FACULTY

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

Graduate Interest Group(s): SOCIAL SCIENCES; FOREST ECOLOGY

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


Recent Publications:
Bratman, G.N., and international working group members. (in preparation). Psychological ecosystem services: Developing a production function for nature and mental health. Invited for submission to Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
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.
Frumkin, H., Bratman, G. N., Breslow, S. J., Cochran, B., Kahn, P. H. J., Lawler, J. J., … Wood, S. A. (in press). Nature Contact and Human Health: A Research Agenda. Environmental Health Perspectives.
Tallis, H., Bratman, G.N., Samhouri, J.F., & Fargione, J. (internal review). Student test scores more strongly associated with urban trees than poverty.
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.