Dr Virginia Lohr - 'Why I Love (and Why You Love) the ANBG

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Thursday, 23 May 2013 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Research on human response to plants helps us understand how people respond psychologically and physically to plants and what scientists think about why we respond so strongly.

Dr. Virginia Lohr is currently a Visiting Fellow at ANU’s Fenner School of Environment & Society.  She is here for one year, on sabbatical leave from the Department of Horticulture at Washington State University in the U.S.  Her educational background includes horticulture, psychology, and statistics; which has allowed her to focus a research program on understanding the ties that bind people and plants together.  She has more than 40 publications related to the effects of plants on people, and she has been invited to speak on the subject across the U.S. and internationally, including in Finland, Italy, and Japan.