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Dorothy Ibes

Senior Lecturer, Environment & Sustainability Program

Office: ISC 2135
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Areas of Specialization

Ecotherapy, mental health through nature engagement, urban park ecosystem services, Campus Nature Rx.


Ph.D., Urban Geography, School of Geographical Science & Urban Planning, Arizona State University

M.S., Environmental Geography, Dept. of Geography, Texas State University

B.A., Journalism and Documentary Film, School of Journalism and Mass Comm., University of Minnesota—Twin Cities


Dr. Ibes directs the Parks & Ecotherapy Research Lab (PRL) at William & Mary. Visit, for more information.

Visit Google Scholar for a list of Dr. Ibes’s publications
  • Science & Experience of Ecotherapy
  • Science Communication
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Parks & Public Space Research
  • Campus Park Rx