The pressure-state-response (PSR) model was applied to establish a mangrove ecosystem health evaluation system combined with analytical hierarchy process (AHP) in this paper. The mangrove wetlands are divided into five ecological levels: excellent health, good health, health, sub-health and morbidity, which is based on the comprehensive health index (CHI) value. Twelve representative sites were selected for sampling to assess the ecological health condition of mangroves. As a result, the ecological health level of Gaoqiao mangrove area is excellent health; the ecological health level of Taiping mangrove area is good health; the ecological health level of Huguang and Qi’ao mangrove area is health; the ecological health level of Techeng and He’an mangrove area is sub-health; the ecological health level of Huidong mangrove area is morbidity. These results will give some advises for ecological protection and biological resource sustainable development of mangrove ecosystem in China.
- Analytical hierarchy process (AHP)
- Comprehensive health index (CHI)
- Health assessing
- Mangrove ecosystem
- Pressure–state–response (PSR) model
- South China Coast