Outcomes for Gardeners
- Psychological well-being
- Physical health
- Social contact and cohesion
- Place attachement
- Fruit, vegetables, flowers etc.
- Nicole Bauer (Task leader)
- Christopher Young (Researcher)
The research project BetterGardens aims to explore how gardeners cultivate their gardens and by which factors their decisions are influenced. Furthermore, we would like to find out which outcomes the chosen management concepts have on soil quality and biodiversity as well as on the quality of life of gardeners. The study will be conducted in four interrelated sub-projects (A-D) by the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture FiBL.
Young, C., Hofmann, M., Frey, D., Moretti, M., Bauer, N. 2018. Psychological restoration in urban gardens: biodiversity, garden-related stress and garden type influence restoration outcomes. Landscape and Urban Planning (submitted).
Young, C., Frey, D., Moretti, M., Bauer, N. 2018. Research Note: Self-reported habitat heterogeneity predicts plant species richness in urban gardens. Landscape and Urban Planning (under revision).
Frey, D., Vega, K., Zellweger, F., Ghazoul, J., Hansen, D., Moretti, M. 2018. Predation risk shaped by habitat and landscape complexity in urban environments. Journal of Applied Ecology (in press).
Tresch, S., Moretti, M., Le Bayon, C., Mäder, P., Zanetta, A., Frey, D., Fliessbach, A. 2018. A gardener’s influence on urban soil quality. Frontiers in Environmental Science 6: 25.
For a complete list of publications so far, please click here.