The impact of green space and biodiversity on health

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dc.contributor.author Lai, Hak Kan en
dc.contributor.author Flies, EJ en
dc.contributor.author Weinstein, P en
dc.contributor.author Woodward, Alistair en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-10-05T07:56:00Z en
dc.date.issued 2019 en
dc.identifier.citation Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 17(7):383-390 2019 en
dc.identifier.issn 1540-9295 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/48392 en
dc.description.abstract Urban green spaces are associated with many health outcomes, but the mechanisms underlying these links remain unclear. One explanation is that biodiverse microbiomes in green spaces affect human health by modifying immune function. Our systematic review included studies that investigated the relationship between green space and either health or biodiversity. Reported effects of green space on health were generally positive, but 22% of the papers identified either no effect or negative effects. We also found that although green space was commonly associated with biodiversity, few green-space health studies simultaneously examined biodiversity. Overreliance on cross-sectional studies, various definitions of green space, and a lack of research in tropical and developing nations limit the conclusions that can be drawn. A better understanding of the biological aspects of contact with nature is required before city planners can optimize green spaces for health gains. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher Ecological Society of America en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment en
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dc.subject Science & Technology en
dc.subject Life Sciences & Biomedicine en
dc.subject Ecology en
dc.subject Environmental Sciences en
dc.subject Environmental Sciences & Ecology en
dc.subject NATURAL-ENVIRONMENT en
dc.subject RESIDENTIAL GREEN en
dc.subject EARLY-LIFE en
dc.subject URBAN en
dc.subject EXPOSURE en
dc.subject ASSOCIATIONS en
dc.subject DIVERSITY en
dc.subject AREAS en
dc.subject BENEFITS en
dc.subject ALLERGY en
dc.title The impact of green space and biodiversity on health en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/fee.2077 en
pubs.issue 7 en
pubs.begin-page 383 en
pubs.volume 17 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Ecological Society of America en
pubs.author-url https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/fee.2077 en
pubs.end-page 390 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/OpenAccess en
pubs.subtype Review en
pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 776642 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id Population Health en
pubs.org-id Epidemiology & Biostatistics en
pubs.org-id Social & Community Health en
dc.identifier.eissn 1540-9309 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-09-05 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2019-07-02 en


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