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Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kövi, Z., Hyejeong, K., Kamble, S., Mészáros, V., Lachance, D., & Nisbet, E. (2023). Cross-cultural validity of the nature relatedness scale (NR-6) and links with well-being.  International Journal of Wellbeing, 13(2),45.


Desrochers, J. E., Bell, A. L., Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2022). Does Spending Time in Nature Help Students Cope with the COVID-19 Pandemic?  Sustainability, 14(4), 2401.


Morris, S. L., Newhouse, I., Larocque, T., Gillis, K.-J., Smith, L., & Nisbet, E. K. (2021). Becoming one with nature: A nature intervention for individuals living with cancer participating in a ten-week group exercise and wellness program. International Journal of Exercise Science, 14(3), 498-519.

Nisbet, E., Shaw, D. M., & Lachance, D. G. (2020). Connectedness with nearby nature and well-being. Frontiers in Sustainable Cities - Reciprocal Impacts: Human Behavior and Urban Resilience, 1-18. doi:10.3389/frsc.2020.00018


Nisbet, E., Zelenski, J. M., & Grandpierre, Z. (2019). Mindfulness in nature enhances connectedness and mood. Ecopsychology, 11(2), 1-11. doi:10.1089/eco.2018.0061


Lemieux, C. J.. Doherty, S. T., Eagles, P. F. J., Gould, J, Hvenegaard, G. T., Groulx, M. W., & Nisbet, E. (2016). The human health and well-being benefits of Alberta’s parks and protected areas: Policy and management insights related to visitor motives, benefits, and nature connectedness.  Journal of Park and Recreation Administration, 34(1), 24-52. doi:10.18666/JPRA-2016-V34-I1-6800


Capaldi, C. A., Passmore, H.-A., Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Dopko, R. L. (2015). Flourishing in nature: A review of the benefits of connecting with nature and its application as a wellbeing intervention. International Journal of Wellbeing, 5(4), 1-16. doi:10.5502/ijw.v5i4.449

Dopko, R. L., Zelenski, J. M., & Nisbet, E. K. (2014). Nature salience increases judgments of environmental satisfaction. Ecopsychology, 6(4): 207-217. doi:10.1089/eco.2014.0042


Zelenski, J. M., & Nisbet, E. K. (2014). Happiness and feeling connected: The distinct role of nature relatednessEnvironment and Behavior, 46(1), 3-23. doi:10.1177/0013916512451901


Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2013). The NR-6: A new brief measure of nature relatednessFrontiers in Psychology: Personality Science and Individual Differences, 4, 1-11. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00813

Nisbet, E. (2013). Prospect Point: The happier path to sustainability?  Pathways-The Ontario Journal of Outdoor Education, 25(3), 35-36.


Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2011). Underestimating nearby nature: Affective forecasting errors obscure the happy path to sustainabilityPsychological Science, 22(9), 1101-1106. doi:10.1177/0956797611418527


Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Murphy, S. A. (2011). Happiness is in our nature: Exploring nature relatedness as a contributor to subjective well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies, 12, 303-322. doi:10.1007/s10902-010-9197-7


Nisbet, E. K., Zelenski, J. M., & Murphy, S. A. (2009). The Nature Relatedness Scale: Linking individuals’ connection with nature to environmental concern and behavior. Environment and Behavior, 41, 715-740. doi:10.1177/0013916508318748


Nisbet, E. K., & Gick, M. L. (2008). Can health psychology help the planet? Applying theory and models of health behaviour to environmental actions. Canadian Psychology, 49, 296-303. doi:10.1037/a0013277


Encyclopedia Entries & Book Chapters


Nisbet, E. K., & Zelenski, J. M. (2023). Nature relatedness and subjective wellbeing.  In Maggino, F. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research. Springer, Cham.

Kals, E., & Nisbet, E. K. (2022).  Affective connection to nature. In F. Maggino (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-being Research (pp. 1-8). Berlin: Springer.


Nisbet, E. K. L., Zelenski, J. M., & Murphy, S. A. (2007). The human nature connection: Sustainable development policy implications. In G. B. Doern (Ed.), Innovation, Science, Environment: Canadian Policies and Performance, 2007-2008 (pp. 200-218). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.


Technical Reports


Nisbet, E. (2020, May). Citizen science experiences study. Preliminary report submitted to the Friends of Gatineau Park (French and English).


Dueck, C. & Nisbet, E. (2019, August). Pathway to Stewardship and Kinship Pilot Community Survey Report. Community report and Ontario Trillium Foundation grant reporting.


Nisbet, E. K. (2019, February).  Bird Studies Canada – Citizen science experiences study.  Report of preliminary findings to Bird Studies Canada.


Nisbet, E. K. (2018, March). Results of the 2017 Ontario Parks Healthy Parks Healthy People 30x30 Nature Challenge. Report to Ontario Parks, Ministry of Natural Resources, Government of Ontario.


Nisbet, E. K. (2015, July). Answering nature's call: Results of the 2015 David Suzuki Foundation's 30x30 Nature Challenge. Report to the David Suzuki Foundation, Toronto, ON. doi:10.13140/RG.2.1.4647.6640


Africa, J., Logan, A., Mitchell, R., Korpela, K., Allen, D., Tyrväinen, L., Nisbet, E., Li, Q., Tsunetsugu, Y., Miyazaki, Y., Spengler, J. (2014, November). The natural environments initiative: Illustrative review and workshop statement; on behalf of the NEI Working Group. Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.


Lemieux, C. J., Doherty, S. T., Eagles, P. F. J., Gould, J, Hvenegaard, G. T., Nisbet, E, & Groulx, M. W. (2014, November). Healthy outside-healthy inside: The human health & well-being benefits of Alberta’s protected areas.  Report submitted to the Government of Alberta -Department of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.


Nisbet, E. K. (2014, July). Canadians connect with nature and increase their well-being: Results of the 2014 30x30 Nature Challenge. Report to the David Suzuki Foundation, Toronto, ON. doi:10.13140/2.1.1127.7126


Nisbet, E. (2013, June). Results of the David Suzuki Foundation 30x30 Nature Challenge Survey May 1-31, 2013. Survey report prepared for the David Suzuki Foundation (French and English).


Other Publications

Nisbet, L. (Aug 13, 2021). Our Changing Seasons: Has the pandemic changed how we notice nature in Peterborough and area?  Peterborough Examiner.

Nisbet, L. (March 30, 2021). Trees are not just for the birds. Birds Canada​.

Nisbet, L. (September 17, 2015). Life in a world full of noise: Spending time in nature serves as a reminder of how much noise surrounds us every day. Peterborough Examiner.


Nisbet, L. (July 23, 2015). Healthy parks, healthy people: There's a reason we seek out time in the natural world. Peterborough Examiner.


Nisbet, L. (June 11, 2015). Cultivating our curiosity: Citizen Science can change the way we see, and understand, the natural world around us. Peterborough Examiner.


Nisbet, E. (April, 2015). Prescribing a dose of nature: Modern medicine is rediscovering the simple healing power of being outdoors. Alternatives Journal, 1-3.


Nisbet, L. (April 16, 2015). Watching our wild neighbours: What local urban wildlife tells us about the natural world around us. Peterborough Examiner.


Nisbet, L. (March 5, 2015). Chase winter's blues away: Don't let a long winter and its cold weather keep you from enjoying the outdoors and staying healthy. Peterborough Examiner.

Nisbet, E. K. (November 9, 2012). A nature-related prescription for happiness. Latornell Conservation Symposium.


Nisbet, E. K. (November 1, 2011). Where to find happiness. Maria’s Farm Country Kitchen.

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