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Biodiversity and infrastructure interact to drive tourism to and within Costa Rica

Alejandra Echeverri, Jeffrey R. Smith, Dylan MacArthur-Waltz, Katherine S. Lauck, Christopher B. Anderson, Rafael Monge Vargas, Irene Alvarado Quesada, Spencer A. Wood, Rebecca Chaplin-Kramer, & Gretchen C. Daily. (2022). Biodiversity and infrastructure interact to drive tourism to and within Costa Rica. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 119: e2107662119.

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Development and validation of self-efficacy and intention measures for spending time in nature

Jay E. Maddock, Courtney Suess, Gregory N. Bratman, Carissa Smock, Debra Kellstedt, Jeanette Gustat, Cynthia K. Perry & Andrew T. Kaczynski (2022). Development and validation of self-efficacy and intention measures for spending time in nature. BMC Psychology, 10(1), 51.

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Hope, Health, and the Climate Crisis

Howard Frumkin (2022). Hope, Health, and the Climate Crisis. The Journal of Climate Change and Health.

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Making Healthy Places, Second Edition: Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability

Nisha D. Botchwey, Andrew Dannenberg, and Howard Frumkin (2022). Making Healthy Places, Second Edition: Designing and Building for Well-Being, Equity, and Sustainability.

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Stress recovery from virtual exposure to a brown (desert) environment versus a green environment

Jie Yin, Gregory N. Bratman, Matthew H. E. Browning, John D. Spengler, & Hector A. Olvera-Alvarez (2022). Stress recovery from virtual exposure to a brown (desert) environment versus a green environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 101775.

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What can we do when the smoke rolls in? An exploratory qualitative analysis of the impacts of rural wildfire smoke on mental health and wellbeing, and opportunities for adaptation

Anna Humphreys, Elizabeth G. Walker, Gregory N. Bratman & Nicole A. Errett (2022). What can we do when the smoke rolls in? An exploratory qualitative analysis of the impacts of rural wildfire smoke on mental health and wellbeing, and opportunities for adaptation. BMC Public Health.

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Advancing sustainable development and protected area management with social media-based tourism data

Sana Suse, Afra Mashhadi, & Spencer A Wood. (2021). Advancing sustainable development and protected area management with social media-based tourism data. Sustainability 13:2427.

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Affective benefits of nature contact: The role of rumination

Gregory N. Bratman, Gerald Young, Ashish Mehta, Ihno Lee Babineaux, Gretchen C. Daily, & James J. Gross (2021). Affective benefits of nature contact: The role of rumination. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 584.

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Associations between green/blue spaces and mental health across 18 countries

Mathew P. White, Lewis R. Elliott, James Grellier, Theo Economou, Simon Bell, Gregory N. Bratman, Marta Cirach, Mireia Gascon, Maria L. Lima, Mare Lõhmus, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Ann Ojala, Anne Roiko, P. Wesley Schultz, Matilda van den Bosch & Lora E. Fleming (2021). Associations between green/blue spaces and mental health across 18 countries. Scientific Reports, 11(8903).

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Associations of residential brownness and greenness with fasting glucose in young healthy adults living in the desert

Hector A. Olvera-Alvarez, Matthew H. E. M. Browning, A. M. Neophytou, Gregory N. Bratman (2021). Associations of residential brownness and greenness with fasting glucose in young healthy adults living in the desert. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

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Casting a wide net and making the most of the catch

Usha Varanasi (2021). Casting a wide net and making the most of the catch. ICES Journal of Marine Science.

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Climate adaptation actions for urban forests and human health

Maria K. Janowiak, Leslie A. Brandt, Kathleen L. Wolf, Mattison Brady, Lindsay Darling, Abigail Derby Lewis, Robert T. Fahey, Kristen Giesting, Eboni Hall, Molly Henry, Maisie Hughes, Kailey Marcinkowski, Todd Ontl, Annamarie Rutledge, Lydia Scott, and Christopher W. Swanston. Forest Service U.S. Department of Agriculture. (2021). Climate adaptation actions for urban forests and human health.

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Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Park Visitation Measured by Social Media

Sana Suse, Afra Mashhadi, & Spencer A Wood. (2021). Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Park Visitation Measured by Social Media. Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing: 179–182.

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Nature and Children’s Health: A Systematic Review

Amber L. Fyfe-Johnson, Marnie F. Hazlehurst, Sara P. Perrins, Gregory N. Bratman, Rick Thomas, Kimberly A. Garrett, Kiana R. Hafferty, Tess M. Cullaz, Edgar K. Marcuse and Pooja S. Tandon. (2021). Nature and Children’s Health: A Systematic Review. American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Nature versus urban hiking for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot randomized trial conducted in the Pacific Northwest USA

Alyson J. Littman, Gregory N. Bratman, Keren Lehavot, Charles C. Engel, John C. Fortney, Alexander Peterson, Alex Jones, Carolyn Klassen, Joshua Brandon, and Howard Frumkin (2021). Nature versus urban hiking for Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder: a pilot randomized trial conducted in the Pacific Northwest USA. BMJ Open, 11(9), e051885.

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Taking the long view for oceans and human health connection through community-driven science

Usha Varanasi, Vera L. Trainer, and Ervin Joe Schumacker (2021). Taking the long view for oceans and human health connection through community-driven science. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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The affective benefits of nature exposure

Gregory N. Bratman, Hector A. Olvera-Alvarez & James J. Gross (2021). The affective benefits of nature exposure. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, e12630.

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Time Spent in Nature Is Associated with Increased Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors

Nicole V. DeVille, Linda P. Tomasso, Olivia P. Stoddard, Grete E. Wilt, Teresa H. Horton, Kathleen L. Wolf, Eric Brymer, Peter H. Kahn Jr., and Peter James (2021). Time Spent in Nature Is Associated with Increased Pro-Environmental Attitudes and Behaviors. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(14), 7498. MDPI AG.

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Affective reactions to losses and gains in biodiversity: Testing a prospect theory approach

Mathew P. White, Gregory Bratman, Sabine Pahl, Gerald Young, Deborah Cracknell, and Lewis R. Elliott (2020). Affective reactions to losses and gains in biodiversity: Testing a prospect theory approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology.

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Closing the gap through rewilding, interacting, and overcoming

Sean Blenkinsop, Peter H. Kahn, Jr. (2020). Closing the gap through rewilding, interacting, and overcoming. In A. Cutter-Mackenzie, K. Malone, & E. B. Hacking (Eds). Research handbook on ChildhoodNature.

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Focusing attention on reciprocity between nature and humans can be the key to reinvigorating planetary health

Usha Varanasi (2020). Focusing attention on reciprocity between nature and humans can be the key to reinvigorating planetary health, Ecopsychology.

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Next-generation Visitation Models using Social Media to Estimate Recreation on Public Lands

Spencer Wood, Samantha G. Winder, Emilia H Lia, Eric White, Christian Crowley, Adam Milnor. (2020) Next-generation Visitation Models using Social Media to Estimate Recreation on Public Lands.

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Relatively wild urban parks can promote human resilience and flourishing: a case study of Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington

Elizabeth Lev; Peter H. Kahn Jr.; Hanzi Chen; and Garrett Esperum (29 January 2020). Relatively wild urban parks can promote human resilience and flourishing: a case study of Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington.

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Research Note: Residential distance and recreational visits to coastal and inland blue spaces in eighteen countries

Lewis R. Elliott, Mathew P. White, James Grellier, Joanne K. Garrett, Marta Cirach, Benedict W.Wheeler, Gregory N.Bratman, Matilda A.van den Bosch, Ann Ojala, AnneRoiko, Maria L. Lima, Aisling O’Connor, Mireia Gascon, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Lora E. Fleming. (2020). Research Note: Residential distance and recreational visits to coastal and inland blue spaces in eighteen countries. Landscape and urban planning.

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Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study examining experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders

Michelle Tester-Jones, Mathew P. White, Lewis R. Elliott, Netta Weinstein, James Grellier, Theo Economou, Gregory N. Bratman, Anne Cleary, Mireia Gascon, Kalevi M. Korpela, Mark Nieuwenhuijsen, Aisling O’Connor, Ann Ojala, Matilda van den Bosch & Lora E. Fleming (2020). Results from an 18 country cross-sectional study examining experiences of nature for people with common mental health disorders. Scientific reports.

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The Affective Benefits of Nature Exposure: What’s Nature Got to Do with It?

Kimberly Meidenbauer, Cecilia U.D. Stenfors, Gregory N. Bratman, James J. Gross, Kathryn E. Schertz, Kyoung W. Choe, Marc G. Berman. (2020). The Affective Benefits of Nature Exposure: What’s Nature Got to Do with It? Journal of Environmental Psychology.

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Uses and limitations of social media to inform visitor use management in parks and protected areas: a systematic review

Emily J. Wilkins, Spencer A Wood, Jordan W Smith (2020). Uses and limitations of social media to inform visitor use management in parks and protected areas: a systematic review. Environmental Management.

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Managed retreat as a strategy for climate change adaptation in small communities: Public health implications

Andrew Dannenberg, Howard Frumkin, Jeremy J. Hess & Kristie L. Ebi (2019). Managed retreat as a strategy for climate change adaptation in small communities: Public health implications. Climatic Change.

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Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective

Greg Bratman et al. (2019). Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective. Science Advances.

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Social-ecological and technological factors moderate the value of urban nature

Bonnie L. Keeler, Perrine Hamel, Timon McPhearson, Maike H. Hamann, Marie L. Donahue, Kelly A. Meza Prado, Katie K. Arkema, Gregory N. Bratman, Kate A. Brauman, Jacques C. Finlay, Anne D. Guerry, Sarah E. Hobbie, Justin A. Johnson, Justin A, Graham K. MacDonald, Robert I. McDonald, Nick Neverisky, and Spencer A. Wood. (2019). Social-ecological and technological factors moderate the value of urban nature. Nature Sustainability.

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Geolocated social media as a rapid indicator of park visitation and equitable park access

Zoé A. Hamstead, David Fisher, Rositsa T. Ilieva, Spencer A. Wood, Timon McPhearson, Peleg Kremer, Peleg. (2018). Geolocated social media as a rapid indicator of park visitation and equitable park access. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems.

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Nature contact and human health: a research agenda

Howard Frumkin et al. 2017. Nature contact and human health: a research agenda. Environmental Health Perspectives.

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Recreational use in dispersed public lands measured using social media data and on-site counts

David M. Fisher, Spencer A. Wood, Eric M. White et al. (2018). Recreational use in dispersed public lands measured using social media data and on-site counts. Journal of Environmental Management.

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Trends and Knowledge Gaps in the Study of Nature-Based Participation by Latinos in the United States

Pooja S. Tandon, Lauren M. Kuehne, and Julian D. Olden (2018). Trends and Knowledge Gaps in the Study of Nature-Based Participation by Latinos in the United States, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

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Child-nature interaction in a forest preschool

Peter H. Kahn, Jr., Thea Weiss, & Kit Harrington (2020). Child-nature interaction in a forest preschool. In A. Cutter-Mackenzie, K. Malone, & E. B. Hacking (Eds). Research handbook on Childhood Nature.

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