Two eminent researchers into the benefits trees bring to human health – Dr Kathleen Wolf and Dr Matilda Van den Bosch – will attend Barcham Trees’ Big Barn Conference entitled ‘A Day in the Urban Forest’ to be held at its Ely, Cambridgeshire, headquarters on Wednesday, 17 June 2015.
Dr Kathleen Wolf is a research social scientist at the College of the Environment at the University of Washington, based in Seattle USA, and a collaborator with the USDA Forest Service on Urban Natural Resources Stewardship research. She conducts studies to understand the human dimensions of urban forestry and urban ecosystems, based on the principles of environmental psychology.
Dr Matilda Van den Bosch, formerly a doctor in general practice and radiology, is now a full-time researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, combining her medical knowledge with insights in ecology, the natural environment and landscape planning. She uses epidemiological and experimental methods, including statistical analyses, to explore associations between the mechanisms behind public health and natural environments.
Both researchers are looking forward to meeting as many of the 550+ other delegates, who will listen to a wide range of speakers from the UK, Europe, Australia and North America. The conference, which is totally free-of-charge and includes breakfast and lunch, is now fully subscribed.