Key research areas in this programme focus on education and learning, health and well-being, volunteering, and culture and identity in relation to trees, woods and forests and how these are distributed across a diverse society.
Well-being is a broad term that includes physical, social and psychological dimensions. It is a contested concept and there is a need to draw together current ideas and link them to the natural environment to explore how nature contributes to people’s well-being.
The following short document draws together debates on well-being, forestry and ecosystem services to stimulate discussion and help focus the well-being research agenda:
Current research projects
- Active Forest Programme Evaluation
- Children and young people’s engagement with nature
- Green Infrastructure - European network
- Shared values of ecosystems
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