Shenghui Cui

Shenghui Cui
Institue of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences

PhD

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September 2006 - July 2015
Institue of Urban Environment, CAS
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Publications (140)
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Unsustainable diet is one of the main reasons for the nutrition-health-environment trilemma. However, information on environment-nutrition-obesity effects associated with food consumption is still limited. This study analyzes these diet-related impacts of different groups classified by various socio-economic attributes: location, gender, age, incom...
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Assessing and modeling the changes in land use and land cover (LULC) patterns and associated ecosystem service values (ESV) has become an important global agenda for formulating sustainable land management policies. Taking the coastal region of Bangladesh (CRB) as a case study, we utilized remote sensing and GIS techniques to analyze Landsat data o...
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Food waste (FW) has received increasing attention because of its immense production quantities and significance to resource and environmental impacts related to disposal approaches. We combined life cycle assessment (LCA) with society's willingness to pay (WTP) index to evaluate energy, water, and environmental impacts on three food waste-to-energy...
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Tree outside forest (TOF) has immense potential in economic and environmental development by increasing the amount of tree vegetation in and around rural settlements. It is an important source of carbon stocks and a critical option for climate change regulation, especially in land-scarce, densely populated developing countries such as Bangladesh. S...
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Public health is threatened by air pollution and high temperature, especially in urban areas and areas impacted by climate change. Well-designed urban forms have co-benefits on promoting human health and mediating atmospheric environment-related threats (e.g., high temperature and air pollution). Previous studies overlooked these mediating effects...
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Air pollution and heat pose considerable threats to public health, particularly in urban areas and under the effects of climate change. The well-designed urban form has mediating effects on the atmospheric environment (such as heat and air pollution) and promotes human health. The extant literature has overlooked these mediating effects of urban fo...
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Global warming and environmental changes are becoming increasingly threatened by carbon emissions, especially in urban areas. Low-carbon cities have the co-benefits of mediating environmental threats and lowering carbon emissions. However, the direct and indirect pathways and effects between the built environment and carbon emissions remain unclear...
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Coastal flood risk facing urban communities is increasing due to the compound impacts of sea level rise (SLR) and urban growth. Accurate information on future dynamic risk of coastal flooding and its physical and socio-economic drivers is essential for planning effective and targeted adaptation. However, the current scenarios regarding urban develo...
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Rapid urban development results in visible changes in land use due to increase in impervious surfaces from human construction and decrease in pervious areas. Urbanisation influences the hydrological cycle of an area resulting in less infiltration, higher flood peak and surface runoff. This study analysed the impact of land use change due to urbanis...
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Plantation forest has an immense potential for significantly contributing to the global carbon cycle for regulating climate change. Assessing the spatio-temporal distribution of plantation forest vegetation by analyzing Landsat land use/land cover (LULC) data can provide a logical basis for developing ecological and environmental policies to effect...
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Plantation forest has an immense potential for significantly contributing to the global carbon cycle for regulating climate change. Assessing the spatio-temporal distribution of plantation forest vegetation by analyzing Landsat land use/land cover (LULC) data can provide a logical basis for developing ecological and environmental policies to effect...
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The essential cause of phosphorus scarcity and phosphorus-induced risks, i.e. phosphorus dilemma, mainly lies in current low phosphorus flow efficiency (PFE) in agricultural systems. Improving PFE largely depends on secondary phosphorus retention along the phosphorus flow chain from phosphate mining to terrestrial agricultural systems, to aquatic s...
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The increase of urbanization is affecting the urban food system (UFS) in many areas, primarily production, processing, and consumption. The upgrading of the urban food consumption structure not only puts forward higher food production requirements, but also poses a challenge to resource consumption and technological innovation. Considerable case or...
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Fruit production has been expanding due to the pursuit of healthier lifestyles in China. Determining the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions status of the orchard system could contribute to adopting appropriate measures to alleviate climate change pressure from the growing fruit production. In this study, the net GHG balance and GHG intensity (GHGI) in...
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The Chinese government has projected that 30% of the total potato consumed as a staple food, to meet the yield demand for staple food anticipated by population growth and the recommended tuber consumption for a healthful diet. This policy has significantly promoted potato development in China in recent years. Nevertheless, it is urgent to determine...
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What is urban metabolism? Post-industrial cities are characterized by their routine use of energy as a driving force for power production, transportation of goods, construction of buildings and infrastructure, and domestic comfort. The existence and maintenance of a city and its internal structure depend on the fl ow of goods and services into, out...
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Dietary adjustment through food group substitutions is an adaptive strategy for obesity management in human populations and action on climate change. However, specific dietary adjustment scenarios (DASs) are underexplored in the current research. This study applied logistic regression to establish an association between the probability of obesity/o...
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Rapid urbanization and climate change can cause more extensive flood risk, in the absence of urgent and efficient adaptation measures. As the occurrence of floods varies with time and space, comprehensive and dynamical assessment of the spatiotemporal variability of flood risk and understanding of its drivers is vital for flood risk management. In...
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Copper is an essential element for electric vehicle (EV). Currently, little efforts have been directed toward understanding the EV-copper-resource-environment nexus. Autoregressive integrated moving average model combined with dynamic material flow analysis was developed for the nexus analysis in Fujian in China due to its vigorous EV promotion. Re...
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Nitrogen input is an important index for indicating nutrient resource use and pollution potential of city-level food systems, which have received increasing attention in studies of global nutrient cycles and their management. However, limited understanding has been developed, of driving forces and their quantitative impacts on nitrogen input into c...
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Meeting increasing food demands in an environmentally sustainable manner is a worldwide challenge. Applying life cycle analysis to different scenarios, we show that a 47–99% reduction in phosphorus emissions, nitrogen emissions, greenhouse gas emissions, bluewater consumption and cropland use is needed for China’s food production in 2030 to be with...
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Food supply has been the central issue of human development for millennia and has become increasingly critical in an urbanizing world. However, the environmental footprints and associated mitigation strategies of food consumption have rarely been comprehensively characterized at urban or regional scales. Here we analyze the water, carbon, reactive...
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Intensive human activity has led to dramatic land changes in coastal watersheds, which in turn cause landscape pattern changes and threaten the valuable but fragile ecosystem. This paper conducted an empirical study in Jiulong River watershed (JRW) - a coastal watershed of southeast China with a population of more than 5 million and a land area of...
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Coastal cities, most of them experiencing growing population and rapid urbanization, are facing reactive nitrogen (Nr) pollution crisis and are considered as Nr hotspots worldwide. Increased human activities generate drastic effects on the nitrogen (N) flows of coastal cities. Nevertheless, the N flows of coastal cities are not clearly understood,...
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Assessing the effects of different land use scenarios on subsequent changes in ecosystem service has great implications for sustainable land management. Here, we designed four land use/land cover (LULC) scenarios, such as business-as-usual development (BAUD), economic development priority (EDP), ecological protection priority (EPP), and afforestati...
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Most studies have suggested that dietary choices have effects on both the environment and human health; however, they have ignored food culture, which is both an "independent variable" and a "dependent variable" of diet choice. The purpose of this study is to explore a diet optimization path that meets nutritional needs and has little impact on the...
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The adverse impacts of climate change exert mounting pressure on agriculture-dependent livelihoods of many developing and developed nations. However, integrated and spatially specific vulnerability assessments in less-developed countries like Bangladesh are rare, and insufficient to support the decision-making needed for climate-change resilience....
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Understanding the influence factors of nitrogen (N) use efficiencies (NUEs) in different stages of the food system at the provincial scale is critical to achieving cleaner food production while ensuring food security. Nevertheless, they are not well understood. Here we comprehensively analyzed NUE and its influence factors at different stages of th...
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Cities play a significant role in climate change mitigation and adaptation. Urban land planning shapes the urban form and is considered to be an effective approach for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Yet, there is little knowledge about what urban forms can reduce both greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and climate stresses while considering...
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The assessment of resilience for people, places, and systems to climate-change hazards is essential for understanding how to reduce disaster risks. Globally, a number of resilience assessment methodologies have been developed and implemented by a variety of entities, including national and local organizations, donor agencies, and academic researche...
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The Chinese government projected 30% of total consumed potatoes as a staple food (PSF) by 2020. We comprehensively assessed the potential impacts of PSF on rice and flour consumption, rice and wheat planting, energy and nutrient supply, irrigation-water, chemical nitrogen (N), phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5) and potassium oxide (K2O) fertilizer inputs...
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Compared to currency data which tends to fluctuate with the market and cannot accurately reflect the effects of human activities on resources use efficiency and environmental sustainability, the assessment accuracy of the effects can be further improved by constant mass data of elements contained in materials and products within socioeconomic syste...
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We present a quantitative analysis of phosphorus (P) flows that characterize the food production-consumption system metabolism in a low-income, food, and phosphorus deficient country, using Comoros, a small African island state, as an example from the year 2000 to 2011. The data were interpreted in terms of the connections between crop production,...
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This study investigated three research questions. Is there any correlation among income level, household size, and energy use among households of a city in a developing country? What gaps exist between energy saving behavior and practices of households? What is the current local awareness and level of use of renewable energy? These questions were a...
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Urban land planning shapes the urban form and is considered to be one of the many tools important for climate adaptation. Yet there is little knowledge about the adaptive capacity of urban forms to climate stress, or of an appropriate assessment method. Through a case study on the urban heat island (UHI) in Xiamen City, China, we propose a novel ap...
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Phosphorus loss during food production and consumption and the effect of urbanization on cropland loss have been widely studied. However, the effect of urbanization on phosphorus metabolism in agricultural areas has received little attention. Using substance flow analysis, this paper reveals the effect of urbanization on food phosphorus metabolism....
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The modern global food production system relies heavily on a considerable input of phosphorus. Sustainable food and agriculture need integrated phosphorus management, especially in phosphorus-scarce and food-deficient countries. This study aimed to investigate the phosphorus requirements to meet the future food demand for a phosphorus-scarce and fo...
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Soil carbon sequestration is being considered as a potential pathway to mitigate climate change. Cropland soils could provide a sink for carbon that can be modified by farming practices, however, they can also act as a source of greenhouse gases (GHG), including not only nitrous oxide (N2O) and methane (CH4), but also the upstream carbon dioxide (C...
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In view of the traditional surveying and mapping, such as total station measuring tape measure method is applied to building facade measurement of low operation, data precision, incomplete information, etc. as well as large quantities of urban and rural landscape building facade renovation project fund accounting, planning management and project co...
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With China's rapid urbanization process, massive and extensive construction materials are aggregated as stock in urban areas. Understanding the carbon footprints of residential buildings is crucial for achieving the goal of low-carbon cities. In this study, to reveal the emission characteristics of residential buildings regarding carbon footprint,...
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This study investigates carbon sources and carbon sink estimation, nexus and validation through Land cover/land use (LCLU) change analysis of Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA), Thailand. Considering spiking population and carbon emission trends, especially in metropolitan cities of developing countries, such estimations are direly needed. Moreover, q...
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The building sector is one of the largest contributors to greenhouse gas emission in urban areas. Quantitative assessment of the carbon footprint of urban buildings is needed to advance research and policy debates on building carbon emission reduction and sustainable architectural planning. This study develops a calculation methodology for carbon f...
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This study presents a new approach, using a hybrid model, to analyze the technical carbon mitigation potential and propose decarbonization action plans, for the Bangkok Metropolitan Area (BMA), Thailand. A complete sectoral analysis was performed to show how a low-carbon society (LCS) could be developed by adopting various countermeasures. Energy s...
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The impacts of reactive nitrogen ( Nr) on the environment significantly increase with population and rapid urbanization. In order to study gaseous Nr and Nr loads to waterbodies at the provincial scale, we established anthropogenic emission inventories in prefecture-level cities in Fujian Province and analyzed the changes in Nr emissions for the ye...
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Carbon Footprints of Urban Residential Buildings in Xiamen City: A Household Survey Based Approach presented at INTECOL Beijing: 12th International Congress on Ecology
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Food nitrogen (N), which includes animal-food (AN) and plant-food N (PN), has been driven by population growth (PG), dietary changes associated with income growth (DC) and rural-urban migration (M) over the past three decades, and these changes combined with their N cost, have caused some effect on N use in China's food system. Although there is an...
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With the growth in food and energy demand, emissions of reactive nitrogen from agricultural production and fossil fuel combustion has become an important factor that influences the environment and people's health in China. By using the Moran's I index and Getis-Ord Gi* index, we studied the spatial and temporal variation characteristics of anthropo...
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Spatial Heterogeneity of Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Xiamen City, China
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China's rapid urbanization is characterized by large-scale construction activities which require enormous amounts of construction materials and induce a series of resource and environmental problems. However, few studies have paid serious attention to construction material metabolism within urban ecosystems in the Chinese urbanization hotspot. This...
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Providing a comprehensive insight, water footprint (WF) is widely used to analyze and address water-use issues. In this study, a hybrid of bottom-up and top-down methods is applied to calculate, from production and consumption perspectives, the WF for Xiamen city from 2001 to 2012. Results show that the average production WF of Xiamen was 881.75 Mm...
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A global multiregional input-output (MRIO) model was built for eight Chinese cities to track their carbon flows. For in-depth understanding of urban carbon footprint from the perspectives of production, consumption, and trade balance, four kinds of footprints and four redefined measurement indicators were calculated. From the global supply chain, u...
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Anthropogenic activity interacts with urban form and inner metabolic processes, ultimately impacting urban sustainability. China's cities have experienced many environmental issues and metabolic disturbances since the nation-wide market-oriented "reform and opening-up" policy was adopted in the 1980s. To analyze urban reform policy impacts and meta...
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With massive urbanization and infrastructure investments occurring in China, understanding GHG emissions from infrastructure use in small and large Chinese cities with different administrative levels is important for building future low-carbon cities. This paper identifies diverse data sources to assess GHG emission from community-wide infrastructu...
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Coastal cities are vulnerable to increasing flood risks caused by the combination of sea-level rise (SLR) and storm tides (STs), due to their low-lying topography and densely distributed assets. Faced with this challenge, comprehensive and integrated flood risk information is vital and fundamental for the planning, implementation and optimization o...