Viniece JenningsBiological Scientist
320 Green StreetPhone: 706-559-4274
Athens, GA 30602-2044
Athens, GA 30602-2044
Investigates the influence of urban green spaces on various aspects of human health and well-being.
- Jennings, V. (2014). Returning to Home Plate: High School Outreach in Environmental Education, Southern Research Station-Compass Live. May 21, 2014.
- Jennings, V. (2014). Environmental Education on the National Forest in Georgia. Southern Research Station- Compass Live. October 29, 2014.
- Jennings, V. (2013). Outdoor Classroom: Teaching Science on the Forest. Southern Research Station-Compass Live. Nov. 26, 2013.
- Jennings, V. (2009). Greening the City, Connecting Urbanites to Nature. Compass Research Magazine, 14, 14-15.,
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- Jennings, Viniece; Johnson Gaither, Cassandra; Schulterbrandt Gragg, Richard. 2012. Promoting Environmental Justice Through Urban Green Space Access: A Synopsis.
- Pataki, Diane; Carreiro, Margaret; Cherrier, Jennifer; Grulke, Nancy; Jennings, Viniece; Pincetl, Stephanie; Pouyat, Richard; Whitlow, Thomas; Zipperer, Wayne. 2011. Coupling biogeochemical cycles in urban environments: Ecosystemservices, green solutions, and misconceptions.
- Marquet, Oriol ; Floyd, Myron F.; James, Peter ; Glanz, Karen ; Jennings, Viniece ; Jankowska, Marta M.; Kerr, Jacqueline ; Hipp, J. Aaron. 2018. Associations between worksite walkability, greenness, and physical activity around work.
- Rigolon, Alessandro ; Browning, Matthew ; Jennings, Viniece . 2018. Inequities in quality urban park systems: An environmental justice investigation of cities in the United States.
- Rigolon, Alessandro ; Browning, Matthew ; Jennings, Viniece . 2018. Inequities in the quality of urban park systems: an environmental justice investigation of cities in the United States.
- Tsai, Wei-Lun ; McHale, Melissa ; Jennings, Viniece ; Marquet, Oriol ; Hipp, J. ; Leung, Yu-Fai ; Floyd, Myron . 2018. Relationships between characteristics of urban green land cover and mental health in U S metropolitan areas.
- Jennings, Viniece; Floyd, Myron F.; Shanahan, Danielle; Coutts, Christopher; Sinykin, Alex. 2017. Emerging issues in urban ecology: implications for research, social justice, human health, and well-being.
- Schelhas, John; Hitchner, Sarah; Johnson Gaither, Cassandra; Jennings, Viniece. 2017. “Sunshine, sweat, and tears”: African-American ties to land and forests in the south.
- Jennings, Viniece; Larson, Lincoln; Yun, Jessica. 2016. Advancing sustainability through urban green space: cultural ecosystem services, equity, and social determinants of health.
- Jennings, Viniece L.; Larson, Claire K.; Larson, Lincoln R. 2016. Ecosystem services and preventive medicine a natural connection.
- Larson, Lincoln R.; Keith, Samuel J.; Fernandez, Mariela; Hallo, Jeffrey C.; Shafer, C. Scott; Jennings, Viniece. 2016. Ecosystem services and urban greenways: What's the public's perspective?.
- Schelhas, John; Hitchner, Sarah; Johnson Gaither, Cassandra; Fraser, Rory; Jennings, Viniece; Diop, Amadou. 2016. Engaging African American landowners in sustainable forest management.
- Jennings, Viniece; Yun, Jessica; Larson, Lincoln . 2016. Finding common ground: environmental ethics, social justice, and a sustainable path for nature-based health promotion.
- Larson, Lincoln R.; Jennings, Viniece; Cloutier, Scott A. 2016. Public parks and wellbeing in urban areas of the United States.
- Jennings, Viniece; Johnson Gaither, Cassandra. 2015. Approaching environmental health disparities and green spaces: An ecosystem services perspective.
- Advancing Sustainability through Urban Green Space: Cultural Ecosystem Services, Equity, and Social Determinants of Health (2016)
- Although the benefits of urban forests, gardens, parks, and other green spaces have been documented, the nuances of this relationship continue to be explored. For example, the role of green spaces in the social aspects of public health are often overlooked. Forest Service scientists and their research partners are exploring the relationships between green spaces and the social factors that influence health.
- Public Parks and Wellbeing in Urban Areas of the United States (2016)
- The amount of urban green space is among the strongest predictors of city dwellers' overall wellbeing, report Forest Service scientists. Understanding the relationship between green space and wellbeing is an important factor to consider in the pursuit of sustainable development. This article is the first empirical study to investigate the role of public parks and subjective wellbeing in urban areas across the United States.