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The Characteristics of Urban Park Ecosystems.

The Characteristics of Urban Park Ecosystems.

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Urban parks can offer a variety of ecosystem services such as beautifying the landscape, ecological regulation, leisure and recreation, and maintaining biodiversity. Understanding how urban parks affect people’s lives can help guide the construction and planning of parks in a direction that is more beneficial to the public. Therefore, it is worth s...

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... characteristic factors of different park ecosystems were different (Table 1). The area of Qinglong Lake Wetland Park was the largest (9.42 km 2 ), while the area of Guixi Ecological Park was only 1.02 km 2 . ...
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... proportion of those with a bachelor's degree or above was highest, at 37.67%, and the largest proportion of the population was employed, at 41.64%. A total of 61.01% of the respondents lived in the central city of Chengdu (see Appendix B Table A1). There was little difference in the frequency of public visits and the length of stay among the five study areas. ...

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