Greg Bratman

  • Assistant Professor
    • 206-543-2730
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  • Greg Bratman

    • Assistant Professor

    Research areas

    Impacts of nature experience on human cognitive function, mood, and emotion regulation; accounting for mental health in ecosystem service assessments; environment and well-being

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

    Greg Bratman is currently accepting graduate students. 


    • ESRM 381 | Management of Wildland Recreation and Amenities (3) - Autumn
    • SEFS 550 | Nature and Health (2) - Winter
    • SEFS 561 | Public Presentation in Environmental Sciences (3) - Spring

    Selected publications

    White, M. P., Bratman, G.N., Pahl, S., Young, G., Cracknell, D., Elliott, L.R. (2020). Affective reactions to losses and gains in biodiversity: Testing a prospect theory approach. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 72, 101502.

    Bratman, G.N., Anderson, C., Berman, M.G., Cochran, B., de Vries, S., Flanders, J., Folke, C., Frumkin, H., Gross, J.J., Hartig, T., Kahn, P.H.Jr., Kuo, M., Lawler, J.J., Levin, P.S., Lindahl, T., Meyer-Lindenberg, A., Mitchell R., Ouyang, Z., Roe, J., Scarlett, L., Smith, J., van den Bosch, M., Wheeler, B., White, M., Zheng, H., & Daily, G.C. (2019). Science Advances. Nature and mental health: An ecosystem service perspective 5(7), eaax0903.  Link

    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 Psychology9Link

    Frumkin, H., Bratman, G. N., Breslow, S. J., Cochran, B., Kahn Jr, P. H., Lawler, J. J., … & Wood, S. A. (2017). Nature contact and human health: A research agenda. Environmental Health Perspectives125(7).  Link

    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.  Link

    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.  Link

    Bratman, G. N., Hamilton, J. P., & Daily, G. C. 2012. The impacts of nature experience on human cognitive function and mental health. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1249(1):118-136.  Link