The impact of mind on nature. Lessons learned from the ecology-aesthetics interplay

López Rodríguez, Alicia and Hernández Jiménez, Verónica and Escribano Bombin, Rafael and Bell, Simon (2014). The impact of mind on nature. Lessons learned from the ecology-aesthetics interplay. In: "European Council of Landscape Arquitecture Schools Conference (ECLAS)", 21-23, Septiembre 2014, Oporto (Portugal). pp. 100-103.

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Title: The impact of mind on nature. Lessons learned from the ecology-aesthetics interplay
Author/s:
  • López Rodríguez, Alicia
  • Hernández Jiménez, Verónica
  • Escribano Bombin, Rafael
  • Bell, Simon
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: European Council of Landscape Arquitecture Schools Conference (ECLAS)
Event Dates: 21-23, Septiembre 2014
Event Location: Oporto (Portugal)
Title of Book: Proceedings of European Council of Landscape Arquitecture Schools Conference (ECLAS)
Date: 21 September 2014
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Montes (UPM)
Department: Otro
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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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.

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Item ID: 36480
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/36480/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:36480
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 25 Nov 2015 11:05
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2016 13:01
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