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Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity (2019)
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Norton, B. A., Bending, G. D., Clark, R., Corstanje, R., Dunnett, N., Evans, K. L., …Warren, P. H. (2019). Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity. Ecological Applications, 29(6), https://doi.org/10.1002/eap.1946

There are increasing calls to provide greenspace in urban areas, yet the ecological quality, as well as quantity, of greenspace is important. Short mown grassland designed for recreational use is the dominant form of urban greenspace in temperate reg... Read More about Urban meadows as an alternative to short mown grassland: Effects of composition and height on biodiversity.

What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. (2019)
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Hoyle, H., Jorgensen, A., & Hitchmough, J. (in press). What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces. People and Nature, https://doi.org/10.1002/pan3.19

1. The multiple benefits of ‘nature’ for human health and well-being have been documented at an increasing rate over the past 30 years. A growing body of research also demonstrates the positive well-being benefits of nature-connectedness. There is, h... Read More about What determines how we see nature? Perceptions of naturalness in designed urban green spaces..

Plant species or flower colour diversity? Identifying the drivers of public and invertebrate response to designed annual meadows (2018)
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Hoyle, H., Norton, B., Dunnett, N., Richards, J. P., Russell, J. M., & Warren, P. (2018). Plant species or flower colour diversity? Identifying the drivers of public and invertebrate response to designed annual meadows. Landscape and Urban Planning, 180, 103-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2018.08.017

© 2018 The Authors There is increasing evidence of the benefits of introducing urban meadows as an alternative to amenity mown grass in public greenspaces, both for biodiversity, and human wellbeing. Developing a better understanding of the meadow ch... Read More about Plant species or flower colour diversity? Identifying the drivers of public and invertebrate response to designed annual meadows.

Perceived species-richness in urban green spaces: Cues, accuracy and well-being impacts (2017)
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Southon, G., Jorgensen, A., Dunnett, N., Hoyle, H., & Evans, K. (2018). Perceived species-richness in urban green spaces: Cues, accuracy and well-being impacts. Landscape and Urban Planning, 172, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.12.002

© 2017 The Authors Evidence that urban green-space promotes health and well-being of urban residents is increasing. The role of biodiversity is unclear: perceived biodiversity may be important, but how accurately it is perceived and the factors influ... Read More about Perceived species-richness in urban green spaces: Cues, accuracy and well-being impacts.

“Not in their front yard” The opportunities and challenges of introducing perennial urban meadows: A local authority stakeholder perspective (2017)
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Hoyle, H., Jorgensen, A., Warren, P., Dunnett, N., & Evans, K. (2017). “Not in their front yard” The opportunities and challenges of introducing perennial urban meadows: A local authority stakeholder perspective. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 25, 139-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2017.05.009

© 2017 The Authors The growing evidence base for the benefits for people and wildlife of nature-based solutions to managing urban green infrastructure lacks research investigating land manager perspectives on their implementation. To address this gap... Read More about “Not in their front yard” The opportunities and challenges of introducing perennial urban meadows: A local authority stakeholder perspective.

All about the ‘wow factor’? The relationships between aesthetics, restorative effect and perceived biodiversity in designed urban planting (2017)
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Hoyle, H., Hitchmough, J., & Jorgensen, A. (2017). All about the ‘wow factor’? The relationships between aesthetics, restorative effect and perceived biodiversity in designed urban planting. Landscape and Urban Planning, 164, 109-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.03.011

© 2017 The Authors Urban populations experience the multiple health and well-being benefits of nature predominantly via urban green infrastructure. If this is to be designed and managed optimally for both nature and people, there is an urgent need fo... Read More about All about the ‘wow factor’? The relationships between aesthetics, restorative effect and perceived biodiversity in designed urban planting.

Attractive, climate-adapted and sustainable? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape (2017)
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Hoyle, H., Hitchmough, J., & Jorgensen, A. (2017). Attractive, climate-adapted and sustainable? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape. Landscape and Urban Planning, 164, 49-63. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.03.009

© 2017 The Authors Throughout Europe climate change has rendered many plant species used in contemporary urban planting design less fit for use in public greenspaces. A growing evidence base exists for the ecological value of introducing non-native s... Read More about Attractive, climate-adapted and sustainable? Public perception of non-native planting in the designed urban landscape.

Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space (2016)
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Southon, G., Jorgensen, A., Dunnett, N., Hoyle, H., & Evans, K. (2017). Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space. Landscape and Urban Planning, 158, 105-118. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.08.003

We used photo-elicitation studies and a controlled perennial meadow creation experiment at ten urban green-spaces in southern England (five experimental sites and five control sites) to assess green-space visitors’ responses to urban meadows. Multipl... Read More about Biodiverse perennial meadows have aesthetic value and increase residents’ perceptions of site quality in urban green-space.


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