Greg Bratman

Greg Bratman

Assistant Professor
Impacts of nature experience on human cognitive function, mood, and emotion regulation; accounting for mental health in ecosystem service assessments; nature and health

Office: Anderson 201
Phone: 206-543-2730 
Email: bratman@uw.edu


B.A., Philosophy, Princeton University, 1997 cum laude
MESM (Master of Environmental Management), Donald Bren School, University of California, Santa Barbara, 2008
Ph.D., Environmental Resources, Stanford University, 2016

Courses Taught:Quarter offered:
ESRM 381 Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities (3)Autumn
SEFS 561 Public Presentation in Urban Horticulture (2)Spring
Recent Publications:
Bratman, G.N., and international working group members. (in preparation). Psychological ecosystem services: Developing a production function for nature and mental health.
Bratman, G.N., Gross, J.J. and others. (in preparation). Why does nature reduce rumination? An initial exploration of causal mechanisms.
Bratman, G.N., Gross, J.J. Daily, G.C. and others. (in preparation). Ecological momentary assessment using mobile technology: A real-time exploration of nature’s impacts on mood and emotion regulation.
Bratman, G.N., Lee, I.A., & Gross, J.J. (internal review). The affective impact of nature experience: Does emotion regulation play a role? Manuscript under review.
Tallis, H., Bratman, G.N., Samhouri, J.F., & Fargione, J. 2018. Are California Elementary School Test Scores More Strongly Associated With Urban Trees Than Poverty? Frontiers in Psychology 9.
Frumkin, H., Bratman, G. N., Breslow, S. J., Cochran, B., Kahn, P. H. J., Lawler, J. J., … & Wood, S. A. 2017. Nature Contact and Human Health: A Research Agenda. Environmental Health Perspectives 125(7).
Bratman, G. N., Daily, G. C., Levy, B. J., & Gross, J. J. 2015. The benefits of nature experience: Improved affect and cognition. Landscape and Urban Planning, 138:41-50.
Bratman, G.N., Hamilton, J.P., Hahn, K.S., Daily, G.C., & Gross, J.J. 2015. Nature experience reduces rumination and subgenual prefrontal cortex activation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA, 112(28):8567-8572.