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Biophilia revisited: nature versus nurture

Gunnarsson, Bengt; Hedblom, Marcus


The 'Biophilia' hypothesis high- lighting humans' innate, positive response to nature is both increas- ingly accepted and questioned. Studies support an updated Biophilia. The interplay between in- heritance and environment, includ- ing culture, governs an individual's response, from positive to nega- tive. 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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    Nature experiences and health

    Sustainable Development Goals

    SDG11 Sustainable cities and communities

    UKÄ Subject classification

    Landscape Architecture

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