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Cities, biodiversity and health: we need healthy urban microbiome initiatives


Flies, EJ and Skelly, C and Lovell, R and Breed, MF and Phillips, D and Weinstein, P, Cities, biodiversity and health: we need healthy urban microbiome initiatives, Cities & Health ISSN 2374-8834 (2018) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in Cities & Health on 29/11/2018, available online:

DOI: doi:10.1080/23748834.2018.1546641


Current evidence suggests that biodiverse environmental microbiomes contribute positively to human health and could account for known associations between urban green space and improved health. We summarise the state of knowledge that could inform the development of healthy urban microbiome initiatives (HUMI) to re-connect urban populations to biodiverse microbial communities.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:biodiversity, health, urban green space, healthy urban microbiomes
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental management
Research Field:Conservation and biodiversity
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Flies, EJ (Dr Emily Flies)
ID Code:130503
Year Published:2018
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (FL160100101)
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2019-01-30
Last Modified:2022-08-29
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