Tree Cover's Association to Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health


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Urban tree cover can provide several ecological and public health benefits or inversely public health concerns. PISC Senior Scholar Michelle Kondo collaborates with researchers to study the association of structural tree cover to Cardiovascular and Respiratory Health. Secondary datasets for Tampa, FL, including sociodemographic variables (e.g., race/ethnicity), health data, and interpolated values for features of tree cover (e.g., percent canopy and leaf area index) were analyzed using correlation and regression.

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