The IAPS conference in Lund proved very successful with 11 sessions on restoration research. We had a very fruitful discussion during our REN meeting, touching upon issues such as the need to publish non-significant results and advancing restoration theory. Inspiring new ideas and directions for the network were shared, including the need for members to be able to reach out to each other with questions or requests. We are now working to integrate these ideas in our newsletter / webpage. You can find the minutes of the meeting here.
Don’t forget to check out our website and twitter in between – four PhD vacancies were advertised in June alone. Please share a nice restorative photo with us! This will not only brighten up our newsletter, but also give you a nice opportunity to introduce your profile to all members of our network. This time around we meet Professor Agnes van den Berg.
Enjoy the summer!
- Trees, People, and the Built Environment 3: International Urban Trees Research Conference, 5th – 6th April 2017, in Birmingham, UK. Deadline date for abstracts is 21st October 2016.
- International Conference on Environmental Psychology, 30th August – 1stSeptember 2017, in A Coruña, Spain. Deadline date for abstracts is 20thNovember 2016.
- American Psychological Association Conference, 4th – 7th August 2016, in Denver, Colorado, USA.
- RGS Annual International Conference, 30th August – 2nd September 2016. In London, UK.
- WELL-BEING 2016: Co-Creating Pathways to Well-Being, The Third International Conference Exploring the Multi-Dimensions of Well-Being, 5th-6thSeptember 2016. In Birmingham, UK.
- International Conference on Design and Emotion, 27th – 30th September 2016. In Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
- Mobility, Mood and Place, 11th -14th October 2016. In Edinburgh, UK,
We look forward to members meeting up at these various conferences. Please let us know of any other events that would interest fellow members.
New Publications by Members
- Berto R., Baroni M.R., Damiani D., & Duchek J. (2015). Can exposure to fascinating stimuli affect memory performance in mentally fatigued people? A study on encoding and retrieval. International Journal of School and Cognitive Psychology, 2(4), 1-6.
- Beute, F., de Kort, Y., & IJsselsteijn, W. (2016). Restoration in its Natural Context: How Ecological Momentary Assessment Can Advance Restoration Research. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 13 (4), 420
- Colley, K., Brown, C., & Montarzino, A. (2016, online). Restorative wildscapes at work: an investigation of the wellbeing benefits of greenspace at urban fringe business sites using ‘go-along’ interviews. Landscape Research.
- Colley, K., Brown, C. & Montarzino, A. (2016, online). Understanding knowledge workers’ interaction with workplace greenspace: Open space use and restoration experiences at urban-fringe business sites. Environment & Behavior.
- Dahlkvist, E., Hartig, T., Nilsson, A., Högberg, H., Skovdahl, K., & Engström, M. (2016, online). Garden greenery and the health of older people in residential care facilities: A multi-level cross-sectional study. Journal of Advanced Nursing.
- Gernes, R., Hertzberg, R., MacDonell, M., Rice, G., Wright, J., Beresin, G., Miller, T., Africa, J., Donovan, G., Hipp, J., Hystad, P., Jackson, L., Kondo, M., Michael, Y., Mitchell, R., Nieuwenhuijsen, M., Ryan, P., Sullivan, W., & Annerstedt van den Bosch, M. (2016). Estimating Greenspace Exposure and Benefits for Cumulative Risk Assessment Applications (Summary Report). U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC, EPA/600/R-16/025.
- Hartig, T., & Kahn, P. K., Jr. (2016). Living in cities, naturally. Science, 352, 938-940.
- Marselle, M.R., Irvine, K.N., Lorenzo-Arribas, A., & Warber, S.L. (2016). Does perceived restorativeness mediate the effects of perceived biodiversity and perceived naturalness on emotional well-being following group walks in nature? Journal of Environmental Psychology, 46, 217-232.
- Martínez-Soto, J., Córdova y Vázquez, A., & Montero-López Lena, M. (2016). Impacto de la naturaleza urbana próxima en la percepción de seguridad exterior: evidencias de la zona metropolitana del Valle de México. (Impact of nearby urban nature on the of outdoor safety perception: evidence from Mexico City’s Metropolitan Area). Acta Universitaria, 26(3), 68-76.
- Ratcliffe, E., Gatersleben, B., & Sowden, P.T. (2016). Associations with bird sounds: how do they relate to perceived restorative potential. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 47, 136-144.
- Roe, J., Aspinall, P.A., & Ward Thompson, C. (2016). Understanding Relationships between Health, Ethnicity, Place and the Role of Urban Green Space in Deprived Urban Communities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 2016, 13, 681.
- ten Brink P., Mutafoglu K., Schweitzer J-P., Kettunen M., Twigger-Ross C., Baker J., Kuipers Y., Emonts M., Tyrväinen L., Hujala T., & Ojala A. (2016) The Health and Social Benefits of Nature and Biodiversity Protection. A report for the European Commission (ENV.B.3/ETU/2014/0039).: London/Brussels: Institute for European Environmental Policy.
- von Lindern, E., Hartig, T., & Lercher, P. (2016). Traffic-related exposures, constrained restoration, and health in the residential context. Health & Place, 39, 92-100.
- Ward Thompson, C., Aspinall, P., Roe, J., Robertson, L., & Miller, D. (2016). Mitigating Stress and Supporting Health in Deprived Urban Communities: The Importance of Green Space and the Social Environment. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 13, 440.
- Wyles, K. J., Pahl, S., Holland, M., & Thompson, R. C. (2016, online). What are the benefits to the volunteers? Comparing beach cleans to other coastal activities. Environment and Behavior
If you have recently published and would like this added to the iapsREN library and communicated in the next letter, please email us.
The picture included in this newsletter was taken at a supermarket near the home of Professor Agnes van den Berg in Utrecht, the Netherlands. Agnes holds an endowed chair in the perception and evaluation of nature and landscape at University of Groningen and is interested in fractal geometry as a visual cue that triggers restorative responses to nature. Other research interests include the importance of nearby nature for children’s development, evidence-based design of healing environments, and individual differences in preferences for wild and managed landscapes. To learn more, visit Agnes’ webpage.
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