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6.06.00 - Forest, trees and human health and wellbeing


Hot off the Press: Forests for Public Health

Editor(s): Christos Gallis, Won Sop Shin. 2020. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-5029-2. ISBN-10: 1-5275-5029-X

Forests have diverse values and functions that produce not only material products, but also non-material services. The health functions provided by forests have been used for a very long time, but they have only been emphasized in many fields of society in recent years. The rapid increase in urbanization and the problems of stress, sedentary occupations, and hazardous urban environmental conditions due to modern life may be factors that place great demand on forests’ health functions. Scientific research has shown that there are various psychological and physiological human health benefits of exposure to forests, parks, and green spaces. This collection of papers highlights up-to-date findings and evidence to reveal the beneficial effects of forests on human and public health. The findings provided here can be implemented in practice and policy using forests and nature for human and public health.

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Landscape & Human Health - Forests, Parks and Green Care

The programme of the International Conference on Landscape & Human Health - Forests, Parks and Green Care; Vienna, Austria; 15-17 May 2017 is now available at:

Registration is open 15 February 2017 to 15 April 2017! - Details at