Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity.

  title={Psychological benefits of greenspace increase with biodiversity.},
  author={Richard A. Fuller and Katherine N. Irvine and Patrick Devine-Wright and Philip H. Warren and Kevin J. Gaston},
  journal={Biology letters},
  volume={3 4},
The world's human population is becoming concentrated into cities, giving rise to concerns that it is becoming increasingly isolated from nature. Urban public greenspaces form the arena of many people's daily contact with nature and such contact has measurable physical and psychological benefits. Here we show that these psychological benefits increase with the species richness of urban greenspaces. Moreover, we demonstrate that greenspace users can more or less accurately perceive species… CONTINUE READING
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