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Group Publications

Enhancing decision making, policy and management around urban development, biodiversity and human health

  1. Farrar, A., Kendal, D., Williams, K. J. H., & Zeeman, B. J. (2020). Social and ecological dimensions of urban conservation grasslands and their management through prescribed burning and woody vegetation removal. Sustainability, 12(8), 3461.
  2. Flies, E.J. et al. 2019 “Urban-associated diseases: candidate diseases, environmental risk factors, and a path forward”. Environment International. 133: 105187.
  3. Ordóñez, C., Threlfall, C. G., Livesley, S. J., Kendal, D., Fuller, R. A., Davern, M., van der Ree, R., & Hochuli, D. F. (2020). Decision-making of municipal urban forest managers through the lens of governance. Environmental Science and Policy, 104(May 2019), 136–147.
  4. Lai, H.; Flies, E.J. et al. (2019) “The impact of green space and biodiversity on health: synthesis and systematic review“. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
  5. Frantzeskaki, N., McPhearson, T., Collier, M. J., Kendal, D., Bulkeley, H., Dumitru, A., Walsh, C., Noble, K., Van Wyk, E., Ordóñez, C., Oke, C., & Pintér, L. (2019). Nature-based solutions for urban climate change adaptation: Linking science, policy, and practice communities for evidence-based decision-making. BioScience, 69(6), 455–466.

Therapeutic Landscapes

Journal articles

  1. Mmako, NJ and Courtney-Pratt, H and Marsh, P. (2020). “Green spaces, dementia and a meaningful life in the community: a mixed studies review”, Health and Place, 63 Article 102344. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2020.102344
  2. Marsh, P and Courtney-Pratt, H and Campbell, M. (2018). “The landscape of dementia inclusivity”, Health and Place, 52 pp. 174-179. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2018.05.013
  3. Marsh, P and Brennan, S and Vandenberg, MD. (2018) “‘It’s not therapy, it’s gardening’: community gardens as sites of comprehensive primary healthcare”, Australian Journal of Primary Health, 24 (4) pp. 337-342. doi:10.1071/PY17149
  4. Marsh, P and Gartell, G* and Egg, G* and Nolan, A* and Cross, M. (2017). “End-of-Life care in a community garden: Findings from a Participatory Action Research project in regional Australia”, Health and Place, 45 pp. 110-116. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.03.006
  5. Marsh, P and Spinaze, A. (2016). “Community gardens as sites of solace and end-of-life support: a literature review”, International Journal of Palliative Nursing, 22 (5) pp. 214-219. doi:10.12968/ijpn.2016.22.5.214

Industry Pieces

  1. Marsh, P and Kingsley, J*. (2020). “A call to cultivate mental wellbeing through community gardening”,, online, 23 April 2020
  2. Marsh, P. (2019). “The Tasmanian conundrum: Gardens, nature and an unhealthy population”, Hort Journal Australia, March 2019 pp. 14-15.
  3. Marsh, P. (2019). “DIGnity gardens bear fruit”, Australian Journal of Dementia Care, 8 (5) pp. 31-34.
  4. Marsh, P. (2018). “The DIGnity of risk: learning from a unique supported community gardening project in Tasmania”, Hort Journal Australia, March 2018.


  1. Marsh, P and Mason, VB and Shemesh, J*. (2017). DIGnity Supported Community Gardening, Centre for Rural Health and LaMoodja Film, Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 3:30mins
  2. Marsh, P and Shemesh, J* and Mason, VB. (2017). In the Heart of the Garden, Centre for Rural Health and LaMoodjaFilm, Hobart, pp. 1.

Microbiomes and Human Health

  1. Flies, E.J. et al. 2020. “Urbanization reduces the abundance and diversity of airborne microbes – but what does that mean for our health? A systematic review.” Science of the Total Environment. 738: 140337.
  2. Clarke, L…. Flies, E.J. 2020. “Mainstreaming micro(bes across) biomes”. BioScience. biaa057.
  3. Flies, EJ, Weinstein, P, Skelly, C. (2020). “Early exposure to infections doesn’t protect against allergies but getting into nature mightThe Conversation. Published Feb. 7, 2020.
  4. Flies, E.J. et al. (2018). “Cities, biodiversity, and health: We need healthy urban microbiome initiatives”. Cities and Health.
  5. Flies, E.J., Skelly, C., et al (2017) “Biodiverse green spaces: a prescription for global urban health.” Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 15(9): 510-516.

Socio-cultural interactions between humans and nature in cities, regional towns and rural areas

  1. Jones, PJ and Koolhof, IS and Wheeler, AJ and Williamson, GJ and Lucani, C and Campbell, SL and Bowman, DMJS and Johnston, FH. (2020). “Can smartphone data identify the local environmental drivers of respiratory disease?”, Environmental Research, 182 Article 109118. doi:10.1016/j.envres.2020.109118
  2. Egerer, M. H., Lin, B. B., Threlfall, C. G., & Kendal, D. (2019). “Temperature variability influences urban garden plant richness and gardener water use behaviour, but not planting decisions.” Science of the Total Environment, 646, 111–120.
  3. Jones, PJ and Williamson, GJ and Bowman, DMJS and Lefroy, EC. (2019). “Mapping Tasmania's cultural landscapes: using habitat suitability modelling of archaeological sites as a landscape history tool”, Journal of Biogeography, 46 (11) pp. 2570-2582. doi:10.1111/jbi.13684
  4. Kendal, D., & Raymond, C. M. (2019). “Understanding pathways to shifting people’s values over time in the context of social–ecological systems.” Sustainability Science, 14(5), 1333–1342.
  5. Johnson, FH and Wheeler, AJ and Williamson, GJ and Campbell, SL and Jones, PJ and Koolhof, IS and Lucani, C and Cooling, NB and Bowman, DMJS. (2018). “Using smartphone technology to reduce health impacts from atmospheric environmental hazards”, Environmental Research Letters, 13 (4) pp. 1-11. doi:10.1088/1748-9326/aab1e6