Jenny Shepherd

University of Birmingham
Birmingham, UK

One of the strands of our work at the Birmingham Institute of Forest Research (BIFoR) is around 'Trees and Wellbeing'. More specifically, one line of enquiry is measuring a physical response to being in green spaces (particularly woodland, periurban and urban included) and the correlating change in human health and wellbeing. This would benefit from being a collaborative piece of work between BIFoR, which has woodland to validate the methodology; local authorities wishing to validate the health benefit of (urban) green spaces and perhaps estimate the value of green and blue ecosystems; and higher education science partners who may be doing similar research, perhaps with measuring device technology (chlorophyll flourescence and oxygen levels). Any enquiries welcome - happy to discuss

Research provider
Research user (practitioner)
Natural Sciences
Research Area: 
Urban ecosystems
Health and wellbeing