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dc.contributor.author Garrett, Joanne K.
dc.contributor.author White, Mathew P.
dc.contributor.author Elliott, Lewis R.
dc.contributor.author Grellier, James
dc.contributor.author Bell, Simon
dc.contributor.author Bratman, Gregory N.
dc.contributor.author Economou, Theo
dc.contributor.author Gascon Merlos, Mireia, 1984-
dc.contributor.author Lõhmus, Mare
dc.contributor.author Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J.
dc.contributor.author Ojala, Ann
dc.contributor.author Roiko, Anne
dc.contributor.author van den Bosch, Matilda A.
dc.contributor.author Ward Thompson, Catharine
dc.contributor.author Fleming, Lora E.
dc.date.accessioned 2023-06-12T05:44:53Z
dc.date.available 2023-06-12T05:44:53Z
dc.date.issued 2023
dc.identifier.citation Garrett JK, White MP, Elliott LR, Grellier J, Bell S, Bratman GN, et al. Applying an ecosystem services framework on nature and mental health to recreational blue space visits across 18 countries. Sci Rep. 2023 Mar 6;13:2209. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-28544-w
dc.identifier.issn 2045-2322
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10230/57150
dc.description.abstract The effects of ‘nature’ on mental health and subjective well-being have yet to be consistently integrated into ecosystem service models and frameworks. To address this gap, we used data on subjective mental well-being from an 18-country survey to test a conceptual model integrating mental health with ecosystem services, initially proposed by Bratman et al. We analysed a range of individual and contextual factors in the context of 14,998 recreational visits to blue spaces, outdoor environments which prominently feature water. Consistent with the conceptual model, subjective mental well-being outcomes were dependent upon on a complex interplay of environmental type and quality, visit characteristics, and individual factors. These results have implications for public health and environmental management, as they may help identify the bluespace locations, environmental features, and key activities, that are most likely to impact well-being, but also potentially affect recreational demand on fragile aquatic ecosystems.
dc.description.sponsorship This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 666773. Data collection in California was supported by the Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University. Data collection in Canada was supported by the Faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia. Data collection in Finland was supported by the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke). Data collection in Australia was supported by Griffith University and the University of the Sunshine Coast. Data collection in Portugal was supported by ISCTE—University Institute of Lisbon. Data collection in Ireland was supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland. Data collection in Hong Kong was supported by an internal University of Exeter—Chinese University of Hong Kong international collaboration fund. MG holds a Miguel Servet fellowship (Grant CP19/00183) funded by Acción Estratégica de Salud—Instituto de Salud Carlos III, co-funded by European Social Fund "Investing in your future". ISGlobal acknowledges support from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through the "Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa 2019–2023" Program (CEX2018-000806-S), and support from the Generalitat de Catalunya through the CERCA Program. TE was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 856612 and the Cyprus Government.
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Nature Research
dc.relation.ispartof Scientific Reports. 2023 Mar 6;13:2209
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dc.subject.other Salut mental
dc.subject.other Natura
dc.subject.other Espais naturals
dc.subject.other Ecosistemes
dc.title Applying an ecosystem services framework on nature and mental health to recreational blue space visits across 18 countries
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dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-28544-w
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/666773
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/EC/H2020/856612
dc.relation.projectID info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/2PE/CEX2018-000806-S
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