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Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology ›› 2024, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (1): 275-288.doi: 10.13287/j.1001-9332.202401.022

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Research advance on quantitative assessment methods of ecosystem water conservation service functions

LIU Yisheng1,2, HOU Peng2*, WANG Ping1, ZHU Jian1   

  1. 1Central South University of Forestry and Technology, Changsha 410004, China;
    2Center for Satellite Application on Ecology and Environment, Ministry of Ecology and Environment, Beijing 100094, China
  • Received:2023-07-07 Accepted:2023-11-28 Online:2024-01-18 Published:2024-03-21

Abstract: The water conservation service function, which is one of the most important ecological service function in the regional system, directly reflects the regulation role of a region in precipitation, the redistribution function of precipitation, and the ecohydrological value. With the development of the comprehensive evaluation method and the deepening of research on water conservation service function, relevant evaluation calculation process has changed significantly. Nowadays, in the assessment of the water conservation service function, it is necessary not only to calculate and evaluate relevant indicators, but also to localize specific parameters in the model and analyze the effectiveness of the overall model for specific study areas. However, the current literature review lacks systematic summaries of model evaluation methods. Meanwhile, the review is also insufficient on model validity verification and significance analysis methods, the result verification and applicability analysis methods such as parameter localization in water conservation studies. We reviewed the research advance on typical ecosystem water conservation ser-vice assessment methods with a specific focus on the model assessment methods that have developed rapidly in recent years. At the same time, we summarized methods commonly used for parameter localization, as well as validity testing and sensitivity analysis of simulation results, and discussed existing problems and future directions in this field.

Key words: water conservation, water conservation service function, model, parameter localization, significance test, sensitivity analysis