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Environmental Analysis & Ecology Studies

Natural Landscape and Environmental Gerontology

  • Open or Close Diego Sanchez Gonzalez*

    Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain

    *Corresponding author: Diego Sanchez Gonzalez, Faculty of Philosophy and the Arts, Department of Geography, Autonomous University of Madrid, Campus Cantoblanco, 28049 Madrid, Spain, Tel: (+34) 914974577; Email: diego.sanchezg@uam.es

Submission: February 26, 2018; Published: March 26, 2018

Volume1 Issue5
March 2018

Abstract

From the ecological studies, contributions are made to protect life against environmental threats, such as pollution, ecological degradation and climate change [1,2], as well as to prolong life through new multidisciplinary fields, such as environmental gerontology, where the environmental analysis of characteristics of the ecosystems make possible the compression of natural landscapes and their influence on the active and healthy aging of the place [3]. After decades of research, we discovered that the environment has a significant effect on longevity, stronger than initially expected. Now we know that the aging process is conditioned by genetic factors, variations in human development and, above all, the dialogue with the environment [4,5]. Precisely, environmental gerontology is an area of knowledge of gerontology that seeks to know, analyze, modify and optimize the relationship between the person who is aging and their natural, physical and social environment, from interdisciplinary perspectives and approaches [6-8]. Also, this new discipline strives to understand the socio-spatial implications of aging and its complex relationship with the environment at different scales, to allow social and environmental policies that allow successful aging [9].

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