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Portrayal of Natural Environment in the Evolution of the Ecological Public Health Paradigm

Title: The Portrayal of Natural Environment in the Evolution of the Ecological Public Health Paradigm.
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Name(s): Coutts, Christopher, author
Forkink, Annet, author
Weiner, Jocelyn, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2014
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This paper explores the conceptualization of the natural environment in an evolving ecological public health paradigm. The natural environment has long been recognized as essential to supporting life, health, and wellbeing. Our understanding of the relationship between the natural environment and health has steadily evolved from one of an undynamic environment to a more sophisticated understanding of ecological interactions. This evolution is reflected in a number of ecological public health models which demonstrate the many external and overlapping determinants of human health. Six models are presented here to demonstrate this evolution, each model reflecting an increasingly ecological appreciation for the fundamental role of the natural environment in supporting human health. We conclude that after decades of public health's acceptance of the ecological paradigm, we are only now beginning to assemble knowledge of sophisticated ecological interdependencies and apply this knowledge to the conceptualization and study of the relationship between the natural environment and the determinants of human health.
Identifier: FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0027 (IID), 10.3390/ijerph110101005 (DOI)
Keywords: health, nature, natural environment, green space, green infrastructure, urban planning, built environment, ecology
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Citation: Coutts, C., Forkink, A., & Weiner, J. (2014). The portrayal of nature in the evolution of the ecological public health paradigm. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 11(1), 1005-1019.
Links: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/1/1005
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph110101005
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_durp_faculty_publications-0027
Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Department of Urban and Regional Planning Faculty Publications.
Is Part Of: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.
Issue: 1, 11

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Coutts, C., Forkink, A., & Weiner, J. (2014). The Portrayal of Natural Environment in the Evolution of the Ecological Public Health Paradigm. International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health. Retrieved from http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/1/1005