INFTA is actively engaged in an ongoing dialogue with research institutes and organizations nationally and internationally.
It is essential that more research is undertaken in the area of Forest Therapy. We are still, for example, in the infant stages of learning about the positive effects which phytoncides – the bioactive molecules emitted by trees in forests – have on our metabolism. We also need to develop a better understanding about the recently discovered sociobiological effects, such as ‘biophilia‘ and how the genetically determined ‘nature-connectedness‘ affects our mind and body functions when being deprived of it.
Take a closer look at the research projects and collaborations INFTA is involved in. You may also like to read more in the latest publication on Forest Therapy:
- Kotte, D., Li, Q, Shin, W.S. & Michalsen, A. (eds.) (2019). International Handbook of Forest Therapy. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK; Cambridge Scholars Publishing (in print).