publication . Other literature type . 2015

Eco-experiential quality of urban forests : Combining ecological, restorative and aesthetic perspectives

Hauru, Kaisa;
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  • Published: 23 Oct 2015
  • Publisher: Helsingin yliopisto
  • Country: Finland
Abstract
In this thesis I combined perspectives from urban forest ecology, environmental psychology and empirical aesthetics to determine whether ecologically beneficial urban forest planning and management can also be experientially good. The thesis consists of four interrelated papers, three of which are empirical research papers and the fourth a theoretical review article. All empirical work was performed in boreal forests in Helsinki, the capital of Finland. In the ecological part of the thesis I concentrated on studying planning and management options that contribute to the ecological quality of urban forests, especially tree regeneration and biodiversity, as well a...
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