Author: Zhao Guishen

Methods for Increasing Sustainability of Agro-ecosystems Based on the Ecological Footprint in China

Li Li,
Liang Long,
Zhao Guishen
(College of Resources and Environmental Sciences, China Agricultural University, Beijing 100193, China) Abstract: Sustainability of agro-ecosystems plays an important role in regional ecological safety and food security. As an ecological accounting tool, the ecological footprint (EF) is widely adopted to assess the sustainability of a given region, nation or industrial sector. As a virtual area, the EF initially does not reflect the real ecological conditions of the home region. …