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The Wellbeing Benefits Associated with Perceived and Measured Biodiversity in Australian Urban greenspaces

Identified the biodiversity attributes most strongly associated with particular benefits, as well as the types of parks where those benefits were significantly more likely to occur. Findings suggest that perceived, rather than objective measures of biodiversity are better predictors of subjective wellbeing benefits. Of the assessed biodiversity attributes, vegetation cover consistently correlated most strongly with psychological benefits.

Schebella, et al

Sustainability, 11(3), 2019, p. 802

Stress reduction and mood improvement were greatest in nature parks and lowest in pocket parks