Well-being and landscape - beyond nature

Last changed: 03 March 2022
View of a nature landscape with mountains and a small lake with stacked boulders in the foreground, photo.

Nature's positive influence on health is widely known. Research has tended to focus primarily on the direct impact the environment has on human health, in line with the idea of "go-greener-feel-better".

We go beyond the built-in limitations of this idea and engage with landscapes as a way of understanding how human well-being depends on how they encounter and interpret their surroundings, including the cultural factors that make up our environment.

Go to the Swedish version of this page to read more and to find contact details for the researchers involved.


The one-year project was launched in 2018 and was financed by SLU Future One Health (previously SLU Future Animals, Nature and Health).

SLU Future One Health supports interdisciplinary research that is part of the One Health concept – optimal health and welfare for both humans and animals in sustainable ecosystems.

Read more about SLU Future One Health, ongoing research projects and forthcoming funding opportunities.