Nature Research & reading
There is so much research happening now related to how nature impacts our health. I am often contacted by graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation. This is a link to my dissertation on the restorative benefits of wilderness solitude completed at NC State. The references I cité include many of the people who have had a tremendous impact on my understanding of how nature impacts health including Stephen and Rachel Kaplan, Qing Li, Roger Moore at NCSU, Richard Louv, William Hammitt, Kalivi Korpela and many others.
I have included links below to a number of resources related to research on the health benefits of spending time in nature. You will also find a list of suggested books at the bottom of the page.
The urban brain: Analysing outdoor physical activity with mobile EEG (British Journal of Sport Medicine)
Books (with links)
The Experience of Nature (Rachel & Stephen Kaplan)
Open Space; The Research Centre for Inclusive Access to Outdoor Environments
Wanderforschung (German for Hiking Research)/Dr. Rainer Braemer