Current Research Directions

  • The conditions under which people are more reasonable and more environmentally responsible, with a special emphasis on meeting human informational needs.

  • Participatory approaches that take advantage of the respective strengths of experts and laypeople.

  • Facilitating human effectiveness through identifying means of increasing restorative effects and reducing the influence of fatigue-producing environments.

Recent Funded Research (co-PI)

(Funded by the USDA Forest Service unless otherwise noted)
  • Orientation, restorativeness and informational factors in a satisfying museum experience. Toledo Museum of Art; 1991 94.

  • Wildlife habitat and employee benefits: Phase One. Wildlife Habitat Enhancement Council, 1992-93.

  • Urban forestry and urban youth. 1992-96.

  • The Urban Forestry Design and Management Manual. 1992-97.

  • Preference and restoration: Symbiotic urban forest values. 1994-1998.

  • Expertise and patterns of involvement. 1996-1999.

  • Nearby nature at the urban fringe: Ecological and psychological values. 1999-2003.

  • Natural resources and decision-making for local planning. 2001-2004.

  • Making Metropolitan Areas More Livable: Recognizing and Enhancing Underappreciated Natural Resources. 2002-2007.

  • In collaboration with the University of Washington

    • The problem of assuming shared images. 1995-1997.

    • Stakeholder perspectives: A cognitive approach to assessing the human dimensions of forest management. 1996-1999.

    • Social and psychological impacts of residential development patterns at the urban-forest fringe. 1998-2001. (National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council)

  • Participatory design tools for envisioning nearby nature at the workplace. 2008-2009.

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