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Title: Nature-based biopsychosocial resilience: An integrative theoretical framework for research on nature and health
Authors: White, Mathew P.; Hartig, Terry; Martin, Leanne; Pahl, Sabine; van den Berg, Agnes E.; Wells, Nancy M.; Costongs, Caroline; Dzhambov, Angel. M.; Elliott, Lewis R.; Godfrey, Alba; Hartl, Arnulf; Konijnendijk, Cecil; Litt, Jill S.; Lovell, Rebecca; Lymeus, Freddie; O'Driscoll, Colm; Pichler, Christina; Pouso, Sarai; Razani, Nooshin; Secco, Laura; Steininger, Maximilian O.; Stigsdotter, Ulrika K.; Uyarra, Maria C.; van den Bosch, Matilda
Abstract: Nature-based solutions including urban forests and wetlands can help communities cope better with climate change and other environmental stressors by enhancing social-ecological resilience. Natural ecosystems, settings, elements and affordances can also help individuals become more personally resilient to a variety of stressors, although the mechanisms underpinning individual-level nature-based resilience, and their relations to social-ecological resilience, are not well articulated. We propose `nature-based biopsychosocial resilience theory' (NBRT) to address these gaps. Our framework begins by suggesting that individual-level resilience can refer to both: a) a person's set of adaptive resources; and b) the processes by which these resources are deployed. Drawing on existing nature-health perspectives, we argue that nature contact can support individuals build and maintain biological, psychological, and social (i.e. biopsychosocial) resilience-related resources. Together with nature -based social-ecological resilience, these biopsychosocial resilience resources can: i) reduce the risk of various stressors (preventive resilience); ii) enhance adaptive reactions to stressful circumstances (response resilience), and/ or iii) facilitate more rapid and/or complete recovery from stress (recovery resilience). Reference to these three resilience processes supports integration across more familiar pathways involving harm reduction, capacity building, and restoration. Evidence in support of the theory, potential interventions to promote nature-based biopsychosocial resilience, and issues that require further consideration are discussed.
Issue Date: 2023
Type: Review; Early Access
DOI: 10.1016/j.envint.2023.108234
ISSN: 0160-4120
E-ISSN: 1873-6750
Funder: European Union [101081420]
MCIN/AEI/ [CEX2018-000806-S]
Generalitat de Catalunya through CERCA Program
Appears in Publication types:Artículos científicos

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