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.

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Key Research Themes

  • 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
  • Children's activities in nature and connectedness to nature
  • Experience and accessibility mapping
  • Garden and nature based tourism
  • Urban forestry and urban greening
  • Green spaces and city branding
  • Social aspects of blue-green infrastructures and nature-based solutions
  • Coastal and marine recreation - maritime spatial planning
  • Ethics related to hunting and wildlife management
  • Citizen science and participatory mapping
  • Participatory governance and volunteering

Guiding Policy Makers, Planners, and Managers

The applied perspective of our research aims at guiding policy makers, planners, and managers, which is manifested in e.g. project collaboration with cities, municipalities and agencies. Within certain fields the research group has close collaboration with the department’s Forest and Landscape College – e.g. teaching in the natural and cultural heritage manager programme (Natur- og kulturformidler).
























Members of the Research Group

Name Title Phone E-mail
Andreas Aagaard Christensen Assistant Professor +4535331917 E-mail
Anton Stahl Olafsson Associate Professor +4535331808 E-mail
Berit Charlotte Kaae Senior Researcher +4535331811 E-mail
Frank Søndergaard Jensen Professor with special responsibilities +4535331814 E-mail
Hans Skov-Petersen Professor +4523828045 E-mail
Maja Steen Møller Postdoc +4535336776 E-mail
Natalie Marie Gulsrud Associate Professor +4521865524 E-mail
Oriol García Antúnez Research Assistant +4535325037 E-mail
Sandra Gentin Teaching Associate Professor +4535331662 E-mail
Søren Præstholm Special Consultant +4535331633 E-mail

Head of Research Group

Frank Søndergaard JensenFrank Søndergaard Jensen
Professor MSO

Tel.: +45 35331814