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Margaret Burchett, Fraser Torpy & Jane Tarran; Plants and Indoor Environmental Quality Group; and Faculty of Science, University of Technology Sydney. Human ecology (humans in their relationships with the environment) has a history extending up to two million years. Our species has continued to be biologically well adapted to ‘nature’ over this period. We are...
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School of Health and Social Development Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences, ‘Healthy Parks, healthy people’ 2nd edition March 2008, Deakin University Burwood, Melbourne. Research from many different sectors including urban planning, community development, physical and mental health, tourism, education, recreation, ecology and park management (urban and protected area). This diversity of perspectives...
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Prof. Dr. Tøve Fjeld,  Agricultural University of Norway, As/Oslo. A modern lifestyle presents us with a new situation in terms of psychological perspectives on our health. The study of the effect which our environment has on us is called ‘environmental psychology’. Studies in this field have clearly shown that our environment has a significant effect...
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Final Report to Horticulture Australia Ltd Cpmpleted 15 february 2010 “Greening the Great Indoors for Human Health and Wellbeing’, Margaret Burchett et al. University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) The results add further evidence for the benefit of plants for occupant wellbeing: Reductions in negative mood states and feelings of stress by up to 6% have...
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