Nature Research

I have included links below to a number of resources related to research on the health benefits of spending time in nature.

Recent research studies

The urban brain: Analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG (British Journal of Sport Medicine)

Hiking Makes You Smarter (Backpacker Magazine Article)

Hiking May Increase Creativity (WebMd)


Active Living Research

American Society of Landscape Architects (Health Benefits of Nature)

Center for Biodiversity & Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History

Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab

Forests, Trees, and Human Health


Green Exercise (University of Essex)

Greenspace Scotland Research Report

International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine

International Union of Forest Research Organizations

Kalevi Korpela (University of Tampere, Finland)

Landscape and Human Health Laboratory

Natural England (Greening Dementia Literature Review 2013)

Nature Sacred

Network of Wellbeing Resource Database

Restorative Environments Network

The Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard University School of Public Health

Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidenced Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces (2014)

Therapeutic Landscapes Network

Wanderforschung (German for Hiking Research)/Dr. Rainer Braemer

Yale University-Griffin Prevention Research Center

Your Brain on Nature


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