1 Grete Grindal Patil Contact address: Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences Norwegian University of Life Sciences PO Box Ås Phone Mobil Work experience Nov till date: Associate professor, Dept. of Plant and Environmental Sciences, Norwegian University of Life Science (UMB, former AUN). Main topic: The use of plants for human health and well-being : Post doc. in the project «Control of plant morphology - lighting physiology», Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, AUN. Funded by the Research Council of Norway : Ph.D. student in the project «Environmental control of plant growth in greenhouses» ( ) and «Control of plant morphology - lighting physiology» ( ), Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, AUN. Funded by the Research Council of Norway. 1992: Hired for 6 months by the Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, AUN, to prepare my Master thesis for publication and to run a project on «Silicon and mildew» (Norsk Hydro). Education : Dr.scient (Ph.D.), Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, Agricultural University of Norway (AUN). Thesis: «Thermoperiodic stem elongation in Pisum sativum L. and Cucumis sativus L. - the role of gibberellins and phytochrome», 80 pages : Cand.agric. Dept. of Horticulture and Crop Sciences, AUN. Main topics: Floriculture and vegetables. Thesis: «Temperature regulated stem elongation in Begonia x hiemalis Fotsch», 49 pages. Research interests Nature elements in built environments, nature based activities - therapeutic horticulture, public health science. Recent research projects Omgivelser i rehabiliteringsmiljø, Funded by: Helse og rehabilitering through Landsforeningen for hjerte- og lungesyke. Planter i rehabiliteringsmiljø, Funded by: Helse og rehabilitering through Landsforeningen for hjerte- og lungesyke. Effekter av terapeutisk hagebruk på gårdsbruk for mennesker med psykiske lidelser. Norges forskningsråd prosjektnr /110. Lead by Dept of Animal Science, UMB, Coordinating a post doc/phd project on Psychological benefits of nature in an urban context Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas and Katinka H. Evensen, /2012, strategically funded.
2 Publications and presentations divided in two fields of competences: The use of plants for human health and well-being List of scientific publications Raanaas, R.K., Evensen, K.H., Rich, D., Sjøstrøm, G. and Patil, G. Accepted Benefits on attention of indoor plants in an office setting. J Environ Psychol. (in press). Gonzalez, M.Th., Hartig, T., Patil, G.G., Martinsen, E.W. and Kirkevold, M. A Accepted Prospective Study on Existential Issues in Therapeutic Horticulture for Clinical Depression. Issues in Mental Health Nursing (in press). Bringslimark, T., Hartig, T., Patil, G.G. Accepted Adaptation to a windowless office: A test of compensation and benefits of compensation. Environment and Behavior (in press). Gonzalez, M.Th., Hartig, T., Patil, G.G., Martinsen, E.W. and Kirkevold, M A Prospective Study of Group Cohesiveness in Therapeutic Horticulture for Clinical Depression. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 32: Gonzalez, M.Th., Hartig, T., Patil, G.G., Martinsen, E.W. and Kirkevold, M. Accepted in Therapeutic Horticulture in Clinical Depression: A Prospective Study of Active Components. Journal of Advanced Nursing (in press). Raanaas, R.K., Patil, G.G. and Hartig, T Effects of an indoor plant intervention on patient well-being during a residential rehabilitation program. HortScience 45(3):1-6. Bringslimark, T., Hartig, T. and Patil, G.G Psychological benefits of indoor plants a critical review. Journal of Environmental Psychology 29: Gonzalez, M.Th., Hartig, T., Patil, G.G., Martinsen, E.W. and Kirkevold, M Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression: A prospective study. Research and Theory for Nursing Practice 23(4): Grinde, B. and Patil. G.G Biophila: Does visual contact with nature impact on health and well-being? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 6(9): Bringslimark, T., Hartig, T., Patil, G.G Psychological benefits of indoor plants in workplaces: putting experimental results into context. HortScience 42(3): Manuscripts submitted Raanaas, R.K., Patil, G.G. and Hartig, T. Benefits of a view of nature for patients in a residential rehabilitation center. In revision for Clinical Rehabilitation.. Book chapter Hartig, T., Bringslimark, T. and Patil G.G Restorative environmental design: What, when, where, and for whom? In S. Kellert, J. Heerwagen, and M. Mador (eds.), Bringing Building to Life: The Theory and Practice of Biophilic Building Design. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. Invited guest column Patil, G.G Natur innendørs. På Tampen i Tidsskriftet for Norske Legeforening. 129(10): Proceedings Bringslimark, T. Hartig and Patil, G.G The associations between indoor plants and perceived stress, sick leave and performance. XXVI International Horticultural Congress, Seoul, Korea. Acta Hortic., 775: Posters, popular articles, reports and oral presentations at conferences without proceedings Patil, G.G Master i folkehelsevitenskap. Hvorfor har vi lykkes? MOT2015. Nasjonal konferanse om ny kommunerolle i folkehelsearbeidet. Sarpsborg 22. september. Raanaas, R.K. and Patil, G Omgivelser i rehabilitering. Workshop on lifestyle interventions. Oslo University College of April.
3 Patil, G.G Læringsmål for master i folkehelsevitenskap. UHRs konferanse om Kvalifikasjonsrammeverket, Bergen, februar. Berget, B., Braastad, B. and Patil, G.G Research needs Green Care in Norway. Oral presentation at 4th European COST 866 Workshop in Green Care in Agriculture, Antalya, Tyrkia, of September. Patil, G.G., Raanaas, R.K. and Hartig, T Importance of nature elements in an indoor rehabilitation environment. Oral presentation at the conference Ecology and Forests for Public Health, NaCuHeal International, Oslo of September. Raanaas, R.K., Patil, G.G. and Hartig, T Trivsel og helse i rehabilitering. Betydningen av innendørsplanter og vindusutsikt ved Røros rehabiliteringssenter. Rapport til Helse og rehabilitering fra prosjektet 2005/3/0353: Planter i rehabiliteringsmiljø. Patil, G.G Environmental and psychological benefits of indoor plants. Les 5emes Recontres du Vegetal. Angers, France, of January. Two page abstract in conference abstract book. Raanaas, R.K. and Patil, G.G Inneplanter gir bedre helse. Park og anlegg, 8(3): Patil, G.G Development of study programs at UMB on nature, health and life quality. Conference on Community of Practice Farming for health, Stavanger of June Fry, G., Patil, G.G., Tronsmo, A.M The role of research at the Agricultural University of Norway in health promotion. Abstract and poster at EUPHA-conference, Oslo, October. Patil, G.G., Vegetasjon og menneskers velvære. Park og anlegg. 2(6). Teaching material Patil, G.G. and Bringslimark, T Nytte av planter i innemiljø hva sier forskningen? Kompetansenotat skrevet for Skandinavisk forening for vaxtinredere. 20 sider Horticulture and plant physiological aspects List of scientific publications Xiong, J. Patil, G.G, Moe, R. and Torre, S. Accepted Effects of diurnal temperature alternations and light quality on growth, morphogenesis and carbohydrate content of Cucumis sativus L. Scientia Hortic.(in press). Patil, G.G. and Moe, R Morphology of wild type and phyb deficient cucumber plants under coloured plastic films and alternating temperature. Sci Hortic. 122: Sysoeva, M., Patil, G.G., Sherudilo, E., Torre, S. and Moe, R Effect of temperature Drop and photoperiod on cold resistance in young cucumber plants - involvement of phytochrome B. Plant Stress 2(1): Islam, N., Patil, G.G. and Gislerød, H.R Effects of supplementary light and air humidity on microclimate and growth of Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinn. Int. J. Sustain. Agril. Tech. 2(6): Islam, N., Patil, G.G. and Gislerød, H.R Effects of photoperiod and light level on flowering and growth of Eustoma grandiflorum. Sci. Hortic 103(4): Islam, N., Patil, G.G., Torre, S. and Gislerød, H.R Effects of relative humidity, light, and calcium fertilization on tipburn and calcium content of the leaves of Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinn. Gartenbauwissenschaft 69(1): Islam, N., Patil, G.G. and Gislerød, H.R Effects of pre- and postharvest conditions on vase life of Eustoma grandiflorum (Raf.) Shinn. Gartenbauwissenschaft 68(6): Patil, G.G., Alm, V., Junttila, O. and Moe, R Interaction between phytochrome B and gibberellins in thermoperiodic responses of cucumber. J. Amer. Hortic. Sci. 128(5): Xiong, J., Patil, G.G. and Moe, R Effect of DIF and end-of-day light quality on stem elongation in Cucumis sativus. Sci. Hortic. 94: Fløistad, I.W. and Patil, G.G Growth and terminal bud formation in Picea abies seedlings grown with alternating diurnal temperature and different light qualities. Scand J. For. Res. 17: Grindal, G., Oi, R., Gissinger, A. and Moe, R Plant morphology is affected by light quality selective plastic films and alternating temperature. Gartenbauwissenschaft, 66(2):
4 Moe, R. and Grindal, G., Control of stem elongation: Phytochrome and gibberellin involvement. J. Korean Soc. Hortic. Sci., 41(6): Grindal, G., Ernstsen, A., Reid, J. B., Junttila, O., Lindgård, B. and Moe, R., Endogenous gibberellin A 1 levels control thermoperiodic stem elongation in Pisum sativum. Physiol. Plant., 102: Grindal, G., Junttila, O., Reid, J. B. and Moe, R., The response to gibberellin in Pisum sativum grown under alternating day and night temperature. J. Plant Growth Regul., 17: Grindal, G. and Moe, R., Effects of temperature-drop and a short dark interruption on stem elongation and flowering in Begonia x hiemalis Fotsch. Sci. Hortic., 57: Proceedings Moe, R., Xiong, J., Patil, G.G., Torre, S. and Tingnæs, E., Effect of end-of-day far-red light on the response to fluctuating day/night temperature in cucumber and Arabidopsis. Acta Hortic., 624: Moe, R, Morgan, L. and Grindal, G Growth and plant morphology of Cucumis sativus and Fuchsia x hybrida are influenced by light quality during the photoperiod and by diurnal temperature alternations. III International Symposium on Artificial Lighting in Horticulture, Canada, Acta Hortic. 580: Moe, R., Grindal, G. and Junttila, O., The role of gibberellin and phytochrome in DIFmediated stem elongation. XXV International Horticultural Congress, Belgia. Acta Hortic., 514: Grindal, G. and Moe, R., The role of temperature and phytochrome in DIF mediated stem elongation. Second workshop on environmental regulation of plant morphogenesis, Wellesbourne, England. Acta Hortic., 435: (1997). Ihlebekk, H., Eilertsen, S., Junttila, O., Grindal, G. and Moe, R., Control of plant height in Campanula isophylla by temperature alternations: Involvement of GAs. XXIV International Horticultural Congress, Kyoto, Japan. Acta Hortic., 394: (1995). Grindal, G. and Moe, R., Growth rhythm and temperature drop. «Workshop on Environmental regulation of plant morphogenesis», Ahlem, Tyskland. Acta Hortic., 378: (1995). Grindal, G. og Moe, R., Regulering av strekningsvekst hos Begonia. NJF-seminar nr. 208, Drøbak. NJF-utredning nr. 77, side Course work 2008/09: UMB s leader training program 2007: Project management, 3 days course with Prosjektforum. 2003: UNIPED. Course in pedagogic for university lectures. Agricultural Univ. of Norway (AUN Agricultural Univ. of Norway (AUN). 2001: (September 13-16): Continuing education: Introduction to horticultural therapy. Colorado State University, Division of Educational Outreach, USA. Administrative and managerial experience Leader ( ) of the program board for a master program in public health in collaboration with Oslo University College. Lead the interim board from 2005 to Section leader - Urban Horticulture and Urban greening, Dept of Plant and Environmental Sci., UMB ( ). External examiner in bachelor course in International Public Health at Oslo University College. Member of steering group on development on 15 ECTS modul in International Public health at bachelor level at Oslo University College Member of committee for evaluating PhD thesis: Jon Anders Stavang (2005), Bente Berget (2007). Several evaluation committees for hiring staff members at UMB including department chair as well as head of administration (rådmann) of Ås kommune. For 2009: Evaluation of candidates for a 2
5 years project research position with public health at UMB, and a project position as a researcher connected to the development of the Utstillingsveksthus at Oslo University, the botanical garden. Miljøforsk-NLH: Board of management Supervision of PhD students Katinka H. Evensen ( ). Attentional functioning and natural elements in work environments. Co-supervisors: Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas (UMB), Caroline Hagerhall (UMB) and Maria Johansson (Lund University). Marianne Thorsen Gonzalez ( ). Therapeutic horticulture in clinical depression. Cosupervisor: Terry Hartig (Uppsala Universitet/prof II UMB), Marit Kirkevold (UiO) and Egil Martinsen (Oslo Universitetssykehus). Tina Bringslimark ( ). Psychological benefits of indoor plants. Co-supervisor: Terry Hartig. Assistant supervisor for Jinqiao Xiong ( ). Thermoperiodism in cucumber. Assistant supervisor for Nazrul Islam ( ). Flowering physiology of Eustoma. Supervision of Master students Erle Breimo, Co-supervisor Iren Borgen, Co-supervisor Christine Helgerud, Effects of plants in the dentist s waiting rooms on human stress level. Ingvild Pedersen, Use of plants in a school environment as a mean of learning. Mari Myhrene, Can plants act as possible tools to improve indoor air quality? Studies in simulated environment. Astrid Gissinger, Production physiology of basketpetunia. Assistant supervisor for 5 M.Sc.-students in horticulture. Teaching : FHV200. Public Health Science. Co-organizer with Jorid Grimeland, Oslo University Collage (15 ECTS) : PHG112/PHG230. Nature and life quality the use of plants, animals, forest and landscape. Main responsible teacher ( ECTS). 2003: Continuing education course in Green care ( Grønn kunnskap til bruk i Grønn omsorg ) Interdisciplinary course in collaboration with Akershus University Collage. Main responsible teacher (10 ECTS) : PHA207/208. Use of plants for improving human health and well-being incl. 5 credit nomenclature (Totally 10 ECTS) : B200. Plant physiology, guest lecturer on developmental physiology (6 to 12 hours) 2000: PHA203/204. Plant production in controlled environment (3 credits). 1999: PHA 322. Joint responsibility for seminars of 3 credits - "Photoperiodism in plants" by B. Thomas and D. Vince-Prue. 1997: HAB 300 (PHA 320). "Growth and development - ornamental greenhouse crops" - 1 credit course for Master students in floriculture. 1993: HAB 24 (PHA 221). Floriculture (1 credit).