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The impact of mind on nature. Lessons learned from the ecology-aesthetics interplay
Year:2014
Research Areas
  • Countryside conservation
Information
Abstract
The effects of nature on people's mind have been an active research theme for decades. However, the impact of people's mind on landscape ecological health has received less attention. How and why perception, meanings and mental constructs determine the way nature is valued and consequently managed? How this interplay should be? These are in some cases more relevant questions than knowing what particular landscapes are preferred (Carlson 1993). This was the underlying inquiry in the focus group experience held in a natural protected area in La Rioja (Spain). Participants were asked to locate in a map areas representing low/high quality in terms of ecology and aesthetics. Some relevant conclusions for landscape management were derived from the analysis of participant's discourse in terms of ecological aesthetical appreciation and their consideration about how human takes place in nature.
International
Si
Congress
ECLAS CONFERENCE. LANDSCAPE A PLACE FOR CULTIVATION
960
Place
OPORTO
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
9789729607677
Start Date
21/09/2014
End Date
23/06/2015
From page
100
To page
103
ECLAS CONFERENCE PORTO 2014. LANDSCAPE, A PLACE FOR CULTIVATION. BOOK OF PROCEEDINGS
Participants
  • Autor: Alicia Lopez Rodriguez (UPM)
  • Autor: Rafael Escribano Bombin (UPM)
  • Autor: Verónica Hernández Jiménez (UPM)
  • Autor: Simon Bell (Estonian University of Life Sciences, Department of Landscape Architecture)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Ecología y Paisaje
  • Departamento: Ingeniería y Gestión Forestal y Ambiental
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