My studies concentrate mostly on restorative and aesthetic experiences of people in urban forests. I’m mainly studying what kinds of forests are most restorative, and what elements make forests aesthetically appealing. I have found, for example, that people feel more restorative inside urban forests with a closed view to the urban environment compared to edge environments where visibility to the urban matrix is open or semi-closed. Currently, I’m studying the aesthetics of dead and decaying wood in urban forests and parks.
I’m also contributing to research projects entitled “Well-being in urban environments: the use of ecosystem services as a tool towards sustainable urban planning” and “The fifth dimension – green roofs in urban areas”.
Previously, I’ve studied the spatial distribution of tree saplings in heavily worn urban forests.
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Department of Environmental Sciences