Nature, Green Spaces and Outdoor Recreation
The research field of this multidisciplinary group is socio-cultural ecosystem services provided by rural as well as urban green and blue infrastructures, e.g. outdoor recreation, green space management, and branding.
Major research projects
- GREEN SURGE (Green Infrastructure and Urban Biodiversity for Sustainable Urban Development and the Green Economy)
- DIABOLO (Distributed, Integrated And Harmonised Forest Information For Bioeconomy Outlooks)
- Havfriluftsliv (Online mapping survey of water-related activities)
- Fremtidens Landskaber
- Collective Impact Det åbne land som dobbelt ressource (Evaluation of recreational benefits from land consolidation projects under the Collective Impact project: “Landscape as a double resource”)
- Cost Action FP1204 GreenInUrbs (Green Infrastructure approach - linking environmental with social aspects in studying and managing urban forests)
- Maja Steen Møller: Bioculture and Innovative Governance of Urban Green Spaces
Selected recent publications - search for more publications
- Attitudes towards recreational hunting : a quantitative survey of the general public in Denmark / Gamborg, Christian; Jensen, Frank Søndergaard. I: Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism, Bind 17, 2017, s. 20-28.
Fostering incidental experiences of nature through green infrastructure planning / Beery, Thomas H; Raymond, Christopher M; Kyttä, Marketta; Olafsson, Anton Stahl; Plieninger, Tobias; Sandberg, Mattias; Stenseke, Marie; Tengö, Maria; Jönsson, K. Ingemar. I: Ambio, Vol. 46, No. 7, 2017, p. 717-730.
Linking demand and supply factors in identifying cultural ecosystem services of urban green infrastructures : a review of European studies / Hegetschweiler, K. Tessa; de Vries, Sjerp; Arnberger, Arne; Bell, Simon; Brennan, Michael; Siter, Nathan; Olafsson, Anton Stahl; Voigt, Annette; Hunziker, Marcel. I: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Vol. 21, 2017, p. 48-59.
Are children participating in a quasi-experimental education outside the classroom intervention more physically active? / Schneller, Mikkel Bo; Duncan, Scott; Schipperijn, Jasper; Nielsen, Glen; Mygind, Erik; Bentsen, Peter. I: B M C Public Health, Bind 17, 523, 2017.
Measuring children's physical activity : Compliance using skin-taped accelerometers / Schneller, Mikkel Bo; Bentsen, Peter; Nielsen, Glen; Brønd, Jan Christian; Ried-Larsen, Mathias; Mygind, Erik; Schipperijn, Jasper. I: Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Bind 49, Nr. 6, 2017, s. 1261-1269.
- Is recreational hunting important for landscape multi-functionality?: Evidence from Denmark / Lund, Jens Friis; Jensen, Frank Søndergaard. I: Land Use Policy, Bind 61, 2017, s. 389–397.
Selected earlier publications
- Jensen, Frank Søndergaard, & Koch, N.E., 2004: Twenty-five years of forest recreation research in Denmark and its influence on forest policy. Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research 19 (Suppl. 4): 93-102.
- Recreational mapping and planning for enlargement of the green structure in greater Copenhagen / Caspersen, Ole H.; Olafsson, Anton Stahl. I: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Vol. 9, No. 2, 2010, p. 101-112.
- Outdoor recreation and ethnicity in Europe : a review / Gentin, Sandra. I: Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, Bind 10, Nr. 3, 2011, s. 153-161.
- Jensen, Frank Søndergaard, Skov-Petersen, H., Anderson, D.H., Lime, D.W. & Coble, T.G., 2011: Forvaltning af friluftsliv – 25 praktiske anvisninger. Planlægning og Friluftsliv nr. 29, Skov & Landskab, Frederiksberg. 104 p.
- Edwards, D.M., Jay, M., Jensen, Frank Søndergaard, Lucas, B., Marzano, M., Montagne, C., Peace, A. & Weiss, G., 2012: Public preferences for structural attributes of forests: Towards a pan-European perspective. Forest Policy and Economics 19: 12-19.
- Towards access for all? Policy and research on access of ethnic minority groups to natural areas in four European countries / Jay, Marion; Peters, Karin; Buijs, Arjen E.; Gentin, Sandra; Kloek, Marjolein E.; O'Brien, Liz . I: Forest Policy and Economics, Bind 19, 2012, s. 4-11.
Revealing cultural ecosystem services through Instagram Images : the potential of social media volunteered geographic information for urban green infrastructure planning and governance / Guerrero, Paulina; Møller, Maja Steen; Olafsson, Anton Stahl; Snizek, Bernhard. I: Urban Planning, Vol. 1, No. 2, 2016, p. 1-17.
Physical activity during learning inside and outside the classroom / Mygind, Erik. I: Health Behavior and Policy Review, Bind 3, Nr. 5, 2016, s. 455-467.
A retrospective study of social relations in a Danish primary school class taught in 'udeskole' / Hartmeyer, Rikke Dalgaard; Mygind, Erik. I: Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning, Bind 16, Nr. 1, 2016, s. 78-89.
Members of the research group
- Frank Søndergaard Jensen, Professor MSO, Research group leader
- Andreas Aagaard Christensen, Postdoc
- Anton Stahl Olafsson, Assistant professor
- Berit Charlotte Kaae, Senior researcher
- Erik Mygind, Assistant professor
- Hans Skov Petersen, Senior researcher
- Ole H. Caspersen, Senior researcher
- Sandra Gentin, Teaching assistant professor
- Søren Præstholm, Senior advisor
- Natalie Marie Gulsrud, Postdoc
Among the group's key research themes are:
- Monitoring programmes/inventories for outdoor activities
- Outdoor recreation planning and management
- Outdoor recreation of various user groups
- Conflicts related to outdoor recreation activities
- Forest and landscape preferences, sense of place and view of nature and values
- Experience and accessibility mapping
- Marine spatial planning (outdoor recreation and tourism)
- Garden and nature based tourism
- Urban forestry and urban greening
- Green spaces and city branding
- Ethics related to hunting and wildlife management
- Citizen science.
The applied perspective of our research aims at guiding policy makers, planners, and managers. Within certain fields the research group has close collaboration with the Centre for Outdoor Research and Education at the department’s Forest and Landscape College – including teaching in e.g. the natural and cultural heritage manager programme (Natur- og kulturformidler).