Publications and relevant work

O’Brien, L. De Vreese, R, Kern, M, Sievanen, T, Stojanova, B. Atmis, E. (2017). Cultural ecosystem benefits of urban and peri-urban green infrastructure across different European Countries. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 24: 236-248. 

O’Brien, L., Morris, J., Raum, S. 2017. Review of methods for integrating cultural ecosystem services, values and benefits in forestry (PDF-2992KB). Forest Research, Farnham.

Davies, H. Doick, K. Handley, P. O’Brien, L. Wilson, J. 2017. Delivery of ecosystem services by urban forests. Forestry Commission, Research Report. Pp27.

O’Brien, L., De Vreese, R., Atmiş, E., Olafsson, A., Sievänen, T., Brennan, M., Sanchez, M., Panagopoulos, T., de Vries, S., Kern, M, Gentin, S., Saraiva, G., Almeida, A. (drafted) Social and environmental justice: diversity in access to and benefits from GI - examples from Europe. In D Pearlmutter, C Calfapietra, R Samson, L O’Brien, S Krajter Ostoic, G Sanesi, R Alonson del Amo (Eds) The urban forest: cultivating green infrastructure for people and the environment. Springer, Switzerland.

Kenter, J.O. 2016. Ecosystem services and the idea of shared values. Ecosystem Services 21, 184-193.

O’Brien, L. Morris, J and Stewart, A. 2014. Engaging with peri-urban woodlands in England: the contribution to people’s health and well-being and implications for future management. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(6), 6171-6192.

Collins, T., Goto, R. and Edwards, D. 2014. Future Forest: The Black Wood, Rannoch, Scotland. Landscape Research Group and Forest Research .(PDF

O’Brien, L and Morris, J. 2013. Well-being for all? The social distribution of benefits gained from woodlands and forests in Britain. Local Environment, 19, 4: 356-383.

O’Brien, L and Morris, J. 2013. Using woodlands to improve individual and community well-being. In R. Coles and Z. Millian. Landscape, well-being and Environment. Routledge, pp167-183.

O’Brien, E. 2006. A question of value: what do trees and forests mean to people in Vermont? Landscape research 31, 3: 257-275

O’Brien, E. 2005. Social and cultural values of trees and woodlands in northwest and southeast England. Forest, Snow and Landscape Research 79: 169-184.

O’Brien, E. 2005. Publics and woodlands: well-being, local identity, social learning, conflict and management. Forestry, 78: 321-336

See also our trees and wellbeing webpages

Completed projects on Trees and quality of life

Active Forest Programme Evaluation 

Grow Wild Programme Evaluation

Shared values of ecosystems

Forestry for people: an economic and social valuation of Scottish forestry 

Realising the cultural value of a Caledonian pine forest 

The State of Europe’s Forests 2011: cultural and spiritual value 

Cultural value of trees, woods and forests 

Social and cultural values associated with European Forests in relation to indicators of sustainability 2006 

Relationship between peri-urban woodlands and people’s health and wellbeing