| Visual conceptualization of recommendations for future research exploring relationships between biodiversity and mental health and wellbeing.

| Visual conceptualization of recommendations for future research exploring relationships between biodiversity and mental health and wellbeing.

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Biodiversity conservation and mental health and wellbeing are of increasing global concern, with growing relevance to planning and policy. A growing body of literature exploring the relationships between biodiversity and mental health and wellbeing—based on early research conducted largely from social science perspectives—suggests that particular q...

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... assist with bringing in a wider range of perspectives, we have created a visualization of how different disciplines might contribute to the body of research at various scales (Figure 6). At the top of this inverted triangle there are correlational studies, which so far have tended to work at large geographic scales, obtaining for example, census data for mental health variables and satellite derived biodiversity data. ...
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... is important to note that the categories shown in Figure 6 are not clear-cut, and that important interactions would occur between various aspects of studies at different scales. However, overall, it will be more consistent work in these lower, more mechanistic areas of the inverted triangle, that will help to understand the underlying mechanisms and relationships on local scales that can account for variables such as sociodemographic factors and the importance of place-based data . ...
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... by drawing upon a common set of metrics used to represent biodiversity, it will become easier to identify consistent pathways through which biodiversity contributes to human mental health, regardless of the frameworks being used. The metrics identified by this study make an excellent starting point for future studies looking to quantify biodiversity, particularly when they are combined with the conceptual framework we present in Figure 6. ...