 1123-1135]

Bibliographic references : 29 ref.

Collation : 4 fig., 3 tabl., 4 cartes



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