Myers, B.M. & Wells, N.M. (in press). Children’s physical activity while gardening: development of a valid and reliable direct observation tool. Journal of Physical Activity & Health.
Demment, M.M., Wells, N.M. & Olson, C.M. (2015). Rural middle school nutrition and physical activity environment and change in BMI during adolescence. Journal of School Health.
Wells, N.M., Myers, B.M., & Henderson, C.R. (2014). School gardens & physical activity: A randomized controlled trial of low-income elementary schools. Preventive Medicine.
Olson, C.M., Baker, I., Demment, M., Graham, M., May, J., Strawderman, M., Wells, N.M. (2014). The healthy start partnership: An approach to obesity prevention in young families. Family and Community Health, 37 (1), 74-85.
Wells, N.M. (2013). The role of nature in children's resilience: cognitive and social processes. In: K. Tidball & M. Krasny (Eds.) Greening in the Red Zone. Springer.
Wells, N.M. and Lekies, K.S. (2012). Children and nature: following the trail to environmental attitudes and behavior. In: J. Dickinson and R. Bonney (Eds.) Citizen Science: public collaboration in environmental research. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.
Wells, N.M. & Rollings, K.A. (2012). The natural environment: Influences on human health and function. In S. Clayton (Ed.) The handbook on Environmental and Conservation Psychology. Oxford University Press.
Wells, N.M. & Donofrio, G.A. (2011). Urban planning, the natural environment, and public health. In: J.O. Nriagu (Ed.) Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, volume 5, pp.565-575. Burlington: Elsevier
Pillemer, K., Wells, N.M., Wagenet, L., Meador, R.H. and Parise, J.T. (2011). Environmental sustainability in an aging society: A research agenda. The Journal of Aging and Health, 23(3), 433-452. doi: 10.1177/0898264310381278
Gantner, L.A., Olson, C.M., Frongillo, E., Wells, N.M. (2011). Prevalence of non-traditional food stores and distance to healthy foods in a rural food environment. Journal of Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, 6, 279-293.
Wells, N.M., Evans, G.W., Beavis, A. & Ong, A.D. (2010). Early childhood poverty, cumulative risk exposure, and weight gain trajectories through young adulthood. American Journal of Public Health. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2009.184291
Wells, N.M., Evans, G.W. and Yang, Y. (2010). Environment and health: Planning decisions as public health decisions. Journal of Architectural and Planning Research, 27 (2), 124-143.
Pillemer, K. A. Fuller-Rowell, T. Reid C. & Wells N.M. (2010). Environmental volunteering and health outcomes over a twenty-year period. The Gerontologist, 50(5), 594-602.
Wells, N.M. and Laquatra, J. (2010). Why green housing and green neighborhoods are important to the health and well-being of older adults. Generations. 33(4), 50-57.
Wells, N.M. and Yang, Y. (2008). Neighborhood Design & Walking: A quasi-experimental longitudinal study of low-income Southern women moving to neotraditional or suburban neighborhoods. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 34(4), 313-319.
Wells, N.M. and Harris, J.D. (2007). Housing quality, psychological distress, and the mediating role of social withdrawal: A longitudinal study of low-income women. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 27, 69-78.
Brown, B.B. and Wells, N.M. (Eds.) (2007). Environment, physical activity, and diet. Special Issue of Environment and Behavior, 39 (1).
Wells, N.M., Ashdown, S.P., Davies, E.H.S., Cowett, F.D. and Yang, Y. (2007). Environment, Design and Obesity: Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborative research. Environment and Behavior, 39 (1), 6 - 33.
Wells, N.M. and Olson, C.M. (2007). The Ecology of Obesity: Perspectives from life course, design and economics. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition, 1 (3), 99-129.
Wells, N.M. and Lekies, K.S. (2006). Nature and the Life Course: Pathways from childhood nature experiences to adult environmentalism. Children, Youth, and Environment, 16 (1), 1-24.
Wells, N.M. (2005). Our housing, ourselves: A longitudinal investigation of low-income women's participatory housing experiences. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 25, 189-206
Wells, N.M. & Evans, G.W. (2003) Nearby Nature: A buffer of life stress among rural children. Environment and Behavior, 35 (3), 311-330.
Wells, N.M. (2000). At home with nature: effects of "greenness" on children's cognitive functioning. Environment and Behavior, 32 (6), 775-795.