Human Dimensions of Forest Ecology

Human Dimensions of Urban Forestry and Urban Greening
University of Washington An excellent collection of fact sheets/research summaries exploring the urban forestry-human connection. Presented by Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D., Center for Urban Horticulture, College of Forest Resources, University of Washington

Human Environment Research Lab
University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign This site contains a number of research summaries presenting the benefits to people from the natural environment. Presented by the Human-Environment Research Laboratory (HERL), Frances Kuo and William Sullivan

Effects of Urban Forests and Their Management on Human Health and Environmental Quality
The urban forest research unit of the USDA Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station in Syracuse, New York, established in 1978, investigates the effects of urban forests and their management on human health and environmental quality.

Groundwork - Investigating the Need for Nature in the City
By Mark Hudson, Evergreen.
This report examines the environmental, social and economic costs and benefits associated with integrating nature into the urban environment. It provides an overview of existing research undertaken on this subject, in Canada and around the world. It also includes a comprehensive annotated bibliography profiling a selection of the leading related publications

Benefits of Trees in Urban Areas
Colorado’s urban forest provides many environmental benefits to our community. Aside from the obvious aesthetic benefits, trees within our urban forest improve our air, protect our water, save energy, and improve economic sustainability.

Benefits of Urban Trees
USDA Forest Service Urban and Community Forestry - Improving Our Quality of Life, reproduced by permission of the USDA Forest Service, edited by the Georgia Forestry Commission

Identified Benefits of Community Trees and Forests
This paper presents a list of selected goods, services, and benefits community trees across the nation and forests provide. Benefits were compiled from a diversity of individual research projects by Dr. Kim D. Coder, Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia

Urban Forests - Working Where People Do
A discussion of the work that urban trees do in the areas of Stormwater Management,Air Quality Improvement, and Energy Conservation. Presented by American Forests.

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