Yangfan Li

Yangfan Li
Xiamen University | XMU · College of Environment and Ecology

Ph.D.
Looking for potential collaborators on the coastal resilience research.

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Introduction
Dr. Yangfan Li currently works at the College of Environment and Ecology , State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China. He does research in the coastal interface of ocean and city. His current project is 'Coastal Resilience: Land-Water-Biodiversity Nexus'. For more details about him, please visit: https://cee.xmu.edu.cn/info/1027/3469.htm https://mel2.xmu.edu.cn/faculty/yangfanli https://www.greentalents.de/awardees_awardees2011_li-yangfan.php
Additional affiliations
January 2020 - present
NSFC
Position
  • Coastal Land-Water-Biodiversity Nexus: spatial mechanism and integrated land-sea application
August 2018 - present
Xiamen University
Position
  • Professor (Full)
October 2013 - July 2018
Xiamen University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 2004 - June 2007
Nanjing University
Field of study
  • Environmental Planning and Management
September 2001 - June 2004
Nanjing University
Field of study
  • Marine Geology
September 1997 - June 2001
Nanjing University
Field of study
  • Geography

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Publications (53)
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Context Coastal zones are a significant coupling landscape and seascape with large global populations and thus have large concentrations of carbon emissions and potential influences on global environmental changes. However, the impacts of coastal seascape pattern change, on the provision of ecosystem goods and services (e.g. carbon flows) have not...
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Human activities are considered a critical impact factor for decision-making in coupled human-nature systems, such as conservation of coastal systems. Identifying key human activities that cause significant habitat degradation for coastal species remains challenging. We improved the spatial subsidy approach to identify and prioritize control strate...
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The rapidly evolving ocean economy, driven by human needs for food, energy, transportation and recreation, has led to unprecedented pressures on the ocean that are further amplified by climate change, loss of biodiversity and pollution. The need for better governance of human activities in the ocean space has been widely recognized for years, and i...
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The resilience of coastal communities becomes a critical issue of the social‐ecological system (SES) adapting to impacts from hazards on coastal well‐being. This paper formulates a framework integrating typhoon destructive potential and SES from a perspective of coastal resilience. Typhoon destructive potential is interpreted using the Power Dissip...
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Human activities and climate change have profound effects on marine ecosystems, leading to changes in ecosystem functionality and even reduced resilience. Hence, a systematic assessment of the marine ecosystem resilience and the drivers of resilience is needed. This study provides an approach to help measure the resilience of reduction marine ecosy...
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As Earth's warming is driven by anthropogenic activities (e.g., urbanization), land and ocean warming significantly affect the net carbon uptake (NCU) of global ecosystems. However, the driving mechanism of coupled land‐sea warming on the NCU under rapid urbanization in coastal areas remains poorly understood. Here, we used long‐term remote sensing...
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Sustainable Development Goal 14 (SDG14) identifies development targets directly related to oceans; however, the gaps in achieving SDG14 remain unclear, understanding these gaps is essential in promoting sustainable management of coastal resources. We use the integrated land-sea system dynamics model to explore whether China's coastal area developme...
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Tidal wetlands, the global hotspots of biodiversity and carbon stocks, are currently experiencing widespread modifications in their composition due to human disturbances and changing climate. Accurate mapping of tidal wetland composition is crucial and urgently required for the conservation and management of coastal ecosystem, as well as for maximi...
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Rapid and large-scale biological invasion results in widespread biodiversity loss and degradation of essential ecosystem services, especially in mangrove forests. Recent evidence suggests that the establishment and dispersal of invasive species may be exacerbated in a fragmented landscape, but the influence of mangrove fragmentation on coastal biol...
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Mangrove forests, as one of the most productive coastal ecosystems in tropical and subtropical areas, provide multiple valuable ecosystem services for human well-being. Mangrove coverage has been declining dramatically across much of developing regions due to extensive coastal anthropogenic disturbances such as reclamation, aquaculture, and seawall...
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Rapid and large-scale biological invasion results in widespread biodiversity loss and degradation of essential ecosystem services, especially in mangrove forests. Recent evidence suggests that the establishment and dispersal of invasive species may exacerbated in fragmented landscape, but the influence of mangrove fragmentation on coastal biologica...
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Context Coastal zones are a significant coupling landscape and seascape with large global populations and thus have large concentrations of carbon emissions and potential influences on global environmental changes. However, the impacts of coastal seascape pattern change, on the provision of ecosystem goods and services (e.g. carbon flows) have not...
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The coastal area, with its fragile environment and the characteristics of both marine and terrestrial, is getting increasing attention globally, highlighting a critical need to form a systematic management framework. The objectives of this article are to illustrate the status quo of Chinese regional ecological civilization and land-sea integrated d...
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The ever‐increasing and unprecedented impacts of human activities on natural landscapes are dramatically altering the heterogeneity of habitats and biodiversity. We developed a holistic resilience‐based framework to identify the early warning points of climate‐gradient landscape connectivity; the results offer the first map capable of providing inf...
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Coastal area is a typical, complex area interacted between terrestrial and ocean systems. Catastrophic regime shifts of coastal ecosystem may occur as a result of gradual changing forces exerted by external factors. In this study, we presented an indicator-based framework which includes the land-water-biodiversity (LWB) nexus indices of catastrophe...
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Highly productive coastal wetlands play an essential role in storing blue carbon as one of their ecosystem services, but they are increasingly jeopardized by intensive reclamation activities to facilitate rapid population growth and urbanization. Coastal reclamation causes the destruction and severe degradation of wetland ecosystems, which may affe...
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Worldwide, humans are facing high risks from natural hazards, especially in coastal regions with high population densities. Rising sea levels due to global warming are making coastal communities’ infrastructure vulnerable to natural disasters. The present study aims to provide a coupling approach of vulnerability and resilience through restoration...
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Resilience thinking explores the sustainability discourse and transformation of urban complex systems. From the perspective of urban and human environment, this research simulated the resilience transformation of human-environment systems according to the modified catastrophe theory. The adaptive cycle model was performed an approach to interpret r...
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This article presents a social-ecological resilience assessment and attempts to explicitly examine the impacts of urbanization on resilience, with a view to explore how to strengthen social-ecological governance of the resilience of urban ecosystems. We use a combined Grey-Fuzzy evaluation model to discuss a case study of the Su-Xi-Chang city clust...
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Resilience-based management focuses on specific attributes or drivers of complex social-ecological systems, in order to operationalize and promote guiding principles for water quality management in urban systems. We therefore propose a resilience lens drawing on the theory of adaptive capacity and adaptive cycle to evaluate the urban resilience bet...
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This study delves into the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) based vulnerability assessment tool for assessing coastal vulnerability and making prescriptive recommendations on urban planning in coastal regions at a local level. The framework of “exposure-sensitivity-resilience” (ESR) is not only applied, but also improved and ref...
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Urbanization processes affect the ecosystem through alterations in ecological functions and landscape patterns. Currently, analysis of the total ecosystem services value (ESV) has targeted the overall benefits which human beings obtain from the regional ecosystem but does not generally include information regarding ecological structures and pattern...
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The coastal wetland ecosystems are the critical ecological infrastructure and have a close relation to coastal sustainability. Rapid urbanization lead to a big demand of coastal reclamation in China thereafter caused the loss and degradation of coastal wetlands. In this study, we presented modified model suitable for quantifying ecosystem service v...
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Quantifying and mapping the distribution patterns of ecosystem services can help to ascertain which services should be protected and where investments should be directed to improve synergies and reduce tradeoffs. Moreover, the indicators of urbanization that affect the provision of ecosystem services must be identified to determine which approach t...
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In past decades, China has experienced rapid urbanization, which has brought about environmental changes. The assessment of regional environmental risk (RER) is a complex study for evaluating risk associated with risk sources, risk receptors, and risk retardation under uncertainty. This study aims to evaluate the RER through the holistic macro-asse...
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Urban expansion is an important stressor to water bodies, and the spatial variations of their relations are increasingly highlighted by recent studies. What remain unclear, however, are the underlying drivers to the spatial variability. The paper was not limited to modeling spatially varying linkages but also drew attention to the local anthropogen...
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Structure stability analysis is a vital prerequisite for the construction of eco-industrial chain. This study proposed four steps for applying an integrated structure stability index, which was derived to characterize both the diversity and equilibrium of eco-industrial chain, to structure stability analysis, and searching a final eco-industrial ch...
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Resilient socio-ecological systems (SESs) can handle negative environmental changes well without regime shifts. In this study, we introduce the concept of spatial resilience and apply it to the assessment, planning, and ecosystem-based management of the urban wetland interface in the Taihu Lake watershed in China. From the assumption that spatial i...
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To address the growing need for developable land, many coastal cities are draining and filling wetlands, transforming them into urban built-up areas, and thereby substantially altering the structure and function of coastal ecosystems. We demonstrate an integrative approach for investigating the dynamics and impacts of coastal development in China’s...
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Land suitability evaluation plays a significant role in urban land-use planning and can resolve the conflicts between urban sprawl and limited land resources. Moreover, land-use is an important driving factor of climate change and has a profound impact on environment, economy, society, and the other aspects. This paper chooses Lianyun district as i...
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There is an urgent need to quantitatively monitor the spatiotemporal pattern–process interactions of coupled human–environment systems in rapidly urbanizing areas. In this study, we mainly referred to structural(not functional) aspects of land-use pattern, and especially, we targeted at landscape composition and landscape fragmentation. We applied...
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China’s coastal cities are experiencing rapid urbanization, which has resulted in many challenges. This paper presents a comprehensive index system for assessment of the level of urbanization based on four aspects: demographic urbanization, economic urbanization, social urbanization and spatial urbanization. The developed index system also characte...
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Peri-urban areas are sites currently experiencing the most active urbanization. In order to quantify the complexity in urban growth patterns and processes, based on the common boundary and Landscape Expansion Index (LEI) analysis, we developed six spatial rules to identify three urban growth types of infilling, edge-expansion and outlying in 2000–2...
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Canada is a sparsely populated country with its majority of population concentrated in cities, and its urbanization rate had risen to 80.2% by 2006. A similar environmental situation (air and water pollution, biodiversity degradation, high carbon emissions, et al.) in Canada has been going on in China and many of the developing countries during urb...
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The National 12th Five-Year-Plan for Social and Economic Development (2011-2015) (national development policy) in China requires knowledge of ecological complexity to better guide policy development for adaptation strategies and mitigation to complex climate change. The thinking of human-environment interactions supplements climate change related p...
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Changzhou is a typical waterside municipality with approximately 2,500 years of history located south of the Yangtze River. It was an agriculturally oriented region but is becoming an industrialized region. Rural green landscaping in this region possesses characteristics of traditional Chinese gardens. This paper presents a methodology for assessin...
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Based on the Pressure–State–Response (P–S–R) approach, an index system for landscape ecological security (LES) was suggested using three dimensions, six factors, and three weights. The indicators in the system were divided into two groups: spatial interpolation (acquired by the remote sensing data) and non-spatial interpolation (acquired by consult...
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This paper presents a synthesis of rapid landscape change and regional environmental dynamics in the Lianyungang bay area from 2000 to 2006 based on remote sensing data. We quantified the annual rate of urban land-use change in the study area using classified Landsat TM (2006-05-20) and ETM+ (2000-09-16) images. The classified images were used to g...
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With the Pressure-State-Response (PSR) model developed by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), this paper assessed the ecological security of the regions along Huaihe River in Anhui Province. Based on it, a revised integrative assessment model of regional ecological security...

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Projects (3)
Project
Resilience based Coastal Landscape Ecology
Project
Coastal Urbanization and Regional Eco-Environmental Change