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Biophilia revisited: nature versus nurture

Gunnarsson, Bengt; Hedblom, Marcus


The ‘Biophilia’ hypothesis highlighting humans’ innate, positive response to nature is both increasingly accepted and questioned. Studies support an updated Biophilia. The interplay between inheritance and environment, including culture, governs an individual’s response, from positive to negative. Variety in urban green spaces is needed to optimise benefits to all residents.

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Trends in ecology & evolution
2023, Volume: 39, number: 9, pages: 792-794

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    SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities

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