How does the diversity of forests affect human health and well-being?

Project specs


Katriina Kilpi and Sandra Mueller

Funding agency

BiodivERsA Partnership




Although Europe contains many human-dominated landscapes, it also is home to biodiverse forests that provide services to humans. Forests, however, can also harbour threats and pathogens that can be transmitted to humans. Dr. FOREST has set out to quantify the ways that forest biodiversity can increase the benefits and decrease the risks to human health, to better combine biodiversity conservation with ecosystem management that supports human health and well-being.

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